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Beautiful Beachfront House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Top Floor Suite That Overlooks The Ocean

Rest and relax at Ave del Paraiso, in this 2 acre property on the beach. Beautiful private 2nd floor with a fully equipped kitchen, hand- carved furniture,air conditioning in bedroom ,tile and stone work done by local craftsman.After march 14/17,we rent the main floor also.After April 30th/17 off season rates available. There is a refreshing pool in a fragrant garden and an endless private beach only seconds away , and frequent release of baby sea turtles you can help to the sea. .We also have Cabin on the property that has a kitchen and is furnished with queen size bed,dresser, shower and hot water that rents for 30 US a night.The last 2 pictures are of this cabin.

You can have a glass of wine and watch the sunset from your open living room, or at the beach.

We can set up a fishing trip or diving trip,or you can just go out on the boat to sight see the many dolphins,if lucky a whale or two.You can catch Sailfish,Marlin,Mahi Mahi or Tuna.

There is also a great tour guide her name is Gina,who is english speaking,and has many tours including a lagoon wild life tour.

This isn't a resort with crowds and lots of rules. You are a 15 minute walk from a small village, La Barra, where you can sit for a drink and a meal by the river front, and you're a 10 minute drive to Puerto Escondido. You can take a long walk on the beach or relax and barbecue around the pool or lay in the hammock with a good book.

There are taxis or 'collectivos' (A very inexpensive mass transit to bring you between areas).

The house owners downstairs are also able to help with some transportation.

There is cellular service from Telcel so no communications issues.

Internet (WIFI) is included with the price of the rental.

Flat screen T.V. sattelite and DVD Player are also included.

Contact us and look at the pictures and we can give you a great overview of what it will be like living in your own Ocean Front house.Off season rates available.

We welcome you to our house for a memorable stay.

-Ivan & Barb

More Details

Ivan&Barb DeRoussy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Ivan&Barb DeRoussy

Hi our names are Ivan and Barb.

We are Canadians and love this beautiful house to spend the winter months.

We love to scuba and spearfish and go to the beach, so very fresh fish is usually available. Sometimes if we get lucky there could even be a lobster feast downstairs!

We are very down to earth and easy going people and look forward to seeing you there

Why Ivan&Barb DeRoussy chose Santa María Colotepec

We have spent many years in Puerto Escondido and have long ago fallen in love with the town and the people.

When we found the property on the ocean we couldn't resist owning a small piece of paradise.

Palm trees and fragrant flowers around the pool really complete the setting.

What makes this house unique

This property is its own little bit of mexico, and there are no crowds and few rules.

The first time you watch the sunset go down from the beach you will understand.


Santa María Colotepec House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , also hand painted Sink ,Bathroom is in the master bedroomm
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , no bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , three piece onsuite,air conditioning
  • Large tiled master bedroom with a nice evening breeze from the ocean and mountains,also air conditioning.There is a comfortable sofa and chair to curl up and watch your 32in.flat screen t.v. or just look out at the ocean view.There is a dresser and large closet with shelves.You have an en-suite bathroom with large shower hand painted sink and toilet.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Beachfront House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Penticton, BC


  • 5 of 5

If you want an authentic accommodation experience on your Mexico vacation, I highly recommend Barb and Ivan's VRBO Casita rental. Immersed into an acreage setting, the casita was private and at the same time close to the main house where you have the use of the refreshing beautiful pool and grounds to enjoy as well as the never ending beach just beyond the edge of the property that showcases incredible sunsets! It's a short walk to the small village of La Barra, where you can catch transportation to Puerto Escondido for fun shopping, beaches and restaurants. Ivan and Barb are warm and inviting hosts at this gorgeous Mexican VRBO!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Found Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was one of, if not the best vacations we've had in Mexico.

Barb and Ivan arranged an air conditioned taxi to bring us from Huatulco airport to the property. Our taxi driver spoke english and gave us lots of insight into the area during the drive which flew by. Upon arrival our friendly hosts, Barb and Ivan, showed us our wonderful accommodations and around the beautiful tropical paradise. The pictures really don't do it justice.

We spent many days relaxing between the pool and the beach which is just steps away. The pool was so refreshing and a treat to hang out at. The beach is endless and you basically have it to yourself. The surf was pretty big when we were there and was so much fun to play in.

After enjoying the beautiful sunset we retired to our comfortable suite which had all the amenities of home. There's even a smart TV if you want to stay connected although we only used it a couple times as it was so nice to listen to the serenity that this secluded location provides. Nothing like laying in the hammock in the family room and listening to the waves roll in.

Access to and from town is so simple. A quick walk down a tree covered, shaded lane brings you to a classic Mexican village called La Barra. From here you can easily find either a $6 dollar cab or 40 cent collectivo ride into Puerto Escondido. Once there you have access to fantastic shopping, outstanding restaurants, adventurous excursions, magnificent beaches, world class surfing, etc, etc.

Barb and Ivan were so awesome. They were so friendly and have such great energy. They helped us out with several rides to town, lots of local information as well as a few entertaining "happy hours". They have created such a beautiful atmosphere.

Whether you just hang out or visit the surrounding areas, you really have the best of both worlds staying at Barb and Ivan's.

When we come back we will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely second floor apartment with giant windows facing front and back. A large bedroom w en suite bath and also a smaller, sunlit bedroom.. Open floor plan kitchen and living room. Look down to the pool or out to the beach,just a 4 minute walk. Lovely grounds with lots of mature plantings. I had a chance to look into their casita and it was lovely, too. Barb and Ivan were great hosts with lots of helpful suggestions. You can drive 10 minutes into town to eat, go shopping, etc and then come back to your lovely retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing spot away from the busy city areas!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay with Ivan and Barb! We had the pleasure of staying for 2 weeks in the cabin on the property. Excellent value for the money! Barb arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport, so it was relaxing to know we didn't have to figure that out ourselves upon arrival. Ivan had been dealt a health emergency the day we arrived, but Barb held it together and made sure we were as comfortable and welcomed as possible! The space was comfortable and well equipped, exactly what we were hoping for! The pool was a blessing in the heat, and we truly enjoyed their company. Once Ivan was out of hospital and on the mend, he arranged for us to go fishing with Omar's Sport Fishing, and we had an experience we won't soon forget! We were able to bring some tuna and mahi mahi back for a huge meal we shared with our hosts and Ivan's sister, boyfriend and mother, and it was simple to die for:)

Thank you so much, Ivan and Barb, for making our first (but not last) trip to Puerto Escondido absolutely amazing!! xo

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Fred and Celeste,it was such a pleasure to have you here!You guys were so supportive for me through our medical emergency Thanks.Hope to see you guys again soon,Awesome guests!!!
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Returned to this place at the end of Dec/15 was just as great as the first time. Can't wait until I retire so we can spent more time here. I hate writing reviews because then everybody knows about the jem. Love you guys to pieces and will be seeing you in the New Year again

Maxine (Cookie)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada


  • 4 of 5

Barb and Ivan's casa is truly a home away from home. The soaring palappa style ceiling, tile work and expansive windows that open to the breeze are lovely. It is spacious and spotless and contains everything you need for a comfortable stay. The master bedroom is large and the A/C very quiet and efficient. There is good WiFi, a small safe and the hammock in the living room is so comfortable. The grounds are beautiful; with humming birds darting into fragrant shrubs, lofty palms and a sparkling turquoise pool. The sound of the surf murmurs in your ears and only steps away from the house the broad beach stretches for miles. Barb & Ivan swim daily but the surf was a bit strong for us. The house is a short drive off the highway through the village of La Barra, past a river and through a papaya plantation. La Barra is about a 10 minute drive from central Puerto Escondido. We drove to town every day and found the various beaches in the area without difficulty as well as the Chedraui and the central market. Barb and Ivan are wonderful hosts: warm and welcoming with lots of information to help you explore the area. Barb even had a snack tray awaiting us which was much appreciated after our long drive. We would definitely recommend Barb & Ivan's casa for a lovely stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Puerto Escondido International Airportm PXM
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Several local bars in town, many in Pto Escondido
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 200 to Acapulco and Huatulco
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Local Riverside, several in town
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Right outside the front door

During turtle season, the turtles come right up on the beach to lay their eggs. There is a place locally where you can help release the baby turtles.

There are beautiful waterfalls and ziplines through the jungle within an hour and a half of town.

Local boat rides can show you dolphins, turtles, whales, and deep sea fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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