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Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Overlooking beautiful Laguna de Apoyo .. a warm, crystal crater lake 15 minutes outside of the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua. The house has ample space for a group or family of 8 people and is nestled in a tropical forest with regular visits from local monkeys, iguanas and a variety of birds. If you're looking for peace and tranquility and a getaway this is the place to be. There are a variety of restaurants and kayak rentals nearby. For a change of pace you can esily visit the nearby (15 minute drive) colonial city of Granada or surrounding volcanos....Overlooking beautiful Laguna de Apoyo .. a warm, crystal crater lake 15 minutes outside of the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua. The house has ample space for a group or family of 8 people and is nestled in a tropical forest with regular visits from local monkeys, iguanas and a variety of birds. If you're looking for peace and tranquility and a getaway this is the place to be. There are a variety of restaurants and kayak rentals nearby. For a change of pace you can esily visit the nearby (15 minute drive) colonial city of Granada or surrounding volcanos.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
This property and home is a private home and only registered guests are permitted to stay ... no parties are allowed.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Andy and Esther R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

My family of six had an awesome experience at the house on the Lake, I couldn’t have enough of it, I would even enjoy it early in the morning, the sound of calming waters hitting the rocks, the birds, the breathtaking view worthy of a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank zeneydaw
EstherN709, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Greatly appreciate your review and your positive feedback .. we're very hapy that your family enjoyed their stay and we'd love to have you back ANYTIME!!

Reviewed February 6, 2019

This little slice of heaven is your respite from the stresses of every day life. Truly quiet, except for the amazing birds that inhabit the surround area. This is a special place for relaxation, water activities, lying in a hammock and reading or just having...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank warmsideofthemountai
EstherN709, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thanks Kathy for your stay and your lovely review ... we hope you're back soon!!!!

Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Wow, Alchemy on the Lake was such a wonderful place to stay. Laguna de Apoyo is a true gem, with perfect water for swimming, kayaking, and some of the most stunning sunrises you’ll ever see. There is also a hot springs in the lake just...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank PeacefulEarthWarrior
Reviewed December 31, 2018

I recently had an opportunity to stay with family at this beautiful home. It offers all the comfortable beds and a large kitchen with everything you need. You can relax with a book or glass of wine on the swing under the pergola or just...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank rosen573
Reviewed January 15, 2018

I stayed for 2 nights at Esther's place and wish I could have stayed for the rest of the month. Better planning next time! It is a beautiful house that is very clean and the grounds are well managed. Beautiful patio and pergola that over...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Lianashaw
Esther N, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Thanks Liana .. it was a pleasure to have you stay at Alchemy ... come back and stay longer next time!!!

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2017
Esther N, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

We are a family of 5 with 2 young children - a 2.5 year old and a 5 year old. This place was so amazing for us! The place was roomy and well furnished and open. The daily view we had out into the caldera...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Jo08
Esther N, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

So happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay .. we have had an exceptionally heavy rainy season which has nourished the greenery but definitely has taken some of the beach! Hope you can make it back again someday. Thanks for your stay and...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017

Wonderful location on a warm crater lake fed by hot springs. Spacious well-kept home with lots of outdoor spaces in sun and in shade. The owner, Esther is terrific. She met us on the highway to lead us through little winding roads to this amazing...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank rimbey490
Esther N, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Thanks so much for your visit to Alchemy . I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and it was great to meet you !!!!

Reviewed November 21, 2017

We stayed two nights in this very open plan and expansively laid out property. Only two of us, we had plenty of room to spread out. We very much enjoyed the peacefulness of the cool breeze coming off the lake in the evenings. We used...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Esther N, VR Owner at Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2017

Thanks so much Barbara and Darrell for your stay at Alchemy .. was a real treat to meet you both :)

Reviewed September 9, 2017

So as our time winds down I want to recommend this gem to anyone. Clean, quiet, close enough to towns ( Granada and Masaya) yet you feel as if you are on an island paradise. The lake is my favorite place in the world. And...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Sabrina B
Management response:Responded September 10, 2017

It was a pleasure to share the property with you .... thank you for choosing to stay at Alchemy and we hope to see you again :)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Garage
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Alchemy on the Lake is located in the Laguna de Apoyo EcoReserve .. it is approximately 50 minute drive from the International Airport and 20 minute drive from the colonial city of Granada! We are located lakeside and between Masaya and Granada ..
Getting around
Although a car is not necessary for those staying longer periods of time you may want to rent a car for a portion of your stay. There are however several local buses per day which are not always reliable but inexpensive! As well one of the nearby resorts has a shuttle bus that transports people between Apoyo Lagoon (Laguna de Apoyo) and Granada at set times (approx. $3/person/one way) ... I'm happy to arrange transportation and tours for those who want to see the area including .. active Masaya Volcano, dormant Mombacho volcano .. cloud forest or Las Isletas for a kayak or boat tour.
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