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Colorados Surf Condo at Hacienda Iguana Villas Rio Dulce #9

Tola, Nicaragua
  • Condo1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 bed/2 bath corner unit, mountain, river & Surf views, PRIVACY!!!

NOTE: New leather Couch and Loveseat combo Feb 2014! Sorry not in photos yet!

Villas Rio Dulce #9 has been the MOST POPULAR RENTAL with the highest occupancy rate in the Villas Rio Dulce condo building for the past 3 years. The reasons:

Our 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit on the 3rd floor faces both the Rio Dulce river and the jungle on the opposite side. It's also right in front of the world famous Colorados surf break.

- Jungle views from the riverbed to the mountaintop! Not to mention a direct view of the Colorados surf break from your Master Bedroom window or the extremely private balcony.

- A MEASURE OF PRIVACY is afforded that is not provided by most other units. It has elevator or stairs access to it's 3rd floor location. It is an OUTSIDE, CORNER unit with only the jungle to the south and the Colorados surf break in front and to the west. There is no foot traffic that looks into or constantly walks past your unit throughout the day! Begin and end each day in complete privacy, peace and quiet, after your busy & draining surfing adventures!

- A CONSTANT off shore BREEZE from Lake Nicaragua to the east sweeps over the mountains and flows gently through the jungle facing windows that comprise the entire south length of the unit. This virtually eliminates the need for AC and allows you to enjoy a comfortable tropical fresh air feel throughout your stay! Feel free to use the AC that each room in the unit provides. However, since it is not necessary in this elevated & breezy unit, you can enjoy the tropical breezes that you came here for in the first place.....And remember the privacy!!!

- A substantially UPGRADED AND CUSTOM FURNITURE package was acquired for our home! The standard builder package purchased by most unit owners does not compare! Most important are HIGH END PLUSH MATRESSES that guarantee a super comfortable sleep and rejuvenation after a full day's pounding by the waves. This is of the highest priority for any surfer!

In addition, we have selected gallery quality driftwood pieces from the nearby beach and river bed as well as several Nicaraguan themed 'Primitivista' framed oils from Luis Alvarado. He is widely regarded as the country's top artist in that genre. All in an effort to provide our home with a decorator's touch and a 'home away from home' feel not typically associated with a vacation rental. The couch and chair cushions are brand new as of November 2012.

- With our condo's south, southeast orientation, the hot afternoon sun is not a factor with this unit. Unlike other units there is NO need to close the drapes to block out the sun, shut the windows and crank the AC during that time of day.

- Our 3 bedroom can be configured as 1 king & 4 twins, 2 kings and 2 twins, or as 6 twins.

- Our fully stocked kitchen has stainless steel refrigerator & stove. Coffee Maker, Microwave, blender, ice cube trays, and a complete array of cooking utensils, dishes and silverware, etc.

- A flat screen TV with Claro satellite, DVD, IPod dock stereo, and LIBRARY OF 1000+ MOVIES, various HBO & Showtime series, and over 3000 songs from various artists is also provided.

- An ON-SITE MANAGER In THE BUILDING to handle any type of short term needs and/or extra-curricular activities. Day trips could include: Area eco-tours, yoga, manicure, massage, Spanish language lessons, local musicians, fishing trips, mountain climbing, horseback riding, zip lines, volcano hikes, bike and motorcycle rentals, etc.

- Hacienda Iguana is one of the top surfing venues in Nicaragua. Strong winds that originate from Lake Nicaragua to the east, flow over the mountains, and head offshore 330+ days a year, 24 hours a day! Colorados is a now famous world class surf break. Panga Drops is a short 5 minute walk up the beach from there. Colorados is a fast, multi-peaked, barrelling beach break. Panga Drops is a tamer A-framing reef & rock break. There are several other quality breaks in the area that we can arrange boats to.

General amenities available include a:

- a private community beachside pool restaurant/bar/seating area for lounging, swimming and watching sunsets.

- several excellent area restaurants to visit for fabulous food and amazing vistas.

- discounted membership rates at the 10 hole, well maintained and manicured tropical jungle golf course on-site, and at reduced rates.

- Fully cooked Meal Plans available.

- Wireless internet and satellite TV.

- Transportation to and from the airport in Managua as well as around the local area.

- Fresh fish and lobster delivered to your door. Ask about meal plans!

Surf Amenities Outdoor Shower, Surfboards, Boogie Boards, Swim Fins, Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Snorkel Gear, Cooler, Surf Videos, Surf Wax, View of Surf Break, Beach Front House, Family Beach

Amenities Air Conditioning, Linens Provided, Washer, Dryer, Elevator, Off Street Parking

Beds King Bed, Twin/Single Bed

Entertainment/Games Cable/Satellite TV, DVD, CD Player, Shared Pool, Stereo System, Private Pool, Video Library

Kitchen Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils Provided, Microwave, Refrigerator, Catering Available

Outdoor Features Charcoal BBQ Grill, Deck/Patio, Lanai, Balcony

View/Location Beachfront, Oceanfront, Beach View, Ocean View, Water View

Communications Broadband Internet, WiFi, Cell Phone

Suitability Kid Friendly, Handicapped Accessible,

Property Manager

Todd Koppes

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Todd Koppes

My wife Sandy and I have been travelling to Nicaragua since 2000. We have seen and participated in the growth in and around Hacienda Iguana and the surrounding area. We love the warm friendly people as well as the general area and everything it offers. We are happy to share our home away from home with like minded travelers who will enjoy & appreciate what we've all worked so hard to create.

Todd Koppes purchased this Condo in 2009

Why Todd Koppes chose Rivas Department

Hacienda Iguana is the most beautiful and spectacular beach in Central America. It was an easy choice. Seeing it grow from a long stretch of sand to what is today was an extremely fun and interesting adventure.

What makes this Condo unique

Please review the detailed description for details on: Privacy, airflow throughout the unit, upgraded custom furniture, mountain, river and surf break views and access.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Can be configured as 2 twins
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Can be configured as a king also
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • all bedrooms can also be configured as 1 king or 2 full size beds


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, in suite Master Bath with walk in shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Hall Bathroom with walk in shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            see the Colorados Surf Break from the balcony or Bedroom Window
          • Ocean View
            see the Colorados Surf Break from the balcony or Bedroom Window
          • Oceanfront
            Oceanfront & Riverfront. Within 100mtrs+- of either. Right in front of Colorados Surf break.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Catering available


                      • Linens Provided
                        Complete set of sheets, towels, wash rags, etc.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Each room has its own individual Air Conditioning unit
                      • Elevator
                      • Internet
                        WiFi broadband Internet Included
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                        A comfortable couch and side chair.
                      • Parking
                        Parking Lot is directly adjacent to the building.
                      • Telephone
                        both cell phone providers, Claro and Movistar have service in the unit
                      • Towels Provided
                        Complete set of sheets, towels, wash rags, etc.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully stocked completely accessorized kitchen.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Our maid Ericka will wash your dishes on a daily basis:)
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and Italian Marble tile floors
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            gas oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Blender, ice cube trays
                          • Refrigerator
                            Stainless Steel Refrigerator with Freezer
                          • Stove
                            Stainless steel propane stove/oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table seats six. In addition there are 4 bar stools for the granite kitchen counter
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                    over 3000 songs installed in Media Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Claro satellite TV
                                  • Stereo
                                    IPod dock and MP3 connection
                                  • Television
                                    Flat Screen LCD
                                  • Video Library
                                    over 1000 movies, plus various popular HBO & Showtime season series.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Extremely Private Balcony off the Living Room offer seating for 4 with a coffee table
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Available for rent
                                      • Boat
                                        Available for hire for various activities
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        exterior balcony with 4 chairs and table
                                      • Golf
                                        Reduce membership rates at the 9 hole on-site golf course
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        paddleboard and surfboards available for rent
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        a short walk away at the Private Beach Club Pool
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Beautifully manicured grounds
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Available at the Private Beachclub a short walk away
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Available for rental from on-site management.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Private Beach Club Pool Restaurant area a few steps away.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Concierge
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • churches
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • luaus
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming

                                                                    32 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Good location, fast response from owner on any questions

                                                                    Doug R.

                                                                    Great experience working with Todd on this property

                                                                    Amazing accommodations !

                                                                    Marcus K.

                                                                    Awesome experience! We had a blast! Great surf, great food and amazing place to stay. Our cook (Erica) was the best money I spent on the entire trip!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for the kind words and great to hear you enjoyed your stay at VRD 9!

                                                                    Great place, great service, great location!

                                                                    Jeff B.

                                                                    Place was great Todd took care of everything, shuttle, food, cleaning, etc. Was very helpful with everything else going on and responded almost immediately. Was easy to get the most of out the trip because Todd took care of everything else.

                                                                    Everything was great

                                                                    Aubrey B.

                                                                    Everything was great. The condo was well kept, clean, and in a perfect location. The pictures were accurate and the picture of the view from the balcony does not do it justice. Everything was fantastic and I will definitely be back. I recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in Hacienda Iguana.

                                                                    My stay at Todd's condo was fantastic!

                                                                    Wilson M.

                                                                    Having rented two separate properties, one from Todd and one from another owner, I can say that the experience with Todd was in every way more enjoyable. The condo was great, and the AC cooled the place down quickly whenever we were inside. We knew AC is expensive in Nicaragua so we tried to use it sparingly, but Todd never said anything about it and just let us enjoy our trip. As a comparison, the other owner we rented from continually harassed us about the electricity being used even though we only turned the AC on during the night. I just want to point that out and say thank you Todd!

                                                                    Todd recommended we have a meal plan with food prepared for us at the house. The food was awesome and the cooks were a pleasure to work with! I can't recommend that enough, it was so nice to walk in at the specified time and have food waiting for us. The transportation that Todd helped us arrange was also awesome! They were available to pick us up and take us to the airport at literally any time of the day or night and made sure we were at the airport with plenty of time for all flights. The condo itself is about 100 yards from colorados and you can check the waves from the balcony. Heaven for any surfer! At night, the little bar and restaurant, also 100 yards away, were awesome to hang out at. Its a very relaxing vibe down at the beach at night with some soft music and dim lighting.

                                                                    Again, having dealt with two different owners, I have something to compare my experience to, and Todd was by far the better host. Todd made everything very easy and enjoyable from the booking process to the stay. His main concern was that we were able to have a great surf trip and we enjoyed ourselves the entire time. I will definitely be staying with Todd again in the future!

                                                                    Thanks so much for the great accommodations which added to an already awesome location and trip!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for the great review Wilson. Happy to be of service and come back anytime

                                                                    Excellent !!!!

                                                                    Denisse S.

                                                                    We just returned from an excellent trip to Iguana villa rio dulce #9. From the very beginning of our trip Todd was incredibly helpful and responsive, even sending us detailed directions of how to get there. Once there the apartment had a beautiful view, it was spacious and clean. Erika also a total sweet heart very helpful. Overall a wonderful trip we hope to return soon.


                                                                    Tola, Nicaragua

                                                                    Area eco-tours, yoga, massage, Spanish language lessons, fishing trips, mountain climbing, horseback riding, zip lines, volcano hikes, bike and motorcycle rentals, etc. - several excellent area restaurants to visit for fabulous food and amazing vistas. - discounted membership rates at the 10 hole, well maintained and manicured tropical jungle golf course on-site, and at reduced rates. - Wireless internet and satellite TV. - Transportation to and from the airport in Managua as well as around the local area.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Additional Guest Fee

                                                                    Surf Season (March-September) $170/night - 1-2 people $200/night – 3-4 people $230/night – 5-6 people Regular Season (October-February) $150/night - 1-2 people $180/night – 3-4 people $210/night – 5-6 people 10th night FREE Easter and Holidays Add $100 per night. **Easter Premium applies Wed,. Thurs, Fri, & Sat night prior to Easter. **Xmas Rate applies Dec 24 through night of Jan 1.

                                                                    32 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
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