CASA CARACOL- SEASHELLS & SUNSHINE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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CASA CARACOL- SEASHELLS & SUNSHINE

San Juan del Sur House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 4 ocean and jungle view

We invite you to stay at Casa Caracol our wonderful architecturally designed ecohouse set in the jungle above the surf beaches of Playa Majagual and Playa Maderas. The house is state of the art design with polished concrete floors and top quality fixtures and fittings. Built by the team who conceived Morgan's Rock Hotel just nearby - this house is for those who want that quality and luxury but are looking for more seclusion in their holiday choice. This Fully self contained home has a large kitchen so you can cook the food you like on your holiday from the gorgeous fresh local produce. There's no need to flip a coin for the master quite at Casa Caracol- both bedrooms are massive en-suites facing the ocean!

Writers, surfers and honeymooners are just some of the people who have enjoyed our house and it is perfect for two couples, one couple or a family looking for a different type of vacation in a stunningly beautiful setting. The shared infinity edge swimming pool adds the final piece to the puzzle giving you options for a holiday as active or relaxed as you feel when you awake each morning. We are within easy day trips of Ometepe and Granada.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Laura

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Casa Caracol- Seashells & Sunshine
average rating of 4.625 based on 10 reviews
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Casa Caracol- Seashells & Sunshine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296826
+61 0390770033
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Denver, Colorado
3

Relaxing Vacation in the Jungle

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had a nice time at Casa Caracol. First of all, Laura and Gabriella were extremely helpful answering all our questions. We took their advice and rented a private car for the 2 hour drive from the airport in Managua to SJDS through Iskra Travel. They were on time and very professional. In town, we rented a 4WD Hilux from Dollar located at the Pelican Eyes resort. You definitely need to rent a 4WD to get to the property as well as the beaches north of town. The roads are very bumpy. The house itself was exactly as described. I really enjoyed the open-air feeling and being in the jungle. The kitchen had all the appliances we needed. The house was clean.

When we arrived in Town, Garbriella gave us a tour of SJDS and even took us shopping so that we had all of the basics we would need. I did not expect this type of service and thought she went above and beyond what was expected.

One thing that did surprise me a bit was how close together the houses were. Noise carried quite easily between the houses. In fact on Christmas Eve, my husband and I were reading books and listening to music at 5pm in the afternoon when a neighbor stopped by and asked if we could quiet down. We did as we were asked, but I have to admit that I felt a little offended as we were really not being loud and it didn't seem unreasonable to have music quietly playing in the late afternoon on a holiday. We let Gabriella know and she responded right away letting us know that we weren't doing anything wrong, but it did make us feel a bit awkward for the rest of our stay.

As I read in another review, the hot water in the shower is hard to control. But I do not think this is uncommon in Nicaragua. I did find that if you turn the hot water on and then off then on again, you will get a more steady supply of hot water.

One suggestion I would make to the owner is to have a hammock or more outside seating. There is a dining table and one lounge chair without a cushion, but besides that there really isn't a lot of outside space.

We did a lot of cooking at home, but drove in to town most days (It is about 30 minutes). Overall, we had a very nice stay and enjoyed the remote location. Everyone we dealt with at the property was helpful and kind.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Casa Caracol- Seashells & Sunshine
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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Exceed Expectations!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Casa Caracol surpassed my expectations in almost every way. I absolutely loved staying here and this was likely the most relaxing vacation I have experienced. I would recommend Casa Caracol for anyone. I think it is especially suitable for 2 couples or for two friends traveling together. The rate for a week was excellent and hard to beat. The house is beautiful and serene and quite spacious. There is no air conditioning as the house is an open air concept with screened doors and shutters. At no point did it seem too hot. You can hear the sounds of nature and the quiet of its jungle location at night will allow you to sleep like a baby. The home is nicely furnished and you will have all the kitchen essentials you need. We didn’t cook very much but it was nice to wake up and have a cup of amazing Nicaraguan coffee out on the patio where you have an amazing view of the jungle with the Pacific in the distance. The beds are comfortable, the wi-fi worked most of the time and we never once turned on the television here. The lovely shared Infinity pool is a very short one minute walk from the house. Most of the time, I had it to myself with the only intruders being the howler monkeys in the trees. The house was cleaned twice during my week stay and this was sufficient. As far as any safety concerns I wouldn’t worry. There is a guard that monitors the property and you could easily hear if anyone was approaching the house in car or on foot. There is a lockbox for valuables and I felt fairly safe at all times. As anywhere, exercise caution, don’t be flashy and use your best common sense and I am sure you will be just fine. You do need a 4X4 here. The road up to the house takes 25 minutes from the turn off in San Juan Del Sur and it is bumpy almost the entire way. There are a few spots that are a bit tricky, especially just before getting to the house as well as the drive down to the beach (which is stunning and by far the best beach I came across). I drove every day I was here, including at night and was quite proud of myself that I managed with no issues. I did not mind the drive as it seemed like an adventure every time. You will be dodging cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, horses, people, potholes, and at night, huge black tarantulas! Overall, I really enjoyed my stay and am already thinking about when to go back!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Casa Caracol- Seashells & Sunshine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296826
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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Peace and Quiet

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
A group of 4 of us stayed at Casa Caracol for a short getaway to Nica. It is nestled on a mountain top with great views of other hill sides and the ocean. We loved being away from town and were able to see a lot of wildlife, the monkeys are everywhere and not a bother at all. The house is sustainable and loved the natural air instead of nasty air conditioning. We cooked most all meals at the house which is greatly equipped with everything you need! Its just a short distance from the beach, but you definitely need a SUV with 4WD!!! Enjoy the peace and quiet on top of the mountains in Nicaragua!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa Caracol- Seashells & Sunshine
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Montreal, Quebec
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Better than expected! Only 20-25 minutes from San Ruan del Sur, very quiet area, nice pool! Bigger than expected, fully equipped, 2 full bathrooms.... Nice view! "private" beach only 5 minutes away! Mandy was amazing helping us (activities, tour, surf spots, restaurants...)
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Casa Caracol- Seashells & Sunshine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296826
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
5

Even Better Than Imagined!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
Wow! This review is almost a year late, but because our trip was SO wonderful, I can remember every bit of it as if we were just there! And because it was so amazing I feel a review is more than necessary regardless of how tardy it may be. All of Balcones is incredible from the houses to the staff (the guards are so sweet and helpful). It is a one of a kind place! The "surf sabbatical" house is to die for! It is open and super spacious, and immaculately clean! Be forewarned you will live with the bugs as you are IN the jungle, but that is certainly part of the experience! You will also want to rent a proper vehicle so you can drive to the beautiful and secluded beach and into town. Gabby hooked us up with Irish John who rented us a Land Cruiser for the week at a very good price. Gabby should also be given a smashing review for how helpful and kind she is! She makes you feel at home before you even travel to Nica, and she will be there to answer ANY questions while you are there. She also gives a great tour of the area with restaurant recommendations and grocery shopping spots to acclimate you. John (with the land cruiser rentals) is also fabulously accommadating! Not only are his trucks ideal for Balcones, but he offers a cell phone you can pay minimally for just in case you have an emergency. Together they are quite a team, and from the moment you arrive in San Juan del Sur they are there for you! We would absolutely recommend this house (or any of the houses in private Balcones) and will hopefully have a chance to return someday ourselves. It was our own fun and romantic getaway to the jungle and the beach!!! Jade & Liz
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Omtepe Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Majagual
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
San Juan del Sur
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Iguana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Los Maria's
Car: recommended

Watch turtles laying eggs on your beach from July till December. Whale and porpoise watching is a must! Daily visit from monkeys and birds, and if you are really lucky, a sloth!

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Availability & Rates

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San Juan del Sur House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Tropical Summer 2014
Jan 2 2014 - Apr 10 2014
$155
$975
$2,800
3 nights
 
 
Semana Santa 2014
Apr 11 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$225
5 nights
 
 
Tropical Summer 2.0
Apr 21 2014 - May 31 2014
$155
$975
$2,800
3 nights
 
 
Tropical Fall
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 20 2014
$130
$800
$2,300
3 nights
 
 
October Special
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$115
$725
$1,950
5 nights
 
 
Tropical Summer 3.0
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$160
$1,000
$2,900
3 nights
 
 
Holiday Season 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
$225
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$155
$975
$2,400
3 nights
 
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Amenities

San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private ensuite with hot showers!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private En suite with hot showers!
  • Two identical master suites to enjoy, both with hot water and ocean breezes
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
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