The heart of the home is the pool!Open concept build with organic materials
Entire home/apt
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Beds
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About this listing

Gorgeous 2500sq foot private villa sleeping six, massive infinity pool, set in the hills north of SJDS with unparalleled ocean views. Located just north of SJDS in the boutique eco consicous community of Balcones de Majagual, Casa Francesca is a gem

The heart of the home is the pool!

The heart of the home is the pool!

The Space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Casa Francesca is a stunning newly built villa located in the progressive, boutique community of Balcones de Majagual. Designed and built by the same architect who designed Morgans Rock Eco-Lodge (Matthew Faulkner) 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.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us for tips about the town and surrounding area. We are happy to provide you with our list of favorites, be it activities or restaurants. Some of our favourite restaurants in town include El Timon (the best fish in SJDS) Bog Wave Daves if you need a burger, and for a nice night out, El Calibre. Closer to the home, Los Marias, perhaps the best typical Nicaraguan food SJDS has to offer.

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.

Please inquire for weekly and monthly rates

Guest Access

Private pool
cleaning service
Bi lingual meet and greet

Interaction with Guests

Guest will be cared for by meet and greet team and onsite staff

The Neighborhood

Went to Nicaragua in 2006 to help set up Ocean Green Surfboards, environmentally friendly surfboards. Fell in love with the country and its people, both are beautiful and unspoilt- and was lucky enough to find this piece of land in the beautiful, eco conscious community of Balcones de Majagual- a natural wildlife corridor in the hills north of San Juan del Sur. Monkeys, sloths, sunsets, parakeets- heaven

Getting Around

Guests are required to have their own 4 x 4 to access the house- we can assist with booking at discounted rates and recommend shuttles. We like to point out that our roads are dirt roads- and we mean backroad steep grade with more than a few bump dirt roads. All part of the fun but we want you to be prepared. 4 x 4 is required and not optional and we will escort you out for your first drive around!

House Rules
Check-in is after 10AM

This is a non smoking villa
We simply as you treat our home like your own
Micky Dann

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.

3 nights minimum stay
Open concept build with organic materials

Open concept build with organic materials

Your Host

Laura (And Joel)

Laura (And Joel)

California, United States · Member since July 2010

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!

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