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Robert or Joanne

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Large Casually Elegant Home 2 Pools & Fantastic Ocean Views

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Nicaragua Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Unique Spectacular Home180 degree Ocean View Large award winning pool

Orquidea Del Sur is a regal home nestled above the dancing shores of Nicaragua’s Playa Yankee beach.An ideal location for an unforgettable family beach vacation or celebration. Many visit our location for intimate weddings, quiet retreats, women’s getaway vacation or just to take advantage of a great beach vacation to surf and play.

Each of the three bedrooms in the main house has a spectacular ocean view and large ensuite bathroom. With its own living area and balcony, you may never want to leave the1000 plus square foot master bedroom or its large soaker bathtub. Should you require extra space, there are 4 comfortable well appointed ocean view apartments available at a small additional cost on the lower level next to the pool.. Sorry, the apartments can only be rented in conjunction with the main house.

In addition to the apartments the 50-foot infinity pool, the rancho and the large in-ground sitting area , all surrounded by tropical landscaping and the sounds of the twenty foot high waterfall.

The main house’s open design, flows through five large areas; the casual lounge; the dining area with its ornately carved Nicaraguan tables and chairs; the billiard area with its regulation slate table; and the well-stocked library. To the rear of these areas is the 1000 sq. ft. two-story well-equipped kitchen providing abundant space for group cooking.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Robert or Joanne (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Robert or Joanne

It is said ......'you don’t choose your destiny… it chooses you.'

That is precisely what happened when we found Nicaragua and it found us. After “working” in the Canadian and international telecommunications industry as a senior executive, building high performance teams, I, Robert, started a journey of awareness and discovery that led to a recognition of the power of the universe and how each of us can make a difference in the world. For me, it was just a matter of where in this world could I make the biggest difference; as I believe that success is measured in making a difference in people’s lives. I am fascinated with the power of creativity and enjoy exploring new ways to interpret the power of attitude, the power of attraction and the theme…JUST BELIEVE

After looking in several areas in the world, a series of circumstances created the opportunity for Nicaragua, San Juan and Yankee beach, to find me. In January 2007, with a shared vision and a dream of creating, a unique and intimate retreat to enjoy the world’s developments, and a focal point for making a difference in the lives of the Nicaraguan people, construction of our magnificent home began.

My partner, Joanne joined me in a trip to Nicaragua and fell in love with everything she saw, particularly the people. She decided to resign from her work in Canada and join me in my journey and create a life together. She plans on making use of her extensive horticulture experience and training as a health care professional to help make a difference in the lives of the Nicas, a people that she feels are worthy of all of our attention.

She is the woman that takes my JUST BELIEVE and makes it JUST HAPPEN.

In September 2008, we along with her daughter Sara, moved to Nicaragua to complete the retreat and implement our commitment to make a difference in the lives of those we come in contact with.

Welcome to our home, ORQUIDEA del Sur, and the next stage of our journey.

Robert or Joanne purchased this lodge in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

In planning our trip I was hoping for a bit of adventure, some culture and a lot of relaxation. It was a complete success thanks to Robert, Joanne and the staff at Orquidea Del Sur. Our contact via email prior to the trip gave me the confidence I needed, their response was always prompt and professional. Robert helped to orchestrate our travel and sightseeing on the way to, from and around SJDS. When we arrived at the gate I was immediately in awe of the property. Every detail is attended to. The photos paint an accurate picture but the reality is more than pixels can convey. We felt genuinely welcomed by the owners and graciously accommodated by the staff. I was most impressed by the way Robert and Joanne respect and care for their employees. I knew we would be cared for as well, not just serviced as paying guests. Orquidea has the exterior of a beautiful resort and the heart of a family.
Feb 2013
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
San Juan del Sur
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Situated on Playa Yankee one of Nicaragua's finest surfing beaches. Great location for the beginning and experienced surfer.

A short drive south to la Flor to watch the turtles nesting.

A short drive north to the fishing village of San Juan del Sur.

Several horseback riding trails wander through mountain terrain or end on a sandy beach where you can enjoy a shore dinner.

Quiet beach is excellent for beach combing and boogie boarding

Other Activities: Turtle watching, Canopy Tours, whale watching, surfing, fresh water shrimping, beach combing


Rates & Availability

San Juan del Sur Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season Special
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning >3 days $40
Elecricity > X KW $0
Tax Rate 17.0%

Chef is available. On site manager can arrange a wide variety of activities.

For individual rooms receipt of a 50% deposit will confirm and hold the reservation. For multi unit stays a $1500 deposit will confirm and hold th ereservation with the remainder paid in installments prior to arrival.

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Nicaragua Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub
  • All bathrooms are spacious with a unique wall mural in each. Hot running water available in all bathrooms. One outside bathroom on each of the two levels of the property and an outside shower close to the lower pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , ocean View with a separate porch
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , Ocean View Extra large with a stove
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , ocean View with separate porch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ocean View with separate porch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ocean view with a large porch
  • Each bedroom/suite has small kitchenette with its own fridge, microwave and sink and water container as well as its own bathroom with shower and hot water. Bedrooms 1,2 and 5 could have a second queen bed included.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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