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Mark White

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Playa Colorado Condo - TRUE 3BR/2BA - Epic Surf and Golf at Iguana

31 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Nicaragua Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Oceanfront 3 BR/2BA Rio Dulce Playa Colorado Condo just completed in 2009 and fully renovated in 2014. True 3 bedroom ground floor unit with a direct view of the World Class Rio Colorado ('Colorados') Surf Break and the serene Rio Colorado = Ocean AND River views. Forget staying in other condos or houses that require you to walk or drive a long way to the actual surf break. You can sit on the couch and see what is going on in the water!

Look right out the window and you are just steps to the beach and the private beach club/restaurant. This is the premier location for the private, gated Hacienda Iguana Golf/Beach Resort. Stay in the lap of luxury - Leather Couches, Granite Counters, Italian Tile, Full Kitchen, Upgraded Cable TV and DVD player on a 43 inch Samsung Plasma TV, and iPod ready Stereo. Master Bedroom also has a 22 inch LCD TV with DVD. There are over 100 DVDs in the condo. Condo also has FREE WiFi Internet so bring you laptop or PDA. Included with your stay are all the amenities of Hacienda Iguana - Private Beach Club Membership, Golf Club Membership, Daily Maid Service, and 24 hour Security. This is a TRUE 3 bedroom condo with 4 single beds and a queen which means no couch sleeping or spooning! Every room has its own ice cold A/C and ceiling fan. Be wary of other units described as 3 bedroom as many of them are really 2 bedrooms with an alcove and a couch. We fully renovated the unit in 2014 with brand new reclining leather couches, new dining room set, new paint throughout the unit, and new ceiling fans.

Enjoy world class surfing, a mile long white sand beach, an oceanfront infinity pool, a fully functional golf course (very rare in Nicaragua), nature hikes, and snorkeling - all within the resort. Surf Rio Colorado ('Colorados'), also known as the Nicaraguan Pipeline, where most of the videos and photos of Nicaragua surfing are shot. It is a sand bottom beachbreak fed by the Rio Colorado rivermouth. You can see it from the Living Room or Master Bedroom and access is right out the back door! Also try Ponga Drops - a deep water reef that amplifies the swell for waves when everywhere else goes flat. Offshore winds from Lake Nicaragua over 300 days/year ensures glassy conditions all day long!

Be aware that the other condo buildings and several of the rental houses in Hacienda Iguana are a long way from the actual Rio Colorado surf break and require a long walk or drive. Be wary of places that describe a 'short walk to the break' unless you consider a mile a short walk. Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY condo building on the actual surf break so don't be fooled by ads for 'Playa Colorado' oceanfront condos or houses.

Golf condos are on the golf course which is fine if you are there to play golf but they are not near the beach. This means that everyone in your group will have to come and go together if you drive. Our condo is right on the break so you can come and go as you please. One look out the window and you'll know what's going on in the water!

Onsite property manager lives in the building and can assist with transportation, food/meal plans, boat charters, surfboard and motorcycle rentals, and tours (Volcano, Canopy Tour, Rain Forest, Hot Springs, etc). 5 star super friendly service.

Any questions about Nicaragua or Hacienda Iguana? Contact us and we'll be glad to help you out. Also please check out our website for additional information and photos. Also watch our YouTube Videos with the link above! Find us on Facebook at Playa Colorado Condo.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark White (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Mark White

Three guys who have travelled around the world surfing together. We came to Hacienda Iguana back in 2001 when the only thing that was there was the original clubhouse. We bought property there the following year and have been coming back as much as possible. When we saw the Villas Rio Dulce plans we were the first to put down a deposit on a condo as we knew this would the prime location in all of Playa Colorado. We have watched Hacienda Iguana grow and develop into the premier destination in all of NIcaragua. We love sharing our paradise with others and really like helping people plan their trip.

Mark White purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mark White chose Nicaragua

After traveling all around Central America and Mexico we finally found paradise. Hacienda Iguana is a quiet little private development with world class surf inside the gates. The beach is over a mile long and protected by large rock headlands on both ends. The development is full of beautiful natural scenery. It is also home to one of the only golf courses in the whole country. Villas Rio Dulce is a brand new beautiful building that sits on both the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Colorado.

What makes this condo unique

The best feature of our unit is that it is ground floor and sits directly on the Rio Colorado Surf Break. You can see all the action right from the living room or master bedroom window. Other units advertise 'Playa Colorado' but Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY building near the actual surf break. You can literally walk out the back door and get into the line up. No stairs, no elevators, no long walks, no boat rides!

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

Playa Colorado Condo - TRUE 3BR/2BA - Epic Surf and Golf at Iguana
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Toronto
5

family trip

  • 5 of 5

What a great time. 2 weeks in a beautiful condo on the beach. The condo was immaculate and provided everything we needed. Well, we could have used a couple of sharp knives, but we got those. Buzz and Mark White were fantastic to keeping up with everything we needed. We couldn't be happier. Warning to non strong swimmers. Unless you're a surfer be very careful of the undertow. It's lots of fun in the waves, but it's easy to get pulled out very quickly. The beach is gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place...super beach

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from two weeks in Nicaragua over Christmas. The trip was just great. The condo is well equipped and probably better than it looks in the pictures. Internet is fabulous, air conditioning is very effective and the DVD's in the suite a great touch. The spot is amazing. Fantastic beach, great surf and lots of warmth and sunshine. From the minute we arrived Buzz was excellent and asking if we needed anything. Fantastic service, I think the guy could have arranged anything! He is very easy and accommodating. If there was a problem and believe me the problems were very minor he was there to fix it as soon as you asked and with a smile on his face. We rented boards from him for surfing and he arranged a zip line tour and trip to San Juan del Sur with no problem. The drivers from the airport and on our excursions were really friendly and the vans clean and great. We went to Pili's restaurant a number of times and I can't say enough about the food there, fresh and delicious! I'm still thinking about it as I am home in the frozen north. The owner and staff she has working there are great and I can tell you the Sangrias are worth checking out. The condo owner responds quickly to emails and is truly interested in making sure all went well.

We will definitely go back, we felt very safe and well looked after.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place. Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great trip. Rented a board from Buzz. Great guy and very helpful. Condo was really nicely done and very functional and in a great location close to the beach, restaurant and bar. Great communication with the owner. Wifi worked well. We had a car rental and took a few day trips without any problems, but you can easily just arrange a shuttle and things to do with Buzz. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Nica Experience~!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Playa Colorado Condo was absolutely EPIC even with the shorter period swell it was impressive how Colorados still had moments where it turned on and gave barrels (got two solid ones with clean exits). I had a ton of barrels today in FL too!

Your place is top notch and we travel all over with my family to various surf destinations, so I have a lot to compare it against.

One key difference is the sheer level of service.... Buzz is THE MAN and he is totally on top of everything from start to finish. I really appreciated our brief conversations and learning his story, plans, etc. I can say without a doubt the overall experience wouldn't be close to the same without Buzz and all he does day and night.

Every aspect of the trip from the waves to the in house catering was better than expected and the whole family loved it we'll be back soon!

Only improvement would be the power outages and more reliable wifi, but hey it's Central America and I wouldn't even notice if I wasn't with wife and kids while handling business remotely back home. I wanted to catch some longer period juice to see just how hollow it could get but we all know how that goes.

You got a great gig and we really appreciated every bit of it. Golf was killer too, it's a nice track in good condition and we took the whole family multiple times (thanks to Buzz and his personal cart).

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Huntsville, UT
5

Great family escape

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic week! Absolutely magical, for my kids who didn't surf they had a blast as the beaches are empty and safe and the pool and smoothies were so accessible. I loved the surf, it was too advanced for my boys and that's something to consider as it's a fast, world-class tube ride on sand. We loved our excursion to the volcano and Granada, but the zipline was wimpy there and I wouldn't recommend it. I've been to Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Hondorus and by far this is where I want to come back. We never felt unsafe and met some great people from around the world. The new ice cream shop by the entrance is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nica Surf Trip

  • 5 of 5

Took my family to Playa Colorado and stayed at Mark's ground floor corner condo. Awesome!! Manager Buzz was fabulous!! Can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Managua
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Rivas
Car: not necessary

Located in the Private, Gated Hacienda Iguana on the Pacific Coast. Hacienda Iguana boasts over a mile of white sand beaches and the only functional golf course in Nicaragua. It is also the home of two of the best surf breaks - Rio Colorado ('Colorados') and Panga Drops. Access to these breaks is very limited to those not staying within the gates of Hacienda Iguana.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing

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Rates & Availability

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Prime Season
Jun 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are based on 2 guests. 3-4 guests is $200/night, 5-6 guests is $230/night during prime season. Additional guests are $15/night. Offseason rates are $170/night for 3-4 guests and $200/night for 5-6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Nicaragua Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Long term storage available for returning Guests. Daily Maid Service included. Onsite property manager provides help with transportation, food/meal plans, tours, rentals, etc.

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