5 MINUTE WALK TO SJDS*NO CAR NEEDED*INFINITY POOL*CLOSE ENOUGH TO HEAR THE SURF

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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5 MINUTE WALK TO SJDS*NO CAR NEEDED*INFINITY POOL*CLOSE ENOUGH TO HEAR THE SURF

San Juan del Sur House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

We have changed the name of our home from Casa Tranquila to - Casa Colina - so don't be confused if you hear it referenced as both in the near future. Nothing else has changed.

Our home features an open concept floorplan that flows out onto the front veranda through 4 beautiful large glass doors. Built on a hillside overlooking the quaint town, there are several terraced outdoor living areas. Just below the house is a large stone surfaced terrace with a tree growing in the middle, providing adequate sun and shade.

The home is quite private, and while the 4 m x 8 m (12 ft x 24 ft) infinity pool is considered shared, it is only shared with the adjacent twin house. Both homes may be rented together to larger groups, accommodating 18 in total. Because of the terracing, and the other house being below ours, anyone staying there cannot see into any of our spaces and vice versa. The pool is located behind the other house, further up the hill, but adjacent to ours. Anyone staying in the other house cannot see the pool, but there is a great view of the pool from our master bedroom and front veranda.

The bathroom in the master bedroom is only accessible through the bedroom, making it a very private space. The main bathroom is ensuite to the second bedroom but also accessible from the main living area through a separate doorway. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans while the loft bedroom has two wall fans directed at the sleeping area. Due to the constant gentle breeze, air conditioning in the main part of the house is not necessary.

Keywords: 2 bedrooms with king size beds, private loft with two twin beds, 3 twin sofa beds, oceanview, infinity pool overlooks ocean & town, covered veranda with rocking chairs and hammocks, separate large terrace with gas bbq.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
This house is not your typical "rental" unit. It is obvious the owners take great pride in maintaining the building and providing security for the people lucky enough to rent the place. Sure there are some mismatched dishes but we can only imagine the breakage they have to deal with and can't be expected to replace full sets all the time. The kitchen does have every gadget you need which is not normal in most vacation rentals.



The house was spotless when we arrived and exceeded our expectations in beauty and design. Very comfortable too. I don't know where else in town you might find a nicer place to stay with respect to location as it does only take 5 minutes to walk to town and if you aren't on a hill, you won't have a view, and this one is spectacular!
Jan 2014
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This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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My husband and I love to travel to sunny, tropical locations and have been considering purchasing a vacation property for several years but just hadn't found the right country until we arrived in Nicaragua. Living in a part of Canada that gets plenty of cold, wet weather, we plan to spend more and more time in SJDS over the coming years with a goal to eventually retiring there.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

After travelling around Nicaragua for several weeks in February 2011, we arrived in San Juan del Sur for our final week of vacation. The people were friendly and show pride in their town. After 12 hours, we both loved it and felt very safe. It only took us a few days to discover all the hidden jewels of the town, from restaurants to shops, tours and activities. It was most important to us to be able to purchase groceries and other products that we are accustomed to and the local offerings did not disappoint. Having lobster dinner on the beach for $14 - or cocktails, wine and lobster dinner for two at under $40 certainly helped with the decision to purchase in SJDS!!

Our vacation home is truly a 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants and only another 3 minutes to the beach. The views of the valley, mountains, town, bay and ocean are spectacular. We can literally sit for hours at the pool or on the verandah and stare off with only the birds to interrupt the scenery and night lights. The peace and tranquility of this area is at the south end of San Juan del Sur and really doesn't require a car as do the other surrounding developments. And if we're feeling lazy, a quick inexpensive taxi ride gets us to where we need to be. There are plenty of inexpensive taxis and shuttles to get you to nearby surfing beaches as well as tour companies that can do longer day trips to outlying areas. The beach in SJDS is great for playing in the small surf or laying about, with plenty of bars and restaurants to serve you. The marina there offers fresh seafood for sale, fishing trips and fun sailing excursions to nearby beaches.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353832vb
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
5

YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED

You won't be disappointed
  • 5 of 5
The Casa Colina was wonderful. This was a girls getaway. The house has everything you need, is spotlessly clean, King size beds are very comfortable, and you should definitely have Katalina cook for you, we had 3 meals prepared and she was top notch! I run several restaurants and can tell you that she is on par with my chefs! You will have left overs as well! We had Beef Tenderloin, lobster, mahi mahi and chicken.

The hill is very steep, but you can take a cab if its too much for you to walk up, about 150 cords. We walked down, and took a cabs home. The wifi didn't work, I think they need a new box, they checked it out, but couldn't get it up and going. If you bring a laptop you can hardware in. If you use an Ipad or tablet, a walk into town for you. All the restaurants and cafe's in town have wifi so its not a deal breaker by any means.

Harry the property manager arranged rides for us to different beaches, Hermosa and Maderas and we swam and watched some surfing. We had the best fish taco's ever at Maderas beach. Both beaches have a restaurant and bar. Lots to do, we chose to hang out, sample the local restaurants, make daqairies in house and swing on the hammocks at night. The price is right for this location, the food in town is very good. Service is exceptional.
I felt safe, we even slept with the doors to the bedrooms wide open. You will need to adjust to the barking dogs, and Egg Horn Foghorn Roosters, but that was only the first night it woke me up, and because it was our choice to sleep with doors open.
I have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Lethbridge, Alberta
5

UNBELIEVABLE LUXURY AND VIEW

  • 5 of 5
One amazing, high end casa! The home was beautifully and comfortably furnished and was so close to town....you felt like you had no neighbours,as your view was so uninterrupted. Katalina came to cook a wonderful pineapple pork with local vegetables and the best mashed potatoes ever tasted! She is lovely!
We loved the pool, the home and will definitely recommend it to friends! A great home to explore the west coast...wish we had longer
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
4

CASA TRANQUILLA

  • 4 of 5
Very nice home. Beautiful views. good location. Housekeeper, Katalina was very helpful. Tho she speaks very little english, we had several in our group who spoke fluent spanish so this was not a problem. The house is set high up on a very steep hill,hense the amazing views, therefore anyone with physical limitations may have difficulties. I highly recommend having Katalina cook dinner, at about 10$ per person it was a real treat.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Being on the hill does afford the great view for sure. While the hill is steep, thankfully it's also short!
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Where do you live?
5

GREAT SPOT

  • 5 of 5
Very nice villa. We thought it was nicer than the pictures . The road is steep and requires a double back further up the hillside to access the small driveway. Might be a challenge for some. Property manager and Katrina very pleasant to deal with and handled one issue promptly.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Brookline MA USA
5

AN AMAZING PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Tranquila. It is a muy tranquil place:) Katalina, the housekeeper, is a superb cook. She cooked two wonderful dinners for us. The house fits the description perfectly. The location was great and it was extremely neat and clean. We enjoyed the pool even on days that we went to the beach. San Juan del Sur is a great place to decompress and relax. We definitely will be back for another visit!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5 Minute Walk to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
George Town, Cayman Islands
5

HOME BASE WITH A VIEW FOR ADVENTURE

  • 5 of 5
I am a single father with 2 children 13 and 15 years old. We came to SJDS to experience a new culture, relax and learn to surf. The visit exceeded our expectations.
Positives: The house is just as it appears in the pictures. Everything worked in the house. The pool was a wonderful spot to be on a hot summer afternoon. The view of the town and beach is fabulous. There are a number of beautiful birds that visit the surrounding trees. We rarely saw or heard our neighbors below. We did not use the TV but it did work! The wifi worked. The house was cool in the evenings without need for the airconditioning. Excellent cell phone coverage. The walk into town was short and felt very safe even at night. The traffic was minimal and the roads finer than most "developed" countries including the US. I would have been comfortable driving had I known in advance. The housekeeper is a gem and she prepared a fabulous dinner. Dario from San Juan Surf & Sport was extremely helpful and we loved our fishing trip with his company. The food in town was delicious and inexpensive. The surfing lessons were great and the beaches were empty; perfect learning conditions. Street vendors were surprisingly friendly and not pushy. The stores in the market likewise and there was a nice selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. We did not drink the tap water but none of us suffered any stomach issues from brushing our teeth or eating out! My daughter loved the Zen yoga studio.
Need to Know but not negatives: We were aware there would be a hike to get home up the hill and it was! Most taxis could not get past the bottom of the hill (there is a small unpaved area damaged by the rain) but we welcomed the excersise! We had several power outages during our weeklong stay, but none so long that it caused any real issues. There was a lot of traffic up the road one night but most nights it was quiet. Selection in the grocery stores was very limited. There are some noisy nocturnal lizards that take some getting used to.
Beautiful home in a beautiful little town with uncrowded beaches, great fishing and lots to explore.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
MGA
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
San Juan Bay
Car: not necessary

waterfall rapelling, zipline canopy tour - two casinos in town

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San Juan del Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$990
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
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Amenities

San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • marina
  • library
  • playground
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
iPod Dock on portable stereo system; gas stove; unlimited hot water on demand
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