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Our villa, Casa de la Paloma, is on Santiago Bay and Playa Miramar, a three mile long beach, perfect for long walks and jogging. This private oceanfront villa for rent features 4 equal size King bedrooms, each with private bath, it's own individual air conditioner and CD or IPOD player for your listening enjoyment. Additionally, we have a full kitchen, formal dining room and an air conditioned TV and Recreation room. The TV and Recreation room has a game table, six chairs, large sofa and TV with Satellite Connection, VCR, DVD, and a DVD library of over 100 movies. You can hear and see the ocean surf from each room. Casa de la Paloma is great for couples or families. NEW SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONERS IN TV ROOM AND ALL FOUR BEDROOMS 2009! VERY QUIET WHEN RUNNING!
We were guests of Casa de la Paloma during early December 2008. We had four generations of us staying for a family holiday. Everything that was described to us and assured to us was met. Mr. Watkins was very quick to answer our questions with an honest opinion. Those opinions were accurate. We included the house keeper for a couple of meals, visited with the pool people, and talked with the grounds keeper. They were all very friendly and went beyound expectations for a reasonable helpfullness. The beach is the best on the Pacific side of Mexico. Our two year old grandchild enjoyed playing in the surf and sand. He played with the Mexican children on the beach while we shared common life experiences with the parents. It was friendly and great. Use the people for tours that Jess recommends. There is no snorkeling on the beach just out side the property but a ten minute walk north leads you to great opportunities. If you are a diver all of the boat or shore dives originate in that ten minute walk. I am a master scuba diver and the wreck is not to be missed. The snorkel crowd (my wife) only experience the top portion of the wreck but 100 feet down there is a world to be explored. Please be certified for wreck penetration and you will be surprised. If you want to go fishing do not use the recommended parties. They try hard but they are not the best. I fish all over (thats a good enough description), Go to downtown Manzanillo by the big fish. Ask for Captian Jose on the Banna boat. It is a ponga that is a little rough, has shade, and has and outstanding fisherman. In previous trips we have caught up to 100 fish a day with the best being 23 dorado. This is not normal but Jose always gets into the fish. I took the recommended fisherman with my father-in-law and my son-in-law and we caught nada. No take downs no nothing. In six trips with Jose this never happened. We rented a car (expensive insurance) and were able to travel around the county side. The stop at El Salto was the best. There are many places to explore by car if you desire. The major stores are 15 minutes away if you choose. The local stores have most everything if you desire. I am called the Italian Housewife (hey, I'm a guy) an thus I love going to the markets, both superstores and local. Do the local markets (I forgot the name) for true Mexican culture. The flea market operates on the week-end and it is very good. There are good values in the artasian market.
Submitted: Feb 4, 2009
Stayed: Dec 2008
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We were very glad to host your family holiday. Please come stay with us again.
We looked on VRBO for a rental property in manzanillo and to our great surprise we found Casa de la Paloma in the beautiful Club Santiago area in Mexico.
This house was beautiful, clean and very well stocked.
We have 3 kids and each child had their own room.
The doors to the family room and dining room open wide so there is so much space for indoor and outdoor living.
Living on the beach was lovely. We enjoyed the early morning fishermen coming in with their catch, the local sellers (silver,coconut, mango, baked good, ice cream, clothing,etc) & we had Sam the local cowboy come right to the house for several horseback rides.
Yolanda (the maid) came daily.
The only thing I'd be concerned with is families with young kids. All the rooms open to the outside so they need to be individually locked.
Location, location, location! This is the perfect beach for views, walking, swimming, and snorkeling. The home is immaculate, comfortable and safe. The pool is perfect for cooling off and the owners respond immediately to any problem. Two small concerns: the walkway for beach access is right next to home and although there are shrubs it would be nice if they were more dense for privacy. Also the internet is on the slow side. We wanted to watch the Olympics which were not on tv but the service was too slow to stream. However, these were minor issues compared to the joys of our 2 weeks. We do recommend using taxies, it is much cheaper and less nerve wracking then driving. We did rent a car but will not do it again. Manzanillo is so much better than the crowded resorts. Thank you, Jess. Jim and bonnie
Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
Stayed: Feb 2014
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim and Bonnie. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Regarding internet speed, the DSL from TelMex/Infinitum is fast enough to stream a Netflix movie. I'm sorry it could not keep up with the Olympics.
This is our second visit to Casa de la Paloma and we wouldn't hesitate to spend another vacation there. Every room has an ocean view and the rooms are all very clean and spacious. The people who take care of the up-keep do a marvelous job and are all friendly and capable. There are many good restaurants nearby. All in all, our friends and we enjoyed this whole experience very much.
Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
Stayed: Jan 2014
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim and Phyllis. Hope to see you and your friends next year.
My sisters and I spent a wonderful week at Casa de la Paloma. The property was as lovely as the pictures and description suggest. Everything we needed was provided and worked as it should. Being right on the beach was a real treat. We people-watched and swam several times a day. If you're adventurous, you can get anywhere you need to go in Manzanillo by bus. The locals are very friendly and always helpful. The owner answered all of of questions and even called during our stay to see how we were doing. Highly recommended.
Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
Stayed: Jan 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you and your sisters had such a good time. Please come back to stay with us again.
This property was awesome, pictures did not do it justice. There was lots of room for 6 adults, bedrooms were accessible from outside the main living quarters but were very comfortable. It was great to here the sound of the waves hitting the beach. The beach was very nice for walking and safe. The villa was close to restaurants and shopping. Went on a couple of tours (bay area and Colima, Comala and El Salto and some of us went golfing to Los Hadas. The housekeeper came everyday and cleaned, unfortunately due to a language barrier (no one in our group spoke spanish) we could not have her make us a meal). This area is great for families and relaxation.
A couple of weeks before we got here, the owners sent us a guide about the property which was very useful and the owners called us twice during our stay to ensure that everything was satisfactory. The only thing that was a little negative is the patio doors trying to close them when we retired for bed. It was so great to be able to go from the property start to the beach and the ocean.
I am looking forward to returning to this property again next year.
Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
Stayed: Feb 2013
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return next year.