BREATHTAKING, WATERFRONT HOME, MINERAL LAKE WITH INFINITY POOL

Tamara Philip

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BREATHTAKING, WATERFRONT HOME, MINERAL LAKE WITH INFINITY POOL

Laguna de Apoyo House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located within the National Nature Reserve of Laguna de Apoyo. This stunning lakefront home is located just 200 meters from Norome Resort/Villas @ Apoyo (on paved roadway) and is built to U.S. standards. Relax in the infinity pool while enjoying the view of the dormant volcano Mambacho or take a swim in the lake where you will find hot thermals nearby. If you would prefer more activity, rentals of Hobie Cats and Kayaks are available from the nearby resort. As an added option, we can arrange on-site massage in the tranquil outdoor private patio setting, with lake-shore waves as a background. On-site private Spanish tutoring can be arranged by a local professional instructor and family friend. This is truly a private vacation oasis with over an acre of professionally landscaped grounds of natural flora, lawn and gardens! Casa de Sol allows you the ultimate in privacy and relaxation...Easy access by bricked roads, Gated entry with 24 hour security.

Upstairs is a master suite with king size bed, custom tub for two with raindrop shower. The other 4 bedrooms are “Jack & Jill” configurations (2 bedrooms w/bath in middle). All bedrooms enjoy private balconies, a/c and hot water. The home includes bath towels, soaps, hot water and high quality linens.

Downstairs there is a modern kitchen with gas stove and oven, island of hardwood, refrigerator/freezer, water cooler and all utensils. Also for cooking is a large gas grill outside. The large custom dinner table w/chairs easily sits 10-12 people. There is a ½ bath in the living room area and ½ bath poolside.

Daily maid service is included with optional laundry service, personal cook and private Spanish lessons available at your request. Our bi-lingual property manager is on-site to assist you with any other details to ensure a fabulous experience. In preparation for your visit, we can assist with a map and driving instructions, rental car, car/van and driver, tour guide, day shopping trips, outdoor excursions and any other guidance you require.

High speed wireless network (we have our own tower), cable TV and local telephone calls are included.

Different rates apply during holidays.

View the Casa de Sol website: referenced below in this listing 'Links to more information:CLICK HERE - Additional Info'.

Keywords: Relaxing, Nature Preserve, lakeside, pool, waterfront, 5 bedrooms, air conditioning,modern house, security, Balcony, Off Street Garage, gas barbecue, Gardens, Patios, cook, maid, internet, cable television, cold water dispenser, generator,

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Tamara Philip

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We live in the Pacific Northwest and love it...except the long wet and cold winters get very long, wet and cold. We were thinking about eventually finding a place to escape the winter weather when Casa de Sol found us! Even though this idea was 10 years off, we knew we would never find a place like Casa de Sol.

Since we are both still working and have a young family we decided to offer it as a vacation rental for now and eventually make it our 3-6 month home.

Tamara Philip purchased this house in 2005

The natural beauty and tranquility make this a magical place!

Solitude, incredible views, natural beauty, accommodates a large group of friends and family.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.972973 based on 74 reviews
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222404vb
+1 206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
Chicago USA
5

Casa Del Sol is PARADISE! Wonderful property, incredible staff and great guidance from the owners

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the best properties we have had the pleasure to visit IN OUR LIVES. We travel globally and this was our second trip to Nicaragua. The owners were great leading up to the trip and during it. The staff is wonderful, do yourself a big favor and make sure you hire the cook, it's incredibly affordable, the food is FANTASTIC (our boys fell in love with her Gallo Pinto and looked forward to the meals EVERY DAY) and you can decide the day prior if you'd like to skip a meal if your plans take you elsewhere for the day. She will even teach you how to make real tortillas and knows a fair amount of English. On that note, the property manager is completely dialed into the area and speak excellent English/can help with just about any request you may have.

The property has an infinity pool and a terrace that is just amazing. Swimming in the Laguna is awesome whether it is a bit wavy or super calm. the THERMALS are a great experience, you move from 80 F water into a HOT TUB when you are over one and it's quite a treat. You can walk to Laguna Beach Club if you'd like some company or a change of pace and it's not one of the hectic/super loud ones that are a bit further away.

I'd come back here for a 'guys trip', my wife would do the same for a girls trip and we are definitely bringing our kids back again (9 and 12). You can just relax on the property, or use it for a launching pad to Granada, Masaya, Catarina and other areas. Nature hikes, swimming, other water sports and recreational activities are a $5-20 cab ride away.

We also LOVED having not only the housekeeper/groundskeeper/cook, but it was comforting to have a security guard on the property 24/7. I honestly can't imagine (except for people with disabilities, because there are stairs and it's a multi level property) anyone that wouldn't REALLY enjoy their stay at Casa Del Sol.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello, We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa de Sol. Your children are fortunate to be able to be exposed to such a wonderful country and culture at young ages. Please visit us again!
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222404vb
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Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
Leon Nicaragua
5

Fantastic Location and Property

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here several times over the past four years and it remains our favorite spot in Nicaragua. The views are amazing as is the staff. We highly recommend a stay at this house. The rooms are large and spacious as well as very well equipped. The kitchen is large and perfect for cooking should you decide to do so. This location is quiet and peaceful allowing you enjoy the surroundings of the crater lake.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy when you or one of your friends stays at Casa de Sol. You treat the house like it is your own and take such great care. Thank you for continuing to enjoy Casa de Sol!
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222404vb
+1 206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
5

Great Location for Touring Masaya, Granada, and Catarina!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 7 adults met at Casa de Sol for three nights June 11-14, 2014. The pictures did not do the property justice! It is an amazingly beautiful property on the edge of a gorgeous crater lake. Our bedrooms were very comfortable with the ac each evening from 10pm to 7 am. We found the best place to hang out during the evening is in the beautiful pool area with the infinity pool and hammocks. The pool is filled with lagoon water, and was a perfect temperature. We swam down one evening to the hot springs and loved the warmth of the waters there. Be sure to get up early and catch the phenomenal sunrise, monkeys swinging and jumping through the property, and the many different birds flying overhead. The location of the property is about 20 minutes from Masaya, so it made a great location for us to tour Masaya, Granada, and Catarina. Each evening we had delicious and very reasonably priced meals delivered from the Laguna Beach Club. The kitchen is fully stocked, but it was so easy just to Skype Alberto, the caretaker, and arrange delivery! I cannot say enough about the 24 hour security. We left our 16 passenger van at the top of the steep driveway and never had to worry about it. The security guard made frequent rounds of the property and made sure our outdoor lights were turned on at dusk. Also, each guard was very helpful in assisting us with our load when we would come and go from the property. It was such a great property for us to spend out last three nights in Nicaragua. We definitely saved the best for last! Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your beautiful home, Tamara!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I know you were a little skeptical coming down the back road from Catarina in the van and I am glad you persevered and found Casa de Sol (I really need to meet your brave sister). Please visit us again on your next trip to Nicaragua.
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
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Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
WA
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We knew it was going to be good when our local driver from the airport (he was not affiliated with the house) told us "oh, you are staying in paradise." And he was right. The property is right on the lagoon in a gorgeous, lush setting. Beautiful landscaping. Monkeys in the fruit trees right there most nights at dusk. Exotic birds everywhere. The house is HUGE and very well appointed. It had everything we needed, including remote control AC in all of the bedrooms. The doors and windows open wide, like a tropical retreat. And then there is the pool. 11 feet deep with fresh water, the infinity edge right above the lagoon. Absolutely stunning. I swam more at this place than I have ever before in my life. On top of that, the staff that works there is very sweet and will do anything for you. Tamara, the owner, or Alberto, the caretaker, will help you set up whatever you need - massage? day trip? grocery delivery? We also took them up on hiring Juana, our private cook for the week. We woke up to fresh brewed coffee and homemade tortillas with a full breakfast every morning (at a very inexpensive price). Unbelievable. This is a great place for a romantic getaway or for families with kids, multi-generation families, etc. Absolutely loved it (in case you can't tell).
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Scott, We are so glad you and your family enjoyed Casa de Sol and Nicaragua. We look forward to your return visit.
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p222404vb
+1 206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
5

AMAZING PROPERTY!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time at Casa Del Sol at Laguana de Apoyo. The property was beautifully decorated, well kept and easily accommodated 9 women - even when we needed to all get ready at the same time! The pool overlooking the lake was beautiful and we used it morning, noon and night. The monkeys in the trees were fun to watch. Tamara help to set up poolside massages which was a great treat! The food was amazing and we all came home with recipes to try on our own. We even had tortilla and empanada lessons so we could bring a little of Nicaragua home. Definitely one of my best ever vacations! We loved shopping in Granada, and the lake tour was a definite must - as was the chocolate factory tour where you get to make your own chocolate bars. Zip lining was great and shopping at the nearby artisan markets was wonderful.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: First off, great job at organizing all the ladies and getting them down to Nicaragua. I hope to get my sisters to Nicaragua for a reunion one day as well.
Secondly, thank you so much for your review. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your family and experience paradise at the same time. Please visit us again soon!
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
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+1 206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
Bellevue, Washington, USA
5

Estate (like) Home with Beautiful Grounds

  • 5 of 5
This home is set on the shores of the lake. My wife and I stayed only two nights and might have preferred company as the 5 bedrooms deserve more activity. Furnishings in the home are beautiful and the master bed was very firm and comfortable. The floors are beautiful marble and tile patterns. The view from the master room is commanding. The bathroom is very large and everything works.

The kitchen is large and very functional. Shop at a market in Granada or Masaya before arriving as there is not much available locally and it is a journey driving up and out of this crater lake. The driveway to this home is near 20% grade, so 4wd is advisable. Entire property is steep. The TV was beyond our experience (satelite). The wifi is strong unless, of course, they lose power. The generator did work and runs most everything. Did not use air conditioning, but fans were very adequate and all worked. The home is rented with 24 hour security, but we were never certain why. The property seems very safe and we left doors and windows open all the time even at night. There are stray dogs around at night and keep food wrapped and/or in refrigerator to avoid ants. We had no mosquito or no-see-um bites, however

The pool and adjoining decks are also very comfortable and both the lake and pool temperatures are at least 80 degrees. The gardens and landscaping are really beautiful with a variety of bougainvillea and fruit tress as well as palms. Lounge chairs on the patio by the house would have been useful as would a side table or two there by the chairs and by the pool. Steps down to the lake are safe, but water socks or sandals might be nice as there is a rocky shore. There are some hot springs in the lake near the shore next to this property that are unique. The entire presence of this home on the edge of the lake is beautiful. The house help and grounds clean up staff show up early, so sleeping in beyond 7 or 8AM should be pre arranged if desired.

This is a wonderful home and more than we needed. Families with adult children will love this place. We certainly did.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and I promise the next time you come we will have more lounge chairs and tables. I am ordering more and will have them in 4 weeks.

Agree that the security guards are not necessary but with the high unemployment we try to support the community by employing local people and also it sends a message to the petty thieves to not bother with Casa de Sol.
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

45 minutes from the Managua Airport. 20 minutes from Granada, Masaya & Catarina

Follow signs to Villas at Apoyo, 100 yards before the resort.

Other Activities: kayaking, sailing, swimming

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Laguna de Apoyo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2014/2015
Nov 16 2014 - Apr 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Notes Prices quoted are based on 5 overnight guests. Prices will vary during national and school holidays.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Laguna de Apoyo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can also be configured for 2 twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Can also be configured for 2 twins.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Can also be configured for 2 twins.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry service provided on site 24 hour security
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