Tuesday, January 31, 2017

soul searching on the Costalegre... at Casa J Chachalaka

The Costalegre on the Pacific Coast of Mexico's state of Jalisco is the perfect place for getting off the grid for a few days... or longer. Few people, close to nature, endless beaches, and a vibe that soothes the soul. Some would say this is paradise.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

a place to restore the soul... Chachalaka

More than ever it seems like a good idea to break from the spin and noise surrounding us. Finding a place to hideout with no distractions is a luxury. We think the Costalegre is the place, and Chachalaka is perfect. A place to restore the soul.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

our winter escape plan... Chachalaka on the Costalegre

Nothing but the sound of the surf, a warm breeze off the ocean, and endless beach for as far as the eye can see. That is Chachalaka on the Costalegre. It is hard to imagine this paradise is less than a two hour drive south of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. A very private place to restore the soul.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

a quick look at Chachalaka and Casa J... luxury redefined!

We love this snapshot of Chachalaka and Casa J... very proud of what we have created here on the Costalegre of Mexico. Luxury is being redefined, it is no longer defined by excess and costs. Time, privacy, disconnecting for a moment, getting close to nature, simple pleasures, and doing it with a sense of style... are the new things in demand, and in short supply. Chachalaka was created as a place to escape to. A rare find in today's world.

Monday, October 3, 2016

view from the living room terrace at Chachalaka

This is life at Casa J Chachalaka on the Costalegre. A sailboat is heading into the little fishing village of Tehuamixtle - just down the beach from us. Our favorite place for fresh seafood. Fall is here and a new season is starting. The perfect winter getaway.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

life under the radar on the Costalegre

Life under the radar at Chachalaka, on the Costalegre of Mexico. Just two hours from Puerto Vallarta lies another world of undiscovered beaches and a sense privacy that is rare in today's world. We think this is luxury, and the design of Casa J confirms it. This is the Ocean Suite.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why Chachalaka is so special...

We are sitting on six acres of amazing ocean front, with drop dead views and a beach that seems to go forever. Few people and fewer tourists, this is our piece of the Costalegre that is now being discovered. It is no secret, the big guys are announcing projects along the south coast of Jalisco Mexico. Four Seasons, One & Only resorts, Louis Vuitton resorts, and a new airport near completion are all in play. Exciting times ahead. It seems we got here at the right time.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Plein air living at Casa J Chachalaka


Casa J at Chachalaka is designed to take advantage of the amazing views. With its pavilion style living area, there is view of ocean and beach from every area. Perched just above the beach and set into the rolling topography, the house seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor environments. It is architecture that creates a sense of place.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

wake up to this every morning... the ocean suite at Chachalaka

Life doesn't get any better than this. Early sun filtering in, a gentle ocean breeze and a view that takes your breath away. This is the experience from the ocean suite at Casa J Chachalaka. A place that was designed for a great escape.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

if a picture could describe Chachalaka...

The golden hour, endless beach, amazing views, a pool in paradise, and the end of a perfect day, that is life at Chachalaka and Casa J. Our friend Ana Topoleanu just finished a photo shoot at Chachalaka and created some amazing photos, some are just now appearing in Vogue Italia, see sidebar. Chachalaka is truly one of the great escapes on the Costalegre of Mexico.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

this is luxury, a place where time moves slowly... Chachalaka

Peaceful, at one with your thoughts, and time to enjoy life, that is the experience at Casa J and Chachalaka. In today's busy world that is a luxury. Chachalaka is just far enough away from the throngs of tourists, yet easily accessible. A location worth discovering.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

a spectacular house... luxury, privacy, and location

Casa J at Chachalaka is by any measure a special house. Located on six acres of ocean front, it affords privacy that is hard to find today. Casa J is designed for the views of beach and ocean, with its open plan on the living level. This is living at Chachalaka on the Costalegre of Mexico.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

magical sunsets... Chachalaka is amazing!

A sunset like this reminds us why we love this place so much. Just one of many reasons to appreciate this special area south of Puerto Vallarta. A place of tranquility, endless beach and few people.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

architecture that is noteworthy... that is Chachalaka

Casa J is getting attention for it's striking and minimalist design. This is the main entrance that does not reveal the amazing views once you are inside. The stone is from the surrounding area and blends in with the landscape. We are very pleased that what we have created is garnering kudos. It also is an amazing place to stay. A great escape with style.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

a morning in the pool at Casa J

We like early mornings at Chachalaka. Casa J was designed for living seamlessly with the outdoors. The open concept takes advantage of the amazing views of ocean and beach. The best view is from the pool.

Friday, October 2, 2015

shoes optional... Mexico is calling

The season is here... time to think Mexico, warm sand on your feet, fresh seafood, ice cold cervezas, endless beaches and a place to renew your spirit. Chachalaka on the costalegre is the perfect hideaway.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

summer is over... a winter evening at Chachalaka!

Impossible starry nights, sound of the surf, and a warm glow from another sunny day. This is night life at Chachalaka and Casa J. We love the indoor, outdoor design of the living areas at Casa J. You are totally immersed with your surroundings, day and night.

Friday, July 17, 2015

as exceptionally refined, as it is secluded... Chachalaka

We created Chachalaka for those who really want to escape and catch up with themselves. It is one of those hard to reach special places that is as exceptionally refined, as it is secluded. A singular opportunity to get off the grid and get in touch with nature, without compromising style or comfort. View chachalaka.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

from the beach at Chachalaka... a view of Tehuamixtle

On our beach at Chachalaka, we can look across the bay to Tehuamixtle, a favorite place for a lunch of fresh seafood in one of the three restaurants. Tehua bay is also a favorite place for boaters to drop the hook and spend a night or two.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

imagine yourself here... winter paradise at Casa J

When winter returns and you just need something like this... our piece of heaven on the costalegre of Mexico. Casa J at Chachalaka is simply amazing. Simple, stylish, refreshing, and a view of ocean and beach to die for. Overlooking 20 kilometers of virgin beach, Casa j seamlessly blends indoors with outdoors. A very private place.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Casa J is setting a new standard for coastal living at Chachalaka

We didn't just raise the bar, we have set a new standard for ocean front living at Chachalaka. Contempory, minimal, and designed for today's savvy globetrotter. Casa J at Chachalaka is well situated as a hideaway for those seeking privacy and tranquility.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Costalegre Airport to boost Jet Set Destination

We are very excited about the new Airport being developed south of us. The Costalegre has long been a place for a few jet setters who frequented a couple of high end places built by wealthy families as their playground. New very exclusive projects are now underway by well known brands catering to luxury and privacy seekers, that will bring new visitors to the area. The developments are being closely coordinated with the state of Jalisco and are establishing new restrictions for density and land use. This is in keeping with what we are doing at Chachalaka. We are a high end project with a very low impact that caters to a select few. It is very exciting to be a part of the Costalegre at this time.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Casa J is more than a house... it is an experience

We are getting a great response to what we have created at Chachalaka. Visitors and guests are surprised at the attention to design and detail at Casa J. They also like the quiet and privacy of our hideaway on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Casa J is more than a house... it is an experience.

Friday, January 30, 2015

showing off the architecture of Casa J, our new beach house!

Casa J is getting rave reviews by everyone who sees it. We are also getting some media attention, Casa J is profiled on Architizer, a leading site for architecture and products. http://architizer.com/projects/casa-j/

Friday, January 2, 2015

it was a busy and productive year at Chachalaka

It was a busy year bringing together details and furnishings for Casa J, our first house at Chachalaka. Casa J sets the style and we now can finally show off our vision for this special place. It is being well received and as we expected... surprised would best describe reactions.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

another perfect day at Chachalaka, on the Costalegre of Mexico

Sometimes you just need to pinch yourself... am I dreaming or is this for real. That is life in our undiscovered paradise just south of Puerto Vallarta. We knew it was special when we first discovered it. With what we have created it is awesome.

Monday, October 27, 2014

life should have options, as well as seasons

We are approaching the perfect time of year to be at Chachalaka. As seasons change it is good to have options. Sun, a fresh breeze, and the sound of the surf... life is good.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

we call this Chachalaka Living

Casa J speaks for itself, however, we will add a little background information. It is a house designed for Mexican beach life, with a great room concept on the upper level that seamlessly blends indoors and outdoors. Casa j also is a smart house with Eco features. All lighting is LED. Solar panels tie to the grid. Hot water is thermal solar. Gray water is separated for reuse. Black water is treated in a Biodigestor. These are just things that seem smart in todays world. When you arrive at Casa J you know you are someplace special. When you step inside, you know you are special.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chachalaka living... it's about the details

We created Chachalaka as a lifestyle experience for a fortunate few. It is a place that embodies a creative lifestyle and involves design and architecture, things we are passionate about.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

we have redefined view...

This is only one of the many views from Casa J. Actually everywhere you turn there is a view. The whole upper level is open and you even have a view when you are in the kitchen cooking. It seemed a shame to block views of this amazing place.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

a soft opening...

We have completed Phase One of development at Chachalaka. The hard work is done. Our first house is now finished and showcases our architecture and design aesthetic for contemporary Mexican beach life. It is exciting to show off what we have created as we now invite others to share the experience.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

a spa for the soul

Chachalaka is a place where you leave behind the stress of always on. A place that is good to you and your soul. It also is a very cool place.

Friday, June 13, 2014

locally sourced... eating fresh in Mexico

We are fortunate to have so much fresh fruit, produce, and amazing seafood at our doorstep. That is the bounty of Mexico and our special place we call Chachalaka. In paradise, you should eat well, and we do.

Monday, May 26, 2014

our idea of life as it should be... a walk on the beach!

This is what Chachalaka is all about. Imagine spending time here, disconnected from the always on, always available, always achieving working world. This is why Chachalaka was created, and Casa J was built. A private escape in paradise.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

a private place to unwind... we call it sexy

Influenced by our favorite places around the world, we have designed Chachalaka as a refuge from the ordinary. The energy here is tranquility, simple elegance, and creativity.  Carefully selected and designed furnishings reflect our preference for the eclectic in a contemporary setting.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

creating a style... that is Chachalaka

Ocean, beach, design, and architecture... add some cool things and that is Chachalaka. We love treasure hunting for unique and special things that define our blend of contemporary Mexican beach lifestyle.

Monday, March 17, 2014

scenes from a day... Chachalaka

The days seem so tranquil that they just melt away. With the backdrop of the ocean, abundant sunshine, and so many places to hangout, it's all about relaxing at Chachalaka. We call this digital detox.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

getting comfortable at Chachalaka

We are getting settled in and adding creature comforts at Chachalaka. Custom furnishings are starting to arrive at Casa J, and visitors are enthusiastically giving us a thumbs up.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chachalaka reaches a milestone...

We start the new year at Chachalaka with a big accomplishment! Casa J is now finished. The fun is just beginning as we bring in all the things that make a place special. Our tastes tend toward the eclectic and we love cool design. Meanwhile we are planning next projects.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

we are thinking its pool time...

The last summer storm has passed and it is time to think pool. Getting out the lounges and the umbrellas are up. Life is good at Chachalaka.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

recycling is part of the design at Chachalaka

The architecture at Casa J includes tiles of 75% recycled material, rain water capture, and gray water reuse. Recycling and eco-smart design is finding its way into today's modern architecture.

Friday, September 20, 2013

amazing summer sunsets at Chachalaka

We love anticipating what the sunset might be at the end of the day. Summer time has some of the best and most diverse sunsets. An afternoon rain, a storm approaching, the sky is always changing during the summer.

Monday, July 29, 2013

design at Chachalaka

We care about our environment at Chachalaka. Nature has told us where to build, and what we build, we carefully design.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

no stress here..... life at Chachalaka

a private place on the ocean, a place to enjoy life's simple pleasures. our idea of paradise.
close to nature and inspired by design. Chachalaka was created as an escape from the ordinary.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

house and land.... a sense of place

A house must consider its surroundings. Colors, site, extensive use of local stone all combine to make Casa J Chachalaka a place that is in harmony with the land.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

it's like your own private park... on the ocean

 Chachalaka is a park like setting on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. A place that is private and peaceful.
You can wander about undisturbed. Listen to the surf. Walk on endless beach. Watch birds. And, always enjoy the amazing sunsets. We think this is paradise.


Chachalaka, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico

Influenced by our favorite places around the world, we have created Chachalaka as a refuge from the ordinary. Ocean, beach, design, and architecture... add some cool things, and it is our unique style of contemporary Mexican beach life.

Chachalaka is located about 52 miles south of Puerto Vallarta by car. Puerto Vallarta is a major city with extensive resources, supplies of hard and soft goods and a major transportation hub. Flights to and from the U.S. run almost hourly.

What is unique about the location of the property is the pristine virgin quality of the area. The beaches are expansive and some are defined by dramatic rock outcroppings. Most of this area and the nearby fishing village of Tehuamixtle has remained unspoiled by tourism.

Why this area is not developed is the first question one might ask, after catching your breath from the sheer beauty and initial impact of seeing the area for the first time. Much of the land along the Cabo Correntes corridor has been difficult to access until recently. Only a seasonal road served much of the area. The road is now vastly improved and much is surfaced. A project almost completed.

We have had the good fortune to secure an amazing parcel of land that has it's own cresent of beach bordered by rock outcroppings with enough rock bank to protect from any storms. The topography of the land is ideally suited to provide views as well as easy beach access. Additionally, the back portion of the land borders a road that has power and water. The land also is just a 10-minute drive to the fishing village of Tehuamixtle, which sits on a beautiful bay that is safe anchorage for boats. Tehuamixtle has supplies and an abundance of fresh fish, oysters and lobsters daily as well as three restaurants. Fresh produce, meat and poultry, and cheeses are supplied by vendors who bring it to your door. Kind of like a farmers market on wheels.

This area is unique. Perhaps one of those places that one wishes for and thought did not exist anymore. Pristine, beautiful, unspoiled by tourism - yet accessible. It is truly a special place that the seasoned traveler, the discriminating individual, the entrepreneur, or the adventurer would find appealing.