2 king size bedrooms,2 Single beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6), swimming pool, Jacuzz
- English, Spanish
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 19
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What an incredible place! We truly did not want to leave. It is such a beautiful home - we loved the open air living area, the driftwood art, the detailing of the windows, and lovely furniture. The views of the ocean are breathtaking and the landscaping around the pool is just beautiful. We were thrilled to see monkeys every day at the house. Definitely recommend having a car if you stay here - very narrow and steep road to town.
All around great stay
I can't say enough about how great this house is. It is located next to one of the main waterfalls in the area. The property has beautiful gardens surrounding the house. And the layout of the house is open,, extremely comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is modest and can be a bit challening if you cook a lot but it has everything you need to make basic meals. The bathrooms are interesting. I wasn't sure how it would feel to have them open to the outdoors. But you have plenty of privacy and they are very spacious. It turns out that it was one of my favorite parts if the house. The caretaker, Mario, is so kind and helpful. We were all very grateful to have met him. I highly recommend staying here and we hope to return soon.
Our Montezuma Paradise
This property is magnificent. The house, the landscaping and the pool were the reason for the title. Mario, the caretaker was always available to chat and ensure our needs were met. Everything was as promised in the listing and Boyan was always prompt in answering any questions before our arrival. Highly recommend this place. It is high up from the ocean which is its’ charm but a long walk down and further up. We didn’t have a car and often took a cab (c3000) up from Montezuma. Would definitely return.
Loved our stay at Villa Prana! Lots of big nature literally at your doorstep! The house and grounds are lovely and Mario does a great job maintaining all of it.
Lots of great things... some small things
Great property but had an issue with getting into the property. Apparently the owner and the caretaker where not on the same page. Showed and had to jump the fence to find Mario doing some yard work. He thought we weren't coming so the house was not completely ready. I had communicated to the owner a delay in flights so that was a disappointing start. Mario is a very pleasant guy and quickly attempted to remedy the issue but only confirmed we were the correct tenants about an hour into us being on site. It was a long travel day so this was not a great check in.
When we did get the quick rundown from Mario he informed us the pool lights and outside gazebo lights were not working and the dryer had gone out. Both of those were pretty rough for the 5 days we were there, when its dark its dark. The pool is useless without light. We ended up taking our clothes to the next Vrbo and doing them there. There is a sound system on the house but I could not get it to work, tried a few times. The welcome instructions are way out of date, a good deal of the info is wrong and the papers are pretty badly stained and used. Dishes are lacking if you plan to cook a good deal. Refrigerator has ice maker but you won't get any ice.
Other than the above the place is a gem. The outside in feel in the home is amazing. The pool is great and the landscaping is amazingly done. The wildlife is right on top of you, bring earplugs if you have issues with this. Its glamping at its best. If the small issues were resolved this place would be 5 star. We are not disappointed, the location is great and Mario is a very nice man. The small things did add up and we were somewhat disappointed but not upset.
What a fabulous country Costa Rica is and if you want to enjoy the privacy of your own place and let the wildlife come to you, then you can't better this villa. We awoke to the call of the howler monkeys who regularly visited the surrounding trees but kept their distance (unlike the cheeky white faced monkeys we saw in the restaurants in Montezuma). It's heavenly for any birdwatchers. Fabulous views which the photos don't do justice and lovely Mario was on hand to help with any issues. It's not what you'd call luxurious. The showers and toilets are attached to the bedrooms but outside (which I'm not keen on for those night time trips!) and there are no wine glasses (except there are now because we bought two and left them) or teaspoons or hair driers. We enjoy cooking at home and it's not equipped for anyone who wants to cook. It's very basic. I'm thinking it needs a woman's touch and a bit of maintenance and updating. Having said that, all that is unimportant (but worth being aware of before you book to avoid disappointment) when you listen to the sounds of the jungle, swim in the pool at night looking up at the stars and enjoy the pura vida that is Costa Rica. We felt very privileged to have spent time in the amazing location and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wanted a clean and comfortable private base in a truly magical location.
Dear Kate, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are glad you appreciated the connection with Nature and are very happy you could feel it so deep and enjoy it in the surroundings of villa Prana. Thank you for recommending the villa and really feeling its Beauty. Thank you for understanding the main goal the villa and all settings around have - to invite people feel the real and deep beauty of life - Pura vida in Costa Rica. Isn't it the true Luxury of LIfe? Taking a shower in the surrounded by walls gardens of the bathrooms and under the stars could be very romantic for some people, but yes, not that comfortable for others. That s why it is included in the description of the villa. We understand your comments very well and appreciate very much your feedback. Thank you so much for your help in this respect. We do our best to make the stay of our guests more comfortable and truly unforgettable. All people are different and they need and appreciate different things. The more we know the better we can be of help for what can be changed. We will be very happy to welcome you again back dear Kate .
The serenity and inspiring setting makes Villa Prana an ideal place to practise yoga or just relax. You will enjoy a stunning 360 degree ocean and jungle view and full privacy and tranquility. Being next to the jungle and river will provide for the chance to enjoy the amazingly beautiful wildlife in Costa Rica - bird watching, monkey observation.
We are also steps away from the Montezuma Waterfall and canopy tours.
The villa is 5 min by car 15 minutes slow walking distance to the ocean and beach and the center of beautiful Montezuma village.
The villa is 20 minutes by car to Santa Teresa, great place for surfing.
Our house managers have extensive knowledge of the area and all the great things to see and do and will be very happy to answer any questions you have about travel arrangements, the area , and activities. This house is very safe .