Open Concept Family Home; Multi Level Patios; 3 bedrooms; 3.5 baths; Sleep 10
About Rose Downs
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.
Rose Downs purchased this House in 2012
Why Rose Downs chose Paradise Bay
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Very nice Private house
Great property, pictures are very accurate ! Well kept and easy home to enjoy!! The live in staff is all but invisible, and the house dog, Jack , is an excellent accessory for dog lovers like myself . Its located over the hill from SJDS , about $10 max taxi fare, very private and secure. Will visit again .
the sea house is absolutely stunning! The pool is my favorite I could sit there for days and have not a care in the world. The options are endless on things to do whether it be boat rides, horse back riding on the beach, ziplinig the options are endless! Highly recommended!!
Beautiful property. Well maintained. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation. We will be back!
The Sea House is paradise! The house and grounds are immaculate with onsite staff to cook and clean allowing your vacation to be relaxing and enjoyable. Some of our best meals were prepared by the couple who live onsite for a very minimal fee. The view is spectacular both day and night - from the ocean and birds in the am to the sunset and the stars after dark. The area is gated and very safe and quiet but only a few minutes to town. Jack the guard dog is a special addition to this amazing home! We loved the Sea House and can’t wait until we have the opportunity to visit again. It’s a real gem!
The Sea House is an awesome place to relax and enjoy the scenery
We loved our trip at the Sea House. Amazing views, large pool and great atmosphere. This is best way to relax and get away from the grind of day to day living.
thanks so much for letting me know that you enjoyed your stay in our home away from home. floating in the pool and enjoying the scenery is the perfect way to unwind. do hope you'll visit again!
Paradise, Tranquility, Peace of Heaven, Timeless
Wow!!! I found this home by pure luck after searching for months all over the world for the perfect place to take my family for Christmas. I fell in love with the pictures and knew in my heart we would feel at home. Pictures are amazing but wait till you are actually there..From the minute we landed in Managua and had our travel from the airport to the house( by Gaby Transport Micheal was our driver) we were happy! Gaby Transport is reliable, safe and very responsibly priced to start off your vacation with no worries. Thank you to Ricardo and Micheal for our airport transportation and our tours. We arrived at The Sea House and were greeted by Marina, Eddy and "Jack". Smiles and warmth was all we got and exactly what we needed. The Sea House had everything we needed and so much more. We longed for nothing( except that we couldn't stay forever). Marina and Eddy are the icing on the cake when it comes to vacationing here. We made arrangements for Marina to cook breakfast for us each morning(very minimal cost for such a great way to start off our day). Marina and Eddy took care of maintaining the house, the pool, the beautiful landscaping with all the flowers and fruit trees, house keeping and always making sure all is good with us. If you are UNO players, include them, they had a blast playing with us. We rented a 6 seater side by side (mybeachrentals.com) which was perfect for all our venturing to town daily and beach jumping. It worked perfectly for the roads and climbing the hills. We felt completely safe and comfortable in the house as well as when we left. Myself and a couple of family members even decided to venture to and from town by walking. It was a great workout and wear running shoes. What didn't we do while we were here..eating at different restaurants(locals/Canadians/italians), visiting the Statue, shopping at locals stores, tattoos, sport fishing sunset tour(Sergio @ Extreme Nicaraguan Adventures) beach jumping, Sunday Funday, 4x4 venturing , Masaya Valcano, Catalina Market shopping, Granada, road side fruit stands, finding monkeys in the trees, massages (Gaby's Massage) and I am sure there was more. And there is Jack. I don't have enough room to talk about this great house dog who filled our lives with love and fun the entire time! Sorry we spoiled him for the next guests.
The negatives of this house and the trip...hmm let me think. After our next trip to this house and this town, if I find anything I will get back to you!!!
wow!! i'm so super happy that your family experienced so many adventures that make the Sea House and SJDS near and dear to our hearts. i'm especially happy your enjoyed and appreciated our staff (including Jack) as much as they enjoyed your family. your kindness is appreciated and i look forward to meeting you one day, now that you are officially part of the Sea House family :)
Best VRBO we have ever stayed in.
As a family of 5 (two adults and three children ages 16,14,12) it can sometimes be a challenge to find the right spot. This home was perfect in every way. Not to close and not to far from town. Great layout. Views and ocean breezes fantastic. The best staff ever. Marina and Eddie were the icing on the cake. They take care of the grounds, the house, and are extra helpful. Marina's cooking is fantastic! We are sad to leave but happy to have had the opportunity to experience part of Nicaragua in SJDS in this wonderful home. For sure coming back!
thanks soooo much John. you and your family are total bad asses in my book (in a good way)!!! you arrived in the midst of protests with determination to have a great vacation. of course, none of the protesting was aimed at or involved tourists so you made it to SJDS no problemo :) i sincerely appreciate your kind words and am so happy my staff took great care of you and your family. we welcome you back with open arms any time :)
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!