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Cozy Ranch House in a Working Cattle Ranch

Bagaces, Costa Rica
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ranch house with volcano views

This cozy ranch house is surrounded by a covered viewing deck from which you can appreciate a magnificent view of the Miravalles Volcano (2,028 m) The house has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, and the guest room has one single bed and a bunk bed. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dining-living area and bathroom. This 250 acre ranch has 35 acres of primary rain forest teeming with tucans, monkeys, and tropical wildlife.

We have lots of horses for those who like

riding and of course our Brahman cattle for those who enjoy the cowboy life.



Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Nov 28, 2017


    • Internet
    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Master bedroom has a queen size bed, dresser with mirror and plenty of drawer space. Guest bedroom has two single beds and dresser with mirror; with the option of replacing one of the single beds for a bunk bed to sleep and additional person.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • One full bathroom with hot water.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Miravalles Volcano and Rincon de la Vieja Volcanoes can be observed from the ranch house veranda.
        • Rural
          The Ranch is 6 km from the town of Guayabo (pop. approx. 5,000) at an altitude of 550 mts above sea level.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with all pots and pans, full stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffemaker.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Sauna
                                              Sauna and hot water springs are a short distance away.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • playground
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • pond
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Guests are encouraged to participate in the ranching activities and working with the cattle and horses.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      5 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful area!

                                                                      Bess S.

                                                                      My husband and three kids loved our stay here. The area is so beautiful and Raphael and his family and employees are the the nicest people. We saw so many animals, the best view of the volcanoes, and enjoyed helping with cattle chores. Great, amazing place.

                                                                      Beautiful Ranch

                                                                      Nick S.Pitt Meadows, BC

                                                                      Our family had a fantastic time here, the owners were wonderful, as were the ranch hands who took us out for a ride each day. Loved it

                                                                      Like a dream !


                                                                      We , 65 and 57 years old , spent four relaxing weeks in the house . It is easy , however, cozy and completely . The location is absolutely quiet and breathtaking with views of the Volcano Vista Valle and the surrounding fields and pastures. One lives in the truest sense of the word surrounded by nature with parrots , toucans , anise , woodpeckers, butterflies and many other animals . For activities , a car is essential. The owner couple is incredibly nice and helpful , you feel like belonging to the family . The beautiful dream went by too quickly .


                                                                      Krissy G.Chicago, IL

                                                                      I am tempted not to leave a review, because I would hate to have this hidden gem spoiled. We spent 12 days in Costa Rica and I only wish that we had spent the majority of our time at this location. We were there for 4 days, 2 Adults and 2 children. After doing all the "touristy" stuff the country had to offer this was the perfect location to end our vacation. It is off the beaten path and in a quiet area, with views of the mountains that cannot be described. The owner, Raphael, was more than welcoming and I like to think we made a true friend in Costa Rica. He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and let us use his horses. Taking us through his beautiful pastures and showing us around and then giving us free roam - what an experience. The house is clean and roomy with everything you could need. The ranch foreman, Ali, was always around if we needed anything and entertained our 15 year old son with working on a cattle ranch, so much so that he would like to go back and work next summer. What kind of experiences and life lessons would make a 15 year old city boy want to help out and cut grass for the horses or learn to saddle them up. We could not pay enough for those experiences. We enjoyed our stay so much so that we stayed at the ranch and did not venture out to other tourist excursions. But I understand that everything is within a hour or so drive. We loved this house and what it had to offer. It made us slow down and enjoy each other's company. Sitting on the porch at night, with the cool breezes and endless amount of stars in the skies made us all realize what a beautiful country Costa Rica is. I look forward to returning and having another dinner with our extraordinary friend, Raphael, and learning more about his impressive life. If you don't require a fast paced world this is the perfect retreat. We cannot thank Raphael enough for the time we spent with him, and look forward to another dinner with great food and conversations with him.

                                                                      Thank You!

                                                                      Jackie W.

                                                                      Many, many thanks to the wonderful Raphael and Dilia for a fabulous stay on their ranch!

                                                                      If you like to get away from it all and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, this is the place for you. This simple ranch cottage, about 10 minute's drive from the closest town (Guayabo) is cosy, clean and safe, with rural views all round. You can chill on the veranda in a hammock and watch birds all day, or you can play rancher by joining in the day's ranch work, or you can go visit all the local volcanic hotspots (hot springs, bubbling mud pools), go zip-lining, visit waterfalls, as you please.

                                                                      Our hosts, Raphael and Dilia, a cuban-american and columbian-american respectively, were super-friendly and kind, spoke fluent English and were generous with their time. They proudly showed us their ranch and provided great tourist advice. They allowed us to ride their lovely horses as much as we wanted, which was impressive considering our lack of experience. Their ranch was well kept and their livestock the healthiest in the country.

                                                                      I recommend this venue for anyone who wants to get off the tourist track and do something a little different. I would return in a heartbeat.


                                                                      Bagaces, Costa Rica

                                                                      Finca La Perla is a 260 acre ranch dedicated to the breeding and organic raising of Brahman cattle. It has approximately 35 acres of primary rain forest with abundant wildlife which includes congo and white face monkeys, tucans, parrots, pavas, three-toed sloths, and many other species of birds and mammals. It is located in the Miravalles valley in the shadow of the Rincon de la Vieja and Miravalles volcanoes. It is approximately 6 kilometers from the town of Guayabo and 50 kilometers from the InterAmerican Highway at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level. It is within a short driving distance to zip lines, water falls hot spring pools, and National Park Rincon de la Vieja.

                                                                      5 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional 5/5

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