Tropical Design, Views, Beach, Pool, Monkeys, Toucans, Heaven, See Video!!
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Juan Del Sur house description
'' I left my heart at Casa Roja'' - sound familiar? (we interrupt this description for a live update. Today, 3 beautiful Toucans, rainbow colored, were seen eating my - your - papaya - and a nest is being built in the tree in front! How's that for breaking news!) Weeks after you leave this oasis of tranquility, you will be humming that song. Peaceful, sweeping views of the Pacific and Costa Rica. No one around to disturb you except the wind, the jungle sounds, splashes from the pool - or the monkees howling in the distance. Surrounded by blossoming tropical Bali style plants as if you are cocooned in a forest - which you are. This is what Casa Roja offers; rest, comfort, quiet for the soul, town only 10 minutes away, all the vacation fun one needs to stir all your emotions.
Because the bedrooms are 100% separated from the main house, you will sleep in peace and quiet while others can party all night long. This ''pod'' system lets everyone ''do their own thing'' without bothering anyone. While you and friends can enjoy parties or conversation on the patio, anyone in the other bedrooms can have their own privacy.
Hot days, jump in the teardrop shaped pool, big enough for 30 - and we've done it - but at 4' average depth, safe for the kiddies as well. Early riser? Fix some Nicaraguan coffee, read on the patio and take a walk or jog in complete silence up the dirt road. Go 1 mile or 10; bring water and sunblock so we don't have to send out my caretakers and pooches to find you!
Before I give you a description of the bedrooms and bathrooms I wanted to explain a few things in general about me and the house. I love antiques. I love to travel. I love old Persian and Turkish carpets. OLD, 100 years plus. I love collecting ''artifacts'' as my friends call it, of my travels and I collect old maps, again 100-300 years old. So, you will pick up on this ''style'' throughout the house and rooms and even outdoors. you'll be in a home that is not sterile or ''made to rent''. It's ME and it always will be. And, part of your adventure down here is to experience a beautiful country, wonderful people, great climate, wildlife, enchanting fun city - and a unique and restful experience that I call home. That is what you will find here. I live here because of the magic of this home and location. You will understand that after only a few days. If you are seeking peace and serenity, you have found it.
As well, if you need an affordable 4 wheel drive car that seats 7, that too can be available. Need a cook for authentic Nicaraguan meals or just rice and beans - all easily arranged so you can just relax.
The master suite has a queen bed with night tables, chest of drawers and small desk for writing. Large bathroom has huge quarried tile tub, open shower - hot water even! - 2 granite sinks and full width mirror. Overhead fans and lights as well as bedside lamp provide a comfortable ambience. Entire bathroom is tiled with 4''x4'' crafted rough tile.
The two bedroom suite is a detached casita with bedrooms on each side of a centrally accessed bathroom. One queen bed and one double in the other room. Both rooms have drawers for clothes and either a desk or table. Again overhead lights and fans make life comfortable. Outside one bedroom french doors open to a private patio with a hammock for sleeping or reading or both. The bathroom has a three sided glass shower with textured tile walls. A marble sink, toilet and tiled surfaces throughout complete the room.
The main house has a full kitchen with granite and marble countertops throughout. Wooden cabinets with glass windows reveal all the dishes and rum glasses you'll need. Fridge holds 130 beers and enough ice for 92 rum and cokes. If that's not enough, I'll rent an ice chest. Modern gas stove and broiler.
The dining room/office is large, great table to work or email and the living room is open with sofa and 2 comfy chairs, large hand carved floor tiles with wood accent and majestic 25 foot ceiling. The ceiling is all palm fronds, beautiful, airy, gorgeous wooden beams and with a large sliding glass door to the patio, say no more. The patio is where 75% of your waking life will be!! Views, sunsets, drinks, monkey howls, drinks, music, dancing, drinks, BBQ's on gas or charcoal grill and then, yes, relax and have a drink. Got the picture?
I almost forgot the half bath! Just off the kitchen is an experience. All walls are covered, embedded with river stone. Floor, walls, everywhere! You can almost hear the river flowing- until you realize the toilet is running! And, this bathroom also comes with a sink! Imagine that!
Last thing. One night around 10 PM, after a warm day, turn out all the lights in the house. Go out to the brick patio and lie down, feel the warmth of the sun on the bricks, and then gaze at the star strewn sky above. There, you will see the Milky Way Galaxy the way you have never seen it before. It is THERE and if you have always been a little unsure of exactly what or where or if it was there, you will have no doubts. It is an incredible sight Then, after looking up for a while you will suddenly realize it is 4 AM and you are still out there...just you and the croaking frogs.
This is my slice of heaven. But, it is not exclusive. Come here and find your own...........
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Car Optional
- Smoking Allowed:
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
I have two friendly mutts who exude joy and love, especially Indie. They are used to the good life, so scraps of food, chicken bones - yes they all eat them here!! are in order. Feel free to bring a dog, after initial setting of ground rules and turf, dogs will play. Will sleep in room, only if you desire....moreless
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- There is one queen bed in the Master Bedroom suite. This suite is a separate from the main house for privacy. There is a queen bed in the 'duplex' casita as well. All bedrooms have new locally crafted night tables and lamps. In the other bedroom of the duplex casita, there is a double bed. I have two extra double beds/frames/mattress for larger groups We have cushions to sleep on for larger groups and the couch has worked well many times....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Most vacation rental have the basics listed above. But, this home comes with “virtual” low blood pressure ambience. If your “retreat” from your harried life doesn’t include that, it’s not a vacation. As you drive to the front gate you feel the welcoming forest canopy overhead that instantly lowers the temperature and calms the soul. So, before you even arrive at the front door, life has changed in ways more important than a 12 cubic foot refrigerator. A two story palm covered rancho with double and single hammocks, standard. Two other hammocks on the patio. Also standard. Year round calming breeze. Standard. Monkeys howling in the distance, pet guinea hens walking around clucking, parrots overhead, hawks swooping, yes, all standard. Shade, sun, pool or hammock, these are getaway amenities you will not find anywhere....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
- Autumn Foliage
- Nude Beach
- Rain Forests
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Golf Course Front:
- Near The Ocean:
My view starts with rolling meadows in front of you which then are hillsides and then Ocean but all around in the distance are mountains that ofter a beautiful contrast to the ocean. Nice view of CR...moreless
- Ocean View:
You have an unbelievable view of the Ocean but also just across this view is the large peninsula of Costa Rica which is close and lights twinkle at night. Views are better than simply staring at sea....moreless
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Climbing
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
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Moviestar and Claro the two most common carriers are good here - as are ATT and others but be sure to get a special plan from your US carrier before you get here so you won't be nailed on costly calls to the US...moreless
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Due to the elevation of the house - 650 feet - there is never a need for air conditioning. Breezes from the Ocean and Lake always cool this area as compared to San Juan itself, on the beach. Large fans in every room of course. Each room has lots of windows, fans and sliding glass doors....moreless
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- Outdoor Grill
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Large patio right off the living room - see pics - wraps around three sides of the house. The main covered patio is 16' deep and 40 feet long and has 4-5 rocking chairs, table and recliners. Then between this patio and the pool there is a large brick patio where you can sun because it is unprotected from the sun. Use 50 suntan lotion!...moreless
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Fantastic Tropical Retreat
Fantastic Tropical Retreat
For my wife and I arriving at Casa Roja was an amazing experience within itself. Being from Alaska, and entering into an oasis of warmth, tranquility and comfort was a treat to say the least. Not only does Casa Roja make for the perfect get-away, it leaves its mark as a must-return destination.. It has the perfect combination of layout and luxury along with the jungle setting that provides the perfect demarcation point to go explore the surrounding town (San Juan Del Sur) and close proximity beaches (Coco, Hermosa and La Flor). We were awe inspired by the views and transfixed by the daily routine of relaxing, cooking, pool time and evening sunsets! Having internet access was a nice feature also. We were able to catch up with emails and send pictures to family/friends of our daily adventures. The people of Nicaragua are wonderful and we felt as if we were family. We highly recommend Casa Roja as a destination rental. We can't wait to go back!
- Guest Alaska Steve
- Date of stay 11/17/13
- Review Submitted 12/18/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
We Needed A Break - and found it here!Guest comment entered by owner
We Needed A Break - and found it here!
Fred, Hello and how are you? Both Maria and I wanted to again thank you for your patience, understanding and flexibility regarding the rental of your home. It was all that you mentioned and more. Furthermore, it was a pleasure to have met your caretakers Luis, Evilyn and their children. We actually hoped they would have joined us for a BBQ but they were a bit shy to do so. They were always available for support in the event we needed them or just to offer up information on where and when the monkeys were hanging around. The dogs were amazing and actually made my wife comfortable knowing they offered protection from unsuspecting animals. In fact, I was very fond of the largest dog who seemed to also enjoy my company. Simply put, it was a fantastic stay in which we hope to return. Even me hobbling around on one leg was not a bother. I hope your stay in the Bay Area was just as nice if not better. Thank you. Regards, Russ and Maria Drinkhouse
- Guest Russell and Maria
- Date of stay 10/26/13
- Review Submitted 11/07/13
We went to Casa Roja for my birthday and I must stay I spent one of the best birthday's ever! The view from this house was wonderful!! The service was outstanding. Thank you Greg!
- Guest Andreglo (United States)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
The Perfect Getaway
The Perfect Getaway
My boyfriend and I just returned from Casa Roja and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It was everything the other reviewers mentioned: lushly beautiful, tranquil, remote, etc. I talked with Fred on the phone before we came, and he was extremely helpful, and met him in person as well. A great guy! Luis, the caretaker, and his family were wonderful, as was Maria, who helped us with the rental car. You definitely need a 4x4 to get from Casa Roja into town and to the beaches. Some other things that have not been mentioned, but I feel are worthwhile. You will find a giant jug of filtered water in the kitchen, perfect for cooking with and filling up your water bottles. They also provide basic toiletries like toilet paper and paper towels, dishwashing soap, sponge, bath soap, towels, linens, etc. The nearby grocery store (Pali) is quite limited, but we did extremely well buying fish from the local market in San Juan del Sur and buying produce in town. They take U.S. dollars, but we found it much more helpful to have córdoba. There are plenty of ATMs and banks in town. If you are exchanging U.S. dollars for córdoba, make sure your bills are in pristine condition. I had a $20 with a slight tear and it got rejected at two banks. You also have to bring your passport to exchange money. As far as driving goes, we did not have a GPS and the roads aren't marked. However, you will eventually find your way by landmarks. We would map out our courses using the Wifi at Casa Roja and hope for the best. Give plenty of time to get to other destinations. The Masaya Volcano and town of Granada are not that far (less than two hours), but you are driving on roads shared by wild dogs, people walking, driving steer, slow mopeds, pick-up trucks filled full of standing people, etc. Even people sleeping in the street. For this reason, we tried to get back by Casa Roja at nightfall. But who wouldn't want to be there? It's perfect. Definitely take a walk in the nearby jungle and enjoy the company of the three dogs: Yeti (Jedi), Toby and Indy. They will hang out with you as much or as little as you like, and are very well cared for (especially compared with all the other dogs you will see in town). It was such a joy to see them running around the jungle on our walks. We are dog people, so they made the trip for us. We definitely hope to return!
- Guest Andrea R. (Norfolk, VA)
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Owner response: Owner Response #6815338 "The Perfect Getaway" Andrea makes a lot of good points for everyone to consider. Some I have mentioned in my home profile but others are good to hear as she has a different perspective, as a tourist, rather than myself, who has lived there for a long time. A couple quick thoughts: the fish market is great if you like to cook. Every morning near the Marina they have tons of fresh everything at ridiculous prices so check it out - ideally in the AM - and you'll be pleasantly surprised. 4 wheel drive is almost mandatory if you intend to do any exploring. While the entire road to my house is paved, the roads to other beaches are not and whatever season it is, you want to be prepared. She was there during the so-called "rainy" season, couple of nights of rain and some sprinkles but is not an issue Yes, you can get by with 2 wheel drive but your excursions, which can be the best part, could be limited. GPS? Never had it and I think of limited use. Gives you numbers of highways ( like A1 or A-7) that I don't know and are never marked. It's not hard to get around. People are super friendly and glad to help. And, yes, money. If you take US money1-20's preferably, make sure it is in perfect shape, no writing on it, tiny tears as she mentioned, etc. Banks will NOT touch them nor merchants. Passports needed at banks (not ATM's) even to change a 50.00 into cordobas. That's it. She covered it all. Glad i had another happy client. Let me know how i can help,and if you need to rent a car or take a tour and let someone else drive, let me know: save you time, $ and is so much more convenient. If you want surfing lesson, horseback rides, fishing tours, 2 hour sunset crews, restaurant recommendations, etc. I'm here to help make this the most memorable time of your life Thanks. See you soon! Fred
Great getaway for adventurous families
Great getaway for adventurous families
After deciding on San Juan Del Sur for our summer holiday this year we picked Casa Roja as our base. It was a great decision and we recommend it highly. We are a family of five (Mum, Dad and three kids aged 9, 7 and 3). We were seeking an adventure holiday where the kids could experience lots of fun activities, see exciting wildlife and enjoy a new culture, but all in an environment that was still relatively safe. We didn't really know what to expect but as it turned out we were delighted with SJDS and the surrounding area. Fred was extremely helpful before, during and after our stay. Although we never met him personally, he genuinely strives to ensure you feel welcome. Our security deposit was returned promptly after our stay. Any issues we had during our stay were quickly resolved by Louis and his wife who live on site with their two young children. Although they speak no english they couldn't have been better hosts. They kept the place clean and ensure your feel completely safe. The three house dogs - Toby, Indy and Jerry were complete characters and my daughter spent hours dressing them up and chasing them around the yard. Casa Roja is at the top of the hill and off a short dirt road. It is about a 10-15 minute drive back into SJDS. It provides a wonderful mix of complete isolation (you cannot hear anything man made at night) but still convenient enough to go into town at least once a day without any real issues. The view from the property is spectacular. You look out across the forest canopy and over the sea to Costa Rica in the distance. It is very impressive. If you're considering Casa Roja I would definitely recommend having a four wheel drive vehicle. But frankly that goes for anywhere in Nicaragua. The roads are interesting to say the least. We rented a vehicle off Fred's friend Maria and it was excellent. If you're looking for somewhere a little different for your visit to SJDS I highly recommend Casa Roja. We spent two weeks in the property and were extremely sad to say goodbye. We would definitely return in the future.
- Guest Mat (Cayman Islands)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
A too short weekendGuest comment entered by owner
A too short weekend
"Fred, thanks for two wonderful days, this is a truly spectacular place. Our kids are so lucky to have experienced this adventure!! We'll be back!
- Guest Manuel M-C
- Date of stay 08/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Paradise in Nicaragua
Paradise in Nicaragua
Words cannot express how enjoyable our stay was in Fred's Nicaraguan Villa. Upon our arrival, we were transformed into a tropical paradise. All of our needs were met, while our four teenage surfers found excellent waves at Playa Hermosa just a few miles away. All accommodations were fantastic, breathtaking views, and fabulous breezes. I would highly recommend this property to many friends and relatives. We were secluded, safe, and just a short drive into San Juan del Sur for shopping, sight-seeing, and dining. We definitely look forward to a return vacation.
- Guest Susan (Virginia Beach, VA)
- Date of stay 05/12/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Heaven in the Hills
Heaven in the Hills
I cried when my husband and I had to leave Casa Roja. We had such an incredible week at this amazing property. The pictures are 100% accurate and the property was exactly as described. Fred provided spot-on directions from Managua to his property and the drive while harrowing at times, was fairly easy. Upon entering the gate and driving up to the property, a sense of calm washed over us. The lust tropical vegetation was very welcoming, as were Toby and Indy, Fred's dogs. Luis, was very helpful and showed us around the property. Our stay at Casa Roja could not have been any more relaxing. My husband fell in love with the hammocks in the tree house and I enjoyed many hours sitting and reading in the hammock swing. The temperature was near 100 degrees during our stay, making the private pool an inviting place to cool off. We were surprised and pleased with the depth of the pool, as it allowed us to stand up to our necks in the cool water. In fact, we even took to reading in the pool. And Luis made sure the pool was skimmed each morning before our morning dip. We slept in the lower bedroom, leaving the doors open during the night to take advantage of the wonderful cool breezes. The bed was very comfortable and it was a pleasant surprise to come home one afternoon to have fresh linens and towels. The shower always had plently of hot water, although luke warm was all that was needed. The kitchen was well stocked with the necessary equipment to make simple meals. The gas grill was great and we used it often. The pups were quick to show up during meal times, but they never begged, just sat patiently until we of course gave them a bite. While we didn't get to see any monkeys, we did hear them in the mornings and evenings. We did see lots of lizards and many species of birds, two of which came each evening to pick out bugs from the pool. This is an amazing property and I'd highly reccommend it to everyone. The view of the mountains and the ocean are breath-taking. We are alreaday planning our return trip! Thank you Fred for sharing your amazing property with us. And please thank Luis for eveything he did to make our stay fantastic.
- Guest Heather C.
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Paradise Found: Viva la Casa Roja!
Paradise Found: Viva la Casa Roja!
We recently returned from a two-week stay at Casa Roja. Have traveled the world in search of adventure and surf, our first visit to Nicaragua didn’t disappoint. Fred’s home is an ideal launching pad for a Nicaraguan getaway. We carefully reviewed the many VRBO listings for SJDS before choosing Casa Roja and remain very pleased with our choice. True to the listing, Casa Roja is not your typical rental property, within a day or so it felt like home. All modern conveniences are thoughtfully provided. (Be sure to note that not all accommodations in SJDS provide hot water!) The grounds and pool are meticulously attended to. I can't think of one detail overlooked. The house and bedroom casitas stay a comfortable temperature. We used the ceiling fan a few evenings and that was more due to being sunburned. While home, most of our time was spent on the patio. As promised, the home’s views are breathtaking. On clear days, it seemed an Ironman’s swim to Costa Rica. When windier, you could see feisty ocean whitecaps. The stars magically and endlessly lit up at night. The home’s pool got used a lot, providing an perfect end to a day of exploring and refreshing motivation after early morning hikes. We came to Nicaragua to surf and explore, to relax and recharge. For us, this was a perfect location, a quick 10 minute drive to town and safely private. Fred helped connect us with rental car arrangements. Several of the beautiful south beaches are a short car ride away. Loved Playa Hermosa and Playa Coco. We enjoyed meals at home using veggies and freshly made corn tortillas from the central market, to-die-for breads and cinnamon rolls from the local bakery, and fresh catch from the the fishermen. We hired a private panga boat for surfing, and also took a drive into Masaya and Granada, with a stop off to the active volcano. From the first email exchange, we found Fred to be sincere and helpful with a wonderful sense of humor. Meeting in person, he was an affable host and charming storyteller. Quick responses to questions were always received. For us, the heart of Casa Roja was its loyal caretaker(s) Luis & his lovable canine companions, Indie & Toby. Luis’s laugh happy spirit is infectious and the pride he takes in overseeing Casa Roja is evident. Perfectly behaved, Indie and Toby quickly became part of our clan. We felt so well cared for by Fred and his Casa Roja family that we have already made plans to return later in the year. Quite simply, it really is heaven
- Guest Your 2 Favorite Seattle Gringas (Washington State )
- Date of stay 02/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
The place was gorgeous as you can tell by the pictures. The monkeys can be heard every morning which is a very cool way to wake up. The pool was great, even though it was a little chilly I braved it. The set up of the cabanas was perfect- I only wish I could have convinced the rest of my family to come along. Fred was helpful and friendly. You'll need a car to get anywhere. I saw a recent Living Social deal to a hotel in the area and thought why would any one stay at a hotel when they could stay here? I've got flight alerts set up so I can come back as often as possible. Staying here is a no-brainer
- Guest MarieF (DC)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
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- Nearest Airport: Managua at 90 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Rivas to Ometepe at 15 Miles
- Nearest Train: none at 1000 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Pan Am Highway at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Hermosa - 5 minutes at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Iguana Bar and Restaurant at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: you gotta be kidding at 4000 Miles
- Nearest Golf: 1 hour north - Iguana at 35 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Stella at 3 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: First - the photo is in Yosemite - you'll have to guess which one I am....Everyone tells me I have re-invented myself and it's just not fair. Well, they could do the same, I say. After 50 years, half in CT and half in San Francisco, I followed a life long dream and moved to this charming third world country to begin life again. I have spent most of my life in sales and entrepreneurial oriented work. Worked with small businesses as a consultant to help them grow with control and profitably. Worked with hundreds of companies and help them with their HR issues so they could focus on their core work. After years of satisfying work I come down here and buy some land, build a house and then on a wild impulse a friend convinces me to buy another huge parcel and become a 'green' developer. Huh? Yes, this is the third half of my life as owner of El Encanto del Sur (see website), and I love it here. I am in Nicaragua six-nine months a year, living here with Indie and Toby, the two 4 footed friends and Luis - my gardener who has been here for more than three years and who can fix anything! That's the short story - travelled all over the world, You'll find me on Tuesday nights at Open Mike at Pau Hana, singing some oldies (Runaway, Secret Agent man) with my neighbor up the road, Brian and if I'm in town, you can always bribe me with a beer and I'll show you the real secret spots up here.
Why the Owner Chose San Juan Del Sur:
I didn't really choose to buy a vacation rental here. I chose to build my house here, live here and live out the dream of a lifetime. This was not meant to be a rental conept and actually the house was never 'set up' that way. Rental houses I find are often nice but without some of the character that sets a 'home' apart from a 'rental'. The home thus reflects who I am and what i like - rather than being an investment. For example, it is 100% solar. Some people steer clear from solar because they are worried it won't work or they will be inconvenienced. Well, you won't be inconvenienced at all unless you leave lights, fans, etc on all the time. I believe in sustainability, saving energy, helping others etc and so live the values I believe in. This house and area resonate of living within these values. And, when you are here, amidst the peace and tranquillity - yet so close to the fun and entertainment of San Juan - you feel like you too can share these values. Nicaragua is a beautiful yet poor country. It needs help, employment, clean water, schools and I live here to help the local people as much as i can while enjoying my occupation and lifestyle. I have a non profit, fundaciontierra, (EARTH Fund) that helps and works with the communities in many ways. So, why did i buy vacation rental here? I didn't but I feel so lucky that I am here and have the house and Nicaragua's adventures and experiences to share with you.
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Welcome to my sanctuary, Casa Roja - see video, you'll love it!
It's easy to walk in the front door - but saying good-bye is another story.....
A better look at the rocking chairs, essential part of the casa!
This is the view from the rocking chairs. Costa Rica across the water
Interior view, don't bump your head, its only 30' high
Living Room, sit down, yes , feet on table
Two bedroom, 1 bath casita with pool in front and ocean view off to right
Two story reading, snoozing, viewing spot - rancho
If you don't like flowers and verdant scenery, you're in the wrong place
Master bedroom - ocean view to the right
the lesson here: don't mess with my Papaya! Taken in the front yard of Casa Roja
Where can I buy some cotton candy? Just me and the beach???
A more horizontal view of the main house - This house attracts all sorts of wildlife!
Bird's eye view looking towards the Pacific Ocean
Sit down, start rocking, life's a vacation, right?
You will spend plenty of time here, I promise you!
Other side of living room. The table is actually an old door, very cool
Complete kitchen, utensils. Arrange someone to cook for you? No problem!
breakfast, lunch and dinner here outside, also happy hour!
Hammock view from rancho, if you can keep your eyes open long enough....
Contemplative monkey in front yard. What do they contemplate??
1 bedroom in 2 bedroom casita, 2 double beds, bureau area to hang clothes.
Anyone ever tell you that you're as lazy as a sloth? Sloth after 2 days here!
Take a clue......what's the rush? Nearby at La Flor sanctuary
4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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