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Villa with ocean view, gorgeous sunsets, pool, concierge, housekeeping & WiFi

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 41/2 Bath Main House. 2 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Guest House .

In the Nosara area there is simply no property which compares with the villa at Rancho Rio Montana. We are the only property located on its own ranch offering the discerning vacationer complete privacy and tranquility in a spectacular setting just minutes from Nosara. Rancho Rio Montana is perfect for family gatherings, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, retreats, couples vacations.

If you are looking for the hidden gem of Costa Rica, Nosara/Ostional has it all. World class surfing at Guiones and Ostional beaches,world class yoga at Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica's best Zip Line Tour, deep sea fishing, stand-up paddling, kayaking,hiking, birding, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV tours and Pilates are all available in this laid back surfer village.

The villa at Rancho Rio Montana is a 4 bedroom 4 bath home designed to fully enjoy out of door living. Built completely without glass every room opens to the incredible ocean views. 'Green' design features such as a planted roof for cooling and solar hot water were incorporated into the design. The master suite and main guest suite have king size beds with an additional single bed in the guest suite. The two other guest rooms have queen beds as do the two bedrooms in the guest house. All bedrooms have en suite baths. The house features both indoor and outdoor living room and dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with gas stove, dishwasher fridge and freezer and also opens to the pool deck and views. There are two outdoor grills.

In addition there is a fully air conditioned two bedroom guest house which may be rented with the main house for additional guests.

The two-tiered infinity pool is generous in size and seamlessly incorporated into the deck and living spaces. The mature tropical gardens are gorgeous and lush featuring flowering and fruit trees.

The villa comes with daily housekeeping and gardener


More Details

Susan Worth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Susan Worth

Our family is originally from New England but have lived for many years in the NYC area with a family home in Eastern PA. My husband works for an international consulting company and I run our ranch in Nosara. As a family we have spend a lot of time traveling in Central and South America but we always happy to come back to Nosara.

Susan Worth purchased this villa in 2008

Why Susan Worth chose Nosara

Our love affair with Nosara began 25 years ago and our two twenty-something daughters consider Nosara their second home. We bought the Rancho Rio Montana property in the 1990's committed to maintaining the property as a vibrant working cattle ranch which supports several local families. In 2004 we finally decided it was time to build and we finished our home in 2008. We have hosted many wonderful gatherings of family and friends over the past eight years.

What makes this villa unique

Our house was built by us as a labor of love: from the 'eco friendly' features to the custom wood work built entirely with wood harvested on the Ranch. The tranquility and privacy of the Ranch location is unique and what we love the most. When asked, our family and virtually all of our guests will tell you that the horseback riding on the Ranch with the cowboys is there very favorite activity. As wonderful as it is to hang out at the beach there is something special about leaving all the heat and dust behind and heading up to the Ranch at the end of the day to enjoy the cooling breezes and spectacular sunsets.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia International Airport, Liberia
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Luna Azul
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Luna Azul
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

If you are looking for the hidden gem of Costa Rica, Nosara/Ostional has it all. World class surfing at Guiones and Ostional beaches, world class yoga at Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica's best Zip Line Tour, deep sea fishing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, hiking, birding, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV tours and Pilates are all available in this laid back surfer village.

If relaxation is more your thing then look no further than the many day spas and retreat spas found in and around Nosara.

If your passion is food and drinks (whos isn't?) then you will find plenty of excellent options in town ranging from seafood to Italian to Thai to Mediterranean to French to classic American with bars to suit all lifestyles and ages.

If privacy is what you crave then look no further then the pool deck of our home. Relax in the spectacular infinity pool or request horses delivered to your doorstep for a guided horseback tour of our Ranch with your very own cowboy guide. Catch a perfect sunset over the Pacific surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens.


Nosara Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Guest Suite - toilet , shower , Double sinks, separate toilet room
    Guest Room #1 - toilet , shower
    Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, stone tub, separate toilet room
    Guest Room #2 - toilet , shower
    Powder Room Off Living Room - toilet , Sink
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , On pool deck
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #1 - toilet , shower , Glass doors in shower open completely to outdoors
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #2 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Half bath in guest cottage
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Guest Room #2 - 1 queen , Opens on to pool deck, canopied bed
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Airconditioned bedroom in separate guest cottage
    Master - 1 king , Ocean views with sitting area and private patio
    Guest Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Large, with sitting area. Ocean views.
    Guest Room #1 - 1 queen , Opens onto pool deck, canopied bed
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Air conditioned bedroom in separate guest cottage
  • All bedrooms in main house have ocean views, canopied beds, ceiling fans and en suite baths. All bedrooms in Guest Cottage have ocean views, air conditioning and en suite baths.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Western style trail riding on beautiful working ranch horses. Horses are available for rides guided by our cowboys. Come explore our 1200 acre paradise on horseback. Private chef service can be arranged in advance Our tri-lingual Swiss manager is always available to answer any questions and help make any arrangements for our guests.


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Villa with ocean view, gorgeous sunsets, pool, concierge, housekeeping & WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

delightful hacienda

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Rancho Rio Montana was in a word - fabulous. On a hilltop, overlooking the Pacific Ocean as we were lounging in the infinity pool as the sun started to set over the horizon, the constant breezes keeping us comfortable during the bright sunny, warm days and during the moonlit, starfilled evenings, one could only think he or she had arrived at some magical, truly special spot and they would be correct.

The hacienda is wonderfully designed - spacious, open and beautiful. No glass but all rooms have shutters that can be opened wide to allow the breezes to blow through and all for spectacular views in all directions A very private location on the 1300 acre ranch - a perfect spot for a family or small group.

There is plenty to do..very well trained and cared for horses are at your disposal for riding the hills and trails behind the hacienda with knowledgable and delightful guides. Beaches are large, unspoiled, uncrowded expanses of sand with rolling waves and areas that are hotspots for surfers. Ziplining is nearby and numerous yoga or spa opportunities are in nearby Nosara. Local restaurants serve up delicious local fare espcially the fresh fish and the local fruits and vegetables are wonderful.

The ranch manager is Rene who is friendly, knowledgable, helpful, multi-lingual and works hard to make sure every visit is perfect.

While a fit of a drive from the airport in Liberia, Rancho Rio Montana is worth every minute it takes to get there. Picturesque, relaxing, comfortable, delightful -our five days there were a truly memorable time.

David N.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your Private Resort

  • 5 of 5

I am so excited to be returning to Rancho Ria Montana. I was there previously with friends and on this trip my husband is joining me with another couple. The hacienda is spectacular and accurately pictured in the photos. The view and constant breeze is heavenly. The ranch manager can answer any question about the region and make your stay care free. There is much to do in the Nosara area-yoga, fishing, surfing, zip-lining, good restaurants and shopping. Then there is nothing you have to do. Grab a book, a glass of wine and relax by the infinity pool. You can wonder about town, meet the people, absorb the culture then return to the ranch where you can ride the property on horseback and view a living fence and hundreds of cattle and howler monkeys. While this feels like a resort with its beauty and amenities, the ranch is the real deal. This is not Disneyland. That is just one of the things that makes this spot so special.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular hacienda

  • 5 of 5

Views are spectacular, the accommodations are beautiful and very comfortable. Spacious living and dining areas. The pool is refreshing with Pacific views. The manager, Rene, is very gracious and always helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego Ca

Gorgeous Compound for friends and family

  • 5 of 5

When I stepped into the home for the first time I was blown away with the view as well as the furnishings.We spent 7 glorious days here and every minute I wanted to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. The staff makes you feel right at home and are so helpful in planning your excersions.This home is great for couples and kids.I highly recommend a stay here. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home for a multi-generational Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous is not a strong enough word to describe this breath-taking compound. Our extended family rented this home for Christmas week and it was perfect. My in-laws and the 3 adult couples were in the main house and 6 grandkids (ages 22- 13) were in the bunkhouse. Everyday we enjoyed a local adventure like surfing, zip-lining, stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, snorkeling, and a nature walk. And we still had plenty of time to relax by the infinity pool and watch the sunset over the ocean with drink in hand. The house's layout and location were perfect! Plenty of space to be together and plenty of quiet nooks to be alone.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin/ Germany

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 glorious days at Rancho Rio Montana. Running away from not-even-spring in Germany and arriving the next morning in sunny, hot Nosara - a dream coming true! And that was just the beginning! The ranch is the place you would imagine seeing only in heaven. Lushy, green vegetation, the brightest colours on Earth all around you, the ocean on one side and the jungle on the other, hummingbirds flying by, howler monkeys jumping from branch to branch on trees in front of you, tiny iguanas decorating walls and the stylish architecture! Every possible pampering amenities of modern life - room service and organized tour on the ranch on horses - combined with hand-carved wooden furniture and window panels and fresh flowers every day in Costa-Rican artisan potteries. And that is still not everything! Within easy reach you can go to at least 6-7 beautiful beaches, picking the one that suits your style the most for the day: surfing? turtle watching? sunset with champagne? or fishing? - not a problem! If you're even more adventurous, you can try zip-lining! Gives you the shiver but wow!!! And if you go with teenagers (we did), driving those quads in places where that is the one and only vehicle you can use - that is a memory they'll never forget! And I could go on and on... Nosara restaurants and ice-cream shops, mango and pine apple from the tree, watching sunset from next to the pool while sipping fresh pina colada, barbeque night, rodeo visit and many more. Don't believe me, go and check it out yourself!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The rental rates listed above are for the Main 4 bedroom house. The 2 bedroom Guest Cottage is available for the following rates:
High Season 1 & 2: $2000. per wk., Christmas/New Year: $3000. per
wk. and "Green Season": $1000. per wk. The guest cottage can not be rented separately from the main house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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