Here’s what Dave wrote (stayed 6/3 to6/13/21)
“Stayed at casa de los mangos for a 10 day surf trip with four friends. We enjoyed the house and beautiful landscaping. The house was always clean and all other aspects were as advertised. WiFi was much better than some other places I’ve stayed in the area. Excellent communication with the host before + during our stay. Would recommend this place and planning to visit again.”
Dave’s private feedback for you:
“Tim, Thanks for hosting us last week. We enjoyed everything and would definitely stay at your place again. No need to change anything. Regards, David”
Here’s what Noah wrote (stayed 6/15 to 6/23/21)“I agree with all of the prior glowing reviews. This beautiful custom home is thoughtfully designed. It manages to feel both grand in scale and intimate with unique artistic pieces placed at every turn. The grounds are lush and the crystal clear pool offers a welcome diversion in the midday heat. From the moment I booked Villa de los Mangos the hosts Tim and Erwing were in quick communication with me. Tim went above and beyond to anticipate my needs and answer all my questions. His warmth and passion for ensuring that his guests have a wonderful experience shines through. Quick wifi, washer/dryer and many other little things were supplied that made this place feel like home. Of course the promise of incredible surf was why I left home and I was not disappointed - I had an epic time surfing!” Noah’s private feedback for you: “Thanks for a wonderful stay!”
If you like to surf, this is the place to go. The house is well laid out, with two bedrooms downstairs and one upstairs. AC works well in both downstairs bedrooms. Kitchen is well stocked with pans, dishes, staple food items (spices, oil, etc.). The hammock outside is a great place to relax and cool off. The pool is large and our kids loved it. The location is somewhat rural. The house is almost at the end of a little road by the water. There are a few other beach houses in the area, but there's only a few cars that pass by every few hours. If you walk to the beach (very short walk), you can then walk to some of the restaurants that line the beach. It is not a busy place, which means it's easy to ride a wave without being in someone's way. There are some surf board rental shops and folks who give lessons. Bring water shoes if you want to spend time in the water -- there are plenty of rocks and it's just a much more comfortable experience with something on your feet. It's a good idea to stock up on groceries at the Mega in Zihua before heading to the house. There's not a ton of shopping in the immediate area. The house has a large freezer and refrigerator, so it's fine to buy enough food for a week or two. This is a great place to spend a week or two if you want a quiet place to enjoy some tropical weather. I was able to work remotely very easily (internet is great), kids were able to play in the pool or go to the beach, and my wife was able to surf, so it made for a great trip for all. We used Tonii to drive us back and forth when necessary, rather than renting a car. The roads were navigable, but there are some dicey dirt roads on the last stretch that need care to drive through, especially if it's just rained. We made it through in Jetta, so 4x4 isn't necessary, but if you aren't 100% comfortable driving on dirt roads in Mexico, you may want to opt for something with higher clearance than a regular sedan. Lastly, Felipa and Diego take care of the house and grounds and make sure the place is in good order. The house was cleaned daily, the pool was cleaned daily, and both were always happy to help however we needed.
Wed, Jun 23 – Sun, Jul 04, 2021
5/5 STARS WONDERFUL BEACH GETAWAY
Villa de los Mangos was the perfect spot for our small group of friends (two couples). We loved the care and attention that Tim has put into creating a comfortable and thoughtfully composed home, including the art, the comfy beds, and the beautiful roof deck and outdoor spaces. The house is an easy walk to the surf break and located in a quieter part of town. The internet is shockingly fast--we were all able to get work done over the course of our stay without any issues. Felipa cooked us delicious meals at our request (highly recommend her plantains, rice, beans, and pico de gallo). And, last but not least, Tim was a warm and welcoming host who really made us feel at home--already hoping we can return soon!
📷House is perfect distance to break, great kitchen, awesome spot for a surf trip
📷Casa Mango is a beautiful house that is fun and with all the amenities that made it very comfortable. The rooms were big with comfortable beds, living area had plenty of space and the pool was a perfect place to relax after a long day of surfing. It has easy access to the beach and restaurants and the host Tim is great and very helpful! We'll definitely be back!!!
“Tim, Thank you and congratulations on building a beautiful place that you share with your guests!”.
matti M Tue, Nov 30 – Tue, Dec 7, 2021 VRBO 5/5 Stars Our stay Tim and staff we amazing answered questions right away. House is beautiful and pool Is perfect temp at all times. We felt like we had a private beach when we walked to the beach located just next to the house. The surf break is 10 minutes down the beach it’s an easy walk. The loft is not good for young kids more for teenagers (we were told this by tim before booking). We all fit fine on the first floor. Felipa was amazingly nice and so helpful with keeping house clean and cooking any meals we needed. We had a great trip! We will be back again.
Tim responded: Thank you Matti! It is such a joy to provide a welcoming home to guests such as you who take such pleasure in taking advantage of what we, our home and our beach/ocean/waves offer. We'll happily see you again upon your welcome return😊.
We go to Saladita regularly and it's one of the best places to stay! Incredible house, lovely pool, close to the beach, super clean, terrific caretakers, and amazing views from the top floor! Host is fantastic and is super helpful. Can't wait to stay there again.
“Your place is amazing and thanks for making it so easy. Great communicating. JG”
Erik N Sun, Feb 20 – Sun, Feb 27, 2022 VRBO 5/5 Stars Stellar Review-as always What can I say? Tim and his team are the best ever. The house is amazing in design and upkeep. It is flush with everything needed for your adventure in Mexico. The house is immaculate and always warms our hearts when we arrive. The pool is perfect and grounds are amazing. The house is a very short walk to the surf and the little eateries on the beach. Tim always helps with the taxi and has awesome driver. We look forward to our return!! E3/4/2022 at 12:26 PM
Tim responded: Eric and his family are superb guests. They are repeat customers because they love us and we love them. It is truly a joy for us to help make their vacation with us the best it can be. They are always welcome here! We look forward to seeing them again soon!
Gail S Wed, Mar 2 – Sun, Mar 6, 2022VRBO 5/5 Stars - Tropical Paradise Villa de Los Mangos is even more beautiful, tranquil, and quintessentially Mexican than pictures can do justice. Owner Tim is the perfect host, responding quickly to your every question and need. Beautiful Playa Saladita is just a short walk away and you can hear the call and lull of the waves as you swing gently in the hammock in the beautiful, secluded garden, float in the serene pool, or drift off to sleep in the the comfy beds. Oh, and the kitchen has everything you need, plenty of bottled water, and the opportunity for a special meal cooked by some of the beautiful locals. We had an amazing lobster dinner! Muchas gracias por todos!3/6/2022 at 2:52 PM
Tim responded Thank you Gail and family for being the perfect complimentary guests. Your generosity and sensitivity make hosting the delight it can be🙏🏽❤️
Christa F Fri, Mar 11 – Fri, Mar 18, 2022 VRBO 5/5 Stars - Tranquil paradise Villa de los Mangos surpassed our every expectation. Tim and his wonderful crew made us feel right at home and kept us well cared for from beginning to end. The property grounds are immaculate and within short walking distance from the beach and phenomenal surfing. The home was stunning and the perfect space for my husband and I and our two close friends (one stayed in the second bedroom, another in the spacious loft). We could have easily fit more guests. Villa de los Mangos served as a quiet and tranquil retreat for us. Other friends staying beachside appreciated visiting our space as a break from the volume and relentlessness of the crashing surf. We look forward to visiting Tim and Villa de los Mangos again for future adventures!
I responded: Thank you Christa for your kind review🙏🏽 It is guests such as yourselves that make creating a tropical sanctuary and hosting guests such as yourselves a sublime pleasure! We welcome your return!😊
Ray - stayed 3/25 to 4/1/22:
Tim was a great host and the property is beautifully kept. We highly recommend Villa De Los Mangos. We thoroughly enjoyed our four full day stay. It's not oceanfront so you can save some bucks over beachfront locations, and it's very private, just slightly off the more crowded area down by the point. Communication before and during our stay was top notch. Tim gave us all kinds of tips and suggestions for food prep, shopping, car rental, and spa services. He can connect you up. You can pick and choose what you want and you pay directly for the services. (not thru Tim) The property is very spacious with healthy grass and mango trees around the house and pool area. We spent a ton of time in the pool. It was clean and in perfect condition. We also spent a lot of time on the rooftop deck. The rooftop is completely shaded with ocean views through the palm trees along the beach. The sunsets from the roof were stunning. There's a full time groundskeeper (Diego) who keeps everything clean and tidy. The location is great. It's located one house off the beach with a public access walkway right outside the front gate. The location is just north of the surf break and does require a short 7 minute walk to the paddle out spot. We really liked the location because it was private but not too far away from the surf, board rentals, and restaurants. There's a nice front gate securing the property and a tall hedge by the pool for more privacy and afternoon shade. There's a carport to park your car away from the sun's heat with plenty of room to pull gear in and out of the car. Diego's partner Felipa does the cleaning. You can also arrange to have her cook your meals. (We had her cook for a couple days) Her cooking is authentic and very tasty. The house is absolutely stunning. Two nice size bedrooms and an upstairs loft that sleeps three comfortably. The house easily accommodates seven people but you could get a couple more in if needed. The house has everything you need for an extended stay. Purified water, washer/dryer and full size kitchen with gas stove. One day we asked Tim if he had any beach chairs. He said he had some at one point but they were falling apart so he tossed them in the trash. THE NEXT DAY! - Tim's groundskeeper came by with two brand new beach chairs. You can tell the whole Villa De Los Mangos team really cares about their guests. Per our request, Tim arranged to have groceries purchased for us before our late arrival. We ended up driving from the airport at sunset and arrived after dark. It was nice to wake up to freshly cooked breakfast (we arranged ahead of time) and a full stock of food for the week. If you arrive in Zihuatanejo during the day we suggest you hit the larger supermarkets for your food on your way to Tim's place. The small town around Tim's place does have groceries but they are very small markets. We did pick up six nice size fresh snapper from a local fisherman named Benny (Benny's restaurant) down by the pangas. It was like $5 per snapper. The drive is easy and Tim did an excellent job with directions prior to our arrival. We also arranged to have massages at the house. The masseuse brings the table and all the oils. We suggest you have a bluetooth music player if you want relaxing spa music during your massage. The $40 one hour massage was so good we had them come back the next day. We highly recommend the rental car agency Tim recommended. Johnny Cash rentals. Johnny met us at the airport to deliver a Chevy Suburban. No BS between the price quoted and what we paid. It was a daily charge that included insurance. Johnny was awesome and he's walkable from the airport. Tim's place has a great vibe and we can't wait to come back next year. Thanks Tim! Please thank Diego and Felipa for us, they were great too!
Jasmine and family stayed 4/16 to 4/23/22
5/5 STARS - Peaceful Paradise It’s hard to even summarize our experience, but I’ll try… The property is stunning! Quiet, and tropical, with an incredible pool and outdoor lounging area (we all took turns napping in the hammock.) The rooftop deck is the perfect spot to watch the sun rise and set. The home has everything you’ll need to feel right at home. Cookware, beach towels, and more. The decor is cozy and authentic - the art and treasures have been lovingly curated and it enriches the vibe of the home for sure. And last but certainly not least, Tim is incredibly responsive and will do what he can to make sure you’re well looked after. Diego and Felipa take such beautiful care of the home and grounds, and Felipa cooked for us 3 nights which was a huge blessing. Honestly, apart from walking the beach and surfing, it was very hard to leave the property! It’s a special place indeed and we can’t wait to return. 4/24/2022 at 1:40 PM
Tim responded 4/25/22
The Parks' were a family dujour nearly perfect in everyway. A host's dream. So welcome to return as many times as possible. Thank you so much caring and appreciating❤️
Magnificent property! Beautifully landscaped. Diego and Felipa are lovely people who enhanced the experience. Tim was a wealth of knowledge and genuinely kind. A repeat for sure !!
“Great stay! So relaxing and a real pleasure getting to know Tim, Diego, and Felipa.”
Ali W Sat, May 7 – Sat, May 14, 2022 VRBO 5/5 STARS Week of Pure Bliss Staying at Mangos was an incredible experience. I have rented many houses in La Saladita and this is one of the best! The communication before, during and after the stay was quick and easy. The house is impeccable. The welcome we got from Tim was heartwarming. The dinners and service we got from Felipa was first rate. Diego kept the grounds immaculate. The house instantly makes you feel like you are “at home” in Mexico. Even though the property isn’t directly on the beach, you are on the beach through the public access in less than 2 minutes and at at surf break in less than 10. We will never forget the true Mexican hospitality we received from everyone at Villa de los Mangos and we will certainly stay there again in the future.
Tim responded on 5/28/2022 "Nothing like a great review from an experienced traveler in Mexico and in particular your area. Thank you Ali and guests for sharing our piece of bliss! All of us here are looking forward to your return visit! 🙏"
Muy cerca delmpointbreak para surfear.
“Tim el dueño muy amable es la segunda vez que nos quedamos y las dos veces nos ha ido excelente. Decoración mexicana con mucho detalle. Recamaras co.odas”