Casa Clara

Looking to get away from the hordes of people in Sayulita? 🙂 Lo de Marcos is a very tranquil small town right on the ocean just 13 minutes up the highway from Sayulita and ahhhhh….the almost-deserted palm-shaded beach here really feels like a true tropical holiday!

Our beautiful, tranquil beach in Lo de Marcos

In 2020/2021 I renovated a typical old Mexican casa that was built in the 70s and is just a four minute walk from the beach, on the calle principal, Luis Echevarria, and now houses my little store, Cosmic Milkshake, in the front and a 1-bedroom casa and studio casita in the back.

If you are interested in staying in either Casa Clara or Casita Lucita read on…! 🙂

You can check the availability calendar and pricing here on VRBO but contact me here for a better price: tracey**** (replace the *s with the @ symbol please!)

High Season (Nov 1 to May 31)

Casa Clara, as a 1-bedroom is US$125/night with a five night minimum


Casa Clara, as a 2-bedroom with Casita Lucita, is US$165/night with a four night minimum


Holiday Season (December 24th to January 2nd)
Casa Clara, as a 1-bedroom is US$135/night with a five night minimum


Casa Clara, as a 2-bedroom is US$175/night with a four night minimum

Enjoy being in the heart of Lo de Marcos, just steps from restaurants, cafes, the plaza and a four minute walk to the beach while feeling like you’re in the countryside with your courtyard full of fruit trees, flowers, an expanse of green grass and hammocks. My freshly and lovingly renovated 50 year old traditional Mexican house has come alive with my love of colour and collection of art and objects from around the world.


The delicious chandelier we found in Guadalajara – wowww!

The Bedroom

The closet and bathroom are behind the bed










The Kitchen and Livingroom with Record Player (please be gentle with the records and the player)



Evening Lights

The lighting inside and out is warm and welcoming as I use mostly incandescent bulbs. Under the palapa there are many lighting options for lots of atmosphere at night. 🙂


The courtyard garden with Yaka tree, bananas and a guava tree. In view only the Yaka tree – which is a lot bigger now in 2023!
The garden October 2023. It has grown a lot!! Lots of flowers 🙂
A beautiful creature in the garden October 2023

When guests book Casa Clara through this webpage instead of through airbnb or vrbo there is no chance of getting an official review but my last guests said they wanted to leave me a review so here it is 🙂

WE LOVE Casa Clara! We stayed 10 nights and did not want to leave! It is located in town and just a few blocks from the beach, but as soon as you arrive at the front gate you feel as if you are in your own hidden oasis! The house is beautiful, comfortable and so spacious! There is a living room with a record player, totally equipped kitchen, and a lovely king bed with a view of the private backyard, which is filled with flowers, greenery, and even a jackfruit tree! The house also boasts an amazing outdoor seating and dining area! It’s great for bird watching during the day and in the evening it is filled with amazing light fixtures making for the perfect outdoor ambiance! Tracey has thought of everything and more to make your stay amazing! From sharing the family record collection to being the friendliest host ever! Do yourself a favor and stay at Casa Clara!

Star and Bobby from Florida, March 16th to 26th, 2022

CLOSE TO THE BEACH—Tucked to the left of the colorful Cosmic Milkshake shop is a gated walkway, arbored with beautiful flowers and lights. Stepping into the expanse yard, walled for privacy, are two side-by-side casitas. One is smaller but complete with its own bedroom/closet/bath and a kitchen on the patio. The second one is twice the size, with indoor seating and kitchen with an expansive patio under a vaulted ceiling. My friend and I felt transported into a serene, private world all to ourselves. Every detail was attended to with an artful eye, from the bowls and cups on the shelves to the eclectic art on the walls illuminated by carefully selected light fixtures. I’m fastidious by nature and could not have asked for a sweeter, well-appointed place to land in Mexico. 

Debi Bodett from Olympia, January 9th to 15th, 2023 

COMING HOME TO PARADISE – My husband, infant son and I stayed at Casa Clara and Casa Lucita for 2 weeks. Two family members joined us midway through and there was ample space and privacy for all of us! The town of Lo De Marcos was perfect for a family vacation and the location of the Casa is ideal. It is located near all the shops and everything you would need is a minute walk away. The brief (4 minute) walk to the tranquil beach cannot be beat. Everytime we left for a wander or outing and returned home through the gate to the Casa, one of us would say “back in paradise.” The yard is huge, with a bounty of tropical plants. We were able to pick ripe bananas from the trees everyday!

The Casa itself has perfect lighting, incredible water pressure, great record collection and all the comforts you need. The outdoor kitchen at Casa Lucita is so dreamy. There are lounge chairs for the yard, hammocks –  everything you need to relax. 

Tracey is a very kind and accommodating host. She quickly answered any questions we had before our arrival and is so kind and gracious. She provided a list of local suggestions for restaurants etc. Her shop is expertly curated and you’ll be sure to scoop up a few items. Can’t wait to visit again!

Nora & Family from Toronto, November 11th to 24th, 2023 

Other things to note

Full Kitchen with stove and refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots and pans, dishes, the works 🙂

I have a record player and family records from the 60s, 70s and 80s so please be gentle with them. It’s fun to lie back and listen to a whole album…soooo relaxing! Bring an album if you want to listen to it! (EDIT April 2022, many of my guests have been bringing their own records! Sooooo fun!)

Bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. Closet with hangers.

Internet: Megacable, fiber optics, the best in Lo de Marcos. Works very well!

Air Conditioning is available only from June to the end of October.

Also, in the spring of 2024 I will be building a small casita for myself in the very back of the property behind the banana and guava trees. There is a lot of space back there so it will still be very private for you and for me 🙂

Casita Lucita

If you’d like to rent the Casita Lucita, located right beside Casa Clara, as a second bedroom with full bathroom and indoor/outdoor kitchenette, you are welcome to. See the 2-Bedroom pricing above.

If you are renting Casa Clara as a 1-bedroom I will not rent out Casita Lucita while you are there.

The view from the bed in Casita Lucita


The view from the hammock in Casita Lucita – although it’s a little different now, in October 2023. Mannnny more plants and flowers!


The bedroom in Casita Lucita – one wall has been left au naturel.


A 4-poster bed with mosquito net in Casita Lucita


The Indoor-Outdoor Kitchenette in Casita Lucita

Please contact me at tracey**** (replace the *s with the @ symbol please!)

The gorgeous beach in Lo de Marcos!

I hope to hear from you!

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