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
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!
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.
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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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.