Salinas Grandes Beach-Front Eco-Casita (Nicaragua)

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Beachfront Solar Eco Cottage at Turtle Sanctuary

Your Own Private Paradise

Eco-Casita Truda is a place to escape civilization and feel one with nature. It is 40 minutes to an hour from León depending on how you travel but it feels like a world away. You constantly hear the mesmerizing sound of the surf. In the evening, you add to that, the sounds of the crickets and the spectacular view of the stars and all cares are wiped away.

This lovely large beach front property with trees that are natural to the area is in a secluded section of Salinas Grandes beach which has a handful of private residents, mostly owned by expats. Both lots on either side of the property are currently vacant which gives Eco-Casita Truda an even more secluded feel while still being close to caring neighbors. The closes neighbor is an American couple who live on the beach full-time. The neighbors manages the turtle sanctuary with 18,000 eggs which will be hatching November through January right next to the eco-casita. In September and October, the eggs are being gathered by volunteers, categorized and set up for incubation. There is the opportunity to volunteer with the Turtle Sanctuary from September to end of October after that visitors can participate in the release of the baby turtles out to sea. For more information on the turtle sanctuary, go to

The sand is volcanic so is a darker color. The beach and entrance to the ocean is smooth sand. The warm waters in this area stay shallow for a good distance in the ocean. There are usually good waves for surfing and boogie boarding. Pelicans and other nautical birds accompany the high tide as they dive in to capture their dinner. Fishermen frequent these waters and it is possible to go out with them or purchase fish from them down the beach. The local surf camp came to visit Eco-Casita Truda and shared that this is an excellent area of the beach for surfing, especially during the swell in the spring time. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. There are four full time families living on the beach now and approximately 15 vacation homes on this stretch of secluded beachfront.

Fully solar-powered, and fully screened to help minimize mosquitoes.

Naturally air-conditioned with open air flowing through in the upper areas of the ceiling, large windows and double doors that open to the front porch and view of the ocean

Very large living/dining/kitchen space is open air with barred windows and shades that roll down but no glass windows to separate from the outdoors. The living area has sofa that can convert into a trundle bed supplying two very comfortable oversized twin beds.

Large light-filled bedroom with an enormous window with an amazing view of the ocean. The bedroom windows are screened and have wooden shutters. This room can be completely locked and shuttered separate from the house so that tenants can keep their valuables even more secure in this room. The room is furnished with a queen size bed, bunk beds, wardrobe, bureau, and a solar fan with radio.

Light-filled bathroom features high open air windows with bars and screens that allow for air flow and a sense of being outside. The shower is enormous. There is a utility sink for washing clothes with scrub board build into it. Additionally, there is an outdoor shower on the property and outdoor toilet. A tent is available to help accommodate larger groups or retreats.

A TV and htm cord is available for tenants to use for hook up to media device to view movies and shows. A signal booster is available for use so that cell phones will receive reception in the house, and it assists in strengthening the internet access.

Internet is provided by Claro satelite. 2.7 gigs are provided monthly. The internet is unreliable and functions best in the early morning hours. It is not recommended for work purposes, only for keeping up with family and friends. One can also go down to my property managers house and use the internet there which is supported by an antennae and hence more reliable. Rachel is a trained massage therapist and Matt is a chef. They provide meals and drinks and swimming privileges at the pool at the other house they manage when the house is rented by the room and not in its entirety. Internet use is always available for a small fee at their casita. One can also make massage appointments.

The Kitchen is equipped with a 24 hour solar combination fridge and freezer as well as a gas oven/stove, blender and all needed kitchen supplies. There are no other kitchen appliances available for use that require electricity such as a microwave.

Water is supplied by a water tank that has to be refilled monthly. The cost is minimal and the responsibility of the tenant. It is still recommended to boil the water for drinking purposes or purchase drinking water.

Total interior size is 766 square ft.  The patio is 228 square ft.  Total interior with patio is 993 square ft.

A local city bus runs from the village of Salinas Grandes 4 or 5 times a day and is about a 1.5 mile walk down the beach to catch it. The most recent tenant chose to purchase a motorcycle for his transportation purposes. Three and a half kilometers from the house is a local grocery store that sells a little bit of everything. The property managers can set you up with rides to town, tours and other services. Monthly renters are responsible for filling the house water tanks although they will be full upon arrival, for cleaning the yard and house and for trash pick up fee which is $5 per pick up.

The owner has a preference for longer term tenants.

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