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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

We invite you to our vacation home, located next to San Juan del Sur, an up and coming eco-tourism mecca. The Tortuga Azul is a luxury home and is exactly what you are looking for in a vacation home! The house is designed and built to North American standards and has all the conveniences of home... plus a few!

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We have A/C for the hot days and the house can be opened up for an indoor/outdoor living environment leading directly onto the open pool deck. We also designed the home to provide fabulous views from almost every point in the house.

Wake up in the morning in the Master Bedroom and you overlook the infinity pool with views of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop! The master bedroom is an oasis of its own. At about 600 sq.ft., it has a wonderfull round built-in sitting area designed for lounging, french doors opening directly to the pool deck, a King size bed that will make you want to stay in bed all day, and an awesome walk in tile/glass block shower with double heads for two!

The second master is also spacious and is complete with a tile and glass block bath/shower, a nice window seating area and has a queen size bed also of the highest quality. The two masters are separated for privacy by the kitchen and living area.

We designed the main living area in a Great-Room design where everything flows together and again views abound! From the elevated kitchen there is a sitting bar made from the local wood. The entire home is accented with the beautiful woods and canes of the area. The great-room area is vaulted to a stunning 16 feet with open wood beams and a cane ceiling for an exquisite effect. Open the double doors and again experience indoor/outdoor tropical living at its best. The giant glass doors lead to a covered porch area spanning the entire length of the house and open to the pool deck area for suntanning and pool fun! You will enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets on earth lounging in the swinging porch chairs or relaxing in the infinity edge pool.

The pool itself was a creation from the many pools we have seen in our travels, combining a Waterfall spilling into the pool at one end, a curved infinity edge that spans the entire pool, and seating along the back side of the pool with jets to massage your back, all facing the incredible sunsets you will see while soaking an evening away!! The pool also has a large shelf that is appx 18 inches deep and is perfect for small children and lounging! A turtle 'swims' on the floor of the pool. For the evening, we've equiped the house with satelite tv with western U.S. feeds. We are also set up with both back up water and power systems, for those occasional unexpected outages.

We are located overlooking the bay to the North of San Juan, Nacascola Bay, which puts us about a 10 min. walk to San Juan, or a 5 min. drive. We are right on the way to the surf beaches to the North, Marsella, Maderas, Majaguel, etc. Guests of the house can look forward to relaxing privacy in close proximity to points of interest both North and South.

The home comes with a fully equipped kitchen with all the utensils and cookware you might need to prepare your best seafood feast. San Juan del Sur boast many outstanding resteraunts including El Jardin which is right next door to Tortuga Azul.

A caretaker lives in a separate quarter in order to help clean the pool and home.

We are happy to share our knowledge of the San Juan area as well as other parts of Nicaragua, just send us an email with questions!!

We know that you will enjoy a wonderful vacation, as we have many times, to this enchanting part of the world.

PLEASE LOOK AT OUR REVIEWS, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH OUR HOME! WE ARE THE BEST VALUE FOR WHAT WE OFFER :)

If you would like more information or to see more pictures, please send me an email!

Thanks for visiting our Home, John and Stacia Hagerty

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We thoroughly enjoyed the Tortuga Azul! It was our honeymoon and we couldn't have picked a better spot. The house was very comfortable with all the amenities. Beautiful views of the bay below from the front porch and in the pool ( saw whales swimming by one morning ). Perfect location, 10 mins to San Juan Del Sur and 10 mins to Maderas beach. Serene, relaxing and beautiful! We'll be back.

P.S. William is awesome! Make sure to do something nice for him, he's a good man.
Apr 2008
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Great Pool, Great Views, Great House - Great Vacation!
average rating of 4.74359 based on 39 reviews
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
San Diego, Ca. USA
5

Tortuga Azul

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 10 days here in June and had a wonderful time. The views, pool, caretaker and house accommodations were excellent. The proximity to town as well as the local beaches really make this a great central location to stay in San Juan del Sur. The full kitchen also made cooking your meals easy if you didn't want to eat out at the many local restaurants in town. The house is located perched on a slight grade with an excellent view of the Playa Nacascolo for beautiful sunsets and views during the day. The airflow was amazing being near a tree filled ravine which were full of tropical birds for viewing. We didn't have the run the air conditioner during our entire stay.The pool was also well designed with a shallow end for the kids as well as deeper end for the adults. We hated to leave and are already making plans to return in January 2015.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit Glenn! I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed Tortuga Azul. Look forward to having you again:)
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5

Just like family!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at Tortuga Azul from 16 Jan 2014 until 27 Jan 2014. First let me say that the pictures do not adequately show what a fantastic home it is. Tortuga Azul is spacious, comfortable, and beautiful. The view of the pacific is amazing! The location is fantastic. minutes to downtown and within easy driving distance to many great beaches. Tortuga Azul is in a quiet very private neighborhood that feels very secure. In fact all of the places we visited in Nicaragua felt that way. It is a wonderful place to visit. The best part of our visit though were the people John and Stacia have in place to look after their guests. William the caretaker was kind thoughtful and unobtrusive. Each moring early the outer areas of the home and the pool were clean and ready for the day. William even washed our rental car several times for us! Thanks William! Elie the tour guide/ surf instructor was brilliant. A one of a kind person that made our days brighter just being with him. We were very sad to leave Nicaragua and head back home to our Canadian winter. Thank you John and Stacia for providing us with your wonderful home and for the people you had in place to make our vacation a special family experince.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit and review Doug! This is one of the things people are saying a lot, how nice the people of Nica are:) That is one of the big reasons we like it too! We agree, we like our location, because it is convenient to so many things. And we always rave about our people too, because they are great and we try to support them and their families, while they take great care of our guests, a nice win/win! We hope to have you again sometime at Tortuga Azul:)
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Sandpoint, Idaho
5

Best of San Juan Del Sur

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 2 adults and 2 children spent 2 weeks at Tortuga Azul in November. We just loved it! The beautiful stucco and tile home was so warm and welcoming. We loved the front of the house with the great pool (I think my kids grew gills), hammocks and swinging chairs. We loved having coffee out there in the morning and drinks in the evening with the fireflies. John and Stacia went out of their way making sure we had everything from pick up at the airport to a wide assortment of activity ideas. Ellie was very reliable for taxi services and even offered to give our kids surfing lessons. Ellie is very eager to help in anyway so don't be shy in asking if he can help you. I thought it would have been nice to have coffee, eggs, bread, etc. at the house because we got in so late and he said he would have done that for us. Of course we would have paid him for these services! So you may want to ask John about this service through Ellie. William the caretaker was so sweet and we always felt safe while staying here. Food was interesting in Nicaragua. We thought the Pali was the place to go, but found that it lacked in quality. The local downtown mini markets had a much better selection of food like whole grain breads and cereals. The local market had the best fresh veggies, fruits, and eggs.
After staying at Tortuga Azul for two weeks we then rented a home near Playa Maderas. When trying to figure out where to stay in Nicaragua we did not realize how far even 2 miles can be. The roads can be really treacherous and we found that out quickly at the next house. We had to trade our car in for 4x4 just to get there and it was a grueling bumpy ride. We recommend that when staying in Nicaragua make sure you ask how the road is, not how far. Playa Maderas is a beautiful beach but was not our scene.
Tortuga Azul is in a perfect location being that is a nice walking distance to town, yet far enough out to get peace and quiet. We would highly recommend this home to any families with young children or adults looking for a beautiful place to enjoy while traveling to San Juan Del Sur.
We can't wait to visit again! Thanks John and Stacia for all your help in our travel plans!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay Clint and Molly! We are glad we were able to help you enjoy the area:) We and our people are always happy to help make the experience the best it can be, I like the idea of helping people get supplies they may need. Elie is a great resource and will help in any way he can. I am glad you mention the small local stores, they try to cater to what travelers want and need much more than the larger Pali, we try to spend our money with them whenever we can. I am glad you mention that location is very important in Nica, we do have a great spot with easy access to both town and the beaches, some people want to stay out closer to Maderas or other beaches, but then find it is quite a ways into town for dinner, drinks, activities, etc. It is an easy distance to either from our location! The roads can change a lot in a short distance, we are a short distance from the main road and not too far from the end of the pavement:) Thanks for giving William the caretaker credit as well, he does a fine job, we are lucky to have him. We hope to see you back soon at Tortuga Azul, and tell your friends! NicaJohn
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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Our Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Tortuga Azul was the perfect home for our family of four adults to relax and enjoy the week in San Juan Del Sur. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed and living room and bedrooms were very nice and private. We spent most of our time enjoying the pool, the hammocks and the gorgeous view of the sunsets. We shopped in town at the fresh market and the local Pali (Walmart mini version). We choose to rent a car and drive down. The roads to SJDS are fine two lane highways. The caretaker, William, was attentive to our needs and kept the house, towels and pool prepared. We enjoyed the town, restaurants and shops. Since this is Mecca for surfing and all kinds if outdoor activities, the food and drinks were very reasonable. We enjoyed visiting the beaches and releasing baby turtles back into the ocean. Day trips to Masaya, Apoyo Lagoon and Granada were easy. We loved this property and will certainly make a return trip.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay Deb, I am glad your family had a great time! It sounds like you made the most of your first trip and really saw and did a lot:) I am glad we were able to share Tortuga Azul with you and your family and will look forward to having you again sometime!
Thanks, John
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Santa Rosa, CA
5

We heart Tortuga Azul!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our week long stay at Tortuga Azul! The property is situated on a hill with a beautiful view of a bay. The house is just gorgeous with tropical architecture and a lovely infinity pool. The house is very well outfitted with just about anything you might need. We shopped at the local grocery and cooked a lot of our meals at home. The house comes with a cell phone which comes in very handy for arranging trips. The house has an AC unit in each room, but we only turned on the ones in the bedroom at night a few times. The weather was tropical and pleasant. Nice coastal breezes in the evening.

John was super helpful in planning our trip and provided lots of info about San Juan, including places to eat, trips to take, and how to get around. The property has a caretaker, William, who is there all the time and available to help in any way he can. He also keeps an eye on the place and cleans the pool and house. I would definitely recommend Tortuga Azul to others and can't wait to go back to San Juan del Sur!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting our home and enjoying it as much as we do:-)
We try hard to make everyones stay a special one, nice to hear that William is doing a great job for our guests!
Thanks for your compliments on our information, we feel we know the area as well as anyone and have the best people to take care of our guests. We hope to see you again on a future visit to the area, and thanks for sharing with us! John
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5

A week of paradise at Tortuga Azul!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and a friend spent 9 days at Tortuga Azul in San Juan del Sur and loved every single minute of it! The house itself is beautifully kept (william, the caretaker helps a lot), clean, and designed so that from every point in the house you see the beautiful ocean view. We spent entire days in the pool, laying in the hammocks, reading and relaxing. Also, both bathrooms have a hair dryer, which was a nice surprise as we had left ours behind in favor of packing light.

Everything worked as it should - we had hot water in the showers when we wanted it (which wasn't often), the water pressure was perfect. During the day, we had a couple fans on if the breeze wasn't strong enough, but generally, the doors we kept open to keep everything cool (always make sure to draw the curtains against the afternoon sun, it helps keep the house cool!) At night, our luxury was turning on the AC in each bedroom, but it wasn't necessarily needed. We did laundry once while we were there - its a great Washer, and it took maybe 2 hours for everything to dry on the line outside.

The walk to town was an easy, flat 20-30 min walk on a dirt road; we made the walk a couple times, and got a taxi a couple times too ($5).

ALL ABOUT ELIE:
We had Elie (the driver mentioned by John, the owner of the house), pick us up at the airport in Managua. Elie was prompt at picking us up, and he's a great driver! His Toyota 4Runner is 'old' by US standards, but those are standards best left in the US in my opinion. It's Nicaragua! The second poorest nation in the Americas! You may lose power, you may get lost (not with Elie), you may get dirty and hot - embrace it and love it! :) Back to Elie: He was amazingly helpful and cheerful the entire 9 days we were in Nica. On our way to the house, he even stopped at a grocery store with us to help pick up food essentials. He knew the best places to eat, surf, see, etc. (Also, ask Elie where Alex from movistar is when u need to set up the phone and internet card. Alex speaks english, and will help set everything up, but he has moved to a different location than from the one listed by John in the notes. Bring a computer with a USB port for the internet card!) Have Elie drive you up to the Jesus statue - we are SO glad we didn't try to hike up there on foot. Its a beautiful view, and well worth it. Elie was an incredible help to us, and made our stay in SJDS amazing!

Thank you John and Stacia for sharing your beautiful house with us!
  • Submitted: May 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay Jessie and Zach! I am glad you had a great trip and enjoyed the house:) Yes, our people are great and that is important, it can really make your trip to have good information and good people, this is what we strive for. I agree that the adventure is half the fun! We have had a couple people who forget that...travel should be different than home and rewarding in different ways we will not even know until we get there and share these new experiences with our loved ones...great job, thanks again...and hope to have you back again soon for more adventure in paradise:) John

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San Juan del Sur is one of the most visited beaches, by both foreign tourists and Nicaraguans. The beach is located inside an almost perfectly U-shaped bay. In San Juan del Sur you can enjoy a variety of seafood in the numerous restaurants that are situated right in front of the bay. Casual beachfront bars with thatched roofs are the norm! For more adventure you can hire a boat and visit the pristine, neighboring beaches or take a shuttle from downtown. Go surfing with Joey the Ausie at “Action Tours”! There is a great canopy tour (Flyin Frog) just outside of SJDS, they also offer great horseback rides where you can see local animals and great views! Big game fishing, diving, and surfing are also among the options. We are about 1 1/2 hour from Granada. It is easy to visit the twin Volcanos of Ometepe from the house, or Mambacho! From Managua it takes about two hours to get to San Juan del Sur. We can arrange a shuttle pick up for you or you can easily rent a car at the airport!

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling

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  • $100-$300/nt - $650-$2000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rates .. $100-$300/night .. $650-$2000/week.
  • Longer terms are discounted.

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San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing