WHAT TO DO:
Relax. You’re on vacation. And you’ve chosen to stay at Casa Paloma, a fully restored colonial gem in a quiet, safe neighborhood in the heart of Granada, and featuring 20-foot ceilings, endless light and lake breezes.
Create. Cook breakfast with farm fresh eggs purchased from the Central Market just blocks away, or grill your perfect churrasco pool-side using ingredients from street vendors who will deliver right to your door.
Indulge. Sip cocktails and watch the hummingbirds by your garden pool while lounging in custom, locally handcrafted furniture and viewing stunning artworks by local artists.
Connect. Have to check in back home? Enjoy a striking 360-degree view that includes Volcan Mombacho, all of Granada's most important cathedrals, and the colonial splendor of Central Granada while utilizing the high-speed internet.
Luxuriate. Relax in the built-in seats in your brand-new pool while catching up on football—whether American or “futbol”—on the 46' flat-screen TV.
Play. Challenge your companions to a friendly board game in the magnificent sala.
Sleep in. Air conditioned extra-large bedrooms sleeping eight await you with hotel-quality linens.
Take a Break. Allow someone else to take care of you with our complimentary six-day-per-week cleaning service. If you just can’t help yourself, a brand-new washer and dryer is available for your use.
Explore. With Granada’s central square and the famous Calzada just a five-minute walk away, take advantage of all that Granada has to offer. If you’re more adventurous, allow our property manager and renowned tour guide extraordinaire show you the best of Granada and Nicaragua for a reasonable cost.
Help. Be generous and kind to the Nicaraguan people. And be kind to us by telling us what you think of our home: what you love and, even more importantly, what we can do better.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Worry. Your visit to Granada will exceed all expectations.
We're married Chicagoans who got too eager for very early retirement and bought a house in Nicaragua--and then, crazily, a second house--before we could use it full time! In the meantime, we take care of our dog and cats and assure them how much they'll love Nicaragua when we all get there. 'He' is a professional chef who wants to open a restaurant when we finally make our way there. 'She' is a lawyer who has worked too many long hours for too many years and loves the idea of switching careers entirely and also offering good jobs to Nicaraguans through the restaurant. It's a little hard to do these write-ups as it's not our nature to want to talk about ourselves, but we're happy to answer any questions you might have. And yes, people think we're crazy for planning to move to Nicaragua.
Krista Endres purchased this house in 2012
Luxury. Space. Light.
Comfort and a sense of space.
This is known as the best neighborhood in Granada, for good reason. Quiet and family-oriented, and easy distance to everything you need or want to see. The house is so spacious and light that it feels luxurious, and we added art and high-end furniture to make it feel even more so. The views from the upper-floor bedroom are astonishing.
The house was perfect for 4 of us women during a recent stay. Very open and spacious. Lots of places to gather around or claim your own quiet space. The bedrooms were all large and AC worked well. We loved having the pool right there after a hot afternoon. The washer/dryer was a very nice convenience. Upstairs bedroom was beautiful with windows on all sides. As another reviewer noted, bathroom to that bedroom is down a short flight of stairs from actual bedroom, but easily accessible. Location is perfect for walking around Granada. We never had to take a cab as we loved the short walk to the town square or the water. Krista, the owner, was quick and responsive to all questions. Julio met and exceeded all of his fabulous reviews. What a gem he is. He took care of us as if he had his 4 Favorite Aunts visiting. He arranged our tours, was a great guide and found us the perfect driver in Edgar. He and Edgar were always watching out for us and taking excellent care of us during some crowded Easter celebrations in outlying towns. Also, his restaurant recommendations were spot on. We had fantastic food. We loved every minute at Casa Paloma and in Nicaragua.
We arrived (family of 5, children aged 9 - 13) very late after a long day travelling. Julio met us at the airport and was a brilliant guide throughout our stay. Our 13 year old had some culture shock the first day and having Julio to show us around / organize trips was a huge help. He was always helpful, reliable and cheerful as was Edgar who drove us around.
The house is fabulous, just a short walk from the centre of Granada, with everything we needed and exactly as described. The 3rd bedroom is essentially in a separate building so it may not suit a family with young children, but definitely works well for those who want a bit of privacy.
The pool in the living room / kitchen was a novelty that we all enjoyed and the bedrooms were all very comfortable.
Granada was a fun town to explore and made a great base to see the surrounding area.
I would recommend Casa Paloma, Granada and Nicaragua without reservation to anyone looking for a holiday that is bit more adventurous than your average all-inclusive!
The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. Julio was great and helped us to plan a good day outside the city. I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone who wants a safe and wonderful stay in Granada.
My group of 7 friends stayed at Casa Paloma and had a great experience. The place is gorgeous -- when we walked in, we thought we were in a large apartment complex lobby, but was actually the main room! The pool was awesome, the kitchen had everything one could need, and the bedrooms were nice and each air conditioned. The house is only a short walk from a lively street of bars and restaurants.
Krista was very friendly and communicative throughout the process. Her property manager, Julio, really put this place over the top -- he was constantly in touch with us and took us out on a driving tour for our one full day in Granada, hiking with us and taking us to all the major sites. The house is beautiful but Julio really made the stay great for us!
This place is great, check it out!
After visiting Granada many times over the past three years, this was our first experience with renting a home. It was delightful. The spacious rooms were perfect for a little entertaining and I loved the mornings with the street sounds and buying fresh fruit and vegetables from the street vendors. The house is very secure and I felt safe at all times. Plus Julio, the manager, and Carmen, the maid were wonderful to us and made sure we had everything we needed. Carmen even fixed and bought us some Nicaraguan food. We felt we made new friends with Julio and Carmen. We did have to contend with ants, mosquitoes and a couple of mice, but this is Granada. And to give a heads up, the only hot water is in the showers, the other sinks have only cool water. It was not a problem for us, I got use to washing dishes in cool water. I didn't have to, Carmen would have taken care of the dishes but I like to do for myself. We were there for three weeks and I can definitely recommend Casa Paloma for a true and fun Granada experience.
This house is fantastic--incredibly spacious, comfortable, beautiful. Having a pool inside the house was a remarkable luxury, especially with three children in hot weather.
Julio, the property manager, was a treasure--he not only picked us up at the airport on Christmas eve (with his youngest of 4 children in tow), he then became our daily guide to Granada and all its surrounding attractions. Our children loved him, and his cheerful, helpful, reliable presence made everything easy. Our kids still miss him now that we've gone home! I can't think of a better place to stay in Granada. Note--the third bedroom is reached via a separate upstairs outdoor stairway, which is safe but apart from the other part of the house. The bathroom for that upstairs bedroom is not inside it,but below it. This is good information for potential families with young children, or those who might get up in the middle of the night to use the facilities!
Wireless worked perfectly, washer dryer in the house, working kitchen, excellent A/C in the bedrooms and fans in the main house. A short walking distance from the city's central square. Everything you could ask for!