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Casa Blanca, Beautiful Restored 250 Year Old Villa. Oasis in Heart of Granada

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 1, 2016
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
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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37 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)
5

Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying ar the casa blanca with my familly.... This property is even better in real life. The location is amazing....you can't be more in the centre of the action yet you can relax in a very private surrounding.... The house is BEAUTIFUL and huge! I highly recommend this location

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Suzie, Thank you for coming. Very happy you enjoyed your visit to Granada and Nicaragua! Guillermo & Melanie
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5

Beautiful Colonial house in Granada.

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the nicest homes in Granada. It is very large and extremely well designed. The renovation is given the house all of the necessary modern conveniences and the quality of the management and the housekeeping is superb. Guillermo is an extremely responsible owner who maintains excellent communication throughout the rental process. The attention to detail in the house indicates someone with a very fine architectural and design eye. The kitchen is stocked with all necessary silverware and cooking ware for a good size group. Having purified ice is of great convenience in the refrigerator. We did have an air conditioning unit go down on a Sunday and the after hours staff was able to bring in a repair technician within several hours to get the unit working again. It was an example of a well functioning management group. There is parking for one small car in the house garage but otherwise parking is a bit of a hassle in Granada. We elected to use supervised indoor parking near the house for our vehicles. You are right in the center of town and there are many eating and entertainment options available. The cost and quality of the accommodation compares very favorably to a hotel when you have a larger group. I cannot recommend the Casablanca enough to someone who is visiting Granada Nicaragua.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Please come visit again. Guillermo & Melanie
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Utica, NY USA
5

Second time's a charm too

  • 5 of 5

This visit was the second time we have stayed in Casa Blanca. Our first visit was almost two years ago. We thought the house was spectacular then, and it still is. The property is meticulously maintained and the open courtyard is more lush than before. We are a group of 4 friends (men) who travel regularly to Nicaragua to get away from the hustle and bustle of the good old USA. On past trips we have enjoyed boat tours, exploring the countryside, markets, etc. often each going our own way. This time we spent most of our visit enjoying the house and la calle la Calzada (Gringo Street) right outside our door. The pool is spotless and got multiple uses each day. Guadalupe, the housekeeper/onsite manager, keeps the floors, bathrooms, bedrooms, furniture, appliances all squeaky clean. The rental management agency, GPS, was extremely responsive to our needs and is right across the street. We had difficulty with one of the front locks and after they looked at it, it was replaced in less than an hour, which included cutting the lock out of the metal gate and welding a new one in and repainting everything to match. They even keyed the new lock to our keys. The owners Guillermo and Melanie have a gem of a house that we will return to every visit to Granada.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Casa Blanca enough to make you come back and that you enjoyed your second visit too. Third time is a...? :-) Best, Guillermo & Melanie
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5

Incredible haven in the heart of Granada

  • 5 of 5

After looking at the pictures online, we knew that this house was going to be nice. But as many other reviewers have said, the pictures don't even almost do it justice. Upon arrival, everything was completely ready for us, and the house was bigger, cleaner, and more impeccably decorated than we could have imagined. Throughout our stay Guillermo and Elizabeth and everyone in GPS were very responsive to our requests, no matter how big or small. Any problem (dead batteries, trouble working the grill) was fixed within hours. When we requested a complicated two day trip to Costa Rica, they did everything in their power to work with a connect on the CR side, a transfer on the Nica side, and set everything up perfectly so that we were in good hands the whole trip and never stranded or confused. The AC in the rooms was a much needed escape from the sweltering heat at night, and the pool somehow remained a perfect temperature all day long. We were able to accommodate all of our friends for dinner one night, but it didn't feel to large when it was just us. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. The location itself was incredible - located on the main strip of restaurants and bars, right behind central park and the cathedral, everything was easily accessible. And the one worry we had, being the noise of this busy street, wasn't even a problem. We would recommend this house to anyone looking for a peaceful stay in Granada, and definitely hope to make it back here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanne, Thanks for coming to stay with us. We all work hard to try and make Casa Blanca guests' stays special. I'm super happy that you had a good time and that we helped make your stay a happy one. Please come back again! Guillermo
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CT USA
5

Palazzo

  • 5 of 5

I recently saw a good Italian Movie called " la Grande Bellazza". It's about a successful writer who lives a charmed life in his beloved Rome. One of the very special treats he offers his friends is a trip with a man who has 7 keys to old Palazzi in Rome not open to any visitors. Each very beautiful and special.

I got the feeling we were handed a similar key to a truly special Palazzo in Grenada. Beautiful house and a great location in a special town. We loved it and hopefully will be back! Worth the trip to Nicaragua by itself.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ruben Dario himself couldn't have written a more poetic review. Si prega di tornare e di visitare. Fino alla prossima volta! Grazie!
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California
5

This place ROCKS!!!

  • 5 of 5

The photos are beautiful and accurate, however being at Casa Blanca in person is FABULOUS!!!!

I recently spent about 10 days of relaxation there and it exceeded expectations. The house, furnishings, efficient kitchen, enclosed and expansive private courtyard, refreshing pool, lounging hammock and soothing garden are everything that anyone or any group would want or need.

Very comfortable, the architecture and decor are outstanding.....and each bedroom is en suite.

The colonial town of Granada is historic, vibrant and colorful. Delicious cuisine, lots of art studios, gigantic lake with private islands, puffing but non-violent volcanoes, hiking, boating and many other activities available.

Or just take a deeeeeeeeep breeeeaaaathe and RELAX!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
$5,000
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,300
 
 
High Season 2
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $79

CHECK IN: 2 PM (flexible but contact us first)

CHECK-OUT: 11 AM (flexible but contact us first)

* 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.

CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty (except for any bank/credit card transaction costs associated issuing a refund). Cancellations that are made between sixty (60) and thirty
(30) days prior to the arrival date will incur a 50% penalty (plus any bank/credit card transaction costs associated issuing a refund). Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within thirty (30) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 6000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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