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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 12 in 3.7 acre private estate

Our recent guests sum it up best:

"Jungle Heaven"

"Chez Mu is a dream. I know it can fit a large group of people, but COUPLES, if you want a secluded place with a gorgeous view, Chez Mu is for you. My fiancé actually ended up proposing right out on the pool deck in front of the gorgeous pacific view"

"A truly beautiful home in an incredible setting, so much so, you just don't want to leave. Ever."

"Simply put, Chez Mu is fantastic. Beautiful, modern, comfortable, well maintained."

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 3.7 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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mike

Hello! This is Mike and along with my wife Linda, daughter Jenny and son-in-law Tyler, we are the proud new owners of Chez Mu. We visited Chez Mu at the end of May 2017 and completely fell in love with this magical property in Montezuma and had to buy it. We completed the transaction in July with the former owners Eric, David & Luis, who had owned Chez Mu since 2006. They put their heart and soul into making Chez Mu a dream escape and we plan on continuing that vision. We welcome our new friends via VRBO to come share it with us!

Mike purchased this villa in 2017

Mike purchased this villa in 2017

Why Mike chose Montezuma

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

What makes this villa unique

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


Montezuma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Independent water heaters for each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 2 king
    Twin Beds Room - 2 twin/ single
    Main Terrace Suite - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , Pack N Play Cribs can be used in any room. 2 air mattress.
  • Brand new A/C in all bedrooms. Modern furnishings. Upper bedrooms with a private terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
- 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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Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful Jungle Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

I would have thought Chez Mu is a place that only exists in dreams if I hadn't seen it for myself. It truly is a great option for those who want to getaway and disconnect from the real world for a bit to enjoy the great outdoors. The house is secluded but the surrounding jungle encompasses you and makes you feel a part of the beautiful nature around you. The pool deck boasts great ocean views and the sparking infinity pool will make it very hard to leave. It was so nice to lounge in the pool and look out at the ocean while listening to the relaxing sounds of the birds flying around. I'm telling you - it's like a dream! The inside of the house was terrific, as well. Very clean. Roomy enough to accommodate a large group of people, if needed, very comfortable and updated with modern amenities. The beds are beyond comfortable and I was delighted to find the shower pressure was great! Mike and Jenny were great hosts. Very prompt and responsive to any questions I had. They even provide a PDF pamphlet of everything you would want or need to know about Chez Mu and Costa Rica! The house keeper was also very helpful and attentive to all of my needs. If you are a solo traveler or a large party looking for a place to stay in the area, look no further than Chez Mu! It is everything you need it to be and more. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Chez Mu. We look forward to having you back.
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  • 5 of 5

This is probably our 9th. or 10th rental through VRBO/HomeAway and I can honestly say Chez Mu ranks at the top of our list. The house is extremely well appointed and works great for a group as small as a couple (which we were) or up to as many as two small families I would say. I would recommend the house and the location to anyone who is looking for a perfect mix of relaxation and as many activities as you could want at your disposal. We spent a day just hanging out by the pool, enjoying the view, relaxing and grilling out at night. Every morning you can have coffee and breakfast on the patio while watching butterflies flutter in and out of the adjacent flowers. Montezuma is a short (5 minute) drive where you can find all sorts of restaurants and shops, just don't plan to walk into town as the hill in between the house and Montezuma is quite long and steep, but very easy navigated by vehicle. For activities you can go exploring the countless number of beaches in the area, snorkeling, hiking, nature watching, surfing, zip lining, etc. The house has an informational guide written by the previous owners describing in detail, the local beaches, towns and activities. It is the most thorough I have seen at any rental property.

There is also a roof deck where you can watch beautiful sunsets while listening to the sounds of the surrounding jungle come to life. Zenon, the caretaker, brought to our attention one early evening an entire family of Howler Monkeys having dinner in one of the trees right on the property, it was amazing to witness and one of the best encounters we had with wildlife even including the reserves we went to.

Kristine, the property manager was extremely communicative and always available to answer questions by text or phone. She welcomed us to the house and introduced us to the care takers who live just down the hill on the property. They were also extremely attentive and take excellent care of the property, which was pristine. At the same time they are very respectful of your privacy.

Overall, a fantastic experience from beginning to end and if you are even considering the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula, this is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, safe and amazingly relaxing. Monkeys, wildlife, flora and beaches all around.

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mike, thank you for the care you have taken with us. It was very much appreciated. All the places we went were listed in the wonderful Chez Mu Guide you provided, which I always double checked before going anywhere. It may have seemed like we were always on the go, but in fact we spent the most of our time in your beautiful home relaxing and enjoying the surroundings. It is a real jewel! We didn’t need to go to the butterfly farm or the wildlife reserves because we saw everything those places tout while in the pool or on the deck of Chez Mu. As I told Rachel, we would like to get our grown children to come visit with us some time soon and will think of Chez Mu as a landing place for us! We also liked eating several times at Jorge Izcue’s Burger & Beer place down the hill near the river and made friends with him during our stay. It felt the most like a hotel/resto you’d find in Spain. Again thanks to you, caretakers Marie Luise, Xenon & property manager, Rachel for all your help in making this a rejuvenating visit. Dana & Michael

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place! The pictures don’t even do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely place

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great correspondence very helpful! We enjoyed our stay a lot. The pool is amazing and a nice view. Maria Louisa and her husband are the caretakers and live close to the property are very helpful . We purchased food and she cooked it for us it was very good. The place is within walking distance from zip lining and and canopy walk to the waterfalls. We did both and really enjoyed it. I would recommend staying here it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chez Mu. Maria Luisa is definitely prepares delicious meals! We would like to host you and your group anytime and hope to have you return.
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Really great value and outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable stay with a fantastic outdoor area. The doors into the house can be opened up in the day to help move air through the house. I could mention some little things about the house in terms of things being a bit dated or needing some TLC but the fact of the matter is were not paying the price to rent a brand new mansion/house, so I think that it was extremely nice based on the price and was overall a great value and stay. It is really close to town but still has lots of privacy. Zennon the caretaker is very helpful and lives right below the house in his own place. I thought that Eric did a great job preparing for us and they have a spectacular house manual with all sorts of great info in it. Restaurants in Montezuma are far beyond what you would expect. Our favorite was the Italian place uphill from where we were (tierra y fuego) and the French place on the water (playa de lost artistas). Both were fantastic. I would also recommend the butterfly brewery/hotel just a short walk downhill from Chez Mu. Really nice people and good food/drinks. (Awesome mole sauce).

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave - Thank you for thoughtful review of Chez Mu. I am so glad you enjoyed the beautiful view and outdoor living space. I recently bought Chez Mu from Eric and wanted to let you know of some upgrades we made. We re-did the kitchen with brand new cabinets and drawers. We also replaced all the living room furniture. We also added substaintially more outdoor furniture. In all 3 bedrooms we added a iPhone/clock docking station, brand new sheets and bedding. In all 3 bathrooms, we added a lighted vanity mirror, hair dryer and new hotel quality towels. We also added new branded beach/pool towels.Thank you again for your stay at Chez Mu, and I hope you get a chance to visit again to see the upgrades we have made. Mike
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Playa de los Artistas
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Butterfly Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Los Delfines
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Montezuma 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.

We reccomend a 4WD car to explore the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$20 charge per night for extra guests will be waived for children under 12 years old.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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