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Beautiful ocean & mountain view, private pool, short walk to town and beach!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Casa Carolina is newly built with both authentic Mexican details and modern amenities to ensure a comfortable Mexican experience.

It is situated on a large hillside lot which affords beautiful ocean, town and mountain views from all three levels, including a roof top terrace. The main level has a large well equipped kitchen with island for indoor dining, living room, and 1/2 bath. There is also an outdoor dining /lounging area on the front covered terrace. The lower level has two large bedrooms, both with queen beds and clothing storage, and a bathroom with large tiled shower and washer and dryer for in-house laundry. There are ceiling fans in the kitchen and living and in both bedrooms.

The main level of the garden has a private pool and many places to sit and enjoy the many flowering plants and fruit trees.

The villa is well off the main road with covered parking for one or two vehicles. An English and Spanish speaking manager lives very close and will be happy to get you settled in and give you helpful suggestions for the many places to see and lots of things to do.

It's a short 5 - 7 min walk down a cobblestone street (bring good walking shoes) to the oceanside malecon where turning left takes you to the quaint fishing village of Aticama where you can purchase groceries and/or any supplies you might need. If you feel like dining out there are many restaurants throughout the village, but remember, this is real Mexico so bring your translator app or a Spanish/English dictionary so you know what you are ordering!! The people are very friendly and will help you in any way they can, but very little English is spoken. A short drive back along Playa los Cocos is Casa Manana, a hotel with a restaurant where English is spoken and delicious margaritas are served!!

Turning right on the malecon brings you to 7kms of gorgeous beach along which you will find beach front restaurants, palapas to sip your cool drinks under, a newly built pier and kilometer stretch of malecon filled with fun things for kids.

A 15 min drive north of Aticama is San Blas which is a larger village where you can access ATMs and a wider variety of shopping and restaurants, also a historic sight well worth seeing. Along the way to San Blas is a boat tour through the mangroves, a new birdwatching platform, as well as opportunities to purchase freshly baked banana, coconut, or pineapple bread and fresh fruit on the roadside.

There are buses or taxis to bring you the 80 miles from Puerto Vallarta but renting a car is the best way to take advantage of all the things to do in the area. All of the main roads are paved and very well maintained.

Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of being away from the busy tourist areas in beautiful Aticama!!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2018

About Carolyn

We live in a small rural community in the interior of British Columbia and enjoy getting away from the long Canadian winter.

Carolyn purchased this house in 2009

Why Carolyn chose Aticama

After waiting 20 years to go on a honeymoon, we settled on a rental in Aticama and fell in love with the peace and quiet, the people, the beach, the weather, the list is long!! A surprising opportunity presented itself and Casa Carolina came to be. We plan on retiring there in 10 years but in the meantime we would like to share our home so people can discover this charming little village for themselves.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are also two cots with linens and lots of room to set them up in either bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beautiful ocean & mountain view, private pool, short walk to town and beach!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Casa Carolina is a wonderful place, very clean and well equipped with everything I needed for a very comfortable and relaxing vacation. The pool was perfect and the small garden had lots of beautiful flowers to enjoy. The beach is amazing with a great new pier and restaurants. Aticama is a very authentic Mexican village with all the charm and character that you can't find in the touristy areas. A new concierge service has started which takes all the guesswork out of finding tours, fishing, where to eat, etc.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway - Just What I Needed

  • 5 of 5

The two weeks I spent at Casa Carolina are going to stay with me for a very long time. The serene, peaceful environment, the wonderful local food and culture, and the gorgeous scenery make this little home away from home a great getaway.

When I arrived, everything was ready to go. A well stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture, wonderful bedding, and an amazing shower ensure a very comfortable stay. The covered patio is perfect for drinking coffee and eating breakfast, and the pool is great for cooling off after a long walk along the never ending beach. And you would not believe the price of tacos in town! The village of Aticama, while seemingly rough around the edges, is full of wonderful, friendly locals, who will try their best to help even if you don't speak Spanish. But it is definitely an asset.

All in all, I very much enjoyed my stay at Casa Carolina, and would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you felt at home and were able to enjoy all that Aticama and area had to offer, I agree that it is a very relaxing place. I have to thank you very much for your understanding when we couldn't figure out the wifi, the summer storms do a lot of damage to electronics. Thanks so much for the wonderful review.
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Authentic Mexican Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in Aticama at Carolyn's home. It was truly an authentic Mexican cultural experience. After an early morning swim (the birds and butterflies in the surrounding vegetation was surreal) in the pool our days were spent exploring mangroves, a waterfall, beaches, restaurants, historical sites and our evenings were enjoyed with games, dvds and more time in the pool. When we couldn't connect to WIFI we visited the local library 2 minutes from the house. Although we didn't meet the owner Carolyn, she was an amazing hostess... communication was quick and easy, she was sincere and tries hard to meet the needs of her guests. We will definitely be back...this home is a hidden gem. TIPS: knowing a little Spanish helped us, renting a car (which was fairly cheap) was necessary for exploring, the annoying bugs (NO-SEE-EMS and mosquitoes after sunset) were taken care of with spray, wake up in the morning with a camera in your hand because when you first open your eyes and you're looking through the windows you'll think your still dreaming!

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your awesome review, Sherry, and also thank you for your patience and understanding while we tried to figure out the wifi issue. Thankfully you found and enjoyed the many distractions that makes Aticama and area so special. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again.
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We had a good time

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time at Carolina house, the house looks just like the pictures, kitchen is well equiped, it was clean and the surrounding was quiet. I would rent it again. I would recommend it for someone who speaks spanish and who has a car. I never found a way to walk down the trail to go to the beach...

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!! Now that we are down here we can see that someone built a wall across the path so I do apologize for that. I agree that a car is necessary, glad you saw a lot of the local attractions.
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found it as relaxing as we do. Thanks for your very kind review!!
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay in a beautiful home.

Our family highly recommends this home. 😎😎😎🇦🇺

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, so glad you enjoyed your stay!!!!
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Puerta Vallarta
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

There are several must-sees in the area including a boat ride through the mangroves to see lots of birds, crocodiles, fish etc., a new birdwatching platform, a beautiful waterfall, and ruins in nearby San Blas. There are markets in several neighbouring villages for souvenirs, housewares, food etc.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$50
Pet Fee C$30
Damage Deposit C$300

Please make sure to check the denomination the rates are displayed in, the CAD rates show very much higher than USD, but that is because of the exchange rate.
Also please check the season as the rates change, the average rate shown is the close to the lowest price because it averages all the seasonal rates.

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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