Relax and read, eat, swim, surf, hike or snorkel while staying at our cute and cozy beach house. Only a 15 minute drive from town, the house is literally seconds from a semi-secluded beach surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests!
LOCATED BETWEEN MAJAGUAL AND MADERAS BEACHES, ABOUT A 20-MINUTE DIRT ROAD JUNGLE CAR DRIVE NORTH FROM THE POPULAR TOURIST BEACH TOWN OF SAN JUAN DEL SUR.
My house is located literally a 30 second walk away from a beautiful beachfront. There are plenty of other small semi-secluded beaches in walking distance.
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THE HOUSE INCLUDES:
- TWO ROOMS, each with a full-sized bed (each room has an extra single bed in the room if needed).
- Each room also has a ceiling fan in addition to moveable floor fans (no air-con)
- TWO LOFTS (semi private rooms) on opposite sides of the house - floor mattresses as needed.
- 2 FULL BATHROOMS, no bathtub
- LARGE COVERED PORCH
- The house is fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, numerous board games and interesting books.
- There are several hammocks that can be hung around the porch or even in the front yard, between the trees below the shade.
- There are two large eating tables - one round and the other like a picnic table (both can fit around 6-8 people)
As I mentioned before, the house is on Matilda Beach, near Majagual Beach, and just a 10 minute walk from Madera beach (the main surfing beach).
My beach house is located in a semi-secluded area in a forest setting with other beach homes (not populated or commercialized at all). The surroundings are completely natural, with trees providing cover everywhere for all kinds of tropical life, including endless varieties of birds and the local Howler monkeys.
OUT: There are 2 small restaurants within a 90 second walk and great restaurants within a 15 minute drive (or 15 min walk on the beach south to another beach).
IN: If you want to bring your own food to cook, you need to buy it in San Juan del Sur (the city nearby) before you come to the beach house.
IF YOU ARE STAYING AT THE HOUSE FOR A COUPLE DAYS, THERE ARE FRUIT/VEGETABLE TRUCKS THAT COME BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD EVERY OTHER DAY.
There are many great places to hike, both to other beaches and in the forest for bird and animal watching.
SURFING IS GREAT AND JUST A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE HOUSE. SURFING IS GOOD ALL YEAR ROUND!!
- There is a local caretaker that watches over a couple houses in the neighborhood (including mine). They will know when to expect guests at the house.
- It is completely safe around the neighborhood. I just recommend that you do not leave anything of value outside the house when you are not around.
The entire house except one of the three bedrooms.
Generally, I am not at the house when renters are around. If there is an exception, guests will be informed before they make the reservation.
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My neighborhood is just paradise. In addition to being calm and relaxing, you can bask in the sounds of wild-life in the area. In a blink of an eye you can be practically alone on a beautiful beach.
Although not completely isolated from a couple neighbors, there is enough space between properties to feel at ease and private.
To get to and from the house there are THREE options:
1) Rent a vehicle - preferably 4x4 during the rainy season.
2) Get a cab/taxi from San Juan del Sur ($15 each way depending on the number of people)) or Rivas ($25 each way)
3) Take a shuttle bus ($3-5) from San Juan del Sur to Maderas beach. Then walk 10 minutes northward on the beach until you reach Matilda beach (if you ask anyone around they will point you in the right direction)
SURF TRIPS: If you would like more information on surf beaches or you would like me to organize surf excursions to other beaches for you, please inform me in your inquiry or reservation message.
Fabulous place, great location! Daniel was awesome to work with! Surf is close and the beaches surrounding the house are amazing!! Thanks Daniel - we look forward to our next stay with you! Cheers!
Where do I begin? We had such an amazing time staying at Daniel's house. Daniel did a wonderful job providing us with helpful information prior to our arrival. The house comfortably accommodated all of the guests and was absolutely wonderful. The location was perfect, great beaches and amazing views. We could not have asked for better caretakers (Gerardo, Lupita, and their son Jose Andres). Gerardo and his family were extremely kind and helpful. We were so sad to leave but hope to visit again soon. Once again I cannot stress how amazing our time at Daniel's house was and I would strongly recommend staying there. Until next time. Gracias!
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Where do I begin...
I decided a few weeks ago I wanted to go on vacation, and after browsing Airbnb and seeing Daniel's place in Nicaragua, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I started off my trip traveling around a bit and Daniel's place was going to be my little retreat for a few days. And it did not disappoint. The house is a one minute walk to two, basically private, beaches. And these are not like any of the other beaches closer to San Juan del Sur. Unbelievable views, lots of good waves, pristine beaches. Basically what I'm saying is it was Nirvana.
Let me back up a bit. The road to Daniels house is a bit treacherous, but isn't that part of the fun? Being out of the hustle and bustle of a little touristy town and being in the middle of the forest in Nicaragua? While driving you'll see tons of little communities and the people are are so kind and welcoming. One day we stopped at a little roadside stand and met a man who gave us a tour - on horseback - through some of the forest and over onto the beach. And these little adventures do not stop. If you're willing to put yourself out there a bit and chat with the locals, you'll have the ultimate adventure.
The house is perfect, and exactly what you need for a getaway. Kitchen, lots of bedrooms and space, bathrooms and an outdoor shower. I didn't use the indoor shower once! There are lots of beautiful birds, hundreds of humming birds, howler monkeys - watch out for these, they like to roar at day brake - it was just the perfect setting. And hammocks! Oh and definitely go to Matilda's on the beach. A little stand serving delicious sandwiches and of course Toña. You can also take a 10 minute walk south and go to the more popular surfing beach Playa Madera which has a hotsel and a few little restaurants. Don't miss Taco Loco.
Well I can go on and on about this for pages, but I'm running out of space. Daniel was so pleasant to communicate with and we chatted on the phone for about an hour going over all the things to do around his house.
My advice to you is to skip staying in San Juan del Sur and go straight to Daniels house. You will not be disappointed.
Daniel, thank you so much for letting me stay at your place. I'm already planning my next trip!
we had a great time in Nica at Daniel's sweet little beach house! the beach was one of the most beautiful spots we had seen in the area and we LOVED how private it felt. close to some pretty awesome surf as well - maderas beach is about a 10 min walk away where you can't beat the view of the setting sun.
the house had enough space for all of us, and the kitchen was put to great use after some of us had been on the road for quite awhile.
we'll be back for sure :)