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Mi Casa Soñada - Cozy Beachfront Studio

Loft/Studio • Entire Place • Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua

Studio ideal for budget traveller who wants to be on the beach
  • 2 maximum guests
  • Studio
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom

The Property

The Mi Casa Soñada studio is ideal for the solo or budget traveling pair. It is a charming, detached quarters located behind the property's beachfront house. It contains its own separate entry and is located just steps from Nicaragua's most beautiful stretch of sand and is conveniently located at the Panga Drops surf break. It is also located a short walk to the Playa Colorado and Los Perros breaks. The studio contains a modest living/dining area, efficiency kitchen, bathroom, a queen bed and futon sleeper. The studio is also equipped with a safe for your valuables, A/C, Wi-Fi and cleaning service. An added bonus to this property is the access to the home's swimming pool if there are no renters in this property's main house (access to the swimming pool is not available to casita guests when the main house is rented).

Casita guests have access to the beach through one of the sides of the main house. The studio is equipped with A/C, WiFi and cleaning service.

Property Type: Studio
Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 1/1
Occupancy: Up to 2
Distance to Beach: Steps from the beach

Rates:
$90/night
$150/night Easter week and December 24-January 2


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.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Common Space
    1 Queen , 1 Sofa Bed
Nearest Break

Panga Drops

Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua 449 feet 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
  • Private entrance
  • Beach towels
  • Parking
  • 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

Panga Drops

Nearest break at 449 feet

Panga Drops is a punchy and sometimes barreling short to normal reef break that goes mostly right. These breaks are accessible through boat drop-in or by paddling out from Rancho Santana. The waves break quite a distance from the shoreline, so a long paddle out is necessary. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is high year-round, one of the most reliable in Nicaragua.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in summer
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Funboard
  • Type of Break
    Reef
  • Swell directions
    SW
  • Best wind directions
    E, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
    Empty
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Empty
  • Seabed
    Reef, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid
  • Power
    Punchy, Barreling
  • Access By
    Private, Boat drop in, Paddle out, Hike in

Other surf breaks near this property

  • Distance
    0.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Distance
    0.7 miles
  • Skill Level
    advanced
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    4.2 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    4.6 miles
  • Skill Level
    advanced
Lance's Left
  • Distance
    11.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
Mi Casa Soñada - Cozy Beachfront Studio
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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.