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Most Suites Will Accommodate up to 4 Persons.

(45 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:Hotel
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Award winning boutique hotel centrally located in Granada's historic district

Imagine a completely restored and maintained colonial home adapted into 6 modern suites without compromising its marvelous architecture, centrally located in Granada's historic district.; while truly colonial it features all modern amenities such as WiFi, refrigerators in each room, air conditioning with your own controls and ceilings that vault some 25 feet high. Pillow top mattresses with 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets soft, plush allergy free pillows. Flat screen TVs with internet and cable featuring Netflix, Amazon Movies, news channels and more for the kids if you've brought them along. Impeccably clean suites with refrigerator, air conditioning, WiFi as well as daily housekeeping. We also offer same day laundry service and we have two laundry rooms so that one is always available. And breakfast in our gardens each morning by the pool.
Location: on a scale of 1 to 10 Casa Xanadu is definitely a "10". Unlike hotels located on the fringe of the Historic District, Casa Xanadu is central, which means no taxis, no returning at night on dark streets even though it is safe. All the best restaurants are within a short 3 to 5 minute stroll.

Swimming pool: Its shallow at one end for children and deep at the other for taking a refreshing plunge. Chlorine free! See the photos.

Food. You can eat dinners at any number of restaurants, but you can also talk to cook Judith about having special evening dinners or barbeques prepared for you poolside in a garden setting. See photos. Judith will prepare what you like, when you like. Breakfast of course comes with your reservation for two or the number of guests in your reservation.

Tours: Let us make tours for you and trust in our experience and knowledge. During the busy season the best guides get booked so there is no problem reserving ahead and you can always cancel if you change your mind. No penalty.

Book a Suite and we will contact you to further help you select the best suite for you and your family

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin, Mandarin : Call and ask for Anna Hughes
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 8000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 20
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    This is a child friendly residence. From toddlers to pre-teens there is something for all children at Casa Xanadu including Roku 3 devices for internet TV, Netflix and other programming for young people....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The entrance has two steps after which there is only one step in the pool area. One of the suites is located on the 2nd floor. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20

  • The Mandarin suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Private 2-bedroom with private dining, refrigerator,a/c...moreless

  • Xi An (pronounce 'she-on): 1 queen

    A/C, Netflix TV, WiFi...moreless

  • Shangdu Suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Shangdu 2-bedroom suite w/jacuzzi, A/C,Fridge, WiFi, Netflix...moreless

  • Shambala suite: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    A/C, Fridge, Netflix TV, Wifi, Closest to pool...moreless

  • Kublai Khan suite: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    A/C, Wifi, Netflix TV, Jacuzzi for two, Fridge...moreless

  • El Convento Suite: 1 king, 1 queen

    2 bed suite with A/C, jacuzzi, WiFi, Fridge, Two Netflix TVs...moreless

  • All air conditioned bedrooms have a refrigerator, hot water, extra soft pillow top mattresses, allergen free pillows, Egyptian cotton bedding, flat screen TVs, high speed internet with Roku3 for easy watching NETFLIX and Amazon Movies.....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Visitor's Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Mandarin Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • El Convento Suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Shangdu Suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Refrigerator, A/C, Cable TV...moreless

  • Shambala Suite: toilet, shower

    Full bath with vanity for ladies' make-up ...moreless

  • Kublai Khan Suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi for 2 persons...moreless

  • Swiming Pool Changing Room: toilet


  • The pool has its own bath/dressing area. The main corridor has a 3/4 bath for use by guests. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a 5 star colonial residence inn located in the heart of the historic district with services that challenge the finest hotels with unimaginable attention to vacation services. In house tour guide Marlene Rivas provides knowledgeable advice and assistance in setting up and reserving tours of Lake Nicaragua, the volcanos and white villages surrounding Granada. She also provides personal tours as well directly from the hotel. The hotel's layout provides for privacy because it is so spacious. The environment is excellent for young people and children who love the play for hours in the pool after returning at the end of the day. If you tire easily of restaurants we provide a wide variety of dinners served in the evening by the pool. Enjoy fresh fish from the lake, chicken, pork and beef dishes plus several pasta dishes if you like genuine Italian cuisine. Our menu comes close to exceeding the most exclusive restaurants in the historic district. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Music Library:

    Using our wireless bluetooth antenna you may now play directly from your smart phone through our system....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo:

    The pool entertainment area is available to guests and friends and features an outstanding outdoor sound system that hooks up to smart phones or plays CDs. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Xanadu is two short blocks to La Calzada which is a main boulevard closed to cars and open to pedestrians that runs from Central Park to Lake Nicaragua, a leisurely walk taking about 20 minutes. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Xanadu is located in the heart of the famous Historic District of Granada. For most city activities a car or taxi is unnecessary as we are minutes to everything. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    One can see the volcano Mombacho from anywhere in Granada. On a clear day see Volcano Concepcion on Ometepe Island....moreless

  • Resort:

    Casa Xanadu is a luxurious experience for those who would like to take a truly relaxing vacation. Eat meals in or at nearby restaurants that we recommend. Expect a 5-star experience. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    See 3 volcanoes and visit the 10th largest body of water in North America: Lake Nicaragua...moreless

  • Village:

    Visit colonial buildings and churches by day. At night join the noise and fun along the Calzada and appreciate that Casa Xanadu is always just a few minutes away on foot. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining Areas seats 15 to 20 people with 5 people seated at two poolside bars, garden-side dining for light lunches for groups of two to three people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 15 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Private garages charge about two dollar per day for secure off street parking....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding is made of 800 to 1200 thead count Egyptian cotton....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Numerous living areas throughout but because of warm climate living area is open air...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample Street parking only or use private garage nearby...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Private number allows optional dialing direct local and international calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    The softest towels we could find are made of Egyptian cotton....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Optional in house laundry service provides quick turnaround washing, drying and ironing. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Make cappuccinos, espressos and cafe americano with our gourmet coffee makers....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Housekeeping does dishes daily by hand....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well equipped with a gas range/oven, dishes, knives, cooking utensils, microwave oven, toaster oven, etc. There are wine glasses, water glasses and juice glasses as well....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Food processor, Belgian Waffle Maker, blender, stainless still cookware, toaster toaster oven, microwave oven, etc....moreless


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available on Lake Nicaragua, about 2 miles from Casa Xanadu, you can rent a kayak. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (3) l that seats five more. There are three lanais with the main lania that has a dining table for up to 6 persons plus a bar overlooking the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Numerous gardens throughout....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    1 Gas grill (large) plus 1 Weber charcoal grill. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Several seating areas around our pool provide ample privacy for day as well as nighttime enjoyment. ...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    One of the largest private pools in Granada. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 45 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 1 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$560 $2,000
Summer 2017
Jun 30 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$700 $2,000
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Dec 17, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



You can book right away through Home Away and we will confirm by phone. If you are bringing more than 2 persons the additional charge per day is only $15.00 each, and that includes breakfast!

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Laguna de Apoyo

    "This crater lake is located about 25 minutes from Casa Xanadu and features places along the ..."

  • ChocoMuseo

  • Mombacho Horsebackriding

    "The Volcano Mombacho has been dormant for many centuries and today is a major tourist attrac..."

  • Bistro Estrada

    "Bistro Estrada is located about one half block from Casa Xanadu on Calle El Arsenal. It feat..."

  • El Camello

    "Owned by Leroy Martin who is from Canada originally, this restaurant features barbecued ribs..."

  • Kelly's

    "Kelly's bar and restaurant is an irish pub style establishment that is great for an afternoo..."

  • Villas Mombacho

    "We love Villas Mombacho and consider it is must see for visitors to Granada. Lake Nicaragua ..."

  • San Francisco Convent

    "Casa Xanadu is located on the south side of this historic, oldest church in Granada. It has ..."

  • Central Park

    "You have to go to Central Park. It's very pleasant and makes you think you are in another ce..."

  • Calle La Calzada

    "La Calzada was a main street when I moved to Granada in 2004. It was later closed to vehicul..."

  • Las Colinas

    "This is a truly traditional old style Nicaraguan restaurant complete with dirt floors and a ..."

  • La Merced

    "There are a number of churches in Granada and all of them are both historic and renovated su..."

  • Granada Cathedral

    "This is the main Cathedral but don't count out the other churches either. They are all spect..."

  • The Garden Cafe

    "If you start to miss home have lunch at the Garden Cafe. The food will be very familiar, saf..."

  • El Zaguan

    "The menu is pretty spectacular but let's cut to the chase. Zaguan is known for its steaks co..."

  • El Tercer Ojo

    "This restaurant used to be located almost next door to Casa Xanadu but wisely moved to La Ca..."

  • Parque Central

    "This is like being transported back in time. The entire atmosphere is historic with its Span..."

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sandino International Airport Managua (MGA)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
'Imagine' has good food/live music/ great bar
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Granada, Nicaragua
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Masaya Highway (Carretera Masaya)
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Zaguan: Great Steaks and Sea Food
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Malecon Granada

Car: Not Necessary

Casa Xanadu is a luxurious residence centrally located in the historic district of Granada, only a few steps to the oldest colonial church, Convento San Francisco where Granada's main museum is located. 2 blocks from central park & several other restored churches, museums, workshops. Casa Xanadu is within a very short walk to restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, night spots and saloons. Yet we are 2 blocks from the main walking mall known as La Calzada street, close enough to be there in 5 minutes walking yet far enough away not to hear late night revelers.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Casa Xanadu is an alternative to hotels and private homes. Hotels rent rooms for 2 persons and are otherwise somewhat impersonal. You never feel at home. Private homes require a lengthy stay to justify putting down non-refundable cleaning deposits, a deposit to cover the electrical bill, plus you must do everything from taking out the garbage, grocery shopping and daily housekeeping. That does not sound like a vacation. We believe you've already invested in your vacation, now you should enjoy your vacation.We accomplish this by doing everything for you that resembles work.

Why the Owner Chose Granada, Nicaragua:
Casa Xanadu is centrally located in the historic district across the street from the city's oldest church, the Iglesia Convento San Francisco. You never will need transportation as you can walk to all of the churches, museums and restaurants, day or night, within 5 or 10 minutes.

The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
Many guests heard about Granada but know nothing about it. There is so much to see and do you will want to hear some suggestions from our staff as to what might interest you. Consider Granada is on the 19th largest lake in the world and surrounding its shores are 365 islands, many of which so close you could swim to them! There is huge volcano, Mombacho, that you can reach on foot, being led through 2 rainforests to get to the top. There is a city tour and a lake tour. All this we arrange for you and negotiate the best price with the best, licensed tour guides.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin, Mandarin : Call and ask for Anna Hughes
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Shiatsu Massage

    Shiatsu Massage

  • Kublai Khan Suite

    Kublai Khan Suite

  • Kublai Khan Suite Jacuzi Bath

    Kublai Khan Suite Jacuzi Bath

  • Bedroom Shangdu Suite 
with Jacuzzi

    Bedroom Shangdu Suite with Jacuzzi

  • Dining


  • Reflecting pond becomes colorful by night

    Reflecting pond becomes colorful by night

  • Mural painted by Erwin Armstrong
Granada viewed from Valle Escondido's Mirador

    Mural painted by Erwin Armstrong Granada viewed from Valle Escondido's Mirador

  • Kitchen


  • Our new bar was added in 2015 and brightly lighted in the evenings.

    Our new bar was added in 2015 and brightly lighted in the evenings.

  • Xanadu  located just to the right of the church. View of Lake Nicaragua

    Xanadu located just to the right of the church. View of Lake Nicaragua

  • Main Corredor

    Main Corredor

  • Main corredor with mural in the distance

    Main corredor with mural in the distance

  • Kublai Khan Suite

    Kublai Khan Suite

  • Sitting room Shangdu Suite

    Sitting room Shangdu Suite

  • Shangdu Suite Jacuzzi

    Shangdu Suite Jacuzzi

  • Trick Photography from the lobby

    Trick Photography from the lobby

  • Colonial Entrance is well lighted at night

    Colonial Entrance is well lighted at night

  • Xi An warrior guards the entrance

    Xi An warrior guards the entrance

  • Drone photo from Casa Xanadu w/view of Cathedral

    Drone photo from Casa Xanadu w/view of Cathedral

  • Convento Suite has 2 bedrooms, jacuzzi in the master bedroom and full bathroom

    Convento Suite has 2 bedrooms, jacuzzi in the master bedroom and full bathroom

  • Cozy place to read or take a nap by the pool

    Cozy place to read or take a nap by the pool

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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