Ocean Home

April/May 2012

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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La Reserva neighborhood range from 27,000 square feet to 120,000 square feet. Adjacent to La Reserva is Guacalito's 32 Verdemar ocean view villas, which will offer a relaxed lifestyle at the beach with immediate access to golf and the Beach Club. Verde- mar residents can choose from a three- or four-bedroom villa. Clustered in a charming neighborhood setting, the villas will offer master suites with ocean views, private pools, expansive terraces, lush interior courtyards, and maid or nanny's quarters for added com- fort and convenience. Casona Mukul, a luxury boutique hotel set in Guacalito, will open in December 2012. While enjoying luxurious accommo- dations and service in one of the hotel's 16 oceanfront villas or 23 hillside casitas, guests can experience spa treatments in The Spa at Mukul, play golf on the 18-hole course designed by David McLay Kidd, or relax on the resort's four miles of pristine white sand beach, which are dotted with honeymoon beds and chaise lounges. Casona Mukul and Guacalito are the crea- tion of Don Carlos Pellas, one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in Central America, whose businesses include sugar, automotive, and Flor de Caña Rum. Future plans include a small eco-sensitive dock that will serve as a launch pad for oceanic adventures. Guacalito is being called a "game changer" for Nicaraguan tourism and real estate. We agree. La Reserva homesites start at $400,000 and Verdemar villas start at $700,000. guacalitodelaisla.com Milagro del Mar Milagro del Mar Beach Club is currently under development within the existing Gran Pacifica Beach & Golf Resort enclave. Cover- ing 2,500 acres, the Gran Pacifica's homesites, condo developments, hotel, and rental proper- ties have been carefully laid out, combining new urbanism with Spanish Colonial charm. When fully developed, the Milagro del Mar community, a vision of U.S. developer Roger Keeling, will consist of more than 100 two- and three-bedroom condos, all with ocean views. Floor plans are spacious and feature an open layout, large terraces, tile floors, granite countertops, and fully-loaded kitchens. You won't have to worry about im- porting furnishings for your abode–Milagro del Mar's interior design group, NicaBella, offers several furniture packages. Situated on more than three miles of gor- geous Pacific coastline, Gran Pacifica resort's future plans include Nicaragua's only 45-hole golf course. You can bring your clubs now, however, because several holes are currently open for play. If you're ready to settle in at Gran Pacifica, there are a number of resales available in the development's Las Perlas con- dos. Las Perlas features one- and two-bedroom condos with a third-bedroom lock-out op- tion available with selected units, ranging in size from 506 square feet to 1,743 square feet. Homesites and casitas are also available within Gran Pacifica.Within the branded condo hotel resort, condominiums, condo-hotel suites, and private villas range from $199,000 to $499,000. Outside of the condo-hotel resort, homesites range from $40,000 to $199,000. granpacifica.com; milagrodelmar.com. Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa Numerous oceanfront condominiums, townhomes, and sprawling estates dot the cliffsides surrounding the bay in the seaside town of San Juan del Sur. A stop here war- rants a stay at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, which offers personalized hospitality, archi- tectural flair, and spacious units ranging from approximately 900-square-foot studios to more than 2,500-square-foot, two-bedroom houses. Design elements include soaring ceil- ings, graceful arched windows, airy terraces, and exposed natural woods. The recently renovated Tranquila spa, perched high on the hillside, offers a vast menu of treatments to soothe your body and relax your mind. In addition to the lush gar- dens, infinity pool, and two restaurants with stunning views, Pelican Eyes has a knack for planning and will arrange nearby day trips, sailing excursions, and romantic escapes. You'll feel at home at Pelican Eyes, most likely because it is home to only a lucky few. Unfortunately for the prospective ocean view homebuyer, all of the residential units have already been purchased; however, the devel- opment plans to release new units next year. For now, we recommend a visit. Rates start at under $200 in the tropical season and $240 in the high season. pelicaneyesresort.com. Tamarindo Beach & Ocean Estates Vacation home seekers and retirees should put Tamarindo Beach & Ocean Estates on their radar. This beachfront community, located on the Central Coast approximately tropical delight Opposite, clockwise from bottom left, natural timber, earth-tone decor, and ocean views at Guacalito de la Isla. Bottom right, beachfront residences at Tama- rindo Beach & Ocean Estates. 87 the details Where to Buy All of these luxury residential developments are located on Nicaragua's central and southern Pacific coastline. Aqua Wellness Resort, aquanicaragua.com. Guacalito de la Isla, guacalito delaisla.com. Milagro del Mar, milagrodelmar.com. Montecristo, montecristobeach.com. Pueblo Santa Fe, pueblo-santa-fe.com. Tamarindo Beach and Ocean Estates, nicaprojects.com Where to Stay Hotel Plaza Colon (Granada), hotelplazacolon.com. Jicaro Island Ecolodge (Lake Managua/ Granada), jicarolodge.com. Peli- can Eyes Resort & Spa (San Juan del Sur), pelicaneyesresort.com. Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan's Rock (north of San Juan del Sur), morgansrock.com. Hotel El Convento (León) elconventonica ragua.com. Who to Contact Ministry of Tourism, intur.gob.ni. ORO Travel, orotravel.com.

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