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Magnificent Views! See & Hear the Surf! Infinity Pool! Pure Paradise!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Are you looking for a comfortable vacation home that has a luxurious, exotic feel? Do you enjoy watching the surf, being awestruck by colourful sunsets and gazing at billions of stars? Then welcome to Casa Colina.

Located only a short 5 minute walk to shops, restaurants and bars, our home features an open air living environment with a floorplan that flows onto the front veranda through 4 gorgeous custom built wooden glass doors that do not obstruct the views of San Juan del Sur Bay, the quaint town and surrounding jungle. Casa Colina was designed and built to North American earthquake standards by renowned architect Chris Robertson (Pier 39 San Francisco and Finca Las Nubes) on a ridge in the gated, boutique community of Paradise Bay. Our property features a large stone terrace that is an excellent space for yoga. Our guests can enjoy daily visits from exotic birds like white throated magpie jays, motmots, kiskadees, baltimore orioles, doves, hummingbirds and the occasional appearance of wild budgies. It's not uncommon to see Howler Monkeys in the trees surrounding the pool.

Casa Colina is more than a rental home, it is also our second home as we do spend several months a year enjoying the sights, sounds and our friends of San Juan del Sur. As a result, we take great pride in maintaining our home to the highest standards. Our guests comment that it does feel and look like a home, not a hostel or cold rental space like many other casas in the area. We would be delighted to share our incredible home away from home with you in our absence.

Our home is quite private, and while the 4 m x 8 m (12 ft x 24 ft) infinity pool, arguably the largest in San Juan del Sur, is considered shared, it is only shared with the adjacent twin house and rarely would you find yourself sharing it with others. Because of the terracing, and the other house being below ours, anyone staying there cannot see into any of our spaces and vice versa. The pool is located behind the other house, but adjacent to ours. Anyone staying in the other house cannot see the pool, but there is a great view of the pool from our master bedroom and front veranda.

The bathroom in the master bedroom is only accessible through the bedroom, making it a very private space. The main bathroom is ensuite to the second bedroom but also accessible from the main living area through a separate doorway. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans while the loft bedroom has two wall fans directed at the sleeping area. Due to the constant gentle breeze, air conditioning in the main part of the house is not necessary.

Keywords: 2 bedrooms with king size beds, private loft with two twin beds, 3 twin sofa beds, oceanview, infinity pool overlooks ocean & town, covered veranda with rocking chairs and hammocks, separate large terrace and gas bbq.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About The Owner

From California originally, but spent much traveling in the Tropics. Found Nicaragua almost six years ago and almost immediately was hooked. The people, the beaches, the culture, the scenery, and overall vibe is what attracted me most.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Las Pampas

The view is what really sold me. Being able to gaze out over the picturesque town of San Juan, and see the waves is exactly what I was looking for,.

What makes this house unique

Casa Colina is truly a 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants and only another 3 minutes to the beach. The views of the valley, mountains, town, bay and ocean are spectacular. We can literally sit for hours at the pool or on the verandah and stare off with only the birds to interrupt the scenery and night lights. The peace and tranquility of this area is at the south end of San Juan del Sur and really doesn't require a car as do the other surrounding developments. And if we're feeling lazy, a quick inexpensive taxi ride gets us to where we need to be. There are plenty of inexpensive taxis and shuttles to get you to nearby surfing beaches as well as tour companies that can do longer day trips to outlying areas. The beach in SJDS is great for playing in the small surf or laying about, with plenty of bars and restaurants to serve you. The marina there offers fresh seafood for sale, fishing trips and fun sailing excursions to nearby beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is not your typical "rental" unit. It is obvious the owners take great pride in maintaining the building and providing security for the people lucky enough to rent the place. Sure there are some mismatched dishes but we can only imagine the breakage they have to deal with and can't be expected to replace full sets all the time. The kitchen does have every gadget you need which is not normal in most vacation rentals.



The house was spotless when we arrived and exceeded our expectations in beauty and design. Very comfortable too. I don't know where else in town you might find a nicer place to stay with respect to location as it does only take 5 minutes to walk to town and if you aren't on a hill, you won't have a view, and this one is spectacular!
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Las Pampas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gas stove and oven; unlimited hot water on demand. Security system and safe available for guests use.

Reviews

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Woodbridge
5

Wow!!! Amazing view/location

  • 5 of 5

I love this place, nice and quiet, people very helpful and kind, stay for eastern days thurs-Saturday. Highly recommend it, beautiful views, amazing place

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect week in SJDS!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental was perfect, from the airport pick up to the departure today! I wouldn't change anything. Towe was extremely quick to respond to my messages, and we had zero issues with the house.

The housekeeper, Katalina, is a joy to have around and an incredible cook- be sure to book her for a couple dinners. The pool is great, beds are comfortable, filtered water is included, house is secure (alarm system with security guard), wifi is reliable, location is convenient, and the view is wonderful. Would definitely stay again!

A tip for future renters- the walk back to the house is a little bit strenuous for the last few minutes, as the house sits on a steep hill. With that being said, we were a group of 20-somethings and had no problem with multiple trips per day. A car was not necessary.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colina was the perfect choice for our San Juan Del Sur vacation.

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this little town, and house.

Catalina was great to us, would definitely recommend taking full advantage.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastport, NY
5

Best house in SJDS

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. Another positive- There is a security guard station before reaching the casa and a guard outside the property at night, so we all felt extremely safe. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastport, NY
5

Best house in SJDS

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colina is beautiful and well maintained-- has all the comforts from home. 7 of us adults fit comfortably, the loft space was a bit hot so the guys ended up sleeping in the living room which gets a nice breeze at night. The view is breath taking at all times of the day, but is especially cool at night when the town is lit up. As expected in Nica- the electricity did go out twice during our week stay, but that is no reflection on the home itself. even though the pool is quite small, it was such a luxury to have one after walking up the hill to get home. We all got massages at the house, which was incredible! Highly recommend doing that! Catalina is the best ever. Can't say enough good things about her! She is so helpful and brought us a ton of laughs and fun times. I highly reccomend staying at casa Colina if your considering staying in SJDS.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA
5

Casa Colina Extraordinaire

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here in San Juan Del Sur for one month. Although, it it was the rainy season, it did not have any affect on our trip. This property is by far, the best property in all of SJDS. We spent many days walking and exploring the town and saw nothing as nice as this. The views are phenomenal, a private pool (which you will be very happy you have), and the lovely Catalina. She will cook for you, shop for you, clean for you and is wonderful. There is a lot of construction going on in this area in the way of new homes, so a tad bit of traffic and workers, however, very tolerable. The walk up the hill to the property is not for the weary. Doable, but by no means easy. We had a slight refrigerator problem, as our food was all freezing, but that was remedied quickly by the owner with a new refrigerator. Karen could not have been more helpful and concerned with any of our issues. I hate to give this property such a great revue, as I don't want you all to be there when I want to come back, but it is The Best in all of San Juan Del Sur and I did extensive research. You will not be disappointed if you choose this property for your visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
MGA
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
San Juan Bay
Car: not necessary

waterfall rapelling, zipline canopy tour - two casinos in town

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

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.