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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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  • Great place

    "Went with 9 guys for a weekend getaway. Staff was very accommodating. Place is big and beautiful. Need a car to get into town as it's about a 10 min drive away. But the villa is kept up nicely and a great view of the bay. We had a chef who was great and had prearranged all the groceries. All in all a good place. They charge an extra 5% for using a credit card so bring cash. And the cash needs to be good quality (they reject bills with any tears). The live on property caretaker was a nice guy and he did a good job. No one on staff speaks any English so ensure to speak Spanish or have a good dictionary."
    Guest: Canadians Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • Villa Oro, San Juan del Sur

    "My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at Villa Oro. Though there were only two of us, it would easily accommodate another couple, or children. Villa Oro is a wonderful place to stay while visiting San Juan del Sur. The house is in a lovely, quiet location about 10 minutes from town. The house is situated in the hills above San Juan, with stunning views of the ocean, the sunsets, and the night sky. The house is amazingly well equipped, and the kitchen has everything you might want for any cooking you want to do at home. We actually preferred to sip a drink, and eat dinner on the veranda, watching the sun set over the bay. The house is very light and airy, with high ceilings. The living area is large, with French doors that open onto the veranda. The master bedroom has a king size bed, with a lovely master bath. This bedroom also has French doors that open onto the veranda. The whole house has enough doors and windows, so that it was delightful to open them up and let the breeze blow through. The grounds are large, and beautifully landscaped. The howler monkeys came onto the property on several occasions, and the pool was a treat after a day at the beach. Finally, the wifi is great! We had a very small rental car, which was fine for navigating the road to Villa Oro in the dry season. We also had no trouble getting to most all of the beaches in our little Yaris. We enjoyed the fresh fish we bought near the port, the produce in the market, Sanchez Market, the bread at Pan de Vida, and the occasional trip to Pali. The owner is very responsive, and will help you with any questions you have regarding the property, and the onsite caretakers are extremely helpful as well."
    Guest: Leah A. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • Beyond our expectations!

    "Casa Culebra was far beyond what we expected for our holiday!!! We will definitely return to Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur and Balcones de Majagual:) The Remax folks in town set us up with Francesco (he is a gem!!!!) to pick us up from the airport and drive our rental car out to San Juan. Upon arrival, we stopped in to the Remax office where were we greeted and promptly toured around town. It was perfect AND we had a chance to pop in to stock up on goodies for our first breakfast. Upon arriving at Balcones we were again reminded that we were in good hands. The staff are incredible and make you feel welcome and safe at all times. We were given the tour of our house - and it was far beyond our expectations! Far bigger than we thought, spotless and with TONS of kitchen bits & bobs. Our 11 days were perfect. Truly. (ok fine, we had to kill a scorpion but really whatddya expect? it is the jungle after all but we will just add that to the list of life experiences in our back pocket!) But really, this place was a slice of heaven. The house, the beaches, the kind people, the food - it was awesome. At any time, we felt we could contact the Remax folks in town for any support or with any questions. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to have a great holiday with the opportunity to stay in the beauty of the jungle."
    Guest: Heather C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 14, 2015
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