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Serene Ometepe 3 BR House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Secluded 3 BR House on Ometepe Island $85 per night sleeps 6. No meals provided.

Come to Ometepe. Enjoy our unique hilltop three bedroom home. The scenery and natural beauty in the privacy of our hilltop retreat will make your stay unique..

Enjoy the tranquility and a great view at Quinta Linda Vista. We are a small working Plantain Plantation snuggled within Comarca Las Cruces. Take in the sunset, sunrise and acres of green plantains and wildlife. Enjoy the tranquility while you listen to howler monkeys in the distance or watch as a flock of parrots fly off to find their morning meal.

Keywords: House on hill near Charco Verde Natural Preserve

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Heidi

We work and live in Florida.

Heidi purchased this house in 2007

Why Heidi chose Rivas Department

We chose this location to build our property for the view and are attempting to conserve its natural beauty by making this property self sustaining. Eventually, we would like to install solar panels as a back-up and later a primary power source. We recycle rain water for daily water use. With the exception of a cabin room, we do not have hot water for showers, and keep a supply of fresh purified water for our guests on hand.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the relaxed setting and getting away from the 'electronic leashes' which seem to dominate our daily life. I like to check on my plantains, growing sour orange trees, and chili plants. About 1 mile from the property, we can swim, rent horses, kayak.


Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Optional Exterior cabin room for $35. Hot shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • BR 1; occupancy 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master; Full bed - 1 double
    Bedroom 2; twin - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 master bedroom and shower, 2 room with twin beds.
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Maximum occupancy at the property is 6 at house, and 2 in cabin. Cabin pays $35 per night.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Serene Ometepe 3 BR House
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews
Red Deer

Reasonable accommodation for omotepe,

  • 3 of 5

Great, attentive host and very dedicated on site staff. House is large with most everything you need. However, furniture is super uncomfortable and ants are everywhere. We had the sewer back up and water pump quit which was taken care of quickly but it tainted the stay, particularly for our wives. We felt the house was a good value for 2 couples but it’s not luxury by any means. (It’s a steep rocky road up to the house (normal for Ometepe but daunting by North American standards)

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and excellent communication. Our website recommends visitors bring a four wheel drive vehicle. We do try to be as attentive as possible. I am terribly sorry about the sewer back up and the pump. We discovered a long past guest disposed of female sanitary items in a box. I'm a little surprised, but then again, I have learned much in terms of diverse sanitary habits the longer I rent out my home. We do spray for pests, so I am surprised to find you had ants. If there is no food or sugar left out, they are not a problem, but we will address the ants and cushions right away and we are installing a new pump. Thank you for the notification. We thank you for your feedback.
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San Francisco, CA


  • 5 of 5

Perfect private property for stay on Ometepe, between the west and east sides of the island. Make sure you have a car when you visit for getting to and from the house as it is relatively secluded. Would visit again!


  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, Thank you for your review. We were so happy you were able to enjoy our place. We welcome you back anytime. Thank you for staying with us. Sincerely, heidi
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Only worth 1/3 the price

  • 1 of 5

Property was misrepresented. It is sleazy, unkempt, poorly equipped, in disrepair, with peeling paint on walls. The kitchen was cluttered with miscellaneous containers, boxes, cleaning utensils, water dispensers -- and ZERO cookware. Storage spaces are inadequate throughout the house. Tableware (cups, dishes, etc.) could be consolidated into fewer cupboards to free up cupboard space for foodstuffs instead of piling them on the kitchen counter.

BOTH bathrooms should have TP holders, clean toilet seats, and toilets that flush. All bedrooms should have fans, hangers, bedside lamps, and tables/dressers. A TV in the living area would be nice, instead of or in addition to the big stack of board games. More and/or better wall outlets would be welcome. If that's not feasible, then a supply of extension cords could help.

The power went out the one night we stayed there, and came back on, several times. If this is a common occurrence, guests should be advised of this and flashlight(s) should be provided in the house.

In addition to cookware in the kitchen, it would be nice if coffee and ice were available for guests.

The house COULD be cute and inviting, but it needs a lot of TLC, a fresh coat of paint, and attention to decor, amenities, and the layout of the furnishings.

The location is divine, but ONLY if the guest(s) have their own 4WD vehicle, as it is so remote, and far (800 meters) up a steep hill from the road.

We were under the impression that the owner lived on the property, as well as "managing" it. It was only when we arrived that we discovered this is not the case. The meal that was prepared for us took a very long time to appear after our arrival, and was nearly inedible. Our time would have been better spent being driven to a local restaurant.

The owner/manager had offered months ago to assist in booking our rented 4WD vehicle on the ferry over to Ometepe. By the time she inquired, ALL the ferries serving the island were fully booked fur the duration of our scheduled stay. We elected, then, to spend just one night (instead of 4), and to accept the overpriced (but very wonderful) driver she recommended. So we ended up paying for both our rented vehicle AND our half-day driver. We also ended up paying for both the Ometepe house AND the Granada house where we extended our rental by an additional 4 days.

I cannot recommend this property to anyone, until all of its problems are remedied.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest is correct, we do need to paint, and we have been puzzling over how to stop the water from discoloring our toilets and seats with dark stains. I don't have any control over the power grid on the island. For that reason we have solar lights outside and flashlights, which evidently were not provided to the guests. I will address these points and. I appreciate the feedback. Everyone has a different standard of decor , palet and comfort. We are simple people. I like to disconnect from technology and connect with family. There is wifi at the house and a land line phone, for those who must stay connected. I purposely do not have a television. The view of the stars from the porch with no lights, is better than any movie. If you plan to bring a vehicle, please, please, please, reserve and confirm your ferry reservation right away. Transportation from Managua, and from San Jorge to the Island is arranged by the guest. I provide telephone numbers and schedules for the ferry. For this guest, I tried to help with the Ferry, but it was already full. I arranged a taxi and tour two days on the Island because I felt badly for this guest. We do not provide food. I arranged breakfast and dinner for two days for three people because I felt badly for them that they could not bring their vehicle to the island. It is regrettable that this guests was not satisfied.
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Nosara, Costa Rica

We felt like Kings!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly amazing time at this house!! Driving up the highway I joked that that was our house on top of the mountain and we all laughed...turns out it was the house!! Very comfortable with views to die for and the caretakers, Anner and Luz, were so friendly and helpful. Great walks and hikes through the plantain and coffee farms that sit on the property. Sits right in the middle of Mayogalpa and Ojo de Agua/Santa Cruz so we felt close to everything. Views of two water all around and looking straight up Volcan Concepcion....we watched the racers at night with their lights coming down the volcano. Truly a delight and we will back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you liked our place. Anner and Luz are fantastic and very helpful, and we have done our best to make our place welcoming for our guests. We especially love sitting on the porch and watching the moon rise and the starlit sky, or strolling through the property. We like the privacy and its central location. We certainly look forward to your return. Sincerely, Javier and Heidi
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Princeton, NJ, USA

Privacy, space and natural beauty

  • 3 of 5

Simple yet comfortable accommodations at top of hill with lovely views of harbor and volcanoes, especially from main house where meals were served. Luz, the caretaker and cook, is very helpful and attentive and a good cook. I believe she is Spanish speaking only. The location is somewhat distant from most activities and sights on the island so best to have car or hire car with driver for day. We were able to walk to Chaco Verde Reserve, which is about 2.5 miles away. There is internet in main house but not in cabin. We paid for dinner each night because we did not have a car and I would also not choose to drive up the hill in the dark. We used a head lamp to walk from main house to our cabin at night because walk way is dark and steep.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our internet WIFI is a new benefit to our guests. We hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for staying with us.
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Katy, Texas, USA

8 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from an 8 day stay at this establishment. I can not begin to describe the beauty and serenity that comes with staying here. It is fantastic. The staff is so wonderful and friendly. So many beautiful things to see and leisurely days at the beaches, it's fantastic. Honestly, there are not enough words to describe what I am trying to say. You need to see for yourself~!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charla, You are right. Quinta Linda Vista on Ometepe Island is a unique place. Our mission is to make your stay unforgettable. Because we are small, we can provide our exclusive one on one attention that plays a large role in helping to make your stay great. We look forward to having you visit us again. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Sincerely, Heidi
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Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Rey del Cocibolca
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Santo Domingo
Car: recommended

Active Plantain Plantation; secluded; gated. This property is not on the beach.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
weekly cleaning $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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