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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We had such a wonderful four days at Casa Sonrisas! The house is very well equipped and provided more than enough space for my husband and I, our two kids, and their two friends. We were warmly welcomed by Danilo, who overlooks the property. He also stopped by each day to make sure we had everything we needed. He took time out of his day Thursday to give us a walking tour of Granada. We had bought some pitahaya (sp?) fruit at the local market and Carmen made fresh juice for us. We also hired Carmen to cook for us on Friday night. We invited some friends from Managua and she made an absolutely delicious Nicaraguan meal for 12 of us. Her nominal fee included all prep, cooking, and clean up. It was definitely worth it.
The house is very well furnished and decorated. Beds are comfortable. Two things to note, however, for travelers who have not been to Nica. Granada is a busy town, and houses are right on the street. Windows and doors are literally against the sidewalk so nights can be noisy. Casa Sonrisas is one block off the busiest street where are the restaurants are located, so it's not as noisy as some locations but you will still have some street noise. We considered it part of the experience. Each door and window have locked gates over them and the garden wall is probably 12 feet with razor wire on top so we felt completely safe with our kids there.
We loved Casa Sonrisas and if our travels bring us back to Granada, we would choose to stay there again!"
Guest: Wendy K.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015
"My husband and I spent a month at Villa Pavela . Half of that time was with another couple. The Villa was very comfortable with two bedrooms, both of which had air conditioning and two bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped and the front veranda/dining area had comfortable seating as well as two hammocks where you could watch lovely sunsets in the evening .Remanso Beach was less than a two minute walk from the house:nice for beginning surfers or just cooling off between the rolling surf(not big waves at that time of year). San Juan del Sur was less than 10 minutes by car so you could go out to eat, shop at the mercado or the Pali grocery store or the fish market. A car is a must, as it did get hot during the day, so biking would be quite the excursion.Also a car would be useful for exploring other beaches and towns in a very friendly Nicaragua.
Wifi is available. There are brown outs (usually not for long)but the villa has a back up generator so that the wifi and fridge run.
Eliza is the caretaker and is very efficient-cleaning every day.Laundry service is also available through Eliza and is very reasonably priced. If you want to do your own bits and pieces, there is a long clothesline in the side hallway and with the wind blowing ,it isn't long before everything dries. Even if you cannot speak Spanish ,Eliza has a tablet so through translation program most things could be sorted out. She will also cook for you, if you arrange it with her(extra cost but very reasonable). The fish dinners were great.
The owners of the villa are most helpful and followup is very quick. We forgot my husband's e reader in Nicaragua and the owner graciously brought it back to Canada for us. Now that's hospitality!
All in all, everything is very comfortable-including the beds and very clean. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Pavela for a long stay or short one-its like staying at a friend's place."
Guest: KTDate of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
"My husband and I visited here in December for my birthday unfortunately it rained almost everyday of our trip. However, it was still one of the most amazing locations we have ever been to. The The house is amazing if you are looking for a true Swiss Family Robinson adventure this is it. The island has almost no tourism most people head to Little Corn which is not really our style. When you arrive at the airport ask for the cab driver Arturo he was extremely helpful he only speaks Spanish, but this was not a prolem for us. Don and his family are helpful and welcoming but yet still give you more than enough privacy. I can not wait to return!"
Guest: Erin A.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: March 3, 2015