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Mexican Riviera, Lo De Marcos: Elegant Home Near Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Top floor, 1bath, 1bedroom, living room, kitchen: downstairs room only for guest

Our gorgeous home on the Mexican Riviera is just two blocks from one of Mexico's most gorgeous private beaches. Upstairs is the heart of the house. The spacious kitchen has cabinets fully equipped with whatever dishes or implements that you might need. Every appliance is working well.It is quite large as are all the rooms on the upper floor.

The living room with a custom built sofa is the perfect place to watch a movie, read a book or entertain guests. The dining, with a beautifully carved dining set is an elegant setting for intimate dinners.

The master bedroom is large and luxuriously furnished in traditional Mexican style. It has a most comfortable King sized bed and the large window overlooks the nearby mountains. A very ample closet and two dressers will accommodate all of your apparel. It is the perfect setting for a full night's sleep or siesta with the lulling sounds of the ocean close by.

The master bathroom has deep, twin artisan Talavera sinks and an enormous tub surrounded by coordinating tiles. A glass tile inset adds dreamy lighting to the calming atmosphere.

Across the hallway is our favorite place, a covered patio for eating outdoors or just relaxing. The mountain views and tropical birds are a feast for the eyes and a perfect backdrop for entertaining.

There is a large table and chairs and two lounge chairs for relaxing and dreaming. It is quite private.

Throughout the house are ceiling fans and exhaust fans that circulate the air to provide a comfortable environment.

Stroll down to the magnificent beach to swim, watch the fishermen bring in a catch or have a drink or snack at one of the local restaurants. Sea life abounds and Pelicans spend hours feeding on the rich bounty just off the beach. There an estuary at one end of the beach and tide pools at the other end. This is a truly relaxing vacation spot. If you can, walk the length of the beach. Every day it changes and is always magnificent

The downstairs is intended for guests. Please note that the upstairs and downstairs have two different fees.

Our house is a romantic adult only retreat for people who want a restful, beautiful location in which to spend time alone in Mexico.

Lo de Marcos is a small town with an interesting combination of local people and expats who choose to flee the frigid northern climates. There is a varied assortment of local restaurants that serve fresh dishes from local products derived from the soil and sea.

Lo de Marcos has attracted, in addition, many gifted musicians and artists who add to the already rich environment of the Mexican culture.

Next door to our home lives one of the several expert massage therapists who are trained to relieve the stress of daily living.

The best stress reliever is the beach just 10 minutes away by foot. Equally close is the central plaza where frequent events such as dances, fund raisers, and artisan creations can be found several times a month.

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Lo de Marcos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - shower , The downstairs is intended only for guests of the renter.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) extremely comfortable, purchased for someone with back problems. .
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Washer is available for rentals of one month or longer.


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Mexican Riviera, Lo De Marcos: Elegant Home Near Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do it justice! The top floor of this house was perfect for us - a highlight was starting the morning out on the deck watching the sun come up and having "cocktail" hour there late in the afternoon. And the yard with all trees, shrubs and blooms and fruit (yes, mango and banana) capped the total feeling.

The house is centrally located. It is a short 4-5 minute walk to the beach and only a 7-8 minute walk to downtown. And you can meander in many directions through the side roads and see horses and roosters and crops and the many styles of homes.

Lo de Marcos is an amazing, authentic Mexican village. No crazy tourist issues to deal with like traffic flow and non-stop vendors on the beach. We were welcomed in and love LdM!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, Thank you for writing a wonderful review of your time in Casa Armonia. We like to know when people appreciate our home and the environment around it. Joe Gomez
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The house was great and very well equipped . Quiet location handy to the beach and downtown area

  • 5 of 5

We loved the area and especially the welcoming neighbours who made us feel so welcome.

Hope we can return next year.

The manager Lourdes was excellent and went beyond what we expected to help us.

The smaller town with some great local restaurants were exactly what we wanted.

Would recommend it to anyone not requiring the bright lights and crowded beaches.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Customer

  • 5 of 5

I've been to Joe and Susan's home twice now and will be returning next year. I don't rent a car, I go for a month and found this home to be perfectly located. It's just steps to the beach and town, yet in a quiet neighborhood. Well, maybe not always - the sounds of birds, horses, goats and cows grace the air.

The house is charming - with a Mexican style and all the conveniences us westerners are accustomed to. I love to cook and found everything I needed to prepare yummy meals with produce, fish and libations purchased just down the street in the local markets. It is spacious, light-filled, has great wi-fi, and tons of DVDs for lazy inside moments.

The town is quiet most of the time when I go in the off-season, but a 5 minute walk from the house to the plaza will get you to the hourly bus that travels to neighboring villages/hot spots (San Pancho, Sayulita, Guyabitos) when more action is what you are wanting. But you will enjoy coming back to the tranquility of this home, this village and the amazing beach around the corner.

What I enjoy most on this property is the opportunity to find sun, shade and cooling breezes at any time of the day. With the wonderful outdoor room directly off the kitchen, equipped with table, chairs and lounges to the gardens with covered patio, lush lawns and tropical plantings you find yourself in paradise. When staying a month, i find this invaluable.

Lourdes, the manger, speaks great English, helps me get from the airport to Lo de Marco for a fee and even stops at the larger supermarkets on the way in to get a start on my shopping. She is a great resource. Joe and Susan, the owners are kind and caring. You will enjoy staying here, promise.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Lo de Marcos for 6 nights recently. The home was very beautiful, clean, well-maintained. Very pastoral setting, lots of horses, cows, chickens...we awoke each morning to the neighborhood roosters! The town's people are friendly and helpful. Many gringos living there in the winter, had lots of great ideas of things to do and places to go. We hiked a mountain and saw coatimundi, lizards, and beautiful views, also hiked to other beaches close by. We did not have a car but walked everywhere...plenty of buses and taxis available if you want to explore other beach towns. Yummy food, sunshine and almost deserted beaches. What more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sedona, Arizona

Hope you enjoy your time here as much as we did!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful two-week vacation in Lo de Marcos. Joe and Susan’s home was lovely – about a 5 minute walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on the Riviera Nayarit – quiet and very peaceful – we were often the only people out there.

Susan’s kitchen is very well stocked - with all the pots and pans you’ll need to cook anything you might wish. And the little markets lining the town streets (another short walk from the house) have all the fruits and vegetables and other groceries you could want.

But we have to say, the very best feature of this vacation home - is Lourdes! She is the absolutely charming caretaker/hostess who will welcome you to the house and tell you everything you will need to know to make your time in Lo de Marcos perfect. Her English is so much better than our Spanish and she is one of the nicest people in this town full of wonderful inhabitants.

Hope you enjoy your time here as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

A perfectly comfortable getaway in a little slice of heaven...

  • 5 of 5

If you are considering a trip to Lo de Marcos, you're already on the right track. The beach, the town, the people: lovely.

This house was the perfect setup for our family's 12 day stay over the holidays. It is CLEAN and everything works. GREAT kitchen, lots of natural light, lots of ventilation, an open floor plan, and all the cooking items you'd need. Great gas range, excellent fridge and freezer, all just wonderful. The bedroom upstairs is large and comfortable with plenty of storage and bedding. The view out the window is of pastures filled with horses and chickens, and mountains beyond. The bathroom is wonderful: a large tub with a vaulted skylit dome above the tub. And best of all? Copious hot water! Not just some, I mean plenty of hot water, and this is often not the case in Mexico. Downstairs is a small but comfortable second unit with a small but fully functional kitchenette, a nice clean bedroom with a good bathroom attached. It has its own keyed entrance, and this setup makes this an ideal house for two couples, or perhaps a set of parents and their grown children. Location of this house is excellent: about 3-4 minute stroll from the beach, and maybe 6-8 minute walk to the central plaza. Its out of town enough to be quiet and peaceful, but close enough to be convenient for a nice stroll. Finally, the upstairs open air veranda is the perfect place for shared meals, both breakfast and dinner. We enjoyed several feeds of shrimp and mahi maui along with some drinks with friends. What fun!

Lastly, the owners are very clear and responsive in their communications. Our damage deposit was returned within days of returning to the States, and everything was just as described. I highly recommend this house. Just don't rent it during the days when I want to rent it again! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Joseph Gomez
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish,
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Joseph Gomez

My wife and I are retired California teachers. We moved to Texas to be near our son and his family. On our first trip to the Mexican Riviera we were awe stricken by the natural beauty of the beaches and the surrounding landscape.We knew immediately that we wanted a vacation home there and couldn't be happier with it.

Joseph Gomez purchased this house in 2007

Why Joseph Gomez chose Lo de Marcos

We live inland in Texas and have missed the sounds, aroma and playful fun of the ocean. Being located a short walk from the beach provides us with many opportunities to boogie board, ride the waves or just enjoy a margarita as the sun sets in Lo de Marcos.

What makes this house unique

Having now spent several winters in Mexico, we have found compatible friends not only among the Canadians or Americans that travel every year to escape the harsh winters, but also with the local people who live year-round in Lo de Marcos. As a musician I was surprised to find venues in Lo de Marcos and in the adjacent towns where I could hear local talent performing and even participate in the festivals.

My wife never runs short of exceptional subjects for her photography.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Lo de Marcos is a traditional Mexican town with friendly people and a most gorgeous beach. There are restaurants on the beach as well as in town. There are more touristy towns nearby,but this is authentic Mexico. You can eat on the beach at sunset hour...fabulous. You can hop a bus to other towns. It is relaxing and the house is ultra comfortable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $50

One time cleaning fee of $50. If renters do not intend to clean their own towels, sheets additional fee of $25 will be charged. Renters staying for a month may request the use of the washing machine on the premises.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.