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'Be stoked' with great waves, tranquil & private surroundings at Villa Ohana, RS

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean front 3 bedrooms, 4 ba. 3000 sq ft villa with amazing surf, reef, bch view

Breaking News: New dramatic Infinity pool, water lounges, water fall and deck overlooking the majestic reefs, waves and beaches! Specular setting second to none with the best views, location, privacy and easy access to the Clubhouse and social hub of Rancho Santana. You can check out the progress at FB Ideal Constructions, SA. Sweet!

Overview and Features:

Villa Ohana is located along Nicaragua’s southwestern Pacific coast in the privately gated community of Rancho Santana in front of perfect surf.

The Santana surf breaks are your playground.

Join the surfers or just sit by the ocean front garden and watch them perform.

Ohana which means family and friends promises to provide you and your guests with a truly magical Nicaraguan coastal experience and is ready for your enjoyment.


Villa Ohana has three bedrooms and four bathrooms , a single-level floorplan offering stunning, expansive views of the Pacific ocean, breaking surf, blowholes and the volcanic mountains in the distance plus a large upstairs covered terrace ideal for taking in the views and enjoying the hammacks.

The oceanview master bedroom features a king size bed, the second bedroom features a queen size bed, the third bedroom features two twin beds and a trundle bed . All bedrooms have their own bathrooms fully appointed.

The villa will comfortably accommodate six guests. The media room can accommodate night time guests.

All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans.

The bedrooms open into a central garden courtyard lined with palm trees.

The dining room features an exquisite granite slab table with seating for eight.

The living room glass doors fold open(Nana doors) blending the outdoor and indoor living spaces and channeling through the cool ocean breezes as well as the soothing sound of the surf.

The villa has been tastefully decorated and is designed to embrace the mesmerizing ocean views from almost every room and sunsets. Lush mature landscaping adds to the privacy and serenity that Ohana offers.

The villa provides daily housekeeping and a gardener-caretaker on site.

Features & Amenities

Air Conditioning

3 bedrooms

4 baths

1 den/TV room

1 second floor private entertaining terrace-sun deck (360 degree views of the Nicaraguan landscape)-ocean, reef, beach, river mouth, mountain and sometimes Mombacho Volcano Views.




Coffee maker



Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

Satellite TV

Back up battery generator

Outdoor features:

Ocean front ( Playa Santana surf breaks)

Beach front (private path to Playa Santana )

Lush tropical landscaped gardens

1 outdoor shower

BBQ Grill

Staff & Services included:


Gardener /Caretaker

At Extra Cost:

Daily breakfast service

Private chef service

Villa Policies:

Accommodates 6 guests

Children welcome

Security deposit required if liability insurance not purchased from VRBO


0.2 miles to:


Tennis Court

Small Grocery store

1.5 miles to Roberto Clemente Medical Clinic

2 hour drive to Managua

2 hour drive to Augusto Sandino International Airport

2 hour drive to Liberia, Costa Rica International Airport

New airport in construction 15 minute drive from Ohana.


15 yards to Playa Santana

short 6-10 minute walk to Playa Rosada,

9 km to Panga Drops and Colorados

10 km to Popoyo surf break

Area & Nature:

A private path leads directly from the villa to the Santana Clubhouse ( the “social hub” of the community) and restaurant,“La Finca y El Mar”. The restaurant features a fresh, varied menu of locally grown and locally caught selections.

Additional offerings such as a horseback riding, tennis & boat tours can be arranged through one of the surf camps in the area for surfing or fishing, yoga and massage therapy are available.

Daily continental breakfast can be arranged upon request.

Attractions nearby include:

Isla Ometepe, San Juan del Sur, hiking at Mombacho volcano, Granada and Las Isletas, zip lining Mombacho, Isla Ometepe or San Juan Del Sur.

More Details

Chris Allaman, MD
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Chris Allaman, MD

We built our dream surf villa back several years ago. We named it Ohana for it's meaning of 'family and friends'. We have never rented out Villa Ohana before so now is your chance to rent one of the most beautiful properties and unique location along the Pacific Nicaraguan Coast-the Emerald Coast as it is known today. We live in Santa Cruz, CA raising our family and visit as often as we can. Our boys have grown up there spending much of their summers exploring the wildlife, reefs and now the perfect waves that abound all around Ohana.

Chris Allaman, MD purchased this villa in 2005

Why Chris Allaman, MD chose Rancho Santana

Ultimate World Class surf Experience with attention to details to make an experience you and your family will never forget. Make it part of your surf trip of a lifetime. Walk to the Clubhouse for finest dinning, bar, pool, & games just 3 minutes on a private trail. We cherish the stunning sunsets from the upstairs entertainment rooms as well as enjoying the morning sunrise checking out the different breaks right below. You can't really beat the views, location, and energy this home provides. And now with the most stunning infinity pool, water fall and lounging area sitting right over the Pacific you will never want to leave.

What makes this villa unique

The property sold itself back before Nicarauga was even on the map for tourism and surfing. We then built our dream surf villa on one of the most pristine ocean front double lots in the entire 3000 acre community of Ranch Santana. The views you will not find elsewhere in all of Rancho Santana nor the entire Emerald Coast. It has over 165 feet of ocean frontage offering unparalleled views, privacy and a spectacular brand new swimming pool with water fall feature to further delight the senses.


Rancho Santana Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Sorry but no parties. Failure to comply can result in immediate forfeiture of the security deposit and remaining days of stay. Thank you.
  • Please not glasses nor bottles around, or in, the swimming pool. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    upstairs entertainment room - toilet , shower
  • full bathroom in all bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Masterbed - 1 king , Large master with vaulted mahogany ceiling and amazing views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed also
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Media Liiving area with lots of space and large sofa system.
  • Large master bath with 18' mahogany ceilings. A/C and ceiling fans. Large bathroom with shower overlooking the ocean and crashing surf. Patio with hammock overlooking the reef and surf
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spa at Clubhouse offers massage, manicure/pedicure services.


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'Be stoked' with great waves, tranquil & private surroundings at Villa Ohana, RS
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Weehawken, NJ

unbelievable location

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely beautiful. Between the gorgeous gardens in the yard and the spectacular view of the ocean, this house was a perfect retreat. The location was one of the most convienent and beautiful of the properties in the entire Rancho Santana community. The walking trail to the restaurant was fun and safe even at night while only being a few steps away from the main hotel/restaurant area. Gloria the housekeeper and David the groundskeeper were warm and friendly. Thank you to the owners for the opportunity to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, hands down the best view and access in Rancho Santana! We enjoyed 9 days of beautiful views, surfing, walking to the clubhouse restaurant and bar, checking the surf while lounging in the infinity pool, we couldn't ask for more! Gloria the housekeeper was a joy to see each morning and she kept the place up top notch, she also can cook a mean meal! David not only keeps the house and grounds in impeccable condition he also was kind enough to help us with groceries, he washed the truck multiple times for us during our down time or while we were out surfing, he also helped arrange anything we might need. My favorite spot might just be the second floor balcony with multiple hammocks, I took a nap one afternoon in the onshore winds and was almost chilly in September in Nicaragua! Five stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ohana has it all. Very close proximity to the surf and Clubhouse with amazing views of the ocean and sunset. Great accommodations and a killer layout. The staff was incredible and the grounds are immaculate. We absolutely loved it and are heading back again next year and for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Truly do not know where to begin... The house was perfect. The pool was phenomenal. The staff, David and Gloria were exceptional. The convenience was key. The views were breathtaking. The beds were beyond comfortable. The lay out was perfect. The owners are great. We have stayed in many places in Nicaragua yet nothing compares to villa Ohana. We travel with three children ranging in ages from 15-4. We bring our mom who is 70. Villa Ohana is perfect for all people from families to romantic getaways. The best place on earth!!!!! Truly amazing. Highly recommend. I cried to the airport when leaving. We love villa Ohana and its people!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Ohana Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views. the best sport in Rancho Santana.

Walk to the beach from your back yard. Close to the clubhouse for sunset cocktails and surfing.

New pool is a great added touch but you are so close to the see and the clubhouse pool that everything your need is at your footsteps.

Walk down the beach for cocktails at So Lost or great pizza at Escala.

We had the perfect wind down with our Ohana!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pool was a great addtion to an already fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa Ohana. Chris just finished adding a large infinity pool overlooking the Santana surf break. In my previous review of the property, this was the only thing I suggested could make this house any better. Its now perfect. I've stayed at a lot of homes on the Nicaraguan coast (Santana, Iguana...). This is at the top of my list. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Gary, I am so pleased to hear you had a good time and think the new inifinity pool is a great addition to the house. We agree, you can't beat Ohana for its views, location and privacy. You are always welcomed back. Thanks for taking such great care of our dream house. Best personal regards, Chris
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Managua International or the new Emerald Coast
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rancho Santana Clubhouse & Hotel
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Guacalito de la Isla or Hacienda Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Finca y El Mar at the Hotel Clubhouse
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Santana Sitting right above it.
Car: recommended

Breaking news: Brand new spectacular infinity pool with terraces overlooking the the reefs below with crashing surf! Dreamy paradise.

Located right in the center of the surf rich region of the Emerald Coast there is world class surf with reef breaks, beach breaks, point waves and outer reef big wave surf. The wild life and birding can be enjoyed from the backyard to the entire compound. Horses can be rented to tour the beaches and jungles. A well stocked market offers the essentials plus organic produce grown on site. Topographically spectacular this area of Nicaragua offers year round off shore breezes perfect for surfing and sailing. Rancho Santana is the most mature of the developments offering easy access to the entire region. The local community of Limon is just outside the gates with local food and culture. Medical clinic is at the entrance to Rancho Santana with staffed physician.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 15.0%

A security deposit of $1000.00 that is fully refundable if no damages incurred rather than pay property damage insurance. PLEASE NOTE: No parties or additional guests allowed over or forfeiture of deposit will occur. A separate one bed with queen and private bath is available for $100/night additional-2 people max.

Owner'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.