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Ultimate Privacy For The Discerning Couple

Trish Philbrook

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Ultimate Privacy For The Discerning Couple

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Troncones House Rental Photos and Description

1 Br 1 Bath Casita with Total Privacy And Perfect Accommodations

A perfect option for the couple looking for a small sized home and priced accordingly. Punta el Corral was built as our guesthouse back in 2000. Then we had plans to build a large main house, but couldn't afford to build it at the same time. Over the years, we realized it was just the perfect size for the two of us, and it was the only home around that offered that unique feature. So, in 2013, for the first time we are putting our private casa onto the rental market and looking to fill the niche of a small, but perfectly appointed home.

Our master bedroom has a comfortable, hotel quality king bed. It has one bathroom off the master bedroom that has a two sink vanity, regular toilet (no bidet), and a wonderful oversize shower head for a shower that looks out onto the beach!

Air conditioning is provided, as well as a large ceiling fan if you prefer. There are built-in floor to ceiling storage closets surrounding the master bedroom (which is round in design). The front door access is self-locking for security as well as the wooden pocket doors that lead to a private deck overlooking the beautiful garden. All linens are included - even beach towels. Linens are changed and general cleaning is provided every other day.

There is a built-in desk behind the bed and provides a place to work or write. There is also a direct land line telephone to make free local calls as well as a current copy of La Conexion, the Troncones Directory published by the Homeowners Association (APCAT) of which we are members. Wireless Internet access is included in the rental price and additional information is provided in the House Manual to assist in utilizing this service.

Next, you will take a set of steps outside the front door leading up to the kitchen and living area. Be prepared for a breathtaking view of the entire beach and a birds-eye view of everything happening around you. Sunsets are incredibly beautiful and personal. Our kitchen is equipped with all the items a gourmet chef would desire. A coffeepot and gourmet coffee will be awaiting your arrival. While there are no groceries/ATMs located on Troncones Beach, vegetables and fruits are peddled twice a week by a local purveyor, and fresh fish is often sold by villagers from nearby Majahua. There are many tiendas in the village that can provide basic items, and there is a liquor store as well.

There is a dining table with seating for 5, as well as a sofa that has a single (twin size) cushion suitable for accommodating one additional guest. There are air-chairs and plenty of seating for hosting sunset margaritas--or just enjoy it by yourself!

The property is plentiful (it consists of two lots) and you are welcome to enjoy the gardens and to use the outdoor barbeque pit. There is an outside shower for rinsing off after swimming in the ocean. We have a selection of boogie boards, snorkeling gear and swim socks available for your use. We also have reading material and several board games. There is a Bluetooth portable speaker available for use.

If you arrive by car, there is plenty of free parking available on the property. The main stretch of beach is over two miles long so it can be quite a hike back and forth to the village. There are locals available to transport you up and down the beach, as well as various taxis at reasonable prices for local transportation.

Punta el Corral is located on the point, or the northern part of Troncones Beach. We are actually located on a stretch of the beach that is on a sub-road that comes off of the main road. Currently, our portion of the roads are dirt. There is a plan to pave our section of the road--but it always seems to be mañana. Nonetheless, we are only 1000 feet from the entrance of The Inn on Manzanilla Bay--a wonderful B and B with excellent bar and restaurant offering live music once a week and a full bar with their own Big Boy blue agave tequila. Further down the beach on Manzanilla Bay you will find more restaurants--including Hacienda Eden. Excellent food and perfect accommodations for any friends looking to visit during your stay.

We have been coming to Troncones since 1992 and fell in love with it immediately. It is not a resort-like experience, but rather a special kind of place for people who love the joy and simplicity of a small, Mexican beach village with some surprisingly good options for food and drink. We hope staying at Punta el Corral will cement your love for Troncones and find yourself returning again and again!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Trish Philbrook (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Trish Philbrook

I am a retired accountant who would like to spend as much time as possible exploring new and exciting destinations.

Trish Philbrook purchased this house in 1996

Why Trish Philbrook chose Troncones

Troncones spoke to my heart the minute I set foot on the beach. I grew up in Monterey, Calilfornia and always dreamed of owning a house on the beach. My dream was realized when we were able to purchase two lots among the first group of foreign buyers. We teamed up with Enrique Zozaya, a world-renowned architect who built many of the spectacular homes along Troncones Beach over the years, to build Punta el Corral for the 2000 millennium celebration.

What makes this house unique

It is the only property specifically suited for just two people. Most of the properties for rent on Troncones Beach will accommodate 5-10 people, but what if it is just the two of you?? Not as much to choose from. And then there is that 270 degree unobstructed view from the second story living area. I can literally sit upstairs swinging in the air chair for hours watching the flora and fauna--and people watching is rather fun as well!

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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Ultimate Privacy For The Discerning Couple
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Denver, CO USA

Most relaxing vacation EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a magnificent property! My wife and I absolutely loved the location, on directly on the shore, private and so peaceful. The views from the second floor of the ocean just allow for a tranquil and relaxing experience. The sunsets are stunning, while sitting and enjoying quality time with someone special. Having a cooking area, with a large refrigerator/freezer available allows (even a small grill!) for relaxing days and evenings. Comfortable chairs for reading, while just absorbing the calm sea breezes allows the stresses of life to flow away! There are many small amenities that we enjoyed while we were at Punta el Corral..... A pair of great binoculars for viewing ships on the horizon, watching whales play a short distance off shore and following the long files of pelicans gliding on the swells of the Pacific right in front. Really good internet service (considering where you are) with strong WiFi both upstairs and downstairs.

As far as the bedroom - great comfortable bed - bedroom doors open to a view of the ocean, allowing you to hear the surf crashing on the shore. The bath area is nice - double sinks, separate toilet and a wonderfully large, open stall shower with a shower head that feels like you are standing in the rain.

The grounds of the property are well maintained, the landscaping is nicely done and access to the shore is available right from the property.

The people of Troncones are friendly and make tourists feel welcomed in their community. There are great restaurants to be found in both Troncones and Mahajua, at very reasonable prices.

I've been to Hawaii 10 times and the Caribbean at least 5 times, I quite honestly have to put this as the best vacation spot ever for relaxation!

This vacation experience far exceeded my expectations, a 100 times over!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

We love Punta El Corral

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend 7 nights at Punta El Corral and absolutely loved it. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Repeat Visitor

  • 5 of 5

I have been fortunate to have been a guest at Punta el Corral several times since 2000 and my favorite part is the setting. That it is located near a village rather than a large bustling city or resort is a hugh attraction to those who like a more authentic experience of Mexico.

The palapa is located on a point affording a view of the ocean and tide pools with no man made structures in between to detract from whale and pelican watching. You will quickly discover that the pelicans fly north in the morning and south in the evening and it is difficult not to get caught up in counting the number in each flock. It is quite a soothing pastime with a favorite beverage in hand.

A short walk to the north brings you to a large tide pool with a nice variety of colorful fish. Just a bit further is one of the nicest swimming beaches I have ever enjoyed. Sandy bottom with very few rocks. There is a nice restaurant here with great fish tacos and an area on the edge of the beach to enjoy a cool drink after fun in the sun.

A longer walk to the south (about a mile and a half) brings you to the beginning of the village where there are more restaurants. This is a great way to go for an early morning walk on the beach with breakfast in mind when you arrive.

All in all it is a terrific easy living vacation spot that has all the modern conveniences.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Phenomenal Views, Private, Perfect Setting - 5+ Stars!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I wanted a get away, a respite from the usual tempo of life. We couldn't have found a more idyllic place! Very comfortable, spacious accommodations; spectacular unobstructed views in all directions; gorgeous sunsets; terrific opportunities to relax and re-create; untold number of wildlife sightings from whales to fish boils and bird life right from the upstairs living area; long walks on the beach and excellent swimming. Thoroughly enjoyed happy hour in the tidal pools that were pretty much right in front of the home, amazing sights to be seen! When we didn't feel like cooking, we took a short stroll to a number of good restaurants that we probably patroned more often than not. In particular we loved the breakfasts at Manzanillo Bay Inn, dinners at Hacienda Eden. The caretakers, Crispin and Bruna, were quite pleasant and afforded us our privacy. Took advantage of housekeeping option and would highly recommend. Nightlife there isn't, activity options if desired, relaxation bountiful. Definitely can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. We enjoy hosting and sharing our lovely home with all that are interested in the wonder experience of Troncones living! We do hope you will continue to revisit this special place.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Federal Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Manzanilla Bay Inn
Nearest Beach
Troncones beach

Punta el Corral is located on 'the point' of the 3-mile long stretch of Troncones Beach. It overlooks a challenging surf point where you can observe or participate depending on your abilities. There are wonderful tide pools that can be explored all day, but are especially delightful for floating in while enjoying a sunset cocktail. Bird watching and whale watching are favorite past times. And just around the corner from the tide pools lies Manzanilla Bay--a wonderful and safe beach for swimming or body surfing.


Rates & Availability

From $185 Per night

Troncones House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
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Troncones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full large shower overlooks beach, a two sink vanity, regular toilet (no bidet) with a separate door for privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , sofa convertible to single bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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