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3 Blocks to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf!

Owner

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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3 Blocks to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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.

There is a safe and high tech security system for our guests use.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose San Juan del Sur

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!!

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

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3 Blocks to SJDS*No Car Needed*Infinity Pool*Close Enough to Hear the Surf!
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
Long Island, NY
5

Best house in SJDS

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. Another positive- There is a security guard station before reaching the casa and a guard outside the property at night, so we all felt extremely safe. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Long Island, NY
5

Best house in SJDS

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
NEWPORT BEACH, CA
5

Casa Colina Extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here in San Juan Del Sur for one month. Although, it it was the rainy season, it did not have any affect on our trip. This property is by far, the best property in all of SJDS. We spent many days walking and exploring the town and saw nothing as nice as this. The views are phenomenal, a private pool (which you will be very happy you have), and the lovely Catalina. She will cook for you, shop for you, clean for you and is wonderful. There is a lot of construction going on in this area in the way of new homes, so a tad bit of traffic and workers, however, very tolerable. The walk up the hill to the property is not for the weary. Doable, but by no means easy. We had a slight refrigerator problem, as our food was all freezing, but that was remedied quickly by the owner with a new refrigerator. Karen could not have been more helpful and concerned with any of our issues. I hate to give this property such a great revue, as I don't want you all to be there when I want to come back, but it is The Best in all of San Juan Del Sur and I did extensive research. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property for your visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Colorado
5

Great home for families!

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 2 families with 4 children ages 1-5. This home was a perfect place to stay. We were able to walk to town every day (though we often took a cab back UP the hill), and we were within close proximity of nice beaches. Having a home base with a kitchen, air-conditioned rooms, and the pool made traveling with young children fun and *somewhat* easy. Katalina, as mentioned by many, is a wonderful cook and we all adored her. We also highly recommend finding the blue jeep beach taxi (driven by Martin) to visit some of the beautiful surfing beaches. Great home in a great town.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

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
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

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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Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

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 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,040
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
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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
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod Dock on portable stereo system; gas stove; unlimited hot water on demand

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