Penthouse, 3 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Perfect Family Oasis

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa de la Armonia is a very spacious 2,368 square feet penthouse with plenty of space for reading and relaxing. The complex has only 27 units which creates a very homey atmosphere, and quickly becomes a home away from home.

The condo is only a few minutes walk to the Santa Cruz beach where numerous restaurants allow you to spend a leisurely day on the beach under the umbrellas or palapas, eating ceviche or guacamole or fresh fish, or having a beverage - on breaks from playing in the ocean, swimming or snorkeling or looking for shells! Occasionally you can have a front row seat and watch the cruise ships pull in.

The condo is about 15 kilometers from the airport - and we can arrange a private transfers to and from if you like ... we strongly recommend it as we find it much easier - especially when it comes to getting luggage up and down the stairs! :)

The condo has 3 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (Two 3-piece bathrooms and Master bathroom with Jacuzzi bath/shower) and is perfect for families wanting to holiday together while still having plenty of opportunity to have their privacy and space. Bedding is 1 King (master), 1 Queen, and 1 double plus a double/twin bunk bed (perfect for kids, or couples).

The master bedroom has a private terrace (perfect for that quiet morning cup of coffee!) and a second terrace is off the spacious living room and dining room area.

There is a separate TV room for teens to game or anyone to watch movies (stocked with a bit of an assortment). Over the years we have found this perfect for allowing kids to mellow out at nap time, wind down at the end of the day, or allow us some quiet time once everyone else has gone to bed.

The dining room and kitchen are large and very open, and there is a separate wet bar.

We recommend heading out for meals instead of spending time in the kitchen ... as there are numerous restaurants in both Santa Cruz, Crucecita and Tangolunda to explore ... and the food is both amazing and reasonably priced. Use the kitchen for coffee and snacks and get out and explore :)

There is a service room with washer and drier, but don't worry about the major cleaning as our housekeeper is available at least 2x per week to assist you.

We highly recommend that you have us arrange transfers to and from the airport in advance. The cost will calculate on booking and can be deleted if not required.

VRBO will automatically calculate basic service including housekeeping every other day but NOT including daily breakfasts. If you would like we can arrange for daily breakfasts ... or even just a couple if you would like :)

Optional meals (Ana is a fabulous cook!), as well as excursions, can also be arranged with Ana once you arrive.

*Note* We have on occasion been able to arrange for groups of 14 to book into our unit and an adjoining one. Not easy ... but may be possible. Call to discuss dates and options.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 2368 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a family condominium complex and as such we encourage respectful family-minded guests. There is no age limit, but clear expectations of respect for the condo community. Not 'party central':)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    FAMILY IS WHAT THIS CONDO IS ALL ABOUT! :) After 18 years running a travel agency, and travelling ourselves, we know that often an all inclusive isn't what you want ... and if you have more than 4 people you want to keep together it is difficult (at best!). The greatest benefit of our condo is that it is big enough and fully equipped to deal with sun-up to sun-down (and beyond) for the ENTIRE family ... and multiple generations of that family as well! :) Personal note from Christine ... One of my fondest memories is staying at the condo with our 6 year old daughter in our room with us, Oma and Opa in the second bedroom, and family friends in the third bedroom. Enough room for us to watch Barbie movies while dealing with an ear infection while the 'retirees' had cocktails ... and always someone around to head off with on an adventure or to the pool. Very idyllic ... setting up this page makes me wish I was there :) ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    No handrails, and tile stairs can be slippery when wet. Great maintenance and housekeeping, but please use caution. If you are travelling with family members who require a ground level suite, please let us know and we can see if a neighbour has a ground floor unit available at the same time. Tough to coordinate ... but we will try! We have found that grandparents on the main level host happy hour and supervise kids at the pool in the early hours (when I'm - almost - making coffee)... And we've heard that isn't a horrible thing for anyone :)...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    private deck and ensuite with walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub...moreless

  • Second bedroom: 1 queen

    Bathroom adjoining, can be personal use for 2nd bedroom...moreless

  • Third bedroom: 2 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed has double below, twin up; second double separate...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Second bathroom: toilet, shower

    can see the top of the cruise ship from this window :)...moreless

  • Main bathroom: toilet, shower

    w/beach towels & soap & sun lotion etc. to share...moreless

  • “But away from the tourist hangouts, and especially in private homes, you will encounter a small, covered, plastic or plastic-lined wastebasket near the toilet. If you see one, then be a polite guest and put your paper in there, not down the toilet.” From

Other Amenities

  • We highly recommend having Ana come in to prepare one of her excellent breakfasts for you at least a couple of times a week. On days when you prefer to wake without a schedule and ease in with coffee, ask Ana the day before to leave behind a bowl of her amazing guacamole and homemade salsa after she cleans instead. Another experience we recommend is that you book Ana to make supper WITH you ... take you shopping, hit the market, select ingredients together .. and make a traditional Mexican meal. For the cooks in the family that wanted a holiday from the kitchen, make this your ONLY exception to being in the kitchen !!! :)...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Town of Crucecita easy 5 minute taxi ride - excellent restaurants and shopping....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Can see coastal 'foothills' from the condo ... and amazing tours are available up into the Sierra Madres ... Breathtaking - and not just because of the narrow roads! :)...moreless

  • Rural:

    Can get out to tour Coffee Plantations. Surrounded byHuatulco National Park....moreless

  • Village:

    Two small towns in walking distance - Santa Cruz and Crucecita. Comfortable small town feel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    We recommend you use the table exclusively for gaming! (unless Ana is serving breakfast!) There are too many great restaurants to explore and enough cooking and cleaning to do at home :)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Units in the dining Room & bedrooms. We recommend limiting use for both expense and health. We run a/c for ~20 min before bed and run area fans at night when hot. Extra charge for high use....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please hang wet towels, bathing suits, etc. in the laundry room and not over the decks. Condo bylaws....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Nature has always taken care of that for us :)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Has been a bit sketchy :) Please let us know if you require it as we are currently researching signing up for service and should have an update soon....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 space is included. Taxi service is excellent, frequent, inexpensive ... and money into the local economy! $1 shows on quote and can be removed if not required....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Pay as you go phone for you to use while in Huatulco. Programmed with basic contact numbers such as Ana (housekeeper), taxi, STS tours, doctor....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Separate beach towels are also in the bathroom cupboard....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Huge kitchen with gas stove, plenty of counter space, coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave. Pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    One large water bottle included per week. Convenience store 1/2 block away and taxi to local grocery stores is easy....moreless


  • Balcony:

    two ... one is private off of the master bedroom...moreless

  • Boat:

    Have a friend from the States that married a lovely Huatulco lady that we can ask to charter a boat for your for a day if you are interested in touring the bays or heading to San Augustin (RECOMMEND!)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    small shared in public area. We head to the beach to eat and drink which 'pays rent' on our own tables and umbrellas for the day :)...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some water shoes, flippers, snorkels and masks in the condo. If you don't have your own we can ask Ana to check sizes that are there to see if we have what you need....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Rules posted by pool, bathroom on main level. Again, please respect this is a winter retirement home for many of the (mainly Canadian & American) unit owners and not an all inclusive party hotel....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Low season
Apr 5 - Nov 14, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $187.63
  • Tax Rate 5%


We have had very few service interruptions over the years but it is possible for water or power to be limited or off on rare occasions. We have never experienced any earth movement although it does occur in the Huatulco area and friends have experienced them. Our housekeeper and condo management are available to assist if necessary.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/13/2016
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18 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Bahias de Huatulco International Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Various hotel bars, restaurants and lounges
5.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
in Tangolunda
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
intersection with Hwy 200 Acapulco-Salina Cruz
30 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Terraza - EXCELLENT food, fine dining
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Santa Cruz

Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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 now owns Harmony, 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 :)

Why the Owner Chose Oaxaca, Mexico:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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 ...

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, Housekeeper English & Spanish. Daughter - French

Links to more information:



  • San Augustin ... just hangin'

    San Augustin ... just hangin'

  • 5 minutes away ... walking :)

    5 minutes away ... walking :)

  • Another beach ...

    Another beach ...

  • Living room

    Living room

  • View from main entrance - Living room, bar, TV room, bathroom, kitchen

    View from main entrance - Living room, bar, TV room, bathroom, kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Palapa, pool and palm trees ... PARADISE!

    Palapa, pool and palm trees ... PARADISE!

  • Master bedroom king bed with private deck access

    Master bedroom king bed with private deck access

  • Second bedroom - queen bed with optional private bath.

    Second bedroom - queen bed with optional private bath.

  • TV room

    TV room

  • Out and about

    Out and about

  • Board games and card games :)

    Board games and card games :)

  • The nearest beach ... ahhhh! :)

    The nearest beach ... ahhhh! :)

  • Cruise ship day ... fun to watch the ships come in ...

    Cruise ship day ... fun to watch the ships come in ...

  • La Bocana

    La Bocana

  • Just one of many places to escape with a book ...

    Just one of many places to escape with a book ...

  • Dining room ... great for enjoying Ana's fabulous breakfasts ... or gaming  :)

    Dining room ... great for enjoying Ana's fabulous breakfasts ... or gaming :)

  • Floor plan

    Floor plan

  • Master bath - walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub.

    Master bath - walk in shower and Jacuzzi tub.

  • Grounds


  • Bring your minis if you want ... we have the mat and terrain :)

    Bring your minis if you want ... we have the mat and terrain :)

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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