— How would you describe Cangrejo y Toro in a few words?
— Pool and ocean views
— What was your inspiration to rent out a vacation villa in Mexico?
— Palapa bedroom suite
— Did you buy the property and then renovate it?
In the beginning, we bought an Air Stream trailer and had it dragged down onto the property so we could stay on the land to oversee the construction.
Cangrejo y Toro has been built with all natural materials. All the hardwood is from the surrounding jungle forests. The crews who built the structures were all from local towns and used traditional methods. It was quite exciting seeing the buildings rise from our dreams.”
— Please tell us a bit about the rooms at the villa.
The main house has the communal areas, a kitchen, pantry, studio/library, full bathroom and an ocean-view dining and living room area. The lap pool extends from this structure out to the ocean.
The three bedrooms all have private shaded porches. Some have ocean views from the beds as you wake up and one has an amazing view of the Sierra Madre Mountain range. All rooms have indoor/outdoor bathrooms and high quality queen-size beds with organic linens.”
— Domed bedroom suite
— What do guests typically do on their vacations here?
During midday it gets really hot, so guests have nice big long lunches and then take a naps. There are a lot of private porches, hammocks and sitting areas to hide.
Morning fishing on local boats and sunset beach horseback riding are very popular as well as surfing with a local guide.”
— What type of services do you offer at Cangrejo y Toro?
We offer in-house spa services and can arrange kayak tours, surfing lessons, horseback tours and things like that. Besides normal tropical breakfasts with Mexican coffee, fruit and little bread things, we also offer a gourmet Mexican food service plan with a chef and three meals a day, so you don’t ever have to leave the villa.”