Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Francesca is a stunning newly built villa located in the progressive, boutique community of Balcones de Majagual. Designed and built by the same architect who designed Morgans Rock Eco-Lodge (Matthew Faulkner) Casa Francesca is a stunning home mixing both modern luxuries and natural, sustainable organic elements.
Located 12km north of the lovely village of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua, this private villa boasts unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean from every part of the home. The incredible 15meter infinity pool 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, along with sightings of parakeets, maragays, sloths and a variety of other wildlife.
High ceilings, cool white washed stucco walls, and stone floors give Casa Francesa a large, open airy feel. The large screened windows allow for the almost constant breeze that the home benefits from to flow unobstructed through the home, keeping the temperature comfortable both day and night. Gorgeous wooden furniture, stone and rock elements, incredible paintings and blue decor are the final touches in this unique villa, lending to it a soft and natural feel.
This three bedroom 2 1/4 bathroom home is able to sleep five to six people comfortably. The two large bedrooms in the main part of the home each contain full ensuite bathrooms, comfortable king sized beds and ocean views. The third bedroom is located in the designated office space (located right at the pool, you can step right out of the office and plunge into the water) and contains a large, comfortable futon that can easily be converted to sleep one to two people. The room also contains a spacious bathroom. This is also the perfect space in which to work while away from home, and the excellent wifi signal located in the community makes this fully possible.
The living, dining, and kitchen space all have spectacular ocean views, and are surrounded by large Japanese style sliding doors that you can open for uninterrupted ocean. They are also all located within steps of the 15meters, stunning blue, infinity pool so you can take a refreshing dip whenever you so choose! Modern conveniences such as a Smeg gas range, stainless steel appliances, and a fully stocked kitchen make cooking that fresh seafood you bought from the local fisherman on the beach a breeze. Enjoy your meal inside at the large stone counter top/breakfast bar, or outside in the shaded patio at the large dining space. The airy, comfortable living space seats 6 plus people comfortable and is a great space to enjoy music and play any of the games provided in the evening after the sunsets.
CasaFrancesca is located either a short 15 minute walk or short 5 minute drive down the private road to some of the finest beaches in southern Nicaragua, Playa Maderas, Playa Majagual and Playones. There are surf board rentals, and a small selection of cafes to make your day at the beach both comfortable and enjoyable.
An English and Spanish speaking “meet and greet” is included in the cost of rental. This home also enjoys the benefits of secure private parking and 24 hour security in a locked, gated community. Maid and pool service is included, laundry service on request.
A 4 x 4 high clearance vehicle is essential for reaching Casa Frances, particularly in rainy season. It will also make your drives on the local country roads more enjoyable. Please ask us to put you in touch with one of our contacts in town regarding car rental where we can help you with a discounted rate.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Majagual 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sandino Airport, Managua 240 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
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 views over the pacific oceans
|Further details outdoors|
There are exterior lights on the terrace and in the pool making it a great place to be outdoors at night time. There is an outdoor shower for cleaning sand off when returning from the beach.
The eight seater dining table is situated under the pergola. There is a BBQ area with decking beyond the master bedroom with even wider view over the Pacific Ocean.
We seek guests who will take the time to enjoy the beauty and wildlife that our community has to offer. We assure you that your rental home will be outfitted as advertised and our staff will work with you to make your vacation special. Casa Francesca is a non-smking home
Vehicles required to be in four wheel drive, first gear at all times while on property roads.
The Rivas region
San Juan del Sur is blessed with sunshine, warm weather and excellent water temperatures. Dry season runs from November until April, with progressively hotter days. Rainy season begins in May, with the start of occasional rains, with rain almost daily in October. By November, its back to beautiful and hot but you may have the odd day or night of rain. The sea is swimmable all year round without the need for wet suits. The coldest being around January at 20°C. Air temperature is usually around 32°C.
Contrary to popular belief Nicaragua is one of the safest central/south American countries to visit. It is also one of the poorest. The people are very friendly and you shouldn't be scared of picking up hitch hikers on route along carreterra chocolata to San Juan del Sur.
Further afield from Rivas there are many wonderful sites such as the Island of Ometepe (now listed as one of the must see places around the world), The cloud forest volcano Mombacho, and the active volcano at Masaya. Leon (twinned with Oxford) is a university city with interesting fresco paintings marking historical events.
San Juan del Sur
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. Make sure to pick up some of the best coffee in the world at El Gato Negro. 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.
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