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New 2 bdrm,1 bath beach front home with private pool, many amenities on 200 acre

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Calm Pacific Ocean, Restaurant, Sea Turtles, Surfing, Yoga, Massage, Fishing

Inside the 200 acre Playa Tesoro beach community with 2 miles of private beach we have 9 homes, common swimming pool, 2 private pools, restaurant, ocean couch area, sea turtle hatchery, massage, yoga, boat tours, surf boards, bicycles, boogie boards, and stand up paddle boards available to guests. This 2 bedroom beach front home features a private pool, 2 Queen beds, Air Conditioning, Barbeque, Kitchen and appliances. This is a comfortable home with the developments' common pool and chilling couches on the ocean. Come relax in the pool or on the patio and enjoy the amenities at Playa Tesoro.

Many types of sea turtles lay eggs year round at our beach. The associated turtle hatchery releases from 300 to 2,000 baby sea turtles every day at 5 pm between October and late January.

Maybe explore the 24 mile river system at the backside of the Playa Tesoro property? We offer river tours and paddle boards. Playa Tesoro offers a water taxi service to Puerto Sandino, which is 4 km away down the river. With the nightlife and shopping convenience of the amazing colonial city of Leon only 29 km away. Enjoy the best that Nicaragua has to offer.

Located on a pristine pacific ocean beach between Salinas Grandes and Puerto Sandino, Playa Tesoro is southwest of the City of Leon, about a 45 minute drive away.

This Playa Tesoro beach home is a new 950 sq ft, 2 bedroom unit with AC in bedrooms, quality kitchen, furniture, queen beds/mattresses, sheets, stove, fridge, washer/dryer. There is a large deck to view the sunsets.

On the back side of the island/peninsula is one of Nicaragua's nicest estuary corridors. This fresh water river is an incredible natural environment with birds and fish in the mangroves lining the estuary. The river and ocean waters are calm and warm with a gradual, fine sandy slope into the water.

The ocean offers excellent surfing, swimming and boogie boarding. There are several quality Surf breaks. For instance, at the south end of the peninsula 4.3 kilometers down the road is Freight Train. Freight Train is a famous, world class wave and in the top 4 in Nicaragua. There are intermediate beach breaks out front of the house.

Each house is identical with a 950 square foot living area including a covered terrace right on the beach. Enjoy the large fresh water estuary, the calm ocean waves, and the gentle ocean beach. Also, there are fantastic sunsets, bright stars at night and a huge variety of birds in the mangroves behind. Come enjoy nature!

There is a community grocery store en route to Playa Tesoro about 10 minutes away. There are 8 finished houses at Playa Tesoro available for rent at this time. They are situated close together well within eye sight.

Every house at Playa Tesoro is for sale as a whole or 50%, or 25% portions. Come experience this great beach. Buy a portion of this home and enjoy annual revenues AND a free beach vacation. We continue building amenities everyday at Playa Tesoro. We also have many beach front, fully serviced lots for sale. You are free to buy your own lot and build your dream, beach home in the tropics.

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John and Geoff Bramwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Basic Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

About John and Geoff Bramwell

Outdoor oriented brothers whom set off in 2004 to find a good surf break on a quality beach to build a nice surf shack. And thus avoid the North America January cold. After a furious search, we settled at this beach in Nicaragua and named it Playa Tesoro. After 14 years work, we have a best in country, fully private fresh water system. And an electrical system that works well with private ownership of all the equipment. In Canada, we have over 32 years as business partners in construction. Come see this awesome 3 kilometers of beach spread over 204 acres, in the friendly country of Nicaragua.

John and Geoff Bramwell purchased this house in 2016

Why John and Geoff Bramwell chose Leon

Playa Tesoro is a great swim beach with warm, shallow, salty water. You have 7 miles of beach all to yourself. All sand, no rocks, no garbage, no people, no logs, no rocks. Just turtles, birds, fish. And a few well built homes.

Nicaragua is a great country full of wonderful people. This is a very peaceful, secure, beautiful country. Leon city is the university town of Nicaragua with 11 universities, many language schools, good music and strong arts community. Also, the second oldest town in all the Americas behind Panama city, so there is amazing architecture. The people are warm, peaceful and kind. In summary, Leon is a safe, intelligent, artistic, friendly community that is welcoming and interesting. Leon state and area has a vast array of intriguing places to visit and enjoy on day trips as well.

What makes this house unique

Even in Nicaragua, this property is unique because it is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and a 24 mile fresh water river in the back. Playa Tesoro is the ultimate swim beach as it is all sand, gentle waves and warm water. The river is absolutely pristine, with absolutely no person on it. No garbage, no bottles, nothing but fish and birds. The beach is 7 miles long and we ride dirt bikes from one end to the other at sunset seeing nobody, just turtles. Yet, the second largest city in Nicaragua is a mere 45 minutes away.

Playa Tesoro is 45 minutes from the second largest city in Nicaragua, called Leon. Leon is a 500 year old architectural jewel in the rough. Leon has an amazing array of 400 year old mud/straw homes, 14 churches, 11 universities. Leon has a lively arts community. Our beach and beach accommodation is the best in Leon.


Leon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , shower , Large Walk in ceramic tile shower
  • The bathroom offers a large tiled shower and fully tiled floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , a/c in both bedrooms
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , a/c in both bedrooms
  • Each Bedroom has new locally made furniture by craftsmen in Leon. This includes a queen bed in both bedrooms. There are 2 matching bed side cabinets for clothing in each room. New high end mattresses on each bed and good bed sheets. Thus, making 4 happy, sleeping travellers. It is possible to add an inflatable mattress on the floor to fit person #5 in the home, for $10 extra per night.
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We have active sea turtle laying on our beach all year. From October to February, we offer a strong sea turtle hatchery in operation that releases over 300 baby turtle each night at 5 pm. Come and help release baby turtles. A very special experience. Equipment Available for rent includes: surf boards, boogie boards, stand up paddle boards, mask/fins. Boat tours and river fishing is available for hire. Off shore fishing is available through a contact. Every house at Playa Tesoro is for sale as a whole or 50% portions. Come experience this great beach. Buy a portion of this home and enjoy annual revenues AND a free beach vacation. We continue building amenities everyday at Playa Tesoro. Presently, we are working on the bar/restaurant, the dock for the river, roads, and community sidewalks.


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New 2 bdrm,1 bath beach front home with private pool, many amenities on 200 acre
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
Milan Italy

For nature lovers

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this beautiful location on the Pacific Ocean for almost a week. Beach is awesome: long and sandy stripe of coast where you can meet turtles, pelicans, flamingos, iguanas and wild horses. Scorpions too! :P

Waves are loud but not too big and, thanks to the sandy bottom, very safe for beginner surfers. I think you have the option to rent boars on site.

Get your grocery before to get there as the access to the beach is not easy and quick. The little restaurant on site offers very fresh and inexpensive food. We almost never cooked to be honest. :)

The casitas are quite confortable considering the standards of Nicaragua. You won't spend much time indoor anyway!

Leon and the Volcano worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un endroit de rêve !

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Bien que la maison soit un peu loin de tout, le site en vaut réellement la peine. La maison est propre et bien équipée, les lits sont confortables et que dire de la piscine à l'avant de la maison! Vous serez charmés par la mer, les chevaux, les chiens, le personnel sympathique et l'atmosphère paisible qu'offre cette maison. Les employés sur place ( dans notre cas David :)) sont très aidants et pourront répondre à vos demandes. Bref, un endroit idéal pour se ressourcer .

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Survivor Nica

  • 1 of 5

What we love:

Nearly exclusive use of a 12km , gently sloping beach perfect for runs, walks & boogie boarding

Casita equipped with good beds, efficient air conditioners, modern washer, fridge, gas stove /oven & microwave;

Unlike other properties in Nicaragua, there’s no surcharge for electricity or water;

You feel safe given you’re at the end of 18km dirt road & have a night watch;

The isolation. If you enjoy a location free of traffic, crowds, TV, etc & steps from the crash of waves, this is the property for you; &

Constant w/b breeze, at times gusty, cools but kicks up sand.

What you need to know:

You’re 18kms down a dirt road with no immediate access to groceries. If you intend to cook for yourself, ask your driver to stop at a supermarket prior to turning off the hwy. Plan for everything from oils to condiments to meats, fruit, veggies, etc;

Owner uses several vacation rental sites to advertise property. In our case we booked & paid for Red Casita 36 with pool using VRBO in July, 2015, however another guest was instructed to book same property using different site in October & since they arrived earlier they took occupancy;

Given unreliability of shuttle service & remoteness of propert it's recommended you rent a 4X4 if you wish to travel to Leon or beyond;

There’s not always a vehicle at property so should there be a need for urgent transport (eg medical issue) you may have to wait;

Guests need to bring dish/bath/beach towels & face clothes;

Hospitality staff offer no information unless prompted (eg received key to casita 2 days afterquestion @ arrival & shower dripped at a rate of 4ltr/hr throughout stay despite advising staff immediately);

Rates for equipment rentals & shuttles may vary. Told that 20-min boat ride to Puerto Sandino would cost a few dollars (ie enough to cover gas) & we paid US$50 + 120 Cordoba for a trike cab to town;

You’re on a sandy beach so expect biting ants outside & at times inside your casita;

This is an active construction site, so serenity of locale is interrupted by sound of band saw & sanders throughout day;

Kitchen/glassware in limited supply. Staff provided some missing essentials upon request & shared items with other guests

While there is a convenience store (ie pulperia) stocking some essentials 12kms away, it will cost you US$20 to get there;

Pack of 10+ dogs roam property looking for handouts & often bark at night;

 Guests' trash deposited in area below restaurant window

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La maison a tout le confort desire, et la plage est sans danger pour nos enfants en bas age .On reviendra et on a deja partage l adresse.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
International airport in Managua
Nearest Barpub
Bar is on site at Playa Tesoro
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Water taxi to Puerto Sandino
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Restaurant is on site at Playa Tesoro
Nearest Beach
Playa Tesoro is on site
Car: not necessary


Every house at Playa Tesoro is for sale as a whole or 50%, or 25% portions. Come experience this great beach as a renter, and consider buying! Buy a portion of this home and enjoy annual revenues AND a free beach vacation. We continue building amenities everyday at Playa Tesoro. Presently, we are working on the bar/restaurant, the dock for fishing charters and expanded staff housing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.