11.41210273655426

-86.04514462044881

Casa Rio House & Studio

House • Entire Place • Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua

Enjoy jungle living a short walk from the beach
  • 9 maximum guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms

The Property

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 Rio Dulce river. The house provides comfort, privacy, and a sense of living in the deep jungle even though it is only a short walk to the beach and surf.

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. Flexibility is added to this rental property with the addition of the studio casita that is on-site but separate from the main house. The casita has modest living/dining area, efficiency kitchen, bathroom, lofted sleeping area with a queen bed (and futon sleeper for a potential 3rd person) and even its own parking and BBQ.

The main house has a master bedroom equipped with a queen bed. Each of the 2 guest rooms have 2 single beds. Each property comes equipped with a safe for your valuables and the house is equipped with a Bluetooth stereo system that can connect to your phone, iPod, etc. The house and studio are equipped with A/C in the bedrooms, cable TV in the main house and WiFi. Guests can also enjoy the 2 beach cruiser bikes that are included in the rental of the house! Cleaning service is also included and an optional meal plan service is available.

Property Type: House
Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 3/2 + Studio Casita 1/1
Occupancy: Up to 6 in House + up to 3 in Casita

Distance to Beach: 400
 meters

Rates:

$230/night Regular Season (October-February) House + Casita 

$250/night Surf Season (March-September) House + Casita 

$425/night Easter and Christmas week


About the Neighborhood

Activities:

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

Food supplies:

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.

Eating out:

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).

Shopping:

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).

Getting Around:

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.

Show More
Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 Queen
  • Bedroom 2
    2 Twins
  • Bedroom 3
    2 Twins
  • Bedroom 4
    1 Sofa Bed , 1 Queen
Nearest Break

Playa Colorado

Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua 0.5 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA) 99 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Fully equipped kitchen - private
  • TV
  • Closet/drawers
  • Private entrance
  • Parking
  • Outdoor grill
  • Hot water
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • 24 hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lock on door with key
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
  • Surf photography offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Babysitting available at additional cost
  • Cook available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included
  • Yoga on-site at additional cost
  • Bicycles available to use

Playa Colorado

Nearest break at 0.5 miles

Also known as Colorados. Playa Colorado is a powerful and barreling short A-frame river mouth/beach break. Colorados is considered one of the best and most consistent surf spots in Nicaragua, while there are a few peaks that stretch along the beach. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is year-round with the greatest conditions from February through September. Speed in paddling is key and it is advised to bring extra boards.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Short
  • Wave Direction
    A-frame
  • Board Type
    Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    Beach, River mouth
  • Swell directions
    SW
  • Best wind directions
    NE
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Sand
  • Best tides
    Rising, Mid, Falling, Low, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Private, Boat drop in, Hike in

Other surf breaks near this property

  • Distance
    0.8 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    1.3 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Distance
    3.6 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    4.8 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    5.3 miles
  • Skill Level
    advanced
Lance's Left
  • Distance
    12.1 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
Casa Rio House & Studio
Leaflet | Map © 1987-2019 HERE

Hosted by Surf NSR

Surf NSR Joined in June, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Suitable for infants (2 and under)
  • Suitable for children (2 to 12)
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • No smoking on property
You must also know
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

Strict
50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.