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A cozy, spacious house in the center of San Juan del Sur!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house 3 blocks from the beach

If you're looking for a place to feel at home when you're far from home, Casa Ariki is it! This spacious and serene home, located only three blocks from the bay of San Juan del Sur, offers five comfortable rooms with air conditioning, cable TV and WiFi. It's central location makes Casa Ariki ideal for the traveler looking to relax while experiencing the real San Juan del Sur!

Located only two and a half blocks from the municipal market of San Juan del Sur and only three blocks from the bay, Casa Ariki is a home away from home.

With five bright, cozy rooms and beds for up to 17 people, we offer a laid-back environment to relax and enjoy your time in San Juan del Sur to the fullest!

In addition to comfortable accommodations, Casa Ariki has free Wi-Fi, a guest kitchen, a common area with boardgames, books and magazines to borrow and a balcony on the second floor with an incredible view of the town's rooftops.

Want to rappel down a cliff, surf, ride horses or view the ocean from the tree tops? No problem! We can help set up rappelling tours, surf lessons, beach transport, horseback riding, canopy (zip line) tours, fishing and much more!

We're sure that when the time comes to check out, you will leave Casa Ariki reluctantly, wanting to come back again and again.


Casa Ariki has five rooms with beds for up to 17 people. Each room is equipped with cable TV, a ceiling fan and an air conditioning unit. Bed sheets and towels are provided. Details on our rooms are as follows:

Room #1: Queen bed, two bunk beds. Private bathroom. 6 people maximum.

Room #2: King bed. Shared bathroom. 2 people maximum.

Room #3: Queen bed, twin bed. Shared bathroom. 3 people maximum.

Room #4: Queen bed, bunk bed. Shared bathroom. 4 people maximum.

Room #5: Queen bed. Private bathroom. 2 people maximum.

More Details

Sarah Mauldin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

About Sarah Mauldin

Baldo (a native Nicaraguan) and Sarah (a Texan import) met in 2002 in San Juan del Sur, although we both lived in other cities in Nicaragua. Our connection – to each other and to the small beach town – was instant, and six years later we found ourselves getting married on the very beach where we met.

Baldo has worked in tourism and currently runs a successful and exciting rappelling tour. He also continues to develop surfing through the Nicaraguan Surfing Association, which he founded in 2002. Sarah has worked with and for several non-profit organizations, focusing on education and healthcare. Our son Mateo joined the family in June 2013 and has been a charmer from Day One. He loves to meet new people and spends his days playing with cars, sliding down the slides at the nearby park, or building (and knocking down) sand towers on the beach.


Las Pampas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Room #1) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom (Shared) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom (Room #5) - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Room #2 - 1 king
    Room #3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Room #1 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Room #4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Room #5 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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A cozy, spacious house in the center of San Juan del Sur!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Great in town location! Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in San Juan del Sur and really enjoyed our stay as Casa Ariki!

Everything is exactly as it seems on the website. We were a group of 13, 10 high School students and 3 teachers. This location allowed us easy walking access to shopping, bay, marina, etc. We were far enough from the bar scene for quiet nights, yet close enough to walk to pretty much anything in SJDS. Everything else we wanted to do was a cheap cab or truck ride away.

The owners who live close by checked in to see how things were going, and responded quickly to emails. They were also helpful in arranging some of our activities.

We opted to have them hire us a cook. She did an excellent job. Food was delicious and none of us got sick! This is the first group trip I have taken to Central/South America where I can say that.

Only one word of caution, if you are planning on adults(or teens) using the top bunks, you might feel a little insecure. They just had a little too much movement for me, so we moved mattresses to the floor. But to be fair, I think I remember reading something on this site about kids when talking about how many it sleeps.

Also, our security deposit was promptly returned via PayPal the day after checkout.

I have already recommended Casa Ariki to friends and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, thanks so much for the great review! We really enjoyed hosting your group and are so glad you guys had a good time in our little town. You are welcome back to Ariki anytime!
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Todo fluyó armoniosamente

  • 4 of 5

La propiedad tiene un ambiente bastante agradable. En general es bastante limpio todo el local. Las habitaciones cómodas. Lo único que fue un poco incómodo fue el cuidador del lugar que no era tan amigable, sin embargo la señorita que nos recibió temprano si fue bastante amigable y explicativa. La ubicación no es tan buena pero igual todo está cerca. Al final no tuvimos ningún inconveniente y el depósito se liberó rápidamente. Gracias fue una buena experiencia!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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