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Alta Vista Condo Catalina: Luxury, location, views!

Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste
Enjoy spectacular views from this luxurious condominium on the third floor, named Condo Catalina, located 1.5 blocks to the beach and a short walk to town; high speed free wifi, pool, A/C, fully equipped kitchen, on-site secure covered parking, on-site concierge and caretaker and much more! Deluxe rooftop lounge with sofas hammocks.

Attention to detail is what you will find common amongst the great reviews for Alta Vista. Resources are constantly being re-invested to keep the property like new. My name is Patrick, the owner. Construction was completed in 2008 and I've been managing it to guests' satisfaction since. Indeed, exceeding guests expectations are our goal at Alta Vista! This is accomplished by our excellent staff that I am blessed to be working with. Laura - administrator, Denis - caretaker, and Xinia housekeeper,...
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About the Owner
Patrick M
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2016
Interaction with guests
Hi! My name is Patrick, the owner. I designed and built this property with four condos in 2008. Ever since I've been managing them and making constant improvements to give you - the guest - a world class experience in the sleepy little beach town of Playa Samara. I handle all bookings and payments. Before your stay I introduce you to Laura, the administrator, who will meet you on-site with your keys to present the Condo and staff to you and answer all your questions. It's this type of extra service that makes out guests feel special and continue to book with us. Denis is the on-site caretaker who keeps the property spotless. He'll practice Spanish with you, help you get the grill going, and even source fresh-caught seafood and fish!
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Our family of five loved this place and location! Condo was very modern and very comfortable. Views of the bay were incredible and we all enjoyed the birds, iguana, giant grasshoppers that visited the grounds, and of course the monkies which visited the adjacent trees...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Jon H
alta_vista_condos, VR Owner at Alta Vista Condo Catalina: Luxury, location, views!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hi Jon, thank you for this excellent review and thank you for choosing Alta Vista! -Patrick

Reviewed 2 November 2016

We could not have been happier!! The condo staff were so friendly and helpful, from planning our stay, to helping us with activity planning while we were there. They were thoughtful and made sure we had everything we needed. The condo was beautiful and appointed...More

Date of stay: December 2015
2  Thank Emily R
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a great stayed in the condo, we were with 3 children including a 1 year old baby. The place is very well maintained and managed. It was secure and clean , very professional service .......... It's close to everything , by the way...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank lubapol
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Treat the property as if it were your home. No pool or Congo Lounge access after 10pm. No smoking inside the unit. Be mindful of other guests. No pets. Zorro is my dog, a...
    2 Full baths
    2 Twins
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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  • Damage Deposit: $363 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Playa Samara is a sleepy fishing village that is becoming a very sought after vacation spot by travelers who enjoy experiencing the beauty of Costa Rica along with its culture. This Condo, named condo Catalina, on the 3rd floor of the four floor building named Alta Vista, with spectacular views of the beach and ocean. Playa Samara has a number of smaller pueblos (villages) within it. Alta Vista is located in Cangrejal, or the far North/West end of the bay. A short 15min walk along the beach gets you into the center tourist area of the bay. This location allows you to peacefully reside outside of the hustle bustle but get quickly into and out of the center when desired, while having a far better view than compared to anywhere in town.
Getting around
A short 1.5 block walk to the beach down a flat paved dead end road, and to get to the town center, another 10 minutes along the beach. A bike ride on the road is easy enough, and a car will get you into town center in 2 minutes. Laura, administrator, and Denis, caretaker, can help you book a taxi if you desire - for $3-$4. Iguana Verde is a grocery store/bakery/liquor store/cafe only two blocks up the beach. There are a number of small local eateries/restaurants to enjoy without going into town center.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Liberia international : 110.0 km
Exact address is: 200 metros sur de hotel las palmeras. Guanacaste, Nicoya, Playa Samara, Cangrejal. Laura, our administrator, will book a transport van for you if you desire.

FROM: Liberia (airport or city of Liberia) to Alta Vista
Turn Right out of airport - head south to Nicoya - approximately 1.5 hours
Turn right off the highway at the signs for Nicoya. drive directly through Nicoya, heading south, continue on that road as it turns into a country road - 50 minutes - and you arrive in Sámara.
Turn right at the 'Centro Medico'. cross a small bridge. on your left will be a large open field. the road will come to a T. go left toward the beach. my bldg is 200 yards on the right.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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