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Has it All - in San Juan Del Sur

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Beautiful, quiet residence in San Juan del Sur. Two minutes slow walk to the nearest restaurants and shopping. Located directly on the malecón fronting San Juan del Sur. The 'action' begins 1 1/2 blocks away.

Historically San Juan del Sur has been the favorite vacation destination for all Nicaraguans...those with financial means and those with less financial means. Mark Twain visited. Cornelius Vanderbilt made 3 steamship visits to Lago de Nicaragua, 12 miles from San Juan del Sur. You will pass by Lake Nicaragua on your way to San Juan del Sur and will see the two volcanoes on the Ometeppe Island. One volcano is active.

There is no end to sightseeing just minutes outside of San Juan del Sur. Miles of pristine, unpopulated beaches. Forests, jungles, wildlife. Visit my ranch (wildlife reserve) of 1,100 acres 20 minutes from San Juan del Sur. Out on the horses one will see three species of monkeys (howler, spider, white face), deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, sloths, anteaters, small native tigers, and numerous species of wildfowl. A tapir even makes an appearance on rare occasions. We grow our own coffee, rice, beans and corn. 2,000 orange trees, 1,000 mango trees, and 200,000 hardwood trees of several different varieties...planted 4 years ago. With the favorable climate in Nicaragua the fruit trees, vegetables, and hardwood trees grow like 'weeds'. Truly amazing to witness.

Keywords: Secure, Large, Spacious (5500 Sq Ft) 5 Bedroom/5 Bath, in the Heart of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. One of the Few Homes Across the Road from the Beach Directly in San Juan Del Sur. Clean. on Site Staff 24 Hrs. Cook, Housekeeper. Secured Parking on Site. a/C, TV, DVD Players, Free Wi-Fi.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

Retired medical doctor from Minnesota. I have lived in Nicaragua since 2001. I built this home. My six children and six grandchildren love to visit.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2001

Why The Owner chose San Juan del Sur

Nicaragua has the friendliest people in the world. Miles of beautiful unpopulated beaches. Beautiful jungles within minutes of town. Horseback riding on my 1100 acre ranch with views of the Pacific Ocean. 100 year old ranch house.

What makes this villa unique

Most relaxing and centrally located.


San Juan del Sur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • #1 double bed..matrimonial 3,3 X 5.8 meters #2 double bed and twin bed 3,3 X 4 meters #4 one set of bunk beds and 2 twin beds (4 beds) 3,1 X 4.2 meters #5 one set of bunk beds and 2 twin beds (4 beds) 3.1 X 4.2 meters #6 king size bed 4 X 5.6 meters Plus a cot for wherever.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Has it All - in San Juan Del Sur
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home that has everything you may need (kitchen, pool, AC, parking, plenty bedrooms and sitting/relaxing area). Keith is wonderful and checked in on us throughout the stay. Aura and Silvia (helpers) were kind and lovely to be around. They helped prepare the meals and made sure we felt comfortable at the house. We stayed during easter week, which is naturally loud and packed with parties -- so if you don't like that, then don't go for easter week. Also there is a fish market nearby to buy fresh fish. There is a local market and many places to go eat. Overall, 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Dr Mancebo. I hope you return soon. The staff greatly appreciated the thoughtfulness of your group. Saludos, Keith
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Una experiencia maravillosa !!

  • 5 of 5

La casa tiene una buena ubicacion , cerca de restaurantes , tiendas etc perfecto para familias grandes porque tiene mucho espacio , bien equipada y una vista increíble Keith es muy amable , siempre estuvo disponible para responder todas nuestras preguntas , también reconmendaria el tour en su finca fuè sin duda la mejor parte de nuestra visita .

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't get any better

  • 5 of 5

The location is great, the rooms are great, the pictures don't do the spaciousness justice. It is bright and very open.

A horse back ride on Kieth's ranch should be mandatory-the horses are gentle and sure-footed.

Our hosts are gracious and helpful, they treat you like old friends.

The staff are great and friendly.

The two k. Beach is across the road.

The only thingwrongwiththis is my poor Spanish.

We are halfway through our two week stay and definitely thinking seriously about returning next year-all eight of us

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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veryy well located

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Keith's house (Las Palmas) in 4 night in August 2015. We were a party of 15 people (3 families, 6 adults and 9 children aged from 8 to 15). The house was the perfect size and had the perfect location. We didn't have cars so we all appreciated being so close the shops, the restaurants and the beach. We had access to the kitchen to prepare our own meals. Marta (housekeeper) also cooked for us. We went to see the turtles lay their eggs and the children took surfing lessons. We went horseback riding with Chito. That was certainly one of the highlight of our trip. I have to admit that when we learned that we would not go on the beach with the horses (the #1 thing to do in sjds according to Trip Advisor), we were not so sure. But we would have missed the amazing views from the mountains. The children loved spending some time on the ranch. And the horses were perfect, the children would certainly have taken a lot more on the horses.

Je vous encourage à louer cette maison. Vous ne serez pas déçu. Et si vous parlez français, vous aurez la chance de faire la conversation avec Keith.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan, USA

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Five women spent 4 wonderful days in San Juan del Sur and found this beautiful villa to be the perfect place for us. We had access to the quiet beach town with all the restaurants and activities within walking distance. The security provided restful nights. We were welcomed by Keith and his staff, meals were wonderful and if we had not been touring other cities in Nicaragua we would have loved to stay all 11 days here. won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, nh

With this property Nicaragua has it all/

  • 5 of 5

As my family lives up and down the east coast we get together once a year for xmas and new years. This year was special as my dad turned 75 and me and my brother wanted to take him to a destination that he and my mother would not visit on thier own. There were ten of us with 4 childern between 10-15years of age

We picked San Juan Del sur in Nicaragua

Let me just say- We loved it here.Our Host Keith was awesome. Due to the distance and the fact there we had never seen the place there was some trepediation. But let me just say that it was unwarranted. The house/ the place the amenities all lived up to the billing and we could not have asked for a more concerned and reponsive host than Keith. Most times he would reply within an hour or less to any question or concern we had. Plus everybody in town knows him. He is like royalty so you get some of that rubbed off in the way your treated by the locals as well.

Surfing at hermosa/ going for horseback rides on kieths farms , visiting volcanoes, seeing grenada the oldest central american city, fishing on xmas day and catching black tuna/ white tuna/ mackrel and red snapper and two hours later having the cook fry that up for us for xmas dinner.. cannot get better than that.

Drinking tona in town, visiting the super pali all of it..

I cannot say enough about Nicaragua and our host Keith.

If you are planning a trip to see the true nicaragua I would highly recommend this place as your base for a great and exciting vacation and getaway.

The re-entry to work life this week has been brutual to say the least and i desperately miss nica-time-- which if you visit nicaragua you will be familiar with.

My younger son who loves school said upon his return to the US that he wants to go back and not go to school, where if you knew him it would shock you to hear those words .. Thats how good it was.

One of the best vacations me and my family have taken.

Highly recommended.


Salem, NH

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horseback riding on my 1,100 acre ranch 20 minutes from San Juan del Sur.




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