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“Tropical Home Away From Home”
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Our home away from home
Handmade table with a great view of the Pacific.
A true cooks kitchen. Contains every gadget under the sun!
Seating for everyone.  Watch TV or the Seahorse fountain.
Un-enhanced, true color sunset...typical!
Side view of house taken from the parking area.
Super spacious parking for your fleet.
2nd story relaxation station.  Wet bar not in pic.
My favorite place.
Twilight then blazing stars.
Guest bedroom with A/C and full wardrobe, not in pic.
3 sets of bunk beds = happy kids
Master bedroom with A/C. Full wardrobe located in the spacious bathroom.
view from the kitchen sink
wet bar on the second story patio
another view of the mater bedroom
inside but open to the sky garden with wall fountain
master bath
master bath
sunset
handmade rustic chandeliers
bunk beds with plenty of head room
custom made dining room table
custom made seahorse lighting
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department

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Trace M
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Tropical Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 3 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

The Sea House has everything you and your friends need to spend a few great days together enjoying the sunset, beautiful weather, and tranquil setting. Eddy and Marina are always around to help you when you have a question, need advice, or get hungry for her great cooking (or just want help firing up the grill). You will truly feel like you are in your own vacation home, because Rose has taken the time to put many special touches around the Sea House, constantly making improvements (we were some of the first to enjoy new hammocks and a big beautiful granite counter-top and copper sink in the kitchen). The grounds are ample and there are several wonderful lounging spots around the home inside and out to enjoy the views with a group. That also allows you to find quiet spots to read, or do a little work, if you need some extra solitude at times. Everyone is super friendly, especially the security guard Jack, who you'll be forgiven for thinking is your best friend while you are there.

The house feels very solid, practically like a fortress as it weathered the brushing of hurricane Otto while we were there. A lot of rain that night and occasional howling winds, but otherwise the next day you wouldn't have even known a hurricane passed. Now, you're located on the west coast, so there probably would never be any serious hurricane worries, but even if one passed directly overhead, I'd be surprised if it could put a dent into this strong house, it's solid. It's also a great jump-off location for this region full of their best beaches and great sights.

We drove here from Managua, so drove into town whenever we went, but you could easily walk it in 15 minutes. It's a bit steep at the last spot up to the house, but the neighborhood is scarcely populated and the house sits on a perfect veranda overlooking the cove. The town has a lot of surf shops, small shops (pharmacies, little groceries, etc.), and quite a few restaurants. We didn't eat out as much as we usually do because we felt so relaxed around the house. I did go pickup some fresh fish from the port, it was very fresh and reasonably priced. The town still has that small town feel, even though you can find many of the conveniences you'd like, including a great chocolate shop complete with fantastic chocolate cake. We had Thanksgiving dinner here, cheated a little by buying rotisserie chickens at Pali, but also all the ingredients to make our own amazing dishes. Like I said, home away from home.

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Liked best: Amenities and comfort
Liked least: Nothing I didn't like
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NGW1
Tucson
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My partner and I stayed here for a week long vacation. Next time we will invite friends. The house is quite grand, but maintains a cozy feeling. Eddy and Marina, the caretakers are very warm and helpful! They live on the property and take great care of maintaining the grounds and cleaning. You should defiantly have them prepare food for you! They are a wonderful team in the kitchen. We often had left overs from the meals they prepared.
The location is beautiful with sunset views. We often had our Flor de Cana cocktails while watching the sky light up. And the evening stars are divine!
One thing to note is that to get into town you will need a ride. If you do not have your own car, there is a reliable car service that would pick us up and drive us back for about $10.00 each way.
The Sea House is an amazing property to share with your loved ones. You will not regret staying in the amazing home!

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Management Response
22 Aug 2016
So happy you enjoyed The Sea House and all it has to offer :) yes, i agree, renting a vehicle or hiring a quick ride to town is the way to go. the walk is only about 17 minutes, but you're on vacation, so why sweat it ! do look forward to another gathering of you and your friends. safe travels always to you!
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lauraalgr...
redington shores
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“You won't want to leave.....”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Stayed at the Sea House for 4 nights to celebrate my son's 30th Birthday with my daughter, son in law and their teenage son. Talk about jaw dropping! We were greeted by Eddy and Marina to a home cooked dinner (the group's favorite in the entire week), followed by breakfast the next morning. The pictures on line are awesome of this house, but in reality, there are so many details that are not reflected in the pictures...the beautiful iron works, balcony railings, tile, tiers of landscaping, and that fabulous pool! We made sure we used practically every inch of this amazing space during our stay. We chose not to rent a car so we walked into town every day...needless-to-say, we used the pool almost 24/7! Rose was so helpful during the pre-planning stages, but didn't stop there. Several times during our stay, she emailed to ask if we needed anything and to confirm that our picks-ups went as planned, dinner, etc. By the end of the week, I felt like I had made a new friend that I had never met in person. We jammed our week with activities (ATV'ing, rappelling, zip lining, etc.), so the next time we come back, we will make sure we plan a few lazy days enjoying the property and those fantastic views. Thank you, Rose, for making my son's birthday so memorable. We will be back! Muchas Gracias!

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Liked best: The views and the pool
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am still amazed you fit so much activity in four days in SJDS doing things still on my 'to do' list. So glad your son had a birthday to remember and your family enjoyed our multi level gardens and pool. Our team will be waiting for you when you return! Safe travels :)
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susiesci
Belmar, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“So Outstanding We will return with more friends”
Reviewed 2 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

From the moment we arrived at the Sea House we were definitely on vacation. Marina and Eddie (resident staff) met our vehicle and almost like magic our bags were in our rooms and homemade dinner was on the table. We were dining by the faint light of fading sunset.

The Sea House receives an A+ for all the requirements you’d expect from a high quality vacation home: complete cleanliness, comfortable beds and furniture, good linens and towels, enough comfortable seating/lounging for all both inside and out, shady and sunny, beautiful trees and flowers, large dining tables that seat all both inside and out, convenient bathrooms, social and quiet rest areas, fully stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, full house speaker system, delightful pool with easy entry, outside showers, and lighting for both mood and safe movement.

So what moves the Sea House to a higher level than most? In a few words “attention to detail.” The house felt so comfortable because so many small details were well thought out. And the charming sea horse theme was a bonus.

A lot of the credit to detail is credited to Eddie and Marina who live in separate service quarters that insures privacy for guests but also provided enough contact so our needs were always met. Marina is learning to speak English and enjoyed helping me learn Spanish. She cooked amazing meals for us and kept the house spotless. Drivers, Richard and Edgar, are associated with the Sea House, speak English and are very safe and courteous. If you want a rental vehicle, Eddie will take you to see Ellie at Dollar Rental in San Juan del Sur. He also can take credit for the green thumb, as the gardens are incredibly pretty.

The Sea House is especially great for two families, as it has two master bedrooms and a bunkroom for the kids/young adults and an abundance of private areas. We especially enjoyed relaxing around the pool, watching the sunset and the stars come out.

At the Sea House you will feel like you are on top of the world. The view, the landscaping, and the attention to details are truly special. Everything that Rose said in the listing description was true. The grills, the outdoor shower, the equipment, the upkeep of the grounds and pool (thanks Eddie), the bottled water, the attention to your needs such as pool /beach towels daily and drinks (thanks Marina) was there for your pleasure in a quiet unassuming manner.

The bedrooms have these terrific air conditioning units, but we were so comfortable with the fans and the local breeze that we were not inclined to use them. We wanted to enjoy hearing the birds and the monkeys in the morning and the sounds of the night. Daytime weather was sunny and breezy and the beaches we went to had shade from trees and rancho huts. Playa Hermosa has many more creature comforts than our beaches in New Jersey and provided a perfect relaxing spot to watch the sunset.

Yet another benefit of the Sea House is that they have a small group price. There were only 4 of us and we did not have to pay as if there were 10 of us like we had to in Puerto Rico last January.

Finally have to mention that a few years ago, when we first heard of Nicaragua as a vacation destination, we thought about war, danger and choose Costa Rica instead. What a mistake. We always felt secure and comfortable in Nicaragua. Yes, there is a security gate at the entrance to the Paradise Bay section of SJDS and there is a secure gate at the Sea House and there is Jack, a sweet black and white dog that we fell in love with and wanted to bring home with us. This dog is Mr. Manners, but still looks after the property. Well it turns out that Nicaragua is more gentile than Costa Rica. You will notice this coming through customs and in everything else you do. Locals are so warm and friendly and are so happy to share their misunderstood country.

No negatives on this rental except that we should have stayed more than a week! We would highly recommend this house and look forward to our next visit.

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Liked best: The overall beauty, relaxation, comfort, and view .
Liked least: Two hours to the airport, but the driver was good and van comfortable.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
3 May 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words. I especially appreciate that you shared your experiences with Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. Nica has so much to offer ~ super friendly people, unbelievably gorgeous natural resources, and the ability for old and new to co-exist....all of which make me thrilled to be able to have a home to share with others. Thank you also for your kind words about The Sea House. I'll be sure to pass it on to our staff who work very hard to make sure guests can sit back and enjoy a Tona by the pool, watch the clouds pass by and enjoy a daydream or two :) Do hope you can visit again!
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Liked best: La belleza de la casa y la atención personalizada
Liked least: El camino un poquito difícil
Travelling group: Con amigos
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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