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Pool, stunning ocean view, quiet, stairway to beach, ECO house

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

main house 1 BR 1 BA -second house 1 BR 1 BA - sleeps 4

Since dec 2014 we work with a solar grid system for electricity. Hot water comes from a solar heater. Come and enjoy !

This lovely property is located on the cliffs above Playa Cedros. The large 22000 m2 lot ensures our guests complete privacy while not being isolated from other homes in the area. There are two homes on the property, ideal for friends and families with older children. The main house is a large studio with 1 queen bed, bathroom and kitchen. Living and dining areas are outside. It offers a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill.

The second house is about 30 feet from the main house. It has a bedroom upstairs with a queen bed. The sink, toilet and rustic outdoor shower are on the first floor. Both houses back a wildlife corridor. Monkeys, iguanas, and agouti abound… There are many native fruit trees for our guests to enjoy. Ocean breezes keep the homes comfortable. 4X4 recommended.

Cabo Blanco National Park and the little town of Cabuya are just 4 km to the South - Cabuya is a great base for hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, beach combing, wildlife watching and everything nature lovers are looking for. Montezuma is 3 km North and offers many restaurants and shops. You are minutes from one of the best beaches in our area. Playa Cedros is known for its' long surf break. Rio Cedros is a short distance away with a fresh water lagoon and waterfalls up river.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr Berger,

We really enjoyed our vacations in your house.

It's a real paradise.

We loved the view on the sea, be in the jungle, watch the animals and refresh ourselves in the pool.

Everything has been well thought for the comfort and the pleasure.

Our friends loved the place as much as we did.

Congratulations for the choice of the spot....

We may come back....

Best regards,
Jan 2012
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Montezuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Pool, stunning ocean view, quiet, stairway to beach, ECO house
average rating of 4.965517 based on 31 reviews

Luxury is in the privacy and setting

  • 5 of 5

OMG. Says it best!! Up on a mountaintop all by yourself just minutes from a tipico village with a fabulous restaurant: Cabuya’s coffee house.

Simple accommodations.but clean. Roads are not for the timid but easy to get used to. More like river beds then roads.

Do not consider bringing young kids. One side of small house drops off to the jungle.

Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 8 days here. The property is perfectly situated on the edge of a jungle valley so you don't have to leave the porch for the canopy tours...we saw all manner of wildlife from monkeys to geckos.

The beauty and solitude were second to none, and we were super thankful we resisted the temptation to rent something 'on the beach' and go for this instead. The walk to the beach is 10 minutes and very steep, but our 9 year old had no problem making it.

La Selva brewery is just down the road and fantastic (the owner Jacob and his kids were wonderful hosts) and we couldn't believe our good fortune in getting fish from the local fisherman in Cayuba.

The kitchen was small but well equipped and we prepared most of our own meals at the house.

The pool is perfect. We haven't encountered one we like as much.

We made it to Montezuma falls (make sure and hit the upper falls as well, and go early to avoid the crowds) and had a lovely wander up Rio Cedros to the falls completely alone.

This is a little traveled corner of the world, and so worth it. It's a bit of a journey from San Jose, but the ferry is lovely (as is the overland route). If you have some time and want an adventure travel through the center of the Nicoya Peninsula instead of along the coast--it's rugged cattle country with a different landscape and really lovely.

Our squad is already scheming a return mission. We can't say enough wonderful things about Joachim's property and hosting. Everything was completely perfect--including his exemplary pool cleaning and landscaping!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at this property. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teen boys. The 2 houses were perfect for our family. The views are stunning and the proximity to the jungle is perfect. We were able to enjoy seeing so much wildlife during our stay. The kitchen is well stocked with all you need to cook which we did quite a lot of. Cobano and Montezuma both have markets with ample selections for meals. The walk to the beach is strenuous, but doable. The return hike is difficult. We preferred to make the short drive to the main can stop anywhere along it to go to the beach and only see 1 or 2 people. We stayed for a week. It was not nearly enough. We enjoyed snorkeling and ziplining, but the inshore fishing was the best! What can beat a relaxing boat ride culminating in tight lines with beautiful yellow fin tuna?! Most days we did some sort of half day activity and spent the other half on property enjoying the pool and the views. I don't recommend the property for small children as the second house lacks guard rails, but for older kids, it is perfect. We really cannot say enough good things about the property and our hosts. Pura vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarnia, Ontario


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, quiet, secluded, very comfortable. We had a fabulous stay! Host was very welcoming and attentive getting us settled. Fantastic place.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning property. I can't recommend it enough. We were a family of 4 (11 and 13 year old children) and loved our time here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Million dollar views!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed this property. We had as much fun laying by the pool with cocktails, enjoying our tunes, and taking in the breathtaking views as we had exploring the plethora of other things there are to do in the Montezuma area. Joachim was extremely helpful and accommodating. The perfect host! The kitchen was well-equipped. No A/C, but we went in December and found the fans certainly adequate. The wildlife that we encountered on the property was a true treat for my family. As a note, the guesthouse is not quite adjacent to the main house. I talked to Joachim about this before we arrived, so we knew what to expect. With our two younger children (ages 6 and 8), that meant that my wife and I split up to each share a bed with a boy. We didn't feel comfortable putting them that distance away from us. It wasn't a deal breaker when we booked and it didn't detract from our experience. Just something to be aware of. I think this property is ideally suited for 2 couples or a family with 1-2 older children that you don't mind sleeping in a separate structure about 50 feet away. For the right adventurous family, I can not stress enough how amazing this property is! I think that you will be hard pressed to find any property at this price point that can beat it in all of Costa Rica...let alone the Montezuma area.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Los Cedros
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $45
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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