Casa Yalula is the perfect home away from home in Granada with its unbeatable location – 1 ½ blocks from the main square. Though it is in the heart of town, the villa – erected over 100 years ago was completely restored in 2008 – will keep you in luxurious serenity. With its amazing views of the main cathedral and Volcano Mombacho and a 25-meter pool (longest private pool in Nicaragua), Casa Yalula will make this the vacation of your dream. With 4500 square feet featuring 4 light-filled bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, ample shared spaces, breathtaking views and private pool, Casa Yalula will be a perfect vacation home for your family and friends. Upon entering house, you will be in the Salon, an expansive room with soaring, original wood-paneled ceiling. The salon is equipped with all the comforts of home – cable TV, DVD player and MP3 compatible stereo. Beyond the front room is the Sitting Room follows by the Kitchen & Dining Area. This is the heart of Casa Yalula where you and your loved ones will gather for a private fiesta or a romantic dinner. The open floor plan lends itself naturally to conversation from the kitchen to the bar to the dinning table. Quietly sequestered downstairs are two bedrooms, each with queen-sized beds. The front bedroom has a sitting area in front of the pool. It is a great place to soak in the tropical sun in your Adirondack chairs. The back bedroom features access to beautiful private courtyard. Upstairs, there are two additional bedrooms. On the teak deck of the front bedroom, you can view the cupolas of the Main Cathedral and on a clear day, Volcano Mombacho. The back bedroom has two twin-sized beds and features a romantic Juliette balcony. Keywords: Villa
I recently stayed in Casa Yalula. We were a party of two families, 4 adults and 4 teenagers.
Casa Yalula is located one and a half blocks from the central park of Granada in the historic district of town. It is close to everything: attractions, restaurants, landmarks, shopping.
As for the layout of the house one can not help but complement the owners because in the recent remodelling done to the property; they designed the house in such a way that you always feel invited to spend all your time in the social area of the house (kitchen / family area) sharing your day's events and experiences, eating and drinking with friends and family. The house was also designed in such a way that it keeps street noise (cars, horse-drawn carriages) to a minimum, which is no small feat. The bedrooms are in the back of the house, so you can sleep with zero noise. The house has been well appointed in all its rooms; furniture is simple, pretty and functional, and all rooms are well lit. They even manage to fit a 25 meter, one lane pool into the house, which was a great plus.
Also, the folks from Granada Property Services (GPS) were most helpful and accomodating, and the daily cleaning service was timely and efficient.
The house was wonderful! We stayed with a total of 7 adults and had a great time. The pool was a great amenity, internet fairly consistent (localized to the rooms) and the outdoor living space was such a treat! Also - the house was really clean and maintained - and the staff that manages was super efficient. The house is in the center of the city too, so very close to sites, restaurants, and shopping. Would recommend this to anyone !
We chose the Villa Yalula for our home while in Granada, primarily because of the promise of a real swimming pool, allowing you to do some sports while on holiday.
After 14 hours of driving from Copán in Honduras, we were delighted to arrive at this beautiful villa and seeing the 25 meters’ pool, inviting us to refresh ourselves immediately on arrival. GPS who manages the villa had suggested to us during the reservation process, which was very smooth with handy rental fee payments through PayPal, to pre-order our first dinner and to stock up the fridge with beer, wine and breakfast ingredients. This was really fantastic and allowed us to fully enjoy our stay in Granada right from its very first minutes.
The villa itself is very beautiful, with decorative teak wood furnishings and impressive ceramics. The colourful walls remind you that you’re in colonial Spanish style Granada that you can discover as soon as you walk out from the Villa. Everything is at walking distance, including the Parque Central with its Cathedral and Calle Calzada with all its lively outdoor bars & restaurants.
The villa is very well equipped and is maintained in perfect condition. A true gem to be discovered!
In November, 2011 4 of us spent a week enjoying the amenities of Casa Yalula and the charming city of Granada and its environs. The pool is delightful, the bedrooms spacious and comfortable, and the living areas are ample. I saw in the description that there is off-street parking, but I wasn't aware of this. It's definitely not part of or adjacent to the property. I parked on the street and "hired" the watchman for the restaurant across the street (El Mediteraneo, I believe) to watch our rental car as well. The passive solar hot water is not real dependable, but that is such a minor insignificant detail, I wouldn't mention it at all except that another did here. We will return every year we are able, and now that we've stayed at Casa Yalula, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. This wasn't our first experience with GPS and it won't be our last. The staff feels like friends in Granada -- friends on whom we can count when we need them and rely on good information. Our compliments to the owners and architect who have made Casa Yalula a highly desirable destination in Granada.
Our group of 8 stayed at Casa Yalula in December. Renting a large vacation rental was a very affordable way to go for our group (cheaper than a budget hotel and much nicer!). We have rented several properties in Granada and from GPS property management and this is a great one. The pool is amazing, the bedrooms and linens are nice and the place was very clean. The location is great since it is in the heart of Granada with lots of great restaurants nearby and close to park central. Check in and check out was easy with a representative meeting us at the house. The open courtyard traditional to Colonial homes in Granada gives it a great indoor/outdoor feel. My only minor issue on the house was that water temperature in the shower was inconsistent and would sometimes get extremely hot without much warning. But, considering it was Nicaragua, it was just nice to have hot water! Overall, this is a well managed, nice house with a pool that has lots of wow factor! Definitely a recommended property!
We rented the House for 12/24-01/03/12. We were extremely happy to be back in Nicaragua, we have rented houses in San Juan del Sur and Pochomil and Have stayed in Hotels in Granada. This time since it was the holidays we decided to rent the only large enough house for us available during the time. The first day since GPS (management Co.) was closed they had Marvin(caretaker) meet us at the property at 3:30 pm to give us the keys. Once we settle my two little one (2yrs and 4yrs of age) were asking to go in the pool, so we got ready and I got in with them, my back was turn to the back wall and facing the kitchen where the pool has a little step to sit and where my kids were getting accustomed to the cold temperature of the pool, when my sister in law tells me to move carefully because there was a SNAKE in the water coming at us!!! My sister-in-law urgently took my two year old and my 4 year old was taken out by my husband after hearing our scream of terror!! Needless to say since I was in deeper water which is after the first step and being 5'3 and the water reaching my nose and the terror of seeing the Snake I started to make my way out just to see the snake had change direction now toward me!!! Thankfully my husband had enough time to help me out and prevent me from getting bitten! My husband and our driver were able to see the snake and identify it as a coral snake (poisonous) that went into one of the filters! Marvin came on the with the pool guy to supposedly flush out the snake from the hiding place. He stated that he was going to request a fumigation for snakes to GPS. Every day we will check our beds and surrounding since fumigation never came. A couple of days later coming from one of our many whole day trips, we left both strollers on the wall next to bathroom where my husband coming out of the bathroom with my 2 yr old son spotted another Coral snake, this time my husband and driver were able to kill the snake. Once again called Marvin and showed him the snake, but GPS did nothing! The horror to think that the snake was so close to bite one of my little ones! On 12/30 and 31 the water went out at 6 am and didn't come back till 8 pm! Per Gps we should have not used the toilets to prevent this ordeal! We had a $250.00 electricity credit. We made sure we turned off all AC's and lights when we were out (often since sight seeing) and when not in use to get a $508.00 base on a 30 day wattage charge! Stay away from this HOUSE!