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Castillo de Arena

Entire house hosted by Stephanae
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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You can check in with the doorman.
Located on a beautiful beach. Nice size and modern beach house. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Hot water on demand showers. Great views from roof top. Restaurants and beach within minutes of house. Safe neighborhood. 15 Minute walk to the village.

The space
Arrive at PVR airport before 2:00 PM and take a half hour taxi ride to Pier Los Muertos to take the 45 minute water taxi to Yelapa. ($22.00 rt pp) You can purchase a round trip ticket at the Yelapa Water Taxi office at the pier. The last taxi from there is usually 4:00 PM. I stay at Hotel Rosita just at the beginning of the Maleacon in PVR if my plane gets in too late to catch the last afternoon water taxi. You can find them at hotelrosita.com The cost of the hotel is totally reasonable and it is a great local hotel and you should book them before leaving for Mexico if you know you won't arrive in time for the last water taxi to Yelapa.

Guest access
You have access to the entire house. The beach access is out the back door and the restaurant (Tino's Bar and Restaurant) is where I eat and lounge at the beach every day. They also let me use their wireless connection during the day. There is a small market out the front door and left from the gate about 3 short blocks. I get small essentials there and if I need more, I just give them my order and they purchase what I need in PVR.

Other things to note
If you have never been to Yelapa, then you will be in for a different experience. The water taxi will drop you off directly on the beach with your luggage. Dress appropriately in very casual clothing as you will be stepping out into the water and will get wet. Of course, you can be dropped off at the pier if the water is really rough, and will have a 10 minute walk on the beach to get to the house. There are no cars in Yelapa as there are no roads. There are walking paths and cobble stone streets. I pay a local with a 4 wheeler to take me to the village. When I was younger, I walked, but now it's the 4 wheeler or stay close to the house for restaurants, groceries. There are a number of great restaurants in the Village and each one has a specialty on different nights, so you can try them out. My friend Ruby's husband has a 4 wheeler and I hire him to take me to the village at night if I want to eat there. Trini can set this up for you. Small lizards live in the house. We are in a rain forest, so small insects and such are common. I have never been hurt by them. Ants are a problem, so I keep food in the fridge or tightly wrapped up. If you leave it out, they will get into it. The flowering plants right outside the back door is Belladonna and are poisonous. The locals call them (Flora Fundia) Don't eat them as they are dangerous. The locals use the flowers under their pillows to get them relaxed for sleep. I have not tried this so can't recommend it.
Located on a beautiful beach. Nice size and modern beach house. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Hot water on demand showers. Great views from roof top. Restaurants and beach within minutes of house. Safe neighborh…

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Laptop-friendly workspace
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Private entrance
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Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Down on the beach is different from being in casa's closer to the village. The beach closes up by 5PM daily. I have been known to order dinner from Tino's before they close and they will prepare meals for me that I take back to the casa for dinner. Other beach restaurants will do this as well. If you get the chance, the "fry fish" is so good. Also, Yelapa people like their music all the time. I ask Tino's to have music from 8 in the AM only until 10 in the evening. Sunday is local day at the beach. Lots of locals, but you are always welcome too. Sometimes I take the water taxi on Sunday's to Boca and take the bus to the Botanical Garden and spend the day. Boat ride is $16. us rt. Bus is $10 pesos (about a dollar) one way, Bus drops you off at the garden and picks you up and brings you back to the water taxi. Last boat from there is usually 4:30PM. Don't miss it or you won't be able to get back til next day. Not sure of accommodations in Boca.
Down on the beach is different from being in casa's closer to the village. The beach closes up by 5PM daily. I have been known to order dinner from Tino's before they close and they will prepare meals for me…

Hosted by Stephanae

Joined in October 2015
  • 6 Reviews
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I am living a wonderful life! I have traveled far and wide and many, many times. After a 20 plus year career as an Executive Administrative Assistant in the banking and private foundation industries, I retired to beautiful Oregon. Along with my brother, I purchased a casa in Yelapa, MX about 8 years ago and have been upgrading the property yearly. I travel there every year to enjoy the community of Yelapa and the beautiful surroundings. I want to share this with you too.
I am living a wonderful life! I have traveled far and wide and many, many times. After a 20 plus year career as an Executive Administrative Assistant in the banking and private fou…
During your stay
My house caretaker, Sr. Trini, will take good care of you and will be the person to meet your boat and take your luggage to the house. He will also take the cash balance owed for your rental before giving you keys to the house. He will get you settled in and will pop in and out to check to make sure you have what you need; such as water, food, my housekeeper (Judi), etc. He can put you in touch with anyone for fishing or boat trips to other places if you wish. I have known him for 12 years and trust him with my everything when I am there. I visit late Oct. through Nov. but have been there in April too. I like to leave the high season open for guests.
My house caretaker, Sr. Trini, will take good care of you and will be the person to meet your boat and take your luggage to the house. He will also take the cash balance owed for…
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Self check-in with building staff
Smoking is allowed