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CASA PALOMA - THE BEST NIGHT’S SLEEP IN GRANADA!

Krista Endres

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Krista Endres

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014
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CASA PALOMA - THE BEST NIGHT’S SLEEP IN GRANADA!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Granada House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect location and home for up to eight visitors in the heart of Granada.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Krista Endres (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

About Krista Endres

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

Why Krista Endres chose Granada

Luxury. Space. Light.

Comfort and a sense of space.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Casa Paloma - The best night’s sleep in Granada!
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
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Casa Paloma - The best night’s sleep in Granada!
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Granada Nicaragua
San Jose, Costa Rica
5

Very impressed.

  • 5 of 5
We were very impressed with Casa Paloma. The pictures don't do the beauty of the house justice. The owner and the property caretaker (Julio) were both very quick to respond to emails and help with anything that arose before our visit. Upon arrival, Julio gave us a tour of the house, explained how the keys work, and told him we could contact him at any time with any questions.

We felt very secure in Casa Paloma. The location is great - we walked with Carmen to get groceries at the market for breakfast one morning and she made us a typical Nicaraguan breakfast for a very cheap price.

The pool is key - it can get very hot in Granada and we used the pool at all hours of the day. It was especially fun to swim indoors, in the rain, at night... as we visited during the rainy season. There was air conditioning in each of the bedrooms, which we only felt the need to use at night. (We would have been fine without it, too.) We were a group of 7 and felt we had more than enough space in the house. There are several sitting areas around the pool, as well as a TV with cable which we used at night due to the weather.

There were some bugs here and there, but after living in Costa Rica for 2 years, I know it is impossible to keep them out completely. Considering the open roof and number of windows and doors, we did not feel it was unreasonable. Those who do not want to see any ants or crawly bugs might want to consider a less open-aired home. We considered this a plus, especially with the heat, and the few that we saw did not bother us at all. Our group couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. I would highly recommend this house to anyone staying in Granada.

Additionally, after leaving Granada... we realized 2 members of our group misplaced their passports. Feeling frantic, we emailed Julio asking if he wouldn't mind checking the house. Not only did he find them, but he delivered them to us personally at our final hotel in Managua before our departure the following day. You don't get better "customer service" than that!

Thank you for our wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Paloma - The best night’s sleep in Granada!
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Granada Nicaragua
Texas
4

Awesome Home for a large group or wanting company over! :)

  • 4 of 5
Just wanted to say "Thank you" for everything! We truly enjoyed our vacation home... The house was great and Julio/Carmen were both so helpful. When we arrived Julio gave us a tour of the home and said if we needed anything to call him. Carmen had the house nice and clean everyday we got home. If you want to rent a vacation home make sure it has a pool. Granada can get pretty hot and its so refreshing to jump in after a day of activities. The house feels safe and so we did not worry about leaving our stuff there.
The only thing is that we did come across two bats but that's common in Nica homes. We are not sure how they got in so make sure you have the door from upstairs closed at all times. All and all, I would stay here again and all my family would recommend it. :)
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Casa Paloma - The best night’s sleep in Granada!
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Granada Nicaragua
5

Safe heaven

  • 5 of 5
LOCATION, LOCATION!! Best spot in Granada.The house is very well situated and close to everything. It's only 3-4 blocks away from "parque central", mercados, and supermarkets.

The house was beautiful and as described. Safety was key- we felt safe and secure in the house. The pool was always clean and definitely a great asset to the house. The owner was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Marisela, thank you for your kind review. You were such a delight to deal with at every moment! I'm so glad you had an amazing time at Casa Paloma.
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Granada Nicaragua
New York
3

Very Nice Place

  • 3 of 5
The house is very nice. The ceilings look new, pool is maintained and the home feels very safe. The house is close to everything. We were lucky to experience 2-3 parades since the home is next door to a school. The home is very spacious.
Onto our arrival...we arrived late in the evening and Julio met us to give us the keys. I don't believe the home was prepped for our arrival. The home was not cleaned, the pillow cases had stains on them and the water pressure was very weak.
The next morning we had no water for half the day until I contacted Julio to come assess the problem. It was handled right away. The washer worked well but the dryer did not dry the clothes because there was no propane. I was told there was but it still didn't work. The cleaning lady was a doll. She worked very hard each day.
As another person said in an earlier review, some of the pillows on the furniture in the sitting area were torn and dirty. There were ants crawling up the wall since the garbage is placed in a closet until they discard it.
Rooms- each room has air conditioning. The beds were ok, but the pillows were extremely flat. The bathrooms have no doors or curtains. The upstairs bedroom was nice and it had a great view. The upstairs bathroom is interesting. You have to walk outside to get to it. The guest bathroom near the pool is accommodating but smells like mildew because they leave the wet mop in there.
Other than those issues, the trip was great. I just wish the house was prepared for our arrival. I think the home would be a fabulous place if they would spend a little more money to maintain the property. There were lots of great restaurants nearby especially El SanJuan. Great place.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: At first I wondered if Joyce stayed at another house. "The bathrooms have no doors"??? There are huge--at least 12-foot high heavy wooden doors--to each bathroom.
Julio, Carmen (the "cleaning lady") and I attempted to address every item Joyce complained about, including buying entirely new pillowcases when she said they were stained (while I've been assured by Julio they were not), but I suspect her less-than-perfect review relates to the fact that she showed up with eight people instead of the six for which she reserved, and then demanded that another bed be provided, which we could not accommodate. (By the way, there are four beds anyway that would accommodate eight people, but apparently that was not enough for her larger-than-booked party.) That seemed to set everything off on the wrong foot.
Joyce did not mention to me nor to Julio any problem with ants, so if they actually existed they would have been taken care of. For anyone who has not traveled to Granada, please understand that colonial houses mean a great deal of outdoor living, which is charming to most people but might not be for everyone. Certainly it means you will see an occasional bug or bird. We have the house fumigated frequently as a purely prophylactic measure.
Be assured that we pour thousands of dollars a MONTH into this house, so the allegation that money is not spent on the house is baseless and laughable.
99% of our guests are wonderful, and a large number have become close friends to me after their stays. Sadly, you can't win 'em all, and I hate to see anyone less than pleased. We will continue to do our best to address any legitimate concerns, and I appreciate guests pointing these out. As an example, I note that Joyce said that there was a torn or stained cushion on one of the couches, so Julio is looking into and fixing that today!
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Granada Nicaragua
Helena, MT USA
5

Granada Oasis

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful Oasis in the midst of Granada. Our family of 6 adults landed here after a long day of flying and what a treat to be able to slip into the pool and let the stress of traveling float away. Casa Paloma is open, spacious, charming, with a flair of a past era, with tall ceilings, three bedrooms with large commfortable beds and a stylish kitchen. Casa Paloma is within walking distance to some of Granada points of interest, and good restaurants. Be sure and take a boat trip on the lake. Our greeter, Julio, was a great resourse and added tremendously in making our transition into Nicaragua a pleasant experience from before we left our home until we said Adios on the steps of Casa Paloma. This place truly may be the "Best Nights Sleep in Granada", as it definitely was for us. I would for sure recommend Casa Paloma for your stay in Granada.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tom, your review was extraordinarily kind, and you were a delight to work with during the reservation process. I am so pleased that you had a great trip, and we were honored to have you as our guests!
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Casa Paloma - The best night’s sleep in Granada!
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Granada Nicaragua
Prattville, AL USA
5

Great place to stay! Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at Casa Paloma from May 23-May 30. The house was very spacious. Our son stayed in the upstairs room and absolutely loved it, because of it's privacy. It was very hot in Granada, so lucky for us, there were air conditioners in each bedroom. The courtyard area got a little warm, but with the pool, we really didn't care. The house was within walking distance to everything, even a supermarket. The property manager, Julio, couldn't have been more helpful. From the time he picked us up at the airport, he kept in constant touch to see if we needed anything. He took us on tours which we really liked because he was so knowledgeable and clearly loved Nicaragua. One day, he took us to Masaya Volcano, which was very cool; Catarina Apoyo Lagoon and to a house where they made pottery. The young man, Duilio Torrez, gave us a demonstration in pottery making. I even tried my hand at it, and with his help, managed to make a decent looking bowl. The next day, Julio took our kids to Apoyo Lagoon for swimming, kayaking and a really great lunch. The kids said that was their best day. Julio, who is amazing, can arrange anything you might want to do, because as he told me, "Nothing is impossible". He always, "knows someone". The neighborhood was safe and everyone was very friendly. We absolutely loved staying together at this beautiful house!!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Christine, thank you for taking the time to write a glowing review, particularly of Julio, who is such a gem. We are extremely lucky to have him as our manager and our friend. He does always "know a guy". :) Now, will you teach me how to make pottery? I never had as much success as it seems you had! Thank you again for your stay and your review.

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Rates & Availability

Granada House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $150-200/night
  • USD
  • $150-200/night
  • Christmas/New Year/Easter slightly higher
  • Please inquire for weekly and monthly rates
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Amenities

Granada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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