Marisol, has a first floor two bedroom open concept guest house upstairs is a separate unit used by the owners) in the fishing village of Las Penitas . Features air conditioned bedrooms, WIFI, open concept living/dining area, high ceilings, fully enclosed house, front porch and garden overlooking San Juan Venado Estuary. The Pacific Ocean beach is just down the street . Many restaurants/bars within walking distance. The bars in our neighborhood do have jukebox music at times you will hear from the casa . If you want to venture away from the condo, all you need is to walk or use the local bus , our bikes or the local tourist van to take you where you want to go. Bus to city of Leon stops in front of house. If you have questions....please fell free to write. Use this house as your home base to visit the beaches, estuary,city of Leon, volcano boarding and more
Single Home Converted Into 2 Separate Units.
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Nov 2018
About susan tracey
We have traveled many places in the world and have found Las Penitas to be a perfect place for a second home. We love the outdoors, sunsets and the ocean.We are from another beach town, Cape May, NJ USA and have had a rental property(VRBO 686932) in that area for 3 years. Michael & I hope you love Las Penitas and Nicaragua as much as we do. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
susan tracey purchased this Condo in 2016
Why susan tracey chose Las Peñitas
We fell in love with the village of Las Penitas and the location of this home. This home has the comforts you need to relax and enjoy the village. You can sit on the shaded porch, feel the warm breeze and watch the fishing boats come and go or rest in a hammock and read a book. This is not a big tourist town like San Juan Del Sur. If you are looking for big and fancy, this is not your town. If you are looking for a more authentic area with a mixture of local Nicaraguan living, boutique hotels, tiki beach bar huts, surfing, birding, nature trips, fishing, , Marisol is what you are looking for. This home has the convenience of being just a bus ride or quick taxi ride to the city of Leon.
What makes this Condo unique
Our bedrooms are air conditioned, . Even though you are in the heart of the town, the property also seems removed from town. Great price for the comfort and location. From our front lawn you can see the San Juan Venado Estuary and watch the fishing boats come and go. You can walk up the street to the beautiful Pacific Ocean and beaches.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
This was an ok place to stay
This property is just across the road from the water of the bay and only a few more steps away from the beach, bars and restaurants in the small town. The kitchen is well equipped and there was drinking water provided which was handy. Although this wasn’t mentioned by the host in advance so we brought our own anyway. The living space is large but the bedrooms are directly off the living space and so noise travels easily. There was space above the bathroom door which meant all the noises from the bathroom could be heard in the living space and adjoining bedroom. This was slightly uncomfortable at times, especially as we were an extended family group.
The hosts are accessible, friendly and helpful, although the house is effectively split into two to afford them living space as well. We didn’t really like this as it meant the hosts were sharing the porch with us and as they lived above us the noise they made each morning (from 6am at times) could be heard in the house.
The town had a nice beach although waves were strong. We took a trip into the mangroves and saw baby turtles that were due to be released. Overall we enjoyed the stay.
We always enjoy our visitors and try to accommodate them as much as possible. We do state in our listing that the porch, lawn, bicycles and back area are shared. If someone wants private time on the porch we would surely give it to them.
Las Penitas 2017
Marisol is a great condo right in the center of town. The beach was literally 1/2 a block away from the house. We enjoyed having our own space and not having to share our space with other guests. We loved riding bikes around town and being able to walk to great restaurants. We were impressed how many things you can do in this fishing village. The beach and waves were amazing, and if you love to surf the waves were big every day we were there.
Susan, the owner, was helpful with recommendations of what to do and see while in Las Penitas. Marc, the property manager, helped us while we were there. We would definitely recommend staying in this condo.
Peter, we are so glad you enjoyed the property , our lovely town and the warm waves! Susan
Excellent introduction to Nicaragua
We arrived late at night and was promptly picked up by driver who was arranged by owners. Unit was very clean. Simple layout with ac in both bedrooms.( which was a cherished commodity)
Beautiful porch to just sit in rocking chairs and look out onto the bay. Perhaps 25 meters to Bay. And about eight houses away to the beautiful beach and nice waves. Sitting here in San Juan Del Sur writing and Las Pinatias beach out shines any beach around this town. And oddly water way warmer in Las Penitas. Owner was a pleasure to communicate with.
Thanks Don. I agree, our beaches at Las Penitas are really nice and the water is warmer.
Thanks again for the review.
Quiet and clean fishing village with excellent beaches.
From first inquiry with Susan, she was very prompt and very knowledgeable with all my questions. The driver picked us up at airport late at night and was a 2.5 hour drive to home.
The unit is the main floor with a/c in the bedrooms. Simple layout with basic furniture and everything was very clean. Restaurants, small and cute were everywhere. The unit is actually closer to the water than I imagined. About 8 houses away from the big waves and beautiful beach and about 25 meters to the bay, which you look at from the porch of the unit. Bikes were handy to explore town. Maid came everyday to clean. The unit was well worth the money and with detail discussions with Susan, exactly as expected.
Thank you Donald for your review. I am glad it was what you expected and your family had a good visit. I was liked that you asked questions before your arrival and I do not mind asking questions to future visitors. Cheers
Will be coming back soon
Lovely spot. Spacious house. Beach front. On site property manager was great. Had a cleaning lady too. Peaceful and tranquil.
Richard, Thank you so much for your kind words. We too are pleased to have found Marc a great property manager and our maid. Marc had told us you want to come back and that would be wonderful. I do not want to mislead future renters...we are not on the beach, we are close to the beach. Cheers
Making this a once a year trip!!! Surfing, relaxing, great food and sightseeing.
This Marisol rental Was hands down one of the nicest in Las Penitas! We traveled to Nica after Christmas and stayed through the New Year. We rented a truck, but after being pulled over in Managua twice, I strongly recommend getting a driver to the town. It only ended up costing us about $80 US for 5 of us and all of our luggage and surfboards. New Year's Eve in las Penitas was like nothing I've ever seen before! Tons and tons of people on the streets, vendors, amazing food- culture culture culture! They left their trash but who doesn't enjoy a beach clean up with that view? The Marisol property is very well maintained and welcoming with soft grass and 2 hammocks to lounge in. We practiced yoga in the front yard and took showers out back (we wanted to be outdoors as much as possible) Azalea (the housekeeper) didn't speak English but is very patient and kind and helped us along with our intermediate Spanish phrases. Azalea even brought her son Oxen over a few days and we played hide and seek with him and cards! The restaurant across the street Rancho Matias has a juke box playing most days and fresh fish on the menu caught and brought over within a stones throw away! We were up every morning with the rooster crowing next door and it is soooo worth it! The sunrises in Las Penitas were like nothing I've seen before and Marisol was the perfect location to see the juan venado reserve meet the ocean! The mountain bikes worked great for us and got us everywhere we needed to go. We rode them to Poneloya a few times to explore a new area. The chicken bus picked us up out front to travel to Leon(about 30 minutes) and that was a must do trip! We got off the bus and grabbed a taxi to the Cathedral and walked all over Leon! Make sure you have small cordobas when taking transportation (it's just easier) and they probably won't have change. Marisol provided us with drinking water jugs so no problem with lack of water while staying. I think I covered it all on our trip, we will 100% be returning to Marisol in the future !!!
Danielle, thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed everything in our casa and lovely town. We look forward to your next visit. Susan & Michael
The house is in the heart of the fishing village. Steps away from beach, surf rentals, boat trips and restaurants. The bus to Leon stops in front of the house.