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Lisa Martin

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Serenata del Mar: Enjoy The Last Best Beach in Mexico

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Barra de Potosí House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Oceanfront Beach House With Lush Tropical Grounds.

Architecturally stunning and private, Serenata del Mar features a terrific pool and tropical gardens. Large great room with kitchen, dining room, living room and unsurpassed views. Located south of Zihuatanejo on Playa Blanca, near the village of Barra de Potosi. It is minutes from the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport. A well kept secret -almost 10 miles of uncrowded, white sand beach. It is quiet, safe, with warm water and total serenity. Sea turtles, dolphins, whales, birds and abundant sea life share this paradise with us. It is truly 'old Mexico'.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Lisa Martin

Owned by two artisan couples from USA who fell in love with the tranquil beauty of the area and spend as much time there as possible.

Lisa Martin purchased this house in 2010

Why Lisa Martin chose Guerrero

This beach is Mexico' best kept secret, quiet and safe with warm water and total serenity.

What makes this house unique

The views of the Pacific Ocean from the palapa great room, the music of the waves, and the architectural beauty of Serenata are just a few things we love most.

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Serenata del Mar: Enjoy The Last Best Beach in Mexico
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
4

Good discription. Many times we were the only ones on the 9 mile beach!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, mom and brother had a wonderful time. The "extra room" in the out building was perfect for my brother. We loved the "open to outside" concept. We could always here the sound of the ocean. Barra de Potosi was very nice, just a 5 min drive from the house. Several restaurants with wonderful food, stores/veggie stands and really nice people. We took advantage of the BBQ grill, cooking local fish. We rented a car for the entire stay. Driving was easy. We went up and down the coast several times eating at local spots on the beach. The perfect ending to a day was coming home to a pool and perfect landscaping. The photos are great, but it is even better when you get there. We spoke with the owner several times prior to our visit and he was very helpful in answering all of our questions. We toured the ruins and afterwards the guide took us to his home where we watched his brother dance and place a whistle. We walked the beach and spent plenty of time boogie boarding in the ocean and lounging in the pool. On the last day we were in a earthquake, 7.5!! Wow....words can't describe the sound prior to earth shaking and the house a rockin'. We made it out safely. Unfortunately there was damage to pottery, glasses/plates and the TV fell off the stand... but the house and pool came out untouched. The neighbor came over to make sure we were all OK. What an adventure on the our last day. Hope to make it back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rye New Hampshire
5

Newly married couple from New Hampshire

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 17 days and it was magnificent. The villa is very nice, quiet, very clean and the pool was the BEST that we have ever experienced...ANYWHERE!! The town is a very sleepy place to stay, very safe and comfortable. The local food is ok. We took a dozen trips into Zihuatanejo and there are some incredible places to eat, drink and have a great time. We got married in Petatlan which is 45 minutes South of Serenata Del Mar. We were the first couple from America to get married in Petatlan. This place is truly Mexican and it was a joyous experience getting married there. A challenge but well worth it. Our memories for this area will stay with us for the rest of our lives. One of the nice things to mention about this Villa is the location. It is only 20 minutes from the airport and 35 from Zihuatanejo. We loved loved loved Serenata Del Mar. Have to rent a car since the action, food and good times are in ZIH.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our family will always remember our stay at Casa Seranata, la casa en la playa.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Serenata exceeded all of our expectations.

1. The location is essentially a coconut grove on the beach... there are at least 40 palm trees between the house and the beach. Looking from your perch in the open-air palapa roof living space makes you feel like you are alone in a tropical retreat. As you walk the 50 steps to the beach, the horizon expands and you are on a 9 mile sandy beach. Granted we stayed in October but many times we were the ONLY ones on the beach for as far as we could see. The walk to town (La Barra de Petosi) along the beach takes 30 minutes and is a 50 peso cab ride back.

2. The house is small but thoughtfully laid out. There were 5 adults staying in the house, 2 couples and a bachelor. The 2 couples each had a locking master suite with bathrooms and big showers that were totally private. Each suite had 3 entrances making it easy to use the bathroom from the pool without tracking through the house, the bachelor pad was a separate casita with a TV with US stations. Everything you would need at a beach house is there; all appliances (even a washer/dryer), cookware, dinner ware and beach towels are supplied. Everything is maintained and fresh.

3. The owners and support staff are accommodating. Patrick, Gary, Zoe, Toby, Roberto and Gloria are all involved in the operation and made us feel at home. Claudia, Toby's wife, made us a fantastic dinner one night. Pride of ownership is apparent in the house and grounds. The pictures do not do this place justice.

Our family will always remember our stay at Casa Seranata, la casa en la playa.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Miguel de Allende
5

A Fabulous beach casa.

  • 5 of 5

This casa lived up to our expectations and then some. The design of the pool is one of the nicest we have seen or used. The grounds are extremely well maintained, thanks to Roberto the gardener, who was there to help in any way he could. We shall return.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FIshers, IN
5

Beachfront magic!

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that struck us upon entering the gates of Serenata del Mar was the sheer size of the private palm grove gardens belonging to the property. All are immaculately groomed and provide many areas to relax in a shaded hammock, sunbathe, stroll, watch the sunset and even spot a whale. The house itself is a unique design that is set several feet above ground overlooking the infinity pool with the beach and ocean providing the backdrop allowing for spectacular views from all rooms and refreshing ocean breezes. The living/dining/kitchen great room is large and open under an immense thatched palapa roof with much comfortable seating and well equipped kitchen. Bedrooms are good size with plenty of storage space and pocket doors opening on to the balcony, pool and ocean view. This house is really special with it's privacy and access to the best beach we have found in Mexico. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paoli,PA,USA
5

A slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

As you go through the gates of Serenata Del Mar you leave all your woes behind you and breathe in

the scents of the tropical bliss you are about to encounter.

Truly enjoyable getaway...a place to reflect, rejuvenate one's spirit and get creatively charged!!!!

I loved the whole atmosphere of the place....and would happily go back for more!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
zihuatanejo/ixtapa
Nearest Beach
Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca near Barra de Potosi is a serene stretch of sandy beach. If you want to do more than walk the beach, swim and relax, there is sport fishing nearby including offshore for billfish, in-shore for rooster fish and jacks, bird-watching with over 200 species identified in the area, kayaking and snorkeling.

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Rates & Availability

Barra de Potosí House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off season 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
off season 2017
Apr 20 2017 - Nov 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,240
 

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Barra de Potosí House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • The house has 2 full baths, 1 powder room, and an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is in a separate casita, shares house bathrooms
  • The 2 bedrooms in main house each have a private bathroom connected. There is an additional den/bedroom in a small casita directly behind the house with 2 twin beds that convert to a King, but it shares the bathrooms in main house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards and snorkel equipment available in the village nearby.

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