About This Listing
This is a beautiful 2bdrm /1 bath, house on a quarter acre of lush jungle property. It is located between 3 amazing beaches all within 5 mins away (Including town).
- Purified drinking water
- Hot water
- Covered Patio
- 2 Bicycles to cruz around town and beaches (More available)
- Also has a semi private beach out back (Approx 5min walk).
- Grocery Store 3 mins away (Also Delivers)
- Dentist 3 mins away (great prices and quality work)
- Pablitos Soda 3 mins away (Samara's #1 Local Pub/Restaurant)
- Amazing neighborhood with a real sense of community (Awesome neighbors).
I live on the property in a beautiful treehouse outback and am a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, so private classes can also be integrated into your stay.
* The A/C is an extra charge if used excessively, this is due to the high electricity cost's.*
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 ;)
Lovely experience at Casa Del Halcon. My husband and I came here for some true rest and absolutely found that. The market and beaches are close. The town is a little further but with the provided bikes, it's basically around the corner. The kitchen is stocked with all you need, linens provided, and screened windows which is nice at night. We used the hammocks and small pool daily. The place isn't perfect but it's the quiet, oasis with great private space we wanted. Absolutely recommended!
We arrived at Casa Del Halcon and it was everything we thought it would be and then some. Chris is a very kind whole hearted person who welcomed us from the start. At times he went above and beyond what he needed to do to make our trip more memorable. We felt very much at home and at peace at Casa Del Halcon.
Chris showed us around, gave us a run down of his place and then allowed us to explore on our own. His house is at the back and the other rental home is to the side a bit but with the layout of his property and the jungle landscape you don't even know anyone else exists. The pictures were 100% accurate so there were no surprises. He lives in an incredible area of Samara, more jungle like and closer to Buena Vista beach. We used the bikes that came with the house a few times but honestly, we really enjoyed the walk to the beach everyday. The Samara beach is 25 min. if you walk gingerly to the farther end by the last surf school. There really is no need to rush anything while you are there. You could be there in 15 minutes if you wanted to.
The washing machine was a great bonus. We did do a load or two and it was very efficient. Chris also told us to exchange towels if we wanted but we didn't need to. The fact that he gives bath and beach towels was a huge bonus. There is an air conditioner in one bedroom but honestly, the fans were great. We used it one night to cool the room off with and then we turned if off before bed.
We would see Chris most days, he would never invade your privacy but he would take time to talk and also offer suggestions or directions when asked. My husband and I really enjoyed our conversations with Chris, we will definitely be back to continue them. Life really is about 6 degrees of separation and in our case, apparently only two degrees which was a great surprise! I do regret not taking more time to learn about his meditation practices but that leaves us with more reasons to return.
Chris has an awesome dog Ganesh, he is just over a year, a little "monkey" at times but we loved that about him. He has a personality that you don't see in most dogs. He is an amazing guard dog. We discovered he would bark more when Chris wasn't there, usually in the evening when Chris was teaching. Ganesh somehow knew he had to watch the property. We felt 100% safe there, no questions at all and with Ganesh especially it helped to make the trip more memorable.
If you want a laid back atmosphere, a peaceful presence, a jungle feel with the ocean minutes away, Casa Del Halcon is your place.
Pura Vida, Thanks Chris!
Great accommodation with a very lush and cozy garden. Chris was helpful and friendly. The nearest beach was not the most child friendly but easily accessible. The pool in the garden was a wonderful asset during the hot afternoons. Next time visiting Samara we will definitely stay here again.
The photos don't even do this place justice. The garden is lovely, like a mini paradise, the house is spacious, the pool is small, but very nice. The beach is really closeby.
The house itself is indeed, as I've read before, a little 'rough around the edges'. But if you don't focus on the small details (that, honestly, don't really matter since you're in paradise), you will have a great stay at a place where there is a good kitchen, shower, nice bed, great hammocks, a nice livingroom....
It's also a big plus that Chris will let you use two bikes, it was a great way to see more of the surroundings and to go to the village.
Beware that it can happen that there is no water. This happened two times during our stay, we were one and a half day without water, but this was the case in the whole village. Just stay relaxed and go to the beach ;)
We only got to meet Chris on the last day of our stay, a friend of his was hosting us. Chris seemed like a quiet, friendly guy and it seems he is a nice host.
This house is highly recommendable, we had a great stay.
Chris' house was exactly as described and had everything you'd need for a short or extended stay. Pots, pans, utensils, etc. were all there and there was a market within walking distance. In fact, everything is within walking distance! Chris provided bath towels, beach towels, and sheets for all of us.
Since this was our first Airbnb experience, we had many questions for Chris and he was always able to help. He was there when you needed him, but definitely gave you space. He would casually check in to say "hi" and make sure everything was going well and then go on with his day.
Directions in Costa Rica vary dramatically from the US, so landmarks, number of turns, piles of dirt, etc. are all fair markers.
Samara is awesome! We'll definitely be back.
Hawk's place on the outskirts of Samara was perfect for us: beautiful; serene; and close enough to reach town and beaches by foot or bike but far enough to avoid traffic and noise. The house was modest yet had everything two people needed. The dip pool in the back was cold and refreshing against the dry season's heat. Hawk was attentive and available, yet respected the privacy we sought. We had dozens of things to do. Hawk's place was the perfect platform for doing them all, or none of them. Recommended for self-reliant travelers who create their own adventures; not recommended for tourists dependent on glossy amenities and guided experiences.
We were a bit hesitant using airbnb, as well as travelling to Costa Rica during the rainy season - we can happily say everything worked out amazingly! As soon as we arrived at Casa del Halcon we were made to feel welcome. Chris was extremely knowledgeable and had a great list of contacts and resources to make our every want possible. We were up early everyday in order to enjoy the sunshine and various activities Chris set up for us.
Samara is beautiful! We took an incredible canopy tour, visited local waterfalls, learned to surf, experienced 'Tico' style fishing out on the ocean, and discovered other nearby beaches thanks to the bikes Chris lent us (all in a short 5 days).
Staying at Chris' was perfect! Everything was clean, and not to mention well decorated. Other pluses were the great water pressure, amazing landscaping, pool, full kitchen (including coffee pot), comfortable bed, and all the wonderful noises of nature. Having our morning cup of coffee out on the patio and listening to the nearby monkeys, birds and other animals is truly wonderful. We were extremely sad to leave - so we started planning our next visit already!
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About the Host, Chris
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