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Casa Canela - Private Cottage and Bungalows Only Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-bdrm house and 1 bedroom bungalows with kitchens on a large private property.

You won't find any all-inclusive resorts in Troncones. And there are no shopping malls, casinos or dance clubs either. There's not even a traffic light here. What you will find is a quiet seaside village along a 3 mile stretch of beautiful unspoiled beach.

The Casa Canela (Cinnamon house) is the cottage with two master suites, full kitchen, dining and living rooms and large covered furnished patio. There's even stairs to the roof where you can relax under the umbrella or soak up the sun in private.


$174/nt, $1096/week, $3945/ 4 weeks or 28 days.

Minimum stay of 6 days.

The Duke and The Frida are one bedroom units, rented separately. Each within a full bathroom, kitchen (shared if other room occupied) and has a large furnished covered patio. The Frida bungalow is air-conditioned with an additional private, palapa-covered porch, kitchenette/bar and lounge.

The Duke Summer Rates:

$49/nt, 309/wk and $1098/4 weeks or 28 days.

Winter Rates:

$59/nt, $370/wk and $1335/4 weeks or 28days.

The Frida (Air-conditioned and private patio) Rates

$78/nt, $/wk and $/4 weeks or 28 days

Daily housekeeping services are included (except for Sundays when our housekeeper has the day off).

Although Troncones may be known internationally for it's surfing, there's plenty of other activities as well; Eco tours, horseback riding, boogie boarding or body boarding (anyone can learn in 5 minutes), biking, a skateboard park and many local restaurants offering fresh seafood, local and international cuisine. The beach is shallow, so 50 yards out and the water is waist high.

Just across the street from us is Roberto's Bistro, who offers the perfect place to enjoy a cold cervaza on the beach in the afternoon and the best dining in Troncones in the evening. It's here where the baby turtles are released and race to the sea almost every evening at dusk. If there's not enough to keep you busy here, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are just 20 minutes away where there are two golf courses, fishing charters, shopping, an aquatic park with water slides, museum, , parasailing, scuba diving & snorkeling tours, sunset cruises and you can even swim with dolphins.

And that is probably the reason you've chosen to stay in Troncones - to get away from all that. Here it's possible to walk down the beach for an hour and not see another person.

The property is right across the street from probably the best part of the beach in Troncones.

We supply body boards and bicycles to share with our guests.

If you've never heard of Troncones, please spend a few minutes to look it up if you're looking for a vacation at an incredible location.

For more information and photos check out our web site www.casacanelatroncones.com

More Details

David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap

I am a Canadian who has been living in Mexico since 2003. I speak passable Spanish and I am more than happy to accommodate any of your vacation needs.

David Watson & Lyn Gilstrap purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

We are one of the lowest priced vacation rentals in Troncones without skimping on the comforts. Casa Canela and the Canelitas are on a large property that give our guests a feeling of quiet solitude. We are across the road from arguably the best stretch of beach in Troncones for swimming, body boarding and playing in the sand. We have chaise loungers on the beach for our guests and

we provide all our guests with a small cooler, beach umbrella & mats to really enjoy your beach time. We also have boogie boards and bicycles for your use, free of charge.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Troncones in Guerrero

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Every bedroom room has it's own private bathroom with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Casa Canela Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , private full bath
    Casa Canela Master Suite 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private full bath
    The Frida Bungalow - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed can be replaced with 2 twin beds. Air-Con.
    The Duke Bungalow - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The king size bed can be replaced with two twin beds.
  • Both of Casa Canela's bedrooms have air conditioning, cotton sheets and a full private bathroom. It also has a queen size sofa bed in the living room to sleep a total of six. Casa Canela rents as a single unit. The Duke & the Frida have ceiling fans, The Frida has air-conditioning. Both have cotton sheets and full private bathrooms The king size beds can be replaced with two twins if required. The Duke and the Frida rent as two separate units that share a kitchen.
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Canela - Private Cottage and Bungalows Only Steps From The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Very peaceful and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

This place is a small paradise. Very private and peaceful. Me, my wife, and our two sons (ages 2 and 4) stayed in the Frida room. My in-laws stayed at the Duke. It really is a fascinating place. Lyn and Dave (the owners) are very friendly. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay at in Troncones. The beach was only a two minute walk, and Casa Canela has their own beach umbrellas and chairs and cooler for water/beer; that's a big plus since the little ones needed shade every 30 minutes or so. We were able to see the turtles get released at night; my boys really enjoyed that. The rooms were as described, very comfy and relax. My wife and in-laws were surprised of how amazing the stay was. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Bragg, CA

Perfect in everyway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in "The Duke" for a week in February and loved every minute of it. Casa Canela exceeded our expectations and was exactly what we were looking for during our first visit to beautiful Troncones. Our accommodations were comfortable and clean with many pleasant amenities. We enjoyed relaxing on the covered patio while admiring the well kept grounds and watching and listening to the birds. Lyn was very responsive to all of our questions prior to our arrival and during our stay. She had great recommendations for us that we would not have known about without her assistance. Her staff (Lolita and David) were amazing and did a great job to make us feel like we were at home. Casa Canela has a great location and is just steps away from the beach and within walking distance of many restaurants. We are so happy to have found this ideal spot and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Canela

  • 5 of 5

My friend Candy and I drove to Casa Canela to visit Lyn and her friend who was visiting also - so it was a

chick week. We had pedicures, massages, great dinners out at wonderful restaurants nearby, body boarding

in the surf. The property is excellent - just my type of place (very safe and clean) and Lyn is the ultimate

hostess with the mostest. Very relaxing and very comfortable - absolutely no pressure - a super get away.

Over the years I have stayed at many places at Trancones Beach, but Casa Canela is the best of all of them.!!

Thank you Lyn and David - Sincerely and I mean Sincerely - Martha Blenkhorn

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best week ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot! Close to the best beach, not too busy. I can hardly wait Til next time

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility.....

  • 5 of 5

Spent an amazing 4 weeks at Casa Canela, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms , great kitchen and all the amenities one would need. Lyn was an amazing host and suggestive of what to see and do in the area. Easy walk into town for any staples . A veg truck goes by the house every day or so and the freshness of the product can not be beat. Suggest a stop at the Mexicana Commercial in Zihua to stock up on wine, etc as it offers more product choices . That said, seafood and meat are all readily available in Troncones . Loved the restaurants, and all are within walking distance of the house. Robertos Bistro across from the house is a must ! Live turtle releases every couple of nights just before sunset "not" to be missed!! Great air conditioning, lots of hot and cold water and the house itself is very clean and well maintained. Lolita the housekeeper was a treasure and unobtrusive going about her routine . Bikes and boogie boards are on property and the beach is one of the most amazing we have ever seen in our travels! Walk for miles and enjoy the waves as you go...Lots of spots to drop in on during your walk and most of all the town itself is very safe and friendly .. Our only complaint was that they would not let us put their adorable dog Archie in our suitcase .. All in all and amazing spot and you would not regret your choice with this property!!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a great review of us and Troncones. About the dog... I'm so glad to have him back. I do believe you were his favourite guests! You were perfect and I hope you will consider another return trip. Happy travels, Lyn
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Victoria, BC

A charming, welcoming place in a great little town!

  • 5 of 5

We came down to Troncones to surf the breaks at the Ranch and La Saladita. Troncones was a great mid-point with a car rental for excursions outside of town. Lynn was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed -- she even had us over for some drinks and we all went out for dinner together at Roberto's Bistro across the road (which is an cool place with great food and live music Saturdays). The place itself was very clean and great to have the shared kitchen. It was never a squeeze sharing and we actually were happy to meet the woman in the next unit. We came in low season so it was a little dead, but that's the way we like it -- not a person on the beach for miles it seemed. We especially loved hanging out with Lynn's dog Archie, who is quite the little vagabond adventurer. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Small Variety
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Campo de Golf Ixtapa + Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 200
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Roberto's Bistro
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Playa Troncones
Car: not necessary

The Turtle Sanctuary is located on the beach directly across the street from Casa Canela. Turtles are released almost nightly at dusk. You get lucky and even see baby turtles run right by you anywhere on the beach if you're there watching the sun set! There is a lagoon about 15 minutes away where the river meets the sea. It's home to hundreds of birds and surrounded by palm trees with the Sierra Madre mountains providing the perfect back drop.There is a skateboard park in the village. Diving and snorkel trip can be arranged. There is usually plenty of dry driftwood there to build a camp fire to cook or just gaze into in the evening. You could spend the entire day there and not see another person.

Troncones is a small village of about 500 people, so the amenities are limited to a couple of small stores (tiendas) which offer milk, bread, beer, some fresh vegetables, cold drinks, ice cream beach toys, etc. Most of the year, a fruit and vegetable truck makes it's way up and down Beach Road every other day whith fresh local fruit and veggies - the strawberries can be amazing. There are a very few beach vendors selling locally made art, hammocks, hand painted bowls, etc.. If you're looking for unique souvenirs or collectables there are only a few shops in town, so whatever you may be looking for ask us, we'd be happy to direct you to what can be found in town. If it's a big shopping spree that you're after, you may want to take a quick trip into Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo which has a large a souvenir district offering jewelry and hand crafted local art. Ixtapa and Zihua offer everything you'd want from a busy resort town and only 20 minutes away. Keep in mind that here are no bank machines in Troncones. If you're planning to eat at home a lot, then a trip into Zihua is recommended for groceries as there are two huge food stores there. Please let us know what you're needs may be and we will do our best to see what we can to arrange before your arrival.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Troncones, 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
Summer The Duke
16 Apr 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £76.5

The Canalita Bungelows (the Duke and Frida rooms) are private single rooms, full bathroom and shared kitchen. Prices for the Duke are listed above. The Frida is air-conditioned which is $8 per night extra. Each accommodates a maximum of 2 persons. Minimum Stay is 2 nights
Casa Canela is the 2 bedroom cottage with full kitchen, dining and living rooms and can sleep up to 4.
Casa Canela rates are; Daily - $174, Weekly - $1096, Monthly - $3945. Minimum stay is 6 nights.
Christmas and Easter rates may apply - contact us for rates.

Please contact us for payment information.
Options include e-transfer within Canada only or PayPal.
50% deposit upon booking which is 50% refundable if cancelled at least 90 days from arrival. Balance due 15 day prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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