San José Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 4-14
Rancho Montecito is a 250-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 a perfect and unique vacation. Those who enjoy hiking, trail riding, bird watching, photography, relaxing and 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, 20 minutes from Atenas, only 45 minutes to the beaches (Jaco, Puntarenas, Herradura) and 35 minutes into San Jose. There are many fabulous day trips that can be enjoyed while using the farmhouse as base. Suggested ideas for day trips would be: a day at the beach, visiting Poas volcano, shopping for souvenirs and visiting an impressively old mill and carpentry shop in Sarchi, Canopy ziplines, Zoo Ave (hospital for wild animals to rehabilitate), San Jose to experience the capital, and there are many more suggestions which we would be happy to help you with.
While staying at Rancho Montecito you will wake 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 kitchen/dining room), 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.
THE UNION BETWEEN WORKING FARM AND COMFORTABLE VACATION FARMSTAY : 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, and relaxing. While the farmhouse is rustic and spacious it is comfortably laid out. Visitors spend most of the day outdoors. It is of utmost importance to us that guests of Rancho Montecito come to relax and reconnect with themselves, their group and with nature.
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- pets considered
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
About Debbie or Bryana
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
Why Debbie or Bryana chose San José
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.
What makes this farmhouse unique
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.