CASA PARADISE, NEWWAIKIKI COASTAL ISLAND. ACCESS BY TAXI BOAT

Gene Cetrone

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CASA PARADISE, NEWWAIKIKI COASTAL ISLAND. ACCESS BY TAXI BOAT

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House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Summer Never Ends at my private resort style Beach House on New Waikiki, a tropical Pacific Coastal Island near Iztapa, Guatemala. Armando will pilot you in his taxi boat to this private secure island paradise.

*The private beach is just a five minute walk from the casa.

*At the front of the property is a quiet lagoon, perfect for swimming, canoeing, small-catch fishing.

*The adjoining natural Channel hosts jet skiing, power boating, sailing, water skiing, and magnificent views of the mangrove ecosystem.

*This well established home is located on more than 3/4 acres of land, and has two large grass-lawn areas for children to play. Coconut palms shade the entire property, front to back. Mango trees produce excellent fruits in season.

*The shaded second floor deck catches the pleasant sea breeze, any hour of the day or night. Nicely furnished, this shaded deck provides another area for dining, card playing, conversation, reading, or a quiet nap.

*The shaded first floor deck is excellent for large gatherings, taking meals, dancing, hammocking, or just a time to read that book you brought with you.

*One bedroom on the first floor provides convenience for those who do not wish to climb climb stairs.

*Five bedrooms on the second floor provide four private bedrooms, and one large dormatory-style bedroom. This room is large, allows a play area, and has a dining room set for taking meals.

*Three 'Cabanas'--(Palm branch roofed areas providing shade) are located conveniently :

1. Above the cove end of the swimming pool, which provides a shaded card table in the pool, with seating in the water. It's also a great place for a Mai Tai, or maybe a beer? Cervasa!!

2. Adjoins the patio/barbeque area. This elevated, shaded room is equipted with tables and chairs for meals and games. Nice sea breezes.

3. At the front of the property, on a spacious raised deck, overlooking the ever-changing quiet lagoon is a tranquil shaded cabana. Perfect for watching tropical the sun set.

*The roof of the home allows very private sunbatheing, for that all-over tan. It's the highest roof in the area.

*Edwin, our security guard (speaks only Spanish) and his family are on the property at all times.

*A cell phone is provided to contact the English/Spanish speaking property manager when you have questions and need to translate your wishes to the employees.

*An excellent sea food restaurant is just a ten minute taxi boat ride away. Many other restaurants, and other shopping are only a few minutes away by car on the nearby mainland.

*The long volcanic sand beach is just a five minute walk from the house. Private beach. Great views, wonderful sun batheing, and swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Please See Facebook page 'Casa Paradise' for more information.

Keywords: Large two story Beach House, 2 hours by car from Guatemala's International Airport, to Puerto Iztapa. Armando will taxiboat you to Casa Paradise.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
Gene Cetrone (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Gene Cetrone

This Retired High Plains Drifter from Wyoming/Montana just couldn't take the dark of winter in the North anymore, so I became a Supercharged Snow Bird (Drifter) and landed in Guatemala, in 2006. Seeking at least 12 hours of daily sunlight, and wanting to shovel no more snow, ever, I headed for Guatemala, the Land of the Rainbow of Colors. Worth it. I spend six months a year in Guatemala. My second home here is my second Paradise. The native people here are friendly and welcoming. Many native cultures still flourish. My old teflon brain resists learning eSpanole', but I get along well with the people here, even if they don't speak English. My Border Collie 'Tinker' travels with me. This landlubber dog was at first terrified of riding the taxi boat to our island home, but he has gotten used to the sea spray, and he looks forward to swimming in the quiet lagoon. We've made good friends here, and I am accepted as a friend who talks kinda funny. Oh well. Edwin, the security guard, is helpful to my guests, and is a patient, quiet man. His wife and child also share the property, in a staff home at the back if the property. Don't get me wrong. I still love my mountain cabin in Montana and spend six summer months above Red Lodge, very near Yellowstone National Park. Tinker loves the freedom of the Montana mountainside, and all the wild critters that live in the Beartooth Mountains, but only in Guatelama can he try to catch a gecko. ( Nope, he's just not quick enough.) In my most humble opinion: Montana and Guatemala are the 'Last Best Places.'

Please see Facebook page 'Casa Paradise' for more information.

Gene Cetrone purchased this house in 2008

Why Gene Cetrone chose Monterrico

I like slightly remote places, --- close enough IN to be convenient. Far enough OUT to be private, secure, and tranquil. This large home on New Waikiki, a Pacific Coastal Island, accessible only by boat----well, it 'sings to me,' I guess. Privacy, security, tranquility. I know absolutely one else in Montana who owns a tropical Pacific Coast Island Beach House. That's remote enough for me. A vacation on a lush tropical island? That's more than a little romantic. The area is a get-away destination for both Guatemalans and visitors from other nations. The location is very convenient to services, even for this landlubber. Moist Sea Air is so soothing and sooo different from the dry, high plains air. A welcome change. While winter winds are shuffeling the snow around in Montana, I regale in the tropical climate and verdant green beauty of Mangrove Country. More Information on Facebook page 'Casa Paradise.'

What makes this house unique

Located in the heart of 'The Sailfish Capital of the World,' this unique home offers just about everything any vacationer could desire. For me, an early morning walk on volcanic beach sands with my dog Tinker gets me in the mood for a fresh hot cup of Guatemalan Mountain Grown Coffee, from farms only a few miles away. Activities? Mucho Energy?--try Deep sea Sport Fishing. The quiet type?--Enjoy the safe lagoon and private pool swimming, canoeing, small catch fishing. A little more adventuresome? Consider renting a jet ski, or power boat. The natural Channel offers protected space for excellent water skiing, and net fishing. On the wilder side, the Pacific Ocean affords a safe beach for beginners' surf boarding, (lessons available), and Ocean sailing. The volcanic sands welcome sunbathers on our private beach. Just want to relax and watch the clouds float by? Wile away some hours resting in a hammock strung between two of Casa Paradise's many coconut palm trees. Take your meals on home's lanai, or the 1st floor deck, or the 2nd floor deck, or at the swimming pool's table with submerged seating. There's a Barbeque for brazing your fresh-caught deep sea mahi mahi. Prefer a dinner out? El Capitan Restaurante', an excellent seafood &Guatemalan native food restaurant is just ten minutes away by taxi boat. Their Italian menu items are excellent, too. Ask for a menu in English. Some of the waiter-persons are even learning English ! By car, Monterrico is just 20 minutes away from Iztapa, for more restaurants, tourist shopping, and services. Our friendly bi-lingual staff will help you arrange for your charters and rentals. Please see the latitude/longitude designations on my location description. Google Earth maps will take you to the home's location ! 13*55'42.26 N, 90*43'39.70' W Please See Facebook page 'Casa Paradise' for more information.

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Casa Paradise, NewWaikiki Coastal Island. Access by Taxi Boat
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Monterrico Guatemala
Chicago
5

Great place for families.

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful place and wonderful time since it was my 61th birthday.
Love the fact that my family was all together having a great time!
It was amazing and i will cherish those memories!
i definetly recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a great time!
The owner was very helpful, she'll answer any questions you may have.
Overall great place and awesome time!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent 5 star review of Casa Paradise, and thanks for telling the world of your family's happy experience at the casa, the beaches, and the secure island location. Protected Mangrove Country. Awesome beauty. A tropical Paradise.
Happy 61st birthday ! My staff and I are pleased your large family could gather at Casa Paradise to celebrate your milestone event.
Our caretaker Edwin reports you and your family were excellent guests, taking good care of the place. Thank you. I invite you back again anytime.
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Monterrico Guatemala
5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Loved everything about it!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill for your review. I'm happy all went well for your group of 17, including 13 teenagers. As you discovered, swimming was great in the pool, or the lagoon, or Channel, or the Pacific Ocean. My vacation beach house also offers volleyball, basketball, badminton, and has a large front yard for active sports. Lots of room for a group of 17 to gather, or to seek their own space. My staff and I are pleased you all enjoyed your vacation at the beach
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Casa Paradise, NewWaikiki Coastal Island. Access by Taxi Boat
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Monterrico Guatemala
4

Wonderful relaxing trip!

  • 4 of 5
This is the 2nd time we've taken a family trip to Casa Paradise, and we love it! It is so relaxing and has something for everyone. From the boat trip with Armando to watching the sunsets in the beach, we enjoyed everything about it. Book it now! You will be so glad you did!
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elaina, for your excellent review. A few minutes ago, I emailed VRBO to ask why they rated your review of the property at 4 stars. This appears to me to be a 5 star review !! We appreciate your good words. I'm very happy to relay your review to Gaby, our property manager, and to Edwin, our resident on-property liason with our guests. Armando, the boatman on the Channel is always so prompt and so helpful to our guests. He is gold ! We all work for you to have a relaxed wonderful stay in this spectacular mangrove country.
Thank you for writing your review, and thank you for being an excellent guest. My staff and I invite you to return again soon.
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5

fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time at Casa Paradise. The house is in great shape and well kept. Big beautiful yard and pool + dock not to mention 5 min walk to a private beach. We were there with 5 teenagers and 4 under ten, great place for families!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris. Returning guests are the best proof that we always take good care of our vacation renters. We really appreciate your glowing review, and again invite you back to enjoy the sun, the shade, the tropical mangrove country beauty, and the unique black sand beach.
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5

Great Despedida!

  • 5 of 5
I needed a place to hold a going-away party at the beach. Lo and behold, Casa Paradise to the rescue. Gene's staff is friendly and willing to help. Accommodations were good, but do not take Gene lightly when he warns you to bring bug repellent. Perhaps because we went during rainy season (May - November), the little suckers were out in full force! Luckily, w/ the pool (and its adorable table), great company, and libations, the entire group had a great time. Our 6 y/o didn't want to leave! Thanks, Gene, for a wonderful despedida!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are honored you chose Casa Paradise on tropical New Waikiki Island for your going-away party. My entire staff and I enjoyed helping you prepare for your special celebration. A vacation on a tropical island is a brand new experience for most of our guests. And we agree---summertime beach bugs, (the island's original inhabitants), are still around. We are able to keep them out of the 6 bedrooms using window screens. For the outside in our beautiful large tropical garden, I always remind our guests to bring bug repellant. AND...For our guests' comfort, I will add mosquito netting over our several outdoor hammocks, and perhaps add a few more hammocks too. I just learned there is a new water-proof bug repellant available in the U.S. : perfect for use when swimming in our pool, the lagoon, and the Pacific Ocean, five minutes' walk down the dedicated walkway.
Edwin reported you and your group were excellent guests. Thank you for respecting the casa. In fact, one member of your group booked more time there--to extend her time at our Island Vacation Home. For me, that is success! We continue to create the perfect tropical island get-away for our guests. You are welcome back, anytime.
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5

A very relaxing trip to the beach!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our visit to Casa Paradise. The home is large and open and the grounds are beautifully maintained and so tropical. Just a short walk from the house is the beach. The weekend was just what we needed to relax! Also, thank you Gene for your kindness in setting everything up!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian, for your kind observations. My staff and I always try to make your stay at Casa Paradise as easy, worry-free, and comfortable as we can. No guest question is too little. We want you to be well informed and able to handle the island beach experience with no worries about how to fit right in. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time at the beach, and our beautiful tropical hide-away, Casa Paradise
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Ferry
0.01 Miles
In the Channel to the casa
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Town---Iztapa
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Guatemala #C9A
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
5 minutes walk away
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
Water skiing on the Channel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
5 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Capitan Restaurant, a 5 minute taxi boat ride
Car: not necessary

The Beach House is in the 'SAILFISHING CAPITOL OF THE WORLD !' (also called swordfish). Deep Sea Fishing charter boats are nearby. Charter Ocean Nature Tours featuring whales, dolphins, sea turtles, coastal and sea birds, and all the wonders the ocean provides, can be seen in season.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Monterrico House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Monterrico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Elevator ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , lavatory
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lavatory
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , lavatory
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lavatory
    Outdoor Showers--Three (3) -
  • Not Specified
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Lanai - 3 hammocks for overflow emergencies.
  • Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (9), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One short sofa. No futon. This is the tropics ! Three weather-protected Hammocks are always available. Or, 'Go Native !' We will hang hammocks between the coconut palm trees for you.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Puerto Iztapa is in the heart of 'The SAILFISHING Capitol of the World.' (sometimes called 'swordfish.') We can help you arrange a deepsea charter--fishing or nature tour--or both together. Rent a Jet Ski, or a powerboat for water skiing. Pole fish in the lagoon, the channel, or the ocean. Rent a rowboat to go to the nearby freshwater streams to fish for trout !! Beachcombing. Surf diving. Snorkeling. An Island Paradise.
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