For sale: $259,000

A note from the owners, Mike & MJ, who live in Pennsylvania, USA

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This is a three-bedroom, three-bath all masonry home
with a spectacular perch atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in southern Nicaragua, less than ten miles from the Costa Rican border. The house was built in 2005-6 (with minor additions in 2007) and occupied in the fall of 2006. We have used it as a winter retreat since then, spending about three months there each year.
The house is in a development that was sculpted over a hilltop on the southern side of the bay in the year 2000, when the developer starting selling lots. It has two splendid views, one west-northwest over Ostional Bay and the other east-southeast over the Bay of Salinas to the mountains of Costa Rica. There is water and electricity via the development; we added a rainwater cistern as a backup.  The  home has its own septic system -- a traditional arrangement of two concrete tanks and a drain field.

The interior first floor consists of a kitchen accented with deep blue tile that has the usual appliances -- refrigerator, propane stove with four burners, stainless sink, counter, cabinets, etc. That adjoins a dining area with a living room to the right and, behind that, a bedroom and bath (All baths are showers, not tubs).

A tall staircase with a high, opaque glass window, takes you to the second floor, where a door on the right opens to a patio and one of those two views, over the Bay of Salinas and on to the Costa Rican mountains. The other side of the second floor, facing west by northwest, consists of two bedrooms with French doors that open to a large balcony overlooking Ostional Bay. You will find no other location in Nicaragua more suitable for having your morning coffee. We guarantee this! Each bedroom has its own bath and the master bedroom has a walk-in closet.

The home is well-maintained, with cedar windows and doors that are stained and varnished and thoroughly weatherstripped to keep out the rain. The roof is ceramic tile.

Beneath the second-floor balcony is a ceramic tile patio where we generally dine that opens to a larger, brick patio fronted by iron fencing at the edge of the hill, with large planters on either side containing tropical shrubs, and bougainville along the north side and spilling over the walls on the street side.

Adjacent to the main house is a  2-room caretaker bungalow with full bath and mini kitchen,  The bungalow also includes a laundry room with clothes washer, sink and hot water heater.

Nearby steps get you to the beach in less than five minutes. The beach is brown sand, with a horseshoe bay of about a mile and a quarter.

The price is $259,000. Contact Mike or MJ at  shoupmeister  (at) gmail (dot) com or mjmoose (at) gmail (dot) com, or contact the listing broker, Pedro Resau at ReMax Coastal Properties, San Juan del Sur. Phone 505-2-568-2055 or 505-8-885-6105 or email pedroresau  (at) remax (dot) net.


Casa Dos Bahias, El Ostional, Nicaragua

The fishing village of El Ostional is at the far end of the beach’s arc.