UNIQUE FARM STAY-GET AWAY FROM NOISE, POLLUTION & STRESS @ RANCHO MONTECITO

Debbie or Bryana

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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UNIQUE FARM STAY-GET AWAY FROM NOISE, POLLUTION & STRESS @ RANCHO MONTECITO

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6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 4-14

Rancho Montecito is a 260-acre working cattle and fruit farm that has amenities for those who want to escape the world, families or groups wishing to get together in a spacious outdoor environment. It is the perfect setting to unwind, breathe fresh air and just have the perfect and unique vacation. Those who enjoy hiking, trail riding, mountain biking, bird watching or just gathering with friends and family by the pool will experience the best of Costa Rica, (an off the tourist grid vacation-truly unique!!!).

Rancho Montecito farm is located 5 km south off Hwy 27 in the Central Valley, 15 minutes from Atenas, only 45 minutes to the beach and 35 minutes into San Jose. There are many fabulous day trips that can be enjoyed while using the farmhouse as base.

Wake up to the sounds of birds, wildlife and farm animals, luxuriate in the magnificent broad views with three volcanoes in the distant background. Hike the dense primary and secondary forests, enjoy the diverse tropical flora, fruit trees, livestock, horses and wildlife and drink from the fresh springs. There is no healthier way to relax than be surrounded by nature and all its magnificence.

Included is a 6 bedroom country house with large porch, swimming pool, and Rancho (open air dining hall), a common room for movies or educational purpose, and lots of terrific hikes. Facilities are fully equipped with linens, laundry, complete kitchen, television, DVD, stereo, internet, Wi-Fi, and games.

UNION BETWEEN WORKING FARM AND COMFORTABLE FARM : At Rancho Montecito we believe in the importance of global and environmental awareness, the development of sustainable living practices, cultural exposure, and most importantly, fresh air and healthy outdoor activity and fun. We provide an environment conducive to healthy living, learning and relaxing. While the farmhouse is rustic and spacious it is comfortably laid out. Visitors spend most of the day outdoors. Arrangements can be made for guests to participate in farm activities, from cultivating organic produce and working hands-on with livestock, to reforestation, trail rides, hiking or helping out in the community. We can also arrange for Spanish classes to be taught to the group or individually. It is of utmost importance to us that guests of Rancho Montecito come to relax and reconnect with themselves, their group and with nature.

On the Farm Adventure: Horseback ride on trails around the farm, to nearby rivers, local villages, cantinas, fiestas, round up cattle, hike or mountain bike.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Debbie or Bryana

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I am Canadian born but have lived in other countries all my life. I chose to buy and live in Costa Rica because the country is proud of its natural beauty and environment. With parks, conservations and so much wildlife, it is hard not to love being here. The people are so gentle and kind. The food fresh and 'clean'. There is a calm to life in Costa Rica that makes it such a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy nature. I love to travel and can enjoy 5 star hotels as well as tented safaris. Costa Rica is a blend of both.

Debbie or Bryana purchased this farmhouse in 2001

I chose this property as it was so close to everything. The thought of flying into San Jose and then driving 3-4 hours was not something I was at all interested in. The farm is so close to the beach, the city, the volcanoes and yet there are no neighbors for miles and there is a wonderful sense of adventure from the moment you drive in. Rancho Montecito is an elegant and rustic adventure. You can make it a leisurely stay or an action packed adventure. It is for those who love to be surrounded by nature.

So close to everything and yet so faraway. Nature is your blanket, fresh air and water your nutrition. Part of the fun in Costa Rica are the roads. This property is off road (5 km) and requieres 4 X 4 SUV access. No cars or low vehicles are recommended.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362913
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San José Central Valley - San Jose
Zurich, Switzerland
5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for adventures close to nature & authentic farm life, do not miss a stay on this farm. The nature is impressive (first of all the primary forest), the farm is well maintained & there are a lot of things to do. From the swimming pool you have a great view over the wooded hills. It is perfect to forget the everyday life!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362913
+506 8302-6054
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Zurich, Switzerland
5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for adventures close to nature & authentic farm life, do not miss a stay on this farm. The nature is impressive (e.g. the primary forest), the farm is well maintained & there are a lot of things to do. From the swimming pool you have a great view over the wooded hills. It is perfect to forget the everyday life!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362913
+506 8302-6054
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Bern, Switzerland
5

PURA VIDA

  • 5 of 5
My stay at Rancho Montecito was one of the biggest highlights during my five weeks vacation in Costa Rica. Whenever I eat a Grapefruit or a Mandarin my mind travels back to Rancho Montecito.
The farm is a wonderful, peaceful setting to relax and to charge one’s batteries. The beauty for me was that it is not a mystic unworldly place, but a functional working farm, where nature is involved, and the country life is intact. And yet, all the comforts are offered. I enjoyed the seclusion of the farm in a healthy environment together with a high standard of comfort. I was able to totally relax while enjoying the surrounding beautiful nature.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
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San José Central Valley - San Jose
Miami,Fl
5

FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The place was great, it was all we had hoped for and more. The owner was very heplful and always made us feel right at home.The property was well maintained and the rooms were alway clean.We are planning on going back soon...
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362913
+506 8302-6054
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Miami, Fl, USA
5

A FABULOUS FARM STAY /GREAT FAMILY ADVENTURE

  • 5 of 5
My family and I went to Costa Rica for 3 weeks and we used the farm as our base. We traveled only two times to overnight destinations. The rest of the time we stayed at the farm. We were very much at home. What an incredible experience! We were outdoors all day, busy doing wholesome and adventuresome activities. A must for any group that needs a big area to get together with nature as your walls and limitations.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Farm Stay-Get away from noise, pollution & stress @ Rancho Montecito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362913
+506 8302-6054
San José Central Valley - San Jose
Switzerland
5

WE'LL COME BACK!

We'll come back!
  • 5 of 5
Our experience at Rancho Montecito was unique. Everything was great - the accommodation, the meals and the wonderful nature. We were hiking, horse back riding and afterwards refreshed in the pool. We enjoyed the contact with the local people, the animals, and the fresh produce of the farm but mostly the opportunity to be able to just be and relax!
The sunsets, the night-sky full of stars and the moonlight complemented the astonishing quietness of this harmonious and idyllic setting. What more can you ask for? A highly recommendable vacation place for adventure and total relaxation!
Two enthusiastic Swiss visitors: Maria and Fritz
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Balsa
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
HWY 27
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Los Suenos/Jaco
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
On the property is Azabache Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
On the property is Azabache Bar Restaurant
Car: necessary

Tucked away in a valley, near the small farming community of Balsilla de Mora (pop. 100), Rancho Montecito is remote enough to feel thousands of miles from city life. The farm is located on the Pacific side of the central valley.

With primary and secondary forests, fresh water springs, diverse tropical flora, fruit trees, livestock, horses and wildlife, Rancho Montecito is:

-35 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport

-15 minutes to Atenas (the town for supplies)

-35 minutes to downtown San Jose

-45 minutes to the Pacific Ocean-Caldera, Los Suenos, Jaco

Other Activities: cattle drives, u-pick fruit, tractor ride, visiting National parks and volcanoes, and charming towns and villages.

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Availability & Rates

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San José Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,600
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Week 2014-15
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
Flat fee
 
 
Easter Week 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,600
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$320
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $100.00
Notes **Rates are quoted on a minimum of 4 person group, afterwhich each additional guest charged individually
A 3 night minimum is requiered
Negotiable rates for groups and extended periods
Payment accepted by check or bank transfer
Full payment must be received 14 days prior to arrival.
Trail rides, massages, facials and any other services will be the responsibility of guests

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

San José Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets and 2 showers
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 toilets and 2 showers
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathooms are large with two showers and toilets in each
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our facilities include a six-bedroom farmhouse with a large porch, swimming pool, and Rancho (open air dining hall), a common room for movies or educational purposes and a small gym. The bunk house and Rancho are fully equipped with linens, laundry, complete kitchen, television, DVD, stereo, computer, internet, WiFi, telephone, Skype, and all the amenities of city living in the countryside. The six bedrooms are equipped with bunk beds that can be separated and made into single rooms, bunk rooms, king or queen rooms, making the set up perfect for families or groups that don’t mind sharing. We keep the rooms in a pattern that allows for 14 persons to comfortably stay in the bunkhouse. We provide housekeeping prior to arrival and a gardener that takes care of the pool and garden. If you would like a cook to come and prepare meals that would be an additional cost and we are happy to make the arrangements.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
Notes:
Roads in Costa Rica are part of the adventure. The property is 5 km off road. Access to the property is only by 4 X 4 SUV. Please be sure to rent a 4 X 4 SUV. What to Bring? A camera, you won't want to forget your experience. Binoculars for bird watching and wildlife spotting. Cap or hat . Sunscreen and bug repellent – if you're especially sweet. Waterproof hiking boots or rubber boots or old boots/shoes – for hiking. Not your everyday shoes! A sweater and swimsuit, Flashlight – it can get pretty dark out there at night. Something to do if it rains – books, games, cards, etc. B.Y.O.B. – if desired. It's not easy to find in this neck of the woods. So bring your most favorite.
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