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“Architecturally unique house in an idyllic...”
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Feel the stress melt away as you relax on this deck- at eye level with monkeys and tropical birds.
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Feel the stress melt away as you relax on this deck- at eye level with monkeys and tropical birds.
The property is surrounded on three sides by undeveloped forest- great privacy & wildlife viewing. The master bedroom has a full size bed as well as a futon single bed.
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Feel the stress melt away as you relax on this deck- at eye level with monkeys and tropical birds.
The property is surrounded on three sides by undeveloped forest- great privacy & wildlife viewing.
The master bedroom has a full size bed as well as a futon single bed.
The second bedroom has two twin beds with armoire.
The third bedroom has a full size bed with armoire. All the bedrooms have a ceiling fan.
The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare and share meals.
The kitchen and the bedrooms are fully screened.
The kitchen is so comfortable and spacious!
Relax in the hammock and listen to the sounds of nature: ocean waves, monkeys, birds, the stream...
There is an outdoor shower (with cool water) as well as an indoor shower (hot water).
The outdoor shower is wonderful after the beach.
Enjoy your morning coffee and watch wildlife on the 3rd floor observation deck!
Private gated entrance and off street parking. Great security.
Beautiful Playa los Cedros is only 400 meters from the door.
You'll see lots of hummingbirds from the patio.
The upstairs deck puts you at eye level with howler and capuchin monkeys for outstanding photo ops.
If you want to see some of Costa Rica's wildlife, this is the house for you.
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Rental Home -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montezuma, Province of Puntarenas

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“Architecturally unique house in an idyllic setting… It surpassed all our expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Casa Montezuma for 9 days during our recent vacation in CR and absolutely loved it! We had high expectations based on the description, pictures and consistently great reviews we saw on Tripadvisor, but it ended up being even better than we had imagined. Nestled in the forest and surrounded by colorful, lush vegetation, this unique three-level vacation house was designed to integrate the comforts of indoor living with the splendor of the outdoor surroundings.

The first floor has a large, fully-equipped kitchen, a bathroom, 2 showers (one large, warm-water indoor shower with vanity & one outdoors) and a large patio that looks out onto the well-manicured but lush and colorful yard. The second floor has 3 fair-sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large deck, and the third floor has a small, covered observatory where you can watch and photograph wildlife in the surrounding trees. The unique aspect of this house, is that all of the rooms are connected by open-air hallways, stairways and decks/patios so that when you walk out through the bedroom door in the morning, you step straight outdoors with the forest in front of you. Also unique…. the 3 small bathrooms each has its sink stationed outside, so you open the screen window and lean outside to wash your hands. Getting our coffee and breakfast in the morning involved winding our way down to the modern, fully-equipped kitchen via outside hallways, stairwells, deck and patio. We would then sit out on the lower patio with our coffee and breakfast surrounded by lush, flowering vegetation, watching the coatis, agoutis, hummingbirds and other wildlife that frequently wandered by and listening to the sounds of exotic birds and the roar of nearby howler monkeys echoing through the forest. An idyllic start to each day!! Later, after a full day of activities in the Montezuma area, we would return and spend the evenings out on the 2nd-floor deck, drinking wine, chatting or reading and listening to the sounds of the forest wildlife, the babbling of the nearby brook and the distant roar of the ocean surf. This house brings you about as close as you can get to living in the forest while still offering all the comfort and conveniences of a regular vacation home. Despite being so exposed to the outdoors, it is still very private since it is almost completely surrounded by forest and vegetation.

Casa Montezuma is managed by Donna and Tito, who live next door. They are both wonderful people who are never intrusive, but always available to answer questions and provide any needed assistance. Donna was extremely helpful with our travel plans in advance of our trip… answering questions, offering suggestions and even booking our taxi from the airport to the Puntarenas ferry. When we arrived at Casa Montezuma, Donna provided us with info on the house and property as well as a full orientation to the area including bus schedules, taxi info, ideas for places to eat, tips on where to get groceries and more. She also loaned us a local cell phone to use while in the area. Donna and Tito really helped make this vacation one of the best we’ve had!

As with everyone else who has reviewed Casa Montezuma to date, I’m giving the property 5 stars. However, I truly feel that it deserves 10 stars for being such a magical place that truly surpassed our expectations.

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Liked best: Unique architecture of the house and proximity to forest and wildlife
Liked least: A minor inconvenience was the need to rely on buses and taxis to get around - not an issue if you have a rental SUV.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Mary E
Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
“WOW - Beautiful place, great and gracious owners!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We began our trip to Costa Rica October 1, 2012. Our base was in Alajuela. We had the pleasure of meeting Tito there. After his return trip from Puerto Rico, we had the chance to stay at his place towards the end of our trip. Donna, his wife is an absolute sweetheart! My husband and I felt like we had known both of them for years!!! Montezuma is absolutely beautiful but Tito and Donna's place is amazing. They have made it a top notch place to stay! The grounds are so lush, quiet, private and yet only minutes from the beach and town! It was very hard for us to go back to Alajuela after spending 2 days at their place. When we left we were so relaxed and all we can say is their place was a slice of heaven on earth and doesn't get much better than that! Bill and I wish Tito and Donna the best of luck and pura vida! Hope to see you again!!

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Liked best: To many things, the property, the owners, the location!!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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KH1715
Park City, Utah
2 reviews
“Best teenager/family vacation Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We spent a month here in June with our 3 teenagers and I think it was the perfect teenager vacation. The house was wonderful, beautiful and big enough that we were not living on top of each other and we had everything we needed. It is close enough to the beach & town that the kids could be independent but we still had great family time together. Donna was wonderful and a lifesaver more than once. She was always there when we needed her but never intrusive. The internet always worked from all over the house. The house was very safe, we never worried about our selves or our belongings. The wildlife was incredible - we saw more from the porch than we did anywhere else in costa rica.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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D Howard
NJ
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Barry and Alice Oswald
Manitoba, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Marcia
Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Boston
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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Management Response
Jan 22, 2012
Thanks for the review! Nothing makes us happier than to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. We enjoyed meeting you all and we hope to see you again some day.
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