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Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical – Home 6680203 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Alchemy on the Lake ... naturally magical – Home 6680203

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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.

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 3 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

Andy and I are a Canadian Nicaragua couple who will be here to greet you and to ensure your safe arrival and provide you with all the information about the house, the caretakers (who live nearby and are here to assist you) and the surrounding area. As well we are available and happy to arrange or assist you with transportation and available tours with a local guide.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

This property and home is a private home and only registered guests are permitted to stay ... no parties are allowed.

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About the owner

Andy And Esther R.
Calendar last updated:
21 Sep 2022
Years listed:
8
Based in:
Canada
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Reviews

Excellent
29 reviews

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“Alchemy on the Lake, a home with a healing heart and a magical soul ❤”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2024

Alchemy on the Lake! I have lived in and visited many homes in my life and Alchemy on the Lake is the only one that I have felt I can truly breathe when I am there. It's a very deep knowing/fe… More

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“Beyond magical - the lake water, the land, the multiple beautiful spaces for complete peace, healing and rest.”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2024

I have been to Nicaragua 3 times and not visited Laguna de Apoyo. I thought it was just another lake with tourists. Wow, was I wrong. This place is a treasure of Nicaragua. The lake water is hauntingl… More

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“Dream stay!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2022

We stayed here for two months and didn’t want to leave at all… We dreamed of being in a place to be surrounded by nature in a quite remote setting and this was it. Waking up every morni… More

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“A Beautiful Place!”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2022

My Family enjoyed the time in Alchemy! It is a place where you can feel the peace, you can see all the God’s gifts and stay with the family was the best.

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“Paradise on Earth”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2022

This is the 6th? 7th? time my family has visited Alchemy. I honesty cannot describe the peace and spiritual and physical harmony that resonates for us there. Of course the house is perfect and the hos… More

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“Unforgettable week❗️”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2019

My family of six had an awesome experience at the house on the Lake, I couldn’t have enough of it, I would even enjoy it early in the morning, the sound of calming waters hitting the rocks, the … More

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Response from the owner Greatly appreciate your review and your positive feedback .. we're very hapy that your family enjoyed their stay and we'd love to have you back ANYTIME!!

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“Amazing, relaxing and beautiful setting”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2019

This little slice of heaven is your respite from the stresses of every day life. Truly quiet, except for the amazing birds that inhabit the surround area. This is a special place for relaxation, water… More

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Response from the owner Thanks Kathy for your stay and your lovely review ... we hope you're back soon!!!!

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“A True Jewel of a Stay!”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2019

Wow, Alchemy on the Lake was such a wonderful place to stay. Laguna de Apoyo is a true gem, with perfect water for swimming, kayaking, and some of the most stunning sunrises you’ll ever see. The… More

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“A Home Away from Home”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2018

I recently had an opportunity to stay with family at this beautiful home. It offers all the comfortable beds and a large kitchen with everything you need. You can relax with a book or glass of wine o… More

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“A lil piece of paradise!”

Reviewed 15 Jan 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 man… More

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

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Andy and Esther (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Andy and Esther (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Andy and Esther (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Andy and Esther the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Andy and Esther (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Andy and Esther (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Andy and Esther (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Andy and Esther (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Andy and Esther (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Andy and Esther (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Andy and Esther (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Andy and Esther (the owner) a message.

If Andy and Esther (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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