ALTOS DE COLORADO-8000 SQ FT BEACHFRONT LUXURY SURFING ESTATE

Jackie and Dan Bonis

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
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ALTOS DE COLORADO-8000 SQ FT BEACHFRONT LUXURY SURFING ESTATE

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5 Br And 5 1/2 Bath Beachfront Estate Directly In Front Of Colorados Surf Break

Altos de Colorado is a brand new luxuriously appointed estate located on the sand in the guard-gated golf course community of Hacienda Iguana, just west of Tola, Nicaragua. Altos de Colorado boasts 8000 square feet of living space on over a quarter acre of beachfront property with adjacent properties completely vacant with natural foliage for the ultimate in privacy.

This luxury estate has 5 bedrooms (2 Master) and 5 1/2 baths and has the largest private pool on the beach in all of Hacienda Iguana. The house is directly in front of the world class surf break Playa Colorados, and a 5 minute sand walk south of Ponga Drops, another world-class surf break. The house comfortably sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms (one of which is a very private 'honeymoon' casita), each with their own beautiful custom cabinetry and granite counters with beautiful stone sinks. As stated before, two of the bedrooms are master suites... each with it's own full size bathtub, one of which is a jacuzzi tub! Both Master Suites have views of the surf while just lying in your king size bed! Each of the other bedrooms has Twin XL beds which may be pushed together to make one king size bed. These additional bedrooms have there own walk-in closets with built-ins for plenty of storage. Mattresses may be added to the oversized bedrooms for additional sleeping if needed for larger groups. All bedrooms are independently A/C cooled for maximum comfort and energy efficiency, and are conveniently located on the main floor for a quick exit to the surf and sand! On the second floor is a beautifully appointed large kitchen with oversized island food preparation area, a dining table large enough for place settings for twelve, and a very large second floor patio with a 36 inch wide built-in gas BBQ perfect for parties overlooking the surf firing off from either Colorados or Ponga Drops!

There are upstairs and downstairs living rooms/home theater systems, each equipped with 60 inch LCD televisions and Dolby/THX 7.1 channel surround speakers/subwoofers! There are also 40-inch WiFi TV's in each of the master bedrooms. Blu-Ray DVD players and Satellite TV (Sky) are available for each TV as well. The ground floor patio also has it's own six-speaker stereo system with 1800 cumulative watts of power for your listening enjoyment.

The third floor observation deck has unprecedented views over all of Hacienda Iguana from Colorados up to Ponga Drops and Los Perros/Rancho Santana...perfect for surf/landscape photography...or just hanging out to check the surf, watch beautiful sunsets, whatever!

Altos de Colorado also has high speed 4G internet throughout the house, and a whole-house back-up generator and surge suppressor to obviate any potential power outage.

Our property manager is a home-owner in our community as well, so he and his staff will attend to your every need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Arrangements can be made for catering and transportation/excursions in advance or on a whim. All of the comforts of home on one of most beautiful beaches in all of Nicaragua!

Altos de Colorado also offers membership access to our private golf course. This 9 hole course is quite challenging and uncrowded, offering tee times pretty much whenever you want. There is also a brand new championship 18 hole course just 15 minutes by car south of Iguana in Isla Guacalito, which boasts beautiful ocean views.

Also included with your stay is full access to the exclusive Community Beach Club just a 3 minute sand walk south of the house. This Beach Club is a wonderful place to have lunch and relax with friends, or have a dunk in the pool and play volleyball, or just watch the surf fire off at Colorados!

Also within the community is located Don Eloys Restaurant, a great place to hang out with your friends for lunch or dinner and swap stories, or relax at the bar with beer and watch sporting events on their big screen TV. There are a handful of other great restaurants that are accessible by car, taxi, boat, or a nice hike to a small fishing village.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed

Jackie and Dan Bonis

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Owners are surfers from the US and have traveled extensively through Central America and found this beach in Nicaragua to build a dream home.

Jackie and Dan Bonis purchased this estate in 2012

House located directly in front of Playa Colorados, a world-class surfing beach which hosted the 2012 International Surfing Association Grand Masters Championship in epic barreling surf!

For surfers this beach is unique because of the offshore winds which groom the waves into perfect barrels all day long, about 300 days out of the year...you can surf from days first light and into the evening without worry about conditions getting blown out.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Altos De Colorado-8000 sq ft Beachfront Luxury Surfing Estate
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Tola Nicaragua
5

THE SWEET SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
Surfer's paradise!!! Imagine a wave that barrels almost everyday, breaks on sand, in warm water, and is uncrowded. This is Playa de Colorado. Even if you don't surf, just waking up to watch the daily surfer talent is a joy. The pictures give you just a glimpse of the stunning, luscious beach and surroundings.
The house itself is exactly as described: modern, clean, well-planned. The views and the pool can't be beat. The bedding is the best I have experienced in Central America. No rough, short sheets, bad mattresses, or limping air conditioner here. We also opted for the catering and we very well-fed. Dona Marta and Andrea prepared various breakfast options with gallo pinto (yummy local rice and beans) and fresh fruit and juice daily. Dinner was more "Americanized." In general, Nicaraguan food is a little spicier and more flavorful than that of Costa Rica. Another major plus of commiting to catering is eliminating trips to the store.
Unless you truly do not want to leave the house and those amazing waves, you will need a vehicle. You are 30 minutes from Tola and 45 minutes from Rivas. The road from Tola is slowly being paved, leaving only about 15 minutes of unpaved road. If you are arriving after dark, consider renting a car and arranging with the staff to follow someone in from the airport or at least from Rivas as the roads are not well-lit or marked.
If you are not into surfing, this is still a great vacation spot to truly get off the grid and relax in paradise. We did day trips to Granada and Ometepe. Granada was interesting and David Jaen played guide and kept us well-informed and laughing. Ometepe left me wishing I had more than a day to actually hike a volcano or try a petroglyph tour from Hari's Horses. So, plan for an overnight in Ometepe if you want more than just a preview.
I couldn't help but falling in love with Nicaragua. It is a step back in time, full of verdant fields and dirt roads roaming with people, chickens and pigs. The poverty will break your heart, but the people are so gracious, helpful, friendly, and proud that you will be glad you spent your money in this amazing and stunning country. I can't wait to go back!!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tola Nicaragua
Washington, DC
5

PARADISE FOUND!

  • 5 of 5
The minute we saw this property listing, we knew it was it exactly what we were looking for for our family getaway -- and we were not disappointed. From the moment of arrival to day of departure a week later, we were pampered and looked after by the very hospitable property managers, James and David, and household staff. They were ever-ready, warm and friendly but never intrusive. I would definitely recommend the full catering option as the meals were delicious and well-prepared by Cecilia. Lots of typical Nica dishes, refreshing freshly squeezed juices, and special treats.

We needed to have a few things taken care of during our stay (air conditioner servicing, ice run, grocery requests) and all were handled quickly. Housekeeping was great so house was always immaculately cleaned daily, pool and grounds tended every morning. Security guard on duty from evening to morning so always felt safe.


The house is spacious and open. I liked that it was nicely and appropriately furnished for ease and comfort. Beautifully maintained. The two master suites are quite nice and comfortable. Our group of 9 had lots of options for hanging out together or finding their own quiet spot around the pool, on one or the other of the spacious terraces or comfortable great rooms indoors.

The house if fitted with large screen TVs (which we actually didn't bother to use since it was more fun to be together!) and wifi (which was weak in certain areas, but serviceable). Air conditioning was appreciated at night, but was a bit noisy in some rooms.

Location cannot be beat! Great surfing from dawn to dusk -- or fun just watching the surfers or walking the wide, long, pristine beach as we did.

Some in our group enjoyed going to the beach bar a little ways down the beach, but most of us were quite happy to just relax at the house most of the time. For those who want to venture farther afield, James or David will arrange outings for fishing, horseback riding, or exploring the area. All of us were recovering from work burnout so preferred to veg!

Highly recommend... We are already planning a second visit!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Tola Nicaragua
Seattle
5

BEST VACATION EVER!!

  • 5 of 5
There is no way to prepare yourself for the goose bumps you will get the when you walk through the front doors of this house. The pictures online cannot do Altos De Colorado justice. And then, after that amazing first glimpse, your vacation will only better! The design of the house is very well thought-out. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and stay cooler at night while the living space/kitchen are upstairs so that all can enjoy an elevated view of the surf with their morning coffee. The surfing was awesome: sometimes the break was right in front of the house, sometimes it was at the Penga Drops, about 1/3 a mile up the beach. The infinity pool is gorgeous and very well-maintained.

A few pleasant surprises:
-This house comes with an excellent staff: housekeeper, security guard, and daily pool cleaner. So disregard any blog posts you read about safety and petty theft in Nica. Thank you to Maria for offering fresh towels daily and keeping the kitchen so clean despite our countless blender creations.

-There is a great beach bar and restaurant 5 houses down

-The 1.3 mile stretch of beach is pristine, in part because it is difficult for outsiders to access on foot

-The 'house manager' should really be called a personal concierge. James helped us arrange boat trips, surf board rental, transport to and from the airport, and catering by Marta. He coordinated with us over email prior to our trip and offered lots of advise for travelling in Nicaragua.

-Staying at the best house on the beach will make you almost giddy - a feeling that lasts your entire vacation

A few inconsequential pointers:

-There is only a toaster oven, not a full oven, so plan on BBQ-ing everything
-Electricity in Nica can be inconsistent which takes its toll on the electrical appliances; there were a few appliances that were malfunctioning during our visit
-the downstairs outdoor speakers are awesome for poolside dance parties, but download a playlist to your tablet before you travel, because the Wi-Fi only works upstairs so you cannot stream tunes using the downstairs stereo,(I know, said like a true spoiled american)

The neighborhood this house is in, Hacidena Iguana, is pretty cool too. I felt like I was in a nice resort because I could stumble to the beach bar, golf with the monkeys & iguanas, or purchase sundries at their small market. Be sure to travel outside of the development if you want to experience the native scene.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Tola Nicaragua
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5

NEW YEARS 2014

  • 5 of 5
Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of this location. The house is wonderful and easily accommodates large groups. The manager was easy to work with in both the planning stage and after we arrived. We hired the management teams cook, the food was delicious. There were lots of things to do when not just relaxing in the sun; a brand new premier golf course was just finished close by, sightseeing in historic colonial Granada, zip lining, to a name a few. It was really too much to schedule in one week. Our group rated this trip as one of our best.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Tola Nicaragua
Atlanta, GA
5

EVEN BETTER THAN THE PICTURES, IF THAT IS POSSIBLE

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely breathtaking! We spent a few days here and wished we could have stayed longer. The swimming pool is great and beach is really nice. The ocean was actually pleasant to swim in (expected it to be cold since it is the Pacific).
The house is gorgeous. Really spacious! The master bedroom with the jacuzzi was great. 2 of the bedrooms have twin beds.
Overall, it was perfect for our group. We were looking for a quiet time to hang out and be by the water. If you are expecting to hang out in the town, that might be tough... everything looks really far and you have to drive down 20 mins of dirt road before you reach the main road.
As for service, I interacted with the owner and house manager over email and both were great. Very helpful and made the booking process really easy. The only thing that I was not a fan off was the manager's right hand guy who typically checks in every day. He was quite pushy and not very helpful. The staff are excellent!! The chefs and the food were amazing. Cleaning staff and security guy were so nice. Overall, we felt quite pampered :)
Definitely recommend this!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Altos De Colorado-8000 sq ft Beachfront Luxury Surfing Estate
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Tola Nicaragua
5

PEACHES NACHOS

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic beach. I have been very fortunate to stay at some beautiful beaches in my life and this one ranks near the top. Private beach (only for residents and renters). Morning walks and evening sunsets were very memorable.

In regards to the house - it was immaculate. The owners put a lot of thought into the design and it showed. Sweeping views of the ocean seen through numerous large windows. Sleeping arrangements were excellent.

Our group of 2 families was taken care of at every turn. Marta was our chef and I still think about the great meals. The grounds were well taken care of and the house management helped us with every whim. I traveled with a surfing beginner who was very nervous. Luckily I was able to show him the ropes and we had and excellent time surfing in front of the house. Even beginners - like the one I taught - did very well in these waves even though he looked funny with his "water wings"

The pool was delightful. Large enough for the group and a great spot to watch the sunset over the ocean.

I would come back in a heartbeat! Thank you Nicaragua - for the great memories.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Managua
Nearest Beach
Playa Colorado
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
Don Eloys Restaurant and Bar
Car: not necessary

Altos de Colorado is a brand new luxuriously appointed estate located on the sand in the guard-gated golf course community of Hacienda Iguana, just west of Tola, Nicaragua. Altos de Colorado boasts 8000 square feet of living space on a half acre of beachfront property with adjacent properties completely vacant with natural foliage for the ultimate in privacy.

This luxury estate has 5 bedrooms (2 Master) and 5 1/2 baths and has the largest private pool on the beach in all of Hacienda Iguana. The house is directly in front of the world class surf break Playa Colorados, and a 5 minute sand walk south of Ponga Drops, another world-class surf break. The house comfortably sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms (one of which is a very private 'honeymoon' casita), each with their own beautiful custom cabinetry and granite counters with beautiful stone sinks. As stated before, two of the bedrooms are master suites... each with it's own full size bathtub, one of which is a jacuzzi tub! Both Master Suites have views of the surf while just lying in your king size bed! Each of the other bedrooms has Twin XL beds which may be pushed together to make one king size bed. These additional bedrooms have there own walk-in closets with built-ins for plenty of storage. Twin beds can be added to the oversized bedrooms for larger groups. All bedrooms are independently A/C cooled for maximum comfort and energy efficiency, and are conveniently located on the main floor for a quick exit to the surf and sand! On the second floor is a beautifully appointed large kitchen with oversized island food preparation area, a dining table large enough for place settings for twelve, and a very large second floor patio with a 36 inch wide built-in gas BBQ perfect for parties overlooking the surf firing off from either Colorados or Ponga Drops!

There are upstairs and downstairs living rooms/home theater systems, each equipped with 60 inch LCD televisions and Dolby/THX 7.1 channel surround speakers/subwoofers! There are also 40-inch WiFi TV's in each of the master bedrooms. Blu-Ray DVD players and Satellite TV (Sky) are available for each TV as well. The ground floor patio also has it's own six-speaker stereo system with 1800 cumulative watts of power for your listening enjoyment.

The third floor observation deck has unprecedented views over all of Hacienda Iguana from Colorados up to Ponga Drops and Los Perros/Rancho Santana...perfect for surf/landscape photography...or just hanging out to check the surf, watch beautiful sunsets, whatever!

Altos de Colorado also has high speed 4G internet throughout the house, and a whole-house back-up generator and surge suppressor to obviate any potential power outage.

Our property manager is a home-owner in our community as well, so he and his staff will attend to your every need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Arrangements can be made for catering and transportation/excursions in advance or on a whim. All of the comforts of home on one of most beautiful beaches in all of Nicaragua!

Altos de Colorado also offers membership access to our private golf course. This 9 hole course is quite challenging and uncrowded, offering tee times pretty much whenever you want. There is also a brand new championship 18 hole course just 15 minutes by car south of Iguana in Isla Guacalito, which boasts beautiful ocean views.

Also included with your stay is full access to the exclusive Community Beach Club just a 3 minute sand walk south of the house. This Beach Club is a wonderful place to have lunch and relax with friends, or have a dunk in the pool and play volleyball, or just watch the surf fire off at Colorados!

Also within the community is located Don Eloys Restaurant, a great place to hang out with your friends for lunch or dinner and swap stories, or relax at the bar with beer and watch sporting events on their big screen TV. There are a handful of other great restaurants that are accessible by car, taxi, boat, or a nice hike to a small fishing village.

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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

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Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes We do offer reduced pricing of $550/night (+$50/person/night above 6 guests) from September 1st to October 31st.
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Amenities

Tola Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 5 bedrooms each with private bath. Two master suites. Master suite 1 with jacuzzi tub with view out to ocean and separate large two-head shower. View from king size bed directly out to surf break in master suites. Master suite 2 with soaking tub and separate shower, also with view from king size bed directly out to surf break. Bedroom 3 and 4 have the option of king size beds or separate XL twin size beds. Each of these bedrooms have private bathrooms with showers and walk in closets. Bedroom 5 is a private casita with the option of a King size bed, or two XL twin size beds, along with shower. It also has its own private studio kitchen with small refrigerator, sink and living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
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