About the property
- Villa1388 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Loft 1 Bed 1 bath + Pool + 600 sqft Palapa with hammocks
Welcome to Casitas Santiago Hills!
People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but no picture can describe the breathtaking views this private beautiful 1 bedroom apartment has to offer, from the beautiful city lights of Manzanillo during the night, to the amazing multicolored hues of the sunset reflecting over the sea.
This spacious apartment is perfectly designed to use all the natural energy the world has to offer so your stay is always full of natural light and is naturally cool.
During the day the sea breeze blows directly into the loft offering a much cooler stay than any other place below the hill at sea level.
During the night the wind blows from inland over the mountains coming directly into the loft.
Specially designed windows allow for the cool wind to recycle constantly inside the house creating a fresh atmosphere, and if you feel you need a little more cooling the multiple ceiling mounted fans, will take care of that for you; as well as the waterfall like fountain located inside the living room.
Forget the traffic, noise and neighbors, enjoy life above it all, Santiago Hills is perfectly secluded and just above the life of this amazing town.
Enjoy the beautiful pool & stunning palapa that offers views of the ocean and city.
Stop thinking about it! only 25 minutes away from the Airport of Manzanillo, 5 minutes from La Punta and 20 minutes from the Port of Manzanillo. **WE OFFER FREE AIRPORT PICK UP**
You may reach us in the USA with the phone numbers given.
*Home made breakfast, lunch, and dinner available at additional cost which varies according to dish selection and season.
*Maid Service offered 3 times a week. Washer and Dryer in the unit.
Also check our other unit within the same complex, these two units share the common areas: vrbo #389781
Keywords: Private loft - Open Floor Plan.
Ayelet and Sean
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 14, 2018
About Ayelet and Sean
Manzanillo Lovers. We have been to every beach in Mexico, and Manzanillo wins because of its pueblo feel, affordability, privacy, and its not a big PARTY TOWN, making it very nice and quiet, exactly what we want when we retire.
Ayelet and Sean purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Ayelet and Sean chose Colinas de Santiago
We actually built the whole complex from scratch, it was an empty piece of land and now its a 4 house complex. Its all brand new construction in 2008 & 2009. The benefits we see its that its a very small town, with no major international tourism keeping things pretty quiet and relaxed. Being only a couple of hours away from Los Angeles direct flight from LAX to ZLO and also the house is located just 20 min away from the airport, pretty much at the very beginning of the town. The house is located on a hill very secluded from the noise and traffic and everyone else, so its quite private. Our families have been coming to this town to vacation since the 60's so we decided to make it our second home.
What makes this Villa unique
Perfect weather, amazing views, its cooler than most properties at sea level since we are on a hill. We can just walk down the hill to the beach with our dogs; also to the convenience market just below the hill we could buy basic necessities as well as beer/ wine. We recommend that you either rent a car from us for only $35/ day + Fuel or one at the airport for $60USD/ day + miles + Fuel. We do offer FREE AIRPORT PICKUP!
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A Wonderful Experience!
We just returned from a 3 month stay at Casitas de Santiago. We loved every minute of it, so much so that we have already booked for the same period next year. The most important benefit of this location is the presence of the live-on-site owner/manager Hermelinda; her kindness, generosity and resourcefulness never ceased to amaze us. While never intrusive, she was always right there to quickly and efficiently deal with any (few) issues, maintenance or otherwise, that might arise. Thank you linda, for all you did for us!
The loft unit is every bit as beautiful as depicted in the pictures. Bright, airy, constant cooling breezes, spectacular views of Santiago Bay. Unit is very well equipped and maintained; most comfortable bed we have ever slept in! The palapa and pool are delightful and with only two other rental units in the complex we really had the common areas completely to ourselves 90% of the time as other guests would be off most of the day golfing or just exploring beaches etc.
We loved Manzanillo! Beaches to walk for miles, many great places to eat and drink (most at very modest prices) modern fully stocked super markets and other shopping and, of course, the large, funky and eclectic Santiago market on Saturdays...if they don't have it, you don't need it! We used buses and taxis for all our transportation needs, cheap and easy! But most attractive to us was the people of Manzanillo...almost without exception they were warm, friendly, and eager to be helpful. It helps to have at least a few basic Spanish phrases...you don't have to be fluent at all, just try! Oh, and the weather...we were there 95 days, cloudless blue skies for 92 days, some overcast for 3 days with one hour of showers. Temperatures warm (ie hot in the sun) days and delightfully cool evenings for sleeping.
Now you know why we are going back!
Beautiful property and wonderful month
We had a GREAT time there Linda was wonderful to us and would definitely recommend this property everyone we meet
Clean, safe and friendly!
Very beautiful place and amazing views while relaxing. Nice location to places and kept up very well. The hospality was more than I can ask for.
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Casitas Santiago Hills. We look forward to having you back in the near future!
Scenic, Relaxing Place to Chill Out
Condo located up on a hill so it's a nice view of the ocean and surrounding hillside. The condo inside is nicely decorated, and the bed is very comfortable. There are many windows and ceiling fans in the unit, so air conditioning is not necessary - there is always a nice ocean breeze coming into the unit. And yes, there is internet.
Linda, the owner's mother, lives in the condo below and was very helpful about local information, and for a small fee picked us up and drove us back to the Playa del Oro airport. We found this very convenient.
We would recommend this place for families and people who just want to chill out. It has an adequate kitchen for home cooked meals, and a nice pool and lounge area outside where children can play.
We found the location a bit remote because it was on a fairly steep hill which made it difficult to walk to anywhere, and the small town wasn't really within walking distance. You need a car.
Linda was nice enough to rent us her car, and we used it a couple of days for excursions, but because we had some heavy rainy days, we were not comfortable driving it up the steep road to the condo. Consequently, we did not go out for dinner because driving back at night in those rain storms was out of our comfort zone.
Very Relaxing Spot With Great View
Fantastic place to hang out in the pool, palapa or hammocks, great view of the harbor. Special thanks to property manager, Hermelinda (Linda), for her dedication to make sure we had everything we needed, fix what was broken and provide information on places to go and things to do. We did a day trip with her to Colima and area, excellent. Our unit was comfortable, nice breeze flowing thru with very basic but adequate dishes, utensils, pots and pans.
Sombra, her dog, was a constant companion every day, hanging out on the deck, in our unit or taking her for walks. Caretaker, Benito, was always around, cleaning the pool, cleaning the deck area, painting and helping as required. Having the Housekeeper twice a week was a nice luxury.
The long and steep hill leading up to our unit was challenging but easier with each descent and climb back up. the back trail on the left side was easier but tricky with dirt and rocky section and ample supply of barking dogs. Using the stairs thru the lower unit was easiest. Of course, using very reasonable taxis was always preferred.
The beach below is very easy to walk as long as you care, walked many times to Oasis for refreshments and meals. Check out their happy hour times and entertainment.
Great eating places, favorites include Pacifica Del Mar, La Forgon, Jack's, Oasis, and for basic cheap food and drinks, hostel at the bottom the the hill. A unique experience was Bar Social, by Soriano, you pay for drinks and food is free.
Local Saturday market is intriguing for finding Mexican crafts, cloths, jewelry or fresh vegetables and fruit. Major grocery stores in Manzanillo include La Comer, Walmart and Sorieno, very reasonably priced and cheap booze too.
Highly recommend day trip or two to Maleque and area as well as Colima to see the active volcano.
Pleasant surprise was the need for a dentist to make a night guard, Dr. Guillermo Brambila Meda in Santiago was very accommodating, funny and cheap, 1/10 the cost compared to home.. Highly recommended if needed.
Thanks Danny! We look forward to having you back in your next vacation!
Casitas Santiago Hills
Lovely location, offering a breathtaking view. The bungalow, pool and patio were well maintained and cleaned everyday. The loft we stayed in was absolutely perfect, we loved every minute of our stay. The hostess was so kind and thoughtful. We can not wait to return. We met so many wonderful local people enjoyed meals on the beach and in town. We shopped the markets and local grocery stores.
Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you back! Amazing tenants as yourselves are always a pleasure to have!
Nearest attraction is the Ola brisa botanical garden featuring palms and plants from all over the world and Mexico.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If pay with credit card additional fees might apply. The cleaning fee of $75.00 USD is per a week stay. For a month is $150.00 usd