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Colonial charm in the heart of Granada

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

No trip to Granada, Nicaragua is complete without spending a few nights in a beautiful, colonial home.

Wake up to the sounds of parrots and church bells. Throw open the wooden doors on the second-floor bedroom balcony and take in the sweeping view of the morning sunrise over the red-tile rooftops, reflecting off the church steeples and greeting Mombacho Volcano, which slumbers with its head in the clouds and dominates the view from the bedroom windows.

Downstairs in the garden, drink a cup of Nicaraguan coffee and watch the hummingbirds dart among the palm trees and flowers. Buy some fresh fruit off the head of the young woman who passes by on the street shouting out her daily produce. In the afternoon, catch up on some reading in the garden hammock, as you listen to the clippety-clop of horse carts passing by on Calle Palenque.

In the evening, the rocking chairs are a great place to have a glass a wine as you watch the rain fall in the courtyard.

Experiencing Granada is about appreciating the details of a slower-paced colonial life that is still very much intact here. It’s also about getting closer to nature than you ever expected to be in a city setting.

Casa Palenque, a breezy two-bedroom remodeled colonial home in the heart of the city, is the place to experience Granada fully. Located on one of Granada’s oldest streets, just 4 blocks in the quiet direction from the Central Park, Casa Palenque is an elegant and fully furnished (complete with wireless Internet and cable TV) 2.5-bathroom colonial home available for short-term or long-term rentals.

The house features high, colonial ceilings—each room with one or more ceiling fan. A giant living room sala with cathedral ceilings and a large screen TV is a cool place to beat the heat of the day. The next room is a corridor that features an open-air courtyard and garden fountain that is large enough to climb into on really hot days. A smaller dining room leads out to the open-air kitchen and the jungle patio in the back, which is a perfect place for cocktails under the rustling palms and the warm night sky.

The master bedroom is a unique and airy second-floor room at the top of a spiral staircase off the kitchen. The large bedroom has large windows that open to fetching views of Mombacho Volcano, the surrounding rooftops of Granada and the Merced and Xalteva Churches. The double-doors that open to the balcony provide a cross ventilation through the bedroom. The Master has a full bath, with a large shower.

The second bedroom is small but stately sleeping quarters tucked into the back garden. A large bay window opens into the flowers of the garden and a brick-and-stone accent wall ends with an 18-foot cathedral ceiling, giving the room a much larger feel. This cozy and quiet bedroom has a half bath and sink.

Casa Palenque is perfect vacation escape for 2 couples or a small family that wants to spend a week of colonial living in Granada. It’s also available for longer-term rentals and is perfect for couples on sabbatical for a year, or folks who want to test the waters of being an expat before taking the plunge full time.

Casa Palenque is not a party house. It is in a friendly residential neighborhood, where we have spent years developing good relations with our neighbors. But if you are a respectful, friendly and law-abiding person, this is a great house in a wonderful part of town—less than a 5 min walk from all the downtown restaurants and shops.

For more information, email us.

Pedophiles, drug addicts, deadbeats and lowlifes need not inquire.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017


Granada House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2.5 bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden ...


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Colonial charm in the heart of Granada
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

It was great! Beautiful spacious colonial home in residential neiborhood a great base!

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place from which to explore Granada and the surrounding area. Staying in a colonial home in a residential area a few minutes walk to downtown, gave us a nice sense of history and local people. Many spaces in home to relax by the tropical gardens during the heat of the day. Proximity to Central Park was very convenient so our family members could explore independently when desired. Very gracious owner assisted with transport directly from Managua airport so that despite our late arriving flight we were able to go strait to Casa Palenque, and wake up in the beautiful city of Granada!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great 5-day stay at this beautiful house. Very spacious, high ceilings, two patios with small but very well kept tropical gardens, very nice manager who gave us a very personal service. A good kitchen, so we prepared breakfast and dinner in the house. Minor drawbacks in the stifling heat of Granada were the absent mosquito nets and the ventilators that didn't work well. But we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay. We've since fumigated the house and replaced several of the fans.
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had an amazing stay at this lovely home. We were just a few short walking blocks from the heart of down town, so location was perfect. The house itself was amazing and perfect for our stay. I'd highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisiana, USA

Great spot and very roomy

  • 5 of 5

This house was just what we needed. It is bigger than it appears in the pictures and the owner and management staff were great to work with!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

Couldn't ask for anything more in the colonial heart of Granada

  • 5 of 5

I travel a lot and this is honestly one of the very nicest places I have ever had the privilege of staying in. If this place looks good in pictures, I would argue it looks even better in person. The open air and garden set up is bracingly close to perfect. All the furniture and art is very tasteful. The kitchen is highly servicable. The house overall is very cozy. Tim is very easy to work with and we were all extremely happy with our stay here. So much so we decided to stay two extra days. 10 stars! Not kidding.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, good beds & warm atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

Our group of four adults rented this home for a weekend of pure relaxation. By the end of our stay we were so comfortable, we were reluctant to leave.

The house itself is one long breezy corridor of various open rooms and gardens full of character.

The bedrooms are quiet with simple queen-size beds and several fans.

The kitchen is equipped with all the necessities and shares a bright open air garden patio.

Getting set up at the place was hassle-free and the one time we needed assistance, the response from the house caretaker was immediate. The location is primo with a little convenient store around the corner, La Esspresionista just a few blocks away and the skinniest burger joint in the world right across the street. After enjoying a made-to-order burger, you'll literally have to walk sideways to leave!

For a few dollars a night, we parked our car close by in the secure parking lot of the town's fire station - "los bomberos".

We loved going out on the town in Granada to eat, shop and sight see but our most memorable moments were spent lounging all together at the house, sipping rum and wine, while watching life pass by on the street outside and chatting till the wee hours.

This is no doubt one of the top rentals in Granada.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting, and for your nice words. Please come again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

half refund if cancelation is made two weeks in advance. No refund if cancelation is made with less than two weeks' notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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