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Spectacular Point Home With 270 Degree Ocean And Harbor Views

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Bathrooms With Ocean And Harbor Views

This is a private luxury home with the nicest oceanfront/harbor views in San Juan del Sur.

Secluded, yet within minutes of beautiful beaches, restaurants, stores, nightlife, sport fishing, sunset cruises, scuba diving, horseback riding, canopy tours and surfing.

It is located in the prestigious gated development of Pacific Marlin where some of the most magnificent homes in the country are found.

Situated on the very point of the development, on the bluff known for the profile of the indian face you are able to see from the town of San Juan del Sur.

•The house has 5 bedrooms , all with TV & private terraces with ocean and or harbor views.

4 bedrooms with private shower/bathroom. 5th room with poolside bathroom and bay views.

All with quiet oversize split AC systems, 400 thread count linens and towels.

•Beautiful large kitchen with appliances , exotic granite wrap around counter top that sits 8.

Kitchen comes complete with dishes, designer pots/pans, silverware, glasses, etc.

Spacious office/den with TV and DVD player, desk overlooking the ocean and two comfortable couches.

•Quality furniture, wide screen TV with Blu ray player in the living room, large selection of DVD's .

•Stereo system.

•Wet bar with refrigerator.

•Ice maker (with water filtering system installed).

•High speed internet, US /Canadian phone for unlimited phone calls to the USA free of charge.

•Backup generator.

Second floor outside terrace with views of San Juan del Sur , the Pacific Ocean, cliff and property grounds , great for enjoying sunrises and sunsets.

Cliff side terraces perfect for a private massage, dining and drinks by the cliff's edge.

•A private shuttle can be scheduled for airport pick up and drop off.

Reliable, experienced and secure .

Available also for day tours .

Driver available upon request.

If you are looking for an over the top start to your holiday , a private helicopter charter from Managua's airport directly to your own heliport in Pacific Marlin can be scheduled.

On the way to the coast you will fly over an active volcano and when you reach the coast you will be north of San Juan del Sur .

You will then head south along the Pacific coastline and soon you will be arriving in SJDS.

Do a fly over Casa Cara del Indio (great for taking fantastic photos!) and land on your own heliport 2 minutes from the house.

Be ready for the most spectacular shoreline views and do not forget to bring your cameras!.

Contact us for rates.

•3 full time caretakers 24/7 living in separate staff quarters.(Included with the rental).

This home has been completely remodeled in 2013-2014.

Pool was redone September 2014. Property well maintained.

Large air conditioners added to living spaces (2nd & 3rd floor general areas )May 2015. Entire house Ac'd upon request at an extra charge.

(Regular basic rental includes air conditioners in all bedrooms).

Property pictures shown have been recently taken.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Etel (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Why Etel chose Rivas

In my opinion, after visiting many properties for sale along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua , this home has absolutely one of the best views in the country.

What makes this house unique

Unparalleled views of SJDS bay and Pacific Ocean .


based on 15 traveler reviews

Spectacular Point Home With 270 Degree Ocean And Harbor Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Best Vacation Home We've Rented.

  • 5 of 5

We, a group of about 10 friends, have rented homes throughout Central America and the Caribbean, and this was the nicest house we've rented.

Every room is exceptional. There is a multitude of decks, views everywhere. The bedrooms were spacious, cool and comfortable. The pool area is well planned and comfortable. We did a little cooking for breakfast only, and cocktails, and the kitchen lacks nothing. The ice machine was a bonus.

The staff was top notch. Nora and Victoria were courteous and unobtrusive, yet always available and surprising with there attention to detail. Marlon, the grounds and house man went about his work and it seemed like he wasn't even there, yet consistently, like the girls, he did little things without being asked that were way above and beyond the normal. (I came out morning and he had rinsed and propped my stand up paddle board to dry. Outstanding.)

The views, to town, Pacific, Costa Rica, all around are fantastic, oh, and sunset. A short hike to the shore line, a few minutes, and then to town, about 30 minutes to town center. We walked in many mornings to bring back pastries and donuts. ( It was vacation and there are both an excellent bakery and fresh donut shop.)

All in all, this is a wonderful vacation house. We had four couples and two singles and everything worked out fine.

And the internet really worked if you needed it.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone, and the owner, Etel, was available, timely and very knowledgeable to all our pre trip questions, and spot on. Thanks Etel

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Home with Awesome Views

  • 5 of 5

We took 7 other people ( 9 of us total) to San Juan del Sur for their first visit. Nobody could believe the majestic views from every room in the house. The town at night, the Pacific, the boats, views of Costa Rica and the coastline were like nothing I have ever experienced. Victoria and Nora cooked awesome meals, kept us in clean towels and clothes, and were available for any of our needs. We hired Kenny 2 nights to cook dinner and he was fabulous. Etel and Bob were very responsive on any questions or concerns.......they coordinated our airport transfers and gave us info for rental cars, tours and any other information we needed to make our trip one of a kind. This was the nicest vacation I ever experienced.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“Unforgettable getaway”

  • 5 of 5

This was with no doubt the best vacation we have ever had.

Pictures do not do justice to this property. It is simply amazing!.

Very private and located so perfectly that you have direct views of everything (town, harbor, mountains, and ocean). Breathtaking scenery.

From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and relaxed.

The house is nicely decorated and extremely clean and organized.

The owner has paid attention to every detail.

The staff is very helpful. Nora & Marlon are sweet and attentive. (Nora even ironed some of my wrinkled cotton shirts). Victoria prepared some great fresh juices from local fruits in season (Pitahaya, maracuya). We had to have them every day. So refreshing.

The girls set up the beds in all bedrooms with some attractive folded towel animals (cute!).

Every other day they surprised us with freshly cut flower arrangements. We felt special and spoiled!.

We stayed in the pool during the day (while enjoying the 360 degree view), sat by the terrace downstairs, walked down by the stone areas for some “alone” time and by the end of the day we sat on the second floor terrace at sunset time, had drinks and welcomed the nice breeze. (It can be windy at times, watch your glasses).

I laid on the outdoor couch watching the sky (full of stars), hearing the waves, the sounds of nature and falling asleep a few times. This was the best!. Sooo relaxing.

We scheduled some day tours, visited Granada, Leon and did the Mombacho tour. We drove to the nearby beaches and visited Parque Aventura where we took a walk & canopy tour I highly suggest.

I strongly recommend Iskra Travel for day tours.

The owners were extremely helpful and before we arrived in the country they had already set up the airport pick up and return.

They answered all our questions and gave us their cell numbers to call any time during our stay. Thank you. This made it much easier for us.

I called them many times with several questions and they always answered promptly.

This house is located inside a mountainous development, we did some early walks daily and even ventured up to the Christ (monument) one day. (You must do this, the views from the top are incredible) and it is very close to the house.

We enjoyed spending time at Cara del Indio. It was just perfect.

If you want to have all the comforts of home while being on vacation this is the place to be.

Thank you, everybody, for making our vacation a one of a kind experience.

We loved it and will definitely be back!.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollywood, Fl

Unbelievable House with Surreal Ocean Views!

  • 5 of 5

After reading the reviews about this house, I had high expectations. I thought the superlatives were superfluous until I drove up to the house, up a steep driveway to my home for the next 7 days. The reviews were substantiated by reality. There is not an inch of this property that is not meticulously taken care of. On the main living area, you see a large blue pool that precedes the Pacific Ocean with views from east to west, and from the first, second and third level decks of the house. The photos are amazing, but this house is even more beautiful in person.

During the day, there is a free show of waves plummeting over the rocks and receding. At night, the landscaping lights light up the ocean and you see lights from the town below. Rarely do you ever see so much ocean frontage. There is a hammock outside overlooking the views, which I took many naps on. We all fought over whose turn it was to sit in the hammock!

There are so many places to watch the ocean from. I think I spent more time outside than inside the house, but the inside was very comfortable. Nice furniture, very clean, and the caretakers of the property were always around if you needed them. We cooked in the open kitchen that had every cooking item you could need. Coffee maker. Blenders, pots and pans and utensils, etc...

We were there for a family reunion so this house accommodated all of us very well. The pool is beautiful and is situated very well for socializing. Seeing the water in the am, always put me in a good mood to start the day. I cannot think of anything this house was lacking. While the house is not really walking distance to town, it was worth being up the hill a little for the views. I know it is a cliche, but the views really did take my breath away. I can't wait to come back to San Juan Del Sur. It is a quaint and friendly town. There were a lot of choices of non chain places to eat. I liked the Barrio Cafe (ask for the Green Smoothie).

San Juan Del Sur is close enough to visit Rivas. Not that there is a lack of things to do in town. We did some repelling and zip lining in town. That was really scary, but fun. I am glad I did it.

I think the secret is out on what a great place San Juan Del Sur is to visit and to live. I know I will be back again...and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family came to San Juan del Sur for our Niece's wedding. There were over 100 people in attendance at this destination wedding. We hosted a cocktail party a few days before the event and everyone was in awe over the location, view and home. It was a huge success! The location was perfect as we could walk down a trail onto the beach and into town, but were far enough away from all of the other attendees to have our privacy. The home was incredible, every detail you could imagine and we used Kenny to cook breakfast for us each morning and to cater the party. Nora and Victoria kept everything neat and clean with freshly made beds and towels daily...Couldn't have been better! Etel and Bob made sure we were well taken care of even helping us with VIP service at the airport and transportation to/from Managua. This IS THE PLACE to stay in San Juan del Sur! Thank you Etel and Bob :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago IL

slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family just spent 2 months in heaven aka: Casa Cara del Indio!

Seriously one of the most beautiful spots we've ever been to (and that's saying a lot since we've been to over 80 countries). Our family spends a few months every year in a different place in the world and we are always looking for the best of the best... we certainly found it in Nicaragua.

The view from is breathtaking and the villa it's self is simply lovely - comfortable and luxurious blended together.

The helpful staff made our stay effortless and so enjoyable. They made sure we always had everything we needed at every moment - they were a joy to be around! We had lots of friends and family come an go during our 2 months and everyone had the same reaction and experience as we did - completely stellar.

And the icing on the cake was having all the help and support we could possibly ever need from the wonderful owners - they treated us like family and were only a phone call or an email away anytime we had a question or needed a recommendation.

Thank you Bob and Etel for EVERYTHING - you guys are awesome! :)

The location is just about perfect - close enough to the charming town of San Juan del Sur for an energetic walk or a quick drive in - and just far enough away for peace and quiet. And it's just a short drive to great surf and swimming beaches. The town of San Juan is delightful. It has a great selection of restaurants, bars and some sweet shopping.

We can't recommend this incredible villa enough... it will exceed your expectations, it certainly did ours!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

San Juan del Sur House Rental Rates

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High Season
Nov 1 2016 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Please contact owner via phone to confirm rental.
LOW SEASON : May 15 -October 31 (except July).
AC's included in all bedrooms.
AC's located in den-office & general areas (kitchen, dining room, living room & 3rd floor) available as a package at an additional charge.
HIGH SEASON: Nov 1- May 14 , month of July

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Rivas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 and a half bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Pool side bathroom, no hot water here
  • 1 King master 2 queen suites 1 triple twin (3beds) 1 twin (2beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The best of both worlds. Day & night views. During the day , coastal ocean break and harbor view. During the night views of the harbor and the lights of San Juan del Sur while experiencing a great breeze.

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