The SpaceWelcome to the “Artist’s Garden” – “El Jardin de la Artista.” Our studio and casita guest house is a relaxing nature sanctuary located in the cooler hillsides of Carretera Sur in Managua. The Artist’s Garden is an escape to paradise with an ideal mountain climate and tropical environment especially designed for lovers of both the arts and nature. Lush gardens surround the main structure which is a large, open artist studio, featuring the living room, eat-in bar, kitchen, dining area and a spacious outdoor terrace, a perfect place to entertain or simply relax and enjoy the perfect temperatures and breezes. Immediately adjacent to the studio you will find the "casita" with two cozy bedrooms and a bathroom. The rooms can be outfitted to fit 4 people with an option to have two twin beds or one king bed in each room. We have a minimum 3 night stay. We guarantee that you will not want to stay less than 3 nights!
The hostess is an artist and all throughout the property you will enjoy artistic accents. Maria Renee not only showcases her own artwork, but also those from renowned Nicaraguan artists. You will enjoy the many Nicaraguan details and special touches apparent in the studio design and decor of the studio and garden.
We welcome families. If needed, you can have access to a crib, high chair and toys when staying at the studio.
Guest AccessIf you love nature, open spaces, ideal temperatures and want to get away from the hustle and bustle in Managua, you will enjoy the studio and the artist's garden, where you will be able to watch birds every morning and enjoy quiet sunsets.
In the garden, we have a small playground that includes swings and a trampoline, and will be very much enjoyed by kids and families.
We provide access to our library, where you will find Spanish and English books at your disposal.
At your request, we can arrange for maid service, which can be provided at an extra fee. The maid service may include cooking breakfast, ironing, washing and drying or babysitting. Do let us know your requests and we will try to make everything possible for you to have a nice stay. Interaction with GuestsWe, the hosts, live next door in a separate space, so we will readily available to handle any special requests or issues. However, we guarantee you will have privacy during your stay. The NeighborhoodThe artist's studio is located in a residential area, in what's referred to as Carretera Sur. It sits on a property that features two other houses, yet its location and design will give you plenty of privacy and you will feel as you have the whole garden to yourself. All three houses are owned and managed by us.
Due to its altitude, in Carretera Sur temperatures will be much cooler than in the center of Managua (maybe 5-8 degrees). Depending on the time of the year, temperatures will drop in the evening and you will enjoy nice cool evenings. It's uncommon to have central air, so the studio is well ventilated and the bedrooms have fans and also air conditioning.
Getting AroundThe center of Managua is 15-20 minutes away. This is a great location if you want to enjoy nature and you are making your way to the various destinations in Nicaragua.
Carretera Sur is the Panamarican highway, so you will be situated already on the highway that takes you to most beaches in the Pacific (San Juan del Sur, Tola, Majagual, Iguana, etc) and also Ometepe. It also has easy access to the white towns and other departments (Carazo, Rivas, Masaya, Granada).
Parking is included - and there is plenty of it. The house is in a safe and quite area and the property is all fenced in. Ideally, you may want to have your own car or transportation. However, we will be happy to arrange for airport pick up. In addition, we can make arrangements for you to have access to a car and driver. Prices will depend on where you need to go and how long you will need transportation. Just simply ask. Other Things to NoteEn el jardín tenemos una pequeña zona de juegos que incluye columpios y un trampolín, y trataremos que su familia este muy a gusto.
Proporcionamos acceso a nuestra biblioteca, donde se encuentran libros en español e inglés a su disposición.
Si usted lo solicita, podemos organizar servicio de limpieza o desayuno, o proporcionar una persona de servicio.