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Bedrooms 3
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Relax and enjoy nature: constant ocean breezes,, surf and sunsets!


Our affordable rates let you live here in front of the Pacific Ocean. Check our calendar for available dates, call your family and friends to start packing, and press the "BOOK NOW" button. It's that simple.

We are located ON the beach in the gated community of Rancho Neptuno.

The location is safe and quiet.

As you enter Rancho Neptuno through an arched gateway surrounded by bougainvilleas and palm trees you open to a paradise area of miles of deserted beach, picture-like sunsets, and sea turtle nests along the beach.

Casa Chula offers the perfect blend of a peaceful and relaxing environment but with an easy drive down the highway to centro ( 10 minutes) where there is a varied selection of restaurants, supermarkets, and a bustling mercado, as well as several other beaches including Zicatela, the world class surfing destination.

We’d like to share our home with you! Enjoy the relaxation, appreciation of nature, and silence, except for the sound of the surf and the birds.

Sit and stare:

-Watch the squadrons of pelicans dive for fish.

-See the flying mantas jump out of the water and glisten in the sun.

-Observe the dolphins and whales traveling by, often within yards of the shoreline.

-Marvel at the schools of bait fish jumping and swirling in great frenzy.

-Walk the beach in the morning to discover the new tracks made by the mother turtles returning to their place of birth to lay their eggs for a new generation.

-Experience the hatching of the new baby turtles (hatching occurs throughout the year) and their race back to the sea to begin their new lives.

-Sit in the infinity pool and enjoy your drink at the “floating island” –our table IN the pool.

-Toast the end of another glorious day at our sunset seating area and watch the sun slide into the ocean.

-Walk the water’s edge, look in either direction, and enjoy the deserted, pristine beach.

-Don’t forget to turn around so you can enjoy the view of the mountains.

-Take a short drive (10minutes) into the town of Puerto Escondido

-Surf the famous world class Zicatela Beach.

The Grand Palapa is the center of the Casa and provides spacious open air living and dining areas. There are constant breezes from ocean to mountains all day long. The ocean is straight ahead and the infinity pool is even closer. You will find our beach very deserted and quiet. The only sounds are the waves and the birds! There is plenty of shade under the Grand Palapa, under the umbrellas, and under our newly constructed pergola. The infinity pool is 2 steps away from seating so little ones can be in the pool while adults are closeby. There is also a wide ledge that runs the length of the pool so children can be in shallow water and under an umbrella.

The Master bedroom has 1 king sized bed with an ensuite bathroom. The shower is bathed in natural light from the glass blocks on the outside wall and the double-sink granite vanity is spacious. Special lighting is incorporated in and around the bed for relaxation. Within the master suite is a separate sitting area with 2 six foot couches, suitable to be used as 2 single beds. The use of a ceiling fan and air conditioning is your option. The front doors fully open to the ocean. A safe is available for your use.

The second bedroom has 2 queen sized beds. An oversized ensuite bathroom has a double-sink granite vanity with giant bamboo towel racks. The bedroom’s front doors fully open to your own terrace and view of the ocean, and the back wall windows open to your view of the mountains. There is air conditioning and overhead ceiling fan for your use.

The office-media room has a flat screen TV equipped with satellite, internet connection, air-conditioning and ceiling fan use. You can enjoy both ocean and mountain views from this room. This room has a full bathroom with toilet, sink and shower.

Our newly opened casita has the Garden bedroom which has a queen size bed. The main room of the casita has 2 twin beds which can be moved together to form a king bed if you wish. Both sleeping areas have overhead ceiling fans. There is a full bathroom with shower, toilet and granite vanity with sink in the casita. We open the casita when there are more then 4 persons staying here.

Working in the kitchen takes on a whole different attitude- 2 granite bars open up to ocean views. The fully equipped kitchen will be a joy to be in. Bottled water is always available.

Our staff is available during the day.. Abi is our pool and garden caretaker. He is responsible for the fabulous garden our Casa is known for. Our housekeeper Alvia is here in the daytime to tend to the housekeeping needs. A washer and dryer are available, so pack light! Linen and pool towels are provided.

The air conditioners provide up to 12 hours of cooling for sleep....you choose your 12 hour period.

There are no additional fees or taxes.

Our property manager Mauricio is fluent in both English and Spanish, and offers you his concierge service which is included at no additional cost to you. He can obtain additional services to include:

on-site massages, taxi pickups, tours of the lagoon with a naturalist, deep sea fishing excursions and whale and dolphin watching, manis and pedis, babysitting, yoga, a cook, etc, all for their respective fees. Just ask Mauricio to set it up for you.

So come!! Bring your friends and family for a special time together. This is truly a place to relax, enjoy each other, and make memories.

More Details

Lani and Chuck Paone
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 2017

About Lani and Chuck Paone

We have traveled extensively throughout the world, enjoying the people and their cultures, the sights, and the foods of many countries.

We came here on a vacation and when we left, we knew we wanted to return. We built our Casa shortly after.

Lani and Chuck Paone purchased this villa in 2012

Why Lani and Chuck Paone chose Mexico

The unspoiled beaches and the local flavor of Puerto Escondido pulled us in.

Being on the ocean is very special and relaxing. Every morning we are excited to take our walk because we see something new .....whales and dolphins, schools of fish, various birds, and the bonus is to see a turtle laying her eggs.or finding a new turtle nest just laid the night before.

What makes this villa unique

The locals are kind, hard-working people. We enjoy their warmth and friendliness and are fortunate to experience their way of life. The friends we have made here are priceless.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa María Colotepec in Oaxaca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks with granite vanity
    Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks with granite vanity
    Media/Office in the Casa - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Granite vanity and sink
    Casita Full Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , granite vanity with sink
  • 4 spacious full bathrooms with granite vanities. Soap and shampoo in each bathroom. Linen and towels provided. Beach/pool towels provided. Hair dryer provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 180cm couches equivalent to 2 beds. AC and ceiling fan.
    GUEST BEDROOM SUITE - 2 Large Double Bed , Room sleeps 4. Air conditioning and ceiling fan.
    CASITA LANITA GARDEN BEDROOM 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ceiling fan; This bed sleeps 2 persons.
    MAIN ROOM IN CASITA - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds can be moved together to form a kingsize bed.
  • Master bedroom: 1 king size bed plus 2 couches in sitting area. Bedroom 2: 2 queen size beds. Bedroom 3 in casita: 1 queen size bed. Main room in casita: 2 twin/single beds...or 1 king size
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Concierge service, provided by Property Manager Mauricio, is included at no extra cost to you. He can make appointments, call taxis, make reservations, arrange tours, etc. A cook can be arranged for a reasonable extra cost, plus cost of food and beverage. You will find our beach very deserted and quiet. The only sounds are the waves and the birds! There is plenty of shade under the Grand Palapa, under the pergola, and under the umbrellas. The infinity pool is 2 steps away from seating so little ones can be in the pool while adults are close by. Upon arrival, a welcome drink and food platter are offered by the staff. Come! Bring your friends and family for a special time together. This is truly a place to relax, enjoy each other, and make memories.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

5 stars! Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa Chula and it was awesome. We loved the open concept gathering area where one could relax look out at the infinity pool and then the waves beyond. We could see the pelicans skimming the wave tops and dolphins swimming by! The "open plan" for the whole house and all the different "sitting" and "gathering" areas gave people so many options....For example, there's a "sunset" pergola area, a lounge chair pergola area by the pool, and yet another relaxing viewing area right out of the main bedroom. The open plan of the whole compound was really a favorite for us. The infinity pool was perfect! We were in it 4-6 times a day. The grounds of the house were immaculate-beautifully landscaped! Exotic plants and beautiful flowers everywhere....even a hummingbird feeder that brought these friendly birds to the house every day! Wow! If you are looking for a place that is away from it all, you want to relax and chill out, this is the place! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you all enjoyed yourselves.....that is our goal!! So glad you relaxed and appreciated all the various areas of the Casa, and especially all that Nature has to offer. It really is a beautiful world out there! . Thanks for choosing Casa Chula for your family vacation. Our staff said they enjoyed you very much. We look forward to seeing you again. Lani and Chuck
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a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Since the first contact we had a very warm treat.

The house is perfectly showed on the pictures, obviously it's better to breath and feel the ocean.

We ask if there was a volleyball net and they put one for us.

Ange the maid was very nice to us an was a great cooker.

We enjoyed very much being apart of everything and we had our car so we could join the crowds just when we feel like.

We went to Laguna Manialtepec to se the bioluminescence....very recommended!!!

Our kids surfed almost every day with Oasis school that Mauricio the manager of the house helped us providing the contact.

Would definitely come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Hilda, It's great to hear you and your family enjoyed staying with us! I am glad you got to enjoy a lot of what Puerto Escondido has to offer. It was my pleasure working with you, and Mauricio said that you were such a nice family. We will be happy to welcome you back again. Thanks for staying with us. Saludos, Lani and Chuck
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Los Angeles

Private Getaway in paradise

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed in this beautiful home in August 2014. Although it was 25min from the main beaches and the airport it was exactly what we wanted. While in town before you head to Neptune make sure you stock up on groceries. Catching a cab or bus is right off the main highway, however to get to it from the house is about a 2mile walk. Our favorite time was spending it under the palapa, playing games and swimming in the infinity pool. The beach is at your finger tips and not a soul in sight complete privacy. THe staff was friendly and available 24hours a day as they live on the property. I recommend this house for anyone who is looking for a quiet and private stay. We will return. Thank you again Lani and Mauricio

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Yanira, So glad you and your family enjoyed the Casa. As you experienced, what makes Casa Chula so special is its location right on the water.. You have your own private and pristine beach right in front of the Casa. It sounds like you experienced the local transportations by taking the collectivo and local buses which run on the Carretera. They will take you into the mercado, centro, beaches and other areas in Puerto Escondido as well as various restaurants. The taxis will pick up and drop off right at the Casa instead of walking out to the Carretera for the local buses. The opportunities for memory making days and evenings are all right here.. What a wonderful gift you gave them and a special first trip to Mexico for your cousin. We are happy that you, your Mom, your aunt and cousin enjoyed the stay here.
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extraordinary casa right on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Casa Chula was an amazing vacation! This state of the art design house is well maintained, clean, safe and private. It has e everything you'll need including breathtaking views, beautiful pool, and close drive to restaurants and markets. It's so relaxing watching the whales and dolphins swim by at this 5-star house and location. I just loved it. I highly recommend vacationing at Casa Chula for an extraordinary experience for your family.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Geri, Glad we could be a part of your vacation experience! Thanks for your comments about the Casa and surroundings. Chuck and Lani
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Pleasanton, CA

Casa Chula

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation at Casa Chula. The serenity and solitude of early morning walks on the beach,the brilliance and fiery beauty of the setting sun, and the proximity of restaurants and nightlife in Puerto Escondido, and Zicatela, are all reasons that we look forward to returning to Casa Chula again, and again.

We highly recommend the Casa Chula to anyone who is searching for the PERFECT vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marblehead, MA/ USA

Amazing Casa!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this incredible casa for a 'girl's getaway'....it was perfect! Great for walking the beach, lounging by the pool, or going into town for the marketplace, drinks, or dinner. I would definitely go back! The casa is beautifully decorated, and perfectly located right on the beach. Altho I was there for a girl's getaway, it would be the perfect spot to bring my husband and family. I highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Escondido (PXM)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 200
Nearest Beach
You are staying ON the beach
Car: not necessary

We are in a very safe, private and tranquil location with easy access into Centro. Shops, restaurants, and other town beaches are here. A busy mercado and supermarkets offer you the freshest and tastiest fruits and vegetables. You will notice a big difference in how tasty food is here!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa María Colotepec, North America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
15 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Above rates are for 4 persons. Additional persons are $50 USD per person per night. Children under 2 years old are free.
Security deposit of $3000 MXN to be collected upon arrival at Casa and refunded upon satisfactory checkout walk through on departure from Casa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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