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Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
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Hi! I'm Patrick the owner of this condo and the of the building. I am so excited you're searching for a great place to stay in Smara and that you've found Alta Vista. I don't believe you need to look anywhere else - I am confident, and the reviews back this up, that our quality, location, and 'at home' feeling make us the best accommodation in Smara for your vacation! This listing is for Condo Catalina on the third floor, a modern luxury two bedroom, two bathroom condo. As the owner-manager, my philosophy is to provide a place to stay that I would be ecstatic to discover and eager to come back to as a repeat guest. My goal is to exceed your expectations by providing a world-class stay in a beautiful unique location! I completed the construction of Alta Vista December 2008 and no one would ...Hi! I'm Patrick the owner of this condo and the of the building. I am so excited you're searching for a great place to stay in Smara and that you've found Alta Vista. I don't believe you need to look anywhere else - I am confident, and the reviews back this up, that our quality, location, and 'at home' feeling make us the best accommodation in Smara for your vacation! This listing is for Condo Catalina on the third floor, a modern luxury two bedroom, two bathroom condo. As the owner-manager, my philosophy is to provide a place to stay that I would be ecstatic to discover and eager to come back to as a repeat guest. My goal is to exceed your expectations by providing a world-class stay in a beautiful unique location! I completed the construction of Alta Vista December 2008 and no one would believe the building is ten years old - I have a full-time maintenance employee, Dennis, who keeps the property freshly painted and spotless. I work diligently to maintain all the electrical appliances as well as linens and kitchen accouterments like new. Laura, my administrator, and Xinnia the housekeeper round out the team - a huge part of what makes Alta Vista #1 in Smara! For a quick glance at our amenities, all condos have free high-speed wifi internet, air conditioning, fully stocked kitchens, secure covered parking, cable TV internet ready for Netflix etc, and a splash pool. What do our guests say about the property? That it looks better in person than the pictures show! A great compliment, I'm not sure how to get better pictures ( I hired a professional) but I think sometimes the synergy of a beautiful condo with breathtaking views combined with a meticulously maintained building, the best location in town and a great staff focused on exceeding your expectations - adds up to guests falling in love with Alta Vista. Location, location, location! You don't need a car to stay at this property; the majority of our guests take the short stroll two blocks down to the beach with amenities we provide such as beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, cooler and boogie board. Walking to town is a gorgeous tropical 15 min walk along the beach. If you prefer to have a car there is a designated spot for you on-site in the secure, covered parking garage. Security? Best in Samara. Meet Dennis, a local of Smara and national fbol (soccer) hero who played for the Costa Rican National team. He essentially lives at Alta Vista cleaning and gardening during the day and watches over the building at night. Rest assured you and your loved ones are safe! He also helps with your baggage, the bbq, finding the fresh catch of the day, or helping you to learn Spanish! He is a gem! In line with the best service in town is Laura, who will meet you at check in! What other rental condo or home has this feature? Most simply have a lock box. Not us. Laura greets you with a smile, speaking English or Spanish, and will show you the building and your condo and answer all your questions. She knows the building inside and out as well as the town of Smara making her a priceless addition to the team. She's available throughout your stay to help out and she'll be there at your check out as well. I'm available as well via email or phone call. *Check in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am. Both times are subject to change - it depends if someone checked out earlier that day, or if someone is checking in later that day. If someone is checking in later that day, the check-out time is 10am. If someone checked out earlier that day, check in is at 5pm. Please check with us - we will work to accommodate your needs! What else sets us apart? Each of the condos faces the beach and ocean with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. The sliding glass doors open to the furnished balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a sunset glass of wine with the best view in town. The balcony offers what few others can offer - outdoor living with a view! The condo is not directly on the beach but second best, it looks an empty over horse pasture to the beach and ocean. The recently re-paved tranquil road in front of the building is a dead-end at the beach which equals a safe and quiet walk to the sand, as well as pleasant people watching from your balcony. The building is located on the tip of the bay of Smara, not in the downtown area, which is why I bought this property. It is close enough to enjoy the town and far enough away not to hear town when you want peace and quiet which is one of many reasons families prefer to stay at Alta Vista. The modern decor inside the condo allows you to fully relax. The floor to ceiling windows facing the beach and ocean is a constant reminder you are in paradise! Ocean breezes flow through the condo if you choose to keep the windows open, or air conditioners will keep you cool - one in each bedroom as well as in the living room. The fully stocked kitchen has all you need, from full-sized stainless steel appliances to in-sink garbage dispos Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 3102446584More
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Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2016
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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 15 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 Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

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

Reviewed 1 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
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Hi Emily, thank you for your kind words we work hard to make all our guests feel like Alta Vista is a second home! Please come back and see us soon! -Patrick

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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
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thank you Yoel I appreciate your review! We work hard to maintain the building and keep it safe and secure for our guests! -Patrick

Reviewed 25 May 2016

Very beautiful, good location, clean, friendly. The lounge on top is great. Nice little pool for the kids and those needing a cool down.

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank marieevebourassa
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thank you for your beautiful review! I appreciate it very much, please come back soon! -Patrick

Reviewed 17 April 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Alta Vista Condos in Samara. Our family of four had plenty of space. We loved the Congo lounge rooftop terrace, great view of the beach, sunset and a nice place to read a book and watch the monkeys swing...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank 376joannea
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Catalina: Best Beach Views Steps to Sand! Luxury in Samara. World Class Vi, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Hi Joanne, I'm glad you had such a great stay! We strive to be the best so reading your review is very gratifying! I appreciate you being a great guest who took very good care of the condo and was extra careful with use of...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
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Air Conditioning
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TV
Parking
Microwave
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
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