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Casa Arbol - Live Your Dream in the Canopy of Sjds with Ocean Views

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Two-story Tree House overlooking the ocean, the mountains and the rain forest.

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Last updated: 06/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

San Juan Del Sur house description

Casa Arbol


Experience the unparalleled beauty of Nicaragua at Casa Arbol -- the ultimate tree house.

The 2-story home overlooks the Pacific Ocean and one of Central America's largest private wildlife corridors, making incredible wildlife sightings an almost daily occurrence. A five-minute drive down our private road will take you to three of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Playa Maderas, Playa Playones and Playa Majagual.

Designed by acclaimed architect Matthew Falkiner and the people behind renowned eco-resort, Morgan’s Rock, this house is proud to be part of a community spearheading eco-friendly vacations without sacrificing luxury.

Casa Arbol was built to be the perfect balance of tropical open-air living and modern comfort. High ceilings provide extraordinary views through our state-of-the-art screen system. This unique amenity brings you the fresh air, the crashing of waves, and the calls of exotic birds -- all while making sure nothing but the fresh air actually comes inside. The home overlooks a low valley and its position is perfect for some extraordinary bird and monkey watching from inside the house or on our two decks.

The house is supported by massive eucalyptus trunks and curved wood ceilings built from sustainable timber. Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the house and grounds. The living room features a new large flat screen TV, a Sony audio system, DVD library, art collection, and leather and wood furniture and furnishings by the architect who designed the home.

The master and guest bedrooms both have forest and ocean views, custom lighting, and their own bathrooms with beautiful stonework throughout. In keeping with the eco-conscious nature of the house, piping hot water is provided by our solar hot water heater.

Our recently upgraded battery-backup system provides silent power for the house even during Nicaragua's brief power outages, so you will not hear noisy generators running and your trip will not be interrupted.

We have a fully equipped kitchen, a new refrigerator, a microwave, gas oven/stove, and purified water available for your convenience. Travel to nearby San Juan del Sur for local fruits and vegetables, some of the freshest fish you’ll ever eat, and meat and poultry that are the very definition of free-range.

A 15-minute walk or a 4-minute drive takes you through forest canopies right to Playa Majagual and private, secluded luxury. From the beach, walk north to explore the tide-pools or south to one of the world’s best surf-breaks. But you may decide to just stay put and sunbathe, have a picnic in the private palapa, body surf in the perfect waves, stare in wonder at the sunset, or all of the above.

Bird and wildlife watching from the house or on the many hiking and nature trails, is incomparable. Howler monkeys live in the trees around the house in large numbers – and you will hear them each day around sundown as they prepare for the night. November thru April is Ocelot and Margay cat season – and we have seen them on many occasions. Kinkajou will likely visit at night next to the porch in the canopy, where the fruits they loves grow and ripen in the green months, May through November. Sloth, Coatimudi and a multitude of other animals will all visit at various times.

Enjoy the custom stonework, stone showers and countertops, outdoor shower and the hammock on the pool deck An additional sunset deck in the very tops of the trees above the house provides the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sun set in the evenings over the Pacific below. The Master bedroom is an incredible space, all stone, wood, custom lighting and furniture. The vista of the ocean below or the night sky surrounding you -- after lights out it is difficult to tell whether you are indoors or outdoors. Magical.

Concierge services are included in the cost and they can arrange for zip-lines and canopy tours, surfing lessons, fishing expeditions, Spanish lessons, and professional massages on site. Parking, cleaning services, gardening and pool service, and around-the-clock security are also included.

Unlike many other rental house, the owners spend several months of the year at Casa Arbol, which means that this home is always well stocked, perfectly maintained, and doesn't have that 'rental house' feeling. All services provided according to your preference, your privacy will be respected here. If you don't wish to have your privacy interrupted, it won't be.

If you are looking for a night on the town, San Juan del Sur, and its fantastic line of beachfront restaurants and bars, is just 8 kilometers away. There is even a small casino if you want to play cards or slots. And if you want to know our favorite places to eat and drink, just ask. We can also give hints about discounts in the area.

Whether watching a Kinkajou eat from the trees in front of you while relaxing in the pool, learning to howl like a Howler monkey out on the observation deck, or eating your first homemade bowl of gallo pinto, Casa Arbol is guaranteed to give you a vacation you will never forget.




Check in time- 2PM Check out time- 10AM
(but late check in/out approved whenever possible)
Contact us for September/October special pricing!
4WD vehicle is required on the property and for accessing many of the areas lovely, more secluded beaches. Let us help you with a discount on your car rental.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Perfect place to reconnect and have an incredible adventure with your kids...abundant nature trails, perfect pool for kids or adults after the beach....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, no pets. But the monkeys and tropical birds will keep you company....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking anywhere inside the house, please....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom. And like most of the furniture in the house, the master bed was designed by the architect, Mattiew Falkiner from his furniture collection 'Simplemente Madera', Queen size Beds (1) The second bedroom (in Nica queen-size is called a 'Matrimonial' size), Twin or Single Beds (1) High Quality inflatable air mattress can be used indoors or on covered porch/deck....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                All utensils, everything you need. Fresh bottled drinking water provided. 4 gas burner range and gas oven....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                The owner is a cook so the kitchen is outfitted accordingly....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                Cooking may be available, let us know if you are interested!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New fridge installed last year....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                5...moreless

              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 5 people

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Down hill next to security gate, with 24 hour guard on duty....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Private parking location at home and at the beach....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High quality sheets & towels....moreless

              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Private boutique community. Multiple Decks, 10' screened windows everywhere, private access road to beach, cook may available with prior request, grocery shopping service with prior notice, sun and rain umbrellas, beach towels and mats, super easy surf break access....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    Good local radio reception, CD player -- and both a wireless and wired connection for your iPod/iPhone if you want to play from your own iTunes library....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Treehouse collection, 50+ movies, and bring your favorites or buy (1.00 ea.) or rent in town. All English w Spanish subs....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Large Screen TV (42' LCD )HD, DVD collection, but bring your favorites....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access:

                    We have one of the fastest connections in the area and a wireless router -- or you can plug in directly with a hard-line, if you prefer....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We have one of the fastest connections in the area and a wireless router -- or you can plug in directly with a hard-line, if you prefer....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Shared infinity pool but with only one other home. Gorgeous views and monkeys overhead!...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Several multiple decks, one overlooks everything - the best sunrise, sunset set view around, covered with shade....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Great covered porch & views....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        On upper deck, by the pool...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Balcony

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic

                      Location & View

                      • Ocean View:

                        Wonderful 4 minute drive or 12-15 min walk down the private road to our beach!!...moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Wonderful 4 minute drive or 12-15 min walk down the private road to our beach!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Surfing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Tropical Winter
                      Jun 15 - Sep 20, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $160
                      $1,050 $3,150
                      Wet Season
                      Sep 21 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $950 $2,750
                      High Season 3
                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,300 $4,500
                      Holiday Season 2014
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $275
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Not included

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                      Last updated: 06/30/2014
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                      Location

                      Concierge service is included with all rentals so you will have as much help as you need arranging activities. Bird and Wildlife watchers paradise. Jungle Canopy Tour Zip Line nearby. Great gym facilities in town at Cross-Fit center. Yoga center down the road. And they opened a casino in town, if you feeling like playing cards or slots.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      Why the Owner Chose San Juan Del Sur:
                      We bought this place after having rented it a couple years ago. Its a fantastic house, well-designed and furnished. The setting is just about perfect for a tropical retreat and the two closest beaches are among the most beautiful in the world.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Two-story Tree House overlooking the ocean, the mountains and the rain forest.

                        Two-story Tree House overlooking the ocean, the mountains and the rain forest.

                      • Infinity view and the house -- see the ocean through the trees

                        Infinity view and the house -- see the ocean through the trees

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • The Master Bedroom

                        The Master Bedroom

                      • Master shower with a view to the jungle below

                        Master shower with a view to the jungle below

                      • 2nd bathroom

                        2nd bathroom

                      • The entrance to our pristine beach

                        The entrance to our pristine beach

                      • The main patio. Eat or have a drink and watch the sun set over ocean.

                        The main patio. Eat or have a drink and watch the sun set over ocean.

                      • Living room with ocean sunset

                        Living room with ocean sunset

                      • The Living and Dining room and stairs leading to the bedrooms downstairs

                        The Living and Dining room and stairs leading to the bedrooms downstairs

                      • Master Bedroom looking towards the master bathroom

                        Master Bedroom looking towards the master bathroom

                      • 2nd Bedroom

                        2nd Bedroom

                      • Dining in the main living area.

                        Dining in the main living area.

                      • Even the kitchen has a breath-taking view of the ocean and green hills.

                        Even the kitchen has a breath-taking view of the ocean and green hills.

                      • Sunset at Playa Maderas

                        Sunset at Playa Maderas

                      VRBO #181489

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, August 07, 2014

                      $150 - $275 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 06/30/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                      Casa Arbol - Live your dream in the canopy of SJDS with ocean views

                      San Juan Del Sur #181489

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