Elegant 4 bed, 4.5 bath private retreat with pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
- english, spanish
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
pets not allowed
Not suitable for toddlers
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Hard to believe that the property was even better than we had expected. Beautiful layout to the house and perfect quiet. The cook was incredible as was the house staff. We will be going back.Ed
Amazing views and hospitality
We just returned from 10 days at Casa Tijera and could not have asked for a better place to spend our vacation. We were four adults and four children - and every one of us agreed that it was the perfect vacation spot. Remote, peaceful and with a blanket of stars at night like you have never seen. Gaby and Elodia were so accommodating and the meals Elodia prepared were absolutely delicious. We enjoyed lounging and reading by the pool and soaking up the beautiful coastal views. Not having wifi turned out to be a great way to disconnect and really relax. We took water taxis to Playa Boquilla and Estacahuite (great snorkeling), went fishing, saw whales and sea turtles. (Elodia was even kind enough to prepare us an amazing dinner with our catch at the end of the day.) It helped to have a Spanish speaker with us who was fluent - but I am sure we would have managed regardless. The only drawback to the house is the long drive up the dirt road - it does not make coming and going by car easy. That being said - if that is the price you have to pay for a spectacular home on a cliff without neighbors - it's worth it. Casa Tijera is a great spot for anyone with an adventurous spirit looking to get away from it all. We'd love to go back!
A truly special place to escape from the world and regenerate
Playa Tijera was simply magical. It is hard to express how much we enjoyed our time staying here. It is truly remote and you feel removed from the world when you are there. It now holds a special place in our hearts and we are already planning trips back.
We drove in from Oaxaca City and had a pretty strenuous 6-hour drive through aggressive mountains - do not attempt this if you have any motion sickness. I think we will fly in the future :) Upon arriving, Elodia had prepared a meal and Gaby met us at the road to escort us in. Our rental company did not have the jeep we reserved and we wound up in a low riding car, which was a rough ride in. Once we arrived, we didn't want to leave. Luckily, we didn't have to. Gaby made daily runs to the market for us and made our lives extremely easy. Over the next few days, we fell in love with Eloida, his mother, who cooked and taught us her classic recipes. We are a group of chefs and were so grateful for her authentic and flavorful cooking. Gaby arranged a boat to take us to nearby beaches. A highlight was surfing at St. Augusten beach, but it was fun to see the different vibe at all the other beaches nearby. Our general consensus was that we had no interest staying anywhere other than Tijera. It is the perfect place to cook, read, play games, and relax. No tv, no internet, no need for make-up or hair-dryers - a true getaway. The majority of the home is open to the outside so there are many ants who make it in and rodents will find their way into the kitchen if food is not put away. I am willing to trade that any day for an open-air bathroom that overlooks the ocean, but something to be aware of. There was one morning where our power went out but Gaby was quick to react and get it back on. It was a lovely comfort to have them living close by and they filtered in and out to check in on us in a comfortable and respectful way. They truly made our experience a special one.
My only criticism - the photos don't do it justice. The property is stunning, views are incredible, and there are multiple nooks and spaces to relax, spread out, and enjoy. Take a few friends who you can have fun yet be quiet with and enjoy life for a few days. The trip is completely worth it.
beautiful architecture with a beautiful view - beautiful isolation
I loved the place: exactly as described. The surprise was realizing the distances: it is 25 minutes of dirt road and then at least the same to get to the beach. We preferred to drive than organize a water taxi as we like our independence. Water taxis will be much faster. The beaches at Bahia De Luna and Zipolite are both wonderful in their own style and very much worth the drive.
I liked the tranquility of the house, no humming sound as it is completely solar with no A.C.. It is a special place.
The caretaker Gaby is indeed very helpful and so is Helodia.
Amazing accommodations and unforgettable experience
I took an all girls trip here in mid-January, and was impressed with la casa tijera. We enjoyed cooking at home, relaxing by the pool, and watching the amazing sunrises and sunsets. It was perfect for our purpose for the trip - to relax and soak up some sun.
Gabby lives in a private residence on the property, and was the groundskeeper who took great care of us while we were there. His mother, Helodia, made us beans, rice, and salsa on our arrival, so we could eat right away after our long day of travel. She will clean the house and cook for you for a small fee.
We bought groceries and withdrew pesos in Huatulco upon arrival. We took day trips to Zipolite and Bahia de la Luna, but la Casa Tijera was "home" and where we spent most of our time. In Zipolite, we went to yoga classes and just enjoyed the beach, good coffee, and dining out at La Providencia and Orale Cafe (mmmm coffee). On our drive home from Zipolite, we stopped and bought fish and meat in Puerto Angel.
Gabby booked a water taxi for us to take to Bahia de la Luna, which was one of my favorite days. The water was calm, warm, and relaxing. It was also nice to have wifi for a day and a restaurant to get drinks.
Our last night, Gabby drove us to Finca de Vaqueros for probably the best authentic BBQ meal I've ever had. The owner will come around and feed you bottomless mezcal, and I hear he also serenades you. The atmosphere, margaritas and food were just outstanding and the perfect way to end a magnificent trip.
La Casa Tijera provided unforgettable, pristine living accommodations in a secluded location that was close enough to attractions. If you're into an authentic experience and are looking to be off the grid a bit, this is the place for you. I'm hoping to make an annual trip to La Casa Tijera.
The drive to the house is on a bumpy dirt road. I recommend renting an SUV for a more comfortable ride up.
I traveled with three girlfriends for a relaxing week. We were completely blown away by the beauty of the location. The secluded house has breathtaking vistas and it feels like you have the ocean, sunsets, and sunrises, all to yourself. Gabby, the caretaker of the house that lives on the premises made us feel welcome, safe, and comfortable. The feel of the house is comfortable yet modern and lends itself to privacy and at the same time plenty of space to gather and celebrate. You will never want to leave once you arrive at Casa Tijera!
One morning I made a pour over cup of fresh coffee and watched whales in the distance just after sunrise. The beautiful scenes of the ocean and the wildlife I will truly never forget. My friends and I used the time to relax, read books, swim, and enjoy the local highlights. At a local restaurant, I ate the best beans and steak I've ever tried. We bought fresh fish one day at the local town and cooked delicious meals in the ample kitchen. The vacation was perfect. Cannot imagine a thing that could be better at Casa Tijera.