Overall, we had a nice stay in Pochomil. However, there were a few things I wish I would have known about the property prior to booking, which may have influenced my selection.
I must first begin by saying that the services provided by Jamie, Luis & Lesbia were top notch! If the review alone were on their services it would be an easy 5/5. Jamie was quick to respond, helpful, and thorough in his responses to questions. Luis was excellent - he was on time in picking us up at the airport, open to driving us wherever (including a day trip to Granada and the volcano before taking us back to the airport the following day). It was also a huge help that he was quick to oblige in driving to town to pick up groceries multiple times during our stay. Lesbia was an excellent chef and cooked for our group of six 3 days. The meals she prepared were absolutely delicious local cuisine, with extremely reasonable prices. These three provided top notch customer service!
Although I could tell the property had newer painting in some rooms, it could certainly use some updates. The one piece of information I wish I would have realized before booking, and what is not clear from the pictures, was how close the houses would be on either side of this property. Both sides had houses within 1-2 meters of the property, making it not as private as I had hoped. Otherwise, I found most of the pictures on the website to be accurate (it is right on the beach, the swimming pool was pretty well maintained & appeared as advertised, and the rooms had most of the furniture and beds pictured) the bedrooms could use some attention. The beds were adequate, but several years old. The pillows were noticeably used & flat, and the sheets and towels provided were quite basic. The level of cleanliness in the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen was was not great. In the bedroom on the first level there were cobwebs and dirt in the corners (the same with the kitchen - although it is a separate building about a meter behind the main structure of the house which explains it). The air conditioning units made random clunking noises in two of the bedrooms, making it challenging to sleep at night (it was pretty warm with little wind at nights during our stay). Although these were not major issues, for the price paid, I did not expect to find this.
In general, we had a nice time. Jamie, Luis & Lesbia made Nicaragua a great experience for our group. With a little TLC I would recommend staying here.