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Spectacular, best location!

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From Managua, Nicaragua December 07 2018 - December 09 2018

The house was spectacular and its location was the best. We loved the details in furniture and great taste. It was furnished as all Airbnb houses should. We were very impressed with the furniture quality and the housekeepers' hospitality and responsiveness. We would definitely book this great house again.

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Amazing house

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From Los Angeles , California April 30 2018 - May 06 2018

“This house was amazing! Beautiful California beach vibe in Nica.

 

Everything was clean, stylish, and comfortable for our large group including many children! Hola Nicaragua (Nicaragua365) took care of anything we needed on our trip including airport transport, massages, rides to closer destinations and the amazing chefs!

 

Julieta and Maria the care takers and amazing chefs I mentioned above made our trip! We were melting over every meal and they were amazing with our children as well. They cooked things that were kid friendly and just went out of their way to make everyone happy! The house and the trip was incredibly special we can’t wait to go back!”

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Sublime!

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From Boston February 03 2018 - February 10 2018

Quite possibly the best location in Hacienda Iguana! Far enough away from the beach bar and HOA pool for privacy, yet close enough for a quick stroll to happy hour. We've stayed at other ocean front homes at Iguana in the past, but none had the charm and ambience of Encantos. Fantastic staff . . .you really need to sample Julietta's cooking . . . and wonderfully furnished with authentic Nica charm. Great swimming pool and outdoor areas. Functional kitchen, and a good choice of bedrooms with an additional casita available on the property. Howler Monkeys and Turtles abound. We will be back next year!

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Perfect

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From California January 03 2018 - January 13 2018

This house is amazing! It exceeded all our expectations. Will definitely be back next year!

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Casa Encanto was better than expected.

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From New York, USA December 16 2017 - December 21 2017

I will definitely be coming back to Hacienda Iguana and Casa Encanto. N365 has done an incredible job maintaining the property. The maid service and food preparation/cooking was 5 stars. Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

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The perfect week in paradise.

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From Chicago, IL (USA) December 02 2017 - December 09 2017

We had an amazing week at Encanto. We were two families, with 4 adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 6 to 12 and the house was perfect. Amazing location on the beach, steps from surfing, swimming and jumping waves. The pool was a refreshing change of pace from the ocean, and the kids spent time in it almost every morning before breakfast. Speaking of meals, Julietta prepared all our meals and the food was incredible. She did a great job of serving some traditional Nica dishes while also providing a few more familiar items with each meal for the kids (pasta, rice, fruit, eggs etc). Having Julietta handle all of the shopping, cooking and clean up gave us hours a day of extra vacation time.

 

In our week at the house, everyone was incredibly attentive to our needs, with frequent communication from David and Iaian to ensure we were getting the experience we wanted. Speaking of Iain, he was quick to help us line up surfboard and boogie board rentals, massages in the house, horseback riding on the beach, surf lessons, guided tours of Granada and Ometepe and even a morning out on the water catching some Spanish mackerel (which Julietta was quick to clean and grill for our lunch that day!). Our last night in town we were able to catch a baseball game in Rivas, which was a blast.

 

The house itself is wonderful, with tons of space to spread out and enjoy the open air design. Shady spots to recline and read, catch a quick nap in a hammock. Comfortable beds, hot showers, wifi, cold A/C and a TV in the front room that was never turned on once. That's a testament to all there is to do and enjoy here at Encanto.

 

Pro tip - Finishing the day by walking down to Pili's for happy hour at 4:00 was great! It's the community's HOA facility that has a nice pool, bar, restaurant and amazing views of the best surf spot in the area. Enjoying a cold drink, letting the kids swim/play volleyball and watching the sun set behind the legit surfers before walking back to the house for another expertly prepared meal made it hard to leave. If you have found this property as you are researching a trip, stop researching and book. You've found paradise!

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Thanksgiving is better in Nicaragua

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From USA November 23 2017 - November 25 2017

The property is well-maintained with two caretakers on site. The location couldn't be better. Surf, swim, beach club, etc. The house has all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation.

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The property is the most beautiful on the grounds

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From Jacksonville, Florida November 08 2017 - December 13 2017

The property is the most beautiful on the grounds. The staff is simply best, they were so pleasant and helpful and always around in case of anything.

 

They made us feel like we were always being looked after. It was more than we could have asked for.

 

The concierge, Ian and property manager David were so helpful and friendly. Ian is the kind of guy you can call for anything and does everything to try to help. This was with all our friends who stayed at the 365 properties. It was all just perfect!

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Beautiful home

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From USA November 06 2017 - November 13 2017

The home is gorgeous. We had our family here and everyone enjoyed I️t very much. Lots of space. I love the open lay out and the gorgeous grounds. The entire 365 staff were incredible and the home staff were warm, caring and very attentive. I would for sure book this home again.

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Great time

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From California July 04 2017 - July 09 2017

Not surfers, went with family (young children) and had a great time. Beach is beautiful and the community is safe and peaceful. Great for biking around. The one negative was the lack of music in the house. Definitely a great place to relax.

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Perfect Getaway

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From NY, USA May 20 2017 - May 27 2017

My stay at Casa Encanto was great! The house is beautiful. All the staff keep the grounds in very good shape. Iain was a fabulous host. He was very responsive while we were there and afterwards as well. One of the members in our group left something of theirs at the house and Ian helped us ship it back to the US. He was very kind and went well out of his way to coordinate it with us and FedEx.

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Wonderful Stay!

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From New York, NY May 20 2017 - June 27 2017

We just got back from a week at one of Nicaragua365’s houses (Casa Encanto), and have nothing but great things to say about the service we received.

 

They took take of us from the second we arrived in Liberia in Costa Rica, helped us cross the border, and were incredibly attentive throughout our stay.

 

The whole staff was courteous and very nice. The property itself was beautiful and right on the beach. Highly recommended if you’re looking to just unwind, enjoy some quiet time and the beach. Thank you!

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Beyond paradise!

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From Santa Barbara, California May 17 2017 - May 25 2017

The staff is 5+ Julieta our lovely cook is priceless❤️We’re returning again in January 2018, looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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La Vida

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From San Francisco, California April 27 2017 - April 30 2017

The home is beautiful and extraordinarily well kept. The staff are all fantastic, kind and helpful, and the community's vibe is one of pure happiness and bliss. Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach can do amazing things for the spirit, as can the stars which are incredibly bright down here... check it out, and get some waves while you're at it 🏄🏽🌞

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Elegantly appointed and superbly staffed.

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From San Francisco, CA April 26 2017 - May 03 2017

For our friends and family, this home was the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the surf. James, Iain, and all those who assisted us with our stay were very professional and attentive. I hope to stay with them again soon and could not recommend this property more.

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Lived like Kings

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From Orange County, CA March 29 2017 - April 04 2017

I came here with 5 other guys for a surf trip and had an amazing time. This is my second time back to Nicaragua but my first time staying at this house. The staff (Ian & David) provided top notch service and were very cool the entire time. 100% get the meal plan, we debated getting it in the beginning but it honestly made the entire trip. Julietta and her daughter are both angels and cooked the most amazing meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we ate like kings. We loved this place and all the people that came with it.

 

The house is unreal, extremely nice and well kept by Antonio who is the man! Its a simple walk to Panga Drops and Colorados. Perfect for surfers or a family.

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Absolutely breathtaking

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From Thousand Oaks, CA March 04 2017 - March 11 2017

We had a great time staying in this beautiful house right on the beach! The openness of the floor plan is wonderful. The staff at Nicaragua 365 were so helpful and took great care of us! We will be back!

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Our most special place!

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From Nj USA January 20 2017 - February 10 2017

We love this home and return every year. David, Ian, Julietta and Antonia are like family. Wonderful location and attention from the staff. The owners have created a very special home! Jullietta is an amazing cook. Have her make Nacatamales!

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Love staying here!

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From Utah, USA January 12 2017 - January 17 2017

David and the staff at 365 are perfect!!!!oh yeah, there's a pretty good wave right out the back door!

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Casa Encanto, encantado!

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From Boston, Massachusetts (USA) December 21 2016 - December 27 2016

Had an excellent week stay at Encanto and can't praise the experience enough. The house is located right on the beach just a short walk from two excellent surf breaks (Colorado and Panga Drops). The concierge Iain was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed and was quick willing to arrange any activities. We opted for the meal service, and Dona Julieta cooked us incredible meals three times a day.

 

The house was very clean and just as pictured with a pool that was exceptionally maintained (3 times per day) while we were there. Thanks for the the great vacation and memories!

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Heavenly

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From Los Angeles December 13 2016 - December 19 2016

I have never had such an amazing surf vacation. Although the waves were not epic, because of the proximity of the house, I was in the water 3 times a day. Head out in the am after breakfast, stay out for a few hours, then come back and chill for an hour until lunch. Rinse repeat for dinner :)

 

The food was delicious, filling, and always more than enough. I have mild stomach issues, but i did not once have any issues on the trip. Chalk that up to super fresh ingredients and zero stress :)

 

Julietta, Antonio, and Iain are all super warm, chill and accommodating. I couldn't have asked for better hosts. The house was always immaculate, and because of the panel doors, there is always a comfortable breeze through the house.

 

I would recommend staying here to anyone who is looking for a relaxing, comfortable, beautiful get away with quick access to surf. Gary B.

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Excellent and relaxing stay

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From San Diego, Ca, USA December 13 2016 - December 19 2016

The stay at Encanto was just the vacation I needed. It was situated right on the beach between to great surf breaks, and though the surf was small when I was there it was still a blast. The description of the house and the pictures are accurate and even more stunning in person. The three meals cooked each day by Julieta were exceptional. The concierge Iain also did a great job ensuring that we had a good time and that all our needs were met. I can't recommend this place enough. Thank you for making my first vacation in two years so great and memorable! Danny

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Great house, great staff, and awesome break

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From Durango, Colorado October 16 2015 - October 24 2015

We had six adults and six children. The house was perfect for our group. The caretakers cooked and cleaned the entire time and made our vacation relaxing and memorable. Antonio even built us a bon-fire on the beach! David was quick to respond to our every need. The house was in great shape and the beds were comfortable. It was great to be able to swim in the pool and wait for the surf to become perfect. We were in the rainy season but the rains only came at night!

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Such a nice place!!

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From Orange County, California April 08 2015 - April 16 2015

Of all our surf trips (the 4 guys I stayed with), this one was by far the best! We had such an amazing time: great surf and even better food. Julietta and Antonio were awesome and super accommodating. David went above and beyond to make everything perfect. We are super grateful to have the opportunity to come and enjoy this place!

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Perfect vacation from Start to Finish!

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From Lawrence, KS February 20 2015 - February 28 2015

The House, Food, Service, and unpopulated Beach were all top notch from day 1. We ate and lived like (lazy) royalty when we were not playing in the waves, pool, or on the beach. David and James organized a great day trip to Granada and some amazing paddle boarding around the Islands of Lake Nicaragua. We had a great surf lesson with Oliver, and hit the waves at Panga Drops the next day!

 

We saw baby turtles, an ant eater, and howler monkeys right outside our windows. It was a real tropical paradise and an easy place to completely relax. Of all the houses we saw, I thought Encantos had the best outdoor patio, where we ate all our meals and played games, music, and cards. We hope to make it back again very soon!!

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Beautiful Home on a Beautiful Beach

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From New Jersey, USA January 17 2015 - February 07 2015

We spent three weeks at Encanto and what a wonderful time it was. Amazing house right on the beach with two awesome surf breaks. The caretakers Julieta and Antonio were wonderful and very accommodating with all of our needs. The whole house setup was amazing with three bedrooms in the main house and a detached casita with two bedrooms. We had multiple guests over the three weeks which made it easy with the casita.

 

David, our property manager was so helpful in setting up transport to and from the airport, horseback riding, day trips, hooking us up with locals for fish and vegetables. It was an amazing three weeks and cannot recommend this house enough. We plan on going back next year for a month!!

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Thank you Nicaragua365 for the best vacation!!

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From Boise, Ohio (USA) November 09 2014 - November 14 2014

We returned this year with seven friends who all have different interests. Everyone was delighted with the vacation, whether they came to relax and finish a book or get the courage up to try Panga Drops. To sum it up perfectly, when one of our guests saw the comments/ survey they said "Do they even need that? How could anyone have anything to complain about?!" Everyone is talking about coming back next year!

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Magnificent start to finish. Amazing beachfront home!

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From Santa Barbara (CA), USA March 13 2014 - March 18 2014

Top to bottom the most relaxing vacation we have ever had! The house was outstanding, the location so peaceful, safe and beautiful. The surfing outstanding, the beach perfect. The house staff professional, courteous, enjoyable and delightful!

 

We will be back!

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Truly incredible time. Best New Year's eve ever!

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From New York, USA December 28 2013 - January 04 2014

Encanto is a fantastic beach getaway. This is high praise - we expected the place to be great; it beat our expectations hands down.

 

We spent an entire week relaxing in an unexploited paradise. We would not hesitate to recommend Encanto to anybody looking to get off the beaten path. Beautiful well appointed home, awesome pool and breath taking beach right out front. We would consider the catering package to be one of the highlights of our trip. Flexible schedule, varied, delicious and healthy. Antonio, Julieta and Karen are amazing. Top notch. Went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Very diligent. We can't wait to come back!

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Awesome - everything we could have hoped for

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From Los Angeles November 02 2013 - November 09 2013

We arrived late at night and found the house well stocked and ready for us. We scored solid surf for the week. We surfed early and came home to find Julietta making a killer breakfast of pico de gallo, hand made tortillas, eggs and bacon and the grounds and pool being tended to by Antonio - they are an awesome team. The house is well designed to be enjoyed all day... pool, hammock and at a quiet part of the beach. The food was terrific and Julietta always asked us what we wanted for dinner and cooked everything exactly the way we asked... she made out stay terrific. Solid mention to Karel's arroz con pollo and Luis for playing badminton. After the afternoon session, having a beer on the back patio watching the sun set made every day perfect. We will be back!

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Perfect spot on the beach. Photos just can't do the house justice.

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From Boise, Ohio (USA) October 26 2013 - November 01 2013

We had no idea what to expect in Nicaragua. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, all of our concerns were put aside. Arriving at the house, we were stunned. It was immaculate, perfectly arranged and kept spotless everyday. Photos cannot do it justice. After playing in the ocean all morning, our biggest decision was where in this lovely house should we nap?

 

The staff are the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. We were truly pampered from sun up to sun down. Our first morning we woke to find the doors wide open and the smell of bacon, pancakes and coffee. I honestly haven't been looked after like this since I was a little kid. The food was delicious. Every meal was different and so beautifully arranged that we had look at it for a minute and then look at each other with an "is this really happening expression?!"

 

Our goal was to learn to surf while we were here. The surf shop put us in touch with not only an instructor, but the Nicaraguan champion Oliver Soliz. Under his watchful eye we both learned how to get out beyond the surf break and Darin even caught a big wave at Panga.

 

We will back as soon as possible! Fine work Nicaragua365!

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Perfect, from start to finish

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From San Diego, CA (USA) August 22 2013 - August 26 2013

Everything about our stay was perfect, from start to finish. Met at the airport by Jorge with ice cold drinks in his new, clean, super comfortable bus. Connected our iPod and cruised down enjoying the sights. Once at the house, we loved every bit of it - the staff: great food by Julietta who also kept the house spotless and put out fresh flowers every day. And thanks to Antonio for looking after the pool and helping out where needed. We enjoyed this beautiful house completely AND scored some of the most fun waves of our lives.

 

We can't wait to come back!

 

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