The Sea House, Paradise Bay, San Juan Del Sur...Tranquility Beckons(47 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-6 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4000 Sq Ft Open Floor Plan; Multi Level Patios; 3 bedrooms; 3.5 baths; Sleep 10
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.
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 cable TV; a DVD and movie selection; a Magic Jack telephone which allows free calls to the USA and Canada; an Ipod connection cord so you can connect to our multi floor sound system; two Nicaraguan cell phones; 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.
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 sofas and a table 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.
We especially 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 home 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 breakfast, if you desire. 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 kind of his castle so no other pets are allowed.
Please check out and LIKE our FACEBOOK page: "The Sea House; San Juan Del Sur; Nicaragua". You will find information how to reach me to ask questions. And there you'll see lots more pics of the house starting from breaking ground to present. You'll also see some of the fun things we've done...with lots more to come :) . We also have a youtube video which shows June 2014 family adventure. Please click on the video prepared by Rose Downs.
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 trip 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.
NOTE: Please see the pricing chart below as it is adjusted based on occupancy. Payment may be made via Paypal or personal check. If you make Paypal Payment to a vendor, you will incur a 3% fee. If you make Paypal Payment to a friend, there is no fee. Paypal account is located in the USA.
Group of 2: $200/nite.
Group of 3: $225/nite.
Group of 4: $250/nite
Group of 5: $275/nite
Group of 6: $300/nite
Group of 7: $325/nite
Group of 8: $350/nite
Group of 9: $375/nite
Group of 10: $400/nite
Semana Santa Rates: $550/nite - 4 night minimum -
Also: 50 kilowatts of electric per day will be provided. Client will pay for additional kilowatt usage.
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Member since: 2013
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11
- private baths are connected to each bedroom.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- hot water on demand.
- We can recommend a reliable, friendly, transportation service for all of your transportation needs whether its roundtrip to and from the airport or a trip to the Pali Market or to a surf location. Our good friends at Gaby Transportation (email@example.com)(www.transportegaby.com) have proven to go above and beyond in every way, including offering reasonable rates. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
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- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Semena Santa ($500 security)
Apr 9 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas ($500 security)
Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2017
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Taxes Not included
A draft short term contract is available for review. I will fill in specific details after booking.
Paypal payments should be made to a friend so I do not incur a fee. If you choose to pay as a vendor, a 2.9% administrative fee is assessed. You will be responsible to reimburse me for that fee out of your security deposit. A copy of the paypal confirmation will be provided to you for your records.
I prefer echecks through home away payments. I do not accept credit cards.
Group of 2: $200/nite. Group of 4: $250/nite. Group of 6: $300/nite. Group of 8: $350/nite. Group of 10: $400/nite.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Nicaragua is the place to visit if you enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Where else can you watch giant turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs at night; sled down a volcanic mountain; surf world class waves; share the road with a horse drawn cart; witness dozens of cattle meander from the forest onto the beach; go zip lining; go horseback riding on the beach; stay up and party all night or totally drop off the grid. If that sounds intriguing, then you'll love this country as it has advanced dramatically and continues to lure visitors especially due to the genuinely friendly nature of the people. Our beloved SEA House, will accommodate your group comfortably as it is surrounded by the beauty of all things natural. Our neighborhood has recently been blessed to have hump back whales in the bay below and howler monkeys announce the day break!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are a family of four travelers. Our two boys (now in their early 20s) have accompanied us across oceans, on cruises, up and down the Rocky Mountains, and now have settled in to enjoy a Pacific Coast paradise in none other than Paradise Bay, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. We fell in love with Latin America when we visited Costa Rica. The sunsets were like none we'd ever seen!! But, at the end of the day, we all agreed the country felt too commercialized. After visiting Nicaragua, we knew we'd need to build a home because it had that Wild West feel but still was incredibly safe and civilized. The Paradise Bay Development in San Juan del Sur had everything we wished for....peace and quiet, phenomenal views, very close access to town and markets and incredible surf spots but, and best of all, people so friendly they feel like family. Our long term goal is to escape some of the harsh New Jersey winter months at our paradise home. Right now, we are content to enjoy several weeks a year and offer the house to other families to enjoy while we are not there. NOTE: IF YOU WOULD ENJOY A 5-STAR SKI IN-SKI OUT VACATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR VRBO LISTING #450895.
Why the Owner Chose Paradise Bay (San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua):
Once you visit this house, you will know exactly why we find it so appealing. Our furniture is all hand crafted and we worked very closely with our builder to design every element to ensure it reflected our personalities. That being informal and comfortable; unique and interesting. After countless changes, we have a home that is nothing less than wonderful !! Thanks to our builder, we believe we have successfully achieved a home that delivers the WOW Factor! Also, as you will see, we have a seahorse theme running throughout the house. Someday we will count them all, until then, we invite our guests to count them for us. More will be added each year, so you'll have to return to re-count :) In addition to a super comfy home, we have a large, landscaped parking area adjacent to the house which can accommodate many vehicles.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Sea House is unique because it was created with the ultimate goal of providing a comfortable space not only to entertain friends but to watch generations of our family grow. As proud parents, we look forward to someday having grandchildren splash in the pool or explore the yard for frogs and geckos; to watch the flocks of parrots fly by; to ride horses on the beach; catch giant fish and surf giant waves. Until then, we invite you to make your own memories with your family and friends at our lovely home away from home.
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turn the corner and you can't miss our mural.
privacy, peace, quiet... time to detox!
all of the comforts of home, and then some!
view from the kitchen window.
Bringing natural elements inside. Just love our inside garden and water fountain
Master bedroom, View 1.
guest bedroom with lots of storage; private bath; access to second story balcony
stars, stars and more stars ....
our resident cactus garden adjacent to the parking lot.
meshing the sky and the ocean ... view from the 2nd story patio. mesmerizing!
outside grilling....old school or propane.
showing off our interesting architectural features.
welcome to paradise !
open concept, bar seating for 8; dining room seating for 10.
Seating for the entire gang!
our resident lovebug, Jack.
Master bath with full wardrobe not visible, hot water, polished stone counter.
bunk room sleeps 6 with private bath and balcony.
great place for coffee or to watch the stars. official cell phone reception spot
2nd story patio provides extra privacy for large groups.
super spacious. no need to hang off a cliff to park here :)
view from our new hammock/yoga rancho with ocean and garden views.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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