|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
There is no better place to experience the peace, quiet and unsurpassed natural beauty of Nicaragua's 'Pacific Riviera' than in this unique 'tree house' in the private gated development of Redonda Bay. The house features a large deck built around a huge native 'Panama Tree,' the perfect spot for sipping a morning cup of coffee or afternoon Sangria.
There are great views from each window, whether of the ocean, cove, hillside or pool. The view from the bedrooms truly makes you feel as if you're living in the Swiss Family Robinson tree house. Perched on the hillside, the house offers seclusion and privacy, with only our occasional guests, the howler monkeys, to keep you company.
From the tree deck as well as from the separate deck around the private pool, you can see and hear crashing waves in the cove below, glimpse the coastline of Costa Rica, and take in spectacular sunsets. The shaded hillside lot stays cool year round, and is pleasantly landscaped with flowers and vines. Redonda Beach--a five-minute walk from the house--offers beachcombing, snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming in a sheltered bay. Fishing or excursions to a variety of beaches (several featuring world class surfing) can be arranged in nearby Gigante. Hike and explore the village and sandy beaches, and maybe even witness turtle migrations!
Cook in the fully equipped kitchen, barbecue on the deck or enjoy the excellent and inexpensive local seafood and other cuisine at neighboring beachfront restaurants, just a 10-minute drive or 30-minute walk in Gigante. You can also enjoy a great meal or cool drink at Bromelia restaurant on Redonda Beach, a very short walk from the house. There is no dishwasher, but the view from the kitchen window makes it a pleasant chore. Or leave the dishes for the housekeeper (included with the rental), and instead read a book or nap in a hammock. Excursions to nearby sites can be arranged, and water sports equipment rental is available. Spa treatments can also be arranged at the adjacent Aqua Spa & Resort. Be as lazy or as active as you desire. Nicaragua is a unique destination--discover it in style and comfort at this equally unique ocean front home.
We love the excitement of travel, but find our Nica home to be the perfect place to slow down and savor the moment. Nicaragua's beauty rivals anywhere we've visited, but the relaxed pace of living is what really appeals to us. Whether it's lingering over a fresh seafood dinner or strolling the beach, time and summer seem endless in Nicaragua.
Ron Vaught purchased this house in 2005
We have traveled much of the world, but until visiting Nicaragua never considered owning property abroad. Nicaragua is a well kept secret - we're happy to share it and invite you to experience the beauty of this diverse and welcoming country.
This place is amazing.. We had reserved it for a week to take our family down to relax in Nicaragua. After an amazing few days in Granada we headed to Gigante to e Treehouse. You can only imagine how stoked th 4 and 6 year old were when we walked out to the deck on the first day to be greeted by the monkeys in the trees. They were quickly identified and named and became a daily event. The house was solid build and had all the amenities we needed for our tropical vacation. Daily beers in the pool while looking at the coast made for the best days. The three minute walk to the beach made for easy excursions down to the ocean for daily swims and sandcastles. Also, having a little restaurant right on the beach made it easy for this dad to enjoy a cold beverage as the juniors played the day away. The town of Gigante is a rad little town that has not yet been too overrun and still has the fishing village vibe. There are a few good restaurants and we even found a little store in town to buy some necessities such as beer, limes, and treats for the kids. The owner Ron, was very easy to work with and his staff at the house was top of the chart. Thank you for an amazing trip that has made lasting memories..
We stayed in this house for three nights. We rented a car at the airport and drove ourselves. We were worried about being stopped by the police, but this actually never happened. We were very careful to obey all traffic rules.
The house is lovely. We were only the two of us and it felt luxurious to have the entire house to ourselves. What we loved the most was the location of the house and the views. Beautiful ocean views through and above the trees. The house is built around a beautiful tropical tree. The deck of the house and the pool were some of our favorite parts of the house. The house was very clean. The kitchen was quite nice for a rental, but we did not use it much as we ate all our meals in the Aqua Resort which was a 5 minute walk. The house felt quite private and it was very quiet. We loved the bird sounds. Two of the days we were visited by the howler monkeys which sat in the trees around us. 16 of them. We could watch them from up close and we loved it! The pool was cleaned every day and the water temperature was perfect.
We also enjoyed the main bedroom we used with beautiful view. We did not care much for the bathrooms which were our least favorite parts of the house. Water pressure was poor in the shower in the main bedroom. The other issue we had was the AC. The house has two units. One for the downstairs and one for the upstairs. The upstairs one did not adequately cool the house and it was quite warm at night. We complained the second day and they came to fix it on the day we checked out. I also did not like the check-out as the guy who takes care of the house started cleaning the pool at 08:30 AM (check-out is 11:00 AM) We had planned to hang out by the pool all morning, but could not swim because he had poured chemicals in their to clean the pool and there was no swimming for two hours after that. I also think that that the people who came to fix the AC may have taken my mp3 player with expensive earphones. They seemed gone from our luggage. The house does have a safe and we had everything else of value in the safe and that was fine.
There is not much to do in the immediate area of the house except go to the beach that also is part of the Aqua Resort. We loved the quietude of the place. Not sure what it would be like if one stayed for a week and did not cook. The menu at Aqua was quite small.
This house is lovely and better than the photos -- beautiful wood and a double deck -- one with pool and one wrapping tree above. Perfect alcove beach with soft sand and better snorkeling than expected right there along the rocks. Great fishing trip with largest mackerel the capt. had ever seen caught by my husband (arranged in El Gigante). Oscar, the groundskeeper/pool guy was wonderful and Sergio arrived in minutes for toilet repair. There are beach towels, sand toys, and boogie boards at the house -- and kayaks and snorkel equipment to rent at beach. Restaurants in El Gigante inexpensive and esp. good whole fish meals. Food at Redondo beach also good though more expensive (we ate most lunches there). Tono, nicaraguan beer, liked by all. Great place to practice your Spanish unlike urban areas. Take extra time in Rivas to shop at the fresh food stores not just the Pali market which is mostly packaged goods. Cons -- shower pressure ridiculously low (a few random sprays), refrigerator not very cool (though freezer was), and bar soap would have been nice. Not much to do nearby which was ok for us (we travel lots so weren't looking for this to be a huge adventure/anthropological/cultural trip) -- very relaxing two-family trip with small children and young adults.
My wife and I recently returned from our stay in the Tree House. We had a wonderful time. We loved the location, the beach (Redonda Bay, especially), the proximity to the Acqua Wellness Resort (for massages, dining, etc.), the wildlife (birds, monkeys, etc.), and the Tree House. For the most part, the home was beautiful, comfortable, and in great condition, though the bathrooms (especially) and kitchen could use some work. Our only disappointment was that the Tree House does not provide as much privacy as we had hoped. There are neighboring houses nearby. More importantly, each day we were there the staff arrived early in the morning and stayed for most of the day, so there was almost always someone else nearby whether we were by the pool or in the house (since the large windows do not have curtains). It's a minor critique, but we were hoping to have more privacy. Overall, we loved our stay at the Tree House and and we would love to return with our kids some day.
My husband and I and our 2 year old and 6 year old stayed here for a week in the summer. We are from Texas and found the weather to be great and cooler than Texas in the summer (July). The house is a nice size and had everything we needed--ac, a fridge and lots of beds and bathrooms. It was a perfect place for us to stay with easy to deal with owners and staff. No complaints. The house is in a jungle by the beach. It is very comfortable and beautiful area and we felt extreemly safe. We will go back again.
Note, and this has nothing to do with the house but if you take a young family be prepared to entertain them, this is not a water park. If your kids like the beach, hiking and having a small pool and you can bring some board games, this is a great place for you. You can hire cooks, maids and perhaps a sitter (did not do this personally so am not positive) though, if you plan ahead. All the staff, and frankly everyone in Nica, was extremly friendly and the cost of the addition help is very cheap by US standards. There is a restaurant w in walking distance and a couple of really small towns but if you want to cook or don't want to eat out, get your food in Managua and bring it down, as the closest grocery store is about 45 minutes away. We used a driver when necessary but were on foot most days. You can rent a car, but make sure you are a good navigator without a lot of directions and that you get a 4 wheel drive. We felt VERY safe ALL the time, and I am not sure I would have felt as safe driving alone w out any prior knowledge of the counrty and customs (like the fact that the police pulling you over for a small bribe). Oh, and no scorpions or nasty bugs (there were bugs) to speak of, and we heard that that is not the case at "eco lodges".
Beautiful home. Overall this is perfect place for families or couples who want to feel like they are somewhat isolated from the rest of the world. This house offers the ablity to relax while having almost everything thing you need. While the house is perfect to relax at we did encounter a lot of construction noise starting at 7am every day due to other homes being built. I do however recommend planning out all meals and buying food before you head down to this home, especially if you do not have a car. Be aware though when cooking that the house and most of Nicarauga has ant problems, so clean up food as fast as you can or you will see ants everywhere. There is a village near by that has some great dinning out options along with a small store to buy things that you may have not thought of before getting there. To get to this village one either must be in pretty good shape as the walk to the village is about 35 to 45 minutes and is up and down. While walking to the village is an option I would recommand renting a car since the drive to the Village is a couple of minutes instead along with option to take day trips all over Nicaragua.
Sightseeing and shopping in historic Granada, Masaya Market and San Juan del Sur. Visit Masaya and Mombacho volcanoes, and Ometepe Island. Zipline tours can be arranged. Boats for hire in Gigante for deep sea fishing or coastal excursions. Iguana Golf Course is nearby.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Housekeeping is included 3 days each week. Seasonal rates apply during Semana Santa and over Christmas/New Year holidays. Rates for longer visits are negotiable.
50% required to book (remaining balance due 2 weeks before arrival)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.