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Secluded oceanfront eco-villa, spectacular views, 5 minutes to San Juan del Sur

  • 3 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 8
4 Reviews

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Secluded oceanfront eco-villa, spectacular views, 5 minutes to San Juan del Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227869
+1 -2174306428
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
5

Rugged Paradise

  • 5 of 5
The pictures online don't do this beautiful home justice. Casa Estrella is a stunning home perched on a hill, just above a secluded cove. The beach is rocky here (and full of beautiful shells), but there is a sandy beach a short walk to the left. Be sure and rent a Toyota Land Cruiser from "Irish John" as this home is at the end of a private dirt road, just a mile or so from town. We walked into town several times just for exercise, but found it useful to have a FJ40 4x4 for getting around. We saw dozens of howler monkeys and scores of beautiful birds in the yard every morning. As the owner says, it is an Eco-home, and solar-powered which means no A/C, but the fans and fresh breeze kept us comfortable even on the warmest days. On our 2nd day we found a fisherman down at the Marina and bought Tuna, and Corvina. Added some chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and fresh lime juice for some of the best ceviche we've ever had. The home was cleaned meticulously every day by the staff who live on the property in a guest home just behind the main house. Take surf lessons with Dario's company
http://www.sanjuandelsursurf.com/ and you'll be catching waves in no time. We are complete novices but enjoyed 3 days of surfing at nearby Marsella Beach. If you're looking for a 5 star home, with air-conditioning, a country club atmosphere, golf, and "Hamptons" feel, go the Hamptons. If you're looking for an adventurous, safe, naturally beautiful place that is out of the way, that's quiet, peaceful, rejuvenating... Casa Estrella (and Nicaragua) is the place to go. We'll be back next year for sure.
business
Secluded oceanfront eco-villa, spectacular views, 5 minutes to San Juan del Sur
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p227869
+1 -2174306428
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
St. Louis
5

A Month in Paradise at Estrella del Mar!

  • 5 of 5
When we stepped foot in this awesome property, it, and the view, took our breaths away. We stayed a month and I wouldn't have changed one thing. The pictures and additional website from the owner were spot on. Being there in person was another story.

We received great customer service from the beginning to the end. I was in touch with the homeowner prior to going and they were very helpful and answered all of our questions. The caretakers of the property were friendly and took excellent care of us. Brush up on your Spanish! Every day Pedro took care of the grounds and the pool and Maria made the beds, washed the dishes and mopped the floors. Can't ask for more. Oh yes you can ... for a little extra she did laundry and cooked!

I didn't think I could survive without AC or TV. I did very nicely without both. There were ceiling fans everywhere and a constant breeze. The beds were as comfortable as home and we loved the outside shower and all the rest of the amenities. The house had everything but a blender. We crushed ice and made Pina Colodas every day. The rum was soooo good and the pineapple so fresh.

You must rent a 4-wheel drive for this property. The roads leave a little to be desired. We rented a jeep from Classic Cruisers. We had a ball with them. We would go to town twice a day and the drive was not my favorite thing to do. Once we got into town, there were bars and restaurants, souvenir shops, Internet cafes, markets ... just about everything you needed. The town was filled with Americans and Canadians, so there was always someone that spoke English. The food was very fresh and good in all of the restaurants.

My favorite thing to do: wake up in the morning with fresh-ground Nica coffee, sit on the deck, watch the waves and listen to the birds. The beach at the end of the property is not a sandy beach ... it's rocky. Bring water shoes. You'll have to go to another beach for sand and to boogie board or surf. Lots of places to explore adjacent to the property.

The home was wonderful. If I had to add one thing, it would be a grill for the house. We hated to bother Pedro every time we wanted to grill. On a sunset cruise, we caught nine white tuna; that was a real treat.

I felt safe at all times in the city and in our home. The hammocks were always occupied and the outside sound system was perfect.

I would definitely return and would definitely recommend this awesome home!

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