Every single detail exceeded our expectations. Nicky was an amazing host and has created the most exquisite retreat. The thoughtfulness that she put into the house, landscaping, decor, service, is impeccable. We were traveling with another family so 5 kids total- ages 10-14. The kids couldn’t believe how cool it is to be on your own island. What an amazing trip- I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Nicaragua- or El Coyol is actually a great reason to come to Nica.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOME. Gorgeous tropical living with the tropical sun shining into a central courtyard was how we wanted to spend our first winter of retired life well away from a Canadian winter. We chose to do that by living in this traditional Nicaraguan home for an extended period of time. We chose this house because it didn't sound too touristy and posh. It sounded like a real home in a nice area of town that was close to all the amenities. We were ecstatic with our choice. The home is exactly as described and pictured. While the house is on a main street which can be loud with traffic noise in the day, by 9PM or so this part of Granada becomes quiet presenting no difficulty in getting a good nights sleep. The Iglesias just down the street periodically rings bells for prayer very early in the morning, but again it's not disturbing. The kitchen and appliances worked very well and we ate in most nights. There are multiple grocery stores within a 20 minute walk, including one that has all sorts of imported foodstuffs. You must know that a traditional home is open to the sky in the middle and built for good airflow. This means that it can be noisy during the day and quite dusty. In the evening there can be lots of biting insects so protection is needed - easily purchased here. The master bedroom and ensuite is sealed and air conditioned, however, so it does not get too dusty or buggy. We didn't use the spare room but it is also sealed and air conditioned with an ensuite. By luck we had chance to meet the property owner, Juan, when we first arrived and he was very helpful in setting things up for us with his amazing housekeeper Rosie. With his help (no hablo Español) we arranged with Rosie for her to keep the place clean and dust free. She regularly changed the bed linens and towels and agreed to do our laundry. She also made arrangements for refills for the water cooler which meant we always had drinking water. Juan also helped us with what an appropriate remuneration would be for Rosie to provide these services. We can't speak highly enough of Rosie - she always made things look SO nice and was patient with our halting Spanish. Wifi and large screen TV worked great. Be prepared for occasional short term outages of the internet, however.