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Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

CHARMING, COMFY, MEXICAN STYLE CASITA...... 1-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom, Sleeps 2

This spacious (650 s.f.) ground floor, one bedroom casita (little house), is designed and decorated in traditional Mexican style, with comfort and safety in mind.

This casita sits in it's own private courtyard, with covered and uncovered patios, ambient lighting and traditonal canterra water fountain.

There are ceiling fans throughout and a/c in the King bedroom. Plenty of space for your belonging and a security safe for your valuables.

The kitchen is fully equipped with coffeemaker, microwave, blender, all modern appliances and a breakfast bar.

We provide: WIFI access, TV with dvd library, reading library, bottled drinking water, twice weekly maid service, washing machine and clothesline. There are also beach chairs, umbrella and towels.

The beautiful, unspoiled, beach is a block away and a 10-15 minute walk to the plaza.

Lo de Marcos is a place to unwind. You can relax and rejuvenate or fill your days with fun and adventure.

We have a “NO PET” policy.

Please remember that we are not a hotel. We need at least 2 days notice, before your stay. Thanks.

More Details

Monica O'Sullivan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Monica O'Sullivan

My husband and I have been full time residents in Lo de Marcos since 2009. Like many others, we arrived one day to have a look and never wanted to leave!

Monica O'Sullivan purchased this cottage in 2009


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lo De Marcos in Bahía de Banderas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large tiled bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Hairdryer, toilet paper and linens provided. Good lighting.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King-size bed, 2 night stands, ceiling fan, air conditioning, closet, security safe, dresser with mirror, chair, bench and linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
housekeeping included, twice a week. tuesday and saturday at 11am. Annie is there normally for 2 hours, more or less.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Lovely and peaceful. A Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had in this gorgeous casita. From our private little courtyard to the gorgeous and colourful decor of the casita, everything about our little home away from home was just perfect.

And Monica and Joe are warm and friendly, and happy to answer questions and provide information about the area. We can't say enough about this little gem.

It's only a 3 minute walk to the beautiful beach and a 7 minute stroll to the plaza, so the entire town is easy to walk around. The people are friendly and the places to grab a tasty and reasonably priced snack or meal are everywhere. We LOVED Lo de Marcos. Especially dancing in the plaza on Wednesday night. We hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Lo de Marcos Casita O'Sullivan

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I simply loved this quiet, classy, well maintained casita. Not to sound too American, but the standards were what we are used to, and that isn't always the case when you travel. It was clean, appliances all worked, and just a nice place to chill out, read, use as a base for adventure in the area. Joe and Monica were very accommodating. Due to a family emergency we had to leave well before our 2 week stay was up, they were nice enough to credit our time to our visit this coming October. That was very nice. Aloha, Kevin and Lory

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Host - Outstanding Value - Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed in Casita O'Sullivan for a few weeks while my house was under construction in town.

Located on the Southside(Universidad), the property is easily accessible from the main highway, town plaza, or the road along the beach(Camino A las Minitas). Parking is available in front of the property along the front wall.

Access to the beach is great - straight down the wide street - maybe 4-5 minutes till your feet hit the sand. Convenience is a big deal to me, and having the beach so close was a huge plus. Floating on the water while the sun is setting is something everyone should experience.

Casita O'Sullivan is an impressive property. It will immediately put a smile on your face.

The property is secure with it's own entry gate at the front of the property. The landscaping is amazing with a variety of palms, bushes, and a bit of grass. The patio has two separate seating areas giving you the option of being in the sun or not. I spent most of my time in the shade under the outdoor fan. It also has a lounge chair/s for taking that afternoon siesta. The patio has a small BBQ, which I used 4-5 times, which was really nice. The potted flowering plants and small water feature will draw you to this area for hours of relaxation. I loved it. Lastly, there is an electrical outlet outside which was handy for plugging in my laptop and MP3 player.

The inside of the casita is incredible. Clean, clean, clean! The housekeeper is great! The construction is first class and has all the modern amenities you would ever need for your stay. I very much enjoyed and appreciated the amount of effort and thought put into the decor - just a wonderful job. The inside seating area is plentiful, with the option of sitting on a stool at the kitchen bar. Every appliance or tool you need to whip-up a gourmet meal is available. The refrigerator and separate freezer are large. Plenty of dry good storage in a sliding door pantry.

The bedroom has a large king sized bed that is very comfortable! All the sheets and pillow cases were soft and of high quality. The bathroom is large with a big step-in shower. Great!

Saving the best for last...Monica and Joe are wonderful people. They are responsive and timely with both emails and phone calls. Their attention to detail and genuine concern for your stay is nothing short of amazing. They always took the time to answer my numerous questions.

Casita O'Sullivan is simply a first class property that I would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great service!

  • 5 of 5


My girlfriend and I enjoyed our time at this casita. The O'Sullivans are a wonder of knowledge and provide amazing service. The housekeeper does a great job as well. I enjoyed listening to the waves of the ocean from the porch and then the short walk to the sandy beach to enjoy them. This is a great town if you want to get a taste of Mexican life away from the tourist towns. Sayulita was a 10 mi taxi drive for getting out and enjoying the tourist life. It is a nice serene place although just be sure to ask Monica O'Sullivan to check in with the neighbors to see if they'll be doing any construction while you are there as a number of days there was quite a bit of pounding going on next door which killed the peace and quiet. I used this as a prompt to get my butt to the beach though. Overall it was a great experience and I'd stay at the casita again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Joshua & Tara, Thanks for the great review! Sorry about the construction noise across the street, but the neighbors never informed us about their "new addition". We are glad it didn't have a big impact on your overall stay! Gracias!
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A quiet retreat close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 11 days in March and the casita was a big part of our very enjoyable trip. We loved being close to the beach and a short walk from the center of town. Monica and Joe are well connected with the community and have suggestions for any activities and outings you may wish to pursue. They also gave plenty of privacy and the setting of the casita is such that it seems like your own little home. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

The entire home is well appointed and well-kept. Perhaps we were lucky but we saw not a single insect inside the home with the well screened windows and doors.

My husband loves to cook and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the stove, knives, and cookware.

In sum, we are looking forward to coming back and only hope the casita will be available when we plan our next trip to Mexico!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer for taking the time to write a great review! Chris seemed to enjoy cooking the seafood that you bought from local fisherman. Glad you enjoyed exploring Lo de Marcos!
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relaxing peaceful home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks and found nothing lacking. The casita is well planned and has everything you could want. The bed is comfortable and we did not need the Air Conditioning. The maid Ani is very through and comes twice a week. She also makes wonderful tamales. Joe and Monica were there if you wanted anything but not if you wanted privacy. Location is good, near to the beach and a quaint walk through the countryside to go to town. Quiet spot.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia. Ani will be particularly happy that she received a great review too,, for her tamales! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lo De Marcos, Mexican Riviera - Jalisco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

All reservations cancelled are subject to a cancellation charge of $50. For reservations cancelled less than 60 days prior to scheduled arrival, no refund will be made if the unit is not rented for the reserved period. If the unit is re-rented, all monies will be refunded less the $50 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for early departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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