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Largest Beachfront House on Colorados Surf Break with 2 Pools

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 7 bathroom with 2 pools, privacy and on Colorados surf break

Located in the secure, gated community of Hacienda Iguana, on the pristine, sandy beach of Playa Colorados you will find the Wave Garden. The Wave Garden is a gorgeous, beachfront house located right on Colorados surf break. The house is the largest in Hacienda Iguana with 6 bedrooms, each with it's own ensuite bathroom and it is the only house in Hacienda Iguana with 2 pools. The 2 large upstairs master bedrooms share a 2nd floor balcony with a seating area and hammocks that overlook the beach front pool, ocean and surf. The house is tastefully decorated with custom made hardwood furniture, beautiful tiles and local art. The house is set back just a bit from the other houses offering much more privacy than the other beachfront houses. There is a killer beachfront pool right on the edge of the property that has unobstructed views to the north and south ends of Iguana beach and the perfect viewing spot to watch your friends surf or just relax and enjoy the view. There is also a private dipping pool in the courtyard for those that want to get away from the group. There are a/c units in each bedroom, an open air floor plan for the kitchen and living area (no a/c), plenty of patio area to sit, relax and watch the surf, Claro TV, wifi internet through out the house and a generator for back up energy. The house can comfortably sleeps 12 people. The 2 upstairs master bedrooms each have a king bed, ocean views and have access to the upstairs patio. There are 4 bedrooms downstairs surrounding the courtyard and dipping pool. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the other 2 bedrooms each have 2 twin beds. Daily housekeeping, a pool cleaner and night guard are all included with the house.

Hacienda Iguana is the ideal community for those who want to surf, golf, explore or just kick back and relax on a breathtaking beach. It is a very secure community with 2 sets of gates to enter, guards posted around the community as well as full time guards at the beach club nearby. The Wave Garden also has it's own night guard specifically for the house. The security staff in place insures that you will feel very secure and comfortable to roam around the community and beach as you please. That being said the whole area is very safe and you will find that the local community is extremely humble, friendly and helpful.

The Wave Garden is located directly on the world class wave, Colorados. Colorados is a fast, barreling beach break with many peaks and A frames. It is a challenging break and best for intermediate to expert surfers. Panga Drops is just a 15 minute walk up the beach and breaks on a horse-shoe shaped rock reef. This wave generally has a mellow take off and a more vertical and playful inside section. This break can be good for long boarders or short boarders. Panga Drops amplifies swells and is usually bigger but more forgiving than Colorados. At the very north end of the beach there is a point break, Los Perros Point, that needs a good swell with the right direction to break, but with the perfect combination it can provide very fun rights.

For those that don't surf there are plenty of other great adventures, activities and day trips you can enjoy. We can arrange surf trips by boat of fishing trips leaving from Iguana if you can swim or paddle out to the boat or out of Gigante if you prefer to load the boat from shore. There are some great hikes in the area to get out and enjoy the amazing views, clean air, nature and wildlife viewing. Hacienda Iguana has it's own challenging 9 hole golf course. A round of golf (18 holes) with golf cart and clubs is only $45/person. On Wednesdays there is an organized afternoon golf scramble for guests and residents. Other available activities in the area include massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.

Our rental management company, Iguana Surf Rentals, is located in Hacienda Iguana and we are around and available for anything you might need and any to help with any questions or concerns you might have. We provide an info guide in the condo, with information on activities, hikes, day trip ideas, maps, a restaurant guide, local restaurant menus etc.

Within the community of Hacienda Iguana there are currently six restaurants. The restaurant at the beach club serves healthy and delicious plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a great beach bar with happy hour specials. Don Eloy’s bar and restaurant serves sandwiches, wings, bar food and pizza, has a full bar and is open from 3-11pm. This is also a great place to watch sports games. Scoops and Spokes is an artisan ice cream, coffee and panini shop that also offers bike rentals and tours. They also have a special beer pong night on Saturday evenings and a crepe and mimosa breakfast special on Sundays 9am-12pm. Vana tacos is a taco shop right behind the Iguana Surf Rentals Office and is open for lunch and dinner with veggie, chicken and carne asada tacos and burritos. Casa Madera is a restaurant with local Nicaraguan cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, and located in the wood house just east of the golf condos. Lastly, Casa Ananas (located just east of the golf condos) is open for breakfast and lunch and has delicious plates including vegetarian and Italian options. They also offer special dinner nights with sushi, pizza, Italian or Thai cuisine. Don Eloys, Scoops and Spokes and Vana Tacos are all located in Iguana’s growing commercial center where you will also find a La Fise ATM, NSR Surf Shop, Stop and Go Surf Market (groceries), Satori Spa, Iguana Surf School, and our office, Iguana Surf Rentals and Real Estate.

The Satori Spa and Gift Shop is located in Iguana’s Commercial Center just across from NSR Surf Shop. Satori Spa is a boutique day spa that offers massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing and body treatments and offer in home treatments upon request. They also have a great gift shop with handmade artisan crafts from Nicaragua.

Coco’s Beach Boutique is a small store inside at Casa Ananas (the small white house just east of the golf condos) that offers women’s clothing, jewelry, hats, bags and more.

Amenities Close By but Outside of Iguana:

Just outside of Iguana’s gates (3km away) there is the Rivera Market Place with an Avis Car Rental Company, BAC Bank Branch and ATM, Rivera Market/Grocery Store and Bordport Surf Shop (long term surfboard storage, surfboard sales and retail). There are many other great restaurants within a 10-20 minute drive from Hacienda Iguana.

Car Rentals: There are now 3 car rental agency options that are close by or service the Hacienda Iguana community. There is a Dollar kiosk at the Costa Esmeralda Airport that upon reservation will pick guests up in Iguana and bring them to the airport to get pick up a car (free of charge). There is an Avis car rental office in Riviera Market, just outside of Iguana’s gates. They do not deliver cars or pick up guests but you can get a taxi out to the office to pick up a car. A reservation is suggested as their inventory is limited. Lastly, Alamo will deliver and pick up vehicles to and from your rental property in Hacienda Iguana for a $40 fee. They bring their vehicles up from San Juan del Sur so a reservation is required.

Yoga/Fitness Class Schedule: Drop in yoga classes are held at the small beachfront palapa at Mark and Daves and are $12/person. Mark and Dave’s is located in the middle of Iguana beach, just south of Panga Drops where there is a large palapa and small palapa right next to each other. The Yoga schedule is the following: Tuesday (Intro to Ashtanga) at 10am, Thursday (Vinyasa Flow) at 10am and Sunday (Yin) at 10am. Private yoga and fitness classes at your rental property are also available for $60 for 1-4 people and $12 for each additional person.

Golf Scramble: Every Wednesday there is a golf scramble for $25 per person, which includes 9 holes of golf, golf clubs, golf cart, dinner and 1 non alcoholic beverage. Please meet at the Pro Shop at 2:30pm if you would like to play.

Bicycle or Golf Cart Rentals: We can organize a bicycle or golf cart rental for your stay to make it easier to get around and explore the area. Guided mountain bike tours are also available and give you a chance to see howler monkeys, iguanas, a sloth and other wildlife. Please let us know and we would be happy to make a reservation for you. The golf carts must stay on the interior roads of Iguana.

Activities: We would also be happy to organize activities and transportation for you during your stay. There will be an info guide in your condo with all the activity and day trip options including; boat trips (surf, fish or site-seeing), catamaran tours, surf board rentals, surf lessons, surf photography, massage, yoga, moto rentals, bike rentals, golf cart rentals, horseback riding, atv tours, kayaking, spanish lessons and more. Please feel free to contact us by email, call us with the phone provided in the property or set up any of these activities at your check in.

Real Estate: If you are interested in checking out the available real estate in Iguana while you are here, please let us know and we would be happy to show you around.

Important Info: Please make sure and stock up on groceries and fill your car up with gas on your way to Iguana. Rivas is your last chance for a large grocery store and gas station and is 45 minutes from Hacienda Iguana. There are a few

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Property Manager
Iguana Surf Rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a/c and it's own ensuite bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Ahhh-mazing House!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! Hacienda Iguana is a lovely, safe community with tons of amenities.Yummy tacos, excellent ice cream, delivery pizza all on site. The best restaurant is only one house walk away. Delicious food, beach bar couldn't be closer. The staff was just as attentive as we wanted them to be. The house and pool always clean. The house comes with a guard. The pool was wonderful, and when you got tired of the outdoor pool, there was the courtyard pool with a view of the moon! The kids had a wonderful surf lesson with Nacho and CJ down the beach. There were many more amenities that were available that we did not partake of: beach horse back riding, massages at the house, chef cooked meals- all of these are easily arranged for you through the management. Any little issues we had with the house were handled immediately. Water throughout Hacienda Iguana is potable, but the house also comes with a water dispenser. The house is about a 3 hour drive from the airport, but you get to see a lot of Nicargura that way! The airport and car rental is easy to manage, but management can arrange transport to and from airport for you as well. Truly a full service house. If we ever get back to Nicaragua, we will be back to Wave Garden for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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B-Day celebration at Athens Wave Garden!

  • 5 of 5

The Wave Garden was an amazing place to hang out with good friends in front of great surf for a big Birthday celebration! The view from the pool in front of Colorados was second to non! Felt like a front row seat at pipeline! House was amazing and the staff was top notch with keeping the place comfortable and clean. Seth was the man with managing our stay! He checked in on regular basis and hooked us up with some local wave knowledge and a couple of fun excursions to include, fishing, surfing and a road trip to Granada! I could go on but I'm sure you get the vibe! Great house! Great surf! Awesome sunsets and a cool restaurant and pool bar a few steps down the beach. Cool people all around! We will be back! Highly recommended for a great surf trip or just a first class get away! Go!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor paradise perfect for surfers and those looking to relax!

  • 5 of 5

The Wave Garden home is literally steps from the Colorados surf break. It's perfect for surfers or those simply looking to relax. What really made the house a home was the amazing staff. Everyone went above and beyond for us our entire stay. When we weren't surfing, relaxing at the outdoor pool, walking the beach or frequenting the beach bar just steps South, we rode our rented bicycles into town to restock our supplies and enjoy a massage and some afternoon tacos. This is definitely a home we will vacation to again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wave Garden in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great house, prime location & wonderful staff! Wave Garden easily accommodated 6 couples very comfortably. The pool and ocean vista are gorgeous. The location is ideal being a couple doors down from the charming beach bar and restaurant. We were greated by Seth who checked in with us immediately & was very attentive throughout our stay. Liz helped coordinate meals, arrivals, taxis, finances and even credited us a slight overpayment. We took advantage of the meal plan with two fabulous cooks- Amilcar & Keneth. I highly recommend doing some lunches and dinners with them. They cook, clean & were our inside connection to ice when it couldn't be found at the local shops. The house cleaner Aileen is so sweet & helpful- all our needs were taken care of. Our whole stay felt safe, clean, fun & hassle free. We all agreed we would rent again in a heart beat. Loved Wave Garden!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We love this property and this is our second year in a run running our Yoga and Surf Retreat from it. The house is spacious with ample private space for our clients to relax. A large outdoor patio area that is shaded where we can practice yoga and a fully outfitted kitchen with lots of space and enough equipment to feed a large group of ppl every evening.

The space is beautiful and accommodating, the staff is super helpful and on point and the pool is sublime! We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wave Garden

  • 5 of 5

Excellent everything- house, staff, waves. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Emerald Coast International (ECI)
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Beach Club Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
400 Metres
Hacienda Iguana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Right out front - On the beach
Car: not necessary

Hacienda Iguana is most well known to surfers as it is the community that boasts the world famous surf break, Colorados, as well as 2 other breaks, Panga Drops and Los Perros Point but is truly a wonderful vacation spot for anyone. Hacienda Iguana's 3 kilometer beach is absolutely gorgeous and there is a 9 hole golf course within the community. Activities available in the area include; massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Daily cleaning is included.

Rates listed are for up to 6 people. Each additional person will be $50/night/person. Kids 1 and under are free.

Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period will be fully refunded less a $200 administration fee. Cancellations made thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period forfeit 20% of the Deposit plus a $200 administrative fee. Cancellations thirty (30) days or less from the beginning of the rental period forfeit all of the deposit. For any cancellation, if Iguana Surf Rentals is able to rent the property for the same dates and fee then the deposit will be fully refunded less a $200 administrative fee.

***Rates include your payment processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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