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“Best Flea Market/Yard Sale Find” 5 of 5 stars
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#1 Park Avenue, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   |  
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“Best Flea Market/Yard Sale Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My son and I arrived in San Juan del Sur not knowing where we would stay. After stopping a few places we came across a friendly couple hosting a flea/market/yard sale who suggested Park Avenue Villas. They were the owners, Ralph and Renda. What a fabulous find!!! It is 1 1/2 blocks from the beach and restaurants. The suite was light, airy, very clean and tastefully furnished. The veranda sitting area and view - awesome; and the pool - refreshing. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The owners were fabulous! We loved talking with Ralph. He knows a lot about the history and current happenings in San Juan del Sur. We even got a chance to go out on the sailboat, "No Bad Days". I definitely recommend Park Avenue Villas. It was our million dollar find at a flea market/yard sale.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff. The view from the balcony is awesome and a great place to drink your coffee at in the morning while kicking back in one of the rocking chairs. Equally as nice to watch the sunset from. The location is great. Just a short block and a half to the beach or the many restaraunts that line the beach. If you get the chance, take a sunset sail on the sailboat skippered by the owner, Ralph and crewed by the Sea Scouts. Ralph and Renda were great hosts and can tell you all you need to know about the city, where to eat and what to do. They even made reservations for us for one of the special events. Very nice! We really enjoyed our time there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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4 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Just start by saying next time we are in san juan we will book a villa. Renda showed us a few rooms and a suite. Sitting just above the city with great views, pool etc. " No Bad Days " her husband shippers a sailing vessel and all proceeds benefit( Sea Scouts ) a local youth group. Its a little more than our budget , had we not already paid to stay somewhere else I would be there watching the sunset with my book and cocktail. A friendly and comfortable place in town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was our second trip to SJ del Sur. we decided to spend a little more money for accommodations, and we're glad we did! just 150 meters from the beach, and great dining, the hotel offers great views of the bay. we had THREE different cruise ships come in, during our 3-day stay. though the owners were away, their staff was very attentive. we spent lots of time on the great veranda overlooking the bay, with excellent internet, a cool breeze, and a tranquilo energy about the place. though small, our little kitchenette worked well for our breakfasts. the pool is lovely, with the architectural feature of the staircase rising above it. the beds are good, the AC excellent, and quiet sleeping. as B&B owners here in Costa Rica, we appreciate a good night's sleep. we will return!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We've been to San Juan del Sur once before, and couldn't stay at our usual place. I asked for a referral to another hotel with a pool, and we were not disappointed. We fell in love with Park Avenue Villas. I communicated with Renda (owner) for a month prior to arriving and she was wonderfully helpful. The staff was friendly and very helpful! We skipped a trip to one of the local beaches to stay and enjoy the hotel and especially the pool. It was one of the best family vacations we've had, and we travel a good bit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The cleanliness and friendliness of the staff was beyond welcoming. The accommodations were comfy and clean. Ralph and Renda treated my family- and my boys like family. Highly recommend the sailing excursion. The hotel is a short walk to everywhere- dining, convenience stores, bars, beach yet far away enough to be quiet. Jorge is very knowledgable as well and an asset to Park Avenue staff. Thanks Ralph, Renda and Jorge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My husband and I recently returned home from SJdS and Park Avenue Villas where we have stayed for a month the last 4 yrs. We truely feel like this is our 2nd home and Ralph and Renda make us feel like family. This year was even more so as my husband flew off a motorcycle and broke his collar bone. What do you do when you are so far from home and have a medical emergency? Well, Ralph and Jorge, an exceptional employee/friend, took us to the local clinic and when we were told we would have to go to Rivas, 30 miles away, Ralph said, "Let's go"! I had to decline such a generous offer as I had no idea how long we would be gone. Ralph took us to get a cab and Jorge went with us to act as interpreter. The medical emergency was attended to just as it would have been back home and with great professionalism. Hubby is mending nicely and I want everyone to know of the kindness and care of Ralph, Renda and the exceptional Jorge! It would have been so much more difficult without him. So if you are looking for a very clean, well kept property to stay at go no further than Park Avenue Villas. You will be treated with kindness and will feel very welcome. Thank you to Ralph, Renda, Jorge and all the staff. We've already booked for next year!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Park Avenue Villas

Address: #1 Park Avenue, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 53 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Park Avenue Villas is a condo hotel only a block from the beach within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, activities in the middle of town. The hotel is on a slight hill so you get a panaramic view of the bay with awesome sunsets from our second floor deck.We have long and short term rates and 4 selections of suites. Our motto, the longer you stay, the less you pay... We offer one and two bedroom suites with airconditioning, TV, DVD players, great selection of DVDs free...ceiling fans and hot water throughout the hotel. courtyard pool is on the lower floor. Call or email for pricing.In San Juan del Sur and Park Avenue Villas, there is truly No Bad Days. ... more   less 
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Park Avenue Villas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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