3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 - housekeeping included
Teras & Christine Cassidy
- english, german, Housekeeper English & Spanish. Daughter - French
About Teras & Christine Cassidy
The condo is owned by Christine & Teras Cassidy, and Horst & Brigitte Bulda (Christine's parents). We live in Hinton, Alberta, Canada, where Horst & Brigitte moved in 1964 when they immigrated from Germany. Horst & Brigitte are now retired (from the local pulp mill and Harmony Insurance Ltd. respectively), Christine has recently sold Harmony after almost 20 years of brokerage ownership, and Teras is focused on Geek Nation Tours after over 18 years running two Marlin Travel offices - in Hinton and Fairview. We are always happy to chat about Huatulco and things for you to see and do prior to your departure to our condo :)
Teras & Christine Cassidy purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Teras & Christine Cassidy chose Santa María Huatulco
We discovered the gem that is Huatulco mainly through friends who Teras met through the Marlin Travel network ... who knew of this 'secret wondrous place' at the time ... and had chosen Huatulco as their retirement home. We fell in love with the small town, safe feel of the area, the sense of community, the food and culture, and especially the cleanliness and environmental consciousness of this tourist destination.
What makes this Condo unique
We head back to the condo as often as possible because for us it truly feels like a home away from home. Coming in the front door to the open space, vaulted ceilings and stocked bookshelves, to pulling out some games, to heading down to the pool in the center of the gated condo community, it is comfortable. It is incredibly spacious and provides a perfect base for a group of friends, or multiple generations. Early risers can have a coffee and head to the beach. When the little ones need to be tucked in, the teens can pop in a movie or pull a game like Pandemic or Jenga or Family Business out of the cupboard, and the adults can savor blender drinks in the living room ... or game or comandeer the movie room:) Excursions to see turtles and crocodiles, or organic cosmetic production ... or taking a private boat to tour and swim in some of the many bays and beaches ... or to raft down the Copalita river ... or tour the archeological site ... or check out other beaches are all easy. There are so many things to see and explore. Or, as we most often do, you can head down to Santa Cruz beach, find our favourite waiter Calderon, and settle in for the day to sip and snack and swim and read and snooze. :) Then home for a shower and a nap and then out for a late supper and to see what is happening in the square in Crucecita ...
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful spacious penthouse condo with pool and a quick walk to the beach and restaurants
This 3bedroon/3 bathroom condo is beautiful with lots of space to relax, a wet bar, elevated seating area, two balconies and a dedicated TV room. The beds were very comfortable and the condo was clean and came with everything you would need. The owner went above and beyond by having basic groceries delivered/supplied, an airport shuttle and Anna's famous guacamole to greet you after a long travel day. Our kids (5 and 9) loved the pool and the calm waters of playa santa cruz a short walk away. The other renters/owners were friendly and welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this property. Keep in mind it is a 4th floor unit and there is no elevator. The stairs didn't bother us but it probably wouldn't be ideal for a renter with limited mobility. It's a great place to call home while you explore huatulco with it's friendly people, hot weather and beautiful beaches and bays.
;) makes me wish I was there right now!
Great, relaxing stay
A well maintained property in a good location. Owners of the condo were accessible, easy to deal with and very helpful.
Very good vacation spot
Close to many good restaurants and walking distance to beach. Very nice vacation spot. Well worth it if travelling in a group. Very comfortable. Only negative would be the AC can have issues, but they are working on it.
:) I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! It is a wonderful place and a great base for exploring the beaches, town, and surrounding areas. As far as the a/c goes, all units are maintained regularly, and I am thankful Ana can often get same day service if there is an issue. I know I love the fans to move the air around ... but as a Canadian (used to a very different climate) I also definitely love the ability to take the edge off before bed :)
Nice, well equipped condo.
I rented this condo for my daughter, her husband and their 5 children. They loved it. Good location, close to the beach, and lots of cultural stuff nearby. The condo was well furnished with lots of extras, like games and puzzles for the kids. Thanks Christine, it was wonderful
Welcoming and convenient!
The condo is beautiful, comfortable and a great place to start the days adventures! Taxi's are plentiful and inexpensive. Ana is an excellent ambassador for Mexico and can arrange for any kind of excursion you may be interested in. Had a fantastic time!
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, Kevin & Family :)
Not as expected, dirty
The place was dirty, there were 4 air conditioners and only one remote control for all it was a pain, no housekeeping at all
I am sorry this guest was not satisfied ... more so that I was not able to remedy any concerns as I was not made aware of them until after their departure.
The condo was cleaned prior to the guests arrival, concerns were not brought to my attention upon arrival, nor during the stay, and a request for a refund to compensate for the lack of cleaning mid-week was processed.
From speaking with our housekeeper about this concern, there seems to have been a miscommunication between the guest and our housekeeper regarding calling to schedule cleaning.
Batteries have been replaced in one a/c remote and we are investigating how to get a new remote for another unit. I will be at the condo prior to next season and plan to have the additional a/c remote situation resolved before I leave again.
Please see other reviews to put this review in perspective, as I have.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions.
There are numerous beaches for you to explore ... all easily reached with the assistance of a local taxi driver or even public transport if you wish. Check out La Bocana, Entrega or Maguey or Chahue, the resort area around Tangolunda, or venture further away to San Augustin or Puerto Angel or Puerto Escondido to watch the surfers.
Tours can be arranged in advance or with the assistance of Ana, our housekeeper. We have used STS tours for years and can recommend their guides and tours. Whether you are interested in an eco tour up into the Sierra Madres or a couple of days to Oaxaca City to see the pyramids and the historic old city, or 4 wheeling through the jungle, checking out the turtle and crocodile sanctuary, or checking out the local nightlife, they have something for you.