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Casa de Los Patios: Nicaraguan Charm in Luxury Living, Walk to Town or Beach
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Spend your dream vacation at Casa de los Patios, our Nicaraguan home. After 15 years visiting Nicaragua, we built this home to honor the beauty, resiliency and culture of this amazing country. The home is built in the traditional brick style, with cane ceilings, traditional roof tiles, and plenty of outdoor space. There are 7 patios: including a roof deck and covered rooftop yoga/sleeping deck, a kitchen garden for respite from the afternoon sun, covered garden studio for shaded reading or work, upper and lower pool patios, and 2 private patios off the Master Suite. Although the home is within a gated community close to town, it is set on 2 large lots comprising an acre and a half, so there is plenty of space to stretch your legs, or visit our garden or small family of goats.
The decor is...Spend your dream vacation at Casa de los Patios, our Nicaraguan home. After 15 years visiting Nicaragua, we built this home to honor the beauty, resiliency and culture of this amazing country. The home is built in the traditional brick style, with cane ceilings, traditional roof tiles, and plenty of outdoor space. There are 7 patios: including a roof deck and covered rooftop yoga/sleeping deck, a kitchen garden for respite from the afternoon sun, covered garden studio for shaded reading or work, upper and lower pool patios, and 2 private patios off the Master Suite. Although the home is within a gated community close to town, it is set on 2 large lots comprising an acre and a half, so there is plenty of space to stretch your legs, or visit our garden or small family of goats.
The decor is a celebration of a long history of craftsmanship and artistry in Nicaragua: all iron work was built by hand by a blacksmith in Granada, including the custom spiral staircase to the roof and iron lighting throughout. The custom cement tiles were each pressed individually, on a press brought from Italy over 100 years ago, in the traditional colonial style. Furniture is built in nearby Masatepe by hand from Nicaraguan wood, showcasing the long history of furniture making and beautiful woods in the region. Artwork throughout features local artists and photography, who have become friends over the course of our project.
While celebrating the rustic materials of Nicaragua, the home includes the comforts you need for a luxury retreat. There is a generous great room with accordion doors opening to create one large indoor outdoor living space. Brand new kitchen includes gas range, stainless steel island and large live edge table with seating for everyone. Private master suite includes 2 private patios and your own private plunge pool, and an indoor/outdoor bathroom with double shower heads so you can bathe under the stars but with total privacy. At the other end of the main house, the kids' suite includes 2 twin over full bunks, and the nearby bathroom has sinks for 3 and two showers, plus an exit to the pool. The guest wing includes 4 bedrooms: 2 are queen suites with private baths, and 2 are an adjoining family suite with a shared Jack and Jill bath. All bedrooms except the kids' room feature french doors with locking screens, so you can sleep with the breeze blowing. There is no need for air conditioning. The house includes a television and dvd player (no cable) and high speed internet in the main house and patio.
Our house is a 10 minute walk from Bahia Nacascolo, a beach open most of the year used primarily by local fishermen. You can walk to town via our private exit to the main road, in just under 30 minutes, or take a quick taxi ride. The new TreeCasa resort is also located in El Encanto del Sur, for a day spent enjoying the waterslides and pools in a jungle setting.
Our staff includes Cesar, the caretaker, who lives just next door. He also provides night time security. Jenny, his sister, provides daily housekeeping services (except Sunday) and can also provide meals for a small extra fee. Jenny B is our property manager. She and her husband are ex-Peace Corps volunteers who fell in love with Nicaragua. She speaks English and Spanish, and can answer questions you have about the house and the area. If you choose our Concierge Service, she can also book tours, activities like horseback riding, massages, yoga and zipline, stock the house with groceries, and arrange for transportation. We provide our guests with a prepaid cell phone populated with useful local numbers including taxi services and pizza delivery.More
The home is lovely and has all the amenities you could wish for. The location is perfect - close to town, the beach, horse back riding. The view is spectacular! And the best part is that at the end of a crazy day, you get...More
It was our first trip to Nicaragua and Carrie's home was a wonderful home base while we explored all that the town had to offer. All of the amenities in the home were so thoughtful and extremely comfortable! Highly recommended!
Date of stay: December 2016
About the Owner
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
Interaction with guests:
We will meet you upon your arrival and show you around the house, answering any questions you may have. Jenny will provide housekeeping services, including optional cooking and laundry. Cesar, our caretaker, is there to maintain the pool, gardens, and provide security. You can always contact the other Jenny, our property manager, with questions. She can also help you arrange tours, transportation, or special services for a small additional fee.
Our home is located off the Chocolata, just a few minutes north of San Juansdel Sur on the way to northern beaches of Maderas, Marsella and Majagual. We are a 10 minute walk from Playa Nacascolo, and 15 minutes' walk to Playa San Juan del Sur. Enjoy peaceful evenings watching the sunset over the Pacific, while still being close enough for a dash into town.
How to get there
Our home is in the El Encanto del Sur development, just off the Chocolata road in the Bahia Nacascolo area of San Juan del Sur. We will provide a map to help you get here, or we can arrange to meet you in town and show you to the house depending on your arrival schedule.