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Ultimate Privacy For The Discerning Couple

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Br 1 Bath Casita with Total Privacy And Perfect Accommodations

A perfect option for the couple looking for a small sized home and priced accordingly. Punta el Corral was built as our guesthouse back in 2000. Then we had plans to build a large main house, but couldn't afford to build it at the same time. Over the years, we realized it was just the perfect size for the two of us, and it was the only home around that offered that unique feature. So, in 2013, for the first time we are putting our private casa onto the rental market and looking to fill the niche of a small, but perfectly appointed home.

Our master bedroom has a comfortable, hotel quality king bed. It has one bathroom off the master bedroom that has a two sink vanity, regular toilet (no bidet), and a wonderful oversize shower head for a shower that looks out onto the beach!

Air conditioning is provided, as well as a large ceiling fan if you prefer. There are built-in floor to ceiling storage closets surrounding the master bedroom (which is round in design). The front door access is self-locking for security as well as the wooden pocket doors that lead to a private deck overlooking the beautiful garden. All linens are included - even beach towels. Linens are changed and general cleaning is provided every other day.

There is a built-in desk behind the bed and provides a place to work or write. There is also a direct land line telephone to make free local calls as well as a current copy of La Conexion, the Troncones Directory published by the Homeowners Association (APCAT) of which we are members. Wireless Internet access is included in the rental price and additional information is provided in the House Manual to assist in utilizing this service.

Next, you will take a set of steps outside the front door leading up to the kitchen and living area. Be prepared for a breathtaking view of the entire beach and a birds-eye view of everything happening around you. Sunsets are incredibly beautiful and personal. Our kitchen is equipped with all the items a gourmet chef would desire. A coffeepot and gourmet coffee will be awaiting your arrival. As of November 2016----there is finally an ATM!!! There are a few more tiendas with grocery items located on Troncones Beach (including a liquor store), and vegetables and fruits are peddled twice a week (sometimes daily) by a local purveyor who drives his truck the full length of the beach, and there is even fresh fish sold by villagers from nearby Majahua on this same beach road.

There is a dining table with seating for 5, as well as a sofa that has a single (twin size) cushion suitable for accommodating one additional guest. There are air-chairs and plenty of seating for hosting sunset margaritas--or just enjoy it by yourself!

The property is plentiful (it consists of two lots) and you are welcome to enjoy the gardens and to use the outdoor barbeque pit. There is an outside shower for rinsing off after swimming in the ocean. We have a selection of boogie boards, snorkeling gear and swim socks available for your use. We also have reading material and several board games. There is a Bluetooth portable speaker available for use.

If you arrive by car, there is plenty of free parking available on the property. The main stretch of beach is over two miles long so it can be quite a hike back and forth to the village. There are locals available to transport you up and down the beach, as well as various taxis at reasonable prices for local transportation.

Punta el Corral is located on the point, or the northern part of Troncones Beach. We are actually located on a stretch of the beach that is on a sub-road that comes off of the main road. Currently, our portion of the roads are dirt. There is a plan to pave our section of the road--but it always seems to be mañana. Nonetheless, we are only 1000 feet from the entrance of The Inn on Manzanilla Bay--a wonderful B and B with excellent bar and restaurant offering live music once a week and a full bar with their own Big Boy blue agave tequila. Further down the beach on Manzanilla Bay you will find more restaurants--including Hacienda Eden. Excellent food and perfect accommodations for any friends looking to visit during your stay.

We have been coming to Troncones since 1992 and fell in love with it immediately. It is not a resort-like experience, but rather a special kind of place for people who love the joy and simplicity of a small, Mexican beach village with some surprisingly good options for food and drink. We hope staying at Punta el Corral will cement your love for Troncones and find yourself returning again and again!

More Details

Property Manager
Trish Philbrook
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Trish Philbrook

I am a retired accountant who would like to spend as much time as possible exploring new and exciting destinations.

Trish Philbrook purchased this house in 1996

Why Trish Philbrook chose Troncones

Troncones spoke to my heart the minute I set foot on the beach. I grew up in Monterey, Calilfornia and always dreamed of owning a house on the beach. My dream was realized when we were able to purchase two lots among the first group of foreign buyers. We teamed up with Enrique Zozaya, a world-renowned architect who built many of the spectacular homes along Troncones Beach over the years, to build Punta el Corral for the 2000 millennium celebration.

What makes this house unique

It is the only property specifically suited for just two people. Most of the properties for rent on Troncones Beach will accommodate 5-10 people, but what if it is just the two of you?? Not as much to choose from. And then there is that 270 degree unobstructed view from the second story living area. I can literally sit upstairs swinging in the air chair for hours watching the flora and fauna--and people watching is rather fun as well!


Troncones House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full large shower overlooks beach, a two sink vanity, regular toilet (no bidet) with a separate door for privacy.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , sofa convertible to single bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Shangri-La above the waves

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this hand-crafted casita about five miles north of Troncones. It's a beauty. Downstairs is one of the most comfortable king size beds we've ever slept on, large double doors that slide open so you can enjoy the Pacific while in bed, custom wood cabinets throughout and a bathroom shower big enough for two to cavort in. A lot of care went into this cottage, beautiful touches abound. Upstairs under the thatched roof you will be at eye-level with squadrons of pelicans as they fly by patrolling the coast. Below, waves crash on the rocky point as you cook dinner or just loll on the single bed reading trashy novels. The kitchen has just about every gadget you'd want and a few miles up the road you can buy fresh fish right off the boats. A short 10-minute around the point is a sandy cove with gentle waves and great swimming. Sublime!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonita casita

  • 5 of 5

Trish (owner) and Tina (property manager) were both great. Super nice and thoughtful. It was our honeymoon so they put pink champagne in the fridge. If we needed anything we just had to ask and it was taken care of quickly. Beautiful casita beautiful view - we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place, relaxing views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekened in casa Corral & enjoyed it a lot! We went surfing, there is a point just meters from the house though the swell was very small & had to make a 15mins drive approx. To La Saladita. The house has stunning views, the roof top is very fresh & the house is nicely put. You have several nearby restaurants (walking distance or 5mins drive). We bought fresh fish from the fishermen in Majahua which is the town next door (5mins drive). Great experience! We'll be back For sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie for the wonderful review! I am so glad you had a great time and were able to enjoy the surfing---quite a feat. We would love to have you back any time it is convenient! Thanks, Trish
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Wonderful & Unique Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to spend a week in Mexico off the beaten track and at the same time close enough to markets, good restaurants, and access to good swimming and snorkeling spots. This house and property was perfect for that kind of vacation. The property was well-maintained with a very nice housekeeper who came every couple of days. In addition, the owner's have a property manager (Tina) who is just 3 minutes away if you run into any trouble or have any questions. The kitchen is well appointed and supports almost anything you want to do. The view from the second story kitchen/dining area is spectacular and romantic. We were there in June when the ocean tends to be rougher which made nearby swimming undesirable. If you are looking for a place where you can walk right out of the door and into the ocean several times a day this would not be the right spot for you. With respect to restaurants, to be honest, we never had a bad meal on this trip! A few minutes away is a restaurant in a resort called Present Moment Retreat that is excellent. Trish, the Owner, was very available and communicative and easy to make travel plans with. Highly Recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troncones Fans

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for 4 days and loved every minute of it. The grounds were so beautifully landscaped and private. Everything was taken care of in the house and we absolutely loved the view from upstairs. Because you're so high up you can see above the tree canopy and all the bird watching. Downstairs, from our bedroom we could sit on the deck and watch the hummingbirds and the iguanas (1 was very friendly!) And, we especially loved the morning visit from one of the cats - he made himself at home. We rented bikes at the Inn at Manzanillo Bay and toured around Majahua and Troncones. That was a highlight. Highly recommend this stay and will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

While we did not get to stay as long as we had planned (our son became quite ill), our stay was perfect! The house has all the luxuries you could ask for being in a small, beach side village. The views are amazing! We also loved the amount of outdoor space available to us. This was our third stay in Troncones and we would definitely go back to Punta el Corral, although we might leave the kids at home this time! Thank you Trish, for sharing your home with our family (we had our 21 month old son & 5 year old daughter with us) and for taking such great care of us before, during and after our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Federal Highway 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Manzanilla Bay Inn
Nearest Beach
Troncones beach

Punta el Corral is located on 'the point' of the 3-mile long stretch of Troncones Beach. It overlooks a challenging surf point where you can observe or participate depending on your abilities. There are wonderful tide pools that can be explored all day, but are especially delightful for floating in while enjoying a sunset cocktail. Bird watching and whale watching are favorite past times. And just around the corner from the tide pools lies Manzanilla Bay--a wonderful and safe beach for swimming or body surfing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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