|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
Stunning, fully equipped casa, with spectacular ocean and mountain view, 300 metres above best beach in Nicaragua, as featured on posters of the country,'Playa El Coco'. Located a half hour south of San Juan Del Sur, on a beautiful, half-mile wide, white, sand beach, Casa Mariposa is ideally suited to complete relaxation in its beautiful infinity pool, or, to entertaining family and friends with wide doors opening onto spacious terrace with comfortable furniture, pool, jacuzzi and large barbeque. The cuidador, Freddis, will serve your every need, including cooking, upon request, for a small fee. In addition, the casa has its own security guard.
January 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We all had a wonderful time. The view was perfect, the house was welcoming and it was all very relaxing. We loved spending time by the pool, the Jacuzzi and the hammock.
Freddy was amazing. He was the perfect host, fantastic cook and friendly as ever. We really enjoyed his company, as he was helpful and informative.
The Arguello family
We spent our honeymoon at Casa Mariposa and it was absolutely perfect! The house is obviously beautiful, but is also extremely comfortable and convenient. The pool is awesome as we spent most of our time in the pool looking out over the ocean. The beach was just a quick drive down the hill by truck, and under a five minute walk. Playa el Coco is beautiful; it's clean, peaceful, and was always empty. We rented a four-wheel drive truck for the week that we were there. Four-wheel drive wasn't necessarily needed, but it was nice to have. The road to the house is quite bumpy and we crossed a few rivers. It's approximately a 35 minute drive to the house but the scenery is well worth the drive. There is a little local store, and two restaurants with bars located at Coco so it was perfect when we ran out of rum and Coke or didn't feel like cooking. We also drove to the little town south of Coco, Ostional, to buy fresh lobster tails. This is the perfect house if you want to feel away from everything and enjoy a peaceful vacation. There is a housekeeper on-site and he is AMAZING. He came in everyday to clean the house and was always available when we needed him or needed something. He also grilled our lobster tails for us. The owners were also very helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this vacation home, and we are dreaming of our next vacation to Casa Mariposa with family and friends.
We stayed almost a week at Casa Mariposa over Thanksgiving 2015 with our son, his wife and 3 children and it turned out to be more than we could have ever imagined. We all loved it! The view is spectacular and the beach breathtaking. Freddie, the caretaker, couldn't have been nicer and took care of all our needs and cooked dinner several evenings for us which was yummy. the house is great - very comfortable and easily accommodated all of us. We hope to go again and recommend it highly.
Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your house it was more beautiful than the pictures and we had an amazing time!! Wish we had more time to spend at Casa Mariposa! Thank you again and we hope to return sometime soon!
Luxury. A simple word used by the property owners to describe the experience. A simple word that raised our expectations about what we would find at the home. It is from this perspective that we share these insights:
Upon our arrival, we met the local property manager. He was either checking up on or installing an additional refrigerator because the home's kitchen fridge was not working. It was clear at that time that this fridge was very noisy, but there were no alternatives; loud fridge or no cold food. We were pleased that the situation was addressed before we arrived. Not until the property manager left was it obvious that the noise of the new fridge was so loud that it blocked out the ocean sounds.
The home was advertised as air conditioned. However, upon reading the welcome notes we found that the a/c units must be set at 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) or higher. That's pretty warm.
We were a group of four adults. We intended to spend time around the pool. To do so, some pool chairs were required. There were only 2 rotting lounges at the pool (not 6 shown in the pictures). Additionally, the beautiful hammock pictured on the homeaway site was not there.
Outside Jacuzzi: According to housekeeper, it will work for about 4 minutes, so we did not attempt to turn in on.
Kitchen: The property manager suggested that we don't use the dishwasher as it doesn't rinse the soap off the plates.
Clothes Washer: Not sure if there is a problem with the washer or the way it is designed, but water needs to be added "by hand." Not a big deal since the housekeeper volunteered to run a few loads for us.
The refrigerator, lounge chairs, and hammock issues were addressed by the property owners a few days after we sent them an email explaining the situation. We didn't mind the delay as time moves slower in Nicaragua. Our concern is that the home we experienced was quite different than the home as described on homeaway.
It is unlikely that we would recommend this home to others. If our review does not dissuade you then make sure that the home and the description are one and the same.
Playa el Coco is a great beach, it was deserted while we were there; there are 2 restaurants on the beach and a little shop nearby. Do your shopping in San Juan del Sur. The house is a 5 minute walk to the beach; beware, the walk back is up a steep hill. If you are old or out-of-shape you might prefer to take your car down to the beach.
We spent two weeks at Casa Mariposa in February 2012. There were two families of four and the house provided plenty of space. The view and setting are AMAZING! The house is located on the top of a small hill and the walk to the beach takes only a few minutes. We had a great time playing in the pool, which was quite large for a single family home. The pool deck was in the sun all day, but the outside sitting area provided shade if it was needed. The beach was beautiful and rarely had more than five people on it. The waves were gentle and the kids (ages 9 and 6) had no problems wading out as there were no rocks. Freddis, the caretaker, was a true gem. He worked so hard, even when no one was looking. He was a great cook and was very patient with us when we tried to speak Spanish to him (he does not speak much English). The house is about 45 minutes from San Juan Del Sur so we were not able to do many day trips to other areas. Because of this we had some great adventures near by and did more relaxing than we would have done otherwise. There was a small store at the base of the hill which provided most of what we needed. The kitchen of the house was perfect for eating in for most meals. The owners were VERY helpful when we were planning our trip and were always quick to respond to any questions. All in all Casa Mariposa provided an unforgettable vacation for both families and enough memories to last a lifetime.
Our family of five really relaxed at this lovely home and infinity pool perched above a beautiful and quiet beach. The enclave of Playa el Coco is serene, friendly and setoff down a rugged road from the touristy crowded town of San Juan del Sur. We loved it here. Jeanne's care and exceptional decorating made this home and pool an easy and relaxing place to be. It is beautiful with wonderful touches. Our agenda was reading, swimming and enjoying time together as a family - - this was perfect. Our big excitement the week we were there was a scheduled lengthy family horseback ride and a baby turtle release on the beach. The owners and housekeeper made it an easy and enjoyable process from inquiry to leave taking. We heartily recommend this property.
Casa Mariposa is located in a Nature Park (Parque Maritimo El Coco) on Playa El Coco... next beach to La Flor where there are 'arribadas' of thousands of sea turtles each year....fascinating to see the large turtles returning to their 'birth beach' to lay their eggs 15 years after they were born and to see the adorable babies head straight to the sea at birth! You can also hire horses and ride on the beach at El Coco and the surrounding beaches via dirt roads. The area is known for its surfing beaches, but Playa El Coco is also a great swimming beach. There are a couple of restaurants right on the beach serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The restaurant rents boogie boards and nearby town, San Juan Del Sur, rents surfboards and all other necessary equipment for the area including ATV's.
Other Activities: zip lining, kayaking, whale watching, bird watching, shelling, boating
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Check in time is 3pm
Check out is 12pm
Upon arrival we do ask for a $300 electrical/security deposit. We allow 80 kwhs per day of electricity - any overage will be deducted from the deposit at a rate of .50 cents (dollars) per kwh. Also - any missing towels or breakages will be deducted from the deposit
Please note we take a $250 cash security deposit upon arrival - we return this deposit after a quick inspection of the home for any damages or missing items.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.