- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Smoking allowed - outside only!outside only!
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - 2121
Casa Del Mar
Nice house, good location. The appliances should be upgraded. The coffee maker didn’t work, and the refrigerator is ancient and barely functional.
rustic beach charm
This is a very basic beach front open concept beach dwelling. Really only the bedrooms are contained . the upstairs bedroom is lovely ( lots of bugs but it does have a bug net) and has its own bathroom. the two bedrooms downstairs are dark but at least had bug screens on the windows. bathrooms are outside. one bedroom downstairs had only one window and had a bat in it while we were visiting. to keep the property secure a fair amount of work needs to be done to lock everything up every time you leave.
kitchen equipment ( fridge especially) is in poor shape. we think this is due to the fact is is right on the beach. lots of plates, cutlery and utensils.
sunsets are amazing. good restaurants near by. small food store just across the street.
Local bus drops off just in front of the house and can be very noisy early in the morning.
We stayed in the upper bedroom and really enjoyed it. views are great and the ensuite makes it very nice.
Great location, not the best value
The house is perfectly situated for beach and restaurant access.
The house is spacious, has nice shaded seating areas and garden.
Susanne and Abel (local manager) are both very responsive and helpful.
Having said that, there are a few things that we would have been happier with.
The house was not clean and was poorly equipped with basic necessities. For the ~$115/night for two we would have appreciated a couple of hand towels in the bathrooms, towels for the beach, clean/newer kitchen towels, a fresh bar of soap in the bathroom, and maybe even shampoo. We had to request extra toilet paper (we were only there for 4 nights) and we barely had enough sugar. The wifi, while not an important part of our vacation, was barely functional.
The house in general would benefit from some 'tender loving care' and some upgrades - especially the kitchen.
A broader problem of Las Penitas (an in many other parts of Nicaragua) is that local burning does make it hard to enjoy the evenings and nights - especially since one has to keep windows open. (Remember, no A/C.)
We did enjoy our stay and would consider returning to Las Penitas. It is still authentic Nicaragua and the people are really great.
I booked this property because of the promise of a view. It did not disappoint. I spent as much time as possible (when not bird watching) on the balcony enjoying the sound of the waves. There were many restaurants easy walking distance, but I should probably have taken up the offer of homemade cuisine by the housekeepers. Benefits of the house were the close proximity and approx. 5 minute walk to boats to Juan Venado Island with stunning birds and turtles hatching. Would definitely stay again. I had GREAT COMPANY.
Loved the house, in a great location right on the beach. Very private yet open to the ocean. Took ourselves minute to get the way of life here right but as soon as we did...wow. Las penitas is an excellent town and an easy jump to leon and more. Some of the grandest sunsets I've ever seen.
Will be back.
Explore Isla Juan Venado Nature Reserve, minutes from the house... enjoy excellent surfing and swimming in the warm Pacific waters out your front door. Las Penitas is a small fishing village where, most days, you don't have to share the beach with more than a couple of other people! Cook your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen, or venture out to one of the local restaurants for a delicious, inexpensive meal and sunset view.
There are 5 Volcanoes to hike in the surrounding area, and many organized tour operators to choose from, in the nearby city of Leon (a 25 minute bus ride from the beach). Take walking tours of the churches, museums, murals, and ruins, and enjoy the cobblestone streets. friendly people, and wide selection of excellent restaurants and cafes and clubs in Leon city. Purchase the crafts and artesania in Leon's central square, or shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, etc in the covered market closeby. This area is a perfect blend of experiences.... enjoy the activity and sights of the city, and return to the quiet relaxation and beauty of the beach house!
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About Susanne Ruckgaber
I´m German and my husband is from Nicaragua, but we both live in Germany at the moment. I lived 3 years in Nicaragua and felt in love with the country and the people.
Susanne Ruckgaber purchased this House in 2015
Why Susanne Ruckgaber chose Las Peñitas
We just bought this property in Las Peñitas, because it was always my favorite place and I finally could fulfill my dream to have a property there. I hope in some years we will be able to live there.