3 bedrooms in private Villa, minutes from Samara Beach. Hilltop tropical view
- english, french
About Jay Lefebvre
Our family lives in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. After a trip to Costa Rica, we felled in love with Samara, its luxurious vegetation and the local people (and monkeys and iguanas!). A few short months later, they purchased their private hilltop Villa in Samara and proceeded to update it with modern amenities, even adding a 2nd story. It is now a beautiful family 'tropical villa' jungalow and they are so very happy to share it with you. "Nous parlons Français". "We speak English".
Jay Lefebvre purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Jay Lefebvre chose Sámara
Set in a private hilltop development of only 12 exclusive villas (Proyecto Loma Verde), Casa Luna Del Sol is truly exclusive, yet so close to the beautiful town and beaches of Samara. Samara's beach town provides a charming balance of a typical Costa Rican atmosphere with the locals. From one end to the other, its enormous beach stretches some 3 miles (5 km), and a number of unique beaches are found nearby. To the north lies the gorgeous Playa Barigones and to the south sits Carillo and Punta Islita. We are very short walking distance to the gorgeous and unhabited Playa BuenaVista with it's breathtaking sunsets. There are plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy, including horseback riding, bike rentals, kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing tours.
What makes this Villa unique
Completely renovated with an additional story. Additional tropical landscaping and a true-charcoal BBQ grill, all new stainless steel appliances, plenty of top-quality linens and towels are just some of the perks of the private Villa... We love making our guests' stay enjoyable. :-) Welcome Home and PURA VIDA.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Notre séjour était parfait!!
Scott fut super accueillant, il était disponible a répondre à nos questions
Le panier de fruits fût une super belle attention nous avons énormément apprécié! La maison était très propre et la piscine très bien entretenue!
La maison avec le rancho, la piscine... est parfait pour y vivre avec une famille, nous en avons profité beaucoup! La tranquillité et la faune sont un attrait en soi!
Les détails tels que les serviette de plages disponible, jouets de plage, body board... sont des détails qui font toute la différence lorsque nous sommes en voyage en famille
je vais recommande cette maison à tout mes contacts!
Pour notre part, tout était vraiment plus que parfait!
Si nous retournons au Costa Rica dans les prochaines années, j'y retourne sans hésitation!!
Fantastique! Merci pour vos magnifiques commentaires! Ce fût un grand plaisir de vous y recevoir. C'est très agréable de voir que les gens puissent apprécier cet endroit autant que nous et d'y recevoir des gens aussi respectueux et aimables que vous! Au plaisir :)
A magical place to stay
This was our second trip to Casa Luna Del Sol and we are even more impressed this time around.
To wake up every morning and to walk out to such an incredible view as the sun rises is priceless. Perfect place for Sally to do yoga and for both of us to drink coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening. We greatly enjoyed how open the villa is with the lush surrounding while at the same time more or less totally private. The pool, while not quite big enough for swimming is perfect for cooling off and watching nature. We saw plenty of wildlife including a daily visit from the Howler monkeys.
The villa is a short 5 minute drive from Samara. No problem parking in Samara and Samara has a nice beach and a diverse set of wonderful restaurants. If you want to learn Spanish you should enroll in half day classes at Intercultura language school. The villa is a short walk from beautiful Buena Vista beach. You need to go nearer low tide to cross and then you have about a mile long pristine beach to walk --- great tranquility.
We found the villa equipped with everything we needed --- especially the hammocks. The caretakers Scott and Linda are responsive, efficient and interesting. We also had (once again) the opportunity to meet the new owners Eliane and Dave who are putting their heart and soul into the villa. They have done numerous quality improvements while actually enhancing the charm of the relaxing place --- great people.
We cannot wait to return.
Charles and Sally
Thank you for these good comments that make us so happy! It was an honor to see you there and to have the chance to meet you. Hope to see you again :)
Fantastic getaway with beautiful views!
We loved the place! Beautiful location with great views. The views of mountains are amazing! The place itself is private, large, clean, spacious, well-furnished and has everything necessary for a comfortable stay.
We recommend this property to anyone!
Thanks a lot for your nice comments. We make it our pride to make the villa as comfortable as possible for our clients and what we like the most is when we have respectful and good persons such as your family coming to Casa Luna Del Sol.
We are very happy that you had time to enjoy the wild life and view on our mountain.
Jay & Family
It was better then in the photos
My family and I stayed in this beautiful villa from the 7th to the 13th of april . Super clean nothing was missing compared to other place I visited in Costa Rica. We even had a bottle of wine and a six pack of beer waiting for us on our arrival.
What a view and private place. It was a perfect place for us because we needed to relax after a very busy quarter in my business.
What we liked the most was the sound of nature, the small monkeys, the racoons ,the iquana and coati ect. The private pool, the nice place to relax in the sun or in the shade under the rancho in the hammocks and since we were on the mountain we always had a cool breeze that we appreciated. The beaches nearby. We liked to go walk and eat on Samara beach where their is a lot of restaurants and activities.
For sure we will come back to Casa Luna Del Sol but this time for a longer time.
We are very glad that you appreciated Casa luna Del Sol. We make it our pride to have a comfortable villa for the people who are visiting Samara which is our best destination in Costa Rica. The view and all the animals around are fantastic. we really like the sound of nature on this mountain.
Thanks a lot for your nice review and we will be more then happy to have you back in Casa Luna Del Sol.
Jay & Family
What a difference a year can make!
This was our second stay at Casa Luna Del Sol (formerly Casa Michele). My husband and I stayed at the villa in March of 2017. This year our adult children joined us for 7 days. We enjoyed watching the monkeys and birds and listening to the howler monkeys and splashing in the pool. But what a difference a year can make!
Since I rely heavily on the reviews on HomeAway in choosing our vacation villas there are a few things I need to mention that have changed since our stay in March of 2017.
Our favorite part of the day is waking up early, listening and watching for the monkeys and birds and enjoying my Costa Rican coffee. Unfortunately, for 7 out of the 10 days during our stay, we listened to continual construction noise starting at 6:00 am every morning except Sunday. (They start work early here due to the heat) The constant noise and beeping noise of the backhoe backing up was very, very annoying.
We eventually had had to pack up and leave the beautiful surroundings of the villa and pool each day to escape the continuous noise. The noise drove us all insane! The reason for all the noise is at the bottom of the road they are clearing out an area of land where homes are eventually going to be developed. So please note the noise could continue to be an issue in the future.
Also, there is a neighbor down the hill with at least four dogs which did alot of barking, which in turn would start other dogs in the area barking.
Our stay last March was so peaceful and enjoyable. Although the noise is totally out of control of the owners, we just wanted to address the noise in the review since it greatly impacted our stay at Casa Luna Del Sol.
Just as a side note, my husband and I stayed in the 2nd floor master suite. Our children slept in the first floor bedrooms. Just want to mention they informed us they could hear everything we said and every noise we made. Something you may want to consider if sharing the home with others.
Please note it is extremely important to have a phone that works in Costa Rica in case you need to contact the caretakers in the case of an emergency. Our phone with an international plan did not work in contacting the caretakers.
We also had several other minor issues that we had addressed separately with an email to the owner. Costa Rica is one of our favorite vacation destinations but with much disappointment our 10 day stay at Casa Luna Del Sol did not meet the same expectations as last year.
Thank you for your comments. It is our pride to keep our villa at a high standard of satisfaction and be sure that your issues were taken care of.
We know that you enjoyed a lot your first stay at Casa Luna Del Sol. Unfortunately on your second visit you were their at the same time the city decided to level two lots at the bottom of the mountain to put them on sale. I talked to our neigbours living nearby on the same side of the mountain and I can reassure you that everything is back the same way you loved on your first stay in Casa Luna Del Sol.
Yours Truly Family Lefebvre
Superbe propriété dans la jungle et tout près de Samara
Nous avons séjourné dans cette maison du 1er au 6 mars 2018. La maison est superbement située en haut d’une colline qui surplombe la vallée à l’Ouest de Samara, a environ 5 minutes de route dépendamment des chevaux, vaches et chiens sauvages que l’on croise sur le route....Nos 3 enfants ont vraiment apprécié la belle piscine et les hamacs situés sur la terrasse, sur laquelle nous avons pris tous nos repas et admirer les étoiles et le clair de lune a tous les soirs. Les singes hurleurs, coatis, ratons laveurs et nombreux oiseaux nous ont visités tous les jours. La ventilation naturelle fonctionne très bien, car il y a toujours une petite brise qui se lève en fin de journée. Scott nous a procurer de bons conseils sur la région a notre arrivée et Linda a répondu rapidement à nos questions par courriel. Le seul hic c’est que tous les bruits de la jungle environnante et la clarté dès 5 heures du matin ne sont pas les meilleures conditions pour bien dormir, mais si vous êtes des amateurs de camping, ceci ne devrait pas trop vous affecter!
Nous sommes très heureux de savoir que votre séjour vous a été fort agréable. Merci pour vos bons commentaires. La satisfaction de nos clients est primordiale pour nous! Au plaisir de vous revoir 😊
"One of the safest and prettiest beaches in the country is Playa Samara...."
Lonely Planet - Destination Costa Rica: Off the Beaten Track
"Playa Samara is the perfect long white sand beach with shallow, gentle waters."
-The Key to Costa Rica
Samara has a superb coral reef and its own picturesque wooded island in the bay ~ Isla Chora. It's popular with swimmers and windsurfers, and it's an ideal beach for your kids.
Samara is not only a charming beach resort, with a wide choice of friendly and attractive hotels, restaurants, bars and discos, but, unlike other Pacific Ocean resorts, it is also a thriving fishing and farming community.
There are fishing boats returning at sunset, exotic fruit harvests, specialty and organic farming, tree nurseries and reforestation projects and many other authentic and vital Sámara activities. There are unusual plant and animal species, ancient Indian sites, underwater caves and coastal and mountain nature trails.
Guitar, Spanish, aerobic and dancing lessons and massages are available. And there is even a Sámara art gallery with its own resident artist.