4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (Sleeps 20)
Pool / Spa
we had a bumpy start, but they made up for it in the end. beautiful spot.
An almost indescribable slice of paradise
We traveled to Casa Playa Verde with 14 family friends aged 1.5 - 48 and it was the perfect place to stage a surf and relaxation adventure. Jesus and Veronica made it warm and welcoming, from the moment we landed at the airport until our last wave goodbye. We asked Veronica to cook at least one meal a day and we would highly recommend her cooking to enhance your stay. The pool is incredible, the views are magical, the stars at night were breathtaking. Troncones is quaint and quiet and world-class surfing at La Saladita is only 25 minutes away by car. Overall, this is a one-of-a-kind vacation. Would recommend to adventurous families and friends. Thanks to Ed and Shelley for creating this amazing property and to Jesus and Veronica for taking such amazing care of it and of us!
Troncones in July
Troncones is a wonderful town. It had a great vibe and felt very safe. It offers a good mix of tourist friendly accommodations and authentic Mexican culture. It is not a resort town. However, if your looking for a slower pace in an authentic and beautiful location then this is a great spot. Troncones is an easy 30 minute drive from the airport in Zihuatanejo. It is also in easy driving distance from lots of activities including surf spots.
Casa Carolina at Playa Verde is an amazing location. It feels fairly secluded because it is about a mile from town and sits above a cove/beach that is private to about 3 homes. A couple of local fisherman and some guests at one of the other homes were the only other people we saw on the beach. While we were there, the sandy part of the beach was small and it required walking over some cobble stones to get there. However, we didn't mind because it only guaranteed solitude. Apparently, the beach has a lot more sand during the winter months. The view from the home is incredible. It is better than the photos show!!! The home is open to the afternoon sea breeze and we found it to be quite comfortable. Many of us did not use AC at night. We would open the windows instead. We had 12 people in all (5 adults and 7 teenagers). We had plenty of room and the beds were comfortable. The home is nice and clean. There are a couple of minor wear and tear items but nothing that overrides the incredible location and open floor plan of the home. There are a couple of unprotected (no railings) spots around the pool and the home that we made sure everyone was aware of. It was not a problem with our group but I would be cautious with smaller children or any rough play in those areas.
The best part of Casa Carolina is Jesus and Veronica. Jesus is easy to talk with, speaks perfect English, and is committed to taking care of the guests. I was in Troncones before our stay at Casa Carolina. My first interaction with him involved driving to the airport to meet some other friends and help them rent a car. Jesus was happy to meet with me before our stay at Casa Carolina and help make our stay enjoyable. He also arranged a fishing trip for us prior to our stay with him. Veronica is an excellent cook. She cooked several meals for us. Having Veronica prepare meals freed up more time to relax and enjoy activities. The owners (Shelley and Ed) were also easy to work with. They answered calls and were active in making sure our trip was perfect
A perfect vacation!!
If you are thinking about this home for your vacation, do not hesitate! It was glorious! Shelly was great to talk to and very reassuring. Full of great info and very cool. Jesus and Veronica really put the icing on this trip, he’s amazing! Anything we needed he was there for, plus his stories are great. Take time to get to know him, Veronica is an amazing chef!!! I preferred her cooking over any restaurant that we went. The house was really cool, all open space, the pool is just off the hook. Never seen sunsets quite like that. We can’t wait to book it again!
Even better than promised!
Too often, it seems, a place promises so much and doesn't deliver. Well, that certainly isn't the case here! My family - myself, husband and three daughters - spent eight days here in March 2018 and we were so enchanted we really didn't even bother to leave the premises much at all. We had so much room to spread out, the rooms were ever so comfortable, the pool was delightful - the diving rock was a huge hit with all of us - and the privacy of the beach was unparalleled.We spent our days meandering up and down the secluded beach, poking around in the rocks and using the on-site boogie boards to take advantage of those stellar waves. My twins dozed in the mid-level hammocks nearly every day and we spent hours in that pool. At night we went up to what we called the Game Room and did our jigsaw puzzles, caught up on Wifi necessities and just lounged with books and games. I mean, we had a great routine going on! Jesus and Veronica seemed to magically appear whenever we needed them and they took excellent care of us, from shopping in Zihua to cooking us dinner. Amazing! We are so grateful that we have found this place. We are already making plans to take some adult friends with us later in this year! Thank you for providing such a beautiful place in which to vacation!
Authentic Mexican getaway
Our stay was incredibly relaxing but also fun and enjoyable. Our group included 10 people from three families - six adults and four kids (ages 9-17); we stayed fourteen nights. Jesus met us at the airport and helped us navigate a car rental and a taxi, transported our bags, and took some in our group to the Sepermercado for groceries (which met all our shopping needs). Without a doubt he made our stay easy by arranging any activities or answering all the questions we had. The house has a great open air community area and kitchen for gathering and making meals. We arranged to have Veronica prepare some meals, which was a must. It was really nice to have housekeeping six out of seven days and laundry done for us when needed. We spent our days around the fantastic pool enjoying the warm weather. The beach is incredibly private and has plenty of waves - great for surfing. The surfers in our group are beginners and Jesus helped us arrange an instructor to take them in town. We were always on the lookout for whales, dolphins, pelicans, and other wildlife. Most days we drove into town for fresh tortillas from the tortillaria, to attend yoga, grab a beer, or get fresh shrimp from the seafood truck. We absolutely loved the sleepy, safe, authenticity of Troncones and found it had everything we needed and more. Our group rarely returns to the same warm weather destination twice but is seriously considering a return to Troncones in 2019. Maxi Tubo!!!