In the main guest house - 3 bdrms - 1 w/ dble bed and 3 ind beds w 1 upstairs - the house sleep 5 comfyDouble hammocks hung in the gardens for relaxing and enjoying the lake breezes
Entire home/apt
5 Guests
3 Bedrooms
4 Beds
$75
Per Night
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About this listing

Two Private Beach Houses with organic gardens on longest stretch of sandy beach between 2 Volcanoes. Magical !
Both unique guest houses have kitchens, many screened windows/doors, ceiling fans, warm showers, comfortable, clean, fresh herbs, coconuts, veggies from gardens w/stone wall.
Arrange taxis/tours/meals, etc
3 night minimum stay
Beach Casita for 2 guests w/dbl bed, lounge = US$75 donation
Main Beach House for 5 guests w/ 2 main floor bdrms, one upstairs bdrm, lounge = US$145 donation

In the main guest house - 3 bdrms - 1 w/ dble bed and 3 ind beds w 1 upstairs - the house sleep 5 comfy

In the main guest house - 3 bdrms - 1 w/ dble bed and 3 ind beds w 1 upstairs - the house sleep 5 comfy


The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $15
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly discount: 5%

Description

The Space

Your reservation is a donation towards our local educational and environmental projects.
Please read the detailed description for the Two private beach guest house options:
Beach Casita accommodates 2 guests - 3 night minimum stay = $75 per night donation.
Beach House accommodates 5 guests - 3 night minimum stay = $145 per night donation.
Please fill in your airbnb bio and tell us in your inquiry email who are your traveling companions also it is helpful to tell us if you speak Spanish and have previously traveled in Central America.
Your reservation supports our community educational and environmental efforts including beach and road clean ups, donations of school supplies to local school children, teachers and families and so much more.
Advance reservations are necessary.
We offer 2 options - both beach homes are beautifully constructed of volcanic rock, locally made brick and tropical hardwoods with many arched screened windows and screened doors, ceiling fans and reading lights.
Both houses are surrounded by tropical organic gardens and a volcanic rock wall for privacy with just a step to the longest stretch of sandy beach on the massive fresh water Lake Cocibolca.
The destination is paradise with an array of adventures plus enjoying the island pace of life!
Ometepe Island is an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with endemic flora and fauna and 2 hike-able volcanoes, waterfalls, mineral springs, pre-Columbian petroglyphs and zoomorphic statues, indigenous fishing and farming communities, organic coffee cooperative, kayaking River Istiam wildlife refuge, kite boarding and wind surfing, fishing, horseback riding, and so much more!

2 Private Beach Guest House options available with 3 night minimum stays.
Option 1: Private Beach Casita which has a bedroom with a double bed, kitchen with small refrigerator, gas stove top, kitchenware, lounge with tables, chairs, rocking chair and hammock and a bathroom with toilet, sink and warm water shower.
Lots of screened windows with metal bar protections, ceiling fan and reading lights.
Accommodates 2 guests with a 3 night minimum stay with a donation of US$75 per night.

Option 2: Private Main Beach House which accommodates up to 5 guests with a donation of US $145 per night with a 3 night minimum stay.
Two main floor bedrooms (one bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom with a single bed), an upstairs bedroom with a single bed, 4 way vista and balcony, also on the main floor is the lounge with Cable TV and a single bed, rocking chairs and hammocks, kitchen, and separate toilet, sink and warm water shower. There are many large screened windows and doors, ceiling fans, and reading lights.
There is a US$10 surcharge donation per night for any additional guests in the main house with prior arrangement.

These 2 private Beach Guest Houses have a 3 night minimum stay but most guests realize they need at least 4 nights to be able to explore & enjoy the pace of life on Ometepe Island.
We encourage visitors to stay longer which gives you time to explore all that this magical island offers and volunteer your talents!
There is an outdoor BBQ and new clay tiled rancho with hammocks, rocking chairs and tables surrounded by lush organic gardens - perfect for siestas or sunsets
Guests are invited to sample from the variety of organic herbs, fruits and veggies in the gardens, and we offer complementary filtered spring water and with a 4 night stay complementary homemade desserts!

We offer a variety of concierge services including phone calls, laundry, beach chairs and hammocks. We can schedule Reflexology foot massages & in-house massages, also arrange tours, activities, transportation, help with shopping, stocking the kitchen with the basics including eggs, fruits and veggies, as well as ordering take away from local restaurants, etc.. .

Tours include hiking volcanoes, visiting organic coffee cooperative, petroglyphs, zoomorphic statues, waterfalls, mineral springs, kayaking River Istiam wildlife refuge, horseback rides, canopy zip-lining, butterfly sanctuary, pre-Colombian artifacts museums and so much more!

There are several small shops/produce stalls and various restaurants with WIFI just a few minutes walk from the beach guest houses.
Banking and ATM/cash machines are located in the main port town of Moyogalpa.

Your reservation donation supports our educational & environmental efforts in our community including with local beach and road cleanups, health, education and water issues.
We accept donations of school supplies for local school children, families, and teachers to support educational success and community development.
Donations can include used but good condition backpacks, shoes, clothes, school, art, sports or game supplies and teaching materials.
Whatever is convenient to bring will be appreciated and bring lots of smiles.
We also accept donations of used but working laptops for 2nd/3rd year university students from the community who are the best in their classes.
Let us know if you need suggestions of donations to bring - even stickers or puzzles are not common here.

Guest Courtesies:
Support our GREEN Campaign
Practice common simple easy environmental protocols such as separating your organic, plastic and glass garbage and turning off lights and fans when not in the rooms/houses as well as unplugging electrical devices when not in use and leaving the houses/kitchens in order.
There are limited recycling programs on the island and we hope you understand that we may not be able to dispose of your plastic, glass or diaper garbage.
We are always available and will empty all recycling containers daily or more often if necessary and help to maintain the sanitary standards through out the house and gardens which all guests prefer.
We strive for mutual respect for the islanders, travelers, and natural environment on this magical island.
We have 2 dogs that live outside...the cat is sometimes around at night too.

Guest Access

The guest house, the gardens and beach.

Interaction with Guests

We live on the property and are available to the guests to arrange activities, tours and transportation including arranging bike, motorcycle, scooter, quad-cycle rentals and horseback rides, etc....
We can stock the kitchen with eggs, fruits and veggies and invite guests to sample from our gardens. You pay for whatever you use.
Guests who bring school donations will be offered some special surprise ....passion fruit juice, string green beans, coconuts, banana bread or coconut flan!
We also offer additional rocking chairs, hammocks and beach chairs too. We have a few beach towels or sarongs for the beach or mineral springs.
We orientate guests on the local shops/produce, comedors and restaurants and can even order food for delivery or early morning pick-up if you are hiking the volcano.
We empty the organic and garbage bins and take out the recycling daily and assist with general cleanup. We offer laundry services & phone calls for a surcharge.
We are happy to offer additional services and gratefully accept tips which benefit our local educational & environmental efforts. If you wish to be involved in any of our efforts with our local community - please ask so we can coordinate some time during your visit.

The Neighborhood

The Santa Cruz beach changes depending on the rainy season but we will let you know in advance if we have limited beach to enjoy.
There are a variety of activities taking place daily on the beach though sometimes there is no one enjoying the tranquility. Sometimes there are people fishing, boats, a variety of sports and domesticated animals too.
You will find interesting seeds, shells and sometimes prehistoric pottery shards.
There are several small shops/produce stalls nearby and various restaurants/comedors which make delicious fresh food daily. Some nearby places have WiFi too.
We are located on paved roads from the port towns and there are several daily buses (only one on Sundays), and taxis passing. Rentals for bikes, motorcycles, quad-cycles, and horses are all available nearby. We can help to arrange meals to be delivered and in house massages too.
The prehistoric petroglpyhs are nearby in Santa Cruz and the start of the hike to the lookout, farm fields, and hike to the lagoon near the top of Volcano Maderas. Balgue is 2km with the organic coffee cooperative and more petroglyphs. Santo Domingo is 2km and has a variety of restaurant options and is near the mineral springs.
Kayaking in the River Istiam wildlife refuge is an amazing trip and we can arrange your round trip transport to the kayak rental with Edgard near El Peru which is near the River estuary system or you can bike to El Peru.
There is so much to see and do here - plan to stay 3 or 4 nights to be able to explore and relax into the island pace of life.

Getting Around

Several daily public buses (only one on Sunday) all on paved roads from the port towns, private taxis, bike, motorcycle, quad-cycle rentals. Horseback rides and fishing boats can be arranged. We can help with organizing your transportation, tours and activities including mainland taxis.

Other Things to Note

Please include your bio information in your initial inquiry and your traveling companions.
Also if you have traveled in Central America and speak Spanish. Your travel itinerary is helpful also so we can assist you with transportation details.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not infant-friendly (0-2 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

Extra guest for the main house with prior arrangement only.
Visitors by pre-arrangement only!
Respect the guest house, gardens, islanders and natural beauty of Ometepe.
Guest courtesies: Maintain the kitchen by cleaning after meals & garbage is recycled by separating organic, plastic, glass, etc.
We empty the organic bin and garbage containers daily or more often if needed.
Guests are asked to follow common easy environmental practices such as post meal kitchen clean-up, turning off fans and lights when not in the rooms/houses and unplugging electrical devices when not in use.

We are always available to help guests to assure they have an enjoyable relaxing visit on Ometepe Island and encourage guests to learn about our environmental and educational projects which may inspire you to bring a few donations.
Banks and ATMs are limited on the island and only in the larger port town of Moyogalpa. Nicaraguan Cordobas or US dollars in smaller denominations are accepted locally - no ripped/taped or marked US bills.
Islanders prefer Cordobas and in small denominations since making change can be a problem.
There is no smoking in either of the guest houses and preferred off the property!
Extra towels and sheets are available for a surcharge.
Beach chairs and hammocks are stored inside when not in use.
Bath towels are not for the beach or mineral springs.
Beach and street shoes should be clean prior to entering the guest houses.
All furniture, etc... should be returned to their original locations prior to departure.
We ask our guests to be environmentally conscientious by recycling and separating their garbage. If it is excessive - we may ask you to take it with you off the island since there is limited recycling, collection, and space on the island.
We can all help to reduce our environmental footprint in this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and beautiful tropical island.
Let us know if you wish to participate in our neighborhood beach and road cleanups or bring donations of school supplies for the local children, teachers & families.
We have 2 dogs that live outside.

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Availability
3 nights minimum stay
Double hammocks hung in the gardens for relaxing and enjoying the lake breezes

Double hammocks hung in the gardens for relaxing and enjoying the lake breezes

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Linda

Linda

Santa Cruz, Nicaragua · Member since January 2012

International teacher & traveler, bilingual, very active in local issues including education, water and community projects such as local road and beach clean ups every season with the neighborhood children and offer English, computer and art classes to the local community children. Currently working on trying to get workable laptops for excellent 2nd year university students. Donate a used but good laptop - take everything off it and donate it to progress in education. It really makes a difference to these students' educational success and their families future too.
Also we accept anything for the local school children and teachers since the schools, children and their families basically have nothing. Items can be used and in good condition including puzzles, coloring books, stickers, backpacks, or anything for school and learning will be put to very good use and bring lots of smiles.
Sporting equipment, used clothing and shoes in any size are all appreciated and will be donated to the local school children who help to clean the beach and road several times a year. Teach volunteering in the community, recycling and environmental awareness. All donations will be greatly appreciated and support educational success!
Every backpack, pencil, eraser, sharpener, scissors, glue stick, box of crayons can make a huge difference to these children, families and communities.
Please let me know if you can help to bring donations!
We enjoy hosting guests and meeting new people - sharing from our gardens or something unique and wonderful from the island along with intercultural exchanges.
Your reservation for our guest house is a donation with profits used for our local educational/environmental projects supporting local school children, teachers and families. We have received excellent reviews on travel sites such as tripadvisor, etc.. and we appreciate recommendations.
We look forward to meeting and hosting you on magical Ometepe Island!

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