About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Property Manager
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.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2011
Why Property Manager 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.
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Amazing place! First time to Nicaragua and not the last.
This was by far the best beach trip we have ever experienced. The house Casa Mana was perfect for our family of 4 and the community was super friendly and accommodating even with our language barrier. Dan and janelle do a great job handling all of our needs and great to et to know. We are not surfers but a great place to learn and just spend time on the beach with no crowds. I can’t say enough about this place and Nicaragua in general. We will be planning our next trip soon.
This is a perfect little house for getting away from it all.
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.
Perfect! Great location and place to stay!
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!
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!
Booking next year's trip already!
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!
Everything we needed for a relaxing stay
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.
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Additional information about rental rates
$200 per night for holidays...