CASA BAMBU: UNIQUE HOUSE WITH OCEAN AND JUNGLE VIEWS

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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CASA BAMBU: UNIQUE HOUSE WITH OCEAN AND JUNGLE VIEWS

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2 bedroom/ 3.5 bath. Three sofa/beds. Sleeps 4-8 total

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
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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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221504vb
(503) 407-4903 (Oregon, USA)
La Manzanilla Jalisco
5

ONE OF THE BEST VACATION RENTALS EVER, HANDS DOWN!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221504vb
(503) 407-4903 (Oregon, USA)
La Manzanilla Jalisco
5

SOOTHING CALM HOME WITH JUST THE PERFECT TOUCHES

  • 5 of 5
Great place to take some for a romantic weekend. What more can I say! I will be back.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221504vb
(503) 407-4903 (Oregon, USA)
La Manzanilla Jalisco
Portland, OR, USA
5

AN ARCHITECTURAL WORK OF ART!

  • 5 of 5
The place is beautiful, spacious and uniquely designed. Alejandra and Micho have taken care of this place and set it up well.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
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La Manzanilla Jalisco
Venice, California
5

INCREDIBLE VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221504vb
(503) 407-4903 (Oregon, USA)
La Manzanilla Jalisco
United States
4

LOVELY HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
We just returned from our stay at Casa Bambu. The house had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the open air aspect of the house and the many plants, both inside and out. However, that same open air made it a bit noisy with all the village activity. I would recommend ear plugs for a good night's sleep.

The beds and bedding were the most comfortable I have experienced in my 20 years of Mexico vacationing. There were plenty of towels and beach towels. The washer & dryer allowed us to pack lighter, We enjoyed being able to plug our iPhones into the stereo system for music as we sat around the nice dining table playing cards in the evening.

We loved that we had the use of the bicycles and used them everyday to go to the beach. We found that the best place to spend the day at the beach was at the Fiesta Mexicana, which is the last beach restaurant heading heading north. It was very clean and had a shower to rinse off the salt water after a swim.

All in all, a very enjoyable stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Casa Bambu: Unique House with Ocean and Jungle Views
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(503) 407-4903 (Oregon, USA)
La Manzanilla Jalisco
San Diego California
5

A TRUE PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in Casa Bambu and it was perhaps the best holiday we have ever had. The home is a truly organic design and is nestled among the trees, where in the mornings we enjoyed observing the native birds flying around us. From our bedroom we could observe the cranes and other birds fly across the mountain and over the ocean and it was just magical. I was able to stay in contact with the rest of the world if I pleased via excellent internet connection and boast of the most heavenly setting where I was sitting. The best part was that we were able to leave our car and walk or bike to the beach or market or to the many nice local eateries. I would recommend Casa Bambu to anyone who is looking for a true shangrila. We will return.
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  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Manzanillo
Car: recommended

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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Availability & Rates

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La Manzanilla House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
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$700
$2,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Housekeeper comes twice a week to clean, water, mop, sweep. Please clean your own beds and dishes.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

La Manzanilla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms and one half bath. Shower, double sinks and walk in closet in bottom bedroom. Tub/shower in top bedroom and small closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large walk in closet and bathroom. Mountain view. AC and fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view. Sitting area, private patio. AC and fans
  • King size Beds (2), Living room sofa/twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Designed by award winning architect - Unique two bedroom 3 bath home integrates nature with easy living tropical style. Perched high enough above the pueblo for spectacular ocean/sunset views, this showpiece is still close enough to town for easy, convenient access. Interior decor blends warm tropical wood and bamboo, durable stainless steel, classic tile work and earthy colors to create a comfortable atmosphere complemented by the natural beauty visible through the expanse of open walls. All 3 levels are pulled together by a sweeping spiral staircase framed in rugged bamboo.
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