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Casa Tranquila- ocean view, private pool, above Playa Maderas

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Private Pool, In Exclusive Community Ocean/ Jungle View

We are happy to offer a discounted rate of $195US per night for six guests or less due to construction near the home ending in Nov 2017.

Casa Tranquila- A luxury oceanview rental experience in a private villa. Located the exclusive boutique community of Balcones de Majagual 12km/7miles from San Juan del Sur the home provides a perfect space for a romantic and intimate get away for two- or a gathering of friends and family . Privacy is abundant in this luxury oceanview home with three separate bedroom buildings clustered around a shared living space with wide-screen TV room, gourmet kitchen and private pool. Ceiling fans in every room and on three outdoor covered porches Sweeping ocean views from every vantage point. Listed rates include 6 guests in three bedrooms. For large groups, you can also rent our casita for a bit more each night.

Open air living and only 10 minute drive down our private road to the best surfing and swimming beaches in Nicaragua: Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual. USA Today includes Playa Madera in their travel tips. We offer secure, private parking for your car our home and on the beach front.

Try life here in the slow lane for a week or two. Wiggle your toes in the sand. Step out of bed each morning onto exotic hardwood and hand-fired tile floors. Count the monkeys and parrots during breakfast, eat lunch under a palapa on the beach and grill your catch-of-the-day for your dinner table.

Experience life in the jungle in an ecological reserve teeming with wildlife and natural beauty. This small, private community has been custom designed using green building concepts, native hardwoods and stone. High ceilings and large overhangs provide shade from sun and rain showers. Boundaries between indoors and outdoors blur when sliding walls open kitchen and bedrooms to large decks and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

Main building

* stunning ocean views from every vantage point

* living room with 3 couches and oriental carpet

* wide-screen TV and DVD player

* lock box for storing laptops, cameras, cash and passports

* gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, including wall oven

* large stone island facing panoramic ocean views with 5-burner cook top and 4 leather bar stools

* sliding walls in kitchen open to covered dining porch, ocean views and tropical gardens

* half bath with natural stone sink

Master Bedroom building with large, private office and outdoor hot-tub

* spacious ocean views from every vantage point

* native hardwood furniture: queen bed, long bench, leather chair and end tables

* open your eyes in bed and see the ocean in the morning

* hear monkeys and parrots every the morning

* new mattress, cotton blankets and sheets on all beds

* Walk-in shower with hot water and stone floor

* walk out to private hot tub

* double stone vanity with two sinks and large mirror

* private office with large desk has lock box for valuables (bring your own small lock) and space for additional twin bed or crib

* sliding walls in bedroom open covered porch with stunning ocean views, ceiling fan, 4 rocking chairs and stone coffee table overlooking pool

Guest Bedroom building with 2 bedrooms

* watch surfers and white water on Playa Maderas from every vantage point

* 2 bedrooms with exotic hardwood queen beds and storage units

* open your eyes in bed and see the ocean in the morning

* hear monkeys and parrots every the morning

* each bedroom has hardwood floors, private sink and large mirror

* each bedroom has private door to shared toilet and shower with hot water and stone floor

* each bedroom has sliding wall that opens to long hardwood deck

* huge covered deck has stunning ocean views, ceiling fan, 2 rocking chairs and stone coffee table

Casita - available for an additional fee

* galley kitchen with stove, refrigerator, sink

* native hardwood dining table or desk and two leather chairs

* bathroom with cold water shower (not really that cold - it is the tropics!)

* queen bed with new mattress

* private covered deck with ocean views

*Washer and dryer are available to guests staying longer than one week at an additional cost located in casita

4WD is recommended on the roads outside San Juan del Sur and required within our community. Solar hot water and battery backup systems keep the lights, TV & WiFi on, the refrigerator cold and the showers hot when local power is disrupted. House includes 24 hour concierge service, cleaning services, gardeners and pool cleaning, as well as 24-hour security.

More Details

Property Manager
Laura Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were a group of 4 girlfriends from college coming together to celebrate our 30th birthdays and Casa Tranquila was the perfect fit for us. The properties at Balcones are a bit off the beaten path (in the best possible way) but that was perfect for us and in terms of security you really can't beat the staff. We felt 100% safe throughout our entire stay. The house is definitely 30 minutes of bumpy dirt road from SJDS so it's not a quick trip and given the time of sunset in the tropics (5:45PM in mid-April) you won't really want to stay out too late in town and have to drive back in the pitch black. Vacationing here you really get into the 6AM wake up and 10PM bedtime kind of mode which was fine by us, especially with our howler monkey friends as alarm clocks! They were really fun to have playing around in the trees overhead! Laura is an amazing host and connected us with some great tours with really lovely people (Bastin and Debbie from Together tours and Bismark from Morgans Rock). Nicole from REMAX set us up with our rental car in town and was super informative and nice as well. Laura even picked up wines for us in Managua as well as breakfast so they were waiting when we arrived from our late flight! You can also hire her to cook meals for you if she's available and trust me you'll want to, she's an amazing chef! The thing we loved most about Nicaragua was the people. The locals we encountered were unfailingly polite and enthusiastically answered our questions about their country. The wifi at Casa Tranquila was great for the most part - it was down for one day but honestly I was shocked it functioned as well as it did given our location
May 2016
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Augusto Sandino Airport Managua
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Morgans Rock Resort
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
San Jorge Ferry to Ometepe
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Playa Maderas
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Playa Maderas


San Juan del Sur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Solar hot water makes for steaming morning or evening showers!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Private building with ensuite, hot water, hot tub, lounge
    The Blue Rooms - 1 queen , Located in own buildling with shared bathroom and deck
    The Blue Rooms - 1 queen , Located in own buildling with shared bathroom and deck
    The Casita - 1 queen , Private building with en suite washroom- the casita
  • Four bedrooms contained in three building- all rooms contain comfortable queen size beds with soft, new linens. Ceiling fans and blankets provided. Master bedroom- contained in own building Large bathroom with double vanity, hot tub, hot water,private sitting area, steps from pool The Blue Rooms- Two bedrooms each with queen bed, sliding walls, shared bathroom, private sitting area The Casita (available for an additional cost) Located in a separate building, queen size bed, small kitchen space, private bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
4WD is required on the roads outside San Juan del Sur and required within our community. Solar hot water and battery backup systems keep the lights on, the refrigerator cold and the showers hot when local power is disrupted. House includes 24-hour concierge service, cleaning services, and pool cleaning, as well as 24-hour security. We seek guests who will take the time to enjoy the beauty and wildlife that our community has to offer. We assure you that your rental home will be outfitted as advertised and our staff will work with you to make your vacation special.


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Casa Tranquila- ocean view, private pool, above Playa Maderas
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing casa tranquila, never disappoints!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at casa tranquila! We absolutely love the house, the neighborhood, the views of the ocean and the jungle, all the monkeys in the trees, down to the guys watching the gate to enter balcones de majagual!!! Joel and Laura are always super fast at responding and making sure you are taken care of...... Gabriela at the Remax office is super helpful with lining up shuttles and SUV rental! We will be back! We got engaged there in November 2014, came back for our wedding/honeymoon/anniversary trip November 2015!!!! We LLLLLOOOOVE casa tranquila, and we WILL BE BACK!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario CA

One of the best trips of my life.

  • 5 of 5

It quite possibly could have been one of the best trips of my life. The balance between partying in the bars and excursions through the country was just unmatched to any other vacation i have been on.

The house, oh that house, at first i was very hesitant of the distance from the town, but after a night of staying by myself i realized that this is the exact type of vacation i wanted. A hidden gem in the middle of a jungle. And that is exactly what i found. From the monkeys playing above us as we swam in the pool, to the beautiful noises of nature that are so lost in my every day life in the city. And super Safe!

I want to give a special thanks to Francisco and Gabby as well for making our trip just that much better. Who you will meet if you book this house!

Setting up our spear fishing experience. We even caught a fish! handmade ceviche out of it the same day.

ATV along the beach and into the mountains. My god, my GoPro hasn't been used in a better fashion.

Travelling to Granada to go to the more green Canopy (thanks Francisco for this recommendation)

Hopping around the Volcano islands, that was just epic.

And to top it all off, the people of Nicaragua were of the nicest i have met in all my travels. (well maybe besides Sweden, HAHA)

If you are looking for a beautiful house over looking a gorgeous view this is just right for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

A 4 x 4 rental is a requirement of all guests who wish to stay at Casa Tranquila.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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