Hotel Villa Isabella

Diagonal Norte Iglesia Catolica , San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (Show map)


Our intimate scale, with nine bedrooms and four 1-2 bedroom condominium apartments caters to all the comfort needs of the adventurous traveler. Made to order, full breakfast often includes homemade cinnamon rolls or coffee cakes and is our signature. Our rooms have private baths, hot water showers, and some have bathtubs. All our rooms have ceiling fans, window screens, quiet air conditioners, and TV's with VCR or DVDs. Our condos are spacious and have air conditioning in the living rooms as well as fully equipped kitchen areas. There is a large selection of videos/DVDs available for your use. Enjoy our courtyard swimming pool. Relax in the evening in the front porch hammocks and rockers or catch the sunset from the balconies. You will find games, guidebooks, seashell references and an extensive display of specimen quality shells from around the world. Choose from a basket of local shells or be enticed to do some beach combing of your own. We cater togroups and offer specail packages at a per person based on double occupancy rate with a reception and help with group meal and activities planning. We offer a 24 hour front desk, secure garage parking and friendly, North American standard attention to service and cleanliness. Airport pickup and touring plans are available. Ask about our lending library community project and checkout the volunteer opportunities at

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Innkeepers: Mike & Jane



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Consistently Good

4.8 on September 22, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at Villa Isabella several times and have just booked a stay for Christmas week this year. The rooms are clean and comfortable, airconditioned, and with hot water showers. The breakfast choices are all excellent and coffee/tea are always available. Its safe and secure and the entire staff are very helpful and welcoming. The front porch is the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee or the "after surf" cold beer.

Many trips to San Juan del Sur

4.6 on July 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Isabella for two weeks in May, Mike and his staff make you feel like one of the family. The rooms are very nice, coffee is always on and the breakfast included is delicious. The front porch has hammocks and rocking chairs to enjoy! We love it there. Lou and Cindy Strom


5 on March 15, 2012

My sixteen year old son and I just returned from San Juan Del Sur and Hotel Villa Isabella. Are expectations were well surpassed. We loved every minute of our stay and we both were reluctant to go home. The food and staff were tremendous. I thought I might loose so weight while in Nicaragua, but I was completely wrong due to Roxanne's amazing cooking. The staff was so friendly and courteous and Jane truly has a heart of gold. Joel W

Great location!

4.0 on March 02, 2012

Very nice B&B. Excellent breakfast choices. 24/7 coffee. Clean, good-sized rooms, comfy beds, hot water, AC, small refrigerator, quiet location. Close to the beach and restaurant/bar row. Mike, the owner, is energetic and goes out of his way to be sure his guests are well taken care of. Jane was very helpful in booking our next hotel and guide (Willmore Rueda) on Ometepe Island -- thank you, Jane! Would definitely stay here again.


4.0 on January 18, 2012

The owners, Mike and Jane, are wonderful people. My stay was very comforting and enjoyable. And the breakfast, totally appetizing. And the staff are the most helpful you will find. If you are planning to go thier dirrection, this is a great place to stay. I am headed that way again soon and looking forward to it... God bless..


5 on February 05, 2010

My husband and I are hard sells. We've been to Nicaragua several times and always went to the same secluded spot and same hotel because of the exceptional service and quality we found there. This trip we decided to head to San Juan del Sur and visited Hotel Villa Isabella. Mike and the staff way exceeded our expectations and we were blown away at the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere at the Isabella. We have three children and they did not want to leave! The selection of videos in both DVD's and VHS was amazing- like a video store right there and each room has a DVD/VHS player. The pool was wonderful and private, as well as well-shaded. The front porch area was perfect for morning coffee and quiet time and the hammocks are super comfy! The breakfast was one of the best we've ever been treated to! STUNNING! The hotel is about 4 blocks from the beach- just down from the central market and off of the center of town. Perfect location. Mike does a fabulous job of making guests feel at home. The hotel is secure and cozy for couples but yet great for families as well! We would highly recommend that you spend time with Mike and the staff very soon!!!!

Best Hotel in Nicaragua

5 on June 26, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days and had an awesome time. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. The rooms were impeccably clean and comfortable. I hope to return to San Juan Del Sur and stay at Hotel Villa Isabella!

Gracious and welcoming

4.4 on March 08, 2009

Jane and Mike, the owners of Villa Isabella, could not have been warmer and kinder to us during our stay for a few short days in February. Such a warm welcome for weary travelers. A few blocks from the ain drag by the beach of SJDS, this little place is a gem, away from the noise, with rockers and hammocks on a porch kept cool by the shading trees and plants. The staff is wonderful here, ready and willing to help out in anyway they felt they are needed. Highly recommended!


5 on November 20, 2008

I stayed at Villa Isabella in May 2008 for a week, the hotel was outstanding, great breakfast, staff very helpful, and expect to return again in January 2009 joseph nowak, philadelphia

will consider returning

3.0 on July 12, 2008

the staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was relaxed ,comfortable, and generally quiet. i found the room a bit crowded with the rocking chair and desk, but it was clean and cool. i did have a problem with the spiral staircase, which is treacherous with limited footspace in the turns, due to its' design. think of an oriental fan that is partially closed, and apply this idea, three dimensionally, to the turns. there are rooms on the groung floor however, so inquire ahead. i will certainly consider staying again.

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Location Type

Major resorts, Near Artisan Markets, Near Turtle Preserve, Near Surf Beaches, Oceanfront, Small town

Area Attractions

Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Craft and Artisan Markets, World Class Surf Spots, Volcanoes and Cloud Forests, Pottery ard Artist Communities, Pre Columbian Art Displays, Sea Turtle Habitat, Religious Services, River, Rodeo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bath robes, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Full breakfasts included, Late checkout times available, Swimming pool, Reception for groups included

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Spanish School, Surfing, Diving, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12:00 p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Several outside areas are graciously provided
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome and special attention is paid
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Local trusted sitters can be provided
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum only in the high season: Easter and Christmas
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A Major Credit card holds the reservation. 50% Deposit for high season is requested.
  • Cancellations: 24 hrs for full refund. Exceptions considered.



Mike & Jane

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Mike loves diving, shelling, hiking the beaches, cooking the best breakfast in town and visiting with guests from around the world. Jane enjoys the guests, beaches, reading and she has found her passion and started the first lending library and mobile project in Nicaragua . There are over 5000 books and a series of children's programs. Come and visit, bring a book or plan to volunteer on the mobile project.

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made to order

  • Time Served: 6:30-10:30 a.m. or as needed
  • Serving Location: On the Patio, By the pool,, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Local/typical dishes, Sea food

Signature Dish

Tropical Pancakes, Coffee cakes and Cinnamon rolls
A delicious pancake or waffle item filled with your choice of fruits and or chocolate chips. Homemade cinnamon rolls and coffeecakes top the favorites list. Savory egg and local dishes also are presented daily. Fresh fruit plate and fresh squeezed juices come with all breakfast choices. To order is our specialty