LOW SEASON RATES ARE NOW IN EFFECT :) $150 NIGHT/2 PEOPLE. Special Note Regarding Safety: SJDS is in the southwestern portion of Nica and at least two hours away from the protests that took place earlier in 2018. Me and my family have visited several times and have experienced zero disturbances. Flying into Managua is safe but, if you wish, you can fly into Liberia, Costa Rica and my driving service will escort you at the border and SJDS will welcome you with open arms ;)
It is with great pleasure that we share our home which offers many one of a kind features that will ensure you experience the natural wonders of Nicaragua both inside and out! We did our best to mesh nature with unique antique objects with modern comforts. The traditional, Spanish Colonial style is comfortable and relaxed and easy to settle into so you can choose whether to detox from your hectic life or use as a home base as you fill your day with activities. Read on to learn about the many activities available without ever leaving the property.
You will be greeted by our property manager and two caretakers (who live on-site) in addition to their furry companion, Jack. The first floor has incredibly high ceilings, is open concept and boasts a modern kitchen with full size, stainless steel appliances along with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Seating for the entire gang is guaranteed with a formal table that seats 10 and bar seating for 8. Counters are both black granite and reclaimed barn wood which add natural charm to the house. From the multiple sofas you can watch a large screen TV or enjoy the colorful inside garden which contains a unique wall fountain which sports an antique seahorse spout. Also available is Smart TV; a DVD and movie selection; bluetooth and aux stereo connection so you can connect to our multi floor sound system; HDMI cord, and of course Internet. A half bath that has both inside and outside accessibility is adjacent to the living room. There is a rustic wood dining table on the outside patio which sits atop locally crafted tiles and lounges to sip drinks by the pool or snooze in the two hammocks. Palm trees and flowering vegetation surround the pool and perimeter of the house. Then you and a partner can shower side by side al fresco in the sunken shower area. There are terraced gardens with fruit trees and flowers galore.
To arrive at the bedrooms, you pass a sweet sitting area midway where a fold out sofa and lamp and inlaid, wooden compass rose greets you. The first bedroom you pass is deemed 'the bunk room' because there are 3 sets of bunk beds that sleep 6. The height between bunks is substantial enough for an adult to NOT feel like they're away at summer camp. The bunk room has A/C, a private bath with two sinks and also a private balcony with ocean and hillside views. Down the hall are two additional bedrooms which have queen sized beds, A/C, an abundance of closets, private baths with on demand hot water, and access to the super sweet second story patio. Check out the pics because this is a really nice, private area with sofa and chairs to watch the whales breach during certain seasons or an amazing lightening storm, the sun set, read, or host a gathering at the concrete counter/sink bar. There are also outside speakers for your party music!
Overall the house has super high ceilings and fans to help keep it cool and massive iron chandeliers to light the night. The bedrooms have air conditioning and hot water on demand. There is decorative iron work through the house along with countless seahorse accents. A spacious parking area is directly across from the entrance door. Almost forgot to mention the pool, which has a nice shallow end for lounging with a drink or a safe place for little ones to splash. If you must work off some calories, you can tread in the deep end.
Most recently added in our spacious parking lot is a covered rancho with two hammocks and fans and lots of room for yoga overlooking the hillside and ocean. If yogas not your thing, then you can practice balance on a slack line, which is part of the "Sea House Gym for Muscles" where you can also do pull ups, chin ups, dips and play tug of war with our dog Jack.
Overall, we love the location and our friends and family have unanimously commented about how quiet it is which is a bonus because you are so close to the town of San Juan del Sur which offers many options for dining and drinking and dancing. Or, if you choose, there is a wood/charcoal burning or propane grilling station along with a sink for convenience along with an herb garden and fruit trees at your disposal. Nothing beats a dinner of fresh fish which can be purchased at the fishing docks at the bay.
If this is your first trip to Nica, please note that it is ultra casual so, ladies, leave those high heels and super fancy clothes and jewelry at home. Instead bring your sunscreen, comfy shoes, hats and sundresses to enjoy the warm weather and activities. There are so many things to do in the area. So far, we've gone horseback riding on the beach, zip lining, taken in the view from the Jesus statute on the hill, gone deep sea fishing and surfing, watched baby turtles be released to the ocean, taken day trips to the colonial city of Granada and the Volcan Masaya, swam in the glorious waters of Laguna de Apoyo (a lake that formed in the center of an extinct volcano).
I hope you will choose to allow us to share our home away from home. Our caretaker Marina will cook a fabulous meals and her husband, Eddy, can help you start the charcoal grill and rearrange the patio chairs to your favorite location. Both will help make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Jack will make you smile all day and night. Please do note that he is the king of his castle so no other pets are allowed.
The Sea House is approximately a 5 minute drive to town or about 15 minutes on foot. Please note that fancy clothing or shoes are not necessary in Nicaragua, especially if you want to walk to town. If you rent a vehicle, we recommend a 4 x 4. Or you may utilize a very reliable transportation company, Gaby Transporte, for rides back and forth to town or for all day excursions.
To view pics galore of our house plus several videos, one which was prepared by guests, please go to the Facebook Page: 'The Sea House; San Juan Del Sur; Nicaragua'. There you will see the monkeys that have moved back into the neighborhood and some of the fun things that we have done on our recent visits. We also prepared a slide show video from our family adventure in June 2014. You can find that on Youtube and then search 'The Sea House; San Juan Del Sur; Nicaragua'. Click on the video prepared by Rose Downs.
Low season rates and holiday rates differ.
Group of 2: $150/nite.
Group of 3: $200/nite.
Group of 4: $225/nite
Group of 5: $250/nite
Group of 6: $275/nite
Group of 7: $300/nite
Group of 8: $325/nite
Group of 9: $350/nite
Group of 10: $375/nite
Semana Santa Rates: $525 nite - 3 night minimum -
Also: 50 kilowatts of electric per day will be provided. Client will pay for additional kilowatt usage.
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