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1 or 2 BR Intown Oasis - 'A True Gem, Exquisit Detail'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 102 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 or 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Condos Hotel Xalteva is a small boutique condo hotel in Granada. The complex has nine luxury units in a quiet safe neighborhood and only 6 blocks away from the Parque Central and all restaurants, shops and nightlife. Why choose just a hotel room when one can have a full kitchen, dining and living space for the same price.

This truly is an oasis within the city and a great home base from which to explore all of Nicaragua. The Pacific coast, mountain coffee plantations and magnificent volcanoes are all within 1 1/2 hours drive, but the colonial city of Granada is the main attraction. On the edge of Lake Nicaragua and in the shadow of Mombacho volcano, Granada is a romantic city of colorful colonial homes and churches. Founded in 1524, Granada enjoys the distinction of being the oldest colonial city in the Americas. This relaxed and mellow city has one of the most pleasant central plazas in Latin America which is surrounded by 16th-century colonial buildings, great restaurants, museums and other entertainment. Granada is a great place to base and explore most of Nicaragua's popular highlights.

Granada shares the shoreline with Lake Nicaragua, the 10th-largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake has great sport-fishing in and around over 360 tiny tropical islands (Isletas) that are richly covered with vegetation. The islands of Lake Nicaragua were created hundreds of years ago when the volcano Mombacho exploded. Today, you can explore this extinct volcano along trails in the cloud forest. You'll see more varieties of orchids than just about anywhere else in the world and all kinds of wildlife, including 170 counted species of birds and blue morpho butterflies. You can also take a canopy tour, shooting from treetop to treetop on harnessed zip-lines.

Near Granada you'll find Lake Apoyo. This crater lake, formed over 21,000 years ago when a volcano erupted, is the largest crater lake in the country and one of the most beautiful. The views from the top stretch over the hillsides, taking in the blue waters below. Because of its elevation, Lake Apoyo is generally five degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than Granada, just 15 minutes away. Its pristine water has therapeutic qualities, thanks to the sulfur and other minerals, and the temperature is 85 degrees all year long. It is in a Nicaraguan natural reserve and a proposed UNESCO World Heritage site.

Masaya's Craft Market and the Masaya Volcano National Park. Nearby Masaya is home to Nicaragua's best craft market, offering just about anything that's hand-crafted in the country—ceramics, leather goods, iron work, hammocks, jewelry, rocking chairs, masks, clothing . . . you name it.

There are five active volcanoes at nearby Masaya Volcano National Park offering the best volcano viewing in Central and North America. It's the only place in the region where you can see hot magma rising from the depths of the Earth—and you can drive right to the top!

Rates shown are for a one bedroom condo unit. Contact us for availability of the two bedroom unit or a smaller hotel type room with private bath.

Keywords: Condominium,villa,condo,apartment, Condo Hotel

More Details

Owner
Jay Snyder
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 February, 2018

About Jay Snyder

The consistent mid 80's temperatures brings us regularly to Granada from our home of 50+ years in Vermont.

The step back in time and reliving history is most attractive and comforting for us.

Jay Snyder purchased this condo in 2007

Why Jay Snyder chose Granada

The Xalteva complex is just the right size for us. Very personal and private with just 9 total units. It truly is a oasis within the city. A good size swimable pool and mature landscaping.

Full breakfast included with daily and weekly rates.

What makes this condo unique

We find comfort in the location being just a bit away from the city center noise and activity, yet an easy walk. The property is well staffed and most speak some English. Why stay in a hotel when for the same price have a full kitchen, living and dining areas. Private, but not exclusive. One of a kind in Granada.The

Guestbook comments from the owner

For comfort and value Condos / Hotel Xalteva is difficult to beat. Neil and his staff provide top-notch service: knowledgeable, attentive, thorough and friendly. The hotel is superbly maintained and to top that they have something difficult to find in Nicaragua - HOT water! They are well known throughout Granada and have an impeccable reputation. The hotel location makes for a short walk to the town plaza and yet is away from the hustle and bustle. We are already planning our next visit!
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Granada

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Small boutique complex, an oasis within town, palapa bar, pergola garden, water featured pool, 24 hour security, views of Mombacho and tile roofed downtown, quiet friendly safe neighborhood. Full breakfast included with daily and weekly rates. Airport transportation and tour services available with related discounts.

Reviews

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1 or 2 BR Intown Oasis - 'A True Gem, Exquisit Detail'
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 31 reviews
Brooklyn, NY USA
5

A Little Jewel Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My stay in this Gated property located in the city of Granada is a hidden jewel. The office staff was very helpful and if need be, went out of their way to help with tours, and places around the area to eat, visit or shop.

The breakfast staff and cleaning staff were very nice, polite and made an effort to make your stay feel like you were the most important person. We loved the breakfast served daily that incorporated fresh fruits, juices, homemade pastries as well as their signature rice and beans with eggs, the style of your choice. The staff also made an effort to remember your name which gave a homey touch.

Conversations with the staff made us feel like we belong in Granada and for that period of time, it was our home.

The tours that were suggested to us were great; we were glad we not only saw the City of Granada but also embraced the feel of the people's everyday living. After awhile, we didn't feel like tourist but started to become a part of the everyday going-ons.

While staying this gated property, we met other vacationers and made some relationships as well. It was like a little community and all the neighbors getting to know each other. It was a nice surprise to be able to have the spa brought to you and performed in the privacy of your home; such a special touch.

The pool was great and glad to be able to use it at anytime but wish the Jacuzzi could have been used. Being I have two boys, it would have been good to have a small area sectioned off for recreation - i.e. half-court basketball area or a ping-pong/pool table.

I would like to come back with a small group of act-risk young girls that will be participating in my non-profits My Daughter's Keeper Program to experience a different culture and their way of living.

Respectfully,

Deon Davis-Harris

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely pool and patio area. Furnishings are lacking.

  • 4 of 5

Great central area. Bed mattress is very old and slants to one side. My husband just about fell out of bed in the middle of the night! Front room furniture is very uncomfortable. Owner and breakfast people are very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 11/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments which are duly noted. Since our units have individual owners for whom we manage the property we shall forward your observations on with our own recommendations. Upgrades to all furniture packages are being completed as of the moment. Thanks again.
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5

Comfortable, friendly, convenient and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a wonderful 8 night stay. Everyone was kind and helpful. Our room was quiet and comfortable and the poolside was perfect! We highly recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia for taking time to write about having stayed at Hotel Xalteva. The staff works hard at providing just those you've mentioned. We should be so lucky as to have more guests like yourselves. Jay
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5

Granada Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two kids (15 and 11) and I stayed at Hotel Xalteva for a week. We travel a great deal and we're extremely adventurous. We came to Granda to go volcano boarding and chose Granada as our home base. Our experience at Hotel Xalteva was absolutely amazing! I can't rave about it more. The location is in the middle of Granda, but you're encapsulated in an oasis of beauty! The hotel staff is first class. To say they're helpful, is a huge understatement. The continental breakfast under the pergola is divine and includes an assortment of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, cakes, bread, fresh juice and coffee. It's perfection! The condos are impeccably clean and I'm picky! The condos are laid out well, beautiful, clean and have everything you need.

I highly suggest arranging a home cooked meal brought in. The mother-in-law of Melissa, the manager, is am amazing cook. She made us rice, plantains, beans, pice de gallo, chicken, potatoes and carrots. We feasted on that for days! Shear heaven and perfect for us because our kids get sick of eating out.

To reiterate, the staff (Melissa, Tania, Anna, Louis, etc.) are top notch. If you need anything, they will get it for you or make it happen. The pool is fantastic! I heard it's the best pool in Granada and I believe it. There's a guard at night who closes the doors at 8:30PM. You can ring the bell to get in. in other words, it's completely secure. You can easily walk to town, restaurants, the market, etc. I always felt safe in Nicaragua and we traveled to Leon, San Juan Del Sur, throughout Managua, Apoyo Lagoon, Mombacho and more. My 15 year old daughter declared this her favorite trip ever and that's saying a lot. A great deal of that has to do with Hotel Xalteva. If you're considering Nicaragua, you must stay here even if just for a few nights. I would like to be here for months! I can't wait to go back someday.

One last thing-Melissa arranged for us to tour a school in the Islets. Amazing experience! That afternoon, my daughter and I did some shopping for items the director told us they need. Ezequiel, a friend to Hotel Xalteva, helped us get to the correct stores. Hotel Xalteva made everything easy and wonderful! I may cry when I leave. Before we even booked Hotel Xalteva, I spoke to Jay, the owner, and corresponded with him via email. He's very prompt with responding and couldn't have been more friendly. The entire experience was pure heaven and joy!

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice of you to take the time to write. We are all happy that you enjoyed your stay. The staff says you and your family were model guests. We sincerely hope that you will return......soon! Jay
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5

A delight, not a surprise

  • 5 of 5

A delight, not a surprise! The website and staff email communication said it all. Well, almost all. Friends had recently stayed twice, highly recommending Xalteva. Purpose-built in 2007 as a boutique condo hotel incorporating colonial Nicaraguan architectural features, immersed in an authentic central Granada neighbourhood. Manager Melissa has groomed an exceptionally pleasant, informative and helpful staff. The premises are small, attractive, well maintained and kept immaculate. The freestyle pool, breakfast bar, and cosy grape vine shrouded arboretum and patio for a casual breakfast, all made for a comfortable enclosed courtyard.

Our 6-day stay was in mid-February 2016. Condos have a well-equipped kitchen, dining and lounging area. All very attractively decorated. Would Bonny and I return - absolutely should we revisit Granada.

Our luggage had room enough to take some school supplies such as pens, pencils and crayons for the school. We were given the opportunity to visit a school - very glad we did. The teachers and children were so appreciative.

They also have a very reliable taxi service to pick you up at the airport or nearby hotel, take you grocery shopping or out for day trips. Even long distance trips can be arranged. All done graciously.

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Resort

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to stay. The staff was fantastic. Very friendly and very helpful. They booked tours for us and transportation. The breakfast was very nice every morning and the place was kept very clean. The restaurant recommendations were all very good. I highly recommend the place.

The volcano hike was great and so was kayaking on Lake Nicaragua.

The room was beautiful and we loved the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write. We will share your pat on the back with All the staff.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Managua MGA
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Salt water beach
Car: not necessary

Zip line tree top canopy tours, climb or drive to top of an active volcano, boat tour the 360 island area of Lake Nicaragua, take a horse carriage thru this colonial historic walking city, swim-sail in the nearby crater Laguna Apoyo

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Granada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2 BR condo high season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$187
AU$946
 
 
1 BR condo low season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$151
AU$813
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
AU$241
AU$1,203
AU$2,524
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 17.0%

Monthly rate does not included electric which is metered and billed at end of stay.
Rates shown are for a 1 bedroom condo suite. The 2 bedroom condo suite cost is slightly more. Please inquire
Deposit and balance can be paid through Paypal or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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