2 Bedroom Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village & Great Surf
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
If your idea of a great vacation is to travel half way around the world to find another Starbuck's, then this is not for you. If, on the other hand, you long to be at the edge of an authentic Nicaraguan fishing village, surf incredible waves by yourself or walk along a beach that Moon Handbook's Travel Guide describes as "relatively deserted, undeveloped and absolutely beautiful. This is a beach like no other.", then this is for you.
This two bedroom beach house,finished in 2010, is ideal for families or groups. The master bedroom has its own entry from the beach. The open living/ kitchen area is flexible and can adapt to your needs. Internet is available at the house with the use of a dongle. This retreat provides the perfect balance between private beach and an active village, with its dirt roads, thatched huts and an old lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing on the coast. There are no stores like you would find in the U.S. but you can find a lot of things you need from its Ventas, the small stores out of private homes, located 3 minutes walk away.
If you get tired of surfing the great waves right off your front porch, turn left at the beach to the turtle reserve with its undisturbed beachfront. Or you can turn right, watch the fisherman launch their pongas (fishing boats) and continue on to the village. Another option is to go to the Padre Ramos Wetlands Reserve, 1 to 5 day kayak tours with an ornithologist are available. This estuary is a "decidedly mellower place to swim than the ocean and is home to all the wildlife-especially birds-you could hope to see", as quoted by Moon's Travel Guide. Or you can lay in the hammock and watch the pelicans fly by.
Surfboards, surfing instruction, surfing and fishing tours, horses and about anything else you want can also be provided by Nicaragua Escapes. You can check their website for more information. They can meet you at the airport and provide transportation to the house and many other services.
You can easily walk to town and the caretaker can help you find your way around town. It's a ten minute walk down the beach to Monty's Surf Camp for a great meal and drinks. Beyond them is a fun place called Rancho Tranquilo, a vegetarian restaurant and bar. Close by Rancho Esperanza offers inexpensive meals and coffee. These are English speaking venues, there are also numerous Spanish speaking venues nearby including a new restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner about 4 minutes walk down the beach. The fresh fish dinner for $7.50 is not to be missed.
If you are a couple or a small family, I would like to recommend my son and daughter in laws house next door (VRBO # 272064). For groups of eight to twelve, rent both.
Keywords: Beach House
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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If you are looking for an "off the beaten path" escape, you must check out this house. The family who runs it, the family who cares for it, and the locals who surround it are a true pleasure. Got super fun waves, ate local foods, saw the most unbelievable lightning storms...what more can you ask for. Remember to bring a relaxed vibe and a big smile.
- Guest Greg
- Date of stay 08/22/12
- Review Submitted 09/06/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Stunning Ocean Views!
Stunning Ocean Views!
Our family of four, with two small children, ventured to Jiquilillo from Managua for 3 days and what an amazingly beautiful location! The ocean is literally right there off the back steps of the property. The home was comfortable even with the temperatures rising near 100. The fans and ocean breeze helped to minimize the heat. The kitchen was stocked with the basics needed for cooking your own meals. The freshly caught fish in the village down the road (1-2 blocks walk) was delicious and easy to purchase (even with our broken Spanish), and the cuidador and their children were simply a joy to spend time with. Our children were able to play with theirs every day and for hours at a time. Bodie was very helpful and when he says to find a taxi in Chinandega to help you through the city, follow his advice! This beach house was a wonderful beginning to our vacation in Nicaragua and the hammocks were a bonus. The waves were suitable for surfing or boogie boarding. The walks along the beach in the morning and at sunset time were the best! The sunsets were simply stunning!
- Guest Vince, Christine & kids
- Date of stay 03/04/12
- Review Submitted 07/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Family Chrsitmas Vacation!
Family Chrsitmas Vacation!
My husband and I spent 2 weeks here for Christmas and New Years 2010. We shared the house with my parents and brother who stayed a week longer then we did. It was amazing! We were picked up at the airport in Managua and escorted to our house quickly and safely. Upon arrival, we unloaded our groceries we got in Chenendega and caught the first sunset off the front porch. Danni and his older brother (our caretakers) greeted us there and assured us anything we needed, was no problem! The next day Bodi poped in and filled us in on everything to do/offered around and we booked our first of two fishing tours with him. My husband and I and brother all traveled to Niciragua escapes early the next morning and set out to the ocean where we caught makarel, red snapper, dog fish, and got some lobster boat side on our way back! Bodi took us on the "scenic" view for our ride back and it was awesome seeing the villages and cruising on the beach! We walked the beach several times a day gathering the most beautiful shells, sand dollars, and starfish. We all brought our fishing poles and fished up and down the shoreline catching angelfish and other's we threw on the grill! The local ventas in the town are perfect for basic things you may need like laundry soap, bottle Fanta sodas, and t.p. The people are very friendly and welcome you into their lifestyles with open arms and big smiles. There was a fruit and vegetable truck that came by the house daily with amazing watermelons, cantelopes, tomatoes and all the bannanas you can eat for very cheap. We aslo had a tortilla lady stop by every day with fresh hand made tortillas! From shrimp to lobster to fish, this is your place to eat like a king. The waves out front of the houses are great for boogie boarding and some days surfing. The sunsets are amazing and the holiday festivals are one to be seen! We spent hours lounging in the hammocks, watching sunsets, swimming, and chatting with Danni while teaching him American dice games. This is a one of a kind, way off the beaten path, unique experience and we had such a blast spending our holidays here for our family vacation! Thank you Juquilillo, Niciragua!!
- Guest Kyle and Jennifer
- Date of stay 12/19/10
- Review Submitted 01/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
I stayed in the 1 Bedroom house located near this 2 Bedroom... it was an amazing house (clean, spacious, great outdoor porch area) and overall experience. Bodhi, the owner of Nicaragua Escapes, went way out of his way for me several times to make sure everything was in order. I surfed, towed behind boats, fished, got a horse delivered to stay at the house for a week, and was even taken to a fabulous french restaurant in the area (a MUST if you're staying long... the food was amazing.) I spend about six months a year traveling, and Jiquilillo is exactly my type of travel destination... WAY off the beaten path... but with the comfort and easiness of this great house and someone taking care of all the planning for transport, boat bookings, and recreation. I loved it. I'm going to try and return next year. Thanks!
- Guest Jessi44
- Date of stay 05/15/10
- Review Submitted 06/14/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
We loved our stay in Jiquilillo. The house is accommodating, surf is great, and town is just a short walk away. The people are friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back.
- Guest jfm
- Date of stay 04/09/10
- Review Submitted 05/06/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, pet owners, families with young children.
We had a fantastic time in Juquilillo. From watching the local kids play baseball on the beach to surf sessions on the boat to napping in a hammock during the afternoon heat, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in this great house. The estuary is ideal for exploration, and the house is a welcome respite for both the short-term vacationer and long-time traveler. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
- Guest Annie and Adam
- Date of stay 01/02/10
- Review Submitted 01/02/10
Staying at this house was truly a great experience. The beach really is deserted, the locals are great, and there is so much to do that is way off the gringo trail. You surf alone in the waters, fish in some incredible waters, snorkle, watch turtles climb up the beach to lay thier eggs, climb multiple volcanos in the area and the list goes on. The area is safe, cheap and incredibly beautiful, and best of all, the house caters to anyone and everyone. Groups of surfers can pile in and thus it will be affordable for the budget travelers. Families with children can fully operate here. And it is the perfect place for a romantic setting. My girlfriend and I have been traveling in Central America for 3 months now, and we have been to all 8 countries. There is absolutely nowhere that I would recomend to anyone over this place.
- Guest chris197
- Date of stay 11/29/09
- Review Submitted 11/29/09
We had a wonderful time here. The Pacific Ocean is right there, the fresh seafood is amazing, the house is full of light.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/28/09
- Review Submitted 09/28/09
Introductory rate: $92/night - $554/week - $1,663/month During Semana Santa ...$185/night...3 night min.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I am a 97 year old woman whose grandson owns Nicaragua Escapes, a surfing lodge and restaurant, in northern Nicaragua. I fell in love with the area, and with the help of my son, designed and built, my beach house. This has been a family adventure with 4 generations involved at this point. I'm happy to be able to share the beauty of this place with others through my beach house. I hope you find the same kind of contentment I find while I'm there.
Why the Owner Chose Jiquilillo:
I chose to buy this property and have the house built because it's beautiful, sunny, tranquil and near my grandson and his family.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing. My family, the beach, pelicans, ocean, sun, food. What more can I say?
- Primary: (707) 442-6238
- Secondary: (707) 599-2158 (California, USA)
The wave in front of the house
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