Monkeys, Pool, Ocean View, Tropical Bali Design

From $83 / night

Ostional Rd, San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Monkeys, Pool, Ocean View, Tropical Bali Design
3 bedrooms
10 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $150
Per week: $900
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Juan Del Sur vacation home rental
'' I left my heart at Casa Roja'' - sound familiar? Weeks after you leave this oasis of tranquility, you will be humming that song. Peaceful, sweeping views of the Pacific and Costa Rica. No one around to disturb you except the wind, the jungle sounds, splashes from the pool - or the monkees howling in the distance. Surrounded by blossoming tropical Bali style plants as if you are cocooned in a forest - which you are. This is what Casa Roja offers; rest, comfort, quiet for the soul and minutes away, all the vacation fun San Juan offers to stir all your emotions.

Because the bedrooms are 100% separated from the main house, you will sleep in peace and quiet while others can party all night long. This ''pod'' system lets everyone ''do their own thing'' without bothering anyone. While you and friends can enjoy parties or conversation on the patio, anyone in the other bedrooms can have their own privacy.

Balinese Tropical design, gated entry, luxury home with marble and granite throughout, large pool 180 degree ocean views, country setting, privacy, 2 acres, lush jungle environment,

Hot days, jump in the teardrop shaped pool, big enough for 30 - and we've done it - but at 4' average depth, safe for the kiddies as well. Early riser? Fix some Nicaraguan coffee, read on the patio and take a walk or jog in complete silence up the dirt road. Go 1 mile or 10; bring water and sunblock so we don't have to send out the search team!

Before I give you a description of the bedrooms and bathrooms I wanted to explain a few things in general about me and the house. I love antiques. I love to travel. I love old Persian and Turkish carpets. OLD, 100 years plus. I love collecting "artifacts" as my friends call it, of my travels and I collect old maps, again 100-300 years old. So, you will pick up on this "style" throughout the house and rooms and even outdoors. you'll be in a home that is not sterile or "made to rent". It's ME and it always will be. And, part of your adventure down here was to experience a beautiful country, wonderful people, great climate, wildlife, enchanting fun city - and a unique and restful experience that you call home. That is what you will find here. I live here because of the magic of this home and location. You will understand that after only a few days. If you are seeking peace and serenity, you have found it

The master suite has a queen bed with night tables, chest of drawers and small desk for writing. Large bathroom has huge quarried tile tub, open shower - hot water even! - 2 granite sinks and full width mirror. Overhead fans and lights as well as bedside lamp provide a comfortable ambience. Entire bathroom is tiled with 4"x4" crafted rough tile.

The two bedroom suite is a detached casita with bedrooms on each side of a centrally accessed bathroom. One queen bed and one double in the other room. Both rooms have drawers for clothes and either a desk or table. Again overhead lights and fans make life comfortable. Outside one bedroom french doors open to a private patio with a hammock for sleeping or reading or both. The bathroom has a three sided glass shower with textured tile walls. A marble sink, toilet and tiled surfaces throughout complete the room.

The main house has a full kitchen with granite and marble countertops throughout. Wooden cabinets with glass windows reveal all the dishes and rum glasses you'll need. Fridge holds 130 beers and enough ice for 92 rum and cokes. If that's not enough, I'll rent an ice chest. Modern gas stove and broiler.

The dining room/office is large, great table to work or email and the living room is open with sofa and 2 comfy chairs, large hand carved floor tiles with wood accent and majestic 25 foot ceiling. The ceiling is all palm fronds, beautiful, airy, gorgeous wooden beams and with a large sliding glass door to the patio, say no more. The patio is where 75% of your waking life will be!! Views, sunsets, drinks, monkey howls, drinks, music, dancing, drinks, BBQ's on gas or charcoal grill and then, yes, relax and have a drink. Got the picture?

I almost forgot the half bath! Just off the kitchen is an experience. All walls are covered, embedded with river stone. Floor, walls, everywhere! You can almost hear the river flowing- until you realize the toilet is running! And, this bathroom also comes with a sink! Imagine that!

Last thing. One night around 10 PM, after a warm day, turn out all the lights in the house. Go out to the brick patio and lie down, feel the warmth of the sun on the bricks, and then gaze at the star strewn sky above. There, you will see the Milky Way Galaxy the way you have never seen it before. It is THERE and if you have always been a little unsure of exactly what or where or if it was there, you will have no doubts. It is an incredible sight Then, after looking up for a while you will suddenly realize it is 4 AM and you are still out there...just you and the croaking frogs.

Fred Goldfarb

Area Information
Surrounding area first means the house: Deck/Patio : Large patio right off the living room - see pics - wraps around three sides of the house. The main covered pation is 16' deep amd40 feet long and has 4-5 rocking chairs, table and recliners. Then between this patio and the pool there is a large brick patio where you can sun because it is unprotected from the sun. Use 50 suntan lotion!

Balcony : Outside one of the casita units is a small patio with a hammock for two. French doors open the room to this patio and monkees howl from the surrounding trees at dusk and dawn.

Gazebo : I would call this my rancho - a two story large palm covered area with night lighting for reading or mood, favorite place my sister hangs out - quiet, nice breezes
Gas/Electric BBQ Grill : New gas grill, I used to eat out all the tie, now it's grilling for everything, meat, fish, chicken, vegetables. Charcoal BBQ Grill : Weber if you prefer natural grilling. Luis my helper will light it for you if you prefer

Water View : You have an unbelievable view of the Ocean but also just across this view is the large peninsula of Costa Rica which is close and lights twinkle at night. Views are better than simply staring at the ocean all day. House is 2 km as the crow flies form the ocean and high up so pull up a rocking chair and unwind.

Mountain View : My view starts with rolling meadows in front of you which then are hillsides and then Ocean but all around in the distance are mountais that ofter a beautiful contrast to the ocean. A nice mis, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean, Green Hillsides and beautiful small mountains that make the view totally encompassing.

Ocean View : Incredible striking view of the Pacific with Costa Rica behind it and two large bays of Hermosa and Yankee in the foreground. In addition beautiful valleys and hillsides in the distance. Sit down and you will not get up for hours - a really stunning and tranquillizing place.

Golf Course Front : There is a golf course about 1 hour north if interested. Easy trip if you want to play
Beach View : Some days you can see Costa Rican beaches

Pet Friendly : I have two friendly mutts who exude joy and love, especially Indie. They are used to the good life, so scraps of food, chicken bones - yes they all eat them here!! are in order. Feel free to bring a dog, after initial setting of ground rules and turf, dogs will play. Will sleep in room, only if you desire.

Kid Friendly : Absolutely! Do kids like pools, dogs, walks up dirt roads, monkeys, cool hammocks if they do bring them along. If they like to read, bring them along. If they are 3 months, bring them along. In other words, just bring them all!

Smoking Allowed : Ideally outside - not in bedrooms! I would prefer smokers to smoke on patio or by pool If inside, be sure there is plenty of ventilation so smoke does not permeate the house.

Minimum Age Limit For Renters : None

About the owner

Owner Profile

Fred Goldfarb

Fred Goldfarb

Fred Goldfarb

  • School:

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • About:

    Everyone tells me I have re- invented myself and it's just not fair. Well, they could do the same, I say. After 50 years, half in CT and half in San Francisco, I followed a life long dream and moved to this charming third world country to begin life again.
    I have spent most of my life in sales and...
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Jan 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 $150 $150 $900 $2,500 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: to reserve, pay 50% in advance, less if reservation is more than 3 months away - then 25% for solid reservation Security deposit is $300, refundable within 48 hours if no issues
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: I provide 10 gallons of purified water. After that to refill in town, take empties and pay 1.50 for 5 gallons more. I provide TP, soap, linens Cleaning is free - bedrooms and other areas, just tell Luis what you desire
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