We offer stunning views, convenient access to town, and abundant wildlife. Casa Trogon, tastefully designed and nestled into the jungle, is clean and comfortable and comes fully equipped. The perfect combination of seclusion and accessibility.
While Casa Trogon has its own private plunge pool, all guests of Agua Vista have access to the large infinite edge pool located centrally on the property. In addition, we offer beautiful lush gardens and koi ponds.
Interaction with Guests
Khalida & Alex are available to assist with local information and tours and are on hand to address and issues related to the house
We are located directly on the Montezuma River with 800 meters of river front and direct private access via well maintained trails. We have several very nice mini falls and dipping pools at our point on the river and a 10 minute walk down river will bring you to the top two falls of the famous Montezuma waterfalls. The third and final fall descends over 80 feet and is only safely accessed from below.
We are located approximately 2 km to both town and the beach, which is a 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk. Slightly more than half of this distance is on our driveway which is a winding dirt road through secondary forest. There are several hills along the way, the most notable one on the main road which is a long steep hill into Montezuma.
Though most of our guests do rent a car, approximately 40% do not and either rely on taxis or walking to get to and from town and the beach. If you do not plan on doing a lot of touring around, taking taxis can be more economical, if slightly less convenient. If you find after you arrive that you would like to rent a car, we can arrange this for you.
Our experience at Agua Vista was excellent. Casa Trogon is a beautiful little house located in a very peaceful development up the mountain from the village of Montezuma. Agua Vista's location is somewhat secluded and transportation is required to go to most places. As long as you don't mind paying $6-8 each way for a taxi, this place is perfect. Wildlife is all around the house and very accustomed to human presence - the monkeys and coatis were quite willing to come hangout on the patio with us. Khalida and Alex were wonderful hosts as well. They were always available whenever we needed them to call a cab, and were just generally very friendly and helpful. We would recommend Agua Vista to anyone seeking tranquility, and who doesn't mind the minor inconvenience of needing transportation to go to and from the village/beach. An amazing travel experience for which we sincerely thank Khalida and Alex.
We really enjoyed our stay at Agua Vista. Alex and Khalida were very good hosts. They were very prompt and helpful in all communication before our arrival, and made us feel welcome when we got there.
The entire property is beautiful and private. Casa Trogon was very comfortable, with a great outdoor dining and lounging space. We appreciated the hot water in the shower and the extra touches - fresh white sheets and towels, lovely wood furniture, and the flowers around the house on our arrival day.
One of the highlights for us was the access to the river from the property. We had it mostly to ourselves both times we made the hike, and enjoyed checking out the various pools and mini falls.
We had a motorcycle, and appreciated having it to get between Montezuma and the house. The paved road into town is steep and exposed to both sun and traffic. It's definitely walkable in distance, but is more pleasant in a vehicle of some kind. That said, the dirt road from the property to the main road is a nice walk for spotting monkeys and birds, especially in the morning and evening.
Casa Trogon was a great place to conclude our Costa Rica trip. Between the pool, hammock and lounge chairs it was very easy to just be lazy and enjoy the last few days of vacation in a beautiful spot.
Thank you Alex & Khalida!
This was a very beautiful property to stay at. A very comfortable outside area me and my two friends ate breakfast at, with a beautiful view of nature and animals. At night we enjoyed the hammock as well. It has the most amazing outdoor spacious shower that to me was the most memorable part of the house itself. The property has a nice back way access trail to the waterfall which is a great workout the walk back up. The owners picked us up from the bottom of the trail first night we arrived, and informed me of market days and other activities going on in the town. We opted out from getting a vehicle but personally I enjoyed the walk/run to and from the house. Beautiful pond, exotic tree's and up and close view of the Monkey's. I think we chose the best place to stay even without a car. I did ride a four wheeler to the house one day, which made me really appreciate the road to the house. The water was always warm and we could drink the water. Beautifully family and an amazing property I would stay in again.
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The four rental houses at Agua Vista are located in the lush hills above Montezuma, at the bottom of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.
We are a Tico-Gringa couple 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.