3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- English, Spanish
About Ricardo Talavera
It's been almost ten years since we start this project along with our partner from Denmark, who give us all the support we need to continue growing. This is a long term project and the idea is to create and unique place to relax and spend a wonderful experience surrounded by the forest and the ocean
Why Ricardo Talavera chose San Juan del Sur
Playa Maderas is a social beach still with an original nicaraguan vibe. You can go to rustic restaurants on both sides - swim - surf - ride a horse - or just lay back and enjoy the sun. Neighbors work all together and you will get different experiences and special feeling of a cooperating community. Our villa is beachfront with the best location, in the edge of a forest with trails and howler monkeys.
What makes this Villa unique
Most famous surfing beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua In front of the Villa is located the most famous surfing beach in Nicaragua. The beach has several views, each of unparalleled beauty. You can enjoy from the Villa the magnificent view known as the Maderas Rock. To the south in the infinite you can see the mountains located in Costa Rican territory. Many people enjoy swimming in these crystalline waters. Each evening you can enjoy a beautiful sunset
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, lovely property
This was my first time in Nicaragua and I went with my 3 adult children and partners. The property is excellent. Spacious living area, well laid out and each bdrm has its own bathroom. Kitchen has everything you need. Beautiful patio area and an infinity pool with an amazing view. I could sit and watch the surf and the pelicans all day and the sunsets are beautiful.
The beach in front is like a private beach and was a great place for a morning run. It also has a small restaurant. It's a 5 min walk along the beach to Playa Maderas surfing beach with 4 bars/restaurants. From Playa Maderas a shuttle can take you to San Juan del Sur for $5 USD return. A 20 min walk from Playa Maderas is Machete - a small market and cafe. We had a fabulous vacation.
Thanks to Ricardo, the friendly and responsive owner and to all the staff at Villa Maderas, particularly Haydee who arranged a great day trip to Ometepe for us.
This is really a wonderful place, spoken by someone who has traveled all over the world. You have a million dolllar view but also a fabulous beach, the best I have ever experienced. Gentle decline and no rocks or stones whatsoever. We had the whole beach mostly to ourselves.
The house is lovely and the staff responds immediately to your every need. We are already making plans to return next year.
Perfect vacation home
Stayed at Villa Palmeras for a week and it was the perfect set up. The villa is located on a beachfront cliff with breathtaking views of the pacific ocean. Views closer to sunset are even more stunning. My parents are older and they didn't leave the house much, they were not bored hanging out at the house all day for a week. It is an easy walk down to what is basically a private beach and another 5 min walk to the left is Maderas Beach which has restaurants and beach chairs/umbrellas. We surfed every day (rentals and lessons also available at Maderas Beach. Even though we were there during Easter week which is the busiest time of the year the beaches at Maderas were not crowded. Pool is also excellent, bigger than it appears in the pictures. The entire staff is very helpful and friendly (we had car issues and Ricardo personally drove up to help jump start it). If you are visiting the pacific coast of Nicaragua I really don't think you can find a better place to stay. If you are going to rent a car make sure you get an SUV as the dirt roads are banged up and there are some steep hills. Overall Nicaragua significantly exceeded my expectations and a big part of that was the set up we had with this house. Generally speaking the people are wonderful, the food is good (and cheap), and most of the tourists are laid back surfer types so if you are looking for a slightly off the run destination go to Nica.
It's been a week since I left PlayaMaderas and still can't get over it.
Villas Playa Maderas is the most beautiful place I have experienced. The villas are perfectly located just north of SJDS. You are far enough away from the party scene but close enough to visit and return to serenity. The villas are perfectly appointed. Internet was never a issue to keep in contact with friends and family. The staff and people of Nicaragua are wonderful. Never felt uncomfortable even on drive from Managua. But the most beautiful part of the trip was the view!! Words cannot describe sitting in those chairs overlooking the pacific with the gentle breeze as the waves crash in the distance. My only thought is when I will return. Do not miss this place!!
Amazing Family Vacation!
Our family of five (2 adults and three kids ages 13, 13, 15) stayed at Villas Playa Maderas (Palmeras) for a week in March 2016. Our experience with this rental well exceeded our expectations in every way (and we had high expectations). To start with, Richardo was excellent to work with on the booking and payment. He was very accommodating and offered advice about the best time to come, transportation, meals, etc...the villa itself is exactly as described in the posting - yet, in many ways it is indescribable. The sunsets, the warm breeze off the water, the view, the sounds of the breaking waves, etc... Are difficult to put into words. The house was perfect for us in every way. It's open design was nice and yet everyone had their own privacy. The pool was absolutely perfect, clean, and refreshing and the view...is epic. Sharing the pool with another villa is no problem at all - we had a couple of neighbors and had a nice time getting to know them. And, the pool is plenty big. The location of the villas is fairly remote yet perfectly positioned between two fantastic beaches. The walk to the sand is 144 steps down the hill to the water. Maybe 2-3 minutes. Playa Maderas is only a short beach walk away where there are a couple nice restaurants with good food and cold beer. The beach is clean and beautiful. The surf shop at playa Maderas rents surf boards and most people go there to surf. We rented boards for about $5 for a couple hours. Lastly, the villa staff are really what makes the villa an amazing place to stay. Marie was very helpful / friendly and responded quickly to every request. She arranged for a couple of different staff members to cook for us for four nights - this was such a treat. The food was fantastic and very Nica authentic. Freshly caught fish, beans, rice, fresh veggies...wow. The security staff are very professional and friendly although their English is not very good - I tried to practice my Spanish pretty much every day and we often had a good laugh at my poorly articulated words. We felt very safe at all times - never a concern for us at all.
Also, SJDS is a short taxi ride away and there's lots to do and see there.
In general - I would highly recommend the Villas Playa Maderas for a family getaway as it really does have it all - the house, pool, beach, staff, and the view were all unforgettable.
I had the pleasure of spending a week in Villa #3 during early September. I was so impressed with the accommodations that I had to write a review. The place is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the breezes in a hammock or lounge at the infinity pool all day and admire the giant waves and perfect sunsets. The surf break at the private beach is perfect for beginner surfers and the sand is perfect for lounging. This place has all of the first world amenities, including super fast internet and 100 channels of TV with channels in English. The staff was more than accommodating and actually dinned with us to send us off our last night and celebrated a birthday. I have been living in and traveling in Latin America for the last 13 years and this is one of the gems of all of my travels. Oh yeah, there is a powerful AC unit in each bedroom that was a huge plus.
Playa Maderas is a social beach with an original nicaraguan vibe. You can go to rustic restaurants on both sides , swim, surf, ride a horse, or just lay back and enjoy the sun. Neighbors work all together and you will get different experiences and special feeling of a cooperating community.