CHEZ MU LUXURY VILLA - AMAZING OCEAN & JUNGLE VIEWS, PRIVATE HILLTOP 1MI. F/TOWN

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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CHEZ MU LUXURY VILLA - AMAZING OCEAN & JUNGLE VIEWS, PRIVATE HILLTOP 1MI. F/TOWN

Montezuma Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 in 3.7 acre private estate

NEWLY REMODELED DECEMBER 2012: new bathrooms, new floors, plus lots of other upgrades. If renters loved us before (see our reviews), this upgrade will blow you away!

Chez Mu is nestled on a hilltop above Montezuma. The Villa offers tropical luxury at its finest. It has just been remodeled, with a new pool and modern furnishings. The Villa can accommodate a large family or several couples.

The home is in the middle of a lush 3+ acre property, which ensures absolute privacy and tranquility. White faced and howler monkeys, as well as parrots. hummingbirds and many other varieties of birds can be seen daily. The hilltop setting provides panoramic views of the jungle and ocean, as well as a steady and refreshing breeze (and no mosquitoes!).

Plenty of deck space near the pool could become the backdrop for a very special wedding party and is perfect for yoga.

It is only 5 minutes from downtown Montezuma (cozy town with amazing beaches), 15 minutes from Cobano (bank, doctor, supermarket) and 25 minutes from Malpais (incredible sunsets and surfing).

Chez Mu is the perfect honeymoon retreat, or tropical destination for your entire family!

Attractions nearby:

- town of Montezuma is exactly 1 mile away, down the hill

- walking distance to a Canopy (zip-line) Tour and a Butterfly Farm

- beaches: Playa Manchas (2km), Montezuma (2km), Malpais (20km)

- national parks: Nicolas Weissenburg (5km), Cabo Blanco (15km), Coru (15km)

- restaurants: about a dozen in and near Montezuma (2km), another ~20 in Malpais (20km)

- waterfalls: La Cascada (2km), beach waterfall (10km)

- yoga: at Hotel Los Mangos (2km)

- film festival: November

- music festival: July

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Eric

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Three costarrican friends with their wives and children who believe Montezuma is the best kept secret in Costa Rica.

Eric purchased this villa in 2007

The view, the jungle, the privacy, the convenience.

Sipping wine in the pool, listening to the howler monkeys, enjoying the breeze and the sunset after a day of adventures.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews
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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229979
+506 87211333
Montezuma Puntarenas
5

A place to remember; beautiful home designed with taste

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Our hope during our visit to Costa Rica was to spend a family vacation during which we'd be able to rest and relax in a comfortable home. Chez Mu offered exactly what we were looking for: a beautiful home, an exquisite pool, and an irreplaceable ocean view. The house is away from it all while remaining close to the beach and the village nearby. I only wished we could have stayed longer...so I guess we will have to return.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229979
+506 87211333
Montezuma Puntarenas
5

Incredible Anniversary Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and wanted something special for the occasion. We were looking for something relaxing but adventurous at the same time....and it was all of that and more.

The house was everything the description and photos portrayed. Loved hearing the sounds of the jungle but being able to see the ocean in the distance. Quiet and secluded but so close to anything we needed.

From the minute we emailed to check availability the owner was very helpful and accommodating. It was our easiest experience with VBRO so far, especially with payment. The caretakers were wonderful and so patient with our rusty Spanish and very accommodating with our schedule.

We loved using the house as home base and took day trips that were recommended in the incredible vacation guide provided by the owners.
We rented a 4x4 vehicle in San Jose and loved the adventure of traveling around and exploring on our own.

The wireless internet was great and we were able to watch our daughter's 1st collegiate Field Hockey game from the house.

Costa Rica is a beautiful country and we had a wonderfully memorable week at this villa! We have recommended it over and over to our friends and family and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great vacation.
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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
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Montezuma Puntarenas
5

Worth Every Penny

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We are a young group of seven from different parts of the U.S. and we visited Montezuma at the beginning of April. Chez Mu made the trip across the bay well worth it. From the minute we made contact with Eric the process was extremely easy. He guided us right through the booking process, answered all questions we had promptly, and made the vacation great. Chez Mu is everything you see in the pictures. Great views from the awesome pool. Full kitchen set up. Short drive or 1/2 mile walk from town. Cleaning lady was very nice and mindful.

The wild life was abundant, we even saw a couple monkeys in the trees above the house.

We strongly recommend this house. We had the same concerns you do, we didn't want to be ripped off by the internet scammers. You never really know what you're getting until you get there. But this place is the real deal. And making the payments was straight forward with no hassles or issues. It slept seven of us comfortably, and it would've slept eight easily.

Thanks for everything, Eric. This was an awesome vacation.
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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
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Montezuma Puntarenas
5

Great Villa, Great Value and Love Montezuma

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My wife and our 3 kids (6 years, 3 years and 1 years) stayed for a week and loved the villa and the whole Montezuma experience.

The place was as advertised on the website and through e-mail conversations with the owner, except that the washer didn't work, but the cleaner who lives in the house below the Villa was happy to do a load of laundry when ever we asked and we tipped her a little something extra.

The external doors didn't lock, but with the safes in each room for valuables we felt perfectly comfortable, especially that the gardener/cleaner couple lived in the house below the villa and were always around.

A house book is provided by the owner which is loaded with lots of directions, local information and recommendations on restaurants - the information was very accurate and useful. We had a GPS map purchased through one of the links in the house book - and using the coordinates provided by the owner it was no issue finding the villa even after dark.

We enjoyed the Montezuma waterfalls, Curu Wild life park, Cabo Blanco wild life park (look up Gerald at cabo blanco travelers.com his tour booth is downtown Montezuma, he was an awesome tour guide and great with the kids), horse back riding (again Gerald hooked us up with a private family horseback riding our) Tortouga Island and touring Mal Pais/Santa Teresa.

We would use this villa again and definitely stay in Montezuma again - there are many excellent restaurants.
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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
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+506 87211333
Montezuma Puntarenas
2

Good view, but various other issues

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Decent house with a great view. Nearby staff limits privacy. I got an ear infection in both ears after swimming in the pool, and suspect it may have been from the lack of sanitizer.

PROS
--Great view.
--Nice outdoor eating and deck area.
--Well stocked with cookware, dishes, etc.
--The house comes with a printed guide to Montezuma, including maps and details on restaurants, activities, etc.
--Staff is very friendly.


CONS
--Water pressure and hot water were intermittent.
--Washer and dryer were non-functioning, and not hooked up (although the staff volunteered to do laundry for us).
--Exterior doors did not lock (there were three safes to store valuables).
--The internet access is very slow, not at all "high speed".
--Staff is very close by, living in a house just below Chez Mu. They do not speak any English. They come by frequently when you are away from the house (rather than at a specific fixed time every day).
--I got an ear infection in both ears on the last day of my visit. We checked the pool with the test strips in the house, and they came up blank for chlorine/bromine sanitizer. When the pool sanitation issue was brought up with the owner, he said that they do everything "by the book".
Owner's Response: We appreciate all feedback from our guests. We aim to continuously improve the villa, as the partners David, Luis and I also use the house very often with our families and friends. Between October 2012 and January 2013 we invested in significant upgrades to the house addressing all of Jonathan's concerns, and many more improvements:

- We installed a new water pump system for higher pressure and more constant hot water. We also now also have a private well, so unlike most of Malpais, Sta Teresa and Montezuma, we have a reliable source of fresh water especially in the very dry season

- We have installed a new rail system for the terrace doors, and changed all locks. We also have solar-powered motion-activated flood lights in the exterior, and of course the digital safety boxes in each bedroom. These are just precautions, as luckily the area continues to be extremely safe.

- The Internet service was not properly programmed. We’ve upgraded the router, and now have a reliable 1.5 Mbit/s connection. A free Skype phone is also available.

- The housekeepers typically do the cleaning when guests head out to the beach. If you have a specific time you would like them to come by, just let them know.

- The pool continues to function perfectly. Jonathan was unfortunate to visit in May 2012, when there was an unusual “red tide” contamination off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Local newspapers warned of the potential irritation to skin, ears, throat and eyes. Please look up the report in La Nacion on April 4th, 2012, available at the web site: nacion.com/2012-04-05/AldeaGlobal

Also among the many other improvements: marble floors throughout the house (including anti-slip in the terrace), bathrooms totally redone, electrical system upgrades, etc.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Paquera
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Car: necessary

Montezuma is one of the favorite beach towns in Costa Rica, building on it's distinctive local and hippie character. For years, this remote village and its surrounding beaches, forests and waterfalls have enjoyed near-legendary status among backpackers, UFO seekers, hippie expatriates, and European budget travelers. Although it maintains its alternative vibe, Montezuma has emerged as a great destination for all manner of travelers looking for a beach retreat surrounded by stunning scenery and world class ammenities. An Italian influence can be felt in the outstanding restaurants in the area. Active pursuits abound, from hiking in the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve to horseback riding to a beach-side waterfall. The house itself is also walking distance to a Canopy (zip-line) Tour and a Butterfly Farm.

Read more in a recent article: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010/oct/14/travel-downtime-montezuma-costa-rica/

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Availability & Rates

Montezuma Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Dry Season
Jan 2 2014 - Apr 15 2014
$250
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,600
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 16 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$500
4 nights
 
 
Midyear
May 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$225
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,450
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving and December
Nov 21 2014 - Dec 23 2014
$250
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,600
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$650
7 nights
 
 
Dry Season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
$275
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,750
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 5 2015
$500
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$200
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,300
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Montezuma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Independent water heaters for each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 2 king
    Twin Beds Room - 2 twin/ single
    Main Terrace Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Graco crib can be used in any room
  • Brand new A/C in all bedrooms. Modern furnishings. Upper bedrooms with a private terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
- Wireless Internet. - 42' plasma with Direct TV and DVD movie library. - Harmann Kardon boombox to play your iPod tunes. - 3-stage water filtration system for potable water in the kitchen. - Safety boxes with digital access code in all rooms (fits laptops). - Crib for the little ones. - Beach towels. - Professional grade binoculars to watch the wildlife and the stars. - Exhaustive activity guide and manual to the house, 'Chez Mu Guide'. - New concrete road leading up to the house, with parking for 3 cars. - Flood-lit trees and trail thru the gardens. - Housekeeper in nearby cabin (husband and wife) clean the house daily, provide assistance and will prepare meals if asked.

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