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“Awsome beach front living! AmeriNica style.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Pelon

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Casa Pelon
San Jaun Del Sur
1 review
“Awsome beach front living! AmeriNica style.”
Reviewed April 23, 2011

If you are looking for an enhanced Nica experience with simple yet thoughtful accommodation and a great view of Playa Marsella then Casa Pelon is for you. Prepare to be wowed by the American-Nicaraguan culinary duo, Mark and Wendy, with sumptuous Nica specialties and Euro-American gustatory flare. Lounge in one of their over-sized hammocks sipping a cold beer or just relax with an interesting read on their open air terraza. If you tire of the tropical beeze upon your shady perch, you are within only a minute of having warm beach sand between your toes. But before sauntering off be sure to sample Mark’s charcuterie (smoked cured meats) and you may find yourself on the terraza a bit longer gnoshing an order of smoked BBQ ribs, pancetta or pulled pork with home-made macaroni salad and hibiscus ice tea. Salud!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

Located in easily the best spot right on the edge of Marsella beach, the amusingly named Casa Pelon has views to die for and a relaxed, laid back vibe.
The main living area is open to the elements on all sides, shrouded from the sweltering Nicaraguan sun by lush papaya and banana trees beyond which, views of the wide and sandy beach stretch far. What a view to sit infront of and enjoy your breakfast or many a cold Tona (the local beer) whilst lounging in a hammock!
Rooms are basic but well decorated in bright colours and are spotless with a shared bathroom that has the all important decent shower.
Mark and Wendy are very friendly, great hosts and extremely accommodating. My return flight to Managua meant I had to leave at 02:30am which they gallantly undertook despite the awful time!
Mark's pork ribs are the best Ive ever tried and he'll happily serve you up a plate before he he takes them to the local farmers market in San Juan every Saturday.
If you're looking for a relaxed escape where the emphasis is on good local food, and fab surfing and beaches then this is the place. The drive to the nearest town and all the main bars/restaurant/shops etc is not a mere 10 mins as a previous entry has suggested. The road has no tarmac and is therefore dusty and bumpy. The drive is more like 30mins, so certanly do-able but not walkable.
Can't recommend enough and I will certainly return!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

I´m an American missionary in Costa Rica and needed a place to go for my visa run. I randomly found Casa Pelon on a google search and it was definitely worth it. The beach was very relaxing and private. Mark and Wendy were wonderful hosts and their staff (Chase and Christian!!!) were really fun to hang out with. The food was amazing. It was also within walking distance to Playa Madera where there is phenomenal surfing. I would definitely go back!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

5 friends and I traveled throughout Nicaragua and of all the places we stayed, Casa Pelon was definitely the most beautiful and relaxing place. Marco and Wendy have an amazing property right on the water. They were extremely friendly, cooked breakfast for us every morning and even let us stock their fridge with our beers. On top of that, Marco's pork sausages really are to die for...best I've ever had! Casa Pelon is about 10 minutes driving from the downtown of San Juan del Sur which is nice because it's not too far if you want to shop and drink but it's still somewhat secluded if you want to relax. The beach in front of Casa Pelon is also very beautiful and you really have it all to yourself.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed April 13, 2011

Mark and Wendy are amazing hosts! Even though Casa Pelon isn't located in the heart of downtown, it is situated by the water without any disturbances. A perfect place to relax!!! You won't be sorry if you choose to stay here.

Room Tip: I'd rather sleep on the hammock!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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San Diego
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Reviewed April 8, 2011

Marco and Wendy were awesome! 5 friends and I stayed here and they were so hospitable! Everything from the sleeping arrangement to the food this, was a highlight of our trip. The sausage is AMAZING! We wanted to extend our stay just so we could experience the ribs! The beach is beautiful...it was like our own private beach. We were not sure what to expect and couldnt have asked for anything better. I will most def be making my way back there some day! One of the most relaxing places ever!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Moore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

Leaving my fast paced world behind and ending up at Casa Pelon was totally relaxing. I f you want to do nothing but lay in a hamock or set on the beachits okay because no one is there to bother you.
The beach is not a private beach but there are so few people that come down you have it all to yourself.
Great Place!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Pelon

Property: Casa Pelon
Address: Meters East Of Playa Marsella 10, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are situated on one of southwestern Nicaragua's most beautiful and tranquil beaches. Casa Pelon is located on Playa Marsella and is ten minuets from the fun town of San Juan del Sur and 5 minutes from the well-known surf break at Playa Maderas. We would be happy to arrange any transportation needs our guests may have. ... more   less 
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Casa Pelon Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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