Casa Canela - The Frida Poolside Bungalow

Bungalow/Cottage/Hut • Private Room • Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico

This adults-only vacation spot offers tranquility and a sense of privacy that's hard to find.
  • 2 maximum guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1.5 bathrooms

The Property

On a large property with only 2 units, this adults-only vacation spot offers tranquility and a sense of privacy that's hard to find. Surrounded by tropical flowers and shade trees are The Duke and The Frida Bungalows. Both rooms open onto a large, comfy, covered porch, great for dining, lounging or napping in a hammock.

Each accommodates 1 to 2 adults. The comfortable beds are well dressed with sheets and bedding of high quality, 100% cotton for wonderful nights within the sound of the waves.

Decorated to pay homage to the artist, Frida Kahlo, the Frida's finest feature is its palapa-covered patio.

Air-conditioned, 1-bedroom, 1-bath, the Frida is furnished with comfortable wicker furnishings and a kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, coffee maker, toaster oven, sink and anything needed to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. We provide quality, cotton bedding and tasteful comfort.

The king bed can be replaced with 2 twins.

Our guests in The Frida share a large covered porch and the main, fully-equipped kitchen with the Duke. The larger covered porch is with a hammock, dining area and another view of the garden. The palapa patio with kitchenette off the side of the Frida is exclusive to the Frida.


Our Basics
Wifi, bath towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, insect repellent, USB charging outlet, books & games.

Pool & Palapa Bar
The Caribbean was our inspiration for our new oasis. Steps from your room you'll have your own poolside patio with comfy bamboo chaise lounges and 24 hour access to La Pearla, the honour bar.

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Includes ice machine, blender, induction burners, microwave, toaster oven, drip coffee maker, toaster, purified water, condiments, dishes, and quality cookware

The Magic Spot
Under a large tree and surrounded by palms and tropical plants is what we call The Magic Spot. It's a magical area to be enjoyed by all our guests where you can bbq, enjoy a cocktail and dine alfresco.

La Pearla - The Honour Bar
A variety of refrescos, beers, wines and spirits; we offer up some tried & true options.

Beach Gear
Chaise lounge chairs, beach umbrella, cooler & body boards

Bicycles available to use

We arrange hiking, horseback, and kayak tours as well as fishing charters and surf lessons.

If relaxing is more your style, let us arrange for massage and mani-pedis to come to your door and spend your time unwinding and relaxing in pure bliss.

About the Neighborhood

Troncones is a small town. Most restaurants and shops are within walking distance of Casa Canela. There are some notable restaurants further afield for a $50 peso taxi ride ($2.50 US) or take one of our bikes.

In order to surf the breaks north of Troncones we recommend a rental car. Taxis are approximately $20 US one-way.

Casa Canela is located in the south end across the road from the beach. There is beach access directly across from both our gates.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 Queen
Nearest Break

Troncones Beach

Troncones, Guerrero, Mexico 764 feet from this house
Nearest Airport
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) 41 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Fully equipped kitchen - shared
  • Partial kitchen
  • Pantry essentials (cooking oil, salt, pepper)
  • Closet/drawers
  • Private entrance
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrella
  • Parking
  • Outdoor grill
  • Hot water
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lock on door with key
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included
  • Yoga on-site at additional cost
  • Bicycles available to use

Troncones Beach

Nearest break at 764 feet

Also known as Troncones South. Troncones is a powerful and barreling normal to long A-frame reef break. This 5 kilometer stretch of beaches offers several breaks for intermediate surfers and some that are beginner-friendly. The area is very rocky with multiple outcroppings along the beach; local knowledge here is key to finding the best peaks along the coast. Shortboards, funboards, and bodyboards are all good here. Consistency is year-round with the best conditions in summer.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in summer
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Bodyboard, Funboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    S, NW
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Reef, Big Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

Other surf breaks near this property

  • Distance
    2.2 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    5.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate
Casa Canela - The Frida Poolside Bungalow
Leaflet | Map © 1987-2019 HERE

Hosted by Lyn Gilstrap

Lyn Gilstrap Joined in November, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Fires allowed on property
  • Outside guests allowed
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • We may limit outside guests depending on our guests in our other unit, The Duke bungalow
You must also know
  • Pets live on property
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.