"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."
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: April 22, 2015