This was a last minute booking and the owner was very accommodating. I contacted him in the morning via AirBNB and was able to check in early that afternoon. We were travelling from a hotel in Managua and the drive was quick and easy. Erick, who managed the property, met us at a prearranged spot to guide us to the home.
The house was as described. We loved the old world feel, the open courtyard with swimming pool. The kids really enjoyed the pool table and comfortable couches to watch television. There was satellite television as well as WiFi, which worked pretty well.
Each bedroom had air conditioning which worked very well. We did have an issue with the water being shut off our last night, but apparently that was an issue for the entire City.
The neighborhood is fine, if you use standard caution that you would use in any large city in first world countries you will be fine. Lock your doors, don't wander about after dark, etc. Each morning there was a homeless man sleeping on a nearby doorstep, but again, have had that in nice homes in large U.S. cities.
The walk to the city center is 12 minutes. It is a nice walk and we did it at least once per day. We did not feel the need for a taxi, but they are plentiful and less than a dollar a person.
There is not a welcome book with information about the house or suggestions for things to do. We contacted a tour guide named Manny ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Manny the go to guy in Granada and you will find him). He was great and set us up with a couple of great tours. We recommend Lake Apoyo and the boat tour of the isletas.
Tips- Do you shopping in a bigger city, or stop in the market in Granada (La Colonial sp?) The store across the street is very limited.
If you decide to go shopping in Masaya, have them take you to the public market. It is where people from Granada go to buy their wares. Much better prices than the tourist market that most tour companies will take you to. Plus, it is the real deal.
We would definitely come back and stay here again.