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Annie VerSteeg

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Casa Annie, Beautiful Views, Cool Breezes and Miles of Lovely Beaches!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 90 nights

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Lo De Marcos House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

This wonderful house is located on a quiet 1/4 acre on the hillside in Lo de Marcos. The views of the mountains and coastline are spectacular. A 5 MINUTE WALK TO THE MOST AMAZING BEACH.

The house has 3 air conditioned large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. 2 bedrooms on the bottom floor share a bathroom. One bedroom has a large private patio with views of the mountains. The Master bedroom is on the second floor with a private balcony and a bathroom. All 3 bedrooms have comfortable queen beds, nice linens, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

It is fully furnished. The house will sleep 12 with room to spare! There are 4 lovely large, palm covered patios ('Palapas') One located off the kitchen for dining al fresco. This is a favorite spot morning, noon and night! We eat all of our meals on this the evenings we sit out there and play bridge, scrabble or read.

There is a large patio on top with hammocks! Bird watching and views galore. The upper patio has a 1/2 bath.

The house comes with a landline phone and WiFi.

There is a laundry room with washer and dryer and a large dry secure storage area attached to the house.

The gardens and landscape are well established, lush and beautiful! Lots of birds to watch in the mornings and afternoons.

The square footage of the house is 2494. The lot is 1/4 acre. There is off street parking.

There is a full time wonderful manager, Ara, who speaks fluent english and will cook and drive for an extra fee. All of her suggestions and recommendations are FREE!!!

Keywords: Large newer home, 3 bedrooms, 3 queen beds, wonderful views, close to beach, quiet area, hammocks, air conditioning, breezes, ceiling fans, palapas, furnished, washer and dryer.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Annie VerSteeg (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Annie VerSteeg

I enjoy this area of Mexico. The weather is perfect, it is quiet (most of the time, it is Mexico!)

My 2 teenaged kids and dog love it too!

I love to walk the beach, swim in the warm ocean and enjoy the many little restaurants on the beach or in town.

Annie VerSteeg purchased this house in 2004

Why Annie VerSteeg chose Nayarit

I chose Lo de Marcos because it is easy to get to from Puerto Vallarta airport but far away from all the crowds! It is such a nice little town with lovely local people and enough Snow Birds to make some nice friends.

What makes this house unique

I never get sick of the views, The light on the mountains changes all day long, it is never the same, never boring. The birds are plentiful and very entertaining.

I love the short walk to the beach and the short walk to town.

Some nights there are fiesta in the town square and they are always entertaining.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Casa Annie, Beautiful Views, Cool Breezes and Miles of Lovely Beaches!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I am a regular visitor to Casa Annie and it is a great house with a lovely outlook over the town, the forest, the mountains and the ocean. Sitting outside on the eastern porch in the early morning and the late afternoon are real treats, as the house is above the trees and a great bird watching location. Los de Marcos is really central to other lovely villages up and down the coast, including Sayulita, with lots of restaurants and shops to explore when the quiet streets of the small town, and the surrounding beaches and ranchlands have been explored. The beach is likely and beautiful and there are some great beach restaurants for sunsets. The house has everything you need and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are a fabulous guest and always take such care of the Casa! I can't even tell you have been there. Thanks so much for your repeated business. Look forward to your return next year
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Beautiful home with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (two adults, 3 young children) stayed here for one month during the winter and loved it like it was our own home. We all felt very comfortable there, and had ample room- this house is big! 3 additional family joined us and there was still room for more- very spacious layout to easily accommodate lots of people.

The roof top terrace (palapa) offers a sight you will never forget; views of jungle terrain, mountains and ocean all around. View of the entire town as well, as the house is situated high on a hill. At night the ceiling is lit by star shaped lanterns that cast speckles of soft light across the grass roof. So beautiful, so memorable.

We stayed without a car and got around very easily on foot, even with the kids.

Less than 5 minutes to walk to the beach!

Would be a great town to have bicycles in, which might be available to rent... sometimes!

Kitchen was very well equipped, easy to work in, stools for the kids to sit at, big gas range to cook on. Everything we needed we found.

Super fast internet!! I was quite surprised, considering I've had much slower connections in much more populated cities.

House was very clean when we arrived, and very easy to keep clean. If anything needed fixing, the property manager had it fixed right away.

Annie was always available to talk to via phone or email if we needed anything, as well the property manager lives close by and knows absolutely everything and anything about Lo De Marcos.

I don't want to say too much about Lo De Marcos because it is a secret gem best left to be discovered when you arrive... I will just say how incredibly safe we felt in this town. We weren't even locking the door at night- and only because we didn't even think of it- that's how safe we felt. (perhaps too safe, considering we lock our doors at home?)

The whole vibe to Lo De Marcos is very peaceful. Lots of families, old and young; it is quiet and calm here.

As an example of true Lo De Marcos style, when the water jugs are empty, they go to the bottom of the stairs outside the house, with an envelope of money for the refills. Sometimes the empty bottles, and money, sat at the end of the driveway for 2 days, until the water truck came by to pick up/drop off. The amazing reality is that no one touches the money!

It's just that sort of a place, which I think says a lot.

Beautiful friendly people, the beach speaks for itself, the food was ALL incredible.

What a special place. We are currently planning our return trip

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlotte... I'm so happy you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay! I look forward to seeing you on the beach next year! PS. The is an ipod dock now for music! Lock the doors!
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience in Lo de Marco. The house has a lovely view over palms and mountains and the decks are large and well covered. We travelled with our 4 and 7 year old children and they loved the beach in town, a short 5-10 minute stroll around the corner. The house has sand toys and beach umbrella etc, which was a great plus. The people in town are very friendly, the house seemed very secure and we had a very relaxing time. Annie is available by cell phone and text and the local caretaker is very friendly and helpful, speaks fluent English and is available by phone any minute (but does not come by unless needed, which we appreciated). Thank you for a lovely vacation. We are very happy we decided to stay in Annie's place in this lovely town.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had a good time! It's always nice to find a place the whole family enjoys.
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kamloops bc, canada

Charming and safe

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the month of January 2013 and loved it. The house is huge and the rooftop deck amazing! Pics and description are accurate. Don't let the stairs scare you off unless you have mobility issues. Very short walk to the beach and into town. We used taxis and buses to travel out of town, very easy to navigate. Annie and Ara are both wonderful to deal with. Ara & Mario are only a phone call away or 30 seconds up the road(and thank you both very much) and both are very helpful with any questions we had.

Lo de Marcos is very quaint and has everything you need for groceries, restaurants, alcohol, and necessaties. Eating out is excellent, Hamburgers & Pizza shop that serves the best pork & pineapple tacos ever! Luna Pizza that has incredible pasta meals. The beach restaurants that will serve you lunch and cerveza on the beach.

Look for the blue boat coming in and if you are lucky you will get fresh camarones. Not to be missed they fit across the palm of my hand!

We had 2 young adults and our 3.5 yr grandaughter stay for 10 days as well. Very safe for a family.Wonderful people, wonderful town, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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all over mexico

Amazing Home, Unforgetable

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent three months here. Annie, the owner, is awesome and easy to deal with. The house is comfortable, has amazing views, has everything you need and is in a safe area. We have since moved on elsewhere in Mexico and are already missing Lo De Marcos, the friends we made there and the comfort of this home. The kids saw iguanas daily, the bird watching is wonderful and the house has binoculars with a field guide book for birds. Be wary of property manager and deal with Annie as much as possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatchewan, Canada

Snowbird Paradise...

  • 5 of 5

The four months I lived in this home was my dream vacation and I didn't want to leave. From the early morning sunrises with my coffee on the deck off the kitchen, to the evening walk on the beach watching the whales romp in the ocean while the sun was setting, my dogs and I lavished our time spent in this lovely community. This home comes completely equipped including maid service for hire if you want. It was immaculate when we arrived. UThe washer and dryer, stove and fridge were all of standard size, relatively new and in great working order, but we used the outside clothesline so we could experience the fresh air smells. We cooked most meals there, entertaining friends and relatives with ease. I would suggest a few more pots for cooking thou. There is a wonderful bakery in town for fresh buns and sweets, and you can purchase most anything, fresh every morning from the fish man for your evening supper. A charcoal grill would have been a nice touch and in all honesty was the only thing missing! I recieved the best exercise and toning from the 42steps into the home, but if one had a vehicle, there is ample parking at the top of the hill, right outside the back door.

I spent six weeks alone in the beginning and never felt threatened or uncomfortable. This home was very secure! Mario and Ara, the caretakers, live a hop, step and jump from this property and you get to yell at them as they walk down the hill to go to work most mornings!

The dogs and I, as well as my old and new friends, loved the mountain hikes and grabbed every opportunity we could to visit the surrounding local town markets and ride the compostello's. Ara was a life saver, introducing me to the local merchants and taking me with her on some of her out of town excursions. She had everything we needed upon our arrival, meeting us at the airport, and providing me with vet and dog grooming transportation, to help make our stay a comfortable one. There are capable doctors in the area and a brand new hospital in La Penita, 23 klm away, "just in case"!

I could talk forever about this experience, but take the time out and make your own memories and stay in this casa. I guarantee you will have no regrets. I would go back in a heartbeat and most definitely recommend this casa to all I know!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And, you are welcome back ANYTIME! You were a superb guest! I agree with the cooking pots suggestion and there will be more there for future guests. We hope to see you again soon! Annie
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
In town
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
8 miles north
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Lots in town and on the beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The town of Lo de Marcos
Nearest Point of Interest
Turn off for lo de Marcos
Nearest Point of Interest
PEMEX station
Car: not necessary

Great boogie-boarding just down the street. The water access is EASY and kid friendly. The point has a sweet little left that goes off pretty frequently. For the die-hard surfers, there is surf all around, you will want a car.

The bird watching from the open dining area is VERY entertaining!

There are plenty of yoga classes in town too.

The ocean breeze felt while relaxing in the hammocks on the upper deck is relaxing and refreshing after a hard day at the beach or a shopping excursion to the 'TIANGES' market in La Penita each and every Thursday.


Rates & Availability

Lo De Marcos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Oct 22 2016 - May 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99

I am looking for long term responsible renters. A minimum of 3 months.
This is a non-smoking property.
The top deck has a 1/2 bath, benches, a bar/counter and plenty of room for a bar-b-que.
The place is very well maintained and includes a gardner.
I have a very reasonably priced housekeeper who is available one or 2 days a week.
The cost of Internet and land line is included in rental. All other utilities are payable by renter. This includes; gas, fresh drinking water and electricity.
Rental price is negotiable depending on length of stay and number of guests.
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Lo De Marcos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3) Comfy beds. These were all purchased new from Sam's, Twin or Single Beds (7) These are full sized built in benches with 5' covered, foam pads. Comfortable! 2 on the bottom floor, 3 on the middle floor and 2 on the top patio.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
There are child gates available for added safety. The house is very secure. There are screens on every window and over all doorways. TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT CAN BE ARRANGED FROM THE AIRPORT FOR AN ADDED FEE.

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