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Bubby's house on the sand in Rancho Santana

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Sacuanjoche

One of the few truly beachfront homes in Rancho Santana. This single story home built in 2012 boasts four bedrooms with ensuite baths an office, and a studio that can sometimes be occupied separately plus an infinity pool all with full ocean views. No drawing straws for a good room. We sleep 10 in separate beds. Located on the sand at Playa Rosada. Sit around the pool and watch your friends get barreled at the left reef out front! AKA Sacuanjoche, named for our huge plumeria tree on the oceanfront. This is a private home in Rancho Santana not part of the Rancho Santana rental pool though most of the Rancho Santana amenities are available to our guests. While there are many beautiful homes in Rancho Santana there are only a handful on the beach. Most are in the hills. If you don't want to drive or hike to the beach this one is for you.

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Kay Polovina
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Kay Polovina

We are two sisters that built this house for our family. This is our third building project together. One sister is a strong practitioner of yoga and the other enjoys cooking, reading and entertaining family and friends.

The art in the house is all from our family. The left side of the house contains photos taken by our great uncle when he visited Nicaragua with President Hoover. Our uncle then went on to be the first US envoy to China.

Hanging on the right side of the house are photos of our son from around the world. They were used, not as family photos, but for the colors of water.

The architect, the late ,Jose (Pepe) Berigan Tercero was the granddaddy of architects in Nicaragua. We were fortunate to have used him. We wanted a truly Nicaraguan home plus he was really creative. It is disappointing to us when a Santa Barbara style house is built in Nicaragua, a Tuscan house in California etc. We got what we wanted and more. The living areas are made to be opened to the outside. All the rooms have "all time" windows at the roof to let heat out, as well as fans. The bedrooms are air conditioned.

Kay Polovina purchased this house in 2012

Why Kay Polovina chose Tola

The first time we came to Nicaragua we rented , Villa Espiral, across the street. We fell in love with the pink sanded beach, the sunset views and what is now our big Sacuanjoche (plumeria) tree. The biggest plus for our family was the insane surfing in Rancho Santana and the left reef in front of the house!

What makes this house unique

Rancho Santana is a unique gate guarded ranch,on the beach,in Nicaragua. The community includes horseback riding, tennis, yoga, swimming, a small convenience store, an organic garden, a complimentary shuttle and world class surfing. The restaurant is excellent, as is the event planning. We have had events at the house and at the restaurants. All couldn't have been better. Since the house was built for our family there isn't a bad room in the house. Plus large back up generator.


Rancho Santana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest bath - toilet
  • 4.5. There is a tub in one bath. Rare in Nicaragua. All bedrooms have ensuite bath with shower. Please bring a hairdryer should you require one.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be 2 twins or a king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be 2 twins or a king
    Inquire about availability. - 1 double , Completely seperate w/ small refrigerator and microwave.
  • King size beds (2) Can be pulled apart to use as twins, Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (5) When kings used as twins and the office and office trundle are used. We have an additional bedroom and bath that is totally separate and can sometimes be made available. This brings the total to 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths plus the office (twin bed). We have a Pack n play for babies. We have had 13 guests more than once. Tell us your story and we will consider more guests.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our housekeeper works m-f 8-3 and Saturday 8-12 . There will be a groundskeeper 7 days. Note prior authorization required to entertain more than four guests others than those staying in the house. No exceptions. Also we trade very year for a property in Copper MTN, Co for snowboard nationals. (Usually the end of March beginning of April). Let us know if you are interested. The studio may be rented separately unless the main house pays for 10 people. The house is on a dirt road and very open so the house may be dusty and there may be insects. WORLD class surfing!!!!!!!! If you want to leave a usable surf board for the Nicaragua Jr team we will credit you $100 and be really appreciative! They rip on boards that no one would steal in California


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Bubby's house on the sand in Rancho Santana
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Sacaunjoche for two weeks. It was a super nice hose with all the amenities of home. The pool was awesome and only step from great surf at Playa Rosada. This private community is the perfect retreat in Nicaragua with all the things you want for the kids and adults. There a plenty of beds for everyone and all have an ocean view. Wake up every morning with the sound of the waves on the beach. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Jr. is the resident surf expert and gardener who kept our pool clean and showed us some great surf. Kenia was very helpful in the house and took great care of helping us relax. If you are looking for that perfect getaway for surf and fun, Villa Sacauanjoche is your destination. Thanks Kay for providing the perfect place for us to relax!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John!
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everything was great

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house, great service , Kenia a Jr were great. We will love to go back to Rancho Santa ana and stay in the same house.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks the staff said that you were all so nice. Was worried about having 15 people, but sounds as though it worked. Hope to hear from you again, K
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very nice house but with some living area issues

  • 4 of 5

we spend a very nice time in the house, the rooms were very comfortable, but i see a really bad layout on the living room regarding the sleeping rooms, very uncomfortable sittting area in front of the tv, i know we dont go to a place like this to watch tv, but at night is nice and a house that can hold up to 10 people, this living area is small and uncorfomtable,

All other is very nice and confortable, beds, baths, kitchen, etc.

Only problem was the electricity , sometimes goes out, and 1 day goes down for several hours, and its very hot not to have the fans on and the food at the fridge was bad also.

Besides this all others is ok, we spend some very goods days, location is great, overall very very good, hope we rent again next year, thanks, for all

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx for your review. We put the big comfortable furniture outside as that is where we live. Not very big TV watchers. We put in the big smart tv for the little kids. Our house sleeps 10 in separate beds. More if people share a bed. Will look forward to hearing from you next year. K
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Great surf trip!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this house! The beach access and the wave out front are just great. We spent most of our time, when not surfing, just sitting there enjoying the pool and the view. I would go back anytime. Three Cheers for Rancho Santana!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure having you! Kay
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Nicest spot in Nicaragua ...

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful property , this house will change how we vacation from here on out !

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jr said that you were a great group. Thx for coming! K
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  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas 2015 and New Year’s (2016) at Sacuanjoche. I stayed on for another month with 8 friends. I am going back for the 4 weeks this January (2017). Just before Christmas this year (2016) our family unanimously agreed that Christmas 2017 and New Year’s 2018 MUST be spent at Sacuanjoche. I contacted Kay almost immediately and was able to secure the house for Christmas 2018 and New Year’s 2018. So glad we acted so quickly as in my next conversation with Kay, she mentioned that she had just had an inquiry for Christmas. So my advice is RESERVE EARLY AND OFTEN!!!!!

Every bedroom in this house has an ocean view with a walkout to the pool. Each bedroom is air conditioned. Junior comes twice a day to maintain the pool. We cool down many times a day in that pool. With the doors and windows in the bedrooms and in the main part of the house opened, there is a constant breeze that sweeps up from the beach. Sacuanjoche is one of only 3 houses in Rancho Santana that has direct access to the beach. We could not have asked for a more amazing location. The many beaches of Rancho Santana (5) make for many fun-filled beach days. Surfers will love the beach in front of the house.

Kenya, who keeps Sacuanjoche spick and span daily, can cook breakfast for you if you wish and Kenya also does all the laundry. How spoiled are we?????

A three-minute stroll along the beach will get one to the Rosada Beach Club House. There is a beautiful pool there. Also, yoga lessons take place in the club house. It is a magnificent setting so close to Sacuanjoche.

The main club house is the icing on the cake. It is very very new. The main office for Rancho Santana is there as well as a childcare centre and an art gallery. It is beautiful. There is a breakfast restaurant and a main dining room. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is perfect. The pool at the main clubhouse has many many chairs for lounging. There are also many covered ranchos at the pool. There is also the ability to order lunch while sitting around the pool. It overlooks another amazing beach.

Kay, who is the owner, is a delight to work with. We have many laughs and Kay share many stories about the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hacienda Iguanas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Walking distance
Nearest Beach
On the beach
Car: recommended

World class surfing out the back door with additional breaks with in walking distance!


Rates & Availability

Rancho Santana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Spring vacation
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 15.0%

RATES ARE BASED ON 1-8 people (adults and children over 1 yr) for a week. For over 8 it is an additional $50 per person, per night, per month $1000 per person. Less than a week add $100 per night. We MAY discount 14 days prior. Please have only one person handle the reservation, phone calls and payments. We prefer to have all reservation conversations through VRBO email. Like to trade for major ski and snow board resorts!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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