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1/2 block to beach! Pool!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1B/1B, Private Terrace; Pool, Great Mexican village location!

Welcome to Casa Pacífico in beautiful Nayarit, Mexico. This unit (Casa de Sonrisas) is one of two on the property.

Tired of the "walk to everything" descriptions? I could walk across the country if I really wanted to. This property is truly a walk-to-the-beach home. Stand in the street in front of the house, turn to your right, and the Pacific Ocean beckons you -- 100 steps away. In addition, there are several cafes in the neighborhood as well as small markets. 6 blocks will take you to the center of La Penita where you will find shops, markets, banks, restaurants and bars - just about anything you need. Kayak and other beach equipment rentals right down the street.

The home itself is a one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom unit with a great private terrace. Sit outside in the morning for coffee, or in the evening to watch the sunset while listening to the waves and catching the ocean breezes. Lots of windows for light and air. Private entrance to your second floor home! A full kitchen allows you to eat in whenever you like but you are still close enough to town to head in to one of the outstanding cafes and restaurants. A short walk down the beach will take you there in minutes. Or purchase tamales and tortillas from the street vendors and shops in the neighborhood.

A large bathroom, built-in wardrobe, and a really roomy living space make this the perfect home base while you explore all that Riviera Nayarit has to offer: colonial buildings in nearby towns, surfing in Sayulita, jet-skiing, mountain drives, markets, ruins, hot springs, volcanos, and miles and miles of beach. You can easily explore the other towns in the area - San Pancho, Rincon de Guaybitos, Los Ayala, and Lo de Marcos. You will be about an hour from Playa las Tortugas and the turtle camp there. San Blas is another hour beyond.

All linens and towels are supplied (including beach towels). I have tried to equip the home with everything you will need - basic spices, cooking oil, bottled water, etc.) but if there is anything else you require, just ask. The property has two rental units as well as the owner's home. They all share a courtyard and garden as well as a pool. Beach chairs also available for guests.

I am located in Colonia Pescadores in La Penita. This is an authentic Mexican village, not a flashy resort town. It is a quiet, laid-back neighborhood with a true flavor of Mexico. The street is a mix of homes, small local businesses, a few hotels/rentals, a school across the street, and lovely neighbors!

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Lissa Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Lissa Young

I'm a native of Colorado but have traveled all over the world. I keep returning to Mexico. I usually stay in rental homes, and decided I needed one of my own. After a career in an office, the openness of the beach and the Pacific appealed to me. When I retired, I chose La Penita as my new home.

Lissa Young purchased this house in 2015

Why Lissa Young chose Los Pescadores

I love Mexico, its people and culture, and its climate. I look out at the Pacific every time I leave the house. What's not to love? I wanted a place that was close to an international airport for the convenience for family and friends, but far enough away to be out of the frenzy of the tourist areas. My neighborhood is a slice of Mexican life - families, businesses, a school, recreation, great neighbors - and I am in the middle of it, drinking in all that La Penita has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The location to the beach is a big plus. I enjoy the walled courtyard and pool as well as the detailed brickwork in the homes themselves. The neighborhood provides a realness that is often missing in the resort areas. Since I live here as well, I am available should you need anything. I'll leave you alone if you want, but am here if you need assistance or recommendations. Need more space? Ask about additional two bedroom unit on property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lissa, just wanted to thank you for a great vacation. We are ready to come back. The apartment was really comfortable, and as you know, we thoroughly enjoyed your pool and courtyard. Thanks for the emergency airport drop off as well! You have a great space in a great town with a great location. Thanks again.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Los Pescadores, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No drug use. Recreational marijuana use is NOT legal in Mexico!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with oversized shower (no tub); remodeled Spring 2016
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed; full size sofa bed in living area. Sleep/sound machine in bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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1/2 block to beach! Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This rental property is in the perfect location! Close walk to the beach and to the main Avenida where you will find everything you need! Grocery stores, bakery, butcher and tons of restaurants (check out La Vitola, great pizza and pasta). We enjoyed living in an authentic Mexican neighborhood, you will never get this experience at an all inclusive resort! The unit is well equipped and very comfortable with a great, huge, private terrace which we loved to sit out in the mornings! The pool and courtyard is lovely, it was nice to dip in the pool after a day at the beach! Lissa, the owner was very helpful with any questions and is very knowledgeable about La Penita and the other towns in the area. We only had one complaint the whole time we were there, our ceiling fan squeaked and as soon as we mentioned it , Lissa had them both replaced immediately!

We have booked for next year and already we can't wait! Thankyou Lissa for a great accommodation!

Joanne and Blair

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanne and Blair -- Loved having you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind review. I'm truly looking forward to your visit next year.
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I hope to go back some day. Beautiful property. So close to the beach. Short walk to restaurants.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review! I enjoyed having you guys. Such a short trip - almost a tease! Plan to stay longer next time! I'll be looking forward to it.
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Bright, clean, close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We loved La Penita. If you like big all inclusive resorts then it might not be for you. La Penita truly is a working town. It's regular people working and living their lives in this wonderful village. The beach is right at the end of the block from Casa Pacifico and it was never crowded. It was Easter break for the locals and we were warned that it might be busy. The Mexicans know how to enjoy the beach. Three or four generations, music, food, drink and sand, lots of sand. It was great.

Lissa is very warm and welcoming. Both, before we got there by emails and after we arrived, if we had any questions or needed anything, she was right there. We stayed in the upstairs suite. It was clean, bright, cool with a huge deck that we used for early morning sun and coffee,

and in the afternoon for margaritas. If your looking for the authentic, real Mexico, this is for you. I highly recommend Lissa at Casa Pacifico in La Penita.

  • Submitted: 4-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! I'm so glad you enjoy La Peñita and all it has to offer as I do. You were great guests and I enjoyed having you here. I hope to see you again sooner than later! Thanks again!
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Lewiston, ID

Amazing, Fabulous, Best so Far

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upper unit for a month (February) and have already booked for next year. The bed was very comfortable (that's important because I have a bad back.) The unit was spotlessly clean, nicely equipped, and has wonderful cross ventilation. There is a notebook with maps, restaurant tips (go to Irma's), and guidance on tipping. It is such a bonus to have laundry on site. The beautiful beach is just a short walk away or you can also relax on the veranda or by the pool. The owner is around if you have questions but she also totally respects your privacy. I really enjoyed being in a Mexican neighborhood, seeing the school kids, watching the dogs snooze, stopping by the tortilleria to get fresh tortillas for lunch or picking up a mini-Magnum ice cream bar at the corner Abbarrotte. You can get by just fine without knowing any Spanish except Please, Thank you, Pardon me. I have been coming to this area for 20 years and this is my favorite rental so far. [One note: we planned on using Verizon to call the US but there was no service at the unit. The wireless network was fine for email and i-texting but if you need cell coverage, you might check into buying a burner in La Penita.]

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! I so enjoyed having you and look forward to next year. Sorry about the Verizon issues. I've heard that from several people in the area as well as a friend of mine who visits a couple of times a year. I have AT&T so never noticed. I'll add this to my "getting here" email. Thanks again and see you next year!
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Portsmouth, VA, U.S.

Perfect beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I even start? I'll definitely be returning to this rental for my next vacation to Mexico, I just hope it isn't already booked! The owner is on site and is so helpful, she even left some snacks and a full water bubbler for us free of charge! The bed was super comfortable and keeping the windows open made for a wonderful cross breeze while I slept. The pool area has been remodeled since the pictures, it's a lovely little area to lay out and get some sun while reading a book and drinking your morning coffee before taking the 2 minute walk to the beach! If you're not in the mood to lay by the pool there is a private covered patio off the rental as well. The town is super friendly and has tons of places to grab a bite to eat or do a little shopping. Oh, and did I mention the rental comes with basic cooking spices, tin foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags? Lissa (the owner) really has thought of everything and it made for a great vacation experience, and the all inclusive pricing is an added touch, no surprise utility bills!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I enjoyed having you here and look forward to a repeat visit.
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Kansas City

Perfect location, perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a perfect location. Just like the description says, steps to the beach. Nice gradual slope into the water, perfect temp. The town of La Penita is a wonderful little Mexican town with lots of shops and restaurants. This isn't the big, fancy tourist destination, just a real little Mexican town. The apartment itself is very spacious and well equipped. Kitchen is a little small but had everything we needed. The owner is onsite and was very very helpful with suggestions of places to eat and things to see. (She even reminded us about the time change between La Penita and Puerto Vallarta -- good thing or we would have missed our flight!). I highly recommend this rental and we will definitely be back! Great place, reasonable price.

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Tepic-Puerto Vallarta Highway
Nearest Beach
Jaltemba Bay, La Penita
Car: recommended

Tired of the "walk to the beach" descriptions that are really several miles away? (I suppose I could walk to New York if I really wanted to!) This is a true walk to the beach property. Half a block from the beach - 100 steps (a few more if you're short!). Very calm beach at the northern end of Jaltemba Bay. True Mexican village slightly off the beaten track. Restaurants and shops a few blocks away either through town or a short walk down the beach. Close enough for convenience and all supplies, far enough away to be private and "non-touristy". Short drive or cab ride to zip-lining, jet ski rentals, surfing, mountain villages, Compostela and Tepic, or even Puerto Vallarta if you need a high-end shopping fix. But don't miss the local markets! Thursday in La Penita, Monday in Guayabitos, Saturday in Lo de Marcos. Fresh produce, pastries, candied nuts and coffee as well as local artists displaying their creations - weaving, jewelry, Huichol art!

If you are looking for a posh resort with non stop entertainment, this is probably not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for a place to kick back, relax away from the frenzied resorts, bask in the sun at either the beach or the pool, and drink in the authentic culture, this is definitely your vacation spot.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Los Pescadores, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June-Sept Values
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$7 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.97

Contact for last minute deals and discounts!

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

50% if cancelled 60 days or more prior to the Check-in Date
No refund if less than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date.

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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