|Minimum Stay||3 - 8 nights|
Casa Solipaz, the premier property in the gated community of Armonia Eco-Village, offers constant breezes, mesmerizing ocean and mountain views, and a cooling, salt water infinity pool.
Situated at the highest point of this 25-acre, lush community, the home offers numerous fans as well as energy-efficient air-conditioning in each room.
Wake up to stunning ocean views from any of the three bedrooms.
The large upstairs master bedroom features a shower that looks out onto the sea. Practice yoga on the spacious, private patio located just outside the bedroom’s large sliding glass doors. Or just relax into the cushions of our outdoor furniture.
The downstairs en suite bedrooms have charms of their own. The poolside bedroom offers its own patio, perfect for reading or just soaking in the view while sitting in comfy, teak Adirondack chairs. The second downstairs bedroom has an “outdoor” shower with eye-level screened windows on three sides and stained-glass window insets throughout (no worries - only the monkeys and parrots can see in!).
The kitchen highlights include island cabinets made from guanacaste, the national tree of Costa Rica. The tree had fallen naturally in the jungle; a permit was required to remove it and use the wood. The doors throughout the home are constructed from farmed laurel, continuing the home’s Eco-friendly theme. The entire house and pool are solar-powered in keeping with Costa Rica’s national goal of carbon neutrality.
The fully functional kitchen offers a wide variety of cooking utensils, pots, pans, fridge, blender, coffee maker, teapot, griddle, toaster, dishwasher and microwave oven. Cook inside or make a pizza in our wood-fired pizza oven located on the patio in the back of the house (complete instructions from an experienced local pizza maker included!).
The rancho, located down the hill in front of the house, has a mini-fridge for storing cool drinks and is another great spot to hang out or sunbathe on the home’s many chaise lounges.
Bio-diverse gardens enhance the front of the house, filled with a variety of floral and palm species. At night, the gardens are illuminated by energy-efficient lighting which casts warm shadows over the landscape.
Bring your binoculars with you if you decide to hike down the trails behind the house to the river that runs through Armonia Eco-Village.
Iguanas, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, armadillos, pizotes, sloths, deer, foxes, puma, and a huge variety of birds - including toucan, parrots, hummingbirds, motmots, tanagers, and pelicans - live in the community and regularly visit our property.
A wonderful groundskeeper, and Gini, our terrific property manager who speaks english, french and spanish, will ensure that your stay here is memorable. She can help you arrange various excursions, including surfing, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, cycling, horseback riding, birdwatching, hiking, zip-lining and golfing.
Also ask about the many fine restaurants in the area. La Playa de los Artistas is our personal favorite; sitting right on the beach, you might be lucky enough to see dolphins dancing as you enjoy world-class cuisine.
We first visited Costa Rica in 2008 and were immediately enchanted by the lovely people, slower lifestyle, incredible climate and wonderful food.
From the start, we felt comfortable here. So after a few more visits, we decided to look for a piece of land on which to build Casa Solipaz (House of Sun and Peace).
Standing atop our hill in Armonia Eco-Village, we were awed by the incredible ocean and jungle views as well as the constant, cooling breezes.
We were also impressed with Armonia's focus on protecting the environment; the small community has been carefully constructed with the least possible intrusion on the jungle and its many denizens.
We knew this would be the site of our second home, one we would like to share with others when we cannot be in residence.
Please enjoy the home's tranquility, as well as the area's many fun, exciting attractions!
Kathy Swanwick purchased this house in 2012
Casa Solipaz, with its calming, panoramic ocean and jungle views, simply emanates peace. Gentle breezes, a refreshing horizon pool and the sounds of howler monkeys calling in nearby trees await your arrival!
The brand new luxury home's ample outdoor seating areas assure relaxing days. Indoors, enjoy a home-cooked meal in the dining area, sit on the comfortable couch and watch a bit of TV on the 42-inch screen, or use the WiFi to catch up on your e-mail.
Hang around the house and property or head out to the hip beach town of Montezuma, just five minutes away by car. You'll find great restaurants and outdoor activities such as zip-lining, waterfall climbs and boating trips.
Casa Solipaz was designed with the environment and the mesmerizing ocean view in mind. The house and pool are powered by the sun, and we have many eco-friendly fans. There are also energy-efficient air-conditioners in each room - but you will probably not need them on most days. Open doors and the sea breeze will provide Nature's own air-conditioning!
The secluded area ensures quiet and privacy.
Please use the outdoor pizza oven; precise instructions are included.
We had the pleasure of staying for a week in November... and we fell in love! This was our first time in Costa Rica, we decided to avoid the all inclusive route and we are very glad we did. The house itself is absolutely beautiful. Consisting of everything you could possibly need for an extended visit. The view is breathtaking, soaking in the pool at night watching the boats on the ocean, and the lights across the peninsula was one of my favorites about the house. We were lucky to have a big group of howlers in the big tree over the house and we saw coati and agouti daily not to mention hummingbirds, blue butterflies, geckos, and frogs. Gini was lovely, she helped us with dining options and we were fortunate enough to have a dinner prepared by Chef Camillo- which was absolutely divine! He is very talented and such a wonderful person. We loved the area, there are some amazing restaraunts and the people are such gems.
We did find the SUV with higher clearance necessary and went through budget with no problems.
We highly reccommend staying here and we hope to make this our go to destination next time we return!
Thank you for everything!
We flew in to San Jose', rented a car, drove to Puntarenas, jumped on the ferry, and then drove the rest of the way from Paquera to the house, The house was everything we expected and more. Nestled in the Jungle, with a beautiful view of the Pacific. Gini, met us there with the keys, and a walk through of the home. Gini and Himi were there whenever we needed anything!
My wife and I took our son and his fiance. We cooked pizza in the brick oven, huge breakfasts every morning, and packed lunches for our daily excursions. The kids had the room with the outside shower while we took the upstairs master suite.
One morning during breakfast outside, a troop of probably 35 monkeys were in the trees right by the house, we were all so excited to see them.
We rented motorcycles in Santa Teresa and cruised around on the motorcycles when the weather was right (Be sure to wear a helmet, as my son was ticketed)
While we were there we zipped lined through the jungle, went to Isle Tortuga twice, scuba dived, jet skied, snorkeled, paddled boarded, and ate at some amazing restaurants.
My son has taken Spanish in school since he was very young through his senior year. Having said that, having the ability to speak Spanish fluently really helped.
I can not begin to recommend this property enough...everything was absolutely perfect!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at this house. The pool was great and the view from the patio was incredible. The only reason we're not giving 5 stars was because the AC went out in one of the rooms on the 2nd day of our 4 night stay. The electricians didn't come until the morning we were leaving. One of the couples put their mattress in the living room for 3 nights. Otherwise, we loved it!
Our family lodged in four different VRBO homes during our extended visit to Costa Rica and this home was by far the best! This is a beautiful vacation home with modern amenities. The view, pool, house design and accommodations were great. The location offers quick access to points in Montezuma but not part of the busy town. On site Gini is helpful and answered all our questions. Everything went perfect!
We really enjoyed our stay in this home. It is a couple of miles north of Montezuma in a secluded development in a jungle. The word development is used loosely here. The house is at the top of a hill overlooking the tops of trees, with the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The view is amazing and there are no houses in sight. You are alone up there! The house is tiered, with the garage at the bottom. You go up one flight of stairs and there is a yoga deck on the next level. After the next set of stairs, you are at the main house, bottom floor. There is a nice pool outside and a lovely patio. The main floor of the home has two nice sized bedrooms, each with a nice bathroom. There is also a half bath, nicely stocked kitchen, and nice living/dining area. Up a flight of inside stairs is the master suite. It is huge with windows everywhere and a nice bathroom. It has its own patio with panoramic views of the trees and ocean. Behind the house on the main floor, there is a brick oven for pizzas (which we didn't use due to time constraints) and the washer and dryer.
As a family of five, we were very comfortable here. There was plenty of room to spread out and relax. The girls enjoyed the pool, as well. During our stay, the oven was found to be broken, but is slated for repair. I can't think of any other issues. Due to its remote location, the manager will meet you the first time to escort you there. Don't think you can find it on your own with GPS coordinates. Not happening!!! The only other word of warning I can think of is that this property is not for the mobility impaired due to number of stairs required. The hike up is worth it when you see your view, though! :)
We spent 3 nights at Casa Solipaz. Very nice place. We were excited to try the pizza oven outdoors. It is for real! Wood is right there. Make a fire, follow the instructions and use the peel ( big spatula). We made 8 pizzas all delicious. The house is not far from Montezuma Beach. Get your directions and/or wayz map location to be sure you find it easily. Car required. Beautiful view. Crystal clear salt water pool. Very good spot!
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|Refundable Damage Deposit||£122|
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