This is definitely one of the best vacations of my life! Maybe because we cane in the off season or because we didn't go into town at night, we did not see the fabled "party town" of Máncora. This house was perfect! It over looked the ocean from up on a hill. It was so nice to be able to go into town if we felt we wanted to be social, and go into the house to have a nice quiet nice in. Giovanna is so nice and the perfect host. She is always willing to help with any questions you may have. She was especially helpful with communicating with Pancho, who owns a tuk tuk and is willing at essentially all times to take you into town. Pancho is also very caring and helpful. I recommend this vacation house to anybody and everybody!!
House on a hill that has all the amenities, including a 100m descent to the sea. It is 2kms away from the town which means you can visit and enjoy but avoid the drag of the crowd. Just close and far enough away to get what you came for at a very reasonable price.
Genuinely relaxing and tranquil place, with reliable and fast internet access.
A ten minute tuk tuk journey away from Mancorra, the house is quiet and peaceful, with easy access to the restaurants, bars and shops in Mancorra.
We stayed for one week, and would happily return for longer next time!
I stayed for 3 nights at Las Pocitas Beach House with my girlfriend, the house itself is not right on the beach but is literally a 2 minute walk away. It's isolated on a hill away from the rest of the hotels and beach homes in the area, so if you want a peaceful getaway, this is the place. The house included a main bedroom and a secondary bedroom with bunkbeds, kitchen and dining area, large balcony with a decent view of the surrounding area, living room area with couches as well. There are two bathrooms, WiFi was also included at no additional charge. Giovanna & her husband were very friendly and unobtrusive hosts (speak English and Spanish), and more than happy to give advice about the surrounding area of Mancora as well as the rest of Peru. Price was excellent, I would recommend this place highly. The only thing I would note is that if you have a walking disability you may want to consider other options because you have to climb a couple flights of stairs to reach the property (not applicable in my case).
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We arrived at Piura airport and from there it took us nearly 3 hours to arrive at the house. The road to Mancora is in good condition , a part of it is quite hilly and the views are spectacular, especially when you can see from the top the contrast of the desertic hilly area and the beautiful sea. The house is located before Mancora and once off the main road, the road becomes quite rural, which leads to the area where all the main hotels are located. After about a 10 min drive we arrived at the house which is facing one of the only public entrances to the beach.
When we opened the big brown gate we could see the beautiful house up the hill. Giovanna the owner, warmly welcomed us and lead us to the house .The house was all that we expected from what we saw in the pictures : spacious, airy, and a stunning view . The house is rustic and it matches its surroundings and that`s the real beauty of it , it`s not pretentious yet you have everything you need in it: washing machine, hob, tv, internet, dvd player, fridge, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a table in the kitchen and another on the balcony. Giovanna and her husband are the owners of the 2 houses that they have for rent, and since they live in another house, they were always available with any issues we had. Pancho is the caretaker of the houses, and he would do anything for you since watering the plants , fixing things in the house, delivering fresh bread and milk in the morning to also driving us into town in his motor taxi.
The house is so well located that you will find several good restaurants within walking distance, most of them serve food from breakfast time to dinner which is until 9 or 10pm. We had dinner in several restaurants in the area and even in Mancora and the best one in our opinion was Los Corales which happened to be 1/2 block from the house. The food is fantastic, the staff friendly and accomodating . There was never a negative response to any of our requests and since we are smokers there was always a table facing the sea with an ashtray waiting for us.
The beach is beautiful, sandy and wide, plenty of room for everybody, the water is clear and cool. The area is called Las Pocitas and is due to the line of rocks which stretch along most of the coastline, creating in some areas natural swimming pools. We realized that beyond this line of rocks the current pulls you out and makes you feel a bit unsafe to swim.
For all your daily groceries , fruit and vegetables you can ask Pancho to drive you into town and for only 10 or 14 Soles return you can get anything you need. It would be fare to mention that everything at the market is quite cheap considering the quality of the fruit , vegetables,, etc.
When we return to Mancora, we will definitely stay at Giovanna`s house,
Thank you guys for making us feel at home.
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