We have stayed in four different places in Samara and this is by far the most comfortably modern, beautiful and private place we have stayed. Most places around town have a rustic feel- not here! The gorgeous salt water pool should be reason enough to stay here but there are many more reasons too. This apartment is 1 block from the beach and a 15 minute beach walk to the town center or a 3 minute taxi ride away. We feel extremely safe here with 2 outside locked gates, a locked door to the private patio and 3 large night ground lights. The backyard is against a hill so it’s even more private than most places. And another privacy advantage is that it’s on the 2nd and third floors, far above any walkers or cars on the front road. There is a tasteful and colorful entry with lush greenery and flowering bushes surrounding it. I LOVE having a washer AND dryer here- very rare in Samara. And an oven- again, rare for Samara. You can cook your own healthy meals here. And we love the blender for watermelon smoothies. There 2 additional places people could sleep, on a padded wide, window seat and the couch so 4 people could stay here. You also get a discount on the zip line tour, which is downstairs from this apartment. Another great thing is that the road in front is paved so there is very little dust even in dry season when many have this problem. We will stay here for 2 1/2 months - after seeing how nice and comfortable it is- we even extended our stay. What you need to make sure to bring is earplugs, as noises from motorcycles, night life, roosters, dogs, birds and monkeys may wake you up. This is easily fixed with earplugs! And do not be fooled- most everyplace in Samara deals with this issue.