House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10 (10 adults)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18 - You must be 18 years old or older to book.You must be 18 years old or older to book.
- Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am.
Good Place to Relax
Beautiful views are had at this home. 'Crocodile rock,' as we termed it, across the bay greets you each morning as you wake up and enjoy another clear, blue-sky day here. The house is spacious with enough rooms and space outside to avoid each other, if you want. If you want quiet, this is definitely the place for you with little to do except listen to books on Audible, read, play games, hike, or enjoy the beach, which is part of Aqua Wellness Resort. The star watching is 'out of this world' from the house's back porch. That was the best way to end every day.<br />
Please watch for baby turtle releases in December at the beach. We saw 3 baby turtle releases, a school of 500K sardines, humpback whales, and pacific Green turtles mating all from shore.<br />
This house is good for couples and families.
The view here is gorgeous in such a spacious house. The animal wildlife around the house is wonderful, fun to watch, and lively. The weather with a constant breeze made being in the ocean, sun tanning, reading a book, or enjoying a drink at the beach or house well worth it.
The house is located within a facility called Aqua Wellness Center. This is where you must drive to or have your car drop you off from the airport. So, please look up the address to this facility before setting out from any airport. Once at the gate, please follow these instructions to find the house:
After entering through the guard gate, go right.
At the first orange security house, turn left up a dirt road.
At the second security guard house and the beginning of the paved road, turn right.
Just before you find the third security guard house, the house will be on your right. The house is three houses from the end of the road on your right.
The staff at Aqua Wellness Center are nice, but also slightly disorganized. The facility is coming under new management, but the new guy running it is a professional with many years of experience, it seems.
Three releases (in 8 nights) of baby Pacific Green turtles was beyond words and description
Beautiful views to awaken to
Beautiful, spacious house
Crocodile rock across the bay
Bring your snorkeling gear
Deep sea fishing
Learning to surf
Good drinks and meals at Aqua Wellness beach bar & restaurant
Not overcrowded facility
Great beach to swim in
Easy hiking trail to Playa Gigante
Good & great restaurants in nearby gated communities
Bring lots of singles to tip as the pay in Nicaragua is low, so treat the wonderful staff well
More comfortable king-sized mattress
Add some spices to the kitchen
Overall, we are happy we went to this house with the views of 'crocodile rock' across the bay, but next time we (if there is a next time in Nicaragua) will stay at Guacalito de la Isla with its amazing restaurant, beach, pool, and other amenities.
Todo exelente ....
La casa muy comoda con todo lo necesario , exelente para disfrutar en familia
Great views, but overall needs some improvement
The house and location are just as advertised. Amazing view, walking access to the beach, very nice house. There was, however, plenty of trash visible when looking down the balcony, and considering it is all private property in a gated community, there is really no excuse.
I was let down by the lack of a welcome packet, or binder with information, as is common in other rental properties. I have stayed in rental properties of all price points, and there is always a binder with information.
For example, there are three A/C units downstairs, but only one is functional. Yes it is enough to cool the space, but I just wasted time trying to make the other two work. I shouldn't have to make phone calls to find this out.
Another example: the swimming pool pump does not turn on with a timer. It was after 2 days of cloudy water that a maintenance person showed up and showed me how to operate the pool equipment. All this could have been included in a welcome packet.
The house can accommodate 10, but there are only 8 towels, and none for the beach. You do the math.
And the kayak and boogie boards, books, and board games, were definitely not there.
Be prepared to bring absolutely every thing you need for food. The refrigerator does not make ice, and the house does not have salt, pepper, spices, or any of the extras that are usually available. I know this is not in the listing, but travelers who are used to rental properties know it is usually available.
This property is managed by a professional service, but falls short. Don't get me wrong, it is not terrible, but I've been more satisfied with every other rental I've ever had.
That said, you can't beat the view.
Thank you for leaving your review with us! It is true only one air conditioner is operational at this time since it is sufficient to cool the space. There is a welcome binder in the home with pertinent information, and we will be including the information about the air conditioning. Sometimes raccoons do scatter the trash, but employees are always out the next day to clean it up as keeping the area tidy and welcoming is a top priority. The pool pump runs from 8am-3pm daily. There are kayaks and boogie boards for rent at the beach. We provide 15 towels for this rental, and we would have been happy to run out any missing items had we been notified of the need.
Awesome place with great view
You couldn't beat the price here! So many rooms, with so much space and the most breathe-taking view ever! Highly recommend!
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