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Rancho Santana -- 2 Bdrm 2 Bthm Casita -- 2 Min Walk to Clubhouse/Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully Maintained House -- 2 Double Bedrooms each with Private Bathroom

Enjoy a spectacular vacation at Rancho Santana, a first class resort and development on the Pacific Coast of beautiful Nicaragua. My house (Casita) is a beautifully maintained 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom bungalow just a 2 minute walk from the Rancho Santana Clubhouse, Restaurant, Cafe and Bar and right by the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the 5-Star amenities of Rancho Santana, the spectacular sunsets, the safety, peace and quiet of my casita and the beautiful plants and wildlife of this gorgeous part of Nicaragua. This is not just a rental property but my second home. I spend a lot of time here myself escaping from the Canadian weather, looking after my Casita and caring for the tropical plants and trees I've planted around it.

When you stay at my Casita you'll enjoy wireless internet access and satellite TV -- so you can feel as connected as you wish to be with home or work.

I'm not a surfer, but I know this is one of the greatest surfing areas in the world. Google "Nicaragua + Surf + Tola" and you'll zone in on Rancho Santana and the surrounding beaches and famous surf breaks of Playa Santana, Playa Rosada, Colorado, Panga Drops and Popoyo. My Casita is ideal for 4 or 5 surfers to share and enjoy a reasonably-priced holiday close to some of the best surf breaks in the Americas.

Cook for yourselves in the Casita or enjoy your meals at Rancho Santana's La Finca y El Mar Restaurant and Bar, or breakfast at the Coffee Shop. On weekends choose tapas and drinks at the Rosada Clubhouse while enjoying the beautiful sunset over Playa Rosada. Most of all, relax knowing you have choices! The Casita has a fully-equipped kitchen -- so you can either shop in the supermarkets on the way from Managua and bring supplies for your stay with you, or you can buy them locally at Rancho Santana's convenience store or the nearby villages. Run a tab if you wish on your credit card and pay when you get home! The best of several worlds...

My Casita is unusual at Rancho Santana in that each double bedroom has its own bathroom. The main bedroom has a Queen-size bed and the second bedroom has a Queen plus a Twin. An extra Twin is available if needed. In addition to their own bathrooms, each bedroom has a separate washbasin, mirror and cabinet.

More Details

Owner
Howard Sinclair-Jones
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Howard Sinclair-Jones

I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm a professional engineer by training and a philanthropist by nature, and I've spent many years in almost every country of Latin America. Speaking Spanish has helped me tremendously in managing and maintaining my Casita in Nicaragua. I love the country and feel very comfortable enjoying the friendship and hospitality of the people who live close by and who work at Rancho Santana. I really enjoy meeting the people who stay in my casita and advising them on any aspect of their holiday -- from travel plans, weather, transportation options, local communities and day-trips, or where to buy essentials (wine, beer, excellent Nica rum :) at reasonable prices!

Howard Sinclair-Jones purchased this house in 2004

Why Howard Sinclair-Jones chose Rancho Santana

Love Nicaragua... love the people... high quality construction... cheaper than Costa Rica... same Pacific Ocean coastline... fresh seafood... cheap beer... high quality property management... Latino music... Internet/Satellite TV/Cell phone... excellent infrastructure... security... peace and quiet...

What makes this house unique

Did I say "peace and quiet"... friendly people... turtles, monkeys, butterflies and tropical birds... First-World infrastructure... Cell phones, internet and satellite TV -- but being the *only* person on a beautiful deserted beach when you choose... Being the only people on a gorgeous beach and looking west from Playa Escondida within Rancho Santana and *no* land for 10,000 miles... nothing! Company whenever you want it... and complete solitude when you just want to be on your own. What's not to like?

Amenities

Rancho Santana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Surf boards to be rinsed outside.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Each bedroom has a washbasin/vanity area in addition.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Walk in closet; Extra twin bed available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ample clothes storage -- drawers and hangers
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ceiling fans in every room, Screened Windows throughout, Beautiful Garden Plants, Comfort, Peace and Quiet! Just ask and we can arrange almost any services you need for an enjoyable vacation... Lobster dinner to be delivered...? Fishing trip...? Driver for a day trip to Granada...? Car rental locally with the car delivered...? But please give us as much advance notice as possible... :)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Rancho Santana -- 2 Bdrm 2 Bthm Casita -- 2 Min Walk to Clubhouse/Beach
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Brookline, MA
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Howy's casita. The casita was as lovely as all the other reviews state. We enjoyed Rancho Santana's amenities including the pools, five beaches, and restaurants. We also enjoyed trying restaurants off property, and recommend La Cantina Meson Nadi, which is about a twenty minute walk up the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc so we could make our own breakfast each morning. The AC worked well, though we only turned in on three out of seven nights, even though it was very hot in the day. The breezes are amazing.

Howy was an incredibly gracious and helpful host. He checked in every day. He arranged transport for us with his trustworthy driver Luis. And Sandra did a wonderful job cleaning our casita. Howy also helped us arrange surf lessons with DJ and Nacho at the Iguana Surf School. They were great and Nacho also took us on a fantastic day trip. We hiked Mount Mombacho (volcano), enjoyed a great lunch and walking tour of Granada, and went on a wonderful boat tour of the Isletas. The casita was perfect for our family of four, and we hope to return to Nicaragua and stay with Howy again. Thank you so much Howy for a great stay at your wonderful casita.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely casita in incredible surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Howy's casita for 5 nights last week and had a wonderful time! The garden was the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffees and the proximity to the Rancho Santana clubhouse, pools, and beach were perfect for our 5 and 7 year olds! Howy was a wonderful host; very welcoming when we arrived and very accommodating when we needed support during the stay. We definitely hope to be return visitors!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you Gillian and Ira. Glad you had such a good time! I'd love to have you back on your next trip to Nica. :)
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5

Beautiful tropical oasis

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Howie for such a relaxing wonderful beach stay! The casita was incredibly clean (thank you Sandra) and spacious! The location could not be better! Just a short stroll (less than 2 min) to the beach, clubhouse, pools (all 3 overlooking the ocean) little grocery store and multiple hiking trails. We loved hearing the howler monkeys in the morning! It was great to have access to the lovely restaurants at the Rancho Santana property as well as the surrounding area. Also, there are a few car rental places just outside the property as well as a medical clinic. It was a nice perk to also have a clean open concept functional kitchen with plenty of filtered water (via large water jug). Howie was easily reachable and offered so much advice which made our stay extra special. He arranged transport with his driver (Luis) who provided comfortable and safe transportation (I hope to visit Luis's restaurant next time). We cannot thank Howie enough for his warm hospitality and love for the local people and culture! We look forward to staying here again and cannot recommend a better casita!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenna and Luis: Thank you so much for your review and compliments to the staff of Howy's Casita! I have printed out a translated copy to show Sandra and Luis. It was so nice getting to know you and I hope you will make it back here for another holiday in the near future. Glad you had a great time! Saludos, Howy
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Gorgeous location and kind host

  • 4 of 5

Rancho Santana is fantastic, and we had a lovely time surfing, horse riding and swimming. Howie our host was welcoming and kind! The little casita was exactly what we needed, as far as size and location, it was just perfect. The only drawback was that they seemed to be having some challenges with housekeeping, because it wasn’t that clean. But I’m sure they will get that straightened out, and we still recommend Howie’s casita.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Arnica and Jason: It was great having you and your daughters as my guests -- and thank you for the detailed feedback you gave me about the housekeeping. I've already discussed your concerns with my staff and they have been addressed. My apologies for any inconvenience. I'm delighted to hear that overall you had a great time! Best regards, Howy
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5

Ah-mazing!

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Santana is gorgeous and the casita is absolutely wonderful - it's super safe, clean, has air conditioning and is very quiet. There were only two of us there but you could easily have two couples there and it would not be crowded. Howy is awesome and super helpful with advice/tips, directions, etc. You can eat at Rancho Santana (no cash needed, just give them a credit card) or you can cook meals in the casita. There is a little store right near the casita, fairly limited but they do have the basics and it does come in handy! Definitely rent a car so you can get around as the area is remote and you will be paying a lot for taxis to get around!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review Kimberly and Cam. It was a pleasure having you as my guests! I like your advice about the car rental. Guests often underestimate how big Rancho Santana is and as you know, there are lots of surf beaches and places to visit outside the Ranch. For any stay longer than 2 or 3 days it's great to have a car. Come back and see us again soon! Saludos, Howy
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5

Remarkable

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon at Howy’s place, and could have not chosen a better place to get away...

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias Tulio y Doris! It was great to meet you and I'm delighted that you had such a good time for your very special stay. I'd love to have you back again so please keep in touch. Felicitaciones otra vez! Saludos, Howy
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Costa Esmeralda
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Rancho Santana Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hacienda Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
La Finca y El Mar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa Santana
Car: not necessary

Oceanfront Clubhouse-Restaurant-Bar; Spectacular Sunsets over the Pacific; Five Beautiful Beaches; World-class Surfing; Tropical Plants-Birds-Monkeys-Sea Turtles to view; Fresh Fish, Lobster and Organic Veggies to eat :^); Gated Community with 24-hour Security; English- and Spanish-speaking reception and property-management staff.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $155.79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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