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Spectacular Unique Point Home With 270 Degree Ocean And Harbor Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 provided complete with dishes, pots/pans, silverware, glasses, etc.

•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.

•Stereo system.

•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.

•Backup generator.

•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 .

Driver available upon request.

•3 FULL time caretakers 24/7 living in separate staff quarters.

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.


Please contact owner to confirm rates.

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

Easter $1,200/night

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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.

What makes this house unique

Unparalleled views of SJDS bay and Pacific Ocean .


Pacific Marlin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 and a half bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Pool side bathroom, no hot water here
  • 1 King master 4 Queen suites
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
The best of both worlds. Day & night views. During the day , coastal ocean break and harbor view. During the night views of the harbor and the lights of San Juan del Sur while experiencing a great breeze.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Magical, Relaxing, Beautiful, Unique

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The crown jewel of San Juan Del Sur

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!!! :-)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Cara del Indio along with 4 friends in June this year.

We truly had the vacation of a lifetime!!

The home is located on a point (all by itself) with incredible views overlooking the bay & the ocean.

We absolutely loved it!.

The property is beautiful, extremely clean and spacious.

We used Iskra travel for airport pick up, drop off and travel to Granada.

Victoria, Nora and Marlon (housekeepers) are extremely helpful.

They speak little English, but we managed to communicate via written notes and by contacting the owners. They were readily available throughout the booking process and while we occupied their home.

It was hot and humid during our stay and we are glad we decided to request the extra AC's option. (general areas , living room & kitchen). The home is offered with AC usage included on the rental for all bedrooms only.

Evenings & nights were pleasant (at times windy & fresh), but day temps got hotter than expected.

We jumped in the pool, sat on the terraces by the ocean...drinks on hand... & we were in heaven.

This is truly a place to relax in luxury and comfort.

We will be back!!!

Thanks everybody for making our stay unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home overlooking all of San Juan del Sur

  • 5 of 5

My husband, friends and I had a wonderful time in SJDS, largely due to this gorgeous home and all the available amenities. Etel made it very easy for us to arrange our travel plans. She was always responsive to our needs and provided us with great information about staying in SJDS.

Every night, we were able to enjoy a gorgeous sunset and watch downtown SJDS come to life. And some evenings, we enjoyed the occasional thunderstorm, which battled the sound of the crashing waves - both lulling you to sleep. We elected to purchase the air-conditioning and food service options and boy, were we glad. Although we are accustomed to tropical weather, it got muggy and hot at times, even if the house is located on top of a cliff. And the food...SO GOOD. We had fresh guacamole, fried plantains, ceviche, paella and anything we asked for. We always had clean towels, were never hungry and had our privacy. And now, Nicaragua and SJDS are one of our favorite places in the world. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home, Etel!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 8 total guest, 4 adults and 4 children ages 8-13. All I can say is what a wonderful experience from the moment of booking, throughout the entire stay and even upon our departure. Etel was wonderful, she fully provided us with car rental information, arranged transportation to and from Managua, provided us with a trustworthy company to tour and explore. Etel was in contact with Nora, Victoria and Marlon throughout our stay to make sure everything was to out liking and satisfaction. And even prior to us leaving to come back home, Etel and her brother came to our rescue in Managua. Nora, Victoria and Marlon were fabulous, such wonderful, caring, personable and just top notch people. They made themselves available for us when needed. Both Nora and Victoria prepared all our meals with what ever we requested and all the meals were delicious. The house is just breathtaking, sitting on the cliff overlooking the ocean with gorgeous views, lots of decks, pool, and outdoor space, great location! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEST vacation EVER

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 11 family and friends (including 4 small children) who had the unbelievable pleasure of spending 7 days last week at Casa Cara del Indio and I must tell you that it far exceeded all of our expectations! The pictures on VRBO of the home and the views do not do the grandeur and magnificence of both the home and the views justice. Etel, the owner of the home, is the most helpful and accommodating of any rental property owner from whom I've rented a vacation home. She provides you with so much helpful information and contacts for transportation, grocery shopping, massages, cooks, etc. and even encourages you to call her if you need any further assistance while on vacation. The towels are embroidered with the name of the Casa, there are beach towels for the pool and for the beach that are clean and readily available for you every morning. Nora, the housekeeper is so warm and loving and paid such special attention to the children. Every morning, we awoke to the smells of coffee brewing and breakfast being cooked by Victoria - from homemade pancakes with Banana fosters homemade syrup, to fresh made juices and freshly cut fruit. All of us left with a heavy heart (and a few extra pounds) because it was literally the best vacation we've ever experienced. None us of wanted to leave but alas, we waived goodbye to Etel's wonderful staff, taking with us such treasured memories and the dream that we will return again soon (and we will)! Etel, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share a little piece of your Heaven with you and thank you so much for the wonderful experience and your warm and welcoming nature. The memory of this vacation, your beautiful home, your adorable staff and those killer views will be a lasting one! Until next time...

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iguana Bar
"For drinks and fun."
Pan De Vida
Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa
"Great views! . Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner."
Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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