Mercy Island is a one acre islet with two separate self sufficient houses with beautiful wood blinds in all windows, a 10 x 20, 5 ft deep pool with filtered water; a 20-seat bar kiosk built under a huge mango tree for entertaining; three colored kiosks where 10 hammocks hang and two white pergolas shaded by green leaves. Fully lighted by electricity provided by the national utility company, the island nevertheless has standing-by an emergency generator in case of black outs. Water from the bottom of the lake, extracted with a submersible electric pump, and filtered, supplies the houses for cleaning and washing as well as for the swimming pool and irrigation of the premises. Purified drinking water is obtained in the city and brought to the island as needed.
The main house is occupied by your hosts and owners who are ready to assist you in anything you need during your stay at Las Mercedes.
The Guest House -a 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Rental Unit- is completely furnished and can accommodate families of up to 7; it has a suite with 3 individual twin beds, 2 bedrooms with a Full bed & headboard, each for two people and one shared bathroom with hot water, shower, lavatory and toilet.
The second bathroom, with lavatory, toilet and shower -no hot water- is located in the corridor separating the two houses; and is accessible by guests without entering either house. On the adjoining corridor is the living area where guests can seat and eat.
The suite and the bedrooms have A/Cs, closets, night tables with lamps and ceiling fans.
In the corridor separating the two houses there is a fully equipped pantry/kitchen with a sink, a small gas stove, a small fridge and microwave; and a 5 gallon purified drinking water container, provided at no charge, is also found in the pantry. The Guest House can accommodate 7 and was designed for families that can share the bathroom.
Interaction with guests
Guests have their own space but host is available when needed. Two contacts are available on call: the maintenance engineer in case the need arises to fix any electrical or water break down and the boat captain, who is immediately accessible to provide transportation on the lake and runs the cleaning crew. A fully stocked First Aid kit and a Fire Extinguisher are provided for emergencies.
Other things to note
Guests can enjoy the pool making sure all guests shower before entering it.
A barbecue grill next to the pool is available for your outdoor cooking.
A row boat is available to guests for exploring the surroundings.
The relaxing solitude and quietness of nature; the peaceful ambient and the greens of the fruit trees, grass and plants encountered along the pathway all around the island are unique and soothing. Mercy Island is located 20 minutes away from the beautiful colonial city of Granada and is close to great views, art and culture, and the city center.
Driving 45 kilometers from Managua international airport -a 45 minutes trip- you'll arrive to Granada the oldest colonial city in the Americas, where plentiful sightseeing of historic churches and cultural museums can be done. Once in Granada, drive to Puerto Asese -3 miles towards the Lake- and after getting to Marina Cocibolca make a right and continue 800 meters, passing by Villa Mombacho Restaurant, until reaching Embarcadero Los Cruz (where safe all day parking for your vehicle is available, if you choose to drive). Your 12 passengers boat -with lifesavers- will pick you up for a 15 minutes scenic boat ride to Isla Las Mercedes/Mercy Island.Get the full listing »