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Rancho Santana Nicaragua -- Perfect Holiday Home for Families and Surfers

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Beautifully Maintained Casita -- 2 Double Bedrooms Each with Private Bathroom

Enjoy a spectacular vacation at Rancho Santana, a first class resort and development on the Pacific Coast of beautiful Nicaragua. My house (Casita) is a beautifully maintained 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom bungalow just a 1 minute walk from the Rancho Santana Clubhouse, Restaurant and Bar and right by the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the 5-Star amenities of Rancho Santana, the spectacular sunsets, the safety, peace and quiet of my casita and the beautiful plants and wildlife of this gorgeous part of Nicaragua. This is not just a rental property but my second home. I spend a lot of time here myself escaping from the Canadian weather, looking after my Casita and caring for the tropical plants I've planted around it.

When you stay at my Casita you'll enjoy wireless internet access and satellite TV -- so you can feel as connected as you wish to be with home or work.

I'm not a surfer, but I know this is one of the greatest surfing areas in the world. Just Google "Nicaragua + Surf + Tola" and you'll zone in on Rancho Santana and the surrounding beaches of Playa Santana, Playa Rosada, Colorado and Popoyo. My Casita is ideal for 4 or 5 surfers to share and enjoy a reasonably-priced holiday right by some of the best surf breaks in the Americas.

Cook for yourselves in the Casita or enjoy your meals at Rancho Santana's La Finca y El Mar Restaurant and Bar, or breakfast at the Coffee Shop. On weekends choose tapas and drinks at the Rosada Clubhouse while enjoying the beautiful sunset over Playa Rosada. Most of all, relax knowing you have choices! The Casita has a fully-equipped kitchen -- so you can either shop in the supermarkets and bring supplies for your stay with you, or you can buy them locally at Rancho Santana or the nearby villages. The best of both worlds...

My Casita is unusual at Rancho Santana in that each double bedroom has its own bathroom. The main bedroom has a Queen-size bed and the second bedroom has a Queen plus a Twin. An extra Twin is available if needed. In addition to their own bathrooms, each bedroom has a separate washbasin, mirror and cabinet.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Kids *love* it here! The Casita is very simply designed and very safe. Childcare services can be arranged. It's a very short walk to the pool at the Clubhouse. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Definitely non-smoking inside the Casita. But there is ample patio space for someone to have a smoke outside. In fact, you may wish to try an excellent Nica cigar and a glass of red wine on the recliner in the garden -- under a spectacular Nicaraguan night sky!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Let me know your situation and we can discuss......moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Walk in closet; Extra twin bed available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Ample clothes storage -- drawers and hangers...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans in every room, Screened Windows throughout, Beautiful Garden Plants, Comfort, Peace and Quiet! Just ask and we can arrange for any services you need... ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Casita is 2 minutes walk from the Clubhouse and pool, which is right on the ocean at Playa Santana. There are 4 other beaches within the Rancho Santana property with shuttle service available....moreless

  • Resort:

    Close to the heart of the exclusive Rancho Santana resort... Rancho Santana is a gated community which also includes a first class restaurant and bar, swimming pools and and excellent infrastructure....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room is a large open area the full width of the house. It has great air flow -- there are screened windows all around and large screens on the main doors. There are two ceiling fans....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Let us know if you need a load of washing to be done......moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet is provided through Rancho Santana -- with the same excellent service in my Casita as at the Clubhouse....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Take out meals are available at the Rancho Santana Clubhouse. Limited catering can be arranged....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped. Wine glasses included! Should you need any cooking utensil, we will do our best to accommodate you. Just ask! The kitchen has a large ceiling fan....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Sports fishing, surfing or sight-seeing trips can be arranged. Just let us know in advance....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a covered main patio. Lounger and rocking chairs are provided....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two golf courses within easy driving distance... at Hacienda Iguana and Guacalito. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The well-maintained garden contains lots of beautiful plants....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Rancho Santana Court available. Bring your own tennis racquets....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two pools are available to all guests at Rancho Santana -- at the main Clubhouse and at the Playa Rosada Clubhouse....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Xmas 2016
Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Easter 2017
Apr 7 - Apr 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150.60

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Costa Esmeralda
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rancho Santana Clubhouse
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Iguana
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Finca y El Mar
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Santana

Car: Not Necessary

Oceanfront Clubhouse-Restaurant-Bar, Spectacular Sunsets over the Pacific, Five Beautiful Beaches, Tropical Birds-Monkeys-Sea Turtles to view, Fresh Fish and Lobster to eat :^), Gated Community with 24-hour Security, English- and Spanish-speaking reception and property-management staff.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm a professional engineer by training and a philanthropist by nature, and I've spent many years in almost every country of Latin America. Speaking Spanish has helped me tremendously in managing and maintaining my Casita in Nicaragua. I love the country and feel very comfortable enjoying the friendship and hospitality of the people who live close by and who work at Rancho Santana.

Why the Owner Chose Rancho Santana (Rivas, Nicaragua):
Love Nicaragua... love the people... high quality construction... cheaper than Costa Rica... same Pacific Ocean coastline... fresh seafood... cheap beer... high quality property management... Latino music... Internet/Satellite TV/Cell phone... excellent infrastructure... security...

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet... friendly people... turtles, monkeys, butterflies and tropical birds... First-World infrastructure... Cell phones, internet and satellite TV, but being the *only* person on a beautiful deserted beach when you choose... Looking west from Playa Escondida and *no* land for 10,000 miles... nothing! What's not to like?

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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  • Casita


  • Casita Living Room

    Casita Living Room

  • Beautiful and Fragrant Casita Flowers...

    Beautiful and Fragrant Casita Flowers...

  • ...and count the Hibiscus ("Flor de Avispa") flowers...

    ...and count the Hibiscus ("Flor de Avispa") flowers...

  • Playa Escondida -- "Hidden Beach" -- One of 5 beaches at Rancho Santana

    Playa Escondida -- "Hidden Beach" -- One of 5 beaches at Rancho Santana

  • Nica Sunset...

    Nica Sunset...

  • Relax on the Patio...

    Relax on the Patio...

  • ...or walk 4km of sandy beach to Mag Rock and back!

    ...or walk 4km of sandy beach to Mag Rock and back!

VRBO #247290

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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