Rental Villa Pricing
(Dec20 - Jan10):
for the entire villa
Season (Dec - April):
for the entire villa
Season (May - Nov):
for the entire villa
Check in 2pm - Check out
Montezuma Rental Car
Frequently Asked Questions
Beaches - how far?
Check in / Check
Ferry and Ferry
Pool Use / Hours?
Car? And do I need a car?
- How far are they?
The best beach is Playa Las Manchas, and a photo of
it is shown above.
This is a perfect slice of tropical paradise, with white sand, clear
water, incredible snorkeling, and a gourmet Italian Restaurant that
brings you some of the world's best food to your shady spot under a
coconut tree. They're even nice enough to cut off the coconuts from
above your head so you don't have to worry about being knocked out by
one falling on you. Las Manchas is a 6-7 minute drive from the house.
If you want to walk to the beach, the closest one is about 20-30
minutes. The town of Montezuma has a picturesque little cove, but it's
polluted, so you have to walk past that, slightly north of town and
then you can swim. Lots of information on the beaches is here: Montezuma
Beaches. More on Costa Rica's beaches: Beachescostarica.com
Our guests are usually surprised by how few bugs there are. The most
bugs are in May and June, when the rainy season has just started, and
all the eggs that have been lying dormant are hatching. The house has
sliding screens on every window, and it's a good idea to close them as
dusk. If you leave them open at night, the bugs fly in if you have
lights on. We have a few mosquitos, and occasionally a guest will have
super-sweet blood that seems to attract them. Some people hardly get
bitten at all and some have 20-30 per leg by the end of their trip.
Most people have a couple bites here and there, but nothing to worry
about. They tend to bite your ankles, so you can put bug spray on from
the calfs down if you go into town to eat dinner. There are few
mosquitos as you hike in the rivers, and none on the beaches, but
occasionally there are no-see-ums at dusk on the beaches, depending on
the season. My wife and I live here full time and rarely put on any bug
repellant, but if you're hanging around town at dusk, that's the most
likely time to get bitten. You will not need a mosquito net on the bed
at the house if you keep the screen windows closed at dusk/night.
In / Check Out
are very flexible with this when we can be, but because the house is so
popular, we often have people arriving the day that you're leaving, so
officially, Check In is 2pm and Check Out by 10am,
which gives us 4 hours to clean between guests.
Phone? How can I get mine to work in Costa Rica?
Every year, more and more people find that their cell phones work in
Costa Rica. Even people's I-phones sometimes work. Sometimes the people
who are successful at getting their cell phones to work have called
their service provider before they leave their home country, to ask
them to set up "international roaming". It may cost a lot, but can be
do light cleaning every day in the units and change the sheets about
twice a week. If you need extra cleaning or your sheets washed early,
just let us know and we're happy to help.
People / Beds?
cost is $50/night for each extra person over 2 in any of the units
except for the casita, upstairs suite, and the temple room, which were
designed especially for larger groups.
number to call for the Ferry Schedule is 2661-2084 (Spanish only). Then
hit "4" when you hear the recording, which will then give the list of
times. First it will list the times the ferry is leaving from
Puntarenas to Paquera, which is heading towards Montezuma. The second
list of times is going back towards the mainland. The schedule changes
frequently and sometimes the ferries are being repaired, so it's a good
idea to call ahead. If you're trying to catch a flight, get there at
least an hour before the ferry leaves, and make sure that if you miss
the ferry or it's broken or something, you can still make your flight
by driving around, which takes about 4 hours. Plus it takes an hour to
drive to the ferry from the house, so that's five hours to get to the
other side, then 2 1/2 hours more to get to the airport (or maybe 2 hrs
depending on traffic.) If you time everything perfectly, and get lucky
with the ferry, then you can get to the airport from our house in just
over 4 hours, but that rarely happens!
around $150 to go out for a few hours with a boat, trolling back and
forth in the ocean. The views are amazing out there and almost everyone
catches something on every trip. 90% of our guests who have gone
fishing catch something and usually it's much more than they can eat.
The most common fish to catch are yellow fin tuna (great for sushi!)
and mahi mahi. If you take your fish to a local Tico restaurant they
will RUIN it by over-cooking it, so better to bring it back here or
cook it yourself. In Montezuma, you can get all the fixin's for sushi -
sushi rice, rice-wine vinegar, wasabi, pickled ginger, etc... most of
it is in the small supermarket called "Super Mamatea". You can book
your trip at any number of places down in town very easily.
have a high speed (4MB/s) wireless network that reaches throughout the
property. Because we are in a remote area in a poor country, there
seems to be fairly frequent outages though. So if you can't wait for
the internet to come back on, there are many internet cafes in
Montezuma and Cobano.
If you want the sheets and towels washed, give them to one of our
cleaning ladies, and they will do them for you. If you want your
personal things washed, they charge 1000 colones per kilo, which is the
same that the laundry services charge in Montezuma. Be sure to separate
your whites and colors, and if anything is particularly valuable, be
Use / Hours?
you hate going to a pool at night at most hotels and find it closed?
You're welcome to use our pool anytime, day or night, as long as you
keep the noise down so you aren't bothering the other guests.
amazing restaurant serves the best food in town, which is nearly 100%
organic. We eat together at a large table, served by our master chef.
The kitchen is public and our guests are invited to watch our chef
cook. He will explain the health benefits of the ingredients, and show
you his cooking secrets. We know that some people are happiest in the
kitchen, so guests who would like to help are welcome to participate in
cooking the meals.
We serve three meals a day from Tuesday-Saturday, and on Sunday and
Monday we only serve breakfast. So on those two days you can go to town
to experience some great restaurants there. The best are highlighted