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“Loved it, this is the meaning of soul!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Del Soul
Pacific Marlin, N-34, San Juan del Sur 99513, Nicaragua   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Medley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved it, this is the meaning of soul!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

Loved it, my husband and I visited just for the weeked after a week of work in the city. This is perfect for couples, the view of the ocean and mountains was phenomenal! The service excelent. Hope to come back soon!

Stayed October 2008
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

I visited San Juan del Sur and Nicaragua for the first time in August 2008 as a solo, female traveler. I was a little nervous before my trip but once Randy picked me up from the airport, the impressive service began and all of my fears went away. I can't say enough about his guest house and the level of service that I experienced! I will definitely return and Casa del Soul will always have my business!!!!

  • Liked — service
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New Hope, PA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

Great place to stay! We rented two bedrooms with a common balcony that offered an incredible view of the bay and lots of sky- picture perfect. Since we were one family, renting the whole second floor created a totally private area for us. The bedrooms were simply furnished and comfortable. We read, napped in the hammocks and traveled to several area beaches during the days we spent there. The kitchen was well stocked and the host, Randy, couldn't be more helpful. We spent some nights cooking great meals together and eating with the other guests (who we loved and hope they will visit us in the US asap). The beaches in the area are quiet and totally non-commercial. The cost to stay at the Casa was reasonable and well worth it. You can't beat Randy as a host-- he knows the ropes. We hope to get back there and have another chance to rent that second floor.

  • Liked — View
  • Disliked — no complaints
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2008

Our stay at Casa del Soul was more than we expected, absolutely wonderful! We traveled to Nicaragua for 3 days from Costa Rica by car(which we left in CR), we were greeted at the border by a very helpful man who was sent to find us and help us through by Randy the most helpful host I have encountered traveling. Randy picked us up at the border for basically free and drove us around everywhere we wanted to go for the time we stayed with him. The villa is beautiful! Very comfortable feel, I felt instantly at home. A close drive to town about 5 minutes and a 3 minute walk along a beautiful creek to a gorgeos private beach. Although we prefered hanging out in Randy's huge pool and drinking some refreshing Tona beer. The surf at the near by beach was amazing and the people were very friendly everywhere we went. The price was perfect also. I have only 1 complaint, the bed was not all that comfortable, but the view from the bedroom balcony almost made up for. Thanks Randy :)
Hope to see you soon - Heather & Brandon

  • Liked — the host & villa
  • Disliked — bed
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

This place is amazing. Bedrooms with hammocks overlooking the ocean. The sunsets are like no other. The pool is great! This place gives you the feeling of security and luxury in the undiscovered paradise of San Juan Del Sur Nicaragua. It is so close to amazing surfing spots and right offshore is crazy fishing. Went out fishing for a 1/2 day, caught some nice Mahi's (1-20lbs+), brought them home and the cook at the house prepared some amazing meals. Randy and his staff are great, including Chewcho the dog whom we followed down the street (literally just a few hundred feet) into the rainforest where we found about 20 Howler Monkeys hanging out in the trees. The place is very affordable and I will definitely be going back. Randy knows a lot of people in town so he can help set up your excursions while you are there as well. Thanks Randy!!!

  • Liked — The committment to making sure we have a good time that the staff provides.
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

This place was fantastic--my favorite stop on our trip through Nicaragua and Costa Rica. We had our own private room in this three bedroom house located atop a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Just a three minute walk down to a private beach.

The ground level of the house is a sweeping terrace featuring a brilliant view, along with a pool, hammocks in the shade for lounging, and unique handcrafted tables and chairs where one can enjoy a relaxing dinner and amazing sunsets. Town is about a 10-15 minute walk down the mountain, but the owner ensures that there is always someone who can drop you off and pick you up--we got rides to Da Flying Frog (zipline tour), the local water taxi, and even had help getting to the Costa Rica border for the next leg of our trip. Additional amenities included a grill, a full kitchen, and delicious breakfasts cooked for you in the morning. This place is definitely a value and a great way to enjoy San Juan del Sur.

  • Liked — The house itself--great view, fun place to relax, close to beach
  • Disliked — Because of the privacy of the house, its easiest to get rides to and from town--was never a problem however
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa del Soul and absolutely loved it! We were so impressed with Randy's property -- not only is it private with unbelievable views but the rooms are extremely clean and comfortable -- you truly feel at home. Randy is a fantastic host -- he knows everyone around town and can give you excellent advice about what do while in town.

  • Liked — The beautiful views and clean rooms
  • Disliked — nothing -- it was perfect
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Casa Del Soul

Address: Pacific Marlin, N-34, San Juan del Sur 99513, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 57 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Del Soul is an oceanfront, luxury 4,000 sq. ft. home. It is situated on Nacascolo Bay, 5 minutes from San Juan Del Sur. It has a large outdoor deck surrounding a 4 by 9 meter swimming pool. The big balcony off the 2nd floor bedrooms give it a commanding view of the ocean and the tropical forest. Cable TV, DVD, ipod music systems, refrigerator, coffee makers make your room very comfortable. A full breakfast is included. We give cell phones to our guests and I help you do anything you want to in Nicaragua. Transportation,tours,volcanos,surfing,fishing,shopping, REAL ESTATE, ATV's,zipline,horseback riding,etc... ... more   less 
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Casa Del Soul Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Casa Del Soul Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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