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Hollywood Star House, Unparalleled Property Grounds, Famous Architect

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The only building in a small penninsula, it is like having an island of your own in a 4 acres property. The house has a private swimming pool, 2 dining tables/areas (outdoors and on the terrace) a garden, 2 terrace living rooms and one interior living room. Private patios, gardens, palm forest, freshwater creek, 2 ocean fronts (1 sandy seasonal and 1 rock cliff) and the most amazing views framed by 1945 beautiful architecture. Free wi fi. The house's previous owner was Dolores del Rio, Hollywood star, partner of Orson Wells. Stunning architecture by awarded architect Enrique del Moral. It is conveniently situated 10 minutes away from the active acapulco bay near the yacht club, la quebrada and the peaceful pie de la cuesta and Coyuca lagoon.

LA CAÑADA HAS 7 BEDROOMS IN TOTAL:

In the main area:
* 3 double bedrooms with private bathroom and private terrace each room.

* 2 double bedrooms with 1 shared bathroom and a common terrace for both.


In the back area:
* 2 double bedrooms with private bathrooms each but one shared terrace for both. (generally used for children and nannies)


SERVICE STAFF:


* butler / chofer
* maid
(cook and masseuse can be hired)


services such as massage, manicure, pedicure, hair stylist, live musicians, etc. available at the house if desired for reasonable prices. For example, the extraordinary masseuse can come to the house and the massage is only 40 usd.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1000 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed:

    smoking is allowed throughout the house and terraces. only inside the bedrooms it is not allowed....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Small private terrace with ocean view. Exclusive to room 2....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Private very large terrace. Exclusive to room 1.ocean view. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Shares bathroom and private ocean viewterrace with bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Air conditionined.Private oceanview terrace.tv room adjacent...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    Private very large terrace.shared with room 6....moreless

  • In the main area: * 3 double bedrooms with private bathroom and private terrace each room. * 2 double bedrooms with 1 shared bathroom and terrace for both. In the second terrace area to the south: * 2 double bedrooms with private bathrooms each but one shared terrace for both. (generally used for children and nannies) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Excusive for room 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Exclusive for room 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Shared by rooms 3 and 4...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    For visitors, in living room area...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Exclusive to room 5. Has 2 showers: indoors and outdoors...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Exclusive to room 6. Bathroom outside bedroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathtub has an extraordinary view of the ocean...moreless

  • only one bedroom shares the bathroom with another bedroom. All of the other bedrooms have their own private bathroom. One of the bedrooms in the south terrace has a bathtub, the rest of the bathrooms have a shower. All of the bathrooms have a sink and towels. They were all recently renovated, with marble floors. The master bedroom, in addition to the bathrooms, it has an outdoors shower in its private terrace. There are towels, toilet paper and soap needed for 2 people in every bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • You will be received with a light meal of your choice either ceviche with tostadas or chicken tostadas. There will be coca-colas beers and fresh coconut water for your arrival. After that, you can decide from the fabulous recipes in the house what you will want to eat the rest of your stay. You can hire a cook for 20 usd per day, and you can ask the butler (butler's salary included in rental price) to go shop for groceries for you. He will not charge for the service of going to the supermarket and providing the groceries you request, only the money for the groceries requested and he will bring back the receipts of everything bought so that you can check the price of everything you sent him out to shop. The butler is also a great cocktails bar tender. He can do fabulous margaritas, pisco sour, and mojitos....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    There is ocean all around the house. On one of the sides, there is a private beach you can go down to. Depending on the season, the beach is sandy or rocky, but always private and extremely beautiful...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    the house has 2 private beaches on each side: 1) has a palm tree forest with a water creek. rocky cliff 2) has the possibility of swimming at sea. The beach is sandy or rocky depending on the season...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The house is the only construction in a peninsula, so it has ocean water all around. There is a cliff between the house and the sea with extraordinary view and sound of beach...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The house is the only construction in a peninsula, so it has ocean water all around. There is a cliff between the house and the sea with extraordinary view and sound of beach...moreless

  • Water View:

    The house is the only construction in a peninsula, so it has ocean water all around. There is a cliff between the house and the sea with extraordinary view and sound of beach....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house is the only building in a small penninsula.There is ocean water all around the property and the house. there are no nieghbours. 2 private beaches, and the seaview from the house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There are 2 dining areas. One in the main room, which seats 14 people, and the second outdoors dining area which seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is air conditioning in some rooms. Althouth it is barely required. As it is up high, the natural wind is enough and fresh....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    new. bought in 2013...moreless

  • Garage:

    the house has its own garage. can fit up to 8 cars. There is also a van for 12 people with a driver for rent at very accesible prices....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linenes provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is 1 indoors livingroom and 2 outdoors livingrooms in the terrace...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    all towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    new. bought in 2013...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped. there are different services available so that every meal you can have different dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped and recently renovated....moreless

  • Microwave:

    new. bought in 2013...moreless

  • Oven:

    professional industrial oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    fully equipped.different dining sets, napkins etc. for every meal....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge. Bought in 2013....moreless

  • Stove:

    professional industrial stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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$600
$4,000 $16,000
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 16%

Notes:

The rental price includes the butler's salary, who can be sent out to buy groceries at the supermarket at no extra cost. A cook can be hired for 20 usd. She is a great cook with a very wide variety of recipes you can choose from, dishes from cuisines all around the world. The food is one of the big attractions of the house. A masseuse can also be hired to come to the house, price varies, around 25 usd per massage.

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Location

16 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Acapulco International Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Club de Golf Acapulco
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
pie de la cuesta
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
nearest public beach: pie de la cuesta

Main attraction:

The beauty and story of the house

The house belonged to dolores del rio, the mexican hollywood actress that left her acting carreer to become the partner of orson wells. She was with him when he filmed citizen cane. It is an historic house, the first modern architectural work in mexico, built in acapulco in 1945, by renowned mexican architect enrique del moral (best known for his unam building, universidad autonoma de méxico). 'el gringo' del moral, as he was called, was very influential mostly in the way he incorporated vernacular architecture into modern buildings. So nature: the rainforest and ocean around, are beautifully incorportated into the house architecture in its terraces. As this house is considered one of his matespieces, the house is featured in most books on mexican architecture, as well as contemporary international magazines such as wallpaper, purple magazine and celeste magazines, amongst others.

What the house offers:

The house has a private swimming pool, 2 dining rooms (outdoors and on the terrace) a garden, a palmtree forest, a freshwater creeek, 2 beaches (1 sandy and 1 rock cliff) and the most amazing views framed by beautiful architecture. It has free wifi and a sound system with speakers to hear music. Most guests hardly ever leave the property grounds and enjoy spending their holidays inside the property grounds. If you are the stay-in kind, there is no better place than this on earth. Groceries, food, etc. Is arranged by the butler of the house. The butler's salary is included in the rental price. A cook can be hired for 20 usd per day. There is also a masseuse manicure pedicure hair stylist and makeup stylist available upon request that comes to the house. rates vary but can be requested. they are quite inexpensive.

Unparalleled attraction: location

The house is the only building in a penninsula, so it is almost like living in an island of your own. But it is wonderfully located in the original 1940s residential acapulco area where, for instance, the elvis presley films were made. It is conveniently right between the bay of acapulco and pie de la cuesta only 10 to 15 minutes drive to either beach.

1) acapulco bay: offers all kinds of sea related attractions such as skiing, fishing, and diving, that can be booked from the house. It also offers very good restaurants, famous bars and fantastic nightlife.

2) pie de la cuesta: is more relaxed from heavy tourism, yet very pintoresque. It is pet friendly, has very little tourists, and few hotels. Pie de la cuesta offers an enormous sandy beach with waves for surfers, as well as a lagoon. You can water ski at the lagoon and have wonderful food in the small design hotels owned by europeans mostly.

3) transportation: there is an air conditioned van for 12 people available in the house with a driver. The tariffs for rides in the van run from 10 usd to 80 usd depending on the distance. pick up from airport is 50 usd.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: I am an art critic, curator and collector. Studied my Master's degree on Contemporary Art in London at Sotheby's Institute. Work in the art world, currently based in Mexico City

Why the Owner Chose Pie de la Cuesta:
I am mostly interested in beauty and historical values of really important art pieces and architecture, such as this property. The reason for renting it is because it is a holiday home, so it can be rented the resto of the time.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
There is no other property like it in the country. It has been featured in Purple Magazine in France, Wallpaper Magazine in London, and Celeste Magazine in Mexico, amongst many other architecture books and magazines. The butler's salary is included in the rental price.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish

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Photos

  • Villa La Cañada, Acapulco

    Villa La Cañada, Acapulco

  • view from above, sandy beach (seasonal sand)

    view from above, sandy beach (seasonal sand)

  • palm forest next to the house with freshwater creek and ocean front

    palm forest next to the house with freshwater creek and ocean front

  • dining table 2 outdoors

    dining table 2 outdoors

  • cards playing table and outdoors dining room 2

    cards playing table and outdoors dining room 2

  • main entrance to the property grounds

    main entrance to the property grounds

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • staircase to rooms 1, 2 and 3

    staircase to rooms 1, 2 and 3

  • swimming pool and cards table at the main terrace

    swimming pool and cards table at the main terrace

  • living room 1 with hammocks in main terrace facing swimming pool

    living room 1 with hammocks in main terrace facing swimming pool

  • view from above, sandy beach

    view from above, sandy beach

  • in main terrace: dining table 1,  living room 2.

    in main terrace: dining table 1, living room 2.

  • private beach 1, sand is seasonal.

    private beach 1, sand is seasonal.

  • hall way to room 1, 2, 3 and 4

    hall way to room 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • terrace next to living room

    terrace next to living room

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  • Sleeps
    14
  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
    6.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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