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La Colina de Carolina, Infinity Pool

Family-friendly Cobano vacation home with private pool and kitchen

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Cobano, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • The house is very well equipped, and it has an amazing view. The pool is nice also. In…

    Jul 8, 2021

  • This was a last-minute booking and the owner/property manager were very easy to deal with…

    Dec 8, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Montezuma Beach - 1 min walk
  • Piedra Colorada - 8 min walk
  • Romelia Wildlife Refuge - 8 min walk
  • Montezuma Falls - 14 min walk
  • Playa Grande - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km
  • Lajas River - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km

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About this home

This morning the sun rose over the ocean in a blaze of colors. Hundreds of parakeets, budgies and parrots flocked in the trees around the house, chirping, warbling and squawking about their day. As I got up to pour more coffee, the roar of a howler monkey let me know that one of the local monkey troupes was stopping by for a visit. Tonight I’ll sit on the veranda with friends, talking, laughing and watching as the full moon rises over the water painting a broad, silver path across the ocean under a sea of stars.


This is the sort of experience that you can expect every day at the tropical paradise called La Colina de Carolina. Situated atop a steep bluff, it has a great vista of the Montezuma area; an elevated, stunningly majestic view of the sea. Beautifully constructed of pressure treated pine, every effort has been made to minimize construction impact on the surroundings.

La Colina de Carolina is only a 10-15 minute walk to Montezuma, making beaches, shopping, restaurants, dancing and even a game of pool easily accessible. However, it is far enough removed from the town to provide escape from the late-night revelry of the Montezuma tourist scene if you would rather relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of a tropical night under the stars. A private entrance together with its remote location and on-site caretaker provide you and your family or guests with total security. A car is not necessary to stay at La Colina de Carolina.

Upon arrival you will find a friendly property manager and caretaker waiting to show you around the property, demonstrate how to use the security devices such as the steel shutter doors and answer any questions that you may have. To get your first full day off to a great start, we are happy to make sure that the kitchen has coffee and milk waiting for you. We also offer free assistance with the procurement of any unusual products and services plus booking or arranging any activities or outings that you might wish to take part in.

The house has a full kitchen, large living area and a broad deck that wraps around two sides of the house and offers an excellent view of the sea. The elevated, sea-side location means constant breezes off of the water while our high ceilings, fans and huge windows and double doors all combine to keep the days cooler. Hand made wooden furniture, hammocks, optional meal and beverage services complete the picture of comfortable, tropical relaxation.

As mentioned we are happy to assist you in booking activities including:

Excursions to the Montezuma Cascades, Canopy and Cloud Forest tours with zip lines, day trips to Isla de Tortuga, (Turtle Island,) for snorkeling, volleyball and picnicking, golfing, surf lessons, shore and/or deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking, horseback rides on the beach and more.

Housekeeping is included for stays of 2 weeks or longer. We also offer an array of inexpensive services such as daily house keeping and laundry for those wishing to combine the jungle experience with more pampered living.

These services, as well as any activities booked on your behalf, must be paid when booked. Contact us for a quote on a complete vacation.

La Colina de Carolina is the perfect blend of comfort and tropical seclusion whether you want to disappear for a few days into lovely views, tropical bird songs and visits from the local troops of monkeys, travel

throughout the area on adventurous day trips, spend some hot nights with the fire spinners and salsa dancers in Montezuma, relax and enjoy some pampered comfort, or a little bit of all of them. In the five years since it has been available to the public for rent, there has not been a single renter who hasn’t said that they’d return in a heartbeat.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hosting you.

Keywords: House, Hill Top, Pool

What’s around


  • Montezuma Beach - 1 min walk
  • Piedra Colorada - 8 min walk
  • Romelia Wildlife Refuge - 8 min walk
  • Montezuma Falls - 14 min walk
  • Playa Grande - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km
  • Lajas River - 4.1 mi / 6.5 km
  • Cabuya Island - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Carmen Beach - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Playa Mal País - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km
  • Santa Teresa Beach - 10 mi / 16 km
  • Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve - 9.6 mi / 15.4 km

Getting around

  • Tambor (TMU) - 35 min drive
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Cobano, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1000 sq ft)
  • Garage
  • WiFi
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Paper towels

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Kayak on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Private pool


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Safe
  • Beach towels
  • Telephone

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.

Also known as

  • Colina Carolina House Montezuma
  • La Colina de Carolina
  • Colina Carolina, Infinity Pool
  • La Colina de Carolina Infinity Pool
  • La Colina de Carolina, Infinity Pool Cobano
  • La Colina de Carolina, Infinity Pool Private vacation home
  • Colina Carolina House
  • Colina Carolina Montezuma
  • Colina Carolina


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Playa de los Artistas (6-min walk), Soda Típica Las Palmeras (12-min walk), and TIERRA Y FUEGO (2.3 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, birdwatching, and casino gaming. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the property's other amenities, which include private pools and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Treasure in Montezuma

    This location and accommodations are a treasure. The personnel is very attentive while insuring full privacy. The wild life and the views are spectacular. This is an experience to repeat and share with friends.

    Guy W., Other trip, Jul 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    We spent ten days of bliss at LCC in December/January. From the giddy moment of arrival to the sad moment we had to leave, we found the property to be a delightful place for rest, relaxation, and reflection. As others have noted, there is no end to the time one can spend on the patio or pool deck, being caressed by the breeze and captivated by the sounds and views. Carol, the owner, was inviting and thorough in her correspondence; Ginette, the property manager, warmly greeted us and gave a fantastic rundown of both the property and the region; Luis, the caretaker, respected and ensured our privacy while being incredibly kind and gracious with our requests and queries. Various notes: -The building is beautifully crafted. -The pool is superb. -Stargazing from the pool or deck is highly recommended. I have never seen so many stars. -Despite the 26-30 degree heat, we slept comfortably at night and for naps during the day with the fans going -The kitchen is very well appointed for cooking. We cooked most of our breakfasts, eating it at our leisure from the beautifully crafted patio dining table -We ate most dinners in Montezuma and area's many excellent restaurants (Puggo's, Cocolores, and Sano Banano being our favourites) -Nice appliances (fridge, stove, clothes washer/dryer) and fast internet were unexpectedly appreciated luxuries -We made great use of our rental SUV. In fact I would suggest a vehicle is required as the ~1.5km road up from the village is steep, winding, busy during the day, and not pedestrian-friendly. Many of the roads in the area required at least moderate ground clearance, with 4x4 recommended (possibly a necessity in rainy season)

    William D., Other trip, Jan 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very nicely situated, quiet bungalow setup high on the hill overlooking the ocean in Montezuma.

    Had a nice 2 night stay here. Family of 4 with 19 yo and 9 yo sons. Arrival and check-in was smooth...Ginette and Olga sorted us all out very quickly. The kitchen was compact but well equiped so eating in was easy. Beautiful Terrasse with dining table overlooking the ocean was awesome for meals. The house is just 1 km up the steep hill down to Montezuma village so super convenient to get to the beach, store, restaurants, etc. Despite being just off the main road it was really very quiet. Lots of beautiful birds, butterflies and little lizards. Monkey sightings on the first day. Easy parking. All in all a great place. Thanks to Carol and Ginette for the opportunity to use this home. For anyone planning a trip to the Southern Nicoya please heed all advise you read in regards to a 4WD vehicle. You really need one in this area. I cannot overstate this. The roads are very rough in the dry season with lots of steep sections and I can imagine when it gets wet the roads would truly necessitate 4WD. Enjoy!

    Kent M., Other trip, Mar 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We can't wait to come back!

    What an oasis in beautiful Montezuma. This property was even better then we expected - the photos online do not do it justice. The house is fully-stocked with everything you may need in the kitchen, plus Carol provides pool toys and beach mats, books, lots of info about the area, and entertainment. It was immaculately clean and very comfortable. We just loved waking up to the sounds of birds and monkeys, eating our breakfasts out on the beautiful deck overlooking the pool and the Pacific, and planning our days. And the pool - wow! My 9-year-old would have stayed in it the entire 5 days we were there if had let him. We only wish we had scheduled even more time here - we will be sure to come back!

    Amanda B., Other trip, Apr 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    What a beautiful place! My husband and I stayed for four nights and really enjoyed our time there. The outdoor living is beautiful and we spent most of our time there. One morning, we got see a bunch of howler monkeys! Truly amazing! We highly recommend it.

    Jennifer T., Other trip, Aug 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Magical stay in Montezuma

    We absolutely loved our stay here. The veranda is devine morning and night. Such a well stocked kitchen and so practical. Great knives and the blender and microwave were a bonus. Really nice to have use of the coolers/cooler bags as well. Loved eating on the veranda, playing cards and reading surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Its a little piece of heave.

    Annette L., Other trip, Mar 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had a wonderful time staying at La colina! Amazing

    We stayed at La colina da Carolina from Jan 31 – to Feb 26th. We stayed a month there. To start from the beginning, we first contacted Carol last year when we were just researching about CR and where to visit. We were travelling with our 2 sons (2 and 6) and needed to be on the budget. Carol’s property provided just that and more. Carol provided us with all the information on the house, Montezuma and even Costa Rica.. The pictures do not do justice to how conveniently located and how beautiful the property is. She is thoughtful when it comes to organizing and providing amenities in her house. The house has EVERYTHING you could possibly need with little kids in a month. You absolutely do not need a car to stay at the property. The house is a km or so away from the Montezuma town. The walk is extremely downhill and then very very uphill coming up. With 2 small kids, we easily managed to go downhill. Coming back up we would taxi (very inexpensive (2000 colones each way) which was easily available). The town itself has so much to offer for adults and kids. We stayed here for a month and were not bored a single day. You can easily and inexpensively taxi to nearby towns as well. The property manager Ginette and the caretaker at the property are just as wonderful and can assist you in just about everything. The know how to go an extra mile to make you feel special and comfortable at the property. The drive from San Jose to Montezuma is perfectly wonderful with new roads paved recently. For first timers hesitant to come down, it is an absolute experience to come down to Montezuma that you will cherish forever. Carol’s property is perfectly situated close enough to the town to walk easily but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. The howler monkeys, Capuchin, humming birds put on quite a show at the property and my kids just loved it. Children wise, it is an extremely safe home. Enough room for them to play on the veranda or outside on the lawn. Microwave, fridge, stove is in excellent condition and a brand new smart TV for kids to enjoy after a long day at the beach. Her property is also equipped with beach mats, umbrellas, and much more for all seasons so you don’t have to pack extra stuff in your luggage. I can go on and on about the property but in the end all I have to say is we LOVED LOVED staying at La colina de Carolina and will return in a heartbeat. It’s worth every dollar and Carol makes it worthwhile. Thank you for everything! The M family.

    Hareem T., Other trip, Mar 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everyone into the pool.

    Carolina added an infinity pool recently and it is awesome. We turned all the lights out in the house and the view of the stars is incredible.

    Eric, Other trip, Dec 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A Little Piece of Paradise

    My husband and I had a wonderful, relaxing stay at La Colina. It was exactly as advertised. The location was perfect as it was private on a nice spacious lot, yet close enough to the small town of Montezuma to make it convenient. The amenities listed were spot on and it was a very comfortable space for us to be and base our adventure from. Located at the top of the long hill descending down to the village, we had a beautiful ocean view that was wonderful to wake up to and watch the sun come up. Many bird songs and monkey howls could be heard at all times of the day, but especially in the early morning hours. With Carols directions the place was not hard to find and had good signage for the driveway, which was very private and felt safe for the car and well off the main road. It was nice to have the covered area for the car as temps were very hot and helped to keep the car cooler when parked. The grounds were well taken care of and watered daily by the very friendly and helpful caretaker. The bedroom was spacious enough and the bed quite comfortable, but because we are tall people, at times felt small as it was a double. A queen would have worked a bit better for us personally. The bathrooms were fine and the shower very nice to come home to after a day exploring and being at the beach. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook full meals and so nice to have ice trays with lots of ice. The wifi worked fine and it was so nice having the washing machine. We never used the dryer as there was a nice clothes line, but it was there if we had needed it. The deck was our favorite spot and spend many hours just enjoying the out of doors. It was nice being up in elevation a bit because there was mostly always a breeze. Also lots of casa blanca fans to keep the air flowing. Overall we felt well taken care of through phone calls and texts with both Carol and the property manager. I would recommend this stay to anyone, long term or for a few days.

    Katherine W., Other trip, Apr 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A Gorgeous Spot

    This location is fantastic. It has an incredible view of the ocean and there is wildlife all around. The property is very well maintained and the house so super clean. The front porch was so nice to sit and relax. The staff was incredibly helpful. Luis was an amazing help and so friendly. He helped us book a snorkeling journey and chatted with us anytime we passed him at the house. Excellent customer service. It was also easy to get into contact with the owner.

    Christopher M., Other trip, Sep 17, 2019

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