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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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  • Fantastic place

    "We had a fabulous time. The house was beautiful and staff were great. We had Memo and staff cook for us both nights and it was outstanding."
    Guest: Jennifer H. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 9, 2016
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  • Casa Sueños...definitely dreamy!

    "When we were looking to book a place in SJDS we weren't sure where to start so we messaged a bunch of homeowners. Within minutes Rob responded & really made our decision easy. He suggested sites to see, places to eat, beaches, drivers etc...really helped plan our trip. We had Eli pick us up from the airport in Managua at night and the drive to town is interesting...I wouldn't recommend driving yourself if you are unfamiliar with the roads in Nicaragua. Eli was $120 for our group of 4 and he was friendly, on time, and had a bunch of great ideas for upcoming week stay! We were so excited to arrive at the house...although it was dark when we arrived we were blown away. The house is even more beautiful in person. Waking up the next day we had plans to hit the beach, but once we saw the pool we quickly changed our minds and fired up the blender! What a view!! We spent the rest of the week doing surf lessons, visiting the markets downtown, eating at some of the wide range of restaurants SJDS has to offer, zip lining, and doing a volcano hike! The house seriously has it all and then some. Oh, I almost forgot that we took Rob's advice and hired his cook Katalina for a couple of dinners...if you stay here make sure to hire Katalina! Steak and lobster one night, and swordfish the next!! Wow...that's all I can say. I wanted to bring her back home with me!! Thanks Rob, Eli, and Katalina for everything. Can't wait to return to this dreamy oasis!"
    Guest: Jamie Date of Stay: November 2015 Review Submitted: January 8, 2016
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  • Stunning

    "We spent an unforgettable month in San Juan del Sur and it was mainly due to the wonderful accommodations at Casa Mari and the people we met. Maritza was excellent with her correspondence and everything went without a hitch. The home is beautiful and well taken care of. Maria is a very efficient and a lovely person. Raul is helpful with anything that needs taking care of. They made the stay extremely comfortable. It's just a short walk to any part of town. The swimming pool at the house is a wonderful way to spend the heat of the day. There are suites on the bottom floor of the home but are separate"
    Guest: Lana M. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: April 23, 2016
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