Guest Reviews

"My stay in this lovely casita was just what I needed to de-stress! The beach was not cramped with people, and the waves were soothing (not roaring for surfers as a few miles down the coast). Even though the ocean is so close, the pool felt like heaven after shopping and sightseeing. The amenities were plentiful: towels, nice sheets, bottled water, kitchen stuff, etc. the owner was considerate and gracious with good knowledge of restaurants, shopping, etc."

-TAKE A TIME OUT

"This apartment was a perfect location. Just like the description says, steps to the beach. Nice gradual slope into the water, perfect temp. The town of La Penita is a wonderful little Mexican town with lots of shops and restaurants. This isn't the big, fancy tourist destination, just a real little Mexican town. The apartment itself is very spacious and well equipped. Kitchen is a little small but had everything we needed. The owner is onsite and was very very helpful with suggestions of places to eat and things to see. (She even reminded us about the time change between La Penita and Puerto Vallarta -- good thing or we would have missed our flight!). I highly recommend this rental and we will definitely be back! Great place, reasonable price."

-KC FROM KC

"We stayed in the two bedroom unit in March 2016. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We came back to the area and stayed again in July. Lissa has completely remodeled the kitchen and bathroom of this unit and it is truly a gem!! She has added so much more room and storage! The tile work is gorgeous. She's put in a lot of extras, too: wardrobes in both bedrooms, upgraded the towels, local artwork. And she's added a rooftop terrace exclusively for this casita! We spent every evening up there. We are in the area several times each year on both business and pleasure. This is our new go-to accommodation!"

-KATE AND FRAN, CA

"La casita es chica, pero muy cómoda, con detalles que hacen agradable la estancia. La playa está realmente a a unos pasos, el mar muy tranquilo, perfecto para nadar, regresar a la casita, trabajar o leer en la albarca, o simplemente relajarte. Por la playa, en 10 min. llegas al pueblo, puedes comprar pescado y camarón fresco para asarlo en la casa, o puedes comer ahí en restaurancitos. Lissa muy amable, muy hospitalaria, pero también respetuosa de tu privacidad. Visitamos Guayabitos, Chacala, pero realmente la Peñita y la Casa de la Alegría, me encantarob."

-MO, FROM CMDF

"We stayed in the upper unit for a month (February) and have already booked for next year. The bed was very comfortable (that's important because I have a bad back.) The unit was spotlessly clean, nicely equipped, and has wonderful cross ventilation. There is a notebook with maps, restaurant tips (go to Irma's), and guidance on tipping. It is such a bonus to have laundry on site. The beautiful beach is just a short walk away or you can also relax on the veranda or by the pool. The owner is around if you have questions but she also totally respects your privacy. I really enjoyed being in a Mexican neighborhood, seeing the school kids, watching the dogs snooze, stopping by the tortilleria to get fresh tortillas for lunch or picking up a mini-Magnum ice cream bar at the corner Abbarrotte. You can get by just fine without knowing any Spanish except Please, Thank you, Pardon me. I have been coming to this area for 20 years and this is my favorite rental so far."

-LAURA B.

"This rental property is in the perfect location! Close walk to the beach and to the main Avenida where you will find everything you need! Grocery stores, bakery, butcher and tons of restaurants (check out La Vitola, great pizza and pasta). We enjoyed living in an authentic Mexican neighborhood, you will never get this experience at an all inclusive resort! The unit is well equipped and very comfortable with a great, huge, private terrace which we loved to sit out in the mornings! The pool and courtyard is lovely, it was nice to dip in the pool after a day at the beach! Lissa, the owner was very helpful with any questions and is very knowledgeable about La Penita and the other towns in the area. We only had one complaint the whole time we were there, our ceiling fan squeaked and as soon as we mentioned it , Lissa had them both replaced immediately! We have booked for next year and already we can't wait! Thankyou Lissa for a great accommodation!"

-JOANNE AND BLAIR

"I'll definitely be returning to this rental for my next vacation to Mexico! The owner is on site and is so helpful, she even left some snacks and a full water bubbler for us free of charge! The bed was super comfortable and keeping the windows open made for a wonderful cross breeze while I slept. The pool area is a lovely little area to lay out and get some sun while reading a book and drinking your morning coffee before taking the 2 minute walk to the beach! If you're not in the mood to lay by the pool there is a private covered patio off the rental as well. The town is super friendly and has tons of places to grab a bite to eat or do a little shopping. Oh, and did I mention the rental comes with basic cooking spices, tin foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags? Lissa (the owner) really has thought of everything and it made for a great vacation experience, and the all inclusive pricing is an added touch, no surprise utility bills!"

-CB

"Lissa, just wanted to thank you for a great vacation. We are ready to come back. The apartment was really comfortable, and as you know, we thoroughly enjoyed your pool and courtyard. Thanks for the emergency airport drop off as well! You have a great space in a great town with a great location. Thanks again."

-JAKE & AMY

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