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Beach View Penthouse overlooking Playa Zicatela

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Watch the surf while you are relaxing in your private penthouse rental.

One bedroom penthouse casita at Casitas La Fe with private terrace and ocean views from all rooms. Nicely equipped kitchen, full bathroom with Mexican Talavera tiling, king size bed, cable TV, Internet, lock box. Access to two palapa areas also which are common spaces with comfortable furniture and hammocks. Three blocks from the main surf break - a two to three minute walk. Right next to Hotel Dan's Cafe Deluxe for great breakfast and lunches. AC is $50 U.S. per week if required.

Pat Courntey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Pat Courntey

My husband, Rick, and I moved to Mexico over 20 years ago, both from the New Jersey shore. We are surfers, which brought us to Mexico and to Puerto Escondido. We lived full time in Mexico for about 20 years working in Real Estate and rentals. Newly retired, we are spending time in the U.S. with family and spending time in Mexico. We enjoy staying in any of the apartments but the penthouse is our favorite of course - due to the views.

Pat Courntey purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Pat Courntey chose Santa María

Casitas La Fe is newly built as of July 2012. We choose this location for a rental property as it is our favorite part of town and it is centrally located for walking to many stores and restaurants. It is about a two minute walk to the main surf break, Mexpipe, which is in Playa Zicatela.

What makes this apartment unique

We wanted to offer an affordable rental with nice upgrades such as hot and cold pressurized water which is not often found in Mexico, good Internet, cable TV, microwave, cleaning service, and private terrace. Plus we added two palapa lounging areas with real nice ocean/beach views, comfy furniture, and hammocks. The palapas provide space to get out of the afternoon sun and relax and enjoy the views and breezes.


Santa María Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , We also have a pool side shower with hot and cold water.
  • Full bathroom with Talavera tile/stone/ceramic tile decorative combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can also provide two singles rather than a king.
  • King bed,TV with cable, closet with lock box - bring your own medium size pad lock. For a 3rd person we have a moveable floor mattress only.
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beach View Penthouse overlooking Playa Zicatela
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada

Lovely, spacious accommodation with views of amazing Zicatella Beach.

  • 4 of 5

The Penthouse suite was the perfect place for us with the beautiful ocean view below. Our private patio and the other 2 Palapas allowed us to enjoy the breezes, so welcome on the hot days. Also the pool and surrounding seating area was a welcome addition. Elena kept us spoiled with tidying the suite 3 times per week and Terri was so helpful with information. So appreciated having drinking water available for us and Dan's Cafe and closeby restaurants were a bonus. Loved the beautiful sunsets. Thank you Pat, Elena and Terri.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I especially like to hear when the guests enjoy Elena and Terri's help. We were very happy to have you in our penthouse and thanks for being such easy and enjoyable guests. We all hope you come back again soon. Sincerely, Pat, Elena, and Terri.
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It was a beautiful casita with a lovely view of the sunset. Many great restaurants nearby

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean with everything you might need. Other guests were very friendly and respectful. Thank you for everything Terri and Elana!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Penthouse apartment and also you stay in Zicatela. We were very happy to accommodate you for a few days and we really, really appreciate the review! Have a great 2017 and come again soon. Best regards, Terri, Elena, and Pat
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Sweet and easy

  • 5 of 5

We recommend casita #5 with private balcony, had everything we needed and an ocean view. Pat was easy to deal with and property manager Terri is very accessible to help. Our first time in Puerto Escondido, it is a very charming unplugged beach holiday.

Diane and Clay Winnipeg

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lovely to work with all the way through and to have as guests in our penthouse apartment. We sure hope you can come again when you can stay longer and we especially hope you enjoyed your holiday this year! We give you a 5 star rating! Also, we really appreciated your review! Have a great 2017 and come again soon. Pat and Terri
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Spacious, clean and conveniently located by Zicatela beach and strip

  • 5 of 5

We loved spending time at this property. The penthouse is a great size for two people. There is a balcony perfect for dining alfresco and with a sea view to watch the sun go down over Zicatela. There is also a small communal plunge pool with shower, great for a quick dip at the end of the day. The kitchen has ample cooking facilities and we ate lunch and diner here every night. The apartment is in the heart of Zicatela, two mins walk from the beach and from lots of decent cafes, restaurants and shops. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for something at this budget and would certainly stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie, Thanks so much for your review. I am happy that our penthouse apartment worked out so well for you. I sure enjoyed all the photos you posted about Puerto Escondido and they seemed to show how good of a time you had exploring our town. Please come stay with us again. Best regards, Pat and Terri
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Houston Texas USA

Casitas La Fe the Best Rental in Playa Zicatela.

  • 5 of 5

Cancel your other rental and contact Pat Courtney to lease at Casitas La Fe. It's within walking distance from Playa Zicatela, AC, cable TV, high speed wifi, maid service, hot water, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Daniel, Thanks so much. We appreciate your continuing visits and so glad you enjoy Casitas La Fe. It is always nice to see returning clients and I hope we can always accommodate you. See you at Christmas time! Best regards, Pat
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Austin, TX

Excellent Place to stay and Perfect Zicatela Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Casistas La Fe #5 from 4/3-4/10. It was my first time to Puerto and I had a terrific time. Casitas La Fe is in a great location. You are less than a 5 minute walk to Playa Zicatela and all the restaurants and bars along the beach and Calle De Morro. A great place to eat Breakfast (Dan's Cafe Deluxe) is right next store and I ate there every day. Casitas La Fe feels like a private oasis and there is a nice little pool which is really nice to come back to and relax with a cold drink after a long day at the Beach which I did every day.

My unit was very clean and had everything I would want. Elena the Housekeeper was very friendly and came to clean the place 4-5 times during the week I was there. The Drinking Water that Pat had when I arrived is a very nice addition and I enjoyed having ample drinking water each day. The sunset views from the patio of #5 and the rooftop palalpa were just incredible each night there!

Pat made sure I had everything I needed and it was a pleasure meeting both her and Rick. I plan on coming back to PE and will be back at Casitas La Fe!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Mark. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest at Casitas La Fe. Best regards, Pat Courtney
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Puerto Escondido
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cafe Deluxe - next door
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Playa Zicatela - 2 blocks
Car: not necessary

We are located in Playa Zicatela which is a world famous surf destination. Our big wave season is during March/April through September/October. We have quite a few great beaches to explore here in Puerto Escondido and access to all by good and reasonable public transportation. Puerto Escondido is popular for surfing, swimming, beach walking, sun baking, snorkeling, fishing, horseback riding. We have a variety of good restaurants (many by the beach) and a variety of music especially in the high season (November through April).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check for rates over the holidays. AC is additional and not normally used during the high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund