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

Jan or Bettina

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Speaks: english, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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MODERN TWO STORY HOUSE: RIVER MEETS OCEAN, WITH BEACH, WATERFALL AND LAGOON

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

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jan or Bettina (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2014

About Jan or Bettina

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

Why Jan or Bettina chose Montezuma

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

What makes this farmhouse unique

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!

Why HomeAway

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

4.9
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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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Modern two story house: River meets Ocean, with beach, waterfall and lagoon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p352378
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Montezuma Puntarenas
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to the tropics and it went really well. Every day we saw the howler monkeys passing by in the gigantic trees next to the house. Lizards, herons, pelicans, iguanas, hawks, vultures, nose bears, bats, squirrels and even an anteater were visiting the farm. We put up hammocks under the gigantic strangler fig on the property. The caretakers helped us to rent horses in Cabuya for a spectacular excursion to Mal Pais. After checking out the beach at low tide we found the perfect spot to body surf during high tide. There was a boogie board and a surfboard to rent. It felt good that the property is completely fenced in and that there is a friendly guard dog around. And it feels very good to be in the second story away from most the critters. Surprisingly there were no mosquitoes while we were there so we did not need the netting at all. If you love nature this is the place.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We called the river next to the house a monkey highway. It is part of the biological corridor connecting Cabo Blanco with the Reserva Nicolas Wessberg. Thanks for the nice review.
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
5

Will be back!

  • 5 of 5
The place is not in the village but close enough to walk into town. The local bus went by three or four times a day. It goes from Montezuma to Cabo Blanco National Park. So after shopping we caught it to come back with the groceries. You do not need a car at all. There also are plenty of taxis. The beach in front of the house is often deserted and has great spots to swim. It seemed very safe to us since there are rock formations to both sides of it. At two hundred meters there is a great surf spot popular with locals and foreigners. It is an easy left wave but only during high tide. For serious surfing we organized a ride to Mal Pais but the crowds over there were not our thing. We preferred the laid back feeling of Cabuya. There are two sea kayaks for rent at farm. We took them for a paddle from the house to the cemetery island where we saw plenty of fish while snorkeling and of course some strange graves. We also took a great day tour to Isla Tortuga from Montezuma where the snorkeling is even better. Coming back in the evening to cook and relax and listen to the waves made our stay unforgettable.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this wonderful description of what our place is really all about.
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
5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a good time at the house on Playa Cedros. Almost every day we did a different excursion: into the jungle along the river, to the cemetery island of Cabuya, over the hill to Santa Teresa to surf, relaxing in the whirlpools of Rio Lajas, even yoga classes in Montezuma. We got organic salads and veggies at the Saturday market and loved cooking in the open kitchen. We bought fresh milk, eggs and cheese from the farm almost every day. And we saw more animals than in the national parks we had visited. This is a great house even in the rain. Thanks to Cynthia and Marvin for taking good care of us and even getting us fresh fish. Hope to be back for longer.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for mentioning all the great excursions you did while staying at our house. Hope to have you back!
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
5

Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had a terrific visit to this beautiful house by Montezuma. We loved it so much that we kept extending our stay for longer. As well as being open, full of light (without hot, direct sunlight) breezy, and beautiful, it was also comfortable, spacious, clean, and safe. The beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the internet connection was flawless. We all loved the long, wide, deep bathtub! The property is really lovely. We saw capuchin monkeys in the trees, beautiful huge iguanas, a friendly large toad, lizards, lots of amazing birds (hummingbirds included), and the sweet cows. My six year old went every morning to watch the cows being milked. She also loved the friendly dogs that live on the property. The house is located away from the noise and bustle of Montezuma, but an easy, short drive to shopping. There are great beaches in walking distance and many more within a short drive. Sometimes we would go out in the ocean and then swim back up the river at the back door to get home. A few minutes toward Cabuya there is yet another great river for kids to play (Rio Lajas). If you are looking for peace, beauty, beaches, rivers, and comfort, stay here. We'll be back to this gem of a house!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. Cinthya and Marvin are the good souls on our farm and keep making it the right place for the right people. Hope to have you back. Pura Vida Jan
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
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.
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
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.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Montezuma or Cabuya
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Los Delfines Golf Club
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Cobano
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Montezuma
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Playa Cedros
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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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Montezuma Farmhouse Rental Rates

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High season
Dec 12 2014 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
$700
$2,100
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$90
$600
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Notes 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 ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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