Just another average sunset in paradise!

Monday, December 26, 2011

A room with a view!

I am counting down the days!  January 2nd is departure day for me.  For the past 4 months I have changed my destination plan almost as often as my underwear.  La Paz on the Baja peninsula was one possibility and San Blas on the mainland was the other.  I found a bungalow in San Blas that I can rent for $100. per month and planned to make that my home base.

There is a small town on the beach just south of San Blas named Aticama.  There is a beautiful home on a hill in Aticama overlooking the ocean.  I have known of this house for a couple of years and planned to visit the family that owns it during my travels.  I learned last week that the family will not be staying there this winter and so I sent an email asking if they were interested in renting the house.  Another email and a phone call later and I have a beautiful home  base.

View of Hill Top House from the patio

The patio viewed from the house

Patio bath tub

What a view!

There is also a great parking spot for Dod.  The town is only a few hours south of Mazatlan and even less driving time north of Puerto Vallarta so I am envisioning many great day trips.

Now I have to really concentrate on Dod so I can make my departure deadline!


  1. What a beautiful home base - you're going to love it there. That's not Weng's house, is it? Tioga George's friends? I think that's where their hilltop home is. Anyway, have a safe drive down there, and watch out for the robbers on the road. Keep your doors locked! :)

  2. I agree that it sure looks like Wengs home and the town is right.
    Have a great trip.

  3. You are both right! What a great place to house sit for a great family.

  4. Definitely recognized that house. I thought you were planning to travel around in Dod but that's a pretty nice place to hang around for a while.

  5. What a great idea and I'm sure Weng and Francisco really appreciate you helping them out. You're going to having such a great time there! Have a safe trip!
    Grace & Steve

  6. Man, talk about the great "blogging circle"! As soon as I saw the pics I thought, "Hm, I think I've seen that over on Tioga George's blog. And then of course once you mentioned Aticama....
    This is very cool. It's a wonderful spot, and it's nice to see W & F adding to their income. Nice going all around.

  7. Happy New Year Dave,
    Weng and Francisco here. It is nice to know that we can share our little Bird House with someone who shares our outlook on life. Happy trails, drive with fun and give our best to Captain Bill.

  8. Wishing you a very Happy New Year Dave.