This farm stay property, "Finca El Porton Verde," is a unique small hotel offering in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. My Nicaraguan family and I work and live on a small (eight acre) organic permaculture farm located in the breezy hills south of Managua—overlooking Ticuantepe and Masaya, Nicaragua.
This listing is for one bedroom furnished apartment complete with kitchen, living/dining area and private bathroom. This apartment is best for two guests, but if a group of four wants to stay together we can put a queen-sized inflatable bed in the living area for an additional charge of $13 per person. This apartment is on the lower floor of the house on the pool deck level. The entire property is handicap accessible. See our other listings for a one bedroom en-suite room. If you are looking for something more affordable, check out our two bunk bed rooms.
Why stay with us?
If you do not want to stay in a hotel in hot and dirty Managua, but need to be near there (for example, if you are flying in or out of the country, or doing business or missionary work) we are a great option for you.
Why should I not stay at the Farmstay?
If you need to be right on a major highway, within walking distance of bars and nightclubs, or have an extreme aversion to dirt roads, you might want to not stay here at the Farmstay. You might be better off at a downtown- or airport-area hotel.
You are on a farm, how far away are you from town?
Our B&B is located on a dirt road that is sometimes not that easy to maneuver, just six minutes from the major highway going south called Carretera a Masaya, eight minutes from the modern Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas, 10 minutes from the finest restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Managua, 25 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to Masaya Volcano, 20 minutes to the artisan market of Masaya, 45 minutes to Granada, and 45 minutes to the nearest beaches.
How do I get to any of those places if I don't have my own car?
Mototaxi, which is like a tuk-tuk in Asia. Also, I go into town nearly every day and can give you a ride for free to the highway where you can catch a bus or a taxi.
Will you give us a tour of the farm?
Absolutely! Farmstay El Porton Verde has fantastic jungle and volcano views, but just in front of the house and swimming pool begins a nearly eight acre area that hosts fruit orchards, plantains, papayas, bananas, etc. We also plant and harvest all of our own corn and red beans that are used throughout the year.. El Porton Verde is a working farm; if you stay with us during the right time of year, we can guarantee you all the mangoes that you can eat!
Do you do pickups and dropoffs at the airports and bus stations?
Yes, we recommend having us come to pick you up. We charge $20 for airport pickup. Ask us about our deals that include free pick up. We can also arrange for airport drop off and local tours.
Our farmstay B&B is located just eight minutes from the modern Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas, 10 minutes from the fine restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Managua, 25 minutes from the airport, 15 minutes to Masaya Volcano, 20 minutes to the artisan market of Masaya, 45 minutes to Granada, and 45 minutes to the nearest beaches.
Farm stay El Porton Verde has fantastic jungle and volcano views. At this working farm, if you stay with us during the right time of year, we can guarantee you all the mangoes that you can eat!
What other services do you provide?
Tours, medical/dental, spa, and relocation services are provided.
Tours: We offer local tours to nearby attractions such as Masaya Volcano, Masaya Artisan's Market, San Juan de Oriente ceramics studio, El Mirador de Caterina, Laguna de Apoyo, Granada, and Managua.
Medical/Dental: Ask us about how we can help you to setup medical and/or dental work/checkups.
Getting these things done at a first class clinic or hospital in Nicaragua can easily pay for the cost of your ticket!
Serenity Spa: We also have a local spa that can come to the farm with their massage table, or you can go there for a range of spa services.
Relocation: We can provide a custom tour and fact-finding mission based on your specific situation and questions. We have helped new expats with everything from medical exams, gaining residency, and buying and selling of properties and businesses.
If you have any questions, please ask away here on the airbnb.com website. Thank you!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$13 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$366 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$933 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Gorgeous view, great hospitality, and gives you a great lay of the land. The rooms are high quality! Better than a hostel or the Best Western for sure. Very personable and I was happy to stay!
Awesome view, safe and quiet location and the best service I have ever received at any type of paid stay - thanks Mike!
Mike is amazing. I almost don't want to share all the wonderful aspects of this bed and breakfast because I want to ensure him having room so that I can return many times.
If you need to stay in or near Managua chose Mike. Dont settle for the Best Western across the street. He will meet you at the airport and get you to the adorable farm no matter what time of the day or nite. He will translate for you if you get in a pinch.
The accomodations are to American eco lodging standards and there is nothing more refreshing than jumping in the pool after a long day of travel.
Missions groups rent the whole place, solo travels one room, families can rent the two room apartment. You will immediately feel safe as Mike makes you feel like a friend.
Keep up the great work Mike you offer a wonderful service. We will be back.
Laura Collins and Bob Engelman