|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
When we built this unique house, we envisioned a tree house to complement the beautiful forest from which it rose. This house is perfect for those who are adventurous and appreciate excellent modern Mexican design, as well as an intriguing mix of luxury and rustic elegance.
The house is built from cement, stone, bamboo, and wood in a primal curl which embraces a large terraced patio in back and forms large flowing planters with cascading vegetation which maximizes ocean, mountain, and village views from every floor. This is a very unique and dramatic home, though not well suited for very young children due to open style, winding staircases, and heights.
Three stories high with a rooftop deck it rests on a hill, towering over the homes below. It is open on all sides to capture views of both the Bay of Tenacatita and the jungle forests that surround the village.
The house is located at the end of a very steep driveway directly above the elementary school. It is close enough to walk down to the town square or beach in 5-10 minutes, though nestled in the hillside to maximize views.
Both bedrooms have folding glass windows which can be closed off for climate and noise control. .The bedroom on the top floor is calculated to give you views of the ocean and surrounding countryside from both the bed and the tub for that awe factor we all crave on vacation. The bedroom on first floor has large bathroom, walk-in closet, and private shower looking out to garden.
Main living space (living, dining, kitchen, half bath) on second floor has a palapa roof and a 'tree house' feel as it has open walls to the front and back, allowing the breezes to flow through and a strong connection with the jungle.
A newly constructed fourth floor offers features a roof top terrace with panoramic views, a built in sofa/bed that sleeps two additional people. The space is ideal for entertaining with bar, barbeque, patio table and full bath.
I am a professor in the US who does research in Mexico. I built this house with two close friends, and one if them is a renown architect. We designed a unique house for those that love the outdoors and rustic elegance. We do not get to spend enough time here, so we enjoy sharing the house with renters.
The Owner purchased this house in 2004
The house has a beautiful view of town and the surrounding mountains and ocean. It is close to everything so you can feel like you are part of the town, but it is also a nice retreat and good place to relax and write.
The small town of La Manzanilla is very special. It sits on a beautiful, protected bay, backed by jungle, with a long sandy beach planted with coconut trees. There is a large lagoon with crocodiles and superb birding. The local residents are very friendly and there is an abundance of fresh seafood and produce. There is also a strong art and ecological tradition, and a growing international community. Amazingly, this town is still not on most maps, but those that find this place will be charmed.
Our stay at Casa Bambu exceeded all our expectations. The house itself is a work of art. An impressive architecturally designed construction, the use of space and soft angles is very aesthetically appealing. It is possible to be in communal areas, enjoying the warm breezes passing through the open dining area, or retreat in solitude to one of the very private bedrooms. The attention to detail, from the equisite and unique art, to the chilled marguerita glasses in the freezer are found throughout the home. The house is a short neighborhood walk to the beach. La manzanilla is a sweet village on a beautiful bay., one of Mexico's best kept secrets. The people are genuinely welcoming, there are great restaurants, good coffee, and jaw dropping sunsets. The owner Alejandra and caretaker Micho are very responsive and available to meet your needs. Eat the best fish tacos at Pedro's, snorkle with Herbierto, and have a tequila and Raicilla tasting with the charming Pancho at Fiesta Mexicano. But most importantly book this house! You will be so happy you did.
Yes, we loved it so much that we'll be back next year .... for a longer stay. The home is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. We do agree with the owner that the home is not well suited to young children or people that have mobility issues. There are lots of stairs (I considered it my gym workout), but a margarita on the roof deck makes it all worthwhile. The kitchen is well equipped but there are many good restaurants in the village, making it unnecessary to cook, unless you want to. The decor is "Mexican artisania" and this architect designed home is truly unique. We really felt like we were in Mexico and loved every moment of our stay.
My husband and I and another couple rented Casa Bambu for a week this spring. I have rented a number of homes through VRBO all over the world and this one is one of the best we've ever stayed in. It is rare that a place impresses more in person than in photos, but Casa Bambu does just that.
The design of the house is superb, with great decor, lighting, etc. Lots of attention to detail everywhere from ample/comfortable sitting areas to nice artwork, plenty of towels, great views, etc.
The two main bedrooms are a separated by the floor where the main kitchen/living space is allowing for plenty of privacy if needed. Also, with 3.5 bathrooms, there is no waiting to go! There are numerous places for everyone to gather to sit and hang out, or get away from everyone if you like - the upper balcony, the main living area, the back patio, the lower sitting area.
We spent a lot of time at the house cooking and playing games. The main kitchen/living area were so comfortable, we felt right at home. Nearly every evening we watched the beautiful sunset from the upper deck. We stocked beers/waters in the fridge up there so there was always a cold beverage waiting for you.
The house is really close to the beach and many dining options in the small town of La Manzanilla. The house is also very close to several small stores where you can stock up on basics (water, tortillas, produce, etc). We ate at the numerous taco stand nearly every evening - so yummy and in expensive.
The owner was very responsive to any questions we had before and during our trip and the free WIFI was an added bonus.
Would definitely stay here again if my travels take me back to La Manzanilla. Will recommend to ANYONE I know headed to the area.
Great place to take some for a romantic weekend. What more can I say! I will be back.
The place is beautiful, spacious and uniquely designed. Alejandra and Micho have taken care of this place and set it up well.
Casa Bambu is an incredibly unique home with amazing views of the surrounding town, ocean, and mountains. It makes you feel at once a part of the vibrant town of La Manzanilla while also being secluded and tucked away on the hillside.
We are avid birders so sitting on the roof as the sun rose while watching what seemed like thousands of birds go about their morning business was pretty spectacular. We also went on a crocodile/birding expedition in town which was incredibly interesting. The local guides were knowledgeable and proud protectors of the environment and all it has to offer in this little coastal gem by the sea. We would walk the 5 miles of beach every day and take in spectacular sunsets on the roof.
Owning a rental property ourselves, it's great when you arrive and the house has everything you have at home. We looked into a lot of housing options and we're so glad we decided on this one. (And it's a steal!) We would definitely come back and recommend this property to anyone wanting to get away from it all while still being in an authentic Mexican town - one that lacks that Americanized feeling of the larger cities. This town has character and charm, great restaurants, and very friendly people.
Off the beaten path this laid back fishing village is surrounded by jungle and offers warm Mexican charm with dirt streets and wide vacant beaches. The beaches right in town are so clear that you can see schools of large tuna and sea horses swimming within walking distance to the shore. Town abutts a mangrove reserve with huge crocodiles that tend to congregate at the river's edge. Hills are verdant forests of vegetation which surround the village. Great for a horseback riding tour with a local ranch hand. (No tour packages here.) The presence of a sprinkling of European and North American nationals makes for great dining options in town. This town is not for the condo/all inclusive crowd. However it is nestled between two exclusive high end resorts within boating and walking distance, for easy access to luxury accommodations and activities. A testament to it's great location.
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3 night minimum stay
|Notes||Housekeeper comes twice a week to clean, water, mop, sweep. Please clean your own beds and dishes.|
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