|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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.
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, tall trees and palms, 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 which provided a welcome shady corridor. 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 50 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 travelling 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 that feeds into the main 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, 4 bedrooms to accommodate many guests and family members, and much more.
Keywords: One storey, 1 master BR, 3BR 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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$65 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||C$653|
The daily fee includes daily housekeeping, groundskeeping, and cooking services. The ideal capacity is 8 adults. Food & beverages additionally charged. 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, mantenimiento de alberca y jardin, y cocinera. El cupo máximo de la casa es 8 adultos idealmente. Comida y bebidas es un costo adicional. 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 4 adults. Additional adult, $50. Room deposit is returnable up to 30 days before first day of reservation, at 29 days or less it is not. Children 3-15 y.o., $20.
Tarifa cubre SÓLO 4 adultos. 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. Niños de 3-15 años, $20.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.