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Casa Francesca

  Just stepping out of the living room in the late morning !
Rainy season views from Casa Francesca.
Kitchen island with gas hob oven and bar stools.
The 15m horizon pool is perfect for a proper swim. Pool temperature is 26 C (79 F) in February.
With WiFi in the office you can easy email back home or even do some serious work before diving out
Lovely sunset from the red bedroom.
 Visit of exotic bird.
Garden view.
 Coal fired BBQ available in rainy season only. Gas BBQ available throughout the year.
Our own secret beach! Hush, don't tell anyone!!
No one can walk across your own football pitch on your own secret beach!!
Watch out for the paparazzi on the rocks!!
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
A Nica style open plan 3300 sq.ft villa with 15m horizon pool (that's actually big enough to swim in! - 15m long) overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Set in a tropical forest in the Balcones de Majagual estate, Casa Francesca is a private villa that sleeps 4-6 people comfortably. Just 12km north of SJDS, and a ten minute walk from the beach. Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and forest from every room in the house. overlooks the ocean and is the perfect spot to watch one of Nicaragua's incredible sunsets. It is also the perfect spot to watch humpback whales breaching in the ocean as they arrive in the warm waters off the coast of Nicaragua to nurse their young.

Casa Francesca also benefits from its location in one of Central Americas largest private wildlife corridors. Expect daily visits from the local friendly monkey troop,...
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About the Owner, Michael D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Oct 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We have a meet and greet that really knows Casa Francesca and the surrounding area, 1 she's Nicaraguan and 2 she's my wife! If you need any help planning your holiday such as boat trips, horse riding, trips to beaches for surfing etc she can arrange it.
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Jamie L
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Wow! Where do we start! Let's start with the house.... a beautifully tranquil place set amongst the tree canopy of the jungle. To wake up every morning and hear the monkeys (and see them) having their breakfast, the various beautiful birds (including humming birds which we've never seen before) was a real treat. We were even visited by Raccoons a...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Wow, what can I say… The house is in a fantastic quiet location with amazing ocean views and all you can hear is the noises of the jungle wildlife. There is nothing quite like sitting in the pool with a nice cold drink watching the incredible sunset before cooking a lovely barbeque with jungle noises in the background. Mariluz was...

Calgary, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 for a stay in December 2017

We stayed for nearly a week in December 2017. Loved the open air concept, the private pool and great views. It wasn't uncommon to spot howler monkeys in the surrounding treetops. And we never tired of watching the sunset over the Pacific. There is a great beach just down the road; most days we'd have the beach to ourselves for...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The kitchen is fitted with top of the range Smeg gas hob and electric oven fitted in an island central to the kitchen. With 4 bar stools to snack or just drink beer if you're missing the pub. The living room adjoins the kitchen and has a large L shaped sofa that sits 8. The coffee table and bar stools etc are made from guanacaste wood from my friend's finca. The doors to both kitchen and living room are mesh so allows a breeze through the house and they slide back to open up the whole kitchen and living room. The horizon pool has lights and although it isn't heated its dark blue tiles absorb solar heat ensuring its always at a very comfortable temp.The dining table is situated outside under the pergola and sits 8. Both en suite bedrooms have king size double beds and superb vie... more
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
No children under 7 years old. Property has steps without hand rails, and decking without railings. We request that guests leave our home in the condition that they find it. We...
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    2 Super Kings
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R 3 136
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  • Damage Deposit: R 6 273 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Located in the boutique community of Balcones de Majagual, Casa Francesa is an approximately 20 minute drive from the lovely town of San Juan del Sur.

San juan del Sur offers everything the traveler needs to make their stay enjoyable including a fully stocked grocery store Pali, the local bakery Pan de VIda and specialty food shops. There are several excellent restaurants in town including El Timon, Big Wave Daves and Barrio Cafe. Closer to the home located off the main road is Los Marias, our favourite place to grab a bite.

Our meet and greet can help you arrange a variety of activities around Casa Francesca including zip lining (at Da Flyin Frog, the longest zip line in Central America!) boat cruises, surf lessons, horse back riding and massages.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Sandino Airport, Managua: 240.0 km
Flights from London Heathrow (leaves 11am) to Houston (approx 4pm local time), flight time about 10 hours, and then from Houston (approx 6pm) on to Managua, Nicaragua (arrives about 9.15pm), flight time about 3hrs. Continental Airlines flight costs about £700 traveling via Houston.

The last part of the journey is a 2.5 hour drive down to San Juan Del Sur. If you've reached Managua from Europe then you might wish to stay over night in a hotel in Managua. I recommend the Intercontinental at Metro Centro ($130/night). The hotel has a bus that meets guests at the airport. I have an english speaking guide that can either meet you at the airport and take you straight to Casa Francesca, or can meet you at the hotel the following day to take you to Casa Francesca. Alternatively, you can hire...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.5 km.
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