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Fantastic Vistas, Directly Over the Pacific, Minutes to Surf!

Chuck Smith

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Chuck Smith

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015
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Fantastic Vistas, Directly Over the Pacific, Minutes to Surf!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

San Juan del Sur House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Hacienda Pura Vista, located between the beaches of Marsella and Maderas, and directly above Marsella bay, is an extraordinarily comfortable home that offers incredible panoramic ocean to land views and access in minutes to some of the most consistent surf and beautiful beaches in all of Nicaragua. Its hilltop location and multi-level covered deck surrounding design insures cool, comfortable inside and outside living year round and rain or shine without the need for air-conditioning (This may be hard to believe but true. Check out my reviews to confirm this fact!) allowing the sound of the waves breaking on the beach as well the monkey and bird song to filter through the house day and night. Additionally, San Juan Del Sur, with its shopping, dining, and nightlife possibilities is only 15 minutes away.

The upper two floors and the observation deck of the house are available ofr rental. The second floor incorporates a large fully equipped kitchen/spacious open living/dining area and a large LCD TV/home entertainment system design, with a half bath serving this area, and two bedrooms with two full size beds, each with in-suite full bathrooms, and a large bedroom with a queen size bed and a futon, full bath, and small bedroom with a full size bed on the top floor, sleeping a total of 8 to 10 persons (5 full beds, 1 queen, and a full size futon). A very comfortable queen size air-bed is also available for use.

Both floors are completely surrounded by large covered decks accessible by multiple sliding glass doors, and are topped with an open observation deck. The total deck area for these two floors is over 8000 sq. ft., providing comfortable outdoor living year round. A water back-up system and a full battery/generator power backup system is also incorporated, a must in this part of the world.

Daily house cleaning is available, as well as handy-man and 24 hour security services by a couple employed and living adjacent to the house. For an additional price, cooking services can also be provided.

Additionally, the first floor can be available for rent which has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a full bath, kitchen, separate entry, parking and wrap-around deck, either in conjunction with the upper floors or by itself. Separate covered parking areas are provided for both house sections. Please inquire for availability and pricing for this option.

Keywords: Three Story Home with upper observation deck

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Chuck Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2015

About Chuck Smith

63 year old B&B owner, transplanted Texan and Nicaraguan resident.

Chuck Smith purchased this house in 2002

Why Chuck Smith chose San Juan del Sur

Location, location, location! Specifically, the view, the surf, the climate, the country and the people, the security, as well as being just a few hours away from the USA. Also, there are few if any houses in the area that offer the panoramic view that surrounds this house. It's just far enough away from San Juan Del Sur to provide the combination of easy access to town and true country living.

What makes this house unique

The views! Truly, some of the best that the world can offer. Closeness to nature; hear the surf, the monkees, the parrots. Incredibly fresh, clean air. Three minutes walk to the beach. Private, serene, and secure. Ten minute walk to one of the most famous surfing beaches in Nicaragua and a fifteen minute drive to San Juan Del Sur.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Fantastic Vistas, Directly Over the Pacific, Minutes to Surf!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5

2nd visit!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Hacienda Pura Vista for a second time in February (first stay in 2013)--we weren't sure if it could get any better than the first time, but we were wrong! The hospitality of Chuck, Rosa, and Lefty cannot be beat. Fabulous views, and exceptional launching point for the nearby beaches. The house itself is very clean and stays cool throughout the hot days. Chuck guided us in the right direction in terms of restaurants/things to do both around the house, and also in the heart of SJDS. Hacienda Pura Vista has a special place in our hearts. HIGHLY recommended to all!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, It was great having you and Louis at Hacienda Pura Vista again, and would like to congratulate you both for your wedding plans, and hope that we are in Nicaragua to attend the event. Thanks for the wonderful review, and we are both looking forward to seeing you next year! Saludos, Chuck, Rosa, and Lefty.
5

Unobstructed Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at this lovely property. Chuck and Lefty are fantastic hosts who try to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Lefty will sunbathe with you on the deck, and Chuck has a lot of local information, so if you are looking for things to do, or want to know more about the area be sure to ask him. I didn't ever feel unsafe or leery in the area... the only thing that startled me was the sound the howler monkeys make (I had never heard anything like it before). The house is comfortable with no need for A/C even on hot days; the breeze is constant and keeps it cool. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to make meals (just add food from Pali or the local SJDS mercado). The views are unparalleled and breathtaking. My husband and I traveled with our kids (12 & 17), and another family of 3. The house easily accommodated all of us without feeling crowded. We walked to Playa Madera a few times and enjoyed the trip (ask Chuck about the shortcut; it will make your life much easier) We will definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in this area.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you guys for choosing Hacienda Pura Vista for your vacation here, and for the nice review, Mya! It was a pleasure having you here and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help in your search for properties down here in the future....... Best wishes, Chuck
5

Epic Ocean Views !!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week with Chuck and Rosa at the Hacienda Pura Vista. The house is exactly as advertised. Clean, quiet, comfortable and completely "tranquillo". Excellent ocean views, close proximity to town and several of the best beaches in the area. The owner, Chuck is an excellent resource for all your vacation plans. Every recommendation he made was better than expected and his local knowledge is priceless. Cannot forget about Chuck's fury little buddy, "Lefty", what a ham ! We rented Chuck's Isuzu for the week and once again, "Chuck, sorry for the shredded tire". We will make it up to you when we return. Look forward to seeing the both of you here shortly as we have already made plans to spend a few more days at the Hacienda Pura Vista.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Joel. We enjoyed having you as guests, and happy that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Chuck, Rosa, and Lefty.
5

Had a wonderful time in San Juan Del Sur because we stayed here.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family 2 kids 7 & 13 and 2 adults just returned from Nicaragua. We stayed with Chuck for 5 days in the beginning of your trip and it was perfect place to start our journey. Chuck was full of helpful tips and really knew the local area. I would recommend staying here its a great location with incredible views.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of you stay at Hacienda Pura Vista, Aron. You guys were a pleasure to have around, and I hope that the remainder of your Nica trip is a blast! Saludos, Chuck.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Hacienda Pura Vista is truly a gem! The view from the home is simply amazing. The home is extremely comfortable, clean, and well-maintained. Very easy access to the nearby beaches is a plus. We traveled as a group of four, and could not have imagined our trip to Nicaragua without the three-night stay at Hacienda Pura Vista--above and beyond our expectations! Great environment, and great owner! Chuck is extremely accommodating, and assisted us in our daily adventures. I highly recommend this to anyone :) We hope to return again someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really a pleasure to meet you guys Megan. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed your stay at Hacienda Pura Vista, and hope that you can make it back down our way again soon. BTW, I think I have to give you first prize for leaving the house spotless; I really think that it was cleaner than before you arrived! Wishing you and your's the best, Chuck, Rosa, and Lefty.
Charlottesville,Va
5

Time of our lives

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in San Juan Del Sur was wonderful. An amazing combination of excitement and relaxation. Accomodations were more than we expected, with views and ambiance you would pay triple for anywhere else. The owner of the property was a host/concerige/anything you need kind of guy. Extremely helpful in a foreign country especially with my tenuous grasp of the language. If we needed or wanted anything; ask Chuck- done!

The view of the bay and surrounding jungle/mountains were a continuing treat. The breeze was refreshing and constant. Usually when someone says "no we don't have air-conditioning, we don't need it", that is usually code for "you're going to sweat like a pig". In this case it was code for " you're going to have to lower the window some at night so you're not too cool".

And just a word: if Chuck says "the phosphoresce is in, we need to go down to the bay" DO IT. Even if it's at the end of your travel day, it's 10:30pm,and you're dog tired, as was my case. You will have a scene from Life of Pi experience that you will never forget.

My whole family went, and there was somethng wonderful for everybody ages 18-63. We can't wait to get back. If you are looking for an experience you will never forget, and you want to get more than your money's worth, give Chuck a call.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David. We love having satisfied customers at Hacienda Pur Vista! I hope that your house move back home went as smoothly as possible, and that your stay here helped ease the hassle that moving brings. Please don't wait for another move to come back, amigo. It was a pleasure spending some time with you guys and look forward to getting to see you again. Wishing all of you the best, Chuck.

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Surfing lessons, kayak trips, guided tours to various tourist activities, trips to town, etc. can also be provided. Please contact owner for details and availability.

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Rates & Availability

San Juan del Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
holidays (Christmas, New year,
Dec 20 - Jan 5
7 nights
$1,800
 
 
high season
Nov 1 - May 14
3 nights
$250
$1,500
$4,500
 
 
low season
May 15 - Oct 31
3 nights
$200
$1,200
$3,600
 

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Notes Prices are subject to change. Please contact owner to confirm pricing.

Cancellation Policy

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

San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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