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Vacation Includes:Unlimited Horseback, Entire House, Now for sale or rent!

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About the property

House, 2 BR, 2 outdoor shower, 3 Baths,,2 gourmet kitchens, for Sale

Rancho Tambor (Drum Ranch) is for sale or rent. Sale will provide owner financing to qualified owner. Price is 299,999. Rancho Tambor is equipped with two completely separate living areas. Come with family and friends while maintaining your privacy. At no time will the house be rented to another party at the time of your rental. This guarantees complete privacy.

We are located on 14 acres in the rarest of tropical forests, the deciduous tropical forest. Horseback riding is available for our guests. We have a guard who will watch your belongings while you trek off to the isolated beaches of Playa Venado. There is a nearby estuary teaming with wildlife. There is a small river for kayaking.

The private pool overlooks the forest where you can view wild parrots racing across the horizon. Each morning and evening the howler monkeys talk away! Enjoy changing sunsets that reflect magnificently off the pool from the covered porch.

The entire house is equipped with glass doors that fold back to bring the outside in, giving the open-air feeling that is typical of Costa Rican living.

There is a general manager, housekeeper, and security. Breakfast, lunch,dinner and laundry service are also, available. Guided horseback tours may be arranged.

Keywords: House,horseback riding, WiFi

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2016

About The Owner

Will help you finance this beautiful vacation home/retirement home. Whether you wish to go into partial ownership with a family member, or, buy this property for yourself, we can help with the financing. The staff is known to us for many years and are reliable, dependable and if you choose, will remain a part of a vacation rental service should you choose to continue using Rancho Tambor as a rental property.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Costa Rica

The property is utterly quiet with exception of the distant ocean waves and the wildlife. The tranquility is unsurpassed! The creature comforts are all set up in this luxury property. Guests return because they feel at home. The horses are a part of the allure and by the end of your vacation, you will feel they are yours! Freddy is the biggest part of the experience. He too will stay on with a new owner. However, if you are chosing to rent, he will be someone who will provide you with local flavor and service. He is a real Tico with a Pura Vida attitude towards life.

What makes this house unique

Sale price is 299,999. Owner financing with 20% down at 4% fixed over 10 years. Start your own business. Two separate living quarters each with complete kithchens and outdoor areas.Excellent rental history. 14 acres with potential to subdivide

Satellite TV, 3 jacuzzi tubs, 2 outdoor showers, isolated yet within reach of grocery stores and medical services. The entire buisness is set up, a turnkey business if you want to buy and rent out this beautiful home. OR if you simply want to live there yourself with endless opportunities to have your family stay with you while they stay on the other side of the house. There is 14 acres on which to build. The horses, furniture, water permits, cable, land-line phone, all come with the property. Cell service and phone are included with the sale and these numbers can be transfered to your name.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Vacation Includes:Unlimited Horseback, Entire House, Now for sale or rent!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Sam Wray

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and a her friend stayed here for 2 weeks this last winter. We had a lovely time and this place was everything that was advertised and more. Very well maintained. Freddy was not only a great caretaker but became a good friend. He made sure we were happy with everything. We really enjoyed the horses and riding on the beach and through the forest. I simply cannot say enough good about this place. If you choose to go here you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and bringing joy to our staff! We appreciate your kind words. Mary Ellen and Marcus
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Warsaw, IN

We miss you Freddi!

  • 4 of 5

This is the 2nd time we've stayed at Rancho Tambor and I must say the second time was even better than the first! You can find many nice vacation rentals in this area but that was not the reason we decided to have a return stay here. The house is great and the pool is fabulous....not to mention having access to horses whenever you feel like going on a horseback ride on the beach! However what drew my friends and I back was the property caretaker Freddi and his family. For an out of country experience we've never felt safer than when we stay at Rancho Tambor. When we leave the house Freddi has stayed there keeping watch for however long we may be gone and always has the true "Pura Vida" mentality. Once again the property was great (in need of a little year to year maintenance here and there) but the true experience is the love and care we felt from Freddi and his family! Thank you for another true Costa Rican experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zimmerman, MN

Bernice - Zimmerman, MN

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time. Week of Jan 18 – 28th, 2012. The weather was perfect, and it was so peaceful to relax by the pool and enjoy the jungle life. Freddy took us out riding 4 times during our visit. Each time was in a different direction. The horses were fun and well behaved. We were very comfortable and our stay in Costa Rica was the best. The only bad thing was, “we had to leave!”

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are always looking for feedback. We strive to make your stay one that you wish to repeat with us in the future.
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peaceful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful home away from it all! We were surrounded by nature and the wonderful people of Costa Rica for 7 days. Loved the pool, open air house,horses and our friend/manager Freddy and his family. Maryellen was wonderful to work with, would recommend this home and location to anyone who wants to relax,enjoy nature and get away from it all. Would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Rica, Cartago

Excellent place to relax

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stay a week in december.

We love the place, very confortable, the pool is great, and the jacuzzi in the bathrooms are great to relax.

Very nice beaches close by (with a car), "La Joya", "San Juanillo", "Junquillal", "Avellanas".

Excellent for doing mountain bike, running, horse riding.

I dont recommend for small children because of the pool. but for children that know how to swim or adults the pool is great.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Braunfels, Texas

Peace and Quite near the beach

  • 5 of 5

The home is very nice and fully equiped, there was even a drum set. The two apartments were also nice since we had two couples. The location is not far from the beach, and the beach is not a tourist place so only a few local were ever on the beach with us. Black sand and miles to walk with no worries. Freddy the grounds keeper was great and helped with everything. The pool was nice to return to each day and only problem was that we had to leave. Tamarindo is about 45 minutes away and the Iguanazul reseraunt is 20 minutes and great food and sunset views. I would return to this place again and again if possible. The owner was also very helpful with information since it was our first time in Costa Rica. You will love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Liberia Airport, Liberia Costa Rica
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Venado;Playa Junquillal, Playa Negra

Visit Arenal, the active volcano,2 hours away. Historical pottery making in nearby Guaitil. Hot town: Tamarindo is 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates


  • $1000-$2000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • High Season:Dec-Apr .. starting at $1200/week:Christmas and Easter weeks add'l
  • Low Season May-Aug .. $1000/week
  • Recession sale: Make an offer-no reasonable offer will be declined
  • Housekeeping $75/week extra
  • Daily breakfast $5 per person (optional)
  • Laundry $5 per load, folded (optional)
  • Horseback riding: no charge for renters! Tours available add'l fee
  • Rancho Tambor is unforgettable: Save on the rent to help with airfare
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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 PLUS 2 outdoor showers
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen-sized with own bathroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Horses are available for guests. 2 separate complete living areas with kitchens,spa tub, and outdoor showers The house is only rented to YOU and no others. You have complete run of the entire house and property

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