OCEAN VILLA 'CASA EZULWINI' ON NICARAGUA'S PACIFIC COAST

Els van Woudenberg

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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OCEAN VILLA 'CASA EZULWINI' ON NICARAGUA'S PACIFIC COAST

Bahia Gigante Villa Rental Photos and Description

Ocean Side Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

This stunning traditional colonial style home is an oasis of tranquility, with grand ocean views, gracious open space, and surrounded by tropical forest and coastal splendor. Designed to be a secluded get-away home to truly escape the noise and hustle and bustle of usual tourist destinations.

In gated community with optimum security, management, housekeeping etc.

If you seek solitude, nature, an unspoiled beach, and peace and quiet, this is the place for you. Remember, no malls, fast food, tee shirt shops, arcades etc. Just Nicaragua at her best.

The Beaches: The project has its own private secluded safe swimming beach, called Redonda Beach. Water temperatures vary from high seventies (F degrees) to mid eighties. (22 to 30 C) The beach area has lovely shaded places to relax. Surf is generally mild, and safe for family enjoyment. Secluded little bar and restaurant on the beach.

The village of Gigante nearby, has a larger beach, suitable for beginner surfing and longer beach walks. Native fishing boats abound, and interaction with the locals is encouraged.

Activities: Hiking, fishing, surfing, ziplining, horseback riding and boating are all possible in the general area. The home has a binder with details, phone numbers, maps, and suggestions. The house manager can also arrange sightseeing, tours, transportation etc.

Getting there, and shopping: Its best to rent a vehicle at the airport and drive to the project. Directions will be emailed upon request. If driving is not an option, we can arrange airport or hotel pickup.

Very good shopping is available at large supermarkets in Managua, the best being La Colonnia at the Galleria Shopping center. Basics are available in the village, and a new good supermarket (Pali) is in Rivas, around 45 minutes away.

Great fruits and veggies available from native stalls everywhere, at very low prices.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Els van Woudenberg

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Speaks dutch, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Ocean Villa 'Casa Ezulwini' on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
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Ocean Villa 'Casa Ezulwini' on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236212
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Bahia Gigante Nicaragua
5

WOW! CASA EZULWINI AND NICARAGUA.

  • 5 of 5
WOW! No better word describes our visit to Nicaragua, but I must expand. I hope I don’t ruin the simple perfection found in that word and Nicaragua, but here goes…… My wife and I have just come back from a week in Nicaragua, our first. It was magical, wonderful, and an experience we will always cherish. Hopefully it will not be our last. We spent the front and back end of our trip in Granada during Holy Week (Semana Santa) 2014, and it was very inspirational. In the middle we found the most wonderful home on one of the most perfect pieces of earth on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast……..Casa Ezulwini. We investigated our trip a great deal, and this home gave us high expectations. It exceeded them all. It was a beautiful home with great art, cool tile floors, a roomy lay out and best of all it was set above the pounding surf that crashed upon the rocky shores, taking with it all the cares of the world. You could enjoy the view from the very large deck with plenty of seating and hammocks or you could experience it from the large infinity pool. It was perfect for a midday cool off or for staring at the stars as the Milky Way floated above your head at night. When we rented the home we did not expect all the amenities that would come with it. The home is fully stocked with everything one might need to feel at home. It is attached to NicaRetreats ( http://www.nicaretreats.com/) and they took care of all our needs. They scheduled us a massage and set up a wonderful panga (boat) trip to San Juan Del Sur. Octavio was our host for all of this and he was so proud of his country and so happy that we wanted to visit it that we could not help but feel welcome. The property has access to the AquaWellness resort. Their private beach at Redonda Bay was heaven. From the hammocks under canopy to the swim platform out in the middle of the bay, it was a perfect place to soak and relax. And of course the drinks at the ocean side bar were refreshing. When evening fell a dinner of Rondon and fresh catch Ceviche couldn’t be beat. We also skipped over to the surfing-fishing village of Playa Gigante and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The atmosphere was very eclectic. There’s nothing like Tona’s under surf boards and flags from all over the world in a driftwood shack right on the beach. This is a beautiful home, it is a beautiful country, come here and stay here. You won’t regret it.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Bahia Gigante Nicaragua
5

BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL

  • 5 of 5
If you want to feel that you have escaped the fast lane and really want to relax, this is the place. You are always near enough to quaint restaurants and a very hip and laid back style beach night life, but far enough away that you can relax and wind down. This house has four bedrooms all with a/c, and views to die for. The house has a kitchen that is equipped with the basics, but we only made breakfast and we took our meals in nearby Playa Gigante. Their is always someone who will be right their for any problems that may arise.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Ocean Villa 'Casa Ezulwini' on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
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Bahia Gigante Nicaragua
Kansas City
5

RETURN TO CASA EZULWINI

  • 5 of 5
We returned to Redondo Bay and Casa Ezulwini for a 3 night stay after my visit in June. The home is so inviting with a very clean pool and decks that let you truly enjoy all that the ocean offers, especially at sunset.

The home is well maintained and very comfortable. Internet and satellite tv help you stay connected (if you want to).

Arrangements were made directly with owner, and local management Company provides great assistance for anything needed. While there enjoyed restaurants in Gigante, visited the new resort at Guacalito and had most of our meals at the local restaurant on the beach at Redondo Bay. Of special note is the 25 minute walk from Redondo Bay to Gigante. Very pleasant and terrain makes it easy. did not have time to go fishing, but certainly plan to in the future.

I would strongly recommend and we will return to property.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Ocean Villa 'Casa Ezulwini' on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236212
+1 7197830508
Bahia Gigante Nicaragua
Kansas City
5

GREAT HOUSE IN GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Visited Redondo Bay with Son and Son in Law to explore region and rake in all Gigante has to offer, as well as other neighboring locations. House was delightful with excellent pool and plenty of room. Was very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed dining at restaurant at Redondo Bay as well as a couple in Gigante. Took advantage of riding 4 wheelers on the Beech. Gigante is great place to hang out. Made a visit to our favorite restaurant, Yolanda's about a 15 drive away.

This home is absolutely superior in every regard. I expect to be back with more guests to enjoy Redondo Bay.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Ocean Villa 'Casa Ezulwini' on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
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+1 7197830508
Bahia Gigante Nicaragua
5

BLISS AND BEAUTY AT CASA EZULWINI

  • 5 of 5
Neither words nor pictures can adequately prepare visitors to Casa Ezulwini for the magical beauty that awaits them there. While the views from both the upper deck and lower patios are worth the trip alone, the comfort and seclusion of the house truly made our trip one of the best ever.

We awoke refreshed each morning after a great night of sleep on comfortable beds with high-quality linens. I would immediately head upstairs to the spacious kitchen and prepare a breakfast that included fruit from the local roadside stands I visited on the way to the house. Heading outside, the outdoor breakfast bar was a lovely place to ease into our day. We would sip coffee while watching thousands of butterflies dance in the treetops of the surrounding jungle, the quiet of the morning interrupted now and then by the eerie calls of nearby howler monkeys.

Each day brought a new adventure. Though Casa Ezulwini is secluded and off the beaten path, it is a quick trip to many of the must-see sites in Nicaragua. Day trips included visits to the volcanic island of Ometepe and San Juan del Sur, while some days were spent lazing on the semi-private beach a quick 10-minute walk from the house. The staff are available to help book trips and help visitors get around.

That beach was amazing. We spent quite a few days there, and on the most “crowded” day, we saw less than 10 people on the sand. Stunning views and mild surf made this an excellent way to spend our time.

After a day on the beach or a short, strenuous hike to the top of Pie Gigante (Giant’s Foot), returning to Casa Ezulwini quickly felt like coming home. A refreshing dip in the pristine infinity pool, where we soaked and took in the astounding views of the Pacific crashing onto the cliffs below, was followed by some much deserved downtime. One of my favorite things to do was just lay in the cozy hammock and read one of the many books available at the house.

Though there are many quality restaurants in the nearby village of Gigante, we often bought fresh fish right from the boats and prepared tasty meals at the house. The kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances, which made eating in a pleasure.

Casa Ezulwini, with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, beautifully appointed rooms, and private location, provided us with the most relaxing and unforgettable vacation ever. I will forever compare future vacation spots to this, and I fear they will always come up lacking.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you Aimee! We love guests like you.
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Ocean Villa 'Casa Ezulwini' on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236212
+1 7197830508
Bahia Gigante Nicaragua
5

ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES WE HAVE EVER STAYED

  • 5 of 5
i cannot even begin to describe how wonderful this house/vacation destination is, and pictures do not do it justice,they do not even hint at what you find at casa ezulwini. first off, the house is exquisitely constructed and decorated-it is straight from the pages of architectural digest. the house is comfortable with everything you need-even down to sea kayaks! the location cannot be beat either. we slept every night to the sound of the waves crashing in the cove beneath us and woke in the morning to the howler monkeys and the nicaraguan blue jays scolding the squirrel and the iguana in the tree outside the balcony. our family made sunset a nightly ritual-we made sure we were poolside to watch the sun dip behind the hill. it was always breathtaking. the beach is beautiful and private and easily accessible. the children loved hanging out there and jumping waves. it was quite safe, even for young ones. we also loved being so close to playa gigante-it is even walkable from the beach via trail. we made several friends there and like shopping at the tiny grocery. my daughter and husband went out to deep sea fish from there as well. the staff at the resort/house was amazing-they arranged trips for us and personal guides-even on an overnight trip to ometeppe, where our guide and friend octavia arranged for us to take a trail ride on oxen! all in all it was an unbelievable vacation and i hope to return very soon, we all do. we did not want to come home.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Managua Airport
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Pan American Highway/Rivas
Nearest Beach
0.4 Kilometres
Redonda Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Bromelia
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mukul
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Bromelia
Car: recommended

Redonda Bay area is an unspoilt natural wonder, located around 30 miles north of the Costa Rica border. The property is close to an original native fishing village where local fisherman will either take you out to catch your own dinner, or, sell you fish from their catch. Red Snapper and Lobster are local specialties! The village has several restaurants to chose from.

The private beach is a short few minutes walk away, with gentle waves, and good snorkeling, and plenty of shady spots to relax. There is also a charming place to eat and have a drink at the beach.

Other Activities: Your house manager can provide suggestions and/or booking for tours, trips, sightseeing, and shopping. There is a great handicraft/arts market in Masaya worth going to.

Also, daily village markets in Rivas, 45 minutes away.

Golf: Nice golf is available at Iguana Resort (haciendaiguana.com) around 30 minutes away.

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Availability & Rates

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Bahia Gigante Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
$5,000
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 10 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
$8,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes Taxes, and twice weekly cleaning included. Gratuity renter's choice.
Base rate applied for 4 guests. $25 for each additional guest.
Special rates for long term rentals - call and ask.
House manager will ask for damage deposit if kayaks are wanted - no charge for kayaks
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Amenities

Bahia Gigante Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Outdoor shower by pool. Pool area has the 4th bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , private balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , One single is a bunk bed....
  • Lower bedrooms (3 and 4) share a bathroom. Upper master suite has private bathroom, and walk in closet. Bedroom 2 uses guest bathroom. All beds with top grade bedding, all bedrooms air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Maid service standard twice per week. More frequently upon request for extra fee, also cooking, babysitting and additional services available upon request. House manager can arrange shopping, sightseeing, rentals of surf toys, beach towels etc. Cell phone available for small fee. House may not be suitable for small children, due to steep slope to ocean area.

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