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Beachfront 2~BR~Suite-Pool

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casa Lo de Marcos is a beachfront retreat located in the sleepy village of Lo de Marcos, just five miles north of San Pancho and 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. The casa is literally on the golden sand as the patio entrance is 50 steps from the ocean. Enjoy the gentle, rolling waves and breathtaking beach. With the exception of Christmas Week and Semana Santa or Holy Week before Easter, the beach is never crowded. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the pool and raised terrace are available for your outdoor living fun and enjoyment.

The two bedroom casa accomodates 4 people comfortably. The suite has a fully-equipped kitchen, livingroom, two beautifully tiled bathrooms, with a queen size bed in each of the bedrooms. Housekeeping is provided.

No Smoking, No Pets Please

Keywords: Home

More Details

Owner
David Martinez
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About David Martinez

We have been visiting Mexico since 1974 and have always enjoyed the people, culture and traditions of the country. Patti and I co-founded La Casa de los Niños in 2005, an after school enrichment program, for the children of Lo de Marcos to enjoy free of charge! The project is a registered US Non Profit Charity organization.

David Martinez purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why David Martinez chose Lo De Marcos

We feel fortunate to have our second home in the wonderful Pueblo of Lo de Marcos. The people are friendly and have maintained the Mexican traditions and customs. It is off the beaten tourist track with a wonderful sandy beach.

What makes this bungalow unique

While in Lo de Marcos we enjoy the slower paced lifestyle, walking on the beach, swimming in the warm ocean waters, and walking into town enjoying balmy evenings. We also enjoy working with the children, staff and volunteers at La Casa de los Niños.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the ultimate Mexicana experience...to be continued...
Jan 2006
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Amenities

Lo De Marcos Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One Queen sized bed in each Bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boogie boards and beach toys

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront 2~BR~Suite-Pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 29 reviews
Edmonds, WA
5

Perfect Beachfront Suite in Charming Town

  • 5 of 5

Lo De Marcos is a gem of a 'pueblito' and this beachfront suite/condo was a perfect complement to the town. We stayed here with our three girls, ages 2, 4, and 6 and they had a blast in the pool and on the beach. The pool is small, but it was the perfect size for the 4 & and 6 year old. There is nothing like falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves crashing on the beach!

Unfortunately, the Martinez's were not around while we were there, but their caretakers Tony and Carla were and they were very helpful and fun to talk to. Our girls loved all the animals in town - there are chickens and dogs roaming everywhere and you might run into a horse every now and then (we also went horseback riding with Lenny - search for horseback riding in Lo De Marcos for him). The town square was great with it's little park and bouncy house that would open up in the evening. There was also live music on Thursdays at 7 or 8 pm where it seemed like the whole town came out!

We spent one evening looking for Luna's Restaurant based on some of the reviews here... we found out, though, that it is closed now.

The beach was great. The waves/current were a little stronger right out in front of the place. If you walked 1/2 mile or so you could get to some calmer waters. There are 3 restaurants on the beach. Olivia's is right next to the Suite and the food is delicious, but be prepared to wait a while for the food! No problem if you don't have young kids, but for us it was a little difficult.

Can't say enough about how great everything was in the town and the suite! One last thing... my wife was a little worried about finding coffee, but it was no problem as there is a sports bar called "Endless Summer" owned by a Candian that also runs a little espresso stand out of it that makes good coffee.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed our casa! We love return guests...ome back when you can! Saludos, Dave & Patti
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Denver, Colorado
3

Right on the beach! Beautiful Mexican decor

  • 3 of 5

Loved Casa Lo De Marcos...two bedrooms but bathroom for one bedroom was outside ..the decor was lovely, house was very clean....close to town...great bird estuary close by, many restaurants on beach..loved the town and people.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great spot on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by our stay at Casa De Lo Marcos. The setting was stunning (right on the sand), the casa immaculate and well appointed, and the town low key and friendly. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our casa! We look forward to your return!
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San Francisco, California
5

Magical Location

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon, and it truly was magical. The house was beautiful and spacious, right on the beach. Every night we were lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. We had a blast exploring little Lo De Marcos, chatting with the locals, and snacking at one of the few delicious restaurants in town. We also were able to take a horseback ride along the deserted beach into the jungle, which was super fun. Check in and check out were a breeze and Dave had some fantastic recommendations on what to do and see in the area. Clarita's restaurant was a fab breakfast spot, then we walked next door and bought fresh vegetables and beautifully hand-painted dishes at the farmer's market in town. I think our favorite part was while relaxing on the beach, we found an older gentleman selling delicious homemade orange and banana bread for only a few pesos. This is the type of place you read about in books. If you want to get away from everything, this is the place to stay. With a taxi stand in town, we got around no problem without a rental car. Highly recommend Casa Lo De Marcos!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Lo de Marcos. The house was well equipped, very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. We spent many hours reading on the patio and relaxing in the pool. Being located right on the beach was very convenient for a swim in the ocean or a long walk along the shore. We enjoyed watching the fishing boats, pelicans, and locals net-fishing in the surf, and drifted off to sleep every night while listening to the waves. The Casa is only a short walk from the plaza and grocery stores. There are many good restaurants in Lo de Marcos. The palapa restaurant just up the beach was our favorite as it was very close by and served delicious seafood meals. We look forward to staying at Casa Lo de Marcos on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, OR
5

Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a totally relaxing week at Casa Lo de Marcos. We opted to forego the usual car rental and took a Compostella bus from the airport. Cross over the highway on the pedestrian bridge from the airport and there's a busy bus stop. Just make sure you get on a bus with Lo de Marcos scrawled on the windshield and pay the driver. One hour later you arrive at the LDM plaza. Essentially all of the town's stores are on or within a block or two of the plaza. It's about a four block walk to the Casa.

Dave (of Dave and Patti fame in this town) was staying in the their upstairs floor suite during our trip. He was very low profile but friendly and helpful in just the right way. We invited him down to chat by the pool every now and then, and that was a real plus getting to know him, the town and the learning center that he and Patti set up and run for the kids of LDM. Without him we likely would have missed the Saturday night taco crawl, the Sunday night dinner at Luna with gypsy guitarists (he made the reservations for us), and not known about some of the other great and different shops, restaurants and people in town and on the beach.

The casa is right on the beach with pounding surf just as advertised. We completely agree with the descriptions and reviews of those who have posted before us. Casa Lo de Marcos is a wonderful place and has a perfect location both on the beach and its proximity to the center of town. Good beds and pillows, lots of comfy chairs and couches, pool chairs, tables and lounges. An FYI: the second of the two advertised bathrooms is actually just outside the beachfront bedroom next to the pool deck area. It's tucked in under a stairway but not quite private from the folks out on the beach.

Lo de Marcos itself is an authentic and unspoiled Mexican town. Gringos have not really discovered the place. The entire mile long beach was essentially empty save for walkers and the occasional horseback riders. Almost no and infrequent beach vendors. The south end of the beach has good enough surfing and boogie boarding but this town and this beach are more about relaxing rather than high energy, adventure recreating. That is perhaps more available and appropriate in the Sayulita area, 15 miles south.

Will we be back? Si.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Sayulita Beach
"A great place to people watch and surf easy waves! "
Mi Chaparrita
"Zip Line and other adventures! "
Rollie's
"A breakfast tradition and great dinners too! "
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachfront Casa
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Town Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Palapa Restaurant
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Center of Pueblo
Nearest Point of Interest
South end Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Estuary
Nearest Point of Interest
La Casa de los Ni�os
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street Turnoff into town and the Casa
Car: not necessary

The casa is located on a great uncrowded swimmable beach with boogie boarding and surfing on the south end and an estero on the North end great for bird watching!

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Additional information about rental rates

50% of the rental amount due at confirmation with the balance due 30 days before arrival.