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“The Only Danger We Encountered...”
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Casa de Mono Encantado from beautiful Paradise Bay below
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Casa de Mono Encantado from beautiful Paradise Bay below
Captivating vista of Paradise Bay and the Pacific Ocean Gorilla Head Rock across the infinity pool at bottom of stairs
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Casa de Mono Encantado from beautiful Paradise Bay below
Captivating vista of Paradise Bay and the Pacific Ocean
Gorilla Head Rock across the infinity pool at bottom of stairs
View of pool, patio and sun deck from covered bar
Incredible views from the upstairs covered balcony
View across spacious great room into kitchen and front entry area
Luxurious, well appointed kitchen with stunning Honduran granite bar and counter
Gorgeous front door with glass and teak root table at entry
View from front door into great room and down stairs to pool
Upstairs master BR-1 with ocean and bay views, king bed, AC and outdoor shower
Upstairs master BR-1 view of original Iov painting and master bath entry
Lavish granite in master bath with his and her vanities
Expansive outdoor shower with views of Paradise Bay
Downstairs BR-2 with ocean and pool view, king bed, AC and en suite bathroom
Downstairs BR-2 view of original Iov painting and en suite bathroom entry
BR-2 en suite bathroom and shower, with stunning Honduran granite
Downstairs BR-3 with ocean and bar view, king/twin bed, AC and en suite bathroom
Downstairs BR-3 view of original Iov painting and en suite bathroom entry
BR-3 en suite bathroom and shower, with stunning Honduran granite
Unique half baths both up and downstairs
Peaceful Gorilla Head Rock from the pebble beach surrounding Paradise Bay
Enjoy a small sandy beach with no one else around
Hypnotizing views of Paradise Bay and Gorilla Head Rock
Relax in the pool with your favorite beverage
Viewing Gorilla Head Rock through a rose' colored glass at sunset
Relaxing in the peaceful solitude
Hanging out with your best friends
Experience the enchantment that Casa de Mono has to offer
Sunsets are always amazing at Casa de Mono Encantado
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3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department

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“The Only Danger We Encountered...”
Reviewed 5 March 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We’ve taken a family trip to a tropical locale every New Year’s for the last seven. It’s always my wife and I, our six-year-old, and his two grandmothers — Grannifest, we call it. We’ve been to Mexico, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica three times. We always rent a house — and a 4x4 SUV — and all the homes have been beautiful, but none as perfect in their settings and situations as Casa de Mono Encantando.

My mother-in-law is 81 and a Manhattanite, so she has a very particular set of expectations: some access to cultural centers and handicap access being prime among them. The design of Casa de Mono helped her tremendously, and was far more friendly than any of the other houses we’ve rented in the tropics. We took day trips to Granada and the surrounding towns and beaches, where I surfed while the grannies sunbathed.

Being right on, and over, the Pacific, with Gorilla Head always there sticking his tongue out at Costa Rica, offered an otherworldly beauty. The road up is precarious, but that comes with the territory, and it affords the views and the seclusion, while making for a quick, albeit steep, ride down into San Juan del Sur, a vibrant beach town with restaurants and shops that aren’t overrun — yet — by tourists. And secure.

Concerns about safety in Nicaragua came quickly to feel like propaganda or paranoia or both. The Nicaraguans are welcoming and hospitable, though it helps to have a smattering of Spanish. The only danger we encountered were the scorpions — my wife was stung on her pinkie toe — and we were prepared for the worst. Toe sucking to save a life. Possible paralysis. Probable amputation. All this concern, only to find that scorpions are the Nicaraguan equivalent of wasps.

We were there for 9 days, and we ate fruit and veggies and salads and rare steaks, bought bottled water and bagged ice, brushing our teeth, and occasionally drinking, the filtered tap water. I’m usually good for a couple of days of Grannifest gastroenteritis — which I attribute not to the grannies but to spending hours a day in the ocean, where most developing-world sewage winds up, untreated — and none of us got stomach upset on this trip.

Casa de Mona has live-in caretakers in a little guard/laundry house on a corner of the property near the main house. The husband and wife, Edgar and Aracely, were lovely — if early risers — and our six-year-old spent a good bit of time playing with their children. Aracely wound up feeding our son while fixing breakfast or lunch for their kids. The pair of them, Edgar and Aracely, seem invaluable — Edgar was our handyman; Aracely our housecleaner — and they managed to be both discreet and available.

Casa de Mono Encantando will quickly become a home-away-from-home. Rest assured, if you rent it, you’ve chosen wisely. The homeowners, Dan and Donna, are ideal in their attitudes, responsiveness, trust and taste. They picked the right place — house, coast, host country — and they’re eager and enthusiastic to share their excellent choices and their wonderful good fortune.

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Boaco, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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