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'Be stoked' with great waves, stunning views, tranquil & private surroundings

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Rancho Santana - Villa Ohana, Rancho Santana

Ocean front 3 bedrooms, 4 ba. 3000 sq ft villa with amazing surf, reef, bch view

Breaking News: New dramatic Infinity pool, water lounges, water fall and deck overlooking the majestic reefs, waves and beaches! Specular setting second to none with the best views, location, privacy and easy access to the Clubhouse and social hub of Rancho Santana. You can check out the progress at FB Ideal Constructions, SA. Sweet!

Overview and Features:

Villa Ohana is located along Nicaragua’s southwestern Pacific coast in the privately gated community of Rancho Santana in front of perfect surf.

The Santana surf breaks are your playground.

Join the surfers or just sit by the ocean front garden and watch them perform.

Ohana which means family and friends promises to provide you and your guests with a truly magical Nicaraguan coastal experience and is ready for your enjoyment.


Villa Ohana has three bedrooms and four bathrooms , a single-level floorplan offering stunning, expansive views of the Pacific ocean, breaking surf, blowholes and the volcanic mountains in the distance plus a large upstairs covered terrace ideal for taking in the views and enjoying the hammacks.

The oceanview master bedroom features a king size bed, the second bedroom features a queen size bed, the third bedroom features two twin beds and a trundle bed . All bedrooms have their own bathrooms fully appointed.

The villa will comfortably accommodate six guests. The media room can accommodate night time guests.

All the bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans.

The bedrooms open into a central garden courtyard lined with palm trees.

The dining room features an exquisite granite slab table with seating for eight.

The living room glass doors fold open(Nana doors) blending the outdoor and indoor living spaces and channeling through the cool ocean breezes as well as the soothing sound of the surf.

The villa has been tastefully decorated and is designed to embrace the mesmerizing ocean views from almost every room and sunsets. Lush mature landscaping adds to the privacy and serenity that Ohana offers.

The villa provides daily housekeeping and a gardener-caretaker on site.

Features & Amenities

Air Conditioning

3 bedrooms

4 baths

1 den/TV room

1 second floor private entertaining terrace-sun deck (360 degree views of the Nicaraguan landscape)-ocean, reef, beach, river mouth, mountain and sometimes Mombacho Volcano Views.




Coffee maker



Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

Satellite TV

Back up battery generator

Outdoor features:

Ocean front ( Playa Santana surf breaks)

Beach front (private path to Playa Santana )

Lush tropical landscaped gardens

1 outdoor shower

BBQ Grill

Staff & Services included:


Gardener /Caretaker

At Extra Cost:

Daily breakfast service

Private chef service

Villa Policies:

Accommodates 6 guests

Children welcome

Security deposit required if liability insurance not purchased from VRBO


0.2 miles to:


Tennis Court

Small Grocery store

1.5 miles to Roberto Clemente Medical Clinic

2 hour drive to Managua

2 hour drive to Augusto Sandino International Airport

2 hour drive to Liberia, Costa Rica International Airport

New airport in construction 15 minute drive from Ohana.


15 yards to Playa Santana

short 6-10 minute walk to Playa Rosada,

9 km to Panga Drops and Colorados

10 km to Popoyo surf break

Area & Nature:

A private path leads directly from the villa to the Santana Clubhouse ( the “social hub” of the community) and restaurant,“La Finca y El Mar”. The restaurant features a fresh, varied menu of locally grown and locally caught selections.

Additional offerings such as a horseback riding, tennis & boat tours can be arranged through one of the surf camps in the area for surfing or fishing, yoga and massage therapy are available.

Daily continental breakfast can be arranged upon request.

Attractions nearby include:

Isla Ometepe, San Juan del Sur, hiking at Mombacho volcano, Granada and Las Isletas, zip lining Mombacho, Isla Ometepe or San Juan Del Sur.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Chris Allaman, MD
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016

About Chris Allaman, MD

We built our dream surf villa back several years ago. We named it Ohana for it's meaning of 'family and friends'. We have never rented out Villa Ohana before so now is your chance to rent one of the most beautiful properties and unique location along the Pacific Nicaraguan Coast-the Emerald Coast as it is known today. We live in Santa Cruz, CA raising our family and visit as often as we can. Our boys have grown up there spending much of their summers exploring the wildlife, reefs and now the perfect waves that abound all around Ohana.

Chris Allaman, MD purchased this villa in 2005

Why Chris Allaman, MD chose Rivas

Ultimate World Class surf Experience with attention to details to make an experience you and your family will never forget. Make it part of your surf trip of a lifetime. Walk to the Clubhouse for finest dinning, bar, pool, & games just 3 minutes on a private trail. We cherish the stunning sunsets from the upstairs entertainment rooms as well as enjoying the morning sunrise checking out the different breaks right below. You can't really beat the views, location, and energy this home provides. And now with the most stunning infinity pool, water fall and lounging area sitting right over the Pacific you will never want to leave.

What makes this villa unique

The property sold itself back before Nicarauga was even on the map for tourism and surfing. We then built our dream surf villa on one of the most pristine ocean front double lots in the entire 3000 acre community of Ranch Santana. The views you will not find elsewhere in all of Rancho Santana nor the entire Emerald Coast. It has over 165 feet of ocean frontage offering unparalleled views, privacy and a spectacular brand new swimming pool with water fall feature to further delight the senses.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

'Be stoked' with great waves, stunning views, tranquil & private surroundings
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

This is a well designed house with a great view of the pacific

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Chris' house is beautiful. Gloria and David were outstanding and were ready to assist us with our every need. It was fabulous being so close to the main Rancho Santana clubhouse, restaurant and pool as well as the main surf break at Playa Santana. The food at the restaurant is really great. I only ask that Chris consider putting a pool in his beautiful "backyard" facing the pacific. It would put the house over the top.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home and visit!

  • 4 of 5

Villa Ohana was exactly the perfect home to celebrate my 40th birthday. Ideally located just steps away from the Club House and Inn at Rancho Santana while still feeling miles away with the spectacular ground and views. I wouldn't hesitate to book there again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prime Location with All Amenities

  • 5 of 5

When I booked my trip I had the highest expectations. Ohana blew my expectations away. This is the most prime location on Rancho Santana. You can see perfect surf right out front of the villa. In the distance you can see Popoyo. Colorados is a ten minute drive that doesn't leave the ranch. If you want to adventure out, the surrounding area was safe and friendly. The clubhouse had amazing service, first class food, and reasonable prices.

The caretaker and housekeeper took amazing care of us and the home. They were always smiling and their top priority was our enjoyment and safety.

The beaches were amazingly beautiful for surfers and landlubbers alike. The horseback riding, tide-pooling, and turtle beach kept the non-surfers entertained while the experienced surfers dropped into waves of all kinds. After the sun goes down, you can head to the pool for some refreshment and refueling. We will be rebooking as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Ohana

  • 5 of 5

Ohana is everything and more that you see in its description. Close enough to the Inn for drinks and meals but you have absolute privacy. The caretaker and housekeeper are an integral part to the experience of Ohana. They take impeccable care of the property and are respectful of guests privacy.

For anyone surfing the location is perfect. Within 2 minutes you are paddling out.

If you intend on staying put at the property and utilizing the Inn you will not need a car.

Here a few tips:

1. If you want to access distant beaches or go shopping off property rent a car prior to your arrival either at Managua airport or Granada. Rancho Santana Inn will allow you to set up a master account to charge food, spa services, yoga to BUT they will not allow you to rent a car from them or have use of the shuttles.

2. If you want to cook in and are use to American style shopping stop someplace before your arrival (Granada) to stock up on lots of food.

We looked around at all the other houses on the property and Villa Ohana had the best location.

I can highly recommend Heavenly, lovely Ohana

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront Luxury

  • 5 of 5

My teenagers and I stayed at Ohana in July, 2015 and had an amazing time. We especially enjoyed the view of the surfing break just in front of the huge oceanfront lawn and gardens. The short path to the Clubhouse winds along the ocean through gardens and trees. The maid kept the home spotless and prepared tasty breakfast and lunches. The gardener has a lobster connection that you will want to take advantage of. Rancho Santana has so many great activities, and a road through its coastal hills to explore several great beaches and surf breaks to the south.

If you are going to Nicaragua, and want to enjoy a spacious home with privacy, book Villa Ohana for the ultimate vacation experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Ohana

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing experience at Ohana. The property has the perfect location, with incredible views from every point of the house. The proximity to the Club House is priceless, just yards away. The staff keeps the house spotless and are very polite and helpful when needed. Ohana has different ambiances, so kids and adults can enjoy the house in a variety of spaces. If you like to surf, you can keep track of the swell and watch the surfers from almost any point of the house. It is is located in a big lot with beautiful gardens, so you have great privacy. My family and I would definitely recommend staying at Ohana, and we can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Managua International
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Rancho Santana Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
La Finca y El Mar
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Car: recommended

Located right in the center of the surf rich region of the Emerald Coast there is world class surf with reef breaks, beach breaks, point waves and outer reef big wave surf. The wild life and birding can be enjoyed from the backyard to the entire compound. Horses can be rented to tour the beaches and jungles. A well stocked market offers the essentials plus organic produce grown on site. Topographically spectacular this area of Nicaragua offers year round off shore breezes perfect for surfing and sailing. Rancho Santana is the most mature of the developments offering easy access to the entire region. The local community of Limon is just outside the gates with local food and culture. Medical clinic is at the entrance to Rancho Santana with staffed physician.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
high season
9 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £71 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £71 per night, per additional guest
3 Jan 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £47 per night, per additional guest
14 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £47 per night, per additional guest
2 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £47 per night, per additional guest
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £616
Tax Rate 15.0%

You may wish to make a security deposit of $750.00 fully refundable if no damages incurred rather than pay property damage insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Rancho Santana, Nicaragua

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    upstairs entertainment room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • full bathroom in all bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Masterbed - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master with vaulted mahogany ceiling and amazing views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , trundle bed also
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Media Liiving area with lots of space and large sofa system.
  • Large master bath with 18' mahogany ceilings. A/C and ceiling fans. Large bathroom with shower overlooking the ocean and crashing surf. Patio with hammock overlooking the reef and surf
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Spa at Clubhouse offers massage, manicure/pedicure services.

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