|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
Simply the best home in Granada. A gorgeous and unique 6,000 sq. ft. 5 bedroom colonial villa in the heart of town and the showcase of Granada's colonial house walking tour. Built in the 1750s and given a 2-year loving restoration to preserve original architectural details and integrate modern amenities, the villa has a lush central courtyard with a 40' long pool to cool off on hot afternoons.
== Best Location in Granada ==
Casa Blanca is the best located home in Granada. Situated at the top end of the pedestrianised Calle La Calzada the home is right next door to Granada's famous cathedral and just steps from the bustling central park.
== Accommodations ==
The home features five bedrooms in the following arrangement- A second floor en-suite master bedroom, with a king-size bed. Two double bedrooms each with a queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom. One family suite which is a regular double bedroom that opens onto a twin bedroom. The twin bedroom in the family suite doubles up as a TV room. The fifth bedroom located beyond the kitchen on the ground floor is suitable for a live in nanny or maid and has a single bed, private bathroom, fridge and TV. The living areas are organised around the extensive corridors. The main corridor features an antique rocking chair and coffee table set comfortably laid out beneath a powerful ceiling fan. There is another more relaxed seating area situated the opposite end of the pool to the main dining area. The home has two classical colonial living rooms with doors direclty into the pedestrianised Calle La Calzada.
== Fully Equipped and Beautifully Furnished ==
The home is thoroughly well furnished with exquisite furniture from the local manufacturer Simplamente Madera, who use only the very finest certified hard woods. Homelife within Casa Blanca inevitably evolves around the kitchen table - and the kitchen table in Casa Blanca is a truly spectacular piece of woodwork. With seating space for 14 adults you will marvel at its immensity and quality in equal measure. The home also boasts numerous 50' TV's and iPod docking stations.
== Other Amenities ==
Ceiling Fans Throughout
Cable TV in Each Bedroom
DVD Player in Each Bedroom
In-line Water Filtration System
Solar Powered Hot Water
Daily Maid Service
Gas BBQ Grill
== Other Services Available on Request ==
Airport transfer - Let us arrange it for you - $45 for 2 people, $60 for 3 to 7 people
Local cellphone for your safety and convenience
This is really a special place. It was built in the 1750s and is one of the oldest buildings in Granada. It underwent a 3-year restoration to bring it back to it's original splendor. The house has original floors, ceilings and doors dating back to it's construction along with all the modern amenities one would need.
Centrally located. Just one block off the main park. Casa Blanca is tucked in behind the town's main cathedral and on Granada's main pedestrian street and restaurant row, Calle Calzada. The house has the traditional colonial design with a central courtyard full of beautiful tropical plants and a deep and cool 40 ft long swimming pool. Once you step into the house, you're in your own little private paradise.
After a long day getting to Nicaragua, it is simply refreshing to walk into a beautiful oasis in the heart of Granada. The pictures don't do the house justice. My wife, 3 young boys and I thoroughly enjoyed this place. The beds are comfortable, the pool refreshing after a day of sightseeing and the hammocks are so relaxing to lay in as you drink a cold one! Having air conditioning in the rooms is a big plus. The house is central to everything in town and close to some of the best breakfast places around. You will be happy if you have the opportunity to stay at Casa Blanca in Granada.
4 friends and I stayed here a week in February 2015. This place is as advertised: simply the best house in Granada. We used this place as our home base to hunt, fish and explore the area. I am preparing to book it again within 30 days as our adventure and the mansion were too good not to go back while we are still young. Our new friend Guadalupe was a remarkable housekeeper and advice supplier. I miss her! Not only the best value I have had in 20 years visiting Central America, but the most magnificent and best located place I have ever stayed.
Seven friends stayed for three nights. The first friend who got to the house thought he most be in the wrong place. The rest of us each stopped in our tracks when we walked into the courtyard. Absolutely stunning. Great location. Lots of restaurants within just a couple of blocks. Guadalupe kept the house spotless. Elizabeth at GPS helped with tours and such. Guillermo was a delight to work with.
It would be redundant to try to expand the property descriptions in the other reviews. The accommodations were spectacular. The rental management, GPS, is a block away and very helpful and responsive to any request including transportation, tours, shopping, hiring a cook, where to find whatever. The location is right in the center (easy walking distance) of almost every place in Granada for which one would come to the city. Our group consisted of 5 men, age 50s and up, with previous experience in Nicaragua and Granada. This house was by far the best accommodation and location in which we have stayed.
This house had it all. It was beautiful, comfortable and the best location in Granada. It felt like we were in a movie staying at this house. As soon as you walk out of your door you are right in the center of all of the action. We had multiple friends staying in Granada at different places and Casa Blanca was by far the best .
Everything about the house was fantastic! The pictures can not capture how impressive this house really is! I travelled with a group of 11 people (9 adults and 2 children) and the house had everything we needed (good AC in the rooms, filtered water for drinking, plenty of towels, lots of seating)! We did have a car but we did not really need it while staying in this location as everything was easily within walking distance. If I come back to stay in Granada I would definitely stay there again.
Drawn by year-round warm weather, colonial-era architecture and the freshwater Lake Nicaragua, travelers from around the world are flocking to Granada. Eco-tourists will love visiting the dormant Mombacho volcano, sailing on the lake and ziplining through the trees. Fans of spa treatments and shopping will find plenty to do, too.
Nicaragua travel tops the New York Times’ best in travel for 2013. Ranked third out of forty-six select destinations, Nicaragua made it to the top of the list. Nicaragua is a country of thriving culture, history, wildlife and boasts a landscape dominated by pristine rainforest and miles & miles of serene sandy shoreline. Its avenue of volcanoes is stunning and protected by national parks. Conscious of their natural treasures, “eco” is both practiced and preached in Nicaragua. Nicaragua Lake is vast; it rivals that of Lake Titicaca in its beauty and grandeur. The lake’s Ometepe Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. It is composed of two volcanoes and an isthmus that connects them. Hiking here is a must. Beyond its natural features, Nicaragua’s nicest colonial city, Granada, offers great dining, exquisite cathedrals and museums from the Spanish era.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 14 2015 - Jan 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
Easter Week / Semana Santa
Apr 12 - Apr 21
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
CHECK IN: 2 PM (flexible but contact us first)
CHECK-OUT: 11 AM (flexible but contact us first)
* Electric Deposit
Electric costs in Nicaragua are extremely high; greater than $.50 per KW hr (the highest in Central America & 4X the US average). 15% of your rental rate is applied towards payment of electrical usage. The meter will be read upon check-in and check-out and any excess over 15% of your rent will be taken from your deposit.
CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty (except for any bank/credit card transaction costs associated issuing a refund). Cancellations that are made between sixty (60) and thirty
(30) days prior to the arrival date will incur a 50% penalty (plus any bank/credit card transaction costs associated issuing a refund). Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within thirty (30) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.