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Casa De Olas
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Carla and Fred are terrific hosts! Between the infinity pool and the hammocks, it was impossible to do anything else but relax and watch the sun set everyday. They also know everyone in town and arranged volcano, turtle watching and surfing trips for us. They're always willing to give you a lift and let you use their computer/projector. My favorite part was the family dinners, home-cooked and shared over candle light. Carla tells the best and funniest stories!

Their team of cooks and drivers are superb and the friendliest folks. You'll be super safe, meet great people and really unwind here.

Room Tip: Room 1 has the ocean view!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

What a gorgeous, intimate resort is Casa de Olas...we loved our stay, loved our beautiful, private accommodations and the lovely vibes of this place. The service and amenities were absolutely perfect, including a world-class massage and facial, trips to the best surfing beach in Nicaragua, fishing, relaxation, delicious meals and the dreamiest infinity swimming pool. Most notably, though, was the impeccable warmth provided by our hosts Carla and Fred, and their baby monkey Buzz, who simply welcomed and took care of us for a week. We highly, highly recommend Casa de Olas as home base while exploring San Juan del Sur, for the most memorable Nicaraguan adventure.

Room Tip: We stayed in a private room with king sized bed and private ensuite...it was lovely, with wireless i...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

I stayed 3 days and nights in mid-September with Fred and Carla (and Buzz the monkey). Not only were they friendly and accomodating in every area, but Carla is very talented in the kitchen and the atmosphere is pleasant day or night. They offer guests a choice to participate in meals or do their own thing, and their organization and timing is very good. The rooms are large, comfortable and any need is attended too also in a timely manner. The pool is fantastic. It is one of the best pools/views in all of Playa San Juan Del Sur. I received a quality massage alongside the pool down by the veranda for a great price. I enjoyed conversations with both Fred and Carla, and also was able to have reliable internet for my work needs, which they showed great care in also. We enjoyed movie night, conversation and I enjoyed my stay. I found them to be genuine and caring hosts while also respecting client privacy...a good balance. I would recommend short or longer term stays highly. Cheers guys!!
Kenny - Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Casa De Olas is an absolutely fantastic guest house/boutique hotel. I had no idea what to expect when arriving in Nicaragua on something of a whim, but Carla & Fred made my time at the Casa amazing. They happily arrange any trips you wish to do, be it going to surf beaches or to see the world famous turtles lay eggs at night or horse-riding along the beach (where the most recent Survivor was filmed) or even zip-lining. But should you just want to kick back and relax at the Casa, they will arrange an onsite massage or a yoga instructor to make your stay as complete as you so desire.

The Casa itself is very new, immaculately clean with very cosy rooms, a crystal clear infinity swimming pool, very nice common areas including a bar and kitchen for meals and an afternoon/evening beverage looking out at a sensational view. The staff are very helpful, make you feel at home and are always willing to help be it making terrific breakfasts, getting to town or even with your spanish homework if you took classes at the local school and forgot some important vocabulary (speaking from experience)..

And can't forget to mention Buzz the baby monkey. A happy and playful little monkey that greets you and is content to take a nap with you in the afternoon sun or simply swing on your arm and play. Definitely an amazing addition to the experience and my stay at Casa De Olas having only seen little critters like this in zoos.

I highly recommend Casa De Olas!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Great location. Wonderful Hosts. Clean and comfortable accommodations. Great Place if you are looking for personal attention. Located in a hill overlooking the bay, you can sit at the bar and take in the view of the bay. Great Sunsets.
This area is up and coming you can still find a beach and find yourself with a quarter mile beach for yourself.
This is the time to go.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We absolutely loved our time at Casa De Olas!! We only stayed the last 2 nights of our trip in Nicaragua, but loved ending our trip in this paradise! Fred and Carla are so accomadating and fun people!! The pictures on the web site don't compare to the beauty of the place in the person. We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting San Juan Del Sur. The mascot, Buzz the monkey, was so much fun too!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

I stayed here last week with my best friend. After I had exhausted the opinion every Nicaraguan contact - I totally ignored their advice and came to stay at Casa de Olas. BEST decision I ever made!!!
This is a place to watch and one to know. You will want to get in early to bathe in the delight of having been one of the first to "discover" it. Not quite known on the tourist trail but definitely will be.
Among the long list of wonderful things about it:
the location - perfect distance from the loudness of the San Juan the town, yet close enough to get there whenever you want.
the rooms- just divine. Inspired, innovative and tasteful decor
the VIEW- no words can describe just how you can never ever tire of it
the ambience- so unbelievably calming and welcoming. like a blankie
the food - best in San Juan
and most importantly...

THE PEOPLE- Carla, Fred and Buzz are the holy trinity of hosts.

and ashout out to Arelia- the pancake maker :-)

Room Tip: Number one- the one with the BEST view and pod chair
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa De Olas

Address: Lot 6 Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 71 Speciality Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £8 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa De Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Olas, is a unique place to stay, blending the best of Bed & Breakfast, hotel and hostel together to create the Casa de Olas experience. We are situated on a hilltop over-looking the town and bay of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Our location provides endless views over the Pacific ocean with spectacular sunsets nightly. Casa De Olas is designed for the more discerning backpacker and budget travelers who are looking to find an oasis of luxury at affordable prices. In total we have 10 rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests at any one time. We have dorm rooms that can accommodate from 4-6 people with one room housing 14. Casa de Olas is designed for those traveling on a budget or in groups. All rooms are spacious with en-suites. We think staying a little out of town is the best way to experience all that San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area has to offer. Australian couple Fred and Carla are your hosts bringing a wealth of knowledge from their native land with a long resume in the hotel and restaurant industry. Fred and Carla are warm and always ready to give a recommendation. Take a look at our website, TripAdvisor and Facebook pages to find out more and we look forward to having you stay with us soon. ... more   less 
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