Casa Rio Retreat- Stay in This Brand New House for Only $190/Night!!
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tola house description
Welcome to one of the newest homes in Hacienda Iguana. This 3 bedroom, two bath home with private pool and BBQ is nestled in the valley jungle and right alongside the Rio Dulce (Sweet River) that can be paddled to reach the Colorado Beach. Our pristine beach is a little under 2 miles long, privately bordered by 2 rivers of which Rio Dulce makes up the southern boundary. Besides Colorado we have 2 more waves to surf. Ponga Drops is a great reef break in the middle of the beach that can handle surf up to triple overhead. There is also a point break at the north end of the beach that is a bit fickle but can be really dynamite with the right swell and tide.
The house provides comfort, privacy, and a sense of living in a peaceful lush tropical forest, but still within a short walk to the beach and surf. A tasteful synthesis of modern and island inspired architecture gives a stylish twist to this property. Even though all bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, the house is designed to benefit from passive cooling techniques harnessing the natural off-shore breezes to provide air flow throughout the house. This is the ideal alternative to being right on the beach. Enjoy the view to vine-filled trees where monkey sightings are common from the large patio, 2nd floor sundeck or pool while sipping a cool drink and contemplating the river and forest that surrounds.
Flexibility is added to this rental property with the addition of the studio casita that is on-site but separate from the main house. The casita has modest living/dining area, efficiency kitchen, bathroom, lofted sleeping area (and futon sleeper for a potential 3rd person) with A/C, private parking, patio with river views and BBQ.
Everything needed to prepare your meals are in our fully appointed modern kitchen or barbecue on the gas grill on our back patio. A night out we recommend strolling down to one of the coolest local restaurants in Nicaragua called Pili & Mon's Kitchen, at Colorado Beach Club for a unique dining experience.
Stop for groceries on your way from the airport in our nearest town in Rivas, which has the Maxi Pali that stocks most everything you'll need. Fresh fish and lobster are available by walking or driving to nearby Playa Gigante or simply contact our property manager to have everything delivered. We also have a new breakfast place called Café Bodega 2 minutes from Casa Rio.....Café Latte and freshly made homemade pastries.
- 1950 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- All bedrooms have overhead fan, A/C plus walk-in closets.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Living Room seats 12:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- The rental property comes with Golf membership, House keeper, use of our private pool or Beachside Club House on the oceanfront right in front of the Colorado break, which contains a beautiful swimming pool, relaxation area, kitchen, BBQ, palapas, and volleyball court. Our property manager, Heather at NSR can help with transportation, meal services, rental equipment (boogie boards, surf boards, stand up paddle boards, snorkel and fins, etc) with instructions. Our resort also has bike or motorcycle rentals as well as site seeing tours to other areas like Isla de Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua. Cliff rappelling with EKO Aventura in Gigante can also be arranged for an adrenaline rush. A private session of yoga or massage at Casa Rio after a packed day of outdoor adventures is also an option....moreless
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The Most Beautiful Place!!!
The Most Beautiful Place!!!
This home was incredible. The architecture was impeccable and the lighting inside and out was sublime. Laura and Heather made communication so easy and helped us with so many things during our trip. The patio doors and windows opened up so wide that you could make the whole house feel like it was outside. The kitchen layout was awesome and Hazel, out housekeeper, cooked gourmet dinners for us and every morning there was coffee and fresh cut fruit laid out for us. We felt like kings and queens! I blew out my ankle earlier on the trip so we rented a golf cart for the time we were there. I recommend doing this as it's great for getting the surf boards down to the best surfing in Nicaragua. There is a terrace on top of the house where we did yoga every morning. Below was the pool. We would sit out and watch the Howler Monkeys in the trees in the yard and see huge Iguanas' in the trees as well. In the morning there were so many different kinds of birds singing and it was truly amazing. This was the nicest home I have ever stayed in. Everything was first class. My sons were astounded at the quiver of surfboards available for rent. Nothing but the very best there. There were seven of us there and we had so much room that we could each have privacy if we wished. The sunsets were crazy beautiful. Go here, and prepare to be in the most relaxed beautiful setting in the world. Fit in a round of golf. The 7th hole is breathtaking. Thank you for making our stay the best ever!
- Guest Bill (Anoka, Minnesota USA)
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 01/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Manager response: Thanks for your kind words!.....I'm glad you had a chance to enjoy Hazel's cooking....she is one fine cook and very sweet and accommodating.
I recently stayed at Casa Rio and I could not have asked for anything more. The area is safe, clean and the staff is very friendly and more than helpful. The house is located within walking distance of amazing beaches, perfect waves, and incredible sunsets. I will def be making a return trip to Casa Rio! Thanks to all the staff
- Guest chris (Virginia)
- Date of stay 08/20/12
- Review Submitted 11/14/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Many thanks for staying with us!.....hope you had a chance to enjoy our house-keepers cooking. She did up a chicken dish with this garlic white sauce that was to die for when we stayed at Casa Rio.
I always stay there!! Nice, Quiet, Safe.
I always stay there!! Nice, Quiet, Safe.
I live in Costa Rica and go to Nicaragua very often, I stay in different places in the last 5 years, but when i find Casa del Rio i know that i was gone come back. Since then every time i go to Nicaragua i stay there. It's quiet, nice and simple but with everything you need to feel like home. Colorado is very exclusive, the house is located in an amazing place, and its walk distance from the beach. The services around are very good and the staff who work around is very friendly and helpful. The surf is good at playa colorado. Amazing experience is my second home.
- Guest MATOS (COSTA RICA)
- Date of stay 06/18/12
- Review Submitted 11/12/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Manager response: Thanks for choosing Casa Rio for your second home away from home. We appreciate your review and more importantly your visits to Iguana.
House: special intro rate of only $190/night!! ( Not during holidays ) House + Casita: $240/night Easter and Christmas week rates are $330/night
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- Nearest Ferry: Rivas at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Pan Am at 25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Colorado at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Hacienda Iguana Club House at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Hacienda Iguana at 0.18 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Hacienda Iguana at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About: Marcia, myself and our teenage daughter reside in a small rural community within twenty minutes from Portland, Maine. We discovered the Tola region of Nicaragua on vacation nearly 7 years ago and immediatley fell in love with the area and it's people. We've just completed building our beautiful riverside home. A short 7 minute walk or paddle to great surfing at Colorado Beach or beach-combing down uninterrupted miles of sandy coastline!
We both love the ocean, but having been a Peace Corps Forester in West Africa I fully appreciate the beauty of a tropical forest and the wildlife that inhabit this very special ecosystem. We were drawn to this property with the big trees and gentle river the first time we laid eyes on it. The natural shading keeps the house cool during the day and our backyard pool is perfectly situated to take in the melodic bird songs, river and comical antics of the tree monkeys.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy and tranquility, but moments away from the Colorado Beach Club house or Golf. We also have a full-time housekeeper and pool guy with an optional meal plan if you want a completely laid back vacation. A family of vacationers staying with us said it best: 'There is a terrace on top of the house where we did yoga every morning. Below was the pool. We would sit out and watch the Howler Monkeys and huge Iguanas in the trees. In the morning there were so many different kinds of birds singing, it was truly amazing. This was the nicest home I have ever stayed in. Everything was first class'.
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Cooling off with front row seats to the jungle wildlife on the Rio Dulce.
The spacious living room/dining room with long screened sliders to Patio & BBQ
Sliders open wide to stone deck, pool and Rio Dulce below.
Casita with private veranda
Paddle out from Casa Rio to Colorado Beach. Bar and Restaurant on your right!
Master Bathroom off bedroom...private!
3rd Bedroom with walk-in closet, private patio and outdoor shower.
Eyeball view of Studio Casita w/ pullout futon sleeper & queen size bed in loft.
Casita's Kitchen w/ microwave, blender, toaster and coffee maker.
Casa Rio client bags a Rooster Fish just north of Iguana !!!!!!
Tom, our Casita client, bags a great wave off Playa Colorado with proof !!!!!
Front view of Casa Rio and shade trees
Our housekeeper, Hazel makes sure you get enough to eat with fresh local produce
Office Niche for computer
View from the private 2nd floor star gazing deck
Rio Dulce below Casa Rio and Casita that terminates at Playa Colorado beach.
Master Bedroom with view out to pool and Rio Dulce below.
2nd Bedroom with walk-in closet, private patio and outdoor shower
Shared Bathroom for 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.
Livingroom/Diningroom area of studio casita.
Studio Casita's Bathroom. Casita also has an outdoor shower.
Another beautiful sunset at Hacienda Iguana
The end of Hacienda Iguana's mile long beach. Jungle or beach hike to Gigante.
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