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Casa Madera - Beachfront, Sunsets, Surfing and more

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 bedroom / 2 bath (sleeps up to 6) beachfront, custom designed, all wood home

2 bedroom / 2 bath (sleeps up to 6) beachfront, custom designed, sustainably harvested tropical wood home. Located on a sandy beach with numerous surf breaks without crowds. Guests can surf in front of the house or walk down the beach to other uncrowded surf spots, including The Point.

Amenities include:

- 2 bedroom, plus custom modular couch (sleeps up to 6 guests)

- full kitchen

- large oceanfront deck

- outside shower

- steps to Los Cardones Eco/Surf Lodge and restaurant

- washer and dryer

Casa Madera is located about an hour away from Managua inside the community of Finca Del Mar.

The property manager is fluent in English and Spanish and will strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please inquire about our additional services: airport transportation, pre-stocking of groceries, available pre-paid cell phone as well as a 3G wireless thumb drive for internet connectivity. Guests of Casa Madera may utilize the restaurant and services from Los Cardones which is a short walk from the house. Services include the restaurant, surf board rentals, surf lessons, child care, fishing charter, day excursions, yoga and more. Also nearby is the Gran Pacifica resort. This resort has wifi, satellite tv, and a golf course on the ocean.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017


Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Los Cardones
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Gran Pacifica
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Los Cardones
Car: not necessary


Managua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Modular Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Deck / Patio
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Casa Madera - Beachfront, Sunsets, Surfing and more
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Santa Fe, NM

A wonderfully relaxing, beautiful and fun beach retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Madera with my husband and two teen boys, aged 15 and 14. We LOVED it! The pictures are exactly what you'll find, plus two bedrooms both facing the ocean, and two bathrooms nicely sized and with good modern facilities. There's no hot water, but it's not needed and not missed.

Janelle helps with advice and answers questions from before the time you book all the way through to the end with a refreshingly prompt return of the damage deposit. She's a huge asset, friendly, responsive, and so very helpful! She arranged rides to and from the airport for us and also a sweet woman who cooked us dinner one night.

The house - all beautiful soft-underfoot wood, the deck is generous and a perfect hangout, the whole house is right there on the beach, the beach feels like your own private playground. Most of the time, we had the whole stretch to ourselves, sometimes we could see people enjoying the beach in front of Los Cardones. The occasional horse, runner, surfer, or walker would go by.

And Los Cardones, just 1.5 or 2 minutes walk down the beach, is great. Here you have your own private house, but if you want to rent surfboards, take a lesson, take a yoga class, ride horses, eat food you dont have to prepare yourselves, or even just talk with friendly people, Los Cardones is a fabulous resource conveniently nearby.

The ocean temperature was perfect for hot days and the one rainy cooler afternoon evening we had. The waves were a perfect playground for us beginner surfers to get our ability to the next level. And fun enough for much more able surfers whom we got to watch.

What else to say? We spent our week barefoot and in swimsuits. The last day we figured we should go out the front door at least once to see what was on the other side of the house.

Now... we want to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We called Casa Madera home for close to a month this May. A gorgeous house with the ocean a stones throw away, a kitchen full of all the appliances we needed to cook amazing meals, bedrooms breezy and beautiful. In this cozy-chic casa, we felt blissfully happy from the moment of landing, and full nervous system reset persued as we spent our days chillaxing! Long beach walks, treasure hunting in the rock pools, surfing most days, fishing with Captain Dan, yoga everyday, swimming in the incredible ocean and plenty of hammock time!!!

We felt completely cared for by our outrageously kind host Janelle the property manager. (Banana bread on arrival, and left us a phone so we could message her with any other bits and bobs over our stay)

Amazing wildlife all around and enjoyed all the services at Los Cardonnes the lovely retreat centre next door. We were lucky enough to witness and help release some baby turtles form the sanctuary.

What a wonderful holiday we are very grateful, Thank You!! Clare and Travis

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Location. Wonderful Hosts.

  • 3 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful. The woodwork is really something to admire (coming from a pseudo-carpenter). The beach is great, private, and the waves are great fun. Janelle and Dan did everything they could to make our stay comfortable and fun. Los Cardones is an inviting location with great staff. Watch the Gap is fun, and Gran Pacifica is a nice variation.

The only reason we can't give this place five stars is the lack of air conditioning and lack of hot water. Acknowledging that we were there during their hottest season, and acknowledging that nothing on the VRBO listing indicating there was air conditioning, it was a great surprise to us to get there and then find out there was no air conditioning when the average temperature was 95 degrees. We made an assumption, and that was our fault. But it made it difficult to completely enjoy our time there. The lack of hot water was tolerable, but again, we wish we knew ahead of time, and feel compelled to point this out should it matter significantly to someone else.

If not having A/C and only having warm water is not a big deal for you, this is a wonderful place to get away from it all and truly enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical house and locale

  • 5 of 5

The Casa Madera is a one-of-a-kind, and the location is incredible. Couldn't ask for a more tranquilo beach situation.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

At the risk of others finding out about this beautiful spot, we need to share our experience at Casa Maderas. First and foremost, Janelle (property manager) helped to create a vacation that was perfect for us and our young adult sons. For a small fee she had the house stocked with food and even made a banana bread for us. The house was clean and just steps from the sand. Ocean views from the living room, outside deck, and bedroom were gorgeous. Being located next to Los Cardones gave us the luxury of enjoying the resorts amenities which include food, drinks, surfboards, yoga, massages, and more. The sunsets are spectacular every night. We did not have a car and did not need one, the drivers Janelle organized for us were outstanding. And definitely do not miss out on deep sea fishing with Janelle's husband, Dan, so much fun ! We were extremely impressed with the home, the surroundings, and the people! We will most certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Madera

  • 5 of 5

This place is exactly how it describes itself and more. We arrived and were blown away by how attractive the house and property were. The beach right out front is beautiful. Although there are other properties fairly close in the Finca community, we found it very private. Your view is of a beachfront all to yourself.

Make sure you stock up on groceries in Managua (Tona and Rum, too). Five minutes south is a surf camp which is also a chill spot to grab a beer and something to eat as well. Massages are also available. Plus, we got to help release baby sea turtles there! There is an agreement with the owner of Casa Madera so you can simply place everything on a tab and pay at the end of your stay - cash only.

A review that didn't mention Janelle would be remiss. She manages the property and was the icing on the cake. She provided us with an extensive welcome package outlining everything from amenities to the daily surf report and a freaking star chart! On top of with she gave us a cell phone with which to contact her with any questions. We have used VRBO often and have NEVER seen this kind of pride taken in hosting.

Casa Maderas is beautiful, quiet, relaxing and perfect if you enjoy doing a little of your own cooking to perfect your vacation.

ps. Don't miss going out on Janelle's husband, Dan's fishing charter. It was a riot.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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