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Oceanfront Estate On 2 Acres, Steps Away From World-Class Surf

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Rancho, Kitchen, Pool, A/C, Wi-Fi; Sleeps 8

This unique estate is situated on 2 acres with a wide variety of coconuts, fruits and botanicals.

Experience southern hospitality, world class surf, vibrant nourishing food, yoga on the beach, skate ramp, horseback riding, fish tours and more.

We invite you to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity at our gorgeous oceanfront estate.

Accommodations for 6-8 people, 200 yards to private beach, Newly Renovated, 4 bedrooms ( 2 king beds and 2 queen), 3 bathrooms, kidney shaped kid-friendly pool, Rancho with rocking chairs and dining room table, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Skate Ramp, Basketball hoop, Air Conditioning, Solar Hot Water, Wi-Fi, Housekeeping ( laundry available), Farm to Table Meals, Bird Watching, Fruit trees and botanical gardens throughout Rancho Cannatella.

Property Manager
Joseph Robertson & Blakely Stein
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Joseph Robertson & Blakely Stein

We are a passionate family who loves the ocean, grow and cook delicious food and offer excellent service to our customers. There are many parts to Pavones to explore and feel the real Tico, Costa Rica. From the beach to the mountains there are many of our family members who want to share their culture and life style here in Pavones with you.

Joseph Robertson & Blakely Stein purchased this estate in 2005

Why Joseph Robertson & Blakely Stein chose Pavones

Rancho Cannatella, an oceanfront estate, is the best location in Pavones. Oceanfront beach is a hidden bay with sand bar for swimming, empty left point break and extensive areas to enjoy the beach. Walking distance to the main point and paddle out behind peak to take off zone. Brick pool deck with extending deck and tiki bar great for entertaining. Homegrown food and onsite Southern Hospitality makes this rental unique in our area. Our oceanfront rancho, an extensive property will give you a full experience of "Pura Vida".

What makes this estate unique

Experience Southern Hospitality, World Class Surf, Point Breaks and Beach Breaks for all Levels; Skate Ramp and Outdoor activities-great for families, stand up paddle and kayak tours; Fishing, Bird Watching, Water Therapy; Fresh and Delicious Homegrown Meals, Oceanfront Deck great for Yoga and Relaxation; Homemade Chocolate and Coconut Classes, Handmade Exotic Wood Art.


Pavones Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Wolf - 1 king
    Ylang - 1 queen
    Plumeria - 1 king
    Coconut - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Juicy Roll Skateboards: Exotic wood skateboards. Custom designs available for skateboards and paddles. Jungle Soul Chocolates: Raw Organic Chocolates infused with superfoods and lots of love. What to do? surf skate fish hiking snorkeling yoga cooking classes relax bird watching permaculture class fitness and surf training


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

The most amazing place on earth

  • 5 of 5

We traveled over Easter Break. We had the most amazing time. Joseph and Blakely are two the most amazing people we have ever met. Everyday was a new adventure. The weather was perfect. If you like to surf, the best waves I have ever surfed were right outside the gate and there was never more then 5-10 people out front. The food is amazing and all the local people are kind, nice and easy to talk to. We booked next Easter as soon as we got our children's school schedule for next year when we got home.

I cannot wait to go back next year and my kids have not stopped talking about the vacation and going back next year. I wish we could go sooner.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Relaxing Getaway. Wonderful for Couples or Families.

  • 5 of 5

Blakely and Joseph's Rancho Cannatella is a slice of heaven. Our family of five (kids ages 14, 12 and 10) was looking for a vacation where we could stay in one spot, eat delicious food, enjoy warm weather with gorgeous surroundings, swim in the ocean and pool at our leisure, surf, read, play cards and board games and explore an area by car with short day excursions. We could not have been more pleased with the time we spent in Pavones. The town and house delivered on all fronts. An added bonus was the beach in front of Rancho Cannatella was basically a private one because of their location.

As a seasoned surfer, Joseph offered expert advice on where to surf, depending on our skill level and the conditions, AND great surf lessons. We didn't even have to find a rental shop for boards because they have a great selection to rent. He was also an excellent guide when we went on a waterfall excursion. He and Blakely know the area very well and pointed us in the right direction for whatever we needed.

Blakely gave us excellent restaurant recommendations but the meals she prepared were the highlight. Her cooking is out of this world. Not only is she a fantastic chef who uses local ingredients, including some that they grow themselves, but she is also a warm, caring, kind hostess. We loved the tea she made by brewing a variety of local plants and herbs.

Joseph and Blakely (and their two adorable children) have created a very special place for families or couples to create wonderful memories. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely loved having you and your beautiful family. You all were wonderful guests and a pleasure to be around. Kainoa is still asking about your kids and when you will be back! We appreciate your kindness, cleanliness, positive attitude and stoke towards life! You are all welcome anytime and please stay in touch. Much gratitude and appreciation to the ROGERS' FAMILY for the review and your business! Best wishes and big hugs from us all!
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excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

Pavones, Pavones, Pavones!

Rancho, Rancho, Rancho!

We (our 16-year old daughter and us) had the pleasure of staying at Rancho Cannatella in Pavones during spring break 2017.

We couldn't decide where to go and ended up booking our trip (and accommodation) two days before flying! Pavones was recommended by a friend...and did not disappoint!

In fact, it turned out to be one of the best trips we'd ever taken.

Pavones is a little off the beaten Costa Rican tourist track...and that's what makes it special!

No hotels, resorts, banks, gas stations...None of the trappings that befall so many other places we've travelled to.

What made it extra special was staying at Rancho Cannatella with our amazingly fabulous and warm hosts, Blakely and Joseph (Kainoa and Kailana).

All the charms mentioned by the previous guests and were realized...and much more!

Right from the very first communique with Blakely, everything went seamless.

She's a professional and runs her operation to a tee.

Blakely can and does arrange any and all of the local activities through a network of Pavones friends. It's all about accommodating 'your' time...and not their schedule.

Our days were filled with beaching, surfing (some of the best in the world!), paddle-boarding, hiking, fishing, horse riding on the beach, yoga, and 'spa' hikes up the river.

And...and even a boat ride across the Gulf to the Osa Peninsula to a zipline, hike, waterfall repel and an overnight stay at an Eco-Lodge.

Our favourite times were enjoying our evening swims (at the beach that is situated right in front of the Rancho), and watching the sun go down over the mighty Pacific.

Our hosts took us to their farm property in the back country mountains and after an exciting (and 'hairy') 4X4 drive, we were offered an authentic Costa Rican meal by a local family. Such an amazing setting and a very special place.

The food was equally outstanding. Blakely made us the freshest breakfasts and arranged wonderful meals for us to enjoy... with all the local organic produce and fresh fish off the Pavones fishing boats.

The local restaurants/cafes were delightful.

We can't recommend this gem enough and can't wait to return!

Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn! I am just now reading your review. You are the best and such an amazing lady! Such an honor to know you and your family. We loved having you both and hope to see you all again soon. Please give everyone a big hug and sending blessings from us all:) All the best, Blakely and Joseph
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The best

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and an awesome home with waves and skateramps!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Devon!! We loved having you guys! We hope you will come back next time you need a get away:) Sending blessings and much gratitude to you and your family! Blakely and Joseph
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Pavones - Beauty untouched

  • 3 of 5

Pavones is such a great place. It is definitely off the beat and path. The Ranch is in a great location which is across the street from the beach (as close as you can get). We saw monkeys, huge blue butterflies, amazing birds, etc right on the property. Beware that there is no air conditioning and the journey to get to Pavones is a long, dusty one but it is well worth it.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Kelley, Thank you so much for your review. Just to let everyone know 3 out of our 4 bedrooms now have A/C. The fourth bedroom is our tree house suite that is open aired with many fans to stay cool. We hope you will come back to stay with us to see all of the new changes since you were last here. Best wishes to your family! Blakely and Joseph
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Jacksonville, Florida

If there’s such thing as paradise on earth I found it!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th trip to Costa Rica and by far the best vacation ever. If you haven’t been to Pavones you’re missing out. Location, Location, Location! Pavones Point is walking distance from Rancho Cannatella. You have your own private beach right out front with beautiful views of the gulf and Matapalo. This place is gorgeous and the locals are so friendly. Joseph and Blakely were awesome hosts. It feels like we met new life long friends. They took care of all our needs from booking waterfall, cacao, and horseback tours to showing us some uncrowded local surf spots walking distance from Rancho Cannatella. Our hosts were kind enough to have some items stocked in the kitchen when we arrived from a long road trip from the San Jose. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals. Blakely cooked up an excellent birthday meal and cake for my son’s 12th birthday. My girls absolutely loved Blakely. She let them help out in the kitchen preparing some yummy appetizers. We had the opportunity to surf with Joseph and Blakely quite a bit. They are excellent instructors for the kids. Their friend Billy was out in the lineup pushing the kids into waves while everyone rooted them on. My son is so stoked on surfing he said his 12th birthday was “the best day of his life”. The weather was great and we scored perfect waves the entire trip. This is a family friendly atmosphere where you feel safe at all times and you have your own private oasis. Howler Monkeys act as your alarm clock while Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, and beautiful Blue Morph Butterflies fly by every morning at sunrise. The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and beautiful jungle wood furniture throughout. We enjoyed grilling out nightly on the outdoor grill. Joseph will show you how to stoke up a great fire with jungle wood that makes your food taste o so good. If you like to skate, they have a little private concrete skate park in the driveway to enjoy in between surf sessions. We enjoyed spending afternoons cooling off in the pool and sipping cocktails on the pool deck. There is so much to see and do. Nine days wasn’t near long enough. Joseph and Blakely, you guys rock! We can’t wait to come back! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

How to get there?

- flying into Costa Rica:

- Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO)

- getting around Costa Rica:

- bus systems: Tica Bus ( or Tracopa (

- local flights: Sansa ( from SJO-Golfito

- from Golfito: one hour and thirty minute cab ride from Golfito to Ranch Cannatella. We can arrange for transport, just let us know!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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