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CASA KARINA, BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE AND A GREAT BARGAIN!

Abigail Lovell

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Abigail Lovell

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2014
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CASA KARINA, BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE AND A GREAT BARGAIN!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Aticama Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Aticama really is a hidden treasure off the beaten path yet with all the amenities you need for a truly meaningful vacation.

This little villa is set on the shores of the Pacific with the most beautiful sunsets and most pristine, unspoiled beaches you will find anywhere. The ocean, bay, and sunsets are all enjoyable from the wide veranda and garden. Dine inside or out on the patio tables or lay around on the hammock. In this paradise you can do as much as you want or nothing at all.

Just a few minutes walk bring you to Matenchen beach. Unspoiled by tourists or pollution but spotted with friendly beach restaurants. Just fifteen minutes away by bus or car is the Historic town of San Blas as well as Mangrove trips through the jungle filled with flora, fauna etc. birdwatching, and the fishing village of Aticama are just a few minutes walk away as well and fully equipped with Internet cafes, stores, beach restaurants and friendly villagers.

The local hotel does sightseeing trips if that's of interest and there is always a willing fisherman willing to take you out to some of the best fishing anywhere on the coast.

If you are tired of the tourists, timeshare salesmen, souvenir hawkers, and high prices of other destinations come see us and experience Mexico at a cheaper, more leisurely, more enjoyable pace.

After a few days at Casa Karina and our little town of Aticama you'll understand why we call it Ati-Coma. It helps melt away the stress and hustle and bustle and reminds you why vacations are so enjoyable.

Note:

Both deposit and final payment are non refundable. This is a rural part of Mexico, beautiful, but rural. There could be water, electrical issues which are common. We have several resources for any questions or help you need but there are certain things beyond our control. We have a very large water holding tank reserve and power outages usually don't last long but they are not completely uncommon. It's helpful to know some spanish or to have a translation app on your phone. This area is amazingly beautiful but again for more seasoned travelers, adventurers and those seeking something different than your typical resort vacation. Buses run every half hour during the day but renting a car is your best option for getting around.

Keywords: Vacation Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Abigail Lovell (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2014

About Abigail Lovell

I love Mexico and built this home as a place for early retirement. I feel so relaxed when I'm at Casa Karina and am ever grateful to have found this bit of paradise. Meanwhile I live in Gig Harbor, WA and run a Concierge Agency where we manage vacation rentals.

Abigail Lovell purchased this villa in 2001

Why Abigail Lovell chose Aticama

The almost unknown state of Nayarit is considered Mexicos garden state. Jungles, butterflies, small fishing villages and secluded beaches abound.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Karina located in a sleepy fishing village that has just what you need to relax and enjoy, all the privacy you need, amazing views, tranquil garden and charming vintage mexican decor.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Casa Karina, Beautiful, Private and a Great Bargain!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Casa Karina, Beautiful, Private and a Great Bargain!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98335vb
+1 -2534321888
Aticama Guerrero
5

Casa Karina - Oceanside oasis!

  • 5 of 5
This vacation property is located in a small fishing village north of Puerto Vallarta. It is a rustic little town and you should be prepared to enjoy the quaintness of it! The 7 km long, beautiful, sandy beach at Matanchen Bay is about 5 minute walk from Casa Karina. The waves provide great fun to body surf, use a boogie board, or just play in. It is not a dangerous beach at all, no undertow. All your shopping needs are available in Aticama, an easy 5-7 minute walk. Generally speaking, the local store owners do not speak English but they are charming and very, very friendly and keen to help you and will even let you practice your Spanish! San Blas is only a 15-20 minute drive away which has all the amenities and extras you might need.

The owners, Abby and Mark will give you all the information to drive, bus or shuttle (via Casa Manana) to Casa Karina. They are super-helpful and will give you lots of tips and ideas on activities. You will need to pick up the key upon your arrival. The house comes complete with everything you need to get started. Fresh water is provided (you will need to buy more during your stay) as well as all the dishes, cooking paraphernalia, spices, towels, toilet paper, etc. The housekeeper will ensure the house looks wonderful for your arrival and will drop in to see if you need anything and to arrange a cleaning day. Bring along your Spanish-English dictionary, it is invaluable. Also would advise bringing a flashlight for returning from evening jaunts.

The house is in a wonderful location, overlooking the ocean - you can hear the waves day and night. The yard is beautifully landscaped and provides a wonderful oasis. The pictures shown hardly do it justice - it has inviting Mexican charm and you can't beat the secluded location while still being within easy walking distance of town.

There is a pizza restaurant right across from the town square which has excellent thin crust pizzas. Nearby (Playa Los Cocos) Donatella's Restaurant serves delicious Italian meals with good red wine! Casa Manana Hotel has has reliable food, great margueritas and offers a pizza night on Saturday that you shouldn't miss. If you buy a few drinks or a meal, you can hang out by the Casa Manana pool and swim, or go for a dip in the ocean there.

I would highly recommend to friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Karina, Beautiful, Private and a Great Bargain!
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Aticama Guerrero
Tacoma, WA
5

  • 5 of 5
What a great place!!! We absolutely had the best vacation of all time and are already planning on staying again. The house is wonderful the yard is beautiful and what a great location. The beach is pristine and not crowded at all. The town is great and the people are all very nice. Remember to get dinner from the Chicken Lady at the bottom of the hill. San Blas is a fun city to visit and have a cocktail at the San Blas Social Club. The drive from the airport was great and we were impressed at how good the roads are. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and wonderful vacation. I can't wait to go back!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Car: necessary

bird watching, historic towns, tours, shopping, walking, hiking

Photos

Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Aticama Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Off Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$95
$600
$1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$155
$900
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Notes Both deposit and final payment are non refundable. This is a rural part of Mexico, beautiful, but rural. There could be water, electrical issues which are common. We have several resources for any questions or help you need but there are certain things beyond our control. We have a very large water holding tank reserve and power outages usually don't last long but they are not completely uncommon.
25% required as a deposit. Full amount due 30 days prior to arrival. Information, maps and details will be provided upon booking reservation.
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Amenities

Aticama Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Pillow Top, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Gas oven, cd/mp3/ipod stereo system, Boogie boards, lounge chairs, outside patio tables, portable lawn chairs for the beach, Ice chests for the beach, charcoal grill, two twins that can be made into one, fans in every room, This is our second home and so is set up for the best in comfort and efficiency, Maid service is included once a week, tips are appreciated for outstanding service.

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