About this listing
This is the real Costa Rica experience; A new, clean, rustic brick villa, tucked into the jungle with views of the coastal foothills. Very comfortable with AC, satellite tv, WIFI & phone. Great long term rates.
Neat, clean, comfortable, private & secluded new rustic style brick home with powerful AC throughout, satellite tv, WIFI internet, and celular phone service offered at an affordable rate.
This gated estate is central to 20 different beaches and beach towns, closest beach is Playa Grande only 3 miles down the road.... The property is off the beaten path, tucked into the costal foothills in a jungle setting with tons of wildlife; birds, monkeys, iguanas, frogs, butterfly's and other interesting insects.
We fumigate regularly and the community cat does a good job keeping bigger pests away like bats, snakes, mice etc....., but be aware this is the tropical countryside, so if you have fear of the occasional little jungle critter, this probably not the best place for you.
This is a destination retreat, so a car is recommended, but we do offer discounted rental rates for our guests through our preferred rental car provider.
The ambiance boast gorgeous mountain, valley, and jungle views from the front porch. Sprawling ocean views a short hike through the gated estate to the top of the hill, an ideal spot to watch the sunset. Listen to the day and night sounds of the jungle and all their habitants... it is really quiet remarkable.
Great location to see and do the most on your vacation; 5 - 15 minute drive to a plethora of beautiful must-see beaches, but there is so much more like... Zip line tours, surfing, sea kayaking, tours up the estuary, volcano's, national parks, leather back turtle refuge, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, 4-wheeling backroads tour, fishing, all within just a few minutes drive. Many of the tours offered the tour guide will pick you up at the estate.
Basic provisions can be found in the quaint little town of Matapalo just a half mile away. For a larger market, ATM machine, and more restaurants drive east 2 miles on the main road you came in on, to the town of Huacas...
We are far enough off the beaten path to enjoy an authentic Costa Rica setting, and away from the tourist traps.
Everything you need nothing you don't, the perfect vacation rental at an affordable price.
Rental car is needed. If you read the reviews, 4x4 is highly recommended, especially in the rainy season, but I have a front-wheel drive sedan and I've never had a problem. Our guests receive discounted rental car rates, so be sure to ask!!
Interaction with Guests
I have the airbnb app on my phone and am notified immediately. I live in Costa Rica and can always be reached easily by house phone, if I am not already on the estate.
Monte Grande is a gated community with just a few other residence at the moment. There is always someone onsite, it is very safe and secure. There are a few lots still available for sale if you decide to extend your stay, forever.
It is a 20 minute walk to taxis, or a bus that passes once and hour until 5 pm. Rental car is recommended.
-This is a destination retreat, so a rental car is required.
- Be green; turn off lights, fans, coffeemaker when you leave. Use your towels more than once, and don't waste water during the dry months.
- AC are high maintenance machines that require a lot mechanical attention. Please use responsibly.
I am from Colorado, and have been living in Costa Rica since 2004. Most of the time I can be found in the guesthouse on my jungle estate, enjoying the relaxing lifestyle, and attending to my guests.