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“Spectacular!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Noche
New York City
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Villa Noche, spectacular both “noche” and “dia”, overlooks San Juan del Sur and the Pacific with a 270 degree vista encompassing town, harbor, the mountains of distant Costa Rica, the wide open sea and sunsets, dramatic and varied beyond description. Attended by a friendly, hardworking, yet unobtrusive staff, it is heavenly.

Guests enjoy wonderful breakfasts (our favorite was a combo of Nicaraguan style eggs and gallo, fruit, sometimes augmented by delicious banana pancakes). We arranged for additional lunches and dinners too as we never wanted to leave Villa Noche for long! Prepared by Claudia, chicken and beef dishes were lovely but the fresh seafood, depending on the fresh local market availability was extraordinary. Snapper, lobster, dorado and mahi–mahi all made there star appearances. Nothing can beat Claudia’s freshly prepared ceviche.

We were a family group of three grown children, my husband and I, and a very close friend, Ellen who is always game for a Weaver family adventure. We couldn’t have been a more content group at Villa Noche. Accommodations are lovely with the master bedroom enjoying the same 270-degree views of the first floor. Two other two bedrooms have queen-sized beds and en suite bathrooms. There is one large room that made up a fourth bedroom with a queen size blow-up bed. (If we were to have one little, tiny complaint, this room would be a good space for twin beds, because the boys had to switch off from the blow up bed to various couches on the porch out doors each night.)

Travis, the owner of Villa Noche was tremendously helpful in planning our trip to Nicaragua, airport transfers, stocking the frig, advice on sights. We took him up on his offer of House Manager, Memo, to drive us instead of renting a car and we were so happy we did. Memo is a great driver, everyone knows him and so it is a lot of fun to explore with him. He took us to the beaches, surfing, to the beautiful colonial town of Granada, and back and forth to town. Claudia is a delightful and cheerful soul who took care of our appetites and the needs of New Yorkers who were in need of relaxation. Jose, the right-hand-man was eager to please and was always waiting for us with a smile to open the gate and welcome back to our Nicaraguan palace.

It’s hard for me to give Villa Noche such a glowing review in fear that when we want to return the house will be booked all the time!

Room Tip: Villa Noche, spectacular both “noche” and “dia”, overlooks San Juan del Sur and the Pacific with a 2...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

My family and I have been fortunate enough to travel to some pretty spectacular places, and the view from Villa Noche is hands down the best we have seen! On top of the scenery, we were treated so well by Memo, Claudi and Jose- we really lived like royalty. We have been back home for over a week and I am still readjusting to normality!

Travis has created a true paradise with the beautiful house and amazing staff to compliment any stay. Would definitely return and recommend Villa Noche to any friend or family.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Villa Noche is a large house outside San Juan del Sur with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Our family spent most of our time on the deck, which has seats, lounge chairs, a hammock, and a couch; all with fantastic views of the ocean and bay. Mom loved the perfectly prepared margaritas and lobster dinner prepared by the dedicated, complimentary service staff - they also clean the house and can drive you into town. The drive to San Juan del Sur takes 20 minutes and is a bit bumpy - too far to walk, so we advise you to stock up on ice, drinks, and snacks in town before going to the house. You can give the staff a list of things you want for meals and Memo will head into town to get them. The three bedrooms have great views of the town and ocean, and the whole house is spacious and open. We loved Villa Noche and think it's well worth the money.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

After reading the reviews for Villa Noche on VRBO and TripAdvisor our expectations were admittedly high. But from the minute we stepped through the door to the day of our departure, those already lofty expectations were consistently met...and exceeded. It's hard to expound on the already stellar reviews, but I'll try to add a few examples from our stay to give you an idea of the type of service you can expect.

The first night, the house manager Memo went into town to buy fresh fish, fruits, and vegetables to create the best ceviche I've ever tasted. We ate as we sipped on fresh margaritas (a recommendation from another reviewer) and watched the sunset over the cliffs as the fishing boats came in for the evening. The view from the Villa stretches down the rocky coastline off the edge of the infinity pool and wraps around to the village below...a truly spectacular panorama. We took many pictures, but it's truly something that must be experienced with the sounds of the Pacific below (and a cold margarita!).

We spent a week each in Leon, Granada, and San Juan Del Sur and had the chance to dine at some great restaurants - both local and international. We unanimously agreed though that Memo's lobster was the best dish we had on the trip...it's really that good.

Claudia keeps the house impeccable and always had a fresh, delicious breakfast and large pot of Nicaraguan coffee waiting for us in the morning. The day before we left she laundered and folded our clothing, an unnecessary touch but just another example of how committed the staff is to making your stay a memorable one.

Travis did a fantastic job of coordinating our trip and offered some great advice on activities around town. If you decide to stay in, there's a small library with a selection of great books. I ended up starting and finishing three during our stay. It was also nice to have a reliable Wi-Fi connection to keep in touch back home and stream the occasional movie on Netflix in the evening.


There are a lot of great properties in San Juan Del Sur and throughout Nicaragua in general. The view, the staff, the food...the experience - Villa Noche was hands down the best decision we made on our trip.

You won't be disappointed with your choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

I just got back with 4 other girlfriends from San Juan del Sur and we had the most incredible time! Travis' house was so much more than we could have ever hoped for. The pictures do NOT do it justice. The pool is amazing, its HUGE! The beds are so comfortable. There is tons of space during the day, if you want shade there is an outdoor couch, if you want to be in the sun there are MASSIVE sunbeds! The views are breathtaking. It has one of the best sunsets i have ever seen! Travis was super accomoodating and was easy to get in touch with to answer any questions we had before we left. The best part were the people that worked at the house, they were so kind and accommodating. You must ask Memo to make the ceviche, it is heavenly! I can hardly wait to go back again!

Room Tip: There are 3 rooms, the master bedroom is by far the best, so you will have to draw straws to decide...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

four of us visited Villa Noche in June. None of us had been to Nica before, and we had no idea what to expect. Needless to say, it was incredible!

Travis was SO helpful with all of the arrangements. He was very quick to respond to all of our millions of questions before we got there, and eager to make sure we had fun when we arrievd. he even helped us decide what to do with the rest of our trip as well (recommend visiting Granada too!). He is the best!

The Villa itself is beautiful. Such gorgeous views from every room. A wonderful pool overlooking the ocean...and BEST of all, the staff. Memo, Armando and Claudia are just incredibly wonderful people. They took such good care of us, we really felt lilke family when we left...i literally cried because I didn't want to leave. They honored us by sharing dinner with us our last night -- we ate the fresh catch from Aquaholic which Claudia prepared beautifully. I would suggest that you do NOT wait until the last day to discover what an AWESOME margarita Armando makes either!! : )

It was GREAT to have Memo drive us around everywhere...He picked us up at the airport, took us into town, to a beautiful beach, to our Aquaholic fishing trip, and on the last day, to Granada. I really recommend you take advantage of that unless you really like driving on incredibly hilly, incredibly bumpy roads (think extreme 4-wheeling).

All in all, it was an amazing trip. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

My wife and I honeymooned here and were unbelievably impressed. From the airport pickup to the drop off, there were no problems. The view from the balcony of the master bedroom was picturesque. The food was good and the location of the property was excellent. We were able to get around with the driver in and out of town with no problem. He is well connected so he assisted us with trips to other parts of the country. Lastly, the staff was the most impressive part. We left feeling like we were leaving good friends. They were so friendly, happy and very helpful in every way. I would recommend this location to any of my close friends and family. In fact, we have already begun to plan our next trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Noche

Property: Villa Noche
Address: Cara del Indio 1 | Pacific Marlin, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 74 Speciality Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Villa Noche Hotel San Juan Del Sur

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