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First Choice Inside Pelican Eyes Resort - Private Plunge Pool - Privately Owned

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Master Bedroom with a great lounge area. Just a step to the private pool.


Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms With Ocean View.

We all know the golden rule of property – ubicación, ubicación, ubicación. Carved into a premier patch of hillside above San Juan del Sur, the Casa de Cooper villa located inside of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa has that in abundance. For commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, ascend its sprawling grounds along brick paths that wind through lush gardens. Gaze out onto rocky cliffs standing guard over boats that bob in a serene horseshoe-shaped bay. Nature puts on evening shows with fiery sunsets that glisten across the inlet's glossy surface.

A Luxury Vacation in Nicaragua

In the upper reaches of Pelican Eyes, you'll find Casa de Cooper. Prominently overlooking the ocean and verdant Palermo Valley, the tropical retreat is graced by whitewashed adobe, artfully weathered brick and rustic terracotta. Teak trees grown on site are harvested for smooth hand-hewn rails that top low external walls, as well as for the posts and beams of shade structures. Pools, gardens and patios are tucked into hideaway sanctuaries throughout the devotedly landscaped exterior.

A bilingual meet-and-greet team shows you inside. Handmade artisan works are found just about everywhere your gander falls, from hand-carved wood furnishings to locally sewn textiles and bespoke art pieces. The trunk of a Madroño, Nicaragua's national tree, has been smoothed into a beam that rises to a soaring ceiling. Cavernous bathrooms feature tiling with colorful, hand-painted accents, along with rainfall showerheads. Glazed sinks have hand-painted designs, while other basins are carved from singular blocks of silky stone.

San Juan del Sur Accommodations of Every Size

Air-conditioned accommodations span a wide range, with the flexibility to receive a large group, a couple, or any size party in between. Vista Paraíso is a spacious two or three-bedroom villa with views of both the ocean and valley. Its roomy master Winchester Suite has a private entrance and separate seating area with a large flat-screen TV. Step out onto your own covered patio and settle into an oversized wicker chair to have coffee as the wide valley spreads out before you. Wind down steps to refresh in your private plunge pool, fringed by manicured greenery in an intimate setting. Another of Vista Paraíso's bedrooms leads to a large covered patio with rocking chairs to enjoy ocean-facing vistas. A third bedroom has a lock-off option, is a luxury suite with a private patio, while turning the or two-bedroom villa into a three-bedroom getaway.

Gourmet Nicaraguan Cuisine With a Twist

The accommodation comes with full kitchens, outfitted with every gadget, utensil and piece of cookware one could need to whip up a meal. Don't feel like cooking? The resort's restaurants and bars are just a short walk away. You can also make a call down to the resort and order up some room service. Or, for a more elegant culinary experience, indulge in service from a personal chef. A made-to-order menu is available, with Asian-infused dishes like coconut shrimp with sweet and sour sauce, and lobster tempura. Savor locally sourced ingredients as you dig into filet mignon with chimichurri sauce, or grilled pork with jalapeño cream sauce. If that is not enough, you have a gas BBQ grill just outside of the kitchen.

Explore San Juan del Sur Attractions

You'll be a 15-minute walk down to the beach and a waterfront lined with inviting restaurants. Relax with a tropical cocktail and take in the sunset with sublime views of a serene harbor in an Instagram-perfect scene. The shoreline is backed by the tiny town of San Juan del Sur, which has diverse offerings despite its postage-stamp size. In the morning, it's perfect for a wander down charming streets, stopping at a friendly cafe or to rest on a shaded bench in the central park. By night, it can be something of a party scene with backpackers and surfers boozing it up at lively bars. From Casa de Cooper, you'll also be a hearty 40-minute hike (or 10-minute drive) to the Christ the Mercy statue. Perched high atop the bay's northern seawall, the 25-meter-tall likeness of Jesus is one of the area's most-visited attractions. It's also a 10-minute drive to visit one of the largest zip-line complexes in Nicaragua. Da Flying Frog canopy tour has two-and-a-half kilometers of cable crossing 17 platforms in a tropical forest that's home to monkeys and rich birdlife. With a 25-minute drive you can be lazing in a hammock on Playa Hermosa, a popular seaside enclave that also offers volleyball and horseback riding. The world-class surf spot of Playa Maderas is a 30-minute drive from Casa de Cooper.

More about Casa de Cooper

Vista Paraiso 2 Bedroom - Casa de Cooper, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

A View of Paradise. This is what awaits you from this luxurious, two bedroom, sprawling Villa with private plunge pool that overlooks the Pacific ocean and the sleepy fishing town of San Juan del Sur.

Vista Paraiso is a privately owned and operated two bedroom Villa that can easily accommodate upto 8 guests. This is an ideal home for a luxurious honeymoon, or for families or friends looking to host a tropical reunion.

The lower entry level of home contains two or three comfortable and private bedrooms. Rental rates for the home includes use of two of the bedrooms, you can upgrade to a 3 bedroom upon request by adding a king bedroom.

The master suite- lovingly referred to as the Winchester Suite. A spacious master suite with a private entrance, king bed, private shaded patio exclusive to the room, ensuite shower with a double hot water shower, double vanity with stone bowl sinks from local artisans and plenty of storage and hanging space for your items and Wingback chairs for a quiet and private space to relax from. The Winchester suite also benefits from a private TV/media area with a large flat screen TV and wing In keeping with the other two rooms the space also has a bar fridge a small food prep space to prepare snacks, coffee and keep cold beverages right at hand,
In the next bedroom has two comfortable and well appointed queen beds. In keeping with the master suite, this room benefits from its own shaded ocean view patio space for your enjoyment. Similarly, this room contains a large flat screen TV, private and spacious ensuite with a large hot water shower, double vanity with hand painted sinks from local artisans and plenty of storage and hanging space for your items.

Each of these two bedrooms provide your group with personal hideaways within the Villa allowing for as much or as little interaction as you desire at any given time,.
Just steps from your bedroom you can start or end your day with a refreshing dip in the cool waters of your private plunge pool with views across the Palermo Valley. Spend the day lounging on the deck chairs , swinging in the hammock, napping or reading a good book- At night grill up the days catch of mahi-mahi, shrimp, red snapper, or some of Nicaragua’s famous beef on your own north American style BBQ.

The upper level of Vista Paraiso contains the fully stocked kitchen, complete with every pot, pan, glass and utensil you might require to create a gourmet meal using fresh local Nicaraguan ingredients- a huge gas range and oven will please any chef in your group. Indoor eating space is also provided for the evenings you would prefer to sit inside. The breakfast bar seats 4 people as well as the dining room table.

The attached comfortable lounge space includes a flat screen television, cable TV and seating for eight and the large couch space can be converted into a queen size bed to accommodate 1-2 more guests- perfect for small children or third member of your party. An additional bathroom is located on the upper level of Vista Paraiso for easy access from the, kitchen and futon sleeping area. An additional seating area extend off the common space with views of the town below, the deep blue of Pacific ocean and the sprawling ranch land to the north.

Built from the material adobe, Vista Paraiso is a cool and comfortable space even during the heat of mid day. Elevated above the town of San Juan del Sur the casa benefits from nearly constant cooling breezes. Containing all the modern amenities one might require , Vista Paraiso offers you A/C, WIFI, hot water, cable, backup generator for SJDS frequent power outages, 24 hour security, daily maid service and onsite maintenance team, Everything is right at your finger tips that you will need or want for a comfortable, and relaxing vacation.

Vista Paraiso is accessible by foot for anyone with a good level of fitness. This location allows you to explore the many fun and exciting restaurants, shops and bars located within the town of San Juan del Sur. Car rentals and ATV’s can easily be arranged for those looking to explore
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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3379 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed on all terraces....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bedroom was Winchester Suite...moreless

  • Villa Vista Paraiso: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon in living room....moreless

  • Double Queen Room: 2 queen


  • Each bedroom is a separate and private lockout with it's own ensuite bathroom with hot water shower, A/C, private covered patio, flat screen tv, mini bar and ample storage for your belongings....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Showers - 3 at pool: outdoor shower


  • Double Queen Room Ensuite: toilet, shower, bidet

    sinks, fresh towels...moreless

  • Living Area/Common Space: toilet, shower

    sinks, fresh towels daily...moreless

  • Master Bedroom Ensuite: toilet, shower

    Double shower heads located in this Bath Room...moreless

  • Hand painted double sinks by local artisans with a large walk-in shower. Plenty of hot water and fresh towels provided each day. Rent the entire estate and have 3 bathrooms and 2 outside showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our Villa Vista Paraiso is available as a 2 bedroom unit or a 3 bedroom unit. Prices are based on our 2 bedroom casa. You can Upgrade size to the 3 bedroom for 6 people at a additional price. Our 3 bedroom is shown at We also have a 1 bedroom unit, Casita Romantica at Have a larger group? Estancia de Cooper can be rented out as an entire large manor home including Vista Paraiso and Casita Romantica with four private master bedrooms, two pools and all the above amenities. Contact us for more details. ...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    The living area has surround sound. Each bedroom has their own DVD players....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Our cable TV has all the Nicaraguan channels along with ABC, CBS and NBC in English....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Surround sound in the living area through the DVD player....moreless

  • Television:

    Each bedroom and the living areas all have flat screen TVs....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Overlooking the beach in San Juan del Sur. Just minutes away from many beaches....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Overview of a true working cattle ranch to the North of our villa....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The beach is 2 blocks away. The view of the beach is beautiful as is the Holman Ranch....moreless

  • Village:

    The village of San Juan del Sur is 2 blocks from the Casa....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    There is a large dining table with 6 chairs and a breakfast bar with 4 stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each room has its own thermostat. The breeze with windows opened is most the time all that is needed....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    You will be in Nicaragua but Internet works most of the time....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We have 300 thread count linens and pillow cases....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has 2 large chairs, a futon type couch, flat screen TV. The bedrooms also have flat screen TVs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking located onsite...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Our towels are heavy cotton with matching wash cloths and hand towels....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    In kitchen and each bedroom....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We furnish wine glasses, plates and cooking utensils. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Completely equipped with coffee pot, blender, juice maker, toaster, dishes and much more....moreless


  • Balcony:

    The balcony at Casa Vista Paraiso has 4 rocking chairs and 3 lounge chairs....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Views from all the terraces and patios. Rocking chairs are standard. Each pool has lounge chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The gas grill is furnished for Casa Vista Paraiso. You will be responsible for your gas....moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April Special 2
Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2017
1 night min stay
Labor Day - Nicaragua
Apr 28 - May 2, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Dyn Low Season 1
May 3 - Jun 3, 2017
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Revolutionn Day
Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2
Jun 21 - Aug 13, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Battle San Jacinto
Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 3
Sep 19 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Dec 21 - Dec 26, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 17%


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    "Great place for seafood. Best hamburger around. Special every day. Free drinks for ladies ..."

  • El Timon

    "Greaat Place for Seafood. Thursday night are the Nicaraguan Dancers."

  • Barrio Cafe

    "Great for Breakfast"

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    "Fresh Bakery"

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    "Great Hamburger and breakfast. Wild west bar. Be sure to look at the painted wall."

111 Miles
Nearest Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Big Wave Dave's
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry to Ometepe Island
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
In San Juan del Sur
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
San Juan del Sur

Car: Recommended

There are many activities and things to do in San Juan del Sur. Here are a few ideas while you are guest of Casa de Cooper. *****

Bring out the adventurer in you with Aracne Rappelling Tours. Rappelling down a 45-meter waterfall located deep in the forest, and then hike down following the creek until reaching a petroglyph made by the indigenous tribes that lived in the area before the Spanish came to America. *****

Da Flying Frog canopy tour is located just minutes from Casa de Cooper. The tour is located on the Palermo Valley which can be viewed from any of the Casa de Cooper units. It offers 2.5 kilometers divided in 16 lines through the forest. While on the excursion, you can see the wildlife of Nicaragua taking time to spot monkeys, birds and other animals. ******

If you are into fishing then San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is your best destination for a new fishing adventure. Nicaragua has world-class fishing; you will hook up a Sailfish, Dorado, Mackerel, Yellow fin Tuna or Rooster Fish. There are many places in town that offer fishing trips everyday, the cost per hour is between U$40 to U$80 dollars (minimum 3 hours), depending on the boat and how far you want to go. ******

Enjoy a day of sailing aboard Pelican Eyes or one of the other many sailboats available. You will have the opportunity to explore the pristine Nicaraguan coastline, peek at many of secluded bays, capture glimpses of dolphins, whales, sea turtles and perhaps catch a mahi-mahi or two – all while you relax, soak up some sun and enjoy our local fare and refreshing rum punch. ******

The mountains surrounding San Juan del Sur bay are great for hiking. You can hike to the statue of Jesus, to the lighthouse or to several neighboring beaches. You can also take horseback riding along the beaches. Rancho el Chilamate is one of the best places for horseback riding and tours. Reservations are required. ******

Zen Yoga Studio is the place to go when wanting the best in Yoga. Their garden setting creates a calming effect, increasing oxygen supply throughout your body. Set your shoes and worries aside, grab a mat and join any of their professional instructors in the upstairs yoga canopy. They are located directly opposite the San Juan Pizzeria near the church square. ******

Nicaragua is well known for its world-class waves, specially in San Juan del Sur and Tola area because of the year-round offshore winds that hit the coast. There are great waves around for all type of surfers, from beginners to experienced surfers. If you need a Surf Lesson for you and your family or need a Surf Guide to show you around, then you best option is our friend Baldo, a well-known professional bilingual Surf Instructor, he is very helpful and enjoys playing on the waves. ******

Enhance your vacation – make it a true Central American cultural experience! There are many Spanish language schools in town that offer expert instruction with courses specifically designed for travelers and explorers. ******

Tour of Colonial Granada City Tour Esteli where the Cigars are made. Tour Ometepi Island formed by 2 volcanoes’. Bird Watching.....and much


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: In 2004 we visited friends in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. We immediately fell in love with Nicaragua and this small fishing village. We purchased this property as a retirement and vacation home after a 1 week visit to San Juan del Sur. It started as a 1 bedroom house and grew to a 3 bedroom house and a 1 bed room unit that is used as a honeymoon suite. We only rent 2 of the bedrooms. The third bedroom was a private suite reserved for our family. We have now converted this suite to serve as the Master Bedroom. We have 2 private pools and large private patios. We hope you will find Casa de Cooper as inviting as we have since 2006.

Why San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua:
Located on a hill top inside of Pelican Eyes Resort, Vista Paraiso has magnificent unique views of San Juan del Sur bay and the Palermo valley and is private. Vista Paraiso was carefully planned and designed in order to take advantage of the amazing views from each area of the house. This vacation home has 2 bedrooms,a living areas and 3 bathrooms along with a private plunge pool and plenty of outdoor space. Prices shown for this 2 Bedroom Villa are for four guests, two bedroom usage and can house as many as 8 guests. Estancia de Cooper is a luxurious and exclusive local to call home while visiting San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Villa Vista Paraíso - 2 Bedroom Enjoy some of the beautiful Nicaraguan sunsets from any of the 3 private patios and terraces or while taking a tropical drink in Villa Vista Paraíso's private plunge pool. Villa Vista Paraiso has 2 bedrooms, each with a large bathroom complete with hand painted double sinks and a large walk-in showers. The main living area has fully equipped gourmet kitchen, dining area that seats 6 people, a breakfast bar that seats 4 people, a complete bathroom just off the living area, a private balcony and a front patio for that special relaxing quite getaway or evening of cooking on the grill The private plunge pool is for exclusive use of Vista Paraiso guests. Although the Villa is rented for 4 guests, additional guests can be accommodated at an additional per day price. The couch, a futon, in the main living area converts to a bed to accommodate an additional guest. The maximum number of guest is 8 people. See our VRBO listing at our 3 Bedroom Villa at http://www.VRBO/695224.

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  • Master Bedroom with a great lounge area.  Just a step to the private pool.

    Master Bedroom with a great lounge area. Just a step to the private pool.

  • Living Area - Look at the view from inside.

    Living Area - Look at the view from inside.

  • Queen Bedroom with 2 queen beds overlooking the valley.

    Queen Bedroom with 2 queen beds overlooking the valley.

  • Full bathroom for double queen bedroom

    Full bathroom for double queen bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom floor plan.

    2 Bedroom floor plan.

  • Porch with a great view of ocean and valley.  Double Queen Bedroom.

    Porch with a great view of ocean and valley. Double Queen Bedroom.

  • Sitting on Master Bedroom Private Patio

    Sitting on Master Bedroom Private Patio

  • Another view of Private Patio with Fountain and Teak Furniture

    Another view of Private Patio with Fountain and Teak Furniture

  • Casa de Cooper location inside of Pelican eyes.

    Casa de Cooper location inside of Pelican eyes.

  • Upper Patior off Kitchen, Lower is Master Bedroom Overlooking Private Pool

    Upper Patior off Kitchen, Lower is Master Bedroom Overlooking Private Pool

  • Exterior.  Top floor is the living area, Below is double queen bedroom.

    Exterior. Top floor is the living area, Below is double queen bedroom.

  • Double Queen Bedroom with great view of ocean.

    Double Queen Bedroom with great view of ocean.

  • Double sinks in all bathrooms

    Double sinks in all bathrooms

  • Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Area.  Nice patio with a great view

    Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Area. Nice patio with a great view

  • Porch just off of the double queen bedroom.

    Porch just off of the double queen bedroom.

  • Private Porch of Master Bedroom overlooking Private Pool

    Private Porch of Master Bedroom overlooking Private Pool

  • Breakfast Bar and Dining Area

    Breakfast Bar and Dining Area

  • Private plungef pool off of Master Bedroom.

    Private plungef pool off of Master Bedroom.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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