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Serenata del Mar: Enjoy The Last Best Beach in Mexico

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom/3.5 Bath Oceanfront Beach House With Lush Tropical Grounds.

Architecturally stunning and private, Serenata del Mar features a terrific pool and tropical gardens. Large great room with kitchen, dining room, living room and unsurpassed views. Located south of Zihuatanejo on Playa Blanca, near the village of Barra de Potosi. It is minutes from the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport. A well kept secret -almost 10 miles of uncrowded, white sand beach. It is quiet, safe, with warm water and total serenity. Sea turtles, dolphins, whales, birds and abundant sea life share this paradise with us. It is truly 'old Mexico'.


Owner
Lisa Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Lisa Martin

Owned by two artisan couples from USA who fell in love with the tranquil beauty of the area and spend as much time there as possible.

Lisa Martin purchased this villa in 2010

Why Lisa Martin chose Barra de Potosí

This beach is Mexico' best kept secret, quiet and safe with warm water and total serenity.

What makes this villa unique

The views of the Pacific Ocean from the palapa great room, the music of the waves, and the architectural beauty of Serenata are just a few things we love most.

Amenities

Barra de Potosí Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • The house has 3 full baths, 1 powder room, and an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with attached private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , located in casita adjacent to big house with private bath.
  • The 2 bedrooms in main house each have their own private bathroom attached. The third bedroom suite is in separate casita adjacent to house, also with private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards and snorkel equipment available in the village nearby.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
5

Relaxing, serene, inspiring

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Serenata del Mar. The house itself is beautiful - completely open and looking out onto the pool, grounds and ocean. We loved the open air style, and also the fact that you could lock off the bedrooms when leaving for the afternoon, and also keep them cooler with air conditioning if needed. Our kids played in the big pool all day long and into the evening and then occasionally we'd head out to boogie board and jump in the waves (big during our stay, but still doable for a 10 year old boy and his mom). We left every afternoon for the 30 minute walk down the beach/road to get dinner at the small ocean restaurants and were able to get a few supplies at the small grocery stores in town.

If you are looking for a completely quiet, beautiful, peaceful way to reconnect with family and nature, this is your place. We spent our 10 days there reading books, playing in the pool and ocean, and enjoying each other.

Last, but definitely not least, is mention of Zoe and Gary, the next door neighbors/caretakers. They were fantastic and brought us with them to visit the nearby Refugio, as well as a turtle releasing event with a handful of residents. They are great people, very welcoming, and we hope to be back to visit with them, as well as the relaxing stay at this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel and family, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Serenata. It means alot to us that you and the family embraced the spirit of Playa Blanca. It is a magical place that puts one at peace. Please come back and see us.
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Perfect week even in the off season

  • 4 of 5

Safe pleasant setting, incredible pool and yard. All of the locals were

friendly kind and very hospitable. The house is lovely and it was all very

relaxing!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place but the bugs ruined our stay

  • 2 of 5

Serenata del Mar is an amazing property located in a beatifull location and the personnel taking care of the property could not be better. Unfortunatelly for us, the bugs in the area made us leave in advance because it was just too much.

We are still not sure about what type of bug got to us but it was definitely not the common mosquito (wich is annoing during this time of year), back, legs and arms of 3 of us were completely covered with bites (vast ammounts of repelent were used during our stay).

I strongly recommend to close with mosquito screens the open area of the house and continiously fumigate the place.

Other than that, the place is just perfect for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Spot For Our Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Serenata is beautiful! We loved the open space, the pool and the beach. So peaceful and relaxing. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Congratulations to both of you. May your life together be filled with happiness and joy. Come back and see us and thank you for your kind words about Serenata
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5

Clean. Great Location. VERY nice property. Warm friendly area.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days here with wife and 3 children (two teens and an 11-yr-old). It was a fantastic property. The home and grounds are very well kept. Roberto, the grounds keeper is there 5 days a week to care for this home, and it shows. Ask him to cut down a few coconuts from the trees on the property and open them up to drink. His english isn't all that great, but he's happy to help with anything, and when he wasn't smiling it was because he was singing or whistling! Gary and Zoe, the hosts who live full time next door, are warm and friendly and helpful. They even took us on a personal tour of El Refugio, which proved to be an amazing experience. The little town of Barra de Potosi is cozy, has nearly everything we needed, and is full of very friendly people. So nice to spend time in "old, real Mexico" instead of in the tourist zone (although we hit Zihua/Ixtapa a few times to shop and play -- only a 20-30 min drive). The seafood was great -- we even caught our own and had a local restaurant prepare it for dinner that evening. It was excellent. We nearly always had the beach out front to ourselves, and I already miss the sound of crashing waves lulling me to sleep. The information provided by the Owners was thorough and helpful. We used many of their recommendations and were not disappointed. Booking, payment, and planning were smooth and simple. I would recommend this home without hesitation, and I would go back -- both comments i do not make lightly.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Scot, for your kind words. We strive to make our guests experience perfect from the time they book until they shake off the sand and head home. We are lucky owners to have Gary, Zoe and Roberto as our team at Serenata. They are a part of the Playa Blanca magic. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We would love to have you come back to visit.
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5

Another gorgeous day in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This perfect example of open air beauty, Serenata Del Mar is my utopia. The beautifully designed house has many handmade elements made by local artisans: from the inlaid rock, mosaic rug shapes of iguanas and turtles , to the handmade peaked palapa roof made of local palms. I woke up to a view of the ocean from my bed, then sipped fresh coconut water from palms from the property.

Playa Blanca (white beach) is a perfect beach with soft white sand and is a many miles long beach with warm water. The sound of waves puts you to sleep and accompanies you your entire stay. I took a sunset swim, then afterwards dolphins swam by.. The experience is nature with luxury.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
zihuatanejo/ixtapa
Nearest Beach
Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca near Barra de Potosi is a serene stretch of sandy beach. If you want to do more than walk the beach, swim and relax, there is sport fishing nearby including offshore for billfish, in-shore for rooster fish and jacks, bird-watching with over 200 species identified in the area, kayaking and snorkeling.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner'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.