LUXURIOUS RESIDENCE INN WITH AIRPORT PICK UP AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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Marlene Rivas

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LUXURIOUS RESIDENCE INN WITH AIRPORT PICK UP AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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Five Star accommodations allow guests to bask in the lap of luxury.

Xanadu, more than just a luxurious oasis of comfort, it welcomes you into a world of service exceeding a 5-star resort with our lush tropical gardens, elegant surroundings, and large swimming pool. Suites come with air conditioning, mini fridge, and pillow top bedding. Designed for tranquility and relaxation, an excellent alternative for families or small groups. Children welcome.

After being picked up at the Airport in Managua (Free if you reserve one suite for 7 days or more, a $50 value for up to 3 adults) you are greeted by Xanadu's Guest Relations Manager, Marlene Rivas. During your stay our staff will attend to breakfast, housekeeping, shopping and tour services. Same day laundry services are available for $3 per load or $5 where clothes need to be ironed.

Meanwhile, Marlene will assist in setting up and reserving tours of the many things to do in and around Granada-Lake Nicaragua and beyond. The suites are private and three are equipped with Jaccuzis, while all have refrigerators, flat screen TVs, pillow top bedding with 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a decor you will love.

During your stay our staff will be responsible to see that you do nothing that resembles work. We will be there as you please and leave you to privacy if you ask. While breakfast daily is included many guests choose an option to have dinners prepared as well and served in the tranquility of our tropical gardens by the pool. Our cooks can also set up and prepare a barbecue for families and groups. Laundry and ironing are done same day. takes care of your laundry while you're out and does grocery shopping even before you arrive. If you need a baby sitter she's good at that, too!

Apart from her responsibilities our mission will be to make you aware of the many activities such as tours, places to visit, things to do in and around Granada. We don't want you to miss out, so we have an in-house licensed tour guide who will provide you with assistance in arranging and reserving your tours . Once you let us know what you'd like to do we'll arrange it. Usually you can do two planned outings per day, leaving several hours at midday to come back, plunge into the pool, take a nap, have lunch and relax.

The residence is unique with many gardens, a colorful fountain, various seating areas that merge into the social area by the pool. Here is a dining area, a barbecue, and various places to relax or take a nap, go for a swim or listen to music which plays wirelessly from your iPhone or android phone with bluetooth. It is cozy but it will also seat up to twenty guests. Xanadu is spacious. From the entrance to the pool area takes up the length of one half the length of a city block.

Whether you are a small family, a group of friends traveling together, or a large family having a reunion Casa Xanadu should be where you stay. This is an extended stay residence where Xanadu becomes your home, a place that welcomes you unlike a hotel or rental.

Xanadu's suites are quite large and spacious. Once a colonial home the vaulted ceilings reach 26' (8 meters) at the apex, its suites are cozy and designed to make you want to stay. Our environment ranges from the necessary (WiFi throughout, copy machine & printer, available private phone if needed) to such things as flat screen internet & cable TV, Air Conditioning, sumptuous bedding, a private swimming pool open 24/7 just for you and your family, tropical gardens, music and areas to relax in the warmth of our tropical climate.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed

Marlene Rivas

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english, spanish
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Xanadu has been named after Marco Polo's 13th century report of the fantastic palace of Kublai Khan in Shangdu, China. Xanadu became the English pronunciation of Shangdu. We use it as an inspiration to provide palace-like atmosphere and service in this Central American tropical climate.

Marlene Rivas purchased this villa in 2004

Casa Xanadu is centrally located in Granada's historic district across the street from one of the major landmarks: Convento San Francisco Church & Museum. From our door you are within 2 to 3 blocks of everything including restaurants, bars, night clubs, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, museums, etc.

Casa Xanadu is unlike any residence of its kind, providing the ultimate in services ranging from daily laundry to meals catered to each guest. Xanadu's architecture lends itself to space and privacy, measuring over one half a city block long. The suites are quiet and spacious and have every amenity imaginable from Jacuzzi, A/C, private phone lines, laundry service, breakfast, grocery shopping, and full time on site housekeeping daily. It is child friendly with a long corridor that leads to a wonderful deep swimming pool where one may escape the heat plunging into nearly 6 feet of chlorine free water.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Luxurious Residence Inn with airport pick up available upon request.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Luxurious Residence Inn with airport pick up available upon request.
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Granada Nicaragua
5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Casa Xanadu was like our own private paradise in Granada Nicaragua. Our own private place with wonderful people during the day to provide wonderful home cooked fresh breakfast, and service for the room. They all knew us by name, and we they. It didn't matter what they were doing, if we needed something or just wanted to chat, they stopped where they were and spent as much time with us as we wanted, without seeming like they had something else to do. They were there if we needed anything but invisible if we wanted our privacy.

At night it was truly our own paradise, as we never even came across other guests, even though they were there. It was quiet, peaceful, it felt -and was- safe, with a beautiful courtyard area, and the rooms were all beautiful, huge, and wonderfully decorated, as we got the opportunity to look at all of them. We were impressed and so thankful to have chosen this hotel, it was absolutely the best choice we could have made, staying at Casa Xanadu in Granada. Our kids loved the pool, during the morning and at night, as the pool also had fun color changing lights at night. They showed us how to hook up our iPod to their integrated speakers and at night we had the music going, kids swimming and parents peacefully sipping wine by the pool, without a care in the world.

Absolutely worth every penny, and honestly the pennies weren't that many for the wonderful facility and memories we had there. We would absolutely stay here again, and as we plan to visit Nicaragua every couple of years, I am hoping we can reserve here every time. Wonderful for a couple or for a family, I would wholeheartedly recommend this place. I just hope that at the time we want to go, there isn't such a long list of people wanting to stay here that we cannot get a room! Absolutely amazing.
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Luxurious Residence Inn with airport pick up available upon request.
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Granada Nicaragua
vancouver, BC
5

* the best around *

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My wife and I just returned from a great trip to Nicaragua, and, after looking at several of the nicer hotels in Granada, we had no doubts that Casa Xanadu was the perfect choice. This small hotel has a big heart; by far, the friendliest and best service of any hotel we've visited. Breakfast was great. Rooms are very spacious, tastefully done,comfortable, and quiet. Great location.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Residence Inn with airport pick up available upon request.
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Granada Nicaragua
5

Amazing casa with great staff

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I recently returned from a 5 night stay at Casa Xanadu with a large group of friends (we are all in our mid-20s). The place was perfect for us to be able to have many bedrooms for our group, and the grounds and common areas (namely the pool area) were a great size and kept up well.

The staff was amazing. The owner, Doug, and his son were around quite a bit during our stay, and he had a real genuine interest in making sure that we were having the best time we possibly could. Maria and Veronica (housekeepers) were so kind and nice and did a great job in keeping up with our group. Miriam (cook) makes amazing chicken fajitas and beans and rice, and she is extremely accommodating (asking what we wanted for breakfast, etc). Marlene is amazing. She worked with one of my friends ahead of time to get an idea as to the activities we would want to do while staying, and then our first day confirmed and booked everything. The service that she works with for transportation was great. The drivers were all on time and friendly. She also makes sure that we got the best rate on all of the tours and transportation so that we wouldn't be taken advantage of as tourists. Her English is great, and she even went on a tour with us (to see the islands in the lake and the monkeys) when there was no English speaking guide available.

Such a friendly place to visit and stay - I only regret not having more time!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Residence Inn with airport pick up available upon request.
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Granada Nicaragua
Canada
5

Amazing & Memorable Stay, Excellent location

Amazing & Memorable Stay, Excellent location
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The staff of Xanadu was amazing! Marlene, Maria, Miriam, Veronica & German made our month long stay excellent & so memorable. They are amazing beautiful people. Each morning we got up to hugs from each of the girls, and at the end of their work shift, another hug & "hasta manana". Miriam is an excellent cook, and Maria & Veronica are cleaning constantly keeping the casa spotless, as well as help in the kitchen too. They really do look after everything for us - cooking, cleaning & laundry! Thank you so much for spoiling us!
Marlene, the reservations manager, always smiling, tour guide, translator, sweet person she is, looked after every detail with expertise. Any time we had questions, she had answers.
This Casa's location is perfect! In the heart of Old Granada, you can walk to the markets, shops, center park, lake front..... anywhere!
Douglass, the owner, is so accommodating and genuinely interested in making our stay at his Casa Xanadu the very best experience we could dream of. The Casa is beautifully decorated with fantastic art work and crafts. The beds are very comfortable, the linens & towels top quality, just as he states in his description of this VRBO.
We rented the entire 3 suites, kitchen & pool for the month for us and our 2 daughters and their spouses. We all felt the girls... Marlene, Miriam, Maria & Veronica became part of our family & will be in our hearts forever. It was hard for us to leave. We had to promise to return to visit.
Douglass, Casa Xanadu and the staff get 5 stars!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I can speak for all of us at Casa Xanadu when I say how pleased we are to have met you wonderful people from way up north where it was 30 below when you left home and not knowing what to expect when you got to Casa Xanadu. Spending a whole month with guests is really great. We became like family and we miss you all like family.
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Luxurious Residence Inn with airport pick up available upon request.
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Granada Nicaragua
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
5

Tomorrow isn't soon enough to return...

Tomorrow isn't soon enough to return...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My parents rented this casa for a month, and we had the opportunity to accompany them for two weeks. The pictures looked amazing, but didn't compare to our expectations. It far surpassed them. Simply stated, we didn't want to leave.

Douglass, the owner, was fantastic and was there every day to ensure that we had all we wanted or needed. The staff, Marlene, Miriam, Maria, and Veronica were like family to us and it was very hard to say adios at the end of our stay. They went above and beyond to make sure this was not our last time in Granada, or Casa Xanadu.

The house itself, is in a great area. Fairly central to everything: market, grocery store, lake, shopping, etc. You can walk around and sightsee or rent bikes and go on a leisurely bikeride to the lake or around town. We did both.

We embraced the opportunity to learn the culture and enjoyed visiting with Miriam and Maria in the kitchen as they prepared our meals. We even brought home some of our favorite recipes. We enjoyed learning about all of their families and seeing pictures of them. Learning about their culture was something we really wanted to know about as it is very different from where we are from. Marlene, the reservations manager, was our tour guide on a couple of excursions. She proved to be incredibly knowledgable about so many facts and history. Not only on our excursions, but in general. Simply an amazing person to have access to. Veronica and Maria took great pride in the appearance and general housekeeping of our casa. Their tireless efforts truly make the casa shine and glow.

We undertook a few excursions while we were in this beautiful country, but we also enjoyed the many days we lounged and relaxed here. We had no idea of what we would get with this type of holiday (a house with numerous suites and it's own staff), however we were pleasantly surprised.

Would we go back? Absolutely and in a heartbeat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your review says it so nicely. Thank you. - As a world traveler much of my own life I would often dream of a Residence Inn with comfortable beds, enriching decor, authentic friendliness and spot on service. Later Casa Xanadu came about and thanks to Maria who slaved to get it ready, then Marlene doing tours and reservations, then Miriam's cooking, then Veronica, it became what I dreamed. - Douglass
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Apoyo Lagoon
"This crater lake is located about 25 minutes from Casa Xanadu and features places along the ..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sandino International Airport Managua (MGA)
Nearest Train
1000 Miles
Mexico City
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Masaya Highway (Carretera Masaya)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Malecon Granada
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Imagine (Live Music & Good Food)
Nearest Ski
1500 Miles
Aspen, Colorado
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Guacalito, Tola, Nicaragua
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
El Zaguan
Car: not necessary

Casa Xanadu is a luxurious residence centrally located in the historic district of Granada, only a few steps to the oldest colonial church, Convento San Francisco where Granada's main museum is located. Also nearby is central park & several other restored churches. Casa Xanadu is within a very short walk to restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, night spots and saloons. Yet we are 2 blocks from the main walking mall known as La Calzada, close enough to be there in 5 minutes walking yet far enough away not to hear late night revelers.

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Availability & Rates

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Granada Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring per suite x2
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$105
$695
3 nights
 
 
Summer per suite
May 1 2014 - Sep 7 2014
$105
$695
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn per suite
Sep 8 2014 - Nov 19 2014
$80
$495
$1,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$120
$735
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Full Day Tour up to 3 $90.00
Upon booking please provide credit card information VISA/ MasterCard to hold your reservation. Include name, zip code, credit card number and 3 digits on back plus exp. date. A deposit of 50% will hold your reservation with the balance payable in cash upon arrival.
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Prices quoted are "per suite", of which there are currently five (5) suites with a combined capacity of up to 21 persons.
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Amenities

Granada Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shangdu Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Visitor's Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Swiming Pool Changing Room - toilet , outdoor shower
    Kublai Khan Suite - toilet , jetted tub , shower
    Shambala Suite - toilet , shower
    Mandarin Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    El Convento Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The pool has its own bath/dressing area with an outdoor shower. The main corridor has a 3/4 bath for use by guests and employees.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Shambala - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Shambala Suite w/garden view is ideal for family of 4
    Kublai Khan - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Kublai Khan Suite has 42' LED TV & Jacuzzi for 2
    Three Bedroom Suite: El Convento - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 king , Three separate bedrooms ideal for families & friends.
    Two bedroom Suite: El Mandarin - 1 double , 1 queen , Two bedroom 2nd floor suite for up to 4 persons
    Shangdu Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Shangdu 2-bedroom suite w/jacuzzi
  • All air conditioned bedrooms have a refrigerator, an extra soft pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton bedding, a flat screen TV, and hot water.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
This is a 5 star colonial residence inn located in the heart of the historic district with services that challenge the finest hotels with unimaginable attention to vacation services. In house tour guide Marlene Rivas provides knowledgeable advice and assistance in setting up and reserving tours of Lake Nicaragua, the volcanos and white villages surrounding Granada. She also provides personal tours as well directly from the hotel. The hotel's layout provides for privacy because it is so spacious. The environment is excellent for young people and children who love the play for hours in the pool after returning at the end of the day. If you tire easily of restaurants we provide a wide variety of dinners served in the evening by the pool. Enjoy fresh fish from the lake, chicken, pork and beef dishes plus several pasta dishes if you like genuine Italian cuisine. Our menu comes close to exceeding the most exclusive restaurants in the historic district.
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