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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • Unobstructed Beauty

    "We stayed a week at this lovely property. Chuck and Lefty are fantastic hosts who try to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Lefty will sunbathe with you on the deck, and Chuck has a lot of local information, so if you are looking for things to do, or want to know more about the area be sure to ask him. I didn't ever feel unsafe or leery in the area... the only thing that startled me was the sound the howler monkeys make (I had never heard anything like it before). The house is comfortable with no need for A/C even on hot days; the breeze is constant and keeps it cool. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to make meals (just add food from Pali or the local SJDS mercado). The views are unparalleled and breathtaking. My husband and I traveled with our kids (12 & 17), and another family of 3. The house easily accommodated all of us without feeling crowded. We walked to Playa Madera a few times and enjoyed the trip (ask Chuck about the shortcut; it will make your life much easier) We will definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in this area."
    Guest: Mya K. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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  • A Relaxing Vacation Off The Beaten Path

    "Our recent stay at Villa Pavela met expectations of a leisurely vacation in a quiet semi-rural area, just moments away from a beautiful secluded beach. The house was exactly what we envisioned, bright and airy with a well stocked kitchen opening onto an inviting living and dining area. We whiled away hot afternoon hours reading in the hammocks and evenings started with the vision of spectacular sunsets. Air conditioning was available in the bedrooms but at night with the brisk winds, open windows and the ceiling fan in the master bedroom we slept comfortably, although occasionally awakened by the outbursts of howler monkeys. Eliza the caretaker kept the house sparkling clean and prepared delicious Nicaraguan meals while her partner Levys maintained the beautiful garden that surrounded us with a riot of exotic flowers and plants. As in many developing countries the electricity would occasionally fail for awhile but Eliza was quick to connect the backup system that adequately met our needs during those periods. Playa Remanso provided many refreshing swims each day in crystal clear water that we often had entirely to ourselves. We enjoyed walks along the playa and up through the hills to Playa Tamarindo, the virtually deserted beach just to the south. Just south of Tamarindo, easily accessed by a 15 minute drive from the Villa, is the spectacular beach of Playa Hermosa. After paying a small entrance fee you can spend the day enjoying the beach where little palapas provide shade and the restaurant serves tasty quesadillas and cold cerveza. The short drive into San Juan del Sur brought us to a bustling centre where we shopped for delicious fresh vegetables and fruit in the mercado, picked up artisanal bread at Pan de Vida, local coffee at El Gato Negro and fresh fish, shrimp and langosta from the fishermen’s kiosks located at the southern end of Paseo del Rey. Pali grocery store near the turnoff to Playa Remanso, stocked groceries and supplies, dairy products and fresh meat which we easily transported to Villa Pavela in the coolers provided. Ela, one of the owners, responded quickly to our inquiries and was a wealth of local information. We would recommend renting a vehicle for trips into San Juan del Sur and to explore the beautiful coastline north and south of town. For a complete break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life Villa Pavela provides a magical retreat we hope to visit again soon."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Madeline's Place - My favoreite

    "We've been visiting lovely San Juan del Sur annually since 2003. We only discovered Madeline's Place in 2009 and have anxiously returned each year since. Enrico and Maddie make us feel welcome as we arrange reservations via email. The place is amazing... ...beautiful two-bedroom apartment with a nice kitchen, reliable appliances, room for the crew (Rhoda and I usually stay in the main bedroom while surf buds bunk it in the additional room), wireless internet with good signal, a TV that provided all the Royals playoff games, and the pool. Did I mention the pool? Who goes surfing all day in Nicaragua and then gets to enjoy a Flor de Caña and OJ by the beautiful pool. Even the neighbors have been charming (one can't have too many good friends). Angela is warm and takes great care of the place on schedule. The staff provides impecible security and treats us like family, and over our five years they have become like family. Each afternoon at 5:30, it's time to walk across the road to photograph another spectacular sunset. It's a short walk along the beach to any restaurant in town. We rely on Allan Carcamo, the best surf guide in Nicaragua to get to Playa Madera, Hermosa, Remanso, etc. daily. Even the Super Poli (the grocery store) is walkable. I offer my heartiest recommendation to Madeline's Place. Just don't make your reservations for the last weekend in September into the first days of October. I hope we'll be there..."
    Guest: Tom Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • I will come back to this place!

    "This townhome is a terrific getaway spot! With beautiful views, it is situated just 10 minutes from the beach. It included everything we needed in the kitchen and all the amenities worked great, including kitchen appliances, air conditioning, and wireless internet. The bedrooms were a good size with comfortable beds. The bonus was the pool: a great quiet place to hang out at."
    Guest: J. Jackson Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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