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2016 Construction Villa / Higher Elevation/180 Degree Beach/ocean/jungle View

Villa with patio, near Samara Beach

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Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • The house is beautiful, modern and comfortable with every amenity you could want. But the…

    Sep 4, 2019

  • Libelula is the perfect villa in the perfect beach town within spitting distance of two…

    Mar 31, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Non-smoking
  • Shower

What’s around

  • Samara Beach - 16 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 41 min walk
  • Buena Vista Beach - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Nosara Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.7 km
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

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About this villa

NEW (2019 see additional photos!!) COMPLETE SURROUND PATIO!!


1. Obtain health insurance thru Trawick International. This company specializes in the requirements of Costa Rica.

2. Go to www.visit and obtain the Health Pass ( there is a link) 48 hours before departure. You will receive a QR code.

3. Get COVID test 3 days before departure. The PCR and the RAPID tests are accepted for return to the United States.

4. Dr Carlos Rojas Alianza Medica will come to LIBÉLULA to administer COVID TEST for return. His number is +506 6165 7461. He uses WHATS APP. You should make an appointment with him when your arrive. The cost is $55 for the Rapid test and $125 for the PCR test.

LOCATED on the Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, VILLA LIBÉLULA (dragonfly in Spanish) is nestled on one of the highest elevation view properties in the desirable beach community of Samara. This secluded hide away boasts 180° panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and jungle. Adorned with lush tropical flowers that attract colorful hummingbirds, dragonflies, and butterflies. Howler monkeys swing from the trees above and the sunset is only a lounge chair away..

Built in 2016, a Costa Rican style contemporary villa, designed exclusively to encompass sweeping ocean and jungle views in all of its rooms! A sun lit, open and breezy central living area with 25 ft pitched ceiling with dark wood beams welcomes you. The brand new fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops faces a 40 foot view facing wall comprised of 10 foot tall folding glass doors which open to an expansive covered terrace with an outdoor teak dining table, traditional Costa Rican rocking chairs and super comfortable, cushioned teak adjustable lounge chairs. Directly in front of the terrace is a refreshing aqua blue infinity pool and beyond that is the 180° panoramic view of white sands and the crystal clear waters of Samara and Carrillo Beaches, Isla Chora and the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Decorated with Costa Rican photos, pottery, and furniture. Appointed with ceiling fans throughout, including the terrace, as well as air conditioning in all bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a king size bed and oversized glass sliding doors with all-encompassing views, opening to a new terrace that surrounds the front , aqua infinity pool and oversized terrace. The master has an ensuite bath, with large ocean & jungle view windows and a roomy walk in closet with lap top size personal safe. The spacious guest bedrooms have queen size beds, glass sliding doors, also with complete panoramic views, opening to the new terrace , aqua infinity pool and oversized terrace. The guest rooms are also equipted with lap top size personal safes. Furniture within the home was custom crafted by a local artisan using wood from trees cleared for construction!

Due to the fact that the home is surrounded by cliffs, it has a pool and that the house is not in anyway toddler proof, we are unable to accept reservations with children under the age of five years old.

Regarding air conditioning in the bedrooms, please read information located in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RATES under the availability calendar on this site, or located on our RENTAL AGREEMENT, also located on this site.


Only a 10 minute stroll down a banana palm lined jungle road and you are at Samara Beach, 5 minutes by vehicle and you are

in the authentic Costa Rican funky beach towns of Samara or Carrillo. Of course you are probably going to take a bit longer as all vehicles give way to the many passing iguanas, grazing horses, cows and howler monkeys who observe from the trees. Because of the ARA Project, a Red Macau breeding and rescue concern... located in Punta Islita (tours available), you may even capture a picture of this magnificent bird on your journey.

Samara's beach front restaurants and side bars, offer a wide culinary experience. If you desire the authentic Costa Rican Gallo Pinto or Casado... hamburger, pizza, sushi/ Asian or something with a French flare, to charcoal grilled steak, chicken, pork chops or whole red snapper... you will find it here! Salsa Lizano is a Costa Rican condiment developed in 1920 by the Lizano Company. Try a splash and perhaps bring some back as a memorable souvenir to share with your friends and family. Every morning on Samara Beach you will see the local fishermen launching their fishing boats and bringing back a wide selection of seafood for local restaurant offerings. All the restaurants are extremely beach casual, so sit back, watch the sunset while sipping your favorite beverage and enjoy how the warm sand feels between your toes... it doesn't get much better than this!


In downtown Samara and directly on the beach you will find a selection of tour and water activity operators. Yoga on the beach at sunrise, surfing & paddle boarding, organic farmers market, ATV rentals, zip line and aerial parks are only some of the few fun things you can do. One of the best is a motor coach tour offering one, two and three day excursions to Costa Rica's infamous Arenal Volcano, with its soothing hot springs and mud baths it is hard to pass up!

A few other overnight excursions include the Monte Verde Cloud Forest which is known for the exhilarating eight bridge cloud walk and the Manuel Antonio National Park with its white-sand beaches, rugged rain forest with a diversity of tropical plants and wildlife including the three toed sloth, endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys and hundreds of species of birds. Waterfall tours including several on horseback and nature and wild life tours are also a fun way to spend the day. Not to mention river rafting, kayaking and canoeing in local mangroves, or snorkeling and diving in the barrier reef!

There is never a dull moment in Samara! At the end of the day, pamper yourself by scheduling a massage at one of the several "well being" centers, surrounded by tropical flowers, sounds of local birds and breaking surf.

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What’s around


  • Samara Beach - 16 min walk
  • Carrillo Beach - 41 min walk
  • Buena Vista Beach - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Playa Camaronal - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Nosara Beach - 15.4 mi / 24.7 km
  • Playa Barco Quebrado - 11.1 mi / 17.9 km
  • Playa Islita - 11.8 mi / 19 km
  • Playa Barrigona - 12 mi / 19.4 km
  • Guiones Beach - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • The ARA Project - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • Garza Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km

Getting around

  • Nosara (NOB) - 58 min drive
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Samara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The villa

Key facts

  • Villa (2850 sq ft)
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundromat nearby


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 king bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet


  • Kitchen island


  • Local meal delivery service

Entertainment and recreation

  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Rafting nearby


  • Patio

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies


  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hula Jungla (3.8 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching, and ecotours.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Property

    This was our second time staying at Villa Libelula. The property is beautiful, and the views are amazing, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our favorite thing to do was sitting on the back patio in the evening, watching the sun go down and listening to the howlers. The owner Kristna is wonderful to work with, and the property manager, Leonardo, was very accommodating and attentive. We will be returning to this property yearly!

    Anna M., Other trip, Feb 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing view

    We just returned from a week in Samara staying in this beautiful home. From the porch we watched sunrises, stars, amazing lightening shows and crazy downpours! It’s a short drive to the town, restaurants and beaches yet very private. The kitchen is fully equipped and we enjoyed several meals at home. There was lots of room for us to spread out while we read or listened to music and someone was always in the pool! We have stayed in many beautiful homes in many beautiful places and this house is very special.

    Beatriz R., Other trip, Aug 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breath Taking!

    I hosted a very small private retreat for 3 people and Kristina's house was incredible. The view is stunning and the house was gorgeous. It held a beautiful and serene energy for our small retreat and it was such a gift to be there! I can't say enough wonderful things about this house, Kristina and Melissa (the property manager) who have been lovely!

    Wendy D., Other trip, Aug 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A great way to start a vacation!

    Very enjoyable. Just wanted to stay longer. The owners have done a wonderful job in taking care of the place. Look forward to coming back.

    Fred W., Other trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This property was amazing.

    This home had an espectacular view overlooking the beautiful Paciific Ocean. It had everything we needed during our staying, Absolutely amazing

    Ana D., Other trip, Aug 5, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful cabin/home phenomenal view

    Exceeded expectations

    Jason S., Other trip, Mar 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing veiws

    Really enjoyed the stay here! The veiw is absolutely amazing! We saw Howler Monkeys, Pizote, Iguanas, butterflies, libalulas, and Birds all in the backyard! The property manager was excellent too. I would definitely stay there again!

    jayson l., Other trip, Dec 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    I cannot say enough things about this house! It is gorgeous, with even better views. I would recommend to all my friends.

    Joseph D., Other trip, Apr 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Property!

    We had the most amazing stay here. The views are so incredible that we spent most of our time on the property admiring the scenery. The house is well stocked and beautiful on the inside. Melissa the property manager was great and very attentive to any requests. This by far has been the best rental property we have stayed in We will be back!

    Anna M., Other trip, Jan 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great views

    First a few minor negatives. The drive from the airport is two solid hours but only 48 miles. Speed limits average around 30-40 mph and you always get stuck behind a scooter going 25 mph for MILES. Not the owners fault but a factor. As others said, the road to the house is ROUGH and very hard to find as there are no streets signs and few street lights. Highly recommend an SUV and not a regular car. Our rental car bottomed out no matter how hard I tried to stay out of the deep ruts. Lastly, I must have missed it but you have to pay $10 per day extra for each room you want AC in. We had three bedrooms so it was an additional $30/day that I didn’t expect. The living room, kitchen and bathroom do not have AC. Still, you can open the wall of doors and get some air circulation so it was fine. It also would have been nice to have toilet paper in the house as there was only a half roll when we arrived so we had to go back to town to get a few rolls. As a vacation property owner myself, I am probably a little more critical so bear that in mind. Now the good stuff: Very clean. Beautiful views, very modern home, gorgeous pool, lots of monkeys and iguanas and even a small non-venomous snake came by to visit. Good WiFi, great responsive property manager who hooked us up with a Covid testing company who sent a tech to us and gave us the test right there at the house and gave us our results within a few hours. $55 each. The restaurants were excellent with great food. Recommend El Gustos. The mask rule is strictly enforced in nearly all stores and shops, even though we were all vaccinated months ago, we dutifully wore our face diapers when shopping. The beaches are clean and inviting. The people are very friendly and welcoming. All in all, I still rate it at 5 stars as most of the issues we had were not the owners fault. I doubt we will return, mainly due to the drive from the airport but still, it’s gorgeous and off the beaten path and a great place to stay.

    Jim & Lynnette A., Other trip, May 8, 2021

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