Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa

Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 9 Sleeps

This house perched dramatically at the edge of the

escarpment consists of two pods, each surrounded by its own private

porch in an L shape around the pool. In the main pod there is a

master bedroom with full bath, kitchen, large open living room with

three bed/couches, dining room all overlooking the infinity pool.

The other pod contains two bedroom suites with two beds and a full

bath in each bedroom. Each bedroom has its own loft. All the

furnishings are custom made on site from beautiful hardwoods.

This totally private and exclusive luxury estate is

surrounded by hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit

orchards, and organic gardens. It is part of a sustainable, self-

sufficient intentional community we are building in partnership with

the local community to provide a world that our grandchildren can

enjoy together. Emphasis is on organic sustainable agriculture and

animal husbandry, alternative non polluting energy solutions and

long range stewardship of the land to provide food, building

materials and clean self produced energy for future generations. All

proceeds are used to further these goals.

Finca Las Nubes (farm of the clouds) is located two miles

from the pacific ocean some 1,200 to 1,500 ft. high on a plateau

offering a cooler climate than down below. Surrounded by a steep

escarpment on two sides and a mountain on the other, it offers a

spectacular view panorama overlooking the entire coast over the edge

of the infinity pool from Costa Rica to the San Juan bay to the

west, and volcanoes Conception and Maderas emerging from Lake

Nicaragua to the east. Incredible wildlife is all around you. Howler

monkeys call from the trees right above the house. There are

protected valleys for farming and large open pastures for grazing

animals surrounded by natural forest, creeks and waterfalls. This

protected environment is home to howler whiteface and spider

monkeys, sloth, deer, rabbit, fox, skunk, possum, wild turkey,

iguana and birds of all kinds including intensely colorful bands of

wild parrots.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is not the Four Seasons!

If what you want is a genuine adventure, good, healthy eating and lots of stuff to do, Finca Las Nubes is the place for you. Get yourself a four-wheel drive vehicle, mud is part of the fun!



Why Nicaragua?

Cheaper than Costa Rica, a bit edgier, and so close to Miami...

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 extremely sporty, active children of 7 & 5. We are also picky with our slow food meals and the all the home cooking made by local hands was an enticing factor for us to book 10 days at Las Nubes. The price was good, considering it was all inclusive. Wireless internet connection was plus!



We stayed at Villa Hermosa, one of few villas at the farm. Views of San Juan del Sur Bay were spectacular from the infinity pool and balcony.



The many wild animals at the farm were a wonder: frogs, butterflies, insects, birds & monkeys. The pets were another source of joy. My kids loved to feed fruit in the morning to the monkey, Juanito, and the parrot, Rosita.



Farm animals, were also very much part of the experience. We explore the farm on horseback twice. Johnny, who manages the cattle, was exceptional with the children. He taught them to guide the horses and showed us all the amazing work of re-florestation going on at Finca Las Nubes. Trees are marked with their native names and the nursery houses hundreds of seedlings for planting. Milking the cows is optional.



This is not only eco-tourism--Las Nubes has a strong social message. The farm employs many people, some of them, you will never see, others are always around.



Javier, the driver/tour guide is a "nica" history lesson in human form. Ask questions and practice your Spanish! Ada Luz, his lovely wife, managed all the people working in the house. She cooked and her fruit smoothies in the morning were divine! Our house was cleaned constantly by Fernando, another incredible person, a veterinarian by profession who also makes the best potato fries in the world. All and all what made our experience at Las Nubes was its human element.



The farm has 2 gates and 24/7 guard, authorizing people in and out. We definitely felt safe, even though all doors were unlocked, even at night. To get to the houses, one must drive for 3 miles onto a hilly, non-asphalt road, making access difficult.
Jan 2009
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Reviews

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Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7028605
+505 879-9629 (Nicaragua)
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
5

  • 5 of 5
Our great adventure started at the airport with Marcelino greeting us with a smile. After managing to get the luggage of all 6 of us either in or on top of the car, we started on the long 2 hr. drive to the farm. Once inside the farm gate, Marcelino stopped the car and it was with awe and excitement that we looked at the fantastic sweeping view of San Juan Del Sur from a high point in the road. Marcelino drove us everywhere we wanted, suggested several places and gave us an insight that only a local could. Juan Pablo and Julio took excellent care of us at the house with a grace and warmth that made us feel right at home. Adaluz cooked meals that a five star restaurant would serve, and no two meals were the same!! Several times Chris would show up with little Mia in his arms to make sure that we had everything we wanted or needed. Each time we went out sight seeing,we couldn't wait to get home to Case Buena Vista.... we soon learned that was our paradise. In my 'mind's eye' I can still see the town stretching below us as I either laid in the hammock or on a floaty in the infinity pool. Amazing how many stars there were at night, even with the full moon. The Howler monkeys entertained us with their agility to swing from tree to tree and seeing the sloth on the ground was phenomenal!! We even got pictures of Becky and Suzanne petting it. All the people we met on the farm...from 'colonel Jose' the colorful, whistle blowing guard at the gate; the guys who took us on a horse back trip explaining the different fruit trees in limited English; Marcelino who never tired of answering our many questions; Julio and Juan Pablo who met our every need with a smile and a "no problem'; and dear Adaluz who watched over us..made our stay one that will be in our hearts and minds forever. Hopefully we will manage to come back and stay with our friends at Finca Las Nubas. Thank you for enriching our lives.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to serve you, We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we welcome you back anytime.
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Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7028605
+505 879-9629 (Nicaragua)
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Occidental, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
Combining luxury with ecology, Finca las Nubes offered us the rare balance of beauty, relaxation, and cultural immersion. With transportation provided, comfortable lodging, fine organic meals, and poolside ambiance, we were free to enjoy the breathtaking views and beautiful sunsets from the hilltop overlooking San Juan del Sur Bay. Excursions to the quaint fishing village, local surf spots, and golf course were surpassed only by walks around the farm with it’s gardens, forests, and animal life. The staff was friendly and warm, allowing us to try out our limited Spanish, while serving us graciously. We recommend this vacation spot highly….it is both enjoyable and educational. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7028605
+505 879-9629 (Nicaragua)
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Los Angeles, California
5

  • 5 of 5
We'd like to thank you, Chris, your beautiful daughter, Natalie, and your wonderful staff (kind, capable and loving Adaluz and her
family; Lydia; Nubia and all the rest) for an absolutely amazing experience. Traveling with four children, ages eight through sixteen,
is usually challenging. It's hard to take a vacation where everyone will be happy and satisfied. Well, we found the perfect place.
From the time we stepped off the plane, we felt comfortable, safe, and excited to be there. Though I had gone to your website,
fincalasnubes and seen the stunning pictures, I was unprepared for the beauty of the sunset that first day. The pictures give a
glimpse of what is in store, but you don't hear the howling of the monkeys, the chirping of the geckos, the singing of the birds, or
the happy bantering of those who serve you in the kitchen as they prepare your delicious, healthy meals. It's also hard to put into
words the peaceful stillness experienced when you first wake up and greet another beautiful day, the smell of fresh coffee beckoning
you to lazily awaken. My only regret is that we didn't arrange for the horseback tour of your property sooner, to appreciate the
beauty of what you have created. Pablo and his assistant were more than helpful for us novice horseback riders, pointing out the
wildlife and plants on your property and making sure we enjoyed and saw the many aspects of your farm. Ruth educated us on the
organic plants grown on the property which we were fortunate to eat at every meal, and it was interesting visiting the wood shop and
seeing your skilled carpenters at work creating the beautiful and exquisite furnishings for the villas.

We were so relaxed and content lying by the pool, I'm glad you encouraged us to take daily outings. The nearby beaches to both the
south and the north were awesome. Next time we'll definitely learn how to surf in the warm waters, but this time the kids enjoyed
boogie boarding and snorkeling. The Flying Frog Canopy tour was both terrifying and exhilarating. With four kids, it's hard to afford
the recreational activities offered at most vacation destinations, here we were able to do it all!

We can't thank you enough for your hospitality and the kindness of your staff.

With great love and respect for all you do,
The Bells
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7028605
+505 879-9629 (Nicaragua)
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Toronto, Ontario
5

  • 5 of 5
Not knowing exactly what to expect I arrived somewhat pensive at Managua Airport. After clearing customs I grabbed my bags and walked out the door to be immediately greeted by one of the smiling faces that was part of the wonderful group of people that would look after me for the duration of my stay. It only got better from thereon in. Arriving at Las Nubes I was awestruck by the breathtaking view that greeted me when we reached the top of the mountain, making a note to myself that I would come back to that very spot frequently to observe the sunsets. It turns out however, that that was completely unnecessary as I was able to enjoy the sunsets directly from my room, or at the side of the pool while sipping a delicious margherita after another fantastic meal that would be cooked right in front of me with fresh organic vegetables from the gardens, fresh fish from the ocean and deliciously sweet and juicy fruit fresh off a tree.
While I would have been content to just stay on the farm to enjoy the amazing food, the view and horseback rides where you could watch the monkeys swinging from the trees, a sloth lazing in the sun, geckos chirping away and picking a fresh mandarine on the way or watch the carpenters apply their craftsmanship in the woodshop to create all the beautiful furniture that was in all the houses, while enjoying the company of some of the most friendly, kind and generous people I have ever met, I also ventured out under the guidance of my gracious hosts to discover some of the most stunning and versatile landscapes I have ever experienced. From the beautiful beaches in the south to historical Granada to the quaint yet breathtaking mountain villages of the north, shrouded in mist and mystery I was in for a fantastic surprise every morning that I woke up to a new day. My pensiveness had vanished knowing that anything and everything would be looked after immediately. My visit came to an end far too soon, but I will be sure to return promptly to this beautiful farm with its superb service and its wonderful people in a country that is rich with adventure and splendor.
Ruth Schmidt, Toronto Canada
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are more than welcome Ruth and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back here again soon.
business
Casa Buena Vista All inclusive ocean view villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7028605
+505 879-9629 (Nicaragua)
San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Minneapolis, Min
5

  • 5 of 5
Finca Las Nubes was a wonderful experience for our entire family. We traveled with two young girls, ages 4 and 7, and the staff was more than accommodating and loving to the girls. We all felt very safe and had a peaceful, relaxing week.The food was delicious, from the lasagna to the intricately prepared fish kabobs and chocolate torte. Thanks to Ada Luz's touch, we were very well-fed.We also wanted to thank Javier for driving us all over the country and city and making recommendations for us to see. We felt very safe in his care and very welcomed by the staff.It's not only the country, it’s the people who give those warm feelings to leave with.Thank you,Eric and Jill Miller
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

The sunsets are exquisite at this location and it is just a

very short drive to any of the many fantastic beaches nearby.

Swimming, snorkeling and surfing are just a few of the many things

to in San Juan Del Sur. Send the kids surfing or to the canopy tour

while you take in the shopping and sights of Granada, the oldest

colonial city in the Americas (circa 1500). You can drive a short

distance to Lake Nicaragua, drive onto the car ferry and tour Isla

Ometepe with its two volcanoes in the middle of the lake. The nearby

canopy tour in San Juan "The Flying Frog" is one of the best we've

ever tried and boasts three lines over 400 meters long. You can see

many animals such as sloths and howler monkeys not to mention the

adrenaline rush of flying over a 150 foot gorge! Surfing is a

favorite activity as there are many beaches that sport some of the

best surfing in the world. Take in some of the best fishing

anywhere. Or just stay on the farm and walk or ride horseback

through the forest enjoying the peaceful tranquility of nature. Stop

at our wood shop and have our carpenters make you a chair, wooden

toy or sculpture. Tour our organic gardens and orchards. If rest and

relaxation is where you're at then you can kick back at the pool

with a book in one hand and a margarita in the other. San Juan

offers both sleepy seaside village atmosphere and lively nightlife,

something for everyone.

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Notes

  • Weekly Rate: $2400 - $2400


  • Due to the exclusive nature of this destination, we have
    priced it as an all inclusive package. It represents a real value
    for the clients.
    Usually, people rent a 4x4 vehicle and must stress to make
    their way through the country avoiding harassment of the police
    looking for a bribe.
    Then they must feed themselves (average cost per meal $10, 3
    per day =$30, x 6 people=$180, x 7 days =$1,260 per week) which
    eats up about two hours per meal looking for, driving to and waiting
    to be served.
    Then they must find lodging (at least 2 rooms x $80 =$160
    x7=$1,120 per week for a moderately priced hotel) within a very
    noisy town, with a lot of other people sharing their pool and
    surroundings.
    We offer:
    Our chauffeur meets you at the airport where you
    pick up the vehicle that you have selected, drives you around your
    entire trip and returns you to the airport when you leave.
    (priceless) Vehicle rental and gas are not included. Everyone needs
    different
    vehicles.
    All meals prepared by an awesome organic chef using
    only the freshest possible ingredients served when and where you
    wish (you don%u2019t have to get out of the pool or your hammock to order
    dinner),
    A fully staffed luxury residence (5000 sq. ft. under
    roof with three separate bedrooms, each with its own private bath
    and porch) with its own infinity pool and a swim up bar. All this,
    in a super secure and private location that would normally be
    enjoyed only by the very wealthy.
    The price for up to six people is $2,400 per week.
    Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport.

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • Unparalleled privacy, service and facilities await each client. You will be met at the airport by your chauffeur, who will be at your disposal throughout your stay, and escorted without worry or stress to the house where your every need or wish will be satisfied by our incredible staff. All the modern conveniences are provided. Satellite television, internet and telephone service are available to keep in touch with your business or loved ones. Your own private infinity pool with swim up bar awaits you. Each bedroom has its own bathroom with limitless hot water. Full maid and laundry services are provided. Fabulous healthy meals are prepared daily from our farm fresh produce and meat. Every detail is attended to to make certain that your stay is completely stress-free and enjoyable. The staff will entertain your children while your chauffeur escorts you to the outing of your choice.
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