Fantastic Vistas, Directly Over the Pacific, Minutes to Surf!
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hacienda Pura Vista, located between the beaches of Marsella and Maderas, and directly above Marsella bay, is an extraordinarily comfortable home that offers incredible panoramic ocean to land views and access in minutes to some of the most consistent surf and beautiful beaches in all of Nicaragua. Its hilltop location and multi-level covered deck surrounding design insures cool, comfortable inside and outside living year round and rain or shine without the need for air-conditioning, allowing the sound of the waves breaking on the beach as well the monkey and bird song to filter through the house day and night. Additionally, San Juan Del Sur, with its shopping, dining, and nightlife possibilities is only 15 minutes away.
The prices quoted in this listing are for the upper two floors of the house, which incorporates on the second floor a large fully equipped kitchen-spacious open living/dining area and a large LCD TV/home entertainment system design with a half bath serving this area, and two bedrooms with two full size beds, each with in-suite full bathrooms, and a large bedroom with a queen size bed and a futon, full bath, and small bedroom with a full size bed on the top floor, sleeping a total of 8 to 10 persons (5 full beds, 1 queen, and a full size futon). A very comfortable queen size air-bed is also available for use.
Both floors are completely surrounded by large covered decks accessible by multiple sliding glass doors, and are topped with an open observation deck. The total deck area for these two floors is over 8000 sq. ft., providing comfortable outdoor living year round. A water back-up system and a full battery/generator power backup system is also incorporated, a must in this part of the world.
Daily house cleaning is available, as well as handy-man and 24 hour security services by a couple employed and living adjacent to the house. For an additional price, cooking services can also be provided.
Additionally, the first floor can be available for rent which has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a full bath, kitchen, separate entry, parking and wrap-around deck, either in conjunction with the upper floors or by itself. Separate covered parking areas are provided for both house sections. Please inquire for availability and pricing for this option.
Keywords: Three Story Home with upper observation deck
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Other (See Description)
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 4.5 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
An in-house cook is available for $5.00 per meal (labor cost for meal preparation for up to 14 plates, food cost by renter). Meals are also available catered in for approximately $5.00/plate, depending on entree desired....morecollapse
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
The Costa Rica coast (Nicoya peninsula) is visible 28 miles south, Conception and Maderas volcanos (Ometepe Island) are visible to the east, and the mountains of the Southern Continental divide in Costa Rica are visible to the southeast (approx. 45 miles) on a clear day....morecollapse
- Beach View:
- Ocean View
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Jet Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a wonderful time during our stay from the beginning until the end. Although it was hot outside; with the windows open the breeze blew in and kept us cool. There is plenty of room and all is nicely kept. The view is definitely beautiful, and we enjoyed much time out on the surrounding balconies. We had a very relaxing and peaceful time there. We met Chuck, the owner and his dog lefty. Both are great! Chuck is very knowledgable and helpful and gave us many ideas of where to go and what to see, as well as recommendations of some good places to eat. If you are looking for a nice relaxing place to spend some undisturbed time, this is the place!
- Guest Gabe
- Date of stay 04/17/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review of Hacienda Pura Vista, Gabe. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay, and I wish we could have spent more time together. I hope to see you again some day! Let me know if you continue to have any interest in looking at properties down here; I would be happy to assist you in this regard...... Best Regards, Chuck.
The Perfect Place
The Perfect Place
As a group of 6, 3 couples, this property was perfect. The upstairs bedroom is open and beautiful, with amazing views (this will come up a lot). It has a tons of storage, a comfortable bed and a smaller spare room with a double bed. The balcoly goes around the house with 360 degree views. The balcony also has chairs and hammocks for resting. The main floor is where all the action is. There are 2 bedrooms, both with their own full bathroom. The rooms are ample size for storage and the walls are concrete so they are very private. The living area has a tv with many good channels, there is easy set up for ipods etc too. The kitchen has all the accessories needed and the BBQ is great. The 2 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS: 1. air conditioning - we were concerned as it is hot in Nica, however I cannot stress this enough. AC IS NOT NECESSARY in this place. The wind sweeps through the mountains and keeps the place a perfectly cool temperature. The windows and doors can be adjusted 2. CHUCK - this is the owner, he lived in a small apartment under the house. He was the most connected guy around. Ahead of time he arranged our vehicle, a beat up 4x4 for cheap, airport pickup and weekly surfboard rental. And that was just the beginning. He knows everything about the area and is a willing helper. He is not concerned about hampering your fun, so don't feel like you need to be quiet or minimize your good times. Also he has lefty.....you'll meet him.... Overall, of all our VRBO stays, this is one of the best ever. The house is fantastic, Nica is great and you'll definitely enjoy you time.
- Guest Vs
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 02/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: It really means a lot to me that you guys enjoyed you stay at Hacienda Pura Vista, Vaughan, and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know that. In my opinion you really did a a vacation here the right way by heading out and about sampling a lot of nearby attractions that make this country such a great place to visit. I know that there's a lot more of the world that you want to see, but I hope to see you again down here some day. Good luck to you with your offshore teaching job search, and please keep in touch, Amigo! Sincerely, Chuck.
A truly beautiful place, with exceptional views. The house was immaculate with every facility that you could need for a home from home. Not only that, but every inch of the layout is well thought through. With a side of the house always being wind/ weather free so we were able to enjoy every glorious sunset on the balcony with a ron coca! With Maderas beach within walking distance it was a perfect spot for us surfers. Waking up to an expansive view of the ocean was a real joy. Some really lovely eateries near by (Sergio's pizza!), but also far enough away to really get the seclusion we were after. The kitchen facilities were fantastic, with an amazing grill to host some delicious BBQ's on. Really can't wait to come back, and couldn't recommend this place more highly to anyone.
- Guest crabhands
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you Ellie! It was really a joy getting to know you anf Tomek, and I guarantee that Lefty feels the same way and still misses all the love that you both gave him. I'm looking forward to the day that you can return, and wish you both the very best! Chuck.
Awesome Nicaraguan Experience
Awesome Nicaraguan Experience
Over the Thanksgiving (US) holiday, my adult daughter and I (world travelers) had the pleasure of staying at Hacienda Pura Vista for four nights and five days. The resort owner arranged a very reasonable pick-up service meeting us in Managua that took us to several volcanoes, the old city of Granada, a local market, and a lovely lunch on a lake before arrival at the resort. The driver spoke English and was quite helpful about what to visit, the culture, language, history, products, and people of Nicaragua. After a full day of sightseeing, we were delighted to see the resort, where the sun was setting over the Pacific - spectacular, rich colors with crashing waves below the property as we sipped our "happy hour" drinks. The property is a wedding cake design with separate floors, rooms and bath; each floor has large open air balconies around the perimeter for taking in the panorama of jungle, beach and sea. Our rooms were most comfortable, each with its own three-piece bathroom. The orientation of the property allowed for ample air flow throughout so we were cool, even requiring blankets at night (all linens were provided). The facility is a first-class structure, well-built and maintained, and kept to the highest clean standards. The kitchen had everything we needed to eat in. The owner lives on the property thus available to answer questions and deal with any needs you might have. We loved hearing the lapping of the waves below the house, along with the noises of the jungle that surrounds the property. Drives from the property yielded us views of families of spider and howler monkeys in the trees (they accommodated our picture taking). The owner directed us to some fantastic beaches within 15-30 minutes of the resort, where lessons and equipment was available at reasonable prices. Beaches were not crowded, were clean and offered great surfing. Owner also knowledgeable about good restaurants within the resort plus those in downtown San Juan del Sur, along with information on shopping, other vacation activities (e.g., fishing, kayaking, deep sea snorkeling). The beach was a 15 minute walk down the hill; access also available by road. We have already recommended this to many friends and family members. And my daughter is now talking about a return at Easter!
- Guest Robin
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/22/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: I am so glad you enjoyed you vist here at Hacienda Pura Vista, Robin! You guys were fun to have around, and I look forward to your return some day! Best, Chuck.
I just got back from Hacienda Pura Vista, a couple of days ago. We were a group of 8 friends who were looking for some good surf and a relaxed villa with an amazing view to just hang out. This was definitely the place ! Chuck the owner is a great host ! He knows everything about the area and will graciously share his knowledge with you, and even teach you how to surf. The villa is very spacious, clean and comfortable, plus the view and the climate are unbeatable and amazingly beautiful. Our friend "Lefty" was the cutest and sweetest little dog !! He was fully aware that his job was to look out for everyone in the house. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is definitely the place ! Our stay at Chuck's place was one of our most memorable vacations ever. I can't recommend enough !! We will definitely visit again ! Once again, thank you so much Chuck & Lefty Pascale
- Guest Pascale
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and choosing Hacienda Pura Vista for your stay in Nicaragua, Pascale. Lefty and I truly enjoyed meeting you, and hope to stay in touch and see you again! Abrazos, Chuck.
Hacienda Pura Vista : memorable vacations
Hacienda Pura Vista : memorable vacations
The Hacienda Pura Vista villa was highly recommended by a friend for our group vacations and I recommend it myself as well after spending 10 days there. The villa is well maintained, the view is astonishing and the location is great as right in the middle of surf spots and beautiful beaches. But it wouldn't be the same without its owner, Chuck and his little hairy friend, Letfy (a very friendly dog!). The owner is extremely helpful and welcoming and was a great help for us to get around and find the best activities to do during our stay. There is definitely an activity for everyone in Nicaragua and Chuck knows all! We were 8 people in the villas and everyone was comfortable. Recommended for your family or friend vacations, for people that want to leave a little bit of an adventure (roads in Nicaragua are not what they are elsewhere, but very practicable). We also recommend for the most adventurous to rent Jeeps (those we had were very old but so much fun to drive!); they made our trip even more special! Thank you Chuck for the warm welcome! Definitely hope to go back again.
- Guest MC
- Date of stay 11/09/12
- Review Submitted 11/27/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Marie (and gang!) It was certainly a pleasure to have you guys for guests at Hacienda Pura Vista, and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Your karaoke sessions were very entertaining, to say the least, even from one floor down! Thanks for leaving a review, and also for taking such good care of the house. Best of the New year to you all....... Best Regards, Chuck (and Lefty).
Great Place to Get Away
Great Place to Get Away
We have traveled all over South and Central America, but this was my first trip to Nicaragua, and I was impressed. My family spent a month at Hacienda Pura Vista and we all wish we could have stayed longer. It was everything we expected and more. This was a "working vacation" for us. Worked in the morning, beached in the afternoon (or vice versa) and went on adventures when we felt like it. We have two small girls, ages 4 and 6 they loved it, too. The local beaches were perfect for building sandcastles, shell combing and getting knocked around in the surf. The house is open and spacious with amazing views, particularly at sunset. It's off the beaten path (which is a necessity for our family) but within walking distance to two great beaches and driving distance to San Juan del Sur. Chuck was an amazing host, helping us navigate our way around, offering travel tips when asked, helping us find childcare, etc. etc. Our girls loved Tio Chuck and so do we - it was great having the owner on the premises. He was there when we needed him but in no way obtrusive. Also, he has some amazing stories to tell and you will be lucky if you get a chance to hear a few. I truly hope we can make it back one day soon. Thanks for your hospitality, Chuck.
- Guest Donna
- Date of stay 01/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you very much for the kind words about Hacienda Pura Vista Donna. You guys were so much fun to have around, and I've got to say that you feel like family to me! Hoping you can come back and visit agin someday. I can't wait to see the girls grow up...... Chuck.
Relax, you are just placed in front of the heaven!
Relax, you are just placed in front of the heaven!
We stayed 5 nights over new year at Hacienda Pura Vista and it was a very nice experience! We have arrived at SJDS late in the evening and Chuck was waiting us where we have scheduled our appointment. When we arrived it was dark and we could not see what we have in front of us but a beautiful sky full of stars was giving us a very nice welcome! The next morning was fantastic, honestly no picture can give an idea about what you have in front of you when you look outside! The location it is perfect, no noise, 100% secure, SJDS it is reachable in about 20 minute (with a 4x4), the house is fully equipped, you have practically everything you need... and very very important you have hammocks to enjoy the ocean breeze and a super barbecue where practically everything could be grilled (specially the fresh fish you can easily buy or fish). Rooms are spacious and with private bathrooms, moreover you have wifi internet and a flat screen tv with lots of DVD... so when you do not want to watch the amazing view you can choose between an enormous DVD collection. Chuck gives tips and information, he knows practically everything and before going asking at SJDS, ask Chuck (and Lefty), I am sure he will always have a solution. So if you would like to have the ocean in front of you, stay in a very natural and genuine environment (you have all the best places around SJDS there) I really suggest Hacienda Pura Vista. Andrea.
- Guest Andrea
- Date of stay 12/27/11
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Andrea, I am so happy that your stay was pleasurable, and I thank you very much for the respect you all showed my home. I miss the aromas of your fine cooking already! Lefty and I really enjoyed your company and we hope to see you again some day.... Saludos, Chuck.
I just got back from Hacienda Pura Vista, a couple of days ago, where I enjoyed with my family, my sister's husband and family, my boyfriend and some friends a wonderful stay at Hacienda Pura Vista. We were a big group with a mix of nationalities-Swiss, Nicaraguans, American and Italians and we all felt very comfortable there. The house is located on a great spot, from where you can oversee the ocean and the beaches-Marsella and Maderas. The house is very comfortable, with a lot of space and all commodities you need. The house has many rooms, so it's great for when coming with a big group. Also, if you enjoy sleeping on a Hammocks, in each floor there are a couple of hammocks hanging, and you can just sleep or rest in them and enjoy the wonderful view and the breeze. If you would like to visit the wonderful nearby beaches, the best is to ask the owner of house-Chuck. Chuck will kindly explain to you the best and easiest way for visiting the beaches. Not only explain, but also remove any obstacle for you to reach the beaches :) I hope your stay at Hacienda Pura Vista will be as enjoyable as ours! Thanks a lot, Gabriela
- Guest Gaby
- Date of stay 12/27/11
- Review Submitted 01/04/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Gabriella for the kind words. You were all such a pleasure to meet and stay at my home! I wish you, your family, and friends the very best that the New year can offer, and hope to see you all again someday. Ciao, Chuck.
Must read, if I do say so myself
Must read, if I do say so myself
Let me start out by saying that I have been to Nicaragua many times and have stayed in or rented several different homes. I have had both great experiences and marginal ones. First of all the views from the large patio decks can not be beat. The placement of the house was well thought out for both view and wind direction. There is a natural air-flow running through the place that keeps you comfy day and night without needing A/C. Some nights I even turned the ceiling fan off to better enjoy the easy flow of air through the bedroom. I can not emphasis enough how great a stay the 4 of us had on the 2nd floor of this house. Chuck (owner) is an exceptional host. He knows everything about the area and will graciously share his knowledge with you over a rum in his beautifully appointed great room (kitchen that opens into a living-room with 10' ceilings.) We often invited him up from his 1st floor apartment to join us for breakfast, a chance for us to pick his brain before our daily activities. His flat panel wide screen 40-45", I'm guessing, was at our disposal as was his vast collection of movies. Anyway, back to nature. We had no rental car so we had to walk everywhere. 15min to Maderas (great surf, food, drinks). 5 minutes to Marsella beach (restaurants, Chuck delivered his kayaks, hiking, swimming and skindiving.) We got a lot of excursive having no car, but it ended up being no real problem. Chuck even took us to a local market so we could stock up on breakfast supplies and Flor De Cana. Oh yeah, I can't forget a shout out to "Lefty", cute, sweet, and fully aware that his job is to look out for everyone in the house.
- Guest tttaaajjj
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 08/16/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Ya'll were sure a pleasure to have around Tracy. I honestly don't know if I have ever had quieter guests, and I swear it looked like my maid had already been there to clean up after you left! I'm super glad that you enjoyed your experience here at Hacienda Pura Vista, wish you the best in your ventures here in Nicaragua, and very much look forward to seeing all of you again. Hopefully we'll have an oppertunity to surf together a bit next time around.......... Luego Amigo, CW PS: Lefty says Woof-Woof, I'm only earning my keep!
Low season: (May 15-Oct 31) .................... $175/day .. $1000/week High season: (Nov 01-May 14) .................... $200/day .. $1200/week Holidays: (Christmas, New Years, Jul 04 week): $250/day .. $1500/week Please note: A three day minimum stay is required. Additionally, the second and third floors can be rented seperately; please contact the owner for availability. Second floor: From $125/day and $750/week Third floor: From $100/day and $600/week.
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: 62 year old B&B owner, transplanted Texan and Nicaraguan resident.
Why the Owner Chose San Juan Del Sur:
Location, location, location! Specifically, the view, the surf, the climate, the country and the people, the security, as well as being just a few hours away from the USA. Also, there are few if any houses in the area that offer the panoramic view that surrounds this house. It's just far enough away from San Juan Del Sur to provide the combination of easy access to town and true country living.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views! Truly, some of the best that the world can offer. Closeness to nature; hear the surf, the monkees, the parrots. Incredibly fresh, clean air. Three minutes walk to the beach. Private, serene, and secure. Ten minute walk to one of the most famous surfing beaches in Nicaragua and a fifteen minute drive to San Juan Del Sur.
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- Secondary: (505) 8863-5023 (Nicaragua)
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Incredible views from every window; cool breezes year round in every room.
Marsella bay, with Hacienda Pura Vista on top of the hill to the right
Main floor Bar and den area.
Second floor in-suite bathroom with glass block shower.
Looking inland from observation deck. Volcanos in C.R., 40 miles S.E.!
second floor living area and view of deck and beyond
West facing second floor deck
Marsella bay, a short walk down the hill!
Just another sunset in paradise! Taken from top deck.
Porch Monkey. I plant Papayas for them and have a family here!
kitchen and bar area. Very few cooks have the views that are available here!
West facing third floor deck, looking south toward Playa marsella.
Smoker, wood and gas grill combo
dining table, bar,and kitchen area
View of the house from the northwest
View east towards the hills and stairs up to the observation deck
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