House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
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About Vanessa Pattison
We (Vanessa & Will) moved to San Juan in 2005 from Ventura, California, bought the land and built a house because we love it here. We had our three boys born right here in Nicaragua and love raising them in this gorgeous country. Keeping it simple and free. Will builds custom homes, coaches soccer and surfs as much as possible. Vanessa loves yoga and built and opened Zen Yoga in 2012, she is also very active in the community and at her children's school. Vanessa is also a doula. We enjoy the simple and easy pace of life in San Juan. It is a great place to live and the temperature is always nice, so we are outside a lot...at the beach surfing, swimming, or just lounging by the pool. We have all the connections here for any excursions, spa services, etc to make the perfect vacation.
Vanessa Pattison purchased this House in 2008
Why Vanessa Pattison chose San Juan del Sur
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The house is in San Juan high enough for awesome views but walking distance to everything. The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and you can purchase fish, shrimp lobster, or beer on the way home.
What makes this House unique
Since Casa Miramar is IN town a vehicle is not needed. And, any beach for surfing or visiting is only a boat/car ride away. Additionally, the house keepers can shop and cook as well as their usual duties of cleaning. They make amazing ceviche, salsa, guacamole and fresh chips as well as natural juices.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing view of San Juan del Sur - can confirm a very short walk to beach and town which is fantastic. Will be back
Thank you so much for making this review. We await your return. We can’t wait to host you again.
Unbelievable Home, Unbelievable Staff!
Vanessa and her staff and her mother, who greeted us upon arrival, were so amazing during our time in SJDS. My family rented Vanessa’s home for 10 days over the New Years holiday. We elected to have the meal plan for the week and it was worth every penny! The food was delicious and it was so nice getting to fully relax in the morning for breakfast and have some dinners after a long day of activity. Rosa, Cynthia and Patricia were all great cooks! We did yoga down at Vanessa’s studio and loved it! We also got massages done there and they were quite relaxing! Vanessa was available to answer all 10000 of my questions and was very helpful in arranging any tours that we needed. We used Geovanny transport as per her recommendation and they were great for our large group. We were all able to fit in the large van and it always had the AC going 😊�. I would highly recommend staying here for your visit to SJDS.
It is a bit of a steep hill up to the house from town so keep that in mind if you have anyone elderly or serious knee problems. My father is gearing up for a knee surgery and was able to make it up and down but he did opt to take a taxi up a few times instead. Also it can be noisy at night sometimes with roosters, pups and some celebratory music so earplugs are a helpful thing to have. Don’t miss out on visiting Playa Hermosa, Playa Maderas and the Mombacho volcano.
Amazing view and accommodation
Vanessa and her mother were excellent hosts and have constructed a beautiful estate to call home, would strongly recommend if traveling to San Juan.
Our stay in San Jan Del Sur was absolutely amazing. The house is so beautiful, and set up really well. Vanessa went over an above, helping us arrange transport to the ferry, touring us around, helping us find a catamaran and allowing us to practice at her yoga studio for free! The house is conveniently located, and really easy to walk to and from town/beach.
We opted in for the meal plan, which was definitely worth it. The food was great and the house staff were all really nice and helpful.
Thank you Vanessa and staff for making our trip one to remember. We will definitely be back and recommend staying here to anyone.
Incredible Location-Best Hosts Ever??? :-)
We went out to SJDS to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday with our 80 year old father and 10 year old niece. The home is magical and just so you know, there are 2 sides to this house so the pics are showcasing both. I highly recommend getting BOTH houses if at all possible because it truly made our experience that much better in fact I couldn't imagine just being on one side or the other since both homes have unique features. We spent most of our time in house on the left side of pool pic 20 i believe, and slept on house on right side. Our dad slept in the other house (really it's connected through a small walk-way) because only 2 bdrms on one side and 3 on the other.
We're thinking of bringing my brother's family and sharing this home next holiday season as both homes connected, make for a great space. If you have a group of people, this could be a blast!
Just to be fully candid--There was a pretty decent construction project with huge machines within feet from the house which I'll admit, was not ideal in terms of noise and they messed up the road getting up to the house which was a bit more of an annoyance than anything and hard for our 80 year old father who's in pretty great shape, yet, it's Nicaragua and you cannot control this.
The pool is lovely as are the sitting spaces outside.
Vanessa and her team made everything perfect! I highly recommend asking her if you can get a cook to come in and cook/clean--they were a huge asset! Rosa, Patricia and Cynthia, rotated days and were all amazing! Tell them to under cook your meat though lol. It seems to be a Nicaraguan thing...They made fresh squeezed juices for us every morning and an awesome breakfast and came back for dinner. We did this 4 of our 6 nights and it was so worth it!
Tourism is drastically suffering over there right now and we were so happy we went and felt super safe! Please don't fear going to Nica right now--things have settled and they always protected the tourists--they need us!
We also had Carla come and give some pretty rockstar massages 2 of our 6 days and Vanessa also arranges all transport for you through a pretty amazing co who also took us to Playa Hermosa one day and up to Granada--highly recommend it!
Also, the catamaran day trip rocked--a tad bit pricey for 4 people but worth it!
Vanessa, her rockstar team and this beautiful home made our stay in SJDS so perfect!
I only am bummed I didn't get a chance to go experience yoga at her studio which is free!
Thank you for staying with us! We can't wait to host you again!
I know that project on the side of the road leading to the house was really annoying and we are so sorry for that inconvenience. You were such troopers. The project is winding down thank goodness. The last few groups have had no issues with it.
We can't wait to have you back so that we can have a cocktail and catch up.
Sending waves of holiday cheer from Nicaragua!
Beautiful View. Relaxing Pool.
Lovely property with a great view. The pool and house are cleaned daily. Typical Nica Wi-Fi, It is on....it is off....it is on again. As there was no oven, the BBQ for second option to cook could use replacing. The welcoming book Vanessa has prepared was very informative. A communication book where guests could ad their own thoughts and suggestions for other tenants would be a great addition. Must try Simpletons Fish and Chips they have all you can eat and it is the best fish I have ever had. Those with mobility issues may have problems with grade of road but the short steep incline was worth the reward of our beautiful accommodation at the top. Deborah was a great host helping with communication of staff and any other questions we had. Safe neighborhood....great locals. We really enjoyed our stay. The house is very beautiful.
Thank you Vanessa it was everything we expected.
Thank you for taking the time to make this review. We appreciate it so much. It helps others to find us and stay with us with confidence.
All the best!
Free Yoga Classes & Discounted Massage services!