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Montezuma Ocean View Casita - Romantic, Relaxing Luxury

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Casita with King Bed, A/c, Pool & Yoga Deck access and spectacular views

Set above Playa Montezuma in a lush, private tropical garden with spectacular ocean views and gentle sea breezes, this is a quiet haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Private self-contained Casita with king bed, beautiful bathroom, kitchenette, shared infinity edge pool and yoga pavilion.

Monkeys, pizotes and toucans are regular visitors! The beach, the famous Montezuma waterfall and excellent restaurants are close by.

DETAILS

The Space

The Casita was built in 2014 to accommodate visiting family, friends and coaching clients. It is cozy, quiet and luxurious.

Imagine this - arriving at the property you come to a plateau of tropical plants. You will walk past the main house, the ocean to your left. Past the pool and yoga deck, you will come to a path that leads to the Casita. There you will see papaya trees, helaconias and ginger plants, flowering, colorful bushes and palm trees. The private outdoor patio with its hammocks gives way to amazing expansive views of the tropical foliage below and the ocean.

The undercover patio offers al fresco dining at a beautiful handmade table and chairs from local wood, and a fully equipped kitchenette. Wide sliding doors open the Casita bedroom with its large, comfy king bed, its small inbuilt desk, and at the far end the bathroom.

OTHER INFORMATION

The property comprises of 2 acres with a main house, an infinity edge swimming pool, yoga pavilion, garage with guest room and private bath, nursery and the Casita. The garden has an abundance of tropical foliage, and the Casita is very private.

Guests may share the pool and yoga pavilion with the owner for quiet enjoyment between 10am-5pm. The entire property is fenced, and a lockable gate a the bottom of the driveway offers added security. The structures are not visible from the road, hence very private and safe.

* Interactions

For most of the year, I live in the main house together with my doghter Coco. Coming to Costa Rica on and off for many years, I am available to answer questions, suggest day adventures or destinations, recommend restaurants, and above all do everything I can to make sure that my guests are happy and relaxed!

Occasionally there is a small gentle yoga class on my yoga pavilion, or an aqua fitness group, both of which my guests are always invited to join.

* Nearby

The Casita is located in Delicias, on a cliff above the small bohemian beach town of Montezuma. The immediate neighborhood offers various adventures - the canopy tour, Montezuma waterfall, the butterfly farm, and an excellent restaurant, are all within easy walking distance. The beach is just down the hill, and the town is about 1km from the property.

* Other Things to Note

Wifi is available in the Casita. The download speed allows sometimes slow but sufficient Internet access to stay in touch. Watching movies can be a challenge, though.

My doghter Coco is very chilled-out, friendly and trained. She is free to roam the property, and will probably come by for a visit or two during your stay to make sure all is well with you and to give and receive some love.

*** Answers to some FAQs:

LOCATION: You would fly into the Costa Rican international airport in either San Jose or Liberia. From there you have various options to get to Montezuma: from San Jose, a shuttle service costs approx $50 per person and takes approx 5.5 hours; for example with Interbus Online or Zuma Tours. A domestic flight to Tambor with Nature Air or Sansa (20 minutes) followed by 35-minute taxi ride to Montezuma. Or, a rental car either from San Jose airport (for example with Enterprise), or from Tambor (with Budget).

From Liberia the transfer is shorter but the dirt roads can be quite challenging (adventurous) for self-drivers, especially after dark.

GROCERIES: There are two grocery stores in Montezuma. They stock pretty much everything one might need. Also, every Saturday there is an organic produce market in Montezuma.

MEDICAL: A medical emergency service is available in Montezuma. A hospital, pharmacies, doctors and dentists are available in the next biggest town Cobano, about 10 minutes drive away.

More Details

Owner
Lokita Carter
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Lokita Carter

Originally German, I lived in Australia for many years before coming to California for love. My late husband Steve and I taught personal growth seminars for 17 years. Our annual vacation took place in Montezuma, Costa Rica where we eventually spent more and more time, especially since building our house, and later expanded to include a pool, guest casita and yoga deck. Steve was a passionate gardener and landscape artist, and the environment of the beautiful property reflects that.

I currently divide my time between California, Costa Rica, and Denmark.

Lokita Carter purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lokita Carter chose Montezuma

The views and the location above Montezuma were irresistible! When we first saw the lot in 2005, we sat down and just stared at the ocean. After owning the vacant lot for a few years, my late husband and I decided to build a house there. Then, in 2014 we built the casita and the pool. The property is simply spectacular.

What makes this cottage unique

The views, the privacy and seclusion from the outside world, the fresh tropical breezes when it is stifling in town, the wildlife and gardens... a small paradise.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montezuma in Cóbano

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Custom reclaimed Costa Rican wood vanity
  • large bathroom with open shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom offers a comfortable king size bed with ortho mattress.
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Massages with excellent local massage therapists in the privacy of the Casita can be arranged by owner.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

A Bit Of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I read all of the reviews several times before we booked our stay at the Montezuma Casita. Highlights included:

--Good hostess that answered any questions and always met our needs

--Beautiful landscaping

--Comfortable king sized bed

--Very private and secure, and yet still close to town

--Beautiful view of the ocean

--infinity pool

--waking up every morning to the sounds of the jungle, especially howler monkeys

--good restaurants, especially liked Clandestina, so close to the casita, and Naranja in town

We completely agreed with all of these 5 star reviews. The only thing that we would have changed is being able to stay longer.

Thanks Lokita,

We Loved our stay!

Richard & Phyllis

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Richard and Phyllis, for your kind words. It was a true pleasure to host you here in my slice of paradise, and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best wishes to you both.
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Alexandria, Virginia
5

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Lokita was so gracious and her property was the relaxation we needed for a few days on our 10 day trip throughtout Costa Rica. Loved the ambiance of the property and the pool was amazing since the ocean had many riptides making me weary to swim in. I feel like I experienced a bit of paradise staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Lokita is a perfect host. The accommodations are very comfortable and well thought out. We loved the patio area overlooking the ocean. The property is close enough to town to be convenient, but secluded enough to be quiet and relaxing. Thank you Lokita for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Shasta, CA
5

Absolutely Amazing, Beautiful, Comfortable and Private

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and it was our favorite stop in Costa Rica.

The casita has a big shower, great king size bed with lots of room, two large closets, and the very best part is the outdoor kitchen and eating area. As you sit and eat your meals you have spectacular views of the blue ocean. AMAZING and private.

Our favorite times were at the pool sipping our coffee or enjoying a glass of wine. Then taking a short drive to the beach where we enjoyed a walk to one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches we have ever seen. It's called Playa Grande and offers places to swim and soft sand that you can paste your body with to rejuvenate your skin.

There are also many tasty beachside restaurants in town and one within a short walk.

You will be in the best of hands with Lokita as she will guide you to your choice of restaurants and local nature options.

We will be coming back as soon as we can!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you two! Thank you for being such excellent guests. I'm glad that I could contribute to making your Costa Rica vacation a wonderful experience. Coco and I look forward to welcoming you again before too long.
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5

The most perfect place in all ways imaginable!

  • 5 of 5

A stunning peaceful location with an incredible view. Easy access to Montezuma with great recommendations for restaurants, beaches etc. Lokita the most charming and sensitive hostess. Great to relax, swim in pool, read on private balcony. Great yoga session! Thank you Lokita for sharing your very special tropical paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wonderful guests like you make my place even more special than it already is. It sure was a pleasure and privilege to meet you both, and hope to be able to welcome you in this tropical paradise again one day.
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5

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at the casita was absolutely wonderful! The house faced the east so every morning we were able to wake up and watch the sunset without even getting out of bed. The views from the casita were amazing and the pool and property were wonderful as well. Lokita and Coca were very welcoming and Lokita was available if there was anything we needed help with.

The walk down the hill to town was definitely a great work out (although going back up is a challenge so we ended up just catching a taxi back up) and it was a perfect distance from the town, the beach and many different activities Montezuma had to offer. This was our first trip taken abroad, and staying at the casita really made this trip memorable!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Ashley. It is my wish that everyone who stays at the Casita has a positive and relaxing vacation experience. I'm glad that this was the case with you! All the best to you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Chico's Bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Metres
Paquera
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Los Delfines Golf Club Tambor
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 23 to San Jose, or Pan American Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Cocina Clandestina
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Montezuma Beach
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £18.68
Pet Fee £18.68
Damage Deposit £112.06

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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