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1/2 block to beach! Two units surrounding gardens and pool!

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2B/1B Casita, With Pool; Great Mexican village location! 1/2 block to beach!

Welcome to Casa Pacífico in beautiful Nayarit, Mexico. This unit (Casa de la Alegria) 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.

The casita itself is a two bedroom, one bathroom unit. A/C for bedrooms. Sit outside in the garden right outside your door for morning coffee, or in the evening, take the stairs to your roof at sunset, while listen to the waves and catch the ocean breezes. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to be here during one of the many meteor showers! This casita is a detached unit, separate from the main house, and adjacent to the pool. 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 in the neighborhood.

A large bathroom and a 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. Kayak and other beach rentals right down the street.

All linens and towels are supplied (including beach towels). Both queen beds have pillow toppers and high thread count sheets. 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.

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!

More Details

Lissa Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 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 bungalow in 2015

Why Lissa Young chose Los Pescadores

I love Mexico, its people and culture, and its climate. I see the Pacific right down the street 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 bungalow 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 one bedroom on property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was my first stay here and to Mexico. It was amazing. I absolutely loved the drive from the airport to Casa Pacifico. I was amazed at the beautiful garden area by pool side. We stayed in the casita which offered a full kitchen, large bathroom, living/ dining area, and two bedrooms.The unit was clean and furnished with local mexican flare. The owner was very helpful in offering suggestions for area attractions, markets, beaches to visit, and places to eat. One of the best things about casa pacifico is its short walk to the quiet beach. And when I say is. There are no vendors always trying to sell you something. Many times when we were there we were the only people on the beach. Wonderful beach to swim or just look out at the ocean. Casa Pacifico is located in a local neighborhood. So you will hear kids playing at the school, chickens, and the waves rolling in. It is also a short walk into town via the streets or the beach. La Penita offers a bank, several grocery markets, restaurants, street taco vendors, and stores. I highly recommend Tiki's restaurant which overlooks the beach. Great food and view. I truely enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend staying here.
Dec 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Los Pescadores, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No drug use. Recreational marijuana 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Oversized shower (no tub); new spring 2016
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 queen w/ high thread count sheets; mattress pillow topper
    Garden bedroom - 1 queen , 1 queen w/ high thread count sheets; mattress pillow topper
  • 1 queen bed in each bedroom with high thread count sheets and pillow toppers on mattress. Hand painted Mexican side tables in garden bedroom. Sleep/sound machines in each bedroom. Bedrooms share entryway and are separated by a wall open to the ceiling to provide privacy yet allow for maximum air flow.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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1/2 block to beach! Two units surrounding gardens and pool!
average rating of 4.142857 based on 8 reviews

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

The casita on this property was very cute, clean, and an all around great place to stay while in La Penita. I came with two friends on a girls trip and we had plenty of room. We loved the pool right out front, and felt very safe! The beach is very close, a short walk away. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you girls had a good time and were able to relax! I enjoyed having you here and look forward to your return! Thanks again!
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Nice and welcoming place with great beach nearby

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving week here in 2016. The house is comfortable, clean and large enough for a family of three. The photos posted by Lissa reflect exactly what the place looks like and it is really pretty and cozy.

A/C and ceiling fans made a big difference, especially in the evening. The house, including the kitchen and the bathroom, is fully stocked, and whatever we couldn't find (bar of soap, corkscrew) we bought on Penita's main strip. We got groceries at the supermarket on the way from the airport and ate at least one meal a day at the house. At night, neighbors played loud music, but inside the bedroom we couldn't hear it.

The private pool was nice, but the ocean blew it right out of the water. The beach is a few doors down, a two-minute walk. It's about a mile long, and most of the time, there were very few other people on it. The water was very warm and swimmable.

Lissa is great. She lives in another house past a beautiful little garden on the same property. Her advice was always spot on. We enjoyed our privacy, and Lissa was there most of the time and happy to help if we needed her.

La Penita is a good hour from the airport. We suggest renting a car. We drove around and explored beaches and towns along the coast. Ask Lissa for car rental recommendations. We forgot to and got ripped off, at least a little.

The beach was hands-down the best part of the vacation. Staying away from touristy places like Puerto Vallarta was definitely the right decision, too. We had a peaceful and relaxing time.

  • Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I enjoyed having you and I'm glad you had a good trip. Corkscrew! I don't drink wine so that one completely slipped by me on the list of provisions! Good feedback! Hope to see you again!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Spent 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our casita was comfortable, and didn't lack in anything we could find. My only caution would be that the 2 bedrooms are only separated by a partial wall, so privacy could be an issue foe some. The patio and pool were lovely, and always provided a shady spot somewhere for those hot Mexican afternoons. The location was great, being about 2 minutes from beach, which was always near-empty when we were there, and made for a really nice walk to Centro, and especially back at sunset. The owner is a full-time resident, and

happy to provide suggestions about the area (ie. Go for the Limonada at Irma's, delicious and super refreshing). If you're looking for a true Mexican

town, LA Penita is a perfect example. Great people, authentic food, dusty cobblestone streets, chickens and laid back dogs everywhere. If you're uncomfortable with that type of area, stay at a resort. If you're looking for real Mexico, I'd highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review! Enjoyed having you guys here. Glad you enjoyed La Peñita and its cultural flavor as much as I do. Hope to see you here again!
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Relaxing and fabulous

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in this casita immensely. It is definitely not the resort experience-thank goodness! Pros: inviting enclosed courtyard; hammocks in the shade; pool with pool floats; small, but well equipped kitchen; ceiling fans throughout; bedrooms air conditioned; walk to the beach is super short; beach towels and beach chairs provided; outdoor shower to rinse off sand and salt; washer and dryer; walk to Avenida shopping and restaurants took only ten minutes or so. Cons: street is dusty and cobbled like all the other ones in town. Owner added tables next to lounge chairs by the pool the last day I was there. Remodel of kitchen and bath scheduled for April, I am excited to see the changes! I will definitely stay here next time I take a Mexico vacation.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diana, thank you so much for your kind review! I enjoyed talking with you during your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here and found the "true Mexican village" you were looking for. Looking forward to your next trip! Lissa
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Not As Described.

  • 1 of 5

I began email discussions with the owner on November 25, 2015 about renting the place for a month beginning February 7, 2016. I arrived the evening of February 7 and on February 8 was told to vacate the premises. The owner was insulted that I told her that her place was not as described in the numerous emails we shared, or her ad on VRBO. It was different in so many ways, that I asked for a refund. She complied with a check for two-thirds of my rental and then stopped payment on the check after she EVICTED me. This remodel sits between two empty derelict bldgs. The owner designed a bathroom area for her dogs right when you walk in the entry-way. Be prepared for the look and smell of urine and dog feces as you enter the grounds just to the right of the door. The two dogs are not excessively noisy but they do bark. The casita itself...the front door only opens 1/3 of the way. The beds are comfortable and the sheets have that high thread count that she mentions in all her advertising. Supposedly this makes a huge difference in the quality of your vacation, but she neglects to mention that the window screens have rips and tears that mosquitos get thru...and this side of town has lots of mosquitos. The bathroom hardly accomodates one person and the shower is moldy and mildewy with very little water pressure from a shower spigot that is plugged with years of scale. And bugs...if you like your bathroom with bugs, this one is crawling (literally!) with them. In and out of the shower drain, along the baseboards. She will tell you that every place has bugs. I will tell you, that is simply not the case. There is no chance you will feel the ocean breeze in the small, cramped courtyard. Nor will you hear the surf from this location. The bungalows are directly across the street from a schoolyard playground. The kids are out there early. There is also a marching band with an enthusiastic snare drum player. They practice late into the evening. If the school is not in session and the band is not practicing, you can hear stereophonic rock and roll cranked up to its loudest volume from the numerous apartments and parked wrecked vehicles in the area. When I mentioned the noise to the owner on the morning of February 8, 2016 she became very offended by my "abusive" attitude and asked me "what should she have said?" about "there is a school directly across the street." Sadly the ocean is not 100 steps away. It is a few blocks away and main street is a long dusty walk

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you were unhappy with the location of my property. I try to be very clear that the house is in an authentic Mexican neighborhood. I think you were perhaps expecting something more like the small resorts where the properties are more insulated from the local culture. When you decided to leave the morning after your first night, the only reasons you gave were the number of Mexican families in the neighborhood and the school children across the street. None of the other concerns in your subsequent review were mentioned at all. I am forced to assume that you may be confusing my property with another as even your description of the location of my house is not accurate - I am the 4th house from the beach, not several blocks, and I have a neighbor on one side and rental bungalows on the other, not derelict buildings. I hope you were able to find accommodations that met your needs, and again, I'm sorry your expectations and my property were not in sync. I have had many other guests for whom the culture, location and ambiance were a perfect fit.
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Authentic experience in La Penita.

  • 4 of 5

I had a very good stay at Lissa's casita. Lissa is a terrific hostess; she went out of her way to make sure I had dinner on my first night along with a trip to the grocery store, and was always ready with advice and contacts to provide whatever I needed. The casita is surrounded with a lovely terrace, pool, lounge chairs and hammocks, and has good beds and all that is needed to cook. It's still a bit of a work in progress as the rooftop terrace is soon to be finished, and some of the furniture is still to be replaced. It is as advertised, just a block to a nearly empty beach, even in high season. Just an easy 10 minute walk along the beach leads to town which is not overly tourist filled. You will however find plenty of N. Americans who come to stay for longer periods. This is not a fancy resort town but a more authentic Mexican experience, just what I wanted. You will encounter chickens, dogs barking, lots of children, and there is a school across the street. The nights were peaceful and I loved swinging in the hammock and watching the stars. Lissa also has a one bedroom apartment with a large private terrace that she rents more on a long term basis. I can't stress enough that Lissa is warm and helpful and made it very easy to get set up in the town. I recommend her and her rental!

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review! I enjoyed your visit and helping you get settled in was my pleasure. I'm glad you had a great stay and found La Peñita as delightful as I do. I hope to see you again!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Jaltemba Aquatica
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jaltemba Aquatica
Nearest Beach
La Penita
Car: recommended

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 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 bungalow 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$6 per night, per additional guest
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$320.43

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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