12 reviews

1 / 11 Villas Marena view from the beach.Condo is on 3rd floor giving me privacy/safety



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Description from owner

If your looking for an inexpensive, romantic vacation, in a clean, safe and beautiful environment, this studio condo is the perfect place to stay.

The condo is located in a gated beachfront community. With an ocean view, a fully equipped kitchen, double bed, the patio is huge, sleeps 2, private shower/ bathroom, cable t.v (if you ever find time to watch it!) and wireless internet signal.(please ask office for passcode). I have 2 beach chairs and 2 camping chairs, beach towels, umbrella, and additional sheets in closet. The view and the beach is spectacular, along with amazing marine life only minutes away.

Wake up to a refreshing dip in our large pool, largest on the beach, swim a few laps, then head down the beach for a delicious breakfast.

There are dozens of beach cafe's, with amazing food, and cheap! Or 5 minutes away are larger towns, with dozens upon dozens of restaurants and nightlife if you are interested.

Payment details: 20% down when booking, and non-refundable if canceling within 2 weeks. (however, if I can rebook it, you will receive your entire deposit back)

Its best to bring pesos in this area, although they accept Canadian and US dollars.

We can make plans to have someone pick you up at the airport (cost $800.00 peso from airport - paid to Taxi driver)

Upon departure, expect to pay 200 pesos for the apartment to be cleaned. (about $15.00 cdn) This fee is for the office, any tips I'm sure would be appreciated!

Visits: 293

Beds: 1 Double Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4828532

Getting around

There are numerous Taxi's and local buses to get around. Ask our manager for details.

Owner profile

Leanna K.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (12)

Excellent – based on 12 reviews Excellent
12 reviews

“A little piece of Mexican heaven”

Reviewed 8 Apr 2017

A wonderful well appointed little studio apartment, perfect for 2. Clean, well kept and surprisingly spacious! The balcony area is beautiful and we spent lots of time sitting there in the morning and evening. The complex is very well kept and the pool area is delightful. Another plus are the other owners at the development, so friendly and helpful. Definitely worth every penny! Thankyou Leanna

“Villa Marina”

Reviewed 15 Mar 2017

Leanne's studio condo was perfect! With her artists flare she brought to life the colors of Mexico in a welcoming and thoughtfully equipped studio suite , that we happily booked for the month of March next year

Owner's reply: I have you booked in for March! Speaking with my renters who are there for 2 months, they thought they will be out March 3rd (probably before) so I'll keep you posted! Thank-You!

“Very pleasant stay”

Reviewed 22 Dec 2016

We've been visiting Los Ayala beach for years and love it! Very Mexican, quaint and beautiful. The apartment is small but just right for us. The large patio with some bay view through the palms was great for just sitting and enjoying. The kitchen was well stocked and the pool was great though we were busy exploring the great beaches so did not use it. Would definitely consider staying again!

“Wonderful vacation for 2”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in this condo for 6 wonderful days. The hospitality of both Leanne and Manny was great and much appreciated. They gave us great advice for good places to eat, ways to get around the bay and things to see/do. THe food in the community was delicious... simple, fresh and abundant! Her apartment was great. It was scorching hot, we both really appreciated the air conditioning and the pool on site is gorgeous. We would love to return someday!

Owner's reply: Colleen, I've been wondering how you made out! Im so happy to read your review and see you two seemed to enjoy yourselves!! I hope you come back again!


Reviewed 10 May 2015

We had a great time, everyone in the complex was very friendly. You can't beat this beach, but its just very busy at Easter. This is our 11th trip down to Las Ayala and loved the area. The room was very nice with a great view and comfortable bed. We will be returning next year and hopefully we can stay at Leanna's again:)

Owner's reply: Hi Cheryl! I was thinking about you and wondering how you made out... I'm happy you had a great time and were comfortable in my casa... and you enjoyed everyone at the complex. I hope you come back and stay at my place again! Thankyou so much. Leanna


Reviewed 2 Apr 2013

Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us. The pictures accurately describe the location and we were very pleased with our stay. The onsite caretaker take very good care of the place and it is clean and they are very helpful. We felt safe here and in this little town. We found we could do as little or as much as we wanted in the town. We loved the pool and enjoyed the beach. We would recommend this place again and would definitely stay again Thank you for making our 25th anniversary just that much more special!

Owner's reply: And ThankYou.... Awww, I'm so happy that you spent your 25th at my little place in Paradise! Please come again!

“interested client”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2013

i have not stayed atthis condo that you are showing, but i need the condo rental fees per month . also i am interested in buying. if you can help me let me know.thank you.

Owner's reply: Hi Raymond, I just sent you an email off this site, from my personal email address. Grab a coffee, as its a long answer! : ) Regards, Leanna


Reviewed 11 Dec 2012

We spent one week at Villas Marena and had a great time. It is a verry small fishing town, so very quiet, We met some very nice pepole all from Canada. Larger town just a walking distance away. They only accept pesos for curency in the town, There is a ATM machine right in town so not a problem. If you are looking for a real Mexican vacation this is the place to go. There is fishing available for very reasonable price. I'm sure there is alot more to do we just found we ran out of time could have stayed longer. The resort is very clean and well kept. We felt very safe there and talking to others who own or are repeat renters they all had nothing but good to say. We will definatly return there as we liked it so much we purched our own condo.

“Comforts of home with a Mexican Flair”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2012

We were very pleased with this condo. It had all the comforts of home yet had a very Mexican feel to it. It was in a well kept condo building and the owner was very helpful and was responsive to any questions we had. The only down side of our experience was that the beach at Los Ayala was extremely busy and crowded during Holy Week and on weekends when many bus loads of people came to this small village. However at those times we were able to retreat to the beautiful pool area of our condo complex.

Owner's reply: Happy you enjoyed yourself Molly! Please come back again!

“Fantastic is the "WORD"”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2012

I have always stayed in all inclusive until I had the chance to go with my daughter and niece to this area and it won't be my last. friendly people are ready to help with everything! this complex is so clean and very well maintained .shopping and markets are just a hop away,ocean is your backyard and to boot fresh fish and fruit in the morning to buy! looking forward to my next visit..great place!

Owner's reply: And your welcome back anytime girls! Leanna

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Villas Marena is a very impressive little condo.
When I first saw it, all I could think was "Wow! Nice!"
Villas Marena is situated right on the ocean with a great mountain view in the back.
This condo is beautifully kept, very clean and definitely stands out.
The grounds are gated for your added security.
Has a huge community patio with tables and chairs with a fantastic view of the ocean.
Also have a number of great loungers around the pool area.
This studio has all that you would need to enjoy a stress free vacation. Situated on the 3rd floor, this corner studio sports a good size balcony which boasts a beautiful ocean view on the one side and mountains on the other. Nice size kitchen with a full size fridge. Also included in your stay there is laundry facility right outside your door and an onsite maid service which is available for hire.
This little fishing village has all amenities within walking distance.
If you need more, a fifteen minute walk or a 25 pesos taxi ride will bring you to Guayabitos (the neighboring town) for more great restaurants and shops. Visit the huge outdoor market which is held once a week in La Penita for 35 pesos.
Whether you eat out or cook you own meals, it is very budget-friendly. So go and let yourself be seduced by the Mexican charm of the shops and people.
This place is so good we rebooked it for next year. Enjoy.

Norbert and Jeannette