We stayed here for 5 nights with my 2 teenage daughters. Wow. We came in at night so we weren't able to see the view but the house itself is something to see. Luxury and nicer than any house we've ever stayed in. Treat yourself to the lounge chair outside at night to take a look at the stars. Wow! How beautiful. Waking up in the morning was....wow. What a view. Words can't explain it. We had Felicity cook for us 2 days and OMG...she is fantastic and very affordable. We had a traditional Nicaraguan breakfast with gallo pinto. Ask her to make so pico de gallo too. Elizar (the caretaker) was incredible also. Very, very helpful. Personable, easy to communicate with and just a general nice guy. He's got a lot of great ideas of things to do while you're there. We had the driver pick us up at the airport as well and YES I'd do that again. It would be difficult to navigate at night and we've driven in other countries before. I'd go back again in a second and will!
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We looked at literally 40 homes online. We finally chose Casa Olimar with no regrets. Norm and the owner was responsive and helpful. Eliezer the caretaker was kind and helpful. San Juan del Sur is hoping but the house is quiet and private. The view is emblazoned in my mind forever. The slow days and breeze at night made this a family trip we will cherish. You do need 4 wheel drive and automatic unless your accustom to standard. Just a perfect location!
We were two families in this great huge villa during christmas week 2015 and we all liked the place very much. The house is located on a mountain with stunning view over the hills and ocean. The area is very calm, no sounds except for the song from birds and crickets. The road to get there is protected with gate and guard 24 hrs. Its walking distance to the centre of San Juan del Sur and beach, although we prefered to go with rental car. Roads are very steep, 4 weel drive is to prefer. On the owners recommendation we hired private cook very cheap, and we had most of our meals on the terrace. We always chose Nica food and really enjoyed. Also Eliezer, the guy taking care of the house and pool, is a lovely and caring person. He is very helpful and has loads of contacts and useful info.
We really recommend Casa Olimar!
My family and I stayed in Casa Olimar from August 9-13th, and it was unforgettable. We arrived to San Juan del Sur in a few hours from Managua, the house is easy to find and provides all the comforts from home and more - the kids would not get out of the pool during the morning, I would go for my morning jog while the rest of the adults had their coffee watching the beautiful beach from the balcony of Casa Olimar.
Eliazar - the caretaker is very knowledgeable and provides tips on all the activities that are available in town.
The house is close enough to different beaches that in a 10 min drive you are at the beach.
I highly recommend Casa Olimar to any family who is looking for privacy and comfort.
Thank you Normand.