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This prestigious 3 bedroom beach house is an incredible find. Located on Montezuma's main beach you have the advantages of beach front living with the town center just steps away. This house has two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the first floor and an air-conditioned bedroom loft upstairs with ensuite bath. The living area and kitchen all open up to a large covered terrace and garden overlooking the beach and allowing for the cooling ocean breeze to waft through the house.
Highlights of Ivans House: Beautifully designed by an Italian artist, this fully equipped home has many unique features which will make your stay a total pleasure. The garden and terrace have hammocks to relax in for a siesta in the afternoon and the terrace provides a dining area for outdoor ocean front dining. You will also find an outdoor shower and washing area, satellite TV and a secure parking area with a gated driveway.
Activities: Countless. To name a few... beach combing, swimming, horseback riding, Tortuga Island day tour, local snorkeling, Sport Fishing, Montezuma and Mal Pais Canopy tours, bird watching, exploring the nearby waterfalls, whitewater rafting, National Parks like Cabo Blanco National Park and Curu Wildlife Refuge, sunset tours, surfing and surfing lessons.
Discover the delights of Costa Rican beach living in a magnificent beach front vacation rental!
House Amenities: * Free Internet Access(Wi-Fi)
* Right on the beach
* Gas Stove
* Coffee Maker
* Dishes & Utensils
* Satellite-TV / Satellite Music Channels
Our family of 5 recently stayed here for a week and didn't want to leave! I hadn't realised how close to town this place is - it sits literally on the edge of town; and the town, along with Ivan's House, is built right on the beach. The yard is surrounded by trees, gardens or fencing though, so while its not secluded, you have plenty of privacy while at the house. The location was perfect for us and made cooking at the house easy since the local grocery store is just a one minute walk away if anything was needed. Plus we enjoyed hearing the sounds from town and of course the constant sound of the surf. Both downstairs bedrooms have full bathrooms and the loft bedroom has a half bath (no shower). The loft is also the only part of the house with AC. There is an outside sink which was handy for laundering small items and the clothes line in the back made it easy to dry towels and swim suits each day. The outside shower we used daily for washing all the sand out after returning from a swim. We had everything we needed here for an extended stay. Ivan was super to deal with from start to finish - always answered emails promptly and was patient with my many questions. He looked after the arrangements for the taxi-boat ride to get to Montezuma and made good suggestions for places to eat or things to see in the area. We also used his tour company (Zumatours) for a day-trip to Isla Tortuga and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My favorite part of our stay was definitely the mornings - opening up all the shutters, watching the sun come up and enjoying a quiet cup of coffee while the breezes blew in from the ocean...wonderful!
I recently stayed a week in Ivan’s Montezuma beach house with a group of girlfriends and it was the perfect trip! As you can read from all of the other great reviews, the house is centrally located but still maintains the feeling of privacy. The beach in front of the house was a little too “bustling” for my taste - but when you’re in the house, on the front lawn, or hanging out on the porch, you feel like you’re the only house on the beach… And there are tons of other more empty beaches just a short walking distance. The house itself is simple and clean, but you will spend most, if not all of your time outside on the beautiful patio or lounging in the hammock. There are two and half baths but most of the girls had their showers in the outdoor shower behind the house!! Some of the girls did yoga classes every morning, while a few of us went surfing. We had lunch at the house together and went out for dinners. So much great food in this town.. little hidden restaurants tucked away along the beach. And the affogatos at the ice cream place on the corner are a must! Ivan is the perfect host, there if you need him and always cheery when he shows up. He took very good care of us getting to and from the house, and was always very responsive on emails. I highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a perfect get away. Needless to say, we were incredibly sad to leave and come back to our snowy winter in NYC
We decided to come back to this house for the second year in a row. We love the house with the private terrace and its direct access to the beach. Close to everything in Montezuma but still peaceful. The owner is always ready to help and very friendly. We felt like coming back home! We warmly recommend!
Where does one start? A house on the beach, 10 meters from the waters edge, a perfect host, it doesn't get any better. As the Zuma Tours taxi shuttle boat approached the beach, I could see right away we had made the right decision. Ivan's staff were there to greet us and bring our baggage to the house. There were a few beers in the fridge, soft drinks for the kids, everything was perfect.
The house is less than 100 meters from the supermarket, next to the police station (so everything is safe), and within walking distance of some fantastic restaurants. The house is fully equipped, nothing is lacking. If you are a gourmet chef however, the kitchen may present a few challenges.
Are we coming back? For sure!!!!
We had a fabulous week thanks to Ivan's welcoming nature and beautiful house. For a family with teenagers it was ideal as safe swimming on our doorstep, and plenty of activities all provided through Ivan (fishing, snorkelling trip to Isla Tortuga, surf lessons, paddle boarding, quad biking through the Nicoya countryside). Other beautiful beaches within walking distance, groceries and a great choice of restaurants a short walk away. The house is just as described and all the people we met in Montezuma very friendly and welcoming. A great place to stay, we would love to return sometime.
Ivan has a wonderful, laid back beach home just steps away from the ocean water and the hip town of Montezuma! We truly appreciated Ivan organizing everything from the transfers to/from San Hose (which was no small trick with my mother-in-law), to activities, the great restaurant recommendations, and the hospitality. We also loved this small Costa Rican town of Montezuma. The people were gracious and authentic. Pedro brought us Red Snapper for lunch and then lobsters for dinner and then took us to pick fresh Mangos the next day. We visited the water fall often for fresh water swimming, diving off the cliffs, and playing a little chess--just the right pace for vacation. Ivan's house and Montezuma are a true Costa Rican experience not to be forgotten. We were so sad to leave but we will be back! Thank you Ivan...Pure Vida!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.