Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Donna Conneely & Alberto Zevallos
- english, spanish
About Donna Conneely & Alberto Zevallos
I am a lifelong world traveler, interested in almost everything, especially nature and wildlife. My promise to you is this: I will do all I can to make your vacation the best it can be, and I will go the extra mile to make sure your visit to Costa Rica is unforgettable.
Donna Conneely & Alberto Zevallos purchased this Villa in 1991
Why Donna Conneely & Alberto Zevallos chose Montezuma
Montezuma is a destination that truly has something for everyone. It is exotic and out of the ordinary, and yet it feels like coming home- coming home to the elemental world where we live closely in tune with nature. If you are visiting Costa Rica in order to get close to nature, this is your house!
What makes this Villa unique
This house comes with some very valuable extras! For example, it comes with two bikes, local cell phone, beach towels and umbrellas, hammocks, and gas BBQ. One of the bikes has a basket, so you can use it to bring home groceries, hot bread from the bakery, or fresh fish from Cabuya. No need for an expensive rental car! Also included is weekly cleaning service at no extra charge! For those interested in wildlife we provide several bird field guides, binoculars, wildlife identification brochures, local maps, tide charts, and more. From the 3rd floor observation deck you can get really close to the monkeys for some top-notch photo opportunities. At night you will not hear cars, airplanes or other people's music. You will drift off to sleep with the sounds of the stream, the waves of the ocean, and the haunting cries of nightjars or tiger herons. In the morning you will awake to the unforgettable sounds of the howler monkeys starting their day. Finally, we provide free weekly cleaning service, with daily service available (at extra cost) with advance notice. There never any hidden fees or taxes.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful time! The house is absolutely as advertised. Both the owner, Donna, and on site manager, Tito, were exceedingly helpful in every way possible. We enjoyed so many days of sightseeing and exploring but also enjoyed simply staying at the house. I must say, we enjoyed the beach every single day! Our go to Taxi driver, Tony, took great care of us taking us to excellent local restaurants and even a day in Santa Teresa.
Unfortunately due to the unforeseen COVID-19 virus we felt we should return to the States. So much to our sorrow, after seven weeks there we left a week early. Donna and Tito could not have been more supportive and offered to let us stay in the house for an indefinite stay if we had needed. It was a hard decision to leave early. Without our even asking, Donna refunded us our unused days. If our travels bring us back to this area of Costa Rica we would definitely choose this property again! Thank you Donna and Tito for everything. In these difficult times we wish all the best for Donna, Tito, Tony, and all of the other wonderful people we met.
Thank you for letting us know that you are now safe at home. We enjoyed your visit more than we can say, and we are sorry you were forced to leave early, but so glad that you absolutely made great use of the time you did have. Hope to see you again someday!
Trouble getting taxi
Long walk to shopping centre and restaurants
Poor light for reading at night
Having to leave for 8 hours when cleaning staff arrived
A piece of paradise
This is the perfect house to experience it all. The beach and the wildlife. Everything you need is in the house and the owners are very friendly and extremely helpful in all your Costa Rica needs and questions . We will be back as soon as we can. Wonderful place. Incredible architecture. We could not have asked for anything better .
A Wonderful Costa Rica Experience
This was our second time staying at Casa Montezuma in two years. In 2017 our family of 5 stayed over Christmas and had such an amazing experience that we decided to return this year. The property, unfortunately, was not available over Christmas, so we booked two weeks in early December. Two weeks earlier actually made a bit of a difference in terms of bugs (which were virtually non-existent our first time) and the amount of wildlife. The capuchin monkeys were less plentiful and there were not as many birds to enjoy. Still an amazing experience however and the weather was amazing. One thing to be prepared for is that you will likely get up very early (howler monkeys start at about 5:00 am!) and be ready for bed by about 8:00 pm.
Tito obviously knew we were pretty familiar with the house and area this time and left us pretty much to ourselves, but was always available for help if necessary. You really can't go wrong with this place as long as you know what you are getting into with this area of Costa Rica. We love it but for sure do your research regarding the area. The house is very much as described in the listing and the many very positive reviews.
The one minor disappointment we had was that the barbecue was not available for use as it had rusted out. We used this almost daily our first time and we really missed it. Being able to cook outside is much nicer in the heat and humidity. The kitchen is reasonably well set up, but I was stuck making most meals in the frying pan.
Off the beaten path retreat
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Montezuma with our two children ages 6 and 8. The house is perfect for nature lovers and kitchen is fabulous for anyone who enjoys cooking. Short walk to Playa Cedros and not far to Cabo Blanco, waterfalls, swimming holes, and lovely places to dine. Highly recommend! Tito and Donna were super helpful with directions and orienting to the accommodations. Our kids fell in love the Chuleta the Pig and we never tired of the beautiful bird sounds and the rainforest views.
Wow! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa Montezuma! It sounds like you saw a lot of the beautiful area close to the house.
Thanks for staying with us, and we hope to see you again someday!
Casa Montezuma is located 3 kilometers south of the town of Montezuma and just 300 meters from the Pacific Ocean. The home is tucked away in a serene grove of lush vegetation, part of a natural wildlife corridor. It is 5 kilometers north of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, Costa Rica's first natural reserve.
Other Activities: Birdwatching, Wildlife viewing, Volleyball
Golf: Los Delfines Golf & Country Club on Tambor Beach