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Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View

Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 19, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms + Extra bed(s), 2.5 Baths,Sleeps 2-6

HOUSE DESCRIPTION

House is a Charming, Modern ( built in 2006 by an American couple) home - yet it retains a colonial feel! Very Centrally Located,ONE BLOCK FROM SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH AND MONASTERY. Its Split Level . New Balcony off Master Bedroom. Efficient A/C in both bedrooms. In the center of the house is an open, uncovered area with a small COOL POOL WITH JETS, surrounded by lush foliage,hammocks and rocking chairs. There are tile floors throughout. Well-decorated with various French doors and windows.

Lovely detailed woodwork; Abundant lighting; And FANS galore hanging from high tropical bamboo ceilings. *NINE MODERN,CEILING FANS COOL YOU IN ALL AREAS OF THE HOUSE! SO MUCH BETTER THAN STILL SITTING HOT AIR! THIS MAJOR FEATURE IS NOT FOUND ANYWHERE ELSE IN TOWN!

There are two bedrooms,both with their own bathrooms. One on the main (bottom) level and one Master Bedroom on the second level.The Master Bedroom has a new gorgeous balcony with comfortable chairs and a stupendous view of the starry night & nearby Mombacho Volcano (when clear).

The house, Casa Las Brisas (house of breezes), is especially COOL due its efficient A/C's; its nine (9) large powerful ceiling fans (SUPER-COOLING!); the COOL POOL; breezes coming in the door and window off the living room, and the peaceful balcony off the Master Bedroom. These cooling aids are extremely important because Granada can get very hot. The balcony is an excellent feature, added in 2012.

I am continually improving the house. As of December ,2012, it has a brand new BLUE RAY DVD PLAYER, a new CD PLAYER, a new HOT WATER HEATER and a new POOL PUMP. The house is equipped with cable TV and with good internet service.

In addition, the house has a wonderful location- you can walk to the Central Park/Plaza and the main boulevard, LA CALZADA, where all the action is in five to eight minutes! The oldest church in Granada, San Francisco Church ,is just one block away.

Plus,the area is amongst the safest in Granada.Also taxis pass by every few minutes and the fare is only forty cents to any location within Granada!

PIease view all the photos on this site. They accurately show all of the house and were taken in 2012. The house is very modern - again it was built in 2006.

Keywords: House, Townhouse, Pool, Central, Fans

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a 66 year young man just recently retired. After having spent my 20's in Law School and then Chiropractic College, I began my own business importing and wholesaling handicrafts and furniture from Bali and Thailand. This fit me well because I love to travel, then in Asia and later in Latin America most recently to Africa.

I used to play tennis and basketball,so now I'm a big fan of those two sports. And now with the SF 49ers doing so well,I enjoy watching their games.

Other things I enjoy are reading well-written books,seeing good movies,chatting and dining out.

Speaks:: english

Reviews

business
Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p396576vb
Granada Nicaragua
BERKELEY,CA,USA
5

Wonderful stay at modern house with pool in Granada,Nicaragua!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Casa las Brisas in Granada,Nicaragua recently for one week. We're writing this review b/c we want to HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH THIS HOUSE AND GRANADA,ITSELF.
First the house:The photos and desciptions seemed too good to be true,but they turned out to be entirely accurate! Some examples:
1.The pool was so refreshing with its cool water and jets. And the hammock chairs and rocking chairs around it made for a great area to relax.
2.The living room was very attractive and Extremely Comfortable w its Rocking Chairs, Sofa and Chair-Stool combination. Its DVD player and Cable TV worked well.
3. The Master BD was large and very comfortable-especially the bed,excellent queen mattress. The attached balcony was a cool,relaxing place in the evenings. And enuf storage in nice closet.
4.As stated ,it was less than a ten minute walk to the main happening spot, Calzada Street and the main Park. Plus even closer to SFrancisco Church and some great restarants,as La Hacienda,Kathy's Pancake House , Tercero Ojo (The Third Eye),and more.
And they provided for free a cleaning lady four days a week who did a bang up job,even washed our clothes in the washer /dryer here!
I highly recommend this house to 1 or 2 couples.
RE GRANADA: We are well-travelled and have never seen a town the size of Granada with so much charm -the colonial architecture; the horse carriages that frequently pass by carrying loads or giving people a ride;the fruit vendors who ply the streets and pass your door and cry out " melons,oranges,papayas...",in Spanish, the pastel colors of the houses, etc,etc.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p396576vb
Granada Nicaragua
4

Nice house in great location

  • 4 of 5
The house was located near the center of Granada, just a few blocks from the center of town near many wonderful restaurants. The neighbors were very friendly , even when out Spanish was not the best, and the neighborhood was very safe and comfortable. The house was nice and fairly accurately described. The upstairs bedroom can be a little noisy from the lizards and other creatures on the roof and we did have a bat drop in for a swim in the pool :) The chairs pool side were great for resting and reading and the kitchen was well supplied if we had had time to cook. There were just too many restaurants to check out in our short time in Nicaragua. Over all a very pleasant place to stay for the money and I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review ending with you would "definitely stay there again".
Just a reminder that the pool is in an open air courtyard.
Thank you again
business
Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p396576vb
Granada Nicaragua
atlanta
5

Very nice clean, convenient location

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a month-long trip to Granada and stayed at this property. The house is exactly as portrayed in the photos, if not better. The place is huge and is very comfortable for up to four people in the two comfortable beds.

The location is ideal since it is only a few blocks from the main restaurant area and the central park. No car is needed at all, and taxis are readily available if you want to go to the grocery store or other places in the area.

Doug, the property manage, and Heidi, the housekeeper, are very easy to work with. You won't find a better place for the value either, so I would highly recommend this to anyone who is considering a trip to Granada.

Steve in Atlanta Nov.-Dec. 2013
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Steve for your review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my house so much and found my manager and my maid to be so good.
business
Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p396576vb
Granada Nicaragua
Panajachel, Guatemala
5

Beautiful, functional, comfortable, and conveniently located!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have travelled in Latin America for about 6 months, and we've only stayed in one other place we liked as well as David's house in Granada. David has assembled all the pieces here. The house is beautiful and functional, the property manager is knowledgeable and responsive, and the housekeeper is efficient and honest.

The location of the house is perfect. It's within half a block of both the Pure Spa with yoga, kickboxing and massage, and El Garaje, the highest-rated Granada restaurant on Trip Advisor. Iglesia San Francisco is well-known and very close, so the house is easy to find. It is also less than a mile from both the public market (on Calle Atravesada) and the supermarkets La Colonia and La Unión (on Calle La Inmaculada, i.e. carretera a Masaya).

Our favorite feature of the house is the swimming pool, which has a bench seat at the shallower end. It is plenty big enough for the two of us at once, and probably more people, depending on how much you want to move around and exercise. It's not heated, and is the perfect size and temperature for cooling off quickly. With the pool handy, my wife and I never once used the air conditioning, though we stayed in the house for 5 weeks. There is hot water too, but we seldom used that either.

Doug the property manager is fantastic. We wanted to make our own smoothies, so Doug brought over both a blender and a food processor to lend to us. We asked where we could buy coconut oil, and Doug introduced us to Jim who started the Pearl Lagoon Coconut Oil Company a year and half ago, and produces extremely high quality Nicaragua-made coconut oil. We had been looking for salt that does NOT have fluoride added (watch out for this in Latin America!), so Doug directed us to the La Colonia which carries sea salt. When the surging power knocked out the fridge, Doug found a repairman who showed up on a Sunday and retrieved the proper spare parts from his own stockpile--parts which have to be shipped down by his sister in Miami.

VRBO restricts the number of characters in a review, but we stayed here quite awhile and I've got more to say, so I'll try to continue in a second posting.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you two so much for your praise of my house and property manager. I'm so glad you enjoyed my house so much during your 39 day say.
David,owner
business
Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p396576vb
Granada Nicaragua
Montréal, Québec
5

Fortement recommandé

  • 5 of 5
C'est notre troisième voyage au Nicaragua, nous avons logé dans plusieurs endroits et je dois dire que cette maison est l'endroit que nous apprécions le plus. La maison est très bien située à proximité des meilleurs restaurants et de l'animation tout en étant dans une rue tranquille, loin du bruit. Les voisins sont charmants, on s'y sent en sécurité. Nous adorons le coin piscine avec ces chaises hamac pour se rafraîchir en prenant l'apéro ou simplement pour admirer les étoiles. Les chambres sont très confortables, la cuisine est bien équipée; tout est parfait! Il n'y a aucun problème de stationnement devant la maison en journée et devant l'église pour la nuit.

Nous reviendrons, c'est certain! Merci David!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Diane,
Thank you for praising my house so much and saying you will certainly return. And rewarding it with Five Stars.I am always happy when rentors enjoy their stay so much they take the time to post a review. So thank you again!
David,owner
business
Modern Home, Colonial Style, Central, Pool-Jets, A/C, Balcony,View
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p396576vb
Granada Nicaragua
Canada
4

Lovely House - Management needs work

  • 4 of 5
The house itself is lovely, it's appearance is tranquil and welcoming, the art work is beautiful, the use of space is fantastic. However......probably 3/4 of the lights don't work, there's no hot water (not that it's really needed but at 6am a hint of warmth in the shower would be nice) so the dishes get washed in cold which seems less than sanitary to me but, the maid is a sweet young girl who does a good job, the TV is ancient and may or may not work properly, the beds are rock hard and the pillows are thinner than a package of looseleaf paper, the water pump runs ENDLESSLY unless you switch off the breaker and considering there are signs all over the house asking that you turn off lights and fans due to high electrical costs this seems rather wasteful as well as being so noisy that you can't relax or sleep...the manager made excuses and the owner said "wear earplugs"(seriously?!?!? EARPLUGS).... .... The house is well located on a fairly quiet street within easy walking distance of everything (the Pure Spa is 2 doors over & they are GREAT)...the neighbours are friendly and always have time to chat regardless of your level of Spanish knowledge. The manager tries hard to fulfill all your needs; water refills are delivered promptly, he'll pick you up and act as a guide for a small fee, he's reasonably helpful but there needs to be more focus on maintaining the house.
All in all we enjoyed our stay at Casa Las Brisas but, it needs some attention to detail. I would also suggest that the owner make people aware before booking that there's no hot water and that there is a damage deposit due at check in....the deposit is completely understandable but it should be disclosed upfront not after you've reserved and paid.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Twice I submitted a lengthy response stating the inaccuracies of this review ( eg the beds ARE high quality and comfortable to all except here; the pillows ARE very nice; there are not notes all over the house; there IS hot water,etc,etc.). And thanking the reviewer for all the many,many compliments and 4 star rating. It was 5-10 times this length. However both times VRBO.com said they did not receive it and I do not have the time to redo it since I'm returning to Granada in 6 days. Also, even in spite of that person's inaccurate review the house is basically booked out for as much as I want it to be for NOV to EARLY FEB, as I will be staying there some of the time.

Location

From the Owner

I want to preface this by saying that I'd travelled to about sixty-five countries before coming to Nicaragua and buying the first house I ever bought in a foreign country. Then two years ago I volunteered teaching for a month in Guatemala. When my stint was over I decided to take a look at nearby Nicargua. I found the people to be extraordinarily friendly, helpful and kind. So I returned with my partner to travel more and get some inexpensive dental work. She is a real estate agent and wanted to look at houses in Granada,a place we liked very much. When I saw this house,Casa las Brisas, it seemed so perfect for us! So I bought it for personal use, but also discovering I could rent it out while not in it. So I did not really buy this as a vacation rental but as a house for us to live part-time. Fortunately, because the house is so beautiful & comfortable it rents out easily. (See the reviews.)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : MANAGUA at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : SEVERAL ON THE MAIN STREET at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : ON LAKE NICARAGUA at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : LAS GARAGE, KATHY'S WAFFLES,TERCERA DE OJO at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : SEVERAL- POCHOMIL,ETC at 30 Miles Car: not necessary

The oldest church in Granada, Iglesia San Francisco, is only one block away. This is the best way to find where my house is.

Lake Nicaragua, the largest in all of Central America, only a fifteen minute walk away.From the shore rent a boat out to the 'Thousand Islands' (Las Isletas) for a memorable,unique experience.

Laguna Apollo- A clear lake volcano,excellent for swimming w fab Panaramic view is 20' away by car.

Masaya - a nearby town, 15 miles away, has the best crafts market in the entire country.

Volcanoes- several are nearby to climb. One is active.

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SEPT 1- DEC 19
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$80
$525
$1,400
 
 
WINTER
Dec 20 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
$725
$1,595
 
 
APRIL 1- MAY 31
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$90
$550
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

FREE MAID SERVICE PROVIDED ON ALTERNATE DAYS.AIRPORT PICKUP AVAILABLE FOR A SMALL FEE PAID THERE.
A $200 damage deposit is paid on check in and refunded on check out .Only once was a small amount kept due to damage.
You will be cooler in Casa Brisas/House of Breezes, because of the unique, powerful Nine ceiling fans covering the entire house + A/C in both bedrooms + cool pool with jets+ patio

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

* THE NINE MODERN,LARGE CEILING FANS WHICH COVER ALL THE HOUSE. THESE COOL YOU OFF WHILE INSIDE! (What a difference when they are off!) - Plunging into the small pool to cool off and using the jets to massage muscles. - Relaxing around the pool in a small hammock or a rocking chair reading or having a cool drink. - Having bedrooms on TWO levels for added privacy. - Air conditioning in both bedrooms. - Very high tropically designed ceilings giving a spacious feeling to the house. - The NEW balcony. See an incredible star-filled sky. - Beautiful woodwork on doors,beams & colonial arches. - Ample storage - Recessed lighting,Terracotta sconces. - Central location: short walk (5'-8') to the main streets,main park,almost all the excellent restaurants and La Calzada,the 'happening' street. - Ten minute bike ride to breezy Lake Nicaragua. AND new bicycle at house can be rented at $5/day, 25/week. - Very friendly Nicaraguan family who live next door.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Is a large guest BA off the living room.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Are 2 bedrooms, plus an extra bed and a large,comfy sofa.
  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master Bedroom - as comfortable as the $900 bed in my house in US! In downstairs BDRM, bed is a Latin size,between a Queen and a Double. Large enough for a couple. There is also an extra bed available.

Outside

  • Balcony ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Free maid service 3-4 days/week . She will professionally clean all the house,including your dishes,towels and linens... Airport pickup is available.
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