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“Enchanted Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villas Kalimba

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Villas Kalimba
Ranked #1 of 33 Playa Samara B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
“Enchanted Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Villas Kalimba is truly a special place. Each separate villa feels like your own villa - beautifully laid out so that each villa is private but totally accessable. Every detail has been lovingly seen to by it's owner. In addition to well designed indoor space (bedrooms, GREAT bathroom and kitchen) each villa has it's own outdoor space - a portal with a table and chairs for breakfast or evening glass of wine - a comfortable hammock adds color and a place to contemplate Costa Rica's special lifestyle. The pool area is an green & blue oasis within an oasis. Just across from the beach - very well located to all services, well run, very clean and safe. Thank you Roberto for creating Villas Kalimba.

Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

After returning home from our week at Villas Kalimba I still daydream about going back to our little poolside villa steps from the quiet, beautiful Samara Beach. We could pretend this was our own little place to live Pura Vida. We spent our idle hours in the outdoor living space, with the hammock, sitting area and outdoor dinning area afforded privacy by the lush garden. Our hosts were helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed the convenience to all the amenities we wanted. The best comment I can make is that it felt like our home in Costa Rica for a week.
Elaine & Richard

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Visited beautiful Playa Samara in the beginning of 2012 - it was the best vacation we've ever had!This place and exactly Villas Kalimba are so relaxing and enjoyable that we're almost crying when leaving...)) Our host Roberto (grazie senior)) offered the warmest hospitality and even cooked sometimes to please his guests. It was a delicious pasta by the way!)) definitely go back if we get chance!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

For the Christmas period we wanted a bit of luxury so booked 3 nights at Villas Kalimba but not in the main bit, we hired a private villa with its own pool - heaven. The italian owner was really friendly and helpful. The place was big with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and lounge. It was minutes from the sea and close to the supermarkets and restaurants. It was nice to have a place to ourselves with secure parking. The only thing that i think would improve this place would be a DVD player.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Stayed here from New Year's Eve for the week with our family of four (kids 9,13). For us it was the perfect place. Cross the quiet road and enjoy the beach with excellent surf for beginning surfers. Friendly laid back beach town with a good choice of restaurants. Very tasteful clean villa, beautiful garden and pool. All staff were always friendly, helpful and welcoming. Roberto spoilt us with his fabulous Italian cooking. Whether it was fish, meat or pasta, he would always create the most astonishing meals with quality ingredients. We left with pain in our hearts!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Villas Kalimba

Property: Villas Kalimba
Address: Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Samara
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Samara
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,517 - ₹ 12,335
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are just steps away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the Pacific Ocean and within easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, shops, grocery, and other services. Our villas feature fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, internet connection, in-room safes, and 24 hour security. We offer a perfect and safe place from which to explore the many attractions of the area, or for relaxing in the swimming pool and inviting jacuzzi. ... more   less 
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