CASA FRANCESCA- THE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

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Joel and Laura Johnson

Speaks english, french, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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CASA FRANCESCA- THE PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

San Juan del Sur Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home overlooking Pacific!

Casa Francesca is a stunning newly built villa located in the progressive, boutique community of Balcones de Majagual. Designed and built by the same architect who designed Morgans Rock Eco-Lodge (Matthew Faulkner) Casa Francesca is a stunning home mixing both modern luxuries and natural, sustainable organic elements.

Located 12km north of the lovely village of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, this private villa boasts unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean from every part of the home. The incredible 15meter infinity pool overlooks the ocean and is the perfect spot to watch one of Nicaragua's incredible sunsets. It is also the perfect spot to watch humpback whales breaching in the ocean as they arrive in the warm waters off the coast of Nicaragua to nurse their young.

Casa Francesca also benefits from its location in one of Central Americas largest private wildlife corridors. Expect daily visits from the local friendly monkey troop, along with sightings of parakeets, and sloths.

House Description: High ceilings, cool white washed stucco walls, and stone floors give Casa Francesa a large, open airy feel. The large screened windows allow for the almost constant breeze that the home benefits from to flow unobstructed through the home, keeping the temperature comfortable both day and night. Gorgeous wooden furniture, stone and rock elements, incredible paintings and blue decor are the final touches in this unique villa, lending to it a soft and natural feel.

This three bedroom 2 1/4 bathroom home is able to sleep five to six people comfortably. The two large bedrooms in the main part of the home each contain full ensuite bathrooms, comfortable king sized beds and ocean views. The third bedroom is located in the designated office space (located right at the pool, you can step right out of the office and plunge into the water) and contains a large, comfortable futon that can easily be converted to sleep one to two people.

Cook like a chef in Paradise: The living, dining, and kitchen space all have spectacular ocean views, and are surrounded by large Japanese style sliding doors that you can open for uninterrupted ocean. They are also all located within steps of the 15meters, stunning blue, infinity pool so you can take a refreshing dip whenever you so choose! Modern conveniences such as a Smeg gas range, stainless steel appliances, and a fully stocked kitchen make cooking that fresh seafood you bought from the local fisherman on the beach a breeze. Enjoy your meal inside at the large stone counter top/breakfast bar, or outside in the shaded patio at the large dining space. The airy, comfortable living space seats 6 plus people comfortable and is a great space to enjoy music and play any of the games provided in the evening after the sunsets.

Surrounding Area, Vehicles and Conceirge : CasaFrancesca is located either a short 15 minute walk or short 5 minute drive down the private road to some of the finest beaches in southern Nicaragua, Playa Maderas, Playa Majagual and Playones. There are surf board rentals, and a small selection of cafes to make your day at the beach both comfortable and enjoyable.

An English and Spanish speaking “meet and greet” is included in the cost of rental. This home also enjoys the benefits of secure private parking and 24 hour security in a locked, gated community. Maid and pool service is included, laundry service on request.

A 4 x 4 high clearance vehicle is essential for reaching Casa Frances, particularly in rainy season. It will also make your drives on the local country roads more enjoyable. Please ask us to put you in touch with one of our contacts in town regarding car rental where we can help you with a discounted rate.

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

Joel and Laura Johnson

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Speaks english, french, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Casa Francesca- The perfect spot for your summer holidays!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Honemoon Heaven

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a brilliant honeymoon at this beautifully located villa. This well designed and comfortable pad was a great place from which to enjoy the local wildlife, scenery and community. The swimming pool has to be the best private pools I ever have seen. Thank you to the hosts for answering all our queries before the trip, and a special thank you to Mandy, the meet and greet, who was particularly helpful whilst we were the there. Mandy helped us settle in, explained everything we needed to know, and organised a few day trips for us. This made enjoying our holiday easy!
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5

Excellant Winter Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We spent 7 weeks (February 17 – April 4 2013) at Casa Francesca! The property is wonderful, the views perfect, sunsets exceptional! The trade winds where very strong and almost unpleasant at times. Exterior doors and windows, where only screened, because of the trade winds, the interior was constantly dirty.
We where disappointed that the wildlife was not around as much as we would have liked, but oh well! This home sleeps 6, but only outside chairs for 2? The open design of the home, also meant that the bedrooms where not totally private. That said these are the only negatives from us.
The pool was used everyday, almost all day, it was perfect. We would recommend a massage on the pool deck, as we had several…excellent! The bakery in town is to die for, also the Deli with its American meats and cheese exceptional!
A 4 wheel drive is a must, we drove from Managua, with our GPS, problem free.
The guards at the gate where always friendly, and it was nice to know that we where protected at all times. Any concerns we had where address promptly.
The beach that was a short drive from the house, was beautiful, and had very few people on it. The town of Rivas is about 45 minute drive had a Maxi Pali store that had everything we needed.
Laura, our contact in Canada, was ready to answer all the upfront questions, some I’m sure laughable. Gabriela (concierge) was invaluable, always ready with help and reliable information, we can’t say, or thank her enough! She really made our winter brake perfect!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

Beautiful Time at Casa Francesca - Well Worth It

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My wife and I (we're young professionals) just spent 6 nights/7 days at Casa Francesca and had just a wonderful time. The pictures are spot on to just how nice the house is, don't even worry about that. The sunsets are beautiful, the pool is a pleasure, having a gas stove and gas grill outside was great (we cooked up some serious seafood that we purchased in town) and the staff around the property was amazing. Having security made us feel very well protected at all times and they were super helpful if anything went awry during our stay, the maid service was also incredible. In fact we liked them so much we made them a big lobster dinner one night and left the maids plenty of groceries to take home to their families. The person meeting us in town to bring us to the house was also a pleasure and made sure we were not only setup from a food/water standpoint, but also as prepared as possible for the next few days of our trip and made sure we made the sunset that night after our drive from Granada.

Both bedrooms are beautiful with equally great views of the mountains and the ocean. The road up to the house is an adventure, but by the second day you'll be a pro at getting up there, as the description says just make sure to bring a 4x4 (which you're going to need anywhere in Nicaragua not just going to the house). It's in an easy location to town, beaches (one semi-private beach is a 10min walk or 5 minute drive) etc and the view totally makes the extra time driving to the house worthwhile rather than staying in some shack hotel in town.

When we come back to Nicaragua we'll definitely be staying at Casa Francesca again, don't think twice, just book the house and enjoy your time there it's a pleasure.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa Francesca and that the Balcones team and our meet and greet looked after you so well. They work very hard and I really appreciate their efforts.

Thanks again,

Michael Dann
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Casa Francesca; Phenomenal!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Let me start this review to all those people concerned about safety, crime, etc. in Nicaragua. My Wife did not bring any jewelry with her because of what we read. Howeveer, she bought with her one very nice ring. On about day 3 we dropped some laundry off in the morning at the guard shack. When we returned in the pitch dark, we entered the gate and the guard came runnig after our car. In broken english he said our laundry was done and up in our house. He then handed me my wife's ring which someone found in the washing machine when they were doing our laundry! Would that ring have been returned had this been an american or european hotel??? The house is beautiful! The view priceless; mountains; beach; sunset. It has 2 master bedrooms; 2 full baths and a seperate house off the pool with an office/bedroom/half bath. Nicely detailed with all the basic amenities. Many pluses and only a couple of minues; Pluses House - beautiful and safe; we never locked the sliding door (key would not work so we could not); we had 2 laptops/extra money; etc. They had guards stationed at the gate and near our house; we always felt safe. The people are honest to a fault. Pool - tiled infinity pool; cleaned every day. location - a plus for us; maybe a minus for others. It is about 8 miles from downtown Sjds. Close enough to everything but tucked away near a great beach and in the mountains. Concierge service provided by Gaby/Remax in Sjds - absolutely Phenominal lady! Set us up for Suf lessons, guided tours; restaurant reviews; helped us with our car rental (Hertz stinks!; did not have a 4 wheel drive car for us at the airport). I literally cannnot say enough about the service she provided us. In addition, she is one of the nicest people we have ever met. Minuses Wifi at the house down all week due to a bad storm the day we arrived. Main screen door off kitchen lock was not working all week. You had to supply the basics; Paper towels; toilet tissue, etc. No a/C but the nights were cool enough to sleep well. Great place; great area. Rent this place!
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Casa Francesca- The perfect spot for your summer holidays!
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Amazing trip

  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
This is a magical place. The house is perfect & a joy to just be in. Many days were spent lounging in the pool or sitting on the deck, watching to Pacific eat the last of the day's light. The concierge service is impecable & the warmth of this sea side community will inspire more trips to this wonderland part of the world.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
MGA
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Ometepe
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playones
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Barrio Beach Cafe

Casa Francesca is located 12km north of the town of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, off the Chocolate Road. Ideally positioned near the beaches of Playones, Playa Majagual and Playa Maderas, Casa Francesca is located a short drive or 15-20 minute walk from either. San Juan del Sur is fully stocked with everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable, with groceries, wine, spirits, restaurants and nightlife and only 25 minute drive away!

Other Activities: Zip Lining

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Availability & Rates

San Juan del Sur Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Tropical Summer
Mar 24 2014 - Apr 11 2014
$250
$1,600
$4,800
3 nights
 
 
Semana Santa
Apr 12 2014 - Apr 19 2014
$350
3 nights
 
 
Tropical Summer 2.0
Apr 20 2014 - Jun 7 2014
$250
$1,600
$4,800
3 nights
 
 
Tropical Fall
Jun 8 2014 - Sep 20 2014
$200
$1,300
$3,900
3 nights
 
 
Wet Season
Sep 21 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$175
$1,100
$3,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes All quotes in US dollars
Bilingual Spanish/English meet and greet included in cost of rental as well as
wi-fi
drinking water
cleaning service

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Amenities

San Juan del Sur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Solar heated hot water
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Solar heated hot water
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Solar heated hot water
  • All showers heated by solar energy. Each bedroom contains a washroom for guests
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Full en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Half bathroom
  • The two master suites have comfortable king sized beds with new linens provided. High ceilings, stone floors and ocean views greet you in both rooms. The third bedroom is a spacious area that can double as an office with a desk and wi fi provided. A large futon is provided for your use and a half bath is located in the same area.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • volcano
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • hiking
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