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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • Amazing property, wonderful location

    "My husband and I just came back from an 8 day stay at Tortuga Azul with another couple, and to say we had a wonderful time is an understatement! The house is absolutely stunning and the photos do it no justice at all. It is a straw bale construction, so the walls are all curved and organic looking, which is really different to what we are used to in the north but the result is amazing! The pool and the outdoor area are perfect, so private and peaceful. You really feel like you are out on your own in the middle of nowhere! William the caretaker keeps everything very clean, and we saw only a couple of bugs (no cockroaches-yay!!). The other reviews have talked about how writing things down in english was really the best way to communicate with him and they were not wrong! We had a few minor water problems during our stay and he fixed them within a couple of minutes, he really is a great asset. The location was great, far enough away from town for it to be nice and secluded, but also close enough that you can walk (during the day time only, and it takes about 30 minutes). Taxis can get a little expensive however, and I think we were overcharged quite a bit while we were there. We were getting charged $15 each way in/out of town, and once or twice we were even charged $20 each way! I have heard that this is unusually expensive, however if it is the norm I would recommend hiring the owners car with the driver Elie as that would probably be cheaper. Lots of the reviews mention Elie, and he really is such a gem. A genuine person, and he seems to really enjoy his job. The other reviews however make it sound like he is quite readily available, however this was not the case when we were there. We needed to book him at least one day in advance as he was so busy, and he doesn't like to work past 5 as he has 2 young children, so keep that in mind! He will recommend other taxis however if you need them! The only downside about the house is the noise of the dogs barking at night, but that is nothing some ear plugs can't fix! Also the internet is complicated and slow, but the owners are trying to rectify that! In short-GO AND STAY HERE!! It was a truly wonderful stay and we can't wait to return as soon as we can!"
    Guest: Christine W. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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  • Best house in SJDS

    "Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS."
    Guest: Corinne Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 3, 2015
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  • Wonderful Holiday Vacation

    "I stayed at Casa Mono for Christmas 2014 and it was everything that all of the reviews say -- beautiful, peaceful, and wonderful (honestly, I'm not sure that the pictures even do it justice!). The house is really a series of structures "connected" by one continuous "roof"/covering. One of the things that is so wonderful about this layout is that it centers around the outdoor space. Additionally, it allows for people to be in the bedrooms and/or the kitchen area and/or the living room area while still feeling like you have your own space. The complex is very well run -- very present 24 hour security and very helpful maintenance crew who were attentive -- and the owners made the booking easy. The office manager at ReMax, Gabby, was really above and beyond, including helping us coordinate our lost luggage on Christmas Eve! Overall it was a wonderful vacation and I hope to be back soon!"
    Guest: Katie O. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 5, 2015
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  • Exceptional

    "We brought a group on mission trip here after working hard in northern Nica. We wanted something away from the crazy and different from normal tourist visits. We found it here! Our group did surfing, horseback riding, spearfishing, and a trip into San Juan del Sur. We had Theresa cook for us. It was really an awesome experience and the owners were very welcoming and helpful to us! Take them seriously on the directions and difficulty driving in, especially if you possibly may arrive at night. I failed to review the directions and just went off GPS. We wasted an hour in paradise. We hope to return for mission trips in the future!"
    Guest: paul S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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