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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located within the National Nature Reserve of Laguna de Apoyo. This stunning lakefront home is located just 200 meters from Norome Resort/Villas @ Apoyo (on paved roadway) and is built to U.S. standards. Relax in the infinity pool while enjoying the view of the dormant volcano Mambacho or take a swim in the lake where you will find hot thermals nearby. If you would prefer more activity, rentals of Hobie Cats and Kayaks are available from the nearby resort. As an added option, we can arrange on-site massage in the tranquil outdoor private patio setting, with lake-shore waves as a background. On-site private Spanish tutoring can be arranged by a local professional instructor and family friend. This is truly a private vacation oasis with over an acre of professionally landscaped grounds of natural flora, lawn and gardens! Casa de Sol allows you the ultimate in privacy and relaxation...Easy access by bricked roads, Gated entry with 24 hour security.

Upstairs is a master suite with king size bed, custom tub for two with raindrop shower. The other 4 bedrooms are “Jack & Jill” configurations (2 bedrooms w/bath in middle). All bedrooms enjoy private balconies, a/c and hot water. The home includes bath towels, soaps, hot water and high quality linens.

Downstairs there is a modern kitchen with gas stove and oven, island of hardwood, refrigerator/freezer, water cooler and all utensils. Also for cooking is a large gas grill outside. The large custom dinner table w/chairs easily sits 10-12 people. There is a ½ bath in the living room area and ½ bath poolside.

Daily maid service is included with optional laundry service, personal cook and private Spanish lessons available at your request. Our bi-lingual property manager is on-site to assist you with any other details to ensure a fabulous experience. In preparation for your visit, we can assist with a map and driving instructions, rental car, car/van and driver, tour guide, day shopping trips, outdoor excursions and any other guidance you require.

High speed wireless network (we have our own tower), cable TV and local telephone calls are included.

Different rates apply during holidays.

View the Casa de Sol website: referenced below in this listing 'Links to more information:CLICK HERE - Additional Info'.

Keywords: Relaxing, Nature Preserve, lakeside, pool, waterfront, 5 bedrooms, air conditioning,modern house, security, Balcony, Off Street Garage, gas barbecue, Gardens, Patios, cook, maid, internet, cable television, cold water dispenser, generator,

More Details

Tamara Philip
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Tamara Philip

We live in the Pacific Northwest and love it...except the long wet and cold winters get very long, wet and cold. We were thinking about eventually finding a place to escape the winter weather when Casa de Sol found us! Even though this idea was 10 years off, we knew we would never find a place like Casa de Sol.

Since we are both still working and have a young family we decided to offer it as a vacation rental for now and eventually make it our 3-6 month home.

Tamara Philip purchased this house in 2005

Why Tamara Philip chose Nicaragua

The natural beauty and tranquility make this a magical place!

What makes this house unique

Solitude, incredible views, natural beauty, accommodates a large group of friends and family.


Granada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can also be configured for 2 twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Can also be configured for 2 twins.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Can also be configured for 2 twins.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Laundry service provided on site 24 hour security


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(93 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.9784946 based on 93 reviews

Relaxing , amazing , paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing,clean etc .

Location is amazing . We stayed two nights with a group of 8.

We made this our home base and visit Granada and masaya from here.

Staff was amazing as well

I will be back for sure

We all loved it

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Casa Sol was definitely even better than the pictures. The house staff was ever-present and always accommodating. The owner Tamara was very responsive and took special care to have the house set up perfectly for our group. This is probably the most well taken care of I've ever been during a vacation. I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Incredible Home and People. Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this incredible home at Laguna de Apoyo from Jan 20-22, 2017 and everything was fabulous. The house is very well maintained and super clean. The people working at the house were very friendly, accommodating and provided excellent customer service. Communication with owner (Tamara) was prompt and pleasant. I would highly recommend Casa del Sol to anyone interested. I will certainly come back and stay at this beautiful home again. Thanks so much for everything,

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying that Tamara goes above and beyond. The home is perfect and just as beautiful and scenic, or even more beautiful, than the photos! I went with my family last week and we have 2 children, a 1yr old and 3 yr old. Tamara went out of her way to get us a high chair and crib!!! She really is so helpful and just beyond amazing!

I loved that there were 2 kayaks and pool toys and life jackets. Carlos and the cook and staff are always on site. For an extra charge you can get a cook and laundry service. Only cons I would say is that to run AC all day is a small fee, we needed more towels for pool and showering and our small car struggled up the driveway, which we were warned beforehand so get 4w or park up on top.

My other regret is not staying at the home my entire stay! Just amazing and breath taking and centrally located. I will surely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical House on Laguna de Apoyo

  • 5 of 5

Casa Del Sol is a hidden gem in Laguna de Apoyo. The house is nestled above the shore of the lake with breathtaking panoramic views of the lake and surrounding rainforest. Relax in the gorgeous infinity pool or in one of the nearby hammocks for a peaceful day of relaxation. Words cannot describe the view and the immaculate grounds surrounding this home.

Our family of four (our kids are 10 and 12 years old) stayed at Casa Del Sol and I would definitely recommend this house for any family looking for a peaceful getaway. We all enjoyed hearing and seeing the family of howler monkeys that lived in the trees outside the master bedroom windows. We looked forward to sunrise swimming in the hot springs every morning while listening to the birds and monkeys nearby.

The owner, Tamara was so responsive and offered lots of advice on things to do in Nicaragua. Don't miss the chocolate making class in fun! Her staff made sure we were well taken care of. Carlos handled any questions we had and made reservations for our activities. He organized a cook for our meals which was fantastic.

There are so many activities to enjoy in Nicaragua. We highly recommend going to the Masaya volcano at night....once in a lifetime experience! Maykel was our driver/tour guide for the week. He was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and just a fun guy. Contact him for all of your transportation/tours at

Nelly the housekeeper and the rest of the staff kept Casa del Sol sparkling clean throughout our entire stay.

Look no this home for your next trip to Laguna de Apoyo. You will be so happy you did!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There is no other word. My experience with the owner, the staff, the house, the pool, the lake, all of it was amazing. I only fabulous wonderful memories after our visit. Nelly and Jose were a fabulous assistance in every sense of the word, the house neat, tidy and so very welcoming thanks to them. The pool and pool terrace is where we spent most of the time. The scenery is beyond amazing, the views from the house to the lake are so memorable, it is hard to believe it is real. True relaxation, it is hard to put into words the wholeness I get from visiting Casa Sol. We were two families of 4 each with children from 9 to 14 and we didn't need to go anywhere during our three day/two night stay. We brought with us some food (that Nelly helped us prepare), bathing suits and lots of stress. We left with filled bellies, wonderful memories, closeness of family and left all our stress behind. The only advice I would provide is for parents of young children. You just need to keep an eye on them, there are various steps and potential falls for young children. I will certainly visit again and again and introduce this paradise to many more friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear K. thank you for your visit. We are the same when we visit. We arrive full of stress and tired and leave with our bellies full and with renewed energy. I'm glad you were able to escape the hectic world for just a few days to re-energize! Best regards, Don and Tamara
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Car: not necessary

45 minutes from the Managua Airport. 20 minutes from Granada, Masaya & Catarina

Follow signs to Villas at Apoyo, 100 yards before the resort.

Other Activities: kayaking, sailing, swimming


Rates & Availability

Granada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cook @ $4.00 per hour $4
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $10

Prices quoted are based on 5 overnight guests. Prices will vary during national and school holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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