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Casa Mana- Amazing Surf, Beachfront, and a Great Deal!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

If you seek great waves, unspoiled beaches and a calming environment, then Casa Mana is the place for you! This surfer’s getaway is nestled amongst the trees just a 1 minute walk from the beach. It provides the perfect balance of being off the beaten path yet fitted with all the comforts of home.

Casa Mana is a new home, completed in 2011, so every detail is new and fresh. It is approximately 1000 square feet with a large outdoor lanai that houses the dining table and a few enticing hammocks. Follow the outdoor spiral staircase and you will be led to a rooftop oasis. This is the perfect spot to witness an amazing sunset or simply take in the sounds of the crashing waves and chirping birds.

Inside you will find locally hand-made furniture and cabinetry throughout. Casa Mana has two air- conditioned bedrooms (one with a King sized bed and the other with a Queen sized bed) that share a large Jack and Jill bathroom, and can sleep up to 7 people. There is a comfortable couch and Queen size air mattress to accommodate extra guests. There is an additional half bath accessed through the living area. The kitchen comes fully stocked with all new appliances (fridge, stove, coffee maker, blender, mixer, toaster…).

We have put a great deal of thought into making sure Casa Mana has all the extra amenities you might possibly need: Beach towels, an ice chest, iPod dock, boogie boards, poker chips, alarm clocks, 1st aid kit, games, flashlights, high quality sheets, and available wireless internet. We don’t want you to feel like you are in a typical bare rental; we’d rather you feel at home, and just a bit more relaxed!

Casa Mana is located about an hour away from Managua inside the community of Finca Del Mar. Ourselves and the surrounding community respect the natural resources of Nicaragua and we attempt to tread lightly. Whenever possible, the materials used to build Casa Mana were purchased locally. The wood pillars are reclaimed trees that were knocked down in storms. The cane used in the ceiling is from local sugar cane fields. We utilize a composting and recycling system. Solar panels are also being installed soon to power all of Casa Mana.

Enough about the house, let’s talk about what you can expect to do once you get here! Surf, surf and more surf. Nicaragua is blessed with an abundance of good waves, offshore winds, and sunny weather almost all year-round so you are sure to catch a few good waves. With just a few surfers and plenty of waves you will never have to battle for waves in a crowded line-up. If surfing is not your specialty, no worries, there are plenty of other activities to choose from as well: take a horseback ride on the beach, volunteer for a few hours at the local elementary school, indulge in a fantastic massage, charter a boat for the day and catch some fish, play golf at the nearby Gran Pacifica golf course, hike down the river and take in the many species of birds, enjoy a relaxing massage, take day excursions to Granada/Leon/Masaya or maybe just enjoy some much deserved hammock time and a cold Tona. Be as lazy or as active as you desire.

Just a short walk away you will find Los Cardones surf lodge. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat, meet other travelers from all over the world, participate in preserving sea turtles or simply swing in a hammock while sipping on a cold drink. Los Cardones also has a wide array of surfboard & boogie board rentals to choose from. A little further down the beach you will find Gran Pacifica Resort, which has a yummy poolside restaurant, Tasca. Check out their daily specials (happy hour, beer & burger night, taco night, wing night).

If you want to escape the hustle & bustle of the usual tourist destination and experience nature, an unspoiled beach, and peace & quiet, this is the place for you. Casa Mana provides Nicaragua at her best.

Our property manager speaks fluent English, and will be available to greet you and help you with whatever needs you may have. Please inquire about our additional services: airport transportation, pre-stocking of groceries, available pre-paid cell phone as well as a 3G wireless thumb drive for internet connectivity.

For more information on Casa Mana, please contact:

Janelle Hansen, Property Manager, Nicaragua

(505) 8718-7856 (local nicaraguan number)

Keywords: beachfront, beach view, surf lodge, surf, house, cottage, bungalow, casita, incredible

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About The Owner

Kevin works as a pizza chef in Boulder Colorado. He loves surfing, and finds himself dreaming of the Nicaraguan waves when he is back at home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose San Diego

Kevin, an avid surfer, decided to build himself the ultimate dream home. After multiple trips to Nicaragua to enjoy the waves, he knew he wanted a place of his own, to enjoy constantly, and to share with other traveling surfers at a reasonable cost.


San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Air mattress (1)
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Rooftop deck, spiral staircase


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Casa Mana- Amazing Surf, Beachfront, and a Great Deal!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Cranbrook, BC, Canada

This is a perfect little house for getting away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 11 and 12 yr old daughters and I arrived at Casa Mana and the first thing we found were cold beers and cupcakes in the fridge. Very nice!

This modern home has everything you need including a roof top deck and air conditioning in the bedrooms.

It's a short walk over to Los Cardones Surf Camp where they have great, fresh food and interesting people to hang out with.

The beach itself goes on forever and was rarely populated with more than a couple people at a time. We aren't surfers but had a great time playing in the waves and exploring the shoreline.

The girls went on a very affordable horseback ride while Tom and I took advantage of the $20 massages. An ocean breeze over bare skin, birds in the canopy, crashing waves and a soothing touch - for $20 you can't go wrong!

If motion sickness is a problem for anyone in your group stock up on Gravol! The paved but twisting highway 8 leading down to the coast had one of my kids sick on the way in and the other one sick on the way out. While hard to stomach, the road features fantastic views of the rolling hills and ocean.

Be sure you stock up on groceries in a major centre before turning off the PanAmerican, and be prepared to unplug for a while and just chill.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! Great location and place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family! Big beds, AC in room, and kitchen fit all our needs. Roof top access was nice for check out the clear night skies. All our needs were quickly met.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed at Casa Mana for five nights.

We had an amazing stay at the property. Days were spent strolling the un spoiled beaches, watching the wildlife, and exploring.

Evenings were spent cooking home cooked meals, and enjoying a cervasa on the deck listing to the ocean.

Janele was amazing having arranged a massage, fully stocked the house with bottled water, baked goodies, booked taxis, and was available for any questions we may have had.

Our family felt safe and had a wonderful evening stay. We will be back for sure.

The Eco lodge was also amazing. During our stay at Casa Mana we put up three of our daughters friends for four evenings.

They had an amazing stay, rooms were clean, staff was friendly and accommodating.

The food was great also, having had a family dinner there during our stay at Casa mana.

Wonderful time had by all!

Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Booking next year's trip already!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a 1 week stay at Casa Mana and I'm already planning next year's trip. Janelle, the property manager, was super helpful in helping our group arrange transportation, a rental car, and groceries for the house when we arrived. She periodically checked in with us to make sure we were 100% satisfied, which we definitely were! The house is beautiful and is located a rock's throw from the Pacific Ocean. We spend almost every evening on the rooftop deck reminiscing about our multiple surfs each day and gazed at the stars as a pleasant breeze kept us cool. Nearby Los Cardones Ecolodge (walking distance) was a hot spot for us as the food was out of this world and the hospitality from the staff was amazing. Everyone there greeted us with a genuine smile and made sure we always had a cold Toña in our hands. The surf out front was fun all day long and it was nice to be able to take a mid-day nap at Casa Mana with the AC on blast. Lots of memories were made at Casa Mana this past week and we can't wait until our next trip down!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 1 week and Casa Mana was a great spot to enjoy our time at the beach. It's location was very close to the beach and Los Cardones. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Janelle, the manager was fantastic and answered all of our questions before and during our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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whistler, canada

Amazing location, awesome place

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful deserted beach, this is your place. The house is located 30 seconds walk away from the beach and the local surf camp, and has everything you need. Two good size bedrooms and a great bathroom ensure your creature comforts are catered for. An added bonus is the roof top terrace.

The locals are friendly and the property manager will make sure you have everything you need.

I will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yoga, surf lessons,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$200 per night for holidays...

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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