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Steps From The Beach In Playa Zicatela

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Comfortable Studio Loaded With Amenities

New studio apartment (one of 5) at Casitas La Fe located just a couple blocks from the beach on a hillside overlooking Playa Zicatela and the main surf break. Nicely equipped kitchen, full bathroom, king size bed (or two single beds), internet, and small pool. Access to two furnished ocean view palapa terraces for surf/sunset viewing. Next to Dan's Cafe Deluxe for great breakfast, lunch, coffee, smoothies...

Pat Courntey
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 September, 2017

About Pat Courntey

My husband Rick and I moved to Mexico over 20 years ago, both from the New Jersey shore. We are surfers which brought us to Mexico years ago. We have been residents of Puerto Escondido for about 15 years.

Pat Courntey purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Pat Courntey chose Mexico

Location, location, location! Lovely view and lots to walk to. Easy to get around town from here. Surfers delight.

What makes this apartment unique

We wanted to offer affordable rentals with nice upgrades such as hot and cold pressurized water, good internet, 4 burner stainless steel built in stove, microwave, cleaning service, pool and all an easy walk to the beach. Secure setting that is well maintained.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Puerto Escondido
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
5 minute wallk
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 200
Car: not necessary

We are located in playa zicatela which is a world class surf destination. We are a number of beaches to explore right here in town and there is access to all by good and reasonable public transportation. Puerto is popular for swimming, beach walking, sun baking, snorkeling, fishing, horseback riding. Also popular for whale, turtle, and dolphin watching. We have a variety of good restaurants and many that are walking distance from our casitas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa María in Brisas de Zicatela

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom with Talavera tiling and pressurized hot and cold water.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • This is a studio apartment which is a sleeping area/dining/kitchen area plus a full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Massage available on playa zicatela or they will come to the apartment also.


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Steps From The Beach In Playa Zicatela
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Always love staying here.

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying here and Terri and Elena always take such good care of us. We can't wait to come again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Casitas La Fe was absolutely perfect! There are five little casitas (four on the first floor and one on the second floor). The first floor has 4 bedrooms (not connected to each other) and a nice courtyard with pool furniture and a little pool. The second floor has a public palapa and a bedroom. The third floor is just a palapa with a gorgeous view of Zicatela, hammocks, benches, and tables. This place is much smaller than the other hostels or hotels in the area since it only has 5 rooms, and it makes for the perfect peaceful getaway! The housekeeping lady was so sweet and wonderful- every morning she came and swept the whole place, tended to the beautiful gardens, and cleaned my room. The property manager is super friendly and was always asking what she could do to make my stay better. She even offered me a ride to the airport on my last day.

The kitchens are fully equipped and perfect for saving money and making your own food. Fridge is full size with freezer. Room had a very nice breeze and three fans (which are so necessary since I was not paying for AC). Hot water in the shower. Beautiful tiles in the bathroom. Bed was comfortable. The WiFi is great when you are outside in the courtyard or in one of the upstairs palapas. I did not really have WiFi connection when I was in my bedroom.

Last summer I lived in Oaxaca City but took a bus almost every week to come to Puerto Escondido. I have spent much time in Puerto, and I can definitely say that Casitas La Fe is by far one of the best places to stay in Puerto. Also, the location is amazing! Close enough to the surf breaks of Zicatela (and all the restaurants and shops along Zicatela) that you can hear the waves from inside your room, but far enough away that the noise from the bars can't be heard. As a young woman staying by myself, I never felt scared or uncomfortable at Casitas La Fe or in the surrounding area.

I have no complaints! This place is beautiful, peaceful, and in the best location possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Marie for your feedback. We are glad Casitas La Fe worked out for you and we hope you can come again in the near future. It was a pleasure corresponding with you all the way through and having you at our rental. Terri, Pat, and Rick.
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Seattle, WA

Couldn't ask for anything better

  • 5 of 5

Casitas La Fe was a great place to stay. The location is ideal, very close to the busyness of the Zicatela strip, but far enough away that you feel a little bit removed. All of the other areas are easily accessible by foot or taxi. It's a bit of a hike, but we walked to all the other beaches, the big grocery store and the market. Pat was very quick to respond to all my inquiries, and was extremely helpful with the planning before we arrived. The room itself was exactly what we needed, it was nice to be able to cook in the kitchen. The upper area was a great place to relax on a hammock, or sit and view the waves and beautiful sunsets. It was also great to be able to hang out by the small pool within the complex. Great price, accommodations and location, would definitely recommend for anybody.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your visit and review. I am really glad it worked out for you. I hope you can stay longer on your next visit to Puerto. It was kind of a busy time in Puerto during the holidays so I hope you get to experience it again during a non-holiday week or two. Take care and thanks again. Pat and Terri
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa María, North America

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Nov 2017 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Please take note of low and high season rates. AC is 50 U.S. per week additional and not normally used in the high season.

50% deposit and balance upon arrival. PayPal works great for receiving rental deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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