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Oceanfront Home & Cliff-side Pool with Spectacular Mountain and Ocean Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6-8*, secluded hilltop setting. Ocean & Mountain Views

Oceanfront home, swimming pool and lanai overlooking Matanchen Bay, the northern point of Pacific Mexico's tourist destination the Riviera Nayarit.

Secluded and private, this spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath, 2,500 sq. ft., cliff-side home is four-stories with stunning ocean and mountain views, WiFi and air conditioned bedrooms.

Two spacious and comfortable bedrooms share the big bathroom which has bathtub/shower and a lovely Juliet balcony overlooking the beach with mountain views. The bedrooms have a wide covered terrace with commanding ocean view and outdoor seating. The Hummingbird Bedroom (sleeps 4 max.) with a queen-size bed and a matrimonial/full-size bed, a private balcony with mountain, ocean and garden views. The Jaguar Bedroom has extraordinary ocean/beach view, a queen-size bed and daybed.

A second full bathroom and additional daybed are located off the main floor living area. The serene sound of the ocean is heard throughout the house.

High ceilings, eclectic art, antiques and a funky furniture collection create a unique retreat for guests seeking relaxation. The oceanfront location--set 100+ feet above the beach provides splendid, clear views of the Pacific coast. Swimmer-friendly local Matanchen Beach with its charming palm thatched ramadas offers shady seaside dining with deliciously fresh catch of the day, cold drinks and an ocean breeze. Guests can either drive or make the easy 7-10 minute walk to the beach from the house.

Located in Aticama, Nayarit, a quaint and friendly village (pop. 1,500) just off the beaten tourist track, a great getaway in authentic, old world Mexico. This rental is ideal for serious birders, writers, getaways, or romance and renewal. Not suitable for small children (under 8 years old) as the pool is not enclosed and the steep height along cliff edge is not child proof.

The home's setting is backed by a one-and-a-half-acre, organic mango orchard and tropical garden of bananas, pineapples, star fruit/carambola and other seasonal fruits and palms. The multi-story house is open air in design with numerous screened windows to catch the sea breeze and highlight the views. Plenty of outdoor living space for relaxation, or meditation including a pool, lanai with lounge chairs, a tree shaded patio off the living room and covered terraces on each floor—all with wonderful views of Matanchen Bay and coastline. The rooftop terrace offers a pair of hammocks to enjoy 360° views of the ocean, Sierra Madre Mountains, beach and surrounding countryside.

Spacious, comfortable and eclectically furnished, the house sleeps six (max. eight*) and offers two full bathrooms with additional outdoor showers available for after the beach, and at poolside.

Enjoy the peace of mind and convenience of purified drinking water from every indoor tap with an in-house Ultra-Violet water purification system. Four, high bar stools for sitting around the kitchen's wood island, a gas range, electric coffee maker, toaster, waffle iron, blender and assorted and essential cooking utensils. Ceiling fans and screened windows throughout the house; all-cotton bed and bath linens provided. Cook as you wish or meals may be ordered in advance. Maid service included for week long stays or more, additional cleaning days and meal preparation are an option.

Grocery stocking service is available with advance notice, please inquire with owner.

The gated property grounds are one and half acres and full of bird activity. The garden surrounding the house is lush with tropical plants and palms--at times fragrant with scented jasmine, white ginger, mock orange and golden chalice vine. Guests enjoy seasonal tropical fruit straight from the garden including bananas, limes, pineapples, coconuts, papayas, guavas, avocados (Nov/Dec), mangos (May/June/July), passion fruit, starfruit/carambola.

A house library, dominoes, and board games e.g. Scrabble, chess set, puzzles, playing cards are available for entertainment. Evening time is magical with owl hoots and fireflies brightening the night, moonrise over the mountains, and its silvery reflection as it sinks over the ocean. At Casa Babina, celestial drama includes rose hued sunsets, perhaps a glimpse of "the green flash" at sunset, star gazing and excellent bird watching.

Activities nearby include excellent birding, beach swimming, fishing, surfing, hiking, trek/swim at El Cora waterfall, whale watching excursions, participating in release of turtle hatchlings, shell collecting or simply a good book in the hammock. Visit Aticama's Cultural Center comprising an art gallery, public library with WiFi. Each Sunday morning during tourist season from mid-November to April, a lively community market (or tianguis) is held in the courtyard of the Cultural Center, where locals and visitors gather for fresh homemade food, local, shade grown coffee, fresh fruits and vegetables, tropical plants and flowers, handicrafts and secondhand goods. The nearby Aticama Community Museum displays a good collection of indigenous artifacts found in or around the Matanchen area, and historical exhibitions, it is also home to the free monthly spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs providing a wonderful community service for the Matanchen area.

Summertime in the tropics (July-Sept) is dramatic, humid and green, it's also mango harvest and monsoon season with fantastic thunderstorms mostly at night. Inquire about our special green and shoulder season rates. September is customarily big surf season.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Aticama in San Blas

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Juliet balcony overlooks beach and has mountain view.
    Main Floor/downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs main floor bath has mountain and garden views.
  • An outdoor hot water shower is handy for rinsing off after returning from beach. Located just west of the garage, behind wood privacy wall. This water is UV treated and safe for drinking as well. There is a second outdoor shower just below the pool area. (cool water only). This water is not treated for drinking.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Hummingbird Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , AC, ocean and mountain views from room, patio, terrace.
    Jaguar Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Spacious air conditioned room, spectacular view and terrace.
    Daybed - 1 Single Bed , Comfy daybed and nook off living room with full bath access.
  • Both bedrooms have air conditioning, spectacular views, are exceptionally spacious, well-lighted, comfortable with lots of screened windows to capture garden and ocean views, breezes and sound of the surf. The two bedrooms share a large covered terrace with seating that overlooks the ocean and garden. An extra daybed is located on the main floor off the living area. Additionally, another double bed can be arranged at an extra per person, per night rate to accommodate additional guests. Please inquire with owner.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Seasonal tropical fruit available from the organic orchard on property. Other produce includes mangoes, avocados, star fruit, coconuts, papayas, limes, bananas, rose apples, guava, passion fruit. Have massage, manicures, pedicure services scheduled in house--quite the affordable luxury. Take the famous La Tovara jungle boat ride where you'll see boat-billed herons, roseate spoonbills, osprey, kingfisher, magnificent frigates, citroline trogons, flycatchers, crocodiles and plenty more in their native habitat. A freshwater swim awaits following the boat tour.


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Just wow !

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful housse with breathtaking views. I definitly recommend this place. The owner is adorable and very attentive. Aticama is a very beautiful village where you eat well and where people are warm. Thank you for everything señora Babin.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Veronique, Thank you very much for your kind words! It was a sincere pleasure meeting you and your lovely family. I welcome your return. Abrazos, Trilby
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Phoenix, Az

Trilby's house

  • 5 of 5

Trilby is a wonderful, sweet, gentile lady, who has a wonderful estancia overlooking the ocean, surrounded by mango and avocado trees.

The house is comfortable and welcoming, with a fascinating garden that is s full of beautiful flowers and herbs, the lawn is green and bordered by pineapple plants and papayas, with a great lap pool positioned slightly above the house, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The patio is comfortable and surrounded by trees and the garden, within easy view of the ocean to the west and jungle inland to the east.

The kitchen is great for cooking, with dining at the center island or her large handmade dining table only steps away.

The nearby beach has a number of restaurants with good seafood and a nice selection of Mexican cervezas.

This is the real Mexico with great people. It's out of the way and unbelievably beautiful, charming and relaxing. We originally intended to be there two days, then extended it to a week, then decided to spend our entire vacation there, and we can't wait to return; it's that nice.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Greg, Mil gracias for your thoughtful review! It was such a pleasure meeting you. I hope your travels will bring you here again. You would be most welcome. Abrazos, Trilvi
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1 0

Amazing house and view

  • 5 of 5

House is perfect for a quiet getaway. The pool is positioned perfectly on a high lookout over the beach and also is great platform for morning yoga. House is decorated beautifully. We are already planning a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ann! I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again. Cheers, Trilby
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Darwin. NT. Australia

Pacific ocean in front forest clad mountains behind

  • 5 of 5

Good sense and good taste in the construction and layout of this 4 level home ,has maximized it's idyllic location-- perched above the Pacific with verdant mountains behind.---- both best appreciated from the top level terrace .

The spacious grounds likewise reflect good taste.....

......All up,a beautiful , peaceful oasis with a safe beach and, mellow,magical authentic Mexico a short wander below .

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idaho Falls, ID.

Aticama rental!

  • 5 of 5

Oh what a piece of Paridise this is!!

Beautiful house and grounds with unbeatable view of the Pacific. Walking distance to the beach.

Small, rural village with authentic Mexico lifestyle.

Great food abounds!

Perfect getaway from frozen Idaho!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA

Loved this grand casa!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful spacious home sits on a hilltop in the authentic and charming village of Aticama. Sweeping views of Matachen Bay and it's 22 kilometers of beaches are spectacular especially from the top floor, which is an open air living space great for chilling in a hammock, practicing yoga, and sunset cocktail hour. The house itself has an open floor plan: downstairs houses living room, dinning room, kitchen, daybed, and full bathroom. Upstairs you'll find a delightful bedroom called The Taco shack and two other sleeping areas, full bathroom, and large deck for bird and beach watching.

Hostess Trilby is delightful and is more than willing to share her what to do info, which might include jungle boat rides, waterfalls, trips to San Blas and even invitations to local parties.

I plan to return twice a year for extended stays!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trilby Babin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
4 February, 2018

About Trilby Babin

Austin will always be home, but I am spending more and more time in Aticama, Mexico on Nayarit's Pacific coast. In 2001, I fell fast for this sleepy coastal village full of smiling faces. Loving all the sweet fresh fruit, I planted a garden of my own and seven years later built my own home. With the Pacific Ocean at the forefront and the Sierra Madre Mountains as a backdrop, wildlife abounds on land, air and sea. This region takes its birdlife seriously with world-class birding opportunities and a migratory bird festival held annually. Though times are changing, donkeys, dogs, and chickens still stroll the cobbled streets or loll in the shade. Aticama offers visitors a warm embrace and the best of traditional Old Mexico.

Trilby Babin purchased this estate in 2007

Why Trilby Babin chose Aticama

Unsurpassed 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Matanchen Bay, miles of walkable sandy coastline, and tropical jungle with the Sierra Madre Mountains as a backdrop. No resorts in this authentic Mexican getaway.

Exceptionally long surf break in Matanchen Bay. The mostly low key tranquil village scene of Aticama livens up around festival time with colorful parades, rodeos, dances and crazy fun fireworks at the seaside plaza, e.g. Mexican national holidays, Navidad (Christmas), Semana Santa (Easter), and village feast days. Aticama is a great place to practice your Spanish, locals are friendly and welcoming. Mostly dark skies make for good star gazing. There is an amazing variety of migratory, neo-tropical birds to see year-round e.g. citroline trogon, rufous and hermit hummingbirds, gnatcatchers, whistling ducks, gray hawks, buntings, magnificent frigates, piliated woodpeckers, San Blas jays, chacalacas and plenty more to add to your list. Wake gently to the happy wren's song.

What makes this estate unique

The setting of Casa Babina offers guests an opportunity to experience the endearing Mexico of bygone days from our comfortably modern retreat. For guests less inclined to exploration, there are expansive views from the cliffside vantage point (100 ft/30 mt) above Matanchen Beach.Early mornings you'll see fishermen bringing in their nets. Bird activity is abundant and easy to spot in the surrounding treetops or circling above the property as frigate birds, hawks, pelicans, egrets and the like rise and glide along the thermal updrafts of the cliff below. The historic port city of San Blas is known to birders and surfers. Artists, writers, and travelers visit the Matanchen area to escape the hustle of city life.

Unplugged or not, either way is an adventure to be treasured.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Trilby's casa was such an incredible vacation home...I had the greatest time here. It really is paradise on earth...
Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Puerto Vallarta 138 km. 2.5 to 3 hours drive
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Hotel Casa Mañana for pizza @ Sat. evening
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lucy's--authentic Mexican breakfast, lunch, dinner
Car: recommended

By car: visit, swim and picnic at nearby scenic El Cora waterfall; take the La Tovara jungle boat tour of mangroves and wetlands; hire a local guide for professional birding tour, or go birding on your own. Kayak, surfboard and boogie board rentals available at local beach; mountain hikes and even crocodile viewing is here.

Also available is charter fishing, or seasonal whale watching in tourist season, guests can participate in the release of protected baby sea turtles at nearby Playa Las Tortugas. A bit farther afield are day trips to interesting site of Mexcaltitan, the Venice of Mexico, and Tepic, capital of the agriculturally iconic state of Nayarit for cultural diversion at Museo de Amado Nervo, Nayarit's native son and nationally recognized poet, visit centuries old cathedral and market square, shopping for handicrafts, indigenous Huichol Indian art and more. Take a picnic hike to see the petroglyphs of Alta Vista, located a few miles north of La Penita de Jolotemba, Nayarit just off the beaten track apprx. 90 minute's by car. Inquire with owner about other nearby and local excursions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Aticama, Mexican Riviera - Jalisco

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Spring Season
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 Green Season
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 Fall Season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
2018 High Season
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Year End Holidays
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £359.45
Exit cleaning fee £53.92
Tax Rate 16.0%

50% nonrefundable deposit due upon booking. Remainder due 60 days prior to arrival. No smoking indoors, outdoors is OK.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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