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Unique Farm Stay-Get Away from Noise, Pollution & Stress @ Rancho Montecito

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Rancho Montecito welcomes you to your very own private 250 acre Garden of Eden.

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Last updated: 09/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Atenas farmhouse description

Rancho Montecito is a 250-acre working cattle and fruit farm that has amenities for those who want to escape the world, families or groups wishing to get together in a spacious outdoor environment. It is the perfect setting to unwind, breathe fresh air and just have a perfect and unique vacation. Those who enjoy hiking, trail riding, bird watching, photography, relaxing and gathering with friends and family by the pool, will experience the best of Costa Rica, (an off the tourist grid vacation-truly unique!!!).
Rancho Montecito farm is located 5 km south off Hwy 27 in the Central Valley, 20 minutes from Atenas, only 45 minutes to the beaches (Jaco, Puntarenas, Herradura) and 35 minutes into San Jose. There are many fabulous day trips that can be enjoyed while using the farmhouse as base. Suggested ideas for day trips would be: a day at the beach, visiting Poas volcano, shopping for souvenirs and visiting an impressively old mill and carpentry shop in Sarchi, Canopy ziplines, Zoo Ave (hospital for wild animals to rehabilitate), San Jose to experience the capital, and there are many more suggestions which we would be happy to help you with.
While staying at Rancho Montecito you will wake to the sounds of birds, wildlife and farm animals, luxuriate in the magnificent broad views with three volcanoes in the distant background. Hike the dense primary and secondary forests, enjoy the diverse tropical flora, fruit trees, livestock, horses and wildlife and drink from the fresh springs. There is no healthier way to relax than be surrounded by nature and all its magnificence.
Included is a 6 bedroom country house with large porch, swimming pool, and Rancho (open air kitchen/dining room), a common room for movies or educational purpose, and lots of terrific hikes. Facilities are fully equipped with linens, laundry, complete kitchen, television, DVD, stereo, internet, Wi-Fi, and games.
THE UNION BETWEEN WORKING FARM AND COMFORTABLE VACATION FARMSTAY : At Rancho Montecito we believe in the importance of global and environmental awareness, the development of sustainable living practices, cultural exposure, and most importantly, fresh air and healthy outdoor activity and fun. We provide an environment conducive to healthy living, and relaxing. While the farmhouse is rustic and spacious it is comfortably laid out. Visitors spend most of the day outdoors. It is of utmost importance to us that guests of Rancho Montecito come to relax and reconnect with themselves, their group and with nature.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            12 years and older...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

            sleeps 2 persons...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            sleeps 2 persons...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

            two extra long bunkbeds; sleeps 4 persons...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            sleeps 2 persons...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king

            sleeps 2 persons...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

            sleeps 2 persons...moreless

          • Our facilities include a six-bedroom farmhouse with a large porch, swimming pool, and Rancho (open air dining hall), a common room for movies or educational purposes. The bunk house and Rancho are fully equipped with linens, laundry, complete kitchen, television, DVD, stereo, internet, WiFi, and all the amenities of city living in the countryside. The six bedrooms are equipped with bunk beds that can be separated and made into single rooms, bunk rooms, king or queen rooms, making the set up perfect for families or groups that don’t mind sharing. We keep the rooms in a pattern that allows for 14 persons to comfortably stay in the bunkhouse. We provide housekeeping prior to arrival and a gardener that takes care of the pool and garden. If you would like a cook to come and prepare meals that would be an additional cost and we are happy to make the arrangements....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            2 toilets and 2 showers...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            2 toilets and 2 showers...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Bathooms are large with two showers and toilets in each

          Other Amenities

              • Roads in Costa Rica are part of the adventure. The property is 5 km off road. Access to the property is only by 4 X 4 SUV. Please be sure to rent a 4 X 4 SUV. What to Bring? A camera, you won't want to forget your experience. Binoculars for bird watching and wildlife spotting. Cap or hat . Sunscreen and bug repellent – if you're especially sweet. Waterproof hiking boots or rubber boots or old boots/shoes – for hiking. Not your everyday shoes! A sweater and swimsuit, Flashlight – it can get pretty dark out there at night. Something to do if it rains – books, games, cards, etc. B.Y.O.B. – if desired. It's not easy to find in this neck of the woods. So bring your most favorite....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Forests
              • Marina
              • Rain Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Being built. Will be in front of the property in June 2015....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Being built. Will be in front of the property in June 2015....moreless

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View:

                Fantastic views of volcanoes, mountains, forests and the central valley...moreless

              • Rural:

                Pastures, forests, cattle, fruit trees and hay bales...moreless

              • Village:

                long and short views of towns and villages in and around central valley...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Rio Grande de Tarcoles ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 14 people

              General

              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Secure Parking
              • Solar Hot Water
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer

              Outside

              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $300

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

                  High Season
                  Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $340

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving Weekend
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $2,600
                  flat fee
                  Christmas Week 2014
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,650
                  flat fee
                  New Years Week 2014-15
                  Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,650
                  flat fee
                  Easter Week 2015
                  Apr 1 - Apr 5, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  $2,600
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $340

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $100
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  **Rates are quoted on a minimum of 4 person group, afterwhich each additional guest charged individually

                  A 3 night minimum is requiered

                  Negotiable rates for groups and extended periods

                  Payment accepted by check or bank transfer

                  Full payment must be received 14 days prior to arrival.

                  Trail rides, massages, facials and any other services will be the responsibility of guests


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 09/10/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Juan Santamaria International Airport
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  On the property is Azabache Bar and Restaurant
                  35 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Puntarenas
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Los Suenos Golf or Cariari Golf
                  5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Balsa
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  HWY 27
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  On the property is Azabache Bar Restaurant
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Los Suenos/Jaco

                  Car: Necessary

                  Tucked away in a valley, near the small farming community of Balsilla de Mora (pop. 100), Rancho Montecito is remote enough to feel thousands of miles from city life. The farm is located on the Pacific side of the central valley.

                  With primary and secondary forests, fresh water springs, diverse tropical flora, fruit trees, livestock, horses and wildlife, Rancho Montecito is:

                  -35 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport

                  -15 minutes to Atenas (the town for supplies)

                  -35 minutes to downtown San Jose

                  -45 minutes to the Pacific Ocean-Caldera, Los Suenos, Jaco

                  Other Activities: cattle drives, u-pick fruit, tractor ride, visiting National parks and volcanoes, and charming towns and villages.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About: I am Canadian born but have lived in other countries all my life. I chose to buy and live in Costa Rica because the country is proud of its natural beauty and environment. With parks, conservations and so much wildlife, it is hard not to love being here. The people are so gentle and kind. The food fresh and 'clean'. There is a calm to life in Costa Rica that makes it such a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy nature. I love to travel and can enjoy 5 star hotels as well as tented safaris. Costa Rica is a blend of both.

                  Why Atenas:
                  I chose this property as it was so close to everything. The thought of flying into San Jose and then driving 3-4 hours was not something I was at all interested in. The farm is so close to the beach, the city, the volcanoes and yet there are no neighbors for miles and there is a wonderful sense of adventure from the moment you drive in. Rancho Montecito is an elegant and rustic adventure. You can make it a leisurely stay or an action packed adventure. It is for those who love to be surrounded by nature.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  So close to everything and yet so faraway. Nature is your blanket, fresh air and water your nutrition. Part of the fun in Costa Rica are the roads. This property is off road (5 km) and requieres 4 X 4 SUV access. No cars or low vehicles are recommended.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Rancho Montecito welcomes you to your very own private 250 acre Garden of Eden.

                    Rancho Montecito welcomes you to your very own private 250 acre Garden of Eden.

                  • The heavenly star studded skies over Rancho Montecito are perfect for pondering.

                    The heavenly star studded skies over Rancho Montecito are perfect for pondering.

                  • Rancho Montecito features open floor plans and soaring ceilings throughout.

                    Rancho Montecito features open floor plans and soaring ceilings throughout.

                  • Enjoy a DVD movie or curl up with a book in one of the screened porch areas.

                    Enjoy a DVD movie or curl up with a book in one of the screened porch areas.

                  • The open kitchen is perfect for a friendly and fun cooking experience.

                    The open kitchen is perfect for a friendly and fun cooking experience.

                  • Come and sit and enjoy the beautiful views and mountain breezes in the 'Rancho'.

                    Come and sit and enjoy the beautiful views and mountain breezes in the 'Rancho'.

                  • A king bed guest room overlooking the pool and garden.

                    A king bed guest room overlooking the pool and garden.

                  • ... and our bunk beds easily accommodate a large family and friends gatherings!

                    ... and our bunk beds easily accommodate a large family and friends gatherings!

                  • Rancho Montecito is your 6 bedroom home away from home with 360 degrees views.

                    Rancho Montecito is your 6 bedroom home away from home with 360 degrees views.

                  • Enjoy breakfast on the terrace and watch Aracara, butterflies and hummingbirds.

                    Enjoy breakfast on the terrace and watch Aracara, butterflies and hummingbirds.

                  • The village Church is a fun trail ride destination.

                    The village Church is a fun trail ride destination.

                  • The Bunkhouse at Rancho Montecito is ideal for families and friends to gather.

                    The Bunkhouse at Rancho Montecito is ideal for families and friends to gather.

                  • Take a dip in Rancho Montecito’s inviting and very private pool.

                    Take a dip in Rancho Montecito’s inviting and very private pool.

                  • Relax, read or enjoy a board game in the expansive living areas.

                    Relax, read or enjoy a board game in the expansive living areas.

                  • Art, nature and beauty is all finely balanced at Rancho Montecito.

                    Art, nature and beauty is all finely balanced at Rancho Montecito.

                  • The unique open air kitchen and bar is perfect for delightful dinner parties.

                    The unique open air kitchen and bar is perfect for delightful dinner parties.

                  • Wireless internet and fresh mountain air make for the perfect end to a day.

                    Wireless internet and fresh mountain air make for the perfect end to a day.

                  • A queen bedroom overlooking the pool and garden.

                    A queen bedroom overlooking the pool and garden.

                  • The men's bathroom.

                    The men's bathroom.

                  • Come and enjoy Rancho Montecito’s sacred natural beauty while walking the forest

                    Come and enjoy Rancho Montecito’s sacred natural beauty while walking the forest

                  • Ride the hills and help with a cattle round up.

                    Ride the hills and help with a cattle round up.

                  • Gallop to the top of the Ranch and enjoy the long and short views of Costa Rica

                    Gallop to the top of the Ranch and enjoy the long and short views of Costa Rica

                  • Views of  surrounding mountains at sunset

                    Views of surrounding mountains at sunset

                  $300 - $340 per night (USD)
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                  6 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 09/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
                  • Calendar last updated 09/10/2014
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