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
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!
Carol Butterworth purchased this house in 2008
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 view of the sea and the constant breeze while sitting on my back porch is my favorite thing about this property.
My wife and I spent almost a week here and had a lovely time. The property is beautifully kept and has a fantastic view of the ocean. It is fairly private although there is occasional noise from neighbors or the road. There is no AC but we were comfortable with the fans and the breezes off the ocean. The shower is nice and the kitchen has everything you need. We saw lots of hummingbirds and even had an agouti make a trip through our yard while we were enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the porch. We even saw monkeys in the trees one day on the property! The house is at the top of a steep grade a quick drive from town and I would recommend either renting a 4 wheeler or a car as it is a pretty narrow and steep road even for those in good shape! Montezuma is a fun town but we were so grateful to be able to escape to our refuge at the top of the hill for some real relaxation and peace. What a fantastic place!
I have spent two weeks at La Colina de Carolina. Super comfortable little place, and perfect location close to the center of town. The big plus is the view of the ocean, I could stay on the beautiful porch for ever. Thank you for the nice stay. I will come back.
I spent most of my time strolling through the lush gardens watching butterflies and hummingbirds and enjoying the beautiful ocean view from the veranda. We had a few days of comfortable warm rains during our stay, which were very welcomed to us SoCal drought sufferers! We donned ponchos and took my 9-yr-old grandson horseback riding to a waterfall. We rode ATV's and ate at the B Bar (excellent burgers and pizzas) watching the Montezuma River rip by. In fact, all the restaurants in Montezuma had great food! La Colina is the perfect location...close to Monetezuma Beach but high enough to catch the coastal breeze. It's like finding the end of the rainbow! Thank you for a great vacation!
I recently finished a one month stay at La Colina. I had previously spent a week there last year and was anxious to return for a longer period this time. I easily settled in and noticed how well provided it is for a long stay with a kitchen that bears many thoughtful touches, good fans for cooling each room, a new washer and lines outside for natural drying and the classic tropical veranda that serves as the outdoor living room with comfortable chairs, a hammock and large table that would seat 8 people. The gardens surrounding the home are well-cared for and I could cut flowers for arrangements. A thick jungle canopy encloses the space on each side for privacy and dips with the slope in front to open for a panoramic ocean view. In front of the veranda were many shrubs in bloom that attracted a dance of multi-colored butterflies and darts of iridescent hummingbirds! After multiple trips exploring all around Costa Rica, this is the spot that feels most like home.
My husband & I spent a month in January 2016 at Colina De Carolina. It was great staying in a house with a beautiful veranda (which we spent hours on) & an outstanding view of the ocean. The kitchen was small but very well equipped & the washer & dryer were very much appreciated with the longer stay. So many other things were provided as well. We used the clothesline reachable from the veranda instead of the dryer which we really liked. The setting was very private with all the foliage around it. However you could hear the frequent traffic of motorcycles & ATV's going by. The futon/couch was not very comfortable for someone with back problems. We were told it was doable to walk into town from the house. However, the walk was about 5/8 of a mile straight down & unless you are in super great shape or 25, was strenuous especially going up after a tiring day. It took us 1 day to figure out we needed transportation. We rented an ATV for 25 days which we thoroughly enjoyed even though it was a considerable amount out of our budget. We went everywhere on it & had a blast. We quickly figured out it was best to go to Cobano for groceries which we did with our ATV. Most of the town was made up of younger people in their 20's & early 30's & a lot of backpackers. But we being in our late 50's really enjoyed ourselves exploring the area around Montezuma. We even have new friends in their early 20's we spent several days with. We are so glad we had this experience & would recommend Colina de Carolina to anyone as we think it is one of the best places & value to stay in the area, Overall it was a fantastic place to stay & we really felt at home & very safe.
Bird watching, monkeys, ATV tours, canopy/zip line tours
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
NOTE: Holiday rates apply Dec 20, 2016-Janurary 3, 2017. Rates: $175/night, $1050/week.
NOTE: WEEKLY RATES ARE DISCOUNTED FROM NIGHTLY RATES. VRBO QUOTES DO NOT REFLECT THE WEEKLY DISCOUNT. MAKE SURE YOU ASK ABOUT WEEKLY AND MONTHLY RATES.
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.