Relax to the sound of water rolling through rocky rapids, birdsong, and the occasional distant brays of burros... all within walking distance to the town and beach...
What should you bring?
  • Bath and beach towels
  • Sundries, sun block, first aid supplies including mosquito repellent
  • laundry detergent for hand-washing (or there are laundries in town that will do your washing at a very reasonable price)
  • Comfortable cool clothing
  • Beach wear
  • Sandals, walking shoes
  • A hat and a jacket or sweater
  • Flashlight you can easily carry with you
  • Clothes for a hike or horseback ride
  • A light rain jacket in the summer months

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CASA IRENE (circa 2010) is located in Yelapa's quieter, less populated river valley. Nestled between tree covered hillsides and lush fields, the casa’s oversized front doors and patio offer views overlooking the Tuito River and Sierra Madre foothills. The beach is an easy walk along the adjacent path.

Construction was completed on Casa Irene in November 2010 with the end goal of creating a traditional Mexican vacation retreat with all the conveniences of home by early 2011. Although home decorating is always a work in progress, we reached our goal in February and have furnished the casa with everything necessary for a relaxed and welcoming stay in Yelapa.

The bedroom is oversized with a comfortable double bed, linens, pillows and blankets. There are end tables, reading lamps, and mosquito net. There is a portable closet, private entrance to the bathroom, door to the covered patio and a large double door in front with wake up views of the river and tree-covered hillsides.

The spacious great room includes a fully furnished kitchen, a living area with a comfortable double futon and built in sleeping bench (cushions under construction in February) which also provide a locked storage unit for your valuables. Ceiling fans and cross-ventilation help to cool the casa especially during the hotter summer months (June to September).

The kitchen has a four burner gas stove and a ¾ refrigerator / freezer. The Mexican-tiled counter is fully stocked with the basic dishes, pots and pans needed to prepare a meal, a small favorite snack, and/or mixed drinks! An excellent recipe for your margaritas hangs on the wall.

There is a coffee maker, blender, juicer, and bottled water with dispenser. Do bring coffee if you can’t do without it. There is an authentic Mexican table and chairs in the kitchen next to a large window with wonderful views of the Sierra Madre foothills.

The large double doors create an “indoor-outdoor” living area flanked by a giant Tescalama tree and which will soon be surrounded with native garden plants and flowering vines.

The tiled three-piece bathroom has private entrances from both the bedroom and the greatroom. The hot shower is stocked with shampoo, conditioner and soap.

Though he now lives in California, Yelapa is my son-in-law’s home and Casa Irene’s neighbors are family and friends of family. The property is managed by a neighbor, housekeeping is done by a sister and aunt, and several nearby businesses are owned by family members. All will welcome you to their community and are delighted to answer your questions and make you feel at home in Yelapa.

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