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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • Paradise in the jungle!

    "In the words of Axle Rose, "Welcome to the jungle!" Except the only screaming we heard was from the howler monkeys that came right up to the back balcony of the house and "hung out" with us over dinner (this seriously happened on night three)! Our two young girls (ages 5 and 7) were overjoyed when the monkeys just watched us as they munched on leaves and crashed around on the branches! This place may be in the jungle, but it's an idyllic getaway for young families, or couples. We were a short walk to the common pool (100 yards away) where our kids loved to swim while overlooking the jungle canopy down the hillside! Don't believe the exaggerated reviews of the bugs in the pool. We were staying there a couple weeks later than one reviewer and had a blast in the pool. The ground-keeping guy was excellent and cleaned the pool every day (despite bugs in the jungle, it was super-clean)! The pool is long enough for some laps, while the kids were able to work on their swimming skills (the deepest part is only four feet)! In general, we were so impressed with how clean and well-maintained the grounds were. The house itself is gorgeous! The design is incredibly well adapted to the environment in which it's situated. Coming to Nicaragua from a cooler North American climate, we were expecting to be hot at night in a place that doesn't have air conditioning (the house is made up of an open screen system). However, much to our surprise, the cool evening breezes combined with some well placed fans kept us very comfortable each evening! The fully-functional kitchen was excellent, and we were able to make use of the bbq to grill fresh seafood we bought from the SJDS fish market! Each evening we ate while watching the beautiful Nicaraguan sun set on the ocean horizon below the jungle-covered mountains! The beach was a short drive away, but go at low tide. The Balcones property manager, Gabby, was so helpful when we arrived and frequently checked in on us! She warned us that sometimes we might see scorpions or tarantulas in the house, but we quickly realized that the reason for this is they are often looking for an open door. We just made sure the sliding doors were closed and we never had anything to worry about! Don't get me wrong, you'll see these cool creatures around the property (after all, you are in the jungle baby!), but there's nothing to worry about! The most interesting insect we saw in the house was a six-inch long Praying Mantis on the bug net. Cool!"
    Guest: Lisa A. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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  • Fabulous home with incredible hospitality, views, and location!

    "We stayed one week at Casa Miramar in San Juan Del Sur and it was an amazing stay. From the beginning, communication with the owner was great and once we arrived the rental manager, Ingrid was SO helpful with everything from booking day trips to recommendations in town to helping us with any questions regarding the home. The outdoor area is unreal -- fun pool with beautiful views and lounge areas. The bedrooms are large and definitely enough space for families. MUST MUST get the meal plan which including breakfast every morning, a few lunches and dinners --- fresh produce, juices, meats, etc. It was definitely the highlight. Also, the staff is so sweet and helpful. The housekeepers cleaned every day and Ofel helped with any issues -- light bulb out, etc. The home is also only a 5 minute walk to town -- convenient yet you get privacy all at the same time. There's two villas on the property -- 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom. We stayed in the 2 bedroom and the other villa was occupied as well. But, we had no issues with them and the outdoor space which we shared was big enough for all of us to enjoy. LOVE LOVE."
    Guest: Juliet C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 4, 2016
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  • Quiet place to stay, with a very nice view and close to the beach

    "We stayed a week at this house with our 2 small children (3 and 6). The house is very open and nice to live in. The wind is blowing all the time specially at night so its very confortable. The beach is very close and nice to swim and to surf. The house was clean at our arrival and Eliza is cleaning also during the stay. Eliza is a really amazing cook so it's better to have her cook! She is cleaning afterward as well so it's a real vacation ! The city is not far but the road is bit rough. A car is ok though. The owner Mme Fiett, is absolutely lovely and helpful before and during the stay. We all loved our stay at villa Pavela. We highly recommend it !"
    Guest: sounda l. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: March 18, 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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