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Studio Cabana at Rancho Cecilia, eco-rancho close to Playa Maderas & Marsella

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Quiet studio Cabana, nestled in the jungle, close to Playa Maderas & Marsella

Welcome to our little tropical, Eco-Rancho nestled in the jungle close to Playa Maderas & Playa Marsella.

Wake to the sounds of the howler monkeys in the trees and enjoy your morning coffee with the birds in the jungle.

Then, head on down to the beach at Playa Maderas for a day of surfing, warm water and world class waves!

Or Playa Marsella for a quiet beach day!

Surf, Learn to Surf or just Hang at the Beach!

Our Jungle Cabanas are large studio units that can be set up with a matrimonial size bed or three single size beds, depending on your needs.

Specializing in weekly and monthly rates for the traveler.

Rental motorcycles and bicycles available at budget pricing, to help you explore our many other great beaches both north and south.

Eco-Friendly: Rancho Cecilia is an Eco-friendly destination. We have built with as minimal disruption to the environment as possible. Our closest neighbors, the howler monkeys thank us for this as do the other woodland creatures that still call Rancho Cecilia home. Rancho Cecilia is 'off the grid'. We are not hooked to conventional electricity.

Our electrical needs are supplied through our solar panels, wind generator and battery banks, we also have a backup gas generator and a generator for pumping water from our well to our water tanks. We have vegetable gardens, fruit trees and farm corn and beans in the rainy season.

Customize your stay:

All of our accommodations have kitchen facilities with refrigerators making it easy to hang with a cold one on the patio after a day at the beach.

Don't want the hassle of renting a car....No problem, our foreman has motorcycles and bicycles that he rents to our guests, making it easy for you to explore our beaches, both north and south and our town of San Juan del Sur.

More Details

Liz Hart-Behrens
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Liz Hart-Behrens

Who are we and how did we get here?

We are Scott Behrens and Elizabeth (Liz) Hart-Behrens. Just a couple of adventurous travelers that set off to find some good surf on our sailboat "Ocean Lady" in 2004.

We sailed over 15,000 miles up and down the Pacific coast of California, Mexico and

Central America with 2 dogs and a cat! We sailed into Nicaragua in the Spring of

2007 and fell in love with the country, the people and the surf! So, we swallowed the anchor and settled down on our little slice of paradise and built us Rancho Cecilia

Liz Hart-Behrens purchased this studio in 2007

Why Liz Hart-Behrens chose San Juan del Sur

We started building our Eco-Rancho in 2007 with the purchase of bare land. We now have three homes on the property and are fully "off the grid" for all of our electrical needs.

What makes this studio unique

Rancho Cecilia is located in the countryside and close to Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella but nestled in the jungle in a tranquil setting with lots of wildlife!


San Juan del Sur Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Our Jungle Cabanas can be set up with a matrimonial size bed or 3 single size beds, depending on your needs
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
Rental vehicle and motorcycles are available on site to help you explore our many other great beaches both north and south and our little town, San Juan del Sur.


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Nearest Airport
135 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Bar Guanacaste
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Rancho Las Marias
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Maderas & Playa Marsella
Car: recommended

Rancho Cecilia is located only 15 minutes north of San Juan del Sur and under 5 minutes from Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella.

We are nestled in the jungle on 4 private acres, off the Chocolata Road which is the Coast Highway of Nicaragua. We are in the quiet Playa Maderas neighborhood close to both Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella.

Rental motorcycles and bicycles are available on site to help you explore our many other great beaches both north and south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 17.0%

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.