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Casa de Sonrisas - 1/2 block to beach; pool

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
Welcome to Casa Pacífico in beautiful Nayarit, Mexico. This unit (Casa de Sonrisas) is one of two on the property. Tired of the 'walk to everything' descriptions? I could walk across the country if I really wanted to. This property is truly a walk-to-the-beach home. Stand in the street in front of the house, turn to your right, and the Pacific Ocean beckons you -- 100 steps away. In addition, there are several cafes in the neighborhood as well as small markets. 6 blocks will take you to the center of La Penita where you will find shops, markets, banks, restaurants and bars - just about anything you need. The home itself is a one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom unit with a great private terrace. Sit outside in the morning for coffee, or in the evening to watch the sunset w...Welcome to Casa Pacífico in beautiful Nayarit, Mexico. This unit (Casa de Sonrisas) is one of two on the property. Tired of the 'walk to everything' descriptions? I could walk across the country if I really wanted to. This property is truly a walk-to-the-beach home. Stand in the street in front of the house, turn to your right, and the Pacific Ocean beckons you -- 100 steps away. In addition, there are several cafes in the neighborhood as well as small markets. 6 blocks will take you to the center of La Penita where you will find shops, markets, banks, restaurants and bars - just about anything you need. The home itself is a one bedroom with a queen bed, one bathroom unit with a great private terrace. Sit outside in the morning for coffee, or in the evening to watch the sunset while listening to the waves and catching the ocean breezes. Private entrance to your second floor home! A full kitchen allows you to eat in whenever you like but you are still close enough to town to head in to one of the outstanding cafes and restaurants. A short walk down the beach will take you there in minutes. Or purchase tamales and tortillas from the street vendors in the neighborhood. A large bathroom, built-in wardrobe, and a roomy living space make Casa de Sonrisas the perfect home base while you explore all that Riviera Nayarit has to offer: colonial buildings in nearby towns, surfing in Sayulita, jet-skiing, mountain drives, ancient ruins, hot springs, volcanos, markets, and miles and miles of beach. You can easily explore the nearby towns in the area - San Pancho, Rincon de Guaybitos, Los Ayala, and Lo de Marcos. You will be about an hour from Playa las Tortugas and the turtle camp there. San Blas is another hour beyond. All linens and towels are supplied (including beach towels). I have tried to equip the home with everything you will need - basic spices, cooking oil, bottled water, etc.) but if there is anything else you require, just ask. The property has two rental units as well as the owner's home. They all share a courtyard and garden as well as a pool. Beach chairs also available for guests. I am located in Colonia Pescadores in La Penita. This is an authentic Mexican village, not a flashy resort town. It is a quiet, laid-back neighborhood with a true flavor of Mexico. The street is a mix of homes, small local businesses, a few hotels/rentals, a school across the street, and lovely neighbors! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: YOLI560623G18
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Sleeps 4 with sofa bed. Maximum occupancy: 4 Please see rental agreement for house rules. No drug use. Recreational marijuana is NOT legal in Mexico. Guests must sign a customized rental agreement prior to reservation being confirmed and accepted.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Lissa Y
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI live on the property. I will leave you to your privacy, but if you need anything, you only need to ask.

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Reviews (10)
Chip R
Chip R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome! Couldn't have asked for anything better!
Our family (two adults and one 16 y.o) spent Christmas week in the Casa de Sonrisas unit of Casa Pacifico. It was perfect- had every thing we could possibly need (and many things we didn't know we would need). Finding coffee, sugar, creamer and a loaf of cinnamon bread and a tin of cookies waiting for us was a great way to start. We were just a block to beach, a few blocks to a restaurant, a few more to town. We felt safe, immersed in the town's culture, with plenty to do and see (or not!). When not on the beach or hunting down tacos/churros - the terrace was our daytime hangout spot, we used the internet to watch movies in the evening, and the pool was right down the steps if we needed a dip. We used Lissa's suggestions for getting through the airport, changing money, hiring a driver, stopping at Mega on the way, how to tip, where to eat, and on and on. Our daughter proclaimed this the best vacation ever. Thank you Lissa. We hope to return!
Visited December 2019
Written 28 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Coastal760272
Coastal760272
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic!!!
This place had everything. It was very well equipped. The kitchen had everything we needed, even a blender for pina coladas. The beds were very comfortable. The pool was great. It was very clean. Lissa ,the host, was super accommodating and very knowledgeable about the area. She has great contacts too. It is only a few feet from the beach and only a 10minute walk to town. La Penita is absolutely fantastic too. We will stay at this place again
Visited January 2019
Written 4 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Thank you so much for the kind review. I so enjoyed hosting you! I’m looking forward to your next stay. I’m so glad you enjoyed La Peñita as much as I do. Great visit!
Written 5 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David T
David T
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
November Retreat
My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks in November. The kitchen was very well appointed. The large beautiful covered terrace gave us lots of privacy and we spent lots of time eating our meals on it and enjoying our morning coffee. The pool had plenty of furniture around for all guests and the size of the pool we felt was perfect. Loved the tile tortuga on the bottom especially. Location to the beach was less than a minute. The beach was great, sat there and watched local fishermen at work. We walked all the way to the Royal Decameron several times with no problems, once to Los Oyolos and back. If you are adventurous and enjoy walking around, this was a perfect location to start from. Everyone was very friendly with us. We had small issue with our accommodations upon our arrival and the owner had it fixed immediately. We went out for dinner and when we came back it was fixed. The owner was very helpful in all things, where to eat, where to visit, what was happening in town. We enjoyed ourselves immensely
Visited November 2018
Written 24 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Thanks so much for the great review! It’s so nice to host such wonderful guests! I really enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.
Written 25 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

María Margarita... T
María Margarita... T
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Estancia tranquila
Acabamos de ir a pasar unos días mi familia y yo en este lugar y nos pareció muy bueno. El departamento cuenta con las instalaciones que describe: la cocina está equipada con los utensilios necesarios, hay TV, Wi-Fi y DVD. La alberca muy limpia y confortable. La ubicación está ideal para ir a la playa la cual es muy tranquila. Hay varias playas cercanas a las cuales te puedes desplazar en carro y llegas rápido. Cerca del departamento hay una pizzería muy buena llamada "La Vitola". Uno de los paseos que mas nos gustó fué la visita a la playa del Coral donde puedes esnorquelear, pero por favor, cuida el coral y la playa para conservar su increíble belleza. Lissa te agradecemos tu ayuda y disponibilidad en todo momento!
Visited August 2018
Written 20 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
¡Gracias por su amable revisión! Disfruté conocerlo a usted y a su familia. estoy contento de que hayas tenido unas excelentes vacaciones y espero que te quedes aquí otra vez. fueron invitados maravillosos.
Written 21 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

koxelgren
koxelgren
Weyburn, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved it!
Beautiful property! Awesome pool! So close to the beach and short walk to restaurants and shops. And the owner is very helpful with everything you might need. I hope to go back some day!
Visited March 2018
Written 4 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
So glad you had a great stay! It was great to meet you all and I enjoyed having you here. I would love to have you back anytime! Thanks for the kind review! I hope to see you again.
Written 5 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ray I
Ray I
Haliburton, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Small town. Mexican vibe, half block from beach, 10 minute walk into La Penita centro
We loved the neighbourhood, the easy walk into town, to the weekly artisans’ market, to our favourite restaurants, and when properly timed, relaxing in beach chairs (provided by the landlord) to take in the amazing sunsets. A well equipped kitchen, including large fridge and stove, modern, if small bathroom, and plenty of excellent quality towels, including beach towels, made for a very comfortable three month stay. We also found invaluable Lissa’s well organized And informative binder which covered just about anything you need to know about the area and what it has to offer. And last but not least, any request was promptly and graciously dealt with. Thank you, Lissa.
Visited January 2018
Written 3 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Thanks for the great review! I thoroughly enjoyed having you! So glad your time here was enjoyable and comfortable. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Written 4 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dunsy2018
dunsy2018
Winnipeg, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden Gem
We can’t say enough about Casa de Sonrisas! This was our second time staying here and we are booked again for next year. The casa is lovely, well equipped with everything one would need! We enjoyed the courtyard with a lovely saltwater pool and loungers. The location is perfect, close walking distance to the beach and to town. La Penita has everything to offer, fabulous restaurants, grocery stores, bakery and butcher shops! If you want to truly experience Mexico living, Casa Sonrisas is located on a Mexican residential street where chickens, roosters and dogs roam freely, we loved it! The owner Lissa is always more than accommodating and very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas if you want to be adventurous! Thank you Lissa for another great vacation in your Casa!
Visited February 2018
Written 1 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Always love having you! So glad you're coming back!
Written 2 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lora W
Lora W
Powell, WY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay
This was my first stay here and to Mexico. It was amazing. I absolutely loved the drive from the airport to Casa Pacifico. I was amazed at the beautiful garden area by pool side. We stayed in the casita which offered a full kitchen, large bathroom, living/ dining area, and two bedrooms.The unit was clean and furnished with local mexican flare. The owner was very helpful in offering suggestions for area attractions, markets, beaches to visit, and places to eat. One of the best things about casa pacifico is its short walk to the quiet beach. And when I say quiet....it is. There are no vendors always trying to sell you something. Many times when we were there we were the only people on the beach. Wonderful beach to swim or just look out at the ocean. Casa Pacifico is located in a local neighborhood. So you will hear kids playing at the school, chickens, and the waves rolling in. It is also a short walk into town via the streets or the beach. La Penita offers a bank, several grocery markets, restaurants, street taco vendors, and stores. I highly recommend Tiki's restaurant which overlooks the beach. Great food and view. I truely enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend staying here.
Visited December 2017
Written 9 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure to have you here. It is always nice when guests get to experience all the things I love about living in La Peñita and in this area. I look forward to your return!
Written 10 December 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cookingwithgas66
cookingwithgas66
Stonewall, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Casita close to the beach
This casita was perfect for us. Decorated with a Mexican vibe, excellently stocked kitchen and a large private balcony. The owner was great, very helpful, she even took us to Los de Marcos one night to release baby turtles. The casita is located directly across from a school, so when school is in you hear the kids playing but when school was out it was very quiet. Loved La Penita, a quiet little town that lets you feel like your in Mexico (in contrast to resorts which are like home just warmer). A variety of restaurants near by. Highly recommend La Vitola (wood fired pizza) and almost every taco stand on the street. This is a quiet town, when we were on the beach, we were often the only ones on the beach! Not a huge night life but we did see life music twice during our 1 week stay. We will be going back!
Visited November 2017
Written 7 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Thanks so much for your review! It was a pleasure having you and I look forward to your return. (La Vitola is one of my favorites as well!)
Written 9 December 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pescado
Pescado
Quathiaski Cove, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Place We will Be Back
We could hear the ocean surf on the veranda it is a short walk to the beach. All the amenities are close by only a 5-10 minute walk. Not a lot of tourists. Off the beaten path. Very comfortable place to spend some time roomy.
Visited November 2016
Written 26 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Chica L
Chica L
Thanks so much for your review. Enjoyed having you. I look forward to your visit next year! Thanks,
Written 27 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Watersports
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans

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Map
Getting there
Ordaz
39.8 km

Tepic Airport
59.2 km
Restaurants
Hinde y Jaime's Bar & Restaurant
5 min

Restaurante Las Koritas
3 min

Avanti
12 min

La Casita de Irma Restaurante
4 min
Attractions
La Penita Tiangui
6 minFlea & Street Markets

Hamaca Maya
5 minSpeciality & Gift Shops
About the neighbourhood
The beach is 100 steps away. The main street in town is a 5-10 minute walk depending on whether you like to wander through the neighborhood or stroll along the beach. Many activities await you: beach time, hiking, turtle camps, ruins, volcanoes, petroglyphs, hot springs, jungle and mangroves, Huichol villages, local markets and artisans, snorkeling and other water sports - so much to see and do! You will be staying in a lovely neighborhood with local businesses and families.
Getting around
Walking within La Peñita is easy. I am 5 blocks to el centro through town or a quick 5 minute walk along the beach. There you can find anything you will need during your stay - banks, shops, groceries, restaurants, bars. If you want to visit a nearby town, attraction or beach, taxis are plentiful and inexpensive. Many of my guests stay for several months and walk or take taxis. Others want to venture farther afield so they rent a car, or schedule an outing with many of the available tour guides. The choice is yours, depending on your plans.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
The closest airport is Puerto Vallarta. From there you can take a bus to La Peñita, a cab, or prearrange for one of our local drivers. Talk to me and I can provide you with information.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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