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Casa Pelicanos - Private oceanfront, beach, Quaint Village~ Romantic and Rustic!

Jennifer and William Silveman

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Casa Pelicanos - Private oceanfront, beach, Quaint Village~ Romantic and Rustic!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Yelapa House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 5 -6 and separate studio sleeps 2 or young family

A beautiful clean cozy beachhouse to relax and reconnect ~ escape from it all to simple paradise!! 40 minutes from old town Puerto Vallarta by taxi/bus to Boca Tomatlan and a 10 minute panga water taxi ride from Boca to sweet south bay village of QUIMIXTO. This bright and lovely, fully equipped home is surrounded by private yard and gardens, magnificent views, and beach! Very safe and secure surroundings with care taker off property, but nearby. Services such as cooking and cleaning available upon request, or do it yourself. GREAT SURFING, and also a kids beach! The house was built for its perfect fishing location and perfect beach spot for special family time. For larger parties there is additional separate studio down path available- please inquire (calendar is for big house only, inquire about studio)

Custom designed and built as a get-away retreat and to enjoy the Puerto Vallarta Bay of Banderas area away from the stimulation of Puerto Vallarta- but a quick trip in. Quimixto has cobblestone paths, NO CARS, horses, water falls, local culture, and is a clean tropical paradise. Ample tequerias and stores to shop at are conveniently located right in the village. This is a rustic setting and since there are no cars it takes some physical abilities to transverse to the pier to catch water taxis, or to walk to the stores or restaurants for food. NEW Internet Cafe in village! There is a creek that divides the town in half, it is never too deep to cross by foot, however it does widen in the rain season... slow moving and easy to cross, at times there is a foot bridge and at times not. Pick-up, navigational, and baggage assistance is available upon request for first day arrival guests. Caretaker has ATV.

House has large windows and glass doors so one can see straight out underneath our coconut trees to Puerto Vallarta just a short distance across the bay~ Spectacular stunning views!! all the time.

Two private bedrooms w/bathrooms. One bedroom w/ queen, one bedroom w/ 2 twins- all beds have memory foam bedding and quality linens for a good night's sleep. Fully equipped kitchen, fishing gear, sand toys, boogie board makes it a beach home away from home.

Bancos in living area provide additional sleeping options that can be discussed. Relax in the hammock or in porch chairs under the large expansive porch.

Beautiful common area, set between the two bedrooms. The home has plenty of comfy chairs, and cushioned buncos with pillows, and a full kitchen set-up w/ ice flipper

Sunny and delightful ~ trimmed with beautiful detail, carved wooden windows, and some local artwork. Inspiration and relaxation is here to be found.

One acre property is fenced all around with one gate leading to the village, the other to the beach. If additional pampering is desired, meals can be ordered from Palita our home host, daily or on demand housekeeping can be arranged, and clothes washing.

SIGHTSEE right from the house whales, dolphins, sailboats, and cruise ships off in the distance. Excellent FISHING, guides/gear available in village. Best swell for SURFING on the bay, or HIKING or HORSEBACK rides to the waterfall, nearby village of Las Animas for FRESH OYSTERS. Rent a KAYAK. Swiming, snorkling, horseback riding, or stroll into Quimixto with vendors and their ceviche, fresh fruits, fish, coconuts, and the famous Bay of Banderas custard, pecan, coco, and raw coconut pies. We have a detailed list of daytrips for visitors, please inquire.

House hosts can be arranged upon request and additional fee to pick you up at the pier in Boca Tomatlan and they will then take you and your luggage right to the home your first day of arrival. Chartered fishing tours available, fishing gear available. Charcoal grill for your catch!

Pick up your groceries in Puerto Vallarta, or buy your food from the several stores in the village, or groceries can be brought to the house for your arrival by the house host, just supply a list ahead of time. There are several good restaurants in Quimixto during the tourist season!!

Day trip to the busy village of Yelapa, or the (magnificent) Zoo & simply world class beautiful Botanical Gardens. Take a hike to the nearby beach of Las Animas and catch the panga back. Guides available for boat journeys & excellent seasonal WHALE WATCHING, mtn hikes, surf instruction, language instruction, etc.

Come enjoy this tranquil setting tucked away from time in a quaint village.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Jennifer and William Silveman (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

About Jennifer and William Silveman

Originally built as a seasonal retirement home by my father, an avid fisherman, this house has been used by family for many years and we LOVE it. we enjoy exploring the family friendly, safe village of Quimixto with our children. We plan adventurous day trips into Puerto Vallarta, or other locations like the nearby zoo and the botanical garden. We then retreat back to the seclusion of rustic Quimixto and the luxuries of a real beach house apart from it all.

True nature lovers enjoy the ecology of the area with tropical birds, flowers, exotic fruit, marine life. We love getting to know the people in the village, learning spanish, and boogie boarding of course! After a stay in this beach house we leave feeling renewed and ready to get back to our work living and working on an organic farm in Northern NM.

Please inquire about our list of day activities we have enjoyed over the years while visiting Quimixto- we love to brag.

Jennifer and William Silveman purchased this house in 1998

Why Jennifer and William Silveman chose Yelapa

Enjoy the relaxation and rejuvenation gained from a stay in this spacious & cozy 2 bedrm casa right on the bay of Banderas with all the amenities of home.

This reknown surfer beach and fishing village is the ideal choice for avid fisherman, retirees, family, honeymooners, children, artists, surfers, and those looking for a break from the rat race, to connect, unwind, renew, and collect oneself.

This fully equipped beach house, on the edge of the quaint village of Quimixto, is half an hour from Puerto Vallarta by boat and road. Easily accessible public water taxis run regularly and the house hosts charter personal boats for our guests.

PERSONAL HOTSPOT IS required for internet access at this time- and this works because the cell phone signal is mostly fair to middling. Great on the porch, gets a little shotty towards the back of the house. Smart phones, or laptops/tablets, with hot spot 3G data package work fine for internet and email.

What makes this house unique

Our beautiful beach house and the village of Quimixto offer a unique and memorable secluded vacation site away from traffic, hustle and bustle in your own safe & beautiful tropical paradise! Enjoy vacation time with family and friends- extra studio casita available for larger parties, please inquire.

~ Casa de las Olas ~ this enchanting original designed beachhouse, was custom built by our family in the charming fishing village of Quimixto. Perfect for Avid Fishermen- ask about gear and chartered trips from the house. Rent Kayaks from the restaurant next door.

The home is surrounded by gardens, natural beauty, and privacy. Stroll into the quaint village of Quimixto for shopping, meals, adventure, sight seeing, catch a ride in Puerto Vallarta, or the hip town of Yelapa, just a convenient short trip away. Rent a horse for a morning for a tour to the waterfalls, or the private beach over the hill.

Our beachhouse has a staff to take care of all your needs, meals, cleaning, shopping, or chartered trips fishing or to late night dining in Vallarta. Access to many activities such as surfing, horseback riding, snorkeling, hiking, or just sitting on the great large covered porch enjoying the scenary go by- as well as a many options of fun adventurous day trips.

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Casa Pelicanos - Private oceanfront, beach, Quaint Village~ Romantic and Rustic!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

More than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5

We knew we were in for a treat from the pictures and info we had ahead of time. But we couldn't have predicted how much we'd love all the people, the food, the pace, the way we found something grounded and peaceful inside ourselves being surrounded by so much beauty and so much simplicity. Some highlights: the beach and view; Raul and Palita, who made sure of everything; Palita's cooking (including hot dogs y pappas fritas at the stand in the eve); boogie boarding; the waterfall and jumping off the cliff; hike and beach at Las Animas; our house dog, Punto; meeting all our neighbors; Cocos (the restaurant); cocos (that Raul cut fresh off the tree); riding the pangas; being unplugged (no cell phone signal); sunsets; everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy and Perry, thank you for your review. Yes, it is a special place, and really hard to express how unusual of a situation it is these days to be in a place like Quimixto. Raul and Palita are excellent house hosts and it has been good for them and their lovely family to meet and serve the guests. As for cell phone, we have verizon and can always call and text from the house. Have not had much success with hot spot. There is a new internet cafe by the Pie Ladie's house in Quimixto that the teens are using, very rustic, but they do sell some nice deserts- all open air seating, of course ;) Hope to have you all again- we LOVE return guests.
BC, Canada

Retreat from hectic lives!

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking to escape from a crazy busy life in the city, where you are commuting for hours or checking emails constantly, then this is the place for you! Quimixto is a small fishing village, about 35 minute from P.V by water taxi. Staying there for a week certainly showed us the 'true' Mexico, and we had fun getting to know some of the locals and their way of life. Be prepared however, as there are no doctors, no vehicles, few stores, no ATM machines. You have to come with all the Mexican currency you will need (unless you are willing to travel back to PV to restock your money and supplies). There is no internet (a huge benefit in my opinion!). The ocean is steps from the house (ensure you have a bowl to wash the sand from your feet before entering the house or you will be sweeping constantly!), bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper as the waves, dogs and roosters will wake you up! Quimixto feels very safe, it is very friendly, and we can't say enough about the hospitality of the caretakers, Raul and his wife Palita. You should learn some basic Spanish to converse with the locals, although we knew very little and got by. A great place for kids, Jen supplies beach toys, although I would suggest bringing life jackets as the waves can get very large. Overall, a great holiday, and I really appreciated the letter prior to arrival to help us get prepared for our trip. This is NOT an all inclusive, this is a getaway with a touch of adventure. If you want to experience the real Mexico, and are happy to live without the luxury, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Couldn't have asked for better

  • 5 of 5

This place was exactly what the family needed to detox!

1) Far from the Madding Crowd

2) In fact, total disconnect; esp. from wireless and telephones

3) The charming beachfront house; loved the sound of the ocean at all times

4) The support of the owner as well as caretakers (Raul)

We will go back any time

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gireesh! we were so glad to have your family stay in our beach house. By the way, a cyberspot has opened in the village and cells phones generally work fine from the house. Just be sure to contact your carrier to let them know you will be in Mexico. We hope to have you again next year, we have noticed our guests generally rebook! So let us know if we can reserve a spot for you now :) Thanks again for taking your vacation in one of the sweetest spots we know of!! Viva Quimixto!

Perfect Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely amazing with our family of 4! The house was exactly as Jen has shared in pictures and through conversation. She prepared me completely for bringing my family to Quimixto from the US from beginning to end. She even had the pack-n-play set up in the master for our 11-month-old when arrived!

The house hosts were exceptionally warm and absolutely fabulous while we stayed! Our 7-yr-old played with their son and niece during our week there. It felt like we were among family. They were resourceful and truly shared the best things of Quimixto, PV, and Yelapa with us!

Dos Cocos was a favorite of my husbands ;) He became fond of the owner very quickly. Martin served an exceptional meal for lunch on the beach for my family of 12 when they came to visit us for the day.

Visiting Quimixto was definitely the break we needed from our fast daily lives. The tranquil setting and quaint village paired with such great people made this vacation left my and I figuring out when we could return!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Quiet tranquility on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely perfect for our family of three, including a sea-loving 2 year old.

The house is well situated. It is right on the beach and has a small sea wall that forms a sandy enclosure our daughter loved to play in. We could see watch her building sand castles right from the kitchen which was nice. Just beyond the house is one of the best point breaks in Western Mexico. Everyone was very friendly. There are a ton of friendly local surfers and they were not territorial at all. We made most of our meals at home. Only because it was so good, we ate at the one restaurant at the beach. Behind the house is a small (clean) river and a pathway into the jungle and up to a pretty waterfall. There is great bird watching. There are 5 other houses on the beach and maybe 100 people in the village, total.

Who is this place not for? Well - there are no other tourists in the town. There are really no services (you can buy basic groceries and beer). It is isolated (you have to take a boat and there is no road to the village). Speaking Spanish is definitely a help. Apart from the sea and the surf, there is really no 'action'. We felt incredible fortunate to stay at Jennifer's house, but if you're interested in other gringos, a bustling beach scene or any nightlife that's not your own, this might not be the place for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at the Casa De Las Olas in Quimixto. The house is located on the beach in a quaint Mexican village. The home was very clean and welcoming when we got there. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking your own meals. It was nice to have a washer and dryer for our use. Tons of room for a family to stay (there was just the two of us). Fresh flowers awaited our arrival which was a nice touch. Our shrimp supper we requested the first night was excellent. We asked for another one the last night – Chili Rellenos and the meal was again excellent. They were reasonably priced too. Also really enjoyed "Coco's" the pub next door on the beach. We recommend the filet of fish and the margaritas ;).

The people in the village were friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Panga rides are readily available. Walked everywhere we needed to in the village. Loved the fact that there were no roads or vehicles.

We recommend the hike to Los Aminos and up to the waterfalls. Also enjoyed a visit to the Botanical Gardens. Otherwise we just relaxed at our home on the beach in Quimixto. We enjoyed walking into the village to purchase eggs and some ingredients to make home made salsa. We do recommend going into Puerto Vallarta one day to purchase major groceries.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
there on the beach, next door... 'Cocos ll'
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
water taxis all day to boca, or vallarta!!
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Boca Hwy 200 along the coast south from PV
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
restaurants in village! local cooks available
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Quimixto-in front of home~ high surf & gentle surf
Car: not necessary

Quimixto is a fishing village that also thrives on small scale tourism offering horseback riding, scenic tours, fishing tours, small locally run cafe/restaurant, local food vendors, and mercados/ small grocery shops. Local cuisine includes fresh fish entrees such as ceviche, fish fillets veracruz, tamales and atole, pies, fresh coconut, fruits, oysters in the nearby village of Las Animas , and much more.

Come to Quimixto and stay in this lovely beach house with optimal privacy RIGHT on the beach. Enjoy exploring the village, taking in A+ beach time, world class fishing opportunities, & day trips by foot, or the frequently running public water taxis.

Each day a ferry comes into the village and the community comes alive with festivities including food stands, shopping, horseback and the offering of scenic tours, pictures with iguanas, strolling jewelery vendors, or dare to taste the local raceia in a coconut 'coco-loco'.

In the warm evening, take a stroll into town along the foot path for more low-key local life- have dinner at the local hamburger cart, see the delightful village in its true element with kids running around and townspeople visiting.

Visitors can spend the afternoon hiking along the coastal well worn path to the nearby village of Las Animas for a drink and a plate of fresh oysters from your choice of several restaurants. Las Animas also offers a zip line and parasailing- google it to make reservations.

From Boca Tomatlan you catch the 15 minute panga ride to Quimixto, day trips are possible to the zoo and the botanical gardens.

Beach combing, boogie boarding, FISHING, sunbathing, swiming, surfer watching, whale and dolphin watching from the porch, kite flying, frisbee... Truly a memorable experience and unique.


Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

Yelapa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season- special permission
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rainy season
Aug 15 2015 - Oct 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
High season- holidays
Nov 20 2015 - Jan 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00
cleaning $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Notes Please tip those that assist you. Please just let us know what you need for fulfil your stay there. Services we can provide:
1. A guide to meet you at the pier in Boca, and bring you out with your luggage the first day of arrival

2. A prepared first night of arrival dinner- local cuisine by Palita.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Yelapa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Nice airy, bright, and clean bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress bedding and firm and soft pillow sets
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , memory foam mattress bedding and firm and soft pillow sets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Beds have firm and soft pillows and memory foam bedding to ensure a good night sleep. Both bedrooms open up onto their own side of the covered porch area that stretches across the front side of the house offering privacy and view. Georgeous views of the ocean from both bedrooms, hear the wave lullaby at night!!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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