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Colonial style beachfront mansion on Nicaragua's best surfing beach.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

About the property

5ba/5br beachfront home on Panga Drops surf break. 50ft surf view infinity pool.

****DEEP DISCOUNTS IN MAY AND OCTOBER!!****

50ft infinity swimming pool perfectly positioned to watch world class surf action at the Panga Drops surf break directly out front. Ample upwind openings, deep terraces on southern elevations and the biggest balcony along the beachfront give for incredible spaces to live, lounge and luxuriate.

***The Accommodation***

The master suite is downstairs, there are three further bedrooms upstairs and a fifth bedroom in stand alone casita . Cost for the main house is $650/nt for up to 8 guests, the studio (maximum occupancy two) rents separately for an additional fee of $100/nt. Total of 5 bedrooms (sleeps 10) with main house and studio combined. The master bedroom has a king size bed. The remaining four bedrooms each have a pair of XL twins or a king bed as per guest's requirement. Full width bi-fold doors give incredible ocean and surf break views from the living/ dining area and kitchen. Southern elevations have deep to shade keep the sun out of the house and create fresh covered terraces to relax by the pool and enjoy the views. Top quality, hand made furniture throughout.

More Details

Property Manager
James Hearn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Colonial style beachfront mansion on Nicaragua's best surfing beach.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Baltimore
5

Awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent another fabulous Christmas at Fort Walker. We love the house and the layout which fit our two families, consisting of 10, more than comfortably. The porch and the living room are a great indoor/outdoor space. We surfed every day and took long walks on the beautiful beach. We were also perfectly content sitting on the porch overlooking the infinity pool and watching the surfers surf Panga drops. Many afternoons one of us could be found on the upstairs porch in one of the hammocks reading or napping. We were treated to wonderful meals always accompanied by fresh fruit juices. Ian checked in on us every day and helped us plan our daily activities. We enjoyed massages at the house and a trip to a local school where we handed out school supplies. He also arranged a surfing trip to Popoyo. The team at Nicaragua 365 made sure we had another fantastic vacation at Fort Walker!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granada, Spain
4

Epic Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We booked this property for 10 days and had an amazing experience! The property is spacious with incredible air flow due to the design. Absolutely love the open plan with big comfy furniture for dining and movie nights. The pool is heavenly right on the beach!

The property management provided outstanding service! They responded to all of our requests in a timely manner and everything was organized professionally. We LOVE Chef Cecilia's food which apart from the epic waves at our door step was one of the highlights of our trip.

You can't go wrong with this property! We are very grateful for the wonderful service and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Friends in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

First off, let me say the the guys who manage the property are fantastic to deal with. Not only did the put up with literally over 100 emails between the back and forth we had, they responded very quickly to every one! They were able to arrange transportation and activities and accommodate our many changes to the itinerary we had leading up the the trip and during it (we had 10 people staying in Ft. Walker and another 4 in another house close by). On top of that, the staff who cooked and kept the house beautiful while we were there, was incredibly friendly and helpful.

The house is just like the photos, in fact the photos don't even do it justice. It is beautiful. Our group loved the place and I was very pleased since I am the only one of the 14 who had previously been to Nicaragua. So, I was very happy to hear how much everyone loved the place and the trip as a whole (made easy by the excursions arranged by the property managers). We had massages, yoga, ATVs, Volcano tours, zip lines, day trip to Granada, a catamaran cruise, played gold and took surf lessons. As a surfer, I loved the proximity to Pangas and Colorados and surfed multiple times everyday. We will definitely be back to one of the properties if not this one.

This place is great for larger groups, couples, families, whatever!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary
5

Surpassed my wildest dreams!

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us flew to Nicaragua to celebrate my 40th birthday. It will be a trip that I never forget! From the moment we stepped off the plane, we were taken care of. We had several requests throughout our stay - from special meals, a cake, surf lessons, wine runs, boogie boards, to a wonderful day trip - everything was taken care of. The service was something I had never experienced before in all of my travels. We were truly spoiled.

The house is spectacular! Frankly, the pictures don't do it justice. The location is amazing - for those who can't just sit still and enjoy the beautiful pool and ocean just steps away, the small village is an hour's walk along the sand, or you can hike up the hill down the beach. But the best part, for me, was the cooking!!! The meals were delicious! We had something different every day for seven straight days! And it was all wonderful!! We cannot recommend this place enough! I cannot wait to go back... but next time, we'll stay longer! Thank you so much for making my 40th celebration so special!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our 11 member family of three generations celebrated Thanksgiving at this magnificent home. We were pampered and cared for by the staff. Wonderful meals, mega trips by various Nicaragua 365 staff to support us - ice, surf lessons, booze, etc, etc. Anything we needed, they were there to assist.

Getting that kind of service in such a remote part of the world was amazing!

We can't recommend this beautiful home enough. The teen agers were either in the pool, in the ocean or hiking. The adults sat, swam, hiked, drank and watched the kids, the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and the incredible waves.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami Beach, FL, United States of America
5

Large, well-designed oceanfront home with direct access to surf

  • 5 of 5

I helped coordinate a 10 day stay with 10 friends at Fort Walker. The group was a mix of couples and individuals, surfers and non-surfers. The home's configuration of bedrooms/bathrooms and suites were a perfect solution. The living areas are incredibly spacious and inviting- ideal for indoor/outdoor living. The location can't be beat for surfers or beach-lovers. For those afraid of waves (which this beach definitely has), the pool is a perfect alternative. Coordinating transfers for the group was a breeze- even multiple trips to Managua and a border crossing to Costa Rica! The staff that looks after the home provide incredible, friendly hospitality. We chose to have our entire stay catered and found the quality of food to be excellent.

If you are looking for a large, well-designed oceanfront home with direct access to surf that accommodates a big group of discerning travelers this is an excellent choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Managua (MGA)
Nearest Beach
Playa Iguana
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rivas Department House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
$925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$650
$4,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private to second suite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shared between junior suites #3 and #4.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , For kitchen, downstairs communal areas.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Private to casita studio.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite is downstairs. Direct swimming pool access!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Beds can be used together as a king OR apart as two twins.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Beds can be used together as a king or apart as two twins.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Beds can be used together as a king or apart as two twins.
    Casita Studio (bedroom 5) - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Fully self contained unit with 1x king or 2x twins.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Great for families, multi family groups or groups of surfers! Get in touch and we look forward to being of assistance in planning your perfect Nicaraguan adventure!

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