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Oceanfront Tree House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

There is no better place to experience the peace, quiet and unsurpassed natural beauty of Nicaragua's 'Pacific Riviera' than in this unique 'tree house' in the private gated development of Redonda Bay. The house features a large deck built around a huge native 'Panama Tree,' the perfect spot for sipping a morning cup of coffee or afternoon Sangria.

There are great views from each window, whether of the ocean, cove, hillside or pool. The view from the bedrooms truly makes you feel as if you're living in the Swiss Family Robinson tree house. Perched on the hillside, the house offers seclusion and privacy, with only our occasional guests, the howler monkeys, to keep you company.

From the tree deck as well as from the separate deck around the private pool, you can see and hear crashing waves in the cove below, glimpse the coastline of Costa Rica, and take in spectacular sunsets. The shaded hillside lot stays cool year round, and is pleasantly landscaped with flowers and vines. Redonda Beach--a five-minute walk from the house--offers beachcombing, snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming in a sheltered bay. Fishing or excursions to a variety of beaches (several featuring world class surfing) can be arranged in nearby Gigante. Hike and explore the village and sandy beaches, and maybe even witness turtle migrations!

Cook in the fully equipped kitchen, barbecue on the deck or enjoy the excellent and inexpensive local seafood and other cuisine at neighboring beachfront restaurants, just a 10-minute drive or 30-minute walk in Gigante. You can also enjoy a great meal or cool drink at Bromelia restaurant on Redonda Beach, a very short walk from the house. There is no dishwasher, but the view from the kitchen window makes it a pleasant chore. Excursions to nearby sites can be arranged, and water sports equipment rental is available. Spa treatments can also be arranged at the adjacent Aqua Spa & Resort. Be as lazy or as active as you desire. To respect your privacy, housekeeping isn't scheduled except before and after your stay, but can be arranged on request by contacting our property manager Gerald.

Nicaragua is a unique destination--discover it in style and comfort at this equally unique ocean front home.

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Ron Vaught
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Ron Vaught

We love the excitement of travel, but find our Nica home to be the perfect place to slow down and savor the moment. Nicaragua's beauty rivals anywhere we've visited, but the relaxed pace of living is what really appeals to us. Whether it's lingering over a fresh seafood dinner or strolling the beach, time and summer seem endless in Nicaragua.

Ron Vaught purchased this house in 2005

Why Ron Vaught chose Guacalito de La Isla

We have traveled much of the world, but until visiting Nicaragua never considered owning property abroad. Nicaragua is a well kept secret - we're happy to share it and invite you to experience the beauty of this diverse and welcoming country.


Guacalito de La Isla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - Located in bodega
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared by upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Detached Unit - 1 double , Private bathroom w/ shower (ceiling fan; no AC)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mini-split AC unit
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Mini-split AC unit
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Mini-split AC unit
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master BR, Double Beds (3) 2 bedrooms + Bodega
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Oceanfront Tree House
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Why leave?

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 10 year old daughter for 5 nights in March 2018. First off, the pictures do not do this place justice. This home, and the others surrounding it are high-end homes with gated security. The owners are amazing to work with - offering us great travel tips, etc., prior to our stay. We quickly settled into a routine while at the treehouse: breakfast on the deck (where we saw monkeys every morning, and dolphins in the water), spent the mornings on the beach, lunch at the house where we would then play in the pool for about 2-3 hours before heading back to the beach to play some more and watch the beautiful sunset. This was our daily routine for 5 days. We considered taking a boat to San Juan but simply couldn't bring ourselves to leave. The beach is beautiful and clean; very safe. One day we wandered over to Gigante just to say we went to another beach, and it was beautiful and sandy and had nice, calm waves (although a bit of a trash problem as, it seems, all of Nicaragua struggles with). Before settling into the treehouse, I would recommend stocking up on groceries at Colonial, because, won't want to leave this place! The treehouse has a fully stocked kitchen with purified water available to you. Gerald, the house manager, speaks English very well and is very helpful if you need anything! Prior to staying at the treehouse, we spent 3 nights in Grenada doing all our travel adventures there, so having the treehouse at the back end of our trip was perfect. I have never seen my husband so relaxed. When I first booked this place, I thought "really, am I actually going to see monkeys here?" But, yes, you will see lots of monkeys. One large male came down to our pool one morning and took a long drink of water. We saw babies even. It was just the three of us staying here, but a large family would be very comfortable. I imagine this being an ideal getaway for a large family at Christmastime. What a dream come true!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Relaxing in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Superb accommodations and friendly happy people. Great views accompanied with sounds of the ocean and an abundance of wildlife. We fell in love with Nicaragua, its people and the oceanfront tree house. Recommend a visit. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in February. The house was beautiful! It had gorgeous views of the ocean and monkeys that came and sat in the trees every morning. The Beach was less than a 5 minute walk away. The beach is shared with the aqua wellness resort, so you just follow a stone path down to the beach. The Beach was usually quite deserted, so it was nice to have it almost to ourselves. There is a small pool at the house that we enjoyed using when not at the beach.

Gerald, the house manager, spoke English well. He was willing to help us with whatever we needed.

We did day trips to popoyo, sjds, Granada and masaya volcano. We had a great trip. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

For the price and location, this house is absolutely worth it. One of the best houses I have stayed at in all of Nicaragua, and I've stayed in many. The house comes stocked with most things you might need and is absolutely gorgeous. If you're planning to go to San Juan del Sur a lot, it may not be ideal because it is rather far from the city, but for a quiet, peaceful getaway, this house is ideal. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cranbrook, BC, Canada

1st World Comfort, Nature and Culture

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two daughters and I spent a couple weeks last winter in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. We had a great time, but it was expensive (sunscreen was $20), so this year we gave Nicaragua a try.

Flying from Calgary to Nicaragua would have involved at least one layover, twenty hours of airport/airplane time and big bucks. Fortunately, Westjet has a direct, affordable flight to Liberia, Costa Rica.

We stepped off the plane at 6am, took a shuttle to the border crossing at Penas Blancas (about 1.25 hr drive), walked across the border (about twenty minutes), picked up our rental car on the Nica side of the border and were settling into treehouse paradise before noon the same day.

Our 11 and 12 yr old daughters took one look at the pool deck, whooped with joy and disappeared to find their bathing suits. The pool became a favourite morning and evening hangout. The huge tree incorporated into the upper deck provides partial shade most of the day, making the pool a great place to read a book and stay cool.

As for the house - it was everything we hoped it would be. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was a blessing and the kitchen had everything we needed to self-cater. The restaurant at the adjacent Aqua Wellness Resort was excellent, but out of our price range except when I was feeling really lazy!

I spent mornings on the upper deck drinking coffee, listening to the howlers and watching parakeets streak across the sky at warp speed. Evenings were spent in the hammock with a book and a Tona.

The beach is beautiful, quiet and there was always a lounger or a hammock available. We visited a couple times a day, playing in the surf and the sand. We tried snorkelling but couldn't see a thing.

Every afternoon when it was too hot to think, we went for a drive. This is when we saw the real Nicaragua: kids hauling water from wells in front of schools, sabaneros herding cattle on the highway, men making bricks for their tin-roofed shacks.

After four days at the treehouse we headed north to Finca del Mar and Granada before returning to the Vaught rental for our last five nights.

We put 1100 km on our rental car. Careful to drive only during the day (four legged transport is still common and livestock free range) we experienced the vibrant sights and smells of Granada's markets, swam in a volcano crater and practised our bad Spanish.

I would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel SO fortunate to attract guests who take travel to Nicaragua in stride and appreciate all this beautiful country has to offer. We're glad to offer a peaceful and comfortable place to call home during your stay, really appreciate families who want to share this adventure with their kids, and always look forward to welcoming returning guests and their friends!
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Santa Cruz, CA USA

Great place for family

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay.

The location is amazing. Very beautiful views and beach. Community is very safe, felt fine with our daughters running down to the beach on their own, etc.

It is a very secluded and private community, away from towns. Has it's own restaurant and serves as a self contained resort with all you'll need except groceries.

If you are surfing you will have to head 5 minutes north to Playa Amarillo or Playa Colorado. Or get a launch to Play Manzanillo. No surf at Play Redonda.

We had some mechanical issues and the manager and the owner were very responsive. There were workers there within an hour! The manager even had some new beach toys set out for our daughters...

The pool was incredible, howler monkeys hang out in the tree right above you while you are floating.

The rooms are great. Hot water great. Water pressure great. Has laundry. Has cable, internet, etc....

Totally recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Augusto Sandino International Airport - Managua
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hacienda Iguana Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bromelia Restaurant (Aqua Resort) - 5 minute walk
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Redonda Beach (5 minute walk from the house)
Car: recommended

Sightseeing and shopping in historic Granada, Masaya Market and San Juan del Sur. Visit Masaya and Mombacho volcanoes, and Ometepe Island. Zipline tours can be arranged. Boats for hire in Gigante for deep sea fishing or coastal excursions. Iguana Golf Course is nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Housekeeping is included 3 days each week. Seasonal rates apply during Semana Santa and over Christmas/New Year holidays. Rates for longer visits are negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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