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Serenata del Mar: Enjoy The Last Best Beach in Mexico

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/3.5 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'.

Lisa Martin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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 villa in 2010

Why Lisa Martin chose Mexico

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

What makes this villa 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.


Barra de Potosí Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • The house has 3 full baths, 1 powder room, and an outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , with attached private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , located in casita adjacent to big house with private bath.
  • The 2 bedrooms in main house each have their own private bathroom attached. The third bedroom suite is in separate casita adjacent to house, also with private bathroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
Kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards and snorkel equipment available in the village nearby.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Serenata del Mar: Enjoy The Last Best Beach in Mexico
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Spot For Our Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Serenata is beautiful! We loved the open space, the pool and the beach. So peaceful and relaxing. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Congratulations to both of you. May your life together be filled with happiness and joy. Come back and see us and thank you for your kind words about Serenata
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Clean. Great Location. VERY nice property. Warm friendly area.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 10 days here with wife and 3 children (two teens and an 11-yr-old). It was a fantastic property. The home and grounds are very well kept. Roberto, the grounds keeper is there 5 days a week to care for this home, and it shows. Ask him to cut down a few coconuts from the trees on the property and open them up to drink. His english isn't all that great, but he's happy to help with anything, and when he wasn't smiling it was because he was singing or whistling! Gary and Zoe, the hosts who live full time next door, are warm and friendly and helpful. They even took us on a personal tour of El Refugio, which proved to be an amazing experience. The little town of Barra de Potosi is cozy, has nearly everything we needed, and is full of very friendly people. So nice to spend time in "old, real Mexico" instead of in the tourist zone (although we hit Zihua/Ixtapa a few times to shop and play -- only a 20-30 min drive). The seafood was great -- we even caught our own and had a local restaurant prepare it for dinner that evening. It was excellent. We nearly always had the beach out front to ourselves, and I already miss the sound of crashing waves lulling me to sleep. The information provided by the Owners was thorough and helpful. We used many of their recommendations and were not disappointed. Booking, payment, and planning were smooth and simple. I would recommend this home without hesitation, and I would go back -- both comments i do not make lightly.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Scot, for your kind words. We strive to make our guests experience perfect from the time they book until they shake off the sand and head home. We are lucky owners to have Gary, Zoe and Roberto as our team at Serenata. They are a part of the Playa Blanca magic. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We would love to have you come back to visit.
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Another gorgeous day in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This perfect example of open air beauty, Serenata Del Mar is my utopia. The beautifully designed house has many handmade elements made by local artisans: from the inlaid rock, mosaic rug shapes of iguanas and turtles , to the handmade peaked palapa roof made of local palms. I woke up to a view of the ocean from my bed, then sipped fresh coconut water from palms from the property.

Playa Blanca (white beach) is a perfect beach with soft white sand and is a many miles long beach with warm water. The sound of waves puts you to sleep and accompanies you your entire stay. I took a sunset swim, then afterwards dolphins swam by.. The experience is nature with luxury.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Barra de Potosí Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
off season 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Nov 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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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