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Relaxing Beach House Just Steps from Nicaragua's Best Surf Breaks

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


About the property

Beautiful beach house steps away from the most amazing coast in Nicaragua!

This beautiful new house is just a short walk from the beaches. It offers a private living space, while being wide open to the river on the back porch. There is a beautiful beach and four uncrowded & amazing surf breaks within walking distance. This is one of the most relaxing vacations out there! Access to Los Cardones Surf Eco Lodge but with amenities such as air conditioning, a full kitchen, big open spaces, etc.

The Finca Del Mar trail is just steps away from the back porch. The trail leads to the beautiful uncrowded beach & also winds throughout the green areas of the community.

The house has an open floor plan with high cathedral ceilings. The generous overhangs and porches allow for the windows to stay open regardless of time of day or season.

Each patio offers several hammocks for lounging after a perfect surf session or delicious local meal. It also has a private outdoor shower for cooling off after the beach.

Finca Del Mar is a relaxed, comfortable coastal community on Nicaragua's beautiful Central Pacific Coast. Young, active outdoor-oriented individuals are drawn to Finca Del Mar's unique, environmentally conscious surroundings. Surfers and hikers, as well as fishing and nature enthusiasts, rave about this beautiful coast. Finca del Mar is located just 1 hour from the capital city of Managua and a short drive from the designer golf course of Gran Pacifica - yet it is worlds away from the bustle of modern life.

The community is on 100 acres of gentle landscape with the Sierras de Managua mountain range as beautiful backdrop in the distance. Finca Del Mar is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west & two pristine creeks and their shores of mangroves and tropical forest which are being preserved as an ecological green area.

House details: 1,200 square foot inside of house with 800 square foot under roof (porch). 2 bedroom / 2 bathrooms Fully equipped, AC in the bedrooms. Sleeps 5.

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Janelle Hansen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Janelle Hansen

We live in Austin, Texas and love to travel to new places and experience other parts of the world. Nicaragua is by far one of our favorite countries we have traveled to, so much so that we decided to buy a property there!

Janelle Hansen purchased this house in 2011

Why Janelle Hansen chose San Diego

My family bought this home in 2011 after realizing how easy Nicaragua is to travel to and how beautiful and affordable it is once you are there. Los Cardenos is only about 45 minutes from Managua airport and once you are at the house, a beach vacation could not be any better.

What makes this house unique

The home is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Nicaragua in walking distance to three of Nicaragua's top surf breaks. The lodge at los cardenos is amazing for watching the sunset or enjoying a lazy beach afternoon. On top of that, the food is amazing!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in San Diego in Departamento de Managua

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • rain forests
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are surf boards, kayaks, and boogie boards for rent at Los Cardones for a nominal rental fee.


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Relaxing Beach House Just Steps from Nicaragua's Best Surf Breaks
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a getaway. For anyone looking to disconnect and relax in a beautiful spot, this is for you. The house is lovely - bungalow style with a large open area and great appliances. We spent plenty of time on the hammocks and adirondack chairs out back, mostly for early morning coffee and evening cocktails. There's nothing to hear but the pleasant ambient noises of the ocean and tropical forest. There is no internet connection so the temptation to "check in" isn't there and by the third day we weren't even thinking about it any longer. Both bathrooms are clean and spacious, and bedrooms include A/C to keep you cool at night.

The surrounding area is terrific. The rustic walk (or ride on bikes if you choose) to the ecolodge is pleasant and and the ecolodge itself is extremely well designed and maintained. The food and drinks are great and given there are no crowds there is never a line for anything - food, drinks, massages, yoga, tours, etc. Just ask and you got it!

We left our two young kids at home for this trip. Within an hour of arriving we were already planning a return visit. That said, it is extremely family friendly (there were several parents with kids there) so should you desire bring them along. For us, it was the perfect trip to reset and unwind - fueled by a steady flow of rum, walks on an empty beach, morning and evening swims and talking with friendly people from all over. We're going back ASAP!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome getaway and beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to get away from it all and relax. The home was beautiful and exactly or better than advertised. Janelle was very helpful and friendly. She even got us milk and a can opener. The beaches are spectacular and the water was amazing!! We would highly recommend this home and area. You have to check out "mind the gap" a few hundred yards down the beach. Diego, Morgan and crew are awesome and super friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a girl's trip getaway for a long weekend and no one was ready to leave! Finca Del Mar is so peaceful and this house nestled in the property was the perfect destination. We spent our mornings sipping coffee on the house patio and enjoying the nice breeze and peaceful atmosphere. The beach is a short walk (10 mins) or bike ride from the house and we enjoyed spending our afternoons swimming in the ocean, taking surf lessons with the amazing instructor, taking sunset beach walks, and laying in the hammocks and reading. The lodge offers daily massages in an open air space where you can listen to the ocean and feel the ocean breeze. Each massage therapist was excellent! We also enjoyed daily meditation and yoga taught by their teacher. Janelle, the property manager, made us feel so comfortable and took care of absolutely everything for us. She arranged airport transportation, greeted us at the house with fresh flowers, stocked the kitchen with groceries and everything we could ever need, and she made sure everything was taken care of so we could just unplug, relax, and enjoy. She is so wonderful! I left feeling relaxed and renewed. We enjoyed our adult "girl" time but I'm also looking forward to coming back with my husband and kids. It's a relaxing, family friendly atmosphere and I definitely plan to be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Anne G.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome trip! We had a 'sisters' getaway for a week and were SO sad to leave. The house was great - quiet, breezy and relaxing. We spent most of our house time on the patio in the Adirondack chairs. Janelle was wonderful - she made our airport transportation plans and had all of our food and drinks at the house when we got there. We walked the beach daily and were usually the only ones on it. The massages at the lodge were GREAT, as was the breezy location overlooking the ocean. It was fun to hang out at the lodge for drinks and/or meals. Definitely would love to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations my husband and I have been on yet! We have a yearly tradition of traveling with two of our close friends to a new location every year. We stayed two weeks and it did NOT disappoint!

One of the main things we loved about the property itself is that it was so quiet and super chill. A nice breeze usually blows all day, so open doors are great (if you need a little bit more cooling there are air conditioners in the bedrooms and the outdoor shower was great).

We started the days chilling on the back porch in the hammocks for coffee and breakfast, then head out on the bikes to the surf lodge (Los Cardones) for some local beers and late lunch. We literally spent almost every single day at the lodge which was one of our favorite places in Nicaragua. If you are more than two people, you may opt for walking or driving (if you have a car) as there are only two bikes. It's a good ten minute walk, so I would keep any surf boards at the lodge.

As for the river, we came during the dry season it was dry. Note that in case that was an eye-catcher for you. It didn't change our experience at all!

If you want to visit the golf course, it is a bit of a haul down the beach on foot. If you stroll back at night make sure to bring a flashlight. It's actually a pretty cool walk at night as the area makes for some AMAZING star gazing.

The house has everything you need to cook at home as we did most nights. The showers are mostly cool water, but was fine with us since it can get pretty warm during the day! If you want to get out and adventure a bit, Janelle can help you rent a car. There is a really cool spot on the way out of Finca Del Mar called "Bandito Burrito". Super delicious food and margaritas (they also deliver)! While we were out, there were some super sweet ladies that cleaned the house a couple of times. We came back to a sparkly house and they even arranged our seashell finds on the back porch table! It's the small things. =)

Be sure to book a fishing trip towards the beginning of your stay with Janelle's husband, Dan. It was definitely a highlight. We had a BLAST! One of our catches was sushi grade Sierra Mackerel! So good! Dan was even sweet enough to make us some poke with it!

Last but not least, having Janelle to help out was the cherry on top to our stay. She is an amazing manager and hostess. She exceeded all expectations and we WILL be back! Endless thanks to Janelle and Captain Dan!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation Recuperation Recreation!

  • 4 of 5

We started our vacation unluckily with a car accident in Managua upon arrival and almost decided to return home. So glad we didn't!

Casa Surfside was a wonderful house! Very attractive, very neat with everything we needed for our week's stay! Janelle was fantastic in making us feel welcome and answering every question we had providing us with thorough information. We chose to have our lunch and dinners at Los Cardonnes Surf Lodge just a 10 minute walk away or 3 minute bike ride. Food was delicious! People so friendly! Enjoyed so much the simplicity of the lodge: no music, no tv just the gorgeous beach and the sound of the waves crashing against its shores. Our 2 teenage boys enjoyed surf lessons and I enjoyed a full body massage for an amazing price! We also enjoyed meeting others who were staying at the Eco Lodge. If you are a surfer ( which we are not) this was the place to be! We chose to really relax for our days here and this was the perfect place to get away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Car: recommended

Casa Surfside fronts a long stretch of fun, uncrowded, surfable beachbreak peaks. Winds are often offshore - and there is always swell.

With access to the surf and surrounding shoreline acreage, you will have the convenience of checking the waves from the various decks, rinsing off in our outdoor shower, and chilling out after a long surf session.

Our proximity to the capital city of Managua is a huge plus. From the airport you can be at Casa Surfside on the coast in an hour & a half.

Other Activities: Outdoor Recreation - Casa Surfside is situated in an incredibly rich area for outdoor recreation. From surf casting, windsurfing, hiking trails, birdwatching, or horseback riding - the area offers a wide-range of recreational activities to keep you fit and in tune with your surroundings.

Golf: Nearby Gran Pacifica is developing a 27-hole golf course, and we are within driving distance of several scenic volcanoes that offer exhilarating hikes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in San Diego, Nicaragua

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Nov - 30 Apr
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151

Rates are $100-$150 per night.

Owner'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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