A colorful portrait series of female empowerment coach Lillie Claire Love. Shot in Ubud, Bali, December 2017.
Cliffside Villa, Puerto Angel, Mexico
You're on the edge of the earth, in your own private Cliffside Villa just beyond the quaint fishing village of Puerto Angel Oaxaca.
Watch turquoise and blue waves swirl around the ancient rocky cliffs. Enjoy the exuberant flowers and their fragrances in a lush, multi-tiered garden with coco palms and fruit trees everywhere. Witness stunning sunsets, a dark night sky full of stars. From your perch in a comfy chair, hammock or even from your own bed, gaze out to sea at the lights of tiny fishing boats bobbing in the bay.
Make friends with the animals who wander the property (iguanas, birds, sea crabs).
Put your toes in the water or sunbathe on your small but completely private little beach (Playita Bonita) nestled among the giant boulders in front of the house.
Walk or arrange a ride down the hill to enjoy seafood or other local fare from a nearby restaurant. Cook yourself a great meal in a fully equipped kitchen. Or after a day at one of the magnificent beaches in the area, all within 15-20 minutes from the villa, unwind with Netflix on a big screen, smart TV. Connect or work remotely as much (or as little) as you like on the villa's two secure wifi networks.
The property is managed by Lupe and Lupita who will be keeping the gardens beautiful and the casa clean during your stay. They are happy to provide transport (at a cheaper rate than the local taxis), give recommendations and advise, or even cook you a delicious Mexican meal (for a small additional fee).
Enter and exit the property through a private, secure front gate at the top of the hill that can now be easily accessed by car or motorbike on a smooth, newly paved road (a five minute walk from markets and beaches in Puerto Angel).
The villa comfortably sleeps six with two separate bedrooms and a fold-out futon in the large, open living-room space that houses the kitchen, living room and a large walk in security closet.
The palm thatched, open-air Palapa Bedroom occupies the entire upstairs floor of the main casa. Sleep soundly with sea sounds and breezes, under a large light as a feather mosquitero over a matrimonial size bed. Enjoy the highest ocean view on the property from the large hammock or the two rocking chairs that are paired with a beautifully handcrafted, raw-wood table. Yes you can see the whales and dolphins right before your eyes for many months from this perch.
The second, large screened-in Cabana Bedroom is just a few steps down the path from the main house–where you'll find another double bed, a wardrobe, night stand and a sitting hammock that overlooks Playita Bonita and the Pacific beyond.
Located between the bedrooms, just steps from each one, is the traditional casa de baño with shower, eco toilet as well as a washing machine and clothes line for your convenience. To bathe in an open yet completely private room looking out over fruit trees and coco palms and the Pacific beyond just might become one of your fondest memories.
Cliffside Villa is the perfect spot for nature lovers, writers, photographers, digital nomads or city slickers looking for a peaceful, serene slice of paradise on the Oaxacan Coast.
For more information, please contact:
Susan Martin email@example.com cell: +52 1 958 107 2324 www.airbnb.com/rooms/918370
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