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Beachfront Villa on Playa Huanacaxtle Puerto Vallarta/Bucerias Area, Mexico

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Baths, Sleeps 10-12

Casa Coco is directly on sandy Playa Huanacaxtle at the northwest end of Bucerias. Four of five bedrooms have an ocean view and all have private baths. Spaciousness enough to have fun as a group or to enjoy some private time in a secluded corner.

The beach location is perfect for children of all ages to enjoy boogie boarding, kayaking, fishing, walking, whale-watching or just sipping a cocktail at sunset.

The villa has your comfort in mind with a fully equipped kitchen, memory-foam topped beds, flat screen TV, ipod docker, library of books & movies, heated pool, toys, games, 2-person kayak & life jackets & much more.

Whether your group looks forward to relaxing around the pool, or keeping busy with activities & tours, you'll find Casa Coco the vacation destination of your dreams

Further Details: Bienvenidos! For a truly memorable and relaxing Mexican vacation enjoy your next holiday at spacious Casa Coco. Our 3-story Spanish Colonial villa is situated on sandy, Playa Destiladeras 11 miles north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay in Bucerias, Mexico. We are located within walking distance of this charming, seaside village and it will provide for most of your needs including groceries, prescriptions, beachwear, gifts and entertainment. Experience the many fine restaurants, shops and the outdoor tourist market while exploring the cobbled streets of this quaint Mexican village.

Our large villa, beachfront location and comfortable sleeping accommodations make for an ideal vacation destination for groups of 10-12 guests.


• COMPLIMENTARY GROCERY SHOPPING SERVICE - Have your groceries delivered before your arrival.

• COMPLIMENTARY MEXICAN DINNER - Served on the night of your arrival.

• LOCATION - On the beach.

• 5 BEDROOMS - Each on the ocean with a private bath & terrace.

• BED SIZES - 4 King, 2 queen.

• TERRACES - 4, Each with table & chairs for games & relaxation.

• FURNISHINGS - Crafted in Mexico by local artisans.

• PRIVATE, HEATED POOL - With lounge chairs & water toys.

• SERVICES - Includes 6 day maid, 3 day pool care.

• WET BAR - In palm lounge with refrigerator & tropical furniture.

• OCEAN KAYAK - With 2 seats & life jackets, 5 BOOGIE BOARDS.

• BUS SERVICE - Runs every 15 minutes just two blocks from the casa.

• CANTINA - Across street for lunch or cervezas.

• RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING - Easy walk to Bucerias.

• TAXIS SERVICE & CAR RENTALS - 5 minutes away with a phone call.

• WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING - With binoculars from the ocean terrace.

• CHEF SERVICES - Extra charge for this service arranged by property manager.

• Ask about our grocery shopping service.

Whether you are searching for relaxation or activity, the Puerto Vallarta area has something to en

About the Owner: David and I grew up in Minnesota where living on one of the more than 10,000 lakes has been our delight. When looking for a vacation property living on the water in a warm climate was our priority. We found a dream location here on the beach in Bucerias.

We looked at property in Honolulu but opted for Mexico because of the friendliness of the culture, wonderful climate and reasonable flight duration & fares.

We vacationed in Puerto Vallarta many times and when the grandchildren came along we rented villas in the Bucerias/La Cruz area. During the final days of one of our trips we looked at some was love at first sight when we saw this casa. During the last 4 years we have added 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and made many other improvements. Each year Casa Coco acquires a new feature and becomes more comfortable and beautiful.

More Details

David and Karen Colwell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Tepic Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Pack 'n Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
  • King Bed (4), Queen Bed (2), Crib: Pack n' Play.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ocean Kayak, Life vests, Boogie Boards, Binoculars for Whale Watching, 4 Adults to Accompany Teens and College-Age Guests, Smoking Outdoors Only, 4 Terraces With Tables and Chairs, Large Third Floor Party Terrace with wet bar and furnishings, palapa by the Pool, palapa on the ocean terrace, 6-Day a Week Maid, 3-day a week Pool Service, Bose iPod Dock, International Calls to be Paid by Guests, Free Local Calls & Long-Distance Calls to Puerto Vallarta for reservations, Broadband Internet: Prodigy, Wireless Router Installed, 4 Steps to Beach, Surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains, Gazebo: Two palapas: one near the courtyard pool and one on the ocean, Lanai: On 3rd floor, Full array of spices, cooking utensils, flatware and dishes, 42 Inch Flat-Screen TV/Dish TV, Very Private Pool in Rear Garden Courtyard, Video Library: Wide Variety of Titles, iPod Docker, Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Street Parking safe, Air Conditioning In Each Bedroom Along With Hair Dryers.


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Beachfront Villa on Playa Huanacaxtle Puerto Vallarta/Bucerias Area, Mexico
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Absolutely The Best

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I save for a few years to take our whole family (including grandchildren) to Bucerias as we had been traveling to this town for 10 years. Upon arrival at the Casa, we were met with a short case of Pacifico's in the frig and salsa and chips on the kitchen counter. This was just the beginning of a great stay. The site manager soon arrived and spent time going over the property with us. In addition, he came a couple of times during the week to make sure everything was okay. The Casa came with Lupita, much more than just a house keeper. We had her cook for us for breakfast and 3 dinners. She was AWESOME! On our last day there, my grandson was stung by a Manta Ray. Lupita grabbed some plants in the sand, boiled the leaves and had him soak his foot in the broth. Two hours later he was up and at it again. We really cannot not give her enough praise. And the owners, well Karen and David are very responsive to emails and give excellent service to those that choose to stay. The Casa was well furnished, comfortable, and without a doubt I would stay here again. Truly a great trip. Thank you Lupita, Karen, and David.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time around at this beautiful home. I have another review from last year, same time, so check it out. Everything remains the same - tho an added pool cover which helped tremendously and a new gas grill which was very much appreciated. We bought from the local fisherman some awesome shrimp and a lobster catch that we cooked up so the grill came in handy for many meals. The home is everything you see on the website and even better. Lupita is still just as gracious as she can be, tho the language barrier is a little difficult. No biggy, she tries her best (as we do!!) to understand but if not, hey, we're in Mexico!!

She's certainly a keeper Karen. Again, we had the best of times, great company and probably the best home on the beach. Couldn't ask for more. I HIGHLY recommend this to any large group that is looking to be all together and Karen is more than accommodating with our e-mails back and forth with my many questions! Perfect spot, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated not only Christmas but our parents 60th wedding anniversary at Casa Coco in Dec/16. It was all the reviews had promised so I won't go into those details.It has all been said. The home was perfect, weather was excellent. What I would like to offer as a vacation owner myself, are a few things I would like to know if I were booking this property. These are not meant to be criticisms, only things to think about if you are like me and want to know everything !

- the home is located right on a public beach access. This means increased traffic & noise. Dog walkers arrived by 7 am with their very excited dogs ! Fishermen use this access to get to the beach which made for some very interesting times watching them cast their nets to fish, but then they cleaned the fish right there so the smell was a bit much depending on the wind. The pelicans were amazing to watch as they waited for the scraps.

-Perhaps because we were there over the Christmas week it was busier than usual, the bar across the street was noisy every single night with music, people. Fun if that's your scene, not fun if you like sleep.

- As someone who lives on the sea I know the water changes depending on the season. The waves when we were there were LOUD, the surf pounded at times so hard we were woken up from a sound sleep. If you are a light sleeper, I would suggest ear plugs . It was magnificent, but sometimes it was hard to even carry on a conversation on the front patio. Mother Nature is a force !! That said, the water was warm and we swam many times a day. Not a beach for little ones without an adult right beside.

-We had high hopes for the Muffin Man we had heard so much about. He did come one day, late in the afternoon so we bought muffins for the next morning. Don't hold your breath on this, maybe they are better bought first thing.

-Lapita was great, we had her cook 3 meals for us which I would highly recommend rather than eating out. Lots of food, fresh, well prepared. She does not speak any English. None. I was not expecting that so if you don't speak Spanish, better download an App to communicate or practice your Charades skills before you go.

-The house was well stocked , my only suggestion would be a second fridge in the kitchen. It was a challenge to stock food & drinks for 11 people for a week so this meant we were constantly having to go to the store. A second fridge for drinks would have saved the day.

-All in all , a great spot. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christmas is a very busy time on the beach so there are many activities and music played by the locals. It isn't always the kind of music we North Americans appreciate but adds to the cultural experience. Bucerias means "city of the divers" and our beach has three oyster divers who bring in their catch and crack the shells to ready the oysters for sale. Once a day a fisherman brings in his net catch of fish. It's an interesting experience seeing the variety of fish living in Banderas Bay. The pelicans gather and eat every last bit of waste. I think most guests would enjoy this experience. Unfortunately our muffin man passed away this year. We miss seeing him come down the beach with his basket full of muffins on his head. Hopefully someone will come along and be able to fill his shoes. I think another refrigerator is a great idea and we are going to make that happen soon.
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Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 rented the Casa Coco in April 2016 for 10 days. We live in Canada & was our first time going through vrbo. We can't say enough about how amazing it was to deal with Karen. We contacted her directly at her home & she was so informative & answered all of our questions. She has compiled an amazing book with all the information you'll need for the house & the area. When we arrived at the house we were absolutely stunned. This house is more beautiful than the pictures could ever show. Everything is not only clean & very well maintained but also has every thing you would need for a fabulous holiday. Right from floaty chairs for the pool, kids toys for the beach, kayaks, life jackets, every kind of book you could ever want, movies,amazing wifi....& tons more.

Our family loved this house, we had 8 adults & our 5 year old granddaughter. Every one had their own space & plenty of family time in the amazing pool area, large living room, 3rd floor lounging area & stunning ocean patio.

We had Lupita make our first nights was delicious.

The house manager is a very nice fellow, also very helpful & full of information.

We also loved the area....Bucerias is a great place...lots to do & see

We would highly recommend renting this house & Lupita's meals.

We hope to one day return.

Thank you Karen for making our family holiday AMAZING.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Coco Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family group that does a vacation most years in Mexico. We have stayed other places and found Casa Coco to be by far the most amazing place we have stayed.

We could not believe the beauty of the home, pool area, bedrooms, sitting areas, etc... We spent our days in the pool or walking on the beach. So lovely!!!

Our family would recommend this home hands down to anyone that would like to try renting a house in Mexico. By the way Bucerias is amazing.

Everything went so smoothly.

Thank you to Lupita for our arrival day meal. It was wonderful! What a wonderful way to start our vacation.


  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12, (ages 9 to 80 yrs) had the pleasure of renting Dave & Karen's beautiful home last week and what a joy it was! We couldn't have asked for more and the teenager's and the young children had such a blast in the ocean with the Kayak and 5 or 6 Boogie boards that were provided . We bought fresh shrimp from the local's that were netting the shrimp everyday along side the home and walked the long beach down to Fat Boy's Restaurant, $14 & $16 US massages on the beach and went to Buzzo's bar right across the street a few times. There are also many restaurants along the beach. Lupita (the housekeeper) made us a couple of meals that were beyond our expectations and I highly recommend that you take advantage of this amenity for a very inexpensive price. You won't be disappointed. Every room in this home is exactly like the pictures shown, all facing the ocean for a perfect view. It is so spacious and the kitchen is well equipped with every imaginable gadget, many blenders, pot's and pans, utensils and plenty of dinnerware and glassware. We thoroughly enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of this home and would highly recommend this to everyone while staying in Bucerius.

Karen and Dave were very accommodating to our every need, Kim (the property manager) visited us a couple of times to make sure all was going as expected and Lupita, I can't say enough about her. She went along doing her daily service and super nice to work with. (Karen, she is GREAT!). Before renting this home, I read thru all the reviews and couldn't find anything negative and our experience was all positive as well. We certainly made a good choice on this home. Oh, the beds were all super comfortable as well. Thank you, thank you Karen and David. we loved it there.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Casa Coco is located in Bucerias, Nayarit 11 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta Aeropuerto on Banderas Bay. The villa is located directly on sandy, Playa de Hunacaxtle at Destiladeras Retorno #3.

Other Activities: Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Boating, Shopping, Shelling, Boogie Boarding, Kayaking

Golf: 7 Golf Courses in Puerto Vallarta area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

High Season November 1 - May 31/800 per night
Low Season June 1 - November 1/700 per night
Christmas, New Year Weeks/1000 night
75/night for each additional person over 10 w/Maximum of 12
1 Week Minimum
350 Telephone/Damage Deposit
1/2 Rental Fee Due to Secure Dates...Personal Check, Bank Draft or PayPal Accepted
Balance of Rental Fee Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival.
Special rates for returning guests and Senior Citizens

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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