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“Luxurious Open Spaces With Spectaular Views...”
The outdoor living area is covered and the sun deck is adjacent.
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The outdoor living area is covered and the sun deck is adjacent.
The 5-level villa built on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The master bedroom with ocean views from the private balcony where monkeys will visit balcony.
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The outdoor living area is covered and the sun deck is adjacent.
The 5-level villa built on a hillside overlooking the ocean.
The master bedroom with ocean views from the private balcony where monkeys will visit balcony.
Master bath with gorgeous decor and whirlpool tub.
Open-air kitchen and dining room with ocean views
Guest full bath on the main level, one of 6 on the property
View of the ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park from the pool
Beautiful décor of the large master bedroom facing the ocean
Enjoy the ocean breezes underneath the covered sitting area.
Queen bedroom in the casita with en-suite bath
King bedroom on the game/entertainment room level with ocean and jungle views
Master bedroom private balcony with jungle and ocean views. Monkeys come to visit often at the villa
Balcony above the pool and overlooks the Pacific Ocean
Lower-level studio with TV and en-suite bath
The pool and steps leading to the deck all facing the ocean
The top-level crows nest king bedroom has an en-suite bath and incredible ocean view
Game and entertainment room on the 3rd level
Private pool and deck has a BBQ for your group to enjoy a fun place to party
Full bath on the 3rd level with direct access to the king bedroom and game room
Outside view of the guest casita just steps from the main house
The villa is surrounded by a tropical jungle but is close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach
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5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas

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The_Wonde...
Bel Air, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Luxurious Open Spaces With Spectaular Views & Daily Wildlife Interaction”
Reviewed 1 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Casa Samba offered spectacular views, wildlife interaction (monkeys & iguanas visit every day) and open, luxurious spaces. As a family of four, Casa Samba was a bit of overkill on the space because it will easily accommodate way more people. None the less, we thoroughly enjoyed all the space. My son truly loved doing cannon balls into the pool from the kitchen. There are many steps leading up to the house and more spiral steps to get to each level of the house. It was good exercise for me and my family. The steps should be a consideration if you’re traveling with someone with mobility issues. The staff was wonderful. Roxy made the house sparkle; Ricky and Indra were there for anything we needed. I booked a chef for our 10 day stay. Although Eunice was very sweet and friendly, I would consider her level of cooking equivalent to a home cook rather than a professional. She seasoned all the meals to her taste which was very salty. It got to the point that we had to tell her not to add any salt and that we would add the salt to taste. Furthermore, she over charged us on the groceries almost every day. For one meal of five burritos, a 3 Liter bottle of Coke, a lemon pie, and some lettuce and tomatoes cost us almost $90 US dollars. Up until that point, I hadn’t said anything. However, after $90 for a simple burrito dinner, I had to let her go. None the less, Indra called me and fixed the situation by sending Tito the following morning. Tito was our chef for the remainder of our stay. What a world of difference!!! Tito is a true professional chef! With the exception of the first chef, our stay at Casa Samba was magnificent! We made a life time of memories and would definitely book one of Escape Villas luxury homes again.

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Liked best: Pools, open spaces and monkeys
Liked least: The first chef
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
28 Jul 2014
Thanks for the glowing review! Our apologies on the chef services. We had been using a replacement chef while our regular chef was on vacation. We are happy to receive your feedback so that we can be sure to make adjustments so that we are always offering staff and services that meet Escape Villas' high standards. We've also issued a credit that we hope expresses our appreciation of your continued business with us. Please do come stay with us on your next Costa Rica adventure.
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james s
Murrieta, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very pleased”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Lovely house with adequate space for family, friends and larger groups. The views are outstanding and the rental staff and house cleaning staff are superb. The bottom line is that these folks take care of their customers as it should be. The stairs maybe a problem for some but I'm 60 and had no problem navigating the multiple levels of this home. Security is readily visible and available after dark but never seem to need them for any reason at all. I highly recommend Casa Samba.

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Liked best: views, location, and generous space
Liked least: a bit off the beaten path but who's complaining
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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pestopars...
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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“Pura Vida!”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

I rented both Casa Samba and Casa Dolce Vita for a family vacation with 22 people. It was perfect! The view was breathtaking, the meals were beyond delicious (Esteban and Tito were fantastic). The space was perfect for our group and nobody complained about anything - how could you - it's paradise! Ricky the concierge was very helpful and attentive - thanks so much!!
The trip was truly unforgettable - our decision to rent private villas with the all inclusive package was FAR superior than any resort could have provided - it was intimate and interactive, with enough space to have privacy and personal time.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Reviewed 15 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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3 reviews
“Amazing Experience at Casa Samba”
Reviewed 21 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My wife and I just experienced the vacation of a lifetime in Costa Rica and it all started and ended with our wonderful accomodations at Casa Samba. I am always very skeptical of going through vacation rental without doing a background check , but after reading through all the reviews, my wife and I decided to give it a shot. The home is very spacious, 5-star property, and location is ideal for walking to the restaurants, Manuel Antonio National Park, or to the beach. The property and furniture were all in excellent condition and it's nestled in a very secure community that has several night guards. The home is also very private with portions of the forest creating a natural shield from neighbors being able to peer in. The views from every level of the house is absolutely stunning...in fact, there isn't a bad vew. Just like I have read from many other reviews, there are gauranteed monkey sitings everyday and sometimes twice a day. The monkeys love coming to the 4th level of the house where there is an indoor/outdoor recreational area. If you are around, the younger monkeys will put on a show and entertain you for a good 20 to 30 minutes.
I can go on and on, but at the end of the day, this home is everything that it's rated to be...5-star, safe, close to everything, private, and spacious for a large group. The daily maid service was phenomenal as well! My only recommendation is that families with young children (toddlers) should be cautious of the pool because of the lack of railings. I am looking forward to revisiting this property with a group of friends and family!

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Liked best: The view and monkeys
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
21 Jul 2013
Thank you so much for the nice review. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and the daily monkey shows!
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Edward S
Buffalo, New York
1 review
“Great House, excellent location, incredible views!”
Reviewed 15 May 2013 for a stay in February 2012

We stayed with another family (total of 9 people), 4 adults, 4 teens and one young adult. The house is huge and could easily accommodate additional people without a feeling a bit crowded. The ocean views are stunning and the proximity to recreational activities is perfect.

Highly recommend Casa Samba on for your next trip to Costa Rica.

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Liked best: View, hot tub, pool, secluded bed rooms
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
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