About the property
- Villa6000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Bathrooms. Amazing views!. 3 full time caretakers.
Private luxury home with unparalleled oceanfront and harbor views in San Juan del Sur. A one of a kind property with all amenities. Secluded, private , yet within minutes of beautiful beaches, restaurants, stores, nightlife, sport fishing, sunset cruises, scuba diving, horseback riding, canopy tours and surfing.
Located in the prestigious gated development of Pacific Marlin where some of the most magnificent homes in the country are found. Situated on the very point of the development, on the bluff known for the profile of the indian face you are able to see from the town of San Juan del Sur.
• 5 BEDROOMS , all with TV & private terraces with ocean and or harbor views.
(4 bedrooms with private shower/bathroom. 5th room with poolside complete bathroom).
All bedrooms with quiet oversize split AC systems, 400 thread count linens and towels.
• Beautiful large kitchen with appliances , granite wrap around counter top that sits 8. Dining table for 8 next to it.
Kitchen is fully equipped.
•Spacious OFFICE/DEN with TV , desk overlooking the ocean and two comfortable couches.
•Quality furniture throughout , wide screen TV with Blu ray player in the living room, large selection of DVD's .
•DISH satellite TV available in living room and master bedroom.
•CABLE in all other rooms.
•Wet bar with extra refrigerator.
•Water filtering system installed.
•High speed internet, phone for unlimited phone calls to and from the USA/Canada free of charge.
•A private shuttle can be scheduled for a fee (for airport pick up and drop off).
Reliable, experienced and secure company .
Available also for day tours .(Granada, Ometepe, Leon, etc).
Driver available upon request .( For a fee)
•3 FULL time caretakers 24/7 living in separate staff quarters and catering to your needs.
This home has been completely remodeled.
Property very well maintained. The pictures shown are an accurate representation of the property.
•Large air conditioners added to living spaces (2nd & 3rd floor general areas).
Entire house AC'd upon request at an extra charge.
(Regular basic rental includes air conditioners in all bedrooms).
Several outdoor terraces: on the 2nd floor , by the dining area; on the first floor by the pool; on the bluff ; in front of the property, by the hitting waves; by the bay.
Loungers are placed on outdoor terraces and hammock's area on the first floor.
RATES: Based on 8 guests occupancy.
Low season $ 800/night May 15 - Oct 31 , except July
High season $1000/night Nov. 1 - May 14 and July
Christmas $1,200/night Holiday rate
New Year $1,400/night Holiday rate
Please contact owner to confirm rates.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Why Etel chose Pacific Marlin
In my opinion, after visiting many properties for sale along the Pacific coast of Nicaragua , this home has absolutely one of the best views in the country. A one of a kind point location.
What makes this Villa unique
Unparalleled views of SJDS bay and Pacific Ocean .
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent. One of the best vacations and certainly the best vacation home i have even stayed at.
Everything was excellent. The transportation from the airport to the house was great. the house really is superb. The view, the setting everything to make a great vacation. The staff is courteous and the food is some of the best I have ever had. I certainly will go back
Beyond our Dreams
This property is magnificent. The views. The never ending places to hide-away and see the ocean. Such care has gone into the outdoor spaces that we never went inside expect to sleep at night. Lots of breezes and AC in bedrooms kept us perfectly comfortable in April. As with the outdoor space, the indoor is kept perfectly clean and straightened by the house staff, who always appears when you need them in some secret fashion, but is never intrusive. Plan on having your breakfasts and dinners cooked in the house. It is better than anything you can get in town. Special requests are desired as they can cook anything. Don't be afraid to say your likes and dislikes. It was a perfect vacation....
We had a long weekend rental at Cara del Indio for 9 friends and we couldn't have asked for a more picturesque location. The house was absolutely gorgeous, with views of SJDS and the Pacific for miles. All the bedrooms and accommodations were exactly as stipulated in the house profile, and Etel (owner) was extremely helpful with getting us organized and planning out our stay for the weekend. While we had coordinated activities in and around SJDS, Etel helped us organize our itinerary so we had the housekeepers and cooks prepare meals based on when we were planning to be in the house. Every meal was exquisitely made and was plentiful for our group of 9 - were big fans of the fresh juices made for breakfast! The house was very clean and well-maintained throughout.
The house is in a private community and not quite in downtown SJDS, but it was a quick taxi ride for us... which the house staff was able to coordinate through a local contact in town. We didn't rent a vehicle for our trip, so having access to public transportation was very helpful, as walking to SJDS and the beach area wouldn't have been terribly convenient from the house.
If I found myself back in SJDS for another trip, I would certainly be reaching out to Etel again to reserve Cara del Indio!
Our family (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) recently enjoyed the most relaxing and incredible four days at this lovely home! We spent countless hours enjoying the breathtaking views from the house and relaxing in the many hammocks, chaise lounges and seating areas. We took several vigorous walks in the neighborhood and up to the nearby Mercy of Christ statue. The house itself is comfortable and beautifully decorated. There are views from every spacious bedroom, some even having their own porch/patio. Each night we watched the gorgeous sunset and listened to the rolling waves.
Victoria, Nona and Marlon were all so helpful and made our time there so enjoyable! Victoria’s cooking was over the top - so many wonderful dishes, tasty, and plenty of food, even for my teenage boys!
Iskra Travel in San Juan del Sur was exceptional in customer service and ease to work with. We enjoyed our local fishing excursion and trips to Granada and Ometepe. Our guides and drivers were all very professional and informative.
We are already talking about our next trip back and who we can bring to enjoy the beauties of Nicaragua and Cara del Indio!
Magical, Relaxing, Beautiful, Unique
Let me first say, this is a house I hope to return to each year. From our initial contact with Etel, we knew Cara del Indio, and its owners were special. So many details were pre-arranged - airport shuttles, groceries/meal plans, etc., so we knew they wanted an exceptional week for us. The initial impression was breathtaking - the house itself, the grounds, the views. Somehow, immediately, you want to make yourself comfortable, relax, explore, visit, and enjoy your surroundings. From its unique location on the cliff, the view is expansive. Perhaps more than 180 degrees even, beginning to the east with San Juan del Sur & its beaches, following the coastline to the lush hills across the bay from the house, and then Pacific Ocean as far as the eye can see, giving glorious sunsets every evening.
Each morning, we awoke to amazing fresh coffee made by Victoria (the chef). Around 9, we had breakfast, which always included beautiful fresh fruit and fresh juices, with breakfast foods changing daily. Dinner happened around 7, again with amazing food! I asked Victoria to teach me several recipes!
The entire Cara del Indio compound invites you to enjoy yourself. We spent part of every day in the pool, cabana, or in one of the many hammocks.
When we went into town or exploring, we used the contracted taxi service, and had the same drivers multiple times. All were polite, friendly, and happily answered my endless questions about Nicaragua and San Juan. Our taxistas, like the house staff, went above and beyond, waiting while we shopped, and ensuring we got fair deals from street venders.
Each of the locals Etel recommends, especially the house staff, are exceptional people. The fluidity of the vacation from start to finish is unparalleled, and should get more than 5 stars. I am already planning my next visit!
Tips for future visitors of Cara del Indio:
1- Often late afternoons have a brief period of windy, chillier weather. I was perfect in a pair of leggings & cardigan
2- The AC units are powerful - set it 5 degrees above what you think you want
3- Install Whatsapp on your phone. Its free, simple, and locals prefer it. One of our group got sick, needed a special medication, so the pharmacist found in another town, and had it driven to SJDS, All this was done via Whatsapp, including updates sent to me.
4- Money: small bills - 1 & 5 being the most useful. Larger bills for taxis, shopping, and tips. Every single place i went accepted both Cordobas and US dollars.
The crown jewel of San Juan Del Sur
My husband, 3 children and I left the beaches of Malibu, California for a month to explore Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Our 5 day stay at Cara Del Indio far exceeded our expectations. The vibe, energy and feeling you get is indescribable. You have to walk through the doors of this magical place to experience it for yourself. You are greeted and cared for by the most warm, loving and helpful staff. Nora, Victoria and Marlon. We were literally in tears as we said our goodbye's and miss them every day. They kept everything spotless, they cooked the most delicious meals and they are there to help you with whatever you need. All whilst having big beautiful smiles on their faces and kindness in their hearts. We asked for fresh juice and every single day they had at least 4 different types for us. One night we celebrated a birthday and they made us a birthday cake from scratch! We felt safe and at ease while we were there. Marlon was there to greet us and lock up the house and gate no matter how late we came home at night. The landscaping and grounds are expansive and gorgeous. The views are absolutely mind blowing! You fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of the waves below. The beds and linens are soft and comfortable. The house is stocked with whatever you need from the kitchen, to pool toys, to games, movies, books and even rubber sandals to walk through the cactus gardens. We didn't use the air conditioner in the common spaces, as there is an amazing ocean breeze that flows through the home at all times. We couldn't bare the thought of closing off that sound, fresh smell and tropical feeling. It did wonders for the soul. We have 3 children under the age of 7 and this house was perfect! They lived in the pool, lounged in the hammock and played in the yard! The only thing we wish, is that the streets getting to the house were a little less steep :) We have traveled to many places and stayed at many high end resorts. There is something extremely special about the way we felt while staying at this crown jewel. It is certain to leave a lasting impression on you and lure you back for many years to come. We have already spoken to friends about joining us next time we go. The house has plenty of room for larger groups and each room has a lot of privacy. And even though it's very large, it's still very cozy. Etel was extremely easy to deal with, very sweet and very responsive. She even took time to meet us over Skype. That added a very personal touch. 5 stars!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner via phone to confirm rental. LOW SEASON : May 15 -October 31 (except July). $800 per night AC's included in all bedrooms with your basic rental. AC's located in den-office & general areas (kitchen, dining room, living room & 3rd floor) available as a package at an additional charge. HIGH SEASON: Nov 1- May 14 , month of July $1000 per night. CHRISTMAS Rates Dec 17th- Dec 27th $1,200 per night NEW YEAR Rates Dec 28th- Jan 6th $1,400 per night EASTER week $1,200 per night A fully refundable deposit of $1000.00 is required