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Tamara Philip

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool

90 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Granada House Rental Photos and Description

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,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tamara Philip (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

5
based on 90 traveler reviews

Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.977778 based on 90 reviews
San jose, Ca, USA
5

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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5

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 Granada....so 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 maykel142687@gmail.com

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

Look no further....book 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

Amazing!

  • 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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As close to being in paradise as it gets.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights and 3 days in this glorious home. Everything about it is superlative, starting with its privileged location, with expansive waterfront views and lush tropical landscaping. The home itself is beautifully designed and maintained. Downstairs is cozy, with a well-stocked kitchen, fresh drinking water, and very comfortable furniture. There is a big table for family gatherings, and plenty of comfortable seating. There is a gas grill for making yummy burgers or steaks and even a "zen" area with hammocks to wind down in the afternoon. Upstairs affords an individual "retreat" with five comfortable bedrooms (all with A/C) and jack/jill bathrooms. The master bedroom has its own private bathroom with a rain shower, dual sinks, and a fantastic roman tub. The property is even more impressive once you get outside and to the lower deck. There you will find an infinity pool, which is regularly emptied/filled again with fresh water and cleaned. You will also find a peaceful covered lounging area, where you can spend all day in comfort while enjoying the awe-inspiring views. The property is maintained by a great staff that will see to your every need to make sure you have a comfortable and relaxing stay. They were helpful without being in the way and let us enjoy our time together as a family. They kept the place immaculate, inside and out. All the little touches, such as fresh water in the bathrooms for brushing your teeth, and setting the table for us before meals, and filling the cooler and bringing it to the lounging area... etc., did not go unnoticed. THANK YOU.

Hats off to Tamara and her family for sharing such a spectacular piece of heaven with us. My most sincere appreciation to you and your staff. If you're considering renting this home, stop reading and rent it! You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As close to being in paradise as it gets.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights and 3 days in this glorious home. Everything about it is superlative, starting with its privileged location, with expansive waterfront views and lush tropical landscaping. The home itself is beautifully designed and maintained. Downstairs is cozy, with a well-stocked kitchen, fresh drinking water, and very comfortable furniture. There is a big table for family gatherings, and plenty of comfortable seating. There is a gas grill for making yummy burgers or steaks and even a "zen" area with hammocks to wind down in the afternoon. Upstairs affords an individual "retreat" with five comfortable bedrooms (all with A/C) and jack/jill bathrooms. The master bedroom has its own private bathroom with a rain shower, dual sinks, and a fantastic roman tub. The property is even more impressive once you get outside and to the lower deck. There you will find an infinity pool, which is regularly emptied/filled again with fresh water and cleaned. You will also find a peaceful covered lounging area, where you can spend all day in comfort while enjoying the awe-inspiring views. The property is maintained by a great staff that will see to your every need to make sure you have a comfortable and relaxing stay. They were helpful without being in the way and let us enjoy our time together as a family. They kept the place immaculate, inside and out. All the little touches, such as fresh water in the bathrooms for brushing your teeth, and setting the table for us before meals, and filling the cooler and bringing it to the lounging area... etc., did not go unnoticed. THANK YOU.

Hats off to Tamara and her family for sharing such a spectacular piece of heaven with us. My most sincere appreciation to you and your staff. If you're considering renting this home, stop reading and rent it! You won't regret it.

Sincerely,

Carlos Marin.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. and Mrs. M and family, It was our pleasure to host your family at Casa de Sol. We appreciate that you appreciate fine things. We strive to make Casa de Sol more than a "rental". Hope you join us again soon! Don and Tamara
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5

My new favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our first visit to Nicaragua, what an amazing trip, it won't be our last. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Casa de Sol! It is truly a hidden gem. The property is amazingly beautiful. There is absolutely nothing that could be improved on at this property. The pool, the grounds, the house itself, the lake, it's all perfection. We were are party of 6 adults and 5 teenagers and there was no complaining about anything, from anyone. After a day trip into Granada, we were all so happy to return to our own little slice of heaven. Thank you to Tamara, who was a great help in planning our trip, she was a wonderful resource.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Granada House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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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Amenities

Granada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Laundry service provided on site 24 hour security

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