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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views

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Front view. Bottom bedroom, middle living area, 3rd floor bedroom, top terrace

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Manzanilla house description

When we built this unique house, we envisioned a tree house to complement the beautiful forest from which it rose. This house is perfect for those who are adventurous and appreciate excellent modern Mexican design, as well as an intriguing mix of luxury and rustic elegance.

The house is built from cement, stone, bamboo, and wood in a primal curl which embraces a large terraced patio in back and forms large flowing planters with cascading vegetation which maximizes ocean, mountain, and village views from every floor. This is a very unique and dramatic home, though not well suited for very young children due to open style, winding staircases, and heights.

Three stories high with a rooftop deck it rests on a hill, towering over the homes below. It is open on all sides to capture views of both the Bay of Tenacatita and the jungle forests that surround the village.

The house is located at the end of a very steep driveway directly above the elementary school. It is close enough to walk down to the town square or beach in 5-10 minutes, though nestled in the hillside to maximize views.

Both bedrooms have folding glass windows which can be closed off for climate and noise control. .The bedroom on the top floor is calculated to give you views of the ocean and surrounding countryside from both the bed and the tub for that awe factor we all crave on vacation. The bedroom on first floor has large bathroom, walk-in closet, and private shower looking out to garden.

Main living space (living, dining, kitchen, half bath) on second floor has a palapa roof and a 'tree house' feel as it has open walls to the front and back, allowing the breezes to flow through and a strong connection with the jungle.

A newly constructed fourth floor offers features a roof top terrace with panoramic views, a built in sofa/bed that sleeps two additional people. The space is ideal for entertaining with bar, barbeque, patio table and full bath.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Not suitable for young children due to heights and balconies...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved dogs considered. Back yard is fenced in. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Large walk in closet and bathroom. Mountain view. AC and fan...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Ocean view. Sitting area, private patio. AC and fans...moreless

          • King size Beds (2), Living room sofa/twin bed.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Designed by award winning architect - Unique two bedroom 3 bath home integrates nature with easy living tropical style. Perched high enough above the pueblo for spectacular ocean/sunset views, this showpiece is still close enough to town for easy, convenient access. Interior decor blends warm tropical wood and bamboo, durable stainless steel, classic tile work and earthy colors to create a comfortable atmosphere complemented by the natural beauty visible through the expanse of open walls. All 3 levels are pulled together by a sweeping spiral staircase framed in rugged bamboo....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                TV has wireless capability so you can watch Netflix or other wifi sources. There is currently no cable service....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Bikes, snorkel gear, and boogie boards in garage....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Parking next to house, dead end street....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Great views overlooking town and bay, perfect for cooking while visiting with guests. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    The benches on main living floor and top bedroom also serve as planters and balconies. ...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    There are 5 old bikes in garage. They may need air or other minor repairs which can be arranged for nominal fee with local bike mechanic. Please hose off sand and salt, and grease chain when done....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Can rent locally...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Shady back patio/courtyard and rooftop terrace with great views....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Golf course nearby...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Rent kayaks on beach...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is a stone back patio and steep fenced back yard planted with trees and bamboo...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    Clay courts can be reserved in town....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Some snorkel equipment available. There are also several boogie boards in garage....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $120
                  $700 $2,550
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Notes:

                  Housekeeper comes twice a week to clean, water, mop, sweep. Please clean your own beds and dishes.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                  Location

                  45 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manzanillo

                  Car: Recommended

                  Off the beaten path this laid back fishing village is surrounded by jungle and offers warm Mexican charm with dirt streets and wide vacant beaches. The beaches right in town are so clear that you can see schools of large tuna and sea horses swimming within walking distance to the shore. Town abutts a mangrove reserve with huge crocodiles that tend to congregate at the river's edge. Hills are verdant forests of vegetation which surround the village. Great for a horseback riding tour with a local ranch hand. (No tour packages here.) The presence of a sprinkling of European and North American nationals makes for great dining options in town. This town is not for the condo/all inclusive crowd. However it is nestled between two exclusive high end resorts within boating and walking distance, for easy access to luxury accommodations and activities. A testament to it's great location.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: I am a professor in the US who does research in Mexico. I built this house with two close friends, and one if them is a renown architect. We designed a unique house for those that love the outdoors and rustic elegance. We do not get to spend enough time here, so we enjoy sharing the house with renters.

                  Why the Owner Chose La Manzanilla:
                  The house has a beautiful view of town and the surrounding mountains and ocean. It is close to everything so you can feel like you are part of the town, but it is also a nice retreat and good place to relax and write.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The small town of La Manzanilla is very special. It sits on a beautiful, protected bay, backed by jungle, with a long sandy beach planted with coconut trees. There is a large lagoon with crocodiles and superb birding. The local residents are very friendly and there is an abundance of fresh seafood and produce. There is also a strong art and ecological tradition, and a growing international community. Amazingly, this town is still not on most maps, but those that find this place will be charmed.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front view. Bottom bedroom, middle living area, 3rd floor bedroom, top terrace

                    Front view. Bottom bedroom, middle living area, 3rd floor bedroom, top terrace

                  • Downstairs entry with  sofa/ twin bed. Perfect spot for reading, sleeps one.

                    Downstairs entry with sofa/ twin bed. Perfect spot for reading, sleeps one.

                  • Downstairs bedroom, king size mattress,  w/ large bathroom

                    Downstairs bedroom, king size mattress, w/ large bathroom

                  • View of jungle and mountain from downstairs bedroom

                    View of jungle and mountain from downstairs bedroom

                  • Upstairs bedroom with bath. Bring binocs for whale spotting and bird watching!

                    Upstairs bedroom with bath. Bring binocs for whale spotting and bird watching!

                  • View from living room

                    View from living room

                  • View from roof terrace. Perfect for  lounging, entertaining,  dining al fresco

                    View from roof terrace. Perfect for lounging, entertaining, dining al fresco

                  • Roof top terrace sitting area

                    Roof top terrace sitting area

                  • Back courtyard with hammock shaded by giant bamboo

                    Back courtyard with hammock shaded by giant bamboo

                  • Lush back yard

                    Lush back yard

                  • La Manzanilla sunset

                    La Manzanilla sunset

                  • Local transportation--free use of bikes available in garage for getting around

                    Local transportation--free use of bikes available in garage for getting around

                  • View of house from back courtyard

                    View of house from back courtyard

                  • Downstairs entry, looking at stairs and back courtyard

                    Downstairs entry, looking at stairs and back courtyard

                  • Downstairs bath with double sinks and walk in shower with garden view

                    Downstairs bath with double sinks and walk in shower with garden view

                  • Open living area with built in benches and views of ocean, town and mountain

                    Open living area with built in benches and views of ocean, town and mountain

                  • Living Room Sofa/Twin Bed. Extra sleeping area for one person

                    Living Room Sofa/Twin Bed. Extra sleeping area for one person

                  • Town and jungle views from house

                    Town and jungle views from house

                  • Roof top terrace with kitchenette, BBQ, and full bath

                    Roof top terrace with kitchenette, BBQ, and full bath

                  • Roof top terrace sofa converts to double bed. Bonus sleeping area for two people

                    Roof top terrace sofa converts to double bed. Bonus sleeping area for two people

                  • Steep driveway to house!  Just above elementary school

                    Steep driveway to house! Just above elementary school

                  • Nearby beaches

                    Nearby beaches

                  • Kayaking in bay (Casa Bambu in center with small white umbrella)

                    Kayaking in bay (Casa Bambu in center with small white umbrella)

                  VRBO #221504

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $120 per night (USD)
                  7

                  2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, spanish
                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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