Casa Ensueno is a private home with a stunning view and located just a few steps from the beach and world class surf. It is part of Rancho Santana, a gated resort and residential community spread out across 2,700-acres. This 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom beach house can sleep a maximum of six and can be booked in 3 different configurations at 3 different price levels. Book the whole house 3 bedrooms for up to 6 people $250, or only the upper main house 2 bedrooms for up to 4 people $200, or only the lower downstairs 1 bedroom for up to 2 people $125. Your group will not be sharing house with another group. Please note, booking only the downstairs 1 bedroom offers a queen bed, private bath, small refrigerator, coffeemaker, wifi and bottled water. It does not include access to a kitchen, TV or main house. Comfort and privacy make this destination a unique vacation experience … unlike the typical resort hotel. Casa Ensueno has been designed with all the amenities of home including AC, wifi and Satellite TV.
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
Just a Few Steps from the Beach
Jan K Glenn
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Jan's place was beyond our expectations. The view, the sounds of the ocean, the cool breezes from Lake Nicaragua...What more can I say! The restaurant at Rancho is first class and everything we ate was fresh and delicious. Surfing was awesome and the beaches were clean. This was our first visit to Nicaragua but we've been to Costa Rica several times and I can tell you we won't be visiting Costa Rica as long as we can come to Nicaragua! No problems with civil unrest. Locals were all very nice and accommodated my terrible Spanish with smiles.
Beautiful slice of heaven
Jan was very accomodating and helpful with everything. The house was awsome. Short walk to serious left hand reef barrel. Watch the surf from practically anywhere in the house. Hang at the pool with a beer after a long day in the water and watch the sun go down. Outdoor speakers were fantastic. Outdoor shower to rinse off with, love that too. Colorados, Panga Drops, Playa Santana, and dont forget the Outer Reef at Popoyo! The Rancho Santana amenities are as good as you would find anywhere in the world, Pool, bocce, horseshoes, pool table. The restaurants were delicious. And yes, 4 wheel drive is indeed absolutely necessary. There's something here for everyone. Theres beginner to expert waves all within a short distance. I am already planning and saving for my trip back.
Fabulous home with incredible views
Great home in Rancho Santana. Close enough to walk to The Inn and surf beach, but very private. Perfect vacation. Owner Jan could not have been more accommodating.
The best surf trip of my life
We just got home from a week at Casa Ensuena. Wow, just wow! Seriously - this is the place to rent in Rancho Santana. This was my third trip to Nica and second to Rancho Santana. In my opinion this is the spot to be. The house is perfect with 2 bedrooms on the main level (sleeping 3-4) and another private guest house below (sleeping 1-2). There were 3 of us on this trip (4 if you count Jan, the owner, who came down on a swell hunt).
We love the Rancho Santana grounds because it offers plenty of swanky amenities you would want in a resort - beautiful clubhouse, massive pools, delicious meals, massages, yoga, etc. But I don't want to pay resort-style pricing and I certainly don't want condo style accommodations. So I look at private properties on the grounds to get the best of both worlds. Casa Ensuena is the perfect balance.
The house if perched on a small hill overlooking 1 of 5 surf breaks all within a short walk or drive (we hit them all and scored at each - everything from waist-chest to 3x overhead). This place has everything an American traveler would want/expect. Freezing cold central air (key), fully functioning kitchen, charcoal bbq, 40" TV and a cable package that gave us NFL on Sunday and NBA basketball, surround sound, a maid and pool/grounds cleaner who came daily,
There is also one thing the place came with that was so unique it made our trip absolute perfection - Jan the owner. Like I mentioned above he came down midway thru our stay and he sent us a note saying he would stay away respecting our privacy. Well, I went to introduce myself and so happy I did. He's the original owner and been going there for 10+ years. The amount of local knowledge on surf, food, roads, everything gave us what we needed to absolutely score. We ended up inviting him of for every meal and post surf beers. There is even an email chain between all of us now and we are frothing to go back, because he's still down there catching insane waves.
I would HIGHLY recommend this place if you are looking for a killer surf trip. The place is totally family friendly too. We will be going back as soon as we build up enough vacation time from work.
Surfline was a bust on calling swell down there. Use Solspot.com written report and couple that with MagicSeaweed.com to get the best info.
When driving in from Managua - GO THRU RIVAS. It's not longer like google maps says and is a paved road - TRUST ME! Also, you can hit the Maxi-Pali for supplies.
My husband and I loved our stay at Rancho Santana The views from the house were amazing and the hosts and staff very accommodating. We will definitely be returning.
Additional information about rental rates
HOUSE RULES Your group will not be sharing house with another group. $150 per night is 1 bedroom below main house and maximum of 2 guests includes private bathroom, use of pool and patio. Does not include kitchen, TV or main house. Keep in mind, you are renting at a house. Casa Ensueno is not a hotel and does not provide concierge services. It’s important that you let us know the names of the people in your group and when you will arrive for security at the gate to authorize access into the development. You are not allowed to have additional guests at the house or in the development other than the group that is registered with us. 24 hours before your arrival, we need to know the time of day or night you will be arriving. Failure to do this may cause a significant delay in our representative meeting you at the gate. When you arrive, go to the Welcome Center and call our guest services representative. He will come up and meet you and guide you to the house and show you the details. To reduce your wait time, you can also call just before you arrive so he can be waiting on you at welcome center. 3rd bedroom, which is separate and below the main house, is not included when guests book as a group of 4 or less. The driveway to house is very steep and requires 4 wheel drive vehicle so please use caution. You can park above the driveway and use the walkway on the right to reach the front door or park on the street below and walk up the steps. No pets No parties No moving of furniture No smoking inside $25 charge for lost keys. Check-in time 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Check-in is not possible after 10pm. Check out time 10:00 am. Early check-in & late check-out are available but must be approved before arrival. Without approval will incur a $35/hour charge after 10am. Payment confirms you agree with the terms and conditions of rental. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in immediate eviction & full loss of deposit.