December 23, 2017
This was a perfect escape from the events in Washington. The house is beautiful and the beach is spectacular. Everyone on the staff is wonderful. Between Glady’s cooking and nearby restaurants we didn’t have a bad (or even so-so) meal all week.
When we arranged this trip we were thinking it might be a one-off visit, but it’s so nice we’ll almost certainly be back.
Mike & Sharon
What an incredibly beautiful home, in an incredibly beautiful home, in an idyllic setting we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Gladys breakfast were muy rico! Thank you for sharing your stunning home with us. We hope to come back!
All the best….
Ella & Alex
We have enjoyed reading through the last 10 years of entries in your guest book and are honored to add our own. We first tried to come last November but were scared off by Hurricane Patricia. We feel thankful and fortunate to have been able to still come – 6 months later. We spent a glorious week totally relaxing to not check a watch, clock, email, text or answer a phone for that has been an incredible digital break! We spent many happy mornings eating breakfast at the sunset table cooking delicious homemade fish tacos and ceviche with fish organized by your housekeeper. We napped, boogie boarded and read 6 books between us. We played many games of scrabble and let each other get away with questionable words. We had incredible food at restaurant La Mexicans & Las Brisas in La Majahua and a fantastic time expiring the beach to the north. This time of year is quit for tourism and we feel like we’ve had Mexico mostly to ourselves,. This is a special place … a well made , well thought out house that met our definition of vacation properly.
Mike & Lelsie
British Colombia, Canada
!Que perfecto! As always, this place is the perfect get away. Our third stay here at Casa Porvenir has been amazing. Our family is so grateful to you all for sharing this little piece of heaven. We’ve enjoyed sunsets rain!! Baby sea turtles horseback riding sand and sea … so many hours of peace and tranquility . We really can’t say “Thank You” enough!
Peace love and happiness,
Shad, Kristen Opal and Niven
Silence, privacy, beauty…a retreat after a challenging workshop. A safe haven to practice new skills. Sopes that lasted nearly a week with eggs & beer at the local tienda, Gabys …What more? Thank you for creating and sharing your haven. We will return.
Barbara & Ted
Santa Fe, NM
Thank you so much for sharing your paradise with us! We head back to MN restored and ready to tackle real life?
John & Sheryl
Because there is so much to see in the world and we have so much more of the world to see, we rarely repeat a trip to the same country, much less a return trip to the same location. This coast
line and this casa may prove an exception. The setting and the spirit it evokes early morning, mid-day, late afternoon, at sunset and under the starlight - may command an encore. This
was more than a great escape from a brutal Midwest USA winter.
Jack and Peggy
East Lansing, MI
Coming from very stressful lives to Casa Porvenir has been a blessing! Your home has such a relaxing energy we had no choice but to de-stress. Thank you so much for providing us
the opportunity to enjoy two solid weeks of true R&R! We are returning home more relaxed than any previous vacation. Your staff and friends here have been wonderful really adding to
our great experience here ...
Maggie & Gordon
"Doesn't it feel like we are on a ship?", asked my daughter as we spent another afternoon basking in the afternoon sun and feeling the breeze going through our hair as we looked out from the estancia to the ocean and its waves. "No really, it feels like a beautiful house", she answered. And she's right as only a 10 year old can be. We've loved it here and we noticed all the beautiful details and love and care. Nirvana! Love the heart shaped rock in the entrance to the most beautiful shower experience ever, to the open breeze rooms ... you've captured the spirit of life on the Pacific ... We've felt blessed to have glimpsed it. It has a very special energy.
Some snapshots of our days at Casa Porvenir: Surfing in the tide pools at Manzanillo Pelican Point; navigating the waves in front of Jardin Eden; chatting with our neighbors; paddle boarding; boat ride with Antonio seeing everything from turtles to dolphins to needle fish; reading all your books and leaving some behind; horseback riding .... this little family plans to come back!
David, Viviane, Saskia & Alexandre
This place is truly paradise. K Daniela, Claudia and Don Tino were wonderful WE made some new friends in Jesus, our caballero and Victor our Taxi cab driver and his family. Everyone here is so warm and friendly. A small token of our appreciation – enjoy the wine. Thank you again for sharing your magic with us.
Matt and Irma
Muchas gracias for creating such a beautiful home and allowing us to share it! We have had a most wonderful vacation (in every sense of the word)...it has been a “chick trip” to remember...and we each dream of coming back with our loved ones! Daniela and Don Tino are so special – just like Casa Porvenir and Troncones..Such beauty—and so much fun!
Kim, Susan & Nancy
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us on our honeymoon!! The house could not have been more romantic and we just loved every second of it. Troncones truly is a magical spot. Your staff are simply the best. They gave us tons of privacy, yet we were never in need of anything. Our second day here we even got flower petals in the shape of a heart on the bed!! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks for everything!!
Araron & Lucy
LA , Califoirnia
Our second stay here at Casa Porvenir has been nothing short of PERFECT!! We ADORE THE PEACE AND TRANQUITLITY HERE IN Troncones. It is a little piece of heaven in our world. WE love it here!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We hope to return soon.
Shad, Krista y Opal (22 months)
Thank you, Wayne & Jolene, for opening this amazing home up to is. This has been one of the most relaxing vacations of our 30 years of marriage. We’ve explored every inch of beach from the very last house way south of town all the way north to Saladita! We tried to hit every restaurant once –but have a few for next trip. While we enjoyed the amazing animal life (whales, dolphins, iguanas , horses, etc.) our hearts were captured by the kids. The little ones sitting in the middle of the dusty road in La Majahua..the kids playing “King of the Upside-down Boat Hull:”, the kids buying ice cream from the VW bug (tried to get them to dance with me to the music!) and will never forget the young boys – maybe 12 years old fishing off the rocks in front of the house. They let me use their pole and cast out the line which promptly got stuck! “no problemo, no problemo, Senora!” They got it un stuck and offered it to me again~ I let them do the fishing! But they caught a couple of large fish and put them in their backpacks – no sack and I asked them if that was their school backpack and they giggled and said “Si!”. I plugged my nose and they giggled again.
We’re not quite sure how we’ll sleep when we get home without the rhythmic pounding of the sea to lull us to sleep. K This was our first trip to Troncones – But, it won’[t be our last.
Rod & Kim
Two weeks in paradise!
We have enjoyed every minute of our stay. La Casita & El Nido are perfect with all the beautiful artistic details. The colorful garden so well kept by Don Tino (thank you for the coconut juice & meat).
We specially appreciated Daniela’s flower and towel arrangements and of course her good care and friendliness.
The whales and dolphins passing by almost daily made the view even more exciting.
All the best for the New Year. Thank you so much for everything.
Casper, Anna, Kim, Lotte
We had finished a wonderful breakfast cooked by Daniela. It was fantastic! The casita is amazing, we loved the openness and the exotic feel. It was such a wonderful experience to be awakened by the sound of the crashing waves every morning. Claudia was full of great information (Turtles release) and Daniela is amazing! (Can we bring her to Canada with us?)
Thanks for an unforgettable week!
Alexia & Luarent
I’m sitting in my favorite spot, the wood swing, where you would find me most mornings and late afternoons taking in as much as I possibly can,. I’m imaging that Casa Porvenir is a reflection of both of you....authentic, artistic, high quality, beautiful, soulful, peaceful, fun, relaxing, ??, and open to sharing what you have with others. Thank you so much! Not only was it as great as we expected but much, much more!!(from Sarah)
Thank you so much for making your beautiful home and place available for people to enjoy..sitting right on top of the ocean for this week was delightful and fulfilling. (from Corky)
Sarah & Corky
We had a lovely stay-10 days proved to be too short. The house and gardens are geat. It’s like living in a piece of art. Casa Porvenir is different in that it fits into the landscape of costal Mexico and does not seek to transplant southern California chic like so many of the other beach houses. We highly recommend having Daniela prepare breakfast. The food is wonderful with sabrosa chiliqueles and it is way cheaper than the restaurants.
Greg & Jami
AMAZING!!! That word basically describes everything! The ocean was beautiful! We boggie boarded multiple times this week, it was my first time and it was very fun. I loved the short walk to Majahua, the town had a very Mexican feel, it was a cool experience. The girls went horse back riding while the guys went fishing catching mackerel and some smaller fish. Daniela, DonTibno & Pedro were wonderful to have around! Daniela made us two meals that were delicious! Casa Porvenir was everything we were hoping for and more!MUCHAS GRACIAS! P.S. Bird watching was fun!
Wade, Heidi and kids
Casa Porvenir was exactly the medicine that we needed. Your place is filled with so much heart, love and amazing energy. Thank you for sharing your little gem with us,.
Melissa & Chad
San Francisco, CA.
"Crumpled rocks of ink... Waves of pounding Spittle... Marching stones, shells aligned. Pause for thinking
Listen Out Loud!! The shore falls upon the soul. It is cleansed."....
Olympia Washington -
Thank you so much for sharing Casa Porvenir with us once again. We truly adore this place and feel grateful to have found it here on your lovely Playa Manzanillo. This was our third visit, and was far the best, as the weather was perfect everyday. The surf cooperated beautifully at Playa Saladita and the days passed too quickly! We love your garden and especially the birds and iguanas that also inhabit it. Thanks to your staff – especially Daniela & Tino whom we saw frequently. Liz arranged for us to buy some of the BEST mahi we’ve tasted. We wish you both well and look forward to our next opportunity to return. Taina y Eduardo - January, 2011
Thank you for the lovely stay in your beautiful casa. We had a wonderful and peaceful time. The vista is magnificent, the sunsets divine—all in all, a perfect
memory for us to draw upon in the future.
Michael & Sheila
Mariana and Carlos stayed here in “el nido de amor” with their beloved daughter, Ana, and Africa, their dog. Jolene and Wayne: we were much happy for 5 beautiful days in your lovely
house. We spent New Years Eve and drank champaigne. We saw singing birds and read books swinging in the hamaca. Daniela, the cleaning lady, was the sweetest...putting flowers that spelled
Ana in our bed, which was the most romantic thing ever.You have an excellent service...and very thoughtful details in the bottle of welcome wine, the candles, the books, the signs, the Casa Porvenir
soap...We are sure you are very nice people, it’s a shame we didn’t get to meet you, but we look forward to coming back soon.
Thanks for your hospitality...HAPPY NEW YEAR
Mariana, Carlos, Ana & África
We had a wonderful stay at Casa Porvenir. What a magical retreat you have created. Everything was perfect!
Pam & Don
We feel so grateful to have found your beautiful, sweet home – a sanctuary, a place where our souls, hearts and minds had on opportunity to appreciate what really matters in life. We
walked on the beach, collected shells, admired amazing sunsets and sunrises; absorbed many, many pelicans dive for fish and fly with much grace. Spent lots of time admiring your casita, the beautiful
wood that it’s made of, the cozy bedroom, incredible bathroom/shower, great kitchen (where we cooked delicious meals). I especially loved, loved the beautiful gardens, the gorgeous flowers and
sweet vines along the house and over the arches. Claudia, Daniela, Pedro and Tino are wonderful people!
We hope to return again!
Celia & George
We were very pleased to be able to share your wonderful home! A very relaxing time. The Bay is very beautiful. We really enjoyd Hacienda Eden and Manzanillo Bay. We hope to come
back this way again.
Jay & Tammy
Thank you for sharing your lovely home—we relaxed, hiked down long beaches, swam in the ocean, tried to identify the local wild life, went to Ixtapa for a little golf, Zihuatanejo for a little shopping and food & generally rested & enjoyed ourselves. We are ready to face the world again after a week in this wonderful place.
Cathy & Steve
San Rafael, CA
Open to the sea, the sky, to the soft breezes moving thru the soul while asleep, wakening, resting. This is a haven…a true shelter. You have created something marvelous. Thank you
so much for sharing it with us. Our time here was most special. We hope for many happy returns.
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful space with us. We missed your physical presence but share your joy in having created such a wonderful place. Antonio and Bernise were marvelous. They added so much to the warmth and nourishment here.
Steve & Tricia
Albuquerque, New Mexico
We’ve had our best time ever in Troncones here at your place. The greatest ocean setting, the prettiest, comfy-est bed, and, the coolest shower. Antonio spoiled us with fresh wood-fired pizzas. And, just a skip down to our favorite restaurants. Thanks, and hope to return ASAP!
Gayle & Ross
We understand that Flor and me are the first Mexicans that are in your beautiful casita. Ustedes han logrado una perfecta combinacion entre la imponente belleza del Océano Pacifico y los
hermosos detalles arquitectonicos de Casa Porvenir.
Antonio and Berenice are great persons, and their son, Emilio too, they are very polite and we shared a lot of moments with them.
Por los caminos del Sur …………vamanos para Gurerrero………… (This is the beginning of a famous Mexican song). Esta cancion y muchas casas mas, nos haran recorder neustra maginfica estancia in su preciosa casa.
Thank you for sharing it with us and we hope to come back soon.
Flor y Ignacio
Mexico City, Mexico
Muchas Gracias! For allowing us to stay in your “Marvillosa Casa”, we really enjoyed our time at Casa Porvenir. Your help allowed us to provide more funds to the community of La
Majahua. Hope that in your next visit you get a chance to meet them and eat at Carmen & Ramon’s Restaurant.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,Maj & Yanaris
Humanitarian Wave (www.humanitarianwave.org)
Thank you for having us back as return customers-almost exactly one year ago! As with before, we had a wonderful, relaxing week. Weather was perfect-a few days of cloud cover really kept
the temperature perfect! We discovered the newly opened Diego’s for breakfast and dinner-Fabulous! And the view incredible. There were even whales visible off shore on our last night. Our
favorite past time-swinging together on your bench swing while staring at the waves. We are considering putting on a similar swing at home.
Thank you again!
Cathy & Steve,
San Rafeal, CA
The house as you know is great! What we really acknowledge is how well managed things were from your end and how well we were taken care of.
Thanks so much,
Mark and Char
San Diego, California
Thanks so much for inviting us into your home. It was a wonderful week spent reading, taking long walks on the beach and watching the sun set. A little piece of paradise. Bill enjoyed looking at all the little details, how well built and open your home is.
We will be back and hope to meet you someday!
Jean & Bill
It has been a gift to meet both of you and a wonderful experience to stay at Casa Porvenir! What a stunning retreat! We both appreciate architectural details and it is evident that the integrity of materials and craftsmanship of your home have come together in perfect union.
We wish you many beautiful sunsets, peace and health. We would love to stay in touch.
Greg & Valerie
Casa Porvenir and Manzanillo Bay are complete paradise. We have enjoyed our stay. It truly is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. It really puts our lives into perspective when we are immersed in such natural beauty of the sun and the sea.
Many thanks for such a wonderful place to be.
Carly and Keith
We are basking in the warmth, beauty, and tranquility of Manzanillo Bay and Casa Porvenir. We have had an absolutely marvelous experience at your magical paradise. Claudia, Antonio, and Lupe are wonderful. What an unforgettable experience you have provided to our family. We are truly grateful for your kindness and generosity-but especially we will always be grateful for your love, support and friendship!!
Judy, John, Jason & Jennifer
Thank you for sharing your beautiful artistic home with us. It is a wonderful retreat that brought us close to the natural beauty of the sea. Your care and attention to detail was stimulating and most appreciated. We look forward to our return to your exquisite retreat.
Jinger & Michael & Makala
South Laguna, California
Casa Porvenir is a magical place- from the craftsmanship and beauty of the building, to the ever changing view, to the rhythm of the waves. We had a wonderful week in and on the water. Surfing lessons with Mike of ISA were enlightening (he’s a tremendous teacher) and fun, The snorkeling along the reef at Pelican Point was an adventure with the surfers catching waves beside us. And, we got our daily fill of boogie boarding on the beach at Hacienda Eden. Our favorite sights were the pelicans, back and forth and back and forth, the frigate birds, and the rays flying through the air. It was a special treat to meet you, Wayne and Jolene and to learn so much about this area. Thank you for sharing this place with us.
Cindy and Deb
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Our time here was very relaxing. It was a special treat to see the whales dancing off shore. It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to return next year.
Brad & Terri
We arrived from San Francisco after 8 p.m. and was greeted by lovely Claudia. We settled into El Nido, had our wine and Dos Equis on the beach under the beautiful night sky, waves crashing. Our bodies and minds are beginning to relax. This has been the most welcoming bay and point. Everyone looks after one another. Thank you Jolene and Wayne for a wonderful stay!! We love the palapa and all of Troncones!
Elain and Erik
San Francisco, CA
Came down for a wedding- what a fabulous place for that!.....land had a great time. Things worked here at El Nido (as opposed to other places around here). Enjoyed the food and even caught our very own Bontios that we cooked. Having a vehicle is recommended as allowed for mobility to go visiting, shopping, scuba diving & helping people out. The wedding at Casa Manzanillo was truly beautiful. We certainly enjoyed our stay in this piece of paradise. Thanks, El Nido, for a great holiday.
Patty, Dean & Christopher
A gracious casa ♥
Muchas gracias por su casa, su espir9ito, y el sol, la luna y los estrellas.
A very enjoyable time was passed here. Los pelicanos kept los otras in line, los gecos serenaded us, and the ocean kept pace.
Bonnie & Ged
Our stay (Honeymoon) at El Nido has been nothing short of wonderful!! It is so beautiful here. We have really enjoyed the peace and solitude here. If you want to experience amazing enchiladas, we recommend Majuhua Palms. Also, Tronco Bay Inn has amazing fish and shrimp empanadas. We have had many hours of calm and peaceful rest here and down on the beach. Hearing the waves at night is like taking a tranquilizer. We slept like babies. Everyone here is so kind and helpful. We look forward to a return stay!!
Shad and Krista
We loved, loved your beautiful place, wow! You have created peaceful sanctuary in such a lovely area. We spent some wonderful moments that we will never
forget. It is truly a sweet gem. We spent lots of time reading, walking on the beach, admiring your beautiful casita, feeling peaceful. I love the gardens. The vines
growing along the side of the house and over the arbors are so pretty. We can honestly say that we both fell in love with your casita and the location.
We are grateful that we had the opportunity to stay at your casita. We hope to be back some day!
Ceclia & George
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your incredible home in Troncones. You have clearly put so much thought and care into both the design of your beautiful house as well as the care you have arranged to be provided for your guests. We hope to be able to stay at Casa Porvenir in the future and have already reccomended it to a number of friends here in Seattle.........
Don & Patti
Casa Porvenir was fantastic--we were very sorry to leave your lovely, warm Manzanillo sanctuary to return to work, winter, and rain in the city.
Taina & Ed