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Tropical paradise cottage few steps to the beach between Montezuma and Cabuya

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Little house for two persons in a private property of 2 acres with wild life

Tropical paradise lodge name "Estrella",meaning "star". 300meters from the beach . Located south Montezuma on the way to Cabuya and Cabo Blanco reserve.

Open since february 2017

Amazing location surrounded by nature with wild life visiting constantly.

Magnificient tropical garden with scent and color.

Sits on a 2 acres of land with mango,coconut and banana trees who attract monkeys, agouties,coaties and many varieties of birds.... You will enjoy all the sights and sounds of the jungle .Only 5 minutes walk to the beach.

A romantic get away for 2 persons who want quiet and relaxing holidays.

If you are looking for style,beauty and cleanliness it is the perfect place .

Bathroom with hot shower; fully equiped kitchen ;bedroom with queen bed ;fan;safe box;WIFI .Terrace with table,chairs,armchairs,hammock. Outside shower.All the windows and doors have mosquito scream and shutters.

Property very safe and private parking.

Weekly cleaning.


The lodge is situated south Montezuma.

Montezuma busy and fun little town and laid back from Cabuya fisherman village.

3km or 2 miles south of Montezuma and 4km or 2,5 miles north of Cabuya

MONTEZUMA a little beach town on the south east coast of Nicoya Peninsula.It boasts a beautiful Waterfall which is a 20min hike up the river;beautiful wild beaches; zip line canopy tour with spectacular views; panga boats to Tortuga Island for snorkeling,Yoga classes.Saturday morning market where you can purchase organic veggies and local products.

Dining in Montezuma is surprisingly diverse pizza,tico restaurants,gourmet restaurants.There are boutiques, souvenirs shops and tour offices for booking your activities.

CABUYA small fishing village where you can meet Native ticos. It is less touristy than Montezuma .You can eat in typical sodas (small Costa Rican restaurants ), see the fish man and buy the catch of the day.

For nature lovers there is the Cabo Blanco reserve which is 2 km from the village.Cabuya is unique in having a cemetery located on an uninhabited Island which is accessible only at low tide.

How to get to ESTRELLA if you have no car; from Montezuma or Cabuya local bus runs regulary during the day or taxi or 45 minute walk along the beach. You can also rent bike ,ATV or scooter in town.

If you rent a car or a ATV the lodge is 15 minutes from Montezuma or Cabuya.

From San Jose to Montezuma you can come by:

-Direct bus to Montezuma leaving San Jose 6am and 2pm around 6hours trip.Then taxi or local bus to Solyluna 15 mn drive.

- Regular bus to Puntarenas from San Jose every 1hours then ferry at Puntarenas then bus to Montezuma if not late evening. From Montezuma taxi or local bus,15mn drive.

-Shuttle see Montezuma expedition around 6 hours trip. From your hotel in San Jose to Estrella.

-Private taxi around 5 hours.

-Fly to Tambor one hour then taxi one hour .

-Car rental.

-Bus or shuttle to Jaco then taxi boat around 10am to Montezuma then taxi to Estrella.

If you are landing in Costa Rica after 1 pm you will have to considered to sleep one night in San Jose or Liberia.Most of the transport are leaving in the morning.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for futhers informations .

The owners Simon and Patricia can help you with all your needs and see all problems as they may arise.They live on the same proprety.

.This is a place only for those who love peace and quietness .No loud music .Only guests who rent the property can stay at the house .

Since there is a wild life around no pets allowed.

Thank you for your understanding.

More Details

Patricia and Simon Dezetter
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Patricia and Simon Dezetter

We live in Costa Rica since 15 years.We are fomer owners of two bungalows south Montezuma.

We are now owner of "Estrella Lodge"our new creation. This little house is situated beside our former property between Montezuma and Cabuya, playa Los Cedros.

Why Patricia and Simon Dezetter chose Cedros

The property is closed to the stunning wild beach Los Cedros in Montezuma on the way to Cabuya and the natural reserve. The property is 6000m2 with beautifull wild life,agoutis,coatis,monkeys and wonderfull trees who attracts many differents birds.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace,quietness,beauty and wild life.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cedros in Cóbano

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Hot shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Orthopedic mattress
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(18 traveller reviews)

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Tropical paradise cottage few steps to the beach between Montezuma and Cabuya
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

The Best part of our Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Estrella is truly a gem for anyone who appreciates nature, a quiet beach, and peaceful surroundings. It was our first stop in Costa Rica, and after traveling to many other locations in the country, it was definitely most memorable for both location and the delightful and caring Hosts. Simon and Patricia made sure that we were well-informed of everything available in the area and made excellent recommendations.

We fell in love with the pictures and got more than we expected - a beautiful place to stay full of personal touches and incredible craftsmanship - a true work of art.

Most mornings we awoke to Howler monkeys and mountain chickens and would make the short walk to the beach to see the sunrise. Very often we were the only people on the beach. We would return from the beach, make coffee, cut up some fruit and spend an hour or more on the deck enjoying the breeze and the animals that came to visit.

The kitchen was perfect for cooking meals, making it easy to prepare the Mahi-mahi purchased from the local "fishman" . We would enjoy our dinner on the deck listening to the sounds of the jungle.

Patricia and Simon checked in on us and made sure we had everything we needed. It was a pleasure spending time chatting with them and hearing about their travel experiences. We felt like we were with old friends..

Our stay at Estrella was exceptional. We completely enjoyed all aspects of it and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Estrella lodge It was a great pleasure to meat you both Thank you again
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Beautiful and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

My only regret is that my wife and I could only stay here for 3 nights.

Patricia and Simon were absolutely amazing hosts. The cottage is modern, aesthetic, and comfortable. A very warm and inviting place to hang out in paradise.

There is lots to do around the cottage: Hang out at the beach, visit local villages, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, ATVs, etc. It’s a very safe and laid back environment in which to relax.

I hope to return soon and spend more time here in the future. Thank you Patricia and Simon for the hospitality! We will always remember this trip.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of paradise! Lovely hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for several days in March 2018. What an incredible place! As one of the other reviewers has said, the pictures do not do this place justice. Estrella is a gem of a casita, perfect for a couple or a single person. It is nestled in a beautiful jungle setting behind a secure gate about 300 yards away from beach and the main road between Cabuya and Montezuma. There is never any sound of traffic (except for the rare vehicle that uses the road outside the property) and even those cars are not unwelcome as they are usually followed by a call from the Howler Monkeys in the forest canopy on the property.

Wildlife on the property abounds. Along with the howler monkeys, we also saw lots of Capuchin monkeys as well as piezotes, agoutis, raccoons, iguanas and a good assortment of birds. About a km or so from the property is a freshwater lagoon that is a magnet for all sorts of birdlife. It is a must visit at least once early in the morning. (We went several times.)

The place is newly built and a joy to stay in. Admire the loving, intricate joinery of the logs on the deck built by Simon himself; savour the artistry and attention to detail in the wall sconces above the bed; the standing lamp between the adirondack chairs on the deck; the unique mirror frame in the bathroom, the wrought iron window grates each with a different pattern (the butterfly was our favourite) and the impeccable taste (and obvious love) that Simon and Patricia have put into this gem of a property. But above all, make sure to take the time to wind down and spend time on the deck watching and listening to the parade of wildlife just meters from you. We just loved having dinner on the deck after the sun had set, listening to the sounds of the surrounding jungle as it transitioned from day to nighttime.

On our arrival, we were warmly greeted by Patricia and Simon and instantly made to feel right at home. It is a mark of a good host when they can tell you clearly and unambiguously how they would like you to manage the day to day details of their property (which doors to lock and unlock, how to use the front gate, how to dispose of garbage and food scraps, how to contact them, how they would contact you etc etc, without at the same time making you feel like you were being given a regimented set of rules. Patricia and Simon got this balance just right with us. We were saved the discomfort of having to guess what we could and could not do without ever feeling anything but relaxed.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Comfortable, Serene!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to the quaint village of Montezuma and on to Estrella lodge, only to be welcomed by Simon and Patricia and their beautiful property! We loved our stay at the Estrella lodge and would highly recommend for any persons looking for a place to retreat and feel like home!

It has everything you need and Simon and Patricia go out of their way to ensure your stay is comfortable, safe, and attended to. They live nearby, however, Estrella is very private and cozy. We rented a small car which worked fine for us to explore and head back and forth to Montezuma, beaches, etc.

This was our first time to Costa Rica and we were extremely grateful for the information we received from Patricia and Simon about things to do, places to eat, beaches, hikes, waterfalls, etc. Highlights of our trip included hiking the Playa Grande, snorkeling at Tortuga Island, and the Canopy Zip Line tour with Waterfalls. We enjoyed many restaurants, two of which can't be missed: Cococolores on the beach in Montezuma village and Tierra y Feugo (Italian) on Las Delicias connection, not far. There are neighboring villages that are fun to explore as well.

...but one of the most amazing aspects staying here is the beautiful on sight gardens that host the most amazing fruits and flowers, trees, and of course the capuchin and howler monkeys... the coati... agouti, hummingbirds and more.

We are so happy we found Estrella Lodge and hope to visit again one day. Patricia and Simon pour a lot of love and care into this home and it shows. We are very lucky to have met them and found this place!

Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida ! My husband and I stayed at Estrella for 2weeks -what a great experience! Patricia and Simon are fabulous hosts,they made sure we are very well informed about the area and made excellent recommendations for restaurants , shops, hiking trails,beaches . Simon drow us maps (very helpful). Everything was in a short drive from Estrella ( waterfalls,horseback rides,Cabo Blanco - Natural Reserve, Curu- Wildlife Reserve , Mal Pais , Santa Teresa and much more ) Estrella is very testfully decorated . It is a heaven in the jungle. Surrounded by nature, howler monkeys ,coati, birds , peasants all the life in the jungle. The property was very clean,well maintained and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Not to forget about the outside shower that my husband was using all the time. I don’t have enough words to express how thankful we are to Patricia and Simon for allowing us to stay at Estrella and share the jungle with us , Thank you so so much! 😘❤️

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lodge Estrella for about a week during our wedding trip to Costa Rica. Even though the photographs of Lodge Estrella are wonderful, experiencing Lodge Estrella in person is even better! Everything about Lodge Estrella conveys peace, beauty, cleanliness, nature, and good taste! Honestly, if you love beautiful detail and abundant nature, you will LOVE Lodge Estrella! You will also love the hosts as they are friendly and helpful and they will do everything in their power to ensure that you have a lovely stay.

A few details about Lodge Estrella....the deck is so amazing! The custom made Adirondack chairs invite you to sit back and enjoy the many animals you will see while you sip your coffee in the morning or your wine in the evening. Or you can choose to sit in the very comfortable hammock. Or perhaps you will want to dine at the custom made table and chairs. You will live on the deck as you watch howler monkeys frolic above you in the tree tops. You may see agouti scamper about the grounds, mere yards away (they are cute and harmless!). Perhaps a coati will stop by or a family of adorable raccoons. We were also visited by a pair of magpie jays as well as many hummingbirds and butterflies. Be sure to get up early as the wildlife is more active in early hours.

The kitchen is well-appointed and very very clean. We had everything we needed! Great two burner electric stove top (new and efficient), microwave, and a large toaster oven. The dishes and utensils were lovely (clean and new).

The bedroom area is really nice! The mattress was comfy and it was great to be able to sleep with the windows open so that breezes could keep us comfortable. There is also a ceiling fan so we were comfortable and happy.

The bathroom is adorable with Mexican tile and a modern sink. The shower is beautiful and effective. I loved the polished cement walls. Look closely and you'll see a cute little heart embedded in the floor. So many details everywhere you look. It's obvious that Patricia and Simone put a lot of love into Lodge Estrella. There is also a great outdoor shower, perfect for when you come in from the nearby beach (Los Cedros). There is also a wash basin so you can hand-wash your clothes as well as a clothes line.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped! We were so happy to see so much wildlife. We also felt very safe and secure. Patricia and Simone live nearby but not so close that you feel crowded. All in all, we loved staying at Lodge Estrella. We had

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is really nice to hear that's our guests are happy with us in our property that we love We enjoy sharing our garden , the wild life around and our knowledge about the area June and Andrew you have been wonrderfull guests and we hope to see you very soon Take care Patricia and Simon
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
montezuma or cabuya
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Los Cedros
Car: not necessary

Location of the house 3km or 2 miles south of Montezuma and 3km or 2miles

north of Cabuya .

Montezuma little beach town ,groceries shop, bars, diverse

restaurants,boutiques,yoga,waterfall and tours offices for booking

canopy,day tour with panga boat to Isla tortuga ,horse back ridding on the

beach and more .

Cabuya ,4km from the lodge, small fishing village less touristy than Montezuma .You can eat in

typical restaurants ,buy some fresh fish and visit the unique an

uninhabited island at low tide which is the cemetery of Cabuya .also 2km

from the village for nature lovers Cabo blanco reserve.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cedros, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
25 Apr 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Special rates
12 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
31 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

For reservation minimum 4 nights.
But from 15th december 2017 to 31st March 2018 for reservation minimum 6 nights booking.
No refund if cancelation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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