Casa Chinampa (Island Garden) is an elegant, new, architecturally significant private home in Manzanillo, on the Mexican Riviera.
Built in 2006, Casa Chinampa sits high on a granite cliff in the prestigious, gated community of La Punta (The Point) on the Santiago Peninsula. It commands a breathtaking 180 degree view of the ocean, Santiago Bay, and the layered mountains beyond.
The visitor enters Casa Chinampa through a massive wooden door and is immediately transported into another world, one of exotic, brightly colored gardens, water falling softly down 30 foot walls, and flowing into sparkling canals that wind through the living spaces and into the infinity pool.
Enigmatic stone sculptures of the old gods and goddesses and original native art grace the walls.
The 7500 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath casa celebrates the art and culture of ancient Mexico while providing the most modern amenities: A/C in all 4 bedroom suites (screens and overhead fans for cooler evenings) satellite TV, surround sound, VCR, wireless internet access, heated 50 foot infinity pool, with swim-up bar and built-in water lounges.
The main outdoor living spaces are under an enormous palapa and include a dining area with seating for 12, large living area and another casual dining area for 8, plus a roof garden for romantic dining for 6 under the stars. The huge marble and stone kitchen has open shelving, a collection of antique pottery and cookware, plus very modern appliances.
La Punta is considered by many to be the most exclusive residential community in Mexico. In addition to breathtaking homes, La Punta has 24-hour manned security, a private beach and beach club with lap pool, exercise equipment, bar and grill, 4 new, lighted tennis courts, seating under a palapa above the courts with front row seats for Margaritas and exquisite sunsets.
We have 3 bedroom suites, all at different levels for complete privacy and a 4th bedroom with full bath on the main floor for visitors who don’t want to negotiate stairs.
The first bedroom suite has a sweeping view of the Pacific, bathroom with bidet and covered balcony with couch and stone table.
The second suite has 2 single beds convertable to a king, full bath, plus seating area with TV and VCR, and opens onto a large patio.
The third suite has king bed, shower and tub, 2 large built-in beds for children and a its own garden seating area.
The 4th bedroom has a double bed, plus a trundle bed, full bath, and is surrounded by a reflecting pool.
Our staff of 3: bi-lingual manager, chef and maid will tend to your every wish graciously. You may choose to eat all your meals at Casa Chinampa–just tell our skilled chef what you want: he will shop, cook and serve when and where you choose. Or you may wish to try one of the many local restaurants. Our house manager will make all reservations and arrangements for activities, meals and tours, including bringing spa services to you while you lounge poolside and read, listen to music or daydream. It doesn’t get any better!