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Beautiful Beaches, Great Surfing, Steps Away at Playa Santana

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Casa Gran Cielo is located within the Surf Sanctuary Resort, a short walk from surf and beaches. A two bedroom, one bathroom house, Casa Gran Cielo offers a full kitchen, comfortable patio with lounge chairs, outdoor shower, a/c, free wifi, and privacy with security.

Although located in the heart of epic year-round surf, there is a multitude of other activities to keep the whole family occupied. Wildlife, horseback riding, boat trips, fishing, nearby golfing, and some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.

Please check out The Surf Sanctuary web page (link included under 'Links & Video' tab) to check out the amenities that are included and available while you stay at Casa Gran Cielo.

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Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk-in shower, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a queen bed, a sink and closet. 2nd Bedroom has 3 twins and a sink.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beautiful Beaches, Great Surfing, Steps Away at Playa Santana
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Nos Gustó !!!

  • 4 of 5

Disfrutamos mucho nuestra estadía, la casa tiene el tamaño perfecto para una familia pequeña como la mía, el mar esa cerca y la piscina definitivamente cuando se tiene niños fue el mejor entretenimiento , los encargados del lugar simplemente eficiencia al 100% definitivamente un lugar donde queremos volver y sin duda recomendar.

(Un TV sería un plus para familias con niños 😉�)

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big house; lots of breeze

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Unfortunately we didn't use the kitchen much, but I'm sure if we had, everything would have worked. We did appreciate that there were trash bags and coffee filters provided, lots of dishes and glasses, silverware, and a cover maker (which we used every day).

The AC was great in the rooms but didn't really spread to the rest of the place. Fortunately, the wind was so strong that we were able to just leave the windows open and have the breeze keep the place somewhat cool.

The house is located in Surf Sanctuary, which is pretty cool because you get use of the ammenities: pool, hammocks, restaurant, covered game area, yoga twice a week. Also, the people working there are friendly and nice to talk to. Below were our only complaints:

1) When we had friends come over just for an hour or so we were told they could stay at the house but not use any of the Surf Sanctuary ammenities. While I get this, in concept, we were also only 2 people staying in a house that could have housed 5, so we felt like it should have been okay for our friends to use the ammenities while there for just a few hours. (Eventually while the guys went surfing, me and the other girl--a friend of ours--was able to use the pool and hammocks.)

2) The house is located pretty far from the beach (and by that it's really just a 7-10 minute walk), but when you're going out to surf multiple times a day it gets a bit long. Otherwise, you're really close to 2 delicious pizza places and only probably 20 minutes away from a local market.

3) You can't get wireless internet in the house itself; you have to go to the pool area at the Surf Sanctuary to be able to use it.

4) There is no tv in the house. (This is INCREDIBLY MINOR, but something to mention.)

Generally speaking though, we would definitely consider staying here again :)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

The house was pretty, clean and well equipped. This property has no direct neighbours, so has enough privacy. It's very handy that the rooms have a sink as well, that makes things easy in combination with the bathroom.

The Surf Sanctuary is a very peaceful area and the pool and hammock area is neat and very relaxing. They have wifi there, which was free of charge. Jan and Aurelia (the managers) were very welcoming.

The beach - which is a good one - is about 6 minutes by foot from the main entrance. The Surf Sanctuary is located in Jiquelite, about 2 km from the main road.

Tip: a nightstand in the bedroom would be great! And the Surf Sanctuary sign could use a light, it was hard to find in the dark :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Tim & Anya Schwarz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

Why Tim & Anya Schwarz chose Rivas Department

We visited Nicaragua in spring of 2014 and instantly fell in love with the area. We knew it was a place where we could bring our family to relax and get away from it all (and also escape some of the cold Montana winters)

What makes this house unique

Our decision to purchase Gran Cielo was reached after spending some time in the area. The owners of Surf Sanctuary could not be any more welcoming. We loved that our house would be secure and within such a great resort. Having so many amenities on site was a huge plus and being right along the beach didn't hurt! Gran Cielo is house where you feel comfortable in immediately and we had some special features added to the kitchen to make it our own.


Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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