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Downtown's most convenient rental! Oceanview, family home, 2 blocks to beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 br, 3.5 ba, sleeps 9-12, in SJdSur. Walk to town, beach. Ocean & mountain vie

Please see more details on our web page, and get a 10% coupon on ground transportation.

Just imagine . . .

Imagine a place where the sparkling Pacific glows sapphire by day and at nightfall, erupts in a kaleidoscopic display of orange, pink and purple.

Imagine a place where birdsong and the whistle of cool ocean breezes are the soundtrack to life. A life that, somehow, exists just three minutes’ walking distance to a funky beach town where open-air markets, roadside chicken roasts and oceanfront cocktails are part of the everyday.

Imagine a home where sophisticated design meets homey spaces. An architectural gem that is as unique as San Juan del Sur itself. A place that feels both like home and like somewhere you never knew existed.

Imagine a getaway of vibrantly colored windowpanes that frame spectacular ocean views, and of four tropical balconies that invite you to check real life, and all its stressors, at the door. An escape where you can relax and unwind with the Pacific at your feet.

Imagine your own little slice of paradise.

Welcome, friends. Welcome to Casa 72, an oceanview retreat perched atop a gently sloping hillside, where panoramic ocean views are bounded only by the horizon’s own limits.

Welcome to a home where you can swing in a poolside hammock or stare at an inky sky, alive with the twinkling of far off constellations.

A home where you can gather around your private pool, sheltered by the shade of a local Guaiacum (guayacan) tree.

A place where you can grill up the catch of the day in the comfort of your own patio, or take a two-block sojourn to a smorgasbord of restaurants and cuisines downtown.

Welcome to a place where sea breezes whisper and birds chirp, to a getaway where convenience does not come at the price of relaxation. Because while Casa 72 is just two blocks to lively downtown, its bluff-top location affords not only incredible views, but also privacy and leisure away from the hustle and bustle.

So whether you stay a week or a month, you won’t need a rental car to explore lively San Juan del Sur and its myriad attractions.

And for those who do rent a vehicle, the wonders of Nicaragua are yours to explore: Scour the coast from south to north, catching epic waves and surfing ’til you can surf no more. Trek volcanoes and set off on island adventures. Explore colonial towns and shop colorful markets. Enjoy the best daytrips that our friendly country has to offer, and come home every night to a welcoming home-away-from-home.

Casa 72 is a home designed for families, a home designed for beach living, for vacationers who appreciate the sun, the sand, and high design.

The home’s architecture, from its high windows to its multiple balconies, is built for your full enjoyment of San Juan del Sur’s beautiful vistas and tropical living.

Add to all this on-site housekeeping, attentive and bilingual owners, and security, and you have a recipe for the most sophisticated, sought-after vacation rental in downtown San Juan del Sur.

Our home is ideal for:


Casa 72, with its comfortable bedrooms (and multiple bed arrangements), open rooms and diverse gathering spaces, is perfect for large families and family reunions.


With four air-conditioned bedrooms, seven separate levels, a private pool and outdoor space, our home offers the perfect layout for multiple generations to gather and to enjoy some precious alone time, when necessary.


Planning a guy trip or a girlfriend getaway? Casa 72 offers four private bedrooms and three full bathrooms, providing the flexible space you need when traveling with friends.


Responsible young adults in town to surf, learn Spanish, or simply experience Nicaragua and San Juan del Sur, will love our home’s chill vibe and perfect location to town.

Click heret o send us an inquiry and we’ll get back to you immediately with:

– Your rate quote, including a SPECIAL DISCOUNT for 7+ day stays;

– Updated calendar confirmation; and

– Additional information about our home and San Juan del Sur.

Your search is over!

With one click of your mouse, you’ll snag the perfect home in the perfect location.

Fabulous San Juan del Sur awaits!


Samuel Barreto

PS: Please read all of our 5-star reviews in our webpage, and confirm from a trusted source, that our strengths are exactly what you are looking for.

More Details

Property Manager
Samuel Barreto
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Samuel Barreto

Built in 1972 by a renown nicaraguan architect, for his own family.

Samuel Barreto purchased this house in 1972

Why Samuel Barreto chose Nicaragua

Our family vacations in San Juan del Sur since the 1930's.

In the early part of the century, the trip from Managua involved taking a horse-driven coach, a train to Granada, a steamship (vapor Victoria) to San Jorge, and another train to San Juan del Sur.

Our great grandmother rented a house for a couple of months every year. Our grandmother bought a house. Our father, an architect, built Casa 72 in 1972.

What makes this house unique

In the heart of town

No car needed

Ample and comfortable spaces

Enjoy the lively town life, day and night, within walking distance

Excellent for families or small (9-12) groups


San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot (gas-heated)/cold water shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hot (gas-heated)/cold water shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hot (gas-heated)/cold water shower.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Downstairs, near the outdoor dining table & the swim. pool
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Near the entrance, to wash away salt and sand.
  • Three full bathrooms (shower + toilet). All of them with gas-heated hot water. There is also an open-air shower at the lower level, near the entrance of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, and thermal insulation for confort and energy efficiency. All bedrooms have two twin beds. One bedroom has an additional sofa/futon that transforms into a single bed. Two bedrooms have keypad safeboxes.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
MANY AMBIANCES TO ENJOY . . . . The house has many different ambiances that different people can enjoy in many different ways, even at the same time: swimming pool swimming pool deck shaded outdoor dining table and grill shaded hammock indoor hammocks three living rooms living room/bar kitchen indoor dining table lower balcony master bedroom balcony north balcony main balcony tv room patio bench etc.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Downtown's most convenient rental! Oceanview, family home, 2 blocks to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Awesome family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing house was the perfect setting for celebrating my wife's birthday with our kids and in-laws. San Juan del Sur is a charming genuine fishing village on the pacific coast and Casa72 is perfectly located to enjoy the local beach, restaurant and bar scene. The house keeper Louise and his family was very nice and helpful with information about local points of interest and activities. This is a place you will want to come back to!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tegus honduras

Excelente opcion

  • 5 of 5

Nos quedamos un grupo de 7 personas, super comodo, bien ubicado, seguro, super bonito, bastantes areas sociales, centtico ycon un staff insuperable.

Dani nos cocino casi todos los dias a la parrilla, deliciiooosoooo!!!

Super recomendado.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un endroit parfait pour ma famille

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une magnifique semaine en famille. Grand-parents, enfants et la petite Summer (9 mois). La maison était parfaite pour nous et le serait aussi pour un groupe d'amis. Elle offre toute l'intimité nécessaire et de multiples zones détentes qui permettent à celui qui désire un peu de tranquillité de se retirer du brouhaha. La piscine est agréable et très bien entretenu sous les bons soins de Luis. La cuisine est bien équipée, il y a même une BBQ extérieur. La maison est très bien située en plein coeur du village et permet de tout faire à pied. Elle est bien sécurisée, il n'y a donc aucune inquiétude à avoir. Les démarches de location auprès du propriétaire Samuel sont faciles et il donne plein de renseignements utiles à la planification du séjour. Sur place, Luis et Darling sont présents en permanence afin de s'assurer de notre confort et veiller discrètement à ce que tout se passe bien. Merci Luis et Darling!

Nous sommes allés à plusieurs plages très facilement avec notre petite voiture. Les plages environnantes sont belles et la plupart ont, quoique rudimentaires, des restaurants, bars et toilettes. Le village de San Juan del Sur est sympathique et truffés de petites boutiques et restaurants. Amateurs de grandes marques, restos 5 étoiles s'abstenir. Ce n'est pas ce genre de place. C'est assez modeste, mais c'est ce qui fait son charme. Par contre, si vous aimez le surf... qu'attendez-vous pour partir? La vie du village semble tourner autour de la longue planche!

Bref, tout la famille a aimé son séjour, surtout Summer :)

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hockley and Kazmierowicz Visit

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for having us in your wonderful house. We all had a great time! Luis and Darling treated us like royalty. The food was amazing, Darling made us breakfast and dinner. The pool was fabulous too, we enjoyed the atmosphere and all the furniture. We felt very welcome and would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Great House, Outstanding Location, Gracious Hosts

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great house, right in town, with easy access to everything and it comes with a wonderful caretaker. Look no further. You've found the right house. Our family will be back for another great experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Excellent stay in San Juan Del Sur

  • 5 of 5

This house was great - we were all very pleased with our choice to stay here. The large airy rooms, pool, quirky-cool character, and on-site housekeeping were huge bonuses that exceeded our expectations going in. The house really is a couple of blocks off the beach and we were glad for that as it buffered us from the noise of the beachfront avenue. While the beach in SJDS was nice, the real gems are out of town. Remonso and Maderas were our favorite beaches although we didn't try Hermosa - it was closed because "Survivor" was being filmed there during our stay! The pool was perfect for our two young children and was impeccably maintained by Luis and his wife. Luis and Darlen were a wonderful addition to our experience at this house, as they looked out for our every need and were available around the clock. We weren’t sure how it would be to have staff share the grounds with us, but it ended up being an enriching experience. We took them up on their offer to cook for us on several occasions and were very pleased. Two highlights were a seafood feast of shrimp and lobster, and a traditional Nica meal including gallo pinto (fried beans and rice), maduros (cooked, soft bananas) and home-made tortillas. Better than the restaurants in town! We had a group of 8 and had more than enough room for us to spread out. We did have a rental car and it was convenient to have, although not absolutely necessary as there are shuttles heading out to the various beaches. Overall, I give this VRBO house my highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Timon
El Gato Negro
"Great coffee, great English books at great prices. Closes early. Eclectic atmosphere."
Iguana Bar
"Hottest bar in San Juan del Sur. "
Barrio Cafe
"Nice breakfast. Centrally located."
Superfrutto Gelateria
"Excellent gelato. Many flavors."
Da Flying Frog Zipline tour
Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Managua international airport (Sandino MGA)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
La Iguana
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ferry to Ometepe, at San Jorge
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Guacalito golf course
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nic 6 and Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Bambu Beach Club
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
San Juan del Sur bay
Car: not necessary

San Juan del Sur bay is divided by a river.

To the South, there is the town of San Juan del Sur, with stores, restaurants, banks, bars, etc..

To the North of the river, there are vacation homes, but very few commercial activity.

If you want to go from one part of the bay to the other, you can walk along the beach, or you can ride your car East on the road that goes accross the bridge to the other side of the river, and then back West until you get to the other side of town (La Talanguera).

Casa 72 is right downtown, so you can walk everywhere, and don't really need a car.

If you want to go to nearby beaches, you can always take a taxi or a shuttle, or you can rent a car for a day or two if you want, but you can spend your whole vacation without needing a car.

Casa 72's location even if it's downtown San Juan del Sur, it's located in a quiet neighborhood, with very little traffic.


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