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Gorgeous oceanfront villa, pool & jacuzzi- affordable luxury. Book for '14 rates

Catherine Kumar

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, patchy Italian!
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Catherine Kumar

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Gorgeous oceanfront villa, pool & jacuzzi- affordable luxury. Book for '14 rates

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Puerto Escondido Villa Rental Photos and Description

Ocean front Villa, sleeps 14, affordable rates, perfect vacation!

Villa Lumina

Experience paradise and total relaxation at Villa Lumina, nestled in the exotic beauty of Costa Cumana, an ecological beach resort on the outskirts located just 10 minutes south of Puerto Escondido. Enjoy the calm of living in a villa that is right on a secluded beach.

Villa Lumina is simply and elegantly designed in an unmistakably tropical Mexican beachside setting. Where else can you watch pelicans fly by or view dolphins swimming while relaxing in a villa framed by palm trees?

Escape from the noise and hustle of life and enjoy amazing sunrises and sunsets while walking on the beach, enjoying the ocean vista while soaking in the jacuzzi or simply relaxing in a hammock under the palm roof and listen to the surf!

No noise but the sea, just the occasional fisherman walking by - Villa Lumina is an unbeatable tropical getaway. An eco-friendly home, Villa Lumina is the perfect choice for enjoying the beauty of nature for people with criteria and taste.

Our beautifully designed beachfront villa has five lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Our spacious kitchen allows large parties to cook together or just hang out at the bar while enjoying a glass of wine or an evening cocktail! You can hire a cook to prepare all three meals and totally relax!

Villa Lumina is perfect for reunions and retreats with friends and family - enjoy our spacious living areas with comfortable sofas to chat, read and savour the beautiful views of kilometres of pure white sandy beach while listening to it’s rhythmical and relaxing waves.

Villa Lumina is ideal for time with friendretreats. This is the space for your group! Our enormous shady, social area affords enough room for any class. Our villa is designed with a large central area covered by a vaulted palm roof that provides ample space for large groups, movement classes and of course, festive parties and events.


'Villa Lumina was the perfect retreat for our family. We could walk for hours on the beach, swim, do yoga, cook, read or just hang in the hammock and listen to the surf. The spaciousness of this seaside villa allowed each of us to enjoy our vacation and truly relax! So much better than a hotel!' Shoshana Shadow USA.

'The house is a spectacular open air villa that has a simple but very elegant design that makes you feel from the moment you step onto the impressive entrance, that you are sleeping on the beach in pure luxury. Noone actually wanted to leave the house and go into town because we had everything in our mini paradise.' Lauren Beam USA.

'We had an absolutely fantastic time. really really perfect. All of our friends were thrilled and we felt like heroes for finding it.' Bray Poor USA.

Keywords: Beach, villa, family, reunion, surfing, Puerto Escondido, relax, retreat

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Catherine Kumar (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, patchy Italian!
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Calendar last updated:
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About Catherine Kumar

This is our family beach home – we are lucky enough to visit often. It has been an amazing place to watch the kids grow up and share incredible experiences with them. My youngest daughter was only three when we built our home, she learned to swim and dive in our pool, as have many of her friends over the years. We have watched turtles lay their eggs on our beach, watched the eggs hatch, seen dolphins swim and play, made sand castles, gone snorkeling and learned to surf. We have walked our dogs on the beach at sunrise and sunset. My favorite birthdays and celebrations have been here. It is truly wonderful and we are blessed to have this home and share it with others.

Catherine Kumar purchased this villa in 2005

Why Catherine Kumar chose Puerto Escondido

It is close to Puerto Escondido airport and only a beautiful hour's drive from Huatulco International airport. Puerto has fantastic food shops, surf shops and amenities. There are delicious restaurants and bars with live music in the evenings.And of course, it is home to Mexico´s premier surfing beach, Zicatela. There are also great beaches to learn surfing (and wonderful instructors), deep sea fishing, eco-tours and a huge variety of daytime activities. Cumana offered us the chance to enjoy an unspoilt beach and live on the sea. It has been an incredible experience for my family to see whales, dolphins, turtles all from our own home. We have spent incredible vacations there with friends and family, we always have magical times!

What makes this villa unique

Puerto Escondido has been a firm family favorite for vacations and we absolutely LOVE the area.

Once we saw Costa Cumaná’s perfect, unspoilt beaches we knew it was THE vacation spot for family and friends -kids and adults swim in the pool, enjoy the beach, snorkel, surf and watch dolphins, pelicans and turtles. Our beautiful home, which is right on the beach, sleeps 14,and is a wonderful place to relax and have fun with the people close to you.

Guestbook comments from the owner


mis hijos y nietos quedaron fascinados, todo muy bien, el señor Lupe una finísima persona

Sep 2014
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Gorgeous oceanfront villa, pool & jacuzzi- affordable luxury. Book for '14 rates
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect New Years' Family Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous, fantastic, PERFECT New Years vacation with our family! Your home is beautiful, open, relaxing...the beach, the view, the hammocks, the pool, everything was incredible!!! Carmen was wonderful as well, everyone treated us very nicely. We can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I hope you come back soon!


  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Villa Lumina a couple of times, I thought it was high time I wrote a review. Love this place: beautiful, spacious, comfortable, with its own gorgeous pool. Romantic beach walks in the early morning to a nearby lagoon with wading birds, or sunset strolls followed by cocktails by the pool. The place is ideal to stay at with friends or a family group, as there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out (lots of comfy seating to sprawl on) and do their own thing (read, meditate, soak in the pool, cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen with fresh seafood and veg from the market in nearby Puerto Escondido). Great for a special occasion or as just a relaxing retreat. A feel-good place for luxury chill out with your favourite people

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! I hope that you will be back soon. Best Catherine


  • 5 of 5

Our group of eight adults from two families had a fantastic week at Villa Lumina in early Jan. The house can accommodate many more... up to 14 people with couples using the double beds...but was perfect for our group, with plenty of space for everyone to lounge, read, and enjoy the pool and fantastic views out across the beach. Coming from northern climes we had a hard time believing that the open air living spaces (kitchen, eating and lounging areas) would be truly comfortable, especially at night in January, but we spent the week in T-shirts and shorts and slept under sheets with no need for blankets. A perfect climate. This video shows the interior: The house is in a small gated community about 30 mins from the airport and Puerto Escondido itself. Because of that distance, we cooked dinners at home rather than venture out at night. Our week sped by, mostly spent lazing around the pool, wading in the surf and swimming in the pool, planning meals, enjoying sunsets and star-watching at night, all to the relaxing soundtrack of the surf. The house has wi-fi that worked reasonably well, along with a nice little library of paperbacks for those who finished the books they brought from home. Lupe, the caretaker, speaks no English but was very helpful, and Lucia, the housekeeper, was accommodating as well. Because we all love to cook, we chose not to pay the supplement to have a cook for the week. Lupe introduced us to Gloria when we requested a cooking lesson and market guide, and she rode with us to the market for a primer on ingredients and then back at the house whipped up lunch and left us with a ready-to-cook dinner. It feels churlish to note anything short of utter praise after such a relaxing week, but in the spirit of helping others have an even better time we note the following. It would be helpful to have a house book with guidance on where to get groceries, find markets and convenience stores, etc. Visitors should plan to rent a car or book a driver, and should be aware that you will need at least some basic Spanish. This is a lovely area that is experiencing rapid growth, with more likely to come in a couple of years once the highway now under construction reduces travel time from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido. In the meantime, tourist services can be pretty basic. But that should not stop you from visiting Villa Lumina. Go now.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and I will work on creating a book! I'll also leave a phrase book to help guests. I hope we see you again soon!
Estado de México, México

Absolutlely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stay for the new year 2015. Our stay were relaxing, funny in family. Gorgeous oceantfront villa, happy in the pool, happy in the ocean, the beach only for you, plenty space, with amazing views, dolphins, family of whales, flying "mantarrayas", beatufil views in late afternoon. Lupe in charge very nice, the maid efficient and Victorino the driver always in scheduled, when you need him (shopping and else you want). Of course my family and I will return Villa Lumina for family vacations.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed our home. I look forward to your next visit! Best Catherine
New England, USA

Breathtaking house on ocean's edge

  • 5 of 5

Exquisite house. Yards from the ocean. Incredibly comfortable seating areas. Pool for after the beach. Perfect dining table for a big group. And the host was responsive, helpful and gracious. Only downside was we should've stayed for longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review - I hope you come back soon!
Mexico City

Excelente lugar de descanso!

  • 5 of 5

Si lo que buscas es un espacio increible que conjunte naturaleza, vista al mar, tranquilidad y comodidad, la Villa Lumina cuenta con todo eso. Mi novio y yo festejamos nuestro cumpleaños con un grupo de amigos y la pasamos súper bien, la unica ocasion que salimos fue a surtirnos de alimentos y todo lo cocinamos ahí mismo, todas las instalaciones funcionan perfectamente y cuenta con todo lo necesario. Lupe la persona encargada de recibirnos nos trato muy bien y estuvo al pendiente de todo. Super recomendable Villa Lumina!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Great bars in Puerto and La Punta, some v close
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Great restaurants in Puerto and closer
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

We (an anglo- american couple) built our home in Cumaná for a variety of reasons. It is an eco- condominium and all owners have to work towards preserving local flora and fauna. The beach is spectacular and the views stunning. The local cactuses provide a gorgeous contrast to the palm trees and pools, reminding us we are in Mexico :) The mountain range behind frames the view and truly makes it majestic. The homes are all carefully built and in harmony with the environment providing an incredibly attractive high-end but totally relaxed destination.

Cumaná is a beautiful condominium, located outside Puerto Escondido. It is truly paradise. Our home is located right on the beach, one of my favorite times of the day is the early morning - taking a cup of coffee and sitting and watching the birds, fish and sometimes dolphins go by. Sunset walks are a must and it is a gorgeous walk down to the lagoon towards Tomatal. I can never get enough of it!

You can also just hang out in the pool and watch the sea and the beach from there, it is truly, truly relaxing. I like nothing better to collapse in the seating area of the pool with a glass of white wine and a book, perfect!

Puerto Escondido itself is a bustling seaside town that has a lot going for it.

It has a fantastic surf scene and is home to the Mexpipe, consequently there are great opportunities for surf lessons with experienced teachers. My kids have taken them, the youngest was only 5 or 6 years old when she started. It's a wonderful way to get loads of exercise and really enjoy the sea.

There is great fishing for those who like to go out to see and many varieties of local and big fish, such as marlin and tuna can be caught here. There are several companies offering fishing trips and these can be booked on site.

You can waterski in the nearby Manialtepec lagoon and kayak there too, perfect for an afternoon trip!

If you like snorkelling there are many opportunities in Puerto's bays, one of my favourites is Manzanillo which has an amazing array of colourful fish.

Vespas and other mopeds or bikes can be rented and a couple of companies offer eco tours including horseback riding and white water rafting. In high season a company from Mexico City arrives and offers parachute jumping for the braver amongst us. Personally, I prefer going to the beach and looking for shells with the kids, or watching for dolphins!

If you feel like a movie or want to get a book, and you don't want to use our extensive libraries, pop down to Cinemar. They offer a unique beach cinema experience.

There is a great music scene in Puerto with live music every single weekend.

I love the restaurant and bar scene in Puerto and I love to leave it and come back to our beautiful home and enjoy the sounds of nature and the sea!

There are so many different restaurants, it's amazing. Traditional Mexican food, amazing pizzas and pastas, pan asian, new Mexican, slow food, you name it, you can find it there.

The bars are too many to mention and go from the upscale Guadua to the beach disco 'el tubo' with a myriad in between. Cocktails are delicious with fresh fruit and the beers always cold. A popular option is a fresh coconut with rum added, fantastic!

If you like cooking and want to take advantage of our great bbq area, you could check out the market. Well-stocked with super fresh local fish, meats, fruit and vegetables, all delicious and inexpensive. The spices are varied and their aroma wonderful.

You could also wander down to the Marina, a slightly elegant term for the area where the fishing boats unload their wares, and buy freshly caught fish, straight from the fisherman!

All in all Cumaná and Puerto Escondido really are the perfect holiday destination. There is something for every age and kids, teens and adults love the Pacific beach vibe and all the amenities available.


Rates & Availability

From $425 Per night

Puerto Escondido Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Semana Santa 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Mar 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Semana de Pascuas
Mar 27 2016 - Apr 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Damage Deposit 400 USD to be paid in cash on arrival. Please accept terms and conditions to be found on and send confirmation email if this is omitted acceptance is implicit. Check in as at 3 pm and check out at 10 am. Please send an email request if you would like to arrive earlier/leave later. Thanks!

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Puerto Escondido Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom (master bedroom) - toilet , shower , The bathroom has a large shower and mirrors
    coco and mariposa - toilet , shower , Shared by the rooms a large vanity area connects them
    Colibri - toilet , shower , Brightly coiored handmade tiles echo tropical colors
    Dining area - toilet
    Palmeras - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom, towels provided for all rooms
  • The 5 bedrooms sleep 14 people. Each has an en suite bathroom. The living spaces are ample and cool, the whole villa gives a sense of relaxation and space. The décor is elegant and tropical, taking color cues from the surrounding nature. Beautiful Indian mirrors reflect sea views and colorful African figures decorate the rooms. Buddhas and Asian deities give the home a calm feel, perfect for kicking back and taking it easy. There is a cd player with aux connection for i pods so that you can take advantage of our large open living room and dance the night away if you want to. Alternatively, grab a coconut and head down to the beach, the moon and stars are spectacular and be prepared to see the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see... You won't want to go home!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , The master bedroom has ocean views and en suite bathroom.
    Palmeras - 2 queen , Eco-ventilation and fans keeps guests cool in all rooms
    Colibrí - 1 queen , With a day bed and a sofa, enjoy our book and dvd library
    Cocos - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed , Coco and Mariposa connect, perfect if you have small kids
    Mariposa - 2 queen , Connects via the bathroom with Cocos, perfect for families!
  • All our rooms are cooled by an eco-friendly ventilation system and ceiling fans. The simple décor is relaxing and complemented by dark wood finishes; we showcase art pieces from across the world and renowned Oaxacan artists. The master bedroom has sublime views of the beach, you can literally see it from the bed. The afternoon sun streaks through the slatted wood screens creating patterns on the sand colored floors as you listen to the waves. Beachy tones are found throughout Villa Lumina, but the en suite bathrooms are explosions of tropical color! The master bedroom has a king sized bed with a comfortable orthopedic mattress. Each of the other rooms has queen beds with comfortable orthopedic mattresses. Additional beds can be added if needed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Kick back and relax while our wonderful staff pamper you! If you need a babysitter, a ride into town, a massage or some shopping, ask Lupe, Carmen or Flora, they will take care of you!

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