Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- english, spanish
About Dave Shiba
My wife Karen and I were recently married and we live in San Francisco, California. We have always wanted to own a home in a foreign country and now our dream has come true! We now visit Playa Coco every year with our young son who absolutely loves Nicaragua!
Dave Shiba purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Dave Shiba chose Playa El Coco
We love to travel and fell in love with Nicaragua while traveling down there in 2006. Playa Coco is one of the most spectacular beaches in Central America and we really enjoy that it's both close enough to town (San Juan del Sur) yet far enough such that it provides for a virtually private beach our home overlooks. The road from San Juan del Sur to Playa Coco will be completed soon and is a vast improvement from the dirt road that existed in 2006.
What makes this Condo unique
This beach, while spectacular, give you the feeling of a private beach. We've never seen this beach remotely crowded and some days we will only see a few people the entire day. So if you want a quiet getaway on a world class beach, this is your place. Our home is just minutes away from La Flor Reserve where the Olive-Ridley turtles come by the thousands to lay their eggs. Our home is beach front and you can walk to the ocean in literally seconds. You will also witness some of the most fantastic sunsets over the ocean on a daily basis. This is truly paradise!
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Very nice property
Need a bigger pool, other than that property was very nice and well maintained
Great experience. Beachfront paradise. My only feedback is they should have a booklet with all information for guests upon arrival: wifi code, TV instructions, things to do, where to buy fish, how to hire a cook, etc etc. We speak Spanish and can figure it out by asking but any non Spanish speaker would be lost! Otherwise a terrific experience and we all be back!
Definitely the Best Place to Stay in Coco!
We stay at Dave's condominium twice a year and always have a wonderful time. Even in July when they get some rain the place is delightful, relaxing and fun. There are turtles hatching down the beach, the waves are perfect for kids and adults and the pool is almost never occupied. Nicaragua is very safe and the people are friendly and welcoming. We will keep coming back and highly recommend it. Dave is very easy to deal with and the staff at the condos are great as well. Ask Veronica to cook for you!
We Love this Place, definitely stay here if you are coming to Coco!
We have stayed here at least two times a year for the last five years and we wouldn't go anywhere else. The beach is beautiful and virtually deserted so you feel like you are at an exclusive resort. All the staff couldn't be more friendly and attentive and you feel completely safe. There are turtles laying eggs on the beach and a nursery at the end of the beach where they release babies. A great place for kids and adults alike! Make sure you ask Veronica to cook for you, she is a great cook!
Beautiful beach and abode
Staying in this beachfront property on Playa Coco was certainly a treat and definitely the highlight of our family's trip to Nicaragua! We absolutely loved it! The house is clean, spacious, and very comfortable for a family of six. The complex has a pool that is very well kept and the grounds are beautifully maintained as well. The beach is secluded and peaceful, featuring amazing waves that are perfect for playing around in, surfing, and boogie boarding. The beach is adorned with a variety of beautiful sea shells that are fun to look for and the sunsets are absolutely breath taking! This rental is great for a couple's retreat or for the whole family!
Beautiful property and beach!
I live in Nicaragua and have stayed at the Playa Coco condos several times, this was my first time staying in this particular condo. I re-visit this beach often because it is one of the few beaches in Nicaragua that is relatively safe for kids and for people who just want to play in the waves - not for surfers. It is also a very quiet beach - often you will find that you are the only person on the beach. And, it is exceptionally beautiful, especially the sunsets.
The complex itself - buildings and grounds - are well built and maintained, and most are furnished with Simplemente Madera furniture and finishings, which is a high quality Nicaraguan brand that is beautiful and that withstands wear and tear. The security at this complex is also very good, I always feel secure staying there, and the staff very friendly but inconspicuous. As for this particular condo, it is also very well maintained. My only suggestion would be to make sure the owner confirms that the guards have your name so that you can enter immediately, without having to take 10 minutes to look up your reservation on your phone. It would also be useful to have a guide to use the TV - there were 4 remotes I had to figure out each time I went to use it, which was only late at night, and I asked a guard inside once to help me out but that was not ideal. Also, these condos are in groups of 3, and one of the condos in the same grouping as this one was under construction, so I would check first with the owner that this is finished, as the workers start at 6am each day. And although it is an 'end' townhouse, that in terms within the grouping of 3 it is not a center unit, it is not one of the end units on the complex as a whole.
All of this being said, I will visit Play Coco again and would recommend this particular unit!