LUNATICAlounge Montezuma, Costa Rica

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  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 9
  • from $ 400 nt
What we like about this property

We love the avant-garde geometric minimalism here that’s sleek and modern but laid back and very playful. From the massive scale of the interiors and clever design details, to the angular wrap pool with stunning views, this is a dramatic and atmospheric architectural achievement that’s as exciting as it is relaxing.  

Description

Perched within the jungle with stunning treetop views on over three acres overlooking Montezuma’s Playa de Las Manchas, this bold and modern villa is located in the ultimate top-of-the-world location. Designed in two separate wings, the property is an eye catching architectural statement placed within a peaceful tropical habitat where you’ll share the treetop location with the monkeys, birds and jungle wildlife and magical views from throughout the property. With loads of surprising and fun detail and atmospheric elements, the two structures are a beautifully realized pastiche of interconnecting geometric angles and spaces that don’t play by the rules. The main wing features a massive open air living space with slide away glass and dramatic structural angles that are powerful without being overwhelming. Vast and open to the environment, the great room with lounge and dining areas is ideal for entertaining with a chefs kitchen and intimate areas for relaxing. There are two en suite bedrooms upstairs each with eye catching and imaginative bath options including an enclosed glass tube rain shower and one of a kind fixtures, finishes and detail. The side wing shares the wrap around pool edge and is a spacious open air environment that includes an en-suite bedroom with bold and colorful underlit bath and lounge area downstairs and an additional en-suite bedroom upstairs with breathtaking views. 

The grounds are punctuated by colorful sculptural accents and the arc of the infinity pool that connects and communicates with the two structures and lit with dramatic accent lighting that casts light and shadows.

Exciting and original, this property is a wholly unique and stylish modern escape in the wild beauty of Costa Rica.     

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Concierge services and full staff including daily housekeeping with optional private chef, yoga, spa and massage services available. Wifi throughout with flat screen TV with Apple TV and Air+Play iPod audio system in every room, land line telephone. Daily housekeeping with laundry facilities, pool service, parking. Airport transfers available. The home is totally solar powered.

AROUND

The picturesque coastal town of Montezuma is just an 8 minute drive from the house. Located along the Nicoya Peninsula’s eastern coast, the town is an artsy boho kind of place, laid back and very informal, perfect to slow your pace! Montezuma welcomes travelers of every stripe to its small bars, restaurants and uncrowded beaches (Playa Grande for surfing, Playa Las Manchas for snorkeling). Just a short, half hour drive takes you to the other 2 famous Pacific Coast beach-and-surf destinations, Mal Pais and Santa Theresa – together the 3 towns create a fabulous ‘triangle of fun’ on this tip of the southern Nicoya Peninsula, truly one of the most unique places Costa Rica has to offer! Due to its relative remoteness, this area has retained its vibrant natural beauty, unspoiled by over-development – world class surf breaks, white sand beaches and the protected Cabo Blanco Reserve at the tip. Also Tortuga Island makes for a great day trip! 

LOCATION

Montezuma, Costa Rica. Nearest Airport: San Jose Airport to Tambor Airport (30 min flight and 30 min drive to Montezuma) Driving from San Jose takes about 4-5 hrs. (1.5 hours to Puntarenas, 1.5 hour car-ferry across the Gulf of Nicoya to Paquera, 1 hour to Montezuma). 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Dry season is late November through April, summer is moderate with the heaviest rains falling in September and October.

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LUNATICAlounge

from $400/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms4 Bedrooms
Bed TypeKing Beds in all bedrooms, 1 extra Single. 2 of the King beds can be converted into singles.
KitchenFull Kitchen
Bathrooms5 Bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 9 Guests
InternetWi-Fi + AirPlay sound systems + Apple TV streaming
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates start at $400 per night for up to 6 guests. 10% discount for weekly rentals and 20% discount for monthly rentals. See rates table
Minimum Stay3 Nights
ViewOcean and Beach
Notes

Check-in after 2pm, check-out before 10am.

Concierge, daily maid and pool service

No smoking inside.

No sleep-overs. 

Fees for added guests above the number originally stated will be charged at the applicable rate.

Note: LUNATICAlounge was designed for adults and is not equipped for nor safe for small children. Please inquire if you plan to bring children under the age of 6.

Rate Table

Rates are for up to 6 guests. Additional guests pay the stated fee. The house can accommodate a total of 9 guests.
 
10% discount for weekly rentals and 15% discount for monthly rentals
 
Christmas and New Years weeks are fixed with one week minimum stay. See rates table

Taxes and fees are included in the rates.  

Rent Deposits: 50% to book, balance due 60 days before occupancy date. Security and Damage Deposit: $1,000 due 1 week before arrival. Fully refundable.

Seasonal Dates Nightly Rate for 6 Minimum Stay  Each Additional Guest
Jan 3 - Apr 30 $600 3 Nights $60
May 1 - Aug 31 $500 3 Nights $50
Sept 1 - Nov 17 $400 3 Nights $40
Nov 18 - Dec 19 $600 3 Nights $60
Dec 20 - Dec 26 $7000 per week 7 Nights Up to 9 Guests
Dec 27 - Jan 2 $8500 per week  7 Nights Up to 9 Guests

 

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Reviews

18 Reviews

  • Coen, August 9, 2018

    We loved staying at LunaTica! The house is so great and so fun! It is BIG and has so many facilities that you dont even need to leave the house if you dont want to. One morning we were hanging out in the pool and we saw whales passing by! Monkeys and a cute coati also paid us a visit. Montezuma is just down the hill and Santa Teresa 30 mins away both with great restaurants. Thanks Erica who was super friendly and hands-on!! We’d love to come back one day :)

    Coen

  • Simon, May 8, 2018

    WOW! Or to say it in other words: WOW WOW WOW! I could not imagine before, that an estate like LunaTica is available for ‚normal‘ guys as we are. But it is, for sure!!! LunaTica let dreams comes true! Thank you Ralf & Jeff, we had a great time!

    Simon

  • Patricia C., April 21, 2018

    It Doesn’t Get Better Than This!!

    The Lunatica Lounge experience is phenomenal on all levels!! The property is stunning and although the pictures are incredible, they do not come close to seeing it in person. Everything was exquisite! Jeff was exceptional and was a large part of why our stay was seamless and memorable! He helped prior to our arrival and made all of our plans a reality and effortless.

    The house is amazing, breathtaking and an experience by itself. We were able to explore the penninsula all day…coming back sweaty, dirty, salty and tired —-and then relax and enjoy the luxury of the Lunatica Lounge planning our next day’s adventures. I have already requested to book it for another week next year!

    Patricia C.

  • Debbie H., March 20, 2018

    Amazing property and a wonderful experience!

    This was a dream property, so modern and luxurious! The views were breath-taking, the home was stunning, and the service provided during our stay: concierge, grounds, and cleaning service was world class! Jeff (concierge) was an incredible surprise and priceless support for us, as this was our first time to Costa Rica. My family has travelled to over 50 countries and we have stayed in many unique and exotic places – we all agree this is one of the best. This is your own private resort and getaway! We will be coming back! We have recommended Lunaticalounge aka Miami Vice to everyone we talk to about Costa Rica. Thank you Ralf and especially to you Jeff – you were amazing!

    Debbie H.

  • Shawn, March 14, 2018

    This reservation was amazing… worth more than it’s weight in gold. Do not be put off by the price, it is a unique experience in Costa Rica that you will never find elsewhere. The villa is stunning! Everything from the view, the monkeys and wildlife, the pool and the architecture make this a one of a kind spot. The service/communication provided with the owners was great. Jeff helped us find the perfect activities for our group, showed us around, introduced us to locals & restaurants, etc. There are 2 people full time at the villa to help out/clean if need be. It’s an 8 minute drive from Montezuma which is a very charming town and has a really cool beach. 30 minutes away from Santa Theresa which has awesome surfing. Go ahead, you deserve it!

    Shawn

  • Blair, March 1, 2018

    We spent a week at Luna Tica in February 2018. As a group of 6 friends we found the villa spectacular. Our experience working with our host, Jeff leading up to the trip was great. He was extremely helpful with organizing everything we needed; chef services, excursions and restaurants. He went out of his way and we felt he truly cared about making our week special. Upon arrival at the house, even after having seen the photos online we were thoroughly impressed. The property is beautiful, remote enough to relax but close enough to easily enjoy the surf village of Montezuma. The house staff were great at keeping everything clean and well maintained. We highly recommend the chef services of Juan Luis and his mother Yolanda. Everything was prepared to our personal tastes and was the best food we had all week. Overall our experience at Luna Tica was fantastic. Pura Vida.

    Blair

  • Crystal, December 23, 2017

    Wow what an incredible experience! The villa was exactly as pictured and described and far exceeded our expectations. A true first class view and experience in a really fascinating part of the world. Check in was simple and they even met me in the village to show me the way to the property. They arranged a horseback ride along the beach to a breathtaking waterfall which goes into the sea. If only there was more time! I will definitely be returning one day soon. Pura Vida!

    Crystal

  • Manushe M., December 5, 2017

    Fantastic the house and very hospitable the staff of Fam.Huck – complement to the architects – each room for themselves unique – the place a highlight – beautiful Christmas 🎄 spent – will gladly come again

    Grüße an ALLE

    Manushe M.

  • Kim W., April 16, 2017

    Can’t Get Enough Of This House!

    This is my 6th or 7th time visiting Lunatica Lounge and I will probably be back 6 or 7 more times. It’s just so perfect!

    Kim W.

    San Francisco, USA

  • Peter Clark, January 12, 2016

    My wife and I spent a week here in early 2016.

    We both work in design, and she comes from a family of architects… I don’t know if that makes us any more qualified than your average person to judge how liveable a space is but I will say that your place is very cool and very impressive. I’ve made it my little hobby these past years tracking architecturally interesting spaces around the world where we can go on vacation, and we’ve stayed in some pretty cool spots across Spain, Germany, Scandinavia… of all those, Lunatica is my favorite by far. It’s a really special place and some of the details are just incredibly smart and well picked. Also, Belen and the staff were great.

    For fans of white minimalism, the house is an exciting and audacious execution of the style. The views, especially from the pool, are sweeping, ambitious, exciting. The interior spaces are grand and high, featuring beautifully executed geometric designs. What makes the place special though is that design never overwhelms the fact it must become a home, a nice place to be. The texture of the materials is tactile and nice to the touch, the spaces are playful and inviting, the use of light is well thought out and makes the everyday experience of being there easy and pleasurable.

    Massive congratulations to the architect, it’s a very special place, we’re already planning a return visit

    Peter Clark

    Los Angeles, USA

  • Mike Ludin, December 30, 2015

    Oh my, this place is P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E! I don’t think there are words to describe the glory of this home. Certainly the pictures are nice but you have to experience it to know how fabulous Lunatica Lounge is. When greeted by Belen, Giovanni and Sucretia you know from the start anything you need, if available, will be there soon.. Need some quality beef? Belen is on it. Want a red snapper caught that morning but don’t want to go get it at dawn – Belen is on it. Dinner reservations, ideas for activities? All was readily available. Fresh chocolate croissants with breakfast, Giovanni is happy to go pick them up; clothes cleaned, Sucretia does it effortlessly so you have no idea it is being done. Our family was extremely comfortable, sated and we spent a week luxuriating at this classy and casual villa. WI-fi worked flawlessly. Music on ‘air’ devices worked flawlessly. The A/C, pool, and kitchen worked flawlessly. The view is phenomenal. The areas for massage, yoga, reading and relaxing were all private when needed, cozy when wanted and with a view we have never before experienced. If I had one complaint, it was at some point we had to leave and that was a drag. I have rented places all over the world, none have gone as well and exceeded my expectations as Ralf has in handling our reservation, delivering a luxurious vacation rental, staffed appropriately! Thanks, we hope to be back!!

    Mike Ludin

    Palm Springs, California, USA

  • Lisa B., April 8, 2014

    Superb house in a superb setting. Lunaticalounge is elegant and chill at the same time. Gorgeous inside and out. We’ve rented villas all over the world and can say definitively that this lovely spot ranks among the highest. Not to mention the superb infinity pool. If you’re heading for Nicoya – this is THE place to go. It’s close to Montezuma’s funky center but when you cross the ravine and head up the hill, you feel a million miles away. Lovely cove beaches lure you down to the water, but the house pulls you back up. PERFECT vacation.

    Lisa B.

    New York, NY, USA

  • Scott, February 17, 2014

    We are experienced Costa Rican travelers and have been to Montezuma probably a half dozen times over the years. We love the funky town, great restaurants and amazing beaches. Upon arriving to Luna Tica Lounge, our group was so amazed with the property, setting and views that we actually decided to trim back our plans and just spend as much time as could at the villa. The property has so many design details and clever touches that you’d think you entered the featured property at an architectural expo. At the same time, the breezes, views and privacy were so impressive and everyone in our commented that the place made our Montezuma experience the best yet. Highly recommendable rental!

    Scott

  • Kim W., August 17, 2012

    Travel for me these days means renting beautiful houses around the world. I do this a few times a year and, by far, Lunatica Lounge is the most beautiful that I have come across. The pictures reflect the stunning architecture but it doesn’t show how at peace the grounds and the surrounding area will make you feel. It doesn’t show the wide variety of wild life that you might catch a glimpse of as you sit and look out at the rain forest.

    I highly recommend having Chef James prepare his amazing gourmet meals. The managers, Lisavette and Billy were more than helpful in making sure that we completely enjoyed our stay. This was the perfect vacation!

    The only way I was able to come to grips with leaving this wonderful place was to plan a return visit as soon as possible.

    El Cerrito, CA

    Kim W.

  • Fabrizio C., February 14, 2012

    Just a short note to let you know how much we loved our vacation at Lunatica Lounge. The house is magnificent, actually better than the pictures we saw, and the place is great for a fun vacation. We all want to thank you for sharing it with us. We loved the setting, the views, the town on Montezuma. Your concierge was most helpful with all of our requests. We hope to come back some time in the future.

    Fabrizio C.

  • Kristina, January 30, 2012

    LUNATICAlounge is an amazing vacation rental. Set in beautiful Costa Rica, with the jungle all around. Monkeys visiting at 4:00 pm every day. Iguanas walking around all over. Sunrises that won’t allow anyone to “wake up on the wrong side of bed”. Add the beautiful bird sounds and espresso to those sunrises for the ingredients of a wonderful day. The house, the pool, and the jungle setting is absolutely lovely and rejuvenating. It’s in a great location for exploring as well. You’re 5 minutes from the Butterfly Gardens, where some waterfalls are. You’re only 10 minutes from Montezuma and 30 minutes from Mal Pais and Santa Theresa. We had a wonderful time, thank you.

    Alderpoint, CA

    Kristina

  • Patricia and Gabriel M., January 26, 2011

    Extaordinary architectural home and outstanding property.Breathtaking views with exotic flora and animals.The most wonderful views and best star gazing sky we’ve ever seen.Professional and kind staff.My young adult children did not want to leave, had a wonderful family holiday so we can’t wait to come back.Thank you Ralf for being so accomodating and kind.

    Montreal Canada

    Patricia and Gabriel M.

  • Davey Crockett, January 24, 2011

    Think of those glossy magazine articles with impossibly beautiful people in impossibly beautiful places…in Lunatica Lounge, that’s you! The grand scale, the style; you’re almost thankful for the semi-challenging drive from town because it keeps out the papparazi. This was a perfect space to chill with friends, spend hours in and around the sparkling pool, read a book, tease the monkeys or turn up the music and dance. The lovely folk who took care of all the household stuff were cheerful, unobtrusive and faultless. In a way, Lunatica Lounge is too nice. Almost everything else you’ll experience in Costa Rica will be, at best, at least one notch down.

    Mill Valley, CA

    Davey Crockett

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