About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Romantic, Private, hill top home with beautiful ocean views!
An incredible, 2000 sq. ft, 2 bed 2 1/4 bath, fully furnished, private home with two master King bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, open air living, and just minutes to 3 of Nicaragua's most beautiful sun and surf beaches, Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual, Playa Playones.
Experience life in one of the largest, privately owned ecological reserves in Central America, teeming with wildlife and natural beauty. This small, private boutique community has been designed using green building concepts, native fallen hardwoods and stone. Boundaries between indoors and outdoors merge when sliding walls reveal your own private patio with ocean and tropical jungle views.
What to Expect!
Casa Culebra was designed and built by the developers of world renowned Morgan's Rock Eco Resort, boasts 16' vaulted cane ceilings with large overhangs, providing shade from sun and rain showers. The homes ideal position on a ridge allows the cool breezes to flow throughout.
Polished concrete floors keep the house cool, even in the heat of the day. Asian inspired 12' sliding privacy walls are featured on both master King bedrooms. Ceilings fans provide comfort for your sleeping ease. En-suite open air bath with double vanities feature beautiful copper hand made detail. Living area boasts comfortable contemporary white sofa's with matching chairs in addition to 2 leather chairs and ottoman. A featured natural stone table is the centre piece to enjoy board games or just sit around and enjoy a cocktail.
Pool / Security:
Enjoy a swim in our shared 15 meter infinity edge pool overlooking the pacific and jungle terrain, just steps outside the front door.
This home enjoys the benefits of secure parking and 24 hour security in a locked, gated community. Maid and pool service is included.
This house is perfect for honeymooners, families of four, one or two couples looking for adventure get away.
Where's the Beach:
We are located just a 20 minute walk down our private trail or 5 minute drive to the best surf and sun beaches in the area, Playa Maderas, Playa Majagual and Playones. There are surf board rentals and a selection of local cafes accessible by foot.
Our 'Meet & Greet' couple Elisha and Gordon will help you navigate your way through town, and out to the house making your first day a comfortable transition. Our host can help you arrange a selection of diverse activities in the area to include from zipping to yoga. We include this service in the price of the rental.
A four wheel drive high clearance vehicle is REQUIRED for accessing not only Casa Culebra, but the majority of the surfing beaches north and south of San Juan del Sur. We are located 12 km (20 min) from town on country, dirt roads and as the Balcones community is perched on a hill from the main road a 4 x 4 vehicle will make your stay much more enjoyable! Let us help you arrange transportation to and from the airport, and provide you with a discounted rate with one of our Car Rental agents.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
Based in San Francisco we travelled to Nicaragua to catch some waves after reading about the small town of San Juan del Sur in 2003. It was reminiscent of villages in Mexico 25 years ago, unaffected, natural, the people warm and friendly. We rented a truck and off we went up and down the coast line of Nicaragua in search of the best waves. We checked out every possible spot for miles but always returned back to the surrounding area of San Juan del Sur. We finally settled on Balcones de Majagual which afforded us an Architecturally stunning home in a private ecological reserve within walking distance to one of the premier surf beaches Maderas. It's proximity to San Juan located only 20 minutes away gave us the option for a little night life and great restaurants if we so desired. ........We've been here ever since!
Owner purchased this House in 2006
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We love Casa Culebra
This was our second visit to wonderful Casa Culebra. The house is beautiful. The kitchen is very well equipped. The beds are super comfy. The deck is absolutely perfect for watching the sunset with a cocktail. We woke up to howler monkeys and hung with the vultures at the pool. The beach is a short drive away and is beautiful. The nacatamales at Matilda’s on the beach are the best:) we surfed, played in the waves and did tidal pool exploring. We are coming back next year!
So, it's the third time we have returned to Casa Culebra and it absolutely never disappoints. The house is so cool, in every way. Not only does the architecture allow a constant breeze to flow through, it's so well positioned for that sunset!
We realise we love it so much because of the inside/outside experience. You are always in contact with nature around and that just feels special.
The house has everything you could need. It's kept beautifully clean by the cleaners who attend almost every other day. I can't work the oven, but no big deal as there is a fantastic gas BBQ on the terrace outside with a view to due for! New addition this year is internet TV, so you can spend all your day time on the local beach watching turtles nesting (yes, that happened this year) and spend your cosy evenings in listening to the sounds of the jungle and watching a Netflix box set. We love everything about this house, Balcones feels safe and peaceful and the surrounding coastline is gorgeous. So happy to have found it. We plan to return again and again if we can. Thank you Suze for a very experience every time.
You and your family are without a doubt the absolutely best fit for Nicaragua. Not only do you embrace my home but submerse yourselves into the culture of the country. You will be forever welcome to our home and our hearts.
Our only regret with Casa Culebra is that we didn't stay longer. An excellent orientation from Elisha and her quick response to any inquiries made everything easy. The home itself is comfortable, unique and fully equipped. Relaxing by the pool was wonderful and the Howlers paid us a visit. The area beaches offer busy or quiet. Great value and a wonderful experience awaits you at Casa Culebra.
You know they always say Calgary people are the best.. well I for one agree wholeheartedly. Thanks for staying with us and hope you come back next year for a longer stay now that you’ve got the lay of the land.
Amazing Family Vacation
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, my family of 4 (children 10 and 12) absolutely LOVED staying at Casa Culebra - from the fantastic view, to the beautiful and well equipped home, you could not ask for more in a vacation rental! We have stayed at many VRBO rentals in Central America and this far exceeded our expectations! First, Elisha was so amazing - first meeting us in SJDS and showing us where to shop for produce and fish and then bringing us to this home - Elisha was always available for questions or assistance with anything. The property staff were so kind and worked so hard all day! The house is a fantastic location to the best beaches - we would drive down to Playa Playones and then walk to the nearby beaches of Maderas and Majugal.
The tranquility and serenity you will experience here is second to none! This has been our favorite family vacation yet and we would love to return!! Thank you Suze for sharing your beautiful home!!
Thank you Rachelle,
Rarely do we have a family that embraces Nicaragua like you did. We are so happy you chose our home for your visit and of course welcome you back anytime. You did your homework before you arrived and that along with Elisha's excellent conceirge services seemed to be the perfect formula for success. We do strive to make everyone's time with us a successful one and you and your family are a true testament that our team makes it work with people who are willing to jump in with both feet.
Suze, Elisha and the Balcones team!
Casa Culebra served as the perfect setting for our worry-free girls’ getaway! The house offered just the right amount of relaxation, adventure, and luxury.
For those of you wondering…yes, the pictures are on point when it comes to the clean and comfortable accommodations you expect to see upon arrival. However, keep in mind what you can’t see that takes the experience to a whole new level.
The sunrise and sunset views from this house (and throughout the property) were breathtaking, and the infinity pool quickly became part of our sunset ritual. Elisha, our concierge, truly served as our Ambassador! She was beyond helpful when it came to booking excursions or simply offering ‘life in Nica’ advice. This gave us the feeling of being on vacation, but also gave us a little taste of the local scene.
We enjoyed 2 evenings in with Chef Adam, which I highly recommend….not only was he a whiz in the kitchen, but he offered comedic commentary in between courses. We also took advantage of surf lessons with Baldo (he should get an award for patience), which was an incredible experience….especially for those of us that surfed for the first time and GOT UP! Last and certainly not least, the groundkeepers and security of the property were very attentive. It was comforting to know that if and when we needed something, they were nearby and promptly provided assistance.
I highly recommend a stay at Casa Culebra, and can say without a doubt, that I am looking forward to a return visit in the (hopefully near) future.
We were so happy to host such a great group. Equally was Adam delighted to be your "Chef" in the kitchen for a couple of memorable meals. We will welcome you back with open arms.
Beautiful relaxing place
My family and friends had a great time at this house, the views were amazing and waking up to sounds of monkeys was the best. You will need a 4x4 to get here , but the tough trail is worth it. I would watch out for the spiders and scorpions in the house, as we seen them almost daily for 2 weeks we were there. Overall a great experience , Gordon and Elisha were always there to answer any questions and lend a helping hand.
Yes those little critters will find their way in. At different times of the year you'll find an abundance and at others none. We do have professionals service our home but due to the nature of the location this can be one of the things you have to deal with. But overall it sounds like the trip was a success and we look forward to seeing you again.
Surf, Surf, Surf.... Maderas, Horseback riding on the beach, Dare a little with Da Flying Frog Zip-line, Enjoy a Spa day, Stretch it out at a yoga class, Explore beaches north and south of San Juan, Visit a Coffee Plantation, Hike Mambacho Volcano, Do some sport fishing, Take a tour of La Flor turtle reserve at midnight, Take a quiet Sunset Sail, or a Whale watching expedition, Catch a water taxi to a secluded beach Take an overnight trip to Ometepe, Visit Playa Hermosa of Survivor Fame, Try your luck with Trivia night at Republic Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends and family in the quaint town of San Juan and watch another spectacular sunset or stay at home and cuddle up with a good novel.....its all good!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
2013 Low Season - June 1 - Oct 31 $145 2013 High Season- Nov 1 - May 31 $175 2013 Christmas Dec 21 - Jan 4th weekly rental only 2014 Semana Santa / April 11 - 20th $250 - weekly rental only 3.5 % charged for Pay Pal and is responsibility of client Low Season Only- weekly rates / 1 night free