Lomas del Encanto: Simplicity & Natural Beauty
|Per night||$250 - $300|
Enjoy our four bedroom, four bathroom home on a secluded hilltop among the hundreds of Isletas stretching into the lake from Granada. Whether you arrive by car or by boat, you'll be greeted by colorful birds and friendly monkeys, and spend your days exploring the islands or just relaxing by the pool.
Lomas del Encanto (The Enchanted Hills) is just 7 minutes from Granada (the second oldest city in the hemisphere ) located at the base of the inactive Mombacho volcano (1435 meters).The recently built, three-level Danish-colonial home sleeps eight and sits on one of the highest hills on the Assese Peninsula overlooking Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America. The surrounding 20 acre property contains newly planted organically grown cacao, fruit and hardwoods and 5 eco walking trails that would make a hash harrier`s heart race.
Nicaragua has been rated by INTERPOL as the safest country in Central America and the NY Times just ran a spread about Granada and Nicaragua as being a safe place to visit.
Our property is even safer - we have three caretakers and the community is onboard (we have had the property for 15 years), because we have created a fund for improving the local school, their teaching resources and the teacher`s conditions -and man y of them were hired to help build the house.
Take a swim in the pool overlooking the lake, the isletas, and the Chontales-Matalgalpa mountains across the lake or head down to the dock where you can take a Kayak or small boat tour through the 450 plus islands (Isletas de Granda). If you like to ride, we have 5 horses that you can explore the peninsula and its surroundings.
|Feb 06 2015||Dec 31 2015||$250||$300||$1,700||$3,000||2 Nights|
|: 2 p.m. : 11 a.m.|
|Deposits: $200 refundable deposit. Checklist of items presented for turnover for assuming responsibility and fee returned if no damage is done.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Horses $10 per day, Kayaks $10 per day, motorboat $20. round Transportation to and from Granada (Land Cruiser) $20 round trip; Managua airport pickup and delivery is $30 one way..|
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Granada, Nicaragua
February 9, 2015
For two weeks, we stayed two families in this very special place. I really didn't wanna leave this place. The place is so full of tranquility and beauty. I had the feeling of being in the midst of nature with birds, monkeys, lemon and papya trees in the garden and the absolutely breathtaking panoramic view of the forrest below and of Lake Nicaragua. Waking up to this paradise of nature every morning just made me feel so content and relaxed every day. One of my greatest - daily - memories form this place is stepping out on the balcony on the first floor (directly from bed), seeing the sun rise and having an absolutely magnificent panoramic view of the lake and the green forest below and in front of you. Then you feel very grateful: wow, yet another day in the midst of all this...! The house itself and the surrondings areas, which is not really a "garden" - it is too big to bee called a garden, is so spacious that 8 people easily can find plenty of spots and places to hang out, do their own things or do things together. The kids loved the pool and to read books in the hammocks. Another joy was to go sailing on the Lake Nicaragua which is just a few footsteps down the hill. From the lake as well as the house you see the great Mombacho volcano. It is really beautiful and relaxing to sail slowly between the many small islands. A dirt road leads you to Granada in around 20 minutes, and it is a truely beautiful town in Spanish colonial style. But to be quite honest, we mostly went to Granada just for buying the essentials - and then returned to the hillside of Lomas del Encanto, the pool, the panoramic view, the tranquility, the nature. We just wanted to stay here as much as possible.
Copenhagen area, Denmark
February 4, 2015
This is a fantastic place. The house itself is an experience. Kind of a mixture of Scandinavian minimalism and Spanish creativity. It does not get too hot because it has been designed to let the wind cool you down. The garden is full of fruit trees - I enjoy picking exotic fruits directly from the tree - and it ends in a small natural but private harbour from where you can enter lake Nicaragua and roam around a number of small islands and enjoy a variety of colorfull birds. You will frequently see monkeys, lizards, birds of all kinds and smell the odd skunk. And the of course there is the views over a forest covered peninsular, a volcano and the lake. Breathtaking! If you like tranquility it is also the place. It feels like you are alone on that hill top, reading in one of the many hammocks or cooling down in the pool. When we were tied of laying low we just took the short car ride into Granada which is a very picturesque old town. Just go there and see it for your self.
February 3, 2015
Lomas del Encanto (The Enchanted Hills) is just 7 minutes from Granada (the second oldest city in Central America Recommendation I spent a weeks’ time at Lomas del Encanto. That was an unforgettable experience and can be highly recommended. The house is lodged in a garden with a big variety of trees, bushes and plants showing a multitude of flowers in many sizes and colours. The garden is crowded with bird singing in many different ways only disturbed by a small group of monkeys travelling through the garden every morning. From the dining room there is an exit to a wonderful terrace fringed by a swimming pool. From the swimming pool you have a exquisite view of the large Lake Nicaragua. The estate reaches the shore of that lake and you have access to a small outboard which you can use to travel across the lake or enjoy sailing along the lake and see dozens of tiny volcanic islands some inhabited but most not. A short drive through a forest will take you to Granada which has well-kept houses from the colonial days. I see only one problem with the place: it is so far from Denmark where I live. Peter Appel, Copenhagen, Denmark. February 3rd 2015
Thanks Peter. We are pleased that you not only enjoyed the house, but that as a geologist you could appreciate being in the cradle of the geological land bridge that joined North and South America nearly 20 million years ago. I am awed every time I look across the lake and think that the entire area was a sea until the land bridge formed and created a free passage that ushered in the greatest explosion of new species on the planet. Flying through Panama or Atlanta are the quickest routes from DK