La Punta Private Beach, Beach Club and Pool

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Continuing this new series of Photo Adventures by our friend, well known photographer Dale Fazendin.

Dale just completed a wonderful and comprehensive set of photos of and from Palace Palace by the Sea, featuring some of the highlights of La Punta, including A sunset cruise, tennis, nearby golf, beautiful flora, the amazing food served by Pilar, our Palace chef and the incredible views from everywhere!

This blog features the La Punta Private Beach and Beach club. With your stay at Palace by the Sea you have access to this very special spot – rated one of the world’s 10 best private beaches by Conde Naste. The beach offers palapas and ample loungers, tables and beach chairs. The swimming area is clear and marked on all sides with rope and buoys. Great snorkeling awaits adjacent to the swimming area. Offering gorgeous views of Manzanillo Bay and the Pacific, it’s beauty and serenity is unequaled.

While swimming there in February a mother and baby gray whale joined us in the bay and gave us quite a show. (Sonja took a picture, but the whale is too far away to be identified in the photo.) The whales were there for about 30 minutes and it was quite a thrill.

The beach club includes a large pool and jacuzzil with fantastic views – for kids and adults who prefer a pool to the ocean. There are bathrooms and showers at every level. The club house has couches, tables and chairs. Palace by the Sea guests can request our fantastic chef Pilar prepare them a delicious picnic, which our staff will come and serve you at the beach club!

Paradise!

 

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La Punta Private Beach Club viewed from the beach.

 

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Inside La Punta Private Beach club

 

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Pool and Palapas

 

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Palapas and beach.

 

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La Punta Private Beach club viewed from Manzanillo Bay.

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La Punta private Beach and beach club – aerial view

 

 

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La Punta Private Beach – Palapas, beach loungers tables, chairs and view of Las Hadas.

 

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View of Las Hadas, Manzanillo Bay, secure swimming area from La Punta Private Beach.

 

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There is fantastic snorkeling in this area right on La Punta Private Beach.

 

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Posted by & filed under Beachfront, Fantastic Views, La Punta, Luxury Vacation Rental, Manzanillo, Palace by the Sea Blog.

Continuing this new series of Photo Adventures by our friend, well known photographer Dale Fazendin.

Dale just completed a wonderful and comprehensive set of photos of and from Palace Palace by the Sea, featuring some of the highlights of La Punta, including A sunset cruise, tennis, nearby golf, beautiful flora, the amazing food served by Pilar, our Palace chef and the incredible views from everywhere!

This blog features a small sampling of the beautiful flora at Palace by the Sea. Enjoy. Beautiful, Dale!

 

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Dale's exquisite Panorama of Santiago Bay

Posted by & filed under Beachfront, Fantastic Views, La Punta, Las Hadas, Luxury Vacation Rental, Manzanillo, Palace by the Sea Blog.

Continuing this new series of Photo Adventures by our friend, well known photographer Dale Fazendin.

Dale just completed a wonderful and comprehensive set of photos of and from Palace Palace by the Sea, featuring some of the highlights of La Punta, including A sunset cruise, tennis, nearby golf, beautiful flora, the amazing food served by Pilar, our Palace chef and the incredible views from everywhere!

A favorite activity is to walk around some of the handmade stone streets of La Punta. Being located on the tip a La Punta peninsula, even a short journey offers spectacular views of Manzanillo Bay, the open Pacific and Santiago Bay. There are many wonderful photos of the ocean and Manzanillo Bay in our blogs, here we present the equally beautiful other bay of Santiago.

Inhale deeply and enjoy the picturesque, serene beauty of the North side of La Punta and Santiago Bay.

Santiago, Hotel Coast, Las Hadas Tower and Manzanillo Bay

 

closer view of Santiago bay and La Punta inlet

closer view of Santiago bay and La Punta inlet

 

View from the Path

View from the Path

 

A Convention of Palapas on the Bay

A Convention of Palapas on the Bay

 

Beautiful shot of the Santiago Bay

Dale’s beautiful shot of the Santiago Bay

 

Dale's exquisite Panorama of Santiago Bay

Dale’s exquisite Panorama of Santiago Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santiago sunset

Posted by & filed under Beachfront, Fantastic Views, La Punta, Las Hadas, Luxury Vacation Rental, Manzanillo, Palace by the Sea Blog, Sunset.

We are excited to present this new series of Photo Adventures by our friend, well known photographer Dale Fazendin.

Dale just completed a wonderful and comprehensive set of photos of and from Palace Palace by the Sea, featuring some of the highlights of La Punta, including A sunset cruise, tennis, nearby golf, beautiful flora, the amazing food served by Pilar, our Palace chef and the incredible views from everywhere!

This first installment of the series is a short photo journey of the Sunset Cruise which leaves every night from Las Hadas Marina. Experience unique views of the fantastic architecture on La Punta, beautiful views of Santiago Bay and Sunset.

Relax, have a margarita and enjoy the ride!

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Leaving the Dock – Condos and the Marina at Las Hadas

 

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Palace by the Sea viewed from the Sunset Cruise

 

Sunset Cruise View of House and Rock

Palace by the Sea as the Sunset Cruise passed Pelican Rock. Palace is located at the very tip of La Punta Peninsula

 

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Incredibly beautiful picture of Sunset on Santiago Bay captured by Dale Fazendin

 

Sunset Cruise View of Palace Night

As the Sunset Cruise returns – a special view of Palace by the Sea at night

 

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As the Sunset Cruise returns a most spectacular sunset

 

Palace by the Sea - Aerial view

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We are happy to present the long awaited aerial video of Palace by the Sea taken by drone. This was filmed with a high resolution camera by a very powerful drone that captured great shots from all angles and altitudes. There are also some wonderful scenes presenting the beautiful Suites and Bedrooms at the Palace.

The video is on Vimeo and Youtube and is included below. It is high resolution 1080. To view with the best clarity please watch at 1080 (youtube) or HD on Vimeo.

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user39076489/palacebythesea
Youtube: https://youtu.be/6bkrvvWmHls

A picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a million so enjoy…..

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Dear Palace Guests,

We are very excited to announce that the new Palace by the Sea Video is in production and will be available for viewing very soon. This video will feature exquisite and incredible views of Palace by the Sea and La Punta from a drone. Here are some advanced screen captures of what you can look forward to. Stay tuned for more Palace news.

 

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The owners of Palace by the Sea are also big fans of Western Art and many of these fine artists have also been our guests. This is the next installment in a series of profiles of some of the fine artists who have chosen to vacation at Palace by the Sea.

 

If you are unfamiliar with the term Western Art, here is a quick overview from Wikipedia:

Visual Art of the American West is sometimes referred to as “Western Art” by Americans. This relatively new category of art includes paintings, sculptures and sometimes Native American crafts. Initially, subjects included exploration of the western states and cowboy themes. Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are two artists who captured the “Wild West” on canvas. Presently, the genre flourishes in variety and popularity within the United States. Many designers and decorators in the southwest include “Western Art” in homes and businesses.

 

Featured Artist: Michael Dudash

 

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Michael’s career as a successful artist began in 1977, when he became a full time illustrator and oil painter. He has done so many assignments, commissions and gallery paintings that he has lost count. “Somewhere in the neighborhood of eighteen hundred paintings I would guess” he says.

Over his career Michael has written and published articles for American Artist, The Artists Magazine and Step-by-Step Graphics; his work has been showcased twice in Art of the West magazine, most recently in the Mar/April 2014 issue, and Southwest Art in Dec 2010.  He has featured his work as a guest lecturer and instructor at the Booth Western Art Museum, Brigham Young University, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Columbus College of Art & Design, Mass Art, the Graphic Artists Guild in VT, the Kansas City Art Director’s Club, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and Dallas, TX, the Savannah College of Art & Design, and taught an illustration class for the Vermont Community College.

While living in VT, Michael was fortunate to have had the opportunity to paint and study with Richard Schmid and his wife Nancy Guzik. Michael has participated in Richard’s Rist Canyon Art Auction for the last several years as well. “Richard is a wonderful teacher and human being, and I have always appreciated his ability to inspire his friends, fellow artists and collectors.”

Michael has had numerous one man shows and participated in a large number of group shows. In Sept of 2014, he won Artist Choice and Patrons Choice Awards at the Quest For The West Show at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN.  He has won awards of excellence in the 2004 & 2005 National Oil Painters of America shows, including best portrait. His paintings are in the collections of the Pearce Western Art Museum (Corsicana, TX), Booth Museum of Western Art (Cartersville, GA) and the The Museum of Biblical Art (Dallas, TX). He has conducted workshops at his studio and in several locations including Los Angeles, Dallas & San Antonio, TX, Columbus, OH, and Tokyo, Japan. His ever growing number of corporate and individual collectors appreciate the draftsmanship, use of light and colorful atmosphere that Michael is able to bring to his work.

Although he has increasingly been turning his attention to painting the characters and history of the old west, Michael still loves to paint the variety of subjects that he finds around him, and is equally adept at masterfully handling landscapes, figures, portraits and still lifes.

“I have always been interested in well executed and beautifully designed oil painting, no matter what the venue, style or label.” Michael says. “Most artists, myself included, can count dozens of incredible representational painters who have come before us as positive influences and teachers. Although often the most important, subject matter is only a part of the painting. The challenge for a painter is to take his subject of interest and create works of art that are moving, beautiful, timeless and universal in their appeal. As for me, I have to daily rely on the good Lord and His inspiration to help me accomplish this formidable task.”

Although trained in the fine arts, his decision to begin a career in classic illustration won him a prestigious and national reputation, with his numerous awards and hundreds of Clients being far too many to list. His transition back into fine art was the natural course for Michael, as his influences as an oil painter have always been the classical painters such as Sargent, Zorn, Fechin, the Impressionists, as well as the golden age illustrators like N. C. Wyeth, Dean Cornwell, Haddon Sundbloom, Harvey Dunn and Rockwell.

As with most artists, Michael is incredibly passionate about his life’s work, but he does allow himself considerable time to pursue his equally passionate commitment to Christian ministry. He lives with his wife Valerie, and currently works out of his home and studio in the Coeur d’Alene, ID area.

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Posted by & filed under La Punta, Las Hadas, Luxury Vacation Rental, Manzanillo, Palace by the Sea Blog, Western Artists.

The owners of Palace by the Sea are also big fans of Western Art and many of these fine artists have also been our guests. This is the next installment in a series of profiles of some of the fine artists who have chosen to vacation at Palace by the Sea.

 

If you are unfamiliar with the term Western Art, here is a quick overview from Wikipedia:

Visual Art of the American West is sometimes referred to as “Western Art” by Americans. This relatively new category of art includes paintings, sculptures and sometimes Native American crafts. Initially, subjects included exploration of the western states and cowboy themes. Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are two artists who captured the “Wild West” on canvas. Presently, the genre flourishes in variety and popularity within the United States. Many designers and decorators in the southwest include “Western Art” in homes and businesses.

 

Featured Artist: John Fawcett

To view more John’s work click on: John Fawcett

 

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An uncommonly talented artist working in watercolor and oil, John Fawcett has spent his life studying and gaining inspiration from his subjects.  His first hand knowledge of horses and dogs is evident in his detailed images which often focus on the relationships between animals and people.  “I want to make the viewer smell the horse, hear the hoof beats, and have all their senses be taken in by the painting.”

John Fawcett

 

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John Fawcett was born in 1952 and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Although his family lived in town, they kept horses nearby.  After his father challenged him to raise half the cost, a ten year old Fawcett became the proud owner of a mare, Copper, purchased for $150.00.  In tandem with his passion for horses, was a desire to draw and paint.  “I was always really interested in art and my parents were very supportive, but I didn’t have any formal art training.  All through high school, college and vet school, I did artwork for student  newspapers and yearbooks, but I never considered art for a career.”  Instead, he studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of New Hampshire and received his doctorate at Iowa State University in 1978.  After working for both an equine and small animal veterinarian, he opened up his own veterinary practice in 1980 in Pennsylvania where he practiced for the next 20 years.  As his practice grew to a total of 5 veterinarians, his passion for art grew as well, and he sold his practice in 1996 to paint full time and pursue his dream.

Fawcett started out painting mainly in watercolor but has introduced oils to his repertoire.  “It depends on the subject matter and what medium I feel like painting with at the time.  There is a certain softness and fluidness with watercolors, while oils provide rich color and textures and a buttery feeling.”   Since taking the leap of faith to become an artist, he has been invited to participate in some of the most prestigious Western art shows in the country and has developed relationships with the top galleries.

Expressing gratitude for those who have helped his career along the way, including western artist, Jim Bama and Ron Riddick, John also gives several painting workshops a year to help others.  He has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Cowboys and Indians, The Equine Image, Informart, and US Art magazines.  He and his wife Elizabeth, their three Labrador Retrievers, and four Quarter Horses divide their time between a farm in southern Pennsylvania and a ranch in northern Colorado.

 

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Please visit Palace by the Sea blog for many further installments featuring the work of our fine Western Artist guests.

Posted by & filed under Luxury Vacation Rental, Manzanillo, Palace by the Sea Blog, Western Artists.

The owners of Palace by the Sea are also big fans of Western Art and many of these fine artists have also been our guests. This is the first installment in a series of profiles of some of the fine artists who have chosen to vacation at Palace by the Sea.

 

If you are unfamiliar with the term Western Art, here is a quick overview from Wikipedia:

Visual Art of the American West is sometimes referred to as “Western Art” by Americans. This relatively new category of art includes paintings, sculptures and sometimes Native American crafts. Initially, subjects included exploration of the western states and cowboy themes. Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are two artists who captured the “Wild West” on canvas. Presently, the genre flourishes in variety and popularity within the United States. Many designers and decorators in the southwest include “Western Art” in homes and businesses.

 

Featured Artist: George Hallmark

To view more of George’s work please click George Hallmark

“The longer I paint, the more I enjoy this wonderful blessing of creation. The good Lord gave me this incredible desire to be an artist; the rest has been just plain, hard work”.

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George Hallmark was born and raised in North-Central Texas, George Hallmark was an architectural designer and commercial artist before turning to easel painting.  Voted the official Texas State Artist in 1988, his work can be found in many prestigious private and corporate collections, including those of The Booth Museum in Cartersville, GA, The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA, Texas Instruments, The Medical Heritage Collection, The Texas Capital, MBNA, and the Capitol in Washington, D.C.. He is an honorary lifetime member of the New Mexico Military Institute Alumni Association.

Hallmark’s work has been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, U.S. Art and Western Art Collector magazines.  George is an annual participant in the Prix de West Exhibition and Sale at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, and the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.  George also participates in the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West show in Indianapolis, The West Select Show at the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ and the American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York.

Hallmark has come full circle to his roots, architecture.  His love of subject is obvious in the delineation of stucco walls, tile roofs, and long shadows in his unique painterly style.

Hallmark’s originals are represented by Nedra Matteucci Galleries Santa Fe, NM, and Insight Gallery Fredericksburg, TX.  His work is reproduced by Somerset Publishing in Houston, Texas.

 

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Please visit Palace by the Sea blog for many further installments featuring the work of our fine Western Artist guests.

 

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Posted by & filed under Fantastic Views, La Punta, Luxury Vacation Rental, Manzanillo, Palace by the Sea Blog, Western Artists.

The owners of Palace by the Sea are also big fans of Western Art and many of these fine artists have also been our guests. This is the first installment in a series of profiles of some of the fine artists who have chosen to vacation at Palace by the Sea.

 

If you are unfamiliar with the term Western Art, here is a quick overview from Wikipedia:

Visual Art of the American West is sometimes referred to as “Western Art” by Americans. This relatively new category of art includes paintings, sculptures and sometimes Native American crafts. Initially, subjects included exploration of the western states and cowboy themes. Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are two artists who captured the “Wild West” on canvas. Presently, the genre flourishes in variety and popularity within the United States. Many designers and decorators in the southwest include “Western Art” in homes and businesses.

 

Featured Artist: Jim Carson

To view more Jim’s work click on: Jim Carson

 

Artist’s Statement

In my paintings I strive to combine romantic idealism with historical reality to create lasting interpretations of America’s westward expansion and the heroic people who lived it. — Jim Carson

Jim Carson was born July 8, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Science from Memphis State University in 1964. In 1970, he earned a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry and molecular physics from New York University, and subsequently accepted a postdoctoral fellowship to Princeton University to continue research in molecular physics. His doctoral thesis and several other research articles were published in the Journal of Chemical Physics over the next two years. From the fall of 1971 to the spring of 1973 he was on the faculty of Princeton University. During these two years he also commuted to New York every evening to study life drawing, life painting and composition at the Art Students League. He had decided to change his career from science to art, his life long passion.

After two years at the Art Student’s League, he continued his art education in private study with several well-known illustrators and painters, and in 1974 began a career illustrating covers of western novels for major publishing houses in New York. He met and married Marguerite Wilson in 1976, and they made their home in Baldwin, New York on Long Island. They have two children, Sarah and Miles. In May of 1980, he founded Hankins and Tegenborg, Ltd, in New York City, an agency representing commercial illustrators. This same year he joined the May Gallery of Scottsdale, AZ and began painting and selling western historical paintings.

Over the next 21 years he divided his energies among his agency, his illustration and fine art careers. In 1984 he was nominated for the Spur Award for best western cover. From 1983 to 1998, he participated in numerous group shows at the May Gallery, and in 1999 he joined with two other artists for a three-man show. Starting in 1990 he has been selected every year as a Gold Medal artists of the May Gallery an honor signifying high sales and popularity with collectors. Stuart Johnson invited him in 1997, and every year since, to participate in his prestigious American Miniatures show at Settler’s West Gallery in Tucson. He had his first one-man show October 2000, and this show has become an annual event. In 2001 he moved his studio to Saluda, North Carolina in the Carolina Smokey Mountains to devote full time to his historical painting. His paintings are in numerous private collections including that of the late Stephen Ambrose and the prestigious Pearce Western Art collection.

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Please visit Palace by the Sea blog for many further installments featuring the work of our fine Western Artist guests.

 

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