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Paul Speed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Private Luxury Villa with Panoramic Ocean Views and 2 Swimming Pools

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Nicaragua Villa Rental Photos and Description

8000sqft, 3 Bedrooms, 4 poolside apartments available separately.

Hola and welcome to Orquidea del Sur, your private villa south of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Overlooking the renowned surf break at Playa Yankee, Orquidea del Sur commands a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean that is every bit as breathtaking as you would hope. We promise.

With over 8000 square feet of living space, spectacular gardens, and two award winning swimming pools, the villa has everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. The manicured gardens are filled with flowers, visited by all sorts of tropical birds including parakeets and toucans, and even monkeys stop by.

Prepare your meals under cathedral ceilings in the fully appointed gourmet kitchen and enjoy them in one of several dining areas throughout the property. One of our favourite spots is on the patio overlooking the pool at sunset. After the sun goes down, you can retire to the house for a game of pool or simply relax with one of the books from the library.

Each of the three bedrooms has a spectacular ocean view and large en suite bathroom. With its own living area and balcony, you may never want to leave the 1000 square foot master bedroom or its large soaker bathtub. Should you require extra space, there are also 4 apartments available at a small additional cost. Sorry, the apartments can only be rented in conjunction with the main house and are not available for separate rental.

Whatever you decide to do with your time here, you’ll be doing it in a truly one of a kind setting. Orquidea del Sur has been a labour of love for us and we look forward to sharing it with you, our guests.


Robert and Joanne - Owners

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  • children welcome
Paul Speed (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

About Paul Speed

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.

Paul Speed purchased this villa in 2006

Guestbook comments from the manager

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 Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nicaragua Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ocean View with separate porch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ocean view with separate porch
    Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Ocean view with a large porch and living area
  • The three bedrooms listed above are all in the main building. There are also 4 poolside apartments available for a small additional cost. Each poolside apartment has small kitchenette with its own A/C, fridge, microwave and sink as well as its own bathroom with shower and hot water.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • 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
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • 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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