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Available weekly or monthly, this traditional colonial style home is located in a rustic environment overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the beach called La Boquilla. The house sits up on a ridge and has total privacy from any surrounding homes. There are three bedrooms each with their own private bathroom with shower, king size bed and unique decor. kitchen with commercial range, fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. Living room, dining area open to patio and garden, half bath in kitchen. The home is mostly furnished with Spanish Revival furniture brought from California. Guest rooms open to corridors and central garden. Many sitting areas and places to relax, read and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. On-site parking. Housekeeping available every day or whatever is preferred.
10 minute walk down to the beach. There is a small hotel with restaurant and bar called Hotel Bahia de la Luna. Food and service is very good. A nice place to be for the day. Closest market to shop for food is Pochutla about 25 minutes away, or Puerto Angel about 15 minutes.
Transportation from Huatulco Airport is via taxi or car rental.
Owner/Manager on site to help you with logistics, restaurant recommendations or directions to places of interest. The area known as 'Costa Chica' is within 45 minutes.
My husband Cary starting traveling and surfing along the west coast of Mexico in the 1970's. It was always his dream to build a Spanish-Colonial house somewhere in Mexico. On a Christmas vacation in 2004 while traveling in Mexico we discovered Playa la Boquilla and fell in love with this special undeveloped spot on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca. We bought some land and started our project which took over three years. To furnish the house we collected appropriate vintage and antique furniture which we then trailered from California. During side trips around Mexico we have collected art, pottery, tile for the bathrooms and kitchen, textiles and other interesting items. We love to cook and have had many wonderful dinner parties with family, neighbors and friends. Currently we divide our time between Casa Ebano (named for the ebony trees on the property) and our home in west Marin County California. I am an interior designer and Cary buys and sells antiques and other interesting old stuff. We enjoy spending time with our three daughters and their families while taking advantage of the amazing sites and lifestyle northern California has to offer.
Susie Hysen purchased this villa in 2004
We stumbled onto this area while vacationing here one Christmas 10 or so years ago. We had the unique opportunity to meet several people that owned property here. We were shown various properties and chose this one for the views, privacy and easy access from main road.
We fell in love with the area but also this spot on the ridge where we built the house. We have unique views of the beach and the open ocean from the patio. The two large Ebony trees create lovely shade, great place to relax. Cooking is one of our favorite things to do in Oaxaca. Shopping at the market and coming home to prepare regional cuisine for friends. A morning walk and swim down to the beach is how a typical day would begin.
Casa Ebano is a beautiful place to stay. Spacious, exquisitely designed with all amenities needed. It's much nicer and more spacious than the photos. Susie looked after all our needs and was extremely generous- having her neighbour, Pedro stock the fridge with breakfast and beers for our arrival. We were three couples (in our 40s and 50s) and each of us had our privacy and space and also enjoyed joyful suppers which we cooked ourselves, in the amazing and well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms were all comfortable with screens, fans, and en suite bathrooms, and the rest of house is open to the elements which creates a gorgeous breeze and a feeling of living in nature. Which is also literal. Birds and bees flood the water bowls at dawn. Bats visit at night (not in the bedrooms) and quiet geckos can be sometimes spotted. Casa Ebano overlooks the stunning bay "boquilla" - which is a lovely sandy quiet beach, with a small eco hotel situated on it. The beach is secluded and very quiet and the hotel provides you with beach beds and shade if you buy drinks there. The hotel owners are very nice and every evening the cook comes by the sunbathers, announcing what he's cooking on the menu that evening, and invites you to stay and eat . The bay itself is beautiful and the sea is relatively calm, allowing for easy swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. We barely left the bay and house. Had a couple of visits to the local town - there's a glorious local food market on a monday, completely unspoilt. We were the only tourists there.
It really is heaven there, and we wish we could have stayed longer. The one thing to be aware of is the treck down to the beach from the house is long ( a good 10 minute hike ) down a windy dirt road. It's much better to drive down and up - but be aware, you'd be better off with a good car. Our cheap little rental car had a hard time with it. And there is no hot water - but the tepid water from the sun was all we ever needed - so that wasn't an issue at all.
Would highly recommend to anyone seeking for paradise away from it all.
We really had a great time for the week we stayed. The beach is very quiet with a nice hotel and restaurant. The house was super, the views fantastic and the hosts outstanding. Susie and Cary were staying nearby and were always available to answer questions, make recommendations and address concerns. We know the area and spent most days on nearby beaches. I would classify this property as near 'eco-tourism". You will be close to nature and much of the house is open to the elements. Also, you should be conscious of your water usage as it has to be delivered by a tanker truck. I think that initially we were happily using water as if we were in the big city and sucked that tank dry in a day. The hosts had more water delivered, which we helped pay for ($25 for 800 gallons) and we kept sensitive to our use. We had 10 or 11 people staying and all slept comfortably. Half of us were small children and the place was fine for them too. They loved the beach and being outdoors. The kitchen is fully equipped and there are showers and bathrooms in each bedroom. The owners even supplied beach towels. A final note is that the interior decoration and architecture are very nice and really create a nice environment to enjoy the area. We would definitely consider returning.
Just spent New Years week at the Casa Ebano and had a terrific time. Friendly, knowledgeable owners were on the property in a guesthouse while we were there, gave us complete privacy but were available to help with a few details and recommendations. The house itself is solid, well-built and layed out. The master bedroom is the largest, but the other two have on-suite bathrooms and are also terrific, so almost as if therre are three masters. The kitchen is equipped with great equipment from stove to pots and pans, silver-plated flatware, china, glasses. This is clearly what the owner uses, not B class stuff for renters. The dining and living room areas are comfortable, and there is a tree and plant filled interior courtyard that gives a sense of separation between the bedrooms, creating an air of privacy even with all the interior and exterior screened windows open. Best spot in the house for me is the outside patio, overlooking the coastline. Potential renters should know that quite a few of Mexico's Pacific beaches have potentially dangerous waves and in many cases murderous undertows and currents that sweep vacationers out to sea, so spots like the beach at La Boquilla, protected from nearly every angle and current-free, are a great place to enjoy the ocean without worry. The beach is lovely, part wild, but with a hotel restaurant (Bahia de Luna) that can serve breakfast lunch or dinner (reserve your dinner in the early afternoon). Renters should also know that the dirt road leading in to the house and from the house down to the beach is somewhat rutted. Little chevrolet sedan taxis go in and out all the time, but our rented sedan rode low and scraped a bit. An SUV or pickup would have no problem. A good landmark to find the house is an old white wooden boat by the driveway, now filled with dirt.Also, water comes in not from pipe or well but a cistern filled as needed from a water truck, so conserving water is important. The hot water heater was not turned on, ok in a hot environment, but makes showering refreshing and encourages spare use of water. Not too far from the house are little beach towns like Puerto Angel, Zipolite, San Augustinillo, and Mazunte, all with lots of beach front restaurants, yoga, massage, etc. An hour to the South is Huatulco, a better location for the non-adventurous. An hour to the North is Puerto Escondido, somewhat overgrown for me. This is a great stretch of the Mexican coast, and a great base for a visit.
I stayed here for two weeks in the dry season and had a wonderful time. The house is situated on a bluff overlooking the ocean, and is a 10 minute walk down a dirt road to La Boquilla (the little mouth). This lovely beach has a small hotel on it, which is nice if you want to go out for a meal, but don't feel like driving anywhere. The beach is usually very peaceful during the day, even with the occasional visit from small tourist boats, they never stay very long. There is some easy snorkeling down along the rocks of this beach as well, and the surf is mild so it's good for individuals and children who want to relax in the ocean and not get beat up by big waves. The option of bigger surf is a short drive up the coast at beaches such as Zipolite and Mazunte you want the experience of a busier beach town with larger waves.
The house itself is very picturesque, like something out of an interior design magazine, and extremely clean. It's not only comfortable and decorated with all kinds of interesting pieces, but very well outfitted with all the modern conveniences.
The bathrooms are spacious and immaculate, and none of the windows face another home or road, so you get all the privacy you could possibly want. My favorite part of spending time at the house was sitting outside on the patio in adirondack chairs and having an afternoon cocktail and snack. The view from here is stunning, and it's easy to spend days going from relaxing at the house, to relaxing on the beach. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives, and I would definitely return for a second visit in the future. Keep in mind this is not a resort, or in an area with big hotel chains. It helps to have a sense of adventure to take full advantage of the Oaxaca coast, and sometimes the ability to go with the flow is necessary. There is a lot of great exploring to do in the surrounding areas as well, so while it's easy to stay at the beautiful property for days on end, make sure you have a rental car and check out some of the towns and restaurants nearby. There is a lot going on in this region, and it's a ton of fun!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
We prefer no more than six people staying at the house at a time.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.