The SpaceVilla Pavela is located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, just north of Costa Rica and is a 10 minute drive south from San Juan del Sur, a popular resort and fishing town. The beach close by sits in a breathtaking bay flanked by dramatic cliffs dotted with cacti and rock outcrops shaped to the whim of the waves. At low tide the fine beach sand extends generously before reaching the bubbling waters edge. A high tide the beach may be reduced to a narrow strip of sand. There are no lifeguards at Nicaraguan beaches. Please exercise caution.
The outdoor living spaces of the house fully engage our guests with the surrounding tropical environment. The front covered terrace is a cool, shaded oasis where you can relax in a traditional Nicaraguan rocking chair or hammock and enjoy the sweeping views of the tropical landscape and the Pacific ocean. A private patio overlooking the cordilleras and the valley is accessible from the master bedroom. The screened windows of the hallway catch the rays of the afternoon sun painting the interior with a pattern of light and shadow. The master bedroom is equipped with a king size bed and includes a cozy, 3 piece en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom has a shower/change room, a double-size bed and a 3-person bunk bed, single bed on the top, double size bed on the bottom. All beds are equipped with insect nets. The house design takes full advantage of natural ventilation. In addition, the bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. Optional, paid AC is available in both bedrooms for that extra level of comfort. A separate powder room is accessible from the hallway. The modern, fully-equipped kitchen overlooks the outdoor covered living space, which will most likely become your holiday headquarters during your stay at Villa Pavela.
Here are just a few things you could be doing during your stay at Villa Pavela:
• cooking your own fine organic meals with fresh local produce and fish or cooking with Eliza to learn local Nicaraguan dishes
• learning Spanish
• dancing on the terrace
• enjoying music or the sounds of the tropics
• reading a book form our ever expanding and changing collection
• sunbathing, swimming, surfing and snorkeling
• fishing off the beach
• building sand castles
• or just chilling out in a hammock...
There are many attractions nearby. They include:
• climbing a volcano on the island of Ometepe under the eye of an experienced guide
• exploring the nearby town of San Juan del Sur and its wide variety of restaurants, shops and services such as spas or Yoga studios.
House staff: Villa Pavela is permanently staffed. Eliza and Levys, our cuidadores live in separate quarters on the property. They are our "gate keepers". Daily house cleaning, except on weekends and holidays, is included in the rental. Elisa is a fine cook and for an additional fee of US$15.00 a day could prepare all of your meals. The purchase of groceries is our guests responsibility.
Water: the house has a private well and the domestic water supply is managed through a 2-stage water purification system with both sedimentary and ultraviolet light (UV) filters. However, as in any tropical setting purified bottled water should be used for drinking purposes. Rainwater, used for watering the garden, is harvested and stored in a 28,000 litre (7,400 US gallon) cistern. All bathrooms and the kitchen are serviced by on-demand water heaters. The house is on a 3-chamber septic system.
Kitchen: The fully-equipped kitchen features a large eating/working counter, 4-burner counter-mounted gas cooktop, convection oven, toaster, large refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, coffee mill, electric tea kettle, blender and most importantly the juice squeezer and juicer. All dishes, cutlery, pots and pans are provided for your cooking enjoyment.
Bedrooms: the house sleeps up to 7 guests. The master bedroom is equipped with a king size bed, night tables and lamps, a bureau and a 3 piece en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom has a queen-size bed and a 3-person bunk bed. Both bedrooms are equipped with AC. Towels and bed linens are provided and changed once a week. More frequent linen and towel changes subject to additional fees. All windows are fitted with bug screens.
Entertainment: Satellite TV, large selection of movies on home media server are available. A DVD and CD player are also provided. We also have a small library, board games and puzzles.
Outdoor features: covered terrace with ocean/mountain view, master bedroom patio with two hammocks and a coffee table for two with views towards the surrounding jungle covered hills, outdoor shower, tropical garden with a large selection of beautiful tropical plants and fruit trees.
Emergency power: Villa Pavela is now equipped with an auxiliary electrical system. Our new AirX wind turbine generates electricity which is stored in deep charging batteries. The house has a 110 Volt, 60 Hertz electrical service. To conserve energy all light fixtures use energy-saving light bulbs. Exterior security lighting is controlled by photocells.
Internet: connect with the world anytime, anywhere in and around Villa Pavela. Our service is a high-speed 3.5 MGb connection.
Other amenities: The house and the property are maintained for your safety and comfort, by a full-time guard and maid. Parking space is provided on site and is limited to two vehicles.
Kid-friendly: The property being located just 2 minutes from the beach provides for endless beach fun, including swimming, snorkeling, body surfing, surfing and building sand castles. For little ones we have a pee-pod portable baby bed and a table top clip-on high chair.
Pet-friendly: four-legged friends are welcome but sadly may not share beds with their owners. Our guard dog can be friendly but you should consider restraining your pet, just to be safe.
Smoking inside the house is not allowed. Smoking is permitted on the terrace. Please dispose of cigarette butts in the provided receptacle. Guest AccessOn arrival, guests will be greeted by our staff. Eliza will show the house and grounds and hand over the house keys. She will explain how to secure the house and will provide you with our Internet password. If you wish to use the optional paid AC, you must request the remote control from Eliza. As long as you have the remote it is assumed you are using AC. please return promptly if no longer required to avoid being charged unnecessarily.
We provide a welcome start up kit which includes; a 5 gallon bottle of mineral water, small soaps and shampoo, toilet paper in each bathroom, kitchen paper towels, garbage bags and dish detergent. Once used up it is up to our guests to purchase necessary household items.
Included in rental:
Daily house cleaning (except on weekends and holidays)
High speed Internet connection (3.5 Mbps)
Bed and bath linens,
Fully equipped kitchen with basic spices
Additional optional paid services:
Laundry - US$4 per load
Cooking - US$15/day
Shopping - US$20/errand
Air conditioning - US$5/day/bedroom
Manual car wash - US$2
Add 20% surcharge for services rendered on weekends and holidays)
Optional house cleaning on weekends and holidays is US$10/day Interaction with GuestsAll information is provided up front but should you have any additional questions, please ask. Villa Pavela is permanently staffed. Our staff Eliza and Levys and their 2 kids live in their own little house on the property. They are always very helpful and respectful of our guests privacy. There are no immediate neighbors adjacent to our property contributing to privacy, peace and quiet. The NeighborhoodWe are just a 2 minute easy walk to the beach. We love the panoramic views of the valley, mountains and Pacific Ocean. Villa Pavela is located on a ridge in a valley and surrounded by tropical landscape. Getting AroundVilla Pavela may be accessed by rental car, taxi or shuttle bus all the way from the airport. Our housekeeper offers shopping services at US$20/trip, so you may not even need a vehicle at all. Other Things to NoteWe employ staff to ensure our guests safety and comfort and to maintain a high standard of our accommodation. Very early in the morning, Levys waters the garden, which surrounds the house on all three sides. If you desire privacy during your patio yoga session or just wish to sleep in, please let him know so that he adjusts his maintenance schedule. Same goes for Eliza who provides daily cleaning.