Beautiful...Casual Luxury in Romantic Beachfront Home
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This is a beachfront home in the Pueblo of La Manzanilla Mexico. The house is a two story stucco residence that is surrounded by a new and beautiful fence. The house has an extraordinary Palapa (thatched) roof that covers the top floor, which is the master bedroom if renting the entire house. The entire house is completely renovated as of 2008... with all walls, floors, bathrooms, kitchen and appliances new.
The first floor has two bedrooms, one and a half baths, living room, kitchen and outdoor dining and living. There is a full patio off of this floor with a tropical garden leading to a separate palapa near the sea. The sleeping porch provides additional outdoor living with built in sofas and a table and chairs. The Queen size guest room has a separate entrance to the sleeping porch with a beautiful garden view. There is a powder room on that porch as well. A second air conditioned bedroom is on the first floor. This bedroom has twin beds that can be pushed together form a king sized bed.
The garden path takes you through a variety of tropical plantings, The garden is mature with a wall of bright pink bougainvillea and many other tropical blooms including ivy and a very old hibiscus that reaches to the second floor balcony. In the garden is the second palapa which houses another built in sofa and offers a place to relax and watch the fisherman bring in their boats at sunset. There is a hammock and two hanging hammock chairs.
The second floor is one huge room with a king size bed, computer desk, bath with shower and kitchen. Two of the four walls have wooden shutters providing a spectacular view of the sea. The palapa is stunning and the experience of sleeping there is unforgettable. The sound of the sea is like music. There is a patio off of this floor with a beautiful view of the ocean and the garden.....grand palms provide privacy and frame the sunset each evening. The bathroom features a vessel sink and beautiful tile work with a large shower. Just off the master bedroom is a utility area with a new washer and dryer.
Both floors are newly decorated with cohesive tile work. More than 34 different two inch tiles create beautiful countertops in all of the bathrooms and both kitchens, All bathrooms have vessel sinks and all linens are new and bought for the property.
La Mamzanillo is an active fishing village. Playa Blanca
Dos is a charming bungalow that was chosen, in part, for the location. The casa is in the center of town and is not isolated. A walk out of the front door gives you access to restaurants and stores.
As owners, we enjoy being in town as it provides a greater sense of safety and convenience. Because it is not isolated there is additional noise created by "traditional Mexican activities". The community is lively and for those who enjoy activity it is quite comfortable. For those wanting quiet another choice might be better. To assure the happiness of our guests we are eager to provide all the information possible. La Manzanilla is a very special and raw community that is for those seeking a unique and very natural and authentic experience.
It is about 40 minutes north of Manzanillo International Airport (ZLO) and about 3.5 hours south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). There are many more fights into Puerto Vallarta, but I perfer ZLO if possible. Taxis are reasonable: about $60US from ZLO and about $125US from PVR.
La Manz guests fly into both.
Keywords: House THIS PROPERTY IS FOR SALE
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Sleeping Porch
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
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As of 11/28/2011, This House Does Not Have Glass Windows Or Screens
As of 11/28/2011, This House Does Not Have Glass Windows Or Screens
It only has louvered shutters and doors in place of windows and window screens, so when we stayed, the house was constantly full of gnats and mosquitos. One day after check-out, our 5 year old has 62 mosquito bites. The lack of windows and screens and resultant noise should be disclosed in the house description. The presence of closable windows would also have lessened the considerable noise from the adjacent town square, which included what sounded like cherry bombs and smashing bottles well past midnight. We left two days early to salvage a couple of enjoyable days from our vacation. The owner called us a week into our stay to ask if we were having a good time. We replied that the mosquitos were relentless, and the noise considerable. He send an assistant over to the house with mosquito coils and bug spray. He should have sent a carpenter to the house with windows and screens, BEFORE we arrived.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 11/20/11
- Review Submitted 11/28/11
Owner response: We were very sorry to hear of any negative experience in our home. To insure the comfort of future guests, we are installing screens this month (December, 2011) to provide better shielding of insects. Many months of each year, bugs are not an issue. In those times, the shutters become one of the features that is most desirable providing uninhibited views of the sea from all areas of the house. This visit fell at the end of the rainy season and just after a very serious hurricane. La Manzanilla is a very tropical setting…When the lagoon is extended, as it was in this case, there are more insects. Screens will greatly improve this situation. We will also be visiting with the city to request that the nightly curfew be enforced in help reduce noise. We chose the house understanding that it is located in a lively area….It is just at the city square and is accessible to restaurants and stores. We believe that being in the heart of the activity provides a feeling of security and convenience that is not available in more isolated properties. We appreciate all comments and we will continue to make every effort to keep the house beautiful, functioning well and special for those who choose to visit La Manzanilla.
I stayed at this lovely beach house this past winter and it was truly a slice of paradise!! The house itself is gorgeous, nicely remodeled, and comfortable, and the location couldn't get any better. You're right on the beach! The town is quaint and welcoming, and I was pleasantly surprised to find such delicious food at the nearby restaurants. My favorite part of my stay was sleeping under the amazing palapa roof and listening to the sounds of the ocean. I definitely wish to return!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/28/09
- Review Submitted 07/28/09
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FROM E-MAIL TO OWNER: Thank you. Thank you very,very much. Your house is incredible and wonderful. We had a great time there. Our children loved the house and enjoyed the sea. They were like a dolphin and a mermaid. (May visit, 2009.)
- Guest A. and J.
- Date of stay 07/25/09
- Review Submitted 07/25/09
I stayed at this property with my family in February of 2008. It is a gorgeous, relaxing, open and comfortable enviroment. The beach is literally in the backyard. There are also several nearby restaurants including a delicious coffee shop across the street. I will definitely return!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/20/09
- Review Submitted 07/20/09
Owner response: Thank you for kind comments. You were actually there in February 2009 not 2008. I can't change your comments; I can only add comments of my own. Thanks again. Owner, D.S.G.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Mexico captured our hearts more than 25 years ago. We were drawn by the people, the beauty, the weather and the extraordinary culture. Everyday something special is being celebrated with great excitement, style and deep historical roots. In July of 2008, we moved to Mexico full time and now live between two places. Our primary home is in Central Mexico in the ancient Colonial city of San Miguel de Allende. Located in the state of Gunanjuato, San Miguel recently qualified and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A retired Radiological Physicist and an Artist, we spend the remainder of our time in La Manzanilla, a unique Pueblo by the sea that allows us to step back in time but is only forty minutes from an international airport. With our family, and four grandchildren, living in the United States, we travel frequently between the two countries. When we are not in residence, we rent the beach property and less frequently the San Miguel home.
Why the Owner Chose La Manzanilla:
After watching La Manzanilla for seven years via the internet, we made our first visit in February 2008. It was everything we dreamed it would be with a bay that wraps around you like a tropical blanket and a feeling that you were stepping back in time. By May of that year, we bought the beach house and began an extensive renovation. La Manzanilla is less known but equally beautiful to many of Mexicos more famous destinations. This appealed to us. La Manzanilla is a small, friendly Pueblo that is only forty minutes from the Manzanillo (ZLO) airport. For us, it is interesting, comfortable and provides the best of nature...not commercial but very accessible. With Puerta Vallarta about 3 hours, La Manzanilla provides a unique and refreshing combination of the more rural and the more populated Mexico.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our beach home is unique in that it sits just next to a small park with a river meeting at the corner of our property and runs directly into the sea. We watch as the water flow changes by the hour creating new pathways as the two waters mingle. The sunsets are amazing throughout the year with the beach lined with old fishing boats. It is wonderful to watch them roll the boats onto the sand at night using poles and muscle. La Manzanilla is an ecological site in Mexico with a concentrated effort to maintain the Mangroves. Just to the North of town, you can walk right up to the fence where very old and huge crocodiles live. People are there watching everyday and have been for years. There are four or five quality restaurants and many good local eateries and taco stands in town. A great breakfast is served at a small cafe just outside our front door. I think their muffins were a driving force in terms of choosing our house. The people are lovely and you always feel welcome. Children run free in the streets and you feel welcome there. This year (2009), the main streets of the Pueblo were bricked which is wonderful in the rainy season.....Each Friday, you only have to step outside our front door into the Jardin (the town square) to attend the weekly market which offers silver, textiles and pottery made by regional artisans.
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House from the beach
First Floor Facing the Beach
First Floor Kitchen
First Floor Sleeping Porch Off of Garden - Ocean Side
Frist Floor: Guest Bedroom 2
Looking into Bath - Second Floor Master Suite
House shown from beach: Master Suite Balcony and Garden
Sunset from Casa: Master Suite
First Floor Living Area and Kitchen
First Floor Bathroom
Entering Front Door Looking Toward the Garden/Beach
First Floor: Guest Room 1
Second Floor/Palapa Master Suite
Kitchen and Breakfast area in Palapa/Master Suite
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