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Exeperience Tranquility/Pacific Ocean Views/Private Pool in the Hills of Sjds

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Have you ever felt you want to get away from it all? Go to a place where time seems to stand still and nature is unspoiled and teeming with life and beauty? Casa La Serena is the place for you. Wake up to the sound of birds, listen to the howler monkeys calling in the afternoon, sleep lulled by the din of the ocean. This beautiful house is an architectural wonder. Privacy is created by three levels clustered around a shared living space with kitchen and pool. Enjoy sweeping ocean views from every vantage point and take in the lush foliage of the jungle at your feet. At a 10 minute walk or a short drive you can go down to the best surfing and swimming beaches in Nicaragua: Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual. Casa La Serena is the ideal place to think, relax, read, fall in love again or just be by yourself. If you are the active type you can surf, hike, rent a boat in San Juan del Sur and go fishing, eat at local restaurants or take yoga or Spanish classes. You can also mingle with the international crowd who visits this enchanting Nicaraguan town all year round.

Visiting Nicaragua and staying at Casa La Serena will be an unforgettable adventure. You will have to rent a 4 wheel drive to cruise to and from the house. The road is a bit rough but you will go by some amazing woods and unspoilt lands.

At the house you will have all the comforts you need: beautifully crafted wood furniture, stone showers with picture windows looking out on the ocean and jungle, fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, large closets and unique design touches.

Take advantage of the tropical spring, experience the lush vegetation and hear the ocassional downpour which after a short while dries up and leaves the air clear and fresh. Come and stay at Casa La Serena. We are now offering special prices for weekly or monthly stays.

Main building
* living room with couch, coffee table and chairs
* fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar
* sliding walls in living rooom open to covered dining porch, stone dining table overlooking the pool and the ocean
*Unique master bedroom, wooden floor, with DVD player and flat screen, double sinks in the bathroom, large closet and safe deposit box

Bedroom/Office building
* exotic hardwood furniture: futon couch usable as single bed
* desk looking out into the ocean
* walk in shower with stone floor

Balcones de Majagual is 30 miles from the Costa Rican border,and 12 km north of San Juan Del Sur. WIFI is available at the house. Solar hot water and battery backup system keep lights on and refrigerator cold when local power is disrupted. House includes concierge service, cleaning service and 24 hour security.

Keywords: Stand alone house with pool
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    It's kid friendly for children who know how to swim and are older than 7...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    in the open outdoor areas, not in any buildings...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Romantic king bedroom with private en suite, balcony, views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Separate building, queen bed and office space...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In living room, bathroom access, futon sleeping two adults...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) We have put a new queen bed in the second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room contains a futon, which converts to a double bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Ensuite/master bedroom- solar hot water/double vanities...moreless

  • Indoor/outdoor bathroom: toilet, outdoor shower

    Access for main building and pool...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Ensuite to second bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guide books of Nicaragua, guide books of bird species, novels to read


  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat-screen monitor for viewing DVD's is wall-mounted in master bedroom. No TV reception....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    Wi-fi included in rental...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sliding walls allow views from every angle...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Brew up some of what we call- Nicaraguan gold!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Small selection of spices and oils...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Enjoy your own pool, steps from master bedroom, dining porch and living room....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Tropical Summer
Jan 2 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Semana Santa
Apr 8 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Tropical Summer
Apr 17 - May 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Tropical Fall
May 16 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,150 $3,995
Wet Season
Sep 16 - Nov 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,250
Tropical Spring
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,450 $4,995
Holiday Season 2016
Dec 22 - Jan 6, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/26/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are a couple of writers who love nature and Nicaragua. We fell in love with Balcones and Casa La Serena for its unique architecture and the feeling of being in our own private paradise. We live in Los Angeles but travel to Nicaragua frequently.

Why the Owner Chose San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua:
We fell in love with the house and the access to several of the most amazing beaches in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa La Serena is an oasis, a place of quiet and lush beauty. It is open to the sea breeze and built in such a way that one can have both privacy and community. The bathrooms are beautifully made with unique features and the entire house is a showcase for the magnificence of Nicaraguan wood. Balconies open to the dazzling ocean view, a pool to watch the sunset from are some of the joys this house has to offer.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Yes- this place does exist.  Come and see for yourself.

    Yes- this place does exist. Come and see for yourself.

  • The house in centred around the pool

    The house in centred around the pool

  • Time for a swim!

    Time for a swim!

  • master bedroom and second room are in separate buildings

    master bedroom and second room are in separate buildings

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Outdoor eating space

    Outdoor eating space

  • Outdoor dining table

    Outdoor dining table

  • Bliss.


  • The fun can continue after the sun goes down!

    The fun can continue after the sun goes down!

  • Open air concept in modular structure

    Open air concept in modular structure

  • Jungle views as well as ocean!

    Jungle views as well as ocean!

  • West facing to watch the sun sink into the pacific

    West facing to watch the sun sink into the pacific

  • Front deck off living room

    Front deck off living room

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Gorgeous views!

    Gorgeous views!

  • Playa Majagual sunsets

    Playa Majagual sunsets

  • This could be you.

    This could be you.

  • Second bedroom ensuite

    Second bedroom ensuite

VRBO #219216

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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