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La Colina de Carolina

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Carol Butterworth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Local property mgr speaks Eng, Spanish, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2017

About Carol Butterworth

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

Why Carol Butterworth chose Montezuma Beach

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

2.5 acres on top of a hill with a commanding view of the water 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.

What makes this house unique

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

Amenities

Montezuma Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 and a half bathrooms. Solar hot water!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Inflatable Qeen Aerobed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

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La Colina de Carolina

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and 2 grandaughters stayed at La Colina da Carolina for 2 weeks. We arrived late on Sunday afternoon and the caretaker was there waiting for us. She gave us a quick tour and made sure that the phone and Internet were working before she left. The house was surprisingly comfortable for the 4 of us. We spent most of our time there on the porch watching the beautiful view. We rented a car and I am so glad we did as the walk into Montezuma, while not far, was very steep. The road from the cabin to Montezuma was paved, but none of the other roads were. Four wheelers were available, but the car was much more comfortable for us. Driving around while there is not for the faint of heart, especially after a good rain, but it definitely was fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous 2 weeks at LCC!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I arrived here for a 2 week stay and loved every minute. We are retired and are mid sixties. We rented a car out of Liberia and spent 2 days in the Arenal volcano area before driving down to Montezuma.

Ginette met us and showed us the place and where everything is. Very helpful. Even included the basic supplies to get us started such as coffee, milk, olive oil, etc.

Our days fell into a lovely routine.

Get up early, have coffee on the porch, leisurely breakfast overlooking the ocean, do dishes.

Then we'd go out for the day, usually returning around 4 to have a shower, drink and cards on the verandah and dinner around 7.

We tried to watch some videos but power blips made this challenging.

LCC is very well equipped! The kitchen is tiny but there is every type piece of kitchen appliance and utensils that you could want. There is a full sized washer and dryer. We opted to hang our laundry on the clothesline as the breezes dried the clothes very quickly. We felt very safe at LCC.

The Montezuma coastline is so beautiful with the beaches and rocks and trails.

Some activities we enjoyed in the area:

Hike to Montezuma Falls

Lazing on the beach and swimming in the ocean

Zip-lining

3 hour difficult hike in Cabo Blanco

Boat cruise and snorkelling at Tortuga Island

Day trips to Santa Teresa and Playa Tambor

Walk down and up the hill (at dawn)

3 hour hike to Cocolito Falls (at dawn)

Walk out to Island at Cabuya

We mostly cooked our own meals but ate out at Cocolores, Ylang-Ylang, Cabuya Bakery, Puggos and Soda Typico Las Palmeros. Food was excellent everywhere.

We saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, coati, wild turkey, lizards, lots of birds and of course, Rocky, the neighbor's friendly dog.

Perfect weather every day and perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kay

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks here, first time in Costa Rica. La Colina was a lovely surprise. The temperatures in Montezuma were consistently 88-90f and the house was fine with the fans. We spent a lot of time on the porch that looks over jungle greens to a great view of the ocean, and cooked most of our dinners there instead of eating out. Beautiful and relaxing, Carol and her team take good care of the details of staying there. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacqueline

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Colina de Carolina

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Close to house: Tambor
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
In the village of Montezuma
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Paquera
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Los Delphines Country Club, Tambor
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
All the great restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Montezuma
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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