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Casa Yalula - A Colonial Jewel of Granada

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Overview
4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendly
Check with ownerSmoking allowed
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.
Bedrooms
3 Kings1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath4 Full baths

Meet the host
Janice G
Hosting since August 2009
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 50%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (13)
Curious605087
Curious605087
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Granada
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 fridge still wasn't working. The showers get clogged when showering. And I was also told I have to pay extra for electricity I never saw that in TripAdvisor. I asked for a link with detail I got a picture of an email that anyone can just type. The place is ok but it needs some major updates and also for them to be clear on any extra charges.
Visited July 2019
Written 28 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Johanna M
Johanna M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved Casa Yalula!
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 relaxing for us. If we return to Granada we would definetely be staying there again.
Visited July 2017
Written 30 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
granadagal
granadagal
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!
Written 2 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SuitcaseCarolyn
SuitcaseCarolyn
Panama City, Panama81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oasis in the City
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 and well maintenanced. This house truly made our vacation memorable...a quiet oasis after a day of volunteering or sight seeing.
Visited August 2016
Written 19 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
granadagal
granadagal
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 having you with us again!
Written 20 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BalconesBooking
BalconesBooking
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous house and great location
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 after a day of walking around as well. Case Yalula has everything I needed to make for a comfortable and carefree stay and I will absolutely be back!
Visited July 2016 Travelled solo
Written 8 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
granadagal
granadagal
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
Written 11 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

878lynn1959
878lynn1959
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
unsafe
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 our holiday between Granada and Little corn island this trip. The house is is nice and so is the staff that work in and around the house. It was well equipped and clean (except for the pigeon poop around the pool), but that unfortunately is where the positive review ends. On the third day we were robbed of all our cameras (from the kitchen area of the house) . We tried numerous times to get the owner to come talk to us but to no avail, only a rental office employee showed up, Finally after waiting around for a couple of days and numerous pleas, the police finally showed up and took a report. Though we were told we would be contacted concerning the turn out of the investigation, to no surprise, we never heard anything from the property owner, agency nor police. While doing our own inquiries into how someone may have entered the premises, i did ask the main office whether they change the main door locks after every rental, the answer was "no"...Insist the locks be changed before renting this property...Safety should always be first.
Visited January 2015
Written 21 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
granadagal
granadagal
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 and ,unfortunately, an unlocked door is an invitation to steal. I am sorry for your loss and I did contact the police several times for a report to send to you. I also spoke to you personally as did my manager more than once. I am sorry you feel we did not respond to you to your satisfaction.
Written 4 March 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MrsGraysky
MrsGraysky
New York City, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely respite
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 in each bedroom, the water is filtered (by UV rays) so is potable, there are solar panels to ensure hot showers, and a there's backup power for when the electricity goes out (which happened often). The pool is lovely (though there's no shallow end, so my 11 year old couldn't touch the bottom). And, maybe the best part, it comes with a housekeeper from 8 or 9 until 2 on weekdays. Superb!
Visited March 2015 Travelled with family
Written 24 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
granadagal
granadagal
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!
Written 6 May 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FaithfulTraveller
FaithfulTraveller
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Stay
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 most wonderful time. I can't cease to praise the management and confort of Casa Yalula. Jeanette Juarez
Visited February 2015
Written 19 February 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
granadagal
granadagal
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.
Written 20 February 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dew L
Dew L
Sacramento, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house with pool, great location
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 here after a day of exploring. We would open the front door to let the breeze blow through the house and listen to the sounds of local life from the streets. This street is not one of the major thoroughfares and is relatively quiet. The house is a short walk to central plaza, many really good restaurants (El Zaguan, Chakana) and party street Calzada. We even walked to the lake. This is a newly built and tastefully decorated house. Casa Yalula will not disappoint.
Visited November 2013
Written 1 December 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

1CrazyTraveler
1CrazyTraveler
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a Joy
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 some time at the house. We were traveling with 4 adults and 4 kids (a first for us) ranging from age 6-17. The house was the perfect size for us. Good size living area, rooms and bathrooms. We spent limited time at the house and wished we had more time there. We did not use the kitchen, however it appeared to have all the basics. The only real complaint we had were the linens and towels (all rooms) had consistent questionable stains on towels and sheets (upstairs master also had really slow draining shower & lack of shower curtains, not sure if anyone could actually see in). Fortunately (due to my germaphobia) it was not a problem as we came prepared with travel sheets and towels. The house is conveniently located walking distance to everything, including a small liquor store right next door (open until 12am), the employees at this place were incredibly friendly and were eager to offer travel tips and restaurant suggestions. This brief stay left us wanting more and we cannot wait to return to Granada (and Casa Yalula)!
Visited February 2013 Travelled with family
Written 21 February 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

me_2_11
me_2_11
Austin, TX13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wedding family group who just loved it!
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 high but just to see TV but did not bother my granddaughters. Take your own washer and dryer supplies, body soap and toilet paper, or buy it there. Though we never cooked anything, the kitchen was very well stocked with everything you needed to prepare a meal and serve it. Check in and out was very pleasant as was the young girl waiting for us in the house. We have great pictures and memoires of the house and Granada!
Visited June 2011 Travelled with family
Written 10 June 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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 noise does tend to be a bit high in the city and I am glad it did not bother your granddaughters. We hope to see you again in Granada and we are very proud you liked the house and the staff at GPS.
Written 9 June 2011. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
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  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided

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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!

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 12 pm
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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