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Fred Goldfarb

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San Juan del Sur House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 5 beds, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 2-12, hammocks and more - last crowd 14!

'' I left my heart in Casa Roja'' - sound familiar? (we interrupt this description for a live update. Recently, 3 beautiful Toucans, rainbow colored, were seen eating my - your - papaya - and a nest is being built in the tree in front! How's that for breaking news!) Weeks after you leave this oasis of tranquility, you will be humming that song. Peaceful, sweeping views of the Pacific and Costa Rica. No one around to disturb you except the wind, the jungle sounds, splashes from the pool - or the monkees howling in the distance. Surrounded by blossoming tropical Bali style plants as if you are cocooned in a forest - which you are. This is what Casa Roja offers; rest, comfort, quiet for the soul, town only 10 minutes away, all the vacation fun one needs to stir all your emotions.

Because the bedrooms are 100% separated from the main house, you will sleep in peace and quiet while others can party all night long. This ''pod'' system lets everyone ''do their own thing'' without bothering anyone. While you and friends can enjoy parties or conversation on the patio, anyone in the other bedrooms can have their own privacy.

Hot days, jump in the teardrop shaped pool, big enough for 30 - and we've done it - but at 4' average depth, safe for the kiddies as well. Early riser? Fix some Nicaraguan coffee, read on the patio and take a walk or jog in complete silence up the dirt road. Go 1 mile or 10; bring water and sunblock so we don't have to send out my caretakers and pooches to find you!

Before I give you a description of the bedrooms and bathrooms I wanted to explain a few things in general about me and the house. I love antiques. I love to travel. I love old Persian and Turkish carpets. OLD, 100 years plus. I love collecting ''artifacts'', as my friends call them, of my travels and I collect old maps, again 100-300 years old. So, you will pick up on this ''style'' throughout the house and rooms and even outdoors. You'll be in a home that is not sterile or ''made to rent''. It's ME and it always will be. And, part of your adventure down here is to experience a beautiful country, wonderful people, great climate, wildlife, enchanting fun city - and a unique and restful experience that I call home. That is what you will find here. I live here because of the magic of this home and location. You will understand that after only a few days. If you are seeking peace and serenity, you have found it.

As well, if you need an affordable 4 wheel drive car that seats 7, that, too can be available. Need a cook for authentic Nicaraguan meals or just rice and beans - all easily arranged so you can just relax. Need a gourmet cook who will whip up any sort of meal you want (owner and chef at three well know restaurants) - no problem!!

The master suite has a queen bed with night tables, chest of drawers and small desk for writing. Large bathroom has huge quarried tile tub, open shower - hot water even! - 2 granite sinks and full width mirror. Overhead fans and lights as well as bedside lamp provide a comfortable ambience. Entire bathroom is tiled with 4''x4'' crafted rough tile.

The two bedroom suite is a detached casita with bedrooms on each side of a centrally accessed bathroom. One queen bed and one double in the other room. Both rooms have drawers for clothes and either a desk or table. Again overhead lights and fans make life comfortable. Outside one bedroom french doors open to a private patio with a hammock for sleeping or reading or both. The bathroom has a three sided glass shower with textured tile walls. A marble sink, toilet and tiled surfaces throughout complete the room.

I recently up graded the decor with a few more pictures, old maps and antique Persian and Turkish tribal rugs. You will be walking on the history of the Ottoman Empire and Frederick the Great!

Since this is Nicaragua, where sleeping arrangements differ widely let me give you a more precise breakdown of the sleeping situation. When I read that you have 4 adults and 6 children, I try to figure out the best configuration and then i find out that 3 of the children are tots and do not need - nor do parents want them, to have their own separate bedroom - here's the 'inventory'

Beds and Sleeping

There is a queen bed in the Master Bedroom suite. Can easily take another single or double bed.

In one room of the two bedroom, one bath casita, there are 2 double beds.

In the other room there is a queen bed and it too has room for another single, double or crib

As I mentioned, with little children, they often stay in one of the rooms with queen beds with their parents – whether in a small crib they may have brought or on a variety of cushions we have.

There is another brand new queen bed. Depending on the weather, many people either place it outside on the patio, on the second floor of the rancho (great breezes and jungle sounds - my favorite) or in the dining room across from the kitchen. This room is rarely used. There is a desk where you can write or use your computer (with high speed WiFi), but most will place the full bed or a mattress on the floor.

I also have access to an inflatable queen mattress when needed. So, in sum, when it comes to bed capacity there is room for about 10 with options for more. Tere is a slight surcharge for gangs (whoops, I meant groups) larger than 10. Ask me about it.

Additionally, when I have a large, large crowd, people sleep on the comfortable couch or one of the three hammocks at my house. Just pretend you are Ernest Hemingway, swaying to the breeze as he snoozes or writes the last chapter of Old Man and the Sea).

Please note the rates adjust slightly based on the size of the crowd. Standard rate of $200.00 is for 2 couples or 4 people. For 4-8 it is $225.00 and 10 people it is $235.00 . If there are more than 10 people there is an extra charge of $25/person per day.

Thus - bring friends! - the costs per person drop dramatically. But this really means max 10 people. After that the house groans a bit (as well as the septic system!!) Let's talk about unique situations.

The main house has a full kitchen with granite and marble countertops throughout. Wooden cabinets with glass windows reveal all the dishes and rum and wine glasses you'll need. Fridge holds 130 beers and enough ice for 92 rum and cokes ad 6 bottles of wine. Maybe some room left for food! It's modern and energy efficient, just remember to open and close quickly to preserve the electricity. If that's not enough, I'll rent an ice chest. Modern gas stove and broiler. Plates, silverware and some old Bali and Solomon island carvings to keep you company.

The dining room/office is large, great table for work or email, (yes, wifi!!) and the living room is open with sofa and 2 comfy chairs, large hand carved floor tiles with wood accent and majestic 25 foot ceiling. The living room table is a 100 year old colonial door turned sideways and legs attached. Me and my antiques. If you are a Beatles fan, there is the large Anthology Book about my favorite group, but the house is littered with all sorts of reading material, from cops and robbers to history to non fiction to you name it. Every group leaves more and so far there is no pornography, for better or worse!

The ceiling is all palm fronds, beautiful, airy, gorgeous wooden beams and with a large sliding glass door to the patio, say no more. The patio is where 75% of your waking life will be!! Views, sunsets, drinks, monkey howls, drinks, music, dancing, drinks, BBQ's on gas or charcoal grill and then, yes, relax and have a drink. Got the picture?

I almost forgot the half bath! Just off the kitchen is an experience. All walls are covered, embedded with river stone. Floor, walls, everywhere! You can almost hear the river flowing- until you realize the toilet is running! And, this bathroom also comes with a sink! Imagine that!

And now, with my many fruit trees blooming, if you need some fresh oranges, mandarins, lemons and soon, mangos - just talk to Luis, my caretaker, with the biggest smile and warmest heart - and he'll be glad to get you whatever fruit you need. Lately, he's been the local juice man. Sorry, no watermelon - next year.

Last thing. One night around 10 PM, after a warm day, turn out all the lights in the house. Go out to the brick patio and lie down, feel the warmth from the sun on the bricks, and then gaze at the star strewn sky above. There, you will see the Milky Way Galaxy the way you have never seen it before. It is THERE and if you have always been a little unsure of exactly what or where or if it was there, you will have no doubts. It is an incredible sight Then, after looking up for a while you will suddenly realize it is 4 AM and you are still out there...just you and the croaking frogs.

This is my slice of heaven. But, it is not exclusive. Many have experienced it before. Now its your turn. Come here and find your own ...........

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
(Fred here - a short guest comment upon arrival, many long hours and airports later. Put a smile on my face this morning.....)



Oh my gosh Fred! This place is incredible. We are blown away. 36 hours later we made it to paradise. You are amazing this home is just so beautiful. Just had a dip in the pool and now putting our very weary heads to bed. Luis is so nice. We feel welcome here and again its just so special here. You have done wonderful work. Thank you for this wonderful paradise! We are feeling very blessed. We almost didn't survive the airlines fiasco but now it is well worth it!!



P.S. Pasco, Yeddi (sp?) and Indy are hanging with us. We already love them
Jul 2014
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Fred Goldfarb

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First - the photo is in Yosemite, 13,406 ft - you'll have to guess which one I am....Everyone tells me I have re-invented myself and it's just not fair. Well, they could do the same, I say. After 50 years, half in CT and half in San Francisco, I followed a life long dream and moved to this charming third world country to begin life again.

I have spent most of my life in sales and entrepreneurial oriented work. Worked with small businesses as a consultant to help them grow with control and profitably. Worked with hundreds of companies and help them with their HR issues so they could focus on their core work.

After years of satisfying work I come down here and buy some land, build a house and then on a wild impulse a friend convinces me to buy another huge parcel and become a 'green' developer. Huh? Yes, this is the third half of my life as owner of El Encanto del Sur (see website), and I love it here. I am in Nicaragua 3-6 months a year, living here with Indie and Toby and now Lucas, a 6 month old wagging tail pup, the two 4 footed friends and Luis and family - my gardener who has been here for more than three years and who can fix anything! He and his family live away from the house so you have 100% privacy. His wife, Evelyn is there to clean daily and change linen, etc. She is a sweetheart.

That's the short story - I travelled all over the world, You'll find me on Tuesday nights at Open Mike at Pau Hana, singing some oldies (Runaway, Secret Agent man) with my neighbor up the road, Brian and if I'm in town, you can always bribe me with a beer and I'll show you the real secret spots up here.

But, if you an adventurous bone in your body, and I assume so, otherwise you wouldn't be headed this way, you will not regret it - and if you like to have the most relaxing and unforgettable experience, you will have it here.

Fred Goldfarb purchased this house in 2008

I didn't really choose to buy a vacation rental here. I chose to build my house here, live here and live out the dream of a lifetime. This was not meant to be a rental concept and actually the house was never 'set up' that way. Rental houses I find are often nice but without some of the character that sets a 'home' apart from a 'rental'. The home thus reflects who I am and what i like - rather than being an investment. For example, it is 100% solar. Some people steer clear from solar because they are worried it won't work or they will be inconvenienced. Well, you won't be inconvenienced at all unless you leave lights, fans, etc on all the time. I believe in sustainability, saving energy, helping others etc and so live the values I believe in. This house and area resonate of living within these values. And, when you are here, amidst the peace and tranquillity - yet so close to the fun and entertainment of San Juan - you feel like you too can share these values.

Nicaragua is a beautiful yet poor country. It needs help, employment, clean water, schools and I live here to help the local people as much as i can while enjoying my occupation and lifestyle. I have a non profit, fundaciontierra, (EARTH Fund) that helps and works with the communities in many ways.

So, why did i buy vacation rental here? I didn't but I feel so lucky that I am here and have the house and Nicaragua's adventures and experiences to share with you.

And this area where I live is now becoming a 'hot' spot. By that more people have seen the benefit and 'privilege' of living just out of town but in a different world completely. Hot spot - well that means you may see one other house about a km away. A good friend and plant lover, you might find him buried in 1000 tropical plants - stop on over, he's always glad to share some tall stories with you. And, he is a realtor, if you want a tour...

The unique benefits change daily. New bird sightings, eagle soaring or a new find on a walk up the trail with the dogs as company. For me, unique benefits are the different people I always meet at the home. All of you are unique. I get to meet a cross section of North America - usually for the better!! I've seen everything - a 4 month year old and 80 year old grand dad. Surfers, snoozers, drinkers, abstainers, those with a hearty laugh as well as those who arrive with some trepidation but after a change of clothes and some time in the rocking chair, frowns are replaced by smiles.

You may, just may see nature in action. Geckos in search of some flies or bugs, maybe even army ants as they decide to trespass - and I stand by and soon they are gone, an amazing experience. There are small bugs that upon further scrutiny you will realize that you have seen them on earlier sci-fi movies, only enlarged 1000x.

I actually learn more unique benefits from every visitor. You, too, will talk about things I never even considered. So, shoot me an email and with a flashlight, sandals, magnifying glass, binoculars you provide me with more fodder to tell the world about!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Tropical Paradise, Views, Beach, Pool, Monkeys, Toucans, in Jungle, see Video!!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Austin, TX
5

1 MONTH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently returned from a month-long stay at Casa Roja. It is as beautiful and interesting as the pictures and description state. We are a family of four with two small children and had guests join us on and off throughout our stay. I believe the house will appeal most to well traveled folks who appreciate and like being off the beaten path a bit.

The five stars are given because of the lovely grounds, pool, great staff, stunning views (on clear days) and the remote wildness which appeals to me. The house does have some draw-backs and they should be noted, not to discourage visitors but to have a better idea of the pros and cons and if this is the best fit for you as a traveler. There are bugs, lots of them and this is coming from a very non-squmish women who has lived in Africa. My only advice is to get over it. You are in the jungle and this is their territory. Buy a book of native insects and let budding entomologist do their thing. There are four dogs on property, all are sweet and loving but you must like dogs to enjoy your stay here. At night when the world around you gets very dark and the chorus of wild sounds emerge I enjoyed having the dogs around.

The house is a good 15 minutes from town, a car is a must and you will enjoy your stay more if you come with a bit of a food plan in mind. San Juan has lots of bars and restaurants and many have nightly specials and happy hours, early in your stay get to know the best deals and work your evening plans around them. Sanchez is a little corner store in town (two locations) and you can pick up most of your groceries there (you will pay slightly more than at the big super market, but the super market is a bit sparse).

We took a few side trips and it was a real treat to pack a small overnight bag and leave the big suitcases at Casa Roja. I highly recommend Ometepe (Hotel Villa Paraiso) and Granada (La Gran Francia), 2-3 nights in each location should give you a good look around.

We loved our adventure in Nica and hope to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and I am glad you had a great time. I really appreciated your comments about budding entomologists! Cracked me up but at the same time I wanted to think about it and everything else you and others have mentioned. I am here now and I think the worst drought in years has finally broken - as I sit here soaking wet.

With the drought came a few new species of insects I hadn't seen before; beetle like and then small grasshopper creatures. Nothing to worry about, interesting as always to me but maybe surprising to others. I decided to get netting for all beds so nothing unexpected will fall on your pillow at night and after one night the guests love it.

Dogs miss you, Luis and family too. House was just repainted outside, added 50 more plants(papaya, coconut, mango).

Getting greener by the second. Rain stopped and now the whole house is snoozing. Muy tranquillo, even the monkees we saw earlier are slumbering.

See you again soon!
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Denver, Colorado
5

APRIL 2014

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I had a fantastic stay at Fred's house. Everyone was very helpful, and Luis and his wife did a great job maintaining the property and cleaning. My daughter loved the dogs, Luca in particular. Once we adjusted to driving in Nicaragua it was relatively easy to get around, everything is done via laandmarks so be sure to pay attention to your surroundings :) Playa Maderas was our favorite beach by far, as I enjoy surfing, and the car we rented was able to handle the terrain quite nicely. If you are looking for a nice quiet destination for families, or basically anyone who wants to get away for a little while, I would recommend Casaj Roja.
Oh, and Fred was even nice enough to refund us for part of our stay as my daughter and I left a day early to avoid Easter traffic to stay in Managua. This review took me a little while to write as we loved Nicaragua so much we are moving there in mid June.....!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Spokane, wa
5

BEEN HERE FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS AND THE WORLD HAS SLIPPED AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We got here yesterday afternoon and were greeted with a new reality. The view is spectacular, the breeze refreshing and the house is right out of a magazine. The sounds of the surrounding trees is that of what comes out of a dream machine.
So incredibly lovely.
Everything from booking to transportation to help from the groundskeeper -Luis- has been made so easy by the owner Fred.
This will not be my last review :)
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
5

UNFORGETTABLE!

  • 5 of 5
We just had the BEST 10 days at Casa Roja and Nicaragua, partly due to all the help from Fred, Luis (caretaker), and Maria. They helped us make all the plans we needed, connected us to the best people to work with in San Juan Del Sur, and sorted out any issues that arose. Fred was available to help us even from afar anytime we needed him and was such a good sport about all our crazy needs and questions. You need to look up Kenny N. for surf lessons and an amazing meal cooked in house (he does the clean up too and leaves left-overs)! Blue with Rancho Cliamante has the MOST AMAZING horseback riding and provides cowboy hats, boots, and a shot at the end! Galloping on the beach was so fun! We rented 4-wheelers to ride on the crazy roads and beach, fishing gear to catch dinner, went zip-ling with Flying Frog (called the Canopy locally), and chillaxed in the pool daily..... If I didn't have to come back, I don't think I would have! The house was great for the 3 couples we had with us. Beautiful, secluded, but has everything you need. Luis and his family are always available at the house for anything any time of day. He looks out for you so well and will come and get you to show you the monkeys up by the house in the papaya trees! We will definitely book again for our next trip! Thanks for everything Fred, Maria, and Luis!!!! Memories to last a lifetime! Recommend lots of sunscreen, rent a good car, and do and see everything!!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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5

A VERY SPECIAL SPOT

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently returned from an extremely memorable 3-week stay at Casa Roja with our 3 children (5, 3, and 4 months). Many of the other reviews here capture the magic of this spot, so I'll try to add to what's already been said.

The house and grounds are at least as lovely as the VRBO photos. Everything in the listing accurately depicts the property. During our stay we had two sets of visitors (a young couple and our 65-year-old parents, intrepid travelers themselves) and everyone loved it.

A stay at Fred's house is a combination of the best aspects of a rental and a homestay. You have the house completely to yourselves, with your own pool and extensive facilities. Yet you also -- at no additional cost -- have what amounts to a team of hospitality experts attending to your every need. First and foremost, Luis and Evelyn, who live on-site, offer attention, support, and a kind watchful eye, in addition to working extremely hard each day to keep the property spotless and beautiful. We relied on them constantly for advice and friendship. Fred's colleague Maria is sort of like a concierge at at a fancy hotel -- she is accessible virtually round-the-clock, unfailingly professional, and willing and able to arrange essentially anything you might wish to do (Ask her to arrange for local chefs to cook you a traditional meal on-site). Fred completes the team -- whether he is in-country or stateside during your stay, he is responsive, generous, and entirely good-natured. He clearly genuinely loves Nica, SJDS, and Casa Roja, and wants his guests to come away loving those things too.

A few practical points. We were there with an infant and two little kids. We knew in advance that the pool on the property is unprotected, and we came prepared with several lines of defense for pool safety -- a must for those visiting with young children. (I would be happy to discuss in detail with anyone in that position.) The house (like many places in Nica) represents true "indoor-outdoor" living, so if you don't like sharing your space with nature, this probably isn't the destination for you. We had many delicious meals in town, including at Colibri (slow but delicious and great setting), several yummy Italian places (who knew?), and the mysterious but oh-so-worth-it Munchies Bluues. Do NOT miss a sunset cruise with SJDS Surf & Sport -- possibly the best attraction in SJDS.

Casa Roja is a treasure. We are already scheming to get back!!
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Portland, Or
5

FANTASTIC JUNGLE RETREAT!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 (all adults) just returned from a wonderful adventure in Nicaragua. Casa Roja was the perfect place to experience this beautiful country. The house and grounds are just as pictured, maybe even better in person! You are surrounded by a lush jungle with amazing views of the ocean, mountains and Costa Rica. The property is private, quiet and so relaxing! We were visited 2 days by howler monkeys in the yard - what a treat! The house is comfortable and perfect for a larger group, plenty of room to spread out and with private sleeping quarters, plenty of privacy for all. Most of our time was spent on the beautiful patio or lounging in the hammocks, enjoying the views, the breezes and an occasional dip in the lovely pool. The house is comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen was stocked with all you need for cooking (as well as a grill on the patio) Bottled water is provided and we never ran out of hot water! Luis and Evelyn, the caretakers, keep the home and grounds spotless! We so enjoyed getting to know them and their darling children! And having the company of 3 friendly pups made us feel right at home! Casa Roja is perfectly located - a 10 - 15 minute drive into San Juan del Sur, just far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of the town, and not much farther to the beautiful beaches in the area. SJDS was friendly with plenty of good restaurants and to our surprise, not too many tourists! Fred and Maria were extremely helpful in planning our trip. They arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport in Managua, provided a great 4x4 car for our use (a must!) made great suggestions for things to see and do. Maria arranged a ride back to Managua with stops at a coffee plantation, Granada and Masaya. Wilfredo, our driver, was the best! He was the perfect tour guide and we had a great last day thanks to him! We enjoyed sharing a beer with Fred on the patio when he arrived and to personally thank him for a perfect vacation! This was our first trip to Nicaragua, but definitely won't be our last!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Managua
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Rivas to Ometepe
Nearest Train
2000 Miles
Mexico or Bogota
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Paved road to my house or Pan Am Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hermosa - 5 minutes
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Iguana Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4000 Miles
Tahoe or Chile. Google it to see which is closer
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
45 minutes north - Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Rancho Stella
Car: recommended

You are only about 10 minutes to San Juan. You drive on the new paved road (only took 20 years to get it done) which goes directly to my turnoff. Beautiful drive to house and if you venture south you can see the turtles laying eggs, Coco beach with its long white sandy beach, go horseback riding at my good friend Blue at Rancho Chilamate. Perfect location, close but so far away. Day trips to Granada or Masaya market are recommended

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Xmas or Easter
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$300
$1,830
$7,260
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$3,750
 

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Refundable damage deposit $300

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Amenities

San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
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Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
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  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Computer Available ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet , sink naturally
  • Modern, mirrors, electricity granite and marble countertops, shower, huge bathtub in master suite, so huge I've never used it, prefer the pool! Hot water in all bathrooms and kitchen.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Duplex Casita - 1 queen
    Duplex Casita - 2 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Other double, twin or child bed/crib can easily be added
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large dining room is often used for extra beds
  • There is one queen bed in the Master Bedroom suite. This suite is a separate from the main house for privacy. As mentioned it has ample room for another bed - for toddlers or otherwise There is a queen bed in the 'duplex' casita as well. Same as above, need another bed, got it! All bedrooms have new locally crafted night tables and lamps. In the other bedroom of the duplex casita, there are two double beds. I have an extra queen and extra double beds/frames/mattress for larger groups We have cushions to sleep on for larger groups and the couch has worked well many times.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Available
  • Staff
  • Car Optional
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • live theater
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • mountain climbing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Most vacation rental have the basics listed above. But, this home comes with “virtual” low blood pressure ambience. If your “retreat” from your harried life doesn’t include that, it’s not a vacation. As you drive to the front gate you feel the welcoming forest canopy overhead that instantly lowers the temperature and calms the soul. So, before you even arrive at the front door, life has changed in ways more important than a 12 cubic foot refrigerator. A two story palm covered rancho with double and single hammocks, standard. Two other hammocks on the patio. Also standard. Year round calming breeze. Standard. Monkeys howling in the distance, pet guinea hens walking around clucking, parrots overhead, hawks swooping, yes, all standard. Shade, sun, pool or hammock, these are getaway amenities you will not find anywhere. Anywhere!
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