|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can't say enough positive things about this house, the location, and Janelle (the manager). Everything exceeded our expectations. The house is beautiful and well-appointed, and we really appreciated the coffee maker, games and books. The location was peaceful and safe with great weather and wildlife. Janelle helped us take care of all of the logistics, including transportation to/from the airport and grocery shopping. We had a great routine including long walks, surfing, taking advantage of services at Los Cardones (massages, yoga, horseback riding), and reading on the patio. Would recommend for couples seeking relaxing adventure.
I don't know how Dave found this slice of heaven, I am just glad that he did and that he is willing to share it with others. I was looking for a place off the beaten path to disappear for a couple of weeks during the holidays and I for sure found it. The house is in the middle of pastures and woods with a small creek in the backyard and very few neighbors within site. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, all by yourself enjoying the peacefulness and relaxation of the day. You forget there are other people around until the the water cart hauled by two steers passes by on its way to Los Cardones and the herd of oxen, horses and donkeys come next to the house to graze. This makes you realize how special and amazing this place is and that you aren't alone but instead in a place that hasn't grown to fast or out of control and remembers the importance of the balance between us and nature. Awesome. The house is perfect for a couple of people, Dave has have made it a comfortable and quaint home with all the modern amenities you could need. And the outdoor space is the most amazing part – huge, open air seating and lounging spaces to fill your day with a book, cold drink and siestas.
Janelle, the property manager is a very special person who goes the extra mile to meet all your needs. She arranged transport and shopping for me in Managua and then met me at the door with a smile and hug. I feel like old friends and know that I will be back to see her again. I wanted to get away by myself but having Janelle and Los Cardones nearby allowed me that freedom but never feel truly alone or unsafe. Janelle was always just a phone call away if I have any needs and she checked in on my frequently. Having access to Los Cardones, 10 min walk away, to utilize their space and activities and enjoy their food made it feel like home. Everyone who works there and was staying there are friendly and interesting and it was fun to enjoy a cold beer and the sunset with them and hear stories from around the world. The beach is amazing - you can walk for miles in either direction and enjoy shell collecting, watching the birds and surfers and maybe see a large sea turtle lumber up the beach to lay a nest. Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to go back and started planning my next trip before I even left Casa Loca Roca.
One of the best decisions I made this summer was spending a week at Casa Loca Roca. Dave has designed the ideal vacation home. Just a few minutes from the beach in a secure, shaded location, CLR is beautifully designed with some of the most spacious back deck area I've ever seen. The pictures don't really capture the amazing outdoor space ideal for napping, sipping afternoon Flor de Cana's, dinner parties, Cards Against Humanity...you name it. The house itself is very comfortable. The shower and batheroom are spacious and the water pressure is excellent. The outdoor shower is incredible (I probably used it more). The kitchen is spacious and has a windows which open to the back Patio. The rock climbing wall on the side of the house is a huge bonus (people actually stopped to ask us about it on a couple of occasions).
The setting is peaceful and private, but the Los Cardones and Grand Pacifica are both a short walk and both serve drinks and have pretty good food. Still, we did most of the cooking from the house's spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
The surfing in the area is really good (beach breaks and a hammering left barrel), and Janelle, the property manager, has everything dialed when you arrive. Plus, her husband Dan has a great sport fishing outfit going.
Basically, the house is comfortable, really well detailed (Dave's DVD collection is solid), comfortable and located in an area that offers lots of stuff to do or total tranquility. Before I got there I was thinking of staying a few days. I had to be practically dragged out of there after day seven. Thanks a bunch Dave, we had a blast.
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Stays of less than 3 nights will be charged an additional $25/night.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.