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Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada

Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 20, 2014
A 6,000 sq ft restored colonial villa, w/ pool, in the heart of Granada.

Simply the best home in Granada. A gorgeous and unique 6,000 sq. ft. 5 bedroom colonial villa in the heart of town and the showcase of Granada's colonial house walking tour. Built in the 1750s and given a 2-year loving restoration to preserve original architectural details and integrate modern amenities, the villa has a lush central courtyard with a 40' long pool to cool off on hot afternoons.

== Best Location in Granada ==

Casa Blanca is the best located home in Granada. Situated at the top end of the pedestrianised Calle La Calzada the home is right next door to Granada's famous cathedral and just steps from the bustling central park.

== Accommodations ==

The home features five bedrooms in the following arrangement- A second floor en-suite master bedroom, with a king-size bed. Two double bedrooms each with a queen sized bed and en-suite bathroom. One family suite which is a regular double bedroom that opens onto a twin bedroom. The twin bedroom in the family suite doubles up as a TV room. The fifth bedroom located beyond the kitchen on the ground floor is suitable for a live in nanny or maid and has a single bed, private bathroom, fridge and TV. The living areas are organised around the extensive corridors. The main corridor features an antique rocking chair and coffee table set comfortably laid out beneath a powerful ceiling fan. There is another more relaxed seating area situated the opposite end of the pool to the main dining area. The home has two classical colonial living rooms with doors direclty into the pedestrianised Calle La Calzada.

== Fully Equipped and Beautifully Furnished ==

The home is thoroughly well furnished with exquisite furniture from the local manufacturer Simplamente Madera, who use only the very finest certified hard woods. Homelife within Casa Blanca inevitably evolves around the kitchen table - and the kitchen table in Casa Blanca is a truly spectacular piece of woodwork. With seating space for 14 adults you will marvel at its immensity and quality in equal measure. The home also boasts numerous 50' TV's and iPod docking stations.

== Other Amenities ==

Wireless Internet

Air conditioning

Ceiling Fans Throughout

Swimming Pool

Garage

Cable TV in Each Bedroom

DVD Player in Each Bedroom

DVD Library

In-line Water Filtration System

Solar Powered Hot Water

Laundry Facilities

All Linens

Daily Maid Service

Personal Safe

Pool Toys

Gas BBQ Grill

== Other Services Available on Request ==

Airport transfer - Let us arrange it for you - $45 for 2 people, $60 for 3 to 7 people

In-house cook

Baby sitter

Local cellphone for your safety and convenience

More Details
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p478382vb
- 917-449-5777
Granada Nicaragua
Tempe, AZ, USA
5

Amazing Property, Perfect Locastion

  • 5 of 5
This house had it all. It was beautiful, comfortable and the best location in Granada. It felt like we were in a movie staying at this house. As soon as you walk out of your door you are right in the center of all of the action. We had multiple friends staying in Granada at different places and Casa Blanca was by far the best .
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • 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: Elana! Glad you liked the house and that you got to enjoy your stay in Granada. It's true about the location, it can't get any better! Sometimes we can't believe how lucky we are to have Casa Blanca to stay in when we visit Granada. I hope you get to come again. Guillermo & Melanie
business
Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p478382vb
- 917-449-5777
Granada Nicaragua
Winfield, KS
5

Wonderful family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about the house was fantastic! The pictures can not capture how impressive this house really is! I travelled with a group of 11 people (9 adults and 2 children) and the house had everything we needed (good AC in the rooms, filtered water for drinking, plenty of towels, lots of seating)! We did have a car but we did not really need it while staying in this location as everything was easily within walking distance. If I come back to stay in Granada I would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Caitlin! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Blanca. You're right about not needing a car in Granada, the city is very walkable and the house is in the middle of it all. :-) We really hope you can come back again. Melanie & Guillermo
business
Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p478382vb
- 917-449-5777
Granada Nicaragua
Houston
5

Best house ever!

  • 5 of 5
There's no word to describe that place, this is paradise! We have rented houses all over the world and this is without any doubt the best one ever. Everything is perfect, you don't even need to read all the reviews, just book it, you will not be disappointed. It's spacious, incredibly clean, the pool is huge, the staff awesome. You can't beat the location. We rented a car and parked it in the street everyday, there are people outside watching day and night for a small tip so no worries there. Guillermo was so easy to work with, answers any questions you may have. We used his recommendations for the tour to Mombacho volcano and we had a great guide, also for the tour to Las Isletas and it was perfect. I so wish I was still there. Highly recommended!!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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: Anne, Thank you for all the kind words. I so wish I were there right now too!! I'd much rather be in sunny warm Granada swimming in the pool followed by a nap in a hammock. Instead I have to deal with another week of winter. Argh. :-)
business
Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p478382vb
- 917-449-5777
Granada Nicaragua
5

Can I stay here permanently?

  • 5 of 5
This home is literally a work of art. We arrived here from Ometepe and were blown away by the quality of the home and its furnishings, the amazing pool in the courtyard, and all the little details which have been thought of ahead of time (e.g. plenty of towels, coffee, bottled water). One of my friends commented that she wondered when someone was going to come and kick us out! It was that nice.

I'm extremely obsessive about cleanliness and order. This house was so clean, I didn't even think twice about walking anywhere (even in the outdoor courtyard) without shoes. The housekeeper did great work. The furnishings, art, and other decorations are tasteful, high-end, and relaxing. It is clear that the owners have been very thoughtful in decorating the house.

Location can't be beat! You can walk anywhere you'd want to go. I can't imagine a better place to be--right next to the town square AND a row of restaurants and shops.

I got great help booking drivers through GPS, and I found both the owner and GPS very helpful and attentive. The driver was on time and professional.

If you're considering staying in a hotel in Granada, you're nuts! This house will make your vacation. I've stayed in numerous luxury properties through VRBO over the past 10 years in the USA, Central America, and the Caribbean. This is the highest quality rental I've had.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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: Jennifer - We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We worked hard to get the house in shape for guests; notes like yours makes us feel like it was all worth it. Please come back and stay with us again. Guillermo & Melanie
business
Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p478382vb
- 917-449-5777
Granada Nicaragua
5

Gorgeous house, could not be better situated in Granada

  • 5 of 5
The housekeeper, Guadalupe, is the best. Helpful, funny, honest and competent. The owner is honest, immediately available and responsive to questions, issues and feedback. The house itself had everything we needed for 9 people to stay comfortably for 2 weeks. A/C, full kitchen, washer and dryer, gorgeous courtyard with a pool and more. If not for the horrendous attitude of the mgt. company at check-in it would have been perfect. If the owner hasn't changed companies already, he will soon --
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Hi Mike. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our little oasis in Nicaragua! And we agree completely about Guadalupe. We love her and think of her as family now. However we are really sorry that you had a challenging check-in experience with the management company. In all the years we've used them, this is the first time we have had a complaint. We will make sure to address any issues that came up so they don't happen in the future.
business
Beautifully Restored 250 Year Old Classic Villa. Oasis in the heart of Granada
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p478382vb
- 917-449-5777
Granada Nicaragua
5

Awesome Location! Gorgeous House!!!

  • 5 of 5
This villa was absolutely breathtaking! Each room was amazing well kept and the furniture was beautiful. Not only was the villa wonderful but Guillermo was super helpful. He made the stay so effortless. He got us in contact with drivers to pick us up from the airport, take us to san juan and drop us off at the airport too! He also sent us tons of tips about great restaurants, sightseeing and lots of other useful information. It was amazing and I wish we could have stayed longer! Wonderful!!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 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

Location

From the Owner

This is really a special place. It was built in the 1750s and is one of the oldest buildings in Granada. It underwent a 3-year restoration to bring it back to it's original splendor. The house has original floors, ceilings and doors dating back to it's construction along with all the modern amenities one would need.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : (MGA) Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many bars and restaurants at 40 Metres Nearest Ferry : Ometepe Ferry at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : El Zaguan at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua at 95 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Drawn by year-round warm weather, colonial-era architecture and the freshwater Lake Nicaragua, travelers from around the world are flocking to Granada. Eco-tourists will love visiting the dormant Mombacho volcano, sailing on the lake and ziplining through the trees. Fans of spa treatments and shopping will find plenty to do, too.

Nicaragua travel tops the New York Times’ best in travel for 2013. Ranked third out of forty-six select destinations, Nicaragua made it to the top of the list. Nicaragua is a country of thriving culture, history, wildlife and boasts a landscape dominated by pristine rainforest and miles & miles of serene sandy shoreline. Its avenue of volcanoes is stunning and protected by national parks. Conscious of their natural treasures, “eco” is both practiced and preached in Nicaragua. Nicaragua Lake is vast; it rivals that of Lake Titicaca in its beauty and grandeur. The lake’s Ometepe Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. It is composed of two volcanoes and an isthmus that connects them. Hiking here is a must. Beyond its natural features, Nicaragua’s nicest colonial city, Granada, offers great dining, exquisite cathedrals and museums from the Spanish era.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Nov 15 2014 - Jan 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
$5,750
 
 
Easter Week / Semana Santa
Apr 12 - Apr 21
6 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,075
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Refundable damage deposit $300

* Electric Deposit
Electric costs in Nicaragua are extremely high; greater than $.50 per KW hr (the highest in Central America & 4X the US average). 15% of your rental rate is applied towards payment of electrical usage. The meter will be read upon check-in and check-out and any excess over 15% of your rent will be taken from your deposit.

CHECK IN: 2 PM (flexible)
CHECK-OUT: 11 AM (flexible)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

Centrally located. Just one block off the main park. Casa Blanca is tucked in behind the town's main cathedral and on Granada's main pedestrian street and restaurant row, Calle Calzada. The house has the traditional colonial design with a central courtyard full of beautiful tropical plants and a deep and cool 40 ft long swimming pool. Once you step into the house, you're in your own little private paradise.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Monument View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 6000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bedroom bath - toilet, tub, shower, bidet, Oversized double shower looks out over the courtyard
  • Courtyard bedrooms - toilet, shower, All bedrooms have their own bathrooms
  • Courtyard / Pool bathoom - toilet, outdoor shower, Outdoor shower and bathroom by the pool
  • Courtyard Bedroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Single Room - toilet, shower
  • Courtyard Family Suite - toilet, shower, Features: toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Courtyard Bedroom - 1 queen, Opens out on the courtyard and swimming pool
  • Courtyard Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Opens out on the courtyard and swimming pool
  • Courtyard Famliy Suite - 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon, Two connected rooms. Each opens onto the courtyard
  • Single room - 1 twin/ single, Oringally for a nanny. comfortable. very private. no AC

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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