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Casa Maderas Y Olas (Woods and Waves), great house located in the woods

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


San Juan del Sur House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casa Maderas y Olas (Woods and Waves) is situated on the headland in between Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella in a most relaxing setting of woods and waves! Perched on its own small hill the house has a beautiful view of ocean and trees. You can walk to Playa Maderas, Majagual, or Marsella for surfing, swimming or snorkeling (Maderas is closest at a 10 minutes walk down a private road). There is a perfect amount of breeze at the Casa, due to it being just below the top of the hill, affording some natural protection. Howler monkeys are quite common in our area and can be seen on occasion in the surrounding trees.

The house was built with comfort and, local, style in mind. The floors are all beautiful varnished hardwood; the ceilings are high and varnished cane. The bedrooms are large and identical with A/C units, fans, and en-suite bath rooms; they are located at opposite ends for privacy, one with a king bed and the other with two twins (That can be made into a king). The kitchen is open and has all the basic items. The main room has three seating areas all within a large open flowing space.

There are several other restaurants and amenities within the local community. There is a wash machine and line dry facility at the house or we can arrange to have a maid service at $10.00 per visit to clean and do laundry. There is also an outdoor shower to get the salt off after being at the beach!

Casa Maderas is a unique and stylish house, perfect for 1 or 2 couples or for small families.


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About The Owner

I am a physician, living in Savannah, GA who has traveled to Nicaragua on over 10 occasions for Medical Missions and vacations. I fell in love with the country and its people almost immediately. We hope to retire in Nicaragua sometime in the near future. In the meantime, we visit every chance we get.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Nicaragua

We love this property because of the close location to the beaches, Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella and local restaurants. You can just see the ocean from the porch, but are surrounded by the beautiful tropical jungle. It is just a great place to relax and unwind. There are a couple of great restaurants and bars close by and San Juan de Sur is a short 20 minute drive where there are many more restaurants and shops to pick up any necessities. Rivas is about a 30 minute drive and from there you can take the ferry to Ometope, the volcanic island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, another of our favorite places to visit.

What makes this house unique

Casa Madera y Olas is in a perfect location, close to town but far enough away to be peaceful. You can easily walk to one of two beaches, one for surfing and the other for a family outing or a snorkel. You can eat in or walk to one of the neighborhood restaurants. There is a real good feel about this location, it is beautiful, peaceful and in a great little community.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Casa Maderas Y Olas (Woods and Waves), great house located in the woods
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A Surfer's Paradise ... and a Beautiful, Simple Home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Casa Maderas y Olas!! We stayed there for 1 month during July of 2014, and found it to be very clean, simple, and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the hard wood floors that kept sand to a minimum and cleaning a breeze. The washer was nice to have since we didn't bring much with us and needed to keep our clothes clean also.

The king size beds were comfy and we liked that the two bedrooms were on opposite ends of the house for privacy. The large balcony overlooking the trees was a great place to relax after surfing, and the hammocks were awesome! Plenty of room for everyone to spread out!

The kitchen was fully stocked with supplies for cooking, so we were able to save a lot of money cooking at home. Conveniently located only 20min from San Juan Del Sur, we enjoyed going into town for groceries and nightlife when the mood struck, as well as walking to our favorite pizza place- Munchies Bluues, which has the BEST pizza and atmosphere in Nica!

For surfers, the location is perfect. Very close to Playa Maderas, offering waves for all levels of surfing, and very consistent surf. Small eateries are also there, so it was nice to grab some snacks and drinks after a great session.

Overall, it was one of the best places we've stayed in our travels throughout Central America, and we can't wait to come back again soon ! Tony (property manager) was very helpful, answering any questions we had and making sure we were comfortable, and the caretaker that lived on property was VERY nice and helpful also. He even let us share his power outlet to charge our computers, as well as store our cold items in his refrigerator when the power went out occasionally (very common in Nicaragua).

Excellent surf within walking distance... a comfy and beautiful home to relax in... in a welcoming and safe country. Who could ask for more?!!

Casa Maderas y Olas?? We loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cooke City

Great Location and Value

  • 5 of 5

Nicer than I expected and super clean. Walking distance to two different beaches and restaurants. Great front porch with Hammocks and Lounge chairs for relaxing...I will be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your review. We look forward to having you stay with us again real soon!
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  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! Much better than any hotel in the area and for a way better price! A five minute walk from Playa Maderas. A ten minute drive to San Juan Del Sur. This wonderful home has beautiful hard wood floors, high wood ceilings, a kitchen with all the necessities, two LARGE bedrooms with AC, and each with a private well-appointed bath. One bedroom has two beds and the other has a king sized bed, all with mosquito netting, which you wont need because the house is well sealed and screened. All the amenities are available including towels and soap. Besides its comforts, beauty and proximity to Playa Maderas and San Juan Del Sur, another great thing about this place is the neighbor Felix and his dog Star. Felix is exactly the dude on the Dos Equis commercials. Super suave, nice guy.

In short, I can't think of a reason why anyone would ever want to stay at a hotel or any other rental in the area. The other rental houses in San Juan Del Sur vicinity must be pissed about this place because Casa Maderas Y Olas is nicer and has more to offer than the other rentals in the area but at 1/4 the price!

We certainly will be back, in fact, I don't think we'd stay anywhere else when in Nicaragua.


Michelle van A.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks Michelle. We really appreciate it and I am happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Sincerely, Gary Olsen
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Atlanta GA

Fabulous adventure location!

  • 4 of 5

Prepare for rugged, and you'll love this amazing location. The house is beautiful and modern, however when the electricity was out for about 12 hours, it was HOT and slightly inconvenient. The neighbor who gave us the key and showed us around the house is a treasure. He came over with flashlights and demonstrated how to get water from the outdoor tanks to flush the toilets.

The road from San Juan del Sur to the house was a challenge for our 4-cylinder rental car, adding to our sense of adventure. The beach is fabulous - for surfing lessons (which our 22 year old daughter took) or for experts - which we watched many of. Wonderful for beach walks, shell collecting, great places to eat on the beach. The walk from the house to the beach gives you an opportunity for aerobics along with the relaxation:) The owner is extremely helpful and friendly - also a real plus!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views of the Pacific, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our three year old son in this comfortable, relaxing home. The home is located in a small, secluded development, surrounded by trees and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We heard howler monkeys throughout the day. A beautiful beach, complete with shack restaurants (try the excellent fish tacos!) is a 10 minute walk away.

Gary, the owner, was very helpful in answering my questions and helping us prepare our trip. He has arranged with a very accomodating neighbor to make sure everything is in order once guests arrive.

We visited without a car, and would do it again, but others may find themselves more comfortable with a 4x4 rental. The home is located at the top of a steep hill, and walking to the beach or the main road involved an athletic climb. Taxis shuttling people from the town to the beach and back pass regularly, and it is easy to flag one for a ride into San Juan del Sur (~$10/20 minutes).

We look forward to returning to this comfortable, beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Augusto Cesar Sandino Int'l Airport, Managua
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Los Tres Hermanos, Bar and Restaurante
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Los Tres Hermanos, Bar and Restaurante
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Playa Maderas
Car: necessary

The property is located next to one of the best surf beaches in Nicaragua, Playa Maderas. And only a short drive away from the popular town of San Juan del Sur.

Located on a hill, overlooking the ocean, great nature around. Secluded and only a short walk away from beautiful beaches.

Canopy tours, turtle watching, surf, visiting of volcanoes at Isla de Ometepe and other places are all a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

San Juan del Sur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Electricity use is not included in the price.
Internet and water is.

90% refund on deposit if greater than 30 day notice.
80% refund on deposit if greater than 21 day notice.
No refund if less than 21 day notice.
If total rental amount was sent in - 50% will be totally refunded and the "deposit" will be refunded as noted above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 in one bedroom, can be joined to make a King.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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