About this listing
Two bedroom 2.5 bathroom home located just up the hill less than 1 kilometer from Montezuma town and beaches, with ocean view, cooling breezes and small pool!! Enjoy view of the ocean from one side and jungle view on the other side. Great place to enjoy nature, listen to howler monkeys, see lots of birds and butterflies and humming birds!! Lush tropical garden This is a private home with a small care takers cabin next door. Home includes fully equipped kitchen with all cooking utensils, fridge, propane stove/oven, microwave, dishes, silverware, dining table , 2 bedrooms with full sized beds air conditioner in main floor bedroom, and fans in each bedroom, towels and linen & high speed internet, WIFI.
Second bedroom has separate entrance and access through back yard only and pool has no protective barrier so not suitable for small children.
This is our home from November 1st to April 30th 2015 and we will only rent for 1 week to 2 weeks a month between
November 15th to April 30th
*** LONGER STAYS NOT POSSIBLE between these dates***
one month + possible between May 1st and October 31st.
PLEASE note that the map our home is located in Playa Montezuma on the the Nicoya peninsula not Malpais or Golfo Dulce (as it has shown on the maps in the past)
You will have access to the whole house yard and private swimming pool.
Interaction with Guests
Best way to reach us is by message through Airbnb.
There is a bus to Montezuma 300 meters on the main street that goes between Montezuma and Cobano. There are also taxis
Please be sure to lock your valuables in the safe room. If you will be gone from the house over night or a few days please let Mercedes know so she can keep an eye on the place. Linen and towels are provided but please do not take our towels to the beach. You will have to either bring or purchase beach towels as we have replaced them many times and they always seen to disappear. Please remember you are in Costa Rica a few rules,
- The hot water is solar so if you would like enough hot water for showers do not run hot water for washing dishes just a quick last hot rinse ( most Costa Ricans do not use hot water to wash dishes)
- do not leave your electronics plugged into the wall during a storm
-do not leave the air conditioner on when not at home in fact just open doors and windows and the fan and the rooms will cool enough with out the air conditioner
- please throw toilet paper in a plastic lined trash can to avoid problems with the plumbing
- There are 2 propane tanks for cooking if one empties out please refill it at the Montezuma Super.
- be careful what you leave on the dining table as the Uracas (the blue birds and the monkeys love to steal fruit, crackers and even small shiny object like keys and will drop them in the jungle never to be found!!
Most of all have a blast This is an experience!!
The house was super clean and prepared for our arrival. I never met Rose but she was very fast to awnser to my questions. The property is well situated in my favourite city of Costa-Rica. The house was surrounded by lots of flowers and plants. The pool was great to have because it was super hot when we were there, it was regularly cleaned by a care taker that lived down the road. Howler, and white face monkeys came to say hello right next to the house. Kitchen had everything you need to cook great meals. We felt really safe and private in that house, and it was an ideal base camp for our holiday. Overall a great experience.
What we were unpleasantly surprised to find upon arrival was this: twenty feet from the pool is a tiny house with a local couple and their part time child. Their door opens up to our pool so it's not nearly as private as the picture shows. The pictures in the ad are from before the tiny house was built. That couple used our oven several times a week and we heard them above us in our kitchen when we were in bed, one time they took all our wine glasses which they never returned. They also used our home to do their laundry. Although there is a path for them to go around the back of our house to theirs, many times they just cut through our pool area which prevented us from spending our time in the pool unclothed. We had no idea other people would be using our house and yard from the description or correspondence and it wasn't as private as we like. Other than that, we liked the house. It's what we look for in all the continents - a safari house where the wildlife comes to us. We loved the outdoor layout of the kitchen and living area. There are frequent electricity interruptions but they seldom last more than a few minutes. The internet is good. The hosts never contacted us. They leave it all to the guy in the little house by our pool whose only job seems to be putting chem tabs in the pool, draining excess pool water, and retrieving new guests from Montezuma.
The Care taker has been fired!!
Thank you for letting us know the situation. We are horrified at how the care taker behaved he was to live at the small cabin by himself we did not know he had someone else living with him and stressed to him that when the house was rented he was to keep out of the way and give privacy to the guests. He did not have the right to use the kitchen or the laundry room while guests were there and we made the path behind the house so he would not have to go by the pool. I cannot believe how rude he was. We fired him as soon as I saw your comments and let him know he had to leave right away as I did not want him to be there when the next guests arrive. We are presently in Seattle for the summer and can be easily reached by email, since you were the first guests that checked in since we got the care taker we had no idea that there was a problem. Since we did not hear from you I assumed that everything was OK. If you would have let us know all of this right away we could have delt with the situation and you could have enjoyed your vacation. If you ever decide to come back for a stay in Montezuma we would like to offer you a free week at our place without care taker.
I enjoyed my stay at Rose and Glen's Montezuma home. I stayed for a month and became quite accustomed to Costa Rica living. The house is located out of town (which is nice for the privacy) and the road to town is a steep hill that seems a little intimidating the first few times walking to town but by the end of my stay, I looked forward to it. You can also catch the bus and or taxi to town and back. Rose and Glen were quick to respond to any questions I had prior to, and during my stay. They have a property manager, Mercedes, locally and she is a wonderful person. She was quick to respond to any questions and/or problems at the house. She is fluent in English and knows a lot about the area. I loved Montezuma and the the surrounding areas. No regrets staying here.
We had a great stay here in Montezuma. Rose and Glen's house is in a great location - close enough to get to town easily (10-15 min walking, 5 min by car), but far enough away to relax and get away from it all. We spent a lot of time enjoying the view, the pool and just soaking up the "pura vida." The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
We've stayed in this house 1 month and we really enjoyed it. The house is even better than on the photos - it was big enough for 4 persons, very cosy, it has everything what you need. The pool was very clean, the kitchen is good equipped (i could cook every day during our stay), the garden is green and fresh even during the dry season. the view from the upper terrase is amazing, we are really missing it now. The beach is not far, just 15-20 min walking. But the house is on a hill, so the way back is a good fitness training. if you don't like it, you may take a taxi for 3 000 colones.
We did not meet with Rose and Glen, but we always had possibility to connect them. There also was a very kind and helpful Mercedes, who was ready to help us with any problem. She speaks english very good, what makes communication easy.
So, we really loved our stay in this beautiful house and can recommend it to everyone.
Rose & Glen's home is fantastic! The kitchen is very well equipped, the pool very refreshing and the views amazing. Everything was clean and in good working order and we enjoyed the outdoor living space. Short drive or walk into town and nice breeze at night. We would definitely stay here again if we're lucky enough to make it back to Costa Rica!
Amazing and incredible is how I regard this experience. What I love about renting special places on airbnb is experiencing a different type of house from the one you live on right now. Rose & Glen's house is just that. A treehouse in the forest, only comfortable and amazing.
The location is gorgeous, the view is fantastic. To the right it's pure virgin jungle, to the front it's the ocean, to the left more ocean. You are totally private but not alone. Montezuma is 5 minutes away by car.
The house was very comfortable and it's worth it alone for the pool which we used each day. The main room was great and the showers and bathrooms were perfect with lots of closet space. The secondary bedroom is in the back and even though it doesn't have air conditioner we discovered that it was perfect at night with two powerful fans and my mom who loves air co slept like a baby there. The kitchen was well equipped too.
The kitchen and top floor was where we spent most of our time, talking, eating and looking at the view. Each day monkeys, birds and iguanas showed up to say hi.
I highly recommend this house for someone that wants to go to the beaches of Montezuma but wants to stay in nature in a laid back house. 5 stars.
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About the Host, Rose & Glen
Our names are Glen and Rose Marie we are a retired couple from Seattle. We have a home in Montezuma and have lived the "pura vida" 6 to 7 months in Costa Rica every year since 2007. We also love the north west and have homes in Seattle and Victoria, BC which we just cannot give up so we have turned them into vacation rentals so we can enjoy them when we are around. Since we have vacation rentals you can be assured that we will treat your place with respect and leave it in clean condition.
I love to garden, cook, travel, getting to know interesting people form all over the world, and also enjoying the beauty of the places were we live! Hope you will enjoy our homes as much as we do!