October Updates 2019
The new Fire Station in front of the police station was Inaugurated this month and the new Police Station is under construction!
New Rustic Bakery & Organic Shop
Connected to, and owned by the Coffee Shop La Tostaderia in Hotel Estrella! A bakery, just one block from our office, is a bit dangerous especially considering the superior quality of the baked goods! Rustic breads, baguettes, cookies, cinnamon buns to die for (yup I tried one), vegan energy balls, Nica-Tibicos (raw & alive naturally fermented flavored kefir water), fresh whole or ground coffee, fruit honeys, fresh peanut butter, etc., etc. Life is good & tasty living here!
Want a Drone Video?
Our in house photographer can help! A Picture Says a 1,000 Words; a Video, especially from a Drone, Says Even More! Discover’s in house photographer offers professional services at affordable prices! Contact me and we’ll take care of you with more information on a Drone video and/or new photos for your listing.
HSS Fiber Optic Service And High Definition TV Channels
I really enjoy the fiber optic internet I have through HSS with over 100 TV channels including all the major US networks and numerous movie channels that you can watch in English or Spanish! They are expanding their service area and upgrading their equipment so contact them to find out if it is available in your area.
David Larios 📞+505-7896-6323
Giving Back – 1% of commissions received will be donated!
At Discover Real Estate, we believe in giving back to the community! Starting October 2019 we will set aside 1% of all commissions to be donated to various charities either looking for sponsorships of one-time events or to ongoing concerns such as the Jean Brugger Education Foundation, San Juan del Sur Day School, Escuela Adelante, Communidad Connect, etc. When funds are available and requests are received, especially for event sponsorships which we have always contributed to, we will have these funds set aside to help the local community.
Don’t Be Afraid to Visit!
Testimonial of a Frequent Visitor
As you know I have been visiting San Juan del Sur every year since 2006. My last visit was in March of 2017. I have been hesitant to return because of the negative news going around. I decided to follow my heart and ignore the news and come visit again this October. I am so glad I did. It has been amazing to see SJdS again. It is so peaceful. The locals could not be more friendly. I was expecting the weather to be a little rough with the rainy season however, the weather has been beautiful. I have never seen the area this time of year. Everything is so green and lush. I would tell anyone who is concerned about visiting that they will be missing out on a great experience.
New Long Term & Vacation Rental Page
Find what you need on Facebook! Betzy, our rental agent, just started a new Facebook Page strictly for long term and vacation rentals which is available for anyone to advertise their San Juan del Sur area rental on or find the rental you are looking for! Check it out and become a member!
Nice pats on the Back
Our team helps with everything, it isn’t all just me!
When I first came to San Juan del Sur, I was staying at a hotel. Natalie Sullivan at Discover Real Estate helped me to find a place to rent, a house to buy, and a lawyer for obtaining Resident status. Natalie also helped with many other things that she would not profit by including advice, banking, trips, carrying a yoga mat from the states, and receiving numerous package deliveries. I am grateful that I got lucky in finding Natalie first. She has helped me in many ways and produces a useful blog too. I am living in my new home and have Resident status. Thank you, Natalie, for all your help in reaching my goals.
Kevin E. FitzMaurice, M.S., LPC
I chose yourself because you have a well-crafted & authentic style of newsletter. I enjoy reading it. Likely you have a solid distribution list. I also like that you are an entrepreneur and willing to be accountable with each of your multiple business teams. Honesty goes a lot further than any marketing message.
Jay Mason – owner at Bayview Terrace
Referrals – Please Tell Everyone!
If you like the services you have received form our office, like our newsletter, enjoy the ease of finding properties on our website, enjoy our property management, our rentals, our Facebook pages, etc., please tell all your friends and family and absolute strangers! During this slow market, we need all the help we can get so please brag about us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, in your emails, etc., all referrals are greatly appreciated. And if you send me a referral who buys, I’ll happily pay you a referral fee!!!
Hospital in San Juan del Sur
Free to Everyone! Not having a hospital close enough “used” to be one of the main reasons someone wouldn’t invest in San Juan del Sur. That is no longer a concern especially since I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone, foreigner or Nica, that has used the hospital since it opened this year! And the best part, as a public hospital, it is FREE to everyone! Now if we just had a marina – ohh yah one is coming – and a golf course, there would be no excuses! Plus they just installed a very nice paved road complete with street lights to access the hospital!
Business Idea – Golf Course and/or Driving Range
There are two golf courses within an hour of SJDS, however SJDS would greatly benefit if we had our own golf course or “at least a driving range” and hopefully a chipping green, and/or mini golf. I love to smack the crap out of a bucket of balls, especially at night when it is cooler. A driving range would be a great addition to the available activities here especially if it was a mini version of a “TopGolf” style driving range complete with a restaurant and bar. I know a few pieces of land perfect for any of these businesses, and now is the time to buy with prices low!
Looking for a Rental? We Have Lots to Choose From!
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 the rentals page on our website. Here is a house we just sold and now the owner is offering it for rent. 2 bedroom short term or vacation rental located on the edge of town just 2 kilometers from the bay of San Juan del Sur.
Want to Sell Quicker?
Limited Power of Attorney Needed for All Sales! The Public Registry authorities issued an order recently to limit the access to the Registry’s information.
This means that attorneys representing buyers must receive authorization to review the title chain of the seller’s property in order to perform the title search for a sale. This is done through a limited power of attorney (LPOA) that grants authorization to review only the title chain and request certifications from the Registrar like a free of liens certificate.
Lately we have experienced huge delays in the execution of deals because of the need for the LPOAS, especially when sellers are out of country. If you want to sell, please get a LPOA NOW before we bring you a buyer.
My favorite law firm of Corrales & Associados will be happy to prepare a Nicaraguan LPOA for US$ 57.50, or a foreign LPOA for US$ 50.00.
Sergio Corrales Montenegro 📧 [email protected]
For more articles, photos, videos, and important information about Nicaragua, visit our Facebook page!
This month’s postings include:
- Low cost spay & neuter clinic
- Tiny Home business idea
- Coastal Highway Update – Rumor??
- Great testimonial
- A pat on my back for picking up trash
- Forts and their history in Nicaragua
- Touristic places in Nicaragua
- Storm cleanup
- First cruise ship of the season
- New business open at the port area
- And naturally, various house for rent!
Below are just a “FEW” of our almost 300 listings!
Go to www.discoversjds.com 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!
Park Avenue Villas – Condo Living in the Center Of San Juan Del Sur
All reasonable offers will be considered! Park Avenue Villas is a boutique 8 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 just one block from the beach! At the entrance to the 2 story residential building, a reception area provides a good welcome place for guests or returning owners. 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 rinse away any sand.
Starting at $105,000 check out the website listing which has links to all 8 condos available!
Fly & Buy: Rebate of up to 3 months’ rent Credit on any condo you purchase within 6 months of visiting. Plus Air Fare Credit up to $600 each for two people.
Simply send an email to [email protected], and ask about the special purchase offer with Discover Real Estate. And while you’re here take a trip on their sailboat, “No Bad Days”.
*To take advantage of this offer, reservation inquiries must be made through [email protected]
Brisas Del Pacifico San Juan Del Sur
30% off lots for a short time! Brisas del Pacifico development is situated on a hillside right above the south side of town and has spectacular views over the Bay of San Juan, and on parts of the property, the view spans across 270º all the way across to Costa Rica. The remaining individual lots range from 500-1,050 square meters with prices from $55,000-$190,000, perfect for building your future vacation or retirement home. The steep slope lot is perfect for the cantilevered designs of the Sky Houses built on stilts and with the highest grade seismic technology. If you choose to build a Sky House, you can sleep easy in your new modern dream home.
Lots are $55,000-$190,000 (take 30% off for a limited time)
Finca Esperanza Collado – 28 Manzana Farm with 2 Houses
Finca Esperanza Collado is a large 20 hectare, 49.42 acre, farm located just 15 minutes from Playa Escameca, 45 minutes south of San Juan del Sur. The property features 2 houses surrounded by more than 800 fruit trees, as well as barns for pigs and chickens, creating the perfect place for nature lovers who feel like being far away from the business of town yet still within a reasonable proximity to its amenities.
The property is currently being run as a farm tourism business. The two different houses give excellent rental potential, allowing guests to have their own private space during their stay to ensure they fully enjoy the tranquility and authenticity of the farm. The 1 story rectangle house, built in 2018, features 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a terrace. The second house was built in 2005 but remodeled in 2017. Shaped like an octagon, it has 2 floors and features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a terrace. In the evenings, residents can take a walk to the highest point on the property, where the sunset can be viewed over the mountains of Costa Rica.
Hacienda Iguana – 967 M² Golf Lot B4 at Playa Colorado
967 m² golf lot B4 for sale in Hacienda Iguana at Playa Colorado in Tola. This great lot features clear views of 2 holes at the beautifully maintained golf course within the community. Owners and visitors will enjoy being a short walk from the beach and shade from the afternoon sun from the old growth Guanacaste trees. Residents at Hacienda Iguana have access to the community amenities including electricity, water, roads, beach pool, 4 restaurants, 3 bars, a surf shop, convenience store, spa, ice cream/coffee shop, golf course, community center, security, and walking trails. They can also take advantage of the newly opened Emerald Coast Airport (ECI) just 10 minutes away with flights from Liberia, Costa Rica.
Hacienda Iguana – Second Row Lot B25 at Playa Colorado
Lot B25 is a second row lot for sale at Hacienda Iguana, located on Playa Colorado in Tola. This spacious 1,618 m² is one of the best values in the development in terms of price and proximity to the beach. Enjoy being a quick walk across the street to some of the best surfing in Nicaragua. The lot features beautiful large trees that stay green during dry season and provide shade throughout the entire year. Residents of Hacienda Iguana enjoy access to their great amenities, including a golf course, cafe, bar, 6 eateries, a surf shop, 2 convenience stores, a new souvenir shop, playground, and a spa. There is also an airport (ECI) that runs commercial flights just 10 minutes away. This great location offers lots of rental potential, making this an excellent investment opportunity!
$179,000 Bargain and Priced to Sell!
247 Acre Eco Lodge & Coffee Farm for Sale, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
This award-winning eco lodge is located at approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) above sea level near Matagalpa in the northern highlands of Nicaragua. The property encompasses 247 acres of verdant land for sale in Nicaragua with a coffee farm, lodge and owner’s residence in an area covered with beautiful tropical cloud forest. The working organic coffee farm occupies approximately 28 acres where prize-winning sustainable coffee is shade grown. The property includes a wet mill for initial coffee processing (run by on-site hydro power), as well as an initial drying area for harvested coffee. Besides coffee, there is also a half acre organic garden which provides produce and ingredients for the lodge and staff, including a vegetable and herb garden, a fruit orchard and chicken coop producing eggs.
In addition to the coffee farm, the property includes an eco lodge which has been developed into a destination for travelers – a unique opportunity to purchase one of few eco hotels for sale in Nicaragua. The lodge offers accommodation for up to 28 people including rustic wood and brick built cabins for travel groups and budgets of various sizes with an eco-friendly wood-fired hot water shower system. The lodge also includes a professionally equipped kitchen and prep area for preparing high quality, ‘family-style’ meals for guests and staff, as well as a traditional Nicaraguan kitchen with a wood fired bread oven. There is a large pavilion offering incredible westerly views which extend for 90 miles – is ideal for yoga and relaxing in the hammocks or couches while enjoying the views of the lush greenery, tropical birds and incredible views. Several potable and secure water sources (mountain springs) from the high point of the property (tested regularly) are used for drinking water and supplying power for the hydro-generator and wet coffee mill.
Photovoltaic solar power supply system provides sustainable power to the main lodge, each cabin, and other areas of the property. There is also a (water-driven) hydro-generator system which acts as a backup to the solar power system – generating power from the naturally occurring water sources on the property.
The property is crisscrossed by 5 incredible hiking trails that allow visitors to explore every part of the property with lookout stations offering wonderful views of the diverse wildlife. The trail system is ideal for discovering the 200+ species of birds that can be spotted on the property.
Huge Price Reduction to $799,000!
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Hotel Villa Isabella in the Heart of San Juan Del Sur
Hotel Villa Isabella is located in the heart of San Juan de Sur, providing guests with easy access to all the town’s amenities. The property features a 9 bedroom, 9 bathroom hotel, and 4 privately owned 2 bedroom condominium apartments. Built in 2000 and remodeled in 2010, this hotel features 9 rooms, each with a private bathroom, quiet air conditioning, hot water showers, bath tubs, cable TV, wireless internet, and DVD players with a large selection of movies in English and Spanish. Also available are 7 off street parking spaces in the warehouse next door that houses the generator.
This fenced in and well landscaped property gives clients a sense of security and privacy within the heart of the city. Included with the sale of the hotel is a 2001 Toyota Hilux with a rebuilt engine,3,000 gallon water backup system, and Royal Cedar wood accents. The 4 condos, if not lived in by the owners, are under a perpetual management agreement with the hotel sharing in the rental income.
Reduced to $435,000 from $535,000 and the owner will consider all reasonable offers!
4 Bedroom House for Sale in El Encanto Del Sur
Brand new house with incredible views and rental units for sale in el Encanto del Sur, just 6 minutes from San Juan del Sur. The 1/2 acre property features a main house (completed in March, 2018), as well as a casita and poolside suite. There is over 3,100 square feet of under roof living space all built to North American standards. It is comprised of 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 full kitchens and 1 kitchenette. The property hosts a great garden growing with several palms, fruit trees, herbs, and shrubs. There is also a bathroom and outdoor shower by the pool.
$339,000 Reduced from $650,000
Casa Baclion – 3 Bedroom House at El Encanto Del Sur
Casa Baclion is a 3 bedroom house for sale at the top of Phase 1 of the El Encanto del Sur development. At over 2,100 m², this house sits on one of the biggest lots in the development! Enjoy incredible views of the bay of San Juan del Sur, and Nacascolo Bay from the pool area. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house encompasses 2,000 ft² plus a covered patio. It is fully furnished with custom wood furniture, and includes air conditioning in each bathroom, a washer and dryer, and a full kitchen. The main living area of the house is an open concept with a spacious kitchen with finished concrete countertop, and a big island style breakfast bar. From this area, enjoy beautiful views from large windows looking out past the pool, across the valley, and to the ocean.
$365,000 reduced from $500,000
Neighboring Houses for Sale On A Large Lot in Las Delicias
2 neighboring houses for sale in Las Delicias, just minutes outside San Juan del Sur. The 2 properties share septic and water hookups, however have individual electricity meters, making this the perfect, all in one, living and rental investment. Owner will also considering separating the two houses and installing separate septic and water connections. The possibilities are endless – there is plenty of space for your own horse stable, organic garden, pool, more rental houses, or create a horse themed bed and breakfast or surf retreat.
The first 137 m² house features 2 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and living area. A covered patio allows for outdoor living space. If purchased separately $98,000. The second 157 m² house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathroom, a kitchen and living area. If purchased separately $114,000 because it comes with a lot more land.
You could even take advantage of the convenient proximity to both San Juan del Sur and the Southern Beaches such as Playas Remanso and Hermosa, and turn the property into a surf lodge. The options are endless!
$195,000 for both – reduced from $330,000!
Development Lot of 36 Manzanas In Las Fincas De Escamequita
Development lot known as Las 36 Manzanas of Las Fincas de Escamequita consists of 36.89 manzanas, or 64.206 acres, of prime property ready to be enjoyed all to yourself or subdivided into a maximum of 3 smaller parcels. This bargain property has 4 good ocean view spots along the ridge and farm land in the valley. The property can easily be divided into 3 large parcels, as long as you stay within the development restrictions and regulations. A large section has been reforested which is now full of wildlife and connects directly with the private nature reserve that has many hiking trails throughout. This property is perfect for a B&B or small eco-hotel with a restaurant featuring healthy or “raw” foods, however everything must be approved by the development. No nightclubs, discos, auto repair shops, or anything that would disrupt the peace and tranquility of Las Fincas de Escamequita with excessive light or noise pollution will be permitted.
Just reduced to $199,000 from $290,000
Contemporary Style Luxury Home in Pacific Marlin
As featured on Better Homes and Gardens, this magnificent home in the gated community of Pacific Marlin has been modernly designed and decorated. The polished aluminum construction gives the home a contemporary look. The infinity edge pool and expansive terraces create an ideal space for a relaxing massage, yoga, or ballroom dancing. The pool’s waterfall overlooks the bay and falls to the lower level of the two level patio. Solar electronic lights surround the deck and patio. The contemporary home’s 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms are massive and the property allows space to build more. One bedroom is detached from the house and is ideal for a home office and comes equipped with a rundle bed. Ample parking space is provided and there is room to add more if needed. The current owner will gladly oversee the construction of any home additions. The fully furnished home is turnkey and is currently generating rental income. Additional Covered Double Car Parking & Extension of 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms : Ocean Facing is available and renderings can be seen by clicking the link below.
$750,000 reduced from $825,000 Owner will consider all reasonable offers!!
Casa Pluma Azul In Nacascolo Area
Casa Pluma Azul is a great ocean view property located in front of Nacascolo Bay, a 5 minute drive to San Juan del Sur, and a 10 minute drive to the northern beaches. The home has two sides separated by a common breezeway and porch. This home provides an excellent opportunity for you to earn a rental income while you enjoy the benefits of seaside living.
Casa Pluma Azul is a 2,243 ft² home, featuring 3 traditional bedrooms, plus a loft, living room with sleeping accommodations, a workshop, 3 bathrooms, and 3 kitchens, all on a 18,173 ft² lot. This property has a variety of fruit trees including mangos, orange, grape fruit and many more.
Best Property Value in the Redonda Bay Area
Lot # EC 12 is currently the best property value in the Redonda Bay area. Surrounding Redonda Bay are three developments: The Aqua Wellness Resort (soon to be known as Six Senses Nicaragua), Buccaneer Point, and El Castil. All three have recently formed a single Home Owners Association. Aqua is a 5 star resort and has been purchased by the developer of The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach. Lot EC 12 is located within the El Castil development and offers stunning views of the Pacific. Next door to the lot is a beautiful home. The property also offers an easy walk to Playa Gigante to enjoy the small beach town amenities offered there. The access road goes directly behind the lot making it easy for access and parking at your dream house you will design and build!
Reduced to $84,000 from $100,000!
Maderas Ocean View Bargain – Views of 3 Bays and Costa Rica!
This 3,000 m² Maderas ocean view bargain is located between playas Marsella and Ma deras, 400 m from the Cinco Bahías Development. Residents will enjoy the feeling of surrounded by nature, while still being within a short 20 minute drive to all the amenities of San Juan del Sur.
The property has well water and access to electricity. The excellent topography, combined with its close proximity to one of the most popular surf beaches in southern Nicaragua gives this lot incredible potential! Build anything from your dream Nicaraguan surf house getaway, to an awesome hostel; the options are endless!
Cala Azul – Residential Lots | Condos | Commercial Space
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.
Mixcal – Now Selling Ocean Front Lots!!
The satellite photo shows an area outlined with a thick black line that is roughly the piece, (it is not a precise drawing) The total area is 33.52 manzanas located in Mixcal. Buy the entire piece for $1,995,000 and subdivide it yourself or now you can buy one of two large ocean front lots! One is approximately 5.5 manzanas for $550,000 and the other is approximately 9 manzanas for $800,000!! Both with access to a serviced ocean front access lot complete with bathrooms, a rancho, water, etc.! The beach is very calm and one of the most swimmable beaches in the area, perfect for families.
The access road (red line on the satellite photo) from the main road can be guaranteed as an easement with the signing and registering of a separate document that would cover road access, securing the common entrance way, and the placement of power poles. There are no power lines on the property at present. Electricity is currently provided by a solar power system.
Please contact Natalie for more details! 📧 [email protected]
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