About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
A Spanish Style 3 Bedroom Villa With Spectacular Ocean View And Private Pool.
Are you looking for tranquil place where you can just chill out and soak up the sun while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean? Well, we have it all, a private pool, coal burning BBQ, lounge chairs and plenty of space for the perfect afternoon of fun and relaxation.
Our home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a Spanish style villa over looking the pool and ocean. Located in Nacascola Bay (adjacent San Juan Del Sur Bay), we are well positioned to explore the many beaches and sights of the San Juan Del Sur area. Having your own means of transportation is definitely the best way to discover the area, but for those who would prefer not to drive, you can walk (2 miles) to town In town you can dine at one of the many restaurants, find tours that suit your tastes, take shuttles to the different beaches, go zip-lining, sightseeing, shopping and much more.
Rancho Rana offers a private peaceful setting with many of the amenities of home. A well equipped kitchen, with a stove, fridge and microwave. Want to BBQ? We have one on the Porch overlooking the pool and ocean. The home is equipped with an Android Box with Netflix and many other channels available and WiFi throughout the property.
We have solar panels that generate hot water for the showers and large ceiling fans throughout the home to keep the air flowing. There is a caretaker on site to help you with anything you may need and an English/German/Spanish speaking property manager to assist you with any concerns.
We love San Juan Del Sur, and if you have any questions or would like recommendations or help planning your trip please feel free to contact us. We would love to help.
Claire & Griff
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 03, 2018
About Claire & Griff
Claire is originally from San Diego California and Griff is originally from Essex England. We met in Portugal a few years back while Griff was teaching surfing and Claire was working with tourists. Claire has traveled all over Central America, living a year in Granada, Nicaragua and convinced Griff to move back with her to San Juan Del Sur.
Claire & Griff purchased this House in 2017
Why Claire & Griff chose San Juan del Sur
We fell in love with the view and ocean breezes of the property. We love San Juan Del Sur, but we did not want to be right in the heart of town. We enjoy the beauty and serenity that our home provides. However if we need anything we are only a two mile drive from all the restaurants, bars and shops in the center of town.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent home & location. Nice and quite, central location!!
We had a great 2 week stay at Rancho Rana! Upon arriving we were greeted by Kerstin & Brian, who swiftly familiarized us with the house and property. We noticed immediately that the pictures and description on VRBO were exactly as described! Which is awesome, because professional photography can be deciving!!
We are a pretty private family, and when I booked the stay, my one concern was having a caretaker and night guard around all the time. How wrong I was!! We looked forward to seeing Brian at 8am every morning, and he enjoyed the fresh coffee upon arrival. Brian's father Porfirio was such a great man as well. Such a kind soul, and he really connected with our 8yr old...especially when he seen the Blue Jays hat and shirt our son was wearing.
The house had everything we needed to cook all our meals. Could have used a couple mixing bowls, but we made do. We definitely got our use out of the pool!! Brian had a big job just cleaning it after us everyday haha.
The home is in a great location. You're only a 5 min drive from the hustle of SJDS but in a very private, quite location.
We visited 6 different beaches which were all awesome. Hermosa was really nice but we didn't like that we could take our own food and drinks. Coco was very nice but but a little far away. The best was Majagual...for location, and beauty.
We tried quite a few of the of the restaurants recommended by Claire...but as she said, it's no contest....the Black Monkey is hands down the best in SJDS.
Our overall experience in SJDS, and the time spent at the Rancho Rana was excellent. Highly recommended. We've been to Costa Rica a few times, and Nica is very similar. However, a dollar goes A LOT further in Nica.
Thanks for everything Claire...we'll be back soon.
Myles Holenstein & Family
Very comfortable house, perfect for a family stay.
The house is just like the pictures and has everything you want for a perfect stay. Dora, the watch dog, becomes a member of the family right away and is waiting on the road for you to return each day. A car is a must. We would highly recommend this promptly and love to have a return stay.
An awesome week in San Juan Del Sur
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!! I do not know what else one can say!!! Nicaragua first timers we were!!! We were a little worried about Nicaragua with kids . . . . for what . . . who knows!! The home is wicked, great ocean view, big pool and a bbq outside to use. The kids loved the boogie boards provided and they wanted to bring "Dora" the friendly little watch dog home. Nothing could have made our stay in Nicaragua better . . . it was truly the best!!! Thank you for sharing your home for the most memorable vacation!!! WE WILL BE BACK!!!!
rancho rana, casa fantástica
Hemos estado casi un mes en Rancho Rana y la experiencia ha sido excelente. La casa es incluso más bonita que en las fotos, el cuidador de la casa muy amable y disponible y la perrita es adorable. Perfecto para ir con niños. Recomendable 100%
Felt Like Home
This beautiful home was absolutely perfect for our stay near San Juan del Sur. It's far enough from town to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough to get to all the amenities of town easily. The home itself was wonderful - a lovely spanish style villa. Very spacious and open. The kitchen was well stocked with nice new appliances, and the gas grill outside was great - everything we needed to cook many delicious meals. The pool of course was fantastic, always kept fresh and clean by the caretaker. The staff - the caretaker and night watchman - were great people. We loved having them around, and they did a fantastic job. And lastly, the two outdoor dogs are sweet and fun to have around (especially the playful puppy). We were a little heartbroken to leave. We will surely be back next time we're in the area.
Great Family vacation!
We absolutely loved this home, the pictures do not do it justice. The views are spectacular and the house has all the amenities you could wish for. My girls loved the fact they had a pool all to themselves. Walter made sure we had a clean pool and patio at all times, and was very helpful in letting us know where to go in the area. Oscar the security guard made us feel safe at night. The home is spacious and clean.. we enjoyed it so much we would rent it again in a heartbeat. Adam and Jenny (the owners) were very quick to respond to emails and answer any questions we had... Thank you very much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. :)
Our home is perfectly located to experience all of the activities and amenities of the San Juan Del Sur area. The beaches of the North and South are easily accessible via your own means or simply go to town and take one of the many shuttles that venture out to the surf beaches.There are also plenty of places to rent a motorcycle with a surf rack in town to scoot around on your own terms.