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Pablo Gabriel

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

Paradise at Playa Yankee + Wi-Fi (if avail cabin can b included 4 larger group).

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Nicaragua - Playa Yankee Villa Panorama

House (with cabin as an option) very artistic & with gorgeous views, PlayaYankee

Facing famous Playa Yankee surf break known all over Central America for being one of the best surf breaks around. At our villa perfectly situated for arguably the best view in the world, you will have the pristine and expansive Playa Yankee beach on a silver platter.

*** American Way magazine's July 2015 edition says in "Undiscovered Country" about Nicaragua that when coming to our area "[v]isitors come here looking for powerhouse waves during the day and barefoot bars at night. In-the-know surfers head to nearby PLAYA YANKEE during high tide or Maderas for its legendary 6- to 10-foot waves."

( source: http://magazines.aa.com/content/undiscovered-country ).


Our Villa at Playa Yankee is truly a PARADISE ON EARTH.

South of San Juan Del Sur, Playa Yankee is where you will get spectacular views of Costa Rica. And the most beautiful stretch of coast in all of Nicaragua! As well as the most wonderful isolated beaches around!

* If seeking a more touristy beach, where you will find a lively crowd, and even restaurants and a youth hostel on the beach, we recommend you check out Playa Maderas.

For those that would love to be in a spectacularly beautiful area that is not far from town, with a huge beach and awesome surf break, and a place that is definitely not full of people everywhere, our villa is the perfect place to spend an incredible vacation.

Set right above Playa Yankee beach, our property location is beyond compare. In fact kiddy corner from our house is the top rated Resort Inn for all the San Juan Del Sur area. It is obvious to all who visit that the Cantamar de Yankee area is spectacular.

If you prefer to not rent a car, we have a driver who can pick you up to and from the airport, for the best rate in the area. Also available for rides in the area for the best rates.

We can facilitate horse back riding from our doorsteps. The horses come to you, and from our house is the most exquisite horseback riding experience you can imagine.

We also have an english speaking tour guide who can take you to Ometepe Island, Granada, the beaches around the area, San Juan Del Sur, wherever your heart desires. He has been working in the tourist industry for 10plus years, and has helped make many vacations extra special. Let us know your interests and we are happy to hook you up with the kind of vacation you desire.

We can have a chef come to prepare traditional Nicaraguan cuisine for you, morning or night!

In the area as well there is professional spa services, yoga classes, and we rent two surfboards with surf lessons should you desire. We also can help you set up fishing excursions, where you may prepare your fish on the boat next to a San Juan Del Sur restaurant, or at our house using our outdoor grill. The fisherman coordinator is happy to prepare the fish for you! He is a terrific chef!

Our one bedroom house includes a large day room with two comfortable day beds, so you have a lot of room to just lay around and soak up the spectacular views. The house is more than enough room for two people and can be comfortably shared by a party of up to four people. We have no problem with a group of four staying in the main house and there is no additional charge if your group is four. For more privacy though since the main house has one bedroom and a common area living room with two day beds, a group of four, and up to six, may want to rent the cabin as well.

For larger parties than two to four people, and/or if more privacy is desired, our lovely cabina next door to the main house, may be available to rent to you as well for an additional $75 to $100 a night depending on the season. The house with the cabina added will comfortably accommodate up to six people.

At our villa, you will discover a spectacular paradise with 180 degree panoramic views all over the house, and sitting above a long beautiful beach with a famous wave that surfers love! Our open air house is a nature lovers dream come true.

Both the house and the cabina have spectacular views.

House consists of a lovely master bedroom with a queen sized bed on beautiful organic wood. The master bathroom is fully equipped, and the shower is a huge space for your enjoyment.

The kitchen and dining room are open and airy. You can dine on the gigantic dining room table made of organic wood, and accompanied by six matching chairs; or on the wooden deck with the best views in the area.

The main house has a beautiful wooden deck adjoining the open and airy living room with the two convertible beds, made of organic wood. There is a covered deck off the master bedroom as well.

Our cool cabina has a a queen sized bed, a sitting área with a countertop stove and a kitchen sink, and full sized bathroom with a stone sink and wooden counter.

The cabina also has a lovely covered deck where occupants can enjoy the day watching the surreal beauty of the área.

There is a stainless steel gas bbq on the property for grilling.

We also have an outdoor shower.

On the property for your enjoyment is an exquisite swimming pool, a relaxing rancho, and pristine nature everywhere! We recently added parallel bars, a pull up bar, and a sit up bed near the pool. A vacation at our villa can be a health transforming experience!

Of course no vacation is fun without internet, and we went big here too. In our opinion, based on trial and error and others experience, there is one internet provider in Nicaragua that is top notch. They are expensive but in our opinion, worth every penny. Once you have stayed elsewhere in Nicaragua, you will really appreciate our fast as lightening wifi!

We have modems in both the house and cabina too, so no need to worry when everyone is using the internet in the mornings and the evenings. We have cable televisión in both the house and cabina, and have just switched companies so now we have more English speaking channels than we did previously.

In the house there is a large locking cabinet. Owner/caretaker resides on the property and is happy to help you should you require any assistance. Plenty of free parking in the front of the house.

Where we are, Cantamar de Yankee, is probably the safest place in the San Juan Del Sur area. It is an exclusive community, with a security entrance onto the development, in an already safe, quiet, and peaceful area. Unfortunately we do hear of crimes in Nicaragua, at some of the vacation rentals not at Cantamar de Yankee. A major reason that our location can't be beat. We want you to enjoy the spectacular area and nature, but most of all, we want you to have a carefree and SAFE vacation. That is why we are proud to offer our home in arguably the safest spot in Nicaragua!

Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 11am. Earlier check-in and later check-out times can sometimes be accommodated depending on availability and prior arrangements made with us.

We hope you will let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to our guests having a wonderful vacation at our Playa Yankee Villa Panorama.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pablo Gabriel (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

Why Pablo Gabriel chose Nicaragua

Because this is the best spot in the whole San Juan Del Sur área. It is the first place I saw, and after looking and looking at other properties, I said take me back to Playa Yankee! This spot is special, magical, and you will not want to leave.

What makes this villa unique

You are on the best surf beach in the área, but because it is a hop skip and jump from the city, we are not crowded with tourists. We often have the large and expansive beach to ourselves. The air is pure and pristine here. We have the harmonizing sounds of nature around us. It is the best life here at Playa Yankee!


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Paradise at Playa Yankee + Wi-Fi (if avail cabin can b included 4 larger group).
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Amazing spot for a friendly group

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. I had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights with some close friends from home and some of our Australian friends. This could not have been a better spot to hang out and get to see great people again.

On our first night, after cooking a great dinner all together, my friend proposed to his girlfriend and we had an epic party until the early morning!

The next night was new years and although we were a tired lot, again we saw the sun rise.

Although the house is a bit out of town, our hosts organized a ride to the house in a big land rover that fit not only us, all of our food and bags, but another nice couple and their newborn child. It only takes about 20 mins from town and the drive is beautiful.

You have it all at this location. Seclusion, amenities, a pool overlooking a beautiful sunset and lots of room. I couldn't have been happier.

It was also super easy talking with Nicole and Pablo. They went above and beyond.

If you are looking for a place for a couples getaway, a group reunion or seclusion, look no further.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 0

Superbe vue, maison tres confortable

  • 5 of 5

Une vue incroyable, au milieu des singes, perruches et peroquets. On a meme eu la chance de voir un kinkajou pendant une bonne heure a proximite de la piscine. Le suv est obligatoire pour accceder a ce coin d eden.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Czech Republic

Great Vacation in Casa Pablo

  • 5 of 5

If you like a restful and fun atmosphere Casa Pablo is the right place, located away from the city, self sufficient and very peaceful. Perfect place for tranquility and meditation. I'm proud to show my friends the pictures of those unforgettable 4 days of vacation at the southern pacific coast of Nicaragua, including one of the most isolated beaches I've known. We had the chance to surf, play beach tennis, fish and watch, from the deck, a family of whales migrating north... What else could I ask for? Thank you Pablo for this oportunity.

Si desean un ambiente de descanso y diversion la Casa Pablo es el lugar indicado, alejado de la ciudad en un lugar autosuficiente y lleno de Paz, Tranquilidad y meditacion, estoy orgulloso de ensenarle a mis amigos las fotografias de esos cuatro inolvidables dias de vacaciones en las costas del pacifico sur de Nicaragua con la playa mas privada que conozco. Tuvimos Oportunidad de hacer surf, jugar tenis en la playa, hacer pesca y ver desde la terraza de la casa una familia ballenas emigrar al norte......... que mas puedo pedir? Gracias Pablo por esa oportunidad.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The pool, beach and location are perfect. The view is stunning. You can hear the the birds, monkeys as well as the harmless chirping geckos. (In a previous review there was a comment about scorpions. There are NO scorpions). It is a quiet location. Yankee beach has great waves and was not crowded. It is a great place to spend a quiet vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay away

  • 1 of 5

We rented the house for a week. But after 4 days we had to get out.

My wife and I had the master bedroom. Our son should sleep on the sofa. It's started with 2 scorpions (not the smal ones) in his bed on the first night we found under his pillow.

I was a coincidence that we found them. In that part of the house are no windows. Only flyscreens are installed.

During the nights the strong wind made sleeping impossible. Because of the location there is always wind. During the day its very nice. Over night it became a nightmare.

The next night we found the third scorpion on his bed.

In the descpition of the property, the owner say is a very safe place and gate on a street 1km away should protect you from unwanted guests. I don’t know how but the following night people came along and around the house. What ever they were looking for, it was not funny for my family.

Our complains to the owner were answerd by showing all mistakes we should have done.

So we booked a hotel and payed the empty house.

One word of the location. You have to accept the dirt road and 25min. drive to San Juan del Sur if you stay there. And for sure you need 4x4 car.

To save electricity only half of the lamps were screwed. As summary a realy nice place and view during the day. The caretake was really friendly and helpful, but even he was not able to solve the problems.

The owner couple has no willing to understand the situation.

We say there are better houses around San Juan del Sur. Stay away from Casa Pablo.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did not feel this client was honest. Many issues were brought to our attention regarding this particular person that shocked our conscience. We are fine now, especially since this guest will never be allowed to return to our property again. Aside from this guest, we feel immense gratitude to all the wonderful guests that have stayed at our home.
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3 10

Great House, Amazing views and super friendly and helpful host!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of stating at Casa Pablo for a week over March Break with our 3 boys (7, 14 and 16).

The views alone from the house, which are unbelievable, makes renting this house worth while on it's on. However it pretty much has any amenity you can desire and is super comfortable and spacious.

Yankee beach is a short walk down from the house and is pretty much your own private beach paradise. Think we saw a total of 8 to 10 ppl over our entire stay.

Although the house it's about a 20 min drive from town (San Juan Del Sur), it's totally worth it. The other area beaches are easily accessible and we drove over to Maderas Beach (our favourite) almost daily.

Pablo was a great host and super helpful, checking in with us both prior and during our stay.

Prior to our trip we were a bit concerned about security both in Nica as a whole and at the house, but never once on our entire trip did we not feel safe and secure.

I'd hope yo be back in San Juan Del Sur within to long and would definitely look to stay at Casa Pablo again.

Have a great trip...


  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rancho Tere
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rancho Tere
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Yankee
Car: recommended

Come visit the famous Playa Yankee Beach where all the "in the know" surfers go. Playa Yankee is the place to be!

Make life perfect and easy for yourself by staying where you will want to surf and play! That's a vacation. Steps outside and you are there. No worries no trouble just pristine nature, gorgeous views, awesome surf, spectacular and expansive beach! At Casa Pablo, we are only 100 meters above the beautiful Playa Yankee Beach! Along with great surfing, Playa Yankee is perfect for those desiring a fun filled vacation away from city grime and noise. Playa Yankee beach is a very special place where you can take amazing long walks, beach comb for unique and pretty rocks and seashells, and swim to your hearts content!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rivas, Nicaragua

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
15 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holiday
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nicaragua in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One master bathroom in the main house, and one master bathroom in the cabin. We try to make sure the bathrooms have the essentials to get you started but do plan on bringing your own toiletries. We provide towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Large Day Room in Main House - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • In the main house, there is one master bedroom and one large room with two comfortable beds that serve as daybeds as well. In the cabina there is a queen size bed. Our house sleeps four comfortably, and our entire property, with the cabin added, sleeps 6 comfortably. *If your party is larger than 6 and you arrange with us, we may be able to set you up with air mattresses to accommodate a couple more people. Please speak with us to see if this is possible.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The housecleaning is once every 3 days, and if you would like to have it cleaned more often you may arrange directly with the cleaner.

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