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Waterfront Beach Home on the Laguna De Apoyo Eco Reserve

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The main house and sleeping house tucked in at the bottom of the crater

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Laguna de Apoyo house description

NOTE: payment is in US dollars, NOT Canadian dollars
There’s no need for a pool with the healing waters of the Laguna de Apoyo in your front yard.

To stay at Quinta Lee is to experience the richness of nature and the feel of Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's weather invites outdoor living. The open aired living space and and large covered terrace make this home a unique getaway. The beachfront patio will allow you to relax and dine in the shade as you take in the view of Volcan Mombacho. You can enjoy a hammock and nap to your heart’s content, or simply step into the warm waters of the Laguna for a swim. This beautiful paradise is surrounded by the lush Laguna de Apoyo Ecological Reserve. Don’t be surprised to hear the roar of a howler monkey or the sweet singing of a mot-mot.

This 4 bedroom and 5.5 bathroom home is made up of two separate buildings, both facing the pristine waters of the Laguna. Quinta Lee is constructed with local hardwoods and the locally hand made furniture gives it a true Nicaraguan flavour. The spacious main house has a fully equipped kitchen which looks upon the huge palm roof patio. This open concept kitchen is decorated with hand painted tiles, hardwood cabinets, and a large rustic wooden island. There is an outdoor barbecue, two dining areas, powder room, and a bedroom with private bath, all of which are equipped with fans to keep you cool and comfortable.

In the second house there are three bright bedrooms each with private tiled baths. All of the bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. The front two rooms open onto the stunning front garden and Laguna, and the rear room opens onto the back garden.

The well tended gardens are bursting with bouganvilla, gardenia and hibiscus flowers. Palm trees sway in the breeze, dappling the shade over the lake front patio. The large back yard is complete with organic mango, papaya, lime, orange and banana trees along with a small herb garden.

Everyone who stays at Quinta Lee falls in love with Wilmer & Estella, our delightful caretakers. Spanish speaking, they have a vast knowledge of the area and Nicaraguan culture. They are willing and very happy to help with anything you need. Wilmer and Estella live in their home at the rear of the property, out of sight of the main house. They are always close at hand, and always respectful of our guests’ privacy.

The Laguna de Apoyo is a perfect jumping off point for all sorts of activities. Granada is only a 25 minute drive away so it is easy to head into town for some fine dining or market shopping. Alternatively, there are some lovely local restaurants that surround the Laguna, or simply ask Estela to cook you up one of her deliciously authentic Nicaraguan meals.

You can also take a day trip to the Pacific coastal beaches, which are a 2-3 hour drive from the Laguna, go for nature walks up the Mombacho Volcano, or rent kayaks to explore the Laguna.

A note to the wise... as in much of Nicaragua, the last half km of road into Quinta Lee is a bit rough. Although a normal car is sufficient (a taxi will take you there), we prefer a 4WD vehicle.

Taken from Moon Handbook 2010 edition:
'You will find few places on earth quite like this charming, isolated community.'


Keywords: waterfront, Laguna de Apoyo, house, beach, home, view, open area, gardens, ecological reserve, birdwatching,

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Big front yard and swimming float. ...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                There is a level entrance to the main building. There is also a bedroom on this same level. Accessibility may have limitations, but could work well for someone with mobility difficulty....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                NO SMOKING ANYWHERE NEAR BUILDINGS Smoking is permitted outside of the buildings and terraces ONLY, away from wood furniture and palm roof....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Separate entrance, small deck and dressing room in rear. ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Separate entrance and small deck in front....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                Separate entrance, at rear of sleeping house....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 double

                Separate entrance, rear of living area in main house....moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2) The master bedroom also has a queen sized bed, ensuite bath, and private dressing room/closet. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and AC., Double Beds (3) There are 2 double beds in the large main house bedroom, and a double bed in the rear bedroom of the sleeping house. All bedrooms have private ensuite baths, ceiling fans and AC....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Swimming float in deep water; tropical fruit orchard; beautiful gardens; shaded waterfront terrace with tables and hammock; ipod player, peace and privacy....moreless

                  Entertainment

                      • Stereo

                      Attractions

                          • Restaurants

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing

                          Location Type

                          • Beachfront:

                            The beach is small and private. Its size depends on whether it is the rainy or dry season, thus the level of the lake water can be higher or lower. There are cement steps to the water as well as a swimming float. An assortment of lifejackets are provided. (4 children's sizes and 2 adult's sizes). The Laguna gets deep quickly. Swimming without a lifejacket is for experienced swimmers....moreless

                          • Lakefront:

                            Beautiful views from sunrise to sunset, and then there is the moon on the Laguna!...moreless

                          • Mountain View:

                            The property is situated in a crater and looks directly at the stunning Volcan Mombacho as well as the surrounding walls of the Laguna. ...moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Spelunking
                          • Swimming

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            Large dining table and chairs in patio area....moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            In bedrooms only along with ceiling fans, and fans in the open-air kitchen/living space. ...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Bath towels, kitchen towels and bedding provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Washer access by caretakers; fee for laundry to be arranged with them....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi for your wireless device....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available:

                            Estela & Wil are happy to cook their delicious traditional Nicaraguan meals. You must provide ALL your own food and pay them directly. Up to 4 persons $12 per meal and 5-10 persons is $15 for cooking and cleanup. Their cooking is fabulous and meat can be grilled on traditional Nicaraguan bbq...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            There is a fully stocked kitchen and outdoor traditional Nicaraguan carbon bbq. Coffee maker, microwave, toaster, juice blender, gas stove/oven....moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            Large rustic wooden counter with 7 stools. Large fridge, stove & oven, coffee grinder, blender etc. The dining room table seats 8 and a second level table can be added lengthwise to seat up to 12....moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator:

                            Large stainless double door fridge and freezer....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Balcony:

                            There is a small balcony outside the 2 front bedrooms of the sleeping house....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Huge shaded deck adjoins main living area. Main living area has decorative wrought iron doors which can be closed and locked. There is a lower shaded patio at the waterfront with table, hammock and deck chairs. There is a light for evening use....moreless

                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            Front of the main house is covered with a traditional palm roof and offers a very large area for lounging or resting in the hammock. ...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

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                          2 night min stay
                          $195

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          $195/night up to 6 persons; $225/night 6 - 8 persons

                          ALL FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS, regardless of VRBO listing on home page. The fees have always been in US dollars, but there has been a recent default on the home page by VRBO that shows payment is in CDN dollars. This is not correct, and is something that VRBO is trying to change.

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                          Location

                          It is possible arrange to tour the Laguna in our neighbour's propane powered boat. The Laguna is well known for world class bird watching. There is a Spanish school a 20 minute walk along the Laguna road.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: We are a family from Vancouver, Canada who fell in love with Nicaragua in 2005. We were fortunate to have found our property with one of the buildings having been recently constructed. We completely rebuilt the main house and have loved every minute of adding to our beautiful Quinta Lee

                          Why the Owner Chose Laguna de Apoyo:
                          We knew that the Laguna was the place for us after our first visit. It is located in the crater of an ancient volcano. The word Apoyo in Spanish means ‘support’. It’s meaning is clear as it is integral to the survival of the multitude of different species of plants and animals that thrive in and around it. The Laguna is an irresistible natural gem, unmatched in its beauty and serenity. With the breezes and the pristine warm water, that is ideal for swimming, we could not resist making the Laguna our home away from home.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The location is unbeatable, placing you close to the amenities of city life yet retaining the tranquility and peacefulness of a private beach get away. The open concept design is perfect for gatherings of family and friends. The daily maid service and 24 hour guard creates a safe and comfortable environment in which to fully enjoy your holiday. There truly is no other home in Nicaragua that captures the beauty and essence of this unbelievable country in such a relaxing and comfortable manner.


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                          Photos

                          • The main house and sleeping house tucked in at the bottom of the crater

                            The main house and sleeping house tucked in at the bottom of the crater

                          • Enter the house through a tropical jungle!

                            Enter the house through a tropical jungle!

                          • View from the kitchen. Just open up the wrought iron doors during the day.

                            View from the kitchen. Just open up the wrought iron doors during the day.

                          • Another cozy corner...

                            Another cozy corner...

                          • Master bedroom, queen bed, dressing room, private bathroom,  and small front dec

                            Master bedroom, queen bed, dressing room, private bathroom, and small front dec

                          • Master bath, similar to others.

                            Master bath, similar to others.

                          • Bedroom in the rear of the sleeping house, private bath.

                            Bedroom in the rear of the sleeping house, private bath.

                          • Large bedroom in rear of main house.  Two double beds and bathroom with shower.

                            Large bedroom in rear of main house. Two double beds and bathroom with shower.

                          • View of Volcan Mombacho from our front yard.

                            View of Volcan Mombacho from our front yard.

                          • Laguna de Apoyo from Catarina, with Mombacho in the distance

                            Laguna de Apoyo from Catarina, with Mombacho in the distance

                          • Nestled in the crater

                            Nestled in the crater

                          • Nap to your heart's content in this comfy hammock amongst the bougainvilla.

                            Nap to your heart's content in this comfy hammock amongst the bougainvilla.

                          • A perfect place to cook up a storm with traditional Nicaraguan BBQ outside

                            A perfect place to cook up a storm with traditional Nicaraguan BBQ outside

                          • Open aired living space under the traditional palm roof, with view.

                            Open aired living space under the traditional palm roof, with view.

                          • Little porch off 2 front bedrooms in the sleeping building.

                            Little porch off 2 front bedrooms in the sleeping building.

                          • Master bedroom corner seating

                            Master bedroom corner seating

                          • Front bedroom with roll down hardwood blinds, queensized bed, private bathroom.

                            Front bedroom with roll down hardwood blinds, queensized bed, private bathroom.

                          • Rear bedroom in the sleeping building.

                            Rear bedroom in the sleeping building.

                          • Shaded beach front patio for dining, reading or relaxing in the hammock.

                            Shaded beach front patio for dining, reading or relaxing in the hammock.

                          • The swimming float and warm Laguna water.

                            The swimming float and warm Laguna water.

                          • Estela, Wilmer, Stefanie & Christofer-our awesome cuidadores-great cooks too!

                            Estela, Wilmer, Stefanie & Christofer-our awesome cuidadores-great cooks too!

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                          Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                          $195 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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