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Casa Colorados, a great place!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Stayed at Casa Colorados in late April 2017. A beautiful house on the beach, directly in front of the surf zone. Recommend the meal plan, The cook is very good. Staff was great, couldn’t have been taken care of better. Seth and Lindsey were great at handling all of our questions and needs. Thanks to all

Date of arrival
April 25, 2017

Amazing Set up and Staff
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Went down to Nicaragua with a group of buddies that I grew up surfing together. We stayed at Casas Colorados thanks to Iguana Surf Rentals and Surfbreak Rentals. This place was incredible! From the moment our van picked us up at the airport to the last day the staff was amazing. The house was super nice and the pool set up in the backyard watching the surf was second to none. The waves were amazing too, we scored a few mental days at 4-6 feet out front of the house. Barrels were the name of the game and was stoked to see all the boys get shacked all day. I was super impressed with everything, and the meal package is definitely epic, every meal was great. The Colorados ranch community had a super good vibe, and the margaritas at the pool area were next level. This place is insane. I highly recommend it to anyone that surfs, likes adventure or even for a family vacation. Just stellar setup and awesome people. Thank you Casas Colorados!.

Date of arrival March 16, 2017

Perfecto!
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The perfect location and home to stay when in Nicaragua. Casa Colorados is an incredible place to relax, dream, swim, surf and just take in beautiful and breath-taking Playa Colorado Iguana. This home is everything you could possibly want, inside and out. The staff members are warm, friendly and skilled at what they do. You will eat like kings, enjoy an immaculately clean home, a beautiful outdoor space that includes a stunning, well taken care of ocean-side pool and a space for outdoor yoga too. Uliana, Lindsey, Seth, Ryan and the gang made our vacation at Casa Colorados a dream come true! We look forward to returning next year!!
Stayed: January 2017
Submitted: January 28, 2017
Source: VRBO

Gorgeous Location!

Look no further…you’ve found the best house in Playa Colorado Iguana! This home is amazing. Our family of four enjoyed a week in paradise at Casa Colorados. Seth and Lindsey are extremely helpful and responsive. They’ll help you plan a dream vacation, from horseback riding on the beach to jet skiing in Gigante. The staff at Casa Colorados are wonderful. It was a true vacation for us….no cooking or cleaning for week! The meals were delicious and plentiful and the house was sparkling clean. Our kids loved the fact Scoops and Spokes delivered ice cream to our front door…nice perk for a 10 and 12 year old!
Words cannot describe the amazing beach front view. The most difficult decision you’ll have to make each day is if you want to relax in the pool or on the beach. 😉 The colorful sunsets every evening are not to be missed…gorgeous!
Book this house now, you won’t be disappointed!
Submitted: Jun 29, 2016 Stayed: Jun 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great place great location

This is my second time at this house the place the staff were all the best I’ll be back!
Submitted: Jun 3, 2016 Stayed: May 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Unreal!!

I really can’t figure out where to start. Everything about Casa Colorados is top notch! The house itself is breathtaking, every room has everything you need, the fact that you are on the beach is amazing and the views are breathtaking. The staff are perfect! They made each day better than the last. Lindsey and Seth are so good at what they do, so helpful and willing to help with anything you need.
I’ve already started to figure out how I can get back, hopefully it will be sooner than later.
To the staff of Casa Colorados and Lindsey and Seth, thank you for making our family trip one that we will never forget.
Submitted: Mar 3, 2016 Stayed: Feb 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Unforgettable vacation!!

My family and I travelled to Nicaragua for the first time in feb 2016 and we are so happy we did. Casa Colorados is an incredible house and the pictures online don’t even do it justice. The house is immaculate and the staff are so caring and friendly. We sincerely miss them along with the incredible views of the ocean. Sitting in the pool everyday watching amazing surfers is something we soon won’t forget! May I add we also had 3 babies with us and they couldn’t have been happier in Nicaragua. Thanks to the Casa colorados team for helping us plan such a wonderful family vacation. We can’t wait to go back!!!!
Submitted: Mar 3, 2016 Stayed: Feb 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not your ordinary VRBO…

I’ll start by saying the managers and team at Casa Colorados are top notch. Seth and Lindsey are extraordinarily attentive and the team they have built around them is top notch – not just by Nicaragua standards where the service economy can be a bit lax – but by top destination standards. If you have the chance to stay at this property don’t pass it up!
The house is perfect for adventure oriented families and groups – well equipped and suited for seasoned travelers. Highlights are the pool and location – right on the Colorados’ break. Each of the rooms is well appointed and the main living areas are roomy and well furnished. Maintenance of the property has been excellent and the recent upgrades to the landscaping and grounds make the whole property an inviting destination. Another of the highlights for us was the food and service – it isn’t often we are able to stay at a house and avoid clean-up, cooking and dishwashing. It was that much more relaxing as a result.
Lastly and importantly, the owners of the property seem to have made a great impact on the local community – all of the expats and locals in the area were extraordinarily complimentary of their contributions.
Submitted: Jan 11, 2016 Stayed: Dec 2015 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Awesome!!!
Seth & Lindsey are amazing, very generous with their time to help with anything needed. I give them a 10 out of 10. And of course Casa Colorado’s is the best place in Nica and the waves were killer.
Stayed: September 2015
Submitted: September 24, 2015
Source: VRBO
  

Perfect vacation
Great place, well maintained, great staff. Seth and Lindsey take care of everything, Roger is great in the kitchen, Lupe keeps the place super clean. Great surf, perfect view. Couldn’t have been better…
Stayed: August 2015
Submitted: September 3, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Adventure seekers
  

Best House in Best Location on Playa Colorado
Casa Colorado is THE house you want on Playa Colorado. It’s got the perfect location right in front of the best wave and walking distance from the beach club. It’s also an amazing house – gorgeous views from every room, a fantastic layout perfect for 3 families (6 adults and 5 kids), well-stocked and kept very clean. Unlike other places we’ve rented online, this one lived up to the photos 100%. Enough cannot be said also about the staff who handle all of your needs at the house. All of the “moms” on the trip (including me) agreed that this was the best vacation we ever took because we didn’t have to do a thing given the cleaning and cooking (we got the 2-meal/day meal plan which we totally recommend) and transportation. There was no need to leave the property. We could swim in the pool or the white water, watch our husbands surf and just relax. Lindsey, who manages the property, along with her associate Haydon, was fantastic in arranging literally everything we needed from multiple shuttles to various locations, to fishing trips, boat surf trips and even getting us a pig to roast on the beach for a special birthday meal. Bonus of the trip? Seeing monkeys in the trees on and around the property and swimming in 85-degree water right in front of the house. We’re already booking our stay for next year same time.
Stayed: August 2015
Submitted: August 21, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers
  

BEST VACATION EVER!!!!
Casa Colorados is Awesome. It was the perfect set up for our family. The house was clean, the staff was amazing and the location couldn’t be beat! Def get the Meal Plan…Totally worth it. We will be back again and again I am sure.
The surf was epic for all ages.
Stayed: August 2015
Submitted: August 20, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
  

Location, location, location!
Beautiful house, location second to none. fantastic surfing, friendly locals. AC cools quickly, extremely clean Great staff! Looking forward to return!
Stayed: June 2015
Submitted: June 16, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers
  

Casa Colorado – Best House in the Area!
This house rocks! Great views & amendities. We came here to surf, but anyone would fine this house & area exceptional. Lindsey & Seth made everything so easy and were very accessible & eager to help.
Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: May 12, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers
  

Perfect location
The house has everything you need to live in comfort, and a fantastic staff. Seth has excellent recommendations on all the surf spots. The patio has the best view of Colorados surf and just a few houses down from a great restaurant with new specials every night. The Wi-fi is fast, Dish TV picks up every station, and the AC works solid so you have all the amenities of home. Bring strong sunscreen.
Stayed: May 2015
Submitted: May 11, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Adventure seekers
  

Casa colorado, hacienda iguana, nicaragua
My family visited casa Colorado for the 2nd year in a row. Everything was perfect from Seth the property manager to the chef, grounds and housekeeper. The house is well maintained. Horse delivered to your doorstep as well as most anything you will ever need. Congratulations on a perfectly run vacation rental.
Stayed: February 2015
Submitted: March 17, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
  

Best House Ever !
Our two families spent the 2014 Holiday Season at Casa Colorados. It was our third trip to Hacienda Iguana for about half the group and we can’t wait to book a fourth visit. Seth and Lindsay were fantastic property managers. The house was kept in immaculate order and our meal plan was delicious. We highly recommend the meal plan – our food was phenomenal and it was great to just stay “at home” after a full day of sun. We were very well taken care of by the entire Colorados staff. The house was perfect for our two families with plenty of space to be together or not. We loved the pool and the boys enjoyed the waves from dawn until dusk. Seth was very helpful with scheduling excursions outside of the complex. Make sure you take advantage of Scoops and Spokes for ice cream and a bike tour. Casa Colorados is wonderful and we highly recommend it. Looking forward to our next visit – just hope we can stay here! It wouldn’t be the same.
Stayed: December 2014
Submitted: March 3, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
  

Incredible Experience
Seth & Lindsay have it dialed in as property managers! They arranged safe reliable airport pickup/return transport to the house. Our driver was so friendly and toured us through Granada and Rivas for cigars and groceries on the way. The house was amazing! Strongly suggest you sign up for the meal plans even if just 2 meals a day as the place is remote and there are only 2 restaurants in the Iguana Resort gates. Not to mention the cooks are SO good and it is a great way to experience local food. (They will cook you basically anything you want) If you need anything there is a local phone in the house direct to Seth and they can organize any extracurricular activities you want including riding horses on the beach or a sunset sail on a catamaran. The locals are very friendly too!
Stayed: February 2015
Submitted: February 24, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
  

Ready to go back!
we recently returned from casa colorados (and wish we were still there)! my husband and i traveled with friends, 3 other couples, all in our early 30s. this was just a fun getaway for us….all we wanted was sun, drinks, the ocean and a pool! this had everything and so much more!!
Casa Colorados is absolutely amazing! The location is stunning. The beach is private and not crowded in any way. just enough people for it to be entertaining and fun! watching the surfers from the pool when a swell came in (i say that as if i know anything about surfing :)was a great time. every single sunset was gorgeous and professional-type pictures can be taken right on the back porch. the house is large and easily kind of sectioned off. we all had our own room and bathroom and plenty of privacy. the back porch and yard (where we spent pretty much the whole time) is perfect with plenty of chairs. the pool is the prime spot to relax or watch all the action.
i highly recommend doing the inclusive meal option. we had them cook breakfast and dinner for us on several days. everything was delicious and less hassle for us! although we couldn’t communicate too much…the cooks were so nice and did a wonderful job. cleaning was great as well. she was there everyday and would help with anything we needed. i understand that if you don’t want cleaning every day, you can request that. the pool/yard guy did an amazing job of upkeeping everything. there when we woke up, he kept the place looking fabulous!
seth and lindsey were awesome and willing to help out with anything! if we wanted to arrange a day trip, rent bikes, or even just figure out the tv….they did it all.
the community consists of the beach houses, houses inland, a golf course, a sports bar, surf shop, bike/ice cream shop and a beach restaurant. can’t say enough good things about all of it!!
truly loved this place and almost don’t want to brag on it as to keep it a secret 🙂 we hope to be back soon!!
Stayed: January 2015
Submitted: February 13, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers
  

Wellness Retreat
We hosted our second wellness retreat here at Casa Colorados! The property now has a beautiful palapa built next to the house where we can teach guests Pilates and yoga with a gorgeous view of the beach. In addition, the kitchen is spacious, easy to cook in, and has an amazing view of the ocean. The rooms are spacious and immaculate. Overall, it is the perfect place to host a full service retreat.
Stayed: January 2015
Submitted: January 20, 2015
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+
  

Awesome House and Location!!
This house is absolutely amazing. I traveled with my family and we had a great time from start to finish. Our ages ranged from 70 to 21. The house was kept in immaculate shape inside and out. I surfed 3 to 4 times a day behind the house while the family enjoyed the pool and fishing excursions. Seth and Lindsey were amazing hosts. They were always there to answer any questions or to help set up our fishing and surfing trips. The house staff and our chef were also great. They always kept the house spotless inside and out and had a wonderful dinner prepared for us after a long day of having fun!! I highly recommend Casa Colorados!!
Stayed: November 2014
Submitted: December 13, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
  

Epic House, Epic Waves
Amazing house and location. House has everything you would want and more. The house was always kept in immaculate order from the cleaners who did multiple passes per day to the pool guy who made sure the pool was in perfect shape. Lots of space for larger families or groups. If you rent this house, consider the food plan which is affordable, tasty, and helped keep us energized to surf sunup to sundown.
Stayed: September 2014
Submitted: September 23, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers
  

Absolutely the best surfing experience we’ve had in our lives…
We arrived on a Tuesday afternoon and left the following Sunday morning–the six of us guys scored the best waves of our lives my a long shot. We were talking during the trip about taking Indo off our bucket lists–just keep coming back to Casa Colorados! The house is immaculate, spacious, and comfortable. We had Seth providing us with perfect advice on what breaks to surf on which days based on tide and swell–we score BIG TIME as a result every day we were there. The food was excellent, fresh, and always on time whenever we asked; and the portions were exactly what a group of VERY hungry surfers needed! It’s hard to imagine a better surf trip–we are all still pinching ourselves. Good thing we had Tony Z there for three days documenting on trip on camera (he was awesome as well–a surfer taking surf photos and giving us additional advice on what breaks to surf on various days). Thank you guys–we will be back!!!
Stayed: September 2014
Submitted: September 23, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers
  

Amazing Vacation!
We stayed in The house for a week and it was perfect! Enough room for everyone. The place is beautiful not to mention how great and friendly all the staff were. Anything you needed they would help! Such an amazing trip! Highly recommend the stay here!!
Stayed: July 2014
Submitted: August 10, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
  

Fantastic Vacation Home on Beautiful Beach
We just returned from 10 nights at CC. Our group of 10 all had a wonderful time. The house is very spacious and has all the amenities that you will need. The sparkling pool is just steps away from the back of the home and has a great view of the waves. The Nicaraguan rocking chairs on the porch were a popular spot to read and enjoy watching the surfers. The surfers in our group were treated to amazing waves.

We opted for the 2 meal plan (breakfast and dinner) and highly recommend that route. Arlyce and Eduardo were our cooks, they were amazing. Excellent Nicaraguan and American food. All super healthy and ready for us when we wanted it. It would be very difficult to do all of the cooking yourself. The grocery store (Maxi-Pali) is quite far away and the selection is not that great. Load up on snacks and alcohol on your way in.

We went on a few excursions but mostly spent our days enjoying the house. We did Da Flying Frog Canopy Tour in San Juan del Sur which was excellent. A few of us tried to go spear fishing, which was a total bust, (limited equipment on board, the kids never even got to try it. It ended up being just a panga boat ride.) We all hiked to Playa Gigante and had lunch which was cool. 4 of us spent the day going on the ferry from Rivas to explore La Isla de Ometepe which was an extremely long day but worth it for sure, except for the restaurant the guide chose which was terrible.

For our airport pick-up and all of our transportation we had Raphael. Great guy. He was super knowledgeable about Nicaragua and it’s culture and history. He is amazing, ask for him.

A couple of glitches keep me from giving this property 5 stars. When we arrived at CC after a very long travel day, no one was there to meet us and the house was extremely hot and very dark outside. No pool lights on or anything. We figured out how to get all the air conditioners going, but it did take a few hours to cool the place down. We did touch base with Seth, the property manager, a few times and he did help us arrange our excursions, but never did he come back and check to see how they went or if we needed anything. We never did meet Lindsey or even see her at all. The main air conditioner went out on the second to last day which was pretty uncomfortable. Forget the TV. It is so hard to operate that you will need a specialist. We never even attempted to operate the tv in the master.
All in all a great trip and we all would not hesitate to return to Casa Colorados.
Stayed: July 2014
Submitted: August 4, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Pet owners, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers
  

Just perfect
7 of us stayed at Casa Colorados in mid-March. Everything was literally perfect from the food to the staff to the house. Seth and Lindsay were great hosts and left us wanting nothing. Obviously this is a very popular spot for surfers but even for non-surfers, I can’t recommend Casa Colorados enough. We will definitely come back and stay at this property…hopefully in the not-to-distant future!
Stayed: March 2014
Submitted: March 28, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers
  

Wow, nice place on the beach
This is our second trip to Playa Iguana. This is the first time we have stayed at Casa Colorados. What a beautiful house right on the beach. The ocean is just steps from the house. The photos accurately describe the house. It is big and comfortable and clean. The property is well maintained. The pool crystal clear and warm. The bedrooms large and lots of room to relax through out the house. Our party of 6 adults and 2 children had a magnificent time. Running on the beach, relaxing by the pool, going hiking, looking for monkeys and exploring the area were just a few of the things we did. Lindsey and Seth the property managers, met us upon our arrival. They were extremely helpful and took very good care of us. We felt safe, secure and had no worries. We indulged in the meal plan and had wonderful dinners every night. The staff was great and you did not know they were there. If you enjoy great family time, good food, nice weather and endless things to do, then you have to stay at Casa Colorados. You will not be disappointed. What a property!!
Stayed: February 2014
Submitted: March 3, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Families with teenagers
  

I can’t wait to go back
The house is awesome you couldn’t ask for a better location and layout. Went with a group of 5 friends and it was perfect. Would be great for families as well as there are plenty of extra beds and a few huge futons. The break is literally 20 yards from the back of the house it couldn’t be more convenient to surf. I will be back for sure may bring the family next time. I highly recommend the meal package the food was great and you don’t have to lift a finger it is a no brainer.
Stayed: January 2014
Submitted: February 7, 2014
Source: VRBO
Recommended for: Families with young children, Adventure seekers, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers