Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ometepe, Nicaragua - Updated 2024

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Ometepe is an island within Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, located in the southwest of Nicaragua. It is known for its two volcanoes: Concepción Volcano and Maderas Volcano. Both of these volcanoes draw in hikers and outdoor adventurers eager to admire the natural beauty. There are also lovely beaches and natural pools that people travel here to visit. The area is tropically forested and beautiful. If you are planning to experience the thrills of this island, be sure to stay at one of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Ometepe, Nicaragua.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 17, 2024.

1. Modern retreat nestled in a tranquil setting (from USD 40)

Take a well-deserved time off in the serenity of this private modern cabin nestled along the tranquil shores of Playa el Peru. Set against a picturesque lakefront backdrop, it serves as an idyllic launching pad for outdoor adventures. You can immerse yourself in the calm beach, either swimming or simply relishing the breathtaking vistas of Maderas and Concepcion Volcanoes. Feel free to rent a kayak and embark on a paddling expedition along the Istian River and uncover the island’s hidden treasures.

For leisurely days, unwind in the hammock or on the terrace, savoring moments of pure relaxation. With WiFi, a ceiling fan, and a well-equipped kitchen, modern comforts seamlessly complement your stay.

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Rivas, Nicaragua
6.59 km (4.1 mi) from El Ojo de agua
83 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed good wifi
if the wifi or power went out he provided updates to us which i really appreciated
with a fully equipped kitchen with both an oven and hob perfect for cooking breakfast lunch and dinner
federicos place was perfect for us the cabin was very stylish clean and comfortable
the casita is super private and clean
lovely hosts and a beautiful setting
lastly federico himself was one of the most helpful and friendly hosts we’ve ever had
federico and his wife were excellent hosts
very friendly helpful and lovely people
federico was a super host
definitely a great place to rent while in ometepe
this place is the best airbnb we’ve ever been to
a very stylish home in a beautiful location hosted by a very friendly host frederico
federico’s place is very comfortable and has everything you could need
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2. Waterfront guesthouse with affordable rates (from USD 30)

This clean and budget-friendly guesthouse located in the secluded Sacramento Village is perfect for duos or trio travelers. It offers a private room with handy conveniences such as a personal bathroom and kitchen, allowing any guests to have a cozy stay.

At this oceanfront retreat, you’ll feel the loving embrace of Lake Nicaragua’s gentle breeze when taking pleasure in the lush views of the surroundings. Don’t forget to capture breathtaking sunsets over the glistening waters while swaying in the hammock. Although secluded, the place offers reliable and unlimited internet access to ensure connectivity to the online world.

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ometepe nicaragua, Rivas, Nicaragua
12.76 km (8.0 mi) from El Ojo de agua
138 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi is good
the common space was very nice and the kitchen was convenient
the room was spacious comfortable beds and the outside area is amazing
the house is very clean and comfortable
clean and cozy place the room is spacious
very relaxing and clean
very nice people clean great place to stay
the rooms are big and very clean
she was the best host and so helpful getting us to ometepe
at least the host apologized for the renovation works
the hosts were extremely nice and made sure we were comfortable
jorge was very friendly and very helpful
the hostess and staff are very friendly and helpful
the location was beautiful being next to the lake
such nice people in a beautiful location off the beaten trail
there is a reason i returned albeit down a long dirt road the location is beautiful
the house was beautiful and in a scenic rural location which was exactly what we were looking for
the location is also great private but easily accessible if you have a car/scooter/motorbike
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3. Jungle house featuring views of the volcano (from USD 86)

This jungle house offers the best that Ometepe has to offer. The apartment is made up of the second and third floors. The third floor has a nice space to hang out and relax. There are lots of books, cards, hammock chairs, and yoga mats. But best of all are the panoramic views of the volcano and the lake.

The second floor of this unique Airbnb in Ometepe, Nicaragua, has a luxurious queen-sized bed, high-speed ceiling fans, and plenty of storage space. There is a bathroom on this floor as well. Additionally, the apartment has wifi, housekeeping, and full access to a kitchen. There is a fresh breakfast provided daily as well.

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Balgüe, Rivas, Nicaragua
7.3 km (4.6 mi) from El Ojo de agua
167 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Room in nature lodge 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
delicious fresh breakfast unreal views and a magical experience
the wifi was all around and working very well
the included breakfast was tasty and satisfying
the room was nice and we had a beautiful view
the room is very nice and the view from the upper level on the volcano is awesome
very clean and comfortable
it was very clean
the room is big and clean and modern
the rooms were clean and the bldg itself beautifully handcrafted
the homes themselves are clean and tidy and have all the amenities one could want
the host is absolutely excellent
christopher and megan are very nice hosts and help you if you have any questions
megan our host was a wonderful help
the entire staff was very sweet and willing to help with any questions we had
nice staff good breakfast from the farm
amazing location in the middle of the jungle
the location is not directly in the center but that‘s what we enjoyed
chris's place in ometepe is a gem and a true jungle paradise
amazing location with awesome staff
i’ll start off on a positive note saying this was a great place
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4. Mango House (from USD 115)

This entire cabin is comfortable and private. It sits right across the jungle with direct access to the forest and organic farm. The whole of the cabin is constructed in natural materials like bamboo, wood, and stone. The bed is a queen size with a mosquito net to protect from any bites. There is a desk with a chair in case anyone needs to get work done. High-speed ceiling fans keep the space nice and cool. There is also a modern bathroom. Additionally, there is a large selection of books, games, and comfortable chairs to relax in. Wifi is available at the house. A farm fresh breakfast is provided daily as a great way to kick start the day.

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Balgüe, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
7.24 km (4.5 mi) from El Ojo de agua
139 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfasts and coffee were hot fresh and awesome
the room itself if absolutely beautiful and we loved watching the sunset over the volcano from the balcony
breakfast was great and of course the coffee was wonderful
it's a lovely dwelling with all amenities in the room
communal kitchen was great with drinks and snacks to buy
there are lots of bugs but the place is kept clean
the three story cabin is clean beautiful and secluded
the space is beautifully constructed and was immaculately clean
they clean your room every day which is very nice and i've never had in an airbnb before
the mango house decorated with the most taste was very clean and functional
staff are very friendly
the staff is so friendly and helpful
the staff was all very kind and helpful
the host is incredibly helpful and friendly
megan and chris were amazing host
fantastic location and very secluded
the location is a little out of the way but not terribly
the houses are close to town and to several great places to hike
this place is absolutely incredible definitely stay here if you're staying on ometepe island
we traveled with our children and they loved this place even more than we did
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5. Permaculture farm homestead dome home (from USD 149)

One of the best places to stay in Ometepe, this entire home is solar-powered and built using local materials. It is a great spot for those looking for a peaceful getaway in nature. Guests will find a full-size bed with a mosquito net. There is a desk with chairs to do work as needed. Large wall fans keep the space cool during the day and small bed fans will keep it cool at night.

There are hammock chairs and large hammocks, which make perfect spaces to rest and relax. The incredible views of the lake are what make this place extra special.

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Balgüe, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
6.47 km (4.1 mi) from El Ojo de agua
110 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Dome 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would describe it as homey rustic natural and comfortable with killer views and a great location
great people great dogs great views great breakfast great place
breakfast was amazing beach morning with coffee and tea also provided
if you want excellent service delicious breakfast and spectacular views this is the place for you
the compost toilet actually was extremely nice and i probably like it better than a typical bathroom
the house is open airy clean and uncluttered
the homestead itself was very clean
the home itself is clean and the outdoor shower was an added bonus
the compost toilet was also very clean and only a short walk from the room
the compost toilet is super clean the shower is further away from the compost bathroom
the staff was equally helpful and lovely
megan was very kind and knowledgeable
the staff and hosts were very helpful and offered great suggestions from a local perspective
the staff are fantastic and really went above and beyond to help us get comfortable
the property is gorgeous and the staff was extremely friendly
a beautiful and unique location
we really enjoyed our stay here very very beautiful location overlooking the rainforest
there are some great restaurants and activities close by but we also liked just relaxing in the hammocks
great isolated place my girlfriend and i loved it outdoor shower is a winner
birds monkeys bats and all the other amazing animals of central america
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6. Luxury king suite boasting scenic vistas (from USD 63)

This large ground floor suite has everything guests need to make a comfortable stay. There is a large king bed with a ceiling fan to keep things cool. High-speed wifi is available on the property. There is also a nice bathroom with plenty of hot water. The large porch is undercover and well furnished, making it a great space to relax. The kitchen is shared but has all the tools to easily cook meals there. Breakfast is available for an additional fee. Within 10 minutes, guests can walk to multiple restaurants and motorbike rental shops.

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Balgüe, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
6.35 km (4.0 mi) from El Ojo de agua
128 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in nature lodge 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the two women making our breakfast were complete sweethearts amazing coffee as well
view from the bedroom and balcony is amazing particularly when having their super breakfast in the mornings
just a little side note that the fan runs fastest on setting 1 not 4
great place with wonderful breakfast we especially loved the views from the room
it’s nicely decorated and that view is in all areas including the bathroom
it was so clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean spacious and modern
the room was lovely clean and well equipped
the room is nicely furnished clean and the bed is very comfortable
the room was spacious and very clean
roslyn and jonathan were perfect hosts
the hosts are amazing and the staff if very accommodating
roslyn was a great host and responded very quickly to our questions
all staff was really friendly and helpful
roslyn and jonathan were great hosts very friendly and attentive
located in a beautiful area and within walking distance to great places to eat
the location was perfect for us
great location and easy access to restaurants and activities
the location is out of the way which we veiwed as a positive
a lovely b&b in a slightly secluded location but walking distance from the main road with restaurants
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7. Papaki House (from USD 30)

Papaki House has a private room that is right in nature. The authentic calm of this accommodation in Ometepe is what makes it extra special. It enjoys a spot close to the lake, offering beautiful views of both the water and the volcano Maderas. Meals can be provided at an additional fee, or guests are welcome to use the kitchen if preferred.

Just note this space is shared with the hosts. Guests do have a private bathroom. There is internet access available as well.

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Mérida, Rivas, Nicaragua
5.73 km (3.6 mi) from El Ojo de agua
80 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a nice closet in the bathroom for cloths and other things
the temperature was perfect at night with the fan
the room is great a big bed and a bunkbed high ceeling and light colours
rooms have high ceilings with nice and roomy bathroom
the bed was super comfortable
the room and bathroom were clean and spacious
the room is super clean and very spacious
the bathroom is modern and also very clean
the room was perfectly clean and the beds were good as well
the room is very spacious clean and modern
daniel and his mom were fantastic host
daniel was the perfect host
daniel was such a great host
daniel is a great host
first of all daniel is an amazing host
you can walk take the bike i did it without any problems
i would definitely recommend this location for your stay in ometepe
close to huge waterfall ojo de agua petroglyphics and more
also it's the perfect place on the island to relax since merida is a more isolated area
the house and rooms are clean nice gardens around the house and also pretty close to kayaking
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8. Unique home surrounded by a verdant forest (from USD 73)

This suite is comfortable and cozy. The full-size bed has a mosquito net to keep guests from any bites. There is a comfortable desk with chairs. High-speed ceiling fans keep the space cool and the air moving. There are hammocks available for relaxation and a private porch with jungle views. The bathroom is just outside the bedroom door, made out of natural materials. Wifi is available here. Breakfast is also provided. For those traveling by car, parking is available.

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Balgüe, Rivas, Nicaragua
7.33 km (4.6 mi) from El Ojo de agua
67 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice room and great view
also the other rooms have a great view and private bath
breakfast was exceptional and the in house coffee was delicious and available for sale
our bungalow was comfy clean and spacious
room was super comfy and clean
clean comfortable secure and great breakfasts megan was incredibly helpful with arranging transport and activities
staying in the jungle house was clean comfortable and tucked away in a beautiful permaculture forest
the staff was helpful in every way possible and the conditions were extraordinary
their staff was lovely and helpful as well
very helpful flexible and nice staff there
the best place i could have stayed at missy & her staff were so welcoming sweet
chris is a friendly knowledgeable host with a beautiful property
wonderful experience at an unforgettable location
and not far away ojo de agua is a stunning place to swim and spend the day
if you're up for an adventure selvista is your place
absolutely wonderful stay at selvista such a beautiful location and very comfortable and clean room
great people in a beautiful location i'm bringing my children next time to experience and explore
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9. Private family room (from USD 11)

The four bedrooms in the space allow for a large group of people to come and stay. This is great for families or for friends. There are two shared baths included as well. Two of the bedrooms here has one double bed each. The third room has two single beds, while the fourth has three bunk beds. The hosts are a family that receives guests looking for an authentic place to stay. It is great for those looking to learn more about the country and the culture or those looking for a nice place to stay in nature. The whole space is theirs to enjoy like home. Sheets and towels are provided. Wifi is available. Breakfast is also provided by the hosts.

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Mérida, Rivas, Nicaragua
7.7 km (4.8 mi) from El Ojo de agua
54 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 12 Beds 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast is included and super tasty and filling
beds were comfortable with fans
good breakfast included and comfortable (but a bit short) beds
the room was comfortable
los choyocos is a clean and comfortable get away
staff is really friendly
was a great hostel with nice host
everyone was so so lovely welcoming and helpful
the place was good and the staff friendly
wonderful people very service oriented great food kind and helpful and
good location if you're looking to hike the volcano nearby
this was a good place to meet a variety of relaxed travelers too due to its remote location
amazing place to stay just far from the ferry place moyogalpa
bus is not regular and hitchiking can take a while (but is safe in my opinion)
very calm neighbourhood with cows pigs chickens walking around on the streets
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10. Family hostel (from USD 14)

Here guests will find welcoming hosts who are extra helpful. Breakfast is provided to start the day off right. If dinner is needed it can be provided for an additional fee. Rooms are simple with a double bed and a locker. Linens are provided. A fan is available to keep things cool. Also, towels will be provided for showering. Laundry facilities are available if guests need to so wash. Wifi is available here too. The front porch is a great space to relax after days of exploring.

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Ometepe, Altagracia, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
2.06 km (1.3 mi) from El Ojo de agua
38 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in nature lodge 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room had a double bed a fan and a mosquito net
the house has a large common area with good wifi hammocks and possibility to buy drinks
also upon request you can get blazing fast wifi there truly a rarity on the island
the room and bathroom were pretty rustic but comfortable
anyway we already felt really comfortable at the porch with rocking chairs and hammocks
the toilets are clean and the outdoor shower with refreshing water was so nice on hot days
mark and lissete were great hosts
i can recommend this host
the host was very helpful responsive and offered local tips for ometepe travel
the hostel is delightful the food delicious and the hosts welcoming
it was a relaxed time accompanied of his friendly family
the place was exactly as pictured and super easy to get to via bus from the ferry terminal
best thing i had in nicaragua the location was also perfect for our needs
great location and starting point to explore ometepe we stayed for 2 nights and really liked it
the host and staff were very attentive the location was central and easy to find
it's a good place for a relaxing quiet stay
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11. Tiburon dulce hotel private room (from USD 30)

This clean comfortable room offers the essentials for a pleasant stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the staff here is friendly. Do note staff on site does not speak English, but they do their best to communicate and are very kind. Access to the kitchen allows for visitors to prepare meals as needed. The fridge makes it easy to preserve foods if needed. Wifi is available at the property so keeping in touch with people back home is easy. For those traveling by car, parking is available. There is also a TV here. The place is close to public transportation and restaurants.

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San José del Sur, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua
9.57 km (6.0 mi) from El Ojo de agua
34 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in hostel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c was quiet and effective
shower good wifi good the breakfast is spectacular and could be made vegan which was awesome
place itself is super clean better than expected wifi new a/c
photos are accurate the rooms are clean
it worked better then in my apt in the states
clean and in good condition
the room was nice and was cleaned every day
the room and bathroom were clean and confortable
the room was spotless and the breakfast was fantastic
the room i stayed in was well cared for clean and had a
the staff that took care of me where excellent
the staff is realy nice and helpfull
everyone was really nice and helpful
very friendly and accommodating hosts
on site the two hosts areli and chilo are really sweet persons
good location near the ferry
overall i would highly recommend this location for travellers to ometepe
location is perfect to arrive and leave the island right at the port of san jose del sur
the lake is calm at this location so it was perfect for swimming
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12. Lakefront house

This entire cottage is just for guests. It sleeps four guests in three rooms. There is one bathroom as well. The house has a kitchen with all the essential tools for preparing meals at home. There is wifi here to research any hiking trails or additionally needed information. A workspace is available as well in case anyone needs to get work done. The large porch is a great spot to watch the sunset. This house is ideal for those who enjoy bird watching. Restaurants and small stores are within an easy walk. For those who prefer to bike, there are also two bikes available here.

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Mérida, Rivas, Nicaragua
8.08 km (5.1 mi) from El Ojo de agua
83 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is very reliable surprising given the overall rural atmosphere
the views were spectacular the house was perfect: 3 separate bedrooms kitchen dining room and bathroom
it wasn't too hot as the house is breezy and the fans are excellent
every bedroom had a fan and the hammocks for the front porch are amazing
it was clean and exactly as described
the house is basic but spacious very comfortable and clean and plenty of towels and linen were provided
the house is simple but clean and had all the necessities
also she had a filtron system which made having clean water easy a big plus
it's clean airy bright and has hammocks for relaxing and wifi too
really helpful with advice and taxis
cindi was an amazing host for us and her staff were friendly and efficient
we were greeted apon arrival by the care taker of the home
she did laundry by hand for 100 more cordo (helpful since we stayed 2 weeks)
cindi is a wonderful and accommodating host
great place in a perfect location on the lake
merida is beautiful and tranquil and there are good restaurants within walking distance
the house is very quiet and in a great location right on the water
right on the lake wonderfully calm
cindi's casita is a lovely place to get away from it all
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Sweet dreams

Ometepe, Nicaragua is truly a stunning location with plenty to do and see. People are friendly and welcoming, eager to show off the area. If you are planning a trip here, it is important to have a comfortable place to stay. So take a look at these top Airbnb vacation rentals on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua, and see what suits you best.

If you want an adventurous prelude prior to your visit to Ometepe, you can check out the best places for adventure in San Juan Del Sur, one of the sought-after surfing spots in South Western Nicaragua.

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