12 Best Monthly Rentals In Costa Rica - Updated 2024

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Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, there is so much to do and explore in Costa Rica. This small country in Latin America has many worthwhile places to visit that deserve a month off (or more) from your usual routine. Feed your senses with all the country has to offer - a rich and colorful history, rich natural ecosystems full of thriving plants and animals, world-renowned Costa Rican cuisine, and land or water-based activities to satisfy your hunger for adventure. Costa Rica is famous for all these and more. To have the most memorable travel experience, check out our list of the best monthly rentals in Costa Rica.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, decor, availability of dates, and long-term stay rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Villa Norte at Villas Almendros, Santa Teresa (from USD 233)

Enjoy a delightful stay at this monthly beach house rental in Costa Rica. You can experience the convenience of having the beach within a few steps of your room. You can start your day with a refreshing swim in crystal-clear ocean water. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy fresh local fruits at a chic cafe a two-minute walk away. There’s also a fantastic beachfront restaurant next door serving delicious food. If you want to dine in, you can use the well-equipped kitchen to prepare culinary delights.

You can stay connected to the world and post your stunning holiday photos via free internet access. There is also a laundry facility ideal for long-term guests. Additionally, you will have a housekeeper to help you out.

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santa teresa, nicoya penn, Costa Rica
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
the host was amazing location outstanding
the host was amazing location outstanding
the host was amazing location outstanding
my husband and i came here for our honeymoon and really enjoyed the beachfront location
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2. Luxurious Bali-style house with pool and hot tub, Guanacaste (from USD 179)

An unforgettable getaway awaits you at this elegant house boasting breathtaking lake and mountain views. You can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with a slide and waterfall. You can also relax in the hot tub’s soothing waters from Monday through Saturday.

Stay in shape by working in the fitness room with a stunning forest view. Thanks to the free WiFi access, you can watch Netflix shows for entertainment. You can also play board games for fun. Don’t miss out on enjoying a fun-filled afternoon barbecuing smoky, juicy meats on the grill.

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Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the pool the views of the volcano and the complete experience
great sheets hot water and beds
owners were excellent to deal with
however the owners are full of information and are great people
the host (michael) is very hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed
fifth the hosts are extremely accommodating yet respect your privacy entirely so you choose your level of interaction
first the location is beautiful in good condition and in a private location
just a great time great place paradise encapsulated
this place is a fantastic place to stay for a number of reasons
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3. Hilltop villa with pool (from USD 193)

If you find the photos already amazing, wait until you experience the whole house to yourself. Located on top of a hill, this single-story house offers amazing views of Playas del Coco. The best views appear during the sunset when the vibrant orangey hues of the setting sun are reflected in the house’s private pool and the vast ocean, which is only a few minutes’ walk away from the house. Imagine having to enjoy sunsets here every day for thirty days (or more). The amenities include two bedrooms with king-size and queen-size beds, two baths, cable TV, wifi, air conditioning, kitchen appliances and tools, essentials for the house and the beach, an outdoor barbecue grill, and free parking on the premises and the street.

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Del Coco Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
245 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and view are awesome
the view from the patio/pool is breathtaking
we would sit in the pool and admire the views for hours at a time
the view from the infinity pool was amazing
beautiful scenic view from pool patio area
the outdoor shower (very warm water) - was great to clean up after the sandy windy beaches
place was clean spacious and secure
the space was clean comfortable and private
everything was extremely clean
house was spot in clean
she is sooo nice and helpful
the host jeannyna very kind and helpful
the host was so nice upon arrival
she really is the best host with quick responses and great local tips
our host was friendly informative and quick to respond when we had any questions
the house and the location is great
the location is great not too far from downtown coco and right near a couple supermarkets
very private and secure location
location location location friendly and attentive hostess
her location is also super convenient as she is close to many restaurants shops and the beach
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Monthly discount: 40% off

4. Spacious house with a pool and stunning valley views (from USD 174)

Daytime swimming and sunbathing are the best way to relax in this house because the view of Cartago Valley from the large outdoor pool is perfect. You will settle in very easily when you stay for longer duration in this three-bedroom house, which is best suitable for families. Find yourself letting go of your worries as you lounge around the commodious house, enjoy the presence of your loved ones, and take in the breathtaking blue sky and green mountains around you. Be the chef and cook your family’s favorite dishes using fresh fruits and veggies grown by locals that can be bought from the market nearby. The amenities include three bathrooms, a patio, indoor fireplace, wifi, cable TV, kitchen appliances and tools, and free parking within the area.

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San Isidro, Cartago, Costa Rica
313 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing amenities such as the beautiful gardens and pool
the pool is beautiful and has inviting chairs to seat by
the views from the living room and the pool are breathtaking
the bed was super comfy with heated mattress option
sara’s place is amazing huge house with a nice pool and a great view to the mountains
so very clean everything
the whole house was clean well equipped
the pool is beautiful and clean
it is modern clean spacious and absolutely gorgeous
everything was cozy clean and very comfortable
kind and friendly host
amazing host and amazing house
caretaker was very friendly
sara is a really great host
they are fantastic hosts who are easy to communicate with and exceptionally gracious and kind
sara and danielle’s house is in a stunning location
beautiful house beautiful location and quick kind service
and best view and location and facilities
the place was beautiful good recommendation to have 4-wheel drive pretty crazy drive to get in
we found the place really easily thanks to sara’s very clear instructions which made arrival really easy
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Monthly discount: 25% off

5. Luxurious villa with a pool and striking views of the bay

Wood décor exudes delicate elegance that is adored by many people. This house on the hill boasts with teak wood furnishings, which makes the house stand out among the others. The sunset view of the ocean at dusk while sipping wine or tea on the open patio with all the birds of different species singing around you adds to the house’s charm. Another bonus is you get to choose from four breakfast menus that the staff will serve you from Monday to Saturday, so you need not worry about breakfasts during your long-term stay here. The house has three bedrooms with baths, modern kitchen appliances, wifi, air conditioning, TV, home and beach essentials, an outdoor grill, and free parking.

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Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
174 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous ocean view inviting pool comfortable outdoor furniture
wonderful view love the place very cozy
all in clear view while you are sipping a drink in the pool or eating on the deck
pool and view from it are great
house is amazing with wonderful views from every room
the place has large rooms that are clean daily
the house is beautifully appointed spacious clean and comfortable
it is very clean close to local shops and restaurants
all of the appliances are clean modern and in great condition
breakfast was so delicious every day and the house was spotless every single day highly recommend staying here
the staff at casa paloma were also wonderful
the staff was so helpful and so so kind
our interactions with the staff were easy and welcoming
host and property management were always easy to reach and everything was responded to quickly
chris assisted us with a grocery run prior to our arrival which was helpful
a few shops and restaurants close by and easy to walk to
i would recommend this location to anyone
great location easy to walk to local restaurants and drive to local beaches
there are several nice restaurants 2 grocery stores and some souvenirs shops within walking distance
this is the perfect place to stay near manuel antonio
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6. Contemporary and chic house with a private pool (from USD 230)

Villa Akari’s huge glass windows allow natural light to flood into the house to brighten up every room, including your life. Kidding aside, the house’s white theme with wood and gray accent looks so clever and crisp, making the whole place look smart and radiate positivity. The chilling area by the pool makes a good place to relax after a day of fun and frolicking around the nearby Santa Teresa beach, which is only a three-minute drive away. It has two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen space, wifi, cable TV, air conditioning, heating, essentials, barbecue grill, and free parking.

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Santa Teresa beach , Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
193 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are two villas on site both with private pools and gardens the only thing shared is parking
wow super clean everything is good :)
super clean and quiet perfect for a getaway in covid times
( maria the cleaning lady was super nice and helpful) :)
as described and as per images clean tidy and modern
i highly recommend this host
this place is perfect evi & chloè have been great hosts
stylish modern villa in a great central location of santa teresa
eviatar's place was great for the location
the house has a good location just minutes away from the beach
the villa is in a great location with lots of amazing food options within walking distance
best place in all of santa teresa walking distance to 3 main breaks
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Monthly discount: 20% off

7. Comfortable mountain house in a gated community (from USD 175)

The best takeaway from this house is the outdoor salt-water infinity pool, which provides a pretty impressive view of the sunset over the green peaks of the neighboring mountain ranges. Because the house is surrounded by nature, expect to see exotic creatures, most especially birds, around the area. It is just seven kilometers (three miles) from the surfing beach, so you will get to enjoy two different scenery during your extended vacation here. To add to the experience, you can enjoy fun barbecue lunches and dinners with your loved ones in the outdoor cooking pergola and terrace. The house contains three bedrooms and two baths. Other amenities are wifi, air conditioning, a well-equipped kitchen, and a dedicated free parking space.

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Dominical, Costa Rica
36 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool and gardens and views were fantastic
the best part was the beautiful pool and view of the mountains
the view was amazing we spent alot of time in the private pool and grilling out
this is a terrific place beautiful views extremely comfortable and fabulous hospitality
there is no tv and that was quite alright with us as relaxation was the preeminent goal
when we got there everything was clean and prepared for our arrival
we felt at home clean comfortable quiet armonious a pleasure
the entire house is extremely well cared for very private clean and just as we hoped
it has a beautiful clean pool to and two of the bedrooms have air conditioning
shari was super communicative and accommodating answering all of our questions
massi sylvia and vilma couldn't have been more responsive or helpful
we met a very nice and helpful doctor she works out of the cuna del angel hotel
the neighbors caretakers and maids are very friendly
it's a wonderful private location but still only about 20 minutes from the beach
say hi to our friend michael at the souvenir shop across from patron's
i've tried writing a review for this beautiful location on three different days
if you are looking for a quiet relaxing place to vacation then this is the place for you
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Monthly discount: 38% off

8. Romantic mountain house with mini pool and amazing views (from USD 155)

You and your sweetheart will surely have a memorable month-long honeymoon together at La Casita. You can have intimate and romantic dinners at the terrace because it has a spectacular full view of the jungle below, the sky above, and the ocean miles away. There is also a mini pool on the terrace, where you can cool down during the day. The house is near a lot of tourist destinations, so going to these places will not be a hassle. Waterfalls and streams can be found while hiking behind the house. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen, wifi, TV, heating, essentials, and free parking on the premises.

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Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
164 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi connection and smart tv features
the space is cozy and cute with excellent interior design and amenities for relaxation
the air conditioners are modern quick to cool and easy to adjust
there is an amazing view down the valley to the coast and a private balcony pool
it has two tvs with smart tv with roku / netflix
it was extremely safe clean and comfortable
clean new modern and comfortably perfect for two
her house was sparking clean and so homey and comfortable
very clean quiet and perfect for a couples getaway
the dipping pool was kept very clean and wonderful any time of the day
the hosts were absolute angels; they were very responsive and helpful
thank goodness we had kelie she was an outstanding host in every aspect
kelly is the perfect host we will definetly come back
kelie was a great host she had great recommendations and very quick to respond to any of our questions
kelie was a wonderful host and was a wealth of information
the house is in a great location to travel for daily activities
la casita is a great central location for day trips up and down the pacific coast
what a great location beautiful house and kelie was a great host
this place is lovely better than pictures and set in an amazing location
what an amazing place to enjoy stunning vistas privacy and luxurious touches
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Monthly discount: 10% off

9. Modern apartment with a hot tub and magnificent valley and mountain views (from USD 90)

Are you a coffee lover? This place will excite you because this monthly apartment rental in Costa Rica is located near the Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm. Start each day of your long vacation by sipping premium coffee that gives you that extra push to finish a day full of exploring the volcanoes, waterfalls, and parks in Alajuela. The private pad has a snappy modern look and offers a tranquil view of the valley and faraway mountains. A dip in the hot tub at night while sipping tea or wine and enjoying the twinkling stars and the valley lights is a perfect way to cap your day. It has two bedrooms and two baths, a mini-kitchen, wifi, essentials, and free parking.

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Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
573 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan was more than enough to keep it very comfortable
the wifi wasn’t working when we were there but hopefully they can fix that soon
the view truly had a view super clean and updated apartment
the space is comfortable and beautiful
the place was very clean and beautiful
the space is clean modern and comfortable
beautiful stylish and clean place
a nice clean apartment with a fantastic view
it was sparking clean and very comfortable i highly recommend it
exc host irene is very helpful and responsive
thank you for hosting us :)
they responded very quickly and gave us many local tips and were very helpful
amazing view and our hosts had great recommendations for everything i’d love to go back some day
irene was very hospitable and showed me the local souvenir shop in town which we absolutely loved
there are also near by restaurant that you can easily walk to
beautiful place and perfect spot near san jose for a quick getaway
great location with everything you need to enjoy a short stay in alajuela
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Monthly discount: 50% off

10. Tropical house with ocean view

The outside of Casa Bahia Sur looks like a traditional tropical house, but once you step inside the modernity of the facilities will surprise you in a good way. Every part of the house is designed to let you know that you came to this place to unwind. The calming view of the turquoise ocean as it harmonizes with the clear blue sky from the terrace will make you want to stay here for a long time. The beach is also just five minutes away, so you get to enjoy the salty waters as much as you want. This house has three bedrooms with baths, a fully equipped kitchen, a patio, wifi, air conditioning, essentials, and free double parking on the premises.

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Playa Flamingo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
143 reviews  
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are comfy and each room has ac and a ceiling fan
beautiful place with awesome views and an infinity pool
the pool was perfect and spectacular sunsets and views
the pool was heavenly and the view breathtaking
it has an amazing infinity pool with a spectacular view of the beach
super clean and comfortable
very clean comfortable beds separate towels for bath & pool/beach
it is well kept clean and beautiful
the house is beautiful and clean
while the surrounding area was very clean safe and high end gringos are easy targets
the hosts were attentive and gracious
they were outstanding hosts who provided a lovely and gorgeous home for our stay
ben was a wonderful and knowledgeable host
they are genuinely kind people and they made us feel like friends
olivier and marlene are gracious and helpful hosts
the location was just perfect
great central location with many close by restaurants and beaches
the location is beautiful and very scenic
lots of restaurants within walking distance but definitely get a car
very serene location to chill
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11. Homey cottage surrounded by wildlife

You will have much appreciation of the exquisite nature around you when you stay at this cheap long-term rental in Costa Rica. Casa Selva Cabinas is surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna. You can spot a lot of native animals as you lie by the hammock on the front deck, while peacefully enjoying the tropical breeze and the sound of the flowing creek.

The homey vibe of the house will make you feel as if you are just in the comforts of your own home, making your stay here very comfortable. The amenities include one bedroom, one bathroom, a functional kitchen, wifi, cable TV, and free parking space.

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Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was great
i purchased a fan and placed it outside the screen door and that helped a lot
the house is cool with great airflow and fans
amelia and richards place has a beautiful setting comfortable homey feelings surrounded by beautiful nature of all kinds
the living space/kitchen is very comfortable with all the necessities
they were very friendly and welcoming
helpful and friendly hosts who let me borrow shoes for the waterfall repelling tour
they were very informative prior to our arrival and upon arrival we received a very warm welcome
millie and richard are great people and excellent hosts who are available when you need them
millie and richard are amazing hosts extremely thoughtful and a joy to stay with
perfect location between dominical and uvita
excellent jungle refuge close to all the good beaches
i loved the place and location it had all that i needed and more
the place it's surrounded by beautiful rainforests with a stream right outside the back window
they are set off largely by themselves and everything around the place functions beautifully
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12. Jungle house with pool

Rent this house in Costa Rica for a month and stay amidst nature to revitalize your soul. The lush green leaves of the trees and shrubs that rustle in the wind, the sound of the animals that live peacefully (sometimes curiously) surround you, and the smell of sweet, fresh air that fills your lungs with every breath - these are the luxuries you cannot simply get when living in the city. Casa Escondida offers you all these and more. A quiet dip in the pool after trekking towards the nearby waterfall is a superb way to end the day. Also, the house gets more interesting each day for the rest of your long-term stay as you encounter various animals living nonchalantly around you. The amenities include two bedrooms, one bathroom, wifi, essentials, complete kitchenware, an open patio or deck, and free parking.

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Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
78 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful deck with pool and lots of hammocks and chairs to relax
a true jungle house with a lovely pool and outside deck area
no fan so it gets really warm and a little creepy with being so venerable in the jungle
the plunge pool is perfect as is the thatched screened palapa behind it
the pool light created such a lovely ambiance
from the elegant front entrance to the clean refreshing pool
everything was so great with our stay in the jungle very clean and so much space for our family
april was a great host and very helpful
april is a good host and responded quickly to any questions before and during our stay
we want to give special thanks to april for being an amazing host
very private very beautiful and april was over the top helpful with making reservations for us and making recommendations
casa escondido is the best “home away from home” - and april is the perfect host
nice short walk to a beautiful waterfall
attractions shopping food and groceries are all a close drive away
in the middle of the night we saw cute opossums walking around and a few frogs too
it is also so close to dominical which is a awesome little town
our kids loved the pool the location is great
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Discover the true meaning of Pura Vida in Costa Rica

You will need a long time exploring a country as flamboyant as Costa Rica. Aside from engaging in tiring yet worthy activities in this vibrant country, make sure to take the time to meditate to reset your mind and focus on your well-being amidst the pleasant sounds and views of nature. From the mighty mountains to thriving wildlife, raging rivers and calming beaches, Costa Rica is waiting for you.

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