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Beachfront, 10 Km North San Juan Del Sur The Road Ends At Our Gate, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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#2 of 9 Specialty lodging in Playa Maderas
Beachfront 30 m above sea level with different unique views. A very special and tranquil place where you can relax, enjoy the silence, amazing sunsets and the forest with monkeys and birds. A nearly complete paradise where you can enjoy all elements of nature and organize with our staff almost as it was your own house. Free WI-FI inside and outside the villas. 13 m infinity pool and Jacuzzi Privacy around your villa Own access to the beach Local restaurants environment Kitchen fully equipped Terrace and grill Personal service 24 hours security Air conditioning Electric power and generator Bathrooms with hot water TV 100 channels Natural Environment Nature Trails
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Horseback riding
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Yoga room
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Private pool
Mini golf
Airport transportation
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Always a bit of a leap of faith when booking a house online but Villas Playa Maderas was a big win! This place is unbelievable and not to be missed. From the beautiful houses to the infinity pool and the views from both it made for an unforgettable week. Ricardo and his staff were very accommodating and professional. We felt well looked after the whole time. Fantastic vacation!
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We stayed at Villa Tortuga for 4 days as 4 adults and 3 kids, and were absolutely blissed out. The house is spacious and clean, the views stunning and the care perfect. Another plus is that it is owned by two Nicaraguans with a foreign partner. If you walk down to the right on the beach you come to Mathilda’s, a shack on the most beautiful beach of Majagual, where you can get delicious local food. No english, incredibly nice. We rented boogie boards at Maderas, but pretty much stayed away from the surf scene there, though there are a couple restaurants. Also recommend the zip line and the Barrio Cafe in SJDS (Nica owned and operated). Horseback riding with Eric (you pass by his place). Horses well cared for, and again, a local. Honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
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Response from Ricardo T, General Manager at Villas Playa Maderas
Responded Feb 28, 2018
Thank you Rebecca for staying with us, our staff said great things about you and your family
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We travelled with a group of about 20 and rented all four villas at Villa Playa Maderas - it was one of the best vacations of our lives. The location is unbeatable - footsteps to the beach. The views are out of this world. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Ricardo is staff are incredible attentive and accommodating. If you are looking to get off the beaten track in San Juan del Sur, and stay in Maderas - look no futher!
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Seriously one of the best places I have ever been. The grounds and sunsets every night were some of the best i've seen. The property is breathtaking, the location is incredible and the staff is even better. I couldn't have asked for a better stay and experience in Nicaragua. Our group of 20 rented all four villas and it was exactly what we were hoping for, but better. Highly recommend to anyone traveling to the area... from couples, to families to singles. Ricardo, the owner/manager on duty is amazing, as is everyone on his staff. So accommodating and truly made you feel welcome and pampered. We took full advantage of the staff cooking a few meals for us and it was worth every penny. It's a bit of an experience getting there... on a super bumpy 4x4 road about 10 miles from San Juan Del Sur, but 100% worth it if you're willing to put in the effort. Go. you won't regret it...It's the perfect place to spend your vacation..I would honestly rate it 6 stars if i could.
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I recently took my first trip to Nicaragua with 19 others to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday. Villas Playa Maderas was PERFECT for our large group and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Ricardo and his staff were always available and ready to help us with whatever we needed. The villas were well kept and conveniently located with short hikes to several beaches. The views were unreal -- sunsets almost indescribable. The wildlife around the villas was amazing -- be prepared to see several types of crabs, howler monkeys (!), beautiful birds and lots of creepy crawlies (don't worry, you get used to it). The Villas: We rented 4 of the villas and they each had something special to offer. Palmera and Colibri are closest to the large infinity pool with expansive views of the ocean below. Tortuga and Mariposa are a short hike through the woods and also offer great views and are closer to the surf beach. All the bedrooms have air conditioning which is so so important for getting a good nights sleep as even at night it is hot and sticky. All the villas have hammocks and lots of rocking chairs for lounging about. They each have their own pools which is great after being in the hot sun. We felt very safe the entire time we were there -- there are 2 guard stations that monitor people trying to come up to the villas from the beach, but I don't think they really have an issue with this. But it's nice to know they are keeping an eye on things or if there was ever an emergency and you needed assistance quickly. Tips: Be sure to stock up on groceries, alcohol and ice before settling in -- it's a good 30 minutes on a bumpy dirt road to get to the store so not something you want to do on a regular basis. We also had a private chef come in and cook us meals some of the nights which was such a treat -- highly recommend Tropical Concierge. Kenny and his staff were awesome! The staff at the villas will even come in and cook breakfast for your house for a small fee (using the food you purchased). For lunches we often went down to the beach bars at Playa Maderas which is just a short walk along the beachline from the Villas. Maderas Sunset (on the beach) and Jungle Dreams (down the road away from the beach and to the right) were our favorites :) We didn't venture too far from the villas but did go to Taco Tuesday at the nearby Hulakai Hotel just up the road which was a ton of fun. Getting there: We chose to fly into Liberia Costa Rica and use a shuttle company to take us across the border. It's about a 4 hour journey from door to door but generally pretty easy to do. All in all it was a 5-star dream vacation and would most definitely recommend Villas Playa Maderas to anyone traveling to this part of Nicaragua :)
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del SurPlaya Maderas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villas Playa Maderas
Which popular attractions are close to Villas Playa Maderas?
Nearby attractions include Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia (3.0 miles), Latin American Spanish School (4.0 miles), and The Art Warehouse (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villas Playa Maderas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Villas Playa Maderas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villas Playa Maderas?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villas Playa Maderas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villas Playa Maderas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, Café Mediterráneo, and The Beach House Nicaragua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villas Playa Maderas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Villas Playa Maderas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villas Playa Maderas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villas Playa Maderas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Villas Playa Maderas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.