Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

New 2 bdrm,1 bath beach front home with private pool, many amenities on 200 acre

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type bungalow


About the property

Calm Pacific Ocean, Restaurant, Sea Turtles, Surfing, Yoga, Massage, Fishing

Inside the 200 acre Playa Tesoro beach community with 2 miles of private beach we have 9 homes, common swimming pool, 2 private pools, restaurant, ocean couch area, sea turtle hatchery, massage, yoga, boat tours, surf boards, bicycles, boogie boards, and stand up paddle boards available to guests. This 2 bedroom beach front home features a private pool, 2 Queen beds, Air Conditioning, Barbeque, Kitchen and appliances. This is a comfortable home with the developments' common pool and chilling couches on the ocean. Come relax in the pool or on the patio and enjoy the amenities at Playa Tesoro.

Many types of sea turtles lay eggs year round at our beach. The associated turtle hatchery releases from 300 to 2,000 baby sea turtles every day at 5 pm between October and late January.

Maybe explore the 24 mile river system at the backside of the Playa Tesoro property? We offer river tours and paddle boards. Playa Tesoro offers a water taxi service to Puerto Sandino, which is 4 km away down the river. With the nightlife and shopping convenience of the amazing colonial city of Leon only 29 km away. Enjoy the best that Nicaragua has to offer.

Located on a pristine pacific ocean beach between Salinas Grandes and Puerto Sandino, Playa Tesoro is southwest of the City of Leon, about a 45 minute drive away.

This Playa Tesoro beach home is a new 950 sq ft, 2 bedroom unit with AC in bedrooms, quality kitchen, furniture, queen beds/mattresses, sheets, stove, fridge, washer/dryer. There is a large deck to view the sunsets.

On the back side of the island/peninsula is one of Nicaragua's nicest estuary corridors. This fresh water river is an incredible natural environment with birds and fish in the mangroves lining the estuary. The river and ocean waters are calm and warm with a gradual, fine sandy slope into the water.

The ocean offers excellent surfing, swimming and boogie boarding. There are several quality Surf breaks. For instance, at the south end of the peninsula 4.3 kilometers down the road is Freight Train. Freight Train is a famous, world class wave and in the top 4 in Nicaragua. There are intermediate beach breaks out front of the house.

Each house is identical with a 950 square foot living area including a covered terrace right on the beach. Enjoy the large fresh water estuary, the calm ocean waves, and the gentle ocean beach. Also, there are fantastic sunsets, bright stars at night and a huge variety of birds in the mangroves behind. Come enjoy nature!

There is a community grocery store en route to Playa Tesoro about 10 minutes away. There are 8 finished houses at Playa Tesoro available for rent at this time. They are situated close together well within eye sight.

Every house at Playa Tesoro is for sale as a whole or 50%, or 25% portions. Come experience this great beach. Buy a portion of this home and enjoy annual revenues AND a free beach vacation. We continue building amenities everyday at Playa Tesoro. We also have many beach front, fully serviced lots for sale. You are free to buy your own lot and build your dream, beach home in the tropics.

More Details

John and Geoff Bramwell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Basic Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About John and Geoff Bramwell

Outdoor oriented brothers whom set off in 2004 to find a good surf break on a quality beach to build a nice surf shack. And thus avoid the North America January cold. After a furious search, we settled at this beach in Nicaragua and named it Playa Tesoro. After 14 years work, we have a best in country, fully private fresh water system. And an electrical system that works well with private ownership of all the equipment. In Canada, we have over 32 years as business partners in construction. Come see this awesome 3 kilometers of beach spread over 204 acres, in the friendly country of Nicaragua.

John and Geoff Bramwell purchased this bungalow in 2016

Why John and Geoff Bramwell chose Leon

Playa Tesoro is a great swim beach with warm, shallow, salty water. You have 7 miles of beach all to yourself. All sand, no rocks, no garbage, no people, no logs, no rocks. Just turtles, birds, fish. And a few well built homes.

Nicaragua is a great country full of wonderful people. This is a very peaceful, secure, beautiful country. Leon city is the university town of Nicaragua with 11 universities, many language schools, good music and strong arts community. Also, the second oldest town in all the Americas behind Panama city, so there is amazing architecture. The people are warm, peaceful and kind. In summary, Leon is a safe, intelligent, artistic, friendly community that is welcoming and interesting. Leon state and area has a vast array of intriguing places to visit and enjoy on day trips as well.

What makes this bungalow unique

Even in Nicaragua, this property is unique because it is nestled between the Pacific Ocean and a 24 mile fresh water river in the back. Playa Tesoro is the ultimate swim beach as it is all sand, gentle waves and warm water. The river is absolutely pristine, with absolutely no person on it. No garbage, no bottles, nothing but fish and birds. The beach is 7 miles long and we ride dirt bikes from one end to the other at sunset seeing nobody, just turtles. Yet, the second largest city in Nicaragua is a mere 45 minutes away.

Playa Tesoro is 45 minutes from the second largest city in Nicaragua, called Leon. Leon is a 500 year old architectural jewel in the rough. Leon has an amazing array of 400 year old mud/straw homes, 14 churches, 11 universities. Leon has a lively arts community. Our beach and beach accommodation is the best in Leon.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Leon in Nicaragua

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Walk in ceramic tile shower
  • The bathroom offers a large tiled shower and fully tiled floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , a/c in both bedrooms
    Bedroom #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , a/c in both bedrooms
  • Each Bedroom has new locally made furniture by craftsmen in Leon. This includes a queen bed in both bedrooms. There are 2 matching bed side cabinets for clothing in each room. New high end mattresses on each bed and good bed sheets. Thus, making 4 happy, sleeping travellers. It is possible to add an inflatable mattress on the floor to fit person #5 in the home, for $10 extra per night.
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Equipment Available for rent includes: surf boards, boogie boards, stand up paddle boards, mask/fins. Boat tours and river fishing is available for hire. Off shore fishing is available through a contact. Every house at Playa Tesoro is for sale as a whole or 50% portions. Come experience this great beach. Buy a portion of this home and enjoy annual revenues AND a free beach vacation. We continue building amenities everyday at Playa Tesoro. Presently, we are working on the bar/restaurant, the dock for the river, roads, and community sidewalks.


2.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

0% Complete
50% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
50% Complete
New 2 bdrm,1 bath beach front home with private pool, many amenities on 200 acre
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews

Quite and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Warm but cool enough to be outside all day due to the ocean breeze.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very disappointing

  • 1 of 5

So much potential for a couple of getaway days at the beach only to be disappointed. My wife and I have lived in Latin America for several years. We have used VRBO in the US, Mexico and now Nicaragua.

Playa Tesoro is isolated, you need a guide to find their place and it's best is you have a 4x4 to get in and out. We were prepared for that. What we were not prepared for was to find the casita in such filthy conditions. It had not been cleaned since the previous guests, 3 days closed up with garbage overflowing the kitchen garbage can. The little bathroom waste can, the one you use for your paper waste.... Well it"s probably never been cleaned.

The young guy(Luis) at the property was sorry and hustled to get the place cleaned up but it was a sad start.

I mentioned the property is isolated which was great until we came to find out that the restaurant doesn't always have food to prepare. Night 2 passed with no dinner. Learning point; take plenty of food with you.

That said the beach was great, beautiful black sand, and the buggy boarding was a blast. We wanted a laid back getaway and that we got.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Managua International
Nearest Barpub
On Playa Tesoro site
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Water taxi at Puerto Sandino
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
On Playa Tesoro Site
Nearest Ski
Water Ski on River
Nearest Beach
Out front of house
Car: not necessary


Every house at Playa Tesoro is for sale as a whole or 50%, or 25% portions. Come experience this great beach as a renter, and consider buying! Buy a portion of this home and enjoy annual revenues AND a free beach vacation. We continue building amenities everyday at Playa Tesoro. Presently, we are working on the bar/restaurant, the dock for fishing charters and expanded staff housing.

Playa Tesoro is 45 minutes to the Colonial city of Leon. Leon is the second oldest city in all North, South and Central America. Packed with history, and culture.

Playa Tesoro is nestled between a fine beach on the Pacific Ocean and a pristine river, there are many options. The ocean offers 90 degree waters, soft sand, shallow waters perfect for swimming, small kids, boogie boarding and surfing to intermediate levels. Sea turtles nest on both waters and baby turtles hatching are common.The river offers a pristine, untouched environment for paddle boarding, fishing, boating, and relaxing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Leon, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals