Paradise Facing the Pacific Ocean & Fronting Enchanted Lagoon
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
We visited the Gulf coast and the Pacific coast resorts of Mexico looking to buy the perfect ocean-front house, and we found it at the end of our year-long search in the state of Oaxaca, 15 minutes south east of Puerto Escondido and in the southwest corner of Mexico.
As we drove into the access road from the Carretera Costera (PanAmerican highway) we saw the entrance framed with huge red and white bougainvillea bushes, the road itself was planted with cacti, tall trees and palms, and 30 meters before reaching the Costa Cumaná gate we drove through a lovely tropical lagoon, la Laguna Encantada (the Enchanted Lagoon), that was densely vegetated, populated with hidden cackling chachalacas, and which provided a welcome shady corridor. As we drove to look at our future house we immediately knew we had encountered our vacation paradise and our dream house facing the open ocean 50 meters away! Every moment that we spend at our house, La Libélula (Lee-béh-loo-lah//Dragonfly), we count our blessings!
We wanted to live part-time in year-round sun and warmth in intimate proximity to the ocean. The temperature at La Libélula ranges from 75 to 85 degrees most of the year and in the summer there are daily short-lived tropical rains.
We had heard about the natural wonders of the Puerto Escondido from two reliable sources. Ed’s brother was an international surfer, always looking for the best waves. He had frequented Puerto to surf at Zicatela beach whose surf is called the Mexican Pipeline and is in the top 10 surfing spots in the world for expert surfers. Patricia's daughter is an ecologist working and living in Queretaro’s Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, and she informed us that the entire Puerto Escondido zone was deemed an ecological preserve for turtles, birds, alligators, and the black iguana.
The house was built by a Mexico City couple who dedicated an entire year travelling back and forth to La Libélula as it was being built and lavishly paid attention to the smallest details in design, e.g., tall ornamental walls with hand-made and decorated multi-colored tiles grace the entrance and one side of the lap pool that feeds into the main pool, the floor in front of the master bed has an inlay of tropical leaves made with colored stones, the master bed faces the ocean directly, 4 bedrooms to accommodate many guests and family members, and much more.
Keywords: One storey, 1 master BR, 3BR with 1 queen and 1 single beds, ceiling fans, lap swimming pool, palapa roof over beachfront living and dining rooms, study with A/C, wi-fi, TV, tropical and desert gardens, full time housekeeping and ground keeping services.
Member since: 2011
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- The house, swimming pool, and gardens are maintained by a housekeeper and a groundskeeper; it is managed by a local administrator who attends to the everyday needs of our guests; lots of coconuts; ceiling fans in all rooms and common living spaces, cooking and chauffeur services available....moreless
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View
The town of Tomatal is 5 minutes south on the carretera. They have a children's library in Spanish only, an organic peanut butter and sesame butter artisanal shop, and herbal corn tostadas....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $20
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
The daily fee includes daily housekeeping, groundskeeping, and cooking services. The ideal capacity is 8 adults. Food & beverages additionally charged. Full payment due 30 days before date of arrival arranged directly with owner. For longer than 1 month rentals an additional reduction in price. House is for sale.
La tarifa diaria incluye servicio de aseo de casa, mantenimiento de alberca y jardin, y cocinera. El cupo máximo de la casa es 8 adultos idealmente. Comida y bebidas es un costo adicional. Pago completo se debe realizar 30 días antes del día de llegada concertado con el propietario. Para rentas de más de un mes hay otra reducción adicional en el precio por noche. la casa está en venta.
Daily rate applies ONLY to up to 4 adults. Additional adult, $50. Room deposit is returnable up to 30 days before first day of reservation, at 29 days or less it is not. Children 3-15 y.o., $20.
Tarifa cubre SÓLO 4 adultos. El depósito de la primera noche sólo es retornable si la cancelación se hace más de 29 dias antes del día de llegada, si a 29 dias o menos se pierde. Niños de 3-15 años, $20.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Nearest navigable lagoon is 5 minutes away, extensive bird sanctuary 45 min., Zicatela beach 10 min., Mazunte 40 min., Huatulco 1 hr 30 min, and in the region there are frequent baby turtle liberations, turtle/iguana/alligator preserves, indigenous/cultural festivals, and mexican arts and crafts
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Ed and Patrici live in northern California most of the time. Patricia was born in Mexico City, and Ed was born in Los Angeles and is of Mexican and Irish heritage. Ed was a developmental psychologist researcher/test developer and she is a clinical neuropsychologist. Our careers have focused on issues regarding cognition and language development and the Spanish speaking populations in the United States. Patricia has a private practice, and Ed loves to play golf winner of many local championships. He also loves to make fine furniture with hard woods, and has been a mask collector for over 40 years. Patricia, through her daughter’s work as an ecologist, has a great interest on environmental and economic sustainability in areas with communities living in extreme poverty. Daughter and mother run a non-profit organization called “Viva Sierra Goda,” under the sponsorship of Earth Island Institute. While in Puerto, besides socializing, and experiencing an amazing and peaceful closeness to nature particularly when watching the waves right in front of the swimmi we watch surfers at Zicatela beach, rent boats to snorkel, fish, and wwatch close-up whales, dolphins, turtles, etc. in the high seas. We also visit the many festivals in towns along the coast: beautiful masked dances, rodeos, Mixtec ball tournaments, religious ceremonies with boat processions, carnivals, etc. Along the many lagoons (Manialtepec, Naranjos) in the Puerto Escondido coast one can go boating, kayaking, swimming, bird watching, etc. There are a 130 different species of birds in this coastal zone. At the beach in front of our house this year, 2015, we +/or guests have witnessed turtles leave the ocean to lay eggs on the beach in front of our house. Turtles are endangered and their eggs poached for profit or nourishment. So, residents and visitors watch out to protect the eggs and place them in a safe camouflaged place once the mother leaves them. We feel blessed!
Why the Owner Chose Hidalgo, Puerto Escondido, Oax., Mexico:
We chose to buy our house in the development called Costa Cumaná for various reasons. The first is that it is gorgeous and well kept. It is legally constituted as a condominium and thus owners pay annual fees for the upkeep and protection of the common grounds, i.e., the infrastructure, flora and fauna, the maintenance of the roads, and entrance security. We also are in charge of maintaining and protecting the federal zones that border Costa Cumaná, the beach and the lagoon. It is also a bit remote from the hustle and bustle of the tourists at Zicatela’s surfing beach and Puerto Escondido. We have 8 km of beach fronting our house, Most days we see maybe 5 people walking by, 10 at the most. So we have privacy, solitude, and unrivaled beauty in front of us all day. And while we love Oaxaca City with its amazing art and cultural life, rich nearby towns unique for their arts and crafts, and framed by famous pre-Colombian Zapotec ruins, we wanted to live occasionally in year-round sun and warmth with intimate proximity to the ocean. We’re delighted that Oaxaca City is just 6 hours away, a short half hour flight, and that in a couple of more years the new highway being built will shorten the trip to 2.5 hours! Or so they say...
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Costa Cumaná development is 25 minutes from the Puerto Escondido airport and 1 hour 20 min. from the Huatulco airport. The Huatulco resorts and golf course are 1.5 hours away. While you can rent or hire taxis to take you around, the highway is 1 km from our house. There are numerous types of public transportation that go back and forth all day in front of the entrance to the access road. Every 10 minutes or less you can hail down a collective taxi, a minibus, a microbus, or an autobus that go directly to Puerto Escondido’s downtown or in the opposite direction to Huatulco. In the town of Tomatal, 5 min. by car, thre are 3 small grocery shops good for the basics, one opens on Sunday. In this town there is a small artisanal factory of peanut butter (crema de cacahuate) and sesame butter, Tahini. This region is the capital of peanuts in Mexico. The fields one drives by on the road to Costa Cumana's entrance are peanut fields. We have a house manager who oversees the running of our house. Our manager ensures that the kitchen is well supplied, that our/your favorite foods and beverages are always in stock, and she will arrange excellent and reliable services for those who want to rent cars or ride taxis. The cooks we hire excel in the preparation of typical Oaxacan cuisine along with traditional Mexican dishes and standard international fare. Fish and seafood dishes are key specialties, grilled or not.They are adept in cooking for vegetarians. Great margaritas!
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Pool with children's shallow area and lap section/Alberca con chapoteador
Walkway to the house/Camino a la casa
Entrance to the front door/Entrada principal
One of the living rooms/Una de la salas
The bar/La barra
Round dining table sits 10 comfortably/La mesa redonda acomoda 10 personas
Master bedroom/Recámara principal
A typical bathroom/Un baño típico
Lap end of swimming pool/Nada a lo largo de la alberca
View from the studio/Vista del estudio
View from the beach/Vista desde la playa
An endless sense of privacy on the beach.../La larga playa es súper privada...
Property entrance/Entrada de vehiculos
Flowery cactus garden/Jardín desértico floreado
As you enter the ocean beckons.../Entrando el mar te llama...
Infinity pool and mirador/Alberca con vista infinita y mirador
Newly remodeled kitchen/La cocina recién remodelada
Master bedroom overlooking the ocean/Recámara principal entrente del océano
Wake up, watch the waves, coffee or tea.../Despierta, ve las olas, café o té...
Read, chat, watch the waves.../Lee, charla, mira las olas...
The studio with TV, table games, & books/El estudio con TV, juegos, & libros
Room with queen and single beds/Habitación con camas queen y para 1 persona
Lovely evening swims, watch the stars/Es rico nadar en la noche y ver estrella
Another amazing sunset!!/Maravillosas puestas de sol!!!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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