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June Monthly Update on San Juan del Sur

WHAT’S HAPPENING

I am truly saddened and horrified by some of the appalling events occurring around the world, especially in my home country, the USA.  After living through the political crisis here in Nicaragua in 2018, I was hopeful to never see something like that again.  Dang, not so lucky but at least it is peaceful here in Nicaragua!

 

I just watched a video of a guy driving through Minneapolis, it looks like a war zone with buildings on fire, busted up store fronts, graffiti, etc.  Here is the link to the video if you care to watch it:  https://twitter.com/markhiggie1/status/1269301655658512384?s=12&fbclid=IwAR2uBM9SyNFRa2dncljZud2gTYpznLVHBCm0qC8CrNnNWm5zC4GwXJD5lyI

 

The world has gone crazy and it is extremely hard to know what to believe and what not to.  For me, and you don’t have to agree, I believe the mainstream media has really been pulling our chains and screwing with our heads!  I wish they could be held accountable for truthful reporting instead of only sensationalizing all the bad.  There are good people out there everywhere and right now I truly appreciate all the good people surrounding me here in Nicaragua!

 

If you’re considering relocating, now is probably a good time to do it.  I’ve been sending many clients videos and doing live WhatsApp video calls from properties they inquire about.  Tell me what you want to see and I’ll video it!  Check out my videos of properties and updates around SJDS on things like how to get to the light house, etc.:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FK8vBLE0c4chsWvVkEY3g/videos

 

San Juan del Sur continues to be a little protected happy bubble as it was during the political crisis.  This is probably one of the many reasons I love this place so much.  Living by the ocean eating super fresh seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables is so healthy for you.  We have a few cases of the virus but not many that I’ve heard of; Managua and other larger cities are getting hit harder.

 

I pray that everyone is safe and sound and for a resolution to this mess!  These sum up how I feel about 2020 so far:

 

 

Airlines scheduled to start flying into Nicaragua in June have all been pushed back to July except for United; all is subject to change.  Here is the latest schedule:

United Airlines June 21, 2020

Avianca Airlines July 02, 2020

Copa Airlines July 03, 2020

Aeromexico July 04, 2020

Spirit Airlines July 05, 2020

American Airlines July 07, 2020

 

Life in town is pretty much the same since the last email except now more locals are wearing facemasks since there are some cases of the virus in town.  Restaurants remain open for either dine in or takeout only, no new tourists, no walk-in clients visiting my office; just friends or rental clients stopping by.  I really miss all the excitement from my previously busy office, I want to see all of my clients again!

 

NY Times: House Hunting in Nicaragua

Featured one of my listings

NY Times featured one of my listings a few weeks ago!  Remember I’m also the representative for 7th Heaven Properties in this area and they did a wonderful article featuring Rancho Chilamate.  I’ve received a lot of inquiries however a property this big, everyone wants to see in person before making an offer.  I think it will be a mad dash to see who can get to it first when the airlines open!  Here is a link to the article in NY Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/13/realestate/house-hunting-in-nicaragua-a-solar-powered-ranch-for-650000.html  and here is a link to the listing on the Discover website:  http://discoversjds.com/property/escamequita-equestrian-estate/

 

$90 a month health insurance!!!

Military Hospital in Managua

For $90 a month you can have great health insurance.  If you’re on a budget and need health insurance, this is definitely the place to go and they have the Diamond Accreditation from Canada; it is a quality hospital.

 

Need Furniture

Come by the office!

Thank you to the clients who have already purchased furniture!  I can send you photos/videos of the custom made wooden furniture and accessories here on display at the office or have what you want custom made.

PS:  I’ll give you a discount to help remove some of this beautiful furniture taking up space J

The Wandering Investor

Investment options in Nicaragua

I had the opportunity to meet the blogger of The Wandering Investor and show him some properties since he choose Nicaragua as his quarantine home.  Here is his latest article on Nicaragua   https://thewanderinginvestor.com/international-real-estate/a-real-estate-investment-in-granada-or-san-juan-del-sur-nicaragua/

Nice pats on the Back

Our team helps with everything, it isn’t all just me!

Hi Natalie

I hope this finds you well under the circumstances….. Covid 19 !

Very frustrating not being able to get to San Juan … but I reckon this virus could start people thinking of starting new and more fulfilling lifestyle based in places like Nicaragua …

Hope you stay well and I hope to get there before too long

Very best

Nic

 

Looking for a Rental When the Travel Bans are Lifted?  We now accept credit cards for a rental reservation!

We Have Lots of Properties to Choose From

Here is a great 4 bedroom rental with a massive pool and tons of patio space close to town that has just reduced their nightly rental rate to $250 per night, or $1,200 per week, or $2,500 per month – Lots of house for not a lot of money!  Click the video link here: https://youtu.be/MhdIGd4gWoc

Our website listing: http://discoversjds.com/property/casa-morada-los-miradores/

 

 

 

We Have Almost 300 Listings – Below are only the featured listings for this month!

Go to www.discoversjds.com to see more!

Type reduced or bargain in the keyword box, or whatever you are looking for,

And quickly find all the properties that match!

 

Featured in NY Times!!!  Ask me for the videos!

8.6 Acre Turn Key Equestrian Estate for Sale in Escamequita

9 bedroom off grid equestrian estate for sale in Las Fincas de Escamequita, south of San Juan del Sur. This incredible 8.6 acre property features 4,500 ft² of living space, stables for up to 18 horses, paddocks, and endless trails throughout, all within riding distance to the beach. The entire property follows an eco-conscious design, is powered by solar (48 volt system), and has a private well with plenty of water.

The Spanish Colonial Hacienda boasts a captivating entrance with 12 foot tall antique doors. A privacy wall surrounds the house, providing a wonderful oasis with a pool, courtyard, outdoor living area, palapa, and a built in day nook. Additional there is a 1 bedroom casita and guest residences, making 9 bedrooms in total on the estate with 7 full and 2 half bathrooms. The gardens surrounding the living areas feature mature landscaping with fountains throughout.

This grand equestrian estate features stables for 18 horses, a round pen for schooling, hay barn, paddocks, and a forge for horseshoeing and blacksmith art. Endless trails are found throughout the property as well as the surrounding area, providing plenty opportunities for horse lovers to adventure and explore. It has been previously operated as a successful guest house/ranch. The sale includes all furnishings to make it a great opportunity for a turnkey boutique hotel, B&B, or a private residence.   Reduced to $650,000!! Owner financing also available http://discoversjds.com/property/escamequita-equestrian-estate/   ask me for the videos

 

 

Barrio Cafe, Taco Stop, and 8 Room Hotel

Your opportunity to own one of the most prominent corners in San Juan del Sur.  Barrio Cafe, Taco Stop, and the 8 room hotel attached to it are all for sale; the location only, not the Brand Name of Barrio Cafe!  People love staying in this hotel for the amazingly comfortable beds and the convenience of walking out of their hotel room door and right into one of the best restaurants and coffee shops in town.

The central location of these three business guarantees you lots of foot and vehicle traffic right by the location.  Walk to all amenities in San Juan del Sur, a quiet fishing town with a surfing habit.  San Juan del Sur is a mixing pot of cultures, foods, activities, and people from all over the world.  Young and old both enjoy this town for various reasons and Barrio Cafe appeals to clients of all ages.  $700,000 Bargain!  http://discoversjds.com/property/barrio-cafe-taco-stop-and-8-room-hotel/

 

 

Casa Mariposa in Playa El Coco, Nicaragua

Casa Mariposa is the perfect place to have a private and relaxing break from everyday life by taking pleasure in one of the most spectacular beaches in Central America, Playa El Coco. This is a wide long family beach also good for surfing.  The house is positioned to enjoy incredible sunsets every evening located at the top of Parque Martimio beside a nature reserve in Playa El Coco located just 17 km south of San Juan Del Sur.

Enjoy the amenities of Parque Martimio with HOA fees of $250 per month for gated security, road maintenance, and access to well water.  Also included in the development is a small store to buy staples.  The development’s beach front rancho is complete with bathrooms and provides a shady place to sit while your kids surf or play on the beach or just relax in a hammock and read a book or take a beach side nap.  The development can also arrange horseback riding, boat or fishing trips, catered meals from the restaurant, group activities, parties, etc.

The setting, overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean at Playa Coco is idyllic with views all the way to Costa Rica.  Enjoy your home made pizza baked in the pool side pizza oven while watching the sunset with a glass of your favorite wine or the local favorite Tona Beer; life just doesn’t get better!  Many memories will be made from this fantastic patio with friends and family.  With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the main house there is plenty of room of your whole family or guests.  Also the property contains a detached casita with a garage and quarters for the live in caretakers.  $199,000 Reduced from $259,000   http://discoversjds.com/property/casa-mariposa-in-playa-el-coco-nicaragua/

 

 

Lot 24 Arriba Verde Near Playa Hermosa

Private Lot in a cozy community of Arriba Verde, mere minutes from beach or town.

This prime home site is part of the small community of El Carrizal, located only 10 minutes south of the booming coastal town of San Juan del Sur. The neighborhood has other homes, but the large lots here ensure owners plenty of privacy.

This 2,461 square meter lot (approximately 26,500 sq. ft., or almost 2/3 of an acre) is one of the highest elevation properties in the immediate area. Lot 24 offers you lush green valley views to the south, as well as ocean views to the west. In January of 2020, a location for a water well was found and a commercial report indicating the excellent water source/supply was delivered. The electrical connection is extremely nearby.

One of the most popular and beautiful beaches, Playa Hermosa, is only minutes away. Buzz down the hill for a fun beach day, and then return later for a gorgeous sunset over the Pacific from your future home!   Only $29,000!   http://discoversjds.com/property/lot-24-arriba-verde-near-playa-hermosa/

 

 

Beautiful Villa with Brazilian Hardwoods in Redonda Bay

This gorgeous 4 bed/3.5 bath is built with Brazilian hardwood and is nestled in the tree canopy overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  It was recently remodeled and comes fully furnished, making it a great turn-key business property or excellent family vacation home.  The house generates great rental incomes. Don’t miss this great opportunity in Tola Nicaragua Real Estate.

The house features a very large, wrap-around deck that stretches the entire width of the house, where you’ll find plenty of space to kick back and relax!  Located in the private, oceanfront development of Redondo Bay, you can enjoy private beaches and all of the amenities the development has to offer.

On the 1st floor is the kitchen, dining room, living room, a Junior Suite, another 2 bedrooms that share 1 bathroom, a half bathroom and a laundry room.  The kitchen features granite counters, hardwood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.  The dining and living room adjoin and open onto the deck, where there is both covered space for relaxing outside in the rain or shade and uncovered space for enjoying the sun.  The Junior Suite features a walk-in closet, a stunning bathroom and french doors that open out to the deck.

On the 2nd floor is the Master Suite, which has french doors that open to a private deck, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and natural stone finishes.  $299,000 Reduced from $359,000   http://discoversjds.com/property/tola-nicaragua-real-estate/

 

 

Studio Paz in Pelican Eyes Residential Community

Feel relaxed and at home instantly at Studio Paz. This well-appointed luxury studio is located in the Residential area of Pelican Eyes overlooking the bay of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

With two queen beds Studio Paz can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. It is an ideal vacation rental for couples or small families looking for the quintessential Nicaraguan beach town holiday.  Also the perfect place for a single person or couple to live full time; remove one of the beds and make it extra living space or an office space by utilizing the reading light above the bed you removed.

Studio Paz has two uncovered terraces and one covered terrace.  The shaded terrace with ocean view is the perfect place to laze the day away with a good book and your favorite beverage in hand. While the tropical garden in the uncovered front terrace with water fountain and hammock is an ideal spot for an afternoon nap.  The side terrace closet houses the gas bottles and the on demand hot water system.

The studio’s sleeping area houses two cozy queen beds, large flat screen TV and spacious ensuite bath with double vanity and waterfall shower.  Closets line the back wall including a closet with connections for a stack-able washer and dryer.

Studio Paz is part of the HOA which gives you access to the 3 Pelican Eyes pools, trash pickup, security, gardening, and many other amenities. The infinity lap pool and family pool are located a short 5-minute walk from the studio. The third pool is situated inside Cascada Club Restaurant & Bar – just couple minute walk further down the stairs.  $95,000   http://discoversjds.com/property/studio-paz-in-pelican-eyes-residential-community/

 

 

Las Nubes Lot in Guacalito De La Isla

The chance you’ve been waiting for at Nicaragua’s premier development, Guacalito de la Isla, has arrived!  Original developer prices for Las Nubes lots were as high as $470,000. This rare resale lot is a steal at only $169,000!

This 3/4 acre home site offers privacy as well as panoramic views of the beach and the Pacific Ocean.  The home site is located on an emerald green hillside surrounded by lush forest and has a private entrance from the road at top.

Las Nubes is a small neighborhood of only nine lots ranging from 2200-3200m2 (from 1/2 to almost an acre). This exclusive low-density neighborhood offers wonderful ocean views, and the opportunity to design and build in paradise on a fully-serviced and easy-to-build parcel.  Bargain at $169,000!!!   http://discoversjds.com/property/las-nubes-lot-in-guacalito-de-la-isla/

 

 

Video tour of Casa Cooper – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WjXLbaeP4

8,000 Ft² of Luxury in Pelican Eyes Resort

 

$494,000 is a BARGAIN price for this fantastic property with excellent rental history.  Live in one and rent the other! At this bargain price the buyer will pay all closing costs and transfer fees including the real estate commission; estimated total is $568,000.

Only $666.22 per m² or $61.75 per ft² for the stunning Casa Cooper villa in the Pelican Eyes development, located in San Juan del Sur. Literally, view paradise FROM paradise. You could not build this massive house for this asking price.

The villa consists of 2 individual units, containing a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 futons that convert into queen size beds, 2 living areas, 2 kitchens, 6 bathrooms, 3 outdoor showers, and 2 private swimming pools. This means it has the potential to be operated as a large single family unit, live in one unit and rent the other, or as a rental property comprising 2 separate but connected villas.  Reduced to $494,000 + ALL CLOSING COSTS!  http://discoversjds.com/property/pelicaneyes-resort-villa/

 

 

Lot 8C Colinas De Miramar

 

Lot 8C in Colinas de Miramar is ready for construction and it comes complete with house plans.  Enjoy sweeping ocean views from this gated development only 5 minutes away from downtown San Juan del Sur.  Colinas de Miramar is located in the Talanguera area, the north side of the river, of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.  Enjoy all the new amenities in this part of town such as a drive through coffee shop, boutique wine store, dentist, etc., with easy access to the beach.  Appraised at $82,280 this lot of 483.402 sq. meters is a bargain at $44,000.   $44,000 Bargain Priced for a Quick Sale!  http://discoversjds.com/property/lot-8c-colinas-de-miramar/

 

 

Negotiable!  Casa Del Mar Beachfront House for Sale In San Juan Del Sur

Updated listing with a floor plan and 3D renderings!

Casa del Mar is a 6 bedroom beachfront house located two and a half blocks north of the Restaurant El Timon in San Juan del Sur. The recently remodeled house previously operated as a B&B, bar, and restaurant. It features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, storage area, and 2 terraces.

The great downtown location makes Casa del Mar the perfect place to run a business. There is also room for modification, with space to build a second floor and/or third floor, which would allow for views of the entire bay. Whether it be a small hotel, or a bar and restaurant, this house has unlimited potential!  $229,000 Negotiable! http://discoversjds.com/property/casa-del-mar-beachfront-house/

 

 

Casa Pluma Azul – Gorgeous Westerly Ocean View – Walk to the Beach!

Casa Pluma Azul is an ocean view property overlooking Nacascolo Bay, just a 5 minute drive to San Juan del Sur. Residents will enjoy being close enough to the amenities of downtown, yet far enough to escape the noise! This great location is also just a 10 minute drive from the northern beaches!

The 2,243 ft² home features 3 traditional bedrooms plus a loft, living room with sleeping accommodations, a workshop, 3 bathrooms, and 3 kitchens. The house has two sides separated by a common breezeway and porch. Cool down from the hot afternoon sun with a refreshing dip in the pool, and spend the evenings taking in the beautiful sunsets from the large covered porch! The 18,173 ft² property is landscaped with a variety of fruit trees, including mangos, oranges, grape fruit and many more.  $299,999 Reduced from $325,000!   http://discoversjds.com/property/casa-pluma-azul-nacascolo-area/

 

 

Las Palmas Elegant Colonial House In San Juan Del Sur

This is an opportunity to purchase Las Palmas, an elegant colonial style oceanfront house on the south side of the bay in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua!  Extra wide ocean view terraces run the entire length of the building on the first and second floor giving you a grand view of the bay for sunsets, the north side of the city, and the twinkling lights in Pacific Marlin at night.  This Granada Style house has patios on both interior levels wrapping around a large central courtyard swimming pool.  Extra tall french doors open onto the interior patios containing numerous dining, living, and social areas that look out to the courtyard swimming pool.  Enjoy the spaciousness of this elegant house with numerous private seating areas, turn it into a B&B, or convert it into a hotel by utilizing the extra space for expansion.

The owner will consider self-financing to qualified purchasers with 50% down and quarterly payments for 2 years at 5% interest.

With an extra-large kitchen and various social areas on the shady patios you can entertain or host guests in comfort.  All 6 air conditioned bedrooms open onto terraces overlooking the courtyard swimming pool.  4 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and TVs, and two bedrooms share a bathroom plus there is a full bathroom off the pool area.  One bedroom is on the first floor with 5 on the second floor and they all have hot water in the showers and sinks.

Conveniently located in town with all the restaurants, shops, and amenities of San Juan del Sur within easy walking distance.  Parking is always available on the street in front of the house or in the back gated parking area.

The property stretches street to street and located at the back of the property is a laundry room, caretaker’s residence, elevated water tank, and enough gated off street parking for at least 6 vehicles.  The property can easily be expanded by building two more levels of ocean view rooms above the parking area and caretaker’s residence.  The main house, built in 2001, was designed to hold another 2 floors of construction if you wish to add even more rooms.  $800,000 Reduced from $1,500,000   http://discoversjds.com/property/elegant-colonial-house-ocean-front-house-san-juan-del-sur/

 

 

Cala Azul – Residential Lots | Condos | Commercial Space EXCLUSIVE

 

CONDOS, COMMUNITY POOL, & WALKING TRAILS COMING SOON!  Ask for details! The Cala Azul residential community is located north of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and beside the proposed marina on Nacascolo Bay. Wrapping around a small, very private, horse-shoe shaped bay, this development has various access points to the Pacific Ocean. The development currently has many finished houses, and residential only building lots are for sale. Future phases include a condo project, luxury townhouses, and a location for a boutique hotel and restaurant, all with a focus on nature, relaxation, and high quality.

With a grand gated entrance, all paved roads, nature trails, common use areas, a community center, and access to Nacascolo Beach with all the restaurants and amenities coming to this area, this is the perfect place for a vacation home or permanent residence. All the infrastructure, including access to fiber optic internet, all underground utilities, fabulous landscaping, and a connection to city water makes building your dream house easier and more enjoyable.  Lots starting at $175,000!  http://discoversjds.com/property/cala-azul/

 

If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please email us!

We have many “unofficial or unadvertised” listings J

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