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Beachfront Villa with 180 degree Bay View from Jacuzzi at Best Surfing Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Beachfront Villa at the famous Playa Maderas, 30 m above sea level, surronded by forest with direct beach access. An unforgettable place, 11 km from San Juan del Sur to relax and have the best experience with family and friends, enjoying amazing sunsets and wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.

You can enjoy many diferent spaces around the villa. You have a bay view, a direct view to Playa Maderas Rock, watching the most amazing sunsets around this rock. Take a dip in private pool or use your own direct beach access. This place is a complete experience of both views and nature, very private with 24 hours security and housekeeping, cooking personnel at your service as you wish. Fx help you with the outside grill and kitchen, if you do not want to do it yourself.

We have very effective WIFI inside and outside, so you can always upload your pictures and be connected to us as we offer a high personalized service level.

We can arrange transportation from the airport if you wish. We will be there and welcome you when you arrive and provide all practical info. We will contact you every day personally and always be available on the phone. And through local contacts we help you arrange activities according to what interests you might have.

This is a place where you can have full privacy and at the same time have access to flexible services as you wish.

A 4WD is needed to come here because of the last part of the road and we can also help you rent this.

More Details

Ricardo Talavera
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Ricardo Talavera

It's been almost ten years since we start this project along with our partner from Denmark, who give us all the support we need to continue growing. This is a long term project and the idea is to create and unique place to relax and spend a wonderful experience surrounded by the forest and the ocean

Why Ricardo Talavera chose Nicaragua

Playa Maderas is a social beach still with an original nicaraguan vibe. You can go to rustic restaurants on both sides - swim - surf - ride a horse - or just lay back and enjoy the sun. Neighbors work all together and you will get different experiences and special feeling of a cooperating community. Our villa is beachfront with the best location, in the edge of a forest with trails and howler monkeys.

What makes this villa unique

Most famous surfing beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

In front of the Villa is located the most famous surfing beach in Nicaragua. The beach has several views, each of unparalleled beauty. You can enjoy from the Villa the magnificent view known as the Majahual's Rock. To the south in the infinite you can see the mountains located in Costa Rican territory. Many people enjoy swimming in these crystalline waters.

Each evening you can enjoy a beautiful sunset


Municipal de San Juan del Sur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • We can change the beds depending on the needs
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
Trails where you can see howler monkeys and enjoy the forest.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Villa with 180 degree Bay View from Jacuzzi at Best Surfing Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Just stayed there with wife and 3 kids aged 12, 14, 17. Surf to the right, empty beach to the left. The house is comfortable and the views are amazing! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This villa is perfect for families or travelling with friends. It is so close to a number of beaches and Matilda's beach hut which has the most amazing food. The one thing you need to be aware of there are lots of critters so keeps your eyes ope

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and beach access

  • 4 of 5

The highlight of Villa Tortuga is definitely the sunset view. The house is great and the beds very comfortable. The taco shacks and casual restaurant at Playa Maderas are an easy walk and very convenient to have so close by. The house has all basic supplies like sheets, towels, soap, etc. but is lacking a bit in the kitchen. It could really use some staples like oil, salt/pepper, coffee, etc. The pots, pans and knives can use updating as well. Drinking water is supplied. Ricardo and his staff were very attentive and helpful in arranging specifics. This house is more remote than we originally thought and we opted out of renting a car. The most affordable way into town (SJDS) was to take the shuttle truck leaving from Playa Maderas about 3 times a day. Times are posted at the beach. Cost was only $3 each way or $5 roundtrip. The only drawback was the last trip back from town left before 5pm. For private transport it was $30 one way. The trip into town takes almost 30 minutes on a bumpy road. We were a group of women and never felt at risk. 24 hour security on site at the house ensured privacy as well. The pool was kept clean and the daily maid service was definitely adequate. Wifi was hit or miss. This may be because of the high winds, but we were constantly kicked off Wifi. The water in the shower never got hot, but due to the warm weather we didn't mind taking cool showers. Having a phone that works in Nicaragua is recommended. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience and would highly recommend this house for anyone looking for an adventurous place to relax and enjoy the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! The location could not be any better, it's a 1 minute walk to the beach (which you get to yourself most of the time), the views and sunsets are to die for, and it's only a 10 to 15 minutes drive to San Juan del Sur and the drive is really not that bad. It's pure heaven for children (and adults too!) as they go from the beach which has awesome rock pools (saw angel fishes, tons of star fishes to name a few) to the jacuzzi (which is more a small pool than a jacuzzi, it's actually quite big). The house itself is really nice and has everything you need: we cooked everyday and the kitchen has all necessary items, bedrooms are spacious and A/C works really well, great water pressure in the bathrooms. The staff is very helpful with a guard 24/7, pool is kept really clean, any issue is fixed right away and Ricardo was perfect at answering emails very promptly and even greeted us when we got there.

We got lucky to have monkeys visiting us one evening, this was awesome. You will see a lot of different creatures from praying mantis to skunks! Welcome to paradise.

Yes, there is no WiFi but why would you need it in a place like this? My son, who is always attached to his iPad and his online games didn't ask for it once, way too busy with the beach, the Jacuzzi, the animals. Book without hesitation. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic service, memorable spot

  • 4 of 5

Villa Tortuga is a safe, relaxing, well-equipped, conveniently located, and gorgeous spot perched just above the beach, where the relaxing sound of breaking surf is never far away. But what truly makes this rental special is the personal attention every step of the way from the property manager Ricardo and from the security and housekeeping staff. Ricardo promptly responded to initial inquiry and any and all questions thereafter. He made transportation from Managua airport simple/comfortable and went out of his way to show us the town, beaches, restaurants, nearby properties, and monkey trail and to help us grocery shop. The staff was uniformly courteous/friendly and promptly attended to anything that needed doing (e.g., cleaning the pool, replacing the bottled water) and kept the grounds/house clean. They were attentive without being the least intrusive. I am a "hard grader" (hence only four stars) and I would recommend the rental to anyone.

The villa itself is decent-sized, easily sleeping 7 in three bedrooms, with a fourth room with a TV and sofa on the top floor. Bottom floor is open concept with a sitting area, dining area, bar area, and reasonably well-equipped kitchen. As the pictures show, there are multiple decks and places to sit; a VERY clean pool attended to daily; a two-minute walk to Playa Madera and five separate beach restaurants (one with free wifi); and a shuttle bus to take you to/from San Juan del Sur (it's NOT walkable). Other beaches are also walkable. Surfing is the big activity (lessons available), but there are also kayaks for rent on nearby Playa Marsella. Also expect mesmerizing sunsets nightly and a steady breeze that made A/C unnecessary. The other villas are close enough for big groups to rent multiple villas and interact, and yet offer complete privacy from one another if you are renting only one.

A couple of drawbacks: there's no internet on the property and cellular service is not particularly strong. The kitchen knives need sharpening. The road in/out requires a 4WD vehicle (but you can take the shuttle bus, too). Needless to say, you need to keep an eye on your belongings, but no more so than in any American city.

But each of these is a VERY minor point in the big scheme. We will definitely return and bring others with us, and you can't go wrong with Ricardo -- he's a dream host. Lastly, for those to whom it matters, this is a "gay-friendly" place, who welcome all with the same care/courtesy.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your commets and recomendations, it was our pleasure having you here with us
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Most relaxing, private, beautiful vacation destination...EVER.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got home after spending a week at Villa Tortuga (and then 4 days in Granada). Our time at Villas Playa Madera was absolutely unforgettable. Just about every day we walked to the beach for breakfast, played with the kids on the beach all morning, then headed back to spend the afternoon in the pool and the hammocks. Follow that up with some grilling while watching the sunset, and you have a perfect day. All that's left is to jump in the comfy beds and turn on the ice cold AC for a great night's rest.

The staff were incredibly helpful and professional. We felt completely safe and secure even with the remote location.

We will never forget the views of the Pacific (even all the way to Costa Rica), the time spent dancing in the living room, listening to the birds and monkeys in the jungle, our walks to the beach, and relaxing in the pool which was perfect for our 1.5 yr old and 3.5 yr old.

I cannot wait to return to Villa Tortuga. I'm already planning to return next year.

Book this home with absolute confidence. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
San juan del sur
Car: recommended

Your final destination is VILLAS PLAYA MADERAS. Once you get to San Juan del Sur, just follow the signs to Playa Maderas, we are right next to the restaurants at the beach, you will see the signs on the way to Maderas. We can arrange trasnportation, and in case you are renting a car, remember that it has to be a 4x4 car

Playa Maderas is a social beach with an original nicaraguan vibe. You can go to rustic restaurants on both sides , swim, surf, ride a horse, or just lay back and enjoy the sun. Neighbors work all together and you will get different experiences and special feeling of a cooperating community.


Rates & Availability

Municipal de San Juan del Sur Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Nightly Rate
May 4 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%

The price is for 7 people. We have a sofa bed for an extra person, the extra person cost $35 per night

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