Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Zapote


Palapa-hooded hacienda


Placid Playa Guaya





Tucked away in a corner of Oaxaca’s jagged coastline you’ll find Casa Zapote, a six-bedroom wonderland set on the tanned sands of Playa Guaya with thatched palapa palms atop an all-natural exterior. Sporting locally-sourced handmade interiors, each room in this villa has been carefully considered to create an authentic, comforting feel that mirrors the artistic ambience of Oaxaca. Margarita in hand, watch the sunset over the Pacific’s lapping shores from your private indoor-outdoor living room as your chef-prepared dinner sizzles on the barbecue.

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First Glance

  • Six-bedroom bungalow.
  • Minimalist design with traditional touches from local handmade items.
  • Private pool lined with six sun loungers and a handful of hammocks.
  • Indoor-outdoor living room with natural ventilation overlooking the beachfront.
  • Grand stone table is the living and dining room’s centrepiece.
  • Fully equipped kitchen in the corner of the living area, where private chefs prepare meals throughout the day.
  • Terrace and coal-fuelled barbecue for easy alfresco dining.

Villa highlights

  • Beachfront bearing
  • Authentic architecture
  • Front row sunset seat

Sleeping arrangements

  • The 25-square-metre Master Suite has a king-size bed, a desk area, walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom with twin sinks, an indoor shower and a separate outdoor shower. There’s direct access to the beach as well as a private terrace.
  • Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 and 5 are all 20 square metres, each have two queen-size beds and an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. Bedroom 2 aso has direct access to the beach and pool, as well as a private terrace and hammock; Bedroom 3 has a private courtyard; Bedroom 4 has access to the beach and a private sea-facing terrace; Bedroom 5 has a private terrace.
  • 20-square-metre Bedroom 6 is the second master suite, with a king-size bed, a study area, minifridge, an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, as well as a private terrace.
  • All the bedrooms have air conditioning and each bed is made up with luxury locally-sourced bedding.

Key kit

  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Sonos sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Anti-mosquito plug ins throughout
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Coal-fuelled barbecue
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Private chefs
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly


  • Private 20-metre swimming pool in the garden overlooking the beach.
  • There’s a shallow end for little Smiths to splash about in.
  • The pool is lined with six sun loungers and numerous hammocks.


  • Direct access to Playa Guaya from a number of bedrooms and the main villa.
  • Main house opens out directly to the garden and swimming pool for easy access.
  • Alfresco dining area and coal-fuelled barbecue.
  • Impressive views of the sunrise and sunset from the villa’s grounds.
  • 10-minute drive from the surfers paradise of Punta Zicatela.
  • There’s also private parking for up to four cars.


  • The villa’s closest airport is Puerto Escondido, around a 30-minute drive away. Private transfers can be arranged, or guests can rent a car and drive south to reach Casa Zapote.
  • The villa has private parking that can fit up to four cars.

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