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Agua Vista Bamboo Bungalow, Ocean Views,Waterfalls, Jungle, Wildlife

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 30 nights


Montezuma Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

A cozy one bedroom bungalow nestled into the jungle with ocean views

The four modest rental houses at Agua Vista are a small, family run business, located in the lush hills above Montezuma, at the bottom of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.

We offer stunning views, convenient access to town, and abundant wildlife. Each house, unique, tastefully designed and nestled into the jungle, is clean and comfortable and comes fully equipped.

Agua Vista provides the perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility for those searching for a simple, unique, and authentic experience.

The Bamboo Bunglaow is a teak one bedroom, one bathroom, casita with an equipped kitchen and wrap around porch. It is tucked into the jungle along the Montezuma River. That rushing sound you hear is the river roaring below you towards the famous Montezuma Waterfalls. From the porch you can soak in the view of the gulf and the parade of wildlife through the jungle canopy. The hot water indoor shower has a huge window open to the jungle canopy with peek a boo views to the ocean - it feels like showering in the jungle. The bungalow also comes with an outdoor shower nestled into the stand of bamboo next to the bungalow. Rustic, comfortable, cozy, and secluded.

Agua Vista is located in the lush hills above Montezuma, and offers stunning views, convenient access to town, and abundant wildlife. We are nestled into the jungle and provide the perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you!


NOTE: Please contact us for availability as we may have availability not listed on the online calendar.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Khalida Lockheed & Alexander Jimenez
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Khalida Lockheed & Alexander Jimenez

We are a Tico-Gringa couple living on the property who met here in 1993 and have two little monkeys of our own. He hails from neighboring Cóbano and she comes all the way from New Jersey, USA. After living in The Big Apple for 9 years, we decided to move back to the 'ol hometown in 2006 so the kids could swap jungle gyms for the jungle, and we happily left computer maintenance and children's animated television behind! Because of our bicultural heritage and our deep roots in the local community, we are able to provide you with an authentic Costa Rican experience that also respects the unique concerns of tourists from abroad.

Khalida Lockheed & Alexander Jimenez purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Khalida Lockheed & Alexander Jimenez chose Puntarenas

The beautiful views of the ocean and the mainland beyond, the lush jungle and abundant wildlife, the unique location bordering the Montezuma River, and the proximity to Montezuma village yet secluded feeling was what attracted us to this spot. It is one of only a few properties in this area that have these sought after features.

What makes this bungalow unique

This is one of a very few properties in Montezuma with private access to the world famous Montezuma River and Waterfalls. We border 800 meters of the river in a secluded spot with many private waterfalls and dipping pools. The river also ensures a very vibrant and healthy community of wildlife. Most guests say that they have seen more wildlife here than anywhere else they have traveled in Costa Rica!


based on 5 traveler reviews

Agua Vista Bamboo Bungalow, Ocean Views,Waterfalls, Jungle, Wildlife
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful place, the nicest hosts you could ask for!

  • 5 of 5

This really was a cool place overlooking the ocean just above downtown Montezuma! The endless pool next to the outside bbq area/bar was really cool too. Our hosts, Alex and Khalida, were the nicest and most accommodating ones you could possibly ask for. Even after our stay had ended, they offered to let us keep our luggage in the bungalow for the day, while we were on a full day snorkeling trip to Tortuga island (so as to not risk it getting ripped off in the car in downtown Montezuma before we had arrived at our next place). They were also very knowledgeable about tours, and where to go for what, in order for us to have the best stay imaginable. Another thing to mention was that there is a trail going straight down, next to our (Bamboo Bungalow), from their property which led to private waterfalls and pools from the Rio Montezuma, as well as the famous Montezuma falls just downriver from where the trail goes. So if you're looking to go to the Montezuma falls you have your own private trail leading there which probably takes less time than coming from the road. 5 stars for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I gem in the Montezuma area

  • 5 of 5

The Bamboo bungalow is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship in a great location. It was very clean and welcoming upon arrival and the host definitely some of the most knowledgeable and helpful people we met in CR. Would definitely enjoy going back one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Montezuma

  • 4 of 5

The bambu bungalow is a great little cabin on the top of the hill outside of downtown Montezuma. It is not really walking distance from downtown (about 3km or 5 minute drive) so a car or atv is recommended, unless you're looking to get some exercise. Khalida and Alex were extremely accomodating and gave great recommendations for restaurants and other areas around CR. Would definitely recommend staying here if you don't want to be right downtown.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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The Perfect Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Agua Vista Bamboo Bungalow! Not only were the accommodations perfect, but the owners Alex and Khalida were wonderful. They were available at all times to help us with whatever we needed. The property is absolutely gorgeous with wonderful views of the ocean. You also get a perfect sunrise each morning. We were able to see all kinds of animals and even had monkeys on our porch one morning. I highly recommend Agua Vista and can't wait for our next stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Montezuma

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Montezuma. Just outside the city and up on a great hill with terrific views. The drive up is worth mentioning - as with most places in Costa Rica, 4x4 helps - don't let that deter you tho. Very spacious and comfortable. Amazing open air shower to the jungle. Great views and property with a pool and wifi. Alex is a great host and very knowledgeable - he lives just up the hill. Awesome trail tithe river and waterfalls. Really easy access compared to the hike most have to take to get there - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love that you appreciated the shower in the Bungalow which we think is very cool. Unfortunately, but a reality, the roads in Costa Rica are challenging (or fun depending upon how you look at it!) particularly right at the end of rainy season.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Montezuma Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Super Green
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Early High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Weeks
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates


100% Refund If Cancelled 90 Days in Advance.

50% Refund If Cancelled 60 Days in Advance.

No Refund After 60 Days in Advance.

However, if we are able to re-rent the house for the cancelled period, we will refund 100% of the rental fee, minus a $50.00 processing fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Montezuma Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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