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If you are looking for a private beach retreat that offers romance and adventure, Los Chonchos beach is the location for you. Casa Blanca is an open air Palapa style home located in Eco-Preserve MarSelva, also know as, 'Chonchos' to the locals, it lies just one hour south of Puerto Vallarta Mexico on gorgeous Bandaras Bay. To get to our unique property, water taxi's leave twice daily from Boca de Tomatlan and take you along the beautiful coast, stopping at seaside villages in route to Los Chonchos beach. If you are looking for a secluded and romantic vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life, look no further.
Our oceanfront palapa home overlooks one of three pristine beaches offering peace, quiet, and beauty in every direction. Casablanca has one bedroom with a queen bed, one full bathroom, full kitchen, dining area, great room with comfy overstuffed rattan sofa and chairs. The expanded deck with lounge chairs and cushions overlooks the ocean and beach below offering a great place to siesta on the hammock, whale watch or sunbathe. The beach is a one minute walk from the casa where you can hop on our two person Hobie kayak for an ocean paddle or grab the snorkel gear to explore the many species of multi colored fish.
Whale watching right from the deck is incredible from Nov.thru March, expect dolphin and manta ray sightings too. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, hiking, bird watching, sunbathing, yoga, exploring or just to get away for some much needed rest and relaxation........exotic paradise awaits you!
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We are Dennis and Debbie Hundoble from California. We enjoy travel, our dog Mr. Marley, named after 'Bob' goes on all of our road trips as we explore and visit our family who are sprinkled around the U.S. Mexico is a destination of ours twice a year, we go and enjoy our little slice of heaven 'Casa Blanca' as much as possible.
Debbie purchased this house in 2005
We spent two years looking for a vacation retreat in Mexico, we wanted an oceanfront property in a quiet location away from the big city hustle and bustle. We found it all here in paradise.
rest, relax, explore, read, write, whale watching, fishing, hiking, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, yoga, shelling.
"Once in a lifetime experience"
Want to have a real getaway? Want to really experience Mexico? Want to see wildlife up close and not pay a fortune? This is the place to go. Complete serenity, romance and seclusion. My husband and I just spent a week in the prettiest place we've ever seen. We were completely amazed at the beauty and serenity that Casa Blanca offered us. We spent our 21 st anniversary lying on the secluded beach watching the whales in the distance. The sunsets cast colors that keep you captivated. Be prepared to be off the grid and live simply. The people in the town of Chimo that is located a 45 minute hike away are the most gracious, generous, friendly and accommodating. The small grocery store had all that was needed for the weeks worth of groceries. The small restaurants are filled with friendly faces and great food. I felt completely safe and never worried about our belongings. The water taxi to the palapa is enjoyable and you get to see several resort areas before you get to the secluded beach of Los Chonchos. We will definitely be going back. There's so much to explore. Go on a hike and pick your own wild avocados, mangos and lemons. Go fishing with the local fisherman or just lay on the beach and listen to the waves crash. The palapa is decorated with beautiful furnishings and has all the needs of home. We found ourself forgetting what time it was and even what day it was and we really didn't care. As you can see I could go on and on about this paradise. The owner was very easy to talk to and very informative. Thanks to the owner I had an anniversary that will always be one of my favorites! You will not regret staying in Casa Blanca, just be sure you stay more than 3 days to really enjoy all that it offers!
We spend 10 day's in Casa Blanca, Los Chonchos, and every second of it was great. This was one of the best holidays of our lives. The palapa is beautiful, colorful and comfortable, the ocean and the jungle breathtaking (wales passing by every day, seen from the terras), the climate in januari absolutely fabulous and our privacy guaranteed. No doors, no windows, you are in fresh air 24 hours per day, using only solar power with the constant sound of rolling waves. The trip with the watertaxi is exiting and bringing your own food is fun. When you run out, walk to Chimo, a low-key fishing village at three quarters of an hour in slow pace, were you can enjoy the catch of the day or buy freshly harvested avocado's. If your time is precious, go to Casa Blanca as long as you can, since time lasts at least twice as long there. We are sure that even the most neurotic and stressed person will reach a Zen state in this slice of heaven.
Casa Blanca is amazing. The palapa is nicely decorated and has all the amenities we needed. Los Conchos is beautiful, and very secluded. Even when some of the other palapas were rented, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. The whole area is off the grid, and the solar power in the palapa is enough for only a few lights at night. However there are candles, and we brought our own solar lamps. But mostly once the sun went down we watched the stars and went to bed early. We were there in January, and saw several whales every day from the comfort of the deck (bring binoculars). We also saw a manta ray, lots of iguanas, and beautiful tropical birds. Phone service (AT&T and Verizon) was spotty at best, but that was part of the appeal. Water taxi entry and exit can indeed be a little challenging - wear shoes that can get wet. Carry in the supplies you think you'll need. The local fishing village is not well stocked and the hike there and back was somewhat athletic. But there is a restaurant on the property where we had several delicious meals with fresh seafood. All in all, a vacation like no other.
If you are looking to get a little back to nature and if the grid, come here! The house fronts on a right beach and that gives you phenomenal surf sounds. A short walk to the small beach, a hike to the larger beach, where you'll likely have the place all to yourselves. Out your looking to luxury amenities, you won't find it here. What you will find is a truly memorable experience that will be hard to duplicate. The place is all soar except for a refrigerator and small side that user propane. The water tank is solar but we never had an issue with lack of water. And by the way, the water comes from a spring, I used it and had no virus issues at all, but I may be less sensitive than some. The furniture is nice and bed is great. The water taxi exit and entrance can be a little dicey, but I managed it with no issues except for some wet money. NOTE: the first trip in I wore river shoes... Don't they immediately full with sand and make it difficult to trek UP the beach! We didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back!
My wife and I stayed at Casa Blanca for our Honeymoon and were not quite sure what to expect. It was unlike any vacation either of us has ever taken and we mean that in the best possible way! After taking a taxi cab and a hour long beautiful boat ride (where neither of us spoke the language) you end up on a small stretch of beach with only a few palapa roofs visible and a group of the kindest people there to escort you (and your luggage) to the house. The palapa is amazing with everything you need and one of the best views you'll ever have the chance to see - we woke up almost every morning to whales off the patio. Food is great, there is a restaurant on site and also a market and a few other restaurants just a 45 min walk away in Chimo - Antonio's has some of the best ceviche we've ever had. Both beaches were stunning and we were almost always the only people on them, a big change for two people that came from Florida and California. Debbie, the owner of the palapa, was very accommodating and made sure we knew exactly what to expect, bring with us, and how to get to and from the water taxi. Anytime we had a question she got back to us quickly, we couldn't have asked for a better rental experience. Make sure to spend time with the other people while you're there, everyone (renters and owners) were incredibly kind and will be your biggest help in showing you around. The only bad part about the entire week was leaving, we're headed back as soon as we get the chance.
We had an exceptional time at Casa Blanco! Debbie was fantastic answering all of our questions prior to our departure. Everything was just as described and looks just like the photos. We were greeted on the beach by Henry, who is a super friendly, charming young man with wealth of knowledge about "living off the land". Just a note about the "40 minute hike" to Chimos...it's a hike! Very rugged and mostly uphill, rocky terrain. I've done a lot of hiking in the Santa Monica mountains and would rate the hike to Chimos as a moderate level hike, not for beginners.
We stayed at Casa Tukari the night before taking the water taxi to Casa Blanco and the night after, before departure back to the states. Highly recommend this B&B. The rooms are delightful, clean and comfortable. The staff is superb and the breakfasts, delicious.
As a middle-aged couple we do not look for resorts or large tourist attractions when we travel, and Casa Blanco answered that call. It was rustic, yet comfortable and offered us a wonderful daily pace that we set ourselves. The photos are exactly what you get. The palapa was clean and well stocked with towels, linens, and kitchen wares.
Debbie answered all of our questions prior to departure, and even gave us contacts for our arrival. The area is to die for with plenty of culture, views, wildlife, and freedom to explore. We could not have been happier with our choice - and will certainly return many times more.
The water taxi stops twice daily. You can hop on the boat in the morning and spend a day in a nearby village for about $10 per person for the water taxi. A great hike is a two walk to the small village Chimo where you can buy groceries or have lunch at a seaside restaurant.
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