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Santa Isabel’s Mountain Lodge, a charming home and coffee farm

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perched above the town of San Ramón, Matagalpa, set on the skirts of Dariense Range, Santa Isabel is the perfect family getaway providing an amazing retreat from life's hectic pace. It is only 2 miles from San Ramón.

Relax and enjoy the splendor of the mountains and the wide variety of nature, from the singing of the Howler monkeys early in the morning to the richness variety of birds such as the Golden Oriole, among other wonderful and fascinating animals.

Santa Isabel’s weather is perfect all year round, usually waking up to a fresh nice weather around 65 degrees Fahrenheit, going up at noon up to 75 degrees and then dropping back down at night.

Enjoy waking up to a delicious freshly brewed, roasted, and harvested coffee from Santa Isabel with a spectacular view of the San Ramon Valley and mountains surrounded by mist. The sunsets are also a special moment of the day.

There are many activities to do on the farm, such as horseback riding, walking through the coffee plantation, sightseeing of the valley and discovering exotic bird species. For those who like a good workout we have hiking and walking trails on the property, also children and adults can have fun playing soccer.

Harvest season takes place between October and February. You and your family can learn firsthand how the harvesting process is done. From February to September the farm is a splendid sight to watch, where the coffee plants are transforming from white flowers to perfect coffee beans.

Your children can play family games, puzzles and use the media equipment with different movies available. Adults can share a nice conversation in the different areas of the lodge, terrace or garden.

All ingredients for the perfect mountain family retreat are found amidst the tranquility and splendor of Santa Isabel, the ideal lodging choice for families who wish to vacation together.

More Details

Camilo e Isabel Fernandez
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Matagalpa in Nicaragua

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Each room has its own bathroom. Hot water available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Two bunk beds: Two full and two twin.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Two bunk beds with two fulls and two twins.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Two bunk beds with two full size and two twin size beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sofa bed. Sliding door for privacy. Full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Chauffeur could be available upon request to take you from airport and back. He can stay during your vacation with you. The car must be provided by the guest. We recommend to rent a 4x4 car. There are 3 supermarkets at Matagalpa wich us in the way to the lodge.


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Santa Isabel’s Mountain Lodge, a charming home and coffee farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time. This lodge is the perfect place to get away with family and friends. The staff was the best we have seen in Nicaragua and the grounds and lodge were spectacular!! The staff joined us in our search for sloths (we found three), accompanied us horse back riding, guided us to the local falls, and assisted us in cooking. I can think of no suggestions for improvement. Thanks to the home owner and staff for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and landscape

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to visit this beautiful coffee farm on our trip to Nicaragua for the holidays. The tranquil atmosphere and cozy

wooden house was the perfect place to unwind and spend quality time with the family. We had the pleasure of sharing family meals, playing games, roasting marshmallows, watching movies, and talking on the expansive patio. The property was also surrounded by native vegetation perfect for hiking. A short car ride can also take you to impressive natural wonders, including the Santa Emilia waterfall. The rooms were clean and spacious, and the staff was attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend paying a visit to this property situated in a tropical paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Year Days

  • 5 of 5

Santa Isabel is a peaceful retreat for family gathering! Great experience in the outdoors and nature, excellent option to spend some quality family time, and top notch amenities. Definitely will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious Retreat - Great for a family / small crowd of friends

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to the finca was lovely and as the pictures do not do it justice it exceeded all expectations. The owner built his paradise with great care which is evident in the siting, design/layout, and choice of stone and wood materials. The cook Mercedes was amazing. The other staff were extremely helpful. We loved sitting out and enjoying the beautiful air and the view over the mountains. We had fun with the games and video library. We used the stay to reconnect, read, and rejuvenate. There is not a lot to do but there is enough to do. The only issues we had were with hot water and accessing the main building during the night. At some point it gets locked, plan ahead and bring drinking water to the bedroom buildings when you tuck in.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

I would give this property more stars if possible! The property is wonderful! The employees are terrific. Mercedes is a fabulous cook and took such wonderful care of us. We provided the food and she created delicious meals. The property is maintained perfectly. The owners called to make sure everything was going well! Plenty of room for a full family to spread out or stay close together in the many areas of this lovely home. We loved sitting out on the porch at the end of the day. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay! Take note: someone needs to speak Spanish for communicating with the staff. Also, you need a four wheel drive vehicle to get up the drive. This is definitely a place to visit and take time to relax and enjoy! Thank you to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

I went to Nicaragua to celebrate my 50th birthday with my family. I live in Massachusetts, one brother came from Texas and my other brother from Florida. For our last weekend in Nicaragua, we went to Santa Isabel to relax from the busy 10 days of celebrations. What a delight! Every detail from the flowers to the board games! it was incredible. We hiked through the plantation, we relaxed in the hammocks, kids played soccer in the yard, we all played board games but most important, we had time to sit back, relax and enjoy each other as a family. The place is magnificent! it has (4) bedrooms with private bathrooms outside of the common areas. In the common areas, there is plenty of room for everybody to be together or separate if you wish to isolate. It was 18 of us and we all found our own space while being together. You really withdraw from the city life. It is quiet, serene, beautiful and peaceful. The views are spectacular! The owner have small blankets around the house in case it gets chilly. The staff is so pleasant and attentive. They are on top of every detail of service without being on your way. The beds & pillows are comfortable. There is hot water in the shower. Every area was clean, comfortable and pleasant! I can't say it enough, Santa Isabel is so beautiful and it has so much to do or do nothing at all!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cascada Santa Emilia
Beautiful natural waterfall to visit with family.
Montaña de la Paz
La Vita e Bella
quite good pizza!
Toro Bravo
Nice place to have a good stake
Kiss Me
Delicious Icecreams
Supermercado La Colonia
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Matagalpa City
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Matagalpa City
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Matagalpa, Central & South America

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £142.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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