|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
House is a Charming, Modern ( built in 2006 by an American couple) home - yet it retains a colonial feel! Very Centrally Located,ONE BLOCK FROM SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH AND MONASTERY. Its Split Level . New Balcony off Master Bedroom. Efficient A/C in both bedrooms. In the center of the house is an open, uncovered area with a small COOL POOL WITH JETS, surrounded by lush foliage,hammocks and rocking chairs. There are tile floors throughout. Well-decorated with various French doors and windows.
Lovely detailed woodwork; Abundant lighting; And FANS galore hanging from high tropical bamboo ceilings. *NINE MODERN,CEILING FANS COOL YOU IN ALL AREAS OF THE HOUSE! SO MUCH BETTER THAN STILL SITTING HOT AIR! THIS MAJOR FEATURE IS NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN TOWN!
There are two bedrooms,both with their own bathrooms. One on the main (bottom) level and one Master Bedroom on the second level.The Master Bedroom has a new gorgeous balcony with comfortable chairs and a stupendous view of the starry night & nearby Mombacho Volcano (when clear).
The house, Casa Las Brisas (house of breezes), is especially COOL due its efficient A/C's; its nine (9) large powerful ceiling fans (SUPER-COOLING!); the COOL POOL; breezes coming in the door and window off the living room, and the peaceful balcony off the Master Bedroom. These cooling aids are extremely important because Granada can get very hot. The balcony is an excellent feature, added in 2012.
I am continually improving the house. As of December ,2012, it has a brand new BLUE RAY DVD PLAYER, a new CD PLAYER, a new HOT WATER HEATER and a new POOL PUMP. The house is equipped with cable TV and with good internet service.
In addition, the house has a wonderful location- you can walk to the Central Park/Plaza and the main boulevard, LA CALZADA, where all the action is in five to eight minutes! The oldest church in Granada, San Francisco Church ,is just one block away.
Plus,the area is amongst the safest in Granada.Also taxis pass by every few minutes and the fare is only forty cents to any location within Granada!
PIease view all the photos on this site. They accurately show all of the house and were taken in 2012. The house is very modern - again it was built in 2006.
Keywords: House, Townhouse, Pool, Central, Fans
I am a 66 year young man just recently retired. After having spent my 20's in Law School and then Chiropractic College, I began my own business importing and wholesaling handicrafts and furniture from Bali and Thailand. This fit me well because I love to travel, then in Asia and later in Latin America most recently to Africa.
I used to play tennis and basketball,so now I'm a big fan of those two sports. And now with the SF 49ers doing so well,I enjoy watching their games.
Other things I enjoy are reading well-written books,seeing good movies,chatting and dining out.
DAVID WILENSKY purchased this house in 2010
I want to preface this by saying that I'd travelled to about sixty-five countries before coming to Nicaragua and buying the first house I ever bought in a foreign country.
Then two years ago I volunteered teaching for a month in Guatemala. When my stint was over I decided to take a look at nearby Nicargua. I found the people to be extraordinarily friendly, helpful and kind. So I returned with my partner to travel more and get some inexpensive dental work. She is a real estate agent and wanted to look at houses in Granada,a place we liked very much. When I saw this house,Casa las Brisas, it seemed so perfect for us! So I bought it for personal use, but also discovering I could rent it out while not in it. So I did not really buy this as a vacation rental but as a house for us to live part-time. Fortunately, because the house is so beautiful & comfortable it rents out easily. (See the reviews.)
* THE NINE MODERN,LARGE CEILING FANS WHICH COVER ALL THE HOUSE. THESE COOL YOU OFF WHILE INSIDE! (What a difference when they are off!)
- Plunging into the small pool to cool off and using the jets to massage muscles.
- Relaxing around the pool in a small hammock or a rocking chair reading or having a cool drink.
- Having bedrooms on TWO levels for added privacy.
- Air conditioning in both bedrooms.
- Very high tropically designed ceilings giving a spacious feeling to the house.
- The NEW balcony. See an incredible star-filled sky.
- Beautiful woodwork on doors,beams & colonial arches.
- Ample storage
- Recessed lighting,Terracotta sconces.
- Central location: short walk (5'-8') to the main streets,main park,almost all the excellent restaurants and La Calzada,the 'happening' street.
- Ten minute bike ride to breezy Lake Nicaragua. AND new bicycle at house can be rented at $5/day, 25/week.
- Very friendly Nicaraguan family who live next door.
My husband and I stayed at Casa las Brisas in Granada,Nicaragua recently for one week. We're writing this review b/c we want to HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH THIS HOUSE AND GRANADA,ITSELF.
First the house:The photos and desciptions seemed too good to be true,but they turned out to be entirely accurate! Some examples:
1.The pool was so refreshing with its cool water and jets. And the hammock chairs and rocking chairs around it made for a great area to relax.
2.The living room was very attractive and Extremely Comfortable w its Rocking Chairs, Sofa and Chair-Stool combination. Its DVD player and Cable TV worked well.
3. The Master BD was large and very comfortable-especially the bed,excellent queen mattress. The attached balcony was a cool,relaxing place in the evenings. And enuf storage in nice closet.
4.As stated ,it was less than a ten minute walk to the main happening spot, Calzada Street and the main Park. Plus even closer to SFrancisco Church and some great restarants,as La Hacienda,Kathy's Pancake House , Tercero Ojo (The Third Eye),and more.
And they provided for free a cleaning lady four days a week who did a bang up job,even washed our clothes in the washer /dryer here!
I highly recommend this house to 1 or 2 couples.
RE GRANADA: We are well-travelled and have never seen a town the size of Granada with so much charm -the colonial architecture; the horse carriages that frequently pass by carrying loads or giving people a ride;the fruit vendors who ply the streets and pass your door and cry out " melons,oranges,papayas...",in Spanish, the pastel colors of the houses, etc,etc.
We rented the house for a month.. The location is very good, safe and an easy 5 minute walk to downtown. There is a gymn 2 doors down and I took out a one month membership for $30.
We stayed at this property for 2 nights and loved every minute of it. The location was ideal - a short walk to the market, local tourist sights such as the central park, convent, mi museo and the cathedral and surrounded by great cafes and restaurants. The house was clean with very comfortable beds and felt safe and secure. Lastly the combination of ceiling fans and the little pool made it easy to stay cool.
The property manager was flexible about our arrival time and easy to contact. He even recommended some of his favourite local places to eat.
If we went back to Granada we would absolutely stay here again.
This house is in a great location! 3 blocks from calzada, 4 from parque central, great restaurants all around ! Doug the property manager was great ! He is extremely knowledgeable of everything! The house stays cool with so many fans with a nice pool to cool off! We enjoyed our week in Granada will be back soon !!!!
The house was located near the center of Granada, just a few blocks from the center of town near many wonderful restaurants. The neighbors were very friendly , even when out Spanish was not the best, and the neighborhood was very safe and comfortable. The house was nice and fairly accurately described. The upstairs bedroom can be a little noisy from the lizards and other creatures on the roof and we did have a bat drop in for a swim in the pool :) The chairs pool side were great for resting and reading and the kitchen was well supplied if we had had time to cook. There were just too many restaurants to check out in our short time in Nicaragua. Over all a very pleasant place to stay for the money and I would definitely stay here again.
I just returned from a month-long trip to Granada and stayed at this property. The house is exactly as portrayed in the photos, if not better. The place is huge and is very comfortable for up to four people in the two comfortable beds.
The location is ideal since it is only a few blocks from the main restaurant area and the central park. No car is needed at all, and taxis are readily available if you want to go to the grocery store or other places in the area.
Doug, the property manage, and Heidi, the housekeeper, are very easy to work with. You won't find a better place for the value either, so I would highly recommend this to anyone who is considering a trip to Granada.
Steve in Atlanta Nov.-Dec. 2013
The oldest church in Granada, Iglesia San Francisco, is only one block away. This is the best way to find where my house is.
Lake Nicaragua, the largest in all of Central America, only a fifteen minute walk away.From the shore rent a boat out to the 'Thousand Islands' (Las Isletas) for a memorable,unique experience.
Laguna Apollo- A clear lake volcano,excellent for swimming w fab Panaramic view is 20' away by car.
Masaya - a nearby town, 15 miles away, has the best crafts market in the entire country.
Volcanoes- several are nearby to climb. One is active.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
APRIL 1- MAY 31
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
FREE MAID SERVICE PROVIDED ON ALTERNATE DAYS.AIRPORT PICKUP AVAILABLE FOR A SMALL FEE PAID THERE.
A $200 damage deposit is paid on check in and refunded on check out .Only once was a small amount kept due to damage.
You will be cooler in Casa Brisas/House of Breezes, because of the unique, powerful Nine ceiling fans covering the entire house + A/C in both bedrooms + cool pool with jets+ patio
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.