3BR & 3.5 Baths, Equipped Chief Kitchen, Infinity Pool. All with View!
Herb & Loretta Hawkins & Cynthia Chavarria & Lubos Sliz
- English, Spanish, Czech
About Herb & Loretta Hawkins & Cynthia Chavarria & Lubos Sliz
Mr. & Mrs. W. Herb Hawkins - I am a recently retired Petroleum Engineer from Texas who changed careers later in life to build a warehouse business in NW Arkansas, where I also met and married my lovely wife, Loretta. Our blended family has matured and our three children have all grown and moved away, leaving us as 'empty nesters' (our dogs are our children now). The wife and I have just sold the warehouse business and are in the process of moving to our retirement dream home in the Mountains of Wyoming (Star Valley, Afton, WY south of Jackson Hole). We built our second dream vacation home in Samara, Costa Rica and hope to spend our time traveling between Wyoming and Costa Rica now that our business is winding down. We find the two extremes, snow to tropical, offers us the most adventurous variety although we've found that there are a lot of similarities in Afton, WY and Samara, Costa Rica. No, not the weather, but much of the slower paced, friendly people and stress free, life style are very much alike! God has blessed us well and we'd love to share a little bit of our blessings by offering you an opportunity to stay in our home in Costa Rica. My wife and I are Christians and would love to talk to you about our faith and can suggest a lovely English speaking Christian Center in the Town of Samara. God bless, and we hope things work out for all our potential visitors. As we've said before, our new favorite saying, coming from our new favorite reality show, is, 'Be Happy, Happy, Happy!' DUCK DYNESTY PS. We are kind of 'Red Neck' in nature! The property is Maintained and Managed by Cynthia Chavarria & Lubos Sliz who live on the project. Telephone #'s 506 8938-3166 o 8918-5346. They will be handling most of the reservation and contact issues. firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb & Loretta Hawkins & Cynthia Chavarria & Lubos Sliz purchased this House in 2013
Why Herb & Loretta Hawkins & Cynthia Chavarria & Lubos Sliz chose Belén de Nosarita
Great location, great views, great infinity pool, great new house, great amenities, great region, great Country, great people, great managers, overall great Place! In all honesty, you might find several places in or around Samara which are nice but we would love to have you stay at our abode. I believe our rates to be very competitive and lower than many. With the house built in 2013, it is still very new and fresh. We can all be Happy, Happy, Happy!
What makes this House unique
Even though the internet service is not all that reliable, we do have a prepaid internet modem and router available at the home. When the internet service is working, we also have a telephone set up that can be plugged in to your lap top with a 'Magic Jack' VOIP telephone service or some other type of internet communication like 'Skype', etc.. We also have a prepaid 'SKY' satellite dish with a 60' TV with a moderate TV program service. We have A/C in each bedroom for quick cooling down if the weather gets a little too hot, although the high elevation mountain location and the cool water pool, generally provides all the cooling you need in this tropical paradise! We also have bright, happy, tropical colors throughout and an extra remote security gate, all to give a happy, secure feel. Lastly, the views are to die for and the managers and people are wonderfully friendly!
Pool / Spa
No overnight parties and limited to12 persons.
Children not allowed
Not suitable for very small children, steep cliffs
Minimum age of primary renter:8
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Amazing property at the top of the mountain with the most expansive views.
Only caution is do not trust google maps to get you to the property as it takes you down an alternate and non-maintained road.
Thank you very much for your most favorable review and acknowleging the spectacular views. You happen to mention the shortcomings to the google map locations and I would certainly acknowlege the fact that Costa Rica does not have the best map/sign designs and very often shows un-maintained roads that are nothing but donkey trails. I've tried to give better direct directions to our Home rather than to suggest that any one follow the google map directions. In fact, even the suggested correct main development road leading to the house can at times be a little rough over the last 2 or so Kilometers and in fact a 4 wheel drive vehicle is generally recommended. With that said, the house is definitely accessable at only 15 to 20 minutes to the beach and has very, safe, peaceful and scenic views of the ocean and if accessed via the posted directions (not google), the roads are very well maintained/passable, especially with 4 wheel drive. Out of the 6 kilometers to Playa Samara, only about 1 1/2 kilometers are dirt road. Again, thanks for your input and thanks for your high rating. I hope you enjoyed your visit and we would love to have you back any time.
You walk into the house and say wow!!! Views are breath taking. The house has all high end finishes. Far enough from town to feel like you are away from it all but only 15 minutes drive to be in town and get what you need.
My only things to fix would be to supply some beach towels, which I thought were going to be there, have soap in the bathrooms and a clean sponge for doing dishes in the kitchen.
Kitchen was well stocked for making things. House was very comfortable to relax in. Would love to go back again sometime!
Costa Rica Thanksgiving 2016
We had a wonderful stay here. The house is beautiful and the view is amazing. The owners were very nice to check on us during our stay due to an impending hurricane. The property manager also called us to ask if we needed the pool cleaned due to the high wins. Everything was great and I will stay here again. It is really in a nice secluded place but close enough to Samara to have things to do in the evenings or go to the beach.
Thank you very much for your positive and complementary review. We certainly appreciate your feedback and would love to have you back to visit us again. The house is now currently for sale, listed with Caldwell Banker, but we plan to continue to utilize the Vacation Rentals until it sells. We may not be able to schedule too far in advance due to being for sale, but we will try to accommodate to the best of our ability. Lastly, we certainly hope the pending, very rare hurricane and some high winds didn't curtail your stay too bad. Thank you also for your comments regarding our local property managers. We are very confident and proud of our managers. We believe they are the best in all the area. You should by now already have received your security deposit back. Be sure to let us know if you have any further suggestions or comments. Many Blessings,
Herb Hawkins (email@example.com)
Luxurious mountain escape
Located very remotely outside of Samar, we had the option of peace and relaxation up at the house, or beaching and cocktails down at Samara. The house was even nicer than it looked in the pictures, and the pool is larger than it looks in the pictures. The view was stunning and weather was perfect every single day. We never wanted to leave. It was nice to have WiFi access and a large, well-stocked kitchen to cook meals in. The one downside is that it was very buggy, but the owners do a good job of providing tips on how to avoid/manage the bugs. We would definitely go back!
Awesome, beautiful, outstanding.
Our stay at Herb & Loretta was amazing. The house is much better and nicer than the pictures. The place is a kind of seclued sanctuary where you can enjoy an stunning view of the jungle and the ocean while you rest in the infinite pool or just hang around the house. The construction and the equipment is near to perfection and the only little detail that we missed was a foot lamp in the living room for the ones that still love to read a paper book after dinner. One little secret of this amazing house is that during warm noons you can enjoy your lunch at the carport, where is much cooler, with a nice and constant breeze and a beautiful view of Herb & Loretta´s tropical garden and surrounding hills. Like stated in another reviews a 4x4 vehicle will make your way up easier, but we had a 4x2 SUV and after some adventure we managed to climb to paradise. I trully recommend this property as both the owners and the manager are incredible hosts that will facilitate everything you need.
Thanks so much for your great review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we will definitely try to add the changes you recommended, i.e., lamp in the living room. When we are there, we too enjoy the car port and the infinity pool. We are so glad you had a good time and we sure hope to see you back someday on another Costa Rica vacation. Pura Vida,
Herb & Loretta
Guest says "Beautiful"!
For security reasons our guest prefer not to post a review online but we are excluding their names to protect their privacy and respect their wishes but, in order to increase our ratings we are copying and pasting their note to us as it was written.
Dear Herb and Loretta,
For security reasons, we do not like to post on the site about our personal travels. However, please know that we thoroughly enjoyed our time at your home in Samara. It was beautiful, perfectly maintained and so well outfitted.
We greatly appreciated some of the additional smaller appliances, like the crock pot and a quality blender. We do not often find such attention to detail in other vacation homes - they treat it more like a “cabin in the woods.” Your home is a home.
Thank you very much!
Thanks for your wonderful review. We respectfully accept your request not to mention your names but we did post your comments as annonomouse. We do try to equip the house as we would our own, probably because it is our own. We certainly appreciate your kind words and we hope you consider staying at our home again.
Our 3 bed room, 3.5 bath home is located in Samara Montana Estates Development only about 2Kilometers off of a hard surface road and sits near the top of the development up the mountain on a ridge looking out to the southwest over the Pacific Ocean. Unlike many developments in Costa Rica, Samara Montana does not have a lot of money in a fancy entrance and the 2 Kilometer drive up the mountain on the dirt road can seem to be a little challenging but it really isn't too bad. The road is maintained fairly well. The trip to the beach town of Playa Samara is only about 7 or 8 Kilometers and only takes about 10 to 15 minutes, mostly on hard surface. From Samara, you go about 3.5 Kilometers north on Hwy 150 to the turn to San Fernando/Nosara, go left about 1 Kilometer to the Montana sign and turn to Samara Montana and follow the road about 2 Kilometers to the development manager and the first electric gate. The security is very good and you will always feel comfortable while inside the development. The Samara, Nicoya, Carrillo, Guanacaste area is a very inviting part of Costa Rica with a great friendly local/Tico flare. The managers, Lubos & Cynthia, will give you your gate keys and the house keys and give you any other instructions. There are frequent black face howling monkey sightings at the house and the infinity pool along with the outdoor living space with spectacular mountain and Ocean views is so inviting you may not ever want to leave the house but if you do, there is a host of activities and restaurants down in the beach town. Some activities very nearby are horseback riding on the beach, kayaking to the nearby island from Playa Samara, Surfing and surfing lessons, Canopy or zip line tours, Shops, restaurants, bars, yoga centers, exercise center, health food, Christian Center activities and much much more! At seasonal times there are turtle farms and whale watching tours as well. Our house is fairly new, completed middle of 2013, and we are still working to stock up on brochures, maps and other informational items but there is no shortage of brochures down in town at the grocery store or many of the restaraunts, shops and information booths. More information to come soon. If you have any additional questions feel free to email us. We look forward to opening up our home to the VRBO clientel. God Bless and good luck in your vacation endeavors.
Herb & Loretta Hawkins