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Guest Ranch & Nature Reserve In Guanacaste's Best Climate. in Playa Naranjo

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Rancho Colibri is perhaps Costa Rica's finest Guest Ranch, offering exclusive accommodations for up to 8 people. There are several mountain hotels in Guanacaste, a couple of the most renown are just a few miles beyond the ranch. Typically over a hundred tourists from the local beaches travel daily up to the resorts to go on the zip lines, horseback riding, visit hot springs and spas, go birding, etc.

Rancho Colibri is located where the Pacific Dry Tropical Forest and 'cattle country' meet. The Guanacaste Conservation Area encompasses over 400,000 acres of protected regions in Costa Rica's Pacific Northwest. In an area of small farms and large haciendas, Rancho Colibri sits on a hilltop with a fantastic 360 degree view. In collaboration with 'the family next door' at Hacienda Las Imagenes, we are a practical demonstration of sustainable ranching and agroforestry, where we are establishing the Buena Vista Field Station. We offer a combination of forest and wildlife activities, together with ranching and 'cowboy experiences.' Trail riding with us means going where you want at your pace (rental price quoted is for accommodations only, inquire as to activity prices). Professional rodeo training is also available, as Las Imagenes is the country's largest breeder of Performance Quarter Horses and offers some of the best equestrian facilities.

The weather in Guanacaste often will be dry and 'in the 90's,' whereas at the ranch we'll be 10 degrees or so cooler than the coast. The 2400 square foot house (of which a third is covered deck) is literally set in the forest with a western view looking out on the Pacific.

Every room has a forest and ocean view, along with deck. The master suite is located on southern end of house, with queen size bed, bathroom and walk-in closet. Second bedroom is on northern end of house, with queen size bed and shared bath. Third bedroom is in loft, with two single beds and shared bath below. There is a family room in loft and balcony, with couch (and two air mattresses available). Main room with kitchen and living room has a 20 foot ceiling (all rooms have ceiling fans). A bar between kitchen and living area seats 4, and a round table for 6 typically sits on deck in front of kitchen, but can also be brought inside. Glass sliding doors and screens open up from each room to deck. A washer and dryer are located between kitchen and northern bedroom.

A couple miles after the Vandara Resort and about a mile before the fork to the Borinquen and Buena Vista Hotels, you will turn left onto our private road--known as Cuesta del Diablo. This is the original road to the mountain haciendas, and you will wind your way uphill for a mile to arrive at our ranch house. 4-wheel drive is recommended, as you'll be travelling on several miles of gravel roads (and there are opportunities for 'off roading').

While there are incredible experiences to be had at Rancho Colibri, we want to make sure that it is 'the right fit.' There is not a TV and currently we do not have wifi--the local 3G network is available and smartphones work around much of the property. We are 'off grid' and can provide power usually 'around the clock,' but our preference is to curtail energy usage by 9:00 p.m. (we provide battery operated night lights). Most of our appliances are propane powered. Our energy is provided through a combination of solar, propane (including generator), and batteries. We plan to expand to wind and add more solar panels, but we seek a minimum of power lines and infrastructure (no overhead wires here!). Our region is nationally one of the primary geothermal energy production zones, and you can check this out if you wish.

While many people visiting Costa Rica will seek beach areas along our coasts, often visitors like to combine their visit with mountain regions. Couples, families and groups traveling together often have various interests--we are well positioned and provide more than 25 years of experience in meeting various expectations. Do not hesitate to share your desires with us and we will work together to make your trip an adventure of a lifetime!

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Last modified on 01-31-2014 at 11:30 AM.

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farmhouse rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • farmhouse
    • floor area 2400 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • ocean view
      • Every room of the house looks out at the Papagayo Gulf, and each afternoon provides a spectacular Guanacaste sunset.
    • water view
      • Two rivers flow through our area, providing excellent swimming holes and scenic waterfalls--Tizate and Salitral. A seasonal creek flows through Rancho Colibri to the Tizate River.
    • rural
      • Rancho Colibri and surrounding properties are working cattle and horse ranches. On the way to the ranch you pass sugar cane and rice fields. We are the center of the Buena Vista Equestrian Community.
    • mountain view
      • To the east lies the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and National Park. In front of Rancho Colibri lies Mount San Roque, and surrounding hills make excellent hiking destinations.
    • downtown
      • We are located 45 minutes from Liberia, the hub of Guanacaste.
    • village
      • On your drive to the ranch you will pass the small towns of Canas Dulces and Buena Vista--typical small Costa Rican villages.
    • resort
      • The Vandara Spa and Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa are each only 3 miles away--where you can enjoy hot springs, pools, zip lines and other attractions.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • spa
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • internet
      • We currently do not offer wifi, but smartphones (and other cellular access)can connect to local 3G network.
    • telephone
      • No landline, but there is cellular reception.
    • fireplace
      • There is a firepit area in front of house.
    • air conditioning
      • Ceiling fans in main room and all bedrooms, plus high ceilings with ventilation.
    • linens provided
      • All natural fiber.
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
      • Washer and dryer in house, cold water only.
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
      • Plenty of outdoor parking--can pull right up to ramp leading up to house.
    • living room
      • Living room in main room downstairs and family room up in loft.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Kitchen area in main room with bar and 4 stools. Dining table is typically in front of kitchen on deck, but can be brought indoors (seats 6).
    • refrigerator
      • Refrigerator with freezer located in cabinet in kitchen.
    • stove
      • Professional gas stove.
    • oven
      • Combined professional gas stove/oven.
    • microwave
      • Available on request and 'with restrictions'--need to make sure to utilize only when generator is providing power.
    • dishwasher
      • No mechanical dishwasher, but 2 hours daily of housecleaning service, during which you may have your dishes washed.
    • dishes & utensils
      • Well stocked kitchen supplies.
    • pantry items
      • We recommend you shop before arrival, but inquire as to what is available.
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • 4 stools at bar and round dining table that seats 6.
    • child's highchair
  • Pool / Spa
    • communal pool
      • Natural pools around property, but as most visitors arrive during dry season, swimming is best in rivers and resort pools--accessible in 15 minutes by car.
    • private pool
      • There is a natural pool in front of house where we can provide water during dry season to cool off (15 ft diameter, 4 ft deep).
    • hot tub
      • Natural hot springs at resorts a 15 minute drive away.
    • sauna
      • Sauna and spa facilities at Borinquen Resort, a 15 minute drive or hour hike from house.
    • heated pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • master suite: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
      • Each bathroom has counter with sink and wall mirror. Hot & cold water throughout, as well as outlets.
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, beds for 6-8
    • master suite: 1 queen, Southern end of house with attached bath & closet + deck
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib
    • loft bedroom: 2 twin/ single, 2 single beds & dresser + 2 air mattresses with family room
      • Every room has a forest and ocean view, plus deck area. Queen beds in each room downstairs and two single beds in upstairs loft, where there is also a couch and 2 single air mattresses. Master Suite has a walk-in closet; 2nd bedroom has hooks, drawers and bench for personal items; dresser in loft. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • balcony
    • lawn / garden
    • golf
      • An hour and a half drive to Four Seasons Resort.
    • boat
      • Boat access and sportfishing are an hour and a half drive from house.
    • kayak / canoe
      • Kayaking and rafting at sites 45 minutes and an hour and a half drive.
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • Great family location, probably best for kids 7 and older--loft is 10 ft. above main floor and adventure activities require some maturity. Infants need to be watched closely (babysitting is available). Hiking, horseback riding and swimming are available 'on site'; zip lines, tubing and other adventures are within a 15 minute drive or hour hike. Nearest ocean beach is around an hour's drive. Historical and archeological sites in vicinity as well. Rafting adventures are found 45 minutes and an hour and a half drive from ranch.
    • smoking allowed
      • Smoking not allowed indoors, but plenty of space outdoors (please do not litter).
    • wheelchair accessible
      • Wheelchair access around main house.
    • pets considered
      • And you'd be traveling with which pets?
    • long-term renters welcome
    • events allowed
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • staff
  • Notes
    • We built the Guest Ranch to 'get away from it all,' while having access to many amenities a short distance away. Share your interests with us and we'll let you know what is feasible.

activities and attractions in Playa Naranjo Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • arboretum
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • ruins
    • water parks
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • equestrian events
    • mountain climbing
    • mountaineering
    • water tubing
    • swimming
    • hiking
    • rock climbing

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  • owner Rick Holland, President
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  • 2nd phone 831-334-6049

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Standard
Jan 12 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$299
$1,800
$4,000
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Next Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
$299
$1,800
$4,000
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$400
$2,400
$7,000
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$299
$1,800
$4,000
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Our season typically runs from December-June (September-October access is difficult due to heavy rain); you may inquire about reservations for July-August and November. Ranch house is surrounded by natural environment, and is located within a working ranch--this is "the real thing." Accommodations are very nice, but we shy away from the term "luxury." Peaceful/relaxing or adventurous/strenuous?

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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This vacation rental has been listed since 01/9/2014.