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Casa La Selva - the Jungle House @ Colorados & Panga Drops Surf Breaks

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Infinity pool, Nica-sandstone deck, covered patios, warm water outside showers

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Last updated: 08/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Several Renting Options:
Sleeps 2 in luxury Casita....or 4 in Main Casa only....or 6 in Both

Casita la Selva - Deluxe Studio, sleeps 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bath)

Casa la Selva - Main House, sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths)

Casa & Casita - Rented together, sleeps 6, (3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths)

Note: We accept PayPal/CCs & checks for pre-payments.

Casa la Selva is FULLY LOADED with high quality accommodations at an incredible value, offering all modern conveniences and comfort in this remote area at a most reasonable price. Surrounded by a beautiful, lush jungle garden, we provide a large infinity pool, large covered lanais with ceiling fans, and a Standby Generator that can power the entire grounds when the local power goes out (which happens fairly regularly, this is a big bonus!). For your convenience, our English & Spanish speaking concierge and his team are here to meet your needs, including arranging any excursions, meal plans, food deliveries, and transportation.

For more details, read on.....

--- Luxury accommodations at the Beach...lush Jungle...epic Surf

--- 50 steps to the sand & beach with world class surfing at Colorados & Panga Drops!

Enjoy a week or an extended stay in this beautiful home on the Pacific Coast of Southern Nicaragua. Casa la Selva is ideal for surfers and beach-goers that want to be right at the beach, steps from the sand & incredible surf, but that also want to experience the natural beauty and lush, unique jungle flora & fauna that this area has to offer. Located in the secure, gated community of Hacienda Iguana, 50 steps away from the sand & surf, this beautiful private home has all the amenities of a resort-style vacation, without the crowds. And with some of the best quality surf in Nicaragua and Central America.

The Main House has 2 master ensuite bedrooms with an additional 1/2 bath off the great room. The Casita is a deluxe studio with all the modern conveniences and charm of the main house. Each house is FULLY loaded with amenities, equipped with granite / stainless kitchens, expansive showers with natural stone, artisan furniture, luxury bedding, wireless internet, SatelliteTV, iPhone/iPod/CD stereos, dishwashers, fully automatic standby generator and a beautiful multi-level infinity pool surrounded by lush jungle habitat. There are covered patios with beautiful custom nicaraguan hardwood furniture, a large covered lanai adjacent to the pool, and lanais with rocking chairs overlooking the jungle & garden areas as well.

Rented together, the property sleeps 6. Rented separately, the Main House sleeps 4, or the Casita sleeps 2. Each bedroom can be set-up with 1 King or 2 Xtra-Long Twin beds for use as a couple or a share (super comfy mattresses!).

GREAT SURF!
From Casa la Selva you are 50 steps to the sand of Playa Iguana and surf spots like Colorados and Panga Drops, offering some of the best surf in Central America. The house is designed for luxury and surfing, with secure outside surf closets, and is located approximately half-way between two world-class surf breaks, Colorados and Panga Drops, with several other peaks inbetween. Casa la Selva hosted the 2012 ISA Hawaiian Surf Team (including Sunny Garcia, Rochelle Ballard, & Mike Latronic) who won first place at the event held at our famous beach break, Colorados. See their testimonials below.

No matter what kind of board you ride, there are several different types and sizes of waves waiting for you at Casa la Selva. And we can arrange surf tours (by boat or auto) to some of the other surf spots nearby that Southern Nicaragua has to offer. We can also set up a surf photographer for your session (or for any activity).

Playa Iguana/Playa Colorado, including Colorados & Panga Drops surf breaks, is one of the country's finest surfing locations. Colorados is a hollow, tubing beach break with many peaks, while Panga Drops is a mellower A-framing rock reef & sand break. And there are several other peaks/breaks along our ½ mile stretch of beach.

GOLF AND MORE!
Located within our quaint Hacienda Iguana community, the golf course is the only coastal golf course in Nicaragua. This 9 hole course is less than 1/2 mile from Casa la Selva and is virtually yours as you play with no crowds whatsoever and with its perfectly manicured year round conditions. The course really is a lot of fun, with a beautiful, tropical environment and some amazing views. Our renters also have full access to Iguana's Beach Club located near the Colorados surf break a couple hundred yards down the beach from Casa la Selva; it contains a swimming pool, relaxation area, a restaurant, a beach side bar, BBQ, palapas, and volleyball court.

In the community of Hacienda Iguana there are a few restaurants on site (and several more close by). Pili's kitchen is located right down the street at the Beach Club and offers mediterrannean home cooking (see the excellent restaurant reviews on line). Also there is Don Eloy's restaurant & bar that serves some basic foods, including sandwiches, salads, wings and pizza. A small cafe with basic breakfast, lunch, and smoothie items is also available. And there are a handful of other local restaurants out the front gate in the nearby towns, including a beautiful restaurant on the ocean within Rancho Santana (reservations required).

MASSAGES AND YOGA
Massages and Yoga, by trained/experienced professionals, can be scheduled at the house for your convenience, also regular sessions are available across the street (at Mark & Dave's Place), and also on site at The Aqua Spa which is located near the local town of Gigante, a 20 minute drive/taxi down the beach. Aqua is tastefully built into a local hillside with incredible private/couple massages, yoga classes/sessions, beautiful views, including a quiet beach cove, and a quaint restaurant and beach-side bar. A 'must visit.'

PERSONAL CHEF AVAILABLE
Fully prepared meal plans can be provided for 4 people or more. For $30-$40/person/day you will arrive to a kitchen stocked full of food and drink (including beer and rum) and food preparation/cooking is provided. Arranging this service will allow you to head straight from the airport to the house and beach without the hassle of shopping and spending time in a grocery store. Up to three delicious, healthy, and generous meals can be prepared daily by the staff allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation completely. More details and a list of meals offered is available upon request. This is a great way to go.

Also consider fresh fish deliveries daily from Manuel...and fresh vegetable deliveries as well....this is really cool...our team can arrange this for you.

TRANSPORTATION
Fly into Managua Intnl Airport (MGA), the capital city of Nicaragua. From there it's a 2 ½ hour drive south to Nicaragua's southwest Pacific coast (we're approximately 30 miles north of Costa Rica). You don't necessarily need to rent a car; we offer very reasonable and accommodating transportation services to/from the airport as well as for any sightseeing or visiting the surrounding areas. This is a great way to go. But you can rent a car and it's relatively easy to find your way; we can provide directions (directions also available on our personal website...see link below). Or if you'd prefer airport transfers are available.

See our personal website for additional information and pictures (see 'Links to more information' below).

Note: Calendar only reflects when both houses are booked, so individual houses may be booked during days seen as open - pls inquire about availability.


Keywords: Casa la Selva, Casita la Selva, The Jungle House, The Jungle House Nicaragua, Nicaragua Surf Vacation, Luxury Beach House, Surfing Nicaragua, Playa Iguana, Hacienda Iguana, Colorados, Panga Drops, Jungle Surf

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Must monitor children near pool...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King or 2 Extra Long Twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King or 2 Extra Long Twins...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King or 2 Extra Long Twins (bedroom #3 is deluxe studio)...moreless

  • 1 King or 2 Xtra-Long Twin beds available for each and every bedroom, your option (with very comfortable custom mattresses)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ocean view...50 steps to the sand & surf. Fully Loaded! Gas generator can power the entire property on occasions of electric failure. Beautiful jungle flora; large multi-level infinity pool; 3 Outdoor warm water Showers (1 private poolside); large covered patio with dining table for 6, Chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs; 3 separate external surfboard/wet-wear closets (fits longboards too; securable); surfboard rentals at NSR surf shop 1 mile away; boogie boards; beach towels; large flat screen TVs/Apple TV/Wii; iPhone/iPod/CD Stereo; A/C & ceiling fans thru-out; dual-pane windows/sliders with screens and black-out linen blinds for privacy; open great room format w/ vaulted ceilings, large refrigerators, bottled water provided, dishwashers, gas ranges, microwave; bedrooms configurable with King or Xtra-Long Twin beds; brand new luxury mattresses; in-room safes, beautiful ensuite bathrooms have expansive showers & natural stone floors, dual shower heads & benches...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games and cards available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Main House & Casita each have large flat screen TVs with satellite service...also Apple TV and Wii...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iphone/ipod stereos provided in main house and casita...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    50 paces to the sand/surf of Playa Iguana...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    50 paces to the sand/surf of Playa Iguana...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C provided throughout...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Main House and Casita each have broadband wireless internet service...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Our maid can assist with your laundry on-site...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless broadband internet available throughout, including separate transmitter for each house. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Separate driveways for each unit/house with gravel parking spaces provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local/Nicaragua landline available, and free calls to/from USA & Canada via our Magic Jack telephone in the main house. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, pool, and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Our maid can assist with your laundry on-site...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Includes separate transmitter for each house. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Optional - $30-$40/day per person ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    In Main House and Casita...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Main House and Casita each have Dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) Main House and Casita each have full kitchens...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Main House has a microwave oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, several spices, and misc. items...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Main House and Casita each have large refrigerators...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented at the NSR surf shop, 1 mile away. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large pool deck of beautiful hand cut nicaraguan sandstone...moreless

  • Golf:

    Groomed 9-hole golf course: Club & cart rentals, member rates, beautiful views...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Both houses are surrounded by our lush tropical garden and local jungle...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 large outdoor brick BBQ grills, at Main House and Casita...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large covered patios...ocean & jungle views...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Just kidding....not here.... ;)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Pool gear, floats, boogie boards, and beach chairs/towels provided. Surfboards rentable at NSR surf shop in the community....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Hacienda Iguana Beach Club also has a community pool - located in front of the Colorados surf break, 3 minutes walk down the beach/road....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Large, multi-level, infinity pool for the Main House; Casita tenants may use pool if main house is unoccupied...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Sep 25 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$85

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay
$115

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $58 per night, per additional guest

Easter Week
Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2016
7 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $63 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Note: We accept PayPal/Credit Cards, and checks are great for pre-payments.

Please include 4% additional for fees for use of PayPal or Credit Card services.

Casita la Selva - Deluxe Studio, sleeps 2 (1 bedroom, 1 bath)

Casa la Selva - Main House, sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths)

Casa & Casita - Rented together, sleeps 6, (3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths)


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Last updated: 08/16/2015
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Managua International (MGA)
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
Hacienda Iguana 9-hole golf course on site
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Hacienda Iguana Beach Club & Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Colorados - beach and amazing surfing

Car: Not Necessary

World class surfing - fifty steps to the beach with Colorados & Panga Drops surf breaks, shortboard or longboard, there are several different types & sizes of waves along our ½ mile stretch of beach. 9-hole fully groomed Golf Course (golf carts; equipment, membership rates); Shelling; Boogie Board, Body-Surf, Swim; Fishing Adventures; Fishing from shore; Diving; Horseback Riding; Hiking; Zip Line; Shopping; Yoga/Massage (In-Home or at Aqua Spa & Wellness Center in Gigante); Dining Out; In-home Chef; Action Photography; Mountain Bike Tours; Wildlife Tours; Nature Watching - Howler Monkeys, Jungle Birds; Beautiful Sunsets, amazing Star Gazing.

Full access to Iguana Beach Club pool, bar & restaurant just down the street.

Walk along our beautiful sand & rocky coastline. Take a hike down our beach to the north around Los Perros to the secluded and most beautiful/amazing white beach coves and rocky points. Shopping sprees to the local small city of San Juan Del Sur.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We are two couples from the San Francisco Bay area who have been dear friends and long-time travel companions. We decided to purchase property in this beautiful area and build a vacation home together.

Why Tola:
Captivated by its wild beauty, charming people, and consistent high quality surf, we fell in love with the Pacific Tola Riviera on our first visit in 2008.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Surf the Pacific Coastline of beautiful Nicaragua. Casa La Selva is 50 steps from the beach and world-class surf breaks, Colorados and Panga Drops. With year round swells, surfing is always an option. No matter what kind of board you ride, there are several different types and sizes of waves waiting for you, just steps away from Casa la Selva.


Contact us

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Photos

  • Infinity pool, Nica-sandstone deck, covered patios, warm water outside showers

    Infinity pool, Nica-sandstone deck, covered patios, warm water outside showers

  • Infinity pool just off the patio and within the jungle-scape of Casa la Selva

    Infinity pool just off the patio and within the jungle-scape of Casa la Selva

  • The Great Room: Vaulted ceiling, flat screen TV, iPhone/iPod stereo, AppleTV/Wii

    The Great Room: Vaulted ceiling, flat screen TV, iPhone/iPod stereo, AppleTV/Wii

  • Beautiful bathrooms: Large showers, dual shower heads, benches, natural stone

    Beautiful bathrooms: Large showers, dual shower heads, benches, natural stone

  • The Casita is well separated from the main house...with unique, jungle privacy

    The Casita is well separated from the main house...with unique, jungle privacy

  • Playa Iguana has some incredible surf, including Colorados, Panga Drops, & more

    Playa Iguana has some incredible surf, including Colorados, Panga Drops, & more

  • Panga Drops - shown here as viewed from our beach, is located 100 yards north

    Panga Drops - shown here as viewed from our beach, is located 100 yards north

  • You'll hear and even see monkeys within our jungle

    You'll hear and even see monkeys within our jungle

  • Lush jungle beauty all around....whether in the Main House or the Casita

    Lush jungle beauty all around....whether in the Main House or the Casita

  • Hawaiian 2012 ISA Surf Team: Sunny Garcia, Kaipo, Rochelle Balard, Mike Latronic

    Hawaiian 2012 ISA Surf Team: Sunny Garcia, Kaipo, Rochelle Balard, Mike Latronic

  • All bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, King or Xtra-Long Twin beds, custom mattress

    All bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, King or Xtra-Long Twin beds, custom mattress

  • FULLY loaded kitchen with custom wood cabinets, granite countertops, gas stoves

    FULLY loaded kitchen with custom wood cabinets, granite countertops, gas stoves

  • The Casita offers all the amenities of the main house...with privacy & charm

    The Casita offers all the amenities of the main house...with privacy & charm

  • Colorados - shown here as viewed from our beach, is located 200 yards south

    Colorados - shown here as viewed from our beach, is located 200 yards south

  • After a fun day of surfing & beach activities...the amazing sunsets top it off

    After a fun day of surfing & beach activities...the amazing sunsets top it off

  • Enjoy Nicaragua's only beachside golf course, immaculately groomed, great views

    Enjoy Nicaragua's only beachside golf course, immaculately groomed, great views

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