About Us

Your hosts, Jedd Derry & Eileen Hoeter welcome you to Villa Star of the Sea, Ocean View, Boutique Resort and Spa, near Manzanillo, Mexico, (Our Awards)(Hyperlinked) We are located on the Pacific Ocean at 19º 10′ N – 104º 39′ W, on Playa del Coco, Isla Navidad, near Barra de Navidad, Mexico’s Costalegre, which means “the soul’s resting place”, or “coast of joy” in Spanish. If you book with us, this is (information ) ( Hyperlinked) you might want to consider.

Costalegre is a series of different beaches and bays on the western coastline of the Mexican state of Jalisco in an area located between two other major and well-known tourist centers, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and Manzanillo, Colima. Villa Star of the Sea is an adult-only facility. We are normally not pet-friendly out of the respect of all guests, however, in our off-season, May to October, we will consider one small pet, which must be discussed at the time of booking your reservation.

Our water comes from an underground river that is very pure and can be drunk as is, but we take that two steps further and we UV and filter it for the safety of our guests, tested before filtering and UV it tests at 99.6% pure, so no need for bottled water. We maintain our swimming pool cleanliness electrostatically (Ion system) and two-stage sand filtration, adding minute amounts of chemicals weekly.

Our area is susceptible to hurricanes and hurricane damage, during hurricane season, June to mid – November, and our main road, and electricity are at risk. We are on the grid, but we also generate with solar panels all of our power requirements. In the event of a power failure, we have a backup generator ready to come online.

We have carved out a small piece of the pristine Mexican Costalegre, to create a tropical paradise destination for vacationing, sun-seeking, travelers, looking for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. We are laid back and quiet on the road less traveled. You will likely see more pelicans than people. We are just four kilometers south of one of the largest bays, the bay of Barra de Navidad.

Villa Star of the Sea is the most exclusive and most private getaway, hosting only one or two couples or singles at a time in the Bed and Breakfast rooms. On the apartment suites side, we can house up to 10 people. Four in the two-bedroom suite and two in each of the three, one-bedroom suites. These suites also have their own swimming pool. Come and enjoy this private getaway setting with a vista to die for at the edge of the ocean, at better than competitive pricing.

If quiet is not on your agenda, we may not be what you are looking for.

Villa Star of the Sea La Sirena Gordita

La Sirena Gordita is our onsite tapas bar, open seasonally, normally, mid – November until April 30th. We serve great Margaritas, cold local beer, and some quality wines on hand, as well as our food menu.

Villa Star of the Sea is made of a four Boutique Apartment Suites, two B&B rooms & Spa, by reservation only and we are situated just off Pacific Highway 200, 361 miles west of Mexico City, and 120 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, 17 miles north of Manzanillo and just a 15-minute drive from Manzanillo (ZLO) Int’l Airport. The villa is a 10,000 Sq. Ft., a combination of indoor and outdoor living, small, but exclusive, 2 Bed and Breakfast rooms accommodations, the Garden Room, and the Ocean Room, both have large private ensuites. The apartment suites, built in October 2017, are three, 1 bedroom suites, and one, 2 bedroom suite, with private, three-piece bathrooms and kitchen facilities. We are eco-friendly, smoke-free, beautifully appointed, comfortable property. We have combined indoor and outdoor living into a spacious and unique destination. We have A/C, ceiling fans, and wifi. The property has soft spa music playing until 1030 am and then mellow jazz that compliments the sound of the ocean.

There are approximately 300 days of sun per year as well as an almost a constant 3 to 7 – knot breeze off the ocean and 27º C or 83.6º F average year around temperature, varying by only a few degrees between winter and summer.

Sunrise on June 21st, the longest day of the year is at 06:59 a.m. Sunset is 08:17 p.m.

Sunrise on Dec 21st, the shortest day of the year is at 07:30 a.m. Sunset is 06:04 p.m.

Although our phase I is billed as a “Bed and Breakfast” meals are available at our Tapas Bar Restaurant, La Sirena Gordita. We have been described by our guests as a small Boutique-Style Destination, as we go the extra to provide what our guests want. We have meals available beyond breakfast at La Sirena Tapas Bar, Bed and Breakfast, and they are available at a very reasonable price in the main building’s Tapas Bar. At the Sirena Gordita Bar & Tapas, we are open on the beach, 6 days a week during the high season from 1 PM to 7 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, with a reduction in the quieter season. Local beers, red & white wines, traditional lime and fruit Margaritas, and light tapas and meals are served.

La Sirena Gordita
(The Chubby Mermaid)Tapas & Bar

La Sirena Gordita (The Chubby Mermaid)Tapas & Bar is a small 10 table, 20 -seat tapas bar that serves light meals with a small selection of fine red and white wines, local beer and Margaritas and is one of the fun places to be on Playa del Cocos in Barra de Navidad. The wines are both local and imported based on availability and price. We are open in the high season, every day but Monday and in the slower season 4days a week. A great laid back atmosphere with mellow jazz , whale watching and great Margheritas what are you waiting for?.

There is a myriad of shops, restaurants, tours, outfitters, fishing, golf, etc., in the area. Our facility would ideally appeal to anyone who is just wanting the ultimate in rest, & privacy, in a romantic, private serene setting. We are on a 27km secluded beach to walk on, providing a breath-taking vista.

What you will not see here or hear here is vehicle traffic of any kind but the odd quad out on the beach. You will quite possibly see more, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and tropical birds than you will see people. Our grounds have cactus gardens and other tropical shrubs and plants indigenous to Mexico. As a Bed and Breakfast guest, on any given day there will only be your hosts and possibly two other guests, for a total maximum of 6 people on the premises. The Sirena Gordita bar manager will be onsite from 11 AM to 7 PM during the day.

You can walk to small local villages in absolute safety. World-class golf is also close at hand. But mostly we provide a private, serene setting, with an awesome vista at the edge of the Ocean. Sit poolside sipping your favorite beverage. Ask us to help you arrange your travel plan to Villa Star of the Sea. From most places in North America, during the high season, you are approximately 8 hours away by air, which means travel in the morning and enjoy a Margarita on the beach in the afternoon, or sit poolside with your favorite beverage and soft music in the background

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Sea Turtle Preservation

With the University of Guadalajara Sea Turtle Preservation Project, we have worked with the university for guidance and certification to preserve Sea Turtles, endangered due to human encroachment on their habitat, as well as natural predators, domestic dogs, and human poachers, that would take eggs and turtles for profit. We along with Footprints by the Sea, operate Conservation Program on Playa de Coco in the Navidad Bay area, by collecting Sea Turtle Eggs, and placing them in a protective enclosure for incubation, and after the incubation period, we allow the baby turtles to return to the sea. Villa Star of the Sea, and Footprints by the Sea, on Playa de Coco, collect sea turtle eggs and transplant the original turtle nests on the beaches starting in July, through November, and transplant them to the sanctuary/hatchery areas on the beaches, where they remain until they hatch, approximately forty-five to fifty days later. We are a non-profit operation, receiving no salary, or payment. Donations, and or equipment are welcome. If you have been a patron of La Sirena Gordita Tapas bar, you have contributed to this program and we thank you for your patronage. If you would like to accompany us on an early morning turtle egg expedition, we can accommodate up to two persons, and we travel the beach between 05:50 hrs and return at 07:30 Hrs. For further information about Sea Turtle Preservation, contact the University of Guadalajara.

Our Goal; To Make your stay extremely memorable, leaving you with the feeling that you will be repeating your stay with us again. We hope to see you soon!

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