Rancho Santana Nicaragua -- Perfect Holiday Home for Families and Surfers


Beautifully Maintained Casita -- 2 Double Bedrooms Each with Private Bathroom 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 1 minute walk from the Rancho Santana Clubhouse, Restaurant 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 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. Just Google "Nicaragua + Surf + Tola" and you'll zone in on Rancho Santana and the surrounding beaches 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 right by 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 and bring supplies for your stay with you, or you can buy them locally at Rancho Santana or the nearby villages. The best of both 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.



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Local Area Info :

Nearest Airport 3 Miles Costa Esmeralda Nearest Barpub 0.1 Miles Rancho Santana Clubhouse Nearest Golf 8 Miles Hacienda Iguana Nearest Restaurant 0.1 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, Tropical Birds-Monkeys-Sea Turtles to view, Fresh Fish and Lobster to eat :^), Gated Community with 24-hour Security, English- and Spanish-speaking reception and property-management staff.

Rates ( US Dollor )

Period Minimum Price Maximum Price
1 Night 160.00 204.00
From Date To Date Night Rate Week Rate Month Rate Min Stay Additional Person Other Fee
17. 11. 2017 26. 11. 2017 204.00 1243.00 4night
15. 12. 2017 31. 12. 2017 204.00 1243.00 2night


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Refundable damage deposit $146.36 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.



  • Appliances:

    Iron, Ironing board, Washing machine

  • Attractions and relaxation:

    Fitness centre, churches, Kayaking, Groceries, beachcombing, whale watching, Shelling, Scenic Drives, Restaurant, Museum

  • Guest facilities:

    Boating, DVD player, Internet access, Ceiling paddle fan

  • House:

    Air Conditioning, Parking

  • Interior layout:

    Living room

  • Kitchen:

    Grill, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Toaster, Stove

  • Leisure:

    snorkeling, Spa, Walking tours, Swimming, Bird watching, Hiking, Scuba diving, Surfing, Horse riding, Fishing, Tennis

  • Local Services & Businesses:

    ATM, medical services, Bike/mountain bike hire, Bank

  • Outside setting:

    Patio, Garden

  • Personnel:


  • Sleeps - bed(s):

    Queen-size bed(s), King-size bed(s)

  • Surroundings:

    Mountain range

  • Washing:



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...


  • Joanne   smith fort pierce, fl

    Our family has stayed in ...

    Our family has stayed in the casitas several times and have loved it. There is just something so enchanting about that little village. And it is so convenient to all the amenities and beaches at Rancho. This casita is well equipped assuring a great vacation. I recommend this to experience all that Rancho Santana has to offer.

  • Keith Sabey Claresholm,   Alberta, Canada

    We have stayed at Howie's...

    We have stayed at Howie's casita several times. We have enjoyed all of them. Howie has spent lots of money and time to make his casita very enjoyable and comfortable. Keith and Barb Sabey.

  • Nate   Crested Butte, Colorado

    Howy's Casita

    Howy's casita is beautiful, very comfortable and perfectly located. The access to the bar, restaurant, swimming pool and beaches is effortless. The back up power supply will keep the ceiling fans turning, the beer cold and the lights on during the occasional power outages. We had a great time as usual at Rancho Santana and I'll certainly be staying at Howy's casita the next time I go back to the ranch.

  • Stephanie   San Francisco, CA

    Wonderful Vacation Spot

    We had an wonderful time in Nicaragua at this Casita. It is very spacious for two and has plenty of room. It is very clean and comfortable and has everything you would need. It is surrounded by lush plants and trees and far enough away from the other Casitas to give you room and privacy, yet just a short walk to the clubhouse and pool area, the store, and most of all, the beach. The people at Rancho are very nice and the food at the clubhouse is really delicious. We also cooked alot in the Casita using the pre-stocked grocery service. On those hot days the air conditioners in the bedrooms feel great and get nice and cool. We would definitely go back.

  • CH   Saskatoon, Canada


    We stayed at Howy's Casita for the last 3 nights of our Nicaraguan vacation. It was beautiful. The service and amenities at the Ranch are second to none. The Casita is well maintained, clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We checked out all 5 beaches when we were there and they we all superb, especially Playa Duna, which is a bit of a hike but well worth it! Plus we had the beach completely to ourselves all day. It has a sand dune as tall as a building there. One of the neatest beaches I've ever seen for sure. The restaurant at the place was also amazing. Great food and very friendly staff. I believe they serve mostly organic food right from the big garden at the ranch. I could write a lot more, but I'll just conclude by saying this is definitely a place we will go back and see! Also, Howy was a pleasure to deal with. The PayPal transaction went smoothly and he was always checking his email and answering questions leading up to our trip in a timely fashion. Great experience!

  • Greg   C.

    Exceeded all expectations

    Everything about our stay was delightful. Howy was so friendly and helpful, and his casita was, in my opinion, the best in Santana. The split layout and newly added second bathroom (he'd finished it just before we'd arrived) made it very comfortable for our group of 5. The Santana clubhouse literally across the street and overlooks one of the best surf spots in Nica, while several more breaks are within walking distance(or you can take the free shuttle). We'll most certainly be staying at Howy's place again, hopefully sooner than later.

  • BonnyB West   Palm Beach, FL

    Delightful Oasis Away from the Rat Race

    The sweet little casita that Howy shares with others is delightful. It has all the amenities needed for a pleasurable stay in Nicaragua, clean property, towels, and sheets. There was nothing rustic about Howy's accomodations. It even has two full bathrooms which is rare in this little community at Rancho Santana. With 5 of us, there could have been a battle over bathrooms, but peace was kept. The location of Howy's casita within Rancho Santana is another added bonus. It is a 100 yard walk to the small store and only a short walk to the Inn where you can enjoy the upscale amenities of this beautiful, pastoral resort. Howy is an extra-mile kind of host. We've traveled the world and Howy is definitely one-of-a-thoughtful-kind. He kept in constant contact about our needs and was extremely responsive. We couldn't have asked for a better location in Nicaragua or a better host! I highly recommend staying in this well attended villa.

  • Corrie B. Seattle,   WA, USA

    Relaxing home, amazing host!

    We had an amazing time staying at Howy's casita. He is a welcoming host - waiting for us to arrive, checking in with us as needed, and making the process simple and smooth. The place had everything that you could possibly need for a relaxing stay in Rancho Santana. A huge plus to Howy's casita is that is has two full bathrooms - with multiple guests, this was amazing! The casita is also close to Santana beach, the clubhouse, and pool. With the beautiful garden, it feels like you are in an oasis, with plenty of privacy. We highly recommend staying at Howy's place. Thanks Howy!!

  • marcos   S.

    Casita muy comoda, limpia, con una excelente vista a la naturaleza. Muy bien mantenida.

    Disfrutamos mucho nuestra estadía en la casita de Howie. Es un excelente anfitrión! Rancho Santana es perfecto para los niños y grandes.. mucho sol, playa, piscina, juegos, priceless!!

  • Rebecca   P.

    Beautiful, serene & private

    Howy's casita was awesome! It is very private, comfortable & convenient. It is a close walk to the clubhouse so you really didn't need a car. Plenty of room & nice breezes all day even though at the beach it was really hot. I never even had to turn on the air conditioner because the house was so comfortable, temperature wise with the breezes. Unlike a lot of homes, Howy has screens on every window and a very nice cross breeze. The casita has everything you need for a nice getaway. The yard is very private & so nicely planted you feel like you're in your own little heaven. Hummingbirds, butterflies, birds, the wildlife was amazing. Howy stayed in touch with me the entire time and was extremely accommodating. Thank you Howy for providing such a nice casita for a wonderful, relaxing time.

  • Sophie   P.

    Great honeymoon

    Howy and Luis were a pleasure to deal with. The casita was perfect for us, the amenities are wonderful!

  • Mike   D.

    Beautiful Location, great for families and couples

    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!

  • Holly   M.

    Fabulous location on a stunning property

    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. :)

  • Ginni   B.

    Comfortable digs in an amazing location

    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.


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US($) 160

per night

 (14 Reviews)
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Property Type Holiday House
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