The SpaceWe are family friendly, friend friendly, group friendly, we are just friendly! Perfect for birthday celebrations, family reunions, friends re-union, yoga groups, wellness groups, honeymooners, girl’s or boy’s getaway!
The extremely clean (1850 sq. ft.) villa sleeps 8 comfortably and is a popular vacation destination. The closeness to nature is simply amazing, wake up early and enjoy your coffee on the deck and watch the howler monkeys, the colorful parrots, watch for whales and dolphins in the Pacific Ocean. The Villa is high in the canopy and some of our guests say “it is like living in a tree house.”
The Living Room has satellite television. All the furniture is top quality and handmade in Nicaragua. Enjoy quality linens and pillows (no feathers), well-appointed towels and beach towels; your “home away from home” equipped with everything you need to make your vacation one to remember! Guests should plan a quick stop in Managua at the grocery store for your food items, Flor de Cana Rum, Tona lager and cigars from Estelí (for the full Nica experience)
You will also be able to keep the fridge and cabinets full of snacks. **Better yet having access to a kitchen can be a lifesaver when traveling with someone who has special dietary needs.
Please note * there is A/C in the Upstairs Suite and in the adjoining bedrooms on the main floor. The main house and the main floor suite do not have A/C. Some people love A/C, others do not - our Villa is suited for everyone! Guest Access*Our guests have full access to the Villa, except for the laundry room. If you would like laundry done please ask Zoila, the fee is $5.00 USD a load. Please pay Zoila directly.
You will be awestruck with our secluded beach. Playa Redonda is one of a few "swimmable" beaches in the area. Most days the water is calm for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Enjoy a yoga class; the setting is spectacular overlooking the ocean. Indulge yourself with a massage in a truly tranquil setting, wonderful ocean breezes and the magical sounds of the ocean. All activities offered by Aqua are payable to Aqua. Take advantage of all or some of what they have to offer, if you wish. For tremendous value pack a picnic and your beverages and enjoy the beach and play in the waves. Relax, beach comb, sleep, enjoy the inner solitude, people watch and get your exercise on the walk back up to the villa as there are inclines. Enjoy the Villa during the day and/or go on an excursion, come “home” grab a flashlight (provided) and go the beach – if you are lucky you will either see beautiful female turtles building their nests and laying their eggs (do not disturb them with light or noise please) OR you may see baby turtles hatching and you may be honored to help them make it to the ocean safely. Interaction with GuestsThe Villa has reliable Property Management and daily house cleaning (our maid works every day except for 1/2 day Sat. and day off on Sunday). The Property Manager will greet you, give you a tour of the Villa, give you your keys and be available for you in case you need help with anything that may occur in regards to the Villa.
We do not live on site, but of course we are always available to assist you with your needs before you arrive and while you are here. We love to ensure that you have a perfect vacation!
ENJOY your privacy, one of the amazing advantages of "having your own space". The NeighborhoodNicaragua is the Safest Country in Central America. You have discovered Paradise in an eco-conscious gated community on the Pacific Riviera. The infrastructure is well maintained with paved roads. The trees were preserved and the monkeys and other animals flourish in their natural habitat. You will see hawks, owls, colorful parrots, monkeys, iguanas, butterflies and beautiful flora and fauna. There is no light pollution - you will be absolutely amazed at the starry night skies.
***Location, Location, Location! ***
* We are neighbors with Guacalito Spa Resort and 18 hole Golf course, we share a beach with Aqua Wellness Resort. There is another 9 hole golf course at Iguana approx. 30 mins away. Golf clubs can be rented.
Gigante is a 20 min walk away or 10 min by car and your vacation dollars go a long way in this area. Gigante offers beachfront restaurants, fish markets (buy fresh fish and lobster), mini grocery store and boats to charter for fishing and surfing (rent a surfboard or body board). Go for a sunset catamaran cruise, go horseback riding along the ocean. Enjoy all that our amazing piece of Paradise has to offer and have the luxury of having "your own villa" for peace, tranquility and a place to call "home". Getting AroundI can help you secure transportation to and from the airport; our driver is a fabulous tour guide, I would be happy to offer advice on tours and places of interest, if you wish. Edgar will even stop at a great grocery store in Managua so you can stock up for your stay at the Villa. Do you want to go shopping in fabulous Masaya, go to the Masaya Volcano, tour Granada for a day, take a ferry to Ometepe? There is so much to explore if you so desire, let me know what you would like to do and I will help you with transportation and prices.
Unleash your adventurous spirit - discover Nicaragua!
"Learn and appreciate the culture, have an open mind, be flexible....and have fun!"
Major airlines run daily connections into Nicaragua Managua International Airport (MGA).
We do not suggest self-drive in Nicaragua at night as the navigation, lighting, and road traffic are challenging.
If you are renting a car at the airport
The car will be brought round to the front of the terminal. Load up, get going.
On leaving the airport TURN RIGHT!
Go straight over 2 roundabouts and keep going straight on until the road widens out to four lanes. On the left hand side you will see a place selling huge garden statues. Shortly after that, go RIGHT. This right turn is approx. 10 minutes from the airport.
Go straight on for about 25 minutes. You'll go straight over a number of intersections. Eventually you'll come to a junction – GO LEFT following the signs for MASAYA.
Go straight over the first roundabout. There’s a gas station on the right and a Tip Top fried chicken fast food place the other side.
There’s a MAXI PALI 50 yards after the roundabout on the right hand side.
Keep going straight on over several junctions until you get to another roundabout. Take the first exit to the right.
You will see a Purina factory on the left hand side of the road. Then the road winds left and climb for about 7-8 minutes to the village of Catarina where you’ll see lots of plants and nurseries.
Keep going straight and you'll arrive at a roundabout. Take the second exit. Feels like a left.
You'll soon see the Mombacho volcano in front of you.
You'll go downhill, with the volcano ahead. Keep going straight until the road arrives at a large triangle. Take the fork to the right.
Ten minutes later you'll get to another triangle. Take the fork to the LEFT.
You are now on the Pan-American. You keep going straight on until you get to Rivas. Rivas is 45 minutes from our Casa
Turn right at first major intersection, there are no streetlights and you can only turn right or go straight. Do not go straight.
At the next intersection take a right following the signs of which there are plenty (Tola, Guacalito, Hacienda Iguana, Rancho Santana. Aqua Wellness, Gigante Bay
Keep going straight to Tola, about 10 minutes.
Directly after the park in Tola, turn LEFT. There are multiple signs (Guacalito, Iguana, Santana, Aqua Spa) Go straight about 150 meters, then turn RIGHT. You will see alot of signs, again. You’re on the home straight now. You will pass the resort Guacalito and just keep going until you see the main entrance of Redonda Bay. (There is a white gate, to your left, please tell the guard at the gate you are going to Casa #20(veinte) Greg and Judy Clark. Don't say the name of the Villa; they know us by our personal names.
Beware that there’s a lot of work on the road at the moment.
The bad news is that it is a 2 1/2 hr. drive – the good news is that you're 2 1/2 hrs. from city strife! You can't be “away from it all” if you are not “away from it all!” Other Things to NoteWhen you ARRIVE at our gate (it is white) tell the guard "Judy Clark Casa 20" (veinte)
Casa del Paraiso is located in Buccaneer Point Casa #20, Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua, The area is called Redonda Bay, "The Pacific Riviera". Redonda Bay is located on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua 125 km north along the coastline from San Juan del Sur. We are located in between Guacalito de la Isla and the coastal fishing and surfing community of Playa Gigante. We are neighbors with Aqua Wellness Resort and share the beautiful beach. Access is through the cities of Tola and Rivas.
Cash is King in Nicaragua. The last ATM is at Tola before you get to the Villa. (35 mins) Most places at the beach take cash, some take credit cards.
If you do rent a vehicle a 4 wheel drive is recommended.
Ask about the availability of a private chef. The chef is not my employee and she runs her own business. If our guests would like a private chef we would like to help accommodate that for you if we can, and we also want to help Celina with her business. The discussion will be between you and the chef, she sets the price and you pay her directly.