Casa Crist Surf Retreat

House • Entire Place • Playa La Saladita, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

As beginner/intermediate surfers, La Saladita has the PERFECT break to hone your skills and be challenged!
  • 7 maximum guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3.5 bathrooms

The Property

Casa Crist has 3 ensuite bedrooms w/bath. The upstairs Master #1 has a queen bed and Master #2 has a queen and a twin. It has a larger floor plan. Both these rooms have private patios with hammocks and ocean views. The downstairs bedroom has 2 twins or 1 King. It can also take 1 or 2 rollaways. Sliding doors open up to an ocean view. We also have a crib if needed.

Each of the bedrooms have a ceiling fan which work great for nighttime sleeping comfort as well as oscillating standing fans. A stairway on the oceanside leads to the pool and garden with an indoor/outdoor shower/bath and a storage bodega for pool toys, SUPs and a few surfboards for renters to use. Surfboard racks are located here also. This is where the casita is located (on the ocean) just behind the pool.

This can be rented separately and is not included—please see the other listing to rent or ask us about it. Though there may be other guests in the Casita there are 10 stairs that go up from the pool area to Casa Crist and it provides much privacy between both homes. The Casita has its own stairway down to pool and casita, so the only shared space would be the pool, should other renters be present.

Meals can be prepared in the well stocked kitchen— fresh fruit, veggies and fish may be purchased from local markets.

Caretakers come daily to check on your needs and will make sure you have plenty of drinking water, remove the trash, light housekeeping and service the pool. All towels and linens are provided.

Casa Crist is extremely spacious and well laid out to facilitate lots of social time (cooking together in the kitchen, enjoying meals on the large covered patio facing the ocean), as well as providing spaces for privacy and retreat (hammocks, yoga on the pool deck, etc.)

Casa Crist has parking for 2 cars inside gate . Extra parking on private road as well.

About the Neighborhood

Playa La Saladita is a low key tropical paradise, no high rise condos or hotels, just great fishing, surfing and kayaking. With its nice sandy beaches on a bay, it is perfect for swimming and long walks on the remote coastline.

With a car, there are lots of places just beyond Saladita to explore/surf.
Taxis are easily attained and quite inexpensive. There are many casual restaurants on the beach in Saladita less than a 10 minute walk from Casa Crist.

Lourdes Bar & Grill in front of the surf break (Now called LOOT)serves breakfast, smoothies, hamburgers, local specialties, wood fired pizza and has a full bar. It's a great place to hang out and to check the “local scoop”. Surf rentals and accessories and internet are also available there.

There are a few restaurants in Los Llanos (the nearby village about 3 miles from the beach) where there are local markets that carry food and necessities.

Activities are varied with surfing being number one . The point break featuring long 'lefts' is a 5 minute walk or 10 minute paddle from the house. The Ranch, a favorite spot for short boarders and long boarders alike, featuring a stronger, steeper wave is a 30 minute drive north or a 20 minute boat ride from Saladita. There are other great surf spots nearby accessible by car or boat.

Troncones, a 20 minute drive south , is home to Present Moment Retreat, a world class Yoga retreat and Spa . Here you will find many restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Playa La Saladita is 35 min. north of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa where the International Airport is located with flights from USA and Mexico City. Airlines with direct flights from US include Alaska Airlines, Delta, American. Many other airlines have direct connections from Mexico City. Major US auto rental agencies are located in the airport as well as direct taxi service.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 Queen
  • Bedroom 2
    1 Queen , 1 Twin
  • Bedroom 3
    2 Twins
Nearest Break

La Saladita

Playa La Saladita, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico 0.4 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) 52 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Fully equipped kitchen - private
  • Pantry essentials (cooking oil, salt, pepper)
  • Washing machine
  • Closet/drawers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Private entrance
  • Beach towels
  • Parking
  • Outdoor grill
  • Hot water
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • FREE Boards included (contact for more info)
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Babysitting available at additional cost
  • Cook available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included

La Saladita

Nearest break at 0.4 miles

Also known as Ubilam, or Malibu spelled backwards. La Saladita, the Wave Machine, is a mellow and crumbly left reef/point break. Saladita surf sessions offer long rides, good vibes, and beautiful surroundings. Waves here are a goofy foot longboarder's dream. Consistency is year-round with best conditions during summer.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in summer
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Funboard, Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    Reef, Point
  • Swell directions
    SW, S, SE
  • Best wind directions
    N, NE, E
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Big Rocks, Sand
  • Best tides
    Rising, Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Mellow, Crumbly
  • Access By
    Public Beach

Other surf breaks near this property

  • Distance
    3.8 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    5.9 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    8.3 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    9.8 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
Casa Crist Surf Retreat
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Hosted by Susan Crist

Susan Crist Joined in May, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Suitable for infants (2 and under)
  • Suitable for children (2 to 12)
  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    13:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • No pets allowed
  • 7 adults max unless otherwise approved
  • Pool and bathhouse are shared
You must also know
  • Must climb stairs
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

70% refund to guests if they cancel at least two weeks before check-in day and time. If they cancel less than two weeks in advance, they will receive a 50% refund.