The Beach House

Alta Vista Condominiums

3 Bedrooms - 2.5 Bathrooms
$129  / night  •  for 6 guests

Playa Samara, Nicoya Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Large Luxurious Beach House, modern and immaculate, Steps from the Sand!

Hi! I'm Patrick the owner of this full-sized 3bed/2.5 bath house, which is approximately 2600 sqft. I am so excited you're searching for a great place to stay in Sámara and that you've found The Beach House. I don't believe you need to look anywhere else - I am confident, and the reviews back this up, that our quality, location, and 'at home' feeling make us the best accommodation in Sámara for your vacation! This listing is for The Beach House, located right next to my other property, Alta Vista Condominiums. As the owner-manager, my philosophy is to provide a place to stay that I would be ecstatic to discover and eager to come back to as a repeat guest. My goal is to exceed your expectations by providing a world-class stay in a beautiful unique location!

No one would believe this house is ten years old - I have a full-time maintenance employee, Dennis, who keeps the property freshly painted and spotless. I work diligently to maintain all the electrical appliances as well as linens and kitchen accouterments like new. Laura, my administrator, and Xinnia the housekeeper round out the team - a huge part of what makes The Beach House and Alta Vista and #1 in Sámara! For a quick list of our amenities, the house has free high-speed wifi internet, air conditioning in the bedrooms, fully stocked kitchen, secure parking, cable TV, and a pool.

What do our guests say about the property? That it looks better in person than the pictures show! A great compliment, I'm not sure how to get better pictures ( I hired a professional) but I think sometimes the synergy of a beautiful home with breathtaking views combined with a meticulously maintained building, the best location in town and a great staff focused on exceeding your expectations - adds up to guests falling in love with The Beach House.

Location, location, location! You don't need a car to stay at this property; the majority of our guests take the short stroll two blocks down to the beach with amenities we provide such as beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, and a cooler. Walking to town is a gorgeous tropical 15 min walk along the beach. If you prefer to have a car there is ample room in the driveway once you pull in off the street past the motorized gate. Security? Best in Samara. Meet Dennis, a local of Sámara and national fúbol (soccer) hero who played for the Costa Rican National team. He essentially lives at Alta Vista cleaning and gardening during the day and watches over both properties at night. Rest assured you and your loved ones are safe! He also helps with your baggage, the bbq, finding the fresh catch of the day, or helping you to learn Spanish! He is a gem!

In line with the best service in town is Laura, who will meet you at check in! What other rental condo or home has this feature? Most simply have a lock box. Not us. Laura greets you with a smile, speaking English or Spanish, and will show you The Beach House and answer all your questions. She knows the building inside and out as well as the town of Sámara making her a priceless addition to the team. She's available throughout your stay to help out and she'll be there at your check out as well. I'm available as well via email or phone call.

*Check in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am. Both times are subject to change - it depends if someone checked out earlier that day, or if someone is checking in later that day. If someone is checking in later that day, the check-out time is 10am. If someone checked out earlier that day, check in is at 5pm. Please check with us - we will work to accommodate your needs!

What else sets us apart? The home faces the beach and ocean with plenty of windows and open vistas to enjoy your elevated perch from. The rooftop terrace balcony offers what few others can offer - outdoor living with a view! The house is not directly on the beach but second best, it looks an empty over horse pasture to the beach and ocean. The recently re-paved tranquil road in front of the building is a dead-end at the beach which equals a safe and quiet walk to the sand, as well as pleasant people watching from your open-air dining room. The building is located on the edge of the bay of Sámara, not in the downtown area, which is why I bought this property. It is close enough to enjoy the town and far enough away not to hear town when you want peace and quiet which is one of many reasons families prefer to stay at The Beach House.

Ocean breezes flow through the house if you choose to keep the windows open. The fully stocked kitchen has all you need, from full-sized stainless steel appliances, it is modern and lacks for nothing. There is a shared washer/dryer in the house for your own personal use. I simply ask you to provide your own detergent.

Not only are the views of the beach breathtaking from the rooftop terrace, but the forest views behind the building are also home to iguanas, pelicans, and monkeys! The trees team with families of monkeys perusing the branches for a snack. Look closely and you'll see tiny baby monkey's riding along on their mothers back.

The pool immediately behind the building, receives the glorious sun in the afternoons and is shaded in the morning. The pool is approx 5ft deep and it has huge stairs for growing children to play on. There are patio lounge chairs as well as a dining set and BBQ for all guests to enjoy.

Please note my team and I work exceptionally hard to keep the home in perfect condition but there are occasional problems that arise, such as with the a/c, or power outages, ants, or on rare occasions the wifi is finicky. Just please be patient, it is Costa Rica! Let us know and we'll start right away to get the problem straightened out. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing a world-class stay in a beautiful unique location!

The master bedroom has a king bed and ensuite bathroom with views of the ocean and beach. (Note the jacuzzi hot tub is out of order but the shower is perfect). The first guest bedroom has a queen bed. The second guest bedroom has two individual beds and views of the forest behind the building . The kitchen is white-line with first-world size and quality appliances, full-size stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, stove with range-top, microwave, and all the smaller appliances like blender, toaster and coffee maker.

The living room has a flat-screen TV with the local cable service. The living room has a sofa combo and chairs. Adjoining this space is the open-air dining room, wet bar, and a personal size desk.

The bathrooms are modern and minimalist. You can flush the toilet paper just like North America or Europe! The showers and faucets have hot water.

All my listings have instant booking so if your ready go ahead and book! All prices are in US dollars. The system won't let you book dates that are not available. The pricing software automatically gives a 10% discount for a stay over six nights, and a discount of 33% of stays longer than 27 nights - essentially one week free for every four weeks stayed. The $250 damage deposit is pre-authorized to your card so you will only be charged in the case of something broken or missing. I have a legitimate Hotel license in Costa Rica, I pay taxes to the government, all legal establishments as such pay 13% tax. I believe in supporting the country that supports this piece of paradise!

Please ask any questions, I'm here to help!

Patrick McGoey


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Beach Chairs
Beach Umbrella
Cooler to take to the beach



This home is a stand-alone building (a single family residence). The two car garage is full of the owner's possessions and is not available to guests.


The Beach House is in the Sámara neighborhood of Cangrejal, on the north end of the bay of Sámara. Cangrejal is a Costa Rican neighborhood, an old fishing village, and is very quiet with no loud music or bars. There is a great casual restaurant in Cangrejal called "La Perla" which offers great healthy local cuisine at reasonable prices. Two blocks away from Alta Vista is a popular grocery store named "La Iguana Verde", which doubles as a liquor store. The Beach House is located right next to Alta Vista Condos, making the property very easy to find.


The Beach House fronts the main street in Cangrejal that runs to the beach. You can walk in from the front street door or park your rental car in secure driveway.


The space inside The Beach House can be described as simple, modern, clean, and relaxing. The giant windows that face the beach and ocean are the biggest picture frame you could have! There is a private roof-top terrace with furniture and a hammock to enjoy this view from. The beds are upscale as are the linens. The open floor plan allows for easy movement, relaxation, and enjoyment of the view. There individual a/c units in the bedrooms only to keep you cool.


Most guests either choose to rent a car and drive from the airport or take some sort of private transportation. I do not recommend the bus it would take all day. Just say the word and Laura can help you make a reservation for a private shuttle van, we have a company that has been providing dependable service for almost a decade. They will meet you at the airport with your name on a sign and drive you approx 2 hours to The Beach House in a comfortable, air-conditioned van usually stocked with cold water and fresh fruit. The driver typically speaks enough English to get by. They will stop at a grocery store in Nicoya if you choose. Please call Laura 8425-5526 from Nicoya, you can use the driver's cell if not your own, to let Laura know you are 50 min away in Nicoya. To dial Laura or another local cell phone in Costa Rica you may need to dial first 011-506- (add eight digit number). If you use WhatsApp that is a great communication tool for Costa Rica where the majority of people use it regularly.


Great for families or couples who want an entire house to themselves!

What guests are saying:

Alexis Andrew
Lovely week at the Beach House
We had a wonderful time at the Beach House. It is well equipped and comfortable. Dennis and Laura were helpful throughout. We love Samara!
Pilar Smith
I have never stayed in a home that is perfect before during all my travelling but this amazing home was just that perfect . Close to beach great private pool and all the amenities you could desire. I will be back love the home the area and the people
Jacquie and Jeremy Schabot
Mr. and Mrs.
We had a wonderful time. It was clean, comfortable and very relaxing. The house is in a wonderful location and has everything you could possibly need. Laura and Dennis were a great help. We hope to be back someday.
Yvette Crystal Rivera
Casa de la Playa - The Beach House
We loved our stay. This house is a 2 min walk from beach, and close walk to the town. The neighbors have a restaurant next door! The home had a fourth story with great views. In addition to the balcony view on the third floor in the master bedroom. We had monkeys in the trees in the backyard and Nicholas the property manager was a click away for all of our needs. We had an amazing time in samara, we will definitely be back and would love to get this home again. Thank you for your hospitality.
Christine Leehey
We will definitely be back- A little bit out of the way of the action (perfect) and a few steps from the beach! The house had absolutely everything we needed for amenities, and there was a small grocery /liquor store 1/4 mile away. Samara is a charming little town- on our last night there, we found an out of the way restaurant (Marisqueria Colochos) where we feasted on platters of fresh seafood. Afterward, we strolled the beach home , marveled at the brilliant Milky Way and constellations and topped it off with a night cap on the third floor patio while listening to the crashing waves. We can't wait to return to Samara, and Casa de la Playa (Beach House)!
Gail George
Great location near the beach, very large house, lots of room for 6 people.
The house was great. No A/C in the living room, which we knew but we could go to the pool to cool off. The master bedroom shower was huge. Didn’t really like having a large open window area in the master bath as the room was very warm. But we just kept the door closed between the bathroom and master bedroom. The kitchen included everything we needed to cook all three meals. The large dining table on the outside deck was great.
Basia Florio
All-round amazing place!
Our third visit to Sámara and had admired this property in the past. Such a great location, 2 minute walk to the best part of the beach, far enough from downtown to be a touch more quiet but still so close and perfect close-by amenities (groceries, sodas, bakery) and a very well appointed house. Travelled with my husband, two boys (ages 6 and 7) and my in laws. Lots of space for everyone in the house, air con in the bedrooms, tons of linens and household supplies - we wanted for nothing. Boys loved the pool, was perfect for them to play in and for the rest of us to cool off in. Brand new BBQ by the pool with a side burner which was perfect for keeping the house cool when cooking. Nice cross breezes through the house too, even on the hottest days. Kids also loved the local flora and fauna - monkeys, coatis, lizards, geckos, crabs in the backyard, horses across the road and on the street, hummingbirds and other birds coming by to visit, etc. Etc. Etc. Nick is a great property manager and quick in response to any inquiries or issues you may have. Sámara is such a great place. We can’t stop coming back - really want to explore elsewhere but it’s just so perfect for us. Laid back, friendly, amazing beaches, fishing, surfing, great restaurants, non-commercial, etc. So easy to travel with kids and now a vey smooth drive from Liberia airport as roads all recently redone. We will most definitely be back and I highly recommend this property to anyone - would say in my opinion your best choice in town...
Christine Gaudette
Great house + great location = Wonderful vacation!
We liked everything about the house. Large kitchen, air conditioned bedrooms, nice pool area with BBQ grill, outdoor dining area on the main floor and especially the rooftop deck for enjoying the views of the beach, sipping drinks and star watching. We were so close to the beach that we could hear the ocean and close enough to town that we could walk. Nick was great!! So helpful right from the start with information on travel to Samara. The directions to the house were perfect. And his tips on where to shop for groceries and best places to eat were very much appreciated! It was so nice that he called during our stay to make sure we were doing OK and didn't need anything. We did have a problem with the coffee maker acting up and even though it was about 4:30 in the afternoon, Nick was able to buy a new coffee maker and have it to us before 5:30 that day!! Amazing! This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we could not have asked for a better experience. We are already planning a return trip for next year.
Fantastic House
We stayed in Casa de la Playa, The Beach House, for a week in February 2018, and it was absolutely perfect for our family of 6 adults (60ish parents and 4 20-something "kids"). There's lots of room for everyone; the two decks plus pool area give everyone space to hang out together or alone. Everything promised in the description is accurate - you are literally a minute or two down the road from the beach, and can easily walk along the beach to restaurants or downtown Samara in 10-15 minutes. You can also walk into Samara by the road - it really is only 15 minutes. The Iguana Verde grocery store is even closer, about a 5 minute walk. We did not have a car and had no problem getting around. You can rent bikes for $10 a day which makes getting back and forth to town even easier. The house has everything you need - well-equipped kitchen plus a barbeque by the pool which we really appreciated. The view of the beach from the rooftop deck and from the open-air master bathroom (okay, the open-air bathroom took a little getting used to :) ) is amazing. The beach itself is perfect for swimming. Can't say how much we loved this house - far enough out of town to give you a feeling of privacy and seclusion; but close enough to access restaurants, etc. Nick was very accomodating about meeting times, very informative and available without being intrusive. I appreciated that he checked in once during the week and that there was a land line in the house with his number in case we needed to call. You'll love this house!
Harry Beach
Wonderful house, great location, peaceful
This house is spacious, well-appointed, airy, sunny, with a wonderful dip pool, in a fabulous location. Property manager Nick was helpful and generous, but not overbearing or intrusive.
David Sturdee
Great house, great location in amazing Samara!
My wife and I and our two daughters stayed here for four months. We worked with Nick ahead of our time in Samara to find just the right place, and he came through in spades. The house itself is well located, just outside the main area of Samara but within easy walking or short cycling distance. It overlooks a pasture and down to the beach/ocean, giving it the feeling of being more out of town than it actually is. The beach is an easy 3 minute walk, as are a great local grocery store and great soda (local restaurant). The house itself has a very thoughtful layout with little or no wasted space. The outdoor feature of the dining area and master ensuite are amazing, as is the outdoor rooftop patio. This is a one-of-a-kind find in Samara. And Nick is an awesome property manager -- not only did he steer us to the best fit for our family's needs in terms of accommodation, he was very responsive to any small issues and even watched our dog for us for a few days while we traveled! Both Nick and the owner of the property were easy and a pleasure to deal with. We will be back!

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