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**SPECIAL** Rancho Santana -- 2 Bdrm 2 Bthm Casita -- 2 Min to Clubouse/Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

*** From July 11th Till End of October Get 10% Off Normal Rates -- or a big discount for a whole month! This is the rainy season in Nica -- but it's BEAUTIFUL at Rancho Santana! ***

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 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

Howard Sinclair-Jones
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

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 Nicaragua

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... 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?


Rancho Santana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Each bedroom has a washbasin/vanity area in addition.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • 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
Ceiling fans in every room, Screened Windows throughout, Beautiful Garden Plants, Comfort, Peace and Quiet! Just ask and we can arrange for any services you need...


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**SPECIAL** Rancho Santana -- 2 Bdrm 2 Bthm Casita -- 2 Min to Clubouse/Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great value in an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This casita is perfect for a family or couple's getaway. Located in southern Nicaragua's most desireable beach resort community, Rancho Santana, it's an excellent deal with really nice lodging that also gives you access to all the Rancho beaches, restaurants and pools. We've rented it multiple times and the owner is always a joy to coordinate with.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael/tj: Thank you for posting your review so quickly and for your kind words. I'm delighted you had a good time. :) It's always a pleasure to deal with you. Best regards, Howy
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Howy's Casita V12

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Howy's casita. Howy was such an accommodating and thoughtful host. He checked on us prior to our departure to make sure we had detailed directions to the property or if we had any questions. He went above and beyond for us by recommending surf spots for my husband, waiting for us at the casita on our arrival day, and always being available for questions. The ultimate appreciated act of kindness was when we needed help getting out of the mud, he arranged to have some local people come out - lifesaver! His casita is situated in the perfect spot as well. We were able to keep all the curtains and windows open for fresh air and still have privacy. There wasn't anything we found lacking at his unit and really appreciated having a housekeeper come every other day to freshen the towels and bed linens. The Rancho Santana property offers much in the way of beautiful foilage and amenities, so on top of Howy's amazing casita, once you are out and about the experience continues to be wonderful. We got to know Howy a bit, talk about sports and life and would look forward to staying at his property again and reconnecting!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy and Don: Thanks very much for your kind words. It was really nice getting to know you a bit and I especially enjoyed our football (soccer) discussion... Now Don can follow Everton FC and watch a few of the Premier League games live on TV in the States and he'll be hooked before you know it!!! :) Please come back so we can continue our discussion! Best regards, Howy
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Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Howy's casita for 9 nights and throughly enjoyed our stay. The casita is in a great location, just a short walk down to the clubhouse with a great pool, restaurant and beach.

The casita is well maintained and has everything you need for a great stay. Howy was in constant contact during our stay and was available to answer questions at anytime.

Looking forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew: I'm glad you had such a good time at my Casita -- and thank you for your review! You're very welcome to come back any time. :) Cheers, Howy
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Comfortable digs in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend staying at Howy's place if you are looking to stay at Rancho Santana. The casita is spacious, has a lovely garden, is well equipped, stays cool on hot days with a nice cross breeze, and is homey, unpretentious, and comfortable. We enjoyed the casita's proximity to the great hiking trails, small general store, Playa Santana, and the main hotel and pool area. While staying in the casita we took day trips to 5 beaches of Rancho Santa and were pleasantly surprised by how quiet, uncrowded, unique, and absolutely gorgeous the beaches were. Plus, we found great coconut milk ceviche and fish tacos at the surf "shack" on Playa Los Perros/ Playa Colorado.

Having never been to Nicaragua before, we relied on Howy's knowledge on how to best get to get to and from Rancho Santana from Granada and where to stock up on groceries. Howy was in frequent communication with us both before and during our trip.

I honestly can't recommend this place enough, and you'll find no better host than Howy.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ginni: Thank you *very* much for your kind words. I'm glad you had such an enjoyable time at my Casita and at Rancho Santana. It really is a beautiful place! People often don't realise that Rancho Santana is such a big place, with lots to do and see, so I'm really pleased you managed to get around easily and visit the different beaches and enjoy the excellent facilities of the resort. My own Casita is just a little haven right in the heart of it all! :) Thanks again -- and of course you're always welcome back. Saludos, Howy
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Fabulous location on a stunning property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Howy's casita - it was the perfect location for our whole family, including visiting grandparents and our 5 year old twins. We enjoyed the balance of exploring the beaches of Rancho Santana, and spending plenty of time relaxing at the house. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had such a great stay. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I'd be delighted to have you back any time! Saludos, Howy
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Beautiful Location, great for families and couples

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I, along with another couple, just returned from a nice, long stay at Howy's casita. The casita was perfect for us as each bedroom has it's own bathroom. It was, clean & comfortable and close to the clubhouse as well as playa Santana. Howy is a great guy and was always available if we had any questions or issues. Each of the bedrooms has air conditioning if it's needed but the wind blows plenty and with all of the screened windows it wasn't really needed. My fiance loves to cook and the kitchen was reasonably stocked with enough kitchen tools for her to come up with some delicious dinners when we didn't feel like hitting the clubhouse. Overall we had a great couple of weeks at Rancho Santana and managed to get to many places from this location (Ometepe, Granada, Playa del Sur, to name a few). Thanks for a great visit Howy!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Mike. It was great to meet you, Lou, Kelli and Ron! I'm delighted you had a good time and that you found my Casita comfortable with two couples sharing for such a long stay. The addition of the second bathroom has been a really good investment. :) You're always welcome back any time!!! Best regards to all, Howy
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $160.21

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.