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OCEANFRONT HOME - NORTHERN NICARAGUA, WITH THE VOLCANOES AND THE SURF!

lisa or stevan

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, serbo-croatian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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lisa or stevan

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, serbo-croatian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014
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OCEANFRONT HOME - NORTHERN NICARAGUA, WITH THE VOLCANOES AND THE SURF!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Las Penitas House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront living in small fishing/surfing/swimming village. Two bedroom home with detached two-room bathhouse. Well-equipped kitchen, and breezy outdoor living areas for dining and reading/visiting/entertaining. This home is in a Nicaraguan style, where only the sleeping, kitchen, and bathing areas are inside. View the ocean waves as you cook... and as you shower! Bedrooms are a good size, with quality bedding, mosquito nets, fans, shutters for privacy, and handy shelving for clothing etc. Good (English) library selection, comfy hammock-chairs to snooze in while escaping from the heat (and/or recovering from your mornings' surf-lesson or swim) in the open breezeway. High walls on three sides ensure privacy, while allowing total enjoyment of the amazing garden and ocean/beach view and access. Pick limes from your own tree to make a fresh salsa... or wander down the street or beach to rent a bike or have a beer or lobster dinner. Bus service to the city is about 50 cents US$, taxi is about $10.00, and groceries in Leon are astonishing inexpensive. This is a place to de-stress, relax, escape from the challenges and busy-ness of our modern-day lives! No televisions here.....!

We can arrange accommodation in Managua (if necessary - depending on your arrival time) and transportation to our house... a two hour taxi ride for about $80.00 US.

Please note: We have a private suite upstairs.. but we will NOT be there when you are... :)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
lisa or stevan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, serbo-croatian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014

About lisa or stevan

We live in British Columbia, Canada... enjoy spending time here in our beautiful spring, summer and fall seasons. We have the best of both worlds... spending at least part of our winters in Nicaragua.

lisa or stevan purchased this house in 2006

Why lisa or stevan chose Las Penitas

We bought the house in Las Penitas because we absolutely fell in love with the setting... gorgeous, quiet, empty sand beach with volcanic rock perches; perfect sunsets every night; friendly people; warm ocean swimming; inexpensive living, dining, fishing, surfing; proximity to the fascinating historical city of Leon. We love the friendliness of the Nicaraguan people, the predictably excellent (hot, sunny, dry) weather, and the opportunity to use the Spanish language. Our friends and family enjoy the house regularly as well, and it is a great place to gather and visit and relax.

What makes this house unique

We bought this house from a Nicaraguan family that wanted to move to the city, and then, after renovating to a more acceptable-to-north-american/european standards, have each year brought more amenities and creature-comforts (like quality sheets and towels and lighting and kitchen supplies) from home to enhance our experience! We designed the house to allow fantastic views of the ocean, from the kitchen and living areas (and the shower!). Everyone who has stayed in this special place with us (friends and family) or without us (as renters) has loved the time here - and we have had many repeat guests! The family that comes every day (for an hour or so) to care for our house (and us and our guests) is friendly, thoughtful, and very helpful. They will make sure that you have everything you need.. including (for an additional cost) cooking delicious fresh meals for you and doing your personal laundry. They have become part of our family.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424113vb
-250-851-8383
Las Penitas Nicaragua
Orient, NY
5

Beach Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this wonderful oasis for 3 weeks this past April. We enjoyed peace, quiet, waves and the beach, all in abundance. We made ourselves at home, catching fish and cooking most of our meals looking out at the waves. Nicaraguan coffee in the morning and Flor de Cana rum cocktails every sunset, right on the beach in front of the house. A weekly trip to Leon for groceries was always quite fun, just take the local bus there and return with your loot in a taxi. The caretakers Socorro and Abel are absolutely fantastic and a goldmine of help and information. Owners Lisa and Stephen recommended local Spanish teacher Elisabeth Hofsted from Leonlingua around the corner from the house for lessons, and I was able to brush up on my spanish as well. Truly a super vacation, we hope to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience in our home. We try hard to make our guests' stay special - and i am so glad that your time in our home was great! We agree wholeheartedly about the joy of Nicaraguan rum and coffee (with the accompanying sunrises and sunsets!) and the fun bus rides into lovely, interesting Leon.
We look forward to welcoming you back as guests another time!
business
OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424113vb
-250-851-8383
Las Penitas Nicaragua
Durham, NC
5

Comfortable beach house

  • 5 of 5
We originally booked the house for one week, but enjoyed the space so much that we extended our stay for another week. The location is great, right on the beach. The bus to Leon stops in front of the house, and you can buy eggs, tortillas, bread and veggies across the street. There are also several restaurants within walking distance if you don't feel like cooking. The caretakers, Abel and Socorro were wonderful, especially fun helping us with Spanish! It really was a great vacation...we recommend this house for its privacy, comfort and location.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Eileen, thank you so much for sharing your experience in our Nica home. We are happy that you were able to stay another week - and so were our caretakers, Abel and Socorro. They appreciated you two as much as you did them! We'd love to have you back another time.
business
OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424113vb
-250-851-8383
Las Penitas Nicaragua
British Columbia, Canada
4

Oceanfront Home - Northern Nicaragua, with Volcanoes and Surf

  • 4 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful experience staying at this property for a month. The owner consistently made things easy and safe for us. She responded thoughtfully to our questions in a timely manner. The residence is lovely. Even though it is not air conditioned we were never uncomfortable with the heat. This is because of how the house is designed, the natural breeze and the fans in our bedrooms. We loved being right on the sandy ocean beach and being lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. It is also known for being a beginner's surfer's beach. I highly recommend this residence as a peaceful retreat with as much adventure as you wish.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David and Kathy! So very happy you enjoyed yourselves so much... It was a pleasure dealing with you as well... Come back anytime!
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OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424113vb
-250-851-8383
Las Penitas Nicaragua
Vancouver, BC
4

A perfect relaxing holiday!

  • 4 of 5
This was my first vacation travelling with my five month old son, and it was the perfect place to be. It was relaxing, it was clean and comfortable, there were easy ways to keep him (and us) cooled off, and there was everything we needed. I would definitely recommend coming to stay here to other family members and friends.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let us know what your experience was at our Nicaraguan home, Kathy. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and that you will send friends and family our way!
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OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424113vb
-250-851-8383
Las Penitas Nicaragua
Isla de Ometepe
5

A True Nica Experience

  • 5 of 5
My family came to visit for 10 days and they couldn't have been happier with the week we spent in Las Peñitas. The house is right on the beach, there's a safe swimming spot a few minutes away (the waves can be a little rough in other places), and a beautiful and relatively unspoiled island just across the inlet. León is just a 30 minute bus trip away (an adventure in itself) and there are plenty of opportunities to get to know the locals, from the fishermen to the kids selling their handcrafted shell creations.

The house was everything a beach house should be, open and breezy, with a nicely stocked kitchen, and the caretakers went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. (Ask Socorro to whip you up some ceviche, the best I've ever had.)

Highly recommended, we'll be back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Philip, we are so glad that you and your family had such a good time... i know that you are very familiar with the country, but this was your family's first visit to Nicaragua... so we are especially pleased and happy that you enjoyed yourselves so much!
We hope to welcome you back sometime soon!
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OCEANFRONT HOME - northern Nicaragua, with the volcanoes and the surf!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p424113vb
-250-851-8383
Las Penitas Nicaragua
Fort Collins, CO/USA
5

Beautiful Location, Great House, Awesome Village

  • 5 of 5
We will never forget our week in Las Penitas in this amazing house. The sights and sounds of a day on the beach never get old. The caretakers are genuinely very good people and are very helpful. Work hard on your Spanish before you get down there so that you can better get to know the caretakers and locals. There is a little house across the street where we got fresh tortillas and eggs daily, as well as a few other "essentials." The waves are perfect for boogie boarding and not too big for a little swimming. There are great places to eat right down the beach. Our favorite was Playa Roca, also our favorite swimming and boogie boarding spot. The house was absolutely perfect in every way. We absolutely loved it! Highly recommended for those who understand that a beach vacation in Nicaragua also comes with some cultural learning opportunities and a different way of life!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Emily! I am so happy that you had a great time and loved the house and our little village.... thank you for your kind words!
lisa

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
managua
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Hotelito Oasis
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
to Leon and then to Managua
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Suyapa Beach Hotel
Car: not necessary

Explore Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve, minutes from the house... enjoy excellent surfing and swimming in the warm Pacific waters out your front door. Las Penitas is a small fishing village where, most days, you don't have to share the beach with more than a couple of other people! Cook your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen, or venture out to one of the local restaurants for a delicious, inexpensive meal and sunset view.

There are 5 Volcanoes to hike in the surrounding area, and many organized tour operators to choose from, in the nearby city of Leon (a 25 minute bus ride from the beach). Take walking tours of the churches, museums, murals, and ruins, and enjoy the cobblestone streets. friendly people, and wide selection of excellent restaurants and cafes and clubs in Leon city. Purchase the crafts and artesania in Leon's central square, or shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, etc in the covered market closeby. This area is a perfect blend of experiences.... enjoy the activity and sights of the city, and return to the quiet relaxation and beauty of the beach house!

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Rates & Availability

From $80 Per night

Las Penitas 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
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$115
$800
 
 
new year high season
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$80
$550
 
 
Easter/semana santa
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$115
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$80
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $25
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Amenities

Las Penitas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , view out shower is to the ocean
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink and toilet
  • 2 bathrooms, each with toilet and sink.. one with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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