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CASA BUENA VISTA, SAN JUAN DEL SUR OCEAN VIEW HOME
Villa w/ 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool- Sleeps up to 9
This house perched dramatically at the edge of the escarpment consists of two pods, each surrounded by its own private porch in an L shape around the pool. In the main pod there is a master bedroom with full bath, kitchen, large open living room with three bed/couches, dining room all overlooking the infinity pool. The other pod contains two bedroom suites with two beds and a full bath in each bedroom. Each bedroom has its own loft. All the furnishings are custom made on site from beautiful hardwoods.
This totally private and exclusive luxury estate is surrounded by hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards, and organic gardens. It is part of a sustainable, self-sufficient intentional community we are building in partnership with the local community to provide a world that our grandchildren can enjoy together. Emphasis is on organic sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry, alternative non polluting energy solutions and long range stewardship of the land to provide food, building materials and clean self produced energy for future generations. All proceeds are used to further these goals.
Finca Las Nubes (farm of the clouds) is located two miles from the pacific ocean some 1,200 to 1,500 feet high on a plateau offering a cooler climate than down below. Surrounded by a steep escarpment on two sides and a mountain on the other, it offers a spectacular view panorama overlooking the entire coast over the edge of the infinity pool from Costa Rica to the San Juan bay to the west, and volcanoes Conception and Maderas emerging from Lake Nicaragua to the east. Incredible wildlife is all around you. Howler monkeys call from the trees right above the house. There are protected valleys for farming and large open pastures for grazing animals surrounded by natural forest, creeks and waterfalls. This protected environment is home to howler whiteface and spider monkeys, sloth, deer, rabbit, fox, skunk, possum, wild turkey, iguana and birds of all kinds including intensely colorful bands of wild parrots.
All the modern conveniences are provided. Satellite television, internet and telephone service are available to keep in touch with your business or loved ones. Your own private infinity pool with swim up bar awaits you. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with limitless hot water. Full maid and laundry services are provided. Fabulous healthy meals are prepared daily from our farm fresh produce and meat. Every detail is attended to to make certain that your stay is completely stress-free and enjoyable. The staff will entertain your children while your chauffeur escorts you to the outing of your choice.
The sunsets are exquisite at this location and it is just a very short drive to any of the many fantastic beaches nearby. Swimming, snorkeling and surfing are just a few of the many things to in San Juan Del Sur. Send the kids surfing or to the canopy tour while you take in the shopping and sights of Granada, the oldest colonial city in the Americas (circa 1500). You can drive a short distance to Lake Nicaragua, drive onto the car ferry and tour Isla Ometepe with its two volcanoes in the middle of the lake. The nearby canopy tour in San Juan "The Flying Frog" is one of the best we've ever tried and boasts three lines over 400 meters long. You can see many animals such as sloths and howler monkeys not to mention the adrenaline rush of flying over a 150 foot gorge! Surfing is a favorite activity as there are many beaches that sport some of the best surfing in the world. Take in some of the best fishing anywhere. Or just stay on the farm and walk or ride horseback through the forest enjoying the peaceful tranquility of nature. Stop at our wood shop and have our carpenters make you a chair, wooden toy or sculpture. Tour our organic gardens and orchards. If rest and relaxation is where you're at then you can kick back at the pool with a book in one hand and a margarita in the other. San Juan offers both sleepy seaside village atmosphere and lively nightlife, something for everyone.
Usually, people rent a 4x4 vehicle and must stress to make their way through the country avoiding harassment of the police looking for a bribe. Then they must feed themselves (average cost per meal $10, 3 per day =$30, x 6 people=$180, x 7 days =$1,260 per week) which eats up about two hours per meal looking for, driving to and waiting to be served.
Then they must find lodging (at least 2 rooms x $80 =$160 x 7=$1,120 per week for a moderately priced hotel) within a very noisy town, with a lot of other people sharing their pool and surroundings.
Our chauffeur meets you at the airport where you pick up the vehicle that you have selected, drives you around your entire trip and returns you to the airport when you leave.(priceless) Vehicle rental and gas are not included. Everyone needs different vehicles.
All meals prepared by an awesome organic chef using only the freshest possible ingredients served when and where you wish (you don’t have to get out of the pool or your hammock to order dinner),
A fully staffed luxury residence (5000 square feet under roof with four separate bedrooms, each with its own private bath and porch) with its own infinity pool and a swim up bar. All this, in a super secure and private location that would normally be enjoyed only by the very wealthy.
The price for up to six people is $2,400 per week. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport.
I am an international. I grew up in Europe moved to the east coast of US, then to Northern California. I have been a builder for some 40 years. I enjoy developing projects from nothing to completion. I came to Nicaragua to give back and try to find a way to build functional, self sufficient community
I came to Nicaragua to create this very special project. We are building an ecological, self- sufficient community with a focus on contributing to the local population. Our goals are to provide a model of how to live on the planet harmoniously without destroying our planet. Everything is made here on the farm including doors, windows, furniture, hardware, vegetables, fruit, meat eggs, milk etc.It is a venue for permaculture , building systems, well and water systems, road building, energy and fuel (biogas and veggy oil- bio diesel) production, etc etc. We see it as a survival school for the coming times.
You can enjoy all aspects of a working farm and a forest preserve while staying in luxury accomodations with superb service and organic food. You can ride horses, hold monkeys, pet the deer, etc. There is incredible wildlife all around you. Surfing, fishing turtle watching and canopy tours are all at your disposal as well as the quaint fishing village of San Juan del Sur with its hoppin nightlife.
This is not the Four Seasons!
If what you want is a genuine adventure, good, healthy eating and lots of stuff to do, Finca Las Nubes is the place for you. Get yourself a four-wheel drive vehicle, mud is part of the fun!
Cheaper than Costa Rica, a bit edgier, and so close to Miami...
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 extremely sporty, active children of 7 & 5. We are also picky with our slow food meals and the all the home cooking made by local hands was an enticing factor for us to book 10 days at Las Nubes. The price was good, considering it was all inclusive. Wireless internet connection was plus!
We stayed at Villa Hermosa, one of few villas at the farm. Views of San Juan del Sur Bay were spectacular from the infinity pool and balcony.
The many wild animals at the farm were a wonder: frogs, butterflies, insects, birds & monkeys. The pets were another source of joy. My kids loved to feed fruit in the morning to the monkey, Juanito, and the parrot, Rosita.
Farm animals, were also very much part of the experience. We explore the farm on horseback twice. Johnny, who manages the cattle, was exceptional with the children. He taught them to guide the horses and showed us all the amazing work of re-florestation going on at Finca Las Nubes. Trees are marked with their native names and the nursery houses hundreds of seedlings for planting. Milking the cows is optional.
This is not only eco-tourism--Las Nubes has a strong social message. The farm employs many people, some of them, you will never see, others are always around.
Javier, the driver/tour guide is a "nica" history lesson in human form. Ask questions and practice your Spanish! Ada Luz, his lovely wife, managed all the people working in the house. She cooked and her fruit smoothies in the morning were divine! Our house was cleaned constantly by Fernando, another incredible person, a veterinarian by profession who also makes the best potato fries in the world. All and all what made our experience at Las Nubes was its human element.
The farm has 2 gates and 24/7 guard, authorizing people in and out. We definitely felt safe, even though all doors were unlocked, even at night. To get to the houses, one must drive for 3 miles onto a hilly, non-asphalt road, making access difficult.
Our great adventure started at the airport with Marcelino greeting us with a smile. After managing to get the luggage of all 6 of us either in or on top of the car, we started on the long 2 hr. drive to the farm. Once inside the farm gate, Marcelino stopped the car and it was with awe and excitement that we looked at the fantastic sweeping view of San Juan Del Sur from a high point in the road. Marcelino drove us everywhere we wanted, suggested several places and gave us an insight that only a local could. Juan Pablo and Julio took excellent care of us at the house with a grace and warmth that made us feel right at home. Adaluz cooked meals that a five star restaurant would serve, and no two meals were the same!! Several times Chris would show up with little Mia in his arms to make sure that we had everything we wanted or needed. Each time we went out sight seeing,we couldn't wait to get home to Case Buena Vista.... we soon learned that was our paradise. In my 'mind's eye' I can still see the town stretching below us as I either laid in the hammock or on a floaty in the infinity pool. Amazing how many stars there were at night, even with the full moon. The Howler monkeys entertained us with their agility to swing from tree to tree and seeing the sloth on the ground was phenomenal!! We even got pictures of Becky and Suzanne petting it. All the people we met on the farm...from 'colonel Jose' the colorful, whistle blowing guard at the gate; the guys who took us on a horse back trip explaining the different fruit trees in limited English; Marcelino who never tired of answering our many questions; Julio and Juan Pablo who met our every need with a smile and a "no problem'; and dear Adaluz who watched over us..made our stay one that will be in our hearts and minds forever. Hopefully we will manage to come back and stay with our friends at Finca Las Nubas. Thank you for enriching our lives.
Combining luxury with ecology, Finca las Nubes offered us the rare balance of beauty, relaxation, and cultural immersion. With transportation provided, comfortable lodging, fine organic meals, and poolside ambiance, we were free to enjoy the breathtaking views and beautiful sunsets from the hilltop overlooking San Juan del Sur Bay. Excursions to the quaint fishing village, local surf spots, and golf course were surpassed only by walks around the farm with it’s gardens, forests, and animal life. The staff was friendly and warm, allowing us to try out our limited Spanish, while serving us graciously. We recommend this vacation spot highly….it is both enjoyable and educational. Thanks!
We'd like to thank you, Chris, your beautiful daughter, Natalie, and your wonderful staff (kind, capable and loving Adaluz and her
family; Lydia; Nubia and all the rest) for an absolutely amazing experience. Traveling with four children, ages eight through sixteen,
is usually challenging. It's hard to take a vacation where everyone will be happy and satisfied. Well, we found the perfect place.
From the time we stepped off the plane, we felt comfortable, safe, and excited to be there. Though I had gone to your website,
fincalasnubes and seen the stunning pictures, I was unprepared for the beauty of the sunset that first day. The pictures give a
glimpse of what is in store, but you don't hear the howling of the monkeys, the chirping of the geckos, the singing of the birds, or
the happy bantering of those who serve you in the kitchen as they prepare your delicious, healthy meals. It's also hard to put into
words the peaceful stillness experienced when you first wake up and greet another beautiful day, the smell of fresh coffee beckoning
you to lazily awaken. My only regret is that we didn't arrange for the horseback tour of your property sooner, to appreciate the
beauty of what you have created. Pablo and his assistant were more than helpful for us novice horseback riders, pointing out the
wildlife and plants on your property and making sure we enjoyed and saw the many aspects of your farm. Ruth educated us on the
organic plants grown on the property which we were fortunate to eat at every meal, and it was interesting visiting the wood shop and
seeing your skilled carpenters at work creating the beautiful and exquisite furnishings for the villas.
We were so relaxed and content lying by the pool, I'm glad you encouraged us to take daily outings. The nearby beaches to both the
south and the north were awesome. Next time we'll definitely learn how to surf in the warm waters, but this time the kids enjoyed
boogie boarding and snorkeling. The Flying Frog Canopy tour was both terrifying and exhilarating. With four kids, it's hard to afford
the recreational activities offered at most vacation destinations, here we were able to do it all!
We can't thank you enough for your hospitality and the kindness of your staff.
With great love and respect for all you do,
Not knowing exactly what to expect I arrived somewhat pensive at Managua Airport. After clearing customs I grabbed my bags and walked out the door to be immediately greeted by one of the smiling faces that was part of the wonderful group of people that would look after me for the duration of my stay. It only got better from thereon in. Arriving at Las Nubes I was awestruck by the breathtaking view that greeted me when we reached the top of the mountain, making a note to myself that I would come back to that very spot frequently to observe the sunsets. It turns out however, that that was completely unnecessary as I was able to enjoy the sunsets directly from my room, or at the side of the pool while sipping a delicious margherita after another fantastic meal that would be cooked right in front of me with fresh organic vegetables from the gardens, fresh fish from the ocean and deliciously sweet and juicy fruit fresh off a tree.
While I would have been content to just stay on the farm to enjoy the amazing food, the view and horseback rides where you could watch the monkeys swinging from the trees, a sloth lazing in the sun, geckos chirping away and picking a fresh mandarine on the way or watch the carpenters apply their craftsmanship in the woodshop to create all the beautiful furniture that was in all the houses, while enjoying the company of some of the most friendly, kind and generous people I have ever met, I also ventured out under the guidance of my gracious hosts to discover some of the most stunning and versatile landscapes I have ever experienced. From the beautiful beaches in the south to historical Granada to the quaint yet breathtaking mountain villages of the north, shrouded in mist and mystery I was in for a fantastic surprise every morning that I woke up to a new day. My pensiveness had vanished knowing that anything and everything would be looked after immediately. My visit came to an end far too soon, but I will be sure to return promptly to this beautiful farm with its superb service and its wonderful people in a country that is rich with adventure and splendor.
Ruth Schmidt, Toronto Canada
Finca Las Nubes was a wonderful experience for our entire family. We traveled with two young girls, ages 4 and 7, and the staff was more than accommodating and loving to the girls. We all felt very safe and had a peaceful, relaxing week.The food was delicious, from the lasagna to the intricately prepared fish kabobs and chocolate torte. Thanks to Ada Luz's touch, we were very well-fed.We also wanted to thank Javier for driving us all over the country and city and making recommendations for us to see. We felt very safe in his care and very welcomed by the staff.It's not only the country, it’s the people who give those warm feelings to leave with.Thank you,Eric and Jill Miller
This totally private and exclusive luxury estate is surrounded by hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards, and organic gardens. You are welcome to observe and participate in all the aspects of our organic farm. Milk the cows or goats, collect eggs from the chickens, pick fresh fruit or vegetables, plant seeds in the garden. You can tour the farm on horseback while enjoying a spectacular panoramic view of the entire coast from Costa Rica to the San Juan bay to the west, and volcanoes Conception and Maderas emerging from Lake Nicaragua to the east. Incredible wildlife is all around you. Howler monkeys call from the trees. You can pet monkeys and deer.There are many outfitters for both surf and fishing trips and boats can be chartered at the beach. Right next door is a fabulous canopy tour. Our leisure and activities director can plan your entire stay. She is the Nicaraguan women’s surf champion and can guide you to the many gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes and oth
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