A Long Term Rental in Las Delicias: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
We’ve always been lucky when it comes to finding nice affordable long term rentals, but this particular time we really lucked out!
Our new rental home is a two bedroom, two bathroom bungalow that sits on a half acre of land. The property is located just five minutes south of San Juan del Sur in the neighbourhood of Las Delicias.
Our living area is large and airy. With windows at the front and back of the house we get a really nice cross breeze, which is very important, when living in a hot and tropical climate like San Juan del Sur.
Our kitchen is fairly well equipped with standard size refrigerator, a four burner gas stove with oven and a microwave. The toaster, blender and espresso machine belong to us. It’s actually rare to find long term rentals that are equipped with these small appliances — at least in the $300 – $600 USD per month price range.
The master bedroom is quite large and comes furnished with a king sized bed with pillow top mattress, ensuite bath and two large wardrobes. It also has air conditioning, but due to the high cost of electricity in Nicaragua we use it sparingly in the months of April and May only.
Our guest bedroom is also a good size. It’s equipped with a queen sized bed, air conditioning and a large closet. The guest bathroom is right next door.
This home happens to be our 10th rental in Nicaragua. When talking overall comfort and bang for your buck this house definitely comes out on top!
Our rent is just $350 USD per month. Extra monthly expenses include $30 USD for internet and an average of $65 USD per month for electricity and $12 USD per month for water.
Why so low you ask?
Well, we are actually sharing the property with our good friends Bastin and Debbie from Together Tours.
Adjacent to our house sits a cute little studio apartment — this is where Debbie and Bastin live. The rental rate and expenses quoted above represent our share of the total.
Also living onsite is our cuidador (care taker) Blush and his two dogs Chocolate and Tana. Blush takes care of watering the garden and keeping on eye on the place when we’re not around. Blush’s salary is paid by the home owner.
It’s been just over a month since we moved in and so far this arrangement is working out incredibly well. We’re super happy to be saving money and we’re stoked to have our friends right next door!
Are you moving to San Juan del Sur and looking for a long term rental? We offer Home Finder & Relocation services and would love to help you find your perfect rental home!
Posted on April 28, 2015, in Cost of Living, Daily Life, Making the Move and tagged cheap rental, cost of living, expat living, Las Delicias, long term affordable rental, Nicaragua, rental house, San Juan del Sur, Together Tours. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.