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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

Nestled in the hillside, just 5 minutes from the town of San Juan del Sur, Casa Estrella del Mar overlooks Pena Rota Cove and the famous Gorilla Head rock formation. Features of this eco-villa include multi-level terraces with spectacular views, a pool and a walkway to the beach below.

Nestled in the hillside, just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the town of San Juan del Sur, Casa Estrella del Mar overlooks Pena Rota Cove and the famous Gorilla Head rock formation. Features of this eco-villa include multi-level terraces with spectacular views, a pool and a walkway to the beach below. The house has electricity powered by solar panels and a generator when needed. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms sleeping a total of 8 people. The master suite has a king bed and private bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom has two sets of bunk beds. The second bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms. The mattresses, sheets, towels and pillows are all top quality. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and is full equipped with anything you might need to cook or just make coffee. All rooms have ceiling fans. A caretaker couple live on the property in a separate cottage and will provide daily cleaning with optional laundry svc

Casa Estrella del Mar is the perfect vacation rental for families, couples or a group of friends. The secluded location and proximity to town offer the option of going out to one of the many fine restaurants or just staying home and relaxing. The architecturally designed house is complemented by a beautiful cactus garden on the ocean side and many other tropical planting around the house which create a green, lush, garden setting. A short walk takes you to the rock beach below the house and a little further on, a private, sandy beach. Another spectacular and secluded beach is just a five minute walk. Exotic birdlife abounds. A stay at CEdM is one you won’t soon forget.

NOTE: A 4 WHEEL DRIVE CAR OR TRUCK IS NECESSARY.

More Details

Owner
Kim
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Map

Car: necessary

San Juan del Sur is the center of a spectacular and relatively unspoiled coastline that some have compared to a tropical Big Sur. World-class surfing, sailing, fishing, and other water activities abound. The area has started to attract American and Canadian tourists and expatriates, resulting in a variety of excellent gourmet restaurants and fun bars at affordable prices. Jungle canopy zipline, horseback riding, yoga, spas, massage, birding and beachcombing are among other amenities. Nearby Ometepe offers island volcanoes - a contender for natural wonders of the world. The area offers a great combination of Western food and amenities in an amazing natural setting, yet still retains its pre-commercialization fishing village feel. People are friendly and helpful.

Amenities

Paradise Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • The two full bathrooms have hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds
  • The master has an adjoining bathroom. The other bedrooms share a bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Please note there is not a TV or wireless internet at the house. Children are welcome but the pool is not enclosed. A 4 wheel drive car is necessary.

Reviews

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Secluded oceanfront eco-villa, spectacular views, 5 minutes to San Juan del Sur
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Amazing and Unique Home and Experience

  • 5 of 5

The communication before and during our stay with the owners was fantastic, they were extremely helpful and detailed not only with regard to the house, but with recommendations on places, activities and transportation.

We had a truly unique experience, which is what I was looking for.. It took us a bit to adjust to the drive to the house, staying in an limited electricity, and no a/c home, but these were all things we knew about when booking the house, were part of the overall experience in the end, and we figured it out quickly.

The location, view, and design of the house are all amazing and unique. My only request would have been to have screens on the doors so that you could leave those open without worries of letting bugs and critters in, but I am sure there are reasons I am not aware of for whey that may not be possible.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience Nicaragua from you amazing home, and giving us great memories of a fantastic trip.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house; Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at this house near San Juan. Amazing house -- great design, great view, great location (just outside San Juan but quiet and cool). You will need a 4x4 when staying here -- the road to the house is unpaved and really steep. Rent a Land Cruiser and driving to the beach and home again will be half the fun of your vacation! There is a great Nicaraguan couple (Pedro and Maria) who take great care of you and the house while you are there. The pool is sublime.

Best vacation house I have ever rented!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, amazing ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

A great way to experience SJDS for a group of friends or family that want peace and quiet while staying close to town. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this house justice, it was so beautiful! One of the best views you can find overlooking the ocean on a private cove. We stayed here for our honeymoon and could not have had a better time or asked for a better place to spend our time! While being only five minutes from town you feel you remote and secluded without feeling isolated. This house is extremely private and romantic. It is by far one of the best locations in SJDS. The owners are so great and helpful and readily available to answer any questions. The caretakers, Pedro and Maria are also so so helpful. SJDS is a great little town with tons of good restaurants and activities but we wanted something a bit less busy and more private and this house was the best of both worlds. If you are coming to SJDS this is the place to book! It exceeded all our expectations and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations, 5/5.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The view was gorgeous and the house was clean and comfortable. The beach was great for exploring and the sea and pool were a nice way to cool off from the mid day heat. I recommend this house highly. The location is very close to SJDS but far enough away to feel complete seclusion and quiet. Pedro and Maria were very lovely. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. 5 stars from us!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob! We are so glad you had a good stay at Casa Estrella del Mar. Please come stay with us again.
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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.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

4 WD vehicle is necessary

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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