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Casa Sonrisas - Historical District Loaded with Charm-Cool Pool-Private

Patricia Parker

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Patricia Parker

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Casa Sonrisas - Historical District Loaded with Charm-Cool Pool-Private

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Granada House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Casa Sonrisas.....loaded with charm (and will bring smiles).....from the historical colonial architecture that has been meticulously maintained to the inviting ambiance and conveniences of a perfect stay. Large private, corner home in a lovely neighborhood just 1 block from the pedestrian walkway and 3 blocks to the Main Square. Restaurants, shops, banks, Market, Lake Nicaragua all within a very short walk.

Four spacious bedrooms with bathrooms but individually unique. The main home hosts two beautiful master suites which are cooled by fans, large open kitchen, garden, patio, pool seating and hammocks for relaxation. The original kitchen was a separate room; it has been renovated to a lovely air conditioned Casita complete with master suite, extra sleeping space, full kitchen and its own patio and garden. The Garden Studio hosts the fourth bedroom loft style with air conditioning, full bath, living area and kitchenette. It, too, has its own separate entrance but is part of the main home and faces the garden.

There is a TV/DVD player in the Casita and in the main living area.

Uniquely rare to Granada is the large backyard/garden of this home complete with mango, avocado and banana trees along with a Victory Garden of herbs and local veggies.

The saltwater pool and soothing fountain are part of the main living area perfect for entertaining and playing.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Patricia Parker (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Patricia Parker

I share my time between Granada and San Diego since discovering Granada in 2006....it took less than 24 hours once here to know that this is where I want to be 'whenever I can!' I love the life here and thoroughly enjoyed the renovation process of Casa Sonrisas. Upon entering the home 3 years ago, the potential was obvious but it was loaded with deferred maintenance and had many 'new additions' of the previous owners which did not quite fit. Especially fun was working around the challenges of the city's requirements for historical homes e.g. maintaining all existing adobe walls which in this home are 2 1/2 feet keeping it cool and breezy; exterior are all adobe and many interior walls as well.

Patricia Parker purchased this house in 2007

Why Patricia Parker chose Granada

The neighborhood and location of Casa Sonrisas. Residential and private yet close to everything. Granada captures the heart and this home carries on that spirit of happiness, warmth, ambiance, history....hence its name....House of Smiles. Casa Sonrisas has proven to be what my family hoped for...a fun home in which to gather, play and relax.

What makes this house unique

Location (home sits on southeast corner of la Libertad and el Martirio - 3 blocks east of the park toward the lake), neighborhood, pool, privacy, design of main living area which is conducive to a family/friend gathering, maid service, gardener, washer/dryer.

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Casa Sonrisas - Historical District Loaded with Charm-Cool Pool-Private
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
3

Casa Sonrisa

  • 3 of 5

Great space for our group with nice supportive in country staff. There were 2 unclear fee issues. Center of Granada which is good for getting around and bad for noise control. Sweet dogs too!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! In a subsequent email to follow up with the guest, I have learned that the guests were unclear on the VRBO site as to booking correct number of nights.. Guests thought they booked a week Feb 21-27 but it was 6 nights creating a last minute arrangement on our part for an additional night and additional monies. The second fee issue was my error - when relaying balance due at check in which was quickly (text) and easily corrected. Thank you again.
New Jersey
5

Really enjoyable stay in a great house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Upon our arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find the house comes equipped with two wonderful old dogs, Millie and Victoria. The caretakers of the house had full responsibilities for the dogs, we just enjoyed their company.

The house was beautiful, nicely appointed and and perfectly located. Everything you could want was within walking distance.

The house had many bedrooms, 2 of which were like separate apartments.

The staff was very friendly and helpful.

I would thoroughly recommend Casa Sonrisas.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

When can we return???

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Girls getaway with perfect accommodations, centrally located, many suggestions by owner and property manager that made staying here so great. Arrived late at night, but met by a very cheery staff and enjoyed the night breeze in the open air living areas. Great location for basing ourselves for sightseeing in, around and near Granada. Great spa day at Pure Fitness...yoga, massages, organic meals, gym. Art studio a few blocks away for impromptu art lessons and painting. Great restaurants and shops close by along with tour guides. When can we return???

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing Ambiance!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing ambiance! Felt welcomed the moment we stepped into this home. Efficient orientation to the house, offered a phone in the event we needed something from property managers. Comfy beds, house was very very clean....pristine, ample towels, kitchen equipped with everything we needed. Beautiful friendly dogs..made us feel at home. Relaxing, romantic....PERFECT! Close to everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

True Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Nicaragua on several occasions.

Since 2010 we have had various family members, relatives and friends stay multiple times at Casa Sonrisas.

This desired destination keeps offering more each time, and the home owner has really perfected the quality of service she provides to her guests. Most recently I was in Granada in February of 2014 with a group of 5 visitors. This was my second stay at Casa Sonrisas and my expectations once again were exceeded.

Upon arriving we settled in very quickly, Casa Sonrisas has a way of making one feel as if you've come home again.

This elegant colonial home is charming and extremely spacious. The rooms are clean and furnished with tasteful, unique pieces and comfortable beds. There is a fantastic collection of fascinating original art throughout the home. The bathrooms are well maintained, clean with hot/cold showers. The kitchen is very well equipped and a favorite gathering place. We enjoyed typical Nicaraguan meals prepared by the very courteous housekeeper Carmen. She is very friendly and also does a fantastic job keeping the home clean and tidy. The location of this home is excellent, majestically nestled in a corner and conveniently within a short walking distance to the main square and "La Calzada", offering the opportunity to experience local arts and culture, delicious eats, people and the best of what Nicaragua has to offer. Every Friday-Sunday night staring at 6pm a street food kiosk sets up opposite corner of the home, be sure to try the tacos, to experience Nicaraguan street food at its best! The pool is alluring, especially after a fun filled day taking in the sites in Granada.

The owner is extremely helpful, professional and accommodating from the very start. She is very accessible and responds promptly to inquiries. We fully anticipate returning to this home and highly recommend this experience to travelers. Go ahead book your time Casa Sonrisas, you will come back time and time again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Deland,Fl.
5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Our group of friends and family stayed at Casa Sonrisas in March 2013. We had a wonderful time. The pictures are exactly as the house looks. There is many extras you don't see in the pictures though. The house is extremely comfortable. Even though the living areas are outside it is cool, with a breeze continually. Granada is very hot in March, but with the pool in the courtyard you can always cool off. Everyone's favorite part of the house was the beautiful hammock.Carmen the housekeeper is amazing. She comes every day except Sunday and prepared 2 meals for us(This was a additional charge). There are 2 adorable dogs that live at the house,Millie and Victoria. Guiermo comes everyday to walk the dogs and take care of the pool. The location of the house was perfect. One block from the Casada and 3 blocks from central park. There is a pulperia (small convenience store) right across the street. We ate several times at the Chinese Restaurant next door.Try their Taco's(egg rolls). There was also a street vendor right outside the house selling food wrapped in bananas leaves. Excellent. Pat the owner was very helpful and clear with any instructions she gave. When we come back to Granada we would love to stay at Casa Sonrisas again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
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Rates & Availability

From $180 Per night

Granada House Rental Rates

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Semana Santa
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,800
 
 
low
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
$2,400
 
 
high
Nov 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
$1,080
$2,400
 
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Amenities

Granada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Air conditioning is available in the Casita and Garden Studio; there are fans for the main house where a/c cannot be installed in the adobe walls. TVs and DVD players in main living area and Casita. Safe Deposit Box available in Casita.

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