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Tranquility- in Lo De Marcos, Mexico

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Private, secluded Casa Blanca, in Lo de Marcos, (40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta and 5 miles north of San Francisco - San Pancho) is waiting to be discovered by your party. A 'One of a Kind,' gated, seven acre villa with infinity pool, private hot tub and pool table overlooking the Pacific Ocean offers breathtaking 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, and jungle. This is a nature lovers paradise with whale watching, birds, and flora all visible from your large and very private patio, pool, hot tub and sun deck.

One block to the beautiful palm lined white sand beach and a ten minute walk to the friendly, quiet, village of Lo de Marcos. A treasure of a place to drop out and get away.

5 minutes away guests find great restaurants and shopping in the villages of San Francisco (San Poncho), Sayulita and La Penita! For added entertainment and pleasure, Casa Blanca offers Broad Band High Speed Internet, Pool table, Satellite TV and a large well equipped kitchen for the avid chef in your party.

Horseback riding is available at next door neighbor's stable. Contact info on Casa Blanca's kitchen counter. In addition are numerous sporting activities and excursions nearby, including surfing, fishing and golf.

Enjoy peace and solitude at your villa and just 5 minutes away find the hustle and bustle of numerous villages for shopping and dining and night life. Discover the art of the historic Huechel Indians as they sell their colorful and dramatic exquisite yarn paintings and beaded sculptures and half the price from those sold in the US.

Cchoose to stay at Casa Blanca and, guaranteed, your party will want to return again and again for that 'once in a lifetime lodging experience'.

Apologies, Casa Blanca is not toddler, pet or smoker friendly.

Keywords: 3 bedroom Vacation rental,4,000 sq. ft

home,ocean views, swimming pool, walk to beach

More Details

Owner
David Schwan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, haystack1@bresnan.net
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

BILL, WHAT A GREAT HOUSE YOU AND YOUR ASSOCIATES HAVE. THE VIEWS ARE SPECTACULAR, THE POOL WAS WONDERFUL. HOPE YOU WILL LET US COME BACK.THANKS AGAIN
Jan 2006
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Amenities

Lo De Marcos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) King can be converted to 2 twins in master bedroom, please request twins at time of booking. Additional king in second bedroom. Ocean views from all bedrooms., Queen size Beds (1) Ocean view from this bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Rollaway available as a single bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon can be made into a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pool Table and board games. Extensive library as well!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Tranquility- in Lo De Marcos, Mexico
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 53 reviews
4

I LOVED the property

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with the house the view and the pool table. The gorgeous views and relaxing atmosphere coupled with convenient drive to other towns made the stay just perfect. A local spa visited the house for massages and facials by the pool. Just a wonderful vacation in a sweet authentic little town

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A property with the most stunningly beautiful view and an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

For the third year in a row, our group of 2 families of 4 each has been fortunate enough to spend our holiday at Casa Blanca. This property is so comfortable, with a constant breeze, a very nice pool, hot tub, pool table and incredible views, that you rarely even need to leave the property. If you need anything, the wonderful host Mary, who lives in a casita close by, is happy to help and is a wealth of local information. A short walk takes you to a beautiful beach for swimming and dining, and a slightly longer walk takes you into a small town where you can buy fresh groceries or sit for a delicious meal of tacos and cerveza. We LOVE vacationing here and highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second visit - still gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time in 6 years at this beautiful house and it is still great. Very well maintained. Very tranquil and serene. The house is huge with 2 wings basically and has a pool table and bar. Plus a really nice pool and deck area. Driveway quite steep - having access to a car is probably best as it is a bit of a walk as well to town. Thank you to Mary who looked after everything for us while there and was very flexible and easy to deal with. Wi fi needs attention though.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice view but aged and dated

  • 3 of 5

Colin C's review sums it up very well. IMO pros: view, large house, nice layout, great beds. Cons: sun on the pool only 1/2 hour per day; cannot lay in the sun by the pool, pool not heated (ocean is warmer), total house needs updating, thorough cleaning & TLC. Hot water didn't work most of the time. I don't mind paying higher prices but if I'm charged Hilton prices I expect Hilton amenities. Far better value to be gotten in nearby rental homes.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tranquility and fatigue in Lo De Marcos

  • 1 of 5

Probably a once a showpiece, Casa Blanca sadly slips into the category of “yesterday’s news”. To say this Casa is tired is an understatement.

Perched prominently on a hill top overlooking the town and beach of Lo De Marcos, it is ideally positioned to brandish the quintessence of why it was built – great views, quiet and private, away from the town but only a 5 min walk away, a good pool and welcoming hot tub, spacious and open living area and kitchen. The sad fact however is that the owners have clearly not invested ANYTHING into this in a long time, if at all.

From the simple but o so irritating –“ non-stick” pans that everything sticks to, cheap and hazardously dull and mis-matched knives with no sharpening device, a gas stove with a broken ignitor, an almond coloured microwave from the 70s’ now likely banned in 47 countries, a rusted out BBQ of similar vintage with porous and crumbling burners, a gas fired hot water heater that never worked for more than 12 hrs in succession requiring 27 re-lights ( by me ) over a 13 day period. A leaky hot tub with loose, missing and disconnecting tiles that had to be topped off with the hose 6 times (again by me). No dish washer. Dribbly showers contained by old plastic curtains with corroded hooks on a rusty bar. Feeble at best water pressure, a major electrical malfunction with two-thirds of the power gone for one full day. Sadly, the list goes on….

And the WIFI !! – with the transponder installed and operating (for some reason) from the caretakers casita some 100 yards away, you might have more luck sending a smoke signal. If you’re lucky, you will be able to access the internet but forget about streaming, downloading , uploading, Skyping …. anything. Even the crappiest restaurants in neighboring towns are far better places for this.

This place needs an infusion of capital and TLC….not on major structural issues but rather on modernizing and updating the basics. It is simply not good enough to be renting this out hoping that the location and view will carry the day.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bomberos Locos

  • 4 of 5

Once again we chose Casa Blanca for our rental home in Mexico. Stayed for 10 nights. Weather was actually cool making the fishing poor. Still didn't affect the fun we had. Bill and Mary were there to help as always, even though Bill was under the weather. The area is still one of our go to places in Mexico. The house is more than accommodating for our needs. Spa was hot and pool was cool. Beach is beautiful and water was inviting for all ages. Walks in the morning ending in Lo De Marcos for local fresh juice and then breakfast. Once again a good time was had by all. We shall return.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Puerta Vallarta
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Lo De Marcos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,675
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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