About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)
Looking for something comfortable and with a certain amount of luxury, yet still a little exotic and adventurous? Welcome to Casa Sueños, The Dream House.
Set in the progressive, boutique community of Paradise Bay, Casa Sueños is open air design and living at it’s finest. Located only a short 5 minute walk from downtown San Juan del Sur, Casa Sueños was designed by the renowned architect Christopher Robertson (Pier 39 San Francisco and Finca las Nubes) and represents some of the most luxurious, and beautiful accommodations in San juan del Sur. This private home is perched on a ridge overlooking the beautiful bay of San Juan del Sur and the Pacific Ocean, allowing for both stunning ocean and jungle views. Enjoy daily visits from the communities local flock of magpie jays, and other wildlife living in the surrounding jungle. Being nestled in one of Central America’s most biologically diverse regions, sightings of sloths, parakeets, iguanas, margays and hummingbirds are common occurrences for guests at Casa Sueños.
Casa Sueños is more than a rental home, it is also our second home. As a result, we make sure that it is always well maintained, and lacks that cold, rental space feeling. Above all we are delighted to share our wonderful home away from home with you in our absence.
Casa Sueños is a fully air-conditioned 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home boosting high ceilings, cool polished stamped concrete floors, and an open air concept that allows for fresh air to flow throughout the home. Both large bedrooms contain beautiful stone, en-suite bathrooms, large storage spaces, and views of either the ocean or jungle. Both bedrooms are well appointed with fine linens, pillows and two twin beds that can be joined together to make one king at your request.
Attention to detail such as large Japanese style sliding doors, unique locally made wood furniture and window coverings, local artwork, and decor, as well as genuine statues used in the filming of Survivor Nicaragua give the home a uniquely serene and peaceful feel. Casa Sueños provides you with the essential modern conveniences such as Wi-fi available in the home and on the grounds, flat screen TV, DVD, video library and comfortable couches which can be converted into beds. Boundaries between indoors and outdoors blend when sliding walls in the living room open to a large patio with ocean and jungle views.
As devoted foodies, we make sure the kitchen is stocked with everything one would need to make a gourmet meal. Gas range and oven, pots, pans, hand mixer, spices, large mixing and serving bowls, and dishes and cutlery for eight people. A coffee maker and espresso maker allow you to enjoy your cup of world class Nicaraguan coffee whatever way you prefer. A traditional north american style propane BBQ is available for your use, as well as all the necessary BBQ equipment.
Located just above the home is the incredible 15 meter infinity pool boasting an incredible view of the surrounding jungle and the bay of San Juan del Sur. The pool is shared amongst two homes, but rarely do you find yourself sharing it with others. This is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the pacific in the cool, comfortable pool waters. Comfortable pool furniture is provided for your use, and this is an excellent spot to simply relax, enjoy a cocktail, all while listening to the waves crash in the bay.
Casa Sueños is located a short 5 minute walk from the heart of downtown San Juan del Sur. The location of our home is second to none as a car is not required to take in the culture and amenities of this bustling surfing village. In town you will find fresh fruit and vegetables at the market, craft beer at La Cerveceria, ocean front dining at a number of restaurants, incredible cafe’s and eateries, exciting nightlife, and of course the beautiful San Juan del Sur beach. The gentle waves of San Juan del Sur bay are rarely big enough to surf. If surfing is your thing than we recommend renting a vehicle to drive to the nearby world class surf breaks of Maderas, Hermosa, Remanso, or Yanke.
An English and Spanish speaking “meet and greet” is included in the cost of rental. Our host can help you arrange a variety of activities in the area including zip lining, fishing, horse back riding, boat cruises, surf lessons, professional onsite massages, and spanish lessons. This home also enjoys the benefits of secure private parking, and the security of our gated community. Gardening and pool service is included, laundry service on request.
Please don’t hesitate to ask us for tips about the town and surrounding area. We are happy to provide you with our list of favourites, be it activities or restaurants.
If you do decide to rent a vehicle a four wheel drive high clearance vehicle is strongly recommended for accessing some of the more remote beaches north and south of San Juan del Sur. If you don’t feel like renting a vehicle to explore the areas around San Juan del Sur than we can arrange a punctual, friendly, and knowledgable driver at approximately the same rate as a car rental…and he can do surf lessons and take pictures of you and your group as you are catching your first waves. If this is a service that you are interested in then we suggest booking early as he is very popular in and around town.
If you don’t want to cook while you are on vacation, or you just want a break from eating at restaurants or preparing meals, we highly recommend that you ask us to arrange for you to have your own local cook and get to taste the exquisite local cuisine. You may have read a few positive things in our reviews about our cook Katalina…she is incredible.
Please inquire about our monthly and long term rates.
Other Things to Note:
The house is monitored 24/7 by the best security company in the country.
We provide two safes in the house to stash your valuables.
Cable television and high speed wifi is included.
Fresh drinking water is included.
Air conditioning is provided in all rooms.
Parking is available for up to two vehicles.
1) Airport pick up. (The drive from Managua to San Juan del Sur takes about 2.5 hours. If you are landing after4PM, we recommend you to hire our PICK UP service, that will make it easy for you and us to do the check in, as our property manager will be in constant communication with the driver and they can also take you straight to the house.
2) Grocery shopping.
3) We can help you arrange tours to the different beaches for surfing, snorkeling or to go turtle watching.
3) Day tours to the different cities away from San Juan del Sur such as Masaya (Market with local souvenirs and volcano), Granada (Colonial city with access to Lake Nicaragua and Las Isletas), Los Pueblos Blancos (Where they sell wooden furniture, pottery and they have the biggest pant nurseries), Ometepe (Island made out of 2 volcanoes that stick out of Lake Nicaragua, which is the only one in the world with fresh water bull sharks). Leon (another colonial city which used to be the capital of Nicaragua), etc.
4) We can get you pretty good deal on car rentals, if you need to rent one while you are here.
5) Horse Back Riding.
6) In house masseuses.
7) Zip lines here and in Granada.
8) Laundry services.
Please ask prices for the different services, these services are not included in the rental price, as they are separate from the house.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 28, 2017
About Rob Burnett
This house is owned by two passionate surfers Rob Burnett and Danny Elder. We are Canadians who grew up enjoying all types of boardsports: snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding. Once introduced to surfing we were both instantly hooked. Danny spends 3-4 months of the year surfing waves around the world, and when Rob isn't dreaming about the perfect uncrowded waves of Nicaragua he is running his business Freeride Boardshop.
Rob Burnett purchased this House in 2010
Why Rob Burnett chose San Juan del Sur
Danny travelled the entire globe searching for the perfect surf destination. After checking out Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Indonesia Danny decided to give Nicaragua a try. Within days he fell in love with the town of San Juan del Sur. The town has everything including killer surf within short driving distances. This house and it's sister house were both being built at the same time and we decided to buy this one because of it's amazing view of the San Juan del Sur bay.
What makes this House unique
The one thing that this house has that many of the other rentals in San Juan del Sur don't is that it is close enough to quickly walk to downtown, but at the same time it's far enough away that you enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of the lush area that surrounds the house. The location, view, pool and setting are all amazing.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location! Lots of room
The house was exactly as described. Close to town, room for families, fully stocked kitchen and wifi worked great. Eli is the best! He will make your airport transfer a pleasurable drive. We also had surf lessons from Eli. He was very patient even though we are not surfer material. Katarina cooked a meal of steak and lobster for us that was great. I believe Rob has two of the nicest people in San Juan Del Sur taking care of his guests if you choose. The hill up to the house is quite steep but cabs are cheap. There were four of us so we rented a side by side for a couple of days to go to the beaches and explore town.
Casa Sueños...definitely dreamy!
When we were looking to book a place in SJDS we weren't sure where to start so we messaged a bunch of homeowners. Within minutes Rob responded & really made our decision easy. He suggested sites to see, places to eat, beaches, drivers etc...really helped plan our trip. We had Eli pick us up from the airport in Managua at night and the drive to town is interesting...I wouldn't recommend driving yourself if you are unfamiliar with the roads in Nicaragua. Eli was $120 for our group of 4 and he was friendly, on time, and had a bunch of great ideas for upcoming week stay! We were so excited to arrive at the house...although it was dark when we arrived we were blown away. The house is even more beautiful in person. Waking up the next day we had plans to hit the beach, but once we saw the pool we quickly changed our minds and fired up the blender! What a view!! We spent the rest of the week doing surf lessons, visiting the markets downtown, eating at some of the wide range of restaurants SJDS has to offer, zip lining, and doing a volcano hike! The house seriously has it all and then some. Oh, I almost forgot that we took Rob's advice and hired his cook Katalina for a couple of dinners...if you stay here make sure to hire Katalina! Steak and lobster one night, and swordfish the next!! Wow...that's all I can say. I wanted to bring her back home with me!! Thanks Rob, Eli, and Katalina for everything. Can't wait to return to this dreamy oasis!
Fantastic Stay in San Juan Del Sur
Great location,great property, and great owner.
Three of us rented the house for a week there is easily room for 8. The house has everything you need and is spotlessly clean and new. The location and view from the house is great. The house is up a hill about a 5 minute walk from the centre of town and is in a very secure safe location. The house is very peaceful as it is set up on the hill in the forest it has a patio and a couple of hammocks to lounge in. A stellar view of SJDS bay from the house and also the pool which is located just above the house which is very private great for cooling down and having a couple of drinks in the afternoon.
On the recommendation of Rob the owner we also hired Katalina to cook breakfast every morning for us and she also prepared two dinners for us (Steak and lobster and Mahi mahi with all the fixings) she is a fantastic chef and would highly recommend hiring her for your stay. She is very friendly and helpful and is also great if you want to practice your Spanish - she was very patient with me!.
Rob also put us in touch with Eli a local that took us surfing and gave us surf lessons. We went out with him for two days at Playa Remanso and had a blast surfed -or tried to surf.....and had a good time hanging out on the beach. We also hired him for transport back and forth to Granada . He got us around safely and we also got to get know him and he got the local perspective from him he is fluent in english. I would highly recommend him for transport /surfing or if you need to do anything else during your stay.A real honest and genuine guy and really fun just to hang out with.
Great place to stay and Rob the owner is very responsive and very helpful with making sure you will have a great time. Would definitely stay here again!
Thank-you for staying at my home in SJDS and being such gracious guests!! I arrived in Nicaragua the day you and your group checked out and Katalina couldn't stop talking about how much fun she had with you guys, and how wonderful you and your group were. Eli too had nothing but great things to say about you guys!! I'm super pumped you guys had such a great time...come back and stay with us again anytime!
Perfect week long stay
We had a great time at Casa Suenos. I went down to visit San Juan del Sur with four other guys and the house was exactly what we were looking for. Plenty of beds, full kitchen, great infinity pool with a view, and just far enough outside of town to feel private enough. Walking distance to town was great - took five minutes to get to the Cerveceria (great spot in town, if you make it down here you need to check this spot out). Five stars and would recommend to anyone looking to find a nice affordable house to stay for a week or more!
Amazing Place. Catalina was wonderful!
Went for a yearly trip with two of my friends to San Juan del Sur. We could not have had a better time. All of the people we met were amazing, and the house was beautiful (way too big for 3 people). The infinity pool has a great view, and the hammocks got a lot of use. The only thing I might change would be to put steps up to the pool as the steep path could be a little slippery if you are as uncoordinated as I am.
Catalina is the chef that the owner recommended for us, and she was fantastic. She always went the extra mile whenever we needed anything. Don't let her fool you, she speaks English pretty well! Jess who lives in the casita near the house was also really helpful and fun. I highly reccomend Casa Suenos, and would stay there again if I ever come back.
Highlight of our Trip!
We had such a memorable two weeks at Casa Suenos, I already miss it! Everything we dreamed of and more. Rob the owner was so kind and helpful giving us updates and suggestions to what we should do during our stay.
The Casa had a friendly security guard out front so we never felt unsafe. We left most of our valuables out and none of us encountered any problems.
It is walking distance from down town, but very cheap cab ride anywhere. Rob helped us arrange a personal driver, Eli. He drove few of us to and from the Managua airport.
The house was fully equipped and we enjoyed using the brand new BBQ. We really enjoyed cooking at the house, but I highly recommend Catalina's cooking. She is the sweetest and the cutest (ask her to make Mango Chicken! That was my favourite!).
The rooms were spacious and comfortable with AC and fans. The communal space was ample and we really loved all the surf/snowboard dvds that were left for the house. The infinity pool was such a luxury! Gorgeous scenery and sunset! Pool was kept tidy every day and we enjoyed having drinks by the poolside with our neighbours.
If you are looking for a great time with your friends or family, Casa Suenos certainly fits all the criteria for an amazing vacation!
The possibilities for activities in and around San Juan del Sur are endless. Choose surfing in the morning, volcano tour in the afternoon, and finish the day off with a tour of a colonial city. I can help arrange anything you would like to do...don't hesitate to ask.
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