This is the 2nd beautiful 2bdrm /1 bath, house on the north side of the property.
Both homes are on a quarter acre of lush jungle land with the pool in the back between them. It is located between 3 amazing beaches all within 5 mins away (Including town).
- Washer , Spinner & Clothes lines
- 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.
Please no smoking in the house. We are on a sceptic system so throwing as little paper down the toilet as possible. And showering to clean off any oils before entering the pool.
Have Fun ;)
We had a wonderful time at Casa Del Halcon, we miss it already and would love to go back. Chris was very welcoming, super helpful with any questions we had. A great host, with the most wonderful dog too! The garden is beautiful, we spent quite a bit of time at the house, reading in the hammock, cooking, listening to music and seeing animals, including iguanas, a monkey and more. We were really grateful for the bikes as well, it allowed us to easily discover the areas around Samara. Thank you Chris.
Chris' place is a little gem located in the outskirts of playa Samara; from there it is very easy to get to town and more importantly to the beautiful beaches around!
Chris is very subtle and full of good tips for things to do in the area; we loved every minute of our stay with him; highly recommended for a true costa rican experience!
Disclaimer: from the point-of-view of parents with a 2 and 4 year old.
We spent 11 days at Casa Del Halcon 2 in August. Chris was always willing to help us with any questions or concerns. The house is situated on the outskirts of town (10 min bike ride) in a lush stretch of road, set among a beautiful garden. The kids really enjoyed the pool, it's about 3 feet deep. The house its self offered the basic necessities. There is no A/C in this house, but we were good with the fans. Because one of our kids still naps, we spent more time at the house then most people usually would. We would have liked a more comfortable living room area as the space had a bed that doubled as seating, but for our family it didn't quite meet our needs. The other house and Chris's tree house are somewhat close together, so sound carries, as we subjected Chris to our crying kids nightly. Samara is a very laid back town during the day. There are plenty of places to eat, we became partial to Lo Que Hay on the beach as it seemed to be the place expats with kids congregated and the food good. We found grocery and restaurant prices on par with North American prices.
If you are looking for a more authentic experience off the beaten path, we recommend Casa Del Halcon 2!
We really enjoyed our stay, the house and location are perfect. Plenty of space for the 4 of us, and more than enough commodities to make you feel "home away from home". The pool, the bbq, the hammocks, and bikes available are all an added bonus. And Chris was a friendly and helpful host. I`d love to go back to Sàmara some time and, if I get the chance, I`d definitely stay at the Casa del Halcon again :)
We stayed at Chris's place for a few days at the very end of a 2 month CR trip.
The house looks great and is a nice size. The property is well maintained, the pool is perfect for small kids or just sitting in on a hot day. There's a little bbq/fire pit area. Sámara is a really nice little town. Very friendly, some good restaurants (the Mexican place has a troop of howler monkeys that live above it). The location is indeed pretty close to the beach, though we had to cut our trip short and only visited Playa Carillo (which is really, really pretty) so we didn't visit the closer beaches except to drive by and take a look. Chris is a great host.
The house was clean, and is really pretty. Chris mentioned it'd been recently redone, and it looks like it. Nice furniture and very attractive overall. I'd give the whole thing 5 stars except for a few things, some of which might just have been bad luck and timing. Though advertised, there was no hot water. Probably something that we just happened to hit at the wrong time between the heater breaking and getting repaired. Also, there were butter knifes and a giant cleaver. Nothing in between, though Chris probably would have got us something if we needed. (We had to leave early so it wasn't a big deal.)
The bigger issues were the insects, and I hate to dock a star for this because it might have largely been beyond Chris's (or anybody's) control, but the no-see-ums are horrible. I'm not sure if this is just a thing in Samara, or Guanacaste, or if it was the particular location of the house or something else (time of year, weather pattern, who knows). Further south in the country we didn't encounter them at all (though we did get other more dangerous arthropods like a kissing bug and a wandering spider).
Anyway, they're horrible, the bites themselves are like a tiny pin prick, which would be tolerable except that after a few days they start itching like crazy. And they didn't seem to be repelled by picaridin at all, so you'll need deet. Unfortunately, I didn't use deet because I didn't know they itched days after the bite, and I could tolerate the initial bites. But a few days later we all started itching and realized we'd accumulated hundreds of bites, and I realized how big a mistake it was not to put deet all over.
So in summary: It's a nice house in a really great town, but use deet or the no-see-ums will destroy you :)
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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