Salinas Grandes - Pacific Ocean Villa on a 2-Mile, Virtually-Private Beach!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
The Perfect Nicaraguan Experience in Playa Salinas Grandes.
Our single-story home, which sits on a ½ acre lot, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with large tv, dvd player, Sky Cable, 5-cd music player, and i-Pod speakers. There is adequate room on the couch for 2 additional people to sleep. The huge wood dining table seats 10. The master suite has a king-sized bed with built-in dressers and an open view to the beach (with attached bathroom), the second bedroom has a queen-sized bed with built-in dresser, and a built-in closet. The third bedroom, which doubles as an office, has 2 twin beds, a large desk with a magicjack telephone that allows for free calls to and from the US or Canada. The bedrooms and living room are air-conditioned and have fans. We also have a queen-sized aero bed at regular bed height for additional guests, Large picture windows, all with secure screens, allow you to open windows for fresh air. The modern bathrooms offer a safe, warm shower (US-style). The laundry room has a washer, dryer and freezer. The kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, 6-burner stove and oven, microwave, juicer, blender, toaster, icemaker, and French-press coffee maker. We have an ice-cold water cooler (for 5 gal bottles of water) though our tap water is perfectly safe. The house has a full-home water purification system and you can safely drink water from the tap. While it is rarely needed, we also have a back-up generator that runs everything in the house should the power fail.
The outdoor rancho (next to the beach) has a clay tiled roof to keep you cool, a beautiful wrap-around-bar designed in shells, patio furniture, outdoor oven and barbeque. Our enclosed courtyard offers an outdoor living room, outdoor shower, surf racks, gardens and fans. All areas are well-lighted and have water and electricity.
Our full-time on-site caretakers (Marina and Sergio) provide 24/7 security and support and they fully maintain the house and grounds. Marina provides cleaning, laundry, and cooking services as you desire. Marina is an extraordinary chef, and we can provide you with a menu of favorites that she can prepare for you. As long as you pay the trip charge of $20.00, Marina will also be happy to go to Leon to shop with you or for you.
Want to make a difference? Many of our guests long to give something back to the poor people in this remarkable country. We sponsor a grammar school in the nearby indigenous village, and are always anxious to share the story, and accept any donations you might like to bring. The children need typical school supplies and if you’d like to, you can deliver them directly to show your caring interest in the school. For those who are interested in helping, please contact me by email and I will be happy to provide you with additional information about current needs.
Transportation: we can provide you with our highly-recommended taxi driver who will pick you up in managua at the airport, stop for shopping, and bring you to the beach, or you can rent a car. Our friend Jose is completely trustworthy, speaks English and knows everything about Nicaragua. He is invaluable if you need to locate anything in Leon. You can arrange transportation, directly with jose. His telephone number is 505-8367-8326. You can just tell him you are going to Kathy & Peter’s house in Salinas Grandes and he will welcome you like family. Rates from Managua, with a stop for groceries, start at $90.00 each way for up to four people. There are two beautiful grocery stores in Leon (like those in the us) where you will find what you need or you can be more adventurous and shop at the cathedral marketplace. We have contacts in a few other tour companies as well and can help you arrange sightseeing tours or other nica adventures. At the local Juan Venado Estuary you can see abundant wild life, including tropical birds, iguanas, crocodiles and sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach. If you are lucky, while you are here, you will have a chance to help protect some of these young turtles as they make their way to the sea. If you do rent a car, the entrance to Salinas Grandes is located on the highway to Leon, at km 77, and we can provide step-by-step directions at your request.
We look forward to welcoming you as our guests!
Peter and Kathy Vadasz
Keywords: beach house, nicaragua, home rental, ocean, view, surfing, salinas grandes, full staff, security, chef, computer (with MagicJack) and internet access by modem, cable, sea turtles, beachfront, paypal, juan venado, estuary, northern coast, pacific ocean, village schools, volunteer
Member since: 2015
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
This is a great house for children. From the entertainment options (lots of kids movies and kids cable stations) to the open space of the courtyard (which is enclosed), to the open yards that are all fenced, and out to the beach with its incredibly shallow sloping soft sand and no quick drop off. You can actually walk out about 150 feet and only be up to an adult's waist. It is incredible for families. ...moreless
This is a one story home but there are a few places (like when you enter the courtyard) that have 1 step. The bathroom is not wheelchair accessible but we have had guests with limited mobility here....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Salinas Grandes is a beautiful but quiet beach. If you are looking to relax - this is it. If you are looking for nightlife - it is not here and you would need to go to nearby Leon for that. We have a few restaurants in the area but Marina will cook for you each day - for breakfast and for dinner (or as you request). She is a great cook....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
We have a substantial video collection here and Leon is filled with spots where you can buy DVDs (often when they have just hit the theater) for less than $1.00. Most movies are in English....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Whether you look left or right, it is unlikely that you will see more than a few other people on the beach - at most every time of the day. Most of the time you will see no one in either direction....moreless
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- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
All indoor living areas have air conditioners and fans. Electricity can be expensive in Nicaragua but with a little care there will be no extra charges for you. Abuses will be deducted from deposits....moreless
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
Internet access is available via Internet-modem. There is a computer onsite with a Magic Jack phone (US number) attached. Please let us know if this is important and we will provide more details....moreless
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven, juicer, blender, ice-maker, crockpot, toaster, French-press coffee maker, hot-water heater, pots and pans, dishes and glasses, cutlery and standard spices....moreless
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
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- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $60
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Pet Fee $20
- Property Damage Protection $59
Please note that you are required to provide a rental security deposit (refundable for the house returned in good order) and a non-refundable cleaning deposit. Electricity is extremely expensive so we ask that you limit bedroom air conditioners to while you are sleeping and turn off the living room a/c when you retire. If usage exceeds normal your deposit will be reduced to cover the additional bill.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The nearby town of Leon has all necessary services and provides many tour alternatives. A favorite here is volcano boarding and we can help you arrange a tour.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Peter and Kathy Vadasz (Californians) spend close to half the year here. We are happy to share this incredible paradise when we are not enjoying it for ourselves.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The whole package is nearly impossible to find. The extraordinary merge of the pristine beach, gentle slope for the kids to play in the shallow waters, with beautiful waves a bit farther out. Add to this a modern, well-equipped and very comfortable home with all the entertainment options and Internet access via USB modem (computer and Magic Jack phone onsite). Surfers consider this one of the best beaches in Nicaragua because it offers the right conditions for the range of surfers - from beginner to Pro (there are 3 rustic surf camps on this beach alone). Having this, and being only 12 miles away from the vibrant college town of Leon, makes it such a perfect place from which to experience Nicaragua.
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Our half-acre property on the beach provides an exceptional experience!
Spanish-style courtyard & beachside rancho...
Full Chef's Kitchen, 6 burner stove, microwave, juicer, blender and more!
HD-TV, collection of movies and games in air-conditioned comfort.
Master Suite (with room for additional queen aero). King & bathroom.
Bedroom closets, dresser, and space for your luggage.
Rancho next to the beach with shell bar, electricity, lights, BBQ & fresh water.
Full-time caretakers provide included security, cooking & cleaning services.
Surfing paradise (we have 3 surf camps on this beach - beginner to pro.
View from our rancho...
Salinas Grandes - A River Runs Through It. Fishing tours can be arranged.
Welcome to Our Beachfront Home
Courtyard entrance and outdoor living room. Surfboard storage & outside shower.
Wraparound sofa (sleeps 2) in living room. Cable TV, DVD, HDMI to PC, iPod, CD.
Dining (expands for up to 10 people). Serves as a great meeting space as well.
Queen bed with nightstands, drawers under bed. Screens on windows for fresh air.
Modern bathroom with shower. And yes, you can actually flush that toilet paper.
Wet bar with power for blenders, and music players - adjacent dance floor.
A typical gorgeous sunset viewed from our backyard & you'll love the night sky!
Great waves on one of Nicaragua's best beaches.
The little sea turtles making their way to the sea. We often walk them to shore.
Juan Venado Estuary tours are available. We've seen the crocodiles!
The extraordinary & entertaining colonial city of Leon is only 12 miles away.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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