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Casa Loca Roca: Unique Comfortable Living Steps Away from Great Surf!

San Diego, Managua Department, Nicaragua
  • Bungalow1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s) (Sleeps 2-4), Bath1.25

Enjoy the relaxing and amazing ambiance of Casa Loca Roca....a unique house completed in March 2012 and recently renovated August 2015 with all new interior and exterior painting, art work, stairs to the loft, roofing and landscaping.

The best feature is the Rancho, an enormous outdoor living space...the perfect spot to unwind in a hammock, curl up with a good book, practice yoga or enjoy a meal while watching the birds and iguanas in the trees above. Another great fact is that there is NO construction in the nearby area to disturb your relaxing.

Only a few minutes walk away is a beautiful uncrowded beach and miles of great surf! You can also enjoy all the amenities of Los Cardones Surf Lodge, an Eco surf/yoga resort with a bar and restaurant right next door. With uncrowded waves for beginners to expert surfers right in front of the resort and miles of beach to explore, you will ease right into your vacation in this incredible Casa made for relaxation.

Nestled amongst the trees and in front of a small riverbed, Casa Loca Roca provides the ultimate getaway retreat, but with the amenities of home. Enjoy the proximity and privileges of the nearby surf lodge and the round the clock security team, but with the added comforts of electricity, air conditioning, hot water, ice cubes!, the calming sound of the ocean waves, spacious outdoor living and a modern, beautifully locally handcrafted interior.

With nothing but time on your hands, you can whip up some tantalizing creations in the full kitchen; or read that book you've been meaning to finish while lounging on one of the outdoor sofas. Got experience and your own climbing gear??...then head outside to your very own climbing wall. That's right, it's built right in to the house! Told you it was unique!!

So, whether you're looking to stay active or just unwind with a Nica Libre in hand while swaying in a hammock....Casa Loca Roca's the place to be!

Property Manager

Janelle Hansen

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Janelle Hansen

I have been a worldly traveler and have finally found the perfect place to call home. Nicaragua's friendly people, uncrowded beaches, top surfing and cold cervezas made this a dream come true.

Janelle Hansen purchased this Bungalow in 2012

What makes this Bungalow unique

Casa Loca Roca is situated on the Pacific coast just an hour and 15 minutes drive from the international airport in the Nicaraguan capitol of Managua. Set amongst the trees, a few minutes walk to miles of untouched beach and some of Nicaragua's best, and uncrowded surf breaks. The eco surf/yoga resort, Los Cardones Surf Camp is just 10 minutes walk away, providing fantastic food, service, yoga classes, surf lessons and more. Gran Pacifica resort is a mere 30 minute walk for further dining options, a swimming pool, three 9-hole golf courses and more great surf breaks.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Bed (1) Master room is the loft. There is a safe for valuables. Ceiling fan and A/C. Access by stairs. Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) Queen sized futon on lower level. Ceiling fan, stand up fan and A/C.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • The bathroom is on the main level. There is also an outdoor shower. Modern amenities and hot water.

        Location Type

          • Waterfront
            Located amidst treed area, in front of small riverbed, 10 minute walk from the beach.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Catering available


                      • Mobile Phone
                        A local mobile phone is provided with prepaid credit to contact the property manager or for emergency calls. Additional credit can be added if requested.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Air conditioning unit cools entire interior living area. Please turn off when leaving the house. Unit is equipped with a timer for your chilled return.
                      • Heating
                        Natural heating system...turn off the air conditioning and open the door.
                      • Linens Provided
                        All bed linens provided (available for futon also)
                      • Living Room
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Yoga mats.
                      • Parking
                        Driveway on site.
                      • Telephone
                        A local mobile phone is provided with prepaid credit to contact the property manager or for emergency calls. Additional credit can be added if requested.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and beach towels are provided. All kitchen towels also provided.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry can be arranged through the property manager.
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Can be arranged through the property manager.


                          • Catering Available
                            Part/full time cook available, or pre-stocking of groceries. Arrangements to be made with the property manager. Restaurant and bar at Los Cardones Surf Lodge 10 minutes walk away.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Automatic coffee maker.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            All utensils provided.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full service dish set & utensils serving 4. Full set of glasses.
                          • Kitchen
                            Gas stove, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, blender. Island bar/counter area and a outside gas BBQ.
                          • Oven
                            Gas oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Cooking oil, basic spices provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                            With freezer.
                          • Stove
                            6 Burner Gas stove with oven. Gas BBQ outside.
                          • Toaster
                            Easy to operate, stream lined for aerodynamics and efficiency. Owner manual provided upon request.


                              • Dining
                                Built-in outdoor dining table. Stools for use at indoor island bar or outdoor bar counter.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Selection of DVDs.
                                  • Games
                                    Chess, checkers, backgammon, Scrabble, Battleship, Jenga, playing cards and many more.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Mobile speaker that accepts line in or blue tooth.
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen TV in loft by master bed.
                                  • Video Games
                                    PS3 with an assortment of games. Please do not erase my high score on Call of Duty.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Built-in dining area, entertaining area, outdoor bar and window pass thru' to kitchen.
                                      • Golf
                                        Nearby 9 hole golf course. T times can be arranged. Rental equipment available.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Built-in sofas and tables, 2 sun loungers , 2 hammocks.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas BBQ.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            Master bedroom is the loft area, up a set of stairs with a hand rail. Recently modified to be more accessible. Bathroom, kitchen, futon bed and outdoor dining area are on the main level, with one small step. Outdoor shower and living area are accessible via path with 8 small spaced out steps.

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Car Available
                                              • Chauffeur
                                              • Concierge
                                              • Massage
                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming


                                                                  • The house includes linens and towels, a great outdoor shower, a safe for valuables, maid service once weekly, hammocks, sun loungers, use of coolers, iPod dock, yoga mats, surfboards for rent at the surf camp and the best property manager in Nica! For the ultimate stress free (& safe) holiday, a driver can be arranged to meet you at the airport, wait while you stock up on a few groceries and cold cervezas, then whisk you away to your house in paradise! There's fishing/remote surf charters available right at your doorstep, or just stop by Los Cardones Surf Lodge for a great meal after a surf session. Or wander down the beach to another resort for golf and a swim in the pool. If you get itchy feet and want to explore the area, the property manager can make arrangements for a car for a day or two without the hassle of car rental agencies. And when the day comes that you have to leave, (you won't want to!), a driver will take you safely back to the airport.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: Flexible

                                                                    Check-out: Flexible

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    15 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Winter Getaway

                                                                    Megan P.

                                                                    Our family had the pleasure of escaping three feet of snow and spending a lovely week at Case Loca Roca in February. We took advantage of arranging transportation and grocery shopping through Janelle which proved to be worth it. Janelle is a great host that is around as little or as much as you need. The house is well equipped (kitchen needs, games, books, air conditioning, t.v., and dvds etc) and the outdoor living space is absolutely wonderful when it is 90 degrees by lunchtime! Access to Los Cardones is a great bonus for this property. My husband was able to rent a surfboard for the entire week, all varieties to choose from, I scheduled yoga classes that would fit our schedule (not that it was too busy), signing up for massages was easy, dinner was great, and the 'cabana' was a great shaded area for our daughter to play in the mornings, afternoons, and sunset trips to the beach. Hands down the warmest and most hospitable hosts. I even caught the security guards playing peekaboo with our daughter. Very few clocks to track the time and no one rushes for you to pay your bill (Los Cardones will run a tab for you and you settle up when you are ready). We would love to go back and do more exploring of the region- Janelle can arrange most of that for you when you get there, so there's no need to plan it in advance. This is a great option whether looking for complete quiet and relaxation, adventure and exploring or a mix of both.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime you want to escape that snow! Thank you for your visit.

                                                                    It was great!

                                                                    Nancy F.

                                                                    We spent a wonderful week there. Janelle is a delightful person and very helpful. Everything met our expectations- we enjoyed doing our own cooking etc. and went to the beach everyday, just a short, pleasant walk. We hope to return! Thanks very much. gc

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Great to hear you had a good holiday. Come back any time.

                                                                    Casa loca Roca

                                                                    jason p.Nice , france

                                                                    I was lucky enough to spend a few weeks at casa local roca which is simply amazing, The house was unbelievably well equipped and maintained, so many areas to relax and eat or drink in the huge rancho at the back, only a few mins walk to the basically virgin beach serviced by los Cardones Ecolodge and a short walk from Gran Pacifica (if you feel the need to embrace a resort)

                                                                    Janelle took care of every need and is one of the happiest people you could wish to meet !

                                                                    I absolutely recommend that you stay here if your looking to get relaxed unplugged and worry free.

                                                                    Ill be back for sure !

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Very happy to hear of your holiday and relaxing time. It is the people there that make it special. You are welcome back anytime.

                                                                    As good as we hoped

                                                                    John O.

                                                                    Our stay at Casa Loca Roca was everything we hoped for and more. The outdoor area, including the outdoor shower, was awesome and our favorite part of the house. The only problem we had was that we really wished we had more time to enjoy this fabulous property.

                                                                    My wife and I were looking for a remote place to spend 3 nights and Casa Loca Roca really filled the bill but we were not lacking anything. The staff at the beachfront eco-lodge, Los Cardones, were welcoming and provided great service. We really enjoyed our horseback ride on this beautiful isolated beach. The walk to the beach was close enough that we walked there every morning and back again for each gorgeous sunset.

                                                                    Janelle arranged for us to be picked up to the airport and for us to go shopping for groceries before arriving at the property. We really enjoyed cooking almost all of our meals in the well stocked and well maintained kitchen.

                                                                    We were really able to unplug, kick back and relax during our short stay and we highly recommend Casa Loca Roca. We would love to return and stay longer on our next visit.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your great review. I hope you can find the time to stay longer next time. A shout out to all the amazing people at Los Cardones and Janelle for making your holiday enjoyable. Thank you and I hope to have you return soon.

                                                                    Perfect place for a surf mission- convenient, close to the waves and comfortable.

                                                                    Paul M.

                                                                    Casa Loca Roca is a great place to stay. It is close to the beach, has AC, an outdoor shower and a really nice kitchen. The back porch area is huge and the bird life is amazing. We ate some meals at the lodge and did our own cooking, so either way you are covered. We stayed over a week and really enjoyed it and will be back the next chance we get.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your review. I hope you can come back to visit again and see all the improvements done around the house and of course catch some more waves. Thanks again.

                                                                    Repeat Offender

                                                                    PennySt Thomas, USVI

                                                                    This review is waaaay overdue; I was just recommending the place to a friend and realized I hadn't written one for my last visit. So here it is. :)

                                                                    This was my second trip to CLR, and I found the house in great condition and immaculately clean. I brought a friend this time, and we planned to stay three days; we extended to over a week.

                                                                    Once again, Janelle the property manager helped arrange transport and shopping, and she and her family checked in on us and helped make our stay memorable.

                                                                    There is some construction going on at Finca Del Mar, but it in no way disturbed us. It is still a very quiet place, and the house is placed off the "main" road in the community, and backed against a green space. There are no immediate neighbours; go ahead and enjoy that outside shower. The bird life that can be seen (and heard) from the back patio is amazing. Your only disturbance might be a truck or ox cart coming by to refill your water tank. Yeah, that pesky ox cart traffic;)

                                                                    When we felt the need for distraction, we had a great time watching World Cup at Grand Pacifica and Burrito Bandito, as well as cold sunset beers at Los Cardonnes surf lodge.

                                                                    I love this place. I feel different here, and so will you. I'll be back.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Glad to hear you had such a good time. I hope you get back soon.


                                                                    San Diego, Managua Department, Nicaragua

                                                                    Casa Loca Roca is situated on the Pacific Coast just a few minutes walk to miles of untouched beach and uncrowded surf breaks. The eco surf/yoga resort, Los Cardones Surf Lodge is just 10 minutes walk away, providing a fantastic restaurant & bar, yoga classes, surfboard rentals, surf lessons, day trips, child care, Sea Turtle sanctuary, volunteer opportunities and more. Gran Pacifica resort is a mere 20 minute walk down the beach for a further dining option, swimming pool, wifi, satellite TV, three 9-hole golf courses and more great surf breaks.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Stays of less than 3 nights will be charged an additional $25/night. www.casalocaroca.com

                                                                    15 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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