A House to Write Home About: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
One month shy of our one year anniversary in Nicaragua we moved into our seventh rental house.
Our new place sits high on a hill in a neighborhood that locals refer to as Barrio Chino. The extra altitude allows us to take advantage of the nearly constant offshore breezes.
Situated three short blocks from the beach and about 130 steps from our best friend’s place the location of our seventh rental couldn’t be better!
The market comes to us daily via the fruit and vegetable trucks that stop in our neighborhood.
Water, pop, juice and beer are delivered to our door from a local distributor. Our delivery boy – who comes by almost every day to see if we have an order – is a young man who drives a three-wheel bike with a huge basket on the front.
We often see an older fellow with a horse drawn buggy delivering milk in the mornings. He transports the milk in large metal canisters and uses a huge ladle to scoop it into into his customers’ pitchers, bowls or buckets.
The monthly rent for this lovely three bedroom, two bathroom casa on the hill is $500 USD per month. High speed Internet and Cable TV are included in our rent.
The kitchen and living area is open concept, which we love. A living room with two seating areas, combined with a”bar” in the kitchen makes this house perfect for entertaining.
As mentioned in previous posts finding a comfortable and affordable long term rental in San Juan del Sur takes a bit of effort. So as you can imagine we feel quite lucky to have found such a nice place.
For the first time since leaving Canada twelve months ago we finally have a home and it feels great!
We are really enjoying our new digs and San Juan del Sur. For now we’ve committed to six months here, but quite honestly, we don’t foresee moving again until we take the plunge and buy (or build) something of our own.
We’re looking forward to celebrating the Christmas season and ringing in the New Year with our friends and family here in beautiful San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua!
Posted on December 18, 2012, in Cost of Living, Daily Life and tagged barrio chino, cost of living, expat living in Nicaragua, long term rental, Nicaragua, rental house San Juan del Sur, san juan del sur nicaragua, three bedroom, two bathroom. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.