Casitas are the Ideal Tropical Bungalows

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Feb 28, 2013 7:00:10 AM

Casitas the Ideal Tropical BungalowsVillage casitas in Nicaragua are tropical bungalows. They are popping up all over the country as retirement homes, second homes, vacation homes and vacation rentals. Investors are building casita communities along beaches and in resorts. Most are one or two bedrooms and range in size from 800 square feet up to 2,000 square feet.

Those casitas for sale or rent in North American communities like Gran Pacifica will include all the amenities that a buyer or renter would expect in a modern community. That includes electricity, hot water, telecommunications for Internet connections and mobile service and basic community maintenance. Rentals will be furnished with beds, furniture, an equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a shower or bath. Air conditioning is usually standard in rentals.

It’s recommended that guests reserve transportation before arriving. A 4WD vehicle is best for the rainy season that starts in May and ends in October.

Nicaragua as a Vacation or Retirement Destination

Entire villages are going up that feature the casita style of homes. Developers are carving out planned communities in desirable places such as near the sea or close to resorts with amenities like golf courses. This is to ensure that residents can enjoy outdoor activities like surfing, hiking, fishing and golfing.

Casitas at Gran Pacifica usually feature one bedroom, one bath and a small kitchen. The village casitas in Pacifica are constructed around park-like settings or the golf course. Although this development is usually planned by the developer, the community offers flexibility for homeowners to submit their designs to the local planning commission for approval.

Each community creates a vision for its residents, making each village casita unique. Far from the cookie-cutter, pre-fab residential communities that sprouted up in America after World War II, the casitas vision has the flexibility to build equestrian areas, swimming pools, basketball courts, restaurants and golf courses.

Homeowners pay a fee in a casitas village, and their outside property is cared for if they need to be away.

The 800 square foot casita at Gran Pacifica is normally one bedroom, one bath and a kitchen. The larger bungalow could be 2,000 square feet and offer two or three bedrooms, a couple of bathrooms and a larger kitchen. The interior is finished in the best hardwoods and attractive ceramic tile. All casitas feature a front porch. The entire package is built on a small piece of land, but some villages offer a half acre or more of land. Each casita will be built into the surrounding landscape.

Construction Costs are Less in Nicaragua

A homeowner will get more bang for the buck. Finding that perfect location, of course, will involve equal parts of exploration and discovery, but when that perfect spot is found, building here is easier than most would believe. Retirees, entrepreneurs and investors are all taking advantage of the great values to be found in the upscale living here.

Ocean Views and Golf Courses are Big Attractions

Watching the sunsets from the porch is a great way to end the day. The swimming pool and nearby restaurants make the living easy. Then there’s hiking trails, volleyball courts, game rooms and spas. World class surfing and private beaches are also big draws.

Today, village casitas in Nicaragua are the hottest item in Central America for people seeking a retirement home. They are affordable and offer great amenities and all the necessary infrastructure to make living in Gran Pacifica a tropical dream.

Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Real Estate in Nicaragua