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Jackie and Dan Bonis

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Altos De Colorado-8000 sq ft Beachfront Luxury Surfing Estate

15 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5 Br And 5 1/2 Bath Beachfront Estate Directly In Front Of Colorados Surf Break

Altos de Colorado is a brand new luxuriously appointed estate located on the sand in the guard-gated golf course community of Hacienda Iguana, just west of Tola, Nicaragua. Altos de Colorado boasts 8000 square feet of living space on over a quarter acre of beachfront property with adjacent properties completely vacant with natural foliage for the ultimate in privacy.

This luxury estate has 5 bedrooms (2 Master) and 5 1/2 baths and has the largest private pool on the beach in all of Hacienda Iguana. The house is directly in front of the world class surf break Playa Colorados, and a 5 minute sand walk south of Ponga Drops, another world-class surf break. The house comfortably sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms (one of which is a very private 'honeymoon' casita), each with their own beautiful custom cabinetry and granite counters with beautiful stone sinks. As stated before, two of the bedrooms are master suites... each with it's own full size bathtub, one of which is a jacuzzi tub! Both Master Suites have views of the surf while just lying in your king size bed! Each of the other bedrooms has Twin XL beds which may be pushed together to make one king size bed. These additional bedrooms have there own walk-in closets with built-ins for plenty of storage. Mattresses may be added to the oversized bedrooms for additional sleeping if needed for larger groups. All bedrooms are independently A/C cooled for maximum comfort and energy efficiency, and are conveniently located on the main floor for a quick exit to the surf and sand! On the second floor is a beautifully appointed large kitchen with oversized island food preparation area, a dining table large enough for place settings for twelve, and a very large second floor patio with a 36 inch wide built-in gas BBQ perfect for parties overlooking the surf firing off from either Colorados or Ponga Drops!

There are upstairs and downstairs living rooms/home theater systems, each equipped with 60 inch LCD televisions and Dolby/THX 7.1 channel surround speakers/subwoofers! There are also 40-inch WiFi TV's in each of the master bedrooms. Blu-Ray DVD players and Satellite TV (Sky) are available for each TV as well. The ground floor patio also has it's own six-speaker stereo system with 1800 cumulative watts of power for your listening enjoyment.

The third floor observation deck has unprecedented views over all of Hacienda Iguana from Colorados up to Ponga Drops and Los Perros/Rancho Santana...perfect for surf/landscape photography...or just hanging out to check the surf, watch beautiful sunsets, whatever!

Altos de Colorado also has high speed 4G internet throughout the house, and a whole-house back-up generator and surge suppressor to obviate any potential power outage.

Our property manager is a home-owner in our community as well, so he and his staff will attend to your every need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Arrangements can be made for catering and transportation/excursions in advance or on a whim. All of the comforts of home on one of most beautiful beaches in all of Nicaragua!

Altos de Colorado also offers membership access to our private golf course. This 9 hole course is quite challenging and uncrowded, offering tee times pretty much whenever you want. There is also a brand new championship 18 hole course just 15 minutes by car south of Iguana in Isla Guacalito, which boasts beautiful ocean views.

Also included with your stay is full access to the exclusive Community Beach Club just a 3 minute sand walk south of the house. This Beach Club is a wonderful place to have lunch and relax with friends, or have a dunk in the pool and play volleyball, or just watch the surf fire off at Colorados!

Also within the community is located Don Eloys Restaurant, a great place to hang out with your friends for lunch or dinner and swap stories, or relax at the bar with beer and watch sporting events on their big screen TV. There are a handful of other great restaurants that are accessible by car, taxi, boat, or a nice hike to a small fishing village.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jackie and Dan Bonis (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

About Jackie and Dan Bonis

Owners are surfers from the US and have traveled extensively through Central America and found this beach in Nicaragua to build a dream home.

Jackie and Dan Bonis purchased this estate in 2012

Why Jackie and Dan Bonis chose Nicaragua

House located directly in front of Playa Colorados, a world-class surfing beach which hosted the 2012 International Surfing Association Grand Masters Championship in epic barreling surf!

What makes this estate unique

For surfers this beach is unique because of the offshore winds which groom the waves into perfect barrels all day long, about 300 days out of the year...you can surf from days first light and into the evening without worry about conditions getting blown out.

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Altos De Colorado-8000 sq ft Beachfront Luxury Surfing Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Beautiful house. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Property is exactly as pictured. Maybe better if that's possible.

Property is very clean and well-maintained . Staff was amazing. They prepared great food and the cleaning staff was always present.

Ownership and management were very helpful. And quick with the security deposit refund.

The drive from the airport could be long if you have kids but once there it's amazing.

It is in an isolated location with limited restaurants and attractions. But excursions can be setup easily through the management group.

I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It takes your breath away when you enter the lst floor of the house and look out to the pool and ocean beyond! We loved everything about staying here and are already planning next year's trip. We were a group of 8 and used all 5 bedrooms (one of which is a garage apartment out front). The four bedrooms are on the ground floor with a living area downstairs in addition to the large great room upstairs which is kitchen, dining, and living combined. Each bedroom has its own bath and the two larger bedrooms have incredible ocean views from bed. We felt totally safe at the house - never even had a key and never locked the house. There was always staff on the property - a guard at night and housekeeper during the day. The team from NIca365 were terrific and took great care of us... whatever we needed they provided. I highly recommend having them cook meals for you. We had massages two days and did two side trips. Granada is a little far for a day trip. Wish we had stopped for a night there on our way in rather than take a day away from this great house to go... We cancelled our day trip to Imotepe because none of us wanted to leave again. Our afternoon outing to Rivas was fun and just a few hours. We saw a turtle lay eggs right in front of the house and there were monkeys in the trees one morning. Lots of birds. A house is under construction next door so the house is not quite as private as it appears on google earth but still fine. A great beach - only one surfer in our group - but the rest of us loved boogie boarding, body surfing, playing in the warm ocean, and walking the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Surf honeymoon paradise in Nicaragua!!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin and where do I stop talking about how amazing this place is?!?!?! Communication with the owners was simple and while in Nicaragua, Dave the property manager took excellent care of us. We stayed at the house (okay it's really a surf mansion) for 5 days for our honeymoon. We couldn't think of a better place to stay. My husband would wake up early, surf Colorado barreling steps from the house, then I'd wake up for fresh brewed coffee and Gisela cooking this insane breakfast for us. We'd then go for a walk and explore the basically deserted beach right out front or swim in the infinity pool. Daily the house is being tended to and kept immaculate. There is also security 24 hours a day. The first night we were sitting out when we actually saw the guard walking around the property with a flashlight, so we felt even more safe than we did within Hacienda Iguana. Gisela also cooked us dinner which was absolutely amazing - chicken, fish, shrimp, lobster! The best meals we had in Nicaragua. Panga Drop, another surf break is a little further north up the beach as well along with another break further up closer to the rocks (can't remember the name of the break). So perfect to have 3 places to surf within right outside the most epic house on the beach. Oh and at night, go to the 3rd floor observation deck and check out the stars - insane. I've never seen so many! We can't wait to visit again. We will definitely come back, but I don't think we'll be allowed to come alone, all of our friends said they are coming with us next time. Whether coming for a surf trip or a surf honeymoon, Altos De Colorado will blow your mind!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Far Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Reading the other reviews , there is not much to add, the description and the pictures of the house don't do it justice. The views were something from the postcard. The house was designed specifically for large groups. But what really made a difference and made our vacation memorable was the crew: David was wonderful and accomdating, nothing was beyond his capabilities...ziplining, sailboating on a catamaran, horseback riding, surfing lessons, day trips to Granada were all arranged by David and the crew of NICA365. The food prepared by the chefs were delicious, plenty of fruit, and snacks between the meals. I could not have asked for better house, better crew or a better host. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

From previous reviews, I knew the house and trip would be amazing, but it exceeded our group's expectations. Altos de Colorado is an unbelievable beachfront house. Everything was top notch! From the beautiful house and pool, to the staff at the house from Nica365, we could not have asked for more. David was there to make sure our needs and daily adventures were taken care of. We were able to do everything from surf/fishing trips and ATV adventures to Zip lining and tours of Granada. The wives were even able to set up massages at the house. Gabby's daily breakfast and dinner selections were amazing! Fresh fish, chicken, steak, squeezed juices.....I could go on and on! Lucia and the rest of the staff took care of everything else we needed at the house. Surf at Colorados was amazing. You will not find a better beach break anywhere else in Nica. All of the kids (ages 6-13) cannot stop talking about how much fun they had. I would make this an annual trip! Thank you for making our family vacation one to remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SURF ROYALTY!!!

  • 5 of 5

Nothing in Hacienda Iguyana compares to Altos De Colorado. Simply the best house on the best break! You will feel like "Surf Royalty". The house is very well done with privacy for everyone and a huge great room for coming together each evening to share tales of the day and to enjoy grilled lobster that the fish man will deliver to your door! For the ladies in the group, we had Kimie come everyday to do a private yoga class for us on the beach front patio and the massage ladies from Rivas came every afternoon. We lounged on the 3rd floor sun deck and watched the surf action. Felt like being at the spa. the house keeper Lucia is wonderful!!! You have to know when it does not get any better!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Managua
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Iguana
Nearest Restaurant
Don Eloys Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
Playa Colorado
Car: not necessary

Altos de Colorado is a brand new luxuriously appointed estate located on the sand in the guard-gated golf course community of Hacienda Iguana, just west of Tola, Nicaragua. Altos de Colorado boasts 8000 square feet of living space on a half acre of beachfront property with adjacent properties completely vacant with natural foliage for the ultimate in privacy.

This luxury estate has 5 bedrooms (2 Master) and 5 1/2 baths and has the largest private pool on the beach in all of Hacienda Iguana. The house is directly in front of the world class surf break Playa Colorados, and a 5 minute sand walk south of Ponga Drops, another world-class surf break. The house comfortably sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms (one of which is a very private 'honeymoon' casita), each with their own beautiful custom cabinetry and granite counters with beautiful stone sinks. As stated before, two of the bedrooms are master suites... each with it's own full size bathtub, one of which is a jacuzzi tub! Both Master Suites have views of the surf while just lying in your king size bed! Each of the other bedrooms has Twin XL beds which may be pushed together to make one king size bed. These additional bedrooms have there own walk-in closets with built-ins for plenty of storage. Twin beds can be added to the oversized bedrooms for larger groups. All bedrooms are independently A/C cooled for maximum comfort and energy efficiency, and are conveniently located on the main floor for a quick exit to the surf and sand! On the second floor is a beautifully appointed large kitchen with oversized island food preparation area, a dining table large enough for place settings for twelve, and a very large second floor patio with a 36 inch wide built-in gas BBQ perfect for parties overlooking the surf firing off from either Colorados or Ponga Drops!

There are upstairs and downstairs living rooms/home theater systems, each equipped with 60 inch LCD televisions and Dolby/THX 7.1 channel surround speakers/subwoofers! There are also 40-inch WiFi TV's in each of the master bedrooms. Blu-Ray DVD players and Satellite TV (Sky) are available for each TV as well. The ground floor patio also has it's own six-speaker stereo system with 1800 cumulative watts of power for your listening enjoyment.

The third floor observation deck has unprecedented views over all of Hacienda Iguana from Colorados up to Ponga Drops and Los Perros/Rancho Santana...perfect for surf/landscape photography...or just hanging out to check the surf, watch beautiful sunsets, whatever!

Altos de Colorado also has high speed 4G internet throughout the house, and a whole-house back-up generator and surge suppressor to obviate any potential power outage.

Our property manager is a home-owner in our community as well, so he and his staff will attend to your every need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Arrangements can be made for catering and transportation/excursions in advance or on a whim. All of the comforts of home on one of most beautiful beaches in all of Nicaragua!

Altos de Colorado also offers membership access to our private golf course. This 9 hole course is quite challenging and uncrowded, offering tee times pretty much whenever you want. There is also a brand new championship 18 hole course just 15 minutes by car south of Iguana in Isla Guacalito, which boasts beautiful ocean views.

Also included with your stay is full access to the exclusive Community Beach Club just a 3 minute sand walk south of the house. This Beach Club is a wonderful place to have lunch and relax with friends, or have a dunk in the pool and play volleyball, or just watch the surf fire off at Colorados!

Also within the community is located Don Eloys Restaurant, a great place to hang out with your friends for lunch or dinner and swap stories, or relax at the bar with beer and watch sporting events on their big screen TV. There are a handful of other great restaurants that are accessible by car, taxi, boat, or a nice hike to a small fishing village.

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Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay
$695
$4,865
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $95 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Please note that during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's there will be premium pricing as these two weeks are by far our most popular! Please inquire for Christmas/New Year's rates. Rates subject to change at any time without notice.

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Amenities

Nicaragua Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 5 bedrooms each with private bath. Two master suites. Master suite 1 with jacuzzi tub with view out to ocean and separate large two-head shower. View from king size bed directly out to surf break in master suites. Master suite 2 with soaking tub and separate shower, also with view from king size bed directly out to surf break. Bedroom 3 and 4 have the option of king size beds or separate XL twin size beds. Each of these bedrooms have private bathrooms with showers and walk in closets. Bedroom 5 is a private casita with the option of a King size bed, or two XL twin size beds, along with shower. It also has its own private studio kitchen with small refrigerator, sink and living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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