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Casa Canela - Private Cottage Only Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2-bdrm house on a large private property.

Casa Canela (Cinnamon house) is a cottage with two master suites, fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room, a large covered comfortably furnished front porch, with ocean breezes and a back patio on which to enjoy the cool evening breezes from the mountains.

Casa Canela is very private with a large garden. It is perfect for a couple, a family of 4 or 2 couples.

Casa Canela provides daily maid service, a gardener and the owners are present on the property available for any assistance and speak English and Spanish.

We provide chaise lounges on the beach, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, a cooler and bicycles for our guests.

The Duke and The Frida are one bedroom units, rented separately. Each with a full bathroom, shared kitchen and has a large furnished covered patio. The Frida bungalow is air-conditioned with an additional private, palapa-covered porch, kitchenette/bar and lounge.

The Duke Summer Rates in US$:

$49/nt, 309/wk and $1098/4 weeks or 28 days.

Winter Rates:

$59/nt, $370/wk and $1335/4 weeks or 28days.

The Frida (Air-conditioned and private patio) Rates

$78/nt, $/wk and $/4 weeks or 28 days

Daily housekeeping services are included (except for Sundays when our housekeeper has the day off).

Although Troncones may be known internationally for it's surfing, there's plenty of other activities as well; Eco tours, horseback riding, boogie boarding or body boarding (anyone can learn in 5 minutes), biking, a skateboard park and many local restaurants offering fresh seafood, local and international cuisine. The beach is shallow, so 50 yards out and the water is waist high.

Just across the street from us is Roberto's Bistro, who offers the perfect place to enjoy a cold cervaza on the beach in the afternoon and the best dining in Troncones in the evening. It's here where the baby turtles are released and race to the sea almost every evening at dusk. If there's not enough to keep you busy here, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are just 20 minutes away where there are two golf courses, fishing charters, shopping, an aquatic park with water slides, museum, , parasailing, scuba diving & snorkeling tours, sunset cruises and you can even swim with dolphins.

And that is probably the reason you've chosen to stay in Troncones - to get away from all that. Here it's possible to walk down the beach for an hour and not see another person.

The property is right across the street from probably the best part of the beach in Troncones.

We supply body boards and bicycles to share with our guests.

If you've never heard of Troncones, please spend a few minutes to look it up if you're looking for a vacation at an incredible location.

More Details

David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap

We are a Canadian couple. When we came to Troncones for the first time in 2011 we fell in love with the place. We came as often as possible and later we bought Casa Canela. Lyn has been living in Mexico since 2003 while Dave is commuting between Troncones and Canada.

David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap purchased this cottage in 2014

Why David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap chose Troncones

Casa Canela offers you a level of privacy that few properties are able to offer. It is located along the south end of the beach road which is more residential and tranquil. In Casa Canela, a large area of the property is all yours yet sitting on the front porch you can watch the world and feel apart of a wonderful and beautiful place.

What makes this cottage unique

We are one of the lowest priced vacation rentals in Troncones without skimping on the comforts. Casa Canela and the Canelitas are on a large property that give our guests a feeling of quiet solitude. We are across the road from arguably the best stretch of beach in Troncones for swimming, body boarding and playing in the sand. We have chaise loungers on the beach for our guests and

we provide all our guests with a small cooler, beach umbrella & mats to really enjoy your beach time. We also have boogie boards and bicycles for your use, free of charge.


Troncones Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • While staying at our property, no items from the house shall be taken off the property, including glasses and cups.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Every bedroom room has it's own private bathroom with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Casa Canela Master Suite 1 - 1 king , private full bath
    Casa Canela Master Suite 2 - 1 king , Option of 1 King or 2 Twin Beds
  • Both of Casa Canela's bedrooms have air conditioning, high thread-count cotton sheets and a full private bathroom. Casa Canela rents as a single unit. The Duke and the Frida bungalows are located on the same property but in thier own garden. They rent as two separate, additional units that share a kitchen.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Canela - Private Cottage Only Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Total Mexican experience!

  • 4 of 5

This being our first experience with VRBO, we can,t tell you enough how impressed we were with our vacation. We spent 9 full days at Casa Canela, and enjoyed ourselves emencly, Our hostess Lyn was extremely accommodating and friendly, the house was clean and just as expected according to the pictures on the site. We were a two minute walk to a very beautiful and quiet beach, where we had our own loungers and umbrellas to relax in ever day. The best parts of the house were it’s private sitting areas. Which we took advantage of daily, very cool and pretty. The town of Troncones had fantastic restaurants, and the locals were friendly, helpful and fun. The best part of our trip were the daily visits to the fish truck for fresh seafood and the produce truck that came by daily with fresh vegetables and fruit. This being our first vacation outside of a resort, we had so much fun, we really feel we can,t go back to an all inclusive. Thank you Lyn for such a positive experience, it was a terrific relaxing holiday. Hope to come back soon, Courtney and Al

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I very much enjoyed having all of you stay in Casa Canela. You really know how to vacation and it is so rewarding to see that in guests. I too hope you can return. We are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experiences. Please let us know where we lost the star and if we can, we'll improve upon it. Thank you for coming. Hope to see you soon, Lyn
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Very NIce!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time super close to the beach and everything. Lyn was terrific. I'll be back for sure

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brendan, the pleasure was all ours. Looking forward to having you back. Lyn
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Very peaceful and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a small paradise. Very private and peaceful. Me, my wife, and our two sons (ages 2 and 4) stayed in the Frida room. My in-laws stayed at the Duke. It really is a fascinating place. Lyn and Dave (the owners) are very friendly. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay at in Troncones. The beach was only a two minute walk, and Casa Canela has their own beach umbrellas and chairs and cooler for water/beer; that's a big plus since the little ones needed shade every 30 minutes or so. We were able to see the turtles get released at night; my boys really enjoyed that. The rooms were as described, very comfy and relax. My wife and in-laws were surprised of how amazing the stay was. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in everyway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in "The Duke" for a week in February and loved every minute of it. Casa Canela exceeded our expectations and was exactly what we were looking for during our first visit to beautiful Troncones. Our accommodations were comfortable and clean with many pleasant amenities. We enjoyed relaxing on the covered patio while admiring the well kept grounds and watching and listening to the birds. Lyn was very responsive to all of our questions prior to our arrival and during our stay. She had great recommendations for us that we would not have known about without her assistance. Her staff (Lolita and David) were amazing and did a great job to make us feel like we were at home. Casa Canela has a great location and is just steps away from the beach and within walking distance of many restaurants. We are so happy to have found this ideal spot and look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Canela

  • 5 of 5

My friend Candy and I drove to Casa Canela to visit Lyn and her friend who was visiting also - so it was a

chick week. We had pedicures, massages, great dinners out at wonderful restaurants nearby, body boarding

in the surf. The property is excellent - just my type of place (very safe and clean) and Lyn is the ultimate

hostess with the mostest. Very relaxing and very comfortable - absolutely no pressure - a super get away.

Over the years I have stayed at many places at Trancones Beach, but Casa Canela is the best of all of them.!!

Thank you Lyn and David - Sincerely and I mean Sincerely - Martha Blenkhorn

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best week ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot! Close to the best beach, not too busy. I can hardly wait Til next time

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Small Variety
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Campo de Golf Ixtapa + Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Roberto's Bistro
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa Troncones
Car: not necessary

You won't find any all-inclusive resorts in Troncones. And there are no shopping malls, casinos or dance clubs either. There's not even a traffic light here. What you will find is a quiet seaside village along a 7 km. stretch of beautiful unspoiled beach. . If water sports is your thing we have everything from world class surfing to snorkeling and everything in-between. We provide our guests at no charge, boogie boards, enjoyable at any age, to get out their and have fun in the waves. The Turtle Sanctuary is located on the beach directly across the street from Casa Canela. Turtles are released almost nightly at dusk. You can get lucky and even see baby turtles run right by you anywhere on the beach if you're there watching the sun set! Closer to midnight you may come across the mothers laying their eggs although we ask you not to approach them. Troncones is a birders paradise. One does not even have to leave the front porch but, there is a lagoon about 15 minutes away where the river meets the sea. It's home to hundreds of birds and surrounded by palm trees with the Sierra Madre mountains providing the perfect back drop. There is a skateboard park in the village. Diving, snorkelling and kayak trips can be arranged as well as surf lessons. Have a masseuse come to you for therapeutic massages that are heavenly. Manicures and pedicures can also be arranged for you along with a massage on your front porch. One can have a lot of fun discovering Troncones by bicycle including the nearby fishing village of Mahajua - a real treat. We provide out guests with bicycles free of charge. Troncones now has a wonderful walking and mountain bike trail meandering through magnificent old trees and vistas. With very little elevation these trails are enjoyable for all age groups. There is usually plenty of dry driftwood here to build a bonfire on the beach to enjoy in the evening.

Troncones is a small village of about 500 people but, there are several small stores (tiendas) which offer all the basics. Seafood and Meat are available through local vendors. Most of the year, a fruit and vegetable truck makes it's way up and down Beach Road every other day with fresh local fruit and veggies - the strawberries can be amazing. On Fridays a visit to the local organic market is a must-do for locally grown produce along with a variety of eco-friendly and interesting goods. For a small town, Troncones has a surprising number of excellent restaurants, some of which offer live music and dancing various nights of the week.There are a few permanently located venders and very few beach vendors selling locally made art, hammocks, hand painted bowls, etc.. If you're looking for unique souvenirs or collectables there are also shops in town, so whatever you may be looking for ask us, we'd be happy to direct you to what can be found in town. If it's a big shopping spree that you're after, you may want to take a trip into Zihuatanejo which has a large a souvenir district offering jewelry and hand crafted local art. Zihua offers everything you'd want from a busy resort town and only 20 minutes away. If you're planning to eat at home a lot, then a trip into Zihua can be done for groceries as there are two huge food stores there. Please let us know what your needs may be and we will do our best to see what we can arrange before your arrival.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $191.7

The Canalita Bungelows (the Duke and Frida rooms) are private single rooms, full bathroom and shared kitchen. Prices for the Duke are listed above. The Frida is air-conditioned which is $8 per night extra. Each accommodates a maximum of 2 persons. Minimum Stay is 2 nights
Casa Canela is the 2 bedroom cottage with full kitchen, dining and living rooms and can sleep up to 4.
Casa Canela rates are; Daily - $174, Weekly - $1096, Monthly - $3945. Minimum stay is 6 nights.
Christmas and Easter rates may apply - contact us for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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