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Los Pelícanos - Perfect Beach House For Families Or 2-3 Couples

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Huge Shady Porches, Steps Away From A Beautiful Tropical Beach

The House:

Los Pelícanos has three bedrooms split between two casitas, giving guests lots of privacy and lots of breeze through all the bedrooms. Enormous shady porches mean you always have a shady spot to relax in one of the many hammocks or a comfy chair. Graceful Spanish tile and natural stone with beautiful local hardwood furniture and counters throughout, all wood from sustainably harvested sources. Solar rooftop panels run all the lights, ceiling fans, outlets, & fridge, with backup connection to the grid so you will always have power! On the Pacific coast of Nicaragua one wants to live outdoors, Los Pelícanos with its endless shady porches is the perfect place for relaxing, reading books, walks on the beach, not to mention surfing or just playing in the waves!

Main casita has the master bedroom #1 with a king bed, bathroom, and kitchen/living room, with a huge wrap around porch and lots of hammocks. The guest casita has two more bedrooms and a bathroom accessed via the porch, with more hammocks. Bedroom #2 has a queen bed with single bunk bed above, and Bedroom #3 has a king bed. Outdoor shower for rinsing off the salt & sand, and surfboard racks next to the main house for convenience. Kitchen is fully equipped with blender, toaster, coffee maker, and stocked with bottled water for drinking and cooking.

The Location:

Los Pelícanos , located in the Finca del Mar beachfront community, is 50 steps from a beautiful empty tropical beach. Wonderful for early morning or sunset walks, collecting shells or driftwood, and, of course, surfing. You will watch a sky every evening with more stars than you can imagine and you will hear the waves lull you to sleep each night. Los Pelícanos is also a 2 minute walk from the Los Cardones Ecolodge. Los Cardones is a wonderful place to meet new friends or old, get a cold soda or beer, watch the sunset over the Pacific, or get a delicious meal on that night when you don’t want to cook at home. At Los Cardones you can also rent surfboards, boogie boards, sign up for yoga or a massage, take surf lessons, help release baby sea turtles, or set up adventure outings that range from horseback riding to deep sea fishing to snowboarding down a volcano!

The Surf:

Ranchos surf break right out front is fun for beginners at low tide and intermediates & experts at other tides. Ranchos almost always has fun surf, but for intermediates and experts there are other excellent breaks within walking distance.

The Community:

The Finca del Mar community, and affiliated Los Cardones Ecolodge are committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly and low impact development, designed to support the local community and support local educational development. In addition to surfing and adventure activities, you can volunteer to help out at a local school or community center during your visit if you would like a glimpse into the local community!

Rental manager Janelle will do everything possible to make your stay fantastic. She can arrange airport shuttles, or have the house pre-stocked with groceries if you want to come straight to the beach without spending time shopping in Managua.

More Details

Property Manager
Janelle Hansen (manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Janelle Hansen (manager)

Tom & Karen. We love the peaceful natural beauty of Finca del Mar & the adjacent Los Cardones Eco/Surf lodge. This is a wonderful community for family vacations or for couples looking for relaxation! Our spectacular property manager Janelle can help you with reservations.

Janelle Hansen (manager) purchased this house in 2015


San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bedroom in main casita has a king bed and adjacent interior full bathroom. Bedrooms 2 & 3 in the guest casita share a full bathroom accessible via the covered porch.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Master Bedroom in main casita has a king bed and adjacent interior full bathroom. Bedrooms 2 & 3 in the guest casita share a full bathroom accessible via the covered porch.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Paradise Beach Vacation-Great for Groups and Games

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a group of seven friends came to Finca del Mar in July. We rented Los Pelicanos and the neighboring house, Casa Tranquila. Both houses were beautiful and very nice, and having the 2 neighboring houses made it feel like we had our own little village, especially since Pelicanos was two separate buildings, with a large outdoor table where we played board games every night. The homes in Finca del Mar would be nice by U.S. standards and they are quite luxurious compared to most of what you find in Nicaragua. These houses are just a 2 minute walk from Los Cardones along a shaded stone path where you might see the occasional passing Iguana. Los Cadones is an Eco Surf Lodge serving amazing food morning, noon, and night. The beach here is very beautiful and there are hardly any people on it. The busiest day at the beach had only about dozen people. But one of the best parts of any stay in Finca del Mar is dealing with Janelle, the property manager. She is incredibly attentive and friendly and always a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend a visit to Finca del Mar and the Los Cardones Surf Lodge.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa, CA

Best Birthday Ever

  • 5 of 5

A perfect week for our gang of 14 in three houses. Janelle and her crew take care of all the details to allow you to relax and enjoy. For those interested her husband Dan is the best fishing guide in the area. We've rented here twice and have found it to be as good as it gets for anyone looking for beach, surfing, and an escape from the daily grind.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing. Almost a touch too cush, but we'll take it! Everything was great down to the board game selection and the great hosts! Janelle = da bomb!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Nice property!

  • 4 of 5

This is my second visit to Finca del Mar and the main reasons I returned were because of the remote beaches (in May....the beach is nice), great surf, great location next to the Los Cardones Eco SurfLodge but most importantly, the property manager Janelle is AMAZING. She make you feel comfortable/welcome no matter what time you arrive (and we arrived late). I encourage travelers to hire her services for shopping....well worth it.

Los Pelicanos was a nice place to stay. Bed was super comfortable, kitchen well equipped. It was HOT and with no air conditioning that may scare some creature comfort Americans but we had a great time.

We would recommend more fans and perhaps air conditioning to improve the property. We only used the main house so cannot comment on the other accommodations.

Overall - a pleasant stay and the close proximity to Los Cardones is ideal.....dinner there every night, $20 massages daily, great surf lessons, and yoga.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments, we are glad you liked our house! At your suggestion we have added more floor fans, now all rooms have floor fans and ceiling fans. I might also note that you visited in May, which is THE hottest month of the year in this region. Most of our guests have found the house comfortable with just the fans in all other seasons. We also like the fact that our house uses almost 100% rooftop solar panels for electricity. We like the "green" footprint, we use almost no power from the grid!! This would not be possible if we added AC....
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  • 5 of 5

A very well designed beach house. Huge shaded porches, spacious rooms, with enough space to give some privacy, the beach is just a short walk away. The furnishings are all built local, beautiful wood, and comfy.

A big positive is that 99% of the house runs on SOLAR. The occasional power outages are not even noticed, other than that the Fans and lights still work!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holidays

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well designed and equipped.

In couple with three kids we had all the comfort we could dream of.

The location is amazing, we enjoyed playing at the beach, horseback riding, surfing, yoga sessions, having great massages but also relaxing at home and cooking.

The house being within Finca del Mar and 50 meters from Los Cardones allowed the kids to meet friends.

It has been paradise for the whole family !

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Los Cardones
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Los Cardones
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Car: not necessary

Finca del Mar is a gated community approximately 1 mile south of the village of San Diego.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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