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Secluded Sea Cliff Villa in Exuberant Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This home is a retreat, a refuge for adults suffering burn out or system overload. Yoga,, massage, alternative health practitioners are all available in the area. A married couple Guadalupe and his wife Lupita are the property managers. She is an Angel and a brilliant chef and will shop and cook if required. He is a responsible gardener handy man with a car who is always happy to pick you up at the airport or take you to nearby beaches and restaurants, for less than the cost of a regular taxi.

The cabana is a private and secluded bedroom, just steps from the main house. It's completely screened with a new bed and a spectacular view. The 2nd bedroom is spacious and cool, located on the 2nd story of the main house. The ground floor is a large room with high ceilings,comfortable new futon couch, table, desk, kitchen. Internet/wifi.

An eco bathhouse is easily accessible from the cabana and main house. An eco toilet is a dry odorless toilet using sawdust. The waste material is recycled in our garden, after curing in s separate compartment . Many eco resorts in this area use this water conserving waste disposal system. Water conservation is VERY important on this coast. The shower is in the same building. There is no 'hot water" only tepid.

Dogs are welcome accompanied by responsible owners!

The house is tucked into the hill side with various levels which makes it a challenge to photograph. Ask us to send you more photos. Coming soon a video tour on U-tube. Ask us about our special offers.

Go to sleep and wake up to the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean. Watch swooping birds, breaching whales and dolphins from the front veranda. Curl up with a great book or take a siesta in one of five comfy hammocks in different locations. Sip a cold drink of your choice and watch the sunset over the mountain across the bay and the mother of pearl after glo of twilight on the waves.

A note about US and Canada government travel warnings for Mexico. Unfortunately most of these warnings are not area specific. The State of Oaxaca, Puebla and Chiapas are not part of many warnings. This community of Puerto Angel is quiet, and very very secure. I have never had a problem in 20 years.

Keywords: Spectacular view of the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca.

Completely private.

Green design.

Bird and whale watcher's paradise.

Several beautiful beaches minutes away.

Fully equipped.

Close to local markets.

Fruit trees, lemons and mangos.

Sofa bed in addition to bedrooms.

More Details

Susan Martin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Susan Martin

I am a writer. I bought this land 19 years ago. A totally impulsive act that changed my life. Probably the best thing I have ever done for myself. I planted fruit trees and flowers and cactus every time I returned. I built the house very slowly. It's adobe and palm construction. I built what I needed to read and write and be in nature. It is not a luxury condo. It is a peaceful restorative spot with sea breezes and stairs down to the rocky coast below. My companion in the photo is Pancho, a Xolosquincle. He goes with me when I travel.

Susan Martin purchased this villa in 1998

Why Susan Martin chose Puerto Ángel

I am Canadian. Winter delights have lost their charm. I came one horrible gray February to finish a project . It was love at first by the following Sept I owned this land. Relatively speaking the coast of Oaxaca from Huatulco to Pto Escondido still has abundant birds and wildlife . The pace is deliciously slow. An international airport in Huatulco Oaxaca is 45 minutes away. Excellent bus service from Oaxaca City and Mexico City.

What makes this villa unique

Daily Yoga classes are just ten minutes away in various locations. Alternative medicine practitioners abound. Spectacular snorkeling, whale watching excursions, friendly helpful people. Laid back funky fishing town where fresh seafood is easy to get and inexpensive. Oaxaca is famous for it's cuisine. There are some great restaurants. My favorite ritual is walking one of the spectacular beaches at Sunset with Pancho or driving 20 minute to a secret River, walking and swimming in the pools all the way to Candaleria.


Puerto Ángel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Foton Sofa in living room
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Stairs down to the rocks below the house below to view tide pools and sunsets.To be used with caution when tide is high or waves large.


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Secluded Sea Cliff Villa in Exuberant Garden
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great property with an AMAZING view

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the view, the whales and dolphins, watching the fisherman working, the sound of the ocean and of course, the house dog Paloma!

The caretakers (Lupe and Lupita) were very friendly and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT/USA

Beautiful House Stay Made Exceptional by Hospitality Shown

  • 5 of 5

It is unfortunate that this beautiful property could be passed over with all of the bad publicity surrounding Mexico these days. First and foremost, the house was fantastic: the property had breathtaking views of the ocean, wonderful hammocks to relax in while reading or listening to the Pacific, the kitchen was agreeable for cooking in, and the overall atmosphere was tranquil. Although I loved the house, please do not expect conveniences such as a flushing toilet or an enclosed, air conditioned house (bring bug spray), For me, this did not detract from the experience at all.

As far as the overall experience goes, I was blown away. The property has a serene landscape (flowers, fruit trees, etc.) that is maintained by a friendly couple name Lupe and Lupita. In terms of security, I never had any concerns. Lupe, also a friend of the owner, took care of us in a way I could have only expected of my father. I especially remember a time where he came back after leaving us in Huatulco for a cruise to check and make sure we were safe and secure on our ship. He led us through cities, showed us safe places to swim, demonstrated how to lock the house gate (and reminded us when we didn't), etc.

Lupe and Lupita made this vacation into something I could have never imagined, in a very good way. Lupe was able to safely drive us to all of the beaches and cities we desired (think Huatulco, Mazunte, Pochtula, etc.), but he and Lupita truly welcomed us with open arms. We spent three nights eating at Lupita's restaurant with Lupe and some of the family, went to a concert in Pochutla with Lupe and Lupita, and celebrated Mother's Day with the whole family. Everyone was so friendly and truly hospitable that I will have an extremely hard time declining any opportunity to return.

I recommend this house for both its serenity and for the graciousness with which we were received. Best of luck with your decision about where to stay in the Puerto Angel area.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT

Wonderful House, Location, and Friends!

  • 5 of 5

Susan’s comfortable beach bungalow provides a breath-taking view of the ocean. Accompanied with hammocks, ocean breeze, and the marvelous Lupe and Lupita (the grounds keepers for Susan, as well as close friends) make Puerto Angel any traveler’s dream get away from touristy towns. I ventured to Puerto Angel with my boyfriend and a couple friends to experience a different part of Mexico, we transcended to a relaxing, lazy beach town. Susan’s house is a 10 minute walk from town, hosting fruit stands and delicious fresh seafood that has been harvested that day. If you ask nicely, Lupita will make an excellent meal for you in the house. I recommend this; it’s a great deal! The beaches in Puerto Angel are beautiful but not perfect for swimming. If you want an ideal swim beach Mazunti is it. Mellow waves, but just big enough to play in, plus clear, warm water! There are also a lot of great places to eat in that area, the town of Mazunti is adorable and quaint. Lupe was more then willing to drive us to this beach, and any other destination. Some fun activities we enjoyed was the crocodile cruise in Ventanilla, and a beach cruise (snorkeling in Huatulco National Park), and the market in Pochutla kept us well occupied when we were not relaxing at the house or taking a walk around town. There are tons of fun things to do in Puerto Angel, but what made this trip special was the hospitality Lupe and Lupita showed us. They welcomed us in as family and created a comfortable environment. They truly made this trip remarkable, that is why I fully recommend renting from Susan.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles

Divine casita and atmosphere and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

In all ways my stay at Susan's Sea Cliff Villa was marvelous. The first excitement is the drive from town up to the ocean view and walking down the steps to the main house with palapa roof and then walking down towards the sea and moving into the beautifully crafted and sited Casita. All around screens give views of the foliage of the variety of trees and the ocean sounds and breezes made it a really divine experience. in the day and the night resting there under the canopied bed with lovely linens was so memorable. in the morning you can walk further down the stone steps to the ocean bay which can be calm or wavy, and whatever the time of day the colors of the sea were beautiful—good for a painter, the colors or musician, the sounds or just someone wanting to rest or read or go in and out of town and come back to cook in the lovely kitchen. All the surrounding beaches provide long walks and swims, each beach so different. Beach cafés make great Mexicana food and drinks and a few restaurants run by Italian and French chefs make a variety of wonderful cuisines.Local fishermen run their boats up on the town beach where you can drink cafe leche and watch the townspeople go about their day or kids at school or school ceremonies. i love the town and have returned three times to see more. I highly recommend the villa. A driver can pick you up and take you around to all the spots. i even studied some spanish at a private teacher and after would walk down to the long beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Spring Island, B.C., Canada

Lovely hiding spot!! Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this lovely, magical home. We woke up and went to sleep with the sounds of pounding surf. There are no frills...but everything is quite lovely. We loved used the eco-friendly shower and toilet. If you have to have hot water it won't be for you...but standing in an outdoor shower, staring at the ocean through an open space and having a refreshing cold shower behind a screen of beads suited us perfectly! There are quite a few levels to the way the house is built into the hillside and for this reason I wouldn't recommend it for those with small children, with disabilities or elderly who would be concerned about falls. The view can't be is very private and a quiet little hillside neighbourhood. We could easily walk down into the village and grab yummy crepes at the fabulous little crepe stand just inside the village! Puerto Angel is the real deal.....authentic coastal Oaxaca. We loved every minute. The care takers of the property, Lupe and Lupita took excellent care of us ....and were lovely. If you decide to take a taxi to nearby to the crepe woman she was great at getting us an affordable ride with a cousin who owns a taxi!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Huatulco Oaxaca OR Puerto Escondido
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Brisa del Mar Playa Principal
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Principal, Puerto Angel
Nearest Point of Interest
This is the actual location of the house
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa de Panteon
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Principal
Nearest Point of Interest
Ixtalahuite Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Market for fresh fruits and veggies
Nearest Point of Interest
Mateo and Hela's Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
El Faro
Nearest Point of Interest
Roca Blanca
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa del amor
Car: not necessary

The house is 20 minutes to Mazunte and the Turtle museum as well as various beaches where the sea turtles lay eggs. Excellent whale watching excursions. Swim with the dolphins. Snorkllng. The Sierra's are only 2 hours away. Hiking and exploring. Many varieties of rare birds. Two beautiful rivers nearby for fresh water swimming and hiking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $273.18
Pet Fee $42.93

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rentals in the low season months have special rates. Ask us about them. Guests are required to sign a personal injury release form.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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