This hilltop home is 1 kilometer from Montezuma Beach on a 28 Acre Wildlife Sanctuary Bordering the Montezuma River, and less than a 5-minute drive from the center of Montezuma, where one can easily find an abundance of excellent restaurants, grocery- and gift-shopping and night life, not to mention the miles and miles of gorgeous beaches and trails. For those without a car, a 10 minute walk down the driveway gets you to the bus that runs every 2 hours between Montezuma and Cobano.
The fully-furnished home has two huge bedrooms with two bathrooms. Magnificent, 360-degree views of coastline, open sea, mountains and forest. The construction features large, open-air living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom with custom-made wicker furniture. There's a very large front porch with hammocks, table and chairs and flowering plants all around.
Both bedrooms are octagon-shaped; the upstairs bedroom has a balcony with a 180-degree, walk-around corridor, walk-in closet and private, open-air bathroom with magnificent views, stone floor and built-in garden. This bedroom has one queen-size and one double bed with wheels that can be moved around the room, or onto the balcony to sleep under the stars. The downstairs bedroom, one-level lower, has the same magnificent views of the coastline, ocean and mountains. It has a King-size bed (also on wheels) with 6 huge drawers, for clothing or storage, plus one single bed. This bedroom has an overhead fan, a built-in-the wall air-conditioner, an extra-large desk for computer, etc., a television, as well as a stereo sound system with speakers throughout the house. This stereo sound system has AM/FM Radio, double cassette tape and CD Player. In addition, there is an additional double mattress and a single-size mat which can be used as a comfortable meditation couch or for additional guests.
Fully-equipped kitchen with 6 burner stove & oven, full-sized fridge. In back of the house is a washing machine with a pila alongside, and a hot water tank that serves the entire house. There's even an outdoor shower, decorated with a wrought-iron palm tree, where one can shower outside with refreshing, cold water from the river! This home and property is truly a nature-lover's paradise!
The land is managed as a 'Wildlife Sanctuary'--so all kinds of animals come and live here. The only sounds up here are those of birds, all three species of monkeys, and the ocean and river. The animals we live with are: mapache (raccoon), pizotes (coatimundi), sloths, monkeys, porcupine, ant eaters, aracaris (relatives of toucans) and tons of birds of all kinds.
Right out the front door, across the way, there is a path down to the famous Montezuma River. This gorgeous river has abundant waterfalls (small to huge), varying-size swimming holes, howler, spider and white-face monkeys and all kinds of species of birds and animals. You can easily hike to the famous Montezuma waterfalls, but because we're above town our guests have the river all to themselves up here!
I came to Costa Rica in 1987 for a 2-week vacation and literally couldn't leave! I felt I had come home, even though I couldn't speak a word of Spanish at the time. I ended up in Montezuma, a tiny fishing village 'at the end of the earth' back then, where only 4 people owned cars.
I purchased 11 Hectares of land which are dedicated as a Wildlife Sanctuary. Even though paradise has been discovered as one of the preferred tourist attractions of Costa Rica, the blessing is that those of us who came long ago are predominantly environmentalists.
Montezuma Sanctuary is the perfect spot for people who want to connect with nature. Sitting on a breezy hill inside a 28 acre (11 hectare) private wildlife sanctuary, our views are 360 degrees of forest and the gorgeous coastline. The famous Montezuma River runs along the side and back of the property, just 50 meters down a simple path. This gorgeous river has abundant waterfalls (small to huge), varying-size swimming holes, howler, white-face and spider monkeys and all species of birds and animals.I invite you to share in this unspoiled jungle paradise, just steps away from the picturesque town of Montezuma and its beautiful beaches.