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"El Faro" , Light House of Pelican Eyes - 3 Pools and Spa.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

• 3 Swimming Pools...Resort Facilities while Staying in a Private 2 Bedroom Villa

• Views From Every Room - Large Patio off of Living Area for Gatherings

• 2 Bedrooms with Private Entrance and Private Balcony to Each Bedroom

• Ensuite in Each Bedroom - Rain Shower Type with Hot Water

• Onsite Parking for 2 or more vehicles

• 10 Minute Walking to San Juan del Sur Beach, or Resort Shuttle

• Views of the Ocean and Garden from Everywhere

• Gated Community - Extremely Safe Neighborhood

• Room Service by Resort and Private Chef You Can Schedule

• Swimming Pool 2 Minutes Away

• Internet Download Speed over 8 MBPS

• 2 Restaurants on Site

• Fully Furnished Kitchen for the Gourmet Cook

• Shuttle Service to San Juan del Sur

• Gas BBQ Grill - We furnish gas and utensals

Reviews

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The Golden Rule...

The golden rule of Casa De Cooper Vacation Rental offerings, in Spanish: ubicacin ubicacin ubicacin. In English: Location Location Location.

Well, this is the "Light House" of this area in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Our Golden Rule is your "Comfort and Relaxation" in Paradise.

You will Have it All at El Faro - The Light House ...

El Faro is a privately owned by Mary Evitt and operated by Casa de Cooper. El Faro two bedroom Villa that can easily accommodate upto 8 guests. This is an ideal home for a luxurious honeymoon or for families or friends looking to host a tropical reunion. The Villa is one story casa with some steps to different landings inside of the Villa.

El Faro has a Great View and Cool Breezes ...

An additional seating area extend off the common space with views of the town below the deep blue of Pacific ocean and the sprawling gardens to the west. Built from the material adobe El Faro is a cool and comfortable space even during the heat of mid day. Elevated above the town of San Juan del Sur the casa benefits from nearly constant cooling breezes. Containing all the modern amenities one might require El Faro offers you A/C, WIFI, hot water, cable, backup generator for SJDS frequent power outages, 24 hour security, daily maid service and onsite maintenance team. And, don't forget, we have generator back up for those days San Juan del Sur is with out power.

See the Country from your Villa ...

Gaze out onto rocky cliffs standing guard over boats that bob in a serene horseshoe - shaped bay. Nature puts on evening shows with fiery sunsets that glisten across the inlet's glossy surface. A Luxury Vacation in Nicaraguan the upper reaches of Pelican Eyes you'll find Casa de Cooper's El Faro Villa.

Ocean and Gardens go Together ...

Prominently overlooking the ocean and lush gardens, the tropical retreat is graced by whitewashed adobe artfully weathered brick and rustic terracotta. the common Pools, private gardens and patios are tucked into hideaway sanctuaries throughout the devotedly landscaped exterior. This gives you the culture of the country while living in Paradise.

Wow...This Goes Together - A Part of Culture ...

The trunk of a Madroo Nicaragua's national tree has been smoothed into a beam that rises to a soaring ceiling. Cavernous bathrooms feature tiling with colorful hand - painted accents along with rainfall showerheads. Glazed sinks have hand - painted designs while other basins are carved from singular blocks of silky stone.

The Master Suite ...

A spacious master suite with a private entrance king bed private shaded patio exclusive to the room ensuite shower with hot water shower, double vanity with stone bowl sinks from local artisans and plenty of storage and hanging space for your items and handmade rocking chairs for a quiet and private space to relax from. The suite also benefits from a private TV/media area with a large flat screen TV in keeping with the other bedroom room the space also has a bar fridge a small food prep space to prepare snacks coffee and keep cold beverages right at hand.

Second Bedroom - Double Queen Beds ...

In the next bedroom which has two comfortable and well appointed king beds. In keeping with the master suite this room benefits from its own shaded ocean view patio space for your enjoyment. Similarly this room contains a large flat screen TV private and spacious ensuite with a large hot water shower, double vanity with hand painted sinks from local artisans and plenty of storage and hanging space for your items. Each of these two bedrooms provide your group with personal hideaways within the Villa allowing for as much or as little interaction as you desire at any given time.

Air Condition in All of Villa - Not Just Bedrooms ...

San Juan del Sur Accommodations of Every Size Air - conditioned accommodations span a wide range with the flexibility to receive a large group or a couple or any size party in between. El Faro is a spacious two bedroom villa with views of both the ocean and gardens. Its roomy master Suite has a private entrance and separate seating area with a large flat - screen TV.

Meet and Greet on Arrival ...

A bilingual meet - and - greet team shows you inside El Fare, the light house to paradise. Handmade artisan works are found just about everywhere your gander falls from hand - carved wood furnishings to locally sewn textiles and bespoke art pieces.

Time to Wind Down ...

Step out onto your own covered patio and settle into a rocking chair handmade in Nicaragua to have coffee as the wide area spreads out before you. Wind down steps to refresh in the large pools fringed by manicured greenery in an relaxing setting.

Gourmet Nicaraguan Cuisine With a Twist ...

The accommodation comes with full kitchens outfitted with every gadget utensil and piece of cookware one could need to whip up a meal. Don't feel like cooking? The resort's restaurants and bars are just a short walk away. You can also make a call down to the resort and order up some room service. Or for a more elegant culinary experience indulge in service from a personal chef. A made - to - order menu is available with Asian - infused dishes like coconut shrimp with sweet and sour sauce and lobster tempura. Savor locally sourced ingredients as you dig into filet mignon with chimichurri sauce or grilled pork with jalapeño cream sauce. If that is not enough you have a gas BBQ grill just outside of the kitchen and we furnish the gas.

Pools are a walk away ...

Just steps from your bedroom you can start or end your day with a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the resort pools with views across the gardens to the ocean. Spend the day lounging on the deck chairs swinging in the hammock, napping or reading a good book - At night grill up the days catch of mahi - mahi, shrimp, red snapper or some of Nicaragua’s famous beef on your own north American style gas BBQ.

Fit for a Gourmet Cook ...

The kitchen level of El Faro contains the fully equipment stocked kitchen complete with every pot pan glass and utensil you might require to create a gourmet meal using fresh local Nicaraguan ingredients - a huge gas range and oven will please any chef in your group.

Perfect for Small Children or an add on Guest ...

Indoor eating space is also provided for the evenings you would prefer to sit inside. The breakfast bar seats 4 people as well as the dining room table setting 6 people. The attached comfortable lounge space includes a flat screen television cable TV and seating for eight and the large couch space can be converted into a queen size bed to accommodate 1 - 2 more guests - perfect for small children or third member of your party.

The Light House...

El Faro translated to English is "Light House". Your El Faro was the location of William Walker's next light house to guide his solders for the takeover of Nicaragua. Walker was the person who represented the USA with the intent of capturing Nicaragua to be part of the USA.

From your El Faro Light House you can see the original "El Faro" Walker built next to the fort to protect the bay and monitor the incoming ships with his solders on board.

In fact, it is a great relaxing walk to visit the old fort of William Walker's, some great history of Nicaragua. Thank goodness he did not succeed in the invasion allowing you to view this great view of the ocean and enjoy the culture of Nicaragua.

Your El Faro is located in the upper section of Pelican Eyes Resort allowing for great views of the ocean and fantastic sunsets as William Walter, the invaders, saw as the ships arrived.

This Privately Owned Villa is located within a 2 minute walk to the Lap Pool and the Family Pool is 1 minute along with the La Canoa Restaurant just around the corner.

El Faro being located in the upper section of Pelican Eyes Resort allows for great views of the ocean and fantastic sunsets as William Walter, the invaders, saw.

Carved into a premier patch of land above San Juan del Sur the Casa de Cooper offering of El Faro has that in abundance. For commanding views of the Pacific Ocean ascend its sprawling grounds along brick paths that wind through lush gardens.

All You will Ever Want ...

Everything is right at your finger tips that you will need or want for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. El Faro, is accessible by foot for anyone with a good level of fitness. This location allows you to explore the many fun and exciting restaurants shops and bars located within the town of San Juan del Sur. Car rentals and ATVs can easily be arranged for those looking to explore.

Explore San Juan del Sur Attractions ...

You'll be a 15 - minute walk down to the beach and a waterfront lined with inviting restaurants. Relax with a tropical cocktail and take in the sunset with sublime views of a serene harbor in an Instagram - perfect scene. The shoreline is backed by the tiny town of San Juan del Sur which has diverse offerings despite its postage - stamp size.

Relax and Enjoy the Town ...

In the morning it's perfect for a wander down charming streets stopping at a friendly cafe or to rest on a shaded bench in the central park. By night it can be something of a party scene with backpackers and surfers boozing it up at lively bars.

Hike to Jesus ...

From Casa de Cooper's El Faro Villa you'll also be a hearty 40 - minute hike (or 10 - minute drive) to the Christ the Mercy statue. Perched high atop the bay's northern seawall the 25 - meter - tall likeness of Jesus is one of the area's most - visited attractions. It's also a 10 - minute drive to visit one of the largest zip - line complexes in Nicaragua.

See the Monkeys and Surf (Or not) ...

Da Flying Frog canopy tour has two - and - a - half kilometers of cable crossing 17 platforms in a tropical forest that's home to monkeys and rich birdlife. With a 25 - minute drive you can be lazing in a hammock on Playa Hermosa a popular seaside enclave that also offers volleyball and horseback riding. The world - class surf spot of Playa Maderas is a 30 - minute drive from Casa de Cooper's El Faro Villa.

More Details

Property Manager
George Cooper
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About George Cooper

About Sandra and George Cooper

In 2004, after retiring, we visited friends in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. We immediately fell in love with Nicaragua and this small fishing village. Here is our Story:

Sandra and I purchased this property as a retirement and vacation home after a 1 week visit to San Juan del Sur. It started as a 1 bedroom house and grew to a 3 bedroom house and a 1 bed room Casita that is used as a honeymoon suite.

We started out as a 1 bedroom villa, grew to 2 bedrooms and then to 3 bedrooms. The third bedroom was a private suite reserved for our family while the resort rented the other 2 bedrooms. We have now converted this 3rd bedroom suite to serve as the Master Bedroom for Casa de Cooper.

There are 2 private pools and large private patios and balconies from each bedroom for all the wonderful views of the ocean and valley. We feel you will find Casa de Cooper as inviting as we have since finishing the Villa in 2006.

Sandra and I are residents of Texas in the United States and residents of Nicaragua. We spend about 6 months out of each year in Nicaragua and the rest of the time in Texas traveling. Fly fishing is a hoppy that takes us to Maine each year and then to West Virginia where both of us grew up in Parkersburg, WV.

So, how did we get here? We sold our software development company, which started in 1983, selling the technology and patients in 2004. Our decision to build in Nicaragua was one of the best we have ever made. We are both retired and love to call Casa de Cooper our home in Nicaragua. We now open our house for your private retreat and enjoyment.

A little history of our development; the property was purchased in 2004, designed Casa de Cooper in 2005 and built the 8,000 sq foot Villa, which became our little piece of paradise in 2006. We have been sharing Casa de Cooper as a Vacation Rental since 2013. Casa de Cooper has a full time staff of 5 people; 2 housekeepers our caretaker/gardener and our property manager.

Why George Cooper chose San Juan del Sur

You will love this El Faro, The Light House, as it is close to the Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa's upper 2 pools, a little walk to the Spa and complete pricicy. Here are the hightlights:

• 3 Swimming Pools…Resort Facilities while Staying in a Private 2 Bedroom Villa

• Views From Every Room – Large Patio off of Living Area for Gatherings

• 2 Bedrooms with Private Entrance and Private Balcony to Each Bedroom

• Ensuite in Each Bedroom – Rain Shower Type with Hot Water

• Onsite Parking for 2 or more vehicles

• 10 Minute Walking to San Juan del Sur Beach, or Resort Shuttle

• Views of the Ocean and Garden from Everywhere

• Gated Community – Extremely Safe Neighborhood

• Room Service by Resort and Private Chef You Can Schedule

• Swimming Pool 2 Minutes Away

• Internet Download Speed 8 MBPS

�� 2 Restaurants on Site

• Fully Furnished Kitchen for the Gourmet Cook

• Shuttle Service to San Juan del Sur

• Reservations are confirmed with deposit

What makes this villa unique

Close walk to pools and town. Private area.

• 3 Swimming Pools…Resort Facilities while Staying in a Private 2 Bedroom Villa

• Views From Every Room ��� Large Patio off of Living Area for Gatherings

• 2 Bedrooms with Private Entrance and Private Balcony to Each Bedroom

• Ensuite in Each Bedroom – Rain Shower Type with Hot Water

• Onsite Parking for 2 or more vehicles

��� 10 Minute Walking to San Juan del Sur Beach, or Resort Shuttle

• Views of the Ocean and Garden from Everywhere

• Gated Community – Extremely Safe Neighborhood

• Room Service by Resort and Private Chef You Can Schedule

• Swimming Pool 2 Minutes Away

• Internet Download Speed 8 MBPS

• 2 Restaurants on Site

• Fully Furnished Kitchen for the Gourmet Cook

• Shuttle Service to San Juan del Sur

• Reservations are confirmed with deposit

Amenities

San Juan del Sur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has a King size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
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Vacay in Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely week in San Juan del Sur with the family. Was particularly interesting having a whole resort virtually to ourselves. As the timing was on the shoulder season and given the unfortunate civil unrest in the country, we basically had the run of the property. Which was good except that services such as pool cleaning and bar services were cut back. But we had maid and gardener service daily, and we spent a lot of time at the beaches, in town or on day trips. El Faro has a lovely location with great views and close to the main pool area. The 'kids' enjoyed the vocal feline company.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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perfection

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at El Faro with my husband and two children (11 & 14). It was beautiful and the grounds crew and house cleaning were incredible We loved the convenience of the town and nearby beaches. There arent words to describe the view...by far the most incredible sunsets I have ever seen. Gabriel (the caretaker) was extremely attentive to our needs and didnt miss a beat in amking sure we were happy. I can't wait to go back someday soon! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

Super!

  • 5 of 5

Of course we loved it here. What's not to like??

The on-site restaurant has excellent food, the pools are beyond compare, the house was delightful. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect in Every Way! Cannot wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent over 4 weeks in this beautiful Casa. We enjoyed the location, comfort, convenience and beauty of El Faro. The staff - Maria and Walter - were very helpful and their attention to both the inside and outside of the Casa could not have been better. We liked the fact that we had access to Pelican Eyes and the amenidies of the resort - pools, restaurants and other activities. The spectacular views of the ocean and town from morning to nighttime from every room in the Casa will forever be in our memories.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable with plenty of amenities. I can't imagine experiencing SJDS if we'd stayed anywhere else and am so glad we chose the Pelican Eyes Resort.

Favorite things: Dining on the patio at sunset, sitting in the rocking chairs to read while listening/watching the many birds in the nearby trees and El Faro's beautiful gardens, swimming with our daughters in the beautiful pools, being about to make dinner at "home" in the well equipped kitchen.

El Faro is only a short walk to the family & lap pools and the pool bar/restaurant, which also has an amazing view, and it is right across from the spa, although we didn't take advantage of the spa. Prepare to climb a LOT of steps, but we welcomed the exercise. We travelled with one elderly person, and it wasn't a problem to arrange a car to pick us up at our front door when he wanted to go into town. Otherwise, the walk down isn't too bad, and you can always return by car.

Least favorite: El Faro is on the edge of the Pelican Eyes property, and there is construction going on right now on the adjacent property. They work using heavy machinery from about 7am - 6pm, so we had to put up with excessive noise and dust from the construction. I realize this is just a temporary issue that cannot be helped.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Breathtaking views and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend the booking of this house without any hesitation. Close to the pools and walking distance to the main restaurant. It is fully equipped with everything you might need and everything works. The views from the property were amazing too. My family and I had a wonderful time and a great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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