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Apoyo Lodge Secluded Retreat Rental on Water's Edge

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Laguna de Apoyo lodge description

Apoyo Lodge is ideal for couples, large groups traveling together and retreats of any kind who are interested in pursuing a lifestyle consisting of a purposeful blend of yoga, conscious eating, natural health, spirituality and healing. The lodge offers guests the perfect environment; a unique, secluded and natural setting where they are able to discover and harness this mindful lifestyle in peace and solitude. Some guests describe the lodge as the perfect place to unplug from the outside world. A place where they can liberate themselves from the daily distractions of city life and connect to their highest selves in the natural world.

THE LODGE

The lodge sits on over an acre of property deep within the tropical nature reserve of Laguna de Apoyo. Just footsteps away from the lodge are the pristine healing waters of Apoyo Lagoon.

Apoyo Lodge boasts 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms and can comfortably sleep 12 – 18 people. There are two expansive suites equipped with queen beds and french doors that lead to a private yoga balcony where guests can relax and admire the views of the laguna.

Amenities at the lodge include a spacious fully equipped open-air kitchen, dining and living area with direct views of lush greenery and the lake. Colorful swinging hammock chairs hang suspended from arches in the living area.

All rooms are equipped with ceiling and floor fans and have their own private modern American standardized washrooms. All linens and beach towels are provided. There is also a full-sized washing machine on site.

To make your stay more enjoyable Apoyo Lodge also offers the following at no extra charge:

wi-fi
daily maid service
24-hour security

In addition, there is a skate park, 2 story yoga palapa, cement ping pong table and private rancho which is scheduled to be a superfood smoothie & raw cuisine bar by November 2014.

Also available for use is a small sailboat, paddle boat and inner tubes.

LODGE DETAILS

Apoyo Lodge is a large 3500sq ft vacation rental nestled in a protected ecological dry forest nature reserve on the shores of Lake Apoyo. Unlike other homes in the laguna, Apoyo Lodge is hidden and has no neighbors. Although secluded, colonial Granada and Masaya are only a half hour drive away.

The lodge is constructed from local Nicaraguan materials; the ceilings and beams through out the lodge are composed of guadua bamboo, all windows and doors are royal cedar and the floors are laid with traditional wood-fired clay tiles.

There is a spacious fully equipped open aired kitchen, dining and living area with direct views of lush greenery and the lake. Colorful swinging hammock chairs hang suspended from arches in the living area.

There are two expansive suites equipped with cedar french doors that lead to a private balcony meant to relax and admire the views of the laguna.

Due to the breezy air flowing off the laguna, no air-conditioning is needed. Instead all rooms contain ceiling and floor fans and also have their own private, modern american standardized washrooms.

LAKE & RANCHO

Outside the lodge the lake is only a stone's throw away and there are many hammocks scattered all around the property.

For those looking to 'catch some rays' or simply laze there are inner-tubes for floating. If you'd like to go a little further there is a paddle-boat and a small sailboat.

There is a large spacious outdoor bar complete with hammocks, cement ping-pong table, refrigerator, charcoal BBQ and pizza oven scheduled to reopen in November 2014 as a raw cuisine and superfood smoothie bar.

Hiking trails are located in all directions of the property.

YOGA / MEDITATION / BREATH WORK / REIKI / MASSAGE

Sasha offers daily yoga classes as well as meditation, breath work and reiki sessions and massage is available upon advance booking.

The 2 story yoga palapa is made from almond and guanacaste wood. It is situated on a terrace facing the laguna and is surrounded by coconut palms, banana trees and tropical flowers.

NOURISH

Kitchen Access: Until November 2014 guests have access to the fully equipped open air kitchen in the lodge to prepare meals.

Vegan Meals: All meals prepared at Apoyo Lodge are vegan (meat & dairy free) refined sugar and gluten free and sometimes raw. At the lodge we believe in providing our guests with only the healthiest options available in Nicaragua and have access to local organic greens, herbs and veggies and always have an abundance of tropical fruits on hand.

RETREATS

Yoga Teachers: For yoga teachers looking to host group retreats which focus on health, healing, creativity, spirituality, nature, personal growth or professional development, consider Apoyo Lodge for your next retreat.

Lake Apoyo is the ideal location to escape the daily distractions of city life and reacquire a connection with your true self in the tranquility and stillness of nature. The water of the lagoon is believed to have special healing properties and is coined as “the jewel of Nicaragua.”

For custom yoga retreat packages contact Sasha now.

Students: Visit our website to view all upcoming retreat listings and to book now.

SHAMUS & SASHA

The owners are a young Canadian couple who live in their own home on the property, away from the lodge and are always accessible in case assistance is needed. They are able to arrange grocery services, transportation, day-excursions or any other plausible request.

There is always 24/hr security and daily maid service available.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

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

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We are animal lovers but we already have four cats on the property and three dogs which are quite territorial therefore we don't allow pets. ...moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • 2 lake view suites; each suite is equipped with: - 2 queen beds - 1 single bed - double french doors lead to private balcony with lake view - private washroom 4 apoyo rooms: - 3 of 4 rooms have 2 single beds which can be pushed together to form a king - private washrooms - 4th room has 1 queen bed & private washroom ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Vacation Rental: guests have complete access to the fully equipped open air kitchen in the lodge to prepare meals...moreless

          • Dining:

            The lodge seats 13 - 14 for dining and the outdoor rancho seats 23+ ...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Available upon request...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            13...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 13 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Entertainment

          • Ping Pong Table

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                over an acre of property nestled into a protected ecological dry forest nature reserve ...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Private balconies attached to the two lake view suites...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                various decks and patios located on the property...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                charcoal grill ...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                There are 2 suites with private balconies with lake view. The 2 story yoga palapa also has direct views of the lake. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Apoyo Lodge is located at the base of a volcano which imploded thousands of years ago leaving a crater filled ...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Apoyo Lodge is only steps away from the healing waters of the laguna...moreless

              • Water View:

                Guests can see the lake from the open air kitchen and living space ...moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sailing
              • Paragliding
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Paddle Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Churches
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Green Season - Base Price
              May 14 - Oct 31, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $300
              $2,000

              Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              Dry Season - Base Price
              Nov 1 - May 14, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $400
              $2,700

              Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $400
              $2,700

              Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

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              Location

              2 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              San Simian

              PEACEFUL / SECLUDED / TRANQUIL

              Apoyo Lodge is located on over an acre of property deep within a protected tropical dry forest nature reserve.

              Unlike other rentals in the laguna, Apoyo Lodge is situated off the beaten path and boasts no neighbors for miles besides the local howler monkeys regularly heard in the trees.

              Guests staying at the lodge have a chance to experience true solitude.

              THE PROPERTY

              The property has an abundance of lime trees, papaya, mango, banana, guayabana, starfruit, orange, coconut palms as well as other fruits indigenous to Nicaragua.

              There is also a variety of flora and fauna and bird-watching has become a favorite pass time at the lodge.

              THE LAKE

              The lake is only a stone's throw away and besides swimming there are inner tubes, paddle boat and small sun fish.

              THE RANCHO *soon to be Superfood Smoothie & Raw Cuisine Bar by November 2014*

              There is also a large outdoor bar complete with cement ping-pong, charcoal BBQ and pizza oven which face the waters edge and is ideal for large group settings and retreats.

              YOGA / WELLNESS RETREATS

              If you are looking to practice yoga or host a retreat of any kind, Apoyo Lodge is the ideal location where you can escape the daily distractions of city life and reacquire a connection with your true self in the tranquility and stillness of nature.

              Sasha guides daily yoga classes on the 2 story yoga palapa with direct views of the lagoon.

              She also offers meditation, breath work & reiki sessions and massage is available upon advanced booking.

              NEARBY

              Although the lodge is secluded Colonial Granada and Masaya is only a half hour drive away.

              DAY EXCURSIONS

              Day Excursions are available to surrounding Masaya Volcano & Market, Mombacho Volcano

              and Granada & the Isletas Boat Tour

              HIKING TRAILS

              The village of Pueblos Blanchos or the White Towns can be reached from the lodge by hiking to the top of the crater.

              The villages of Diria, Catarina, Diriombo and Diriamba are reached by hiking to the top of the crater.

              There are many other hiking trails located all through out the laguna.

              RESTAURANTS

              There are a few local restaurants serving typical Nicaraguan dishes located along the rim of the crater. (a 1 hr steep walk up hill)

              If you'd like to take panoramic pictures of the laguna from a bird's eye view transport can be arranged to a personal favorite local restaurant 'El Tigre'.

              TRANSPORT

              As mentioned the lodge is situated off the beaten path and if renting a vehicle, 4x4 is required. Otherwise the lodge can arrange transportation from anywhere in Nicaragua.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2002

              About the owner: Shamus Hewitt was looking for an investment and stumbled upon Laguna De Apoyo and instantly fell in love with the clean clear waters of the lake. Six years later, Apoyo Lodge was created with partnership from Rick Hewitt and Dave Dunsmore.

              Why the Owner Chose Laguna de Apoyo:
              The lake was secluded and Shamus wanted to surround himself with nature. He chose to create a lodge that encompassed a Canadian cottage feel. After he and Sasha met they began to emphasise the importance of yoga, natural health, plant based meals and conscious living at the lodge.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              The lodge is an open-aired concept allowing the guests to directly experience nature literally at their doorstep. The only air-conditioning needed is the cool breeze coming off of the lake. Keep in mind the lodge is in the midst of a nature reserve so insects and wildlife are to be expected and accepted although we've never had an issue with mosquitoes as we have planted much lemongrass on the property which acts as a natural and effective deterrent.


              Contact us

              Speaks: spanish, english
               

              Photos

              • Lake view suite

                Lake view suite

              • Second lake view suite

                Second lake view suite

              • 1 of 7 private modern american standardised washrooms

                1 of 7 private modern american standardised washrooms

              • the sala

                the sala

              • hammock time

                hammock time

              • Laguna de Apoyo

                Laguna de Apoyo

              • apoyo lodge's private skate park

                apoyo lodge's private skate park

              • Sasha offers guests daily yoga, guided meditation, breath work & reiki sessions

                Sasha offers guests daily yoga, guided meditation, breath work & reiki sessions

              • hiking trails

                hiking trails

              • sunrise over the lagoon

                sunrise over the lagoon

              • the crater

                the crater

              • full moon

                full moon

              • Lake view suite with private balcony

                Lake view suite with private balcony

              • Second private lake view balcony

                Second private lake view balcony

              • 1 of 4 apoyo rooms w/ 2 single beds which can be pushed together to form a king

                1 of 4 apoyo rooms w/ 2 single beds which can be pushed together to form a king

              • the sala

                the sala

              • the lodge during the green season

                the lodge during the green season

              • the lodge's private skate park

                the lodge's private skate park

              • yoga platform

                yoga platform

              • spacious property

                spacious property

              • swimming at twilight

                swimming at twilight

              • no sunrise is ever alike

                no sunrise is ever alike

              • yoga session

                yoga session

              • www.apoyolodge.com

                www.apoyolodge.com

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              6 Bedroom / 6.5 Bathroom
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