Casa Flor de Cactus

    2 bedrooms/1.5 bath. Sleeps up to 6.

    Casa Flor de Cactus overlooks the village of La Manzanilla and has stunning views of Tenacatita Bay. The sunsets are spectacular. Perched on a hillside surrounded by trees and a towering cactus, it offers both unusual privacy, quiet, and accessibility to the town and the beach. It is only a five minute walk, just a third of a mile to the beach. The shared private driveway is paved to an off street parking spot and stairs up to the house. Although it an easy walk down hill to the beach, the driveway is fairly steep in places and is only suitable for the sure footed. Therefore a car is recommended but not essential. The expansive ocean view makes it totally worthwhile.

    The house has four levels of gardens and three levels of patio sitting areas. There are two floors, the main living areas are on the first floor. The master bedroom has a king bed that can be split into two twin beds. The bathroom is spacious and finished with beautiful Mexican tile. There is a well appointed kitchen with Mexican tiles and a gas stove and oven, refrigerator, and breakfast bar. There are dishes for eight and everything you need to be a gourmet cook. The living room is furnished with a leather couch and recliner. There is additional seating, lots of books, games and a CD player. The house has WiFi. Large doors open out onto a spacious patio furnished with a tile dining set and cushioned Adirondack chairs for relaxing in the spectacular view.

    The second floor is a fantastic room. Rustic but elegant, it has a cathedral ceiling roofed in palm leaves. This is the traditional palapa that is partially open on three sides. Nestled in the treetops, it has a panoramic view . It is very spacious and airy and is furnished with a hammock, comfortable lounge chairs. It sleeps up to four additional people with a king bed that can be two twins and two additional twin beds. There is a half bath upstairs as well as a second shower outside.

    Below the main floor patio is a terrace garden and patio furnished with a table and chairs. Something is always in bloom and you can listen to the surf and watch the waves break on the beach as it curves to the north toward Boca de Iguana. Or watch the play of light on the Bay of Tenacatita that stretches out in front of you.

    In the garden below this terrace are fruit trees. Behind the house are more fruit trees, a collection of various palms and an area to hang clothes. I have planted limes, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, avocados, mangos, and papaya.

    There is a washing machine in the second floor bathroom. All the rooms have ceiling fans. All the beds have bed side lamps. The beds upstairs have mosquito netting. A dirt road continues past the off-street parking place to the back of the house. If you have four wheel drive you can come up the dirt road and park right behind the house.


    • Main level master suite with bath
    • Beautifully manicured Tropical Gardens
    • WiFi
    • Washer
    • Linens
    • Equipped kitchen

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    Minimum stay 3 days
    Daily Rate- $100 for 1-2 persons.
    $110 for 3-4 persons.

    Weekly Rate- $600 for 1-2 persons.
    $650 for 3-4 persons.

    Monthly Rate- discounts available, contact for rates

    Additional discounts may be available depending on the season.

    50% deposit to confirm reservation and balance payable upon arrival + tax.

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    $100/night. 3 night minimum.

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    1. Patsy

      My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful casa 11-31 January 2018. While we’ve rented in La Manzanilla several times before, this was our first time staying on the hillside and we loved being away from the bustle of town all the while enjoying the spectacular view, sounds of the surf and birds, and the lovely cool breezes.
      The casa itself is perfect. It has a nicely provisioned kitchen with everything necessary for preparing meals. The living room is ample and comfortable with a well stocked bookshelf and lovely views. The master bedroom is spacious, cool, has a very comfy king bed and a great selection of books, plus some delightful little art pieces in the niches. The main bath has a beautiful shower and ample linens. The main terrace is where we ate breakfast each morning, watching the birds (there are many!) and savoring the view.
      We originally thought we wouldn’t use the upper level much but soon discovered how wrong we were. We were up there lounging, reading, taking in the views every afternoon. It truly is a great space. There are yet more books up there and a second bath which is where the washer is. I was delighted with the ample clothesline for hanging out swimsuits, beach towels and laundry.
      We walked to the beach every day and after a couple trips we actually didn’t mind the hike back up.
      This casa is very well maintained and all the flowers and plant create an oasis we long to revisit. Ramon and Olga, caretaker and housekeeper, are lovely and so helpful.
      Thank you, Patricia, for sharing your casa. We will stay here again when next we visit.

      April 5, 2018 at 9:08 pm Reply

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