MODERN TWO STORY HOUSE: RIVER MEETS OCEAN, WITH BEACH, WATERFALL AND LAGOON

Jan or Bettina

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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MODERN TWO STORY HOUSE: RIVER MEETS OCEAN, WITH BEACH, WATERFALL AND LAGOON

Montezuma Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, sleeps 6, open kitchen, huge verandas, coconut

Modern two story house in a large 5 acre tropical garden, all fenced in and private, with off street parking, guard dogs, cows, chicken and on site care taker(spanish only). The second story open floor plan with open kitchen and barcounter lets you see and hear the waves through lush vegetation. The beach is thirty meters away on the other side of the fence/road, the mountains behind you are the home to lots of animals. Two bedrooms each have their private baths with hot water, one with shower/tub, the other with shower. There is also one more extra bedroom with no bath, small and ideal for kids. Works great for families. One bedroom has an office counter and optional air conditioning (at extra cost!!) . Free WIFI ! Laundry and cleaning service are available at extra cost. For bigger groups we also offer the groundfloor apartment at extra cost. It sleeps an extra two, could sleep four.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jan or Bettina

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We moved to Los Cedros in 1992 onto our 100 hectar farm, working in farming, reforestation and construction. We also have a woodworkshop, a mango plantation, teak, pochote and cashew reforestation. We moved our artist workshop to San Jose lately and treat this as a gentleman farm.

Jan or Bettina purchased this farmhouse in 1992

This is life on the edge of the jungle with nature intact. The river is a source of wildlife, a monkey highway with little tourism. Just 70 meters from the beach but totally fenced in, with lovely local caretakers Marvin and Cynthia. Our next neighbors are 500 yards away. Still it is just 2 miles from Montezuma

secure, authentic, with lots of local flair, low key, private and personal. You can learn a lot about life in the tropics and nature is very close!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352378
+506 2290-4383
Montezuma Puntarenas
5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • 5 of 5
I have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Costa Rica, and for the 4th year in a row, I chose to stay at this house. It is comfortable, clean, safe, private, and right in front of a beautiful stretch of beach. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, good water (hot and cold), AC in two of the rooms and a great hammock on the balcony for those much-needed afternoon naps. The house is surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers that attract many species of colourful birds. I highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful paintings you left. We all are looking forward to have you back.
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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352378
+506 2290-4383
Montezuma Puntarenas
4

ISOLATED, SECURE & ACROSS THE ROAD FROM BEACH

Isolated, secure & across the road from beach
  • 4 of 5
Family of 4 (girl 10/boy 8) - 8 week period June 27 to Aug. 17/12. Property NOT directly on beach.- House large & well equipped & our kids had own rooms. Kids loved everything about this place & didn't miss TV & had fun in nearby river. Sometimes felt confined to the house being on 2nd story. Eventually got chairs to sit outside & had coffee there & hung out. - Can't see anything when you sit on balcony in master bedroom as it is a concrete half wall. You can barely see the beach from house or balcony as vegetation hides it. You can hear the surf - it is quite loud. The property is lovely with the exception of the mango juice production hut which is right beside the house. The caretakers Cinthya & Marvin (speak no English) work there early AM to mid PM. There's a wood workshop run by Peter (Canadian) and he works early AM until 4:30 PM. These 3 people were very helpful, generous and kind. They kept to themselves unless we needed help or had any questions. You are not alone here except for at night. That may be a good thing for some. We felt like we didn't really have our own place.- We didn't rent a car except for two extended trips.Taking the local bus was fun, inexpensive & pretty efficient. If you're up for walking, our 40 minute walk to Montezuma became one of our favourite things to do - beautiful & full of adventure. It was about 1 hour walk to Cabuya where the beaches are not swim worthy. We saw alot of howler monkey families while walking. Cinthya & Marvin found us 3 bikes to rent for $50 US a week. We got a smaller one for my son in Montezuma from one of the tour spots ($70 for 7 wks). - Rented a small 4x4 for 4 days & went to Arenal volcano & Monteverde. Beautiful mountain views on a very slow and bumpy ride in the Monteverde area - took 3 hrs to cover 38 kms.
The property is very secure with its fencing and 2 guard dogs. They quickly became a part of our family. Don't like bugs NOT the place for you. Huge spiders, cockroaches, snakes, cicada, preying mantis, cute gueckos & bats (NO mosquitoes!) Beach across the house not ideal for swimming: rocky & big surf. Swam in Montezuma & Santa Theresa beaches. Went for a weekly pool swim & drinks at Hotel Caleje near Cabuya. Cost of food: groceries/restaurants similar to home (Ottawa, Canada) not inexpensive. Loved Montezuma - full of character, colourful people, lots of dogs, restaurants & vendors and nice beach. 8 wks a bit long in this area but overall great experience!
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joanne, for your wonderful and accurate review. On your suggestion we will be setting up an outside area with table, chairs and hammocks under our gigantic strangler fig. Our mango juice production is once a year from May to June and was a little late this year. Women chatting while making great juice. And thanks for mentioning that Los Cedros Beach has only a small stretch (150m) where it is safe to swim at high tides. It has submerged rocks but no riptides and less tourists. Always check it out first at low tide. It´s great for fishing though. Hope to have you back.
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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352378
+506 2290-4383
Montezuma Puntarenas
5

RELAXING, HASTLE-FREE, SECURE, AND FUN.

  • 5 of 5
Whether choosing a house for a two week period or a two month stay.......it is always difficult to know for sure what you will get by looking at the pictures.

I have stayed at this particular house three times (and plan to go back in 2013)....therefore I can say with certainty that this house really is modern, well-maintained, and clean as seen in the pictures on this site. It has a fully equipped kitchen with appliances that really work.

---- the water is of excellent quality - no need to buy bottled water
---- the hot water really is hot !!!!!
---- the air conditioner in one of the rooms works quite well
---- the bedrooms have ceiling fans and comfortable queen size beds
---- 2 bathrooms (one with shower and one with a bath)for convenience and both have toilets that actually flush. (I have stayed in many different place in Costa Rica where the toilets just did not work !!!! )
---- Housekeeping and laundry service if you so require
---- Excellent lighting in all the rooms ( for reading or writing ) with dimmers for the romantically inclined
---- WiFi connection for convenient communication with family and friends.
---- solid wood chairs that are actually comfortable -- unlike the plastic molded chairs in most inns and hotels in Costa Rica
---- a bus service on the road in front of the house (very cheap) to take you to town for supplies.
---- And a great area to hang a hammock under the shade of a huge Higueron tree for those afternoon naps !!!

This house is comfortable, secure, private, and surrounded by beautiful tropical trees and flowers right in front of an absolutely beautiful beach for walking or swimming.

I highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing, hastle-free, secure, and fun holiday.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Mary. We are looking forward to have you here again next year.
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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352378
+506 2290-4383
Montezuma Puntarenas
5

PARADISE ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5
I rented the house for a month with my boyfriend and another couple and it couldn't be any better.
The location was great for surfing. Just a 2 minute walk to the best left rocks breake in the entire area.
The house is halfway between Cabuya and Montezuma, but you don't necessarily need a car. The road to Montezuma is gorgeous and we thought of it as part of the trip. However, if you are not that into walking you can learn the bus schedules, ask for a ride or just call a taxi. 
The architecture of the house is awsome. It's has a modern style design, but still perfectly adapted to the surroundings. So it is a comfortable way to be in contact with nature.
We really enjoy cooking, so for us one of the best amenities was the truly fully equiped kitchen. Also, the fact that the kitchen is opened to the living room, allowed us to cook while someone was sitting on the bar. Furthermore, we were even able to make an "asado" (argentine barbecue) under the huge higueron located in the house's park.
We also found internet speed really helpfull, as one of my friends works with his computer.
I would like to mention the owner's hospitality, who took care of everything. Just to ilustrate one gesture: one of the ceiling fans broke down and the next day we had someone installing a new one.
But I would specially like to remark the kindness of the farm's care takers. They even taught us the complete mango juice preparation process.
And of course we couldn't forget to highlight the two friendly dogs, who made us feel really secured.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is our biggest reward to have happy guests and we try our best to keep it that way. Have a nice stay in Costa Rica.
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Montezuma Puntarenas
Fort McMurray, Alberta, CANADA
5

AMAZING HOUSE!!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived later in the day after a very long day on the dry dusty road from Samara to find a beautiful house with all the amenities of home. The yard is huge littered with fallen coconuts (which we did cut into our first night) and the plantation behind is huge and inviting. I've never seen a mango tree before and we were lucky enough to actually pick a couple. The beach was so close that we didn't have to drive but located far enough away from Montezuma and Cabuya so that we pretty much had teh entire beach to ourselves with only the occasional beach wanderer.
Loved the open aired concept of the house - loved the breezes and what we refered to as our "house hippos" the small geckos that come in to snap up any insects that may be attracted to the lights during the night. That being said we didn't have a problem with mosquitos or any other insect the whole trip - now this may be the area or the time of season but this being my second time to Costa Rica I have yet to use any bug spray.
We loved that everything was very clean and well layed out and the day caretakers were never intrusive and kept the grounds clean and secured. Definitely will come rent this home again whenever I'm back in the area (the Montezuma area is my favorite place so far).
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We especially like that you mention the geckos. We have been breeding them. They make funny sounds as well!
business
Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352378
+506 2290-4383
Montezuma Puntarenas
United States
5

HOLIDAY STAY IN MONTEZUMA

  • 5 of 5
Location location location. In addition to being lovely and well-equipped, the house is a perfect compromise for those who want to enjoy the benefits of Montezuma but don't want the crowds and the late nights. While it is a bit of a walk both to Montezuma (about 30 minutes on the road) and to Cabuya (about 40 minutes), it is right on both Playa Cedros, which is gorgeous, and the el Rio Cedros, which is the perfect place to cool down on a hot afternoon and often teaming with wildlife. And unless you come right after Christmas, you generally have both the beach and the river to yourself. Additionally, Jan is a friendly and responsive owner, who is full of good recommendations for when you do venture into either town. Who needs anything else?

Despite our fabulous surroundings, we did end up packing a bunch of activities into our week-long stay, and we found reliable taxi drivers who would pick up us if we didn't want to walk into town (such as before we went to hike in Cabo Blanco for the day), so managed to do everything we wanted without renting a car, which makes the house a particularly good deal.

In short, I'd wholeheartedly recommend this place to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Cobano
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Playa Cedros
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Montezuma or Cabuya
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Los Delfines Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Montezuma
Car: not necessary

Located between Montezuma for dining, excursions, tourist information, night life, car, bike and fourwheel rental and Cabuya/Cabo Blanco for low key country life, bird watching, dining, fishing, diving, surfing etc. , all to be reached by public bus, our place is away from it all but still close. Endless beaches and a river running all year right next to the house invite to explore. It forms an ever changing fresh water lagoon right in front of the house where locals and visitors mingle. It's better than any artifical pool and changes it's appearance with every season.There are also waterfalls to explore. Famous surf at Cedros beach is right in front of the house (good for learning) and Mal Pais and Santa Teresa surf beaches are 20 minutes away by car. There are tide pool, pelicans and lots of fish to be caught right from the shore.

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Availability & Rates

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Montezuma Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 21 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$100
$500
$1,600
 
 
Green season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$80
$420
$1,350
 
 
Transitional season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 11 2014
5 night minimum stay
$90
$490
$1,400
 
 
High season
Dec 12 2014 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
50% to book, 50% cash on arrival
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Amenities

Montezuma Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Safe
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Carport
  • Secure Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Parking Off Street
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with a view
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be made king size, no bath
  • Both big bedrooms got desks, fans and closets. One has optional AC at extra cost, one with private veranda!
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Bicycles ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Fully Fenced Property
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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