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Villa with ocean view, gorgeous sunsets, pool, concierge, housekeeping & WiFi

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 41/2 Bath Main House. 2 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Guest House .

In the Nosara area there is simply no property which compares with the villa at Rancho Rio Montana. We are the only property located on its own ranch offering the discerning vacationer complete privacy and tranquility in a spectacular setting just minutes from Nosara. Rancho Rio Montana is perfect for family gatherings, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, retreats, couples vacations.

If you are looking for the hidden gem of Costa Rica, Nosara/Ostional has it all. World class surfing at Guiones and Ostional beaches,world class yoga at Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica's best Zip Line Tour, deep sea fishing, stand-up paddling, kayaking,hiking, birding, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV tours and Pilates are all available in this laid back surfer village.

The villa at Rancho Rio Montana is a 4 bedroom 4 bath home designed to fully enjoy out of door living. Built completely without glass every room opens to the incredible ocean views. 'Green' design features such as a planted roof for cooling and solar hot water were incorporated into the design. The master suite and main guest suite have king size beds with an additional single bed in the guest suite. The two other guest rooms have queen beds as do the two bedrooms in the guest house. All bedrooms have en suite baths. The house features both indoor and outdoor living room and dining room. The kitchen is well equipped with gas stove, dishwasher fridge and freezer and also opens to the pool deck and views. There are two outdoor grills.

In addition there is a fully air conditioned two bedroom guest house which may be rented with the main house for additional guests.

The two-tiered infinity pool is generous in size and seamlessly incorporated into the deck and living spaces. The mature tropical gardens are gorgeous and lush featuring flowering and fruit trees.

The villa comes with daily housekeeping and gardener


More Details

Susan Worth
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Susan Worth

Our family is originally from New England but have lived for many years in the NYC area with a family home in Eastern PA. My husband works for an international consulting company and I run our ranch in Nosara. As a family we have spend a lot of time traveling in Central and South America but we always happy to come back to Nosara.

Susan Worth purchased this villa in 2008

Why Susan Worth chose Nosara

Our love affair with Nosara began 25 years ago and our two twenty-something daughters consider Nosara their second home. We bought the Rancho Rio Montana property in the 1990's committed to maintaining the property as a vibrant working cattle ranch which supports several local families. In 2004 we finally decided it was time to build and we finished our home in 2008. We have hosted many wonderful gatherings of family and friends over the past eight years.

What makes this villa unique

Our house was built by us as a labor of love: from the 'eco friendly' features to the custom wood work built entirely with wood harvested on the Ranch. The tranquility and privacy of the Ranch location is unique and what we love the most. When asked, our family and virtually all of our guests will tell you that the horseback riding on the Ranch with the cowboys is there very favorite activity. As wonderful as it is to hang out at the beach there is something special about leaving all the heat and dust behind and heading up to the Ranch at the end of the day to enjoy the cooling breezes and spectacular sunsets.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Nosara, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Guest Suite - toilet , shower , Double sinks, separate toilet room
    Guest Room #1 - toilet , shower
    Master Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double sinks, stone tub, separate toilet room
    Guest Room #2 - toilet , shower
    Powder Room Off Living Room - toilet , Sink
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , On pool deck
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #1 - toilet , shower , Glass doors in shower open completely to outdoors
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #2 - toilet , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Half bath in guest cottage
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Guest Room #2 - 1 queen , Opens on to pool deck, canopied bed
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Airconditioned bedroom in separate guest cottage
    Master - 1 king , Ocean views with sitting area and private patio
    Guest Suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Large, with sitting area. Ocean views.
    Guest Room #1 - 1 queen , Opens onto pool deck, canopied bed
    Guest Cottage Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Air conditioned bedroom in separate guest cottage
  • All bedrooms in main house have ocean views, canopied beds, ceiling fans and en suite baths. All bedrooms in Guest Cottage have ocean views, air conditioning and en suite baths.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Western style trail riding on beautiful working ranch horses. Horses are available for rides guided by our cowboys. Come explore our 1200 acre paradise on horseback. Private chef service can be arranged in advance Our tri-lingual Swiss manager is always available to answer any questions and help make any arrangements for our guests.


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Villa with ocean view, gorgeous sunsets, pool, concierge, housekeeping & WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Magical home

  • 5 of 5

What a magical, beautiful house! All of the rooms of the house are open (but can be private by closing the shutters) and are surrounded by well-tended gardens. The views of the mountains on one side of the house, and the jungle and ocean on the other side, are breath-taking. Every room and the large infinity pool is beautiful and clean, and the staff members who work there are all very friendly and helpful. The kitchen is well stocked, and there are games, yoga mats, boogie boards, etc in the house for guest use. We even spotted some monkeys in the trees right outside one morning when we were up early! I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for a family vacation. It is a bit of paradise to be shared with the ones you love. The house is open to nature - no glass windows. They're not necessary. The doors and shutters, where needed, are carved out of beautiful locally sourced lumber. There are enough spaces for group activities or to quietly cuddle up with a good book. We were greeted every morning, before our dip in the fabulous infinity pool, by howler monkeys in the trees around the house. The beaches are all spectacular, as described in the literature provided by the owner. Great restaurants, too. Rene, the caretaker, is a wonderful and very knowledgeable host. Maritza and Hugo, the caretakers, are lovely people. I really enjoyed speaking Spanish with them. There's much more to say, but I suggest you find a way to plan a trip to this heaven on earth and experience it's wonder yourself.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven within reach

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Rio Montana is hard to describe using the usual traveler terms. In part that’s because it isn’t just the sum of its beautiful view of the Pacific, it’s spacious open design, the amazingly wonderful infinity pool that lies right outside the bedrooms, the friendliness of its staff, or the pleasure of watching a family of monkeys spend the afternoon lazing about in the trees across the road. It is more about the feeling of being part of a world that takes you away from whatever cares you arrive with and lets you relax and enjoy life as it should be - warm, friendly, delicious and comfortable. The one thing you should know is to take seriously the advice of the owners to get a 4WD vehicle. The roads are rustic, and easily driven on if you have the right car, which only helps to slow down the pace of life and ease you into your Costa Rican lifestyle.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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delightful hacienda

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Rancho Rio Montana was in a word - fabulous. On a hilltop, overlooking the Pacific Ocean as we were lounging in the infinity pool as the sun started to set over the horizon, the constant breezes keeping us comfortable during the bright sunny, warm days and during the moonlit, starfilled evenings, one could only think he or she had arrived at some magical, truly special spot and they would be correct.

The hacienda is wonderfully designed - spacious, open and beautiful. No glass but all rooms have shutters that can be opened wide to allow the breezes to blow through and all for spectacular views in all directions A very private location on the 1300 acre ranch - a perfect spot for a family or small group.

There is plenty to do..very well trained and cared for horses are at your disposal for riding the hills and trails behind the hacienda with knowledgable and delightful guides. Beaches are large, unspoiled, uncrowded expanses of sand with rolling waves and areas that are hotspots for surfers. Ziplining is nearby and numerous yoga or spa opportunities are in nearby Nosara. Local restaurants serve up delicious local fare espcially the fresh fish and the local fruits and vegetables are wonderful.

The ranch manager is Rene who is friendly, knowledgable, helpful, multi-lingual and works hard to make sure every visit is perfect.

While a fit of a drive from the airport in Liberia, Rancho Rio Montana is worth every minute it takes to get there. Picturesque, relaxing, comfortable, delightful -our five days there were a truly memorable time.

David N.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your Private Resort

  • 5 of 5

I am so excited to be returning to Rancho Ria Montana. I was there previously with friends and on this trip my husband is joining me with another couple. The hacienda is spectacular and accurately pictured in the photos. The view and constant breeze is heavenly. The ranch manager can answer any question about the region and make your stay care free. There is much to do in the Nosara area-yoga, fishing, surfing, zip-lining, good restaurants and shopping. Then there is nothing you have to do. Grab a book, a glass of wine and relax by the infinity pool. You can wonder about town, meet the people, absorb the culture then return to the ranch where you can ride the property on horseback and view a living fence and hundreds of cattle and howler monkeys. While this feels like a resort with its beauty and amenities, the ranch is the real deal. This is not Disneyland. That is just one of the things that makes this spot so special.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular hacienda

  • 5 of 5

Views are spectacular, the accommodations are beautiful and very comfortable. Spacious living and dining areas. The pool is refreshing with Pacific views. The manager, Rene, is very gracious and always helpful.

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Liberia International Airport, Liberia
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Luna Azul
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Luna Azul
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: necessary

If you are looking for the hidden gem of Costa Rica, Nosara/Ostional has it all. World class surfing at Guiones and Ostional beaches, world class yoga at Nosara Yoga Institute, Costa Rica's best Zip Line Tour, deep sea fishing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, hiking, birding, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV tours and Pilates are all available in this laid back surfer village.

If relaxation is more your thing then look no further than the many day spas and retreat spas found in and around Nosara.

If your passion is food and drinks (whos isn't?) then you will find plenty of excellent options in town ranging from seafood to Italian to Thai to Mediterranean to French to classic American with bars to suit all lifestyles and ages.

If privacy is what you crave then look no further then the pool deck of our home. Relax in the spectacular infinity pool or request horses delivered to your doorstep for a guided horseback tour of our Ranch with your very own cowboy guide. Catch a perfect sunset over the Pacific surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Nosara, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
"Green Season"
May 1 - Jul 31
7 night minimum stay
High Season 1
Nov 15 - Dec 19
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 10
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jan 11 - Apr 30
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$663.45

The rental rates listed above are for the Main 4 bedroom house. The 2 bedroom Guest Cottage is available for the following rates:
High Season 1 & 2: $2000. per wk., Christmas/New Year: $3000. per
wk. and "Green Season": $1000. per wk. The guest cottage can not be rented separately from the main house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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