4-Bedroom Villa with 2 optional Cottage Studios. Sleeps up to 12 guests.
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Why Maria Midani chose Sámara
The Legend of Casa Lumenez: In 1502 Christopher Columbus made the first European landfall along a new stretch of the Central American shoreline. The area's lushness and apparent wealth earned it to be named Costa Rica which means rich coast. Settlement of the discovered area began in 1522 after it became part of the vice-royalty of New Spain. Following three hundred years of Spanish rule Costa Rica joined other Central American provinces in declaring its independence in 1821. By then most of the original cultures had vanished and their historic vestiges were overtaken by the country's dense and rampant vegetation. Rare excavations near the exceptional site of Casa Lumenez have yielded relics of pre-Columbian inhabitants. According to legend the property's amazing setting may have been a ceremonial site for ancient indigenous cultures. During the last century the property was at one time home to Italian brothers before it fell into neglect and was quasi abandoned. The property was fully rehabilitated and its buildings were renovated and expanded a few years ago. Today's Casa Lumenez combines the elegance of historic colonial style with modern architectural flair and Eco-minded features. Every aspect of the property has been specially crafted to enhance guests' enjoyment of this amazing setting while remaining true to the Casa Lumenez legend. The property's setting provides exceptional privacy. Its open spaces and lush grounds make it the ideal choice for enjoyable vacations, private retreats, large weddings, special occasions, and memorable celebrations.
What makes this Villa unique
The property overlooks one of the most beautiful ocean vistas in Guanacaste. The property's setting, open spaces, and lush grounds make it ideal for large weddings, special occasions, and memorable celebrations. The lush tropical gardens include over fifty indigenous plants, flowers, and trees. The property's luxurious eco setting offers privacy with the convenience of being within walking distance from the beach and minutes away from Samara's colorful stores, bars, restaurants, and activities.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Special dinners & celebrations can be arranged.
Smoking not allowed and subject to a fine.
Pool has various water depths and is not attended.
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Published base rental rate is for 4-bedroom 5-baths villa. Extra per night charges apply for optional Cottage Studio Bdr No. 5 and Studio Bdr No. 6.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Beautiful slice of paradise in Samara
We thoroughly loved our stay at this property. Maria provided wonderful advice to ensure we had a fabulous stay. Johnny was waiting for us at the house as planned and did a very thorough job of showing us around the property. He was also there each morning to clean the pool and patio area. We are so thankful we reached out to Roberto (per Maria’s advice) to cook us a fabulous Italian influenced seafood meal. It was absolutely divine and wowed all of us! We would definitely love to stay at this place again the next time we’re in Samara!
Beautiful home with all the amenities
This was our second stay at this beautiful home in Samara. The owners provided us with information on the home and shops/services in town. We had a wonderful time with our family +2. Plunging into the huge, sparkling pool was refreshing after a day at the beach or ziplining through the rainforest. We prepared most meals in the house kitchen, but it should be noted that there is no oven. We did grill some delicious fish we caught on the outdoor propane grill. The property was kept clean daily. We felt very secure within the gated property. On a side note, the property views provided a wonderful backdrop for photos of our son proposing to his girlfriend!! It was an awesome trip!
Amazing Property and Charming Town!
The drive from the Liberia airport did not take long. The moment we arrived at Casa Lumenez we had one thought: this property is magnificent! The ocean views are spectacular, the large pool and terraces are great, the gardens are beautiful, the rooms are spacious, clean and tastefully furnished. This was a great place to embrace nature, relax, swim, read, and enjoy the many nearby activities.
The town of Samara is charming, the people are friendly, and there are many fine small restaurants, fruit vendors and stores.
The advance assistance during reservations and in the weeks before arrival was very helpful. The property's staff was very courteous and helped make our stay more enjoyable.
It was a fabulous return vacation!
Really happy with the return trip to Casa Lumenez!
Once again, greatly enjoyed the property's courteous staff, lush tropical setting, well appointed rooms, open airy terraces, large blue pool, and the always changing amazing views!
Every morning, lounging by the pool, we caught sightings of the birds in the trees and heard their morning songs, which we whistled happily along with. And a rare sighting of a bird doing a fly by on the pool to cool off. Also an iguana displayed its beautiful colors in one of the trees, which was a unique sighting.
In addition to daily lounging by the pool we also enjoyed many of the activities that Samara offers: morning runs in the jungle, horseback riding near the beach, crocodile and monkeys sighting, volleyball games, sunset music and bonfire at Gusto's, and stargazing at night.
It was a fabulous return vacation!
Beautiful property and most enjoyable stay...
Thank you for facilitating our stay and making it so enjoyable!
From the moment of arrival the property looked even better than in the photos! The beautiful views of the ocean, the well kept gardens with so many tropical plants, wide open living spaces with high ceilings, tasteful furniture and beautiful art, large pool with crystal water, combined with attentive and very friendly staff, wonderful dinners at the property and in Samara, all made the stay a very enjoyable experience.
A Special Place
Casa Lumenez will always hold a special place in our hearts! Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the property staff for a full tour of the property, and we were surprised with a thoughtful welcome gift. The villa is set up perfectly for a large group - the open kitchen and outdoor living spaces are comfortable, carefully decorated, and have amazing views! Each room is spacious, with its own bathroom, and keyed access. We loved spending the afternoons relaxing by and in the pool. The property staff respects your privacy but are quickly available if you have a need!
We were fortunate enough to celebrate our wedding at Casa Lumenez and it the most perfect space! The gardens and grounds in general are bright and colorful, making a picture perfect backdrop for our vows. Our guests were truly awed by the views! We are SO appreciative to the owner and the property staff for their flexibility with our plans! We will be back!
Samara has grown over the past fifteen years from a sleepy fishing village into a vibrant small town with its own distinctive multi-cultural character.
Samara is one of Costa Rica’s most welcoming small beach towns set amidst a vibrant fishing and farming community. The town is known for its beautiful beach, small hotels, private properties, and no high-rise buildings.
The property is a special eco luxury destination nested within a culturally diverse community with exciting activities, good restaurants and bars, and charming stores. It is primarily sought by those who prefer non-commercialized destinations.
Samara’s horseshoe-shaped beach is famous for its extensive white sand, tropical trees, coral reef, and picturesque island.
Samara is sought for its tropical lifestyle, colorful markets, beachfront bars, diverse restaurants, accredited language school, and friendly people.
Local activities include riding, canopy tours, surfing, rafting, diving, trail biking, ultra-light flights, bird watching, and deep-sea fishing. Volcano and hot springs discovery trips are also available.
Only minutes away from Samara beach is the panoramic palm-lined Carillo beach considered one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches along the Guanacaste coast.