A personable North American couple, Richard and Brooke Gazer, have built Villa Agua Azul (overlooking Playa Conejos, tel. 958/581-0265, guarei [at] hotmail [dot] com, www.bbaguaazul.com , $130–150 s or d year-round), with six elegantly lovely and comfortable guestrooms, into their home. The luxuriously private accommodations stair-step down from the main house to an airy ocean-vista garden pool patio. Rates include a hearty breakfast. For the Christmas–New Year holiday, add 25 percent; with fans and a/c, nonsmoking adults 18 and over only, and a short downhill walk to a private, intimate beach.