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Casa Gallo: a Spacious & Beautiful Colonial Home

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Last updated: 02/20/2017

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths in Casa Gallo plus additional bedrooms in connecting annex

Casa Gallo is an owner-managed traditional colonial home 4.5 blocks from the Central Park, in a quiet area of large colonial homes. This 5,330 square foot house (8,500 sq. ft. including gardens), plus a 4500 square foot connecting Annex available at an additional cost, have all been restored and modernized to serve as a delightful vacation rental home. With the highest possible rating scores for 14 reviews Casa Gallo is the nuber one rental in Granada.

There are three bedrooms in the main home (including a 20' x 20' master bedroom with 15' ceilings), 3 bathrooms, dining area, kitchen, bar, a large living room, and a TV room, all fronting the large interior courtyard with its beautiful palm trees and garden open to the sky. A beautiful pool, gazebo with table and chairs, and a fountain complete this central area.

(The original connecting Annex has recently been lovingly restored to provide two additional queen-bedded, air-conditioned bedrooms with private baths available at an additional cost to those renting the main house who need more than 3 bedrooms--please inquire for rates.)

There are two distinct seating areas along the edge of the interior courtyard in addition to the dining area, kitchen, bar, and gazebo seating. The home is furnished in colonial style, with antiques and replicas. Stairs in the rear of the courtyard lead to a second level balcony with panoramic views of Granada rooftops and Mombacho Volcano. A beautiful secure private walled garden of 2,300 square feet with fruit trees, banana trees, bougainvillea and lawn is entered through a large covered patio from a secure door at the rear of this balcony.

All bedrooms have bathrooms with hot water showers, air conditioners with remote controls, and ceiling fans. Two bedrooms have queen beds and cable TV, the third has twin beds. (Additional extra-cost queen-bedded rooms are available in the Annex, please inquire.) There is a laundry room with washer & dryer, and a garage for off-street parking

A Movistar cellular phone is available for guests' use--minutes may be purchased at the Movistar office Across the street. A broadband internet connection with WI-FI is installed that also allows you to use SKYPE on your laptop to make long-distance calls. For those who know how set up a VPN connection NetFlix can be streamed to laptops and iPads. A safe box is available in the Master Bedroom for guests' use; the special key requires a deposit that is 100% refundable when it is returned.

For transportation, tours and tourguide, and airport transfers just email the owner for links to the best contacts and the driver he always uses.

Casa Gallo has an automatic standby water system of 1500 liters, and two battery-backed standby electrical systems that provide essential 110 volt power for much of the house in the event of the occasional water and power outages that make life in Granada so interesting.

Standard rental rates are $200 per night, $1300 per week, and $4000 per month. High season rates are shown in RATES section. Casa Gallo sleeps a maximum of 6 including children--sorry, no cribs or cots available. (Extra queen-bedded bedrooms are available in the Annex at an additional cost--please inquire.) All rentals are charged a $20/day flat utility rate that is less than the average daily electricity cost for Casa Gallo--we make up the difference. There is a refundable $100 damage deposit. A 3-day minimum stay is required outside of High Season and a 25% deposit will hold the reservation until one month prior to occupancy when balance is due. No pets. Long-term rentals available by arrangement with the owner--please inquire.

Included in every rental at no charge is a welcome offering of a pound of our favorite coffee and a 6-pack of our favorite beer.

Guests will receive house keys and a cellular phone on arrival.

Payment of deposits and balances can be made via an invoice sent by the owner at your request. No checks please.

To see a map of Granada showing in red exactly where Casa Gallo is located use the arrow to scroll sideways through the photos to the last one and then tap on it. The map in the VRBO listing is accurate when the page is enlarged a few clicks.


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5330 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramp entry via garage....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Splendid upper-level balcony with entrance to large private walled garden containing grass and fruit trees. Two additional Queen-bedded rooms with full baths available in connecting Annex Long-term rentals available, please contact owner for details....moreless


  • Books:

    Usual assortment of books left behind--some of them actually quite good....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Popular, Jazz, & Hispanic...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Unit accepts CDs, has iPod connection, can play mp3 files stored on laptop: mini-plug cable required...moreless

  • Television:

    3 TV sets...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Dozens of high-quality DVDs plus viewable street-purchased DVDs...moreless


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All rooms air-conditioned...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Private garage...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    A Movistar cell phone for local calls--minutes can be purchased across street...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private garage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private garage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    One local cell phone for guests' use. Purchase minutes across street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    View of Volcan Mombacho Entry to private garden...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Cafe table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Upstairs garden with fruit trees: mango, lime, banana, when in season....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Not visible from any property anywhere....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2018
5 night min stay
$1,400 $4,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,300 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Daiky electric surcharge $20


$20/day electricity surcharge

$100 refundable damage deposit

Annex bedrooms available at additional cost to those renting the main house.

Long-term rentals available, please contact owner for details.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Casa Gallo is located across the ravine bridge one block north of Calle Santa Lucia and 1/2 block west of the corner of Calle Atravesada and the Ixchen Clinic for Women. Just tell the taxi driver 'Calle Atravesada, de Ixchen media cuadra al oeste'


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Richard is a retired physician and Trudy a retired administrator and an author of a Nicaraguan cookbook and a book on Medical Spanish. They are based in Chicago and spend the summers in Montana and the winters in Granada.

Why Granada, Nicaragua:
Trudy was born and raised in Granada until her teens, when she moved to the U.S. She and Richard have visited Granada often over the years and were enormously pleased to find a beautiful old colonial home available not far from Trudy's old neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Owner-managed rather than managed by an impersonal property service; traditional take-out dishes (nacatamales, vigoron, fritanga) available only a block or two away; morning coffee on the balcony overlooking Granada and Volcan Mombacho; Calle la Calzada, a pedestrian mall a few blocks away with great food, bars, and music; taking a horse-drawn coach to the outstanding traditional market about 6 blocks away, offering every imaginable regional specialty and numerous small eating-places for sampling a variety of home-made dishes; two fully-stocked modern American-owned supermarkets only 3-4 blocks away. Attention Bird-Lovers! Both gardens of Casa Gallo--and especially the giant tamarind tree in the secret Garden--are home to many different kinds of birds. Many others can bee seen in the sky above. The following is a partial list of the ones I have positively identified: Blue-grey tanager, Tropical kingbird, Rufous-necked wren, Mexican jay (blue), Scissortail flycatcher, Great-tailed grackle (aka Zanate), Rough-winged Swallow, Turkey vulture (soaring only!), Mourning dove,and last but not least, the beautiful little Ruddy ground dove.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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  • Balcony View.

    Balcony View.

  • Central garden with pool, gazebo and fountain

    Central garden with pool, gazebo and fountain

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Queen-Bedded Room

    Queen-Bedded Room

  • Fountain, Gazebo, Pool.

    Fountain, Gazebo, Pool.

  • Living Room Seating

    Living Room Seating

  • Balcony Seating

    Balcony Seating

  • Secret Garden

    Secret Garden

  • Casa Gallo Annex

    Casa Gallo Annex

  • Annex Bedroom

    Annex Bedroom

  • Casa Gallo and Annex

    Casa Gallo and Annex

  • Fountain, garden

    Fountain, garden

  • Queen-Bedded Room

    Queen-Bedded Room

  • Twin-bedded room

    Twin-bedded room

  • Courtyard Seating

    Courtyard Seating

  • Dining Area & Seating

    Dining Area & Seating

  • Volcan Mombacho viewed from the balcony

    Volcan Mombacho viewed from the balcony

  • Sunset from balcony

    Sunset from balcony

  • Annex Bedroom

    Annex Bedroom



VRBO #200059

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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