ON THE BEACH - PRIVATE AND AFFORDABLE BEACH HOUSE

Jay Rasmussen

Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ON THE BEACH - PRIVATE AND AFFORDABLE BEACH HOUSE

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy the ocean in our newly constructed 2-bedroom beachfront casita that offers spectacular ocean views and authentic Mexican furnishings and construction. Besides being a private home (not condo), what sets this home apart is a prime location in the middle of Santiago Bay and the rustic charm of palapa living. In addition to the main casita, a second 20’ x 20’ open-air palapa located next to the sea wall offers a dining area and simple outdoor kitchen with sink and gas grill. Attached to this outdoor palapa is a bathroom with shower. The simple but clean casita has 2 bedrooms, a dining/kitchenette area, and a small living room area. Authentic “rustico” furniture and Mexican dishes, glassware, and decorations add to your experience. Appliances and cookware are all newly purchased. AC, high speed Internet connection, safe, and two additional twin size foam mattresses are provided as well.

Location: Situated on a gently sloping sandy beach, children and adults will enjoy safe swimming, body boarding, stunning sunsets, and few foreign tourists. The 3 mile long beach is also perfect for walks, playing in the surf, or watching fishermen in pangas lay their nets. At times dolphins and whales are visible. The Mexican community of Santiago is two blocks away. Here you can explore a traditional market with fresh produce and seafood; you can also board inexpensive taxis or buses to various sites including two large nearby “American style” grocery stores.

Additional photos can be seen at… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9pvlpgqZ2c

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
My first trip to Mexico was such a wonderful experience and made possible by the Rasmussens. Armando and Lupita took very good care of us and the stories I’ve heard about the Casita de la Playa by Roberta were much more than I could imagine. I would love to return in 2011 for another stay in Manzanillo. What a great city and the hospitality of the local people are more than you can ask for.
Mar 2010
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Jay Rasmussen

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks spanish, english

I'm currently a Professor of Education at Bethel University in Minneapolis, MN. My love affair with Mexico began when I visited Vallarta with my wife and children about 10 years ago. Since my first exposure to Mexico I have returned seven times with groups of education majors from Bethel. In addition to these yearly visits our family purchased beachfront property in Manzanillo (Santiago Bay) about three years ago. In July of 2009 we completed construction of a simple casita that we use as a family and for rental purposes.

Jay Rasmussen purchased this house in 2009

When this beautiful beachfront property became available our family moved immediately to make the purchase. We loved the traditional Mexican setting, low crime rate, and the friendliness and warmth of the people. The relaxed living and easy access to taxis and buses was a benefit as well. The established ex-pat community helped us navigate the construction and furnishing of our casita. The fact that Manzanillo is not overly touristy added to the appeal of this location.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251816
Manzanillo Colima State
Minneapolis, MN
5

BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
My teen daughter, adult son and I stayed at the Casita in early April and it was a fabulous experience. I had seen the pictures and did some research on the area before arriving but I was still taken aback by the beauty when we arrived at the Casita. I "planned" on doing a lot of exploring of the area, but after getting there, I didn't want to leave the Casita much. We still did some exploring around Centro and certainly throughout Santiago, but it was always nice being home at the Casita watching and listening to the waves crash on the beach.

The caretaker (Lupita and her sons) were very helpful all week, and the neighbor was a wealth of information about the area. He had suggestions on where to go, when to go, etc. His hospitality was greatly appreciated.

My kids and I preferred staying in the Santiago area. We enjoyed the authentic feel of the town and the local hospitality. We decided not to rent a car for this trip and I was worried that would be a problem, but the taxis are plentiful and very affordable. It was a short walk to the main park in Santiago where the taxis lined up and even a trip to Centro Manzanillo (20 minutes away) only cost about 80-100 pesos.

The Casita was nicely furnished and very comfortable. My kids spent an inordinate amount of time inside the Casita because that's where the wifi signal was strongest. With a minor upgrade on the wifi, the kids would have been able to sit under the palapa and still be "connected."

The abundance of board games was a nice surprise. Although my kids are older (16 and 22), we fell into a habit of playing board games every night for a couple hours, beginning at sunset. Sitting outside at the table listening to the surf while spending time with both of my kids was the best experience I could have hoped for.

The highest review you can give a place is if you would go back. Before I even left Santiago, I started looking at my calendar to see when I can return.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251816
Manzanillo Colima State
Minneapolis, MN
5

BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
My teen daughter, adult son and I stayed at the Casita in early April and it was a fabulous experience. I had seen the pictures and did some research on the area before arriving but I was still taken aback by the beauty when we arrived at the Casita. I "planned" on doing a lot of exploring of the area, but after getting there, I didn't want to leave the Casita much. We still did some exploring around Centro and certainly throughout Santiago, but it was always nice being home at the Casita watching and listening to the waves crash on the beach.

The caretaker (Lupita and her sons) were very helpful all week, and the neighbor was a wealth of information about the area. He had suggestions on where to go, when to go, etc. His hospitality was greatly appreciated.

My kids and I preferred staying in the Santiago area. We enjoyed the authentic feel of the town and the local hospitality. We decided not to rent a car for this trip and I was worried that would be a problem, but the taxis are plentiful and very affordable. It was a short walk to the main park in Santiago where the taxis lined up and even a trip to Centro Manzanillo (20 minutes away) only cost about 80-100 pesos.

The Casita was nicely furnished and very comfortable. My kids spent an inordinate amount of time inside the Casita because that's where the wifi signal was strongest. With a minor upgrade on the wifi, the kids would have been able to sit under the palapa and still be "connected."

The abundance of board games was a nice surprise. Although my kids are older (16 and 22), we fell into a habit of playing board games every night for a couple hours, beginning at sunset. Sitting outside at the table listening to the surf while spending time with both of my kids was the best experience I could have hoped for.

The highest review you can give a place is if you would go back. Before I even left Santiago, I started looking at my calendar to see when I can return.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251816
Manzanillo Colima State
5

THE BEACH, THE PEOPLE, THE FOOD !!

  • 5 of 5
Awesome ! who new that so much beauty was out there. I am so blessed to have gone and will never forget the my first trip there. (I say that because I am hoping it will be one of many). -Javier
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251816
Manzanillo Colima State
4

AS ADVERTISED MINUS ONE THING...

  • 4 of 5
There is nothing about this property, the location, the town, the owners, or the management staff to complain about, we had an absolutely outstanding vacation, everything was as they dscribed and even more so, very convenient, very accomidating, very relaxing, even the neighbor got us drunk on tequilla for breakfast! The only thing that makes me write this review aafter almost a year is that we are planning another vacay through homeaway, and our only disappointment was the fact that this property is located on a dead en street directly adjacent to an abandoned and spray painted building...quite the detractor in the monings or when coming home in the evening...other than that, very cost effective and enjoyable. Highly recommend a day trip to the resort and the weekend market.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
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Manzanillo Colima State
5

IDEAL MEXICAN EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a fantastic week at La Casita de la Playa! We miss the waves at night the most... You won't believe the incredible sound of the sea. I relaxed the first night completely after being lulled to sleep. Each morning we enjoyed watching the pelicans dive for fish, as the sun would rise. The 4-mile walk down the beach was ideal; we would stop on the way back at one of the many restaurants. This was our first trip to Manzanillo so we loved feeling like we were experiencing authentic Mexico, not some all-inclusive resort with the same ceviche day after day. We explored quite a lot! Enjoyed tamales from the local street vendors, ate the most incredible Sopa's at LuLu's tacos in Santiago. (turn right off the main road when you see the Hollywood and Vine sign...really!) When in Manzanillo, Don Julio's taco stand is worth the taxi, it's a great taco dive! Next time we will stay at the casita more and have Lupita cook for us! I wish we had done that. Armando took fantastic care of us, checking in daily to make sure all was well. When I first arrived I wondered if the outdoor bathroom would be bothersome, but I actually loved getting up and seeing the stars and hearing the waves. The bed was comfortable; we slept great and didn't even use the air conditioning. While lying in bed, you can't help being amazed by the palapa ceiling. It's a work of art. I'm sure we will stay at the casita again! My final recco is zip lining at Natura Camp, Jonathon and Vincent were fantastic and it was a great day trip that included pizza at Francisco Villa!
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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On the Beach - Private and Affordable Beach House
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Manzanillo Colima State
5

PERFECT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
All I can say is the dealings with Jay, the Casita and Armando are wonderful. Very clean and maintained well. I would recommend this to anyone! We enjoyed a breakfast of local fruits every morning in the outdoor kitchen, as the sun was rising and the multitudes of local birds fished in the surf. We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. Very relaxing. Thank you much, it beat our expectations. The beach is great for swimming, very few people on the beach and every morning we watched a couple of people surf fishing. Little shops for fruits, veggies and fresh tortillas are a short walk away. Very few people take credit cards so the peso is king. We went out fishing on the double trouble II and caught a nice 7 ft. sailfish, great fun. The people are very friendly and willing to assist in any way. A very safe area. If you are looking for an area with all the tourist glitz this is not it. Little Timmy will be bored unless he likes swimming looking at the local wildlife. The WIFI is excellent and my wife was able to use Skype and keep in touch with the kids.
The only thing wrong was 1 week was way to short!
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Car: not necessary

The town of Manzanillo (pop. 100,000) is located between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Manzanillo, with warm and wonderful people, still holds traditional Mexican flavor and is considered one of the safest cities in Mexico. Santiago is in the northern quiet end of Manzanillo, close to many great seaside restaurants and local taco stands. World-class fishing and highly rated golf courses are nearby. A short 15 minute drive puts you in Manzanillo Centro with its great shopping, market, and local life.

Direct flights are available to Manzanillo (ZLO) from most major cities in the US and Canada. Our casita is located 25 miles south of the airport. At times, less expensive flights are available to Puerto Vallarta or Guadalajara.

Other Activities: ATV use, banana boating

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Manzanillo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low
Mar 31 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$90
$630
 
 
High
Nov 30 2014 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$90
$630
 

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of 50% of the agreed upon price is due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due 30 days in advance of the visit.
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Amenities

Manzanillo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Broadband Access
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Outdoor shower is provided in addition to indoor one.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two separate twin size foam mattresses are also available for use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Binoculars
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
iPod/iPhone Docking Digital Music System and 4 Body Boards

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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