This is a private studio apartment and not just a room. It has a complete kitchen, full bath, sitting/dining area, A/C, TV, WiFi and a shared swimming pool. There is a queen size bed and we add a single bed when there is a third guest.
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.
Free calls to USA & Canada
Queen size bed
Laundry service and meals are available at an additional cost.
1 child under 10 at no additional charge.
Smoking in the outside areas only.
Swimming between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00PM
This is a very nice place to stay, especially with the view from the balcony and the nice lounge/bar and pool. There is indeed some noise from the Marina but not until late. We did not mind!
My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Marta and Douglas's. Marta was very helpful. Clear instructions on how to get there and fast communication.
The room is great, the view is amazing! So many good things to be said; monkeys on the balcony, incredible sunsets, fast internet, good water pressure, clean room, fully stocked bar downstairs, clean pool, friendly guests and many many activities!
Highly recommend, we would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Marta was very friendly, accommodating, and provided great suggestions for activities. The view from our apartment was unbelievable, monkeys climbed on our patio, WiFi was super-fast, and there is a pool/hammock on premises.
Overall, great place to stay. I would highly recommend.
This suite is just lovely and Marta and Doug are super nice, friendly and helpful people. Woke up to the monkeys and the birdsong - idyllic place.
The room was love at first sight. From the natural light, the balcony view, the air conditioner, to the kitchen set-up, I loved it all. This was a fantastic place to watch the birds in the trees, the yachts sail in, and the thunderstorm and lightening roll across the mountains. The intimate size of the resort allows you to mingle with the other guests while still maintaining privacy and personal space as desired. The location is great (a quick athletic walk to and from town) and Marta is extremely helpful in organizing tours and transportation. Thank you for a wonderfully adventurous, restful, and relaxing stay!
El Rancho was really great! As others have said, its a very steep walk up to the apartment, but its not very long. Its only a short walk into town once you get down the hill, which is convenient. Marta was very helpful, she gave us a rundown of Quepos and where to find what stores and restaurants. She also had many different tours and activities available, that she was willing to set up. The apartment itself was small but cozy and nice, with just about everything we needed. Its a bit noisy, roosters, barking dogs, monkeys on the roof at 6am, and the marina, but it just made for more of an experience. Beautiful view of the ocean and sunsets as well. Overall it was a great place to stay.
Marta and Douglas were awesome hosts, and we enjoyed our stay very much. They answered any questions we had and helped us pick the best activities to do. The view from the room was amazing, and we enjoyed waking up to see monkeys every morning.
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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.
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.