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Tropical Beachfront Beauty in Barra de Potosi

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Stand Alone Villa

Villa Mandala is one of three villas at Sendas del Mar which lies in a two and one half acre gated compound on the beach at Barra de Potosi. The beach is an unspoiled nine mile stretch of white sand on the Pacific coast of Mexico fifteen minutes south of the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport.

Villa Mandala is an elegant 500 square foot one bedroom villa constructed of tropical hardwoods, cemento polido and palapa roof. It has a king sized bed, coffee bar with mini-fridge, inside seating area, spacious bathroom and private patio. It is fully screened and equipped with ceiling fans. All the water is purified..The whole property has Wi-Fi internet.

The property has over three hundred feet of beachfront and the ocean is literally 100 steps away. A nearby point shelters the beach from open surf and provides gentle waves, perfect for swimming in the 80 something degree water.

The three villas at Sendas del Mar share a beachfront infinity pool, a shaded pavilion with a full sized pool table and 3000 sq meters of grounds with tropical gardens, water lily pond and orchard.There is a large parking area inside the walls The caretaker family lives on the premises and provides cleaning and security services. Onsite staff can help make arrangements for massages, private cook, fishing, golfing and surfing outings as well as sightseeing trips to nearby Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

Sendas del Mar is a five minute walk from the village of Barra de Potosi with its restaurants and grocery stores and its famous seafront seafood enramadas. It also offers kayak and paddle board rentals and boat tours of the offshore islands and the lagoon, which is a birder’s paradise.

Need more room? Contact us about the other two villas available on the property.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

we are a retired American couple now living full time in Mexico where we split our time between Barra de Potosi and San Miguel de Allende. From November until April we spend most of our time at Villa Maderas on this property in Barra de Potosi, so there is a good chance you will meet us there.

Why The Owner chose Barra de Potosí

Over the years, we have explored almost all of the Pacific coast of Mexico. This place is sometimes called The Last Best Beach because it remains so natural and simple despite being just 10 minutes away from an international airport. We never found any place that comes close in terms of natural beauty, laid back atmosphere, and great community.

What makes this villa unique

Paradise in the truest sense of the word...if you really want to get away and find some peace and quiet with nature all around you and the beach just steps away, you have chosen the right place.


Barra de Potosí Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Villa Mandalla was a fantastic place to stay - very peaceful and comfortable. The Lagoon is special!

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience. We enjoyed the close interaction with the Mexican village people. They were friendly and happy. The food was safe to eat and the restaurant servers were eager to please.

When we left poor Tito thought he was taking us to the airport - misunderstanding. We thought we had to arrange a taxi to pick us up.

Overall it was a wonderful holiday. The highlight was going out into the Lagoon with Chely - twice and seeing the Spoonbills! This should definitely be made into a National Park- soon!

The little town is quite clean. Most people are truing to remember to use the garbage cans. It was good that there is a dog rescue program. Most dogs looked fed - not too many strays.

Great place to go!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Delighted that you found our little last best beach paradise as wonderful as we think it is. The Lagoon is indeed special. Hope you go to try Dona Emy's famous pork tacos too! Barbara & Gunnar Erickson
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Regina, Sk. Canada

Relaxation on a whole new level

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Sendas del Mar on the last best beach in Mexico in the town of Barra de Potosi makes for a very, very special vacation. We have had many vacations in Mexico but it is different here. We are surrounded by nature and it's so peaceful. This year was our third stay in the Villa Mandala. All of the Villas are absolutely beautiful and the grounds are filled with trees, plants, ponds and variety of birds......amazing. A pathway winds from the entrance past all 3 villas right to the infinity pool and beach. The location of this property is perfect as it is right next to the town, restaurants and the lagoon. We are so greatful to Barbara and Gunnar for giving us the opportunity to stay in their Villas. The caretakers Tito, Carmen and their kids live on the property and were very kind and helpful for anything we needed. Some of the things we enjoyed were kayaking, SUP, walking the beach every morning and coming back for a fresh cup of local coffee. The birdwatching here is unbelievable and we went on a special early morning tour in the lagoon where we saw dozens of different species. We like to go to one of the many beach restaurants for a meal of fresh fish and a couple of cervezas. Also, we strolled around the village in the evening for some authentic Mexican food and met some amazing local people. Of course this is all if we can tear ourself away from the Sendas del Mar!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtakingly beautiful setting on pristine beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Mandala, a lovely casita at Sendas del Mar for ten days. The Villa was spotlessly clean and delightful. A setting doesn't get much more beautiful than at Sendas del Mar. There is a magnificent infinity pool which overlooks the ocean and the pristine beach. We spent most of our days lounging at the pool, taking long walks on the cleanest beach I have ever seen and just enjoying the tranquility and peacefulness of Barra de Potosi. Tito, the property manager, and his beautiful wife, Carmen, were very helpful and charming. This was a perfect place to unwind from a hectic lifestyle. The only drawback for some might be that there aren't very many restaurants to choose from. We ate at the empanadas on the beach most of the time or cooked in. For us, it wasn't a problem considering the beauty of the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hood River, Oregon , USA

The Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

After three months of cold and grey weather in our hometown, we decided to take off for Sendas del Mar in Barre de Potosi...just a short drive from the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Airport.

We've been there before, but haven't returned for almost five years. My husband and I

couldn't wait to get back to one of our favorite spots in the entire world. Upon our arrival, we settled into the same charming casita in which stayed during our last wonderful visit.

The grounds were absolutely gorgeous with so many blooming flowers and a beautiful little fish pond. The lovely infinity pool was so pristine, perfect temperature, and we when we weren't swimming, we could sit and watch the waves from our comfortable lounge chairs. The lovely beach and ocean were perfect for gentle body surfing and long walks. We also charted a little boat. The friendly driver took us on a lovely sightseeing trip and even brought us to a reef where we had a chance to snorkel. Our hosts and staff couldn't have been more kind and generous. This was indeed a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We are always so happy to have guests return, we enjoy seeing old friends again!
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Corrales, N.M., U.S.A.

May be another beach resort better but I can't imagine one. five stars doesn't get it.

  • 5 of 5

My second visit to Sendas del Mar:

I visited Barra de Potosi and Sendas del Mar approx. one year at the suggestion of friends.

This visit, one week was a family outing with our group renting all three villas. Prior to my first visiit, I had the good fortune having lunch with the property owner which proved fruitful and gave me a "lay of the land". The adventure and stay is not for those who are after the glitz and craziness of high rise hotels or major resorts. It is for people that will enjoy serenity, quiet, unencumbered beaches and the relaxation of the beautiful infinity pool. The design of the villas is open in style and appointed with furnishings that make each of the villas very appealing. In both adventures to Sendas del Mar I was hosted by a delightufl young couple with two young children. They have little english but with my bit of Spanish there were no problems in communicating. All the units afford individual privacy, have perfect lounging areas and have kitchens that "cook in" visitors to proceed as desired. There is no need for a a rental car as there are local taxis stationed not 200 yds from the villas. In this year's visit we took advantage of Carmen's breakfast offerings which are prepared in the villa---fresh diced fruit, bred, eggs Mexicana, frijoles and salsa as desired. We also treated ourselves to her cooking in the evening. She prepares fresh fish, either baked with vegetables or grilled with a side of rise and frijoles. Husband, Tito catches the fish the day of the dinner. In the eating arena, one of the delights of a stay is the five minute walk to five family owned, palapa style, open air restaurants. Again, fresh catch is never ending and the prices bordering on ridiculous. You dine right on the beach. Internet and cell service we found to be as good as in the states. We found only one time that we wanted to go in Ixtapa---that to a fancy hillside restaurant in Zihautanao. No speed boat rides, no parasailing, no loud music and hosts and accomodations that are world class. Last and important, the little sleep town of Barra de Potosi is but 350 people, few gringoes in the area and is but 15 minutes from the internationl airport. Enjoy!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Neck, NY

6 stars barely does justice to this gem

  • 5 of 5

For those seeking a vacation spot overflowing with beauty, charm and warmth, look no further. The elegant Villa Mandala at Sendas del Mar has it all. A lovely, virtually private beach and infinity pool literally steps from your charming and beautifully appointed villa await you each morning. Stroll through the magnificent landscaped grounds, take a short walk on the beach to one of the beachfront enramadas and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch - fresh seafood abounds - or rent a kayak and paddle and do a bit of bird watching on the peaceful adjacent lagoon. Do it all or just grab a book and sit yourself by the pool for ultimate relaxation. The little village of Barra de Potosi is barely a five minute walk from your villa. And for those who can't wait to begin their vacations within minutes of leaving the plane - Sendas del Mar is less than a 20 minute ride from Zihuatanejo International Airport. 6 stars barely does justice to this gem of a vacation destination.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
the famous seafood enramadas of Barra de Potosi
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Playa Blanca
Car: not necessary

We are located a 2 minute walk from the village of Barra de Potosi. It is a tiny authentic fishing village set at the mouth of a large lagoon. Nature abounds; birds, fish, whales, dolphins. You can get a good idea of the area at


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Christmas rate from December 17, 2016 through January 8, 2017 is $200 per night with 7 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.