About this listing
Gorgeous 2500sq foot private villa sleeping 4-6 with a massive, private infinity pool and best yet, unparralled views of the blue pacific ocean. Casa Francesca is set in the hills, 12km north of SJDS in the boutique, eco consicous community of Balcones de Majagual. With all the amenities you need (wifi, hot water, cleaning service, meet and greet) this home is ideal for all types of vacations, reunions, or honeymoons affording you the comfort and privacy not found in town!
Casa Francesca is a stunning villa located in the progressive, boutique community of Balcones de Majagual. Casa Francesca is a stunning home mixing both modern luxuries and natural, sustainable organic elements.
Located 12km north of the lovely village of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, this private villa boasts unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean from every part of the home. The incredible 15meter infinity pool overlooks the ocean and is the perfect spot to watch one of Nicaragua's incredible sunsets. It is also the perfect spot to watch humpback whales breaching in the ocean as they arrive in the warm waters off the coast of Nicaragua to nurse their young.
Casa Francesca also benefits from its location in one of Central Americas largest private wildlife corridors. Expect daily visits from the local friendly monkey troop, along with sightings of parakeets, maragays, sloths and a variety of other wildlife.
High ceilings, cool white washed stucco walls, and stone floors give Casa Francesa a large, open airy feel. The large screened windows allow for the almost constant breeze that the home benefits from to flow unobstructed through the home, keeping the temperature comfortable both day and night. Gorgeous wooden furniture, stone and rock elements, incredible paintings and blue decor are the final touches in this unique villa, lending to it a soft and natural feel.
This three bedroom 2.5 bathroom home is able to sleep five to six people comfortably. The two large bedrooms in the main part of the home each contain full ensuite bathrooms, comfortable king sized beds and ocean views. The third bedroom is located in the designated office space (located right at the pool, you can step right out of the office and plunge into the water) and contains a large, comfortable futon that can easily be converted to sleep one to two people. The room also contains a spacious bathroom. This is also the perfect space in which to work while away from home, and the excellent wifi signal located in the community makes this fully possible.
The living, dining, and kitchen space all have spectacular ocean views, and are surrounded by large Japanese style sliding doors to allow for true, open air living. They are also all located within steps of the 15meters, stunning blue, infinity pool so you can take a refreshing dip whenever you so choose! Modern conveniences such as a Smeg gas range, stainless steel appliances, and a fully stocked kitchen make cooking that fresh seafood you bought from the local fisherman on the beach a breeze. Enjoy your meal inside at the large stone counter top/breakfast bar, or outside in the shaded patio at the large dining space. The airy, comfortable living space seats 6 plus people comfortable and is a great space to enjoy music and play any of the games provided in the evening after the sunsets.
Casa Francesca is located either a short 15 minute walk or short 5 minute drive down the private road to some of the finest beaches in southern Nicaragua, Playa Maderas, Playa Majagual and Playones. There are surf board rentals, and a small selection of cafes to make your day at the beach both comfortable and enjoyable. Enjoy lunch at the fish taco stand, or at the newly built Barrio Cafe. If you arrive for a morning surf, there is even a smoothie stand to recharge with once you head in from those amazing waves.
An English and Spanish speaking “meet and greet” is included in the cost of rental. This home also enjoys the benefits of secure private parking and 24 hour security in a locked, gated community. Cleaning service included in rate.
A 4 x 4 high clearance vehicle is essential for reaching Casa Frances, particularly in rainy season. It will also make your drives on the local country roads more enjoyable. Please ask us to put you in touch with one of our contacts in town regarding car rental where we can help you with a discounted rate.
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Bi lingual meet and greet
Interaction with guests
Guest will be cared for by meet and greet team and onsite staff
One of the best parts of staying at Casa Francesca is the quiet that allows you to enjoy the sounds of the jungle. On days when the breezes are gentle you can hear the ocean crashing. Every day you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee with the parakeets singing and the Mono Congo monkey's hanging in the trees around the house. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets singing outside the house. Unlike many of the homes in and around San Juan Del Sur, Casa Francesca is unique in its setting. Perched overlooking the ocean with one of the best views to be had in the area, and located in a private boutique community, containing 12 homes on roughly 100 acres stretching from the jungle to the ocean. There is enough space between homes to enjoy complete privacy without feeling alone or isolated. The lack of light pollution allows you to swim in the pool on clear nights by moonlight, something not to be missed. We provide 24 hour on site security, cleaning service and management without being intrusive. We are also an ecologic conscious community. What does this mean? We do not believe in spraying heavy pesticides like local hotels do to control bugs, what this does mean is you may encounter a few critters in and around the house, but we are not poisoning the food chain from the bottom up. All of our actions have far reaching consequences, and we want monkeys and parrots to visit the home. We heat our water with solar heat (and there is no lack of that!) and all our furniture and wood in the home is reclaimed fallen hardwoods, ethically sourced in north east Nicaragua. Besides the obvious benefit of living in a tree house, you are right at the beaches, right near the surf, and not in town so the only noise you hear is that of the jungle!
The home is located 12km from the town (about 20mins drive) of SJDS on country dirt roads- meaning cows, horses, stray dogs, random speed bumps and some amazing views! You truly get to see how and where the people of Nicaragua live. We want to make sure you are aware of this journey to and from town. All part of the fun and experiences and we want you to be prepared. As such, a 4wd vehicle, ATV or dirt bike is required (which we can assist with booking at discounted rates) and not optional and our team will escort you out for your first drive to the house!
Other things to note
Small events may be allowed with prior discussion and permission
Children under 7 not permitted for safety reasons.
This is a non smoking villa
We simply as you treat our home like your own
We seek guests who will take the time to enjoy the beauty and wildlife that our community has to offer. We assure you that your rental home will be outfitted as advertised and our staff will work with you to make your vacation special. Casa Francesca is a non smoking home.
Vehicles required to be in four wheel drive, first gear at all times on property.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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We are just two travel loving people who fell in love with the country of Nicaragua and ended up buying our dream home! While we try and spend as much time there as possible, occasionally, we do have to work (Joel is a photographer and Laura a chef)- and we do want to keep discovering this amazing planet-current location is California though we are Canadians (Toronto in fact!). While we are doing this, we are happy to offer homes in our community to others to enjoy and discover this truly amazing country! San Juan del Sur Nicaragua is the place to come for travellers who are looking for surf, sunshine and a little adventure, and we try our best to make our home a little piece of luxury to come and relax in between all that fun! Through renting our own personal home - I fell into assisting my amazing neighbours in San Juan del Sur with renting their homes- the rest they say is history. You couldn't pick a better spot in Nicaragua- and you couldn't pick better guests than myself and my husband Joel!