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Location, location, location! Oceanview, no car needed, 2 blocks to beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 400 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 br, 3.5 ba, sleeps 9-12, in SJdSur. Walk to town, beach. Ocean & mountain vie

As soon as you arrive, you’ll feel this house, in the center of San Juan del Sur, is not just a vacation home; instead, you’re walking straight into a family tradition.

This uniquely designed four-bedroom house, built in 1972, and recently renovated, is the perfect place for friends and family members who want to reconnect, or for business partners to align their ideas and develop their visions.

This is not a house breathing the rawness of Nicaragua, neither is it competing with the luxury American style homes that are plenty to be found in San Juan del Sur. Rather, this house has a very unique style.

Combining breezy beach vibes of white planked-wood ceilings and simplicity, with a modernistic touch created by the use of bright primary colors, abstract paintings, most of which are painted by the owners, and subtle art. It’s your favorite art gallery being brought into the comforts of your own familiar living room.

Envision home-cooked meals over good conversations at the large dining table, or firing up the BBQ while sipping cocktails at the connecting poolside, sheltered by the shade of a local Guaiacum (guayacan) tree.

The characteristic small stairs throughout the house connect a total of seven split levels, making each space flow smoothly into the next, while creating airflow, privacy and integrity at once.

The different levels create many intimate sitting areas, leading up to the top and most authentic part of the house: a captain’s bridge-shaped area, overlooking a stunning front view of the bay. Look out the side windows and you’ll have a birds’ eye view on daily life in the picturesque streets of San Juan del Sur.

In contrast to the artistic common areas of the house, the bedrooms are clean and simple-styled, to enjoy a good rest overnight and wake up with a fresh and reset mind in the morning.

The same cleanliness and simplicity is used in the bathrooms. With hot water and AC, full comfort is provided.

Store away your laptop and relax.

Casa 72 is a place for people who recognize life as an art.

Like fine wine, the character of this house is developing more and more over time.

More Details

Property Manager
Samuel Barreto
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Samuel Barreto

Casa 72 was built for the Barreto-Chamorro family, and it´s currently used as a gathering place for the now extended family and friends.

Our family vacations in San Juan del Sur since the 1930's.

Samuel Barreto purchased this house in 1972

Why Samuel Barreto chose San Juan del Sur

-Built in 1972 by a renown nicaraguan architect, for his own family.

-Renovated in 2012.

-Located in San Juan del Sur town, in a low-trafic street near the beach, restaurants, banks, stores, etc.

What makes this house unique

In the heart of town

No car needed

Ample and comfortable spaces

Enjoy the lively town life, day and night, within walking distance

Excellent for families or small (9-12) groups


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in San Juan del Sur

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We cater to families and groups of 9-12 guests. However, the house works fine for single families or smaller groups. Our average group size is 6-7.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Hot (gas-heated)/cold water shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Hot (gas-heated)/cold water shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Hot (gas-heated)/cold water shower.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Downstairs, near the outdoor dining table & the swim. pool
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Near the entrance, to wash away salt and sand.
  • Three full bathrooms (shower + toilet). All of them with gas-heated hot water. There is also an open-air shower at the lower level, near the entrance of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
    Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , An additional single bed can be set up if needed.
  • All bedrooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, and thermal insulation for confort and energy efficiency. All bedrooms have two twin beds. One bedroom has an additional sofa/futon that transforms into a single bed. Two bedrooms have keypad safeboxes.
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
MANY AMBIANCES TO ENJOY . . . . The house has many different ambiances that different people can enjoy in many different ways, even at the same time: swimming pool swimming pool deck shaded outdoor dining table and grill shaded hammock indoor hammocks three living rooms living room/bar kitchen indoor dining table lower balcony master bedroom balcony north balcony main balcony tv room patio bench etc.


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Location, location, location! Oceanview, no car needed, 2 blocks to beach
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Amazing experience, Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time staying here and I can't wait for my fourth! The house is everything we could ask for and more! I have stopped looking for other houses in San Juan del Sur because I have no reason to stay anywhere else than here! Also, Luis (the caretaker) is fantastic! He is always available if you we ever need anything.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house in excellent location, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

This property was truly perfect for our large group (6 adults, 3 kids and a baby). Simply put, every inch of the house is stunning, stylish and well-designed. The rooms are comfortable and kept cool with a/c and fans, and the kitchen is well-stocked with all the equipment needed to cool at home. Luis and his family were truly wonderful and always available when needed. Casa 72 is a treasure in San Juan del Sur and we'd highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home With Amenities For Everyone

  • 4 of 5

Casa 72 had the perfect layout for our group of three couples. There were many seating areas, balconies, pool, bar-b-q and eating area outside in the shade, such that you could always find a quiet spot or gather as a group. Although the home is a little dated it was well looked after by the in house grounds keeper and his wife. They looked after all needs from water, clothes washing, even going to the market to pick up fresh fish for us for supper. You are close to all amenities and do not require a car for your stay. I would highly recommend Casa 72 for your vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic time our party of 4 adults and 5 children had during our stay at Casa 72. The house is stunning, the pool is splendid and I think a must if you go during the dry season as we did. Tons of space in the house for everyone. Was great that each set of parents and the children all had their own bathrooms.Luis, Darlene and their family are wonderful people and made us feel so welcomed and a part of their family as well. They even arranged a cake for us as three of our party had a birthday all on the same day. When we came back from being at the beach that day they had decorated the house for the birthday celebrations. Just such a great time. Would go back for sure !!!

  • Review Submitted: 04/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This amazing house was the perfect setting for celebrating my wife's birthday with our kids and in-laws. San Juan del Sur is a charming genuine fishing village on the pacific coast and Casa72 is perfectly located to enjoy the local beach, restaurant and bar scene. The house keeper Louise and his family was very nice and helpful with information about local points of interest and activities. This is a place you will want to come back to!

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelente opcion

  • 5 of 5

Nos quedamos un grupo de 7 personas, super comodo, bien ubicado, seguro, super bonito, bastantes areas sociales, centtico ycon un staff insuperable.

Dani nos cocino casi todos los dias a la parrilla, deliciiooosoooo!!!

Super recomendado.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Managua international airport (Sandino MGA)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
La Iguana
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Ferry to Ometepe, at San Jorge
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Guacalito golf course
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nic 6 and Pan American Highway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
San Juan del Sur bay
Car: not necessary

San Juan del Sur bay is divided by a river.

To the South, there is the town of San Juan del Sur, with stores, restaurants, banks, bars, etc..

To the North of the river, there are vacation homes, but very few commercial activity.

If you want to go from one part of the bay to the other, you can walk along the beach, or you can ride your car East on the road that goes accross the bridge to the other side of the river, and then back West until you get to the other side of town (La Talanguera).

Casa 72 is right downtown, so you can walk everywhere, and don't really need a car.

If you want to go to nearby beaches, you can always take a taxi or a shuttle, or you can rent a car for a day or two if you want, but you can spend your whole vacation without needing a car.

Casa 72's, even being downtown San Juan del Sur, is located in a quiet neighborhood, with very little traffic.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in San Juan del Sur

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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