El Rancho....View from your balcony

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Marta And Douglas
Your host, Marta And Douglas
26 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Our property sits on a hillside (email hidden) valley and the beautiful Pacific ocean below. It is very private and secure with a gated entrance and is still less than a 10 minute walk to town.

If El Rancho isn't available for your specific dates, please view our other 4 apartments that are spread out on the property. Simply click on our photograph and than look on the lower left side of the new page to see them.

This beautiful large 1 room efficiency is located over the open patio below, allowing it to catch refreshing ocean breezes and give you some of the most amazing sunsets ever!! It is very spacious and comfortable with a queen size bed, sofa, chairs and it's own bathroom and kitchenette. You also have your own private balcony, where you can relax and watch the boats move in and out of the harbor. For those rare days when the breezes and ceiling fan aren't enough just kick back and turn on the air conditioning, or go downstairs with your favorite tropical drink and cool off in our refreshing pool, or just doze off in the hammock.

When you do pull yourself away from our wonderful location, it's only a 10 minuet walk to downtown Quepos. There you will find restaurants, gift shops, clothing stores, pharmacy's, live music and more. You will also find taxi's and buses readily available. You can also visit our local farmers market on Friday and Saturday, where you can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more. They set up right along the ocean's edge, only a 5 minute walk from our property .

We have many beautiful beaches in the area, including our world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. There are many other activities here such as, white water rafting, sunset cruises, surfing, horseback riding on the beach, world famous sport fishing and much more. We will be glad to help arrange your tours in sunny Costa Rica!!! We can also arrange transportation to and from San Jose for you.

Douglas and I live on the property as well and we are always available to help in any way to make your vacation a memorable one.

Air conditioning
Swimming pool
Wireless internet
Hot water
Cable TV
Free calls to USA & Canada
Ceiling fans
Queen size bed

Laundry service and meals are available at an additional cost.

1 child under 10 at no additional charge.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $750 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We really enjoyed our three nights at Rancho. Diane's review was perfect and Marta's listing is very accurate.

    If we were to return to Quepos we would stay there again.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our week at El Rancho with Marta and Doug! Marta was friendly and helpful and immediately pointed us in the direction of good food and fun activities! She helped us arrange a half-day boat tour with snorkeling and dolphin watching. The daily housekeeping was a great. Although the place is not grand, it was perfect for two people and we always had clean towels and bed linens. The bed is comfy too. We spent each morning on the balcony admiring the views and bird-watching. We loved coming back to the quiet pool area for sunset after our long days in the sun and heat. Marta and Doug also have two very sweet dogs, who seemed to enjoy lounging near the pool with us.

    It is true…the house is located at the top of a steep hill that may not be for the weak-kneed. However, we welcomed this opportunity for a little exercise. The location of the property was perfect for getting around easily without a car. It is a short (10 minute) walk into the town of Quepos, which we found to be quite charming. It is conveniently located near the marina, where you can rent bicycles and book boat/fishing trips. Also, the bus station in the center of town is extremely easy to get to. The public bus to Manuel Antonio was perfect for getting to and from the park to hike around or hang at the beach.

    We were sad to leave El Rancho, Marta, and the dogs!

    May 2014
  • Marta and Douglas are wonderful people, and interested in helping out however possible. The pool and patio area is really nice, and Kim and I really enjoyed the small group atmosphere that this place caters to with 5 units. This unit was an open concept, which we loved, with the best view in the complex. The kitchen included all of the basics as well as blender which came in handy for poolside drinks.

    The driveway is paved, and still a bit of an adventure to get up, but very doable. The view makes the climb well worth it! The location is a close walk to town, and a short drive to the rest of the Manuel Antonio attractions.

    We will certainly stay here again next time we are in the area.

    April 2014
  • Marta and Douglas have created a great little paradise on the hill overlooking the Marina in Quepos. They (email hidden) and gathering place downstairs from El Rancho where you can order a drink, have a dip in the pool and become friends with the other guests. The room is quite nice including cold a/c and a kitchenette with everything you'll need including gas stove coffee maker blender toaster microwave and fridge. Overall I had a great stay and Will be back here the next time I visit Costa Rica.

    April 2014
  • Marta and Douglas were amazing host and made me feel like I was part of the family. Marta is an inspiration with what she has accomplished with her life and her entrepreneurship she has developed with all her businesses to help out the community. She has a wonderful spirit and I plan to stay there again on my next visit to Costa Rica.

    April 2014
  • We spent 3 days at El Rancho and really enjoyed the fantastic sunset and the view from our balcony.
    Also the pool was warn and inviting
    We recommend this place for your visit to the Manuel Antonio area

    April 2014
  • Marta and Douglas were great hosts! Always cheerful, always available, and always helpful. Marta helped us book tours that were very enjoyable, especially the boat cruise tour with snorkeling and dinner. Their pool is a nice place to relax after a long day. They also have laundry service which was quick and effective, and cost $12. The balcony has an amazing vantage point. If you don't mind a few bugs and lizards in the room, this is awesome!

    March 2014
  • We spent 3 nights at the lovely Casa Pargo in El Rancho room. The view of the ocean from our deck was stunning, especially at night. The bed was extremely comfortable; the room was spacious and had a small kitchenette, although we didn't use it. The pool was great--festive lights, nice temperature and right next to Marta's outdoor kitchen.
    Marta is a cutie-pie and took us to the grocery store and on several errands. We took two tours at her suggestion and they were both really fun and very informative.
    Our air-conditioning in the room went out one day and Marta and Douglas were very prompt about getting it fixed. We thought El Rancho was a great place at a great price and we would definitely stay there again.
    Oh yes--we loved having Beethoven and Zeus to fuss over. It made the place even more homey.

    March 2014
  • The dream! Hotel spotless at all levels, very clean rooms, very nice pool, bar with friendly atmosphere, great view of the marina, and most importantly ... the monkeys in the morning on your balcony!
    Marta, Douglas and Saul are super people sympatiquse, which will give you good advice on excurions to do and will help you with any questions.
    In addition, the price is very cheap for this quality of hotel in Quepos! Go ahead, you can do that you will feel at home!

    Le rêve!!! Hotel impeccable à tout niveaux, chambres très propres, piscine très agréable, bar avec ambiance chaleureuse, superbe vue sur la marina, et surtout... les singes au réveil sur votre balcon!!!
    Marta, Douglas et Saoul sont des personnes super sympatiquse, qui vous donneront de bons conseils sur les excurions à faire et vous aideront pour la moindre question.
    De plus, le prix est très bon marché pour cette qualité d'hotel à Quepos! Allez-y, vous ne pouvez que vous y sentir comme chez vous!

    March 2014
  • It was my second stay with Douglas and Marta. Once again they were extremely accommodating and helpful. We were spending two weeks there so we requested the use of BBQ grill. They are never ones to disappoint so there was a shiny new grill when we arrived. I can almost smell the fish, chicken and vegetables grilling now. Close to town, friendly owners, what more is there to ask for, oh yes the view and they have that covered. The best review I can give is my continued patronage. See you next year!

    March 2014
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Douglas- I have worked for the electric company for 27 years
Marta I have a very outgoing personality and love to dance, cook and laugh. I enjoy meeting and helping people. I love to travel throughout my country and other countries as well. My husband Douglas and I have been married for 25 years and have two daughters, Bianca 23 and Sandy 18. Both girls attend the university in San Jose. Both Douglas and I were born and raised in Quepos and we think that with all of the lovely areas in Costa Rica, that the Quepos/Manuel Antonio are is the most beautiful. Douglas I like to dance and cook as well. Although I am not as outgoing as my wife, I do enjoy meeting other people. I have worked for the national electric company "ICE for 27 years as a maintenance supervisor. I like to travel and enjoy seeing other areas of our beautiful country. We slowly built on our property over the years and enjoy sharing it with others. Now with the pool and rancho completed I think we are finally finished.
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