Casa Tranquila- Come live the dream

House - Entire home/apt · NIC, San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

The Space

Hot-tub, free WIFI and DISH Network on a wide-screen TV. Luxury oceanview rental experience in a villa in beach community near San Juan del Sur. Lots of space for your family or 3-4 couples. Lots of privacy in this luxury oceanview home with three separate bedroom buildings clustered around a shared living space with wide-screen TV room, gourmet kitchen and private pool. Sweeping ocean views from every vantage point. Listed rates include 6 guests in three bedrooms. For large groups, you can also rent our casita for a bit more each night.

Casa Tranquila is a great choice just north of town at the surf beaches. The perfect place to have your secluded honeymoon, or to reconnect with friends and family. Lots of privacy in three separate bedroom buildings clustered around a zero-edge pool, with free WIFI, hot tub, patio, wide-screen TV room, gourmet kitchen and large dining porch with huge stone dining table. Ceiling fans in every room and on three outdoor covered porches. All this is yours, whether you are a couple, a single or a larger group.

Open air living and only 10 minute drive down our private road to the best surfing and swimming beaches in Nicaragua: Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual. USA Today includes Playa Madera in their travel tips. We offer secure, private parking for your car or ATV at our home and our beach club.

Considering a move to a slower, more earth-friendly life-style? On December 11, 2009, The New York Times recommends Balcones at Majagual and shows this home as a great example of the retirement lifestyle available in Nicaragua. Try life here in the slow lane for a week or two. Wiggle your toes in the sand. Step out of bed each morning onto exotic hardwood and hand-fired tile floors. Count the monkeys and parrots during breakfast, eat lunch under a palapa on the beach and grill your catch-of-the-day for your dinner table.

Experience ecoresort living in an ecological reserve teeming with wildlife and natural beauty. This small, private retreat has been custom designed using green building concepts, native hardwoods and stone. High ceilings and large overhangs provide shade from sun and rain showers. Boundaries between indoors and outdoors blur when sliding walls open kitchen and bedrooms to large decks and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

Main building
* stunning oceanviews from every vantage point
* living room with 3 couches and oriental carpet
* wide-screen TV with DISH network satellite TV and lots of music channels
* wide-screen TV and DVD player
* lockbox for storing laptops, cameras, cash and passports
* gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, including wall oven
* large stone island facing panoramic ocean views with 5-burner cook top and 4 leather bar stools
* sliding walls in kitchen open to covered dining porch, ocean views and tropical gardens
* half bath with natural stone sink

Master Bedroom building with large, private office and outdoor hot-tub
* spacious oceanviews from every vantage point
* native hardwood furniture: queen bed, long bench, leather chair and end tables
* open your eyes in bed and see the ocean in the morning
* hear monkeys and parrots every the morning
* new mattress, cotton blankets and sheets on all beds
* Walk-in shower with hot water and stone floor
* walk out to private hot tub
* double stone vanity with two sinks and large mirror
* private office with large desk has lockbox for valuables (bring your own small lock) and space for additional twin bed or crib
* sliding walls in bedroom open covered porch with stunning oceanviews, ceiling fan, 4 rocking chairs and stone coffee table overlooking pool

Guest Bedroom building with 2 bedrooms
* watch surfers and white water on Playa Maderas from every vantage point
* 2 bedrooms with exotic hardwood queen beds and storage units
* open your eyes in bed and see the ocean in the morning
* hear monkeys and parrots every the morning
* each bedroom has hardwood floors, private sink and large mirror
* each bedroom has private door to shared toilet and shower with hot water and stone floor
* each bedroom has sliding wall that opens to long hardwood deck
* huge covered deck has stunning oceanviews, ceiling fan, 2 rocking chairs and stone coffee table

Casita - available for an additional US$50/night
* galley kitchen with stove, refrigerator, sink
* native hardwood dining table or desk and two leather chairs
* bathroom with cold water shower (not really that cold - it is the tropics!)
* queen bed with new mattress
* private covered deck with oceanviews

4WD is recommended on the roads outside San Juan del Sur and required within our community. Solar hot water and battery backup systems keep the lights, TV & WIFI on, the refrigerator cold and the showers hot when local power is disrupted. House includes 24 hour concierge service weekly cleaning services, gardeners and pool cleaning, as well as 24-hour security.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Absolutely Perfect! I highly recommend this place and our entire group wants to visit again in the rainy season. Gabby was very helpful in showing us around and making arrangements for us. You definitely need a 4x4 to get there and the beach is really just a 20 min walk down the hill... it's also virtually private. A family of monkey's came by to visit most days and there was lots of other exotic wildlife too. We made a lot of meals in that great kitchen and we're in and out of the pool everyday... the bees and bats were not a problem for us. I cannot say enough great things about this property. It was everything we were looking for and we can't wait to visit again!

    February 2014
  • Staying at Casa Tranquila was an absolutely wonderful experience. The house is secluded and surrounded by wildlife, but you still have access to fast internet and other modern day services. I guess the best way to put it, is that it is true "glamping." You can easily walk (about 20 minutes) to two beautiful beaches-- Playa Majagual and our favorite Playa Maderas. The surf was perfect and the fish tacos at tacos locos were the best. You do need to rent a 4x4 to stay here (automatic is best and cuts down the travel time to town), but that is a small price to pay to be surrounded by incredible views. The town is anywhere from 30-45 minutes away depending on the conditions of the road. Casa Tranquila and the staff exceeded our expectations. Special shout out to Camacho. He was very helpful and super friendly.

    November 2013
  • We were extremely pleased with our experience at Casa Tranquila last week! All of our interactions with both the house owners & Gabriela (the agent) were timely & very helpful. The house itself is a beauty - open layout with ample space & a kitchen that we got a TON of use out of. Outdoor shower by the pool, beautiful master bathroom & on site laundry were just a few of the highlights. We did have some issues with critters (wasps by the pool by day & bats by the pool by night) that were a bit irritating but did NOT deter us from using the pool (we knew we were coming to the jungle!) & Gabriela did a great job of warning us of what to look out for in regards to critters. You will be woken up (at 4, 5 or 6am) by loud howler monkeys, so if you are a light sleeper I would bring ear plugs. The kitchen is beautifully appointed to accommodate at least 6 people; we frequently cooked meals & grilled & were pleased with the set up. Probably the only deterrent to the house is that it is a 25 minute uphill (1,000ft uphill) drive on a dirt road - this is certainly alittle treacherous in the dark & means we had to plan our nights carefully since the house is not exactly accessible to town. Gabriela did stress to us that 4x4 is a MUST - our Dihatsu almost did not make it home several times so I would strongly recommend a Jeep or Land Rover & a driver who is familiar with rough terrain. All in all, a beautiful house in a beautiful part of Nicaragua with great owners!

    May 2013
  • Casa Tranquila was a great place to stay. All the pictures were an accurate representation of the home and the house was fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Laura and Sharon were quick to respond and helpful. Camacho and Carlos, the private security guard for the home, were quick to help out with anything relating to the house. We had an issue with many wasps surrounding the pool during the day. Laura did the best she could to have the pool cleaned, but Mother Nature won the battle. Such is life.

    January 2013
  • This may be the my favorite of the multitude of homes I've rented around the world. Simple, beautifully built, beautifully landscaped, secluded, secure, luxurious and rustic all at the same time. I could happily have spent the whole time solely on the property and in the pool. Always super fun to take the 4 minute 4x4 trip or 10 minute walk down to the practically private beach, a seriously beautiful tropical pacific beach that makes your eyeballs ache. Laura was prompt, friendly, straight forward and super helpful. Everything was as promised and far more streamlined than when I visited 5 years ago. Gabriela the property manager couldn't have been more helpful, going so far as to come shopping with us before we headed up to Balcones. Balcones is a sort of eco-development with less than 10 homes and with so much land and steep hillsides it doesn't feel developed at all. It has a full time security and the house itself has someone there (but out of sight) 24/7 to make sure everything is working properly and to keep a general eye on things. Also there's howler monkeys, 3 toed sloths and tons of birds. Pretty luxurious - I don't know about you but I don't get that at my spot in Brooklyn. Be prepared to have a 4x4 the roads are steep (and fun) and the drive is about 20 mins door to door from San Juan del Sur, just far enough to be away from the multitudes of tourists but close enough to not feel like a crazy trek. It's not for everyone (but neither is Nica) but I'd say it's great for most and pretty remarkable. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    January 2013
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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- and we do want to keep discovering this amazing planet. 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 Casa Selva- I fell into assisting my amazing neighbours in Balcones de Majagual 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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