Destinations
Dates
Guests
Search
Greetings Traveler
Lock
result count
new
old
kinda-new
Filters

Casa Wabi

  1. Pin

    Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

  2. Suitcase

    26 guests

  3. BedDouble

    10 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    10 bathrooms


GradeLuxe
Luxe Living
A property with a high level of craftsmanship in architecture and design, as well as comfort.
BeachHouse
Beach house
A house on or near a beach
Beach
Beach
Steps from the sea or ocean, minutes from sand and surf

A Triumphant Blend of Design & Architecture, Creativity & Sustainability

Fundación Casa Wabi allows specially curated events during select periods, exclusively via BoutiqueHomes. Please contact us here for more information.

A Triumphant Blend of Design & Architecture, Creativity & Sustainability

Please note: Fundación Casa Wabi allows specially curated events, exclusively via BoutiqueHomes; please contact us here for more information.

Put simply, there is nowhere quite like Casa Wabi. Just 20 miles northwest of Puerto Escondido in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, this artist residence is secluded on a quiet beach between the Pacific coast and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. 

Founded in 2013 by painter and sculptor Bosco Sodi, with the help of architect Tadao Ando, winner of the 1995 Pritzker Prize, it is first and foremost a nonprofit residency for artists, a place for them to find refuge, hone their craft and work together. But, over the years, it has also become a world-famous design destination known for its focus on sustainability. Treading softly on the beaches and marshes that surround it, the residence is setting a high bar for other developments in the region.

We are honored to partner with Fundación Casa Wabi to share a few exclusive weeks each year that are made available to travelers. All proceeds from reservations go directly to furthering the foundation’s programs that encourage a dialogue between their residents and local communities. But please note: this is a space to create, to be inspired, to make art, and to develop ideas. It is not a location for parties and other events of that nature—and all inquiries should be made with that mission in mind.

With Japanese designer Tadao Ando at its helm, Casa Wabi was the work of eight architects (including Alvaro Siza, Ambrosi Etchegaray and Solano Benitez) who came together to conceive of six separate sites clustered around a central structure. Each element of the residence’s design was carefully considered to facilitate free-flowing thought for all who enter, and to encourage creative connections between residents. Casa Wabi aims to strip away frivolity and provide a new perspective from which artists can engage with their practice. Travelers are welcome in this environment, to experience a community that's filled with introspection and connection. 

Set right on the shores of the Pacific, the architecture engages dramatically with nature, harnessing the light in a series of Brutalist forms and spaces rooted in the modern tradition but intimately connected to the geographical and cultural context. The main complex forms the creative heart of the property, with a series of six separate structures huddled around it, connected by soaring pavilions and promenades. 

Communal spaces for artists to gather were incorporated into the design, like the grand living and dining room which houses a large wooden dining bench and an ocean-facing sunken lounge. There's a generous kitchen for culinary creativity, and the 10 individual rooms can accommodate as many as 26 residents. An extraordinary compound that seeks to foster connections as well as individuality, Casa Wabi nurtures inspiration and creative expression, merging art and nature. 

As availability at Casa Wabi is limited, we invite you to explore all homes from Fundación Casa Wabi here. Read more about the foundation in our Stories section here.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The bedrooms are configured as follows: six identical en-suite villas each have one king bed, plus a single sofa bed. The Main Palapa has an en-suite master bedroom with a king, an en-suite kids' bedroom with one bunk bed and two singles with a twin on top, plus one bedroom with a twin (bathroom is not en-suite). The Big Villa has two bedrooms with a shared bath. One has one king and one single (for kids), and the other has a twin.

 

AROUND

Located along a remote stretch of Pacific coast, the port town of Puerto Escondido lies at the end of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range just over 100 miles from the inland capital of Oaxaca. Arranged around a picturesque bay dotted with gigantic rock formations, the area is divided between Bacocho Beach on the north end, the Playa Principal resort area in the middle, and the famous surfing beach of Zicatela on the south end.

Considered one of the top 10 surfing destinations in the world, it has an action-packed atmosphere, and the town comes to life at night, with parties until dawn. Be sure to visit the wildlife and mangrove forests of Laguna de Manialtepec, just 20 minutes from the house, and the ecological reserve and turtle sanctuaries of Ventanilla. Watch for the bio-luminescent tides at night where you can swim among the sparkling waters. 

 

LOCATION

Oaxaca, Mexico. Nearest airport: Puerto Escondido (25km).

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: This property is only available at very specific times of year. Please refer to the calendar for current availability.


Photos

d776fc1e7ec156680946d5a2e0bcf5af0220a062.jpg
98093ea894aa818d0e549510cb4010e509c6cce2.jpg
de670cf40de987e564a48b8f59b37c3b4a5e0b9e.jpg
fefeefe2f872b2a75299641d5427aad261677f2d.jpg
cc4bdf3fabd49446e2d296154857a132de4f9e0e.jpg
86390c6a8e314536a91f2b41e7f2b49d0db67205.jpg
bfd7b00cae0651a74cdafdc386bf918eb215d12b.jpg
5427a8644838c8e4393e451e1c5d9c6d90fa941c.jpg
8e071515003ea70b1736f815b76c1a0f70759ee3.jpg
0d4c4ebb8f9ae3c6478fb0c85937187a3a179064.jpg
330ff2e94eab3a47082bddc4b34a72f1441f4302.jpg
9c96459e4836f639c0b9369b54598b5e2fdc3b55.jpg
fcf62e68f6491bce6ab18a8dc28e65824f746323.jpg
4f3b892c21f132fd9f51fd4fdc934f8aa7040a19.jpg
60eb75e9a3577e41f39e8e71bbc956635e8c50e3.jpg
ce0f6ae8af12b4d0cd76470576cbfc2dc4b4c135.jpg
65c409468a11ffa677f365beceecb09b43a12177.jpg
92b572ebc5789d2649e76bf8bc1d7b40da462645.jpg
f64b70f07a41de3171d5d4a499f40eaf11ba603e.jpg
8baf9ab07ec9ed286a23fdedecbcf29796f553ec.jpg
07822b3ac8c3680cfe3beb025633b0e50cd68ae4.jpg
2a19ef315ebe64aca589b11172c0b27548a1cd91.jpg
b85df88b42c098de09a9fb0bf4564f249273ec98.jpg
d0323e947c608cb15084b94c6d61e18cd7fcf128.jpg
d1b9f0b6503cb342998c865fcc38f7af757c4079.jpg
5bce947dce3c9932e7d5aa33642752e9e1d0fb0f.jpg
7f735c2fec09736d38c8386132068d51e02cda13.jpg
2e907d018784ce5d184aa5fe6350a5fb46897129.jpg
71d783c1228816f64345c2d1b7c8ab37f50d53b7.jpg
e4bbb91d19a3a4187ee62ffba64152cbcd66212c.jpg
0f80c5699671ab978634a2b1fd4b0151c3f55e50.jpg
d9839034b533005bb9af564279807f27167ba46e.jpg
8d33335fba633b9d14a585ec00f0782fd75d2364.jpg
6a00b901c4ff35464b4ad212b82d621b635004a7.jpg
455f053f53cda9d75364114084ce1ebff8b7fdb3.jpg

Amenities

Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

  • Washer
    Washer
  • Dryer
    Dryer
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
    Fully equipped with all essentials
  • Wifi
    Internet
    Wifi throughout
  • Tv
    TV
  • Pool
    Pool

Additional Information

Discover more about this property.

GeneralChevronDown
Bedrooms
10
Full Bathrooms
10

How long would you like to stay?

Minimum 2 nights



Location

Discover more about where you’ll be staying.

Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Sign up for the Latest
Travel Offers & Intel

Subscribe to our newsletter to discover new homes & deals as they're released, as well as the latest editorial.

Lock
Lock
Lock