|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Comforts of home, 2 bedroom villa over looking ocean and beach, no neighbors to the left or front or back total peace and quiet, watch for whales or just the waves or fishing boats on your own large private deck. Wireless internet access, Pay as you go cell phone to use, Satellite TV
Keywords: Total relaxation, comforts of home, Breathless sunrises and views, Small Mexico within walking or biking distance, Infinity pool overlooking Mina bay and beach area.
Bought this great property for retirement get away so relaxing and a piece of amazing ocean and shoreline view.
Dale Graff purchased this house in 2009
Fall in love with view and the old Mexico feel, and how the people treat people in this area of Mexico.
Total peace if you need to spend a quite day, or within 2 Km of Puerto Angel where you can find everything needed to hide and relax..
Hermosa vista al oceano y bahia
Left on 06/04/2014 for a stay in May 2014
Esta casa es excelente para pasar unos dias de total relajamiento con unas vistas preciosas hacia el Pacifico y en especial a la bahia cercana. Esta ubicada en lo alto de los riscos que rodean la bahia y por lo mismo la vista es espectacular. Tiene todas las comodidades que se requieren y cabe destacar su limpieza. Es muy recomendable para familias con ninos o jovenes ya que el entorno es seguro y cuenta con una gran alberca tipo infinita muy bien conservada (limpia). Es importante senalar que deberas tener en cuenta que el acceso a la casa esta bastante empinado y como 300 mts por lo que se sugiere ampliamente llevar auto o rentar taxi para desplazarse de la casa a las tiendas de conveniencia y lugares de interes cercanos. En general muy recomendable para pasarla bien con la familia.
When we first arrived at this home close to Puerto Angel I quickly understood why some people found it challenging to access via taxi. The home is part of a small gated community perched on top of an big hill! We had a rental car so it wasn't an issue for us, but I would see it being challenging for some people or families with younger children. The view is absolutely marvelous at the top and the house itself was clean and well stocked. The infinity pool had a great view but due to leakage issues was only half-full. After spending two weeks in Puerto Escondido we felt rather isolated up on the hill which in some ways was nice but in other ways wasn't. I suppose it just depends on the kind of travel you enjoy.
If you are interested in the glam, glitz, and glitter of a deluxe resort setting, high-end shopping, lots of amenities, and/or a wild and lively night-life scene, this is not the place for you. If, on the other hand, you are interested in a quiet, tranquil, comfortable, well-appointed home with superior, breath-taking views, an extremely helpful house manager and caretaker, with an easy walk to a beautiful secluded beach, in a private end-of-the-road, 'away-from-it-all' location, this is the place!!! A very nice house with an easy-to-work-with owner, in a safe, pleasant, fun, and beautiful part of México. The washer/dryer and AC were great! Puerto Angel, the village near the house, is a real fishing village in the true sense, and Pochutla, the nearest town of size, is a working and thriving place with all the necessities you will need, including ATM, gas station, groceries, etc. The nearby villages along the coast are charming, the beaches are fantastic, the food is excellent, and the people are always pleasant, welcoming, friendly, and helpful. For a change of scenery, drive up into the beautiful mountains a short distance away, where you can visit the local coffee estates near Candelaria and Pluma Hidalgo. Be sure and ask Manuela, the delightful house manager, for information, directions, suggestions, and recommendations regarding all regional attractions. She is a wonderful, helpful person and is an invaluable source of information and knowledge for any and every facet of your stay. I was here for five weeks recently, and wish I had had more time. I recommend the following activities to enhance your visit: frequent jaunts to La Mina beach, a short 10 minute walk from the house in a very beautiful setting, where you will usually be the only ones there; The beaches and cafes of Zipolite, about 20 minutes up the coast road; The sea turtle research center in Mazunte, about 30 minutes up the coast road; The mangrove wildlife reserve, beach, and boat excursion at La Ventanilla beach, about a 40 minute drive on the coast road; Puerto Escondido, about 70 kilometers (an hour and 20 minutes leisurely drive) up the coast road; The coffee estates of Finca El Pacifico and Don Gabriel in the mountains, an hour drive away; Market day in Pochutla, which is every Monday, mid-morning to early afternoon is the best time; sitting on the pier in Puerto Angel at sunset to watch all the activity with the fisherman. Having a rental car is by far best to optimize your stay.
My wife and I spent six months here. The owners have outfitted their house very well and were very accommodating to our needs and quick to have things repaired if they went wrong. The beds were very comfortable. The view from the deck was amazing. The migratory path of the whales was right in front of us and we were able to view whales for most of this six months. The property manager, Manuela, was a very valuable asset. She is English speaking and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable in every way.
The complex pool was beautiful but was out of commission about 5% of the time. The maintenance people worked hard to try to keep it running. The complex itself was very secure and safe. The gate keeper was very good about keeping out everyone who did not have a reason to be there. We found the whole area to be extremely safe. We did not have a vehicle and walked everywhere without problem. We used the local public transportation as well as cabs if we needed to go any distance.
Mina beach is the closest beach to this complex. It is a beautiful secluded beach, usually deserted, and good for snorkeling. Estachuite beach is the next closest and it became our beach home. If you are a water person there are a good number of beautiful beaches in a 20 minute radius of this property. Our favorite snorkeling beach was Estacahuite, and our favorite swimming beach was San Augustinillo. Cordelias at Playa Panteon in Puerto Angel took good care of us as well. The absolute BEST mojitos in the whole area can be found on the beach at Bar Vaz in Zipolite.
We loved this whole area of Mexico, and most especially we loved the people. We would definitely recommend this property.
4 of us spent 7 weeks at this place and found it to be just what we had ordered plenty of room and the views were spectacular just as we had been told the owners were wonderful as well as the caretakers we spent a lot of time in the pool which was very nice. the surrounding towns were just as we had been told very down to earth and quiet as we are not the resort types this place was exactly what we wanted and couldn't have been better thanks for the use of the house it was great
Our group of 12 (7 adults, 5 kids) rented this house and the one next door for a two week family reunion at Christmas and New Years. The owner, Dale, was very helpful and easy to work with in advance, and it was great to see that the photos and description of the property matched what greeted us on arrival. While we've stayed at all-inclusive resorts and in more touristed areas in the past, we were looking for a more relaxed, affordable family vacation on a beautiful part of the Oaxacan coast and were not disappointed!
The home is located in a gated condo community that is still under development, though that was not at all a problem for us. There is a wonderful pool situated on the cliff-side overlooking the Pacific, and it gets lots of shade in the afternoon. Sunrises are beautiful from the front deck (yes, they heat up the house, but with the sliding glass doors open things were just fine, and the air-con in the bedrooms made for a nice retreat...and if you don't like heat, you shouldn't go to Oaxaca's coast anyways!), and it was a lot of fun to watch the local boats, schools of flying manta rays, and huge moon rises from the patio.
We spent most of our days at the beach or the pool, but the house is well-equipped with dvds, cards, games, books, etc. Do bring extra dvds if you get easily bored; there is internet service, though it was slow and reception spotty from time to time, but my wife was quite glad since it meant our teen age son and I unplugged from the world except for me checking e-mail once a day! The house cleaners do a great job of cleaning (twice a week), the kitchens were well-stocked, and we were very happy to have laundry facilities in-house.
It is easiest in this part of Oaxaca if you have your own car. However, taxi service can be arranged, and it would not be a hassle if you are flexible or used to this sort of travel. We had cars and so took day trips to Puerto Escondido and to the mountains, visited the many beaches (be sure to go to Mazunte and to the Ventanilla nature preserve), and to get to the Bodega Aurera (WalMart) 20 minutes away in Pochutla. We never did find the mythical pizza joint of El Alquimista! That aside, the kids actually loved walking down the steep mountain side to the little beach, La Mina, a 10 minute walk down, and 15 back. There, they passed several days collecting shells, swimming, throwing the frisbee, snorkeling, and jumping off the huge rock in the bay. Lots of great memories from this trip!
Casa del Graff – The views here are spectacular, the place is quite clean, and the price is quite reasonable. And Mariano, the gatekeeper and caretaker, is a most pleasant and helpful guy.
But there are also a couple of issues that caused us to leave mid-stay (we had booked a week, along with another couple; our friends stayed, more tolerant of what to us were fatal flaws).
First, it should be said that we were there in May which, we learned, is the hottest month of the year on the Oaxacan coast. The house is situated such that the morning sun streams mercilessly into the large, sliding glass doors (two sets on the bottom floor, one on the top). The house only has two small air-conditioners, one in each bedroom—but none in the public space (the living/dining room and kitchen). Even with the curtains drawn (blocking the wonderful view) and bedspreads thrown over the curtain rods to double the curtains, the heat gain from the greenhouse effect makes the house (except for the bedrooms) almost uninhabitable in the daytime. Literally, the temperature in those rooms reached 90 degrees each day (there’s a thermometer there to verify it). Also, the bedrooms are quite unequal. Upstairs, the master bedroom, with its bath, occupies the full floor and has the view. The small, downstairs bedroom has only a small window on the side.
The second problem is the location. The road up to the house’s cliff-top perch is as steep as any driveway you are ever likely to encounter. Without a rental car, which we lacked, you must walk down that VERY steep hill to the gate, then up another fairly steep hill, to get to the road (a 10-15 minute rugged hike, unless you are truly athletic), where you then can wait for a taxi or collectivo or walk another 15 minutes or so into Puerto Angel—an interesting, working fishing village, with several restaurants and modest hotels, but not much of a beach or resort town. Nearer the house, there is a small, very secluded beach (La Mina) at the foot of the hill (with no services) and another nicer, more public beach (Estacahuite) with a daytime restaurant, about half way to Puerto Angel. A rental car would be a great asset here. The nice beaches are a bit further west—at Zipolite, San Augustinillo and Mazunte.
Very private beach, Turtle museum 10 Km, lots of beaches within surrounding area explore a different one each day? Good restuarants close some amazing area not yet discovered, many beach front reatuarants and locate markets for produces or seafood. PastIf you want to include information about a fellow who takes you out in a boat from Puerto Angel with pickup by Cordelia's, there is a fellow called Alberto, his boat is Pachanga. He speaks very good English, is a font of information so when you are out with him he is constantly keeping you informed about what you are seeing. And he is very careful and safe. He does the usual four hour tour of snorkeling etc. or will take you fishing. We sent so many people to him this year that he established a discount price for anyone from Mina at $150 MX for the snorkel trip. The usual charge is $200. Not sure if the price discount will always be there for Mina people or if it was just for this year. .His phone number is 9581068431 renters tip
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3 night minimum stay
7 day rental is $500.00 and 30 or one month rental is $1800.00 to $2000.00, as per damage deposit my property manager will meet you to check if everything is fine with your arrival. We just want you to enjoy your vacation My Casa your Casa
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