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Surfer's Paradise - Playa Colorado Iguana - Casa Colorados

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom + loft + den - Beachfront - On the break

Located in a secure, gated community, on a pristine, sandy beach is Casa Colorados. Casa Colorados is a 5000+ sq foot, beachfront 1/2 acre luxury estate, with 4 bedrooms/5 baths, a yoga/hammock palapa and a killer pool looking out at the world class surf break, Playa Colorado. The house comfortably sleeps 8+ people with 3 master suites, 1 guest room, an additional game room that can also be used as a bedroom as well as 2 additional supersized, fold out couches in the living room. The main Master Suite is on the first floor with a king bed, luxury bathroom and bathtub that overlooks the pounding surf. The other two master suites are on the second floor facing the Ocean, one contains a king bed and the other two twins (that can be converted to a king bed). Both of these master suites also contain their own end suites, one with an additional queen futon and the other with an optional inflatable mattress. The fourth guest room is on the first floor next to the master and has an additional two singles (that can be converted to a king bed). The game room also has additional sleeping quarters with a queen fold-out sofa and a single fold-out sofa. All rooms have their own bathrooms and walk in closets with mahogany closet organizers. The home can easily accommodate larger groups, an extended family or 2 families traveling together. The house is complete with a fully equipped kitchen, courtyard with fountain, separate A/C in each room, large plasma TVs, 7.1 Dolby surround sound home theater, outside music, high speed internet, BBQ grill, back-up generator, ping pong table, boogie boards, 2 soft top longboards (8ft), board games and books. There is also a brand new yoga, hammock and Ping Pong palapa on the side of the house. Custom cabinetry and granite run throughout the house. No expense has been spared. We offer you all of the comforts of home on one of the most beautiful beaches in Nicaragua. Daily housekeeping, pool cleaning and a night guard are all included in the quoted rates.

Casa Colorados is one of the country's finest surfing locations. Due to the strong winds coming from Lake Nicaragua, the winds in this area of the country are offshore 330+ days a year, ALL DAY AND NIGHT LONG!. The house literally sits directly in front of the world class Colorados. Colorados is a fast, barreling beach break with many peaks and A frames. It is a challenging break and best for intermediate to expert surfers. Panga Drops is just a 10-15 minute walk up the beach and breaks on a horse-shoe shaped rock reef. This wave generally has a mellow take off and a more vertical and playful inside section. This break can be good for long boarders or short boarders. Panga Drops amplifies swells and is usually bigger but more forgiving than Colorados. At the very north end of the beach there is a point break, Los Perros Point, that needs a good swell with the right direction to break, but with the perfect combination it can provide very fun rights. We can also arrange boats to any of the 10+ surrounding breaks.

Hacienda Iguana is the ideal community for those who want to surf, golf, explore or just kick back and relax on a breathtaking beach. It is a very secure community with 2 sets of gates to enter, guards posted around the community and Casa Colorados also has it's own night guard specifically for the house. The security staff in place insures that you will feel very secure and comfortable to roam around the community and beach as you please. That being said the whole area is very safe and you will find that the local community is extremely humble, friendly and helpful.

For those that don't surf there are plenty of other great adventures, activities and day trips you can enjoy. We can arrange surf trips by boat of fishing trips leaving from Iguana if you can swim or paddle out to the boat or out of Gigante if you prefer to load the boat from shore. There are some great hikes in the area to get out and enjoy the amazing views, clean air, nature and wildlife viewing. Hacienda Iguana has it's own challenging 9 hole golf course. A round of golf (18 holes) with golf cart and clubs is only $45/person. On Wednesdays there is an organized afternoon golf scramble for guests and residents. Other available activities in the area include massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.

Our rental management company, Iguana Surf Rentals, is located in the Hacienda Iguana Commercial Area and we are around and we are available for anything you might need and any to help with any questions or concerns you might have. We provide an info guide in the house, with information on activities, hikes, day trip ideas, maps, a restaurant guide, local restaurant menus etc.

Within the community of Hacienda Iguana there are currently six restaurants. The restaurant at the beach club serves healthy and delicious plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a great beach bar with happy hour specials. Don Eloy’s bar and restaurant serves sandwiches, wings, bar food and pizza, has a full bar and is open from 3-11pm. This is also a great place to watch sports games. Scoops and Spokes is an artisan ice cream, coffee and panini shop that also offers bike rentals and tours. They also have a special beer pong night on Saturday evenings and a crepe and mimosa breakfast special on Sundays 9am-12pm. Vana tacos is a taco shop right behind the Iguana Surf Rentals Office and is open for lunch and dinner with veggie, chicken and carne asada tacos and burritos. Casa Madera is a restaurant with local Nicaraguan cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, and located in the wood house just east of the golf condos. Lastly, Casa Ananas (located just east of the golf condos) is open for breakfast and lunch and has delicious plates including vegetarian and Italian options. They also offer special dinner nights with sushi, pizza, Italian or Thai cuisine. Don Eloys, Scoops and Spokes and Vana Tacos are all located in Iguana’s growing commercial center where you will also find a La Fise ATM, NSR Surf Shop, Stop and Go Surf Market (groceries), Satori Spa, Iguana Surf School, and our office, Iguana Surf Rentals and Real Estate.

The Satori Spa and Gift Shop is located in Iguana’s Commercial Center just across from NSR Surf Shop. Satori Spa is a boutique day spa that offers massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing and body treatments and offer in home treatments upon request. They also have a great gift shop with handmade artisan crafts from Nicaragua.

Coco’s Beach Boutique is a small store inside at Casa Ananas (the small white house just east of the golf condos) that offers women’s clothing, jewelry, hats, bags and more.

Amenities Close By but Outside of Iguana:

Just outside of Iguana’s gates (3km away) there is the Rivera Market Place with an Avis Car Rental Company, BAC Bank Branch and ATM, Rivera Market/Grocery Store and Bordport Surf Shop (long term surfboard storage, surfboard sales and retail). There are many other great restaurants within a 10-20 minute drive from Hacienda Iguana.

Car Rentals: There are 3 car rental agency options that are close by or service the Hacienda Iguana community. There is a Dollar kiosk at the Costa Esmeralda Airport that upon reservation will pick guests up in Iguana and bring them to the airport to get pick up a car (free of charge). There is an Avis car rental office in Riviera Market, just outside of Iguana’s gates. They do not deliver or pick up guests but you can get a taxi out to the office to pick up a car. A reservation is suggested as their inventory is limited. Alamo will deliver and pick up vehicles to and from your rental property in Hacienda Iguana for a $40 fee. They bring their vehicles from San Juan del Sur so a reservation is required.

Yoga/Fitness Class Schedule: Drop in yoga classes are held at the small beachfront palapa at Mark and Daves and are $12/person. Mark and Dave’s is located in the middle of Iguana beach, just south of Panga Drops where there is a large palapa and small palapa right next to each other. The Yoga schedule is the following: Tuesday (Intro to Ashtanga) at 10am, Thursday (Vinyasa Flow) at 10am and Sunday (Yin) at 10am. Private yoga and fitness classes at your rental property are also available for $60 for 1-4 people and $12 for each additional person.

Golf Scramble: Every Wednesday there is a golf scramble for $25 per person, which includes 9 holes of golf, golf clubs, golf cart, dinner and 1 non alcoholic beverage. To play, please meet at the Pro Shop at 2:30pm.

Bicycle or Golf Cart Rentals: We can organize a bicycle or golf cart rental for your stay to make it easier to get around and explore the area. Guided mountain bike tours are also available and give you a chance to see howler monkeys, iguanas, a sloth and other wildlife. Please let us know and we would be happy to make a reservation for you. The golf carts must stay on the interior roads of Iguana.

Activities: We would also be happy to organize activities and transportation for you during your stay. There will be an info guide in your condo with all the activity and day trip options including; boat trips (surf, fish or site-seeing), catamaran tours, surf board rentals, surf lessons, surf photography, massage, yoga, moto rentals, bike rentals, golf cart rentals, horseback riding, atv tours, kayaking, spanish lessons and more. Please feel free to contact us by email, call us with the phone provided in the property or set up any of these activities at your check in.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About The Owner

The property is owned by Doan Enterprises Inc. Defined Benefit Pension Plan

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Rivas Department

This property was developed at this location due to its significant offerings in the areas of surf and golf. The surfing here offers one of the few places on the planet where the wind is almost always offshore, the water warm, and the waves are perfect. The golf is one of the few golf courses in the entire country of Nicaragua.

What makes this house unique

Surfing, Golfing, activities, boat rides, sailing and fish adventures, horseback riding, zip lines, massage, manicure, food catering, or anything else your heart desires.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What an amazing way to end 2009! Thank you for a wonderful vacation. The experience wouldn't have been half as much fun without Seth, Lindsey and the team. You all made Nicaragua proud... Frank, Laura, Karin, Lisa, Brian, Jenn, Ben, John, Pete and Mandy. Mahalo!
Jan 2010
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Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft + Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , optional inflatable mattress
  • King size beds (2) Two king beds. One in downstairs master suite and one in upstairs master suite., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two rooms each with two twins. One master with two twins and one guest room with two twins., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) One master suites has a convertible queen futon, another master suite has an optional inflatable air mattress and there is a queen sofa pullout and twin sofa pull out in the game room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Surfer's Paradise - Playa Colorado Iguana - Casa Colorados
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 62 reviews
West Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Perfect location on the perfect surfing beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located on one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever stayed on. Whether you love to surf, run, hike, fish, swim or just laze by the pool with a good book, Casa Colorados is the perfect destination. Our family of 4 really only used the main floor of the house. It can accommodate two families or more. We are not expert surfers, but we all took surf lessons with Ryan and it was so fun! Our youngest son has caught the bug and he spent most days trying to catch the perfect wave! We had great success fishing with Zak's tours.

Amilcar and Martha prepared the most amazing meals for us - highly recommend the meal plan - it is more reasonable than eating out and the food is every bit as good - and often better - than local restaurants! Property managers Seth and Lindsey were extremely attentive and took care of arranging whatever we needed. One of the most fun and relaxing vacations we have taken as a family over the last few years. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to be. Our Host Seth couldn't possibly been more accommodating. Key words, Just Ask!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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By far the best VRBO experience we've ever had

  • 5 of 5

This house felt like staying at our own 5 star resort. Everything is taken care of and the staff are phenomenal. The location couldn't be better for surfing and hanging at the beach club. We can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Colorados, a great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Casa Colorados in late April 2017. A beautiful house on the beach, directly in front of the surf zone. Recommend the meal plan, The cook is very good. Staff was great, couldn't have been taken care of better. Seth and Lindsey were great at handling all of our questions and needs. Thanks to all

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach

Amazing Set up and Staff

  • 5 of 5

Went down to Nicaragua with a group of buddies that I grew up surfing together. We stayed at Casas Colorados thanks to Iguana Surf Rentals and Surfbreak Rentals. This place was incredible! From the moment our van picked us up at the airport to the last day the staff was amazing. The house was super nice and the pool set up in the backyard watching the surf was second to none. The waves were amazing too, we scored a few mental days at 4-6 feet out front of the house. Barrels were the name of the game and was stoked to see all the boys get shacked all day. I was super impressed with everything, and the meal package is definitely epic, every meal was great. The Colorados ranch community had a super good vibe, and the margaritas at the pool area were next level. This place is insane. I highly recommend it to anyone that surfs, likes adventure or even for a family vacation. Just stellar setup and awesome people. Thank you Casas Colorados!.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON


  • 5 of 5

The perfect location and home to stay when in Nicaragua. Casa Colorados is an incredible place to relax, dream, swim, surf and just take in beautiful and breath-taking Playa Colorado Iguana. This home is everything you could possibly want, inside and out. The staff members are warm, friendly and skilled at what they do. You will eat like kings, enjoy an immaculately clean home, a beautiful outdoor space that includes a stunning, well taken care of ocean-side pool and a space for outdoor yoga too. Uliana, Lindsey, Seth, Ryan and the gang made our vacation at Casa Colorados a dream come true! We look forward to returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Emerald Coast International (ECI)
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
Hacienda Iguana Beach Club, Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hacienda Iguana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Hacienda Iguana Beach Club, Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Playa Iguana (Playa Colorado)
Car: not necessary

Hacienda Iguana is most well known to surfers as it is the community that boasts the world famous surf break, Colorados, as well as 2 other breaks, Panga Drops and Los Perros Point but is truly a wonderful vacation spot for anyone. Hacienda Iguana's 3 kilometer beach is absolutely gorgeous and there is a 9 hole golf course within the community. Activities available in the area include; massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates- (Daily cleaning included)

*Daily cleaning included

*Rates include your payment processing fee.

Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the Rental Period will be refunded less a $200.00 administrative fee. Cancellations made thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the Rental Period forfeit 20% of the Deposit plus a $200 administrative fee. If DEDBPP is able to rent the property for the same dates and rental fees the Deposit, less a $200.00 administrative fee, shall be returned. Cancellations thirty (30) days or less from the beginning of the Rental Period forfeit all of the Deposit unless DEDBPP is able to rent the property for the same dates and fee, in which case the Deposit less a $200.00 administrative fee, shall be returned.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.