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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • Overall - a good vacation!

    "Overall, we loved our time in SJDS. The house is in a good location, just a short ride outside of town (we had rented a 4 wheel drive pickup - which I'd recommend). It was a good size for our family of 5, and we really enjoyed the pool and relaxing in the hammocks. The house is also near very nice beaches and local zip line attractions. There were a few things we were surprised by, but they weren't really the fault of the house. For example, we were without power in the house almost every night. It wasn't related to the house, but it would have been nice to know that this happens. Not only is it quite hot at night, but the air conditioners in the bedrooms also help to mask the dogs barking, roosters crowing, or horns honking. I don't know if power outages occur that regularly, but they did the week we were there (one for about 11 hours). A suggestion we'd give would be to provide a cell phone and internet service for an additional fee. A cell phone is provided upon arrival, but it worked sporadically (and ultimately not at all) and I ended up using my own in order to get a hold of the property manager. Internet is also provided, but it requires a trip into town in order to provide a router number, purchase airtime, etc. We tried on a couple of different occasions, but were never successful in getting wifi. Again, not the end of the world (it was actually nice to be disconnected) - just a suggestion that we'd have been willing to pay more to have this set up. Also, there is a care taker on site which can throw you off a bit at first, but we really appreciated having him there. He was very nice, very helpful, and we appreciated his service. Overall, we really enjoyed staying here. It was a very private location, a nice house, and and it provided our family with a vacation we are sure to not forget. We would definitely consider staying here again if we visit SJDS in the future."
    Guest: MRC Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 10, 2016
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  • Exceed Expectations!

    "Casa Culebra served as the perfect setting for our worry-free girls’ getaway! The house offered just the right amount of relaxation, adventure, and luxury. For those of you wondering…yes, the pictures are on point when it comes to the clean and comfortable accommodations you expect to see upon arrival. However, keep in mind what you can’t see that takes the experience to a whole new level. The sunrise and sunset views from this house (and throughout the property) were breathtaking, and the infinity pool quickly became part of our sunset ritual. Elisha, our concierge, truly served as our Ambassador! She was beyond helpful when it came to booking excursions or simply offering ‘life in Nica’ advice. This gave us the feeling of being on vacation, but also gave us a little taste of the local scene. We enjoyed 2 evenings in with Chef Adam, which I highly recommend….not only was he a whiz in the kitchen, but he offered comedic commentary in between courses. We also took advantage of surf lessons with Baldo (he should get an award for patience), which was an incredible experience….especially for those of us that surfed for the first time and GOT UP! Last and certainly not least, the groundkeepers and security of the property were very attentive. It was comforting to know that if and when we needed something, they were nearby and promptly provided assistance. I highly recommend a stay at Casa Culebra, and can say without a doubt, that I am looking forward to a return visit in the (hopefully near) future."
    Guest: Sharon D. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
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  • Wonderful house, perfect distance from town

    "This is a beautiful property, kept spotless by the caretakers. The owners have invested in nice furniture, dishes and linens; a pleasant surprise in Nicaragua. . The views are stunning and the pool was the perfect way to play away an afternoon. The location is the perfect place if you want the quiet of the wilderness but still have easy access to town. It was 5-10 min drive to town depending on congestion. The beds are extremely firm like all mattresses in Nicaragua. The house is high on the hill, so it catches the breezes easily and on most nights the air conditioning is not necessary, Having the option was a nice perk on muggy nights. My only wish is that there were a screen to pull at night to keep out the stray cats and minimize the critters. After dark the living area was not enjoyable because of all the insects attracted to the lights. We will come back!"
    Guest: Lanna D. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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  • Two months in Paradise

    "My family (me, my husband & our 3 month old) stayed at Mar y Sol for 2 months. It was truly 2 months in paradise!!! The house is amazing!!! The photos do not do it justice! We LOVED that there is a huge outdoor area so we could enjoy the feel of being in Nicaragua! Daily we saw howler monkeys in the trees, wild horses, and so many beautiful birds in the trees. And the stars at night...breathtaking! The open kitchen makes cooking more enjoyable because the chef (aka Me) is able to be apart of the pre-meal social conversations, music, etc. The beds are all very comfortable and the rooms are all very spacious. Flor & Fransisco (the caretakers) are the nicest people you will meet and they are always there for whatever you might need! Our daughter fell in love with Flor! The owners, Margaret & Eric, are also amazing! They live right next door and if they happen to be in Nicaragua while you are staying at Mar y Sol...consider yourself blessed!!! They are truly the BEST!!! We would spend most days at the beach which is just a few steps away! My husband surfs and he loved being able to just wake up and go! It also allowed me the ability to go home with our baby whenever! This made my vacation so much more enjoyable because I didn't have to worry about packing a bag everyday for the baby (which normally includes "everything for any situation that may arise")! There is also a great little family run restaurant (slaudy bar-the one on the left facing the beach) at remanso...the food is amazing and the family that owns/works there are always friendly and helpful! I give Mar y Sol 5 stars and we will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to Nicaragua!"
    Guest: Emily C. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
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