|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This very comfortable and spacious Mexican home is ideal for a large family or group of friends to share. It sleeps 8 comfortably and has a nook off kitchen with king bed for overflow or children. Located on the beach in Bahia de Navidad half way between downtown Melaque and downtown Barra de Navidad. Very private setting with incredible sunsets day after day....
This 2500 sq ft bungalow was designed and built in 1995 and has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 2 piece bathroom off of kitchen and king bed in nook off kitchen. The main house consists of a large 16 foot vaulted common area that includes the spacious kitchen, dining area and living area.
Off the common area is a quiet nook for movie watching, or bunking up last minute guests or children. Two master bedrooms in the main house have king size beds each with a full three piece en-suite.
The kitchen has a large island which allows for enjoyable meal preparation with propane stove, large refrigerator and a back-up (refreshment) fridge in the storage area.
Front courtyard includes two casitas... the lower casita has king size bed and a single bed as well as a two piece bathroom. A palapas style shower is located just outside the door where you will experience the feel of showering in the tropics.
The upper casita has two rooms... one includes a king size bed, the adjoining room includes a single bed complete three piece bathroom.
We are Canadians who love to escape our seasonal drop in temperature and sink our toes in this incredible sandy beach as often as possible. We wish we could spend all season here but our other life commitments keep us away. Instead we are pleased to share our home away from home, with you and your family. Enjoy!!
Brenda purchased this villa in 2006
The original attraction to Melaque was the opportunity to play tennis on red clay courts amongst banana trees and a variety of other tropical fruits. We quickly learned that Melaque was not just a tropical destination but an amazing cultural experience, without the frenetic pace that larger centers have. In Melaque you can walk or ride your bike everywhere and buy your fresh produce on your way home from a relaxing Yoga session.
The large outdoor palapas, swing hammock, beach side palapas shower, lounge chairs and numerous beach chairs make this property the perfect spot to gather with family and friends.
Casa Zafiro is located approximately in the middle of Bahia de Navidad... an easy and enjoyable walk to downtown Melaque or short 20 minute beach walk to Barra de Navidad. Enjoy the comfort of the casa and then venture out into either town to enjoy dining, shopping, surfing, yoga, golf, horse back riding on the beach, tennis and world class fishing.
This 2500 sq foot home was purchased in 2006 by two families who have enjoyed this very large home and beach front and still maintain a comfortable privacy. This house comfortably sleeps 8-10 and offers lots of unique get away spots to read, chat or have a siesta.
Secure parking with weekly maid and garden maintenance and a very capable English speaking property manager, who will let your time in Mexico be stress free.
Perfect for the adventurer who wants to investigate nearby historic places like Colima and a variety of surf beaches like Boca de Iguana and of course the crocodiles at La Manzanilla.
Amazing sunsets “everyday” and frequent sightings of whales and dolphins are just some of the spectacular distractions that will dissolve your stresses.
Arrangements can be made to have the convenience of a Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist come to the house.
We loved our stay in Melaque. The location at the Casa was perfect for us. It is near the end of Melaque , so quite private, yet still close to everything. We had the beach to ourselves. Lots of people enjoyed sunrise runs on the beach, and the palapa is a perfect place for morning coffee. The covered deck was a great place for our morning yoga practice. A 20 minute beach walk takes you to Barre De Navidad. The bikes get you to the 'busy' end of Melaque in about 10 minutes. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk, and we frequented the store down the road for supplies from tequila to sunscreen .
The Casa is a good size . We had our group of 3 couples and there was still an extra room with a king and single bed. This would be great for 4 or even 5 couples, (if someone wanted to sleep in the bed off the kitchen) or families with children. Our adult kids did most of the cooking, which was awesome. The spacious kitchen is well stocked and set up. Our nutritionist daughter was impressed to see a Vitamix, as were the margarita crew. The 'happy hour palapa seats a large group to watch the beautiful sunsets.
Javier, the maintenance man, is a great resource and was there in minutes with anything we needed. His wife Sylvia runs a fabulous spa just around the corner.
We can't wait to return to this fabulous, authentic Mexican town where the culture is so apparent. (No big all inclusive resorts here) Cobblestone and dirt roads, donkeys on the corner and happy children in the streets! Our only concern would be the big waves.They are fabulous for strong swimmers, but not great for little ones.
Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
This place was incredible! For the second half of our honeymoon we stayed at this beach front villa and it was very relaxing. We swam every day and reclined in the beach chairs. We also loved the fact that we could ride our bikes into town for groceries or to explore. The sunsets were incredible and wandering down the beach was always fun. The house is beautiful and the vaulted ceiling in the kitchen and common space was our favourite part. Everyone we met in Melaque was so friendly and went out of their way to help us if we were lost. Javier was very helpful and friendly in showing us around and telling us the main attractions nearby. We would definitely come again and because it is so spacious maybe bring friends next time. Thank you!
Our group of 8 enjoyed our time spent at Casa Zafiro. The location was perfect in our opinion because we were far enough from town to not hear all the festivities (St. Patrick days celebration -goes well into the early morning hours) yet close enough to walk or bike in and enjoy as we wanted. The house had everything we needed as our group enjoys cooking. The view each morning and evening from the patio and palapa was beautiful thus setting the stage for decompressing and enjoying our vacation. Loved the fact that we could walk each morning just down the street (at Laguna del Tule)to get fresh squeezed juice, several restaurants were also in walking distance and having 5 bicycles made further exploring around Melaque a breeze!
Thanks Lisa and Patrick for providing your home. Also a big THANK YOU to Javier, house manager, that provided any and all info that we may have needed- a great resource.
Your home in Melaque was fantastic, you would have never know there was a major storm through there. Javier was great, and a great source of information on what to do in the area.
We had a great time just sitting on the beach and watching the waves, then heading into town to sample the different foods. The ladies did their very best to help the local merchants and stimulate the economy, they really enjoyed the Wednesday market yesterday before we headed home. We were able to go to Colima, Barra, and include quad tour of the local hills.
Your home was the best, comfy, very spacious, and the lawn was great9especially in the evening with the little fire flies). Sitting out under the covered patio listening to the waves and watching the sunset was very really relaxing and a perfect finish to many wonderful days.
I would like to thank you for allowing us to share your house and it will be on our list for future places to visit.
Everything about the Casa Zafiro was truly great. We loved Jarvier, he was so helpful and a friend to us. The house is even more beautiful then the photos. There are so many nooks and crannies to hand out in if you wanted privacy or alone time. The ocean breeze kept us cool enough in the day and evenings. The beach is right there, if you want to swin its better to go down to other part of Melaque. We could walk to get supplies and and get a drink or dinner. We had a truck as we like to explore the surrounding beaches. If you want authentic, beauty, relaxing but plenty to do, then this is the perfect place for you. The people in the area are helpful and so nice. This is my second year in the area and first year the this house, I would go back for sure.
We had a group of 8 stay (from 11 years to 67)at Casa Zafiro at the end of February 2015. It was, exactly, as advertised. Dealing with the owners, Lisa and Patrick, was great as they were very forthcoming, honest and accommodating. Lisa mentioned in a email that this was 'a very special place'. I'd have to completely agree. Javier, the property manager, met us promptly at the arrival time, walked us through the Casa and the rest was just 7 days of wonderful Mexican relaxation. The house is modest but clean, big, cool, and feels like a house on the beach should. The Casita rooms were spacious, the outdoor palapa shower was excellent and the kitchen was very well laid out for a big group to work together in. The beach side of the property is where the real magic happens. The yard is beautifully constructed and being right on the beach is so fantastic. We ate every meal under the Palapa and spent every day playing in the waves and laying under the two huge property umbrellas on the excellent assortment of beach chairs. There were also 5 bikes that came with the house the we used every single day. Loved cruising the community on them. Overall it was truly a wonderful experience.
Pros: Quiet south location of Melaque and beach area, two big main bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, bikes, great kitchen, 2 fridges, Wi-Fi, fantastic beachfront yard.
Cons: Waves can be bigger and beach a bit steep (we loved them but some people might have to go down the beach a bit - not a big deal really), hmmmm, having trouble finding cons.
Melaque is host to a number of exciting activities, including surfing, sailing, golf, tennis, and yoga, as well as several fantastic resorts and restaurants, offering both local cuisine and international fair. Melaque is a quiet town with only newly emerging foreign tourism. This makes for a real entertaining cultural experience in a very clean and safe Mexican community.
Melaque is approximately 35 minutes north of the Manzanillo International Airport. A 3 1/2 hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast. Conveniently located on a quiet bay between Barra de Navidad and Melaque.
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Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
Dec 25 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rates listed are for 4 people. Please add $200 per week per additional two people.
SPECIAL HOLIDAYS are $2500 per week for 4 people which are: CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS/EASTER
50% on booking
50% due 45 days prior to arrival