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Charming Casita*Spectacular View*Historic Center*Near Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Casual living on the town side of Icebox Hill with lovely views of the city, and a magical view of the cathedral. Open and spacious with lots of natural light.

This is a charming getaway located in Old Town Mazatlan. There are many personal touches and furnishings you won't find in many rentals to help you feel comfortable and at home.

The home is finished with handmade Talavera wall and counter tiles in the kitchen and bath, and handmade Saltillo floor tiles throughout.

Each room is furnished nicely and comfortably. The furniture you see in the photos is provided.

It is located in a quiet neighborhood. The neighbors are friendly and helpful, and the house is within walking distance of many of the most popular places of interest.

Start the day with your first cup of coffee on the spectacular, 1200 square-foot terrace which overlooks the city, Playa Norte (North Beach/bay), Stone Island, and the canal where the cruise ships dock.

Or, pop over (just 5 blocks) to the new and fabulous European-style Culinary Market which houses Hector's bakery and coffee shop, for coffee and pastries, or a full breakfast. Return in the afternoon for a specialty coffee, or gelato made with a machine shipped from Italy.

Stroll to the beach (only 5 blocks from the casita), for a walk along the Malecon and a dip in the ocean. When it's time for lunch, enjoy a cold beer and a reasonably-priced meal at one of the many palapa restaurants on the beach.

After a sun-filled day, pick up dinner ingredients in the Pino Suarez market which is also 5 blocks from the casa. For evening entertainment, mosey down to the Plazuela Machado, an easy 10-block walk.

Don't want to cook dinner? In the evening, just 2 blocks away, enjoy the best baked potato you'll ever taste, served with seasoned pork grilled while you wait, at the popular and legendary Raymundo's street cart. Vegetarians can ask to have the potato served without the meat and will still have lots of flavor with the many sauces offered. The owners are very welcoming and you can sit at a table in the street and meet new friends. It's a favorite of ex-pats as well as locals.

On Saturdays, get to the organic food market early so you don't miss out on fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and exotic flowers. The market is held at our neighborhood Zaragoza Park, only 3 blocks from the house. This is a busy park, with many organized activities during the week.

Need just a few groceries? A few steps from the casa is our corner store stocked with vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese, bread delivered fresh from the bakery every day, and household and personal items. If you don't see what you need, just ask. It might be in the back room, or they will try to have it for you the next day. The store owner speaks excellent English. In the words of a previous tenant, 'this is the best corner tienda in town.'

*Or, RENT OUR ELEGANT CASA. SEE VacationRentalsdotcom LISTING # 4232547.

**CASA AND CASITA CAN BE RENTED SEPARATELY, OR AS A COMPOUND. Each house has its own private patio (no sharing) and front door. The houses are connected by a spiral staircase.

Rented together the houses make a pleasant space for large families, or rent with a group of friends and maintain your privacy. Or, live in the casa, and use the casita as a guesthouse for visitors.

More Details

Sarah Hopkins
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Sarah Hopkins

We have rented this property since 2006 to those wanting to escape the harsh northern winters. Our renters stay normally from 3-6 months. Sometimes they rent both houses (larger casa and the casita) to have plenty of room for family and friends to visit.

Sarah Hopkins purchased this house in 2004

Why Sarah Hopkins chose Centro Historico

We purchased this property because of the spectacular views, both from the higher-level casita and from the casa below, as well.

We wanted to have a family vacation home near the water and in Mexico in particular, since we like the culture so much.


Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Deep Sea Fishing.

* Stone Island.

* Plazuela Machado.

* Main market (Pino Suarez).

* Art Galleries.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Beach.

* Explore Old Town.

* Art Galleries.

* Pacifico Brewery Tours.

* Art Museum.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Shrimp Market.

* Tequila Factory.

* Harbor Cruise.

* Cliff Divers.

* Angela Peralta Opera House/Theater.

*Beach (5 blocks)

*Main Market*Pino Suarez Market (5 blocks)

*Plazuela Machado (*10 blocks)

*European-style culinary market and bakery

*Stone Island


*Many high-quality, independent restaurants in every price range


Centro Historico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only; no bathtub Generously stocked with bath towels, hand towels & wash cloths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Fully furnished with dresser, queen-sized bed, and closet with lots of hangers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
*Wireless internet *Satellite TV/Shaw *Local/Mazatlan land line telephone service *DVD player, DVD library *Weekly maid service *Well-stocked linen, lots of towels and sheets; beach towels *Fully-stocked kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster oven, pots & pans, blender, cooking utensils and quality chef's knives *Washer and dryer, full size *Iron and iron board *Ceiling fans in all rooms *Mini-splits for cooling, in all rooms except bathroom *Desk *Water PURIFIED throughout the house by ultra-violet purifier for drinking and bathing *Portable beach chairs *English & Spanish-speaking property managers who live nearby *Well-behaved dogs considered *Non-smokers only *Gas, electricity & water included up to $70 US per month electric after which the additional amount is charged to tenant *Total living space is 1900 sf which includes terrace interior of casita; casita is 750 square feet, terrace is 1200 square feet


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Charming Casita*Spectacular View*Historic Center*Near Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed our experience in the Casita. Large, lovely, well-furnished and stocked, with a magnificent patio perfect for coffee in the morning or cocktails in the afternoon. However, as a heads-up for future renters, know that there is a steep hill necessary to climb (about 1 block) to get to and from the Casita. It is readily doable, but a good fact to be aware of. Also, note that there are neighborhood roosters and dogs that can be a bit annoying, but in all reality, we had a wonderful time spent and the property, being about a 10 minute walk to Machado Plaza and less to the mercado, as well as about the same to the Malécon. Sarah has a maid that comes once per week (very friendly and efficient) and she has a couple who manages the property that couldn't be more helpful. Given the opportunity in the future, we would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Security Dep/Refundable $200

You can reserve and pay directly with me at, to avoid HomeAway/VRBO fees, if you feel comfortable doing so.

Long-term renters welcomed.
No smoking allowed on the premises.
We will consider a well-behaved dog. Pet fee required.

25% to reserve dates.
Remaining 75% due 60 days before arrival.
100% refund if owner is able to re-rent for the period reserved.
Rentals of more than 4 months can be paid monthly after the 4th month; monthly rent due by the 1st of each month.
Payment by PayPal, check, wire transfer, cash; **Any transaction fees to transfer payment are the responsibility of the tenant.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.