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Casa Swell & Casitas

Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
Casa Swell & Casitas
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights at casa swell. We stayed in the upper casita and it was perfect. It had plenty of space, and a beautiful large deck with a hammock which we really enjoyed. The bed was comfortable and there was a nice breeze to keep it cool. We enjoyed the quiet and peaceful location, however the walk to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Casa Swell is a little gem. A bit outside of town (15 min stroll), it's peaceful, airy, bright, well appointed and has a lovely host. She gave us a great warm welcoming, helped us with recommendations and getting our lay of the town. We rented little 100cc motobikes from Dales and used these to cruise up to the house faster.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stayed for a month at Casa Swell and I adored every minute. Lisa was incredibly hospitable, welcoming and gave us many helpful tips about activities in the local area. The rooms were clean, cool and well maintained. The bathrooms were a joy to use! The pool, BBQ area and the view take Casa Swell to the next level. It's... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Troy, Lisa and the Daves are an amazing bunch with a lot of local knowledge and experience. The place is absolutely stunning, from the beautiful kitchen inc. the "Survivor Nicaragua" Dinner table to the refreshing pool and the Monkeys over head in the farm out back. I enjoyed every moment spent at Casa Swell and had an extremely hard time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed for one week at Casa Swell over Christmas and New Years in 2013/14 and had a fantastic time. Gigante is a lovely fishing village, with great surf and beautiful beaches and the accommodation at Casa Swell is perfect. It's a 10 minute walk or so from town, but when you're greeted to a lovely pool & incredible sunsets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I booked this place after much debate and knowing little about Playa Gigante and Tola, but knew they were a little off the grid and that is what I like when I travel. The internet has slightly confusing information for those of you considering this as a destination - Tola is about 20 km from Playa Gigante and there is... More 

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Juan-les-Pins, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Dear Trip Adviser ;) (that's for Troy) The BEST place to stay! my first time to Nicaragua and I felt right at home. Lisa and Troy made me feel so welcome the second I arrived with a sunset drink and then invited me into town for Pizza where I met a few more of the local people. every one is... More 

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Moretown, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Perfect refuge from noise, heat and Gigante's jumble of a village. Quiet, perfect warm pool, complete kitchen, yoga on the roof... .. and best of all - a gracious owner Lisa, who acquainted us with generous info about what, where ,when. An intimate and comfortable lodging. Spectacular star and meteor & show at night ! Taxis are a must. Difficult... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stayed at Casa Swell for 4 nights and had a blast. I loved that my room had its own kitchen (so well equipped too) and that everything was kept so clean. I did yoga every morning on the rooftop terrace (definitely a highlight) and surfed at the fantastic beaches nearby. Lisa and Troy were really wonderful and helpful, I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Lisa and Troy make it feel like you are staying at a friend's amazing house overlooking the ocean in Gigante. The hosts are a super-friendly couple originally from Canada and who do the perfect job of making you feel right at home from the minute you arrive. The house is recently renovated and everything is extremely well done. We stayed... More 

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