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August Updates 2019

August Updates

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View of San Juan del Sur and the volcanos on Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua

What’s Happening

Lakes and Volcanos

As you can see in the photo above we truly are the country of lakes and volcanos however most of the volcanos are located much further north of San Juan del Sur.  Ready to plan your next vacation to see them or enjoy our amazing surfing? Betzy, our rental agent, handles all our rentals and will be happy to help you find the right accommodations for your dream vacation in Nicaragua where your dollar buys you a lot more!

New Sales Associate

I would like to introduce you to our newest sales associate from Canada, Greg Bond, previously part owner of Restaurant Rojo Loco. Greg decided to live permanently in Nicaragua and is looking forward to giving you your keys to paradise too! New associates bring new ideas and we are all looking forward to great things from Greg!  Here is a video he did of our office and the Statue of Jesus. Check out the other drone videos from him on our YouTube page.


I finally visited friends and family after not going to the states in over 5 years! – I know I was overdue 😞 I really did enjoy the 8 days I spent in North Carolina and Pennsylvania the last week of July but it was definitely culture shock!  I only went shopping one day and I was completely overwhelmed by all the choices! I’m so happy to be home in Nicaragua where my health insurance only costs $90 a month and most procedures and doctor visits are covered 100%…where beer is $1 depending on which store or restaurant you buy it in…where fruit tastes like real fruit because it hasn’t been ripened in a shipping container…where kids can play in the streets or ride their bicycles to the store…where this healthy environment and fresh sea air has kept me young looking the past 14 years! I really have found paradise here and want to share it with you whenever you’re ready!

Discount Cards at Local Restaurants

Save a photo of these discount cards, also attached to this email, on your cell phones and enjoy 20% off on EVERY visit to either El Timon or Vivian thanks to us at Discover Real Estate!

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Need property insurance?

If you are in the market for property insurance, let me know.  Our office will be happy to help you get quotes and get your property properly insured.

La Santa Maria

La Santa Maria now has a rent to own, or try before you buy program! With a $7,500 fully refundable deposit  and monthly payments as low as $995 plus utilities you can enjoy the convenience of being only 4 blocks to the beach, no power or water outages, fully equipped gym, infinity edge pool, club house, children’s play area, covered parking, and 24 hour security.   The rental program has a minimum 6 months to maximum 36 months to pay it off, if you like it!  Receive 10-20% off the total purchase price if you pay it off within 6-12 months.  Ask me for me details!

A Picture Says 1000 Words, a Video Says Even More!

Discover’s in house photographer offers professional services at affordable prices! Packages start at $75, and you will receive high quality digital files of the color retouched and edited photos. Using these photos, we will update your listing to make it stand out amongst the others and you are free to also use the photos and/or videos in other publicity. Check out the current videos on our YouTube page, (unfortunately some of them are mine using my cell phone 😞)


Looking for a long-term or a short-term rental for your next vacation or looking for someone to promote your property for rent?  Check out our rentals page on our website. Here is one of our favorite 4 bedroom short term or vacation rental located beach front on Playa Marsella; step from the patio gates directly onto this family beach!  Enjoy ocean views from inside the house or the patio.


Click here to browse the rest of our rental listings.

Surviving Power Outages

The power has been good lately, knock on wood, however one trick to get through a long one is to keep containers or bottles of frozen water in your freezer that you can put into your refrigerator when the power is off for a while.

New Partnership!

In addition to Discover Real Estate, I am officially the representative in southwestern Nicaragua for 7th Heaven Properties. They are dedicated to real estate sales in the entire Caribbean and Central American market. We have been updating their current listings for Nicaragua and adding several new ones from my Discover listings.  With this, I will be able to help you buy properties in other areas outside Nicaragua! Check out their website and let me know if you want information on any of the listings you see in or out of Nicaragua or check out this 5 bedroom home in the exclusive development of Pacific Marlin that is also wheelchair accessible.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations!

If you are traveling from any of these countries, and you are traveling to Nicaragua, you must have a certificate proving you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever or you will be denied entry into Nicaragua!!!

Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Panamá, Venezuela, Paraguay and Perú. The restriction also applies to all African countries, except the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Sao Tome, Principe, and Somalia.

The certificate must be by the registered health authority of the country of origin and must be valid for at least 11 days prior to entering Nicaragua. For more information, click here.

For more articles, photos, videos, and important information about Nicaragua, visit our Facebook page!

This month’s postings include:

  • The Don’t of Nicaragua
  • Nicaraguan Cigars
  • Dragonflies Eat Hundreds of Mosquitoes
  • Award Winning Chocolate
  • Coffee Productions and Sales
  • Somoto Canyon – Worth the Long Drive
  • Spanish Classes
  • 5 Good Reasons to Travel to Nicaragua

Featured Listings

Below are just a “FEW” of our almost 300 listings!

Go to to see more!

Type reduced or bargain or whatever you are looking for in the key word box and quickly find all the properties that match!

Plaza La Talanguera Unit 5B – Brand New Condo in a Convenient Location

Plaza La Talanguera Unit 5B

Plaza la Talanguera Unit 5B is an upper floor, 2 bedroom condo in the new development located along the paved section of the Chocolata Road, just north of San Juan del Sur. Enjoy being within a short driving distance to the amenities of town, while remaining far enough away to escape the noise of the nightlife. The unfurnished unit contains 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The well-lit kitchen and living area open out to a private patio. Included in the sale are all lighting and fan fixtures, air conditioning throughout, curtains, a hot water tank, and a storage closet in the laundry room.

Plaza La Talanguera hosts residential as well as commercial spaces, meaning residents enjoy convenient access to onsite business. Currently the plaza hosts San Juan del Sur’s first drive-thru coffee shop, La Tostaderia. The $125 monthly HOA fee gives residents and their guest’s access to the development’s pool, as well as security services on the property. Don’t miss your opportunity to invest in Plaza la Talanguera early! Contact us today to find out more.

Bargain at $138,400!

Plaza La Talanguera – Residential and Commercial Units for Sale And Rent

Plaza La Talanguera

First floor commercial space available for rent at $12/m² or for sale at $99,000 for 60 m².  Plus other condos still available within the complex.

Convenient Townhome Living


Bayview Terrace Unit 2

Bayview Terraces is a spacious, charming, well-maintained and completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2 level town home, located in the quiet La Talanguera area. From here, it is a quick walk to the beach, the village of San Juan del Sur or climb up to the statue of Jesus overlooking San Juan del Sur.

The well-equipped kitchen features new appliances, custom made built natural-wood cabinets and a custom made natural-wooden breakfast counter. The living area has new furniture throughout, as well as a custom-built natural-wooden TV console. There is also a guest bathroom on the first floor.Upstairs you’ll find 2 large bedrooms with a shared balcony, where you can enjoy incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. There are also 2 full bathrooms on the second floor. The entire town home features custom built California wooden shutters on all windows, 3 new air conditioners, as well as a solid new roof.With the ability to sleep 6-8 people, this town home has great rental potential for weekends or long term, and has proven profitable in the past! The 5 unit complex has been cared for by a first class property manager. The HOA group is cohesive and responsible, with off street parking and a shared pool.

Reduced to $164,500 from $245,000

Neighboring Houses for Sale in Las Delicias


The possibilities are endless – there is plenty of space for your own horse stable, organic garden, pool, more rental houses, or with a total of 5 bedrooms create a horse themed bed and breakfast or surf retreat.  Check out the video at the end of the listing, you can see how much space there is with this property. The first 137 m² house features 2 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and living area. A covered patio allows for outdoor living space.  The second 157 m² house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathroom, a kitchen and living area.

$195,000 reduced from $330,000!!

2 Story Centrally Located House with a Garage in San Juan Del Sur

2 Story Centrally Located House

Beautiful large 2 story centrally located house, just around the corner from the market in downtown San Juan del Sur. This property is unique in that the house is built to North American standards, and features a large garage, all while being within the center of town. Residents will enjoy being a quick walk to all the amenities of town, including shopping, nightlife, and restaurants. This 2 story centrally located house is one of a kind of San Juan del Sur, and comes with great investment potential. It has a proven rental history, and could even used as a space for a business such as a bed & breakfast. The possibilities are endless! Contact us today to find out more about this unique opportunity!

$195,000 Reduced from $265,000!

Lot 11A for Sale in Los Miradores Development


Los Miradores Lot 11A

Lot 11A is a beautiful piece of property available for sale in the Los Miradores development of San Juan del Sur. Enjoy ocean views from this 1,893 m² parcel. The lot below and above have already been developed with nice houses that won’t block your view – you won’t have to worry about what the “neighbor” will build since it is already built!  Los Miradores is a popular development, due to its moderate size and proximity to San Juan del Sur. Located along the Chocolata, this development features paved internal roads, and gated access, all for reasonable HOA fees.

Reduced to $52,000 from $99,000!

Condo Living in the Center Of San Juan Del Sur

The Plaza 2 Bedroom Condo at Park Avenue Villas

Very rare in town condos for sale with Owner Financing!!!  One and Two Bedroom Condos available at Park Avenue Villas, an 8 unit boutique condo building in the center of San Juan del Sur. Located on the hillside, this property features some of the best views of the bay, and is a great place to sit back and enjoy spectacular nightly sunsets.  The center of the building hosts a courtyard pool, with ample seating surrounding it. A bathroom is conveniently located close to the pool, as well as an outdoor shower for those who visit the beach to rise away any sand.  Upstairs, a common area balcony allows those residents on the first floor to enjoy the fabulous ocean views. Ceiling fans keep the air circulating, and blinds provide privacy. Laundry facilities are also onsite, and their use is included in the monthly HOA fees.  The 1 and 2 bedroom units are being sold furnished, making them ready for move in, and the prime central location gives them great rental potential. Owner financing will be considered with a down payment of 40%. For more information about each individual unit, click the links below!

Prices range from $105,000-$175,000

Casa Del Soul – 6 Bedroom Luxury House in Pacific Marlin

Casa del Soul

Casa del Soul is a 3 story, 6 bedroom house located in the gated Pacific Marlin development, in San Juan del Sur. Featuring incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, the house is currently used as a bed and breakfast with excellent rankings on Trip Advisor, and was featured on House Hunters International.  The first floor of the 4500 ft² house has a large kitchen, dining area, and a guest bathroom. It opens up to the pool deck and large pool where you’ll find an outdoor dining area and bar. There is also a bedroom and bathroom at the back of this floor. The second floor has 2 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and a balcony. The third floor is a master suite that is completely independent from the rest of the house. It has a kitchen, living room, dining area, and small office area. An efficiency apartment is located at the back of the house, and a caretaker’s residence can be found below the pool. The variety of separate suites and living arrangements gives the house great rental potential.

REDUCED AGAIN! Now only $399,000 previously $975,000 and the owner will consider self-financing for up to 5 years!

Casa Carmella – Spacious Living In This Huge House In Los Miradores

Casa Carmella

Casa Carmella is a 5 bedroom house offering impressive, spacious living. Located in the Los Miradores development, just north of San Juan del Sur, this amazing show place is meant to impress! The gated development features internal paved roads, and lovely views.

The 560 m² (6,000 ft²) house sits on a 1,800 m² (19,300 ft²) lot, and has 2 master suites plus a studio which can be locked off from the main house. The studio contains another bedroom and full bath plus a small kitchen. Cool off in the 9,000 gallon pool while enjoying the attention to detail landscaping and tranquility of being just outside of San Juan del Sur. The construction of this house is superior, featuring a Coventeck insulated roof and Spanish tile to keep the house cool even during the hottest days. The retaining wall around the property makes it easy to secure.

Now only $595,000

Licensed Restaurant in Central San Juan Del Sur

El Cielo Bargain Investment

Great opportunity to own the fully furnished El Cielo Resto Lounge. This investment bargain is uniquely located on a lot with a large yard and pool in the center of San Juan del Sur.  The restaurant caters to all, with a “sandy beach” area, a pool, a covered area, a bar, and a dance floor creating a great atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. The current menu is Argentinian based. This business comes with unlimited potential! Current contract with the landowner is renegotiable. The sale includes the liquor license and all the other required permits to run as a fully functional bar and restaurant. This is your opportunity to change your life!!!

REDUCED AGAIN to only $12,000

Las Escadas – Deal on 2 Condos!

Currently offering a deal on 2 condos, each has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for only $180,000 for both – one for you/one for a friend so that is $90,000 each!  This is preconstruction – you can choose all your finishes and colors – the photos above are just some “samples of options” currently completed in other condos at Las Escadas!  Ask for more details about this amazing offer!  Las Escadas is a development at the entrance to San Juan del Sur, offering comfortable, open floor plan apartments and great amenities including Fiber Optic Internet. Conveniently located just 2 km from the center of town, this is an ideal space for someone looking to escape the busyness of town, yet still be within a close proximity to the amenities. This also gives the development’s apartments great rental potential.

$180,000 for 2 • $90,000 Each

Cala Azul – Residential Lots | Condos | Commercial Space


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Cala Azul is the perfect place to buy a lot and build your dream home or buy one of the soon to be constructed condominiums or townhouses and have easy access to all the amenities of the new Marina project!!

Lot prices from $175,000 to $425,000

Luxury Home for Sale in San Juan Del Sur


This amazing luxury home is in the prestigious residential area of Pacific Marlin. It offers amazing views of the ocean, valley, and San Juan del Sur Bay.  This two story house consists of:

  • 4 Bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
  • Large living room
  • Kitchen
  • Porch
  • Office
  • Storage space
  • Covered outdoor dining area
  • Numerous patios
  • Caretaker residence.

Ideal for residential, vacation rental, or start your own bed and breakfast!

Reduced to $699,000 from $1,600,000! 

Ocean View Lot 36 for Sale at Playa Yankee

Playa Yankee Lot 36

Playa Yankee Lot 36 is a beautiful ocean view lot, located just 1.3km from the beach. The 1,116 m² property features electrical and (well) water connections at the front, making it ready to build. The entire property features a panoramic view of the ocean and mountains.  Located just behind the lot is Casa Orquídea del Sur, one of the most popular rental houses in the area. This house provides a proven rental income potential for this area of Playa Yankee. This property is the perfect location for a surf house, as a second floor would allow residents to see the wave conditions down at the beach.

$40,000 reduced again!!!

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

We have many “unofficial” or “unadvertised” listings

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 ☀️Cheers from sunny San Juan del Sur! ☀️