El Rancho....View from your balcony

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The Space

Our property sits on a hillside overlooking a lush green 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: $800 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Marta and Douglas have created a great little paradise on the hill overlooking the Marina in Quepos. They have a nice bar 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
  • We just can't say enough good things about our stay at el rancho casa pargo. Marta and Douglas were just the perfect hosts. They went above and beyond our expectations to make sure our stay was as pleasant as possible. Marta booked tours, drove us into town when she was going (every day) :) She purchased tickets for us, picked us up on our arrival and even bought us milk and bread one day. Xoxoxo We absolutely fell in love with Saul our pool boy/handiman and wanted to adopt him and take him home with us. Be advised that the monkeys like to visit daily at 6:15 am but after the novelty wore off, I was glad I brought ear plugs. They are very bold, helping themselves to our fruit tray and anything else that we left out!!! Douglas climbed on the roof fearlessly one day to retrieve laundry left out to dry... I'll never forget the smile on his face as he handed us our unmentionables... Priceless!!! The other clients that were there during our stay have become friends and we have exchanged emails. You will want to spend more than a night or two here so keep that in mind when booking. The steep climb to the casa is offset by the stellar views. I must have a gazillion sunset pictures and no two are alike. The beach, only a .65 bus ride at Manuel Antonio, is world class, a must when visiting Costa Rica We felt safe and cared for with Marta and her family and when we come back to Quepos, we will feel like we are coming home. Thank you for making our trip to Costa Rica most memorable! We will return! Heather and Lynne

    March 2014
  • An excellent place to stay and Marta was fantastic. View was great and pool was very relaxing. Marta was very helpful with local information and how to get around. We hope to come back.

    February 2014
  • We had an absolutely fantastic stay with the friendly and helpful couple Douglas and Marta! We got a nice and clean apartment up on a hill with balcony and a gorgeous view overlooking the sea. The view could also be enjoyed from the cooling swimming pool, and the hang out area surrounding it was a great meeting point for all the guests for just socializing and sharing experiences. The best was however the closeness to the wildlife and the group of monkeys that crossed the property almost every morning, running on our balcony and doing pranks. Definitely the best wake ups in costa rica and overall a really great experience!

    January 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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