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Living Large in a Long Term Rental: Granada, Nicaragua

For $550 USD per month, plus electricity we are now living large at Vista Mombacho Apartments. Our brand new studio apartment is centrally located in the beautiful colonial city of Granada. We are just four blocks from La Colonial Supermercado and about seven blocks from Calle la Calzeda.

Our favorite thing about Vista Mombacho is the large saltwater pool. Although this area looks a little sparse at the moment plants are being delivered and planted daily.

We’ve already enjoyed a couple of days relaxing pool side with our kindles and cold Tona and we look forward to many more to come.

Second on our list of favorite features at Vista Mombacho is the BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) Rooftop Terrace. It offers great views and cool gentle breezes off the lake.  We can’t wait for the barbecue to be installed so we can start taking advantage of this awesome outdoor space.

The living, dining and kitchen area is a combined space. In case we have a guest that needs to crash over for the night the futon lays out flat to make a bed.

 

In the kitchen we have ample cupboard space with a double stainless steel sink and a full size fridge with freezer.  Our four burner gas stove has an oven and we are equipped with everything we need to cook and bake.  From pots and pans and cutlery to baking sheets – we have it all!

Our dining table seats two and doubles as our office at times when we are working on blog updates or just surfing the net.

Our bedroom area is outfitted with a very cozy, but comfortable double bed.  The large windows allow for a nice breeze to blow through pretty much all of the time.  The ceiling fan helps with the airflow and allows us to sleep very well at night without having to use the air conditioner.

We have a extra large closet with built in dresser and shelving that allows us to tuck away our clothes and other miscellaneous belongings so that everything is out of sight and that I like!

Vista Mombacho offers a couple different floor plans but we opted for the studio apartment. We were drawn to it’s open concept and the gorgeous cane ceilings.

As a bonus we have a great spot to store our suitcases and other large items that wouldn’t fit in the closet.  Gord being a “do-it-yourselfer” decided it wasn’t necessary to bother our maintenance guy Ricardo for the ladder; he just climbed on up and got the job done.

I love, love that our place is brand new and clean.  To ensure it stays that way we have maid service twice per week that is included in the cost of our rent. Wi-fi and cable television are also included in the monthly rental fee. Worth noting is the fact that we have hot water and air conditioning, even though we aren’t currently using either one.

Our bathroom isn’t overly large but it’s functional and like the rest of the apartment it’s new and clean!  The shower is equipped with an on-demand hot water heating system but with daily temperatures in the mid to high 30s we’re not sure who would ever want a hot shower. Not us – that’s for sure!  We turned off the breaker on day one.

In the event that we want to entertain we have a large community kitchen available by reservation.  However, with the limited number of Nica friends we currently have we don’t forsee any dinner parties in our near future.  It’s nice to have,  just the same.

And last, but certainly not least, another great feature at our apartment complex is the two bedroom guest suite available for friends and family who don’t want to pay for expensive hotels when they come to visit. It doesn’t have a kitchen, but sleeps five and the rental fee of just $20 USD per night. Gord and I are wondering who our first guests will be.  *Hint, hint!*

Here at Vista Mombacho we feel like we are living on a mini-resort.  And in case you haven’t figured it out yet – IT ROCKS!

If you would like more information regarding Vista Mombacho Apartments or are interested in renting a unit you may contact Glenn or Jeannie Koons by telephone at  (512) 346-2326 or by email at contactowner@granadahomerental.net.
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