House is Charming and Modern , built in 2006 by an American couple. Yet it retains a colonial feel! VERY CENTRALLY LOCATED - ONE BLOCK FROM SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH AND MONASTERY and only an eight minute walk to both La Calzada and the
Main Plaza. It is Split Level . Has a New Balcony off Master Bedroom. A/C in both bedrooms. In the center of the house is an open, uncovered area with a small COOL POOL WITH JETS, surrounded by lush foliage,hammocks and rocking chairs. There are tile floors throughout. Decorated with French doors and windows and lovely detailed woodwork; abundant lighting; And fans galore hanging from high tropical bamboo ceilings. *NINE MODERN,CEILING FANS COOL YOU IN ALL AREAS OF THE HOUSE! SO MUCH BETTER THAN STILL SITTING HOT AIR!
There are two bedrooms & both have their own bathrooms. One on the main level and one Master Bedroom on the second level.The Master Bedroom has a new gorgeous balcony with comfortable chairs and a stupendous view of the starry night & nearby Mombacho Volcano (when clear).
Casa Las Brisas (house of breezes), is especially cool due to its efficient A/C's; its nine (9) large powerful ceiling fans (SUPER-COOLING!); THE COOL POOL; breezes coming in the door and window off the living room, and the peaceful balcony off the Master Bedroom. The balcony is an excellent feature, added in 2012.
I am continually improving the house. As of December ,2012, it has a brand new BLUE RAY DVD PLAYER, a new CD PLAYER, a new HOT WATER HEATER and a new POOL PUMP. The house is equipped with cable TV and with good internet service.
In addition, the house has a wonderful location- you can walk to the Central Park/Plaza and the main boulevard, LA CALZADA, where all the action is, in five to eight minutes! The oldest church in Granada, San Francisco Church ,is just one block away.
Plus,the area is amongst the safest in Granada.Also taxis pass by every few minutes and the fare is only forty cents to any location within Granada!
PIease view all the photos on this site. They accurately show all of the house and were taken in 2012. The house is very modern - again it was built in 2006.
Keywords: House, Townhouse, Pool, Central, Fans
I am a 66 year young man just recently retired. After having spent my 20's in Law School and then Chiropractic College, I began my own business importing and wholesaling handicrafts and furniture from Bali and Thailand. This fit me well because I love to travel, then in Asia and later in Latin America most recently to Africa.
I used to play tennis and basketball,so now I'm a big fan of those two sports. And now with the SF 49ers doing so well,I enjoy watching their games.
Other things I enjoy are reading well-written books,seeing good movies,chatting and dining out.
DAVID WILENSKY purchased this house in 2010
I want to preface this by saying that I'd travelled to about sixty-five countries before coming to Nicaragua and buying the first house I ever bought in a foreign country.
Then two years ago I volunteered teaching for a month in Guatemala. When my stint was over I decided to take a look at nearby Nicargua. I found the people to be extraordinarily friendly, helpful and kind. So I returned with my partner to travel more and get some inexpensive dental work. She is a real estate agent and wanted to look at houses in Granada,a place we liked very much. When I saw this house,Casa las Brisas, it seemed so perfect for us! So I bought it for personal use, but also discovering I could rent it out while not in it. So I did not really buy this as a vacation rental but as a house for us to live part-time. Fortunately, because the house is so beautiful & comfortable it rents out easily. (See the reviews.)
* THE NINE MODERN,LARGE CEILING FANS WHICH COVER ALL THE HOUSE. THESE COOL YOU OFF WHILE INSIDE! (What a difference when they are off!)
- Plunging into the small pool to cool off and using the jets to massage muscles.
- Relaxing around the pool in a small hammock or a rocking chair reading or having a cool drink.
- Having bedrooms on TWO levels for added privacy.
- Air conditioning in both bedrooms.
- Very high tropically designed ceilings giving a spacious feeling to the house.
- The NEW balcony. See an incredible star-filled sky.
- Beautiful woodwork on doors,beams & colonial arches.
- Ample storage
- Recessed lighting,Terracotta sconces.
- Central location: short walk (5'-8') to the main streets,main park,almost all the excellent restaurants and La Calzada,the 'happening' street.
- Ten minute bike ride to breezy Lake Nicaragua. AND new bicycle at house can be rented at $5/day, 25/week.
- Very friendly Nicaraguan family who live next door.
My husband and I stayed at Casa las Brisas in Granada,Nicaragua recently for one week. We're writing this review b/c we want to HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH THIS HOUSE AND GRANADA,ITSELF.
First the house:The photos and desciptions seemed too good to be true,but they turned out to be entirely accurate! Some examples:
1.The pool was so refreshing with its cool water and jets. And the hammock chairs and rocking chairs around it made for a great area to relax.
2.The living room was very attractive and Extremely Comfortable w its Rocking Chairs, Sofa and Chair-Stool combination. Its DVD player and Cable TV worked well.
3. The Master BD was large and very comfortable-especially the bed,excellent queen mattress. The attached balcony was a cool,relaxing place in the evenings. And enuf storage in nice closet.
4.As stated ,it was less than a ten minute walk to the main happening spot, Calzada Street and the main Park. Plus even closer to SFrancisco Church and some great restarants,as La Hacienda,Kathy's Pancake House , Tercero Ojo (The Third Eye),and more.
And they provided for free a cleaning lady four days a week who did a bang up job,even washed our clothes in the washer /dryer here!
I highly recommend this house to 1 or 2 couples.
RE GRANADA: We are well-travelled and have never seen a town the size of Granada with so much charm -the colonial architecture; the horse carriages that frequently pass by carrying loads or giving people a ride;the fruit vendors who ply the streets and pass your door and cry out " melons,oranges,papayas...",in Spanish, the pastel colors of the houses, etc,etc.
We have returned from two weeks at this casa. This property was perfect for us. We visit Granada regularly and this was the best accommodations we have had. We hope when we return that we can stay here again.
The casa was beautifully maintained by Douglas, the manager, and Yarelis. Douglas was helpful and responsive to any request. I can't say enough good things about Yarelis. She was amazing, kept the place sparkling and organized and was very sweet. My Spanish is very limited but we managed to talk a little which was fun.
The house was so comfortable. It was very hot this visit so we were really thankful for the pool to dip into when we needed a quick cool down. And having the A/C in the bedroom was a haven to go to. And it was located where we could walk to our favorite restaurants and of couse La Calzada.
All in all I would say that our visit to Granada and stay for two weeks was the best one yet, largely due to finding this gem to have as our home away from home. I highly recommend this casa to anyone visiting Granada that wants a safe, beautiful and very authentic Granadan place to stay
We stayed here for a month and got to know Granada very well. The house is within walking distance of the the main square, and the Calle Caldaza. Many, many restaurants are within walking distance as well as the Casa de Cafe (think Starbucks) coffee shop. We loved that the "fruit lady" , the "veggie lady" and the "tortilla man" walked up the street daily so we could buy fresh. Douglas, the manager, will bend over backwards to help you and Yaralis, the housekeeper is very pleasant and through! This is a very "safe" feeling neighborhood - all the neighbors have their doors open and sit on the walkways at night - very "Nica". The people here are very friendly. I was able to connect with a few ex-pat Canadians that do volunteer work here and was able to help out at a local library established privately to help Nica children to develop a love for reading. Also, David, the owner is very detailed and our payment for the house was as presented. Have fun!
Nous avons passé un très beau séjour. L'appartement est encore plus beau que sur les photos. La piscine jacuzzi, les chambres et surtout l'aire ouverte sur l'extérieur WOW! Douglas fût d'une aide et d'une disponibilité exemplaire. Nous recommandons les services de Ricardo pour aller faire une petite escapades sur l'eau. Nous y retournerons volontier.
We stayed at this house in April 2015 for 10 days. I do not want to leave! The location is perfect,there is always a breeze and the numerous fans in the house keep the house wonderfully cool at anytime of day. Both bedrooms are beautiful, the upstairs has a adorable balconey to enjoy the city sites and the breeze. The downstairs bedroom stays cool all day without A/C needed. The house is stocked with anything you need.The pool is so refreshing after touring the city. I spent a lot of time in the hammock chairs by the pool. Wifi works great. Douglas the manager and Yarella the housekeeper are fantasic. Very helpful and informative. Yarella even washed my clothes! Next door neighbors are very nice and there is a puperia across the street. Kathys Waffle House,Cafe Claudia's and El Garage are within 2 minute walk of the house. We were busy and on the go all day but it is so nice to come home to such a beautiful and comfortable house. The pics of the house are great, and the house is even better in person.The house is very close to a spa which is a extra bonus.We will be back!
Stayed here for a week with a friend visiting some volunteer friends. This house is awesome - would absolutely recommend this home. It is close to lots of restaurants, pulperia (small store), hotels with pools. The home has excellent ventilation, a pool inside the home, kitchen with lots of amenities and the bedrooms have AC. We only needed to use the AC at night. The upstairs bedroom has a nice balcony that has an awesome view. Wifi was fantastic. The property manager was very helpful, the housekeeper was wonderful and the neighbors were also extremely friendly and helped us giving us some tips about the city. Taxis went by in the street frequently so if we didn't want to walk we could always grab a ride and this street felt very safe.
I would definitely return and stay longer!
The oldest church in Granada, Iglesia San Francisco, is only one block away. This is the best way to find where my house is.
Lake Nicaragua, the largest in all of Central America, only a fifteen minute walk away.From the shore rent a boat out to the 'Thousand Islands' (Las Isletas) for a memorable,unique experience.
Laguna Apollo- A clear lake volcano,excellent for swimming w fab Panaramic view is 20' away by car.
Masaya - a nearby town, 15 miles away, has the best crafts market in the entire country.
Volcanoes- several are nearby to climb. One is active.
FREE MAID SERVICE PROVIDED ON ALTERNATE DAYS.AIRPORT PICKUP AVAILABLE FOR A SMALL FEE PAID THERE.
A $200 damage deposit is paid on check in and refunded on check out .Only once was a small amount kept due to damage.
You will be cooler in Casa Brisas/House of Breezes, because of the unique, powerful Nine ceiling fans covering the entire house + A/C in both bedrooms + cool pool with jets+ patio
Travelers pay a deposit to reserve the dates ,which varies according to length of rental,but often is $150-$250. Thirty -five days prior to move-in date the balance is due