Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)
- english, spanish
My husband and I moved to Costa Rica from British Columbia, Canada in 1982. We fell in love with this area of Guanacaste, bought our farm and settled here. In the following years we raised our family of four children and developed a canopy (zipline) tour on our farm. Widowed in 2006, my children and I are dedicated to conserving the dry tropical forest on our lands, sharing the local wonders with tourists from around the world, and as of 2011, offering convenient and comfortable accomodation for travellers.
Deborah purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Deborah chose Sámara
In 1982 Samara was fairly isolated but with pristine local beaches... Carrillo, Samara, Camaronal, Buena Vista. Lush and filled with wildlife, there was also enough community here to offer an interesting local school option for our very young children. Nowadays Samara has all the conveniences of good roads, modern telecommunications, shopping options and a core community of Costa Ricans whose way of life still embodies 'pura vida', i.e. connectedness to the surrounding natural beauty and a 'laid-back' lifestyle. Samara Beach is world-renowned for its safety as a swimming beach. Our community offers a popular local language school, massage school, yoga classes, surf schools, a spa, as well as all ocean-related activities including seasonal whale and dolphin-watching.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Mardelindo Apartment is located 1 km. from the town center, easy walking distance, and a scant 150 m. from the beach for the pleasure of all of you ocean lovers.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Samara Costa Rica Get Away: August 2019
The proximity of the property to Samara beach and the town center and the amenities offered with property were primary considerations for selecting this property. With a month-long stay planned, we did not want to rent a car for an extended duration, and we wanted to prepare most of our meals on premises. Although we rented a car from a local car rental service to explore adjacent beaches and beach towns, we found that the apartment was a perfect base for getting to and from the town center on foot. We viewed walking to town as part of our daily exercise routine. The apartment is tastefully decorated and comfortable. The apartment amenities were as advertised and in good working order and served well for achieving our objective of preparing meals on premises. The gas grill and washer and dryer are definite pluses. The private swimming pool setting is resplendent with native plants and pleasing tile work. The owner is friendly, helpful and responsive. All-in, we were extremely pleased with our choice of this property for our extended stay in Samara, and we plan to return for another extended stay.
Hi Marty and Julia, Thanks so much for your positive feedback on my apartment . Peter and I really enjoyed getting to know you and we would love to be able to host you again. Till we meet again...... Deborah
We recently spent two weeks at one of Deborah's two condos and have plans to stay again.
The condo has everything you need and is beautiful. The washer & dryer came in very handy, and the kitchen is well equipped. On our first day, we did have an issue with Wi-Fi but Deborah took care of it immediately. We LOVED the salt water pool, and probably spent more time there than the ocean which was just across the street! We also liked having a small bar/restaurant onsite. They would even deliver drinks and food to the pool! We saw more monkeys in the trees at the condo than we did on a jungle excursion. Samara is such a cool little town with a fabulous beach. Met so many people from all over the world. We will definitely be booking the condo again!
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Would love to host you again. I hope spring is just around the corner now that you are home. Best wishes! Deborah
Nice apartment with awesome pool
My husband and I stayed here for a week in February. It was clean and had all the basic necessities. Comfortable bed, 2 showers, a soaking tub and plenty of towels, including 2 large beach towels! I loved having a washer dryer. The saltwater pool was our own private oasis and was frequently used to cool off after walks to town and the beach. We did not rent a car and had no problem walking everywhere. The location is very good . It was fun and interesting walking through the village across the street to buy groceries or access the beach. I was able to do morning Yoga on the beach, and had the pleasure of a massage under the palm trees which was heavenly! We even got a quick horseback ride in (for cheap) that was amazing! The noise factor of the road out front was the only negative, but we used our sound machine app to solve the problem. Samara is a quaint little town with lots of cool shops and restaurants. We enjoyed trying different meals and appreciated the variety of grocery stores that allowed us to prepare healthy meals at home. I was happy we found the organic store where I could buy milk alternatives, Kombucha and wonderful baked goods! The Costa Rican people are very friendly and really make an effort to connect with visitors. I will certainly miss the beautiful beach, the sun, sand and warmth! It’s a paradise.....we will be back!!!!
Thanks for being perfect guests! In this meltdown time of year here, I love to see my renters making the most of the pool garden. We will welcome you back anytime! Best wishes, Deborah and Peter
Comfortable and Cozy
I spent 2 weeks at Mardelindo Apartments. I found the apartment to be comfortable, spacious and modern. The kitchen was well appointed and had all of the dishes and appliances needed if one wanted to make meals at home. The apartment is close to town and the beach. From the doorway of the unit to the center of Samara is less than a mile walk along the beach and took maybe 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. There is a mini market, a bicycle rental and a fresh fish market all within an easy and short walk. The public bus stop is literally steps away.
Internet is as good as any that you will find in Central America. A landline telephone is provided for local calls which is handy if one needed to call a taxi or get in touch with the owner of the property for any reason.
A restaurant/bar is located beneath the unit I rented. The food here was very good. The hours of the restaurant were not intrusive. They open at 11 am and close at 9 pm.
I visited during the busy dry season. If one is sensitive to noise when sleeping, perhaps earplugs would be a good idea as roadway noise as well as a cacophony of sounds from the howler monkeys, local roosters and birds chattering can be heard in the morning hours as the area comes to life daily. It can get warm inside the unit. Although the unit does have a AC unit, which I used occasionally, I was able to keep the temperature comfortable with the use of the three ceiling fans, opening the doors and windows and utilizing the sunscreens.
Overall, I had a great time in Samara and enjoyed my stay at Mardelindo Apartments. I would stay here again and I would recommend this beautiful apartment to my friends and family.
Lovely place to stay
There was a lot we loved about staying at this apartment. It's clean and beautiful. In addition to the loft bedroom, the sofa downstairs can be turned into a bed which was great for my husband who likes to take a nap in the afternoon. There are also two full bathrooms, upstairs and downstairs, which we appreciated. The apartment is a five minute walk from the beautiful Samara beach and it's a 10-15 minutes walk along the beach to get into town. A perfect distance for us to get some daily exercise. The pool is beautifully landscaped and a real plus. It's hot in Samara and it was a great way to cool off. The biggest downside was that the apartment is on the main road going to Samara and it can be really noisy at night. If you want complete quiet, staying away from the main roads is probably a good idea.
It was lovely to have you and your husband. The end of the year and beginning of January are such an extremely busy time of year here, since Costa Ricans flock to their favorite beaches for their New Years fiestas. I'm sure the private pool and garden were a great hideaway from the crowds on the beaches. I would be happy to host you again whenever possible. Thanks again. Deborah
A gem of a place.
I'd second all the reviews detailing an architecturally interesting space, tastefully furnished, and having everything needed for a vacation stay. The beach was a short walk away with the town also walkable along a beach path, although we drove to town along the road for dinners. The split level allowed us to comfortably share space with our adult daughter who spent a few days with us. The pool was clean, well maintained, and nice to have close by for cooling off during periods when we wanted to avoid the direct sun of the beach. Note that the apartment does overlook a local road with all manner of traffic that can still have the occasional motorcycle or delivery trucks passing by in the wee hours. I knew this in advance and came prepared with ear plugs (I'm a fairly light sleeper) to insure uninterrupted sleep that allowed me to maximize my overall enjoyment of this gem of a place. The owner lives nearby and is very responsive and welcoming. At the time of our visit there was a quiet, outdoor bar/restaurant downstairs that we enjoyed having a drink and dinner at a few nights. We would rent again.
It was my pleasure, Rudy, to host you, your wife and daughter. Your appreciation of the architectural details, access to the beach and village and your thoughtful preparation for the inconvenience of occasional late traffic noise made you ideal , no stress renters. Thanks so much for your visit and I would be happy to host you again! Best wishes for 2019! Deborah
Canopy Tour (ziplining) discount included, ATV tours, motorcycle rentals, turtle-watching (seasonal), dolphin tours, whale-watching (seasonal), local language school, massage school, surf schools, yoga classes, excellent bird-watching