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Beachside Home in the Luxurious, Gated, Residential Resort of Rancho Santana

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Swimming Pool, Beachside, A/C, Hot Water, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms

Comfortable, spacious and private. Close access to exclusive beach bar and restaurant. Private pool and wireless Internet. Access to our amenities. Fully equipped. Daily maid service included. Full time chef available for an additional charge (hours 7:00am – 7:00pm). Meals and menu can be arranged on arrival. Very private with access to world class amenities onsite

500ft to the beach....World class surfing right out front!

Property Manager
John and Evelyn Edwards or Sherri Grbavac
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About John and Evelyn Edwards or Sherri Grbavac

My wife Evelyn and I built our retreat of 'Casa Santana' a few years back so that we could occasionally get a break from the 'Cold Canadian North'. We enjoy spending time with all of our family and friends there whenever we are able. We travel frequently to our 'home away from home' year round, and like to think that all of our guests feel as at home as we do during their stay....we hope that our 'haven' is a place that will attract you back to Casa Santana time and time again. Sherri, our daughter manages the rentals for Casa Santana and has had extensive experience with all there is to do in the area as a result of her 5 yr full time tenure there until she returned to Canada a few years ago...she's a delight to talk to, and would welcome any inquiries that you may have.

Why John and Evelyn Edwards or Sherri Grbavac chose Rancho Santana

We chose to own a piece of this magical place very early on in the developing stages....we couldn't be happier with our home along with the beautiful beaches, smiling faces and the great family adventures that we enjoy!

What makes this villa unique

This is our home away from home. We hope that you will enjoy the love and attention that we have put into the detail at Casa Santana that makes our stay and yours amazing, every time!


Rancho Santana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower
  • 4 bathrooms and an outdoor shower by the pool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor Master Suite, Balcony Access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor, Balcony Access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor , onsuit,Balcony Access, Stunning Ocean View
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Main floor
    Living room - Main floor, Tev, Direct Tv, Wireless Inernet Access
  • Tastefully and luxuriously decorated. Sleeping layout can be modified to suit. 3rd Bedroom has ensuite.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private Chef is available for an additional charge. Automatic electrical battery back-up operates fans, plugs, refrigerator etc in the event of power outage.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Beachside Home in the Luxurious, Gated, Residential Resort of Rancho Santana
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

House is as listed in the ad and the photos are accurate.

Host John and daughter Sherri are very helpful and are close by if needed.

Property is well taken care of, clean and safe.

Everything worked with no issue including the AC.

You do need a vehicle (4x4) to experience this area and everything it has to offer.

We will be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Daniel, Thank you for the kind words! We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to hosting you again. John Edwards
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Love staying in Casa Santana

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Casa Santana in several ocassions during the last 3 years. It is the perfect place for out family. Plenty of things yo do for everyone. The beaches at Rancho Santana are amazing and the views aré stunning. The house has everything you need and has plenty of space. The club house has great food and drinks. And the trails are perfect if you like hiking or mountain biking. We will continúe to go every chance de have.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location & Big house

  • 5 of 5

There are not many houses in Rancho (Casitas and Condos are not houses) that are really walking distance to the Restaurant and Beach. From Casa Santana you can walk down the path passed the Yoga studio right to Rancho. It is a lovely walk and for me even walking back up the stairs was fairly easy. The house is big with a large patio area and swimming pool. There are views and balconies from all of the upstairs bedrooms. The house worked well for us as 4 singles, although one of the bedrooms is small and you need to walk through another bedroom to get to it. I think the house would be ideal for a family with kids over 6 or 7. It would even be great for 2 families because there are really 2 master bedrooms. You get cleaning service and a gardener. The grounds are lovely. The decor is perfect for the setting and the outdoor area very spacious. The Edwards and Sherri are really easy to contact and work with. We do volunteer work with the local community and will probably stay here often.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time in Nicaragua. What a surprise to see the improved infrastructure and safe surrounding. The Inn and Resort area were impressive and we were able to take pictures that could be made into post cards. Casa Santana was more than I expected. The modern kitchen made it a breeze to cook breakfast and prepare snacks during the day. Taking a swim every morning before breakfast drove home the fact that we were on vacation and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely bring my family and vacation there again.

Roger Luna

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roger, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you and your group in the near future! John Edwards
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Amazing property!! Dream Home~!

  • 4 of 5

My stay at Casa Santana was the highlight of my two week vacation in Nicaragua. I fell in love with the home, it's architecture is breathtaking, I loved every artifact of decoration everywhere which was rich with Nicaraguan culture. My family and I had a blast and I dream of coming back to your property again in the near future. I loved the fact that we had access to the clubhouse which was an added bonus. The only feedback I would say is that we had no cable TV, only a DVD player. The other bummer was that the beach is not really for swimming, it's more for surfing. I come from Southern California where the beaches are really cold and so I was hoping for warm beach that was safe for my two children but the waves were gigantic and the water not so warm. Other than that, the water was really clean. But overall, this house is a dream house. Congratulations on your amazing taste!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in playa Santana

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for eight days at this lovely beach house which is just minutes walk from Rosado's surf break which is a really nice left point break the house is very clean and there's made service every day the pool is a really great added bonus the kitchen is well-equipped My only complaint would be that its stated to sleep seven but not if you're seven male surfers. It might sleep seven if there were couples that wanted to share a queen bed but overall fantastic

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the constructive comments...we are looking at perhaps putting a few single beds in place of the queen bed in one of the bedrooms...that way they can be slept in either separately or pushed together:) Thanks again and please come back! John Edwards
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Rosada
Car: recommended

This home is located in the beautiful, and breathtaking Pacific coastal region on the 'Nicaraguan Riviera' within the private, gated community of Rancho Santana. Playa Rosada Beach is 200 yards away.

World class surfing awaits you just out front!

Other Activities: Tours, Massage, Yoga, Surfing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Check in time is 2:30 PM
Check out time is 11:00 AM

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.