This place is awesome. It's off the beach a bit so you have a ton of privacy (showering outside without worrying about any neighbors thinking we're nudists was so nice) and the bikes make shuttling back and forth to the beach a breeze. The house itself is very clean and really well-stocked (nice knives, everything you need in the kitchen, a nice gas grill, towels, linens, etc.), the outdoor space with hammocks is great and very nicely landscaped and the inside is big (perfect for corralling kiddos). The house by far exceeded our expectations.
Janelle and Dan were amazing. They got all our groceries for us before we arrived. We ate fabulous fresh fruit and avocados the size of our heads all week and drank killer Nicaraguan coffee and a ton of rum. Janelle went above and beyond to make sure we were having the best time possible.
The highlight of our trip was definitely the fishing charter with Dan. We saw baby dolphins, turtles and the red snapper we caught was the best fish I have ever eaten in my life. It was really cool to get on the water and see the coastline. The lodge is great and you'll spend a ton of time there (get a massage), but you'd be crazy to stay there when you could cook your own food and put ice in your rum at Casa Surfside!