About This Listing
Truly off-the-beaten track Nica experience you won't find in guidebooks. Stay in your own bungalow in the Nicaraguan countryside with an ocean view and access to a beautiful waterfall.
The casita (bungalow) is clean and basic. It has electricity, a hammock, two single beds, tile floors, a table, and chairs. Fresh air flows through the room. Included in the price is a hearty breakfast and an initial tour of the lovely waterfall and local community. You can relax or be active in our humble Nicaraguan village. Do as much or as little as you like!
NOTE! We do our best to respond immediately to your reservation request within the required 24 hours; however, we are not connected to the Internet everyday on the farm. We appreciate your patience and look forward to your visit!
Price includes coffee/tea in the morning and a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast. We cook fresh meals.
Daily meal plan (includes lunch and dinner): $8
We use fruits and vegetables from our farm when they're in season. One meal a day is usually vegetarian and the portions are hearty.
Two single beds, fan, table, and hammock.
Ecological composting privy located near the room.
We now have a 4G cellular data connection which we can tether to guests from our cell phone via wifi. Cost is 30 cordobas per hour for 50MB of data transfer. If you plan to use the Internet regularly on the farm, we recommend that guests bring an unlocked smartphone and buy a local prepaid SIM card (about $2) with a prepaid data package.
Take a tour with our local tour guide
Enjoy typical Nica cuisine
Practice your Spanish
Swim at nearby waterfalls
Learn about sustainable farming
Visit our local beaches on the Pacific Ocean
Note: Buses run to our farm 4 times and day and currently costs 14 cordobas. Mototaxis also run all day from Diriamba and runs from 100-150 cordobas. The farm is not difficult to reach and is conveniently located only 1 hour from Managua. When you book a reservation, you'll get detailed directions to the farm via public and private transport.
You will have access to the kitchen, waterfall, and fresh drinking water from our spring.
Interaction with Guests
We are usually home during your stay, although we may be busy during the day. We enjoy conversation with guests.
Our local community has about 13 families. They are charcoal producers, cattle ranchers, farmers, and local merchants. The women wash clothes down at the river and guests are welcome to join in to wash their clothes.
There are buses that run 4 times a day between the farm and Diriamba. The village is easily accessible on foot.
We are located between Managua and Granada off the Panamerican Highway. From the Managua airport, you can take a taxi to Diriamba for about $50, or we can save you some time and money and have our taxi driver pick you up at the airport.
You will get detailed directions to the farm from Diriamba after you book.
Other Things to Note
A headlamp and some snacks are good to bring along.
We do our best to accomodate all the needs of our guests, and please ask if you need anything. Thanks!
Enjoy the rest and relaxation. Please no smoking in the room.
Jeff and Jasmina were great hosts. They gave us a peak into the life in more rural Nicaragua. Jasmina is a great cook and we didn't have any trouble drinking from their fresh water spring. We took advantage of the 35$ water tour and has a lot of fun zipping around and seeing sights from the back of a motorbike with Janine's brothers Chilo and Jose.
Jasmina and Jeff were amazing hosts and made the time we spent at their farm near Diriamba very special. The house is located in the countryside 10 minutes away from the most beautiful waterfall I´ve ever seen (and I saw many). The facilities are basic, but thought through. They have everything that is really needed and we found the experience of going back to the basics wonderful. We also enjoyed two tours conducted by Jasmina´s brother. We loved the first tour where we learned much about typical Nicaraguan life in the countryside. We had bad luck with the second tour to a waterfall/ lagoon/ the sea because it was rainy a considerable part of the day and because it is all about swimming it is not advisable for a rainy day, but it´s supposed to be beautiful on sunny days. Jasmina is a good chef and adjusted typical Nicaraguan food to our vegetarian diet. The portions were enormous and tasty. Jeff is a very knowledgeable and sociable person who knows a lot about the region, yoga, permaculture, philosophy and much more. He is very willing to share his knowledge and time. It was very inspiring, thank you so much!
Jeff and Jasmina have an amazing and beautiful farm, far from the beaten track. Jeff is very knowledgable about sustainable low impact farming and extremely happy to share and show his process and projects. We also had an amazing yoga session with Jeff under the stars- he is a very dedicated and inspiring yoga instructor! He also arranged a great motorcycle tour of secret local swimming spots. Lastly, the waterfall is a short hike from his farm and absolutely amazing. They provide great meals for a low cost and are very happy to share anything that they have on the farm. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip and I would recommend anyone who wants an authentic and rustic experience stay on the farm for a couple nights at least!
Thanks Jeff and Jasmina!
My friend and I had a great time at Jeff and Jasmina's homestead. I knew from past experience that having a friendly local to help you figure out rural places helps immeasurably, and that is exactly what J and J did. Jeff gave us a tour of the area and walked us down to a beautiful local waterfall. The next day we had a very full day tour of the area by moto with Jasmina's younger brother and another local. Never could we have seen these amazing places otherwise.
I got a chance to visit a couple local homes too. We had simple, delicious, fresh food. We also took Jeff's yoga classes, which I recommend too. With two nights, I think we had an action-packed adventure. Jeff is happy to talk about a whole bunch of things in 3 languages. Jasmina speaks Spanish, and she was super-patient with me. I ended up meeting several members of her family too--a real privilege.
The accommodations are simple, but have everything we needed. The description is very straightforward.
Avons été très bien accueillis. Le site est parfait pour relaxer. Jeff est un bon conseiller de voyages au nicaragua. Jasmine très gentille, cuisine comme un grand chef. Avons passé une journée parfaite en moto avec les frères de Jasmine comme guide a travers la région dans des endroits inconnus des touristes. Merci !
Acceuil immédiat et chaleureux de la part de Jeff. Jasmina m'a toujours préparée de bons repas, notamment les copieux déjeuners agrémentés de délicieux fruits frais. Les excursions offertes par Chilo, à ne pas manquées! Merci Chilo pour tes bons services! Je cherchais un endroit pour relaxer et cottoyer la vie rurale, je l'ai trouvé! Ma seule déception fut de ne pas pouvoir m'impliquer dans les travaux de la ferme, la saison ne le permettant pas.
Vous êtes de ceux qui croient et contribuent à faire de ce monde, qu'il soit meilleur...
Je vous souhaite une saison des pluies équitable...
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About the Host, Jeff & Jasmina
Welcome to our finca! Around these parts, we love planting, ukulele, ashtanga yoga, the beach, and especially receiving airbnb guests! Lifelong learning - only when we're not farming, is what we love and we hope to share a part of the life here with you. A little help from youtube university and books certainly help due to our remote location.
Once an airbnb guest and Zen buddhist practicioner was wearing a wristband with the message, "Live Joyfully". We couldn't agree more.