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La Talanguera Studios simply have it all..location, design, saftey and amenities

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

First floor studio apartment two blocks from the beach and minutes to town

The location gives these newly constructed modern studio apartments their appeal. They are just over 200 meters or a 5 minutes walk to the Pacific Ocean's edge. The beautiful Talanguera neighborhood borders on Pacific Marlin where real estate prices have become some of the hottest in sw Nicaragua. Talanguera Townhomes sits up on a beautiful slopped hill with expansive views of town and the bay. Our Property Manager is also a resident living a couple blocks away and she is always available to help you with any issues. The apartment interior is a spacious living area with a high ceiling, post & beam construction and floor to ceiling windows opening onto a private patio entrance. All windows are screened and have curtains for privacy. Ceiling fans inside and out can often keep things cool enough without a/c. The furniture is new and made locally from tropical hardwoods. The single bath is nicely done with natural river rock and native hardwood. We have a larger Nica refrigerator for ice and vertical storage for surfboards. Roof top terrace with incredible bay views. Patio area opens up to beautiful gardens, a communal pool and a centerpiece Guanacaste tree. You can even hear the surf at night. There is no need to rent a vehicle. You can walk everywhere or we can arrange for an inexpensive and reliable taxi service to town, the beaches and even for airport pickup.

Property Manager
Julie & Jeff Terhune
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Julie & Jeff Terhune

Julie & Jeff Terhune first visited Nicaragua in 2004 and own property south of town at Yankee Beach near Costa Rica. In 2014 we purchased two studio units much closer to town. We live in Chagrin Falls OH.

Julie & Jeff Terhune purchased this studio in 2014

Why Julie & Jeff Terhune chose San Juan del Sur

Perfect location and a quiet and cool place to come home to at night.

What makes this studio unique

There is an identical studio right next door for another couple or a foursome


San Juan del Sur Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tropical hardwood and stone decor.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A Nica king bed is really a gringo queen bed
  • Queen size blowup mattress available
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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La Talanguera Studios simply have it all..location, design, saftey and amenities
average rating of 4.3157897 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful apartment

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with my daughter for a week of language lessons in San Juan Del Sur. The interior of the apartment was gorgeous and the bathroom, kitchenette worked great. The grounds were also quite lovely - very secluded and quiet. Pretty easy walk to town. We'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Kris. Come back anytime
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Great Location, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week over Christmas 2017. Jeff and Yanaisy were very helpful getting stuff organized prior to our arrival and during our stay. The location is great, close to the city but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet as well. Walked from the condo to town during the day, and took cabs at night. Cabs during the day were 5 dollars and cabs at night ranged from 6 dollars to 10 depending on the cab driver; if you find a good cab driver with a reasonable rate keep his card!

The studio itself was stylish and clean and the kitchen was well stocked with everything you should need for day to day meals.

Would stay here again, Thanks Jeff!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice studio units tastefully designed. The property is always maintained and kept clean

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in one of the studios for 2 weeks and really enjoyed it. The walk to town by beach is about 15 minutes but it is an easy walk. Yanaisy,, the caretaker was there to meet us when we arrived and was always available if anything was needed. Jeff and Julie were also great in responding to any questions or concerns we had. The bed in the unit is "very" comfortable and there are a nice variety of pots, pans dishes etc, which we have found to be lacking in other places we have stayed. There is construction going on, but we knew this in advance and it is not that bad at all. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

nice studio in a construction site

  • 3 of 5

The studio was exactly as seen on the pictures, however there is construction on the site (right next door) so there is a lot of dust and noise. If we would have been informed before booking, we would have looked somewhere else. Allthough we have traveled and lived all over the world, for a short vacation the situation was unacceptable to us. We were charged 45$ extra for electricity for 4 days during which we never used a/c. Communication prior to arrival was also difficult, we finally got the location of the condo the night before an early international flight after having to insist a couple of times.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, clean and safe

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 9 nights and it was perfect! Yanaisy was very accommodating with my late arrival and if I had any concerns or issues they were promptly resolved. Jeff provided great information prior to my arrival and ensured that I was able to communicate with Yanaisy regarding my late arrival. The condo is an easy walk to the beach and town and I never had any concerns about safety. If I was in town after dark it was easy and short taxi ride back. There was construction going on but it was never an issue as they are done by 5 in the evening and I was up early to enjoy the day to its fullest anyways. The rooms were clean and bed was comfortable - it had everything I needed. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks so much Jeff, Julie and Yanaisy.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great location and value!

  • 4 of 5

This is our second visit to La Talanguera, we stayed at Jeff and Julie's adjacent studio in December2015 -- a mirror image of this studio. Both studios are extremely comfortable and well equipped. Bed is comfortable and seating is perfect for two people. The kitchen is well equipped, including a coffee maker and a blender. We were able to cook meals whenever we chose to eat "at home"...most times. There is also a grill, which came in handy after our successful fishing trip. Wi-fi and satellite tv worked great.

A cleaning service came in twice during our 9 night stay. While I would normally use linens (sheets and towels) for at least a week at home, the hot and humid climate makes it reasonable to change linens more frequently. Besides I'm on vacation so it's nice to have clean sheets more often.

We have been to Central America several times and so we are prepared for the inevitable power outages. We recommend travelers always bring headlamps and a couple small flashlights. This trip, we had outages our first three days -- no problem! However, I think the power outages messed up the pool pump, as the pool was unavailable most of the second half of our stay. Not a problem, there is a big ocean just a few blocks away.

As we were forewarned, there is active construction on site. Usually started up at 7 am and lasted until 4 or 5 pm with a couple breaks during the day.

People working at the site are great. Yanaisy the manager met us to give us the keys. She is very sweet, Santos, the security man is also very nice and extremely helpful. There are several nice young men who together do a beautiful job of taking care of the grounds there. They had their hands full a couple days as there was a bumper crop of inch worms that seemed to hatch overnight; the men worked two days to clean up the hatch. Finally, Chaggy the property pup is a great puppy. He seemed to adopt us but that could be because we fed him fresh fish several times...sweet puppy.

All in all a great stay, good location, and a good value!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
San Juan del Sur
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
San Juan del Sur
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
San Juan del Sur
Car: not necessary

The Pacific coast of Nicaragua has recently gained more notoriety because of reality shows Survivor Nicaragua and HDTV International. Both have highlighted the beautiful coastline, the world class surfing and some great experiences waiting in the wings. San Juan Del Sur has a dozen nearby beaches for fun, sun, wind and surf. Each is unique with gentle to world class waves depending on your challenge level. There are very few places on Earth where the coastal trees lean toward the sea. South toward Costa Rica, the La Flor Reserve is one of nine beaches on the planet where sea turtles still come to lay their eggs. It is a protected area where monies raised help with efforts to protect the dry tropical forests and the Paso del Isthmus Biological Corridor ecosystem. Eco-tourism is having a major impact in the Lago de Colcobilca area, with many travelers visiting Isla de Ometepe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world's only island with two volcanoes that is surrounded by fresh water. The San Juan River flows east to the Caribbean and you can catch some of the largest tarpon on Earth. There is also numerous rain forest, volcano (there are 19 volcanoes in Nica) and coffee plantation hiking for all skill levels. Granada is nearby and the oldest colonial city in the Americas. A lakeside city with a bustling atmosphere, it has become a blend of the old ways and a growing ex-pat community. Nearby are Masatepe and the Pueblos Blancos considered the best marketplaces for ceramics, leather goods, furniture and art. We hope you enjoy your time here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.