About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
Are you looking for a comfortable vacation home that has a luxurious, exotic feel? Do you enjoy watching the surf, being awestruck by colourful sunsets and gazing at billions of stars? Then welcome to Casa Colina.
Located only a short 5 minute walk to shops, restaurants and bars, our home features an open air living environment with a floorplan that flows onto the front veranda through 4 gorgeous custom built wooden glass doors that do not obstruct the views of San Juan del Sur Bay, the quaint town and surrounding jungle. Casa Colina was designed and built to North American earthquake standards by renowned architect Chris Robertson (Pier 39 San Francisco and Finca Las Nubes) on a ridge in the gated, boutique community of Paradise Bay. Our property features a large stone terrace that is an excellent space for yoga. Our guests can enjoy daily visits from exotic birds like white throated magpie jays, motmots, kiskadees, baltimore orioles, doves, hummingbirds and the occasional appearance of wild budgies. It's not uncommon to see Howler Monkeys in the trees surrounding the pool.
Casa Colina is more than a rental home, it is also our second home as we do spend several months a year enjoying the sights, sounds and our friends of San Juan del Sur. As a result, we take great pride in maintaining our home to the highest standards. Our guests comment that it does feel and look like a home, not a hostel or cold rental space like many other casas in the area. We would be delighted to share our incredible home away from home with you in our absence.
Our home is quite private, and while the 4 m x 8 m (12 ft x 24 ft) infinity pool, arguably the largest in San Juan del Sur, is considered shared, it is only shared with the adjacent twin house and rarely would you find yourself sharing it with others. Because of the terracing, and the other house being below ours, anyone staying there cannot see into any of our spaces and vice versa. The pool is located behind the other house, but adjacent to ours. Anyone staying in the other house cannot see the pool, but there is a great view of the pool from our master bedroom and front veranda.
The bathroom in the master bedroom is only accessible through the bedroom, making it a very private space. The main bathroom is ensuite to the second bedroom but also accessible from the main living area through a separate doorway. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans while the loft bedroom has two wall fans directed at the sleeping area. Due to the constant gentle breeze, air conditioning in the main part of the house is not necessary.
Keywords: 2 bedrooms with king size beds, private loft with two twin beds, 3 twin sofa beds, oceanview, infinity pool overlooks ocean & town, covered veranda with rocking chairs and hammocks, separate large terrace and gas bbq.
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- within one day
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 03, 2018
From California originally, but spent much traveling in the Tropics. Found Nicaragua almost six years ago and almost immediately was hooked. The people, the beaches, the culture, the scenery, and overall vibe is what attracted me most.
Owner purchased this House in 2011
Why Owner chose San Juan del Sur
The view is what really sold me. Being able to gaze out over the picturesque town of San Juan, and see the waves is exactly what I was looking for,.
What makes this House unique
Casa Colina is truly a 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants and only another 3 minutes to the beach. The views of the valley, mountains, town, bay and ocean are spectacular. We can literally sit for hours at the pool or on the verandah and stare off with only the birds to interrupt the scenery and night lights. The peace and tranquility of this area is at the south end of San Juan del Sur and really doesn't require a car as do the other surrounding developments. And if we're feeling lazy, a quick inexpensive taxi ride gets us to where we need to be. There are plenty of inexpensive taxis and shuttles to get you to nearby surfing beaches as well as tour companies that can do longer day trips to outlying areas. The beach in SJDS is great for playing in the small surf or laying about, with plenty of bars and restaurants to serve you. The marina there offers fresh seafood for sale, fishing trips and fun sailing excursions to nearby beaches.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect week in SJDS!
Everything about this rental was perfect, from the airport pick up to the departure today! I wouldn't change anything. Towe was extremely quick to respond to my messages, and we had zero issues with the house.
The housekeeper, Katalina, is a joy to have around and an incredible cook- be sure to book her for a couple dinners. The pool is great, beds are comfortable, filtered water is included, house is secure (alarm system with security guard), wifi is reliable, location is convenient, and the view is wonderful. Would definitely stay again!
A tip for future renters- the walk back to the house is a little bit strenuous for the last few minutes, as the house sits on a steep hill. With that being said, we were a group of 20-somethings and had no problem with multiple trips per day. A car was not necessary.
Casa Colina was the perfect choice for our San Juan Del Sur vacation.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this little town, and house.
Catalina was great to us, would definitely recommend taking full advantage.
Best house in SJDS
Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. Another positive- There is a security guard station before reaching the casa and a guard outside the property at night, so we all felt extremely safe. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS.
Best house in SJDS
Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS.
Casa Colina Extraordinaire
My sister and I stayed here in San Juan Del Sur for one month. Although, it it was the rainy season, it did not have any affect on our trip. This property is by far, the best property in all of SJDS. We spent many days walking and exploring the town and saw nothing as nice as this. The views are phenomenal, a private pool (which you will be very happy you have), and the lovely Catalina. She will cook for you, shop for you, clean for you and is wonderful. There is a lot of construction going on in this area in the way of new homes, so a tad bit of traffic and workers, however, very tolerable. The walk up the hill to the property is not for the weary. Doable, but by no means easy. We had a slight refrigerator problem, as our food was all freezing, but that was remedied quickly by the owner with a new refrigerator. Karen could not have been more helpful and concerned with any of our issues. I hate to give this property such a great revue, as I don't want you all to be there when I want to come back, but it is The Best in all of San Juan Del Sur and I did extensive research. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property for your visit.
Great home for families!
Our group consisted of 2 families with 4 children ages 1-5. This home was a perfect place to stay. We were able to walk to town every day (though we often took a cab back UP the hill), and we were within close proximity of nice beaches. Having a home base with a kitchen, air-conditioned rooms, and the pool made traveling with young children fun and *somewhat* easy. Katalina, as mentioned by many, is a wonderful cook and we all adored her. We also highly recommend finding the blue jeep beach taxi (driven by Martin) to visit some of the beautiful surfing beaches. Great home in a great town.
waterfall rapelling, zipline canopy tour - two casinos in town