A double room with access to all the comforts of a Nicaraguan home. Shared bathroom (with deep tub looking out onto garden!) connects to another room, which is a single. There is an additional shared bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, several common areas, and a vibrant garden. Best of all, the location cannot be beat!
Quiet Spanish colonial home situated only 5 min. walk to the cathedral and market (no, really; I timed it!). Skip the noise and traffic but have easy access to city center! Well-suited for independent people looking for creature comforts in a relaxed atmosphere. Spacious so it's easy to carve out your own corner if you seek solitude. Guided tour and/or Spanish lessons w/ a local can be arranged.
Pets considered, w/ deposit.
Breakfast is included FOR THE FIRST MORNING AFTER YOUR ARRIVAL in the reservation. The breakfast is "desayuno tipico" including: gallo pinto (Nicaraguan style rice and beans), queso fresco (Nicaraguan cheese), tortilla, eggs, juice
Privacy is important to everyone. Your room is lockable and there are 3 different communal salas (open rooms) that you have access to. A couple of hammocks, rocking chairs wherever you turn... you won't lack for places to sit back and relax, with or without company. Best of all, there's a fully-equipped kitchen at your disposal and there's -always- free coffee.
The simple answer as to whether I'm a very social vs. a hands-off type host, would be "hands off." Mainly because chances are good, I'm not here! When I am, I'm fairly quiet and keep to myself for the most part. I've lived here almost 10 years and I love this town and don't mind at all pointing out good places to go or helping in other ways with the logistics of your stay. My hope is that you enjoy feeling like you have your own home but a helpful "local" easily available, whether that be me, a local Nicaraguan who also gives tours and Spanish lessons, or an American ex-pat who lives on-site.
This is a third world country. You probably knew that already, but just thought I'd remind you there are sometimes little quirks, like, say, power outages. That's Nicaragua, not me. But don't worry-- seems they never last more than an hour anymore and maybe only once every few months... hurray for progress :)
If you've never been here before you should also know that English is not commonly spoken so it helps if you have some basic Spanish. As mentioned elsewhere I do have a good local bilingual friend who can give guided tours or Spanish lessons, but who is also your principal contact when I'm not here.
- Pets considered, w/deposit
Hi! I'm an avid traveler and have made my home in various places in our wonderful world. I enjoy sharing my space(s) with like-minded travelers-- people who enjoy encountering a new place and then taking the time to get to know it, the local people, and the customs and culture.
As a host, I'm careful to plan for your comfort and then let you inhabit the place as if you were in your own home.
As a guest, I'm respectful of your space and mostly like to get to know the local area by walking around in it and seeing what piques my interest. While I'm interested in the major sights to be seen, I'm often more interested in striking up a conversation with a local in a cafe.
I'm very interested in language, written and oral. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, English is my native language, but I speak pretty good Spanish, passable Dutch, and a tiny bit of French. The best way to improve language skills is by immersing oneself in it. That's part of why I travel so much and I enjoy any opportunity to practice!
If I have a life motto, it is that "the way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives." That means I try to have as many good days as possible so that together they all add up to a life I truly love... So far, so good!