ROMANTIC BEACH HOUSE NEAR RURAL FISHING VILLAGE AND GREAT SURF

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ROMANTIC BEACH HOUSE NEAR RURAL FISHING VILLAGE AND GREAT SURF

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House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

If your idea of a great vacation is to travel half way around the world to find another Starbucks, then this is not for you. If, on the other hand, you long to be at the edge of an authentic Nicaraguan fishing village, surf incredible waves by yourself, or walk along a beach that Moon's Handbook Travel Guide describes as " relatively deserted, undeveloped and absolutely beautiful. This is a beach like no other.", then this is for you.

This romantic one bedroom house is ideal for a couple. The interior decoration is playful and the open floor plan with its incredible views of the ocean from all living spaces enhance your vacation experience. The large patio in the front of the house overlooks the beach and has a built in table for outside drinking and dining. The living room sofa can be used as a bed. The 14' high by 8' wide arched front door and large front window add to the open feeling of the house. The open design utilizes the natural breezes of the ocean for cooling.

This one bedroom beach house, finished in 2010, provides the perfect balance between private beach and an active village with its dirt roads, thatched huts and an old lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing on the coast. There are no stores like you would find in the U.S. but you can find a lot of things you need in its Ventas, the small stores out of of private homes, located 3 minutes walk away. If you get tired of surfing the great waves right off your front porch, turn left at the beach to the turtle reserve with its undisturbed beachfront. Or you can turn right, watch the local fisherman launch their pongas (fishing boats) and continue on to the village. Another option is to go to the Padre Ramos Wetlands Reserve,1 to 5 day kayak tours with an ornithologist are available. This estuary is a "decidedly mellower place to swim than the ocean and is home to all the wild life-especially birds-you could hope to see", as quoted from Moon's Travel Guide. Or you can lay in the hammock and watch the pelicans fly by.

Internet service is available in the house with the use of a dongle. Surfboards, surfing instruction, surfing and fishing tours, horses and about anything else you want can also be provided by Nicaragua Escape.You can check their website for more information. They can meet you at the airport and provide transportation to the house, as well as many other services.

You can easily walk to town and the caretaker, or the friendly locals, can help you find your way around. It's a ten minute walk down the beach to Monty's Surf Camp for a great meal and drinks. Beyond them is a fun place called Rancho Tranquilo, a vegetarian restaurant and bar. Close by Rancho Esperanza also offers inexpensive meals and coffee. These are English speaking venues, there are also numerous Spanish speaking venues nearby including a new restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner about 4 minutes walk down the beach. The fresh fish dinner for $4.50 is not to be missed.

If you are a family or group, We would like to recommend my mother's two bedroom house next door (VRBO #247904). For groups of eight to twelve, rent both.

ENJOY, Peter & Sue

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We are Peter and Sue Portugal. Our son owns Nicaragua Escape, a surfing lodge and restaurant in nearby Aserradores. We came to Nicaragua to visit him and his family and fell in love with the area. Peter's mom has built a house next door so it's a family affair.

We decided to buy property and build a vacation home in this area. It will be our retirement retreat, and a vacation rental when we aren't there. There is an incredible beach front with wonderful surf. We love the people we have met and become friends with. Our son, daughter in law and new grandson live close by.

We enjoy relaxing and soaking up the heat. The weather here is a perfect complement to the foggy coastal weather of northern California where we live. We love to swim and boogey board in the warm ocean.

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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272064vb
+1 (707) 599-2158
Managua Nicaragua
San Francisco, CA
5

MOST ENJOYABLE STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Our week long stay here was much too short. The place is literally steps to the ocean. During high tide I think the ocean came up about 30 feet from the patio! There's a perfect surf break right in front of the house all to yourself. The caretakers, Jose and his family, were so sweet. My 2 yr old couldn't wait to play with their children everyday after they came home from school. He still talks about them! This house is very comfortable to stay at even with small children and not to mention I was 7 months pregnant at the time! Would love to come back sometime!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272064vb
+1 (707) 599-2158
Managua Nicaragua
California, USA
5

AMAZING MONTH IN JIQUILILLO

  • 5 of 5
My sons and I spent an amazing month here this summer. The house is great, Sue is VERY accurate in her portrayal of their property. She provides a welcome document about the house and the town with excellent information and suggestions. We took a taxi from the airport to Chinandega, shopped at a large market for the items we could not get in Jiquilillo (per Sue's advice), and then traveled to the house. The caretaker Jose does an outstanding job, he and his family are friendly and helpful. My sons really enjoyed their time with Jose's children and other kids in town. The town is small and welcoming. We volunteered at Rancho Esperanza and recommend visiting the rancho to volunteer, eat a great meal (usually vegetarian), and meet great people (locals and travelers). The property is 100-200 feet from the water depending on the tide. The waves/current were strong while we were there. We are from southern California and my sons are good boogie boarders and they got a workout. We did not have or need a car, everything in town is within walking distance and you can take the bus or taxi anywhere else. There is no ATM in town so plan ahead. You can definitely use smaller US bills ($20 and less) around town as easily as cordobas. We did our own cooking (basic food like quesadillas, rice and beans, etc.), and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the huge tiled patio around the built in table playing games and hanging out with new friends. We hope to go back and would definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272064vb
+1 (707) 599-2158
Managua Nicaragua
Gatineau, Canada
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
To put it simply, it was amazing. The pictures are very accurate as to what you will receive - a one bedroom house right on the beach; beautiful view, peaceful, and secure. While we were there we swam daily, read and relaxed on the porch and took walks along the beach. It was exactly what we were looking for.

The house is located essentially right on the main road before getting to the centre of the small town. A second rental is located in the same compound as well as the caretaker’s house. The three houses are within view of each other – it’s private, but not secluded. We encountered no problems with security at all either at the house, village, or in the area as a whole. The house itself is clean and well taken care of - but don't expect the same quality as a high-end hotel. This is a sort of indoor-outdoor living with the large patio, doors and windows. As a result, expect ants, flies, geckos and other bugs (or even birds if you don't put the garbage out!). Expect to hear crowing roosters frequently and see lots of pelicans! The tap and shower water is also salty due to the proximity to the ocean. None of these issues were a problem, they added to the adventure for us.

The owners provide a very detailed welcome package on how to get to Jiquilillo (taxi is the best option in my opinion) and to bring food and supplies. I would personally recommend bringing extra towels for swimming or bathing, extra fresh water, extra toilet paper/paper towels, etc if you come in by taxi (depending on the length of your stay) and any special kitchen supplies that are out of the ordinary (For example, while there was a coffee maker on site, we brought our Handpresso). I recommend waking up early to buy fish from the local fisherman, checking out Rancho Tranquilo for drinks and good company, and arranging a day hike of Volcano Cosiguina for spectacular views (Tina from Rancho Tranquilo arranged this for us).

The caretaker, Hose, was helpful. But for us non-Spanish speakers, communication was difficult. Ramero, who lives in Chinandega but arranged for internet and some other things for us, was particularly helpful and friendly. There is also a very friendly local dog there that comes around for company and food – we called him El Pescado for the way he wriggled around in the sand!).

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is much more expensive than renting just a bed at the hotel/hostels in Jiquilillo – but I believe it is certainly worth the money.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We love our house for all the reasons you mentioned. It makes us happy that other people can enjoy it also.
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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272064vb
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Managua Nicaragua
Fargo, ND
5

PEACE AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
This is not a resort. Far from it. But if you take into account that you are stepping into a tiny fishing village in a remote corner of Nicaragua, you have found sanctuary. My wife and I brought lots to read, and we went through all of our books that we brought. The days were gloriously long, a day felt like a week. This is very good; it didn't feel like the vacation was over in a flash.

You are steps away from a beautiful beach, and you get used to the sound of the ocean all day and night. As we went in the dry season, we didn't have any mosquitoes to worry about. The town is more of a collection of improvised, home made huts but seem to be enough for the occupants. I would only warn of two things. First, dogs can be ubiquitous and if you don't care for them, it can be an issue. (The dog that hangs at the house is fine, the ones in town are dicey). Also, the road from the main highway is quite rough. If you take the chicken bus to Chinandega, you will be amazed at how your concept of how many people can fit onto a bus can change. Taking cabs are cheap and easy and after our chicken bus experience, worth it. Jose (the caretaker) can arrange it for you.

The cook that is provided for a very reasonable price is well worth it. Julia will cook up a storm and save you the bother. She knows how to fix the local ingredients better than you ever will, and she also serves as good company.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Brian. We're really glad you and your wife had a great time!
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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272064vb
+1 (707) 599-2158
Managua Nicaragua
Managua
5

GREAT BEACH STAY IN "BAJA" NICARAGUA DURING THE OFFSEASON

Great beach stay in "Baja" Nicaragua during the offseason
  • 5 of 5
My bride and I just returned from a week in Jiquilillo and I must say that the experience was fabulous and we would love to stay there again in a heartbeat. In fact, towards the end of our week we were getting into such a great groove there that we were wishing we could have stayed there another week or two.
Regarding the listing description and photos, yes they are a great representation of what you are getting. Renting here, you are getting an oceanfront location, one of those very few "five steps to the beach" sort of situations. You are also a short walk to a simple oceanfront restaurant if you want a fried fish meal with all the Nicaraguan side dishes for about $4.
There are very basic "pulperia" stores nearby, but the largest one in the area is a bit far away from the property. For this reason, it is best to bring your food supplies with you from Managua/Leon/Granada or stop in one of the modern supermarkets in the nearest sizable city, Chinandega before you get to Jiquilillo. If you have a vehicle, we would also recommend buying an extra five-gallon bottle of water before you get to the property as swapping out the one bottle for a new bottle is not easy without personal transportation.
The lovely owners can help with any questions you may have along these lines.
This is a perfectly functional, well-maintained and clean house. You have all the basic utensils, cooking apparatus and appliances if you want to cook your own meals. The caretaker also can bring out the "estufa" on which, for example, you can broil or barbecue the catch of the day.
Speaking of the caretaker, he and his family are wonderfully kind and sweet. They were great at leaving us alone and after awhile we got to know one another and shared some really special times with Jose, his wife and lovely children.
Yes we highly recommend this property, especially for those looking for that idyllic tropical vacation where quiet and calm reign. This is not the place to go to have raving parties or look to hit the disco.
The special recommendation we have for visitors to the area is to take some time to check out Estero Padre Ramos, which is a huge estuary/wetlands area just at the end of the peninsula on which Jiquilillo sits. Tina from Rancho Tranquilo set us up with a dugout canoe tour of the mangrove islands of the estuary which was quite the adventure.
So to sum up, for a relaxing stay with a sort of Baja feel to it, we recommend Jiquilillo and especially these two properties.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and glad you had a good time.
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Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272064vb
+1 (707) 599-2158
Managua Nicaragua
Todd, NC, USA
5

PERFECT.

  • 5 of 5
My Wife, three year old Daughter and I spent nearly three weeks here. Every moment was a joy. The house sits across the dune from an idyllic beach. To the North by several hundred yards is a small traditional Nicaraguan fishing village. I would recommend walking up the road to the village by 6:00 AM each morning to buy your fresh fish for the day...or even better have Jack the Cook walk up with you and pick out your fish. But more about Jack latter.

Post your daily fish shopping head back to your house and surf for an hour or two...and have breakfast waiting for you...pancakes by Jack maybe? After breakfast head back to the beach and play in the ocean or make sand castles...time for lunch...maybe Jack has fresh fish and salad for you. After lunch back to the beach or maybe nap in the hammocks next to the house. Little surfing in the afternoon and time for dinner! Watch the sun set and eat your meal on the patio...and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and the breeze.

That was a typical day for us. We were not inclined to travel around...we just wanted to relax and we did. Bohdi, the Owners Son, offered any number of excursions to us and we did take him up on a horse trip, self guided, for a day and we did rent a surfboard but other than that we enjoyed our time on the property and roamed around the village. The people were welcoming!

A couple of notes before my final praise!

1. This is a third world country. There are strikes and power outages. Both of which added to the adventure and in no way concerned us. Relax!
2. The residents of the village are of limited means. If you bring a medical kit (I would recommend) or toys or anything that might contribute to their life...leave it as a gift.
3. Finally if you are inclined to not cook (a great vacation for a stay at home Dad) then ask for Jack to cook for you. Jack owns a restaurant down in Leon. He is an excellent cook and appreciates your boundaries. Bodhi gave us a price for Jack to cook. We gave him more and tipped even more. He was worth every cent!

Our Family thanks the Owners, Caretakers, Jack and the Village for a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children

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  • From $86/nt - $518/wk - $1460/mp
  • US Dollars
  • Base Rate ............. $86/night .. $518/week..$1460/month
  • Semana Santa (Easter Week)... $175/night. 3 night min.

Amenities

Managua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
Notes:
outside shower/rinse area, surfboards and boogy boards available to rent. Hammocks provided. Public power with generator backup.

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