Romantic Beach House Near Rural Fishing Village and Great Surf

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Last updated: 09/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

If your idea of a great vacation is to travel half way around the world to find another Starbucks, then this is not for you. If, on the other hand, you long to be at the edge of an authentic Nicaraguan fishing village, surf incredible waves by yourself, or walk along a beach that Moon's Handbook Travel Guide describes as " relatively deserted, undeveloped and absolutely beautiful. This is a beach like no other.", then this is for you.

This romantic one bedroom house is ideal for a couple. The interior decoration is playful and the open floor plan with its incredible views of the ocean from all living spaces enhance your vacation experience. The large patio in the front of the house overlooks the beach and has a built in table for outside drinking and dining. The living room sofa can be used as a bed. The 14' high by 8' wide arched front door and large front window add to the open feeling of the house. The open design utilizes the natural breezes of the ocean for cooling.

This one bedroom beach house, finished in 2010, provides the perfect balance between private beach and an active village with its dirt roads, thatched huts and an old lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing on the coast. There are no stores like you would find in the U.S. but you can find a lot of things you need in its Ventas, the small stores out of of private homes, located 3 minutes walk away. If you get tired of surfing the great waves right off your front porch, turn left at the beach to the turtle reserve with its undisturbed beachfront. Or you can turn right, watch the local fisherman launch their pongas (fishing boats) and continue on to the village. Another option is to go to the Padre Ramos Wetlands Reserve,1 to 5 day kayak tours with an ornithologist are available. This estuary is a "decidedly mellower place to swim than the ocean and is home to all the wild life-especially birds-you could hope to see", as quoted from Moon's Travel Guide. Or you can lay in the hammock and watch the pelicans fly by.

Internet service is available in the house with the use of a dongle. Surfboards, surfing instruction, surfing and fishing tours, horses and about anything else you want can also be provided by Nicaragua Escape.You can check their website for more information. They can meet you at the airport and provide transportation to the house, as well as many other services.

You can easily walk to town and the caretaker, or the friendly locals, can help you find your way around. It's a ten minute walk down the beach to Monty's Surf Camp for a great meal and drinks. Beyond them is a fun place called Rancho Tranquilo, a vegetarian restaurant and bar. Close by Rancho Esperanza also offers inexpensive meals and coffee. These are English speaking venues, there are also numerous Spanish speaking venues nearby including a new restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner about 4 minutes walk down the beach. The fresh fish dinner for $4.50 is not to be missed.

If you are a family or group, We would like to recommend my mother's two bedroom house next door (VRBO #247904). For groups of eight to twelve, rent both.

ENJOY, Peter & Sue


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Property Type

  • House
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • outside shower/rinse area, surfboards and boogy boards available to rent. Hammocks provided. Public power with generator backup....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    30 second walk from house to beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    there are no stores like you would find in the U.S.. People sell items out of their homes and people come by the house selling tortillas, fruit and other things....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    incredible surf in front of the house...moreless

  • Rural:

    on the edge of a small fishing village...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Computer Available:

    Internet access is available with the use of a dongle for your computer. We don't provide the dongle or the computer. Our housekeeper, Jose, can help you set this up....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    see pictutes...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    see photos...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio:

    amazing view with a round table ( see photos )...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    surfboards and boogieboards for rent ...moreless



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from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$539 $1,554
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/05/2016
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110 Miles
Nearest Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
In Jiquilillo
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
35 Metres
Nearest Beach
in front of the house

Car: Not Necessary

We are on the ocean next to the Padre Ramos Reserve. There is an active fishing community nearby as well as an undisturbed beach. The surfing in front of the house is the best in the area. We an send you our welcome packet that goes into detail about the houses.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We are Peter and Sue Portugal. Our son owns Nicaragua Escape, a surfing lodge and restaurant in nearby Aserradores. We came to Nicaragua to visit him and his family and fell in love with the area. Peter's mom has built a house next door so it's a family affair.

Why the Owner Chose Jiquilillo, Nicaragua:
We decided to buy property and build a vacation home in this area. It will be our retirement retreat, and a vacation rental when we aren't there. There is an incredible beach front with wonderful surf. We love the people we have met and become friends with. Our son, daughter in law and new grandson live close by.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy relaxing and soaking up the heat. The weather here is a perfect complement to the foggy coastal weather of northern California where we live. We love to swim and boogey board in the warm ocean.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish


  • the house from the beach

    the house from the beach

  • still playing in the front yard

    still playing in the front yard

  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


  • Fishing Boats on the beach near Jiquilillo

    Fishing Boats on the beach near Jiquilillo

  • our 5 year old grandson in front of the house

    our 5 year old grandson in front of the house

  • tonight's dinner

    tonight's dinner

  • the Bisne (market in Chinandega)

    the Bisne (market in Chinandega)

  • Mangroves in the estuary

    Mangroves in the estuary

  • measuring a young turtle

    measuring a young turtle

  • fish dinner at the nearby restaurant

    fish dinner at the nearby restaurant

  • wow


  • playing in the front yard

    playing in the front yard

  • living room

    living room

  • Bedroom


  • riding horses on the beach (photo taken from the house)

    riding horses on the beach (photo taken from the house)

  • Sunset from the front porch

    Sunset from the front porch

  • offshore fishing tour

    offshore fishing tour

  • on the beach

    on the beach

  • boat ride in the estuary

    boat ride in the estuary

  • turtle hatching

    turtle hatching

  • releasing turtles on the beach

    releasing turtles on the beach

  • WARNING: collecting agates on the beach is adictive

    WARNING: collecting agates on the beach is adictive

  • morning surf

    morning surf

VRBO #272064

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 02, 2016

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