Casa de las Mariposas, Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Maison organique. Hôte : Naiya

12 voyageurs, 2 chambres, 8 lits, 1,5 salle de bain
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Casa de las Mariposas is an inspiring, spacious, open-plan, beautiful and peaceful home with stunning pacific views high over Mazunte, Rinconcito and San Agustinillo beaches. This hand-sculpted house would not look out of place in a fantasy film such as the hobbit. A little piece of heaven tucked away in the natural, rural west coast of Mexico.

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Casa de las Mariposas is a beautiful and peaceful family home set above and overlooking the beaches of Mazunte, Rinconcito, Mermejita and San Agustinillo. We offer a rustic experience, we do not offer hotel quality facilities or service, we are a totally original, rustic handmade family home in beautiful, rural, coastal Oaxaca. We have included many photos at the top of the listing.
With stunning Pacific views in a private, calm and peaceful, natural environment. You will never be woken by traffic, car horns, late night drumming or 2 am, 3am and 4am rooster calls as is the case closer to the village and beaches.
10-15 minutes walk at a leisurely pace down to Rinconcito beach, Mazunte or Mermajita beaches, shops and restaurants and 20 minutes to the beautiful and legendary sunset's of Punta Cometa, what more could you ask for?
This artistically built home is entirely natural and would not be out of place on the set of a fantasy film such as The Hobbit. The house is completely round, with a newly palmed/thatched roof (palapa) and built with meter thick clay walls, it maintains a comfortable temperature year round, combined with the uninterrupted breeze and shade from the natural palapa roof. The spacious open plan living makes this home one of the largest, most beautiful, comfortable and affordable available in Mazunte at this time.

Casa de las Mariposas is protected as much as possible by mosquito screens, we have a fully equipped, open plan kitchen with refrigerator, gas cooker and oven and breakfast table with seating for 4. There is a comfortable lounge/reading area and dining area with dining table to seat a further 6 people. Also found downstairs is bedroom 2 with a lockable wardrobe for valuables, 1 double bed and a quaint cabin bed, built/sculpted into the wall, fabulous for our shorter guests, children or hobbits.
The spacious bathroom has 2 full length mirrors, hand-sculpted shower and normal, flushing toilet as opposed to dry toilet facilities more commonly found in the area, very family friendly.
Upstairs you will find the large open plan bedroom, it offers 1 enormous super king and 1 double bed, a chest of drawers, wardrobe and seating area as well as the obligatory hammock of course. All beds benefit from the added protection of individual mosquito nets and have mattress protectors for your hygiene. We have a cot available for babies and a double floor mattress is available for larger groups bringing our capacicity up to 9 adults.
The balcony with drop down desk for laptops looks out over the surrounding area with stunning pacific views, you may find yourself tempted to spend your entire stay upstairs.
We have a large private garden which comes with a 15 minute discrete watering visit one morning a week from our trusty Man-Friday. He only speaks Spanish and is willing to help with anything you may need. The house is a combination of solar and mains electricity powered with complimentary satellite wifi, sluggish at best but sufficient for most average needs, home schooling has been possible for many travelling families (the entire village runs at the same speed unfortunately) private parking for up to 3 vehicles (4 wheel drive a necessity in the rainy season). Drinking water is supplied for you and delivered weekly at a minimal cost should you run out.

We have a couple of helpers available should you run into any problems, they will do their best to coordinate a meeting with the morning after you arrive to check that everything is as you'd hoped and to advise on fun things to do during your stay or answer any questions or queries you may have. You will be issued with their contact details before your journey to Mazunte begins along with detailed instructions on how everything works and how to get around, we ask that you print and bring this with you for you stay.


You will have private access to the entire house and garden as we sadly no longer live locally.
The road to the house is an easy 15 minute walk downhill to the beach or village but a longer 20-25 minute walk up, not for the elderly or very unfit, especially in the heat of the day, it pays to be organised (a taxi to the house from the the village centre or beach is only 20-30 pesos).
Do bring a good torch each for the evening! Mazunte only has street lights on main roads so this is essential. There are many mosquitos in Mexico and bug repellent can be purchased locally or bring your own, despite the screens on our windows and doors mosquitos will always find their way into the house, especially with a palm roof. Most other homes and all restaurants are completely open in Mazunte and surrounding villages so you should aim to be protected from biting mosquito's at all times.
You can purchase repellent locally but not good torches so please bring your own.

The house is private and hidden from the road so interaction with the locals and the village is entirely under your control. The beauty of living in this location is the privacy and peace it offers at all times. Security is not a problem, we had two incidents several years ago and nothing since, do keep your valuables locked away and out of site wherever possible to avoid temptation though, we are not immune to petty theft and your security is your responsibility.

On a happier note there is a little black cat called 'Oso' who lived with us for many years, she is likely to visit during your stay and has discovered endless ways to get into the house, she is very gentle and affectionate but we ask guests to only offer food outside and not to allow her on beds or furniture, cuddles are optional but feel free to ask her to leave should cats not be your thing (we cannot guarantee she will get the hint she has melted the hearts of most of our guests). If you are allergic to cats you may want to consider this. Oso is fed next door but will pretend she’s starving... if she becomes a pest just lift her up and put her outside, after the third time she will get the message and sit quietly with you again (you can’t blame her for trying) she is always grateful for a fresh bowl of water.

Bugs are part of life in rural Mexico, especially anywhere beyond the centre of towns. You will come across spiders and scorpions. The common Black and tan/white scorpion you find indoors are not dangerous but no one wants that kind of holiday experience so we supply bug killer in the house just in case and suggest a squirt to disable them ( they always drop to the ground seconds later ) and a swift whack with a flip flop will end all concerns. It becomes automatic to shake out towels and shoes before using them as a precaution too.
Snakes and mice have never been a problem for us thanks to having a cat around the house.
To avoid all the above never leave the porch light on, it attracts all the bugs from miles around followed by their hungry predators looking for an easy supper, they soon find their way into the house and before you know it you're swatting scorpions and centipedes and chasing out spiders and possibly baby snakes, so porch light off.



The drive up to the house takes several minutes but it should be noted that the dirt road can be difficult to negotiate for inexperienced drivers. A 4xwheel drive vehicle or a 'bocho' (local name for VW Beetle) are the best vehicles for this in the rainy season. If renting a car please take out full insurance to cover yourselves for inevitable bumps and the odd scratch. There are local taxis in the centre of the village for guests without vehicles or those wanting to keep their vehicles on the paved roads down the hill. As mentioned before, for a small charge of around 20-30 pesos you can get a taxi up the hill and be home in minutes, we also have recommended taxis for airport and bus station pick up and drop off for those that require it at much reduced prices than the official airport taxis.


Everything you need for a comfortable and fun stay is available in the village of Mazunte with many great restaurants to choose from as well as local festivals, live music and a wide choice of excursions and tours including boat trips where you may be able to swim with turtles, whale watching and crocodile spotting tours all within reach and at very reasonable prices.
The newly updated and refurbished turtle museum offers a great insight into the world of this much respected sea animal and during the season there are daily opportunities to release baby turtles into the wild, an experience adult and child alike will never forget.

San Agustinillo, Zipolite and Puerto Angel are just a short drive, taxi or collectivo ride away at a minimal cost and each beach offers the visitor a completely different experience. There are a couple of swimming pools to choose from if you so desire as well. It is very easy and economical to get around.
The town of Pochutla is only 30 minutes away and well worth a visit on Monday market day, it offers a large supermarket if you prefer to stock up or for those items you may not find locally.

Just 20 minutes drive away visit the mangroves and lagoon of Ventanilla with its natural crocodile and bird sanctuary the stunning boat tour is a must for all nature lovers. Early morning horse riding along the long expanse of natural Ventanilla beach is incredible and whale watching boat tours are also available in season. Further afield you may wish to go white water rafting or take water hikes and bird watching trips along the Copalito and San Francisco rivers.

Huatulco's town, breathtaking bays and international airport (HUX) are within an hour from Mazunte and can been reached by car, bus or taxi. In the opposite direction and also one hour's travel is Puerto Escondido town and international airport (PAX). Famous for its fabulous waves, surfing competitions and nightlife it's well worth a visit. The beautiful and historical city of Oaxaca is an amazing 6 hour drive or minibus ride (from Mazunte or Pochutla) through tropical forests and high altitude coffee plantations, the views are spectacular although a little queasy for those with sensitive travel tummies. The is also a or 10 hour airconditioned bus ride from Pochutla to Oaxaca. Also with it's own international airport (OAX), flights from Oaxaca to the coast are twice daily, cheapest when booked in advance.


Finally, bring a positive attitude, a willingness to enjoy a good uphill walk, a good torch/flash-light as street lights are only found on the main roads of Mazunte and bug repellent.

We are not a hotel nor do we claim to offer hotel facilities or services, we are a totally original, rustic, handmade family home in beautiful, rural, coastal Oaxaca. We give the opportunity to experience a little piece of the real Mexico so often missed by many travellers, we have a small local team in place to help things run smoothly, everyone around here runs at the relaxed speed they live their lives by. Do please remember, we cannot control the wildlife or the bugs nor public transport, public roads or the weather, please come willing and prepared to enjoy your experience the way life is meant to be lived on the coast of Oaxaca ... with a super-relaxed, happy attitude and an open mind.

Happy travels.

Saludos, Naiya x

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Cuisine
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Parking gratuit sur place
Animaux acceptés
Patio ou balcon
Arrière-cour
Lit parapluie
Réfrigérateur no freezer
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Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexique

Our little neighbourhood consists of a few private homes scattered about the hill owned and lived in by mostly foreigners or out of towners who have chosen Mazunte as their permanent home. We love our peaceful, happy neighbourhood and although set above the village feel very much a part of everything but without the noise and dust of traffic and passing traders, it's a true escape.

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Hi there, My name is Naiya, my mum is called Sarah and this is a snippet of our story. In 1999 my mum began a road trip that unknown to her would completely change her life. The journey started in a trailer park in West Virginia where she found a 1972 Winnebago covered in canvas and abandoned by it's owners for many years. the plan was to drive all the way down through Mexico to Belize and Costa Rica and on to South America. The adventure started well and she saw no reason not to complete her journey from beginning to end, the Winnebago had other plans. A few days before Christmas with a puff and a splutter the engine died and she rolled into a beautiful little beach village called Mazunte on the west coast of Oaxaca. It took a month to find and fix the problem and during this time she fell in love with Mexico and Mazunte and a whole new life as she saw it could be. That month changed her world and started mine, her first decision was to have a baby, she was the happiest, healthiest and most relaxed she had ever been in life and just knew this was the place to do it. It happened immediately and she spent 7 beautiful months on the beach with me growing inside her, it was incredible but having decided to give birth to me in her home town in the UK and fearing that she would never return she gathered every last penny she had and bought a chunk of land on a hill over looking the village and the beautiful ocean, it was a crazy decision but this way she would have to come back. She left for the UK with a heavy heart and a big round tummy a week later. My mum and I managed to return many times as I grew bigger and stronger, doing little bits of work on the land each time, first a bodega where we could store tools and live while we would be building then foundations and on one occasion we gathered a team of helpers and 2 Italian carpenters and managed to construct the roof. It was so frustrating for her not having the money to pay builders and architects to create our dream but working and saving money, now in the States, gave her time to understand the land and people and really appreciate every inch and moment we would spend there. Between running a business and being a mum she spent hours and hours every day and night on-line and in libraries learning everything she could about building on a budget and gathering ideas and pictures from wherever she could, a plan was formed. She sold up and packed up we and moved to Mexico permanently when I was only 3. That was it, she wanted to build our new lives for us away from the craziness of the western world and she was going to do it! Having plenty of ideas by now and hundreds of sketches but very little money we arrived with tools and a few books from Amazon on natural building. We lived in the dirt for 3 long years as the house slowly grew around us (we have so many stories). Our trusty worker Roman (now the gardener), myself and my courageous mum did almost all the work together, it must have been a long and difficult journey for her and I know she was lonely at times but we achieved the impossible dream and created this our beautiful home where we lived so very happily for 7 more years. We now live in the UK, we came back just for school really and we'll stay until I finish all my studies, raising money by renting our home to you to keep it maintained and help towards my future University fees, it's been tough on my Mum leaving our dream but it's for all the right reasons and I love her for doing it for me. As for the Winnebago, she sold her to a circus in Pochutla to buy wood to build our roof with. We watched her disappear into the sunset, driven by the ringmaster, with a lion in a cage towing behind her ... me waving madly, perched as always on the side of Mum's hip, Mum smiling with tears rolling down her face (true story). Our motto: A little courage can take you anywhere.
Hi there, My name is Naiya, my mum is called Sarah and this is a snippet of our story. In 1999 my mum began a road trip that unknown to her would completely change her life. The jo…

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You will have the property to yourselves so local interaction is entirely under your control but the beauty of living in this location is the privacy and peace within nature it offers at all times. We do have a little black cat who loves to visit daily.
You will have the property to yourselves so local interaction is entirely under your control but the beauty of living in this location is the privacy and peace within nature it off…
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Départ : 11:00
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