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Houses of the Portugales Jiquilillo

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A good view of both houses, from the beach.
The 2-bedroom house is in the foreground. The 1 bedroom is on the left. Hammocks in between.
1 of 42A good view of both houses, from the beach.
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Two adjacent beach houses are perfect for groups. They can be rented separately or together. One house has 2 bedrooms, the master bedroom has air conditioning. The other house has 1 bedroom. Also, there are beds/futons in the living rooms, and additional beds can be added on request. There are portable fans in both houses. The 2 bedroom house rents for $65 a night and $400 a week. The 1 bedroom rents for $50 a night and $325 a week. If you decide to rent both houses the price is $100 a night or $650 a week. The one-bedroom sleeps 4. The two-bedroom sleeps 6. Additionally, in both houses, extra beds can be added in the living room. The surfing is spectacular; the waves are perfect. Most days you will have the waves and the beach to yourselves. Waves in Nicaragua are always great. ...Two adjacent beach houses are perfect for groups. They can be rented separately or together. One house has 2 bedrooms, the master bedroom has air conditioning. The other house has 1 bedroom. Also, there are beds/futons in the living rooms, and additional beds can be added on request. There are portable fans in both houses. The 2 bedroom house rents for $65 a night and $400 a week. The 1 bedroom rents for $50 a night and $325 a week. If you decide to rent both houses the price is $100 a night or $650 a week. The one-bedroom sleeps 4. The two-bedroom sleeps 6. Additionally, in both houses, extra beds can be added in the living room. The surfing is spectacular; the waves are perfect. Most days you will have the waves and the beach to yourselves. Waves in Nicaragua are always great. The off-shore breeze grooms the waves, and the endless sandy beaches allow for a very long break. For big-wave surfers, the best seasons are spring, summer, and fall. For medium-wave surfers and boogie-boarders, the best season is winter. The ocean is always a comfortable temperature, allowing hours on end of water play. The romantic one bedroom house is ideal for a couple or couple with kids. The interior decoration is playful and the open floor plan with its incredible views of the ocean from all living spaces enhances your vacation experience. The large patio in the front of the house overlooks the beach and has a built-in table for outside drinking and dining. The living room sofa can be used as a bed. The 14' high by 8' wide arched front door and large front window add to the open feeling of the house. The open design utilizes the natural breezes of the ocean for cooling. The beautiful two bedroom has high clerestory windows, letting in light while maintaining privacy. The great room works well for large family gatherings. Both beach houses, finished in 2010, provide the perfect balance between private beach and an active village with dirt roads, thatched huts and an old lifestyle that is rapidly disappearing on the coast. There are no stores like you would find in the U.S. but you can find a lot of things you need in the ventas, the small stores out of of private homes, located 3 minutes walk away. If you get tired of surfing the great waves right off your front porch, turn left at the beach to the turtle reserve with its undisturbed beachfront. Or you can turn right, watch the local fisherman launch their pongas (fishing boats) and continue on to the village. Another option is to go to the Padre Ramos Wetlands Reserve; 1-to-5 day kayak tours with a guide are available. This estuary is a 'decidedly mellower place to swim than the ocean and is home to all the wild life-especially birds-you could hope to see,' as stated in Moon's Travel Guide. Or you can lay in the hammock and watch the pelicans fly by. Internet service is usually available in the house if you’ve set your phone up for his service. In this remote fishing village, all utilities are subject to interruption. We have a back-up generator and water storage. Surfboards, surfing instruction, surfing and fishing tours, horses and many things you want can also be provided by Nicaragua Escape. You can check their website for more information. They can meet you at the airport and provide transportation to the house, as well as many other services. You can easily walk to town and the caretaker, or the friendly locals, can help you find your way around. It's a ten minute walk down the beach to Monty's Surf Camp. They often have internet available for a fee. Beyond them is a fun place called Rancho Tranquilo, restaurant and bar. There are also thatch-roofed restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner down the beach or through town. The fresh fish dinners are inexpensive and not to be missed. Super-fresh, inexpensive seafood is always available, in the restaurants or to cook in your own kitchen. We can arrange to hire a cook for you. Buying fish from the fishermen who have just brought it in is a fun thing to do. Jiquilillo is an authentic, rustic fishing village at the end of a three-mile dirt road. This is adventure travel. Come prepared for periodic disruptions of utilities. The on-site, full-time caretaker will help solve problems, but does not speak English. Staff from Nicaragua Escape do speak English, and are frequently but not always available. Although interiors are all on one level, the bathrooms are not handicap-accessible, and two or three stairs lead from the gravel driveways into the homes. Our mom, a real trooper, visited the 2 bedroom, which she designed, well into her late 90s. These beachfront homes provide a fun, adventurous, affordable way to stay at the ocean in a rural fishing village. This is a great place to get away from it all. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Be respectful with the house and surroundings and the neighbors,
Bathrooms
2 Showers
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About the Owner
Sue/Pam P
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2015
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

These houses are just steps away from a remote-location beach! We only rented one of the houses (the two bedroom) and it was just what our family of 5 needed. There was someone staying in the other house at the same time, but the houses...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Lvalcourt
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We spent 5 days here and to be honest the houses are super run down and not really rental-ready. We had to ask Bodhi and Sarita for a long list of items (curtains so I could change in the bedroom, mosquito nets, water dispensers, etc)....More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank gd0t
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

If you are looking for a comfortable place to stay while in the very small fishing village of Jiquillio then Casa De Portugales is the place! We loved it here and wished we would have stayed longer. It was great to rent the surfboards for...More

Date of stay: July 2016
2  Thank 20now40
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stayed in the 1 bedroom and it was perfect for the two of us. It would hold 4. The architectural design was beautiful! Perfect set up! The portugals (Bodhi the son) set up a driver for us, to and from the airport. Albero, Thank...More

Date of stay: November 2015
3  Thank Chris V
Management response:Responded 25 January 2016

Thank you for your review. And I looking for to meeting you soon. Bodhi.

Reviewed 11 August 2015

My sons (15 and 13) and I have spent the last four summers renting this house (usually for a month). The house is exactly as Sue describes, and the caretaker Jose and his family make the visit extra special. We spend most of our time...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank MVTravelers96
Management response:Responded 25 January 2016

Thanks for coming down every year. We enjoy your stay!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Optional
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Safe
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
We are on the ocean next to the Padre Ramos Reserve. There is an active fishing community nearby as well as an undisturbed beach. The surfing in front of the house is the best in the area. We an send you our welcome packet that goes into detail about the houses. You can easily walk to town and the caretaker, or the friendly locals, can help you find your way around. It's a ten minute walk down the beach to Monty's Surf Camp for a great meal and drinks. Beyond them is a fun place called Rancho Tranquilo, a vegetarian restaurant and bar. Close by Rancho Esperanza also offers inexpensive meals and coffee. These are English speaking venues, there are also numerous Spanish speaking venues nearby including a new restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner about 4 minutes walk down the bea...
Getting around
Some guests hire one of our colleagues to drive them from the Managua airport to the beach houses. This saves any navigation problems. Other guests rent a car in Managua and drive themselves to Jiquilillo. This gives them more freedom to go places beyond walking distance from the houses.
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