About this listing
Modern beachfront villa with large, private pool located on Playa Los Cocos, Aticama, – two hours north of Puerto Vallarta and 15 minutes south of San Blas, Nayarit. It’s also an easy 3 hour drive from both Guadalajara and Mazatlan.
The house can comfortably sleep two small families or three couples. The house was designed by a talented Tepic architect in the spirit of Mexican architect Luis Barragán.
Here you will experience Mexico at the northern part of Mexico’s popular tourist destination Riviera Nayarit. It’s a beautiful place to surf on unspoiled beaches, go bird watching on a jungle tour, and taste some of Mexico’s freshest seafood dishes. You also can practice your Spanish with the friendly people in the nearby Pueblos of Aticama and San Blas.
The beach is sandy all winter long, but mid-summer to October/November will be dependent on the tides. Summer 2015 has had exceptionally high tides, so some weeks there has been no beach
The house has 3 Bedrooms plus an office all upstairs, 2 ½ Bathrooms plus an outdoor shower, and a main floor family room. We provide our guests with linens and plenty of towels, so you can keep you packing to a minimum.
In the kitchen you will find a gas stove and oven, coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, blender, service for 12, pots and pans, refrigerator, and bottled water for drinking and cooking.
Ceiling fans keep the already cool house refreshed and air-conditioning is available during the very hot weather. Because we are on the beach, the ocean breezes cool the house even during the warm weather. Air-conditioning is rarely needed.
The pool looks out over the ocean, yet you still have privacy with a medium-bank seawall.
There is high-speed Internet in the house, but no television.
Interaction with Guests
This is our vacation home, so I am not in the area when guests are present, but I am available by phone, email or text at a moments notice. Daniel, our house manager, lives close by and meets guests at check in/check out and is available by phone, email or text at a moments notice
We recommend that you arrive with a car, as many of the amazing attractions require one to visit.
Other Things to Note
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We spend a great and relaxing time at Alex's house. It has a great view of the ocean and sunset's are amazing. Daniel and Alex will make you feel comfortable and provide you with detailed info to get the most of the surroundings.
Alex has a great house on the coast. The house is big, clean and with plenty areas to be at. The only problem is that there is no beach. The sea hits the wall near the pool and is impossible or at least too risky to get into the ocean. There is no sand beach to sit, walk, play or anything.
The house is fully equipped with everything you need and they were kind enough to provide extra purified water during our stay.
The place is awesome if you want to relax and be by yourself since there is not much to do or see around. You have to drive to get anywhere.
Alex and his team are great people; professional, attentive, and understanding.
Alex responds to questions right away and always finds the solution that will benefit his tenants. The day of our flight we had an issue with one of our passports and had to postpone our trip 2 days. Alex was kind enough to change our reserervation (with no fee) so we didn't loose a single day of the house rental money. The house manager (Daniel) responded promptly to our needs and gave us a great description of the area and places to visit. We stayed in Aticama b/w June 7th and the 14th. We knew there was a chance for storms. Indeed when we arrived we had just missed a storm and the sea tide was high with big waves heating the property's sea wall hard. We saw no problem to this, in fact it just made it more fun for us. We had a great time swimming in the pool with occasional splashes of sea water. Cesar, the pool guy apologized for not being able to keep the pool "clean" and free of sea water. Despite we mentioned it was OK, he showed up almost every morning to clean the pool (which did't bother us, as he showed up when most of us were still asleep).
We stayed in the property for 5 days, 6 persons in total. It was a very good experience. The house is very very confortable, well equipped and everything works well. Located next to the beach, with access to it; just open a door and you will be enjoying the pleasant waves of Playa Los Cocos. Pool is nice, and well kept.
Alex is very responsive on the phone, text or email. Daniel, the house manager, and the person who interfaces with you, is helpful and readily available.
The house is beautiful and very comfortable. Everything you need is provided. Very clean and very nice towels and linens. The beach is very nice and the private pool is wonderful! The caretaker and his wife keep the yard and house immaculate. The yard is landscaped beautifully with flowering bushes, palm trees and succulent plants. Daniel, the caretaker was wonderful and gave us lots of information about the area. We found lots to do in the area. Nearby, in Playa Los Cocos and Aticama there are good restaurants. A little further in San Blas and Santiago Ixcuitla there were interesting sites to see, both modern and from colonial times. We also enjoyed the Tovara Springs boat ride from Matanchen.
Alex, the owner, is very responsive and can be reached easily by phone, text or email. He also gave lots of helpful information on the area. It was a pleasure dealing with him.
The place is beautiful. Everything was exactly where it needed to be to make us feel at home. The instructions were very clear and the pictures depict exactly what you are going to get.