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La Colina De Carolina

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

This morning the sun rose over the ocean in a blaze of colors. Hundreds of parakeets, budgies and parrots flocked in the trees around the house, chirping, warbling and squawking about their day. As I got up to pour more coffee, the roar of a howler monkey let me know that one of the local monkey troupes was stopping by for a visit. Tonight I’ll sit on the veranda with friends, talking, laughing and watching as the full moon rises over the water painting a broad, silver path across the ocean under a sea of stars.

This is the sort of experience that you can expect every day at the tropical paradise called La Colina de Carolina. Situated atop a steep bluff, it has a great vista of the Montezuma area; an elevated, stunningly majestic view of the sea. Beautifully constructed of pressure treated pine, every effort has been made to minimize construction impact on the surroundings.

La Colina de Carolina is only a 10-15 minute walk to Montezuma, making beaches, shopping, restaurants, dancing and even a game of pool easily accessible. However it is far enough removed from the town to provide escape from the late night revelry of the Montezuma tourist scene if you would rather relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a tropical night under the stars. A private entrance together with its remote location and on-site caretaker provide you and your family or guests with total security. A car is not necessary to stay at La Colina de carolina.

Upon arrival you will find a friendly property manager and caretaker waiting to show you around the property, demonstrate how to use the security devices such as the steel shutter doors and answer any questions that you may have. To get your first full day off to a great start, we are happy to make sure that the kitchen has coffee and milk waiting for you. We also offer free assistance with the procurement of any unusual products and services plus booking or arranging any activities or outings that you might wish to take part in.

The house is new and has a full kitchen, large living area and a broad deck that wraps around two sides of the house and offers an excellent view of the sea. The elevated, sea-side location means constant breezes off of the water while our high ceilings, fans and huge windows and double doors all combine to keep the days cooler. Hand made wooden furniture, hammocks, optional meal and beverage services complete the picture of comfortable, tropical relaxation.

As mentioned we are happy to assist you in booking activities including:
Excursions to the Montezuma Cascades, Canopy and Cloud Forest tours with zip lines, day trips to Isla de Tortuga, (Turtle Island,) for snorkeling, volleyball and picnicking, golfing, surf lessons, shore and/or deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, horseback rides on the beach and more.

House keeping is included for stays of 2 weeks or longer. We also offer an array of inexpensive services such as daily house keeping and laundry for those wishing to combine the jungle experience with more pampered living.

These services as well as any activities booked on your behalf must be paid when booked. Contact us for a quote on a complete vacation.

La Colina de Carolina is the perfect blend of comfort and tropical seclusion whether you want to disappear for a few days into lovely views, tropical bird songs and visits from the local troops of monkeys, travel throughout the area on adventurous daytrips, spend some hot nights with the fire spinners and salsa dancers in Montezuma, relax and enjoy some pampered comfort, or a little bit of all of them. In the five years since it has been available to the public for rent, there has not been a single renter who hasn’t said that they’d return in a heartbeat.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hosting you.

Keywords: House, Hill Top
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Local property mgr speaks Eng, Spanish, French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Safe for children, private , away from road...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Inflatable Qeen Aerobed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • 1 and a half bathrooms. Solar hot water!

Other Amenities

  • Walking distance to the village: restaurants, shopping, groceries, tours, beach. Costa Rica's first ever National Wildlife Preserve, Cabo Blanco, is only 8 miles away in Cabuya. Montezuma Waterfalls is a great hike and swim experience. Several great restaurants in the village. Close to Mal Pais Beach, a surfing and sunset capital....moreless


  • Books:

    Many books are present. The collection seems to always grow!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games like Scrabble, Cribbage, Cards...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Local channels...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Check out the hills and jungle that surround La Colina....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    A 15-20 minute walk down the hill to the beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Sitting on the porch looking out over the ocean...doesn't get any better!...moreless

  • Village:

    Montezuma is a small village. But it's well known for its ocean beauty, great waterfalls, cafes and restaurants, Chico's Bar, friendly & happy people, Saturday Farmer's Market, the beach, night fun....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Eating bar in kitchen. Usually we out on big table on deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed wired and wireless internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Part of main space is the living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Home phone present for Costa Rica calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All linens and towels are present...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Of Course. Coffee and milk present when guests arrive...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of untensils, pots, pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of everything you need...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped for great cooking...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items present. For example, olive oil, salt, fresh ground pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Regular toaster AND toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    The front deck/porch is where it's at!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Los Delphines Golf and Country Club is close by...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are available for rent in the village...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The landscaping takes your breath away...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small charcoal grill...moreless



from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green season
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$425 $1,200
Green Fall Season
Sep 15 - Nov 15, 2017
1 night min stay
$425 $1,200
Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2018
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$540 $1,600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included


NOTE: Holiday rates apply Dec 20, 2016-Janurary 3, 2017. Rates: $175/night, $1050/week.


To confirm dates, full payment is required. Credit cards accepted through PayPal. Damage/Security deposit is paid within 30 days of arrival. Refunded within 2-3 days of satisfactory check out.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Close to house: Tambor
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In the village of Montezuma
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Los Delphines Country Club, Tambor
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
All the great restaurants
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Bird watching, monkeys, ATV tours, canopy/zip line tours


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am an independent person with a love of adventure; always active, always looking for a better idea in life. My favorite quote: 'If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.' After a corporate life for many years, now I have a home in Costa Rica. And one day, I will move from Atlanta and live in Costa Rica. Until then, I visit La Colina and rent the house out to help with expenses. I have changed careers. I am a teacher now. I teach English language and culture to non-native speakers. I could not do what I do without the help of my fine caretaker and property manager. And so it is!

Why the Owner Chose Montezuma Beach, Costa Rica:
When I first came to Montezuma on vacation several years ago, I fell in love with the area as so many people do. I decided that I was going to move there, bought a beautiful piece of hill top property with a commanding view of the water five years ago and started construction. I had a house designed and built that would have a minimal impact on the property and blend in with the surrounding nature, which is one of the aspects of the house most commented upon by guests. If you enjoy tranquility, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, time in a hammock and rustic yet comfortable surroundings with all of the modern amenities, then this house is for you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The view of the sea and the constant breeze while sitting on my back porch is my favorite thing about this property.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Local property mgr speaks Eng, Spanish, French
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • The view

    The view

  • Some of the landscaping

    Some of the landscaping

  • Main room, fold down sofa

    Main room, fold down sofa

  • Some of the fabulous landscaping

    Some of the fabulous landscaping

  • Night time

    Night time

  • Approaching the house

    Approaching the house

  • The visiting family

    The visiting family

  • Inside looking out, Screen doors

    Inside looking out, Screen doors

  • Caretaker:Bladimir, Fix everything guy: Terry

    Caretaker:Bladimir, Fix everything guy: Terry

  • Living Room, Laundry, Half BA, BR

    Living Room, Laundry, Half BA, BR

  • Looking out to the ocean

    Looking out to the ocean

  • Kitchen...small but complete and fully equipped

    Kitchen...small but complete and fully equipped

  • Full bath, 'bano azul'

    Full bath, 'bano azul'

  • Bedroom; bed made of teak from property

    Bedroom; bed made of teak from property

  • Path from the parking to the house

    Path from the parking to the house

  • Always fresh flowers

    Always fresh flowers

  • We spend most of our time here

    We spend most of our time here

  • Aloe garden in front of the house

    Aloe garden in front of the house

  • Sign at entrance

    Sign at entrance

VRBO #266801

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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