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Terry Leary

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Beautiful Home for Rent

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Nicaragua Villa Rental Photos and Description

A stunning home, relaxing in the heart of the city.

One of the favorite homes in Granada. This wonderful home is the place to unwind and relax with 4 large bedrooms, outdoor kitchen, 4 charming bathrooms, Master bedroom has jacuzzi tub, the home features a large swimming pool. Housekeeping services, pool services, internet, cable TV, backup electricity, extra water tanks are included. There is a beautiful balcony from the master bedroom overlooking the pool and property. This house must be seen.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Terry Leary (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Terry Leary

I live in Granada and built this wonderful house, but I am now in the process of building a smaller home. My sister and I own the Hotel Casa San Francisco, in Granada, Nicaragua.

Originally from San Francisco, CA, but I have lived and worked overseas for 27 years. I have specialized in development and international assistance in conflict areas. I had no home for many years just moving from war zone to war zone. In January of 2002 I had just finished working in Sierra Leone, West Africa and I needed a break from war. My sister and I came to Nicaragua and fell in love with Granada. We immediately bought 3 properties and then the fun began. We built my house and the hotel at the same time. What an adventure. We have seen Granada grow and it is a wonderful place to live, this is home.

Terry Leary purchased this villa in 2002

Why Terry Leary chose Nicaragua

From the moment you walk into this home the stress falls away, with the beautiful arches to the sparkling water of the pool and the gentle sway of the palm trees.

A very gracious place, TV corner, Sala by the pool, kitchen and dining room by the pool.

What makes this villa unique

Meals can be delivered from our famous international restaurant, Los Chocoyos,

Kitchen overlooking the pool,

Wifi,

Cable TV,

House phone,

Library,

Backup electricity and water,

House keeper six days a week, pool maintenance daily.

Reviews

4.4
based on 9 traveler reviews

Beautiful Home for Rent
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
4

Good, not great

  • 4 of 5

This house was nice and was as advertised with regards to location, pool size, and bedrooms/bathrooms. The house was very secure which is nice for Granada.

We (Dad, Mom, 2 year old, and 4 month old) stayed for 5 nights. We enjoyed the pool and the location which is very near the main cathedral.

I rate this as a 4 of 5 because some of the finishes of the house were sub-par given the price of the house. The kitchen supplies were thin including dull knives and a lack of cookware and dinnerware. All-in-all it was a pleasant stay but for the price I would entertain some other options before deciding to book this house again.

This being said, I don't think the house description is misleading and the owner was available to answer any questions we had. Again, at this price point I expected a slightly higher quality.

This was also the only place I have ever rented in Granada so I have personally no knowledge of other rentals in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA
4

Best Part of our Trip

  • 4 of 5

We have been to Granada three times and our family of five agreed that this was the best place yet! There were so many reasons that made it that way:

The home is beautiful and authentic. We were so pleased with the master suite on the second level and that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Most house pools in Granada are very small, so our three kids were thrilled with the HUGE pool at this home. The maid was a great asset and even washed our clothes. The location is ideal. We easily walked to almost everything right in the city. If you are an avid cook even when you're on vacation, you might find the kitchen a bit primitive...give in and go out to eat:)

The owner of the home, Terry, also owns the hotel around the corner. We took advantage of the wonderful services offered. Besides the great breakfasts at the hotel restaurant and the tapas at Bocadillos, they helped us find our driver, Leonel. He not only picked us up from the airport in a big new Toyota Hiace (seating for 12) but also drove us around the Granada area all week. No driving stress for us, which is fairly high in Nicaragua (there aren't many street signs and roads can be bad) AND Leonel brought us to see really neat sites and restaurants. The kids had fun trying the potter's wheel at a potter's house in the pueblos blancos...we never would've found that on our own.

Thanks, Terry, for letting us stay in your home and experience life in Granada. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and pool

  • 4 of 5

The house has a beautiful and good-sized swimming pool. The location is fabulous for the very walkable town of Granada; we also enjoyed its proximity to the Spa/Yoga spot that offered wonderful yoga classes and inexpensive massages and a gym and two of the best breakfast spots - the Garden Cafe and the Waffle House.

There were some maintenance issues with the home: we had to go about getting the wireless internet fixed (it was wired improperly) and getting more toilet paper for the house when we arrived as there wasn't enough there already. The microwave didn't work, missing light bulbs, and these sorts of minor maintenance issues can be better addressed. The master bedroom is gorgeous, as is one of the bedrooms that doesn't have its own bathroom but the other two bedrooms were a bit drab.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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flamingo, costa rica
5

Wonderful Home and Helpful People

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days in this great house. The floor plan is awesome and each room had a private bathroom and plenty of room. The location is very convenient. The property management company was so helpful as I was traveling with my disabled Aunt. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 10 adults. The house exceeded all of our expectations, and we had a great stay. We especially enjoyed the pool and the fully stocked kitchen. The location was also ideal, being only a few blocks from the main square. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others. The only hiccup to our stay was low water pressure/no water in the upstairs master bedroom, but this was probably due to city water and not the house specifically.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This charming and elegant colonial home is a desirable destination for staying in Granada.

You will be immediately enamored by the architectural and aesthetic appeal of this home.

The home is in excellent condition, the rooms are clean and furnished with tasteful pieces and comfortable beds. The bathrooms are well maintained, clean with hot/cold showers. The Kitchen is very well equipped and offers a purified water dispenser.

The housekeeper is very friendly and does a fantastic job keeping the home clean and tidy.

The location of this home is stellar, nestled in a quiet corner and conveniently within walking distance to the main square and the opportunity to experience local arts and culture, delicious eats, people and the best of what Nicaragua has to offer.

The pool is mesmerizing! Be sure to take a dip after enjoying a fun filled day around Granada.

The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating from the very start. She is a fantastic person with great insight about Nicaragua.

We fully anticipate returning to this home and highly recommend this experience to travelers.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Managua. We can arrange transportation
Nearest Barpub
Around the corner. Casa San Francisco Hotel
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
In Granada, it goes to Ometepe or San Carlos
Nearest Restaurant
Casa San Francisco Hotel
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
San Juan del Sur 1hr and 15 minutes
Car: not necessary

This home is located in the historical district of Granada. 2 blocks from the main square, close to museums, restaurants and all shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Granada Villa Rental Rates

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$3,000
 

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Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Nicaragua Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - bathroom is not attached to bedroom 4
  • 4 full baths, master has a Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) three twins or one king and one single, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one extra bed available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
House keeper, Pool Maintenance, Back up electricity system, Extra Water tanks.

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