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

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Montezuma Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 8 in 3.7 acre private estate

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+ 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Eric

Three costarrican friends with their wives and children who believe Montezuma is the best kept secret in Costa Rica.

Eric purchased this villa in 2007

Why Eric chose Puntarenas

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.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Chez Mu Luxury Villa - Amazing ocean & jungle views, private hilltop 1mi. f/town
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
Stockholm, Sweden

Great jungle experience!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in the most beautiful surroundings. Montezuma is a gem along the Costa Rican pacific coast. We, a family of four, two kids 10,14 thoroughly enjoyed the deck and the pool area where the parrots, howler monkeys and other wildlife kept us company. I would warmly recommend Chez Mu for the above average Costa R

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Chez Mu is a beautiful home in a rugged, beautiful area. It is close to Montezuma but off the path enough to enjoy beautiful views, sounds of the jungle and enjoy the wildlife. The kitchen is well stocked with nice appliances and dishes. The bedrooms are air conditioned and the furnishings are basic, clean and comfortable. The house is well stocked with coolers and beach mats for a day at the beach. The deck area is amazing. It is better than the pictures. We loved getting up in the morning, listening to the monkeys, seeing the ocean and viewing birds from the gorgeous infinity pool. The pool is small but our family loved relaxing in the pool soaking in the view. The owners are responsive by email and the caretakers keep the property clean and are sweet and helpful. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Eric, thank you so much for accommodating our group of women. The place was just as advertised and within a few moments of our arrival we felt very much at home.

Carlos and his family were great hosts... We did the zipline, ATV's and horseback riding and of course the Montezuma shopping and beach were awesome!

We hope to be back soon!

Shayne et el

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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A place to remember; beautiful home designed with taste

  • 5 of 5

Our hope during our visit to Costa Rica was to spend a family vacation during which we'd be able to rest and relax in a comfortable home. Chez Mu offered exactly what we were looking for: a beautiful home, an exquisite pool, and an irreplaceable ocean view. The house is away from it all while remaining close to the beach and the village nearby. I only wished we could have stayed I guess we will have to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Anniversary Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and wanted something special for the occasion. We were looking for something relaxing but adventurous at the same time....and it was all of that and more.

The house was everything the description and photos portrayed. Loved hearing the sounds of the jungle but being able to see the ocean in the distance. Quiet and secluded but so close to anything we needed.

From the minute we emailed to check availability the owner was very helpful and accommodating. It was our easiest experience with VBRO so far, especially with payment. The caretakers were wonderful and so patient with our rusty Spanish and very accommodating with our schedule.

We loved using the house as home base and took day trips that were recommended in the incredible vacation guide provided by the owners.

We rented a 4x4 vehicle in San Jose and loved the adventure of traveling around and exploring on our own.

The wireless internet was great and we were able to watch our daughter's 1st collegiate Field Hockey game from the house.

Costa Rica is a beautiful country and we had a wonderfully memorable week at this villa! We have recommended it over and over to our friends and family and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Worth Every Penny

  • 5 of 5

We are a young group of seven from different parts of the U.S. and we visited Montezuma at the beginning of April. Chez Mu made the trip across the bay well worth it. From the minute we made contact with Eric the process was extremely easy. He guided us right through the booking process, answered all questions we had promptly, and made the vacation great. Chez Mu is everything you see in the pictures. Great views from the awesome pool. Full kitchen set up. Short drive or 1/2 mile walk from town. Cleaning lady was very nice and mindful.

The wild life was abundant, we even saw a couple monkeys in the trees above the house.

We strongly recommend this house. We had the same concerns you do, we didn't want to be ripped off by the internet scammers. You never really know what you're getting until you get there. But this place is the real deal. And making the payments was straight forward with no hassles or issues. It slept seven of us comfortably, and it would've slept eight easily.

Thanks for everything, Eric. This was an awesome vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Juan Santamaria International
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Montezuma Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving and December
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
Dec 25 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dry Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Montezuma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 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 8
  • Master Suite - 2 king
    Twin Beds Room - 2 twin/ single
    Main Terrace Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Graco crib can be used in any room
  • Brand new A/C in all bedrooms. Modern furnishings. Upper bedrooms with a private terrace.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • 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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