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

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Atenas farmhouse description

Rancho Montecito is a 260-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 the perfect and unique vacation. Those who enjoy hiking, trail riding, mountain biking, bird watching or just 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, 15 minutes from Atenas, only 45 minutes to the beach and 35 minutes into San Jose. There are many fabulous day trips that can be enjoyed while using the farmhouse as base.
Wake up 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 dining hall), 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.



UNION BETWEEN WORKING FARM AND COMFORTABLE FARM : 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, learning and relaxing. While the farmhouse is rustic and spacious it is comfortably laid out. Visitors spend most of the day outdoors. Arrangements can be made for guests to participate in farm activities, from cultivating organic produce and working hands-on with livestock, to reforestation, trail rides, hiking or helping out in the community. We can also arrange for Spanish classes to be taught to the group or individually. It is of utmost importance to us that guests of Rancho Montecito come to relax and reconnect with themselves, their group and with nature.

On the Farm Adventure: Horseback ride on trails around the farm, to nearby rivers, local villages, cantinas, fiestas, round up cattle, hike or mountain bike.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

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

            12 years and older...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            sleeps 2 persons...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            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 and a small gym. The bunk house and Rancho are fully equipped with linens, laundry, complete kitchen, television, DVD, stereo, computer, internet, WiFi, telephone, Skype, 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

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural:

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

              • Waterfront:

                Rio Grande de Tarcoles ...moreless

              • Village:

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

              • Mountain View:

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

              • Lakefront:

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

              • Lake View:

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

              • Mountain

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people

                  General

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

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Stove
                      • Grill
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Freezer
                      • Microwave
                      • Blender
                      • Pantry Items

                      Outside

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

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Private Pool
                       

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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
                      $260

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      High Season
                      Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $320

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 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
                      $320

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Cleaning $100
                      • 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: 07/09/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

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

                      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: french, german, spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Overhead view of property

                        Overhead view of property

                      • Rancho

                        Rancho

                      • Outdoor kitchen

                        Outdoor kitchen

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Interior corridor

                        Interior corridor

                      • Wireless internet and fresh mountain air

                        Wireless internet and fresh mountain air

                      • Oxen sowing the land before planting corn

                        Oxen sowing the land before planting corn

                      • Gardening in the organic garden

                        Gardening in the organic garden

                      • Local farmer's market

                        Local farmer's market

                      • Views of  surrounding mountains at sunset

                        Views of surrounding mountains at sunset

                      • Trail ride

                        Trail ride

                      • Entrance to bunk house

                        Entrance to bunk house

                      • Mountaintop pool

                        Mountaintop pool

                      • Covered porch for playing games and watching movies

                        Covered porch for playing games and watching movies

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Covered porch at night

                        Covered porch at night

                      • Rounding up the cattle

                        Rounding up the cattle

                      • Beekeeping on property

                        Beekeeping on property

                      • Rafting on the Pacuare River

                        Rafting on the Pacuare River

                      • Surrounding views

                        Surrounding views

                      • Cattle drive

                        Cattle drive

                      $260 - $320 per night (USD)
                      9

                      6 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Speaks: french, german, spanish, english
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