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Bedrooms 6
Space 7,995 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Magnificient 6 Bedroom, 6 bathroom, 8,000 Sq Ft, Ocean View Rental Home

Rancho Cielo sits on a private 24 acre mountainside property with breathtaking views of Playa Hermosa, north Santa Teresa. Privacy is paramount but we also have our own leavy road to the beach that our chauffeur is on hand to drive you up and down to get to the surf and back every day.

This secluded estate offers the ultimate private getaway for the discerning traveller. The owners have created a truly environmentally conscious and luxurious experience by combining earth friendly practices and boutique hotel amenities in a private residence.

With 7,200 square feet of space, encompassing six bedrooms and amazing indoor/outdoor spaces, infinity pool and jungle trails Rancho Cielo offers all the room you'll need to relax and explore.

Start the day off with a farm to table breakfast prepared with eggs from their own chickens and fruit from their hillside orchards. Spend the day relaxing by the pool, or let the Rancho Cielo concierge book an in house message, private yoga class, surf lesson or an exciting excursion up the coast. Enjoy walking the estate's private trail to Hermosa beach or take in the sights while their staff drives you in one of their open air 4X4 vehicles.

Whether you are coming to Costa Rica to relax and rejuvenate, enjoy new experiences or surf out the door, the staff at Rancho Cielo looks forward to sharing their private estate with you.

More Details

Property Manager
Noelia, General Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

What makes this villa unique

This is a totally unique spot overlooking Hermosa beach in Santa Teresa. We feel blessed to share the property with other people and hope they agree!


Santiago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7995 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Pochote - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Madrono - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Almendro - toilet , shower
    Casa Teka - toilet , shower
    Margarita - toilet , shower
    Casa Teka 2 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Almendro - 3 twin/ single
    Margarita - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Casa Teka - 2 - 1 king , sleeps 3
    Casa Teka - 1 king
    Madrono - 1 king , 2 showers
    Pochote - 1 king , 2 Showers
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
80% of Rancho Cielo is protected forest that will always be that way. Our growing botanical garden is full of fruit trees for you to enjoy, rare bamboo from all over the world as well as 1000’s of endangered species of the trees that we are working to help thrive again. Everything on the farm is chemical free and bio-degradable, including all cleaning products and the guest shampoos, soaps and insect repellent. The farm has created possibly the largest private rainwater collection system on the Peninsula. There is a highly sophisticated bio filter water treatment plant. This reduces grey water through system of plants and rocks that can in turn, be reused throughout the farm again. All hot water, lights, fridges and fans on the property are powered with the solar panels. All staff are local and live within a 1 km radius and we thoroughly split and recycle garbage.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing retreat with world class views and activities for all!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled here with our two young children and another family with three young children. There was something for everyone! There are excellent yoga classes nearby that I would look forward to participating in each morning. My husband would take advantage of the world-class surfing every morning and usually in the afternoon as well. During the day, we could not get the kids out of the pool unless it was to run to see a monkey passing by overhead in the trees. In the late afternoons, the whole family would head back to the beach. There is surfing for all levels at Playa Hermosa right down from the house, boogie boarding for the young kids and a gentle wave that glides on shore that my baby and I would let lap at our feet. After that, we would retire to the house to take in the amazing sunset view while a private chef prepared a three-course gourmet dinner that rivaled any fine restaurant in the states. It was one of the best vacations we have ever had!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

Beautiful paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

I had the amazing pleasure to stay at Rancho Cielo while on a trip to Santa Theresa. The property itself is amazing! You feel like you are in your very own paradise (well you actually are!) with the breathtaking views, the lovely outdoor living spaces, and amazing staff. The concierge, Alvaro, was especially accommodating and took care of everything - from planning activities to making sure everything was comfortable. I especially loved walking down to the beach each evening for a swim in the ocean. Pure paradise and I can't wait to go back to Rancho Cielo!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, Ca

Ready to go back!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! The amenities, the staff and the food are all five stars. Once you are on the property you are immediately immersed into a tropical oasis with outstanding views in relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Perfection in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This may be the most beautiful property I have ever stayed at. EVERYTHING about the home is perfection -- the people are incredibly kind and on hand to cater to your every whim, the architecture is stunning, the amenities and rooms are perfectly situated, the freshly prepared food is beyond delicious (and made to your liking/diet/preferences), the views can only be described as a dream, the sunsets are utterly breathtaking, the surf is so close and so good, as is the entirety of that stretch of pristine beach, town in nearby with cute restaurants and shops, and the hilltop location of the villa ensures great breezes, ideal temperatures and privacy... I could go on and on and on... and have photos to prove just how sensational this spot is! There is really nothing more to say other than GO! Rancho Cielo is a truly phenomenal place to spend any length of time -- and one that I will surely be returning to soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buenos aires, Argentina

Unique, inspirational !

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding view, environmentally friendly, high standard service, personal design well thought out, no mosquitos, lots of wildlife, unique, boutique, high standards expectations fully met. Can host a romantic couple or a three families.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County, CA USA

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is an exquisite place to relax, rejuvenate and recreate. I was instantly entranced by the beauty of the buildings as well as the and breathtaking views. Every detail has been well thought out and immaculately implemented---so much so, that after a week I was still noticing new elements that would have been standout features anywhere else. Everything is well appointed and expertly maintained. All the rooms have windowed doors that can be shut for A/C or folded open so that your room can convert to a covered part of the deck with panoramic ocean views, the sound of surf and the forest all around. The infinity pool is salt water so your skin feels cool and soft as you take in the monkeys in the trees above or the ocean in the distance. The perimeter of the pool has water overflowing into a shallow pool that is perfect for kids. The house sits a couple hundred feet above the ocean and you can take a 10 minute walk to the beach or catch a ride in the 4x4 Polaris. The beach is expansive in both directions and very uncrowded with the forest coming right up to the sand. The staff was super friendly and made our every wish their command. We had fresh local produce, eggs and fish for all of our meals, including some fish that we caught ourselves. The buildings are beautiful, with many constructed from local wood with plenty of pockets to hang with friends and family or a quiet nook to relax or read. We had an amazing trip and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Koji's Sushi and Coleur Cafe
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Hermosa, Santa Teresa
Car: recommended

Rancho Cielo overlooks Hermosa Beach, which is the undiscovered gem of the Santa Teresa area. Its beach is loved by surfers and families alike and you have a private driver & road that takes you straight to it from the property.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.0%


Entire 6 BEDROOM Estate is $1995 a night for the High Season.
Tax not included.

Please check Special Rates with us for smaller groups, couples, Christmas, New Year, Easter Week, Thanks Giving BED HOUSE ONLY

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund