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Paradise Facing the Pacific Ocean & Fronting Enchanted Lagoon

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Ocean front house:4 Bedrooms,5 Baths (Capacity: 8 adults or 6 plus children)

We visited the Gulf coast and the Pacific coast resorts of Mexico looking to buy the perfect ocean-front house, and we found it at the end of our year-long search in the state of Oaxaca, 15 minutes south east of Puerto Escondido and in the southwest corner of Mexico. On Google Maps: 15.788433, -96.947237; 15º 46' 52.1 N, 96º 55' 45.6 W

As we drove into the access road from the Carretera Costera (PanAmerican highway) we saw the entrance framed with huge red and white bougainvillea bushes, the road itself was planted with cacti, parota trees and diverse palm species, and 30 meters before reaching the Costa Cumaná gate we drove through a lovely tropical lagoon, la Laguna Encantada (the Enchanted Lagoon), that was densely vegetated, populated with hidden cackling chachalacas and iguanas. As we drove to look at our future house we immediately knew we had encountered our vacation paradise and our dream house facing the open ocean 100 meters away! Every moment that we spend at our house, La Libélula (Lee-béh-loo-lah//Dragonfly), we count our blessings!

We wanted to live part-time in year-round sun and warmth in intimate proximity to the ocean. The temperature at La Libélula ranges from 75 to 85 degrees most of the year and in the summer there are daily short-lived tropical rains. We had heard about the natural wonders of the Puerto Escondido from two reliable sources. Ed’s brother was an international surfer, always looking for the best waves. He had frequented Puerto to surf at Zicatela beach whose surf is called the Mexican Pipeline and is in the top 10 surfing spots in the world for expert surfers. Patricia's daughter is an ecologist working and living in Queretaro’s Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, and she informed us that the entire Puerto Escondido zone was deemed an ecological preserve for turtles, birds, alligators, and the black iguana.

The house was built by a Mexico City couple who dedicated an entire year traveling back and forth to La Libélula as it was being built and lavishly paid attention to the smallest details in design, e.g., tall ornamental walls with hand-made and decorated multi-colored tiles grace the entrance and one side of the lap pool; the floor in front of the master bed has an inlay of tropical leaves made with colored stones, the master bed faces the ocean directly.

Why Oaxaca instead of Puerto Vallarta or other coastal resort areas of Mexico? Oaxaca is a very traditional Mexican state, away from the urban centers of Mexico. It has fought for and has been able to preserve its "usos y costumbres" (practices and customs). Thus Puerto Escondido has maintained at its center a thriving open air traditional Mexican mercado (market), something you cannot find anywhere along the coast of the Puerto Vallarta region in the state of Jalisco, for example. Nothing can compare to walking into a covered one-block sized building with separate rows of fresh vegetable and fruit shops, of freshly caught fish, of free-roaming chicken shops, butcheries, flower stands, shops of typical Oaxacan dresses, pants, and huipiles for children and adults, a section of stands of fresh juices and blended fruit drinks, and small boutique restaurants of local dishes. Amazing!

Keywords: One story, 1 master BR, 3BR each with 1 queen and 1 single beds, ceiling fans, lap swimming pool, palapa roof over beachfront living and dining rooms, study with A/C, wi-fi, TV, tropical and desert gardens, full time housekeeping and ground keeping services.

More Details

Patricia Perez-Arce
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not flush paper products in toilets--septic tank. Por favor no ponga productos de papel en los inodoros--fosa séptica.
  • Swimming pool towels are only for drying not to spread on the sand; use sarongs as throws on the sand. Toallas no se echan en la arena, usa pareos.
  • Conserve energy, please. Turn off lights, A/C, and ceiling fans if you're out. Conserva energía eléctrica--apaga luces, A/C, y ventiladores.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) All 4 bedrooms have queen beds and a full bathroom. All but the master bedroom have an additional twin bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The house, swimming pool, and gardens are maintained by a housekeeper and a groundskeeper; it is managed by a local administrator who attends to the everyday needs of our guests; lots of coconuts; ceiling fans in all rooms and common living spaces, cooking and chauffeur services available.


Car: not necessary

Nearest navigable lagoon is 5 minutes away, extensive bird sanctuary 45 min., Zicatela beach 10 min., Mazunte 40 min., Huatulco 1 hr 30 min, and in the region there are frequent baby turtle liberations, turtle/iguana/alligator preserves, indigenous/cultural festivals, and mexican arts and crafts.

A lo largo de la costa de Oaxaca en la región de Puerto Escondido se encuentran una laguna tras otra--las más inmensas son Manialtepec a 45 minutos, que es un santuario de aves, y Chacala a más de una hora. La playa Zicatela, a 10 minutos, es una mecca para surfistas. Casi todo el año las tortugas golfinas, especie protegida, entran a las playas a desobar sus huevos , la comunidad siempre está invitada a participar en los rituales de la liberación de las tortuguitas. En la región hay iguanarios, albergues de protección de cocodrilos y de tortugas endémicas de México. Al norte hay festivales con danzantes en máscara representando las comunidades de la costa chica--mixtecas, afro-mexicanos, y de las comunidades alternativas


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Mexico

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$624.65

The daily fee includes daily housekeeping and groundskeeping for 6 persons. Rental for 7+ nights, $315 USD per night. The ideal capacity is 8 adults. Cooking services $400 pesos per day. Food & beverages additionally charged on site. Full payment due 30 days before date of arrival arranged directly with owner. For longer than 1 month rentals an additional reduction in price. House is for sale.
La tarifa diaria incluye servicio de aseo de casa y mantenimiento de alberca y jardín para 6 personas. Rentas de 7+ noches $315 USD por noche. Servicio de cocinera $400 pesos por día; el costo de alimentos y bebidas se pagan directamente a la administradora. El cupo máximo de la casa es 8 adultos idealmente. Pago completo se debe realizar 30 días antes del día de llegada concertado con el propietario. Para rentas de más de un mes hay otra reducción adicional en el precio por noche. La casa está en venta.

Daily rate applies ONLY to up to 6 persons. Additional adult $40, children (3-15) $20. Room deposit is returnable up to 30 days before first day of reservation, at 29 days or less it is not. .
Tarifa cubre SÓLO 6 personas, si más $40 o $20 por pers. El depósito de la primera noche sólo es retornable si la cancelación se hace más de 29 dias antes del día de llegada, si a 29 dias o menos se pierde.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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