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Most Suites will accommodate up to 4 persons.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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

More Details

Douglass Hughes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin, Mandarin : Call and ask for Anna Hughes
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Douglass Hughes

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.

Douglass Hughes purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Douglass Hughes chose 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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Granada Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
    Shambala Suite - toilet , shower , Full bath with vanity for ladies' make-up
    Kublai Khan Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Jacuzzi for 2 persons
    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.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • The Mandarin suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private 2-bedroom with private dining, refrigerator,a/c
    Xi An (pronounce 'she-on) - 1 queen , A/C, Netflix TV, WiFi
    Shangdu Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Shangdu 2-bedroom suite w/jacuzzi, A/C,Fridge, WiFi, Netflix
    Shambala suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , A/C, Fridge, Netflix TV, Wifi, Closest to pool
    Kublai Khan suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , A/C, Wifi, Netflix TV, Jacuzzi for two, Fridge
    El Convento Suite - 1 king , 1 queen , 2 bed suite with A/C, jacuzzi, WiFi, Fridge, Two Netflix TVs
  • 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..
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Most Suites will accommodate up to 4 persons.
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

excellent location

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Casa Xanadu, easy to walk to restaurants, market, the lake, etc. They can arrange excursions for you if you like. No worries. Excellent breakfast served by the pool, wow, what a nice way to start a day. Staff is so pleasant and the place is extremely cleaned. I would stay again in a heart beat. thanks to everyone to make our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa xanadu is a wonderful place to stay while in Granada. It is very relaxing and comfortable. The staff is fabulous and makes every effort to make your stay enjoyable. Highly recommend Casa Xanadu.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Casa Xanadu to anyone looking for a place to stay. It is ideal for couples, families, and small groups. The staff was absolutely second to none, extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and comfortable. The breakfast served each morning is delicious and you couldn't ask for a nicer setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary luxury in oldest city in the Americas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for several days at Casa Xanadu between Christmas and New Years of 2014. We had a lovely time in the wonderful and historic city of Granada. Marlene and the rest of her staff were most accommodating and attentive to our needs. The rooms are quite spacious, beds very comfortable, the breakfasts healthy and delicious and the setting dramatic and luxurious. Marlene was extremely helpful and accommodating while providing information and making reservations for us. This eliminates a lot of stress when travelling in a foreign country and makes for a far more pleasant experience. Casa Xanadu exceeded all expectations and we would certainly stay there on any return trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for...

  • 5 of 5

I have visited Granada over ten times since 2006 and have lived in and rented various homes and hotels throughout the city. Casa Xanadu exceeded all expectations and past experiences with accomodations. This time I was traveling with my fiancé and two married friends. We shared the Shandu and Convento suites over six days.

The women who work at the hotel are absolutely fabulous. Attentive, accomodating, expeditious and always with a smile on their faces. Breakfast was abundant and delicious every day with fresh juice, coffee with warm milk, fresh fruit and around eight different main course options, some Nica style and others American style. The rooms were always clean and tidy ... a treat to come home to after a long day out in the sun. The mattresses were comfortable and the linens top quality ... something I cannot remember ever having experienced in Nicaragua. We also used their laundry service which was quick and excellent. I asked that some of our clothes be hung not dried in the machine, and the ladies happily obliged. The pool was lovely and in the shade and the ambience of the hotel in the morning as you eat breakfast poolside or as your sit and chat in the evening is delightful and refreshing.

Marlene is outstanding. She is truly talented, professional and informed. From my constant emails with her months before our trip trying to organize our schedule to any insignificant issues as they arose during our stay, she quick and effective in answering all questions and resolving all concerns. I would follow any and all of her recommendations and trust her input. She is truly a resource and a delight to work with. She took us on a personal tour of Masaya which was informative and all tour companies that she linked us up with were professional and fantastic. Our friends traveling with us had a wonderful experience thanks to her expertise which, as a regular Granada visitor, made me very happy. Our friend is currently three months pregnant, and the hotel as well as all tour guides went above and beyond to make sure she was comfortably being tended to. She even enjoyed an hour long massage! If there was ever any need that the hotel could not meet ... and they were few and far between ... Marlene made sure we were acommodated in some other way.

It is without a doubt that I would stay at Casa Xanadu during another of my visits. We cannot thank Marlene and her team enough for their excellent service! We had a wonderful experience

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your description nails many of the features of Xanadu's approach to accommodations. For the few days or weeks that travellers stay at Xanadu, they are visiting royalty. So thanks for letting others know about Xanadu. We very much appreciate it. Good review!
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Dream stay in Granada

  • 5 of 5

The Casa Xanadu in the heart of Granada is a wonderfule travelers oasis. Granda itself is a wondrful city, but as every traveler knows, after a long day you look forward to be able to return to a home base and relax. The Casa Xanadu is perfectly located so that you can pop in and out as you please never more than a few blocks from all the sights, sounds and food of the area. The place itself is beautiful, comfortable and private. What really makes it is the owner and his fantastic staff. The staff helped us navigate activities, dining, money changing, food choices and the list goes on. We saw the very best of this region wuth their help and our trip would not have been the same without them. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sandino International Airport Managua (MGA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
'Imagine' has good food/live music/ great bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Masaya Highway (Carretera Masaya)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
El Zaguan: Great Steaks and Sea Food
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Granada Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum 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!
You can hold off booking and ask us to call you directly and we an book you over the phone using VISA or MasterCard.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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