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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • 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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  • 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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  • Beautiful beach and abode

    "Staying in this beachfront property on Playa Coco was certainly a treat and definitely the highlight of our family's trip to Nicaragua! We absolutely loved it! The house is clean, spacious, and very comfortable for a family of six. The complex has a pool that is very well kept and the grounds are beautifully maintained as well. The beach is secluded and peaceful, featuring amazing waves that are perfect for playing around in, surfing, and boogie boarding. The beach is adorned with a variety of beautiful sea shells that are fun to look for and the sunsets are absolutely breath taking! This rental is great for a couple's retreat or for the whole family!"
    Guest: Susan H. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 22, 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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