3 Large Bedrooms • 2.5 Baths • Sleeps 8 • Clean • Quiet • All Amenities
Paul C Berman
- english, spanish
About Paul C Berman
Paul and Katie have two college-aged daughters. We are both psychologists and enjoy traveling and exploring. We have not traveled as much during the last five years but now that both our children are in college we are looking forward to more travels.
Paul C Berman purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Paul C Berman chose Sámara
We purchased the property on our first visit to Samara. We instantly fell in love with the town and the community. Everything we could want is here - beach, language school, great and inexpensive restaurants, friendly community, and very safe. children.
What makes this Condo unique
Everything you could want is here and within a two minute walk. Beach. Activities. Restaurants. Tranquility. Safety. Family-friendly.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Please smoke outside in backyward or pool area.
Family friendly condo and pool.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Paul is excellent and his condo is amazing. Has everything you could possibly need. Highly recommend staying here to enjoy Samara!
Thank you. So glad you enjoyed Samara. I try to be responsive and glad I was successful. Best regards, Paul Berman
We enjoyed our stay and loved being right in town just a short walk to the beach
Would rent again when returning to Costa Rica
Perfect base for enjoying sublime Samara
So glad we ended our Costa Rica trip with a week in Sámara at Casa JR. The casa is as described and Paul was so helpful with us checking in earlier than planned and staying an extra day really easily. It was great having so much space to relax in and the WiFi, Netflix and aircon were super reliable.
The casa is in an ideal location for enjoying Sámara, just 2 mins walk to beach with supermarket, fruit stall and Roots Bakery Cafe right on your doorstep. We also booked turtle tour and dolphin watching cruise plus bus tickets back to airport from within 50 meters of casa.
Kitchen was well equipped and having two showers plus extra toilet was really good. We made good use of the large fridge freezer and washing machine/dryer which helped us pack lighter.
Having a pool was handy option but beach is so nice and close it is not essential. Sámara is a special place and casa JR is an ideal base.
Thank you so much. We are glad everything worked out. We want our guests to have a great experience in Samara. Thank you and best regards.
Excellent location, great home
The owner was very helpful in providing information about the town and the property in advance of our arrival. We had to liaise with the property manager a couple of times and she was very quick in responding. Excellent location. We didn't need a car, we could walk and use cabs easily. LOVED Samara. The house suited our needs for a large group. Grocery store right next door and fruit stalls across the street for convenience. We were able to cook some meals which was great. If you will do a lot of cooking, think about bringing some of your own spices so that you aren't buying in large quantities (although there was salt, pepper, sugar at the house). Laundry access was a huge bonus - really helped to cut down on our packing. Would recommend this home without hesitation.
Thank you. Based on your comments, we have been adding more spices and other condiments in the condo so our guests have those available when they arrive. Also, even though you did not need a car, there are car rental agencies in town if you need to rent for a day or two. Thanks so much.
Stayed her for 10 days for our family vacation. Property was exactly as described. Very clean, close to the beach, family friendly. The property manager was very responsive. We would definitely stay again.
This was the perfect home for our 3 week stay!
My family of 6 really enjoyed this space. It was exactly as portrayed online. The home is walking distance to everything: the beach, restaurants, grocery stores, the Samara Info Center (which helped us to arrange a couple of excursions), and the Intercultural Language School that we attended.
The back bedrooms face the main street, but the street noise was not a problem at night. Our stay was during the rainy season, and a downpour hitting the skylight in the hallway could be quite loud. We never once heard the upstairs or next-door neighbors. Overall, we had no complaints about noise.
The host and property manager were extremely helpful and quick to respond. This turned out to be extremely important, as I broke a bone in my foot on the first day we arrived. They were able to help me arrange transport to a clinic where I had x-rays taken and received a cast. They even helped me find a wheelchair to rent for the rest of our stay.
The wi-fi was reliable, which was also important since I spent some time working remotely. I only had to reset the router a couple times during our 3-week stay and the wi-fi was back up within a couple minute each time.
All in all we found the people of Samara in general to be very kind, laid back, and friendly. Should we have the opportunity to return we would be more than to happy stay on this property again.
Thank you for taking the time to provide this information to us and to potential renters. Really glad you enjoyed your stay in Samara.
Also, thank you for the info on the skylight - we have been trying to figure out how best to address the noisy rain issue. Some people like hearing the rain, but I will work to find a better solution than what we have currently.
Regards, Paul and Katie
Samara is a traditional Costa Rican beach town with international flavor. Excellent restaurants (Italian, fresh seafood, German, traditional Costa Rican, vegetarian and more). The life in Samara is easy care-free living with inexpensive and delicious fresh bakeries and fresh fruit markets within a two minute walk. Surf schools, massage school, language school, horseback riding on the beach or mountains or to waterfalls, scuba diving, and zip lines all within 5 minutes. High speed internet cafes within a two minute walk provide friendly and thorough tour guide information for trips throughout Costa Rica. Eco-tourism including river tours, tours of rain forest, and other nature tours are within an hour drive. Punta Islita, a gorgeous and tranquil ocean-front spa and resort, is also within a 45 minute drive - it is a must do activity. For those who want more than a relaxing and quite time at the beach, there is lots to do in and around Samara and enough days trips to keep everyone busy for weeks.