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CASA MAYA-Private Beachfront Luxury-Surf, Solitude, Infinity--

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 14 nights


About the property


Vacation under the refreshing thatched living room and open kitchen of our intricately woven palapa, with waves and breezes accompanying you day and night. Casa Maya is a unique Mexican coastal-style home built in 2012 by skilled native artisans using palm fronds, aged tropical woods, hand-hewn stone and tile. It is perched directly on oceanfront with sandy beach on one side, and an infinity pool lapping from the other direction right into the living room. The surf break, with swimming beach and pods of whales, is visible as you sip your coffee from the palapa-thatched living area. This artistic space includes a marble dining table with tree root base seating ten, lazy ceiling fans, two giant pillowed lounge couches, and a shady pergola directly off the edge of the pool. A spacious chef's kitchen with wet bar and walk-in pantry is central, the woodwork capturing authentic Mexican tradition, punctuated by a swirled shell backdrop and pounding ocean surf.

Nestled within the gated compound are four luxury villa suites (ceiling fan-cooled and/or air-conditioned--your choice.) Abundant tropical palms and flowers grace the property, providing ample privacy and cozy resting spots.

Settle into--

La Ola and La Concha Suites: Two beachfront suites with King beds, cobbled outdoor showers for sun sprinkles or star gazing, a private shaded pergola terrace and direct pool/ocean access. Each suite sleeps 2 persons.

El Jardin Suite: This lower garden suite with King bed also has a double sofa-bed, indoor sitting area plus a wood-beamed outdoor terrace with huge siesta-pillowed couch and native bistro table offering veiled ocean views alongside an exotic garden with over 90 plant species and 16 species of palm. Sleeps four persons.

La Palma Suite: The quiet upper suite with King bed has a double sofa-bed and indoor sitting area, plus an open-air fully equipped kitchenette. This private outdoor refuge eclipses a tree-top view of the garden, the surf break, and crashing ocean vista. Sleeps 4 persons.

Twelve persons is the maximum capacity of Casa Maya.

Our groundskeeper, Esteban, looks out for the property, and daily housekeeping is also included, except Sunday. A cook is easily arranged, or maybe you prefer to barbeque outdoors on the grill.

Consider renting the entire property for a family/friends gathering, a wedding, a reunion, or just retreat inside your own suite where you will experience peace and tranquility. The lush hummingbird-filled gardens and refreshing infinity pool of Casa Maya will unwind and enfold you.

More Details

Don and Christina Volkmann
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Don and Christina Volkmann

After many years of traveling in Mexico, Don and Christina Volkmann followed their dreams and built Casa Maya. They hail from the Pacific Northwest where rains are abundant. Sharing this sun-drenched paradise with friends and family is truly a pleasure.

Don and Christina Volkmann purchased this villa in 2011

Why Don and Christina Volkmann chose Troncones

We searched far and wide throughout Mexico for the perfect spot. Here it is, in Troncones, where the surfing breaks and beach are uncrowded and glorious. This location is perfect for people who enjoy being outdoors and participating in every aspect of the natural environment from fresh fruit and delicious produce, abundant fish---to colorful flowers, birds, and marine wildlife. We especially love the proximity to several surf breaks, the chance to swim every day in the bay, and of course the rich culture of Mexico and the warmth of the people who live here.

What makes this villa unique

Each vista from Casa Maya captures the raw, natural world of the beach. From lounging on the outdoor terraces to cooking beside a wall of stars, Casa Maya allows you to be a part of every breeze and wave, rocking with whales, pelicans, hermit crabs or iguanas--- and even the hummingbirds that dart into the outdoor showers. A stroll down the beach affords tasty restaurants, ceviche and beer, and of course a swim in the bay, or boogie boarding and surfing. Whether sprawling in a lazy hammock, hiking in the tropical forests, or saving a baby turtle, Casa Maya grants a true chance for reflection and relaxation.


Troncones Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Pool/Beach Bath - toilet
    Beach/Pool Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    La Palma Suite - toilet , tub , shower
    El Jardin Suite - toilet , tub , shower
    La Ola Suite - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , two bathroom sinks
    La Concha Suite - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , two bathroom sinks
  • There are no bathtubs at Casa Maya. But in order for VRBO to display that we had 4.5 bathrooms, we had to check the "tub" box. Each suite has a "full" bath with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • La Concha Suite - 1 king , oceanfront, poolfront, private outdoor shower, groundfloor
    La Ola Suite - 1 king , oceanfront, poolfront, private outdoor shower, ground floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , one Queen sleeper airbed available
    El Jardin Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean View, Private outdoor terrace, groundfloor
    La Palma Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Kitchenette, Ocean view, 2nd floor vista
  • King size beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Baby crib on site., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) El Jardin Suite and La Palma Suites have sleep-sofas, one Queen airbed available.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Oceanfront as well as tropical forest view, with surfing, snorkeling and fishing just steps away.


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CASA MAYA-Private Beachfront Luxury-Surf, Solitude, Infinity--
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Hi ......Just wanted to drop a quick not to provide some positive feed back about our recent stay at Casa Maya. Firstly, many thanks to the flexibility of the owners, management and staff. The trip was initially just for me, but at the last moment 4 of my friends decided to join. The rooms were opened immediately and our "expansion" was quickly accommodated.

This stay at Casa Maya was my 4th trip to Troncones this year. Casa Maya is an exceptional property superbly built by an extremely talented architect.

If you are a surfer, the house has a gnarly left almost directly out front, appropriately called Tombstones. It is also walking distance to several other breaks.

If you are surfing or just winding own, we would highly recommend Casa Maya and the good people who support the property. It is peaceful, clean and secure. I will definitely be staying there again. 5 stars from us. Thankyou. Ash Day

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most relaxing, beautiful location!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Maya was everything we hoped it would be for our family vacation. The house is just beautiful and the pool looking onto the beach and ocean is absolutely fantastic. Every room was so beautifully furnished and the palapa was the ideal family hangout location! We had very young children all the way up to grandparents with us and it was perfect for all! The staff is outstanding- attentive, friendly and so helpful. My 3 year old got a virus while we were there and the manager Claudia even helped us take him to the pediatrician! Absolutely recommend this lovely vacation spot to anyone - even those with very young children!! Thank you Casa Maya!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olympia, WA

A spectacular property and experience

  • 5 of 5

We were spellbound from the moment we opened the gate into Casa Maya. We wove through the abundant tropical garden lush with flowers and succulents to an open 180 degree view of the ocean and distant Manzanilla Bay. Perched right on the beach is an expansive infinity pool that encircles the side of the outdoor kitchen and living area - A luxury campsite. Pelicans in flocks of 10 - 12 peel low over the site and horses approached from the beach offering rides. We could see surfers in the distance. The two front sleeping rooms are decorated with folk art and magnificent indigenous stone and ceramics. A double bathroom in each includes an outdoor shower enwrapped with bougainvillea and vines. Beautiful teak shutters allow for every adjustment for sun, wind and weather. A beautiful ocean breeze and surf sounds accompany every hour of the day. The temperature was perfect during our stay and even a bit of rain was welcome. The staff was like family and provided anything we needed and the local restaurants offered delicious fresh caught seafood. Surfing is close by and more recently mountain biking trails abound. Casa Maya offers a very special mix of native outdoor living and pure luxury. Our family of 9 with 3 children under 7 all found it close to paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute gem - unpretentious luxury!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 staying over the Christmas break and we very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Maya. Everything was just perfect. We loved all the attention to details that the owners put into the place and especially how they designed the palapa area. Edud and Adely, the onsite caretaker and maid, were great - the property was spotless and gorgeous, inside and out.

The main house, closer to the road, has two very spacious rooms. The bungalows are beachfront and are beautifully appointed. They are only a few meters from the pool and the mega-palapa. Everything on site is of high-quality (from teak doors to rustic metal sinks). Luxurious, yet unpretentious. The palapa was our favorite feature, as it stays cool all day (thanks to its size and three ceiling fans) and it has a huge kitchen where we could cook and mix drinks while keeping an eye on the kids playing in the fabulous infinity pool. The view of the ocean from the palapa is absolutely gorgeous - either from the king-size daybed or the massive semi-circular couch that faces the pool. The kitchen had pretty much everything we needed: quality appliances, utensils, dished and pots+pans. They even had a juicer (which we discovered on our last day!) and tons of glass containers with lids for saving leftovers or marinating our food.

We would highly recommend renting this luxury villa for families or couples. Note that having a vehicle to get around to Troncones is highly recommended, as there are only a few restaurants that are an easy walking distance for families with children or elderly members.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I helped my family book Casa Maya to stay for during my destination wedding in Troncones. From start to finish Don was not only helpful and a delight to work with but conveyed the same special loving energy Troncones has blessed us with. The house is AMAZING and decorated perfectly. The house staff is helpful and loving and kind. My family has never traveled together so this trip and home made it all the more magical. Don forever grateful!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irapuato, Gto. México

Un lugar increíble

  • 5 of 5

Simplemente un paraíso, estuvimos en casa maya para pasar las fiestas patrias y quedamos enamorados del lugar, casa maya es un lugar para ir en familia, en pareja o con amigos.

Sus instalaciones son bastante cómodas rentamos la casa completa y cada suite tenia bonitos detalles las 2 principales con vista al mar y su regadera al exterior fue de lo mejor, una palapa bastante amplia con una cocina muy equipada, la alberca de lo mejor muy limpia todos los días, y el staff de la casa muy amable, se que pronto volveremos a este maravilloso lugar.

El propietario bastante amable aclaro todas las dudas y muy atento a todo.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Manzanillo
Car: recommended

Casa Maya is located just outside the town of Troncones on Manzanillo Bay, about 40 k north of Zihuatanejo. Troncones is a delightful pueblo of about 60 homes. In the sun-splashed town, you can purchase sundries, crafts, tortillas, get a massage, save a baby turtle, as well as sample tasty fish, ceviche and and tacos at lazy beachside restaurants. Available are several yoga retreats with classes and seminars, a small church, caves for hiking, bike and surf rentals, horseback riding, salsa dancing, as well as eco lagoon and hiking trips. The Troncones Point surf break is well known and 7 minutes walk along the beach from Casa Maya. There are other breaks close by (Saladita, The Ranch). The oceanfront pueblo five minutes walk to the north of Casa Maya, named Majahua, features a small fishing fleet where you can buy fish and lobster right off the boat, hire someone to take you fishing and whale-watching, ferry you to remote surf breaks, sample food in several beachside ramada restaurants or walk/run for miles north on the coast. If you like, spend a day or two in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo playing golf, swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, visiting markets and sampling the fine dining.The most appealing thing about Casa Maya and Troncones is the warmth of the people living there.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

VRBO automatic price calculation may not reflect actual pricing. Please note the number of suites you need and the cost per suite to accurately calculate your pricing. Email for any clarification needed.
Low Season--2 suite minimum per night--3 nights minimum stay--$125/suite/night
High Season--3 suite minimum per night--1 week minimum stay--$525 [3 suites]--$700 [4 suites] per night
Holiday periods--4 suite minimum per night--1 week minimum stay--$800 per night
Holiday periods: 4 weeks--Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise arranged
Thanksgiving--1 week
Christmas--1 week, New Year's--1 week
Semana Santa or Easter week--Palm Sunday to Easter--1 week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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