Frontal view of FavoritoTypical bedroom with king size bed, and dressing area
Casa Favorito luxury beach front home near Managua

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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My place is on the closest beach to Managua, with surfing, bird watching, nature and a rustic pueblo. You’ll love my place because of the ambiance, the spacious and luxurious feel, usually absent neighbors privacy, hot water showers, outdoor spaces, the neighborhood, comfy bed, the light, the stargazing at night while listening to the waves, having the use of a cook and full maid service, optional laundry service.. My place is good for couples, business travelers, and families (with kids).

The space

The property was designed for guests to have optimal views from all guest areas. All bedrooms are equal in size and amenities, which makes the property ideal for friends to enjoy and share.
There is staff on site 24 hrs a day.
Guests are welcome to bring their groceries, however cooking is not allowed. Our cooks will do that for you. You are on vacation to enjoy yourself completely!

Guest access

Guests have use of the entire house, except the service corridor.
The beach is protected from the ocean by a lava wall, and there are plenty of tide pools to lounge in and explore.

Additional services to ask about include half board and full board options, babysitting, chauffeur, Spanish lessons from qualified teachers.

Interaction with guests

I have had a home in Nicaragua for 10 years. Feel free to ask any questions. If I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find out for you.

el Transito has been a sleepy pueblo until very recently. It is becoming an up and coming destination. The development of the old Leon highway, and being one of the closest beaches to the capital and the airport make it a very attractive tourist destination.
el Transito can be used as a base to tour central and the near north of Nicaragua. The pueblo is 1 hour from Managua, and Leon, and 2 hours from Granada, and the Masatepe region and Chinandega.

Other things to note

Nicaragua is the second safest country in N. America, after Canada. Normal precautions are expected to be taken.
Generally, Nicaragua is a gay friendly destination. Our little pueblo has a gay bar.

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The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 1AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 1AM (next day)



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Jillian User Profile
July 2017
It's hard to put into words how beautiful Gwen's home is and how amazing her and her staff are. The house is absolutely breathtaking and El Transito is such a unique town that I would without a doubt return to. Gwen and her staff were so accommodating and went above and beyond to make my birthday celebration one I could never forget with beach bon-fires, fireworks, delicious food, friendly conversation, luxurious amenities and as much privacy as we wanted. No matter which room you are in you will wake up to a gorgeous view of the Pacific ocean and fall asleep with a sky full of glistening stars. If you are looking for a gorgeous place to relax, eat delicious home cooked food, experience some of the best star-gazing I have ever seen and discover a beautiful small little fishing/surfing village than you absolutely MUST stay at Casa Favorito! My friends and I were extremely close to changing our flights home so we could spend a couple more nights in the wonderful paradise Gwen has created!
Gwen User Profile
Response from Gwen:
Our team was delighted to make your celebration special! I hope we've given you memories that last a lifetime. Thank you for staying with us.
July 2017

Marcella User Profile
May 2017
Great place! Everything is in perfect condition, the pool and the view is amazing! Nice staff, feels like a hotel with a private pool

Lorynn User Profile
April 2017
Gwen is a great host who goes above and beyond. We opted for the chef meals and were in heaven. The food was so fresh and filling. You will not be disappointed. The only downside was the ac not working and bc we went in April one of the hottest months in Nicaragua we were uncomfortable. But this is life in the jungle. She has a beautiful home and is very responsive

Sven User Profile
March 2017
We just returned back from 6 days at Gwen's fantastic beach front home. The house is fantastic- it is very well appointed, modern, very clean, large and with spectacular views with beachfront access and a great pool. The pictures do not do the home justice especially at night where you can gaze at the stars with effectively zero light pollution. The house would be great for a small group of friends, family or even a getaway for a couple. Gwen's staff is available and extremely friendly and helpful. The bedrooms are very spacious by any standard with extremely comfortable beds and linens and the air conditioning is excellent. Another bonus is that Gwen's staff prepare all of the meals. We brought our groceries and they turned our simple ingredients into delicious meals. Gwen even arranged for freshly caught fish and shrimp to be delivered and they turned them into amazing dinners! I've traveled a lot using AirBnB and Gwen is one of the best hosts. She is extremely communicative, friendly, professional and accommodating. If you're looking to detach from the real world in a great home I would highly recommend Casa de Favorito!
Gwen User Profile
Response from Gwen:
I really appreciate your review! Thank you so much. And your feedback is bang on. I'm going to work on filling in the "local sites' part of Airbnb, to make it easier for people to know what they are getting. The staff really appreciated working for you, and were gratified with your feedback. Nothing makes a cook prouder than people who love what they have prepared!
March 2017

Arturo User Profile
March 2017
Más que una casa es un hotel, no hay intimidad, el servicio siempre está presente 24/7. Difícil de encontrar y caminos de tierra con lo que eso conlleva. La ubicación no puede ser mejor y la casa es bonita para lo que encuentras en este país.
Gwen User Profile
Response from Gwen:
Los empleados están allí para proporcionar asistencia a los huéspedes, y la seguridad. Aunque la zona es segura, prefiero proporcionar este nivel extra de protección a los clientes. Cuando afirmo que la casa es privada, quiero decir que la casa no es pasada por alto, y los vecinos rara vez están en sus propiedades. Me aseguraré de decirle a los futuros clientes que pueden pedir a los empleados que proporcionen privacidad completa al retirarse al área de servicio y no regresar. Hay una entrada de personal en esa zona, así que no hay necesidad de ellos para volver a la casa principal. No puedo cambiar las carreteras de la propiedad. El Alcaldia está haciendo las reparaciones que pueden permitirse. La casa se dice que está en la zona semi-rural de un pueblo rústico. No hay casa puede ser todo para todos. Intentamos nuestro mejor para proporcionar el mejor servicio posible. Siento que hayas encontrado nuestros esfuerzos intrusivos.
March 2017

Sergio User Profile
March 2017
La casa de Gwen es espectacular, cada detalle se ve que fue bien pensado. Una vista espectacular, personal súper amable y excelentes cocineras. Los cuartos muy cómodos, baños bien equipados con todo. Una experiencia única.

El Tránsito, NicaraguaJoined in February 2016
Gwen User Profile

I have lived on 4 continents, and traveled extensively. I am Canadian, but have lived in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Alhaurin el Grande, Spain, Singapore, and El Transito, Nicaragua. I love my friends, a bit of adventure, music, food, dogs and reading.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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