Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Zicatela


Boutique beach hut


Feliz Barre de Navidad





Overlooking Barra de Navidad’s bright beachfront skies is Casa Zicatela, a five-bedroom bungalow bordered by hammock-hung palm trees and a sea-facing infinity pool. Minimal interiors and a free-flowing structure are met with natural tones and bambooed canopies to create an impressive open space just steps from the beach. Four of the villa’s bedrooms open out onto the private garden and pool, and the fifth has three sets of bunk beds that are ideal for any accompanying little Smiths. After a day of lying by the pool, head out for an evening surf session (or watch from the safety of the sand) as your private chefs sauté away.

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First Glance

  • An impressive 380-square-metre space with five minimally designed bedrooms and an open-plan living area that overlooks the beach, Barra de Navidad.
  • Four bedrooms have sliding doors that open out directly to the garden and pool.
  • Styled in light tones that match the serenity of the villa’s grounds.
  • Impressive sea views throughout and immediate access to the beach.
  • Thatched palapa roofs and plenty of bamboo canopies for shade.
  • A fully equipped kitchen with a bar opens out onto the garden, where your private chef prepares meals throughout the day.
  • Alfresco dining area and coal-fuelled barbecue.
  • Private infinity swimming pool with eight sun loungers and a handful of hammocks.
  • Indoor dining area for eight.

Villa highlights

  • Scrupulous service
  • On the beach
  • Indoor-outdoor design

Sleeping arrangements

  • The 20-square-metre Master bedroom has a king-size bed, desk and a spacious ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower and twin sinks. There’s also a private terrace that opens out to the garden and pool.
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are both 16 square metres, each with two double beds, sea facing views and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. There’s also a private terrace leading out to the pool.
  • Bedroom 3 is 16 square metres with a king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower and a private terrace with sea views and direct access to the pool.
  • The final bedroom is the Bunk Room, a 14-square-metre space located outside of the main house with three sets of bunk beds – an ideal space for little Smiths.
  • All the bedrooms have air conditioning, each bed is made up with luxury bedding.

Key kit

  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Air conditioning
  • Locally produced bath products
  • Coal-fuelled barbecue
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Private chefs
  • Child friendly


  • The 23-metre infinity pool sits between the beach and the main house.
  • The pool has eight sun loungers dotted around for guests to relax on.
  • There’s a shallow end for little Smiths to enjoy.
  • Courtesy of the villa’s beachfront location, sea swimming is also at your fingertips.


  • Alfresco dining table just beyond the kitchen for an ideal outdoor dinner.
  • Coal-fuelled barbecue at the end of the garden.
  • Walkway to the main house from the drive and a number of walkways around the garden, all covered with bamboo canopies.
  • The villa’s grounds are dotted with palm trees and surrounded by Oaxaca’s rich flora.
  • Seafront location with direct access to the beach.


  • The villa’s closest airport is Puerto Escondido, around a 25-minute drive away. Private transfers can be arranged, or guests can rent a car and drive southeast to reach Casa Zicatela.
  • The villa has private parking that can fit up to four cars.

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