"We spent New Year's at Quinta Mar y Estrellas and couldn't have asked for anything else. We were three couples with small children and had an amazing time. Being on the beach made the trip! We could simply step out of the house onto the beach and spent countless hours playing on the beach. The bedrooms were big and we were able to accommodate each family in a room. The staff was great in providing an extra cot where needed. The layout of the house was wonderful but the best part was the beach...it was as if it was our private beach! At times we were the only ones in sight, what more could you ask for than having a beach all to yourself."

Lucy, New York

"Absolutely perfect beach house! My husband and I and our two children stayed at this amazing house for over a month. The stay was a relaxing, luxurious retreat for our family. Everything about the house is absolutely perfect: the gorgeous rancho with hammocks overlooking the ocean, the beautiful ocean view from all the rooms in the house, the refreshing outdoor shower, and the warm and welcoming caretakers. The house is perfectly clean, full of light, well stocked with absolutely everything you need, and you hear the soothing sound of the ocean waves day and night. The area around the house is incredible - the house is in a very quiet, non-touristy area, and at the same time, you are walking distance from Huehuete, an adorable fishing village, and a 10 minute drive from Casares where we bought fresh fish and lobster many times a week. Highlights of our trip include learning to making ceviche with Yamileth the wonderful caretaker, getting fresh milk from the farm down the road, and beautiful afternoon walks along the untouched beach. Lastly, Louise was an incredible host - she was so responsive to even the most minimal details during our stay. The moment we wrote her with a question or concern, she responded right away and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. We highly recommend this house to anyone - families, groups, couples. It is the perfect place for a quiet, luxurious adventure."

Traveling in Nicaragua, New York, NY

"Unplugged/hammock/boogie-boards/Toña/Flor de caña/relax, relax, relax...relax. Spent 10 days in July during rainy season, but only rained maybe 4 evenings. The ocean was warm, the beach was beautiful. The house and guest house was perfect for the 7 of us and provided us with a home base to visit Masaya and Granada. The listing and photos were accurate and informative. The owners were very kind and answered all of our questions. I would not only recommend this place to others, we are making plans for another trip in a couple of years. Have Cordobas for goods at the pulperia in Huehuete or for food and beverages in other areas of Nica that you explore. Almost everywhere we went took US dollars and were quick with accurate conversions. We would recommend having a car if you're brave enough to drive, or hiring the driver the owners recommended as he was AWESOME and well worth the money. We would have spent more time in Granada for sure. I am not sure what else to post other than it was everything we expected and was an absolute delight to be here."

Craig and company, Seattle, WA

"An exceptional spot, magnificent houses...beautiful days spent listening to the ocean, talking to village fishermen and enjoying the fish and spiny lobsters. Thanks for this wonderful discovery."

Céline et Stéphane, France

"We had the best family gathering in Quinta Mar y Estrellas!!! The house is so beautiful, comfortable, quiet and with an extraordinary view. We enjoyed so much, we really did not want to leave, and there is chance for kids to play at the beach. We hope we can come back soon. Visit this place you won't regret it!!!!"

George, Belize City, Belize

"Blissful relaxation! Around Christmas 2010, we had a family reunion (11 people) in both houses, with the maids. It was a fabulous, relaxing time. The main house is beautiful with 2 large bedrooms and baths. All of the facilities were top notch in every regard. We went into town to get fresh fish, which the cook prepared. During the course of an average day, there were only about 10 people who walked along the beach. On other words, you are in your own world, your own private beach. The sunsets over the water are spectacular! Highly recommended, and just 90 min from the Managua airport."

Nica Bob, Boston, MA

"We had a great vacation. Warm climate, gorgeous sunsets, relaxed atmosphere, side trips...The stay in Huehuete was very pleasant, the houses are beautiful and welcoming. We recommend the nice long beach walks..."

Jackie W, Calgary, Canada

"A corner of Paradise! We had a wonderful stay at Quinta Mar y Estrellas. We rented a car for cultural immersion day trips, and came home to our quiet comfortable home in the evening. We recommend this place to people looking for adventure as well as to families who want to experience something new in a safe environment."

Henry Jenkisson, Sweden