Property Type: House
Occupancy: Up to 6 in House
Distance to Beach: 400 meters
Surf Breaks: Colorado/Panga Drops/Los Perros
$210/night Surf Season (March-August)
$190/night Regular Season (September-February)
$310/night Easter and Christmas week (December 24-January 2)
50% of the rental rate is required to confirm a reservation. The rental balance is due 30 days prior to arrival, along with airport transportation and meal plan payment if booking either or both of these services. Full payment is due at time of booking if booking is being made 30 days or fewer before check in.
60+ days cancellation notice - full refund less 7% transaction fee
30-59 days cancellation notice - cancellation fee 50% of rental rate
Less than 30 days notice - no refund
Casa Rio is a 3 bedroom, two bath home with guest cottage, pool, patio and BBQ is nestled in the valley jungle and right alongside the river. The house provides comfort and a sense of living in the deep jungle even though it is only a short walk to the beach and surf.
This is the listing for renting the house only, without the guest cottage. If opting not to rent the guest cottage as well, it is available for another group to rent.
A tasteful synthesis of modern and island inspired architecture gives a stylish twist to this property. Even though all bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning units the house is designed to benefit from passive cooling techniques harnessing the wind to provide airflow throughout the house. This is the ideal alternative to being right on the beach. Enjoy the view to vine-filled trees where monkey sightings are common from the large patio and pool while sipping a drink and contemplating the river and forest that surrounds.
This house comes equipped with all the creature comforts, including AC in each bedroom, cable TV, Wi-Fi, blue tooth stereo system and a safe for your valuables. The master bedroom contains a queen bed and each of the 2 guest bedrooms contains 2 single beds. Guests can also enjoy the 2 beach cruiser bikes that are included in the rental of the house! Cleaning service and an optional meal service is also available!
This house is located within the Hacienda Iguana development, which is known for its world-class surf breaks. There are 4 surf breaks within walking distance- Playa Colorado, Panga Drops and Los Perros are in the neighborhood and Playa Amarillo is to the south of Playa Colorado (walkable at low tide). We also have a beautiful 9-hole golf course. The course is well designed, beautifully maintained and very affordable to guests.
We would be pleased to arrange airport transfers or a variety of other tours, activities and excursions for you before or during your stay:
- Private and group yoga classes
- Surf lessons and guided surf trips
- Boat and fishing charters
- Massage and spa treatments
- Hot springs
- Horseback riding
- Local community tours
The best place to stop for groceries is La Colonia or La Union supermarket in Granada or Maxi Pali in Rivas. Is best to stock up on your way from the airport to the house. We HIGHLY recommend stocking up on all or as many of the groceries you will need for your entire stay OR if you don’t want to deal with planning, shopping, and preparing meals ask us about booking the meal plan, our full service catering option.
There are several great food options within the Hacienda Iguana development. In the commercial zone of the development you will find Scoops and Spokes, which serves up some amazing homemade ice cream, good coffee, baked goods, paninis and fresh juices. Side Bar offers stir fry and good cocktails. Don Eloys, which is a sports bar/restaurant, opens daily from afternoon Happy Hour until right before midnight. Casa Maderas is located just past the golf condos and offers authentic Nicaraguan cuisine at a fair price. In the same area, Casa Ananas offers Italian cuisine and daily international special nights. Pili's Kitchen at the Beach Club, in front of the Playa Colorado break, offers a variety of fresh foods, juices, smoothies and full bar.
Other restaurants in the general area but in different spots (outside the Hacienda Iguana development) that are worth checking out are: Jasco’s sushi bar at the Riviera commercial plaza. La Scala brick oven pizza and Malibu Popoyo (located in Limon 2), Mag Rock (located in Popoyo), Juntos and Hostal San Gigante (located in Gigante), Yolanda’s and Rancho Santana in the Limon area (ask NSR staff to make you a dinner reservation- need 24 hours advance notice).
We have a well merchandised store (NSR Surf Shop) located inside the Hacienda Iguana development, which offers souvenirs, surf accessories, clothing, beach towels, flip flops, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuits, wet suit vests and tops, rash guards and more! We also rent scooters, dirt bikes, surfboards, boogie boards and SUPs out of this location as well.
Other businesses in the Hacienda Iguana community include Satori Spa, 2 small convenience stores with a variety of grocery items and an ATM is located on the property. Other activities in the development include yoga, horseback riding and in-home massage is also available.
The Riviera commercial plaza is located within a half mile of the Hacienda Iguana entrance. Businesses in this shopping center include Jasco’s sushi restaurant, BAC bank with ATM machine and a small grocery store (with the basics).
This property is located a 2-2.5 hours drive from the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport in Managua. Most of the major vehicle rental agencies have locations at the Managua airport (we recommend you make a reservation in advance).
The Costa Esmeralda Airport, located 5 minutes from Hacienda Iguana, opened in late 2015. Direct flights are available from Liberia, Costa Rica on Sansa Airlines. If traveling light, guests may want to consider experiencing the beautiful views and convenience of flying into the Costa Esmeralda Airport. These are small commuter planes with limited cargo storage. Those traveling with full size suitcases and surfboards should check with the airlines before booking ticket to ensure there is ample baggage space on the flight.
If renting a vehicle, we feel its only necessary to have a 4wd if planning to travel to some of the beaches further south (in the San Juan del Sur area). If one prefers not to rent a vehicle, we can arrange airport transportation and daily sightseeing/surf trips. We have motorcycle and scooter rentals available and we can also arrange vehicle and boat transport to other surf breaks in the area. There is also the option of renting a vehicle from Alamo and National, which has an office next to the Hacienda Iguana.
If you have questions or are ready to book, please email us at: [email protected]
If you have questions or are ready to book, you can email us at: [email protected]