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Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua

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09/05/2017 10/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for quiet and secluded, Rancho Cecilia is for you! Their cabanas are simple but clean and comfortable. The solar power was pretty finnicky for us: our power cut out several times on our first day, leaving us without a fan for 15 minutes at a time, which we did not particularly enjoy. But it seemed to...

Thank emilycranelinn
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rancho Cecilia was definitely not for us. My friend and I were originally looking at staying 3 nights, but left after the first. The place is VERY secluded. They neither serve breakfast nor any other meal or drinks (when reading these reviews, I'm getting the impression they might have done so in the past), so you'll have to head out...

Thank Sarah F
ranchocecilia, Owner at Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua, responded to this review

We always appreciate reviews, good or bad, as it provides us with feedback so we can improve our information for future guests. This guest and a friend requested a 3 night stay via our web site. This was a last minute request which we usually do not do, but we did have 1 of our rental homes available so we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rancho Cecilia was a great place to stay. Liz and Scott were really accommodating and helped us out a lot. It was nice to be out of the tourist zone for a while and rides to the beach and San Juan during the day are easy enough to get if you don't have a car. I wasn't able to connect...

Thank Mirey F
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our stay at Rancho Cecilia was just wanted we needed after staying the week prior in the bustling city centers of Granada and Leon. It was perfectly peaceful, and we loved hearing the sounds of the jungle all night and the monkeys overhead. Also, having the kitchen to cook was superb, and was a quick walk to restaurants and a...

Thank Amanda C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

clean and tidy, in the nature big time so don't stay if youre scared of the creepy crawlys. Highly recommend staying here. Affordable, in between all the great beaches but far enough away for a real chilled experience. 3 nights wasn't enough. Only thing is a wish they had an ecopool so you could chill after a sweaty day at...

Thank jon741
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We rented one of the Jungle Cabanas, and it was perfect for the two of us. Very simple, but everything we needed - knowing we didn't need a lot! There are two cabanas adjacent to each other in one structure. The second unit wasn't rented during our stay, and I often wondered if I would have enjoyed it as much...

Thank Stacie S
Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We originally booked the Casita for a month and loved it so much we stayed for another month. Liz and Scott were super helpful and friendly, the Casita has everything you need for a peaceful and relaxed holiday. As you come up the driveway, you know you have made the right decision. Surrounded by bush, with monkeys, squirrels, birds and...

Thank Lucy J
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Liz and Scott's place is quite amazing for those looking for something more quiet and secluded. Everything was as advertised, and the cabanas and ranch itself are very cool. San Juan del Sur and Playas Maderas are still close enough if you want to get out for a bit, but the ranch enough away from the overcrowded touristy spots. Overall,...

Thank Elliot W
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Our small casita was 10 km outside of San Juan Del Sur and perfect for a quiet getaway. What did we do for 3 weeks in the jungle you ask? Absolutely nothing. And it was just what we needed. Apart from cooking, and doing the dishes; the two of us laid around in hammocks with a good book, spent the...

2Thank Cody C
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our stay at Rancho Cecilia was very good! The amenities were great and so were the hosts and staff ! Sometimes electricity ran out because of the sun powered houses but it came back to normal during the day. A very good local food and not so expensive restaurant is just 10 min walk and the beaches are about 30...

3Thank camirandjuliane

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bienvenidos a Rancho Cecilia, with everything for your Playa Maderas, tropical beach or surf vacation in San Juan del Sur. Wake to the sounds of the howler monkeys in the trees. Enjoy your morning coffee with the woodland birds. Then, head on down to the beach for a day of surfing, warm water and world class waves! Come and spend some time with us on your vacation and enjoy our slice of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua

Address: Las Marias, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 84092, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range: $46 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We stayed in the casita and it was nice to have a separate bedroom for a long stay but the cabanas are great too.”
lucyj144, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“quiet getaway from busy and loud San Juan del Sur”
camirandjuliane, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the cabin closest to the house, the first one up the road. it was perfect!”
AndiSharma, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We checked out all 3, they were all great.”
thcolorado, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had the family cabin that slept 4, fan worked well for sleeping, the ranch is solar powered so lighting is minimal but sufficient.”
Brenda300, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
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