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Playa Colorado Condo - TRUE 3BR/2BA - Epic Surf and Golf at Iguana

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Oceanfront 3 BR/2BA Rio Dulce Playa Colorado Condo just completed in 2009 and fully renovated in 2014. True 3 bedroom ground floor unit with a direct view of the World Class Rio Colorado ('Colorados') Surf Break and the serene Rio Colorado = Ocean AND River views. Forget staying in other condos or houses that require you to walk or drive a long way to the actual surf break. You can sit on the couch and see what is going on in the water!

Look right out the window and you are just steps to the beach and the private beach club/restaurant. This is the premier location for the private, gated Hacienda Iguana Golf/Beach Resort. Stay in the lap of luxury - Leather Couches, Granite Counters, Italian Tile, Full Kitchen, Upgraded Cable TV and DVD player on a 43 inch Samsung Plasma TV, and iPod ready Stereo. Master Bedroom also has a 22 inch LCD TV with DVD. There are over 100 DVDs in the condo. Condo also has FREE WiFi Internet so bring you laptop or PDA. Included with your stay are all the amenities of Hacienda Iguana - Private Beach Club Membership, Golf Club Membership, Daily Maid Service, and 24 hour Security. This is a TRUE 3 bedroom condo with 4 single beds and a queen which means no couch sleeping or spooning! Every room has its own ice cold A/C and ceiling fan. Be wary of other units described as 3 bedroom as many of them are really 2 bedrooms with an alcove and a couch. We fully renovated the unit in 2014 with brand new reclining leather couches, new dining room set, new paint throughout the unit, and new ceiling fans.

Enjoy world class surfing, a mile long white sand beach, an oceanfront infinity pool, a fully functional golf course (very rare in Nicaragua), nature hikes, and snorkeling - all within the resort. Surf Rio Colorado ('Colorados'), also known as the Nicaraguan Pipeline, where most of the videos and photos of Nicaragua surfing are shot. It is a sand bottom beachbreak fed by the Rio Colorado rivermouth. You can see it from the Living Room or Master Bedroom and access is right out the back door! Also try Ponga Drops - a deep water reef that amplifies the swell for waves when everywhere else goes flat. Offshore winds from Lake Nicaragua over 300 days/year ensures glassy conditions all day long!

Be aware that the other condo buildings and several of the rental houses in Hacienda Iguana are a long way from the actual Rio Colorado surf break and require a long walk or drive. Be wary of places that describe a 'short walk to the break' unless you consider a mile a short walk. Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY condo building on the actual surf break so don't be fooled by ads for 'Playa Colorado' oceanfront condos or houses.

Golf condos are on the golf course which is fine if you are there to play golf but they are not near the beach. This means that everyone in your group will have to come and go together if you drive. Our condo is right on the break so you can come and go as you please. One look out the window and you'll know what's going on in the water!

Onsite property manager lives in the building and can assist with transportation, food/meal plans, boat charters, surfboard and motorcycle rentals, and tours (Volcano, Canopy Tour, Rain Forest, Hot Springs, etc). 5 star super friendly service.

Any questions about Nicaragua or Hacienda Iguana? Contact us and we'll be glad to help you out. Also please check out our website for additional information and photos. Also watch our YouTube Videos with the link above! Find us on Facebook at Playa Colorado Condo.

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Amenities

Tola Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Long term storage available for returning Guests. Maid Service included. Onsite property manager provides help with transportation, food/meal plans, tours, rentals, etc.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Playa Colorado Condo - TRUE 3BR/2BA - Epic Surf and Golf at Iguana
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Miami Beach
5

Best place to surf AND golf!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a hidden gem on the Emerald Coast in Nicaragua. If you’re looking for a family vacation or even with friends, this is a great place to come. There are a variety of activities to do and Uliana with Sandy Toes rentals will arrange everything for you - effortlessly. We also had a chef cook all of our meals which was a great and inexpensive way to do it if you’re traveling with friends (about $35 per person per day for 3 meals). Highly recommend this option so you can relax on your holiday. Really good surf break is right outside the villa - I love that you can sit on your couch and watch it!!! Good for beginners and experienced surfers too. The golf course is 9 holes and they do a golf scramble every Wednesday - $25pp and includes food and drink at the end.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time! Would def go back

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area and fun place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in Mark's condo! Everyone was so accommodating especially Uliana and Hayden! They are awesome if you need anything before and during your stay. Thank you again Uliana for helping arrange our wonderful 9 day trip to beautiful Nicaragua! You're the best!

We did eat most of our meals at Pili's Kitchen and loved every meal!! We highly recommend staying at Mark's condo! You will not be disappointed!

Stayed from 12/30/17 - 1/4/18

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beachfront Condo at Playa Colorado

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Hacienda Iguana. It was very convenient being on the first floor and beachfront. Open the sliding door and walk straight to the best surf peak at Playa Colorado (great break for barrels) or walk down the beach to Panga Drops (a wave magnet that was overhead and A-frame everyday we were there). We also had a blast playing golf and checking out the wildlife (monkeys, parrots, and more). The property manager goes above and beyond to help with any questions you have.

My family highly recommends this condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Amazing Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this condo was perfect! From the moment wa arrived, Buzz was there to help us with anything we needed. He greeted us outside the condo and took us inside for a tour. The condo has 3 beadrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There were only 2 of us, so we stayed in the master room with a view of the ocean outside our window. We opted for the meal package, so upon arrival our fridge and freezer was full of food! Ziamara prepared us the most wonderful meals! The back patio was amazing! The breeze that flowed across it was refreshing. A short walk to the clubhouse and you are on the most beautiful beach with an amazing surf break! Colorados and Panga Drops were amazing with perfect waves! We enjoyed walking the beach every morning and every evening at sunset. The service at the bar was great and we really enjoyed happy hour every day we were there. We had our condo cleaned top to bottom twice in the week we were there. I nthe evenings we could watch the satellite tv out of Florida and there were also planty of DVD's to choose from. The AC worked perfectly and we slept comfortable every night. We plan to make a return trip to Mark's condo very soon! We could not have asked for anything better!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WBH Ormond Beach, Florida

  • 5 of 5

Great trip from beginning to end. We were picked up at the airport on time and dropped off in front of the condo, located in one of God's most beautiful areas in Central America. The condo was perfect, full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, back porch with view of the ocean, monkeys and birds right outside the door. The beach break right in front of the condo is quite tubular, don't want to surf this break with a hangover...A short walk down the beach is Panga, more of a peak and less gnarly than the beach break.

All of the people we met were really kind and helpful. Just a really nice vibe between the local people and the surfers, without the crowded conditions that you would normally find at a place like this.

I will definitely return, and hopefully my son will be able to join me next time. A side trip to an active volcano was a nice change of pace during the middle of our trip, and transportation was arranged for a very reasonable amount as well. All in all, I would highly recommend this location for surf trips. Every day was offshore winds all day, so you could really surf all day if you're up for the challenge!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Owner

Mark White
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Mark White

Three guys who have travelled around the world surfing together. We came to Hacienda Iguana back in 2001 when the only thing that was there was the original clubhouse. We bought property there the following year and have been coming back as much as possible. When we saw the Villas Rio Dulce plans we were the first to put down a deposit on a condo as we knew this would the prime location in all of Playa Colorado. We have watched Hacienda Iguana grow and develop into the premier destination in all of NIcaragua. We love sharing our paradise with others and really like helping people plan their trip.

Mark White purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mark White chose Tola

After traveling all around Central America and Mexico we finally found paradise. Hacienda Iguana is a quiet little private development with world class surf inside the gates. The beach is over a mile long and protected by large rock headlands on both ends. The development is full of beautiful natural scenery. It is also home to one of the only golf courses in the whole country. Villas Rio Dulce is a brand new beautiful building that sits on both the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Colorado.

What makes this condo unique

The best feature of our unit is that it is ground floor and sits directly on the Rio Colorado Surf Break. You can see all the action right from the living room or master bedroom window. Other units advertise 'Playa Colorado' but Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY building near the actual surf break. You can literally walk out the back door and get into the line up. No stairs, no elevators, no long walks, no boat rides!

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Managua
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Rivas/Tola
Car: not necessary

Located in the Private, Gated Hacienda Iguana on the Pacific Coast. Hacienda Iguana boasts over a mile of white sand beaches and the only functional golf course in Nicaragua. It is also the home of two of the best surf breaks - Rio Colorado ('Colorados') and Panga Drops. Access to these breaks is very limited to those not staying within the gates of Hacienda Iguana.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
additional guests $15
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are based on 2 guests. 3-4 guests is $200/night, 5-6 guests is $230/night during prime season. Additional guests are $15/night. Offseason rates are $170/night for 3-4 guests and $200/night for 5-6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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