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A Spectacular Lakeside Property

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Our beautiful home is situated on a hill overlooking the farm, Lake Nicaragua, the mainland and Costa Rica.

This idyllic 10 acre waterfront/beach property comes complete with one of the grandest custom-built residences on Ometepe Island. The 2,500 sq. ft. stately home has 4 bedrooms on the second floor. Two master bedrooms feature queen-sized custom built “St. James”-style beds. The full bathroom with hot water & tub has a privacy door into one of the master bedrooms. The 2 additional bedrooms have: in the first, a set of bunks with a double lower mattress; and the other, a double bed. In total, the 4 bedrooms can accommodate 9 sleepers comfortably (2x2 in queen beds, 2x2 in double beds, & 1 in the twin bunk).

Expansive views feature breathtaking panoramic vistas over the orchard & fields across Lake Nicaragua to the windward shores of the Nicaraguan & Costa Rican mainland. As you walk directly out of your bedroom onto the 2nd floor deck for your morning coffee & to watch the dug out fish boats collecting their daily catch of inexpensive & delicious lake fish, you begin to appreciate the magic of being on the largest lake in Central America. Be ready to spot another exotic bird as it lands 30 feet away in the Julie mango tree. The only time of day when there are more bird species is shortly before the dramatic sunsets dip below the distant Pacific Coast mountains.

On the ground floor, an open floor plan design incorporates the living, dining and kitchen areas, protected from the sun by a wrap-around veranda: ideal for this southern climate. The modern food prep area has large counter spaces and is fully equipped, from the cast iron fry pan to coffee grinder and blender. The large frost free fridge will keep all of your fresh food and beverages in fine form. The 1,000 sq. ft. covered deck wraps around the lake side of the house offering a comfortable lounge area, outdoor dining area for 12 and numerous hammock spots. A second bathroom with tiled shower enclosure completes the ground floor.

The constant onshore breeze allows this energy efficient home to enjoy pleasant temperatures year round without air conditioning (except May when the breeze stops). There are fans throughout the house for those days! To get to the closest swimming beach just walk down in front of the
house (300 yds.). Guests often mount the fleet of bicycles, including the tandem, for a short flat bike trip (10 min.) to one of the island's most popular and picturesque beaches, Punta Jesus Maria. Once there, enjoy Rojer's little bistro serving excellent inexpensive seafood and other “typico” dishes. The fresh water clam ceviche is unbelievable (only available when the clams move into shallower water), but other dishes and ice cold beverages are there in all seasons.

A 20 minute bike ride to Moyogalpa, the island's main town, delivers you to numerous shops recently upgraded to include the cheeses and other popular Western foods you may crave. This town has a dozen restaurants, banks(ATM) and friendly welcoming locals. A bus passes near your house travelling in both directions on a regular schedule ($0.25) coordinating with all departing foot and car ferries (9 in total!). Taxis are also available by arrangement. 20 minutes in the other direction brings you to the town of San Jose – home to resorts (owned by 3 brothers) of Chaco Verde, a lovely location to enjoy a sunset meal or drink and frequent cultural performances.

Israel, the property's caretaker, and his family provide 24/7 security and services from their separate home on the corner of the farm. Catering, cleaning, baby sitting, etc. can all be pre-arranged.

Although the farm is private, the village of Los Angeles is at the top of the picturesque driveway. A traditional square is where the locals and visitors gather at sunset to play, enjoy the lit basketball court or just laze on one of the many park benches. On weekends and holidays, the street vendors set up barbecues. The numerous island rodeos, the world famous fresh water spring and pool, the river kayaking, volcano climbing, waterfall trekking will give you plenty to do and see (if you can drag yourself away from the property!).

Known as the “Oasis of Peace”, this island and this community enjoy a tranquility and happiness that brings visitors back time and time again. There are no fast food joints (but a 5 star pizzeria!), no traffic jams nor online obsessions (although the house sports wifi but no streaming video). Please note that this house is located in Nicaragua, and although the power infrastructure has been improving, there can be power outages on Ometepe and throughout the country.

Come, relax, enjoy! We have travelled the world and think it does not get much better than Los Angeles, Ometepe Island, Lake Nicargua, Nicaragua.

Keywords: waterfront, acreage, private, comfortable, beachfront, outdoor/indoor living
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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

    Top bunk is twin-sized; bottom bunk is double-sized....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On-demand hot water...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Cold water only...moreless

  • 2nd floor bathroom has full size bath tub and hot water. Ground floor bathroom has ceramic tiled shower enclosure...moreless


  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    this acreage includes over 700 feet of sandy beach and mangrove....moreless

  • Lake View:

    The house sits atop a hill overlooking a wide view of Lake Nicaragua and the mainland beyond....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The 700 feet of shoreline provides a bird sanctuary, sandy beaches and spectacular foliage....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    wifi through-out the house; speed varies in rural Nicaragua; expect download ~1.4 Mb & upload ~0.2 Mb...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.3
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$889 $1,778
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 01/16/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
la Paloma International open 6/1/13
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Moyogalpa or San Jose
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
la bonita

Car: Not Necessary

The Ometepe museum, La Ceiba is a 25 minute bike ride away or 3 minutes in a lively local bus. World famous fresh water spring and pool, Ojo de Agua is 20 bus ride away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My family live on Galiano Island, British Columbia for the warm half of the year and Nicaragua the balance of the year. We came to Ometepe first in 1988 while I directed the documentary film Through the Eyes of Children. In Canada we run the Gulf Islands Film & Television School-GIFTS.

Why the Owner Chose Rivas Department, Nicaragua:
This property enjoys the best this country has to offer. A very safe friendly village is at the end of our driveway. The breeze off the lake is always refreshing. We are just minutes from the new airport and the ferry terminal. This is truly a piece of paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We are big on walking lightly on the planet and as such have designed an energy efficient home. NO air conditioning is needed...although every bedroom is equipped with a quiet fan. We have also equipped the house with 6 bicycles including a tandem.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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  • exterior house

    exterior house

  • relax in the living room

    relax in the living room

  • enjoy views from lower deck

    enjoy views from lower deck

  • local artists painting above magnificent bed

    local artists painting above magnificent bed

  • Master bedroom 2

    Master bedroom 2

  • master bedroom 2

    master bedroom 2

  • late afternoon sunshine

    late afternoon sunshine

  • your spot on upper deck for morning coffee

    your spot on upper deck for morning coffee

  • plantains from the farm

    plantains from the farm

  • master bedroom 1 with exterior door to upper deck

    master bedroom 1 with exterior door to upper deck

  • exterior door to upper deck

    exterior door to upper deck

  • guest bedroom

    guest bedroom

VRBO #379881

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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