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CASITA BUENA VIDA, Bucerias (Little House of Good Life)

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom casita on a large property in Villas Colibri

Welcome to this recently built rental. Our casita was designed for one or two adults and offers a peaceful, tranquil, private setting. It's like staying at your own little piece of paradise. Amenities include mini-split A/C units, all towels and linens, including pool towels, Wi-Fi/internet and water filtration system on site for safe, drinkable water. It has a spacious bedroom with walk-in closet, queen size bed, plenty of storage, a computer desk area, kitchenette with parota cabinetry, new appliances, coffee maker, blender, kitchen ware and sitting area. Large patio doors open onto an outdoor living space and just steps to the lap pool, hot tub/bubble tub and BBQ/cooking area.

Please Note: WE ARE GAY FRIENDLY :-)

Owners on site for worry free vacation and will provide some transportation.

Casita will be supplied with Complimentary Breakfast Items for first morning after arrival.

Small pets allowed :-) Ask Owner

More Details

Susan Hartly
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Susan Hartly

We spent most of our younger and working years in British Columbia, Canada. The last six years we lived in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. We have travelled to several countries over the years but have always returned to Mexico. We became owners at Paradise Village Resort & Spa in Nuevo Vallarta in 1997 and called that our vacation home for many years. (see VRBO listing Paradise Village Resort & Spa 'Family Friendly Studio Suite). Both of us retired earlier this year and came down to Bucerias to complete our house and casita.

Susan Hartly purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Susan Hartly chose Bucerías

Well, this all started about 20 years ago with our first visit to Mexico. Both of us absolutely love the Mexican lifestyle, warm weather, sandy beaches and just a sense of well being. So we decided to buy a piece of property and build a house and a casita. We now live most of the year in Bucerias and are retired. Since being here we have developed some strong friendships and ties within our community. Both of us have lived on Vancouver Island, Canada for many years and enjoy being with and welcoming people to our home here.

What makes this cottage unique

What made us decide to purchase this property was that we didn't want to live in 'Vacation' mode all the time by being in with all the part time people and partners. We did all that before. We wanted a place a bit away from all of that and would make us appreciate the peacefulness of the area and to connect with the Mexican culture and people.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Bucerías, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Guest to clean BBQ after use
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Marble countertops and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, walk-in closet, dresser, chair, alarm clock and full length mirror. View is looking out onto pool and garden.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Beach Chairs Umbrella provided Mini Binoculars provided for bird watching


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(13 traveler reviews)

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CASITA BUENA VIDA, Bucerias (Little House of Good Life)
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Clean and private

  • 5 of 5

Very charming, private Casita. Tidy and neat, everything you need for a pleasant stay.

The pool was amazing, the pictures do not lie, it was the perfect size and nice and clean.

Sue, Cheryl and Sierra are the perfect hosts, there when you need them but always respecting your privacy. A pleasant 30 minute walk to Bucerias so leave early or the sun will roast you.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little casita and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend it to others! It was the perfect size for the two of us and very comfortable. We didn’t mind walking into town or down to the beach, we needed it! The hostesses Cheryl and Sue are lovely, so helpful no matter what the issue and very resourceful regarding the area. Ciara was waiting to say good morning pretty well every day and we became very fond of her, our “away from home” pet. We hope our stay leads to a future friendship with these three!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and beyond service. Beautiful and clean accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were kind and helpful. The property is beautiful and well appointed.

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Joy and Sue! We really enjoyed having you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you on you next vacation in the area. Keep in touch and all the best! Sue & Cheryl and Ciara too!!
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Fantastic private oasis!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, private and comfortable place to call home while visiting Bucerias and the area. Everything we needed was provided..good linens and towels ad a well thought out space.I cannot say enough about the kindness and thoughtfulness of the owners Cheryl and Sue. The added bonus of receiving a ride from the airport as well as being taken for a good first shop for food etc is so fantastic. They provided us with so much good information and made us feel at home immediately. The casita is a wonderful space with a gorgeous pool and outside spaces to relax. It is about a 20 minute walk into Bucerias or a 5 min cab ride so you have the best of both worlds. Thanks to Sue and Cheryl we discovered great restaurants and places to check out and they went well above and beyond what we could have hoped for. I feel we've made new friends who we will definitely return to see!!! Thank you SO very much for everything and as well for having the lovely Ciara to greet us daily!!

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review :-) It was certainly wonderful meeting the both of you and having you stay with us. It's so nice when we have guests who are so wonderful. We always enjoy sharing our own experiences and favourite places and appreciate our guests positive feedback. Even though you two ladies were only here for a week we feel we have increased our circle of friends once again. We would welcome you both to stay with us anytime in the future. Keep in touch!! Best regards, Sue, Cheryl & a woof from Miss Ciara!
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Paradise the

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful piece of property and within walking distance of downtown Bucerias and to the beach and also to catch a bus or a taxi. So very comfortable and roomy and the owners are the absolutely best hostesses ever. And can't forget about Ciara the onsite friendly dog.

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Deb! It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. We are looking forward to the next time as there is so much to do and see here. It's nice to be able to share experiences from both sides :-) Thank you for the lovely review. All the best, Sue, Cheryl and Ciara too!!
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Mexican home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived, the communication with our hosts was warm and welcoming. Their smiling faces greeted us at the airport and we chattered all the way to our Casita. Our hosts were friendly, warm, informative, helpful and willing beyond our expectations. The Casita is beautiful and the pictures do not do it justice. It has everything you need for your stay. We already miss Sierra's good mornings. We would stay there again and again.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jayne & Kevin for staying with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed the casita, it's surroundings and what it has to offer. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know you both better. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Warmest regards, Sue, Cheryl & Ciara too!!
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Bucerías, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season Shoulder
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$100
Pet Fee C$50


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
No 'cleaning fee' charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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