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BREATHTAKING, WATERFRONT HOME, MINERAL LAKE WITH INFINITY POOL

Tamara Philip

Advertiser since: 2009
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People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Tamara Philip

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2014
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BREATHTAKING, WATERFRONT HOME, MINERAL LAKE WITH INFINITY POOL

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Laguna de Apoyo - Casa de Sol

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located within the National Nature Reserve of Laguna de Apoyo. This stunning lakefront home is located just 200 meters from Norome Resort/Villas @ Apoyo (on paved roadway) and is built to U.S. standards. Relax in the infinity pool while enjoying the view of the dormant volcano Mambacho or take a swim in the lake where you will find hot thermals nearby. If you would prefer more activity, rentals of Hobie Cats and Kayaks are available from the nearby resort. As an added option, we can arrange on-site massage in the tranquil outdoor private patio setting, with lake-shore waves as a background. On-site private Spanish tutoring can be arranged by a local professional instructor and family friend. This is truly a private vacation oasis with over an acre of professionally landscaped grounds of natural flora, lawn and gardens! Casa de Sol allows you the ultimate in privacy and relaxation...Easy access by bricked roads, Gated entry with 24 hour security.

Upstairs is a master suite with king size bed, custom tub for two with raindrop shower. The other 4 bedrooms are “Jack & Jill” configurations (2 bedrooms w/bath in middle). All bedrooms enjoy private balconies, a/c and hot water. The home includes bath towels, soaps, hot water and high quality linens.

Downstairs there is a modern kitchen with gas stove and oven, island of hardwood, refrigerator/freezer, water cooler and all utensils. Also for cooking is a large gas grill outside. The large custom dinner table w/chairs easily sits 10-12 people. There is a ½ bath in the living room area and ½ bath poolside.

Daily maid service is included with optional laundry service, personal cook and private Spanish lessons available at your request. Our bi-lingual property manager is on-site to assist you with any other details to ensure a fabulous experience. In preparation for your visit, we can assist with a map and driving instructions, rental car, car/van and driver, tour guide, day shopping trips, outdoor excursions and any other guidance you require.

High speed wireless network (we have our own tower), cable TV and local telephone calls are included.

Different rates apply during holidays.

View the Casa de Sol website: referenced below in this listing 'Links to more information:CLICK HERE - Additional Info'.

Keywords: Relaxing, Nature Preserve, lakeside, pool, waterfront, 5 bedrooms, air conditioning,modern house, security, Balcony, Off Street Garage, gas barbecue, Gardens, Patios, cook, maid, internet, cable television, cold water dispenser, generator,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tamara Philip (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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About Tamara Philip

We live in the Pacific Northwest and love it...except the long wet and cold winters get very long, wet and cold. We were thinking about eventually finding a place to escape the winter weather when Casa de Sol found us! Even though this idea was 10 years off, we knew we would never find a place like Casa de Sol.

Since we are both still working and have a young family we decided to offer it as a vacation rental for now and eventually make it our 3-6 month home.

Tamara Philip purchased this house in 2005

Why Tamara Philip chose Laguna de Apoyo

The natural beauty and tranquility make this a magical place!

What makes this house unique

Solitude, incredible views, natural beauty, accommodates a large group of friends and family.

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 77 holidaymaker reviews

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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222404vb
+1 -206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
Nicaragua
5

Home Births & Goodness

Home Births & Goodness
  • 5 out of 5
We are two couples who rented Casa Sol for six weeks to give birth to two beautiful little girls. It was my second time renting the house and it was as good as I remembered it. The home itself is beautiful and the lake is amazing and perfect for swimming. The staff and caretaker's do a great job and are super friendly but at the same time are discreet allowing for plenty of privacy. The proximity to Managua, Granada and Masaya is excellent for tourism and other needs. The kitchen is very well stocked and has pretty much everything you need. I recommend Casa Sol to everyone looking for a clean, safe and very comfortable vacation home. It is perfect for families and small groups.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222404vb
+1 -206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
5

Gorgeous house and Exceptional Service!

  • 5 out of 5
I work for an NGO in Nicaragua that has used Casa del Sol for our staff retreats for years. The house is absolutely beautiful. It sits right on the Laguna and there are amazing views from both inside and outside the house. The house is very large and we have fit up to 12 people in there comfortably (they have air mattresses if needed). The grounds are well-taken care of and the on-site caretaker and housekeeper are both outstanding. Tamara (owner) is great to deal with. She's very prompt in responding to inquiries. We rent a variety of houses throughout Nicaragua for our retreats and Casa del Sol is by far everyone's favorite. The only reason we don't come back for every retreat is because we like to rotate houses for variety's sake. But really, no complaints, only praise. I have recommended this house to others looking to stay in Laguna de Apoyo and will continue to do so. Thank you Tamara for another great stay!!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
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+1 -206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
San Marcos, Nica
5

Favorite place

  • 5 out of 5
We live in San Marcos about 40 minutes from the Laguna. Whenever we need to get away or have family/friends in town, we always book a the Casa del Sol. Tamara is great and super accommodating as well as her staff. House is beautiful, always clean and ready for us. And of course, no words are needed for the Laguna itself.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
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Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
Chicago USA
5

Casa Del Sol is PARADISE! Wonderful property, incredible staff and great guidance from the owners

  • 5 out of 5
This is one of the best properties we have had the pleasure to visit IN OUR LIVES. We travel globally and this was our second trip to Nicaragua. The owners were great leading up to the trip and during it. The staff is wonderful, do yourself a big favor and make sure you hire the cook, it's incredibly affordable, the food is FANTASTIC (our boys fell in love with her Gallo Pinto and looked forward to the meals EVERY DAY) and you can decide the day prior if you'd like to skip a meal if your plans take you elsewhere for the day. She will even teach you how to make real tortillas and knows a fair amount of English. On that note, the property manager is completely dialed into the area and speak excellent English/can help with just about any request you may have.

The property has an infinity pool and a terrace that is just amazing. Swimming in the Laguna is awesome whether it is a bit wavy or super calm. the THERMALS are a great experience, you move from 80 F water into a HOT TUB when you are over one and it's quite a treat. You can walk to Laguna Beach Club if you'd like some company or a change of pace and it's not one of the hectic/super loud ones that are a bit further away.

I'd come back here for a 'guys trip', my wife would do the same for a girls trip and we are definitely bringing our kids back again (9 and 12). You can just relax on the property, or use it for a launching pad to Granada, Masaya, Catarina and other areas. Nature hikes, swimming, other water sports and recreational activities are a $5-20 cab ride away.

We also LOVED having not only the housekeeper/groundskeeper/cook, but it was comforting to have a security guard on the property 24/7. I honestly can't imagine (except for people with disabilities, because there are stairs and it's a multi level property) anyone that wouldn't REALLY enjoy their stay at Casa Del Sol.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Hello, We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa de Sol. Your children are fortunate to be able to be exposed to such a wonderful country and culture at young ages. Please visit us again!
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222404vb
+1 -206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
Leon Nicaragua
5

Fantastic Location and Property

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed here several times over the past four years and it remains our favorite spot in Nicaragua. The views are amazing as is the staff. We highly recommend a stay at this house. The rooms are large and spacious as well as very well equipped. The kitchen is large and perfect for cooking should you decide to do so. This location is quiet and peaceful allowing you enjoy the surroundings of the crater lake.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy when you or one of your friends stays at Casa de Sol. You treat the house like it is your own and take such great care. Thank you for continuing to enjoy Casa de Sol!
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Breathtaking, Waterfront Home, Mineral Lake with Infinity Pool
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p222404vb
+1 -206-850-1900
Laguna de Apoyo Nicaragua
5

Great Location for Touring Masaya, Granada, and Catarina!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of 7 adults met at Casa de Sol for three nights June 11-14, 2014. The pictures did not do the property justice! It is an amazingly beautiful property on the edge of a gorgeous crater lake. Our bedrooms were very comfortable with the ac each evening from 10pm to 7 am. We found the best place to hang out during the evening is in the beautiful pool area with the infinity pool and hammocks. The pool is filled with lagoon water, and was a perfect temperature. We swam down one evening to the hot springs and loved the warmth of the waters there. Be sure to get up early and catch the phenomenal sunrise, monkeys swinging and jumping through the property, and the many different birds flying overhead. The location of the property is about 20 minutes from Masaya, so it made a great location for us to tour Masaya, Granada, and Catarina. Each evening we had delicious and very reasonably priced meals delivered from the Laguna Beach Club. The kitchen is fully stocked, but it was so easy just to Skype Alberto, the caretaker, and arrange delivery! I cannot say enough about the 24 hour security. We left our 16 passenger van at the top of the steep driveway and never had to worry about it. The security guard made frequent rounds of the property and made sure our outdoor lights were turned on at dusk. Also, each guard was very helpful in assisting us with our load when we would come and go from the property. It was such a great property for us to spend out last three nights in Nicaragua. We definitely saved the best for last! Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your beautiful home, Tamara!!!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Thank you for your review! I know you were a little skeptical coming down the back road from Catarina in the van and I am glad you persevered and found Casa de Sol (I really need to meet your brave sister). Please visit us again on your next trip to Nicaragua.

Location

Location

Car: not necessary

45 minutes from the Managua Airport. 20 minutes from Granada, Masaya & Catarina

Follow signs to Villas at Apoyo, 100 yards before the resort.

Other Activities: kayaking, sailing, swimming

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season 2014/2015
16 Nov 2014 - 4 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
for 2 nights
From
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
for 2 nights
From
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Notes Prices quoted are based on 5 overnight guests. Prices will vary during national and school holidays.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can also be configured for 2 twins
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can also be configured for 2 twins.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can also be configured for 2 twins.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry service provided on site 24 hour security
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