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Ultimate Privacy For The Discerning Couple

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type house


About the property

1 Br 1 Bath Casita with Total Privacy And Perfect Accommodations

A perfect option for the couple looking for a small sized home and priced accordingly. Punta el Corral was built as our guesthouse back in 2000. Then we had plans to build a large main house, but couldn't afford to build it at the same time. Over the years, we realized it was just the perfect size for the two of us, and it was the only home around that offered that unique feature. So, in 2013, for the first time we are putting our private casa onto the rental market and looking to fill the niche of a small, but perfectly appointed home.

Our master bedroom has a comfortable, hotel quality king bed. It has one bathroom off the master bedroom that has a two sink vanity, regular toilet (no bidet), and a wonderful oversize shower head for a shower that looks out onto the beach!

Air conditioning is provided, as well as a large ceiling fan if you prefer. There are built-in floor to ceiling storage closets surrounding the master bedroom (which is round in design). The front door access is self-locking for security as well as the wooden pocket doors that lead to a private deck overlooking the beautiful garden. All linens are included - even beach towels. Linens are changed and general cleaning is provided every other day.

There is a built-in desk behind the bed and provides a place to work or write. There is also a direct land line telephone to make free local calls as well as a current copy of La Conexion, the Troncones Directory published by the Homeowners Association (APCAT) of which we are members. Wireless Internet access is included in the rental price and additional information is provided in the House Manual to assist in utilizing this service.

Next, you will take a set of steps outside the front door leading up to the kitchen and living area. Be prepared for a breathtaking view of the entire beach and a birds-eye view of everything happening around you. Sunsets are incredibly beautiful and personal. Our kitchen is equipped with all the items a gourmet chef would desire. A coffeepot and gourmet coffee will be awaiting your arrival. As of November 2016----there is finally an ATM!!! There are a few more tiendas with grocery items located on Troncones Beach (including a liquor store), and vegetables and fruits are peddled twice a week (sometimes daily) by a local purveyor who drives his truck the full length of the beach, and there is even fresh fish sold by villagers from nearby Majahua on this same beach road.

There is a dining table with seating for 5, as well as a sofa that has a single (twin size) cushion suitable for accommodating one additional guest. There are air-chairs and plenty of seating for hosting sunset margaritas--or just enjoy it by yourself!

The property is plentiful (it consists of two lots) and you are welcome to enjoy the gardens and to use the outdoor barbeque pit. There is an outside shower for rinsing off after swimming in the ocean. We have a selection of boogie boards, snorkeling gear and swim socks available for your use. We also have reading material and several board games. There is a Bluetooth portable speaker available for use.

If you arrive by car, there is plenty of free parking available on the property. The main stretch of beach is over two miles long so it can be quite a hike back and forth to the village. There are locals available to transport you up and down the beach, as well as various taxis at reasonable prices for local transportation.

Punta el Corral is located on the point, or the northern part of Troncones Beach. We are actually located on a stretch of the beach that is on a sub-road that comes off of the main road. Currently, our portion of the roads are dirt. There is a plan to pave our section of the road--but it always seems to be mañana. Nonetheless, we are only 1000 feet from the entrance of The Inn on Manzanilla Bay--a wonderful B and B with excellent bar and restaurant offering live music once a week and a full bar with their own Big Boy blue agave tequila. Further down the beach on Manzanilla Bay you will find more restaurants--including Hacienda Eden. Excellent food and perfect accommodations for any friends looking to visit during your stay.

We have been coming to Troncones since 1992 and fell in love with it immediately. It is not a resort-like experience, but rather a special kind of place for people who love the joy and simplicity of a small, Mexican beach village with some surprisingly good options for food and drink. We hope staying at Punta el Corral will cement your love for Troncones and find yourself returning again and again!

More Details

Property Manager
Trish Philbrook
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Trish Philbrook

I am a retired accountant who would like to spend as much time as possible exploring new and exciting destinations.

Trish Philbrook purchased this house in 1996

Why Trish Philbrook chose Troncones

Troncones spoke to my heart the minute I set foot on the beach. I grew up in Monterey, Calilfornia and always dreamed of owning a house on the beach. My dream was realized when we were able to purchase two lots among the first group of foreign buyers. We teamed up with Enrique Zozaya, a world-renowned architect who built many of the spectacular homes along Troncones Beach over the years, to build Punta el Corral for the 2000 millennium celebration.

What makes this house unique

It is the only property specifically suited for just two people. Most of the properties for rent on Troncones Beach will accommodate 5-10 people, but what if it is just the two of you?? Not as much to choose from. And then there is that 270 degree unobstructed view from the second story living area. I can literally sit upstairs swinging in the air chair for hours watching the flora and fauna--and people watching is rather fun as well!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Troncones, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full large shower overlooks beach, a two sink vanity, regular toilet (no bidet) with a separate door for privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , sofa convertible to single bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Ultimate Privacy For The Discerning Couple
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
Rosemount, MN

Wonderful location to relax and unplug from the world.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome scenery, comfortable lounging and sleeping areas. Remote enough to feel alone, but close enough to get supplies. Bring sturdy shoes for walking on the rocks and checking the tide pools. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff & Peggy! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in Troncones and Punta el Corral. Please think of us when you make your return visit to Troncones. We love having guests like you who make the best of their time on vacation and truly appreciate the magic of this wonderful beach community! Sincerely, Trish & Tina
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Great private, beautiful space - near to everything you need, fantastic views...

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay, spend lots of time in the area and had walked by this house before. always interested in it. Simple, traditional layout upstairs; kitchen, sitting and terrific views for the coast and sunsets. Single bedroom and bath downstairs; all you need if you're with someone you like/love. We were and will be back! Thanks Trish and Tina!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you, Mike & Lavena! I'm so glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. We love having guests like you who love this part of the beach and are looking for some peaceful and private time together---but still are close enough to other establishments to interact when you want. We would love to have you back in the future as often as you wish! Sincerely, Trish Philbrook
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Fountain Hills, AZ

Private oceanfront retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spend an absolutely enjoyable and relaxing week at Trish’s Amazing house. The setting could not have been more perfect for anyone seeking a quiet, private and romantic beachfront vacation . The beautiful, comfortable and well designed Home sits on a large and meticulously landscaped lot with gorgeous tropical plants and trees, lovingly cared for by Jesús the gardener. The house itself is well stocked, complete with high quality linens and towels. We spent many tranquil hours on the second floor under the palapa watching the pelicans and whales. A very short walk from the casa is a spectacular swimming beach called Manzanillo bay with beautiful sand, warm gentle waves and no crowds. For evening “entertainment “ there are some nice dining options near by. We particularly liked Jardin del Eden, and for fantastic cocktails Amor Tropicale ( a beautiful outdoors place at the end of the little neighborhood, owned by Rodrigo and Natalie, most wonderful people).

We simply could not have had a better time relaxing by the beach thanks to this fabulous rental. The owner Trish and in town manager Tina are both easy to communicate with and super friendly. We can not wait to return !

Kirsten and Steve

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kirsten & Steve: You are the BEST guests imaginable! Thank you so much for your kind words and fantastic attitudes. Troncones was made for the two of you--people who love the adventure and whose appreciation for the kind spirit of the villagers and the proud determination of everyone to share their love of this tropical paradise. We look forward to many return visits and you are always welcome in our home! Sincerely, Trish Philbrook
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Shangri-La above the waves

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this hand-crafted casita about five miles north of Troncones. It's a beauty. Downstairs is one of the most comfortable king size beds we've ever slept on, large double doors that slide open so you can enjoy the Pacific while in bed, custom wood cabinets throughout and a bathroom shower big enough for two to cavort in. A lot of care went into this cottage, beautiful touches abound. Upstairs under the thatched roof you will be at eye-level with squadrons of pelicans as they fly by patrolling the coast. Below, waves crash on the rocky point as you cook dinner or just loll on the single bed reading trashy novels. The kitchen has just about every gadget you'd want and a few miles up the road you can buy fresh fish right off the boats. A short 10-minute around the point is a sandy cove with gentle waves and great swimming. Sublime!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonita casita

  • 5 of 5

Trish (owner) and Tina (property manager) were both great. Super nice and thoughtful. It was our honeymoon so they put pink champagne in the fridge. If we needed anything we just had to ask and it was taken care of quickly. Beautiful casita beautiful view - we had a great time.

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, relaxing views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekened in casa Corral & enjoyed it a lot! We went surfing, there is a point just meters from the house though the swell was very small & had to make a 15mins drive approx. To La Saladita. The house has stunning views, the roof top is very fresh & the house is nicely put. You have several nearby restaurants (walking distance or 5mins drive). We bought fresh fish from the fishermen in Majahua which is the town next door (5mins drive). Great experience! We'll be back For sure!

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie for the wonderful review! I am so glad you had a great time and were able to enjoy the surfing---quite a feat. We would love to have you back any time it is convenient! Thanks, Trish
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Federal Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Manzanilla Bay Inn
Nearest Beach
Troncones beach

Punta el Corral is located on 'the point' of the 3-mile long stretch of Troncones Beach. It overlooks a challenging surf point where you can observe or participate depending on your abilities. There are wonderful tide pools that can be explored all day, but are especially delightful for floating in while enjoying a sunset cocktail. Bird watching and whale watching are favorite past times. And just around the corner from the tide pools lies Manzanilla Bay--a wonderful and safe beach for swimming or body surfing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Troncones, Mexican Riviera

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$376.74

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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