With only a 5 minute walk to the beach, this was a perfect little oasis for us during our stay in San Juan del Sur. We drove from Managua to San Juan del Sur, getting there a little later than expected, but was greeted by Dennis, who showed us to our place. I speak very little spanish, so when we were having trouble communicating, he gave Jan-Luc a call, who was able to explain things in English. We stayed in the El Lobo house, which was a two bedroom, 2 storey place with a great balcony that over looked the bay.
Fernando and Rebecca are around all the time if you need anything or housekeeping. Since we only stayed 10 nights, we didn't bother them with housekeeping things. We only had one issue with the shower not working, but Fernando came immediately to fix it...problem solved.
The only thing I would mention is that there is no hot water, so cold showers it was, but it was so hot out, that it didn't bother us.
Felt very safe, they lock the driveway gate at night once all the cars are in and the walkway gate to the road is secured with a big lock.
In town it was a great mix of locals and tourists. We are Canadian, so we had to check out the Loose Moose, highly recommend. We took day trips to Playa Hermosa and Playa Maderas, both amazing beaches. Did a half day catamaran trip with Nica Surf and Sail, soooo fun and met great people, although one too many Mai Tai's (strong ones). Last day trip we did was Ometepe Island, which I recommend, but make sure you go to the ferry early. We didn't give ourselves enough time to tour around, as the last ferry back left at 530 and we only got to the island at 130. I will plan that trip better next time.
I highly recommend San Juan and staying in one of Jan-Luc's accommodations!
Looking for a quiet and clean place, this was definitely the one. Great location, ocean view and walk to town in less then 10 minutes. Beautiful grounds with lots of plants and flowers, with several caretakers you always have someone on the grounds to help you with any situation. Jan-Luc is knowledgeable about the area and the country, great place to stay.
Apartment is well equipped and very conveniently located at less than 15 minutes to the beach and town center.
This was not the first time we visited this place.
The house is perfect and a beatiful sight on the beach!
San Juan del Sur is a nice place with more than enough bars and restaurants. The beach is beautiful. We made some nice trips to other beaches nearby. They were nice and perfect to enjoy the waves.
The host Jan-Luc is very friendly and made time for us if we had some questions. Also Fernando and his wife Rebeca were friendly and made our stay to a great succes!
We certainly will come back!!
We(family, 3 children) stayed 2 weeks in Amistad 2. We enjoyed our stay very much. The atmosphere was relaxed, the garden withe a lot of fruittrees beautiful en the view from the balcony stunning. The location is perfect;about 5 min walk to the beach and the restaurants. Amistat 2 is the second floor of a luxury house with a huge terras and an extra terras on the roof. There it can be quit hot in the afternoon.
Next time we will visit this place certainly again!!