private room with queen bed and private bathroom
private room with queen bed and private bathroom
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
2 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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The room is a double room with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. We have two rooms and one room has the private bath inside the room and the other has the private bath right next door to the room. You will be given the room that is available. The room has a fan and screens in front of the windows. Esteli has a nice temperature at night and AC is not necessary. The batrhooms provide towels, wascloths, bathmat, shampoo and body cream.

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I'm a Dutch expat who always wanted to start a B&B in another country. In 2010 I sold my house in the Netherlands, quit my job as a bank manager and bought a ticket to Ecuador. I lived there for a while,but it wasn't the place for me. I then decided to go for my second choice; Nicaragua.
In 2011 I arrived here in Esteli, fell in love with the place and the people and bought a house.
Now it is time to invite my first guests!
I'm an outgoing person who speaks English, Dutch, German and Spanish fluently.
I used to speak French as well, but somehow when I learned Spanish, the French got a bit lost along the way :)
It has always been my pleasure to welcome people to my house and pamper them with great atmosphere, food and drinks. Here I would like to do the same.
Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me, I would like to make you feel very welcome in my B&B.
Hope to see you very soon :)

Esther

Guest access

Practically the whole house is common area, except for our room )we live on site) and the kitchen. We do however provide a fridge for our guests and plates, cups, glases etc.

Interaction with guests

We live on site and if you need any information on planning tours or we can help you plan your trip, we will be more than willing to give you that information or help you plan everything.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Breakfast

Prices
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House Rules
Check in time is 1PM - 6PM
Check out by 11AM

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Alan User Profile
November 2016
Esther is a great host and makes you feel very welcome. The outside dining area and gardens are very nice. The included breakfast is healthy and nutritious.

Karen User Profile
February 2016
Esther lives towards the back of a newer subdivision of upscale homes. She makes you feel welcome even before you arrive by communicating in a timely fashion. Once you arrive, prepare to be wowed by Esther's hospitality! She offered us homemade lemonade and sat and visited with us, answering any questions we had about the area and suggesting places to eat and tour. She is a great host, desiring to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. She has a guest area where you can prepare tea and coffee all day and a jar full of cookies. There's even a refrigerator for you to use. Her breakfasts are amazing-homemade banana bread and whole wheat bread, homemade yogurt and granola, and fresh tropical fruit. The coffee was amazing and she even frothed the milk! It was so nice to sit in her patio area, feel the cool breezes, and enjoy the tropical fruit trees, flowers, and plants she has around her yard.

Brenda User Profile
January 2016
We spent 2 nights with Esther in Esteli and enjoyed every minute of it. Her home is even nicer than the photos and with taxis costing $1 US to go anywhere in Esteli it's not an issue that her home is on the edge of town. We "hired" Esther to take us on a tour of the local area and stopped for a hike in the Miraflor Nature Reserve, Esther was an awesome guide and hostess and made us feel right at home. The house is immaculate, the breakfast was great and she even packed a bagged breakfast and drove us to the 0645 bus on the day we left. Our only regret was that we left after two days to go to the sweltering city of Leon and we wish we'd stayed in Esteli longer. After two days Esther felt like friend and if we make our way back to Esteli her house will be our first stop! Thank you Esther!

Jay User Profile
November 2015
Esther was a fantastic host who made me feel very welcome and at home. She provided assistance when I called from the bus terminal in Esteli, unable to find a taxi to take me to her place. The accommodations were as described and very nice and comfortable. Esther has a wealth of information about the area, which helped me tremendously. The breakfasts were delicious, and she even provided a "sack" breakfast to take along when I had to leave extra early for various activities. The neighborhood is safe, though a bit far from the center of town. If you enjoy walking (as I do), it's not a big deal. And of course, inexpensive taxis are always available. I would definitely stay there again if I ever return to Esteli!

Jeanie User Profile
September 2015
We had a lovely stay at Villa Riviera. Esther was a great host, so welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed chatting over coffee and finding out lots about the area and Nicaragua. Also we took Esthers tour into the countryside which was really interesting and showed us lots we wouldnt have been able to see by ourselves. The house is extremely pleasant and comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches, a nice change to be in a home after being in hotels . While in Esteli we also spent a night in a Miraflor home stay which we highly recommend too. A great experience to meet rural people in the coffee cooperatives. Our Esteli trip has been delightful. So worth coming north.

Kristine User Profile
July 2015
Best place to stay in Esteli! Esther was a fantastic host. She gave us great recommendations for what to do and where to eat in Esteli. She also makes a great breakfast in the morning (mostly homemade items!) The accommodations were very clean and the beds were comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay !

Fred User Profile
April 2015
There is a reason you see so many positive comments and so many 5-star reviews on Villa Riviera - it is that good. Esther is the most accommodating hostess we have encountered on AirBnB. She is a wealth of local information and can certainly help you make your stay in Esteli what you hoped for. The house is just a short walk from town (or you can grab a taxi for a couple bucks) and is located in a very safe and secure neighborhood. I travel to Esteli 3-5 times per year. This was my first stay at Villa Riviera and certainly won't be my last. PS. Try the crepes and banana bread!

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Esther User Profile

I'm a Dutch expat who always wanted to start a B&B in another country.
Two years ago I sold my house in the Netherlands, quit my job as a bank manager and bought a ticket to Ecuador. I lived there for a while,but it wasn't the place for me. I then decided to go for my second choice; Nicaragua.
Last year I arrived here in Esteli, fell in love with the place and the people and bought a house.
Now it is time to invite my first guests!
I'm an outgoing person who speaks English, Dutch, German and Spanish fluently.
I used to speak French as well, but somehow when I learned Spanish, the French got a bit lost along the way :)
It has always been my pleasure to welcome people to my house and pamper them with great atmosphere, food and drinks. Here I would like to do the same.
Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me, I would like to make you feel very welcome in my B&B.

Hope to see you very soon :)

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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