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Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
Overlooking beautiful Laguna de Apoyo .. a warm, crystal crater lake 15 minutes outside of the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua. The house has ample space for a group or family of 8 people and is nestled in a tropical forest with regular visits from local monkeys, iguanas and a variety of birds. If you're looking for peace and tranquility and a getaway this is the place to be. There are a variety of restaurants and kayak rentals nearby. For a change of pace you can esily visit the nearby (15 minute drive) colonial city of Granada or surrounding volcanos....Overlooking beautiful Laguna de Apoyo .. a warm, crystal crater lake 15 minutes outside of the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua. The house has ample space for a group or family of 8 people and is nestled in a tropical forest with regular visits from local monkeys, iguanas and a variety of birds. If you're looking for peace and tranquility and a getaway this is the place to be. There are a variety of restaurants and kayak rentals nearby. For a change of pace you can esily visit the nearby (15 minute drive) colonial city of Granada or surrounding volcanos.More
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About the Owner
Andy and Esther R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
Interaction with guests
Andy and I are a Canadian Nicaragua couple who will be here to greet you and to ensure your safe arrival and provide you with all the information about the house, the caretakers (who live nearby and are here to assist you) and the surrounding area. As well we are available and happy to arrange or assist you with transportation and available tours with a local guide.
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

My family of six had an awesome experience at the house on the Lake, I couldn’t have enough of it, I would even enjoy it early in the morning, the sound of calming waters hitting the rocks, the birds, the breathtaking view worthy of a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank zeneydaw
EstherN709, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Greatly appreciate your review and your positive feedback .. we're very hapy that your family enjoyed their stay and we'd love to have you back ANYTIME!!

Reviewed February 6, 2019

This little slice of heaven is your respite from the stresses of every day life. Truly quiet, except for the amazing birds that inhabit the surround area. This is a special place for relaxation, water activities, lying in a hammock and reading or just having...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank warmsideofthemountai
EstherN709, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thanks Kathy for your stay and your lovely review ... we hope you're back soon!!!!

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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Wow, Alchemy on the Lake was such a wonderful place to stay. Laguna de Apoyo is a true gem, with perfect water for swimming, kayaking, and some of the most stunning sunrises you’ll ever see. There is also a hot springs in the lake just...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank PeacefulEarthWarrior
Reviewed December 31, 2018

I recently had an opportunity to stay with family at this beautiful home. It offers all the comfortable beds and a large kitchen with everything you need. You can relax with a book or glass of wine on the swing under the pergola or just...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank rosen573
Reviewed January 15, 2018

I stayed for 2 nights at Esther's place and wish I could have stayed for the rest of the month. Better planning next time! It is a beautiful house that is very clean and the grounds are well managed. Beautiful patio and pergola that over...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Lianashaw
Esther N, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thanks Liana .. it was a pleasure to have you stay at Alchemy ... come back and stay longer next time!!!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Yard
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Water Views
Blender
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Would you recommend this vacation rental for someone who wants to stay near a lake?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
Alchemy on the Lake is located in the Laguna de Apoyo EcoReserve .. it is approximately 50 minute drive from the International Airport and 20 minute drive from the colonial city of Granada! We are located lakeside and between Masaya and Granada ..
Getting around
Although a car is not necessary for those staying longer periods of time you may want to rent a car for a portion of your stay. There are however several local buses per day which are not always reliable but inexpensive! As well one of the nearby resorts has a shuttle bus that transports people between Apoyo Lagoon (Laguna de Apoyo) and Granada at set times (approx. $3/person/one way) ... I'm happy to arrange transportation and tours for those who want to see the area including .. active Masaya Volcano, dormant Mombacho volcano .. cloud forest or Las Isletas for a kayak or boat tour.
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