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Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical

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20 reviews
Your Daily View!
Your hammock awaits!
Master bedroom with ensuite
Bedroom #2 with king size bed
Queen bed with lake view
Our Nacatamal room with 3 single beds
Kayaks for rent
En Rancho ... great to hang out by the lake
A visitor you may see!
Nicaragua's national bird ... Guardabarranco .. or MotMot
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Masaya Department
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.
About the Owner, Esther N
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 17 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
You're probably better off renting a vehicle for 5 people otherwise I could arrange a mini van for any excursions .. depending on where you want to go .. distance/time but averaging $80 per day .. if you're just wanting to go somewhere for a few hours and be picked up it would be less ... hard to quote without particulars.
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Excellent - based on 20 reviews
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Kamloops, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2018 for a stay in January 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 looks the laguna and you can walk right down to private beach. WIFI, paddle board,...

Management response:

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


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Reviewed 6 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Management response:

It was an absolute pleasure to have your family stay in my house .. thanks so much for your positive feedback. We would love to have you back anytime.


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Richmond, VA
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2017 for a stay in November 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 that is Laguna Apoyo was breathtaking. Esther was such a fantastic host, always keeping in...

Management response:

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 your comments .. greatly appreciated.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Super Kings
    3 Twins
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15 Jan 2018 -
14 Apr 2018
High Season 2017
2 nights
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  • Cleaning : C$38 / stay - Fee
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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.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport: 50.0 km
Ferry: San Jorge to Ometepe : 60.0 km
We are located 500 metres south of the Triangle (Laguna Beach Club is located at the triangle which is the intersection at Laguna de Apoyo where you either turn left or right ... to get to Alchemy you turn right and go 500 metres .. you will see an orange spray painted post... turn left here and we're the first place on your left).
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