Casa Colibri is a 10-minute taxi ride from both the Puerto Escondido downtown commercial district and from the El Morro beach-front entertainment district. The home is located in the Colonia Brisas Zicatela (Zicatela Breezes district) in Puerto Escondido.
A 3-minute walk from Mexico's most famous surfing beach, Playa Zicatela , a.k.a. the 'MexPipe'. Casa Colibri Zicatela (Hummingbird House Zicatela) is a 5000 sq.ft. architecturally unique, Mexican style villa which features large open spaces perfect for relaxing or for fun-filled entertaining, bedrooms with private, ensuite bathrooms, a privacy wall surrounding the property, a new (January, 2013) salt water swimming pool and a roof-top Palapa for 180-degree views of the Pacific ocean.
Architectural details such as large principal rooms, arches, exposed beams, French doors and large walk-out terraces invoke the elegance of a Spanish colonial Mexican hacienda.
The interior and exterior of this spectacular home were fully renovated and re-decorated in the fall of 2011 and additional decorating done and furniture added in late 2012.
Casa Colibri Zicatela has been designed to provide 6 adults with a high level of comfort, privacy and amenities. Every bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with locally-crafted ceramic tile interiors, and luxurious shower and beach towels. The Master Bedroom features a King-size bed and a walk-out to a large ocean-view terrace. One guest room has two Twin beds and one has a Queen-size bed. Both have large closets. All beds have been outfitted with new, orthopaedic, pillow-top mattresses and highest quality, luxury hotel-grade linens.
The traditional Mexican-style kitchen is equipped with filtered water and modern appliances including an ice-maker refrigerator/freezer, gas range, microwave oven, toaster, blender and coffeemaker. The kitchen has all the necessary dishes, glasses, cutlery, wine goblets, tableware and cooking utensils. An adjoining laundry room has a new Energy Star-rated automatic washer & dryer and a state-of-the-art, 'never run out' hot water heater.
The ground floor Great Room encompasses the kitchen, the spacious dining room and a comfortable living/sitting area. It has two walk-outs to a large terrace from which guests can enjoy the professionally landscaped yard with its tropical flowers and coconut palms.
New in January, 2013 is a beautiful blue mosaic tile salt water swimming pool, the only one in Puerto Escondido. A salt water pool has many benefits, including silky smooth water which is easier on the skin, eyes, hair and clothing and without the the taste or smell of chlorine. The best part: this beautiful pool is exclusive to Casa Colibri Zicatela and guests !
Escape from your stressful life by relaxing in this beautiful home with its comfortable furnishings. Enjoy your morning coffee and fresh croissants (from the local French bakery) on the Master Bedroom terrace. Enjoy an ice-cold cerveza while floating in the pool. Mix up some Mango Margaritas and listen to the Pacific surf on the garden terrace or beside the pool. Or pour a glass of a good Cabernet and take in those beautiful, Puerto Escondido Pacific sunsets (one is provided free of charge every day) from the roof-top terrace under the traditional Mexican Palapa roof.
If you come to Puerto Escondido to relax, Casa Colibri Zicatela was tailor-made for you. You can read, meditate, practise Yoga, improve your tan on the roof-top deck or on a comfortable chaise lounge by the pool, paint, surf the Internet (the house has full Wi-fi) or go for long, good-for-the-soul, walks on the beach.
If livelier activities appeal to you, Puerto Escondido has much to offer: seven different beaches, surfing or boogie boarding (lessons & rentals available), horseback riding, fishing charters, boat tours of the nearby fresh water lagoons and bird sanctuaries, visits to a sea turtle hatch and release station or an iguana sanctuary, and great shopping.
Go for a jog on Zicatela beach and find yourself enjoying, delicious fresh seafood with cold beer on Puerto Escondido's El Morro avenue in one of the many on-the-beach, open air restaurants. Evenings, enjoy gourmet cuisine in any one of Puerto's several fine restaurants, some of which feature live music and dancing. After dinner, browse through the many boutiques in Puerto's El Adoquin , pedestrian-only shopping street where you’re sure to find that perfect memento of your idyllic Puerto Escondido vacation.