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Linda Guest House

Main Road & Beach | Ometepe Island, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
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Ranked #2 of 3 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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chicagoland, usa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's right--our family liked it so much last year that we booked Linda's Guest House again this year. We can't thank Linda enough for her hospitality, arrangements, and information. Whether it's crossing the CR border, finding a taxi, or taking a tour, Linda is on top of the options and helps us every step of the way. She is gracious... More

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Brasil de Santa Ana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My friend and I stayed for three nights in Linda's main house. We arrived later than expected because of the long lines at the border and were greeted with a much needed cold beer. After cleaning up a bit and chatting with Linda, we went across the street to Coco's and enjoyed two dinners of whole pan fried local fish... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and two young daughters stayed here for 3 nights late March of 2014. We absolutely loved it. Linda is a great host with a lot of information about the area. The place is extremely well maintained and very comfortable. The beach in front of the house is very nice and my girls loved playing in the waves. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a very nice five day stay in Linda's casita. On one side of the property there is a gate that leads directly onto the beach. On the other is a gate to the road and several restaurants all within a couple hundred feet. About a five or ten minute walk up the hill you can find a small... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent 5 nights (not long enough!) at Linda Guesthouse in February. Linda was so helpful, even before we arrived. She emailed lots of info about the island and arranged to have a taxi at the ferry dock when we got to the island. We stayed in the casita and enjoyed being able to cook some of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

You can find this listing on airbnb. Run by a 10+year American resident of Ometepe. We thought about staying at Totoco EcoLodge bc of the recommendations in LP guide and the great reviews. In retrospect, we are so glad we decided on Linda's. We also thought about a few other of the fincas. After talking with a few locals, we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is a very late review as I didn't see this on tripadvisor before but I am so glad to be able to leave a raving review about Linda's guest house! I stayed with a group of friends for Semana Santa in 2012 and Linda was such a great host letting about 7 of us (if I remember correctly) stay... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed in the main house for 3 nights. We were immediately enchanted by the unique construction of the house and its setting right next to the lake. We used the kitchen a lot and appreciated having many food items (e.g. fruits) made available to us by Linda, just marking down what we used on the honor system. The very... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Linda's guest house is an enchanting cottage on the eastern shore of Ometepe Island whose hostess (owner-Linda) has created the perfect retreat to explore the magical island of Ometepe. The home is a masterpiece of brickwork and local woods landscaped to blend into the beach location. The kitchen was well stocked with eggs, fruits, coffee, juice,beer,ect. and was easy to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I stayed here for four nights with my four year old daughter. We stayed in the small house that only had one bed but Linda provided a mattress for my daughter which worked out perfect. She had some eggs and vegetables already in the house and she only charges you for what you use. She also walked up to the... More

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Address: Main Road & Beach | Ometepe Island, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Advance reservations only for Linda Guest House located a step to the longest stretch of sandy beach with superb access to all the various activities in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and throughout magical Ometepe Island with 2 hike-able volcanoes, precolumbian petroglyphs & museum, zoomorphic statues, indigenous population, rural farming (organic coffee cooperative, beans, rice, wheat, tobacco, sesame seed)& fishing communities, mineral springs, waterfalls, river kayaking, beach horseback rides and so much more. Enjoy refreshing lake breezes and sleep in home style comfort with the sounds of nature = wind, waves, birds & monkeys. Two beautiful unique guest houses with lots of screened windows and doors, ceiling fans, kitchens and warm water showers surrounded by lush tropical organic gardens and a volcanic rock wall for privacy right on the beach and paved road in Santa Cruz. Outdoor BBQ and new rancho for hammocks and rocking chairs. Perfect accommodations for honeymoon couples, friends and families with lots of amenities on site including free filtered spring water, complementary desserts, samples of fruits,veggies and herbs from the gardens, help with shopping, cooking and clean up or ordering from local restaurants, children activities, information and assistance prior to traveling and while visiting to have a unique relaxing vacation but with insights into islanders and their lives and challenges. Involved in the island community with projects including beach and road cleanups with neighbors, helping children, families and teachers supporting education, health and future success. Also accommodations for Tony's Lake Cabin in Balgue - an affordable option for 2 or 3 guests with kitchen and private bathroom - supporting local sustainable tourism. Contact information on forum sites or web search for reserving any guest house or more information. ... more   less 
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