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About this listing

This is the first of 2 lovely beach homes 2bdrm /1 bath, on a quarter acre of lush jungle property.
It is located between 3 amazing beaches and town all within a short bike ride away.

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The space

This is the first of 2 lovely beach homes 2bdrm /1 bath, on a quarter acre of lush jungle property.
It is located between 3 amazing beaches and town all within a short bike ride away.

Equipped with:

- Purified drinking water
- Hot water
- *A/(URL HIDDEN)Washer
- Internet
- Covered Patio
- BBQ,
- Hammocks
- 2 Bicycles to cruz around town and beaches (More available)
- Pool
- Also has a semi private beach out back (Approx 20min walk).
- Grocery Store 5 min bike ride away
- Dentist 5 min bike ride away (great prices and quality work)
- Local Restaurant 3 min walk away (Great food and prices)
- Amazing neighborhood with a real sense of community (Awesome neighbors).

I live on the property in a humble treehouse outback and am a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, so private classes can also be integrated into your stay.

Safe :)


* The A/C is an extra charge if used excessively, this is due to the high electricity cost's.*


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $290
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House Rules
No parties or events

Please no smoking in the house.
We are on a septic system so throwing as little paper down the toilet as possible.
And showering to clean off any oils before entering the pool.

Have Fun ;)


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
4 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews


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Kathleen User Profile
June 2017
We loved our stay! Chris' place was beautiful, had everything we needed and was a perfect retreat. We utilized the bikes to get around as we didn't have a (URL HIDDEN) might be too hot to walk for some from his place to town. Chris' friends who help manage the place when he is away were lovely and assisted in getting us a shuttle to the airport. Can't wait to visit Sámara again, would totally stay here for next visit. Pura Vida.

Samantha User Profile
April 2017
Gorgeous Samara town rental with close walk to secluded beach access. Ambiance was peaceful and quaint. Plunge pool and hammock lounging very necessary and appreciated! We loved the vibe of Samara and this rental. Would definitely recommend if you are looking to check out Pacific side beach towns.
Chris User Profile
Response from Chris:
Thank you Samantha for the kind words. Was a pleasure having you all. Wishing you an amazing 2017 Pura Vida
April 2017

Sue User Profile
April 2017
Casa del Halcon offers a quiet, peaceful space to stay with a lovely pool to cool down and great hammocks. Truly relaxing. We loved hearing and seeing all the jungle abundance: humming birds, monkeys, tropical birds and insects: awesome! Chris is a caring and gracious host. We can see why he chose Sámara as a place to live! The town itself (about a mile away) is also amazing with such an incredible atmosphere... Great beach .. Palm trees... Fabulous food and everything we wanted in a tropical holiday...paradise...! as they say in Costa Rica: pura vida!

Alexis User Profile
February 2017
Chris' house is a good place to stay in beautiful Samara. Our family stayed for a month and appreciated Chris' kindness and generosity. Chris provided good tips about places to go and things to do and was particularly great with our kids. We loved the terrace, the grounds and listening to the howler monkeys. There were some frustrations during our stay, most notably that the water was cut off by the city for almost a week (not Chris' fault) as well as issues with the pool and air conditioning which took a few days to repair. Chris kindly treated us to a waterfall tour as a result. The house is a fair distance from the main town and beach. It's an easy bike ride (bikes are provided) but if you need to walk for any reason, it takes about half an hour and the road is bumpy and dusty.
Chris User Profile
Response from Chris:
Hi Alexis. A pleasure having you , the kids were a blast to have around. It was unfortunate that their were some issues during your stay . Repairs are challenging in a small beach town hours away from any sort of big city as supplies and quality help is very hard to find. Toilet , Ceiling Fans , Fridge , A/C & Pool all happend to go down during your stay , that was not a fun series of events for me to address especially since i was dealing with the passing of my dog and 2 friends within the same timeline, so i thank you for your patience and understanding. P.S. The water was out only during the days and it was 4 in total, it was avialable from 9pm to 8am , tho it felt like a week to all of us in the area affected. P.P.S Taxi is 4$ to the center of town if u dont want to ride a bike (Which is provided and have baby seats). Living in a 3rd world reality can be a bit challenging for people , but in the end i find it brings most people a deeper sense of gratitude once they return home to their comforts. I love this life and the sanctuary i have created
February 2017

Ian User Profile
January 2017
Great location. Quiet but close to town. Short bike ride. Brilliant local beach close to house.

Tobias User Profile
January 2017
Casa del Halcon is a great place for exploring the surroundings of Samara, which by the way is a wonderful little beach town with extremely friendly people saying hola to you everywhere you go. We are a family with kids (four and one year) and we really enjoyed our stay. Chris lives in a house on the property and greets you everyday but without disturbing your privacy (more like a friend stopping by, actually). Chris got us a baby crib and a baby seat for one of the bikes and we could easily take the bikes whenever we left the house. When we arrived the fridge was dying but he replaced it after some days. We became friends with the other family staying at Casa del Halcon 2 on the same property and went to the beach together, spent christmas together, had dinners etc. So much more fun than just being isolated, which you can be sometimes being on vacation. The wifi was not great unfortunately. But hey, on vacation you shouldn't use your laptop/phone too much anyway... The little pool in between the houses is great to take a dip in to cool down after being on the beach. We would love to come back to Chris and Casa del Halcon someday!

Alyx User Profile
November 2016
My friend Katie and I stayed at Casa del Halcon for 9 days. Chris had his driver, Rafa, pick us up (beautiful human being) and drop us at the house. Chris wasn't there to receive us since we hit some unplanned traffic, but he made sure we had the wifi password, clean water and a key to the house. He had also invited us to a Full Moon party he was DJing that night, so our first night was perfect. My friend and I each picked our hammock and spent a considerable amount of time just lounging about. The house was wonderful and very clean and tidy when we arrived. We noticed the ants were almost magically present when food was out in the kitchen, but as long as we didn't leave anything out it wasn't really a problem, and also somewhat expected since ... it's Costa Rica! There are bugs, just be prepared! Chris answered all of our questions and gave some ideas of what to do out in town. He provided us with bikes which was the perfect way to get around town. He was in an out through the week and our interaction was fairly limited but he was available to help us out whenever we needed. He also helped us trouble shoot the grill one night so we could grill up some fish we had caught earlier in the day. Generally all around Chris was amicable, accommodating and a wonderful host! His pup, Ganesh, was a real treat, he hung around the house with us most days and is a very sweet boy! Samara was the perfect little get away. Everything we wanted to experience was right there in town or a short drive away. The house has a beautiful garden that provides some privacy from the road and a wonderful small bathing pool in the back. We weren't there too much during the day, but most nights were spent outside in the hammocks, or playing cards and enjoying the night air. It was considerably warmer in Samara than what we were used to so we used the A/C at night which was perfect. We also loved having a kitchen at our disposal. There was an issue with the propane tank, but one of Chris's counterparts, Mario, helped us out and replaced the broken part. Everyone we met Samara is so warm, helpful and gracious. We would recommend staying with Chris if you are looking for a relaxing vacation/get away or even some romantic down time. Hopefully we will be staying there again sometime soon! Pura Vida :)

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Chris User Profile

Hola

My name is Chris Hawk (Most friends call me Hawk). I'm originally from Canada but have been traveling extensively for the past 18yrs. I moved to Samara in 2012 and am very happy with this choice. Samara is a wonderful town with an incredible vibe where the locals, ex-pats and tourists all mingle effortlessly.
I am a certified hatha yoga instructor and was working with an addictions retreat center here before finding this amazing property. I am open to working with anyone that would like yoga, pranayama (yogic breathing) or meditation classes.

Wishing you an amazing adventure in samara - HAWK

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