Features of Casa dos Palmas

Casa dos Palmas [formerly Casa Caballito] is a newly-built, privately gated beachfront home in Bucerias, Mexico.  There are two other dwellings on the property whose guests may have access to the pool, but Casa dos Palmas is the villa closest to the beach.  With its own separate patio with table and chairs, it’s the perfect place to start your day with breakfast, and to wind the evening down with a glass of wine by candlelight.  Featuring a lush courtyard, tropical gardens and a beautiful swimming pool, this beach house provides the perfect opportunity and setting to relax.  Unforgettable sunrises and sunsets await.
 
This detached dwelling – this is not a condominium unit – is situated directly on spectacular beach (Playa Huanacaxtle), with miles of silky soft sand, perfect for lounging, walking or jogging – or collecting seashells.  The ocean is calm and undertow-free.  The sand is a velvet carpet underfoot.   The beach is just 12 steps from the pool.
 
What to do?  The possibilities are limitless.  For those who enjoy the slow pace, relax with a book in the sun or shade.   Have your morning coffee on the deck, listening to the soft ‘clink-clink-clink’ of the oyster-divers.  Stretch out in the lounge chairs provided – there’s no need to get up at 6:00 am to “reserve” your lounge chair.  Float around aimlessly on a floatie in the pool, with the sound of gently cascading water from the pool fountain washing away your stress.  Walk down the shallow steps directly on to the beach, let the kids build sand castles, and relax under the palapas with a cold drink or two.  Barbeque at sunset over the open grill, as you overlook the ocean and the winking lights of the picturesque marina down the beach at La Cruz.   Let the softly rolling surf lull you to sleep at day’s end.
 
Need to keep in touch with the office?  No problem.  Bring your laptop or mobile, catch up on your emails with the free (and wireless) internet service provided, turn on your Auto-Reply at 10:00 am, and go out and enjoy the sun and beauty.
 
More active?  Casa dos Palmas has two bikes for touring the area.  Two ocean kayaks (and lifejackets) are provided.  Bucerias, a traditional Mexican town with shopping and restaurants, is a 15 minute walk away.  Feel like trying your luck catching supper?  Fishing rods are also provided.  Surfer?  Try the breaks at Sayulita or San Pancho, 15 minutes away.  Golfer?  Take your pick:  Flamingos is a 5 minute drive, Paradise Village (El Tigre) is 10 minutes away, as is the Mayan Palace.  Punta Mita Four Seasons (Nicklaus-designed) is a 20 minute drive.  Vista Vallarta (home of the PGA World Cup in December 2004) is 20 minutes away, and Marina Vallarta is a scant 15 minutes.
 
If you like to cook, Casa dos Palmas is fully equipped.  Shop locally!  There are numerous local mini-supermarkets nearby, stocking all manner of fresh and dry goods.  If you’d prefer the convenience of a modern, large supermarket, stocking everything from eggs to liquor to large screen TVs, no problem: a giant Mega store exists just outside town limits, about a 10 minute drive from the casa.  A Wal-Mart is 15 minutes away.   If you don't like to cook, we can help there too:  contact our concierge, and for a modest price, a traditional Mexican meal (or meal of your choice) will be cooked for you in the casa, and the dishes will be done as well!

Interested in a massage, but don’t feel like leaving the casa?  For one or two people at a time? We can do that!  Talk to our concierge Baldo, and he will make the arrangements (cost depends on length of time and number of persons).  You can have the massage in the casa, on the deck, or most popular of all, on the beach under the palapas, listening to the waves coming in!  Manis/Pedis available too!

Most importantly, don’t forget the nearby charming town of Bucerias – 1 km, or a 15 minute beach walk away.  This quiet Mexican fishing village retains traditional Mexican charm: friendly people, a public square where families gather in the evening with their children for ice cream, a wealth of traditional and modern restaurants alike, and just enough shopping in the market to wear you out. Looking for McDonalds, Chili’s, or KFC?  You won’t find it here.
 
Security guard on-site every evening.
 
Children are welcome at our casa.
 
Furnishings/Amenities/Luxuries
 
Fully-furnished
Air-conditioning
and ceiling fans
Maid service
twice weekly
Second floor balcony
off master bedroom
Steps to sandy beach
 Shared pool (cleaned
and maintained)
Kitchen stocked with all
cooking utensils
Patio with
table and chairs
Beach loungers
Deck loungers
Jacuzzi tub off master
Non-smoking
Bottled water
provided at no charge
Deck shower for
pool and beach use
Free internet access
Tile floors
In-room safes (2)
Garage with
remote opener
Pool/sand toys
Lush courtyard
 
 
Appliances
 
Full-size washer
Full-size dryer
Full-size refrigerator
Gas stove/oven
Fully equipped kitchen
New dishwasher
Coffee maker
Blender
Microwave
Hair dryers
Outdoor charcoal grill
Portable CD player
 
 
Electronics
 
Satellite TV
46" LCD HDTV
DVD Player
Alarm clock
iPod dock
Telephone
 
 
Casa Activities
 
Swimming
(Pool or Ocean)
Ocean Kayaks (2)
Bicycles (2)
Fishing (Surf casting
rods provided)
Beach walks/jogging
Beach activities
On-site Massages (fee)
Crocodile farm nearby
Golf nearby
Horseback
riding on beach
Bird watching
Whale watching (seasonal)
DVD selection
(adults and kids)
Shopping in town
 
 
 
 
 
Activities Nearby [Try Scott's Tours, here: Scott’s Tours]
 
Water park
Swimming with dolphins
Para-sailing
Fishing charters
Pirate ship
(adult and kids tours)
Booze cruises
Snorkel/scuba tours
Banana boat
Canopy tours (zip lines)
Jungle tours
ATV tours
Dune buggy rental
Tequila tours
Sea-Doos