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Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the Heart of Granada

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Deep, cool and refreshing 40 ft pool in the courtyard

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Granada villa description

Simply the best home in Granada. A gorgeous and unique 6,000 sq. ft. 5 bedroom colonial villa in the heart of town and the showcase of Granada's colonial house walking tour. Built in the 1750s and given a 2-year loving restoration to preserve original architectural details and integrate modern amenities, the villa has a lush central courtyard with a 40' long pool to cool off on hot afternoons.

== Best Location in Granada ==

Casa Blanca is the best located home in Granada. Situated at the top end of the pedestrianised Calle La Calzada the home is right next door to Granada's famous cathedral and just steps from the bustling central park.

== Accommodations ==

The home features five bedrooms in the following arrangement- A second floor en-suite master bedroom, with a king-size bed. Two double bedrooms each with a queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom. One family suite which is a regular double bedroom that opens onto a twin bedroom. The twin bedroom in the family suite doubles up as a TV room. The fifth bedroom located beyond the kitchen on the ground floor is suitable for a live in nanny or maid and has a single bed, private bathroom, fridge and TV. The living areas are organised around the extensive corridors. The main corridor features an antique rocking chair and coffee table set comfortably laid out beneath a powerful ceiling fan. There is another more relaxed seating area situated the opposite end of the pool to the main dining area. The home has two classical colonial living rooms with doors direclty into the pedestrianised Calle La Calzada.

== Fully Equipped and Beautifully Furnished ==

The home is thoroughly well furnished with exquisite furniture from the local manufacturer Simplamente Madera, who use only the very finest certified hard woods. Homelife within Casa Blanca inevitably evolves around the kitchen table - and the kitchen table in Casa Blanca is a truly spectacular piece of woodwork. With seating space for 14 adults you will marvel at its immensity and quality in equal measure. The home also boasts numerous 50' TV's and iPod docking stations.


== Other Amenities ==

Wireless Internet
Air conditioning
Ceiling Fans Throughout
Swimming Pool
Garage
Cable TV in Each Bedroom
DVD Player in Each Bedroom
DVD Library
In-line Water Filtration System
Solar Powered Hot Water
Laundry Facilities
All Linens
Daily Maid Service
Personal Safe
Pool Toys
Gas BBQ Grill

== Other Services Available on Request ==

Airport transfer - Let us arrange it for you - $45 for 2 people, $60 for 3 to 7 people
In-house cook
Baby sitter
Local cellphone for your safety and convenience

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Smoking Allowed:

                You are allowed to smoke in the courtyard....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • Courtyard Bedroom: 1 queen

                Opens out on the courtyard and swimming pool...moreless

              • Courtyard Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Opens out on the courtyard and swimming pool...moreless

              • Courtyard Famliy Suite: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Two connected rooms. Each opens onto the courtyard...moreless

              • Single room: 1 twin/ single

                Oringally for a nanny. comfortable. very private. no AC...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

              • Master bedroom bath: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

                Oversized double shower looks out over the courtyard...moreless

              • Courtyard bedrooms: toilet, shower

                All bedrooms have their own bathrooms...moreless

              • Courtyard / Pool bathoom: toilet, outdoor shower

                Outdoor shower and bathroom by the pool...moreless

              • Courtyard Bedroom 2: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Single Room: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Courtyard Family Suite: toilet, shower

                Features: toilet, shower ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator:

                Icemaker and built-in water filter. Separate potable water supply is also provided....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                No dishwasher but the maid will clean dishes daily...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equiped and functional kitchen...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                12...moreless

              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                Note: This is a garage that will fit small cars. It was originally intended for a small horse drawn carriage. Locked parking lot available nearby....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Maid will wash and dry your clothes...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Maid will wash and dry your clothes...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                All rooms have flat screen tvs with cable and DVD player...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                For your comfort and convenience, we can arrange a cell phone for the duration for your stay. Please make your request for a cell phone a week before your arrival. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    beautiful and refreshing 40 foot long pool ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A traditional courtyard in the center of the house surrounded by a long wrap-around very-wide covered patio. The center of the courtyard is the pool. ...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony has views of the courtyard and of the town's main cathedral dome...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Monument View:

                        Views of the dome of the Cathedral of Granada, next door....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Cycling
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Museums
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Churches
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Nov 15 - Jan 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $450
                      $2,700 $8,100
                      Easter Week / Semana Santa
                      Apr 12 - Apr 21
                      6 night min stay
                      $350
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,100 $6,300
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      * Electric Deposit

                      Electric costs in Nicaragua are extremely high; greater than $.50 per KW hr (the highest in Central America & 4X the US average). 15% of your rental rate is applied towards payment of electrical usage. The meter will be read upon check-in and check-out and any excess over 15% of your rent will be taken from your deposit.

                      CHECK IN: 2 PM (flexible)

                      CHECK-OUT: 11 AM (flexible)


                      Cancellation policy:

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                      Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      (MGA) Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport
                      1.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Ometepe Ferry
                      95 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua
                      40 Metres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Many bars and restaurants
                      20 Metres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      El Zaguan

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Drawn by year-round warm weather, colonial-era architecture and the freshwater Lake Nicaragua, travelers from around the world are flocking to Granada. Eco-tourists will love visiting the dormant Mombacho volcano, sailing on the lake and ziplining through the trees. Fans of spa treatments and shopping will find plenty to do, too.

                      Nicaragua travel tops the New York Times’ best in travel for 2013. Ranked third out of forty-six select destinations, Nicaragua made it to the top of the list. Nicaragua is a country of thriving culture, history, wildlife and boasts a landscape dominated by pristine rainforest and miles & miles of serene sandy shoreline. Its avenue of volcanoes is stunning and protected by national parks. Conscious of their natural treasures, “eco” is both practiced and preached in Nicaragua. Nicaragua Lake is vast; it rivals that of Lake Titicaca in its beauty and grandeur. The lake’s Ometepe Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. It is composed of two volcanoes and an isthmus that connects them. Hiking here is a must. Beyond its natural features, Nicaragua’s nicest colonial city, Granada, offers great dining, exquisite cathedrals and museums from the Spanish era.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      Why the Owner Chose Granada:
                      This is really a special place. It was built in the 1750s and is one of the oldest buildings in Granada. It underwent a 3-year restoration to bring it back to it's original splendor. The house has original floors, ceilings and doors dating back to it's construction along with all the modern amenities one would need.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Centrally located. Just one block off the main park. Casa Blanca is tucked in behind the town's main cathedral and on Granada's main pedestrian street and restaurant row, Calle Calzada. The house has the traditional colonial design with a central courtyard full of beautiful tropical plants and a deep and cool 40 ft long swimming pool. Once you step into the house, you're in your own little private paradise.


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                      Speaks: spanish, english

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                      Photos

                      • Deep, cool and refreshing 40 ft pool in the courtyard

                        Deep, cool and refreshing 40 ft pool in the courtyard

                      • The courtyard and patio surrounding the pool with hammocks

                        The courtyard and patio surrounding the pool with hammocks

                      • Master bedroom on 2nd floor - king sized bed and terrace overlooking garden

                        Master bedroom on 2nd floor - king sized bed and terrace overlooking garden

                      • Door to terrace of the master bedroom

                        Door to terrace of the master bedroom

                      • Master bath- beautiful stone sinks, countertops & walls. Double shower and tub

                        Master bath- beautiful stone sinks, countertops & walls. Double shower and tub

                      • One of the 3 guest bedrooms. Each with queen bed, ac, bathroom, cable TV, DVD

                        One of the 3 guest bedrooms. Each with queen bed, ac, bathroom, cable TV, DVD

                      • Deep, cool, refreshing 40 ft pool is beautifully tiled

                        Deep, cool, refreshing 40 ft pool is beautifully tiled

                      • 18 ft high original 1700s wood ceilings were painstakingly restored

                        18 ft high original 1700s wood ceilings were painstakingly restored

                      • A corner of the pool

                        A corner of the pool

                      • A huge solid wood dining table easily seats 12 people.

                        A huge solid wood dining table easily seats 12 people.

                      • Antique (comfortable!) rocking chairs in of the seating areas of the courtyard

                        Antique (comfortable!) rocking chairs in of the seating areas of the courtyard

                      • All the seating in the courtyard faces the central garden and pool

                        All the seating in the courtyard faces the central garden and pool

                      • view from master bedroom terrace

                        view from master bedroom terrace

                      • The house wraps around a 40 foot pool. Dining area can be seen in background

                        The house wraps around a 40 foot pool. Dining area can be seen in background

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • view from master bedroom terrace

                        view from master bedroom terrace

                      • Enormous main sala w/ 18ft ceiling and original 17th century tile floors

                        Enormous main sala w/ 18ft ceiling and original 17th century tile floors

                      • On of the many beautiful details in this restored colonial villa

                        On of the many beautiful details in this restored colonial villa

                      • House is tiled in the traditional style. The original 1700s tiles were restored

                        House is tiled in the traditional style. The original 1700s tiles were restored

                      • The garden is filled with tropical plants

                        The garden is filled with tropical plants

                      • Original woodwork from the 1700s

                        Original woodwork from the 1700s

                      • Hand made from a sustainably harvested single tree, our dining table sits 12

                        Hand made from a sustainably harvested single tree, our dining table sits 12

                      • More mordern furniture in another courtyard seating area

                        More mordern furniture in another courtyard seating area

                      • 2nd room in the Family suite. Doors connect to the other bedrom and courtyard

                        2nd room in the Family suite. Doors connect to the other bedrom and courtyard

                      VRBO #478382

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                      $350 - $450 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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