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Beachfront Paradise in Undiscovered Mexico

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Villa Tamarindo is one of three villas at Sendas del Mar which lies in a two and one half acre gated compound on the beach at Barra de Potosi. The beach is an unspoiled nine mile stretch of white sand on the Pacific coast of Mexico fifteen minutes south of the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport.

The villa is a 500 square foot architecturally stunning palapa with bedroom (king bed convertible to twins), in-suite bathroom, seating area, kitchen and private patio. It directly faces the ocean. The kitchen includes full sized refrigerator and four burner gas stove with cookware and utensils. All the water is purified. Maid service is included.

The property has over three hundred feet of beachfront and the ocean is literally 100 steps away. A nearby point shelters the beach from open surf and provides gentle waves, perfect for swimming in the 80 something degree water. The three villas at Sendas del Mar (check website) share a beachfront infinity pool, a shaded pavilion with a full sized pool table and 3000 sq meters of grounds with tropical gardens, water lily pond and orchard.There is a large parking area inside the walls The caretaker family lives on the premises and provides cleaning and security services. Onsite staff can help make arrangements for massages, private cook, fishing, golfing and surfing outings as well as sightseeing trips to nearby Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

Sendas del Mar is a five minute walk from the village of Barra de Potosi with its restaurants and grocery stores and its famous seafront seafood enramadas. It also offers kayak and paddle board rentals and boat tours of the offshore islands and the lagoon, which is a birder’s paradise.

Need more room? Contact us about the other two villas available on the property.

Keywords: villa, bungalow, casita

More Details

Gunnar Erickson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 4, 2018

About Gunnar Erickson

We are a retired American couple dividing our time between this beach property and our home in San Miguel de Allende.

Gunnar Erickson purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gunnar Erickson chose Barra de Potosí

We have seen most of the coast of Mexico; this is one of the last unspoiled stretches that has easy access to international airports and is near developed tourist areas with all their amenities.

What makes this villa unique

Barra de Potosi is the epi-center of laid back. It is a quiet village where most of the men are fishermen, launching their pangas off the beach every day and hand lining snapper and pargo offshore. Nature is everywhere from the pelicans diving in the surf to the turtles nesting on the shore. If you want to get away, this is away.


Barra de Potosí Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • spacious and spectacular
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • king sized bed convertible to two twins.
  • Pool Table ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Paradise in Undiscovered Mexico
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful, well maintained, almost perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

The caretakers were lovely and helpful, though one doesn’t need much in a comfy palapa by the sea. We shared the small pool with a family in the larger house next to us, but that was fine.

Our house was the more rustic one, no walls, just mosquito netting around the bed. Perfect in Spring, wouldn’t be the best choice in rainy season.

Only downside has nothing to do with the property except the location. Across the street was a little local fairgrounds. They played bad loud music at night sometimes until 12-1am. But when the music stops, the sound of the crashing waves is blissful

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dawn for the review. Being in Mexico during the Spring and Easter holidays can indeed be a "musical" experience. I'm glad you survived! Our beautiful Tamarindo is perfect for winter and spring, and we close in the summer rainy season to make sure that our guests come when they can enjoy it! Barbara & Gunnar
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Pretty perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The open air casita was a beautiful structure and the view was great. Walk to Barra in 5 minutes.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds, awesome beach, amazing casita, friendly people, yummy food, incredibly relaxing and the we never wanted to leave. Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed our special paradise on the Last Best Beach! Thank YOU for being special guests. Barbara & Gunnar
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Wonderful Place to Rest and Relax

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days at this lovely casita. The view and sound of the ocean were spectacular. We loved our walks along the beach, by the lagoon and around the village. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. This was an extremely peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The casita was clean, well cared for and had everything we needed. It is indeed a "Beachfront Paradise" as advertised. We highly recommend it and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total relaxing week in Barra de Potosi

  • 5 of 5

An excellent week relaxing without a care in the world. The accommodation was exactly as stated, as were the views. Everything we needed for the week was available. Any questions or concerns were taken care of by T & C (on site couple that look after the accomadations) immediately. The lagoon was a great place to explore for an early morning start. The locals were very friendly and we had so much fun improving our Spanish and helping them with their English. The food in the village was 'Mexican' and was delicious.

We definitely want to make a return trip in the future, weather was great, accommodation great, food great, everything was great!! The perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gunnar & Barbara's place was both exquisite & splendid! The hospitality was fantastic & Tito & Carmen went above & beyond to ensure all was taken care so one could simply enjoy the beach & relaxation time. Barra de Potosi's beach life was not only serene & tranquil, but one of the best relaxation spots I have visited in Mexico. Thank you & Cheers to G & B!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Ixtapa/Zihuatanjeo International
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Barra de Potosi's dozen enramadas
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: not necessary

Barra de Potosi is the epi-center of laid back living. If you want to do more than walk the beach, swim and relax, there is sport fishing nearby including offshore for billfish, in-shore for rooster fish and jacks, bird-watching with over 200 species identified in the area, kayaking and snorkeling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Christmas rate from December 17, 2016 through January 8, 2017 is $200 per night with 7 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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