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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • Great Time with the Family at Talanguera--Met Montealegre from across street!

    "This unit is right across the street from the Harvard educated, non-corrupt business man who ran for President and Mayor of Managua and was thwarted, sadly, by corrupt Right and Left. Great neighborhood, easy walk to beach. My wife is Nicaraguan, so I get the benefit of her language skills, but honestly, you don't need much Spanish to get along down there. People are really, really nice. I don't speak that much Spanish myself. We like this area of town because it is quieter and more family-oriented. The nicer beach houses are on this side, and Pacific Marlin subdivision is just down the street. There is some construction noise which didn't bother us since we have small kids and it's noisy all the time around us anyway. Pool area is nice. Some of the workers live next door, and it's great for security--no worries about kids going around the property or the pool. Be careful and don't lock yourself out of the room safe like I did, but Monica was great about helping us get that fixed. The internet was wonky, but we didn't use it that much--it seems to suffer if more than one computer is on it and it went out one weekend (I think it may be the service provider; this is Nicaragua, after all, so don't expect US level of service). Power went out one day in town, but was fine. You can use water in stairwell outside for showers while powered pump is down. Wasn't a problem and didn't last long. After a few weeks in SJDS, we feel like locals. Nice small town feel with plenty to do. Realize they are filming 2 seasons of CBS's Survivor at Hermosa and Yankee beaches, so those might be closed for a while. We met the builder/architect--great guy. Great development. Honest owner and local agent. Wish we had the $$ to buy there!"
    Guest: Mitch Mitchell Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • What you see and more!

    "My husband and I just returned from spending 8 nights at Casa Culebra. It was a fabulous experience for so many reasons. First, we were met by the Concierge, Elisha McKay, in town to review contracts, house information, etc. Then Elisha took us around the town of San Juan del Sur pointing out restaurants, markets, and shops that we might want to go to. This was all invaluable information to have. Also, Elisha had shopped for groceries for us, so that our first night and morning, we would be set up in the house. We picked up our 4-Wheel Drive Land Cruiser from John at Classic Cruiser Nicaragua and followed Elisha out to Casa Culebra. It was a challenging drive the first couple times -- no doubt about it -- but we greatly appreciated Elisha escorting us and bringing us into the property. The house is amazing. You just cannot get a sense of how wonderful it is from the photos. There is breeze coming from all over, so not only do you not need air conditioning, but we even had to put a blanket on at night. It was a wonderful place to be. We cooked most of our meals there --- picking up fish from the fish markets recommended by Elisha --- and bread from Pura Vida Bakery -- yum! Fruit and vegetables from the market in town also recommended by Elisha. We had everything we needed to cook in the kitchen. I think it makes a difference that this isn't just rental house..the owner also uses it, so you can see the care she takes in furnishing it. We were treated to wake up calls from the monkeys and a great variety of birds. I appreciated having the binoculars available at Casa because we forgot ours. It was great to have the pool too. We loved the beaches close by and also adventured out to a few south of SJDS. We will be back to Casa Culebra!"
    Guest: Lisa Z. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014
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  • Tortuga Azul - Why Are You Reading This, Just Go

    "From the moment I began researching a solo trip for my wife and I, I wanted something romantic, different, and outside the comfort zone of a resort in the Caribbean. After seeing a house hunters international episode, and consulting with a well travelled friend, San Juan Del Sur was the front runner. And upon researching on VRBO and HomeAway, I found Tortuga Azul. From the moment I paid the deposit I knew I had made the right call. The owners were extremely engaged the moment we agreed to the dates and I paid the deposit. They send you a boatload of extremely useful information about the town, the area, the food and how to get around. So how was our experience? We are that annoying couple who want to tell you about our vacation. Tortuga Azul is as beautiful as depicted in the pictures. Its absolutely perfect. The house is beautiful, the pool and its views are amazing, and the groundskeeper is extremely nice and unintrusive. When we were at the house, we wanted to swim and be alone. The doors of the house all open and the ceiling fans circulate the Pacific air and breezes throughout the house. Just as good as the house is the support you receive from the owners. The property manager is extremely helpful if you have questions and even gave us a ride into town when she dropped off the keys and rental cell phone (a huge bonus if you need to give a number to someone in the states to reach you while in Nicaragua). Finally, the owners recommend a driver and tour guide named Elie. Elie was amazing. He had someone pick us up at the airport, (his car had broken down) and was always available to send us drivers when we wanted to go somewhere. In addition, he took us on two tours, one to watch the turtles come ashore and lay eggs, and the other for a surf lesson at the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen. If we needed information, he had it. He was the nicest most engaging person, and he made our vacation the best one we have taken since our honeymoon 10 years ago. In all, the owners of this house have a beautiful vacation home, they provide you with a boatload of information, and provide you with the support once in Nicaragua to make your trip a once in a lifetime event. I cannot recommend this house, the town, the owners or the support people they provide once you arrive in Nicaragua enough. I wish there were more stars to give this property and the owners. A superlative trip. Thank you both and we are telling our friends."
    Guest: Steven C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Great View, Quiet Location

    "Enjoyed our stay, villa was clean & comfortable, free shuttle to town greatly appreciated. Staff were wonderful. We ate in the restaurant most days, food was excellent & well priced. Owner was helpful and answered e-mails promptly, even kindly retrieved an article left behind. Horseback riding at Rancho Chilamate, excellent. We'll be back."
    Guest: Cool C. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 6, 2014
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