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Gardener's Reward

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Gardener's Reward

Gardener's Reward

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Ocean front villa with five ensuite ocean view bedrooms.
  • Right at Panga Drops surf break
  • $600/nt for 6 guests
  • $50/person/nights extras to max 10
Beachfront pool & balcony deck looking out at the Panga Drops surf break. AC throughout all indoor areas (not limited at bedrooms as in most other homes) and automatic generator. Staffed round the clock for convenience & security.

5 bedroom surf front at Panga Drops

There are two master suites, one upstairs and one downstairs. The masters each have a queen sized bed.

Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are in the main house. Each have two twin beds. Bedroom 4 is semi-standalone, set apart from but connected to the rest of the house via the balcony.

Impressive outdoor living areas including decked balcony that runs the length of the entire upstairs outside bedrooms 2, 3 and 4. Perfect place to top up on your tan and watch the waves.


Guestbook comments and reviews of Gardener's Reward:

Perfect Vacation

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From Washington DC, USA April 15 2017 - April 22 2017

We spent an amazing week in NICA, there were 12 of us, 4 adults and 8 kids. The house was beautiful, well maintained, with a great afternoon shaded pool that was a nice size. We felt very safe at Iguana.


The staff at N365 were great, from David quickly responding to our emails to Iain arraigning all the activities from spa massages, board rentals, and surf lessons. He also arranged rides to visit a local school, where the kids brought soccer gear to give out to the school kids, then topped it off with a soccer match. Janet and Gabriel also did an amazing jobs, the food was excellent and the fresh juices tasted so good. The house was clean thoroughly each day, even with 8 kids in the house.


Another great plus was Juan the surf instructor. We arranged to have Juan there for each day. He was absolutely amazing. Everyone stood up by weeks end, and he even took my 14 year out to Panga and surfed with him multiple times.


Overall it was a 5 star experience, we plan to return again.

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Living large in Nicaragua

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From Brooklyn NY February 20 2017 - February 26 2017

I've been to Nicaragua many times over the past 12 years but have never stayed in such a luxurious location / accommodations. We treated ourselves this time and it was worth it! The house is really gorgeous and beautifully maintained. The upper and lower deck overlook the pool and out onto the Panga Drops surf break. The beach is about 1.5 miles long. Water was warm even in Feb. Waves were great. We got massages, had surf lessons, went on a day long boat trip to San Juan. Went swimming every day and basically just enjoyed the sun, sand, waves, sunsets and amazing stars. One person got stung by a stingray though - so watch out for them.


The staff was fantastic. David and team organized everything for us. We weren't sure about the catering but were very glad that we decided to do it as it made it truly relaxing to not have to worry about shopping, meal planning, cooking and cleaning for a big group. Cecilia was a great cook too. Shopping for incidentals at the gringo grocery is expensive though. Bring your own nutella!


We'll be back next year.

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Nuestras mejores vacaciones en familia.

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From Argentina January 09 2017 - January 18 2017

Hacienda iguana fue el lugar ideal para pasar unas hermosas vacaciones junto con nuestros hijos. La casa es comodisima y preciosa, tanto para unas vacaciones familiares como para ir con amigos. La atención que recibimos fue excelente, tanto por parte de David e Iain como por Gabriela, nos sentimos muy a gusto y con deseos de regresar muy pronto.

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OMG this place is awesome!!!

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From Atllanta, Georgia (USA) August 13 2016 - August 20 2016

We have been to Nicaragua many times in the past and stayed at different type of places BUT this was by far the best accommodations. We had everything we needed. the service was better than any Resort you can stay in. The Ladies were wonderful!!! Gaby was very friendly and Boy did she keep the place clean!! Martha and her helper were ABSOLUTELY magnificent.


We were not going to do the catering in the beginning BUT we are thankful we did. The food was cooked to perfection. David was very helpful, helped to arrange activities with ease. We had a group of 11 (8 adults and 3 children) and the pool came in very handy not to mention the beach is just a few feet away. If you like to surf this is the place for you. The beach and waves are awesome. We are considering going back and have recommended this to several of our friends and family.

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Paradise for surfers and families

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From Oxnard, CA (USA) July 16 2016 - July 23 2016

Our group of 11 (2 grandparents + 2 kids with spouses + 4 grandkids + surfing cousin) found this house perfect for our annual family trip and is now our favorite.


The house is new and has been designed and furnished with exquisite taste. The pool is always inviting if you don't want to walk 25 ft to the shady hammock or 75 ft to the breaking waves. The beach is over a mile long and friendly to kids but with 3 challenging surf breaks, a steady offshore breeze attracting surfers from around the world yet still very uncrowded. Amenities are appropriate for a relatively new beach development/resort and given current construction in and future plans, Hacienda Iguana will offer even more options for dining and shopping in the future. Don't miss Pili's Kitchen on the beach for sunset dinner, Anana's for a cold drink or Spokes and Scoops for ice cream or smoothie. We didn't get a chance to play on the golf course, rent bikes or enjoy a massage, but its nice to know they were available.


Outside of the upscale gated community of Hacienda Iguana, we found Nicaragua is still a poor country, with amenities and prices about 20 years behind Costa Rica. The people we encountered were always friendly and as helpful as our language differences allowed. Don't bother changing money at the airport cambio since prices in most restaurants and shops are posted in US dollars which are accepted everywhere, but with change sometimes in Nicaraguan Cordobas.


Gabriela, our full time housekeeper, was a gem, able to keep the house cleaner than ours back home despite 4 very active kids. David the local manager for Nicaragua365 was easily available, knowledgeable about local attractions and able to arrange transportation to airport and local attractions via new Toyota Hiace vans with courteous drivers. Larry's "Gardener's Reward" was definitely a reward for all of us making the trip to this little corner of paradise.

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From New York, USA August 29 2015 - September 04 2015

First time to NIC with our family, 2 children along with another family of 4. We were one of the first to stay in this beautifully designed home on the beach. Truly gorgeous setting and well equipped home with plenty of room for all of us. A casita was still available if we had another couple with us. The location is within a secure compound. A restaurant and lovely beach bar is a walk away. Yoga is available to go or come to the home. Did I mention the massage on the deck, one can arrange?


We love David who seamlessly orchestrated everything and away excursions as well, if you can pull yourself away. Martha who cooks was beyond awesome and do not hesitate to integrate her into your vacation. Food is available yet it would not have been the same without Martha. Yes and surfing is pure fun too!

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Amazing place, amazing house! Can't wait to come back!

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From Demotte, Indiana (USA) July 24 2015 - August 01 2015

My husband and i have been to Nicaragua a few times and were anxious to share this wonderful country, culture and area with our kids. We traveled with our family of 6 and another family of 4 who had never been to Nica before. There wasn't one person out of the 10 of us who wouldn't go back! Amazing place, amazing house! We range in ages of 12-44 and every single age group fell in love with Nica and can't wait to come back.


We did the inclusive package and really felt like family. Cecila made the best salsa's and food. Every day we were spoiled with fresh squeezed juices....just thinking about it makes me wish we were back! The area is safe and well taken care of. We were not all surfers and still we loved exactly where we were. David took us on a GREAT day tour of Granada, Lake Managua and zip lining. As much as we all loved that, we couldn't wait to get back to our spot on Panga Drops. Our house was amazing. From hanging out on the patio listening to the waves, to jumping in the pool and then running to the waves and back again. We were able to rent surf boards and boogie boards without the hassle of traveling with them. Another favorite was sitting on the upper deck in the rocking chairs and just enjoying the view and the sounds. It accommodated 2 families easily. The pool, sand, beach, were all amazing.


David checked on us regularly, and when we needed more of anything, it appeared like magic. David took great care of us and we consider him a friend. He also took us all to a local school where our kids got to see what a Nicaraguan school is like. It was a definite highlight for our kids. They LOVED meeting these kids and talking with them. David made sure that this experience was something special for all of us. I almost hate to post this and tell people of this amazing secret, i don't think it will stay secret for long.

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