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Open Concept Euro Built Beach Home: Shaded Garden, Walk to Restaurants/Super

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Open Concept Living Room, Kitchen & Breakfast Bar

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Montezuma house description

Casa Astrid, located on the beach in Cabuya, a quaint village nestled between Montezuma & Mal Pais at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, is within walking distance of 5 restaurants, 1 Internet cafe & 2 grocery stores.

The open air cathedral ceilings ensure wonderful light & ventilation. The french doors which span the back of the house allow you to enjoy the sounds & sights of the ocean from inside. The spacious covered deck is ideal for dining or relaxing in a hammock or lounge chair. Monkeys, birds & butterflies frequent the shaded garden. Two bedrooms, one with a double bunk bed, & a built in couch provide sleeping space for up to 6 guests.

Bring your lap top to hook into our high speed Internet connection & fiber optic phone line. Enjoy the cool quiet of our external AC units in both bedrooms.

The house is within a short walk of jungle/river/waterfall hikes, snorkeling & Cabuya Island. The sea at the house is safe for kids. Montezuma is a 7km/1 hour walk along the beach.


IMPORTANT NOTE ON OPEN AIR TROPICAL HOUSES: An open air house house allows the ocean breeze as well as critters like geckos, insects and the occasional hermit crab in. Make sure to put all food away, keep your garbage covered and counters spotless or the ants will be happy to clean up for you! Please note that the air conditioning is restricted to the two bedrooms and is intended to be used with the bedroom doors closed.

THINGS TO DO: TAKE A HIKE
At low tide, take a 5 minute walk to the Magical Cabuya Island. Explore the island beaches, views and cemetery.
Walk 2km to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and take a two hour hike through the jungle to a pristine beach.

Walk 10 minutes up the beach to the River Lajas and hike up the river to one of several waterfalls.

Walk for an hour (7km) along the beach to Montezuma and enjoy a drink at one of the many funky restaurants.

Take a two hour hike via the high road over the Cabo Blanco reserve enjoying the amazing views and take a dip at the beaches of Mal Pais.

THINGS TO DO: TAKE A SWIM: Swim in the lovely warm safe water right in front of the house at high tide. There are no currents or big waves to worry about. Make sure to bring water shoes as the bottom is rocky.
At low tide wade in the tide pools. Find an amazing assortment of shells, stones and sea creatures.

Bring your snorkel gear and flippers out to Cabuya Island to see coral and tropical marine life.

Swim in the cool pools at the mouth of the river Lajas, only a ten minute walk along the beach.

Rent kayaks form the Howler Monkey Hotel, two doors down and kayak around Cabuya Island.

Do you have kids? For $100/week we can set up our above ground pool for you. Relax and watch the kids have fun.


THINGS TO DO: TAKE IT EASY: Swing in a hammock and let the wildlife come to you. Monkeys, birds, iguanas, butterflies and geckos are regular visitors in the back yard.
Take your book and beach chair to the shady water's edge and enjoy the sound of the waves and the tropical breeze.

Build a sand castle and go beach combing with the kids. The beach changes regularly with the tide. You will be amazed at the treasures that you will find.

Take a stroll past the second supermarket and follow the signs to the Rainsong Wildlife Sanctuary where Mary will introduce you to all the fascinating local wildlife.

Watch the moon rise over the ocean and see the splendid night sky unfold before your eyes right in front of the house.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                bunk bed...moreless

              • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                sofa...moreless

              • Covered Deck: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                inflatable mattress...moreless

              • Both bedrooms are equipped with split air conditioning units which ensure a cool and quiet nights sleep....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • The hot water in the shower uses an on demand hot water heater

              Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Groceries

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Near The Ocean
                      • Village

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Paragliding
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming

                      Arrival Day

                          • Flexible

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            Outdoor dining area under covered deck...moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room:

                            Open-air but screened living room with huge french doors and two powerful ceiling fans....moreless

                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Parking:

                            Private gated parking...moreless

                          • Parking On Street
                          • Safe
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Beach Towels
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Covered deck with deck chairs, hammocks and table...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            larger back yard leading to beach. ...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Patio

                          Forms Of Payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Base Rate
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $100
                                  $546 $1,500
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                                  Rates include all fees and taxes for up to four guests. Please contact owner if there are more than four guests.


                                  Notes:

                                  Please contact me for long term rates (2 months or more).

                                  Reservation dates can be adjusted as long as there is no conflict with other guests.

                                  50% deposit to hold the reservations with the balance due one month prior to arrival.

                                  Refunds are not issued but if a reservation is cancelled then the guest may select another available time.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                                  23 Available
                                  21 Unavailable
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                                  Location

                                  30 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Tambor
                                  0.5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  60 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  puntarenas
                                  0.5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  50 Metres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Beach

                                  Car: Not Necessary

                                  Cabuya, the gateway to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, is a small ocean side village which offers a wealth of natural sites to discover. Nestled along the jungle-fringed coast with a backdrop of mountains, Cabuya is great base for hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, beach combing, wildlife watching and all those nature lovers looking for a place off the beaten track. It is also the ideal spot to simply unwind in a hammock and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.

                                  Cabuya boasts 5 restaurants, an Internet cafe, and two grocery stores which stock alcohol, produce, meat, fish and household items, all of which are within an easy walk from the house. It is also within an hours walk (7km) along the beach to Montezuma and a two and a half hour walk over a mountain to Mal Pais and the lovely playa Carmen. There is a regular bus service to Montezuma so while some visitors choose to rent a car it is certainly not essential.

                                   

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                                  Speaks: english, spanish

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Open Concept Living Room, Kitchen & Breakfast Bar

                                    Open Concept Living Room, Kitchen & Breakfast Bar

                                  • Back Deck of the house

                                    Back Deck of the house

                                  • Double single bunkbed made by local carpender

                                    Double single bunkbed made by local carpender

                                  • Beach directly in front on the house

                                    Beach directly in front on the house

                                  • Fun tree in the back yard

                                    Fun tree in the back yard

                                  • Street in front of house

                                    Street in front of house

                                  • Beach at the house

                                    Beach at the house

                                  • Lovely Cabuya hills and pastures. The 'real' Costa Rica

                                    Lovely Cabuya hills and pastures. The 'real' Costa Rica

                                  • Beach at the house. Always changing due to tides. See Cabuya Island in the back!

                                    Beach at the house. Always changing due to tides. See Cabuya Island in the back!

                                  • I love the Costa Rican dogs!

                                    I love the Costa Rican dogs!

                                  • Montezuma waterfall only ten minutes away!

                                    Montezuma waterfall only ten minutes away!

                                  • View of beach from the house

                                    View of beach from the house

                                  • Living room with built in stone couch

                                    Living room with built in stone couch

                                  • From the street the house is barely visible

                                    From the street the house is barely visible

                                  • Bed made by local carpenters of tropical hardwood

                                    Bed made by local carpenters of tropical hardwood

                                  • Sunrise at the house

                                    Sunrise at the house

                                  • Photo taken in back yard - monkeys are often there

                                    Photo taken in back yard - monkeys are often there

                                  • Swim at the River Lajas - 10 min walk from house

                                    Swim at the River Lajas - 10 min walk from house

                                  • Beach at the house

                                    Beach at the house

                                  • Village cows.

                                    Village cows.

                                  • Great hiking at the Montezuma waterfalls, only 10 minutes away!

                                    Great hiking at the Montezuma waterfalls, only 10 minutes away!

                                  • Little open air but screened kitchen

                                    Little open air but screened kitchen

                                  • Great hiking up the river Lajas or around Montezuma

                                    Great hiking up the river Lajas or around Montezuma

                                  • 'Rosie' the Roseate spoonbill is often right by the bridge at the river Lajas.

                                    'Rosie' the Roseate spoonbill is often right by the bridge at the river Lajas.

                                  $100 per night (USD)
                                  15

                                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
                                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                                  Member since: 2008
                                  Speaks: english, spanish
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                                  • Response rate: 100%
                                  • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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