Casa Gallo is a traditional colonial home 5 blocks from the Central Park, in a quiet area of large colonial homes. This 5,330 square foot house (8,500 sq. ft. including gardens) was restored and modernized in 2004 to serve as a delightful vacation rental home. With a score of 4.5/5 for 11 travelers' reviews on Trip Advisor, Casa Gallo is the number one vacation rental in Granada.
There are three bedrooms (one 20' x 20' x 15' high), 3 bathrooms, dining area, kitchen with bar, a large living room, and a TV/Library room, with all rooms fronting on the large interior courtyard with its beautiful trees and garden open to the sky. A pool, gazebo and fountain complete this central area. A wrought iron table and chairs are in the center of the gazebo.
There are two distinct seating areas along the edge of the interior courtyard in addition to the dining area, kitchen, bar, and gazebo seating. The home is furnished in colonial style, with antiques and replicas. There is an employee room and bath. Stairs in the rear of the courtyard lead to a second level balcony with panoramic views of Granada rooftops and Mombacho Volcano. A beautiful private walled garden of 2,300 square feet with fruit trees, banana plants, bougainvillea and lawn is entered through a large covered patio from a door at the rear of this balcony.
All bedrooms have bathrooms with hot water showers and split compressor air conditioners with remote controls, as well as ceiling fans. Two bedrooms have queen beds and cable TV, the third has twin beds. There is a laundry room with washer & dryer, and a garage.
A land-line is available for local calls only; 2 cellular phones are also available for guests' use and phone cards may be purchased locally with whatever number of minutes are required. A high speed internet connection with WI-FI is installed, so you can also use Skype on your laptop to make long-distance calls.
Our housekeeper works 9-4 Mon-Fri with an hour off for lunch, and 9-noon on Saturday, although guests often prefer to excuse her earlier if her work is done. She will also wash clothes and iron upon request. Our gardener works daily from 9AM until he finishes cleaning and watering the garden. If guests are away on a trip, leaving the house empty, he remains at night from 6PM to 6AM to provide security.
Casa Gallo has an automatic standby water system of 750 liters, and two battery-inverter standby electrical systems that provide essential 110 volt power for much of the house in the event of a power outage.
A highly-experienced property manager from Granada Property Services (GPS) will assist you when you arrive at Casa Gallo and take care of any and all house-related problems that may arise during your stay.