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Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada

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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
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Granada- the Jewel of Nicaragua nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What better way to experience the history and architecture of this incredibly diverse city than by staying in the colonial home of Casa Yalula?. Casa Yalula was built in 1900 and exemplifies the beauty of the Moorish influenced Spanish architecture of this time, while embracing all of these classic features, Casa Yalula has been completely updated for your modern day needs making it nothing short of a luxurious accommodation right in the center of it all. Daily cleaning, wifi, cable tv, wireless internet, washer and dryer you will want for nothing during your stay. The home is a perfect space for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group of friends looking to enjoy one space to for those conversation...Granada- the Jewel of Nicaragua nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What better way to experience the history and architecture of this incredibly diverse city than by staying in the colonial home of Casa Yalula?. Casa Yalula was built in 1900 and exemplifies the beauty of the Moorish influenced Spanish architecture of this time, while embracing all of these classic features, Casa Yalula has been completely updated for your modern day needs making it nothing short of a luxurious accommodation right in the center of it all. Daily cleaning, wifi, cable tv, wireless internet, washer and dryer you will want for nothing during your stay. The home is a perfect space for a romantic getaway, family vacation or group of friends looking to enjoy one space to for those conversations that go late into the night. Lofty ceilings, soft natural light, hand carved wood pillars, beams and stair cases, bright colors, local art and the owners attention to detail make Casa Yalula the perfect location for your stay here in Historic Granada- with incomparable access to all the historical sites, restaurants and nightlife you are here to experience! Each room of Casa Yalula opens to the courtyard space- a highlight of Spanish architecture of this time. This allows for fresh air to fill the home and for conversation to flow effortlessly. This makes the traditional courtyard space the heart of the home so what better space is there for the 25m private pool. This incredible private outdoor area is the perfect location to catch some rays and enjoy a cold drink as you laze away an afternoon in the tropics. There is no more perfect place to escape the heat of the afternoon and focus on relaxing the often forgotten aspect of a vacation. Enjoy a morning, afternoon or day of reading here - Casa Yalula has a library of books for your reading pleasure while at the home. From the street you enter the home into the grand main salon, cooled by large ceiling fans, this airy space with incredible ceilings with the original wood paneled ceiling is decorated with hand painted tiles and beautiful locally crafted furniture, a 32” TV with DVD player and a large DVD collection are located in this room and once you see the comfy extra wide couches it’s likely a night in will be on the itinerary. Located right off the courtyard/pool area is the kitchen space a mixture of modern appliances, custom furniture and traditional setting within the home. Natural light fills the space during the daytime hours and you need not go far from the pool for a snack or perhaps a refill on a cold drink. High quality stainless steal appliances, beautiful wood accents and a curated collection of art make this an ideal place to try your hand at creating a meal with Nicaragua’s bounty of fresh ingredients, all the kitchen tools you require are here for your use. The custom, hand hewn table will seat your entire group comfortably with more than enough space for eight guests making for a memorable space to enjoy a homemade meal. The bedroom locations are spread throughout the home to allow for maximum privacy for large groups. Climb up the stunning floating staircase hand crafted with local woods to the second level of the home, here you will find the marvelous master bedroom. This incredibly romantic space has a comfortable queen bed, full bath, air conditioning and a fabulous wood deck where you can view the cupolas of the Main Cathedral and on a clear day, Volcano Mombacho. Enjoy a solar heated shower in your private en suite The room also has it's own 25” flat screen TV. The second upper level bedroom features two twin beds, a full bath and air conditioning as well as a Juliette balcony. On the main/lower level of Casa Yalula there are two en suite bedrooms, each with full baths, A/C and comfortable queen sized beds, soft new linens make for a comfortable nights sleep. The front bedroom has a lovely private patio space with Adirondack chairs to enjoy not to be outdone the back bedroom features access to beautiful private courtyard. An English and Spanish speaking “meet and greet” is included in the cost of rental and are experts on Granada. The team at GPS can help you arrange a variety of activities in the area including zip line, horse back riding, boat cruises, coffee tours, professional onsite massages, and Spanish lessons. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for tips about Granada and surrounding area. We are happy to provide you with our list of favorites activities or restaurants.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Not suitable for pets No parties or events Check-in is after 2PM Three night minimum We have included 10% for electricity consumption (stay for 3 or 7 nights), if you go over this amount will have to pay the difference.
Bathrooms
4 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Manager
Granada Property Services
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2009
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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

The house has a big pool and is nice to entertain, but we had problems with the fridge. We were told a technician would come and fix it it didnt happen,we were promised a cooler we never got it. Technician came back a second time...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Our stay at Casa Yalula was great! The house is beautiful, well maintained, and located at a walking distance from La Calzada. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the cleaning assistant always kept the house clean and organized, which made it even more...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Johanna M
granadagal, VR Owner at Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Yalula. It was a pleasure to assist you. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This house has everything going for it. If you want to splurge this is it. The only lap sized pool in Grenada. Perfect party set up with clean spacious rooms surrounding the pool. Great views. Close to city for walking to restaurants and nightlife. Clean...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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granadagal, VR Owner at Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks so much for your review of Casa Yalula. We are so happy you enjoyed the house. Our goal at GPS is to make sure each client has a memorable stay and we are happy to know we did our job. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

I had the chance to stay at Casa Yalula this past July and it to say it was gorgeous seems an understatement. The home was stylish, comfortable and perfectly located to explore Granada on foot. The pool was an absolute pleasure to cool off in...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank BalconesBooking
granadagal, VR Owner at Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

It is really nice to here that you enjoyed your stay in Casa Yalula. We hope to see you in a future! Regards, Elizabeth Reservation Manager

Reviewed 22 September 2015

We have been to Nicaragua before but we usually stay in the beautiful San Juan area. Due to bringing our grand daughter for the first time, we wanted to expose her to some of the historical aspects of this beautiful country. We decided to split...More

Date of stay: January 2015
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granadagal, VR Owner at Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

Thank you for your review. One thing that you failed to mention in the review was that the door was not locked when your husband ran out for a few minutes. This is a very poor country and people will take advantage where they can...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2015

I found this place after I called the owners of two other places I had wanted to rent but were already booked - both recommended Casa Yalula. It's perfectly located 1.5 blocks from the main square and is very quiet inside the house. There's A/C...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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granadagal, VR Owner at Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2015

Thank you for your review of Casa Yalula. I am very happy you enjoyed the house and that your vacation was a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

Reviewed 19 February 2015

Casa Yalula is beautiful and spacious home in the center of Granada. It is very well managed. Our whole family, which included small children, enjoyed very much our 4 day stay. My daughter rented this house for a family vacation and we all had a...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank FaithfulTraveller
granadagal, VR Owner at Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy you enjoyed the house and that your vacation was a pleasant one. GPS strives to make each and every guests comfortable and content.

Reviewed 2 December 2013

The courtyard is the crown jewel of the house. This refreshing and inviting swimming pool must be one of the longest pools in this town. The other side of the courtyard is a beautiful kitchen/bar with lots of comfortable seatings. We love to chill out...More

Date of stay: November 2013
Thank Dew L
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Our stay in Granada was very brief, our arrival (and meeting with rental company (GPS Nicaragua) was quick, we raced in to drop our luggage and were off to see the sites. Upon our arrival we were immediately at ease and very excited to spend...More

Date of stay: February 2013
Thank 1CrazyTraveler
Reviewed 10 June 2011

Had a great time in Granada and Casa Yalua was a big part of it! My two small granddaughters taking swimming lessons loved the pool. Friends staying in other houses would walk in and go WOW, What a Pool! The street noise was a little...More

Date of stay: June 2011
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Management response:Responded 10 June 2011

I am so happy you enjoyed Casa Yalula. The pool is the greatest feature of the house and it is the only one like it in Granada. Yes, the street...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Granada is the cultural jewel of Nicaragua- meaning without a question the best restaurants, the best bars and the best shopping anywhere in the country. Our locationat Casa Yalula means you are only one block from all the city has to offer! We encourage all our guests to stop into Cafe de Arte (GPS can assist you with a 10% discount here!) for a great breakfast or lunch. For souvenirs, stop at Olé Boutique for items made in Nicaragua by local artists and Women Cooperatives. All profits from Olé go to a scholarship program at Sacuanjoche School for financially disadvantaged children in the area.
How to get there
Casa Yalulua’s location right in the heart of town means you can access the highlights of Granada on foot- no vehicle required. For trips further afield or if you are simply all tired out from a day of walking, Taxis are 10 cordobas a person or about 37 cents. Car rentals are available by the day and a car with driver is very inexpensive. Ask your meet and greet team for assistance booking this!
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