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Private And Gated Beach Front Retreat (Sleeps 16) On Exclusive Playa Majagual!

Bedrooms 8
Separate WCs1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ocean front, 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom home with modern amenities and onsite staff

Rancho Majagual- A private, family owned retreat located on the most pristine and beautiful beach in Nicaragua- Playa Majagual.

Playa Majagual is a tranquil, wide bay with calm waters, perfect for swimming. Unique rock outcrops, a relaxed atmosphere and superb sunsets add to the already idyllic setting. This is a rare chance to experience life right on the beach in Nicaragua. Rancho Majagual is ideal for families, retreats and groups who are looking to enjoy a large communal space while enjoying privacy as we well.

Nestled amongst the private holdings of over 120 acres of lush tropical gardens and the entire beachfront you will find a spacious 5 bedroom villa and an additional two, one bedroom Ranchitos. Rancho Majagual offers the comforts of A/C, wifi, onsite concierge, security, cleaning, chef and butler services and large, sunny beach front infinity pool.

With over 120 acres of beachfront and lush jungle combined guests who stay at Rancho Majagal can choose to spend their day doing what makes them happy. This may mean relaxing on the beach or by the pool for the afternoon. Or perhaps wandering on our pathways that wind their way through the tropical gardens; you might spot some of the unique animals of Nicaragua that share our retreat: howler monkeys, sloths and flocks of wild parakeets. Rancho Managual is truly set in a magical place.

The main house, El Rancho is set amongst the properties tropical gardens, just steps away from the beach. Influenced by classic Latin American architecture, the home is bright, breezy and blends seamlessly into it’s natural surroundings of palms, flowers and native trees. A nature lovers dream come true. In keeping with Latin American design, the homes bedrooms are located on the perimeter of a central great room, offering our guests maximum privacy and quiet when resting. Each of the main home’s five bedrooms have their own A/C unit allowing our guest to be able to choose the ideal temperature to guarantee a comfortable nights rest. In addition, a private ensuite bathroom with hot water is attached to each of the beautiful, well appointed bedrooms.

The Great Room, befitting its name, rises above you; a vaulted palm roof supported by local felled timbers. The space is outfitted with multiple sitting areas as well as a dining table. This allows for several conversations to take place without the room ever feeling noisy or crowded. An additional 1/2 bath is located here for your convenience. Our unique hand painted floor and bath tiles were handmade by local artisans and reflect the colours and vibrancy of Nicaragua.

Two private, stand alone, one bedroom Ranchitos- named Palmera & Jicaro are situated on the beach front. Walk out your front doors directly onto the the soft white sand of Playa Majagual. Each of these air conditioned Ranchitos consist of bedroom with a comfortable king sized bed, soft, high end linens, a private, ensuite bathroom with hot water, a spacious living room (with a queen size futon couch), and front porch area with lounge chairs comprise the space.

Rancho Majagual’s Club House is a large, airy, social hub with a vaulted palm roof is the perfect place for families and groups to gather for meals, cocktails and fun. The Club House includes a large sitting area, dining area, bar, kitchen and 1/2 bathroom for your convenience. Located right near the beach and only a few steps away from the Club House is the properties large, infinity edge pool. Offering spectacular views and multiple loungers, we dare to suggest this might be the best spot to relax in all of Central America!

Located directly on Playa Majagual, our guests enjoy unparalleled beach access. The warm, tranquil waters of this protected bay are ideal for swimming, fishing and walking at any time of the day. Located only a short walk from Playa Majagual are the two nearby beaches of Playones (Playa Matildas) and the famed surf spot of Playa Maderas. Staying here at Rancho Majagual gives you direct and easy access to all three of the of the San Juan del Sur areas best beaches.

Our full time staff include an on-site Property Manager, Gardeners, Housekeepers and 24 hour security. Our team connects with our guests prior to their visit to ensure they have everything they may need in order to have an effortless and relaxing experience. Our onsite manager (fluent in Spanish & English) is available to assist travellers with any needs that may arise. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast cooked for you by our onsite private chef. If you like, our Chef is available to prepare all 3 meals for you while you simply relax or explore the surrounding area. (additional fees do apply). Daily housekeeping is provided as well as 24hr onsite security.

The main home El Rancho and the beach front Ranchitos may be rented as whole, sleeping up to 14 guests, or separately with the main home sleeping 10, and each individual Ranchito, a maximum of 2 guests.

Practical Information:

We have access not only by land, but by sea and air as well. Access to the property from the town of San Juan del Sur can be done via a water taxi (20minutes) or car (25 minutes). We can also assist with arranging a helicopter from the airport in Managua or Costa Esmerelda with your landing pad located directly on the property. Roads leading out of San Juan del Sur and the Costa Esmerelda airport are unpaved and can be rough. The home is located 12km (about 20mins drive) from the town of SJDS on country roads- meaning cows, horses! You truly get to see how and where the people of Nicaragua live. We want to make sure you are aware of this journey to and from town If you are looking to do some exploring and would prefer your own vehicle, we recommend renting one with high clearance and 4WD capabilities- and we will happily assist you with making that happen.

Guests will not find local shops to purchase supplies within easy distance. We recommend purchasing supplies in the nearby town of San Juan del Sur or we can also arrange for our private chef to prepare 2 or 3 meals a day for you (additional fees apply). Other amenities: generator (very important as electricity in Nicaragua can be unstable), wifi, boogie boards, surf boards, ocean kayaks, life vests (adult and child). Private gated property with 24 hour security & daily cleaning service.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location and staff are magnificent! The general vibe of the place is just as we'd hoped it would be. What a lovely experience. We look forward to our return!
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Rivas in Municipal de San Juan del Sur

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms with showers have hot water for you to enjoy.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1- Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Located in the main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in the main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in the main house
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Located in the main house
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Located in the main house
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Located in a private, beach front villa
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Located in a private, beach front villa
    Bedroom 8 - Located in a private, beach front villa
  • Each bedroom is equipped with its own A/C unit, new mattresses and high end linens. As well each bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom with hot water showers.
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Health/Beauty Spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Private And Gated Beach Front Retreat (Sleeps 16) On Exclusive Playa Majagual!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews
Chicago, IL

Beautiful property; excellent service!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Rancho Majagual!! I traveled with a large group, and we took over the whole property. The beach and surrounding areas were among the most beautiful I've ever been to. Very private and protected, but plenty of other beaches to explore nearby on foot. The property manager and concierge really understood our group's needs, and went out of their way to accommodate us. As is typical for the region, there were a few quirks with plumbing, etc, but that's to be expected. We loved it and would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX, USA

Beautiful beachfront estate for large families that want to relax in privacy

  • 4 of 5

The property manager Claudia and her staff did a wonderful job, their service and attention were very professional. Our group was a total of 16 people including small children and everyone enjoyed their stay.

The large property preserves the natural beauty of its location and extends nearly the entire beach. Tourists have acces to the beach via a road that runs alongside the property. Most of the time it feels the beach is all to yourself.

The property has a main house with 5 bedrooms that is about 150 meters from the beach, and also has 3 beachfront cabanas with king size bed, private full bathroom, and separated area with full size bed. these cabanas are next to the pool and main dining area. We chose to have a cook make our meals and the quality was good typical local cuisine.

The only maintenance related issues we experienced were a short period without running water, issues with a couple of toilets, and one door not closing properly but the staff quickly resolved these problems.

This is a great place for a large family or group looking to enjoy nature and privacy. It is very easy to relax and get away from it all. We hope we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight fell in love with the property, the staff, and beautiful Playa Majagual. The service was top-notch, and our three days on the property felt like a dream. From accommodating a late arrival on our first night, to helping us get into town to pick up rental cars and get groceries, the staff went above and beyond during our three week stay. Gerardo, the property manager, was extremely knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. He went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. The property is stunning, both the grounds and the buildings themselves. We loved the open air poolside palapa for meals and relaxing, both during the day for a reprieve from the sun and at night. We felt extremely safe during our stay with a guard at the perimeter of the property around the clock and a very secure gate at the front entrance. Our only disappointment was that the beach bungalows weren't complete during our stay, because they are absolutely lovely! We did opt for food the first day and while it was delicious and accompanied with amazing service, we felt that the cost was a bit high for the area.

We look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Costa Esmerelda (Rivas).
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
On site
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Ometepe Island
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
On site private Chef
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended

While located 12km or 25 minutes drive (on dirt roads) to San Juan del Sur, the property is somewhat remote. We can assist with booking transportation as well as outings such as zip lining, nature tours, lava surfing, etc.

The property itself is many acres of tropical jungle for you and your group to explore. You can go for a hike in the jungle and encounter unique flora and fauna that are common to Nicaragua: wild parrots, parakeets, howler monkeys, 3 toed sloths, etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.39
Refundable Damage Deposit £772.5

rental agreement to be signed prior to payment

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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