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Welcome to Casa de Las Palmas

You are invited to discover one of the most appealing properties in all of the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica.

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Casa de Las Palmas is a hilltop residence overlooking the Pacific Ocean and lies just outside the picturesque village of Samara.

With a breathtaking panoramic indestructible view from the hill, overlooking both Samara and Buena Vista, this unique two level luxury home with 3 bedrooms and an apartment/guest house is perfect. It offers all this in a very private atmosphere with landscaped gardens.

The property because of its location and terrain is ideally suited for development. Cascading condominiums and/or guest cottages in front and/or apartments behind the main house would be possible for great income potential. The principal residence could be utilized as a private home or as a Bed and Breakfast.

The completely walled gardens would provide security for all guests. Abundant water supply, electricity to the back of the property and the imminently available high speed internet indeed make it a developer's dream. Ample room for parking and pool without disturbing the view of the principal home.

It is only a 3-minute scenic drive to either the village shops or its many miles of white sand beach, with its graceful coconut palms and protective coral reef.

Samara, long prized by Costa Rica's native population for its idyllic beauty and magnificent turquoise bay, now is a favorite destination of discriminating North American and European visitors. Many of these visitors have come to stay and call Samara their home.

The village is ringed by verdant mountains filled with tropical birds, monkeys, frisky red squirrels, and other fascinating wildlife. Small colorful fishing boats sail out to sea and friendly Indian ponies glide home along the beach at sunset.


  • Master bedroom with walk-in closet, TV, ocean views
  • Master bath with his/hers sinks and Jacuzzi for two
  • Second bedroom with double bed and forest views
  • Third bedroom with double bed
  • Second bathroom with a large raised bath
  • Large fully equipped kitchen with modern amenities
  • Counter dining
  • Sunken in living room with built in furniture
  • Large wrap around terrace with hammock and dining for four
  • Terrace offers amazing ocean and mountain views
  • Forest surrounding the house on two sides
  • Abundance of fruit trees and tropical gardens
  • Phone line and internet connection
  • Laundry room
  • Large storage room
  • Two car garage
  • Gardener and maid service included, optional evening guard

Property Information

Hilltop Villa with Ocean view built on 2 levels with self-contained apartment/guest house - Ideal for Development

Location: Samara

Community: Samara Beach, Guanacaste

Area: Map

Property Details

Land area: 46,198f²/4,292 m²

Built area: Total approx. on 2 levels - 5,380 f² / 500 m²

Top Level: Main Home: 3,498 f²/325 m²

Bottom Level: Apartment, Laundry: 882 f² / 82 m²

Garage and storage rooms: 1,000 f²/93 m²

Construction completed: 1999 

Water Sources: Well on property and public water supply

Bedrooms: 4

  • Main Home 3 + Apartment 1

Bathrooms: 3

  • Main Home 2 + Apartment 1

Kitchens: 2

  • Main Home 1 + Apartment 1

Terrace: All around the house

Land area: 4,298 m²

Perimeter of the land:

  • 32.73 m  North
  • 150 m  East
  • 33 m  South
  • 127.86 m  West

Floor: rustic tiles 30x30 cm.

Garage: 2 Cars

Sewers: Yes

Exterior: Stucco (Plaster)

Heat Source: Electric

Construction Quality: Very High

Materials Quality: 1st Choice and Imported

Driveway: Private -  built in concrete.

Features of this Home Include

Hardwood Floors, Wood Trim, Picture Windows, Modern Kitchen, Breakfast Bar, Eat-In Kitchen, Walk-Out, Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet, Cathedral Ceilings.

Extras Included in Price

Oven, Counter Top Stove,  Microwave, Security Spot Lights, Track Lights, Light Fixtures, Ceiling Fans, Front Gate and Opener.

Property and Community Features

The property is situated in a very quiet spot. It is a 3 minutes drive to Samara downtown, where all shops and services are located. Nicoya is 37 Km. away - banks, hospitals, bigger supermarkets and other services are available there. San Jose is just an hour away - The Puerto Carrillo airport is only 15 minutes from home and the daily flights to San Jose take 45 minutes.  Playa Samara is connected by a paved road all the way to San José - about a 5 hour drive. There is also a regular daily bus service between  San José and Samara / Nicoya.

Additional Information


The main front view from home is of Playa Buena Vista and of farms and pastures. The back view is of rolling hills and mountains and miles and miles of tropical rain forest with lots of old trees and wildlife. Towards the East, there is a partial view of Playa Samara. The property front line of 33 meters is parallel to the public road that leads you to Samara or Nosara. The land is partially located on a hill. The House is located on top of the hill.

Main House

The main house is composed of a large living room with an open kitchen, master bedroom with an attached bathroom and walk-in closet, hallway, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a wrap around terrace. 15 foot [5 meters] high ceilings through ought the house.  Every room in the house is wired for a telephone and TV connection.

Living Room

Sunken - it is 2 steps lower than the rest of the house. It has a built-in sofa and opens to the large terrace with a breathtaking view of the pacific ocean.


A very wide and large covered terrace surrounds the whole house. It is also used as a breakfast and dining area. All around the terrace there are luscious gardens of tropical plants.

Main Bedroom

The built-in bed offers an excellent ocean view. The large well-equipped attached bathroom with Jacuzzi for 2 persons is a joy and easy to maintain. The walk-in closet has wall to wall shelves for all your clothing and other needs.


There are 2 other bedrooms and 1 full bathroom with bath - option to install Jacuzzi. The larger bedroom has windows on three sides of the room and faces the forest. All rooms, kitchen and living room have ceiling fans. Both bedrooms have large built-in closets.


A fully equipped modern kitchen with built-in cabinets with wooden doors, large double-door refrigerator, oven, stoves and washbasins are built-in. Some household electric appliances, kitchen pots, pans and dishes are also included.


The totally independent and self-contained apartment has an open kitchen/living room area, bedroom with a view of the forest, a large closet and a bathroom with a shower. The kitchen has built-in cabinets with wooden doors. The materials used throughout the apartment are the same as the main house.

Garage, Laundry and Storage rooms

The garage can hold 2 cars. There is a big room (approx 20 m²) lined with shelves that can be used as a gym or office or recreation area. There is an independent spacious laundry room and a separate storage/control room for electric, well and hot water.


Our mature gardens consist of numerous plants: fruit (ornamental, bananas, lemon, orange, papaya, avocado, mango, carambola), plants (croton, hibiscus and other tropical plants). About 300 palm trees were planted 4 years ago along the perimeter wall. There is a water sprinkler system for the lawns throughout the property. The gardens and driveway from the street up to the house is lined with lights.

There is a new path (July 2004) that from the bottom of the hill is leading to the terrace. It is surrounded by several little gardens and fruit trees.

Alarm System: ADT Alarm system protects main house, apartment, garage and storage room.

Other Information

Water is supplied by the Municipality and there is also a well on the property. This offers you two options for water supply.

The wall, apart from providing privacy,  protects the property from animals; we don't have to forget that there are miles of Jungle behind the house. It keeps the property also inaccessible to dogs, cows and horses coming from outside and stops your dogs from going out! In the back of the lot there is a large dog house with a roof. There is a walled in area in the back that could be used as a stable for horses or to grow vegetables and fruit trees.

One of the most amazing characteristics of this house is the view: You will never be bored by it. From November to February the view is of the sun setting in the ocean - truly unforgettable moments. Squirrels, monkeys, parrots, humming birds, birds of paradise, "Pink birds " and many other creatures will animate your mornings. The concert of the birds is the everyday soundtrack together with the comforts offered by the house will make pleasant the life of those that will come and live here.

Samara is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.


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