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Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma

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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 Begonia on the second 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 Begonia on the second 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 relax fully. 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 disposa Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 310244658More
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Alta Vista Condominiums
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 24 March 2019 via mobile

This is our third year in a row staying in the Begonia unit at the Alta Vista Condominiums- and will definitely not be our last visit. Highly recommend staying here or any of the other units. The units are spacious and well-appointed. A great place...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank mishcaw
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2019

Thank you for this amazing review from one of our many long term repeat guests! I'm glad you mention 'a great place to return to at the end of the day'. This is one of the cornerstone ideas I had in mind when conceiving Alta...More

Reviewed 16 March 2019

Condo Begonia is on the 2nd floor at Alta Vista Condos in Samara. Begonia deserves a "5" because it is authentically as-advertised, clean, and comfortable. >Every unit has access to open outdoor space - most with 2 balconies. >The rooftop is open to everyone with...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank NeilB47
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2019

Hi Neil, Thank you for your review! I appreciate your comments on Alta Vista deserving 5 Stars. We work very hard to deliver what we advertise so it is nice to hear your positive feedback that we're doing our jobs well! Come back anytime! Great...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2019

Whether you want to relax on the beach, tour the peninsula, visit the rainforest, walk on an active volcano, surf some of the best breaks this Earth has to offer, make Alta Vista Condominiums your home base. You will not be disappointed and I guarantee...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank kldagz
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

Thank you! We'll be happy to host you again! -Patrick

Reviewed 13 March 2019

Beautiful facility, close to the beach, great views. We did not have any issues with any of the facilities. Would go back again.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Sightsee59054726169
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

Great thank you! Please come back soon! -Patrick

Reviewed 13 March 2019

I've travelled a great deal through central and south america and have stayed at numerous rentals, hotels, airbnb's etc.. I've known a lot of places that show great pics online but in reality, only offer mediocre amenities. In the case of AltaVista I was thoroughly...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Michael M
altavistacondominium, VR Owner at Condo Begonia: Escape to Luxury. Beach & Ocean Views, One of a Kind in Playa Sma, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Thank you, Michael, we appreciate your kind words and I'm glad we exceeded your expectations! Please come back soon! -Patrick

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