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Serene Ometepe 3 BR House

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded 3 BR House on Ometepe Island $84 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

Owner
Heidi
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Heidi

We work and live in Florida.

Heidi purchased this house in 2007

Why Heidi chose Nicaragua

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.

Amenities

Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Optional Exterior cabin room for $30. Hot shower.
  • 1 bathroom in master bedroom; 1 bathroom in common area. - House has no hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • BR 1; occupancy 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2; King - 1 king
    Master; Full bed - 1 double
  • 1 master bedroom and shower, 1 room with twin beds, 1 bed with a king sized bed, and an optional ($35 added fee) exterior 2 twin bed cabin room. Total available capacity 8.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Serene Ometepe 3 BR House
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
San Francisco, CA
5

Awesome!

  • 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!

-Chris

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 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: Dec 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
5

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: Feb 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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3

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: Jan 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
5

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: Jul 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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Indianapolis
5

Amazing view and peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the to Quinta Linda Vista (Ometepe Cabin) was absolutely perfect. It was the ideal getaway for a time of peaceful relaxation. It's off the beaten path yet close enough to access shops and the beach. There is a fantastic common kitchen for cooking and a 360 view of volcanos. I'd recommend scheduling a pick up from the ferry as finding the location can be challenging.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie, Being so remote, it is difficult to find for some guests. By April, we hope to have our sign replaced. All that remains of the old one is a cement column after someone knocked the other pillar and sign down. Loved your pictures. This was a real win win. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you. Sincerely, Heidi
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $20
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.