Colina de Carolina means Carol's Hilltop. La Colina de Carolina
( LCC) is a newly built 1 BR, 1 ½ BA cabin with THE
ocean view. It is constructed of pressure treated pine and
built on posts sunk well into the ground so as not to disturb
the hilltop with big equipment. All of La Colina fits in
and works with the ground, the trees, the water source,
and the sun.
.our solar hot water for the whole house,
for example . Going forward are only solar lights and more
best thing about LCC is the fabulous ocean view, no doubt.
Look one direction and see the vast blue ocean. Look the
other way and see the cliffs and surf of Punta Pierdra
Amarillo, one side of Bahia Ballena ( Tambor Bay).
best thing probably is that we always have a breeze here
on the hilltop. You know, it's always warm here in Costa
Rica, and this breeze feels great here at La Colina. Ceiling
fans in every room move this breeze through the house,
can always hear the surf at night and most days. Sitting
on the deck is peaceful and relaxing, especially in the
rocker. The grande mesa
.large table with 2 benches
made from a downed Pachote tree, one of Costa Rica's finest
building woods. This big, fine table is great for having
food or drinks, sitting, reading, conversing and more.The
hammocks are popular, too. Lazy
living can be had !!
has big sky!! Wyoming or Montana got nothin' on this sky!
The stars are bright and the constellations clear. Use
the great "Night Sky Interactive Sky Watcher's Guide"
to learn more. A full moon is really something at La Colina.
path called "The Loop" winds around the 2.2
acre property. Teak benches are along the walkway to look
at the stars or just step away from the house. We also
call them "smoking lounges" as LCC is a non-smoking
have solar hot water for the entire house. It is an innovative
system requiring no electricity, ie, no electric pumps.
Hot water in Costa Rican homes is not common. So we really
have done well here at La Colina. Also, we have a water
tank reservoir for the house that does have a pump, eliminating
the "dry" water faucet syndrome when the water
goes off (in high season, this can be frequent). When
you come home from the beach or other activities, knowing
you can shower can be a good thing !
caretaker's casita, La Casita de Carolina, is on the Loop
below the house, discretely located for security and privacy
for him and the main house. As theft is our biggest problem
in Costa Rica, LCC is very secure. Security bars on the
windows are very artful. Secure doors are present for
leaving the house. A small safe box is available for secure
keeping of "stuff".
has 1 BR, plus a firm, comfortable sofa bed, thus sleeping
up to 4 people. LCC has a full kitchen with a stove, refrigerator,
micro-oven, toaster w/oven, crock pot and coffee maker.
LCC even has a washer and dryer. The dryer is a must in
rainy times. The clothes line is convenient to the washer
as well. We have an LCD TV with DVD player (this can be
optional if you really "want to get away from it
all". There's a small CD player / FM radio.
windows in LCC are glass with screens, including screen
doors. There is rarely a moment during the day or night
without a breeze at La Colina. Longer than normal roof
overhang protects the deck well from rain and keeps it
Colina de Carolina is conveniently located very close
to central Montezuma. Walk to the end of the driveway
for the the main road and bus route, if you don't have
a car. It's only a short walk (.62 mile or 10 minutes)
downhill into Montezuma central Thus it is very easy to
get around. It's only a 1 km walk (.62 mile) downhill
into Montezuma central and beaches
little longer back up the hill up to the house.
Colina de Carolina is a wonderful place to be. It's peaceful
..yet quite invigorating in some ways.
The ocean has great power. Yet closer to you at the house,
you are surrounded with "green" landscaping.
You will hear the Howler monkeys and probably see some.
The White Face monkeys may come around. You might see
an Agouti or a Pizote and many species of birds.
you are coming to Montezuma, staying at La Colina de Carolina
can be a great part of your experience here.