3 Rental Options Available on magical Ometepe Island in the immense Lake Cocibolca - an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of the top natural wonders of the world with 2 hike-able volcanoes, endemic flora and fauna, waterfalls, mineral springs, lagoons, prehistoric zoomorphic statues and petroglyphs, pre
3 Rental Options Available on magical Ometepe Island in the immense Lake Cocibolca - an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of the top natural wonders of the world with 2 hike-able volcanoes, endemic flora and fauna, waterfalls, mineral springs, lagoons, prehistoric zoomorphic statues and petroglyphs, pre-Columbian archaeology museums, indigenous farming and fishing communities, organic coffee cooperative and so much more.There are many natural adventures activities including hiking the 2 volcanoes (one cloud rain forest with crater lake and waterfalls and one recently reactivated), kayaking in the River Istiam wildlife refuge, horseback riding, kite-boarding or windsurfing plus plan for time relaxing in hammocks and rocking chairs, floating in the fresh water lake and mineral springs too. We offer 3 unique rental options:Tony’s Lake Cabin in Balgue (listed as Basic Double ) – sleeps 2 people with gas stove top/small refri. /shared bathroom with 1 other renter = US $35 We can offer extra 1 single bed for additional daily fee.Beach Casita (listed as Deluxe double) - sleeps 2 people in a self-contained guest house = US $70 with 2 night minimum stay required.Main Beach House (listed Deluxe 5 Bed Private) - sleeps up to 5 people in a larger guest house = US $120 with 2 night minimum stay required.Tony’s Lake Cabin in Balgue is a spacious one room cabin uniquely built with volcanic stone, locally made bricks and tropical hardwoods with many large screened windows to let in the amazing lake vistas and breezes all with metal grill protection, there is a ceiling fan, double bed, chairs, tables, shelves and a hammock plus all bedding, towels, gas stove top, small refrigerator, coffee pot, meal prep./service essentials.We can offer 1 extra single bed for extra person at an additional daily fee.For longer rentals (month or longer) there is a reduced rate.Relax in a hammock or rocking chair on the large front porch constructed of volcanic stone surrounded by large shady organic fruit and tropical trees plus Tony has a veggie and herb garden. A private natural park like setting where you can possibly see howler monkeys, iguanas and definitely butterflies and lake birds, fishermen and views of both volcanoes with just a few steps for a swim in the lake.Since Tony just completed the cabin August 2013 - he can offer a nice bathroom with a shower, sink and composting toilet (shared with 1 guest in the main house) until he completes the attached private bathroom to the cabin - he has reduced the cabin price to US$35 per night for 2 people for 3 night minimum stay.Tony is a local farmer who grew up on the slopes of Volcano Maderas where his relatives still live and farm – Tony offers interesting informative tours on Volcano Maderas including visiting the nearby organic coffee cooperative and prehistoric petroglyphs at Finca Magdalena, also hikes to the lookout, farm fields, and lagoon near the top of Volcano Maderas as well as hikes to the waterfalls, etc.Balgue is a small rural community on the lake which is easily reached on paved roads by several daily public buses and private taxis. There are many small shops, various restaurants and WiFi cafes too. Plus bike, motorcycle, horse and fishing boat rentals are available. Tony’s Lake Cabin is very private yet just a few minutes walk to the shops, cafes, transportation, etc. Tony lives nearby and will welcome you to the cabin and orientate you on the community and arrange your tours. Laundry service is available at the neighbors.2 Linda Guest House Options on the beach:Both Beach Guest Houses are uniquely constructed of volcanic stone, bricks and tropical hardwoods with lots of screened windows & doors to let in the lake vistas and amazing breezes surrounded by lush tropical organic gardens and a volcanic rock wall for privacy with just a step to the longest stretch of sandy beach.The Casita is a uniquely designed self-contained house with one bedroom with a double bed, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. There are lots of screened windows and doors, ceiling fan, and reading lights.The Main house is uniquely designed and has 2 main floor bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with a single bed), an upstairs bedroom with a single bed, 4 way vista and balcony, also on the main floor is a lounge with a single bed and Cable TV, a kitchen, separate toilet and warm water shower. There are lots of large screened windows and doors, ceiling fans and reading lights.There is an outdoor BBQ area and a rancho for hanging out in hammocks and rockers surrounded by the lush tropical organic gardens and volcanic rock wall for privacy.The kitchens can be stocked with the basics for cooking and we invite guests to sample from the gardens. We invite guests to sample from the organic gardens and offer complementary filtered spring water and with a 3 night stay complementary homemade desserts. Concierge and laundry service is available.We can have the beach house kitchens stocked with the basics for cooking including eggs, fruits and veggies. There are several small shops and various restaurants with WIFI nearby.We provide information for activities, tours and transportation - plus lots of information for traveling in Nicaragua and to Ometepe Island. We offer discounts for week or longer rentals in all the rental options.We are very involved in our community and gratefully accept donations for the local school children, families and teachers. Please contact us about suggestions for donations.Please note:Check in: Flexible with advance notice Check out: Flexible with advance noticeCancellation policy is 1 month prior to reservation since we are located on an island.There is limited banking on Ometepe Island and only in the main port town of Moyogalpa. We only accept Cordobas or US dollars in smaller denominations – no ripped/taped or marked bills.** Guests are required to pay 50% of the total amount in advance in order to confirm the reservation. This payment could be done thru money wire services at least 3 days before the arrival date. Please contact the property directly by email to arrange the wire transfer and for more information**
Please note:** Guests are required to pay 50% of the total amount in advance in order to confirm the reservation. This payment could be done thru money wire services at least 3 days before the arrival date. Please contact the property directly by email to arrange the wire transfer and for more information**Check in: Flexible with advance noticeCheck out: Flexible with advance noticeCancellation policy is 1 month prior to arrival.There is limited banking on Ometepe Island and only in the main port town of Moyogalpa. We Only Accept Cordobas or US dollars with small denominations preferred. Cash payment is expected upon arrival.