Spacious, Modern Home with Tropical Garden and Pool.
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Montezuma house description
Enjoy relaxing in our spacious, modern, family home located in five acres of tropical gardens complete with pool, additional full outdoor kitchen, and wood-fired pizza oven. The house is minutes from the town of Montezuma, with its beaches, waterfalls, restaurants, artisans, yoga, surfing, and many other activities.
You will regularly see a variety of wildlife in the garden which includes: Howler monkeys, White-Faced Capuchin monkeys, anteaters, kinkajous, parrots, Mot-mots and many other birds. The garden has a large variety of fruit trees including: bananas, guayabas, mangos, passion fruit, star fruit and a variety of citrus fruit. Help yourself to the fruit and the fresh eggs from our chickens.
This would be an excellent vacation home for a large family group, couples traveling together or two or more families traveling together. There are 2 main dining areas. The table in the house seats 6-8 and the table in the outdoor kitchen seats 8-10. Both kitchens have full-size, high-end appliances and are very well equipped for cooking and entertaining.
The 2-story home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms (2 of which are ensuite). The fifth bedroom (ensuite) is in a separate cottage by the pool. All bedrooms have air conditioning, screens and ceiling fans. There are 2 kingsize beds, 2 queen size beds and a large bedroom with bunk beds and a pull-out trundle bed. One of the queen size beds also has a full size pull-out trundle bed. The upstairs living room has a large flat screen TV. One of the kingsize bedrooms also has a flat screen TV.
This is our home for part of the year and as such would be a real home away from home for you. The kitchen is very well equipped with much more than you normally find in a rental house and there are lots of books, games, and toys for children of all ages.
There is a caretaker on site as well as a gardener and part-time housekeeper to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable.
Keywords: house, villa, private pool, modern kitchen, chef's kitchen, air conditioning, caretaker
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Covered Parking
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Yoga, massage and bodywork, ATV rental/touring, zip-line/canopy tours
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Peaceful vacation in a stunning locale
Peaceful vacation in a stunning locale
The panoramic mountain views, beautiful house, expertly landscaped grounds, and proximity to Montezuma's beaches and activities make this a superior vacation site. Our family of four awoke daily to the sound of Howler monkeys in the distance, and enjoyed our coffee and tea on the lovely veranda before making breakfast in the outdoor rancho. Our kids loved walking the property, on the prowl for exotic creatures. - and there are many to be found, from iguanas, parrots, spider monkeys and pisotes. The large pool was a hit as well! The property is just minutes away by car to the town of Montezuma, where you'll find a number of good restaurants. We took surfing lessons as well as a boat tour to Tortuga Island, where we did some snorkeling before relaxing on the beach. We have not yet done any horseback riding on the beach but plan to do so when we come back in the spring. Everything on the property looked to be well maintained, and we felt very secure staying there, thanks to Carlos, the live-in caretaker. And my girls got to practice their Spanish with Lionel, the gardener. I would definitely recommend this site for families and adventure travelers - anyone, really, who would appreciate this property's - and Montezuma's - charms. My only (sort of) negative comment is that the VRBO pictures don't accurately reflect how gorgeous this place really is!
- Guest Kathy (New York, USA)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 12/29/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
The Real Deal! (wow!)
The Real Deal! (wow!)
We had the priveledge of staying with the owners of this beautiful Costa Rican estate back in August ('11), and we are so thankful that we did! Of the entire month we spent traveling around the country as a family of five (two adults, three young children -- 4, 7, 9), this time near Montezume was definitely some of the most memorable. The property includes a large, beautiful main house with plenty of space, a great laundry room, four bedrooms (I believe), and at least 3 bathrooms -- all very nice and clean. Really nice quality build! But wait-- that is by no means "it!" There are more accommodations on site... Including an adorable little cottage by the pool (includes a jungle-view bedroom and nice bathroom with beautiful tilework and two sinks / shower, and a hammock on the 'porch'), a high-end outdoor kitchen with this incredible, large wooden table and chairs handcrafted in Costs Rica from one tree, an infinity pool with salt water, perfect for cooling off during the hot mid-day sun or even at night (lit up) -- great for your skin (!), another cottage near the pool (fully equipped with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, internet, and such) -- and last but not least, some property to wander around on. Wow! Tropical foliage abounds. We saw white-faced capuchin monkeys as well as howler monkeys (cute baby included)-- such an enriching experience for both us and the kids. I will always remember our time here. You will love it -- it is serene and surrounded by the wildlife and nature of Costa Rica that you imagine! Last note -- the house is down a dirt road which seems to require 4-wheel drive... a bit off the beaten path, but not SO far that you get nervous. :) The awesome little beach town of Montezuma, with its laid-back, artistic atmosphere and funky little restaurants and shops, is just a few minutes drive from this property. Oh and the beaches! So nice... wow! (again). No regrets at all for these memories of a lifetime.
- Guest Claudia F. (Bloomingburg, New York)
- Date of stay 08/01/11
- Review Submitted 12/26/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
very short stay but wish it had been longer
very short stay but wish it had been longer
We stayed in Montezuma recently for five weeks and spent some of this time at this property which I have to say exceeded all expectations. This is a large, well appointed family house....comfortable for those who like high end comfort but without sacrificing the local influence and feel of living in Costa Rica. The cooking facilities are amazing and having the option of cooking outdoors and near the pool is genius!! And my husband was very excited about the chickens... The grounds are beautiful and worth exploring and we enjoy the local community of Pura Vida Road. When we return with our extended family next year we will not hesitate to stay here....the property is suitable for smaller children but quite ideal for teenagers and their friends. For families traveling it will make a difference that this home is lived in and has been designed with a large family in mind. And Stuart and Jen could not be more welcoming and helpful. Note although we didn't tick the box as suitable for tourists without a car, the local cabs are so cheap and convenient that it's not really essential to have a car - the locals often walk from this area into Montezuma and take a cab or hitchhike back. We would recommend a Jeep and definitely at least four wheel drive - or for a bit more fun the ATVs that you can rent in Montezuma.
- Guest Diane (Edinburgh, Scotland)
- Date of stay 12/01/11
- Review Submitted 12/23/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
High Season: Dec. - April = $350/night, $2,500/week, with min. stay of 3 nights. ***7 day minimum rental over Christmas, New Year, Easter - $3,500/week.*** Mid Season: May - Aug. = $300/night, $2,000/week, with minimum stay of 3 nights. Low Season: Sep - Nov. = $250/night, $1,750/week, with minimum stay of 3 nights. For couples or small parties discounts may be available - please enquire. We would welcome a longer term rental. Please contact us to arrange terms. Terms: 25% required to hold reservation. Balance due 30 days before rental starts $250 refundable security deposit required.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: After falling in love with Costa Rica and the Southern Nicoya Peninsula we took an opportunity to make a big life change and live here full time. To satisfy our travel bug we are looking to rent our house, so we can hit the road.
Why the Owner Chose Montezuma:
We chose to live and build our home here because of the climate, the wildlife, the relaxed pace of life and the beauty of the mountains and beaches.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In addition to the wildlife, the hiking, and the walking on the beach, we enjoy getting to know the great mix of people from all over the world that live near us and the town of Montezuma.
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Relax by the pool. You're right by the outdoor kitchen and refreshments.
Follow the path down to the pool.
The rancho, with Koi pond.
One of the bathrooms. All have showers and high-end finishes.
Koi pond and pizza oven.
Howler monkey in our trees.
Squirrels in our garden.
Many many different beautiful species of plants and flowers in the garden.
The Rancho. Our well-equipped outdoor kitchen with a table for 10.
One of the bedrooms with kingsize bed.
Kitchen with modern appliances.
Pool and house at night.
Anteater in our trees.
Five acres of garden and jungle to explore.
Passion fruit flowers during the summer months.
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