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Casa Del Soul
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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“Even Better Than What the Website Advertises!”
Reviewed January 19, 2009

I had never tried a B&B before but after reading many of the reports on TripAdvisor and all the info on the Casa del Soul website, decided to give it a try. This property exceeds its advertisements (and exceeded my expectations)! Truly a taste of luxury that we very much needed after our rustic accommodations in other parts of Nicaragua. Casa del Soul was impeccably clean, nice and quiet, and offered incredible views of the Pacific Ocean right from our guest room. The owner, Randy, and his assistant Brenda went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Brenda's delicious food was a welcome change from the bland, unappetizing food we'd experienced for most of our trip previous to our stay at Casa del Soul. The B&B is located in an upscale, executive neighborhood in the hills overlooking San Juan del Sur. Randy offers transportation into town (a 5-10 minute trip) and has taxi service available, even as far as to the Managua Airport. The personal service and spacious facilities made us feel as though we owned the place. We stayed 4 days. I'm glad we saved Casa del Soul until the end of our Nicaragua vacation. It would have been very difficult to stay at some of our other hotels in Nicaragua after experiencing the luxury of Casa del Soul.

  • Liked — the views
  • Disliked — there was nothing that I disliked
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco Bay Area
1 review
Reviewed December 28, 2008

Casa del Soul is a slice of heaven, in a gorgeous spot. The proprietor, Randy, goes out of his way to make sure guests are comfortable and have whatever they need to make their stay memorable.

You can cook your meals, have them cooked to order, or eat your meals out, in town. Arrangements for transportation and excursions are available for the asking.

The rooms are luxurious, by Nica standards, with unforgettable views. The house is built with the beautiful surroundings paramount. Sunset swims with cocktails poolside are not to be missed.

  • Liked — The proprietor was very accommodating.
  • Disliked — There was not enough privacy between our room and the neighboring room.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Toronto
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3 reviews
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Reviewed December 21, 2008

My girlfriend and I stayed there for a week and just like everyone else who has reviewed Casa del Soul, our stay there was perfect.

The house is amazing and the views of Nacascolo Bay are spectacular. Randy is a great host and will do everything he can to make your stay and enjoyable one.

If you are passing through San Juan del Sur, make it a point to stay at least a couple of days at Casa del Soul. Though be careful, you won't want to ever leave.

  • Liked — The house
  • Disliked — Its just a bit outside of town (very, very small gripe)
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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8 reviews
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Reviewed December 18, 2008

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Casa del Soul. We orginally booked for 3 nights and end up staying for 6. Randy and his staff took excellent care of us the entire time. The house is beautiful and after traveling the country for 3 weeks on chicken buses and rough roads, Casa del Soul was luxurious! Our mornings started out with fresh, hot coffee and a full breakfast of whatever we desired was prepared for us. I stil miss these breakfasts. Most days we headed to town and then went to one of the amazing beaches both north and south of San Juan. Once we arrived back in town a quick phone call (yes, Randy provides his guests with a cell phone) was all it took for Alex to come pick us up and take us back to the serenity of Casa del Soul. The house isn't far from town, but you have to cross a fairly large hill to get there. No worries, because the staff provided rides pretty much whenever we wanted. We cooked our dinners in the kitchen almost every night which is fully equipped with every kitchen appliance and tool necessary as well as a gas BBQ grill. We enjoyed exploring the area, but in all honesty, you could spend several days at Casa del Soul and never leave the house. The views are magnificent, the pool is refreshing, the multiple hammocks are relaxing, the music (yes, Randy lends you his iPod) is wonderful, and you can even take a short walk to a rocky beach that is gorgeous. All in all, a great place to recharge your batteries!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Doral, Florida
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5 reviews
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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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new jersey
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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
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New Hope, PA
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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
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Property: 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 #7 of 74 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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