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Recent San Juan Del Sur property reviews

  • Lovely home, perfect for an extended stay

    "Our biggest mistake in choosing to stay at Casa Arbol was only staying 3 nights. It is a lovely place in a beautiful setting, but it is quite remote and the road getting there is extremely slow going. Getting there and away is fairly time-consuming, so the more time you can book, the more you will enjoy your stay. The pros: The house is beautifully designed, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds, gorgeous views, and a VERY short drive (or somewhat arduous, hilly hike) to one of the most spectacular beach sunsets imaginable. Waking up to the amazing jungle views and sounds was absolutely beautiful. Gabby, the rental agent, is extremely helpful and nice. She organized a surf lesson for us (highly recommended!) and was tremendously helpful when we woke up to a flat tire on our rental car. Even with a rugged 4WD SUV, AN ABSOLUTE MUST, we got a flat. The cons, or things just not mentioned in the owner's description that would've been helpful to know: There is wifi, but no phone service. Not a huge deal, but would've been good to know in advance. Also, the place really is quite remote. It took at least 30 mins to get there from town, so once you're there, you're there. A basic first-aid kit is recommended, as are flashlights/headlamps. Be prepared to do a lot of your own cooking -- the kitchen is great and there's a nice gas grill on the beautiful deck. Gabby took us to a fantastic fish market -- super fresh seafood at incredibly low prices. Also, the pool is nice but quite small, and it is not private. It is shared with the house next door, which is closer to Casa Arbol than the owner photos indicate. Again, not a big deal, just a bit of a surprise based on the photos in the listing. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would come back again if we had more time!"
    Guest: Michael B. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: February 2, 2014
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  • Most relaxing vacation

    "Just spent a week at Casa Suicanica and really what a great place. The pictures don't do it enough justice: the yard now has more green and the plants behind the pool have grown nicely too to offer a little green oasis. Great help from Harold and his wife Cynthia who live behind the house: Cynthia cooked our dinners and Harold took great care of the property. They do have a little puppy that likes to hang around the house but they tied him up if we asked them. Great service also from Tony who booked (great) taxis and all. We were 2 couples with 3 children (3 to 6) total and had plenty of room. House has an easy flow. Playa Marsella is more of a locals beach which makes it more authentic, with 2 ranchitos. Vila Mar restaurant (walking distance) has very decent food. It's better to get a car to get around to go to San Juan del Sur (15' away) for groceries (you need to buy your own water after the first tank) and to explore nearby beaches. I would definitely go back."
    Guest: Lili B Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 21, 2014
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  • Best family vacation ever!

    "Our family spend 5 weeks at CASAMARI in April/May... and absolutely loved it. We were very cautious travelling with 3 kids under 12 to a foreign + less fortunate country where few people spoke English (and we didn't speak Spanish!). Everything from the booking/deposit/communication with the owner to the property was excellent. The owner Mari was amazing in all communications, giving us peace of mind before and during our stay. When we did encounter problems/needed assistance, Maria/Raul were there to help. The house itself is beautiful large 2 story house, with the top story being the 'house', and the bottom being 3 side by side condos. Everyone shares a pool and BBQ area on the bottom level, while the deck on top is private to the house. The house is very large (pictures don't reflect the size). There are 2 huge bedrooms (king, x3 doubles) and a third smaller room (double). Wireless internet was excellent... and very important as we had to work down there. Words can't describe the 180 degree views of the bay, the sunsets - whether looking out of the 8' windows inside or outside on the covered deck. Location is approximately 2 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from town. No car is required... in fact it's cheaper to hire car/drivers or take shuttles to/from the neighboring areas. Life is simple and slow... which is why we went. While there is lots to do, don't expect many first world amenities, or decent medical services for that matter (bring a good first aid kit-antihistamines and antibiotic ear drops are essential). Food choices are simple, local, cheap - whether buying from the market or eating out (we did it all with no bad experiences). The beer is always cold and amazing... often a great meal replacement for the adults! Expect occasional power outages common in Nica... Having a cell phone was important for communication (minutes/data are cheap). Expect roosters and dog barking late night/early am, and music to be heard til 2am on party nights (Semena Santa is a 7day 24hr party... LOUD!; bring earplugs if you are light sleeper!). This simply added to the atmosphere... and we felt safe the entire time. We highly recommend CASAMARI, and feel it is easily the best house rental in SJDS. We simply can't wait to return!"
    Guest: Martin J. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • breathtaking!!! WOW!!

    "WOW!! we had a fantistic time in SanJuan del Sur - this property-Olas Bravas, exceeded our expectations and we would recommend it to everyone!! The caretaker and his wife were very friendly and helpful. The weather was perfect and every meal fantastic. We are thinking of coming back next year!! The view and the sunsets unbelievable...a memorable trip for us all. Many thanks and best wishes for 2012. Wayne, Christina, Chris, Alex."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: January 2012 Review Submitted: January 17, 2012
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San Juan Del Sur Travel Tips

Visitors to San Juan del Sur Vacation Rentals

San Juan del Sur is situated on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. As a seaside resort town, it is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Surfers from around the world come to ride San Juan del Sur’s beach breaks. Scuba divers are also drawn to the area’s amazing underwater treasures. If you are looking for a great beach vibe with beautiful natural surroundings then this is the destination for you. By day, you can explore or laze on the tropical paradise beaches and at night, enjoy the pulse of the salsa rhythms at the local night spots.

Legendary Style and Hospitality at San Juan del Sur Villas

Imagine glass doors that fold back onto a wide deck overlooking the bay, lush tropical gardens where parrots and monkeys watch you from their perches, or lazy days reading a good book in a hammock as you sip on a tropical cocktail. This is the life that you can experience at the luxurious villas in San Juan del Sur. Private, spacious and tastefully furnished, you can feel like you have your own slice of paradise. The warm local hospitality is evident is the small touches and finishes that will make you feel right at home. Many of the rental homes are located on the beachfront, meaning that it’s just a few steps until you have soft white sand squishing between your toes. For some villas, you will not even need to have a car as they are located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and beaches.

Discover Nicaragua’s Treasures from San Juan Del dur Oceanfront Rentals

One of the great advantages of staying in an oceanfront villa is that you can check out the ocean swell and wind direction from your deck as you sip your morning coffee. Decide on the day’s activities as you go along, with no rush or specific travel agenda.

Join a sailing cruise and explore the coastline from the ocean side. Enjoy a leisurely snorkel on the reefs when you drop anchor or relax on the deck and soak up the sun. Scuba diving excursions can be easily arranged and cater for all levels of divers. Several dive schools in the area can offer certification courses if you plan to stay a while.

For a fun day out, go on a tree-top canopy tour in the rainforest. Zip lines will take you from platform to platform and you can get to experience the forest from a bird’s-eye view. It’s a thrilling experience and sure to be a highlight of your vacation.

Horseback riding excursions are also popular. You can explore the foothills and valley behind San Juan del Sur on well trained cattle ponies. Accompanied by local cowboys, you can gain some insight into the lifestyle on a local ranch.

San Juan del Sur is growing in popularity as a sport fishing destination. Marlin, sailfish and tuna are regularly hooked in the waters off the coast. Dedicated game fishing charters are available with experienced skippers that’ll take you to the best fishing spots of the area.

Shopping in San Juan del Sur is a great experience. Bargain for fresh produce or crafts at the local markets or visit some of the downtown stores for fashion items. Restaurants and cafés serve tasty local and international cuisine and the warm hospitality will have you smiling in no time.

Seasons in San Juan del Sur

Because of its tropical location, it’s difficult to differentiate between summer and winter in Nicaragua. Rather, the seasons are characterized by the rainfall. The wet months are from May to November and if traveling anywhere overland during this period it’s advised to have a 4x4. Rain storms are short but occur almost daily and the vegetation is lush and green. It is during this season that the surfing conditions are at their optimum as the southern swells ride up the coast. The dry season is from December to April, during which temperatures are hot and it can get quite windy.

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