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Casa Barranco, Rancho Santana, J8

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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OnceUponA...
Flagler Beach, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Amazing Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

Casa Baranco is located in the development known as Rancho Santana. All communication with the staff prior to our arrival was very professional and they were super attentive. When we emailed with questions, no matter how many times, they responded quickly. They provide a number of great services like airport pickup/drop off which we opted for given the location. It is a good 2 1/2 hr. drive and roads are not well marked. This is not a place you want to get lost in. We also took advantage of the kitchen stocking service which was amazing. They offer organic produce from their onsite gardens. The beautiful restaurant has incredible atmosphere and comfort with incredible views of the sunsets and beaches. The breakfast and lunches were very enjoyable but our first dinner there was not a good experience with Luke warm food and my fish that was supposed to be Mahi Mahi was rubbery, did not seem fully cooked and was in my opinion, not Mahi Mahi but the service was pretty good and they really want you to be happy. We just decided not to eat dinner there again. Casa Baranco is situated on the edge of a cliff about 200 ft. Up with perfect views of the sunsets of which we saw some stunning skies. The house itself is more functional than anything but is comfortable and has everything you need. If you need something the staff will try their best to get it. Really nice people. We spent a lot of time on the deck and in the infinity pool. We were fortunate to see two whales breaching, lots of beautiful birds, etc. We ventured out to several nearby beaches and saw monkeys on the way there on three occasions which was exciting. Beautiful place and will absolutely return.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The warmth of the people, laid back feel and stunning area
Liked least: Rough roads and somewhat difficult directions. Slight language barrier but for the most part we were able to communicate fine.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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debiprett...
Mission, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Livin' the life at Rancho Santana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012 for a stay in January 2012
1
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Casa Barranco was a fantastic house with an amazing view. The layout was to die for and we were very comfortable in every way. The decorating was stylish and the house was very clean. Our maid service was a plus as we could spend more time just enjoying. The cook we hired from Rancho Santana was "Connie", oh our Connie, how we wanted to take her home. Superb cooking and professional demeanor. The only downside was no access to the washing machine and the infinity pool only ran for so many hours a day and was turned off. Great overall experience! The Pretty/Kasprows

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The View and House layout
Liked least: Pool being turned off
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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BARB
MARYLAND
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: THE VIEW, THE POOL, AND THE OUTDOOR SPACE
Liked least: NOTHING
Traveling group: Family with teenagers
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Kimberly A Durkin
Speaks English, Spanish
Listed since : Jan 2011
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