Linda Guest House
4 Private Guest House with kitchens = Lake or Beach Guest Houses with 50% prepaid deposit via wire transfer.
Balgue Lake House US $70 - 3 night minimum for 5 guests
Tony's Lake Cabin in Balgue US $35 - 3 night minimum for 2 guests
Linda Guest House:
Beach Casita in Santa Cruz - US $70 - 2 night minimum for 2 guests
Bella Beach House in Santa Cruz -US $120 per night - 2 night minimum for 5 guests.
All rentals are in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on Ometepe Island in Lake Cocibolca in Nicaragua with 2 hike-able volcanoes with waterfalls, mineral springs, kayaking in the River Istiam wildlife refuge, prehistoric petroglyphs & zoomorphic statues, organic coffee cooperative, indigenous fishing and farming, history and money museums and so much more!
There is a lot to do and see on Ometepe Island and we offer lots of pre-travel information and assistance with tours, activities and transportation too.
Balgue Lake House is for up to 5 guests = US$70 per night with 3 night minimum.
Uniquely constructed house with stone detailing and stove paved floors with many windows with metal grill protection, 2 plus bedrooms, kitchen with small refrig./gas stove top/ kitchenware, lounge, and storage area. Ceiling fans, hammocks, rocking chair, tables, bedding & towels. Adjacent bathroom with hot water shower, sink and composting toilet. Complementary filtered spring water. Surrounded by gardens and volcanic rock wall with just a few steps to the lake and volcano vistas.
Tony's Lake Cabin in Balgue for 2 guests = US$35 per night with 3 night minimum.
Newly constructed of volcanic stone and brick the spacious one room cabin surrounded by large shady fruit and tropical trees with 2 porches. There is a gas stove top, small refrigerator, kitchenware, double bed, rocking chair, hammock, tables and chairs. The cabin has many screened windows with metal bar protection, 2 doors, ceiling fan, bedding and towels. There is an attached shower, sink and composting toilet.
Tony is a local farmer who grew up on the slopes of Volcano Maderas where his relatives still farm and live. He offers interesting informative tours to the prehistoric petroglyphs, lookout and lagoon near the top of Volcano Maderas as well as shorter hikes to the farms, homesteads, and organic coffee cooperative at Finca Magdalena near Balgue. The rental supports local sustainable tourism.
Relax in a hammock or rocking chair on the large front porch constructed of volcanic stone surrounded by nature with lake views possibly howler monkeys, iguanas and definitely butterflies and lake birds, fishermen and views of both volcanoes with just a few steps. Take a refreshing swim in the lake or rent a bike, horse, small fishing boat and tour around as there is a lot to see and do here.
Linda Guest House = 2 Beach Guest House Options:
Beach Casita for 2 guests is a unique small house with a bedroom with a double bed, lounge, kitchen and bathroom,
The Beach Casita = US$70 per night / 2 night minimum
Bella Beach House for up to 5 guests with 2 main floor bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with a single bed) also on the main floor is a lounge with a single bed and Cable TV, kitchen and separate toilet and warm water shower, upstairs is a single bed, 4 way vista and balcony.
The Main Beach House = US$120 per night for 5 guests / 2 night minimum
Both houses have lots of arched screened windows and doors, natural varnished wood, ceiling fans, reading lights and the kitchens can be stocked with the basics for cooking with advance notice. Laundry services available.
The beach houses are surrounded by lush tropical organic gardens and a volcanic rock wall for privacy with just a step to the longest stretch of sandy beach with lots of activities nearby including the petroglyphs, mineral springs, kayak trip, etc.
We invite guests to sample from the organic gardens, offer complementary filtered spring water and with a 3 night stay - homemade desserts.
We have a new clay tiled roof rancho with hammocks, rocking chairs and tables for relaxing meals and siestas outside and we offer beach chairs.
Both Santa Cruz and Balgue are reached on paved roads by several public buses daily (except Sundays) and there are several small shops and various restaurants along with WiFi cafes - also there are private taxis, bike, motorcycle, fishing boat and horseback rentals nearby.
There is a lot to do nearby and we can help orientate you on transportation, activities and tours.
Near Balgue is the Finca Magdalena organic coffee cooperative, prehistoric petroglyphs and start of the hike to the lookout and lagoon near the top of Volcano Maderas, also the river and natural pools.
Enjoy the island pace of life and take a tour with Tony to learn more about Nica farming, fishing, sports, cultural events and history - hike, bike, boat, horseback ride thru the natural wonders of this magical island.
Contact Linda to arrange your advance rental - limited banking on the island and only in the main town of Moyogalpa - Linda & Tony only accept Cordobas or US dollars in smaller denominations (no torn/taped or marked bills).
Reservations require a 50% prepaid deposit via wire transfer.
Ometepe Island has many rural farming communities with only 2 main towns = Moyogalpa and Altagracia. There are 3 port towns including the 2 larger main towns and San Jose del Sur.
Most tourists travel to San Jorge port on the mainland near Rivas to take a ferry or smaller passenger boat to Ometepe Island - the crossing takes 1 hour.
There are lots of shared taxi vans waiting at all the ports and several public buses which travel to Santa Cruz & Balgue.
Do not make your Ometepe taxi reservations or tours at the port in San Jorge.
Once you make your reservation we send you lots of helpful information for traveling in Nicaragua and to Ometepe Island with ferry/boat schedules, banks, pricing, transportation, activities and tours info, etc...
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B&B Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- House Keeping
- Non Smoking
- Taxes included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Guesthouse InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check in: Flexible
Check out: Flexible
Cancellation policy is 3 days
Only cash as payment upon arrival
We offer breakfast and other meals upon request.
** Guests are required to pay 50% of the total amount in advance in order to confirm the reservation. This payment could be done thru money wire services at least 3 days before the arrival date. Please contact the property directly by email to arrange the wire transfer and for more information**
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Directions: Information on Boat and Ferry crossing
San Jorge Port town near Rivas - boats/ferries to Ometepe start running at 7:30am and the last ferry is at 5:30pm - 1 hour crossing time.
Do not make your Ometepe taxi and tour reservations at the port in San Jorge.
On Ometepe Island there are 2 port towns = the main port is Moyogalpa - public buses and taxi vans meet all the boats.
Do not reserve or pay for your island taxis at the San Jorge port!
Taxi vans can be shared with other travelers in the same direction.Cost is US$25/30 to Santa Cruz 40minutes - Balgue taxi is US $30/35 - 50minutes. The 2nd port is San Jose del Sur - a much smaller town but boats are also met by buses and taxis at the port (usually a bit cheaper as it is closer to Santa Cruz/Balgue.
Roads to Santa Cruz & Balgue are paved.
Tell the driver 'Casa de Linda - playa Santa Cruz - en frente Los Cocos'
We are the only house located on the beach with a volcanic rock wall and 2 story - lots of coconuts planted in the gardens.
If you climb the hill to the 'Y' intersection - you have missed the house.
Coordinate your arrival time with Linda so everything will be ready for your welcome to magical Ometepe Island.
Balgue Lake House & Tony's Lake Cabin in Balgue are located behind the Catholic Church - second left after the church is an unpaved road down to the lake. Signs for bike repair and rental. At the lake turn left and continue to where the road ends at Tony's main house with a green roof - the cabin with porch is just across. Taxi vans can drive to the end of this unpaved road. Tony will be waiting to welcome you and orientate you on the area. In Balgue, ask for Casa de Tonio Castillo.
Let us know if you are driving and need more specific driving instructions and a ferry reservation or if you are taking the public bus so Tony can meet you at the bus stop in front of the Catholic Church in Balgue.
Borrow your taxi driver's phone and call us if you have any problems.
8350-2434 Claro cell
8894-9124 Moviestar cell
Linda Guest Houses are located on the beach & main road in Santa Cruz.
Known as 'Casa de Linda en la playa de Santa Cruz - en frente Los Cocos Comedor'
The property has a volcanic rock wall around it and a metal painted gate
Balgue Lake House & Tony's Lake Cabin in Balgue are behind the Catholic Church on the Lake Front Road. Ask for Casa de Tonio Castillo
Coordinate arrival time with Linda via email
If you have any problems borrow your taxi driver's phone and call us.
8350-2434 Claro cell