January 5 to 12 Open! Dream of the Sea. Sueño Del Mar. View-Tiful.
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Zihuatanejo condo description
Our gorgeous 2BR/2BA condo at Casa que Ve al Mar is just steps from Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Our prices include concierge, purified water, WIFI, SKY TV with premium channels,DVD and stereo. Three times a week maid service included.
Do you dream of the perfect view condo so close to the bay, you feel like you could dive right in? Sueno del Mar. Dream of the Sea.
Compare to Casa Que Canta in style, but not in price.
Our inviting condominium features spectacular vistas from the divine open air living room, kitchen, dining room and the master bedroom. From every room in the 1300 square foot sixth-floor condo, you have an eye-popping view of the ocean or the verdant jungle.
Do you enjoy the finer things in life and have an artistic eye? We have carefully selected our handmade furnishings and a colorful folk art collection. You will feel right at home from the moment you walk through the front door!
The al fresco living area is a great place to kick back with a cool drink and enjoy the amazing sunsets over Bahia Zihuatanejo. Relax to your favorite CD because the stereo sound system is wired throughout the house.
Each bedroom has king-sized beds (great mattresses!), 400+ Italian percale linens and air conditioning. The bedrooms feature plasma TV's with satellite TV, DVD, WIFI and writing desks. And the master bedroom has it's own terrace where you can watch the waves roll in.
You will love our a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. We have just about every kitchen gadget you need, including Wusthoff knives: coffee maker & grinder, orange juicer, blender, toaster, microwave, oven, stove-top, Cuisinart cooking pans, handmade Talavera pottery and Mexican glassware.
We have a whole house water purification system. The large wormwood dining table seats six.
We feature ceiling fans, a washer/dryer and elevator access. Our wonderful maid, Yolanda provides complimentary maid service three times per week.
Amble five minutes down to La Ropa Beach, or stay home and enjoy our two infinity edged pools overlooking the bay. El Centro is a short 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi or bus ride. Stroll arm in arm down lovely tree-lined cobble stoned streets or along the fisherman's walk.
Please visit our other gorgeous BRAND NEW 3BR/3BA villa at VRBO # 403184 or Google C'est la Vie, Zihuatanejo.
Our mission is to help folks learn to love Zihuatanejo and its surrounding areas as much as we do and to give them the best vacation possible. Harriet has put together an up-to-date 75-page guide to the area to get you acquainted even before you arrive!
Also check out our NEW incredible villa:
*** WE ARE NO SMOKING!! ***
Note: Please contact Harriet for availability: email is best!
Keywords: Zihuatanejo La Ropa vacation rental condo
- On floor 5
- 1300 sq. ft.
- 6 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Daily Maid Service
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- King size beds (2) Both beds are SEALY POSTUREPEDIC king-sized beds of the best quality. I regularly bring HIGH QUALITY pads and linens from the U.S. to keep the beds fresh. The pillows are cozy DOWN AND FEATHER pillows, but we can supply hypo-allergenic foam pillows to those with allergies., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) I have an extra inflatable single bed with linens in case you need one....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
WE LOVE TO COOK! I have the kitchen stocked with all the spices and herbs (soy sauce, salt and pepper mills, herbs, mustards, vinegars, oil, sugar, etc) and Williams-Sonoma KITCHEN GADGETS you need to make your favorite meals. The pots and pans are CUISINART,the knives are WUSTHOF, the pottery is colorful Mexican TALAVERA, the glassware is hand-made. We have large supply to PLASTIC CONTAINERS that you can take to the Mercado Central in your shopping bag and bring back filled with chile rellenos and chicken mole! ...moreless
Side by side GE PROFILE FRIG, TEKLA CONVECTION OVEN and GLASS stove top, microwave, toaster, blender, citrus juicer, DOUBLE FILTERED WATER, dispenser, bottle water, teapot and coffee maker AND GRINDER....moreless
- Catering Available:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
BOTH bedrooms can be closed off with the COMPLIMENTARY AC going, but in the BAHIA BEDROOM, we usually sleep with the TERRACE doors wide open to the sea and dream to the sound of the waves. We lift our heads off the pillow in the morning and see the boats dancing in the bay: THIS IS THE LIFE!...moreless
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Covered Parking:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Towels Provided
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Computer Available:
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Porch / Veranda
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
We are located above ZIHUATANEJO BAY, on a hill and then six floors up: the VIEWS are jaw dropping. The first things anyone says upon entering Sueño del Mar is, "WOW! LOOK AT THE VIEW!" It is great to watch their faces....moreless
- Mountain View:
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Surf Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Rain Forests
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Fitness Center
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- When we first came to Zihuatanejo, back in 1978, it was a sleepy fishing village, where you could spend all day at the beach lying under a palapa. You could take an occasional plunge in the gentle surf, sip a pina colada, dine on the freshest fish, and take a nighttime stroll under more stars than you could ever dream up. That was almost thirty years ago, and hardly anything has changed. From our condo, La Ropa beach is only a five minute stroll. You can swim, boogie board, get a massage in a tent right on the sand, dine at one of 16 beach front restaurants or hang out under a palapa with a good book. The authentic village of Zihuatanejo offers shopping, spas, yoga, dancing, dining, sunset cruises, an Artisan Market, deep sea fishing or the old world style Mercado Central. To the north and south are open water beaches with world class surfing and Ixtapa has two golf courses. Our condo is the perfect staging ground for a life in paradise. Other Activities: Boogie boarding, relaxing under a palapa...moreless
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Just a note to thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely condo in Zihuatanejo. We were looking for a beautiful, tranquil place to "breathe" and we found it at Sueno Del Mar. The condo and views were simply stunning. It was perfect! Muchas gracias! Jose and Delia
- Guest Delia C. (Oakley, CA)
- Date of stay 05/01/07
- Review Submitted 05/20/07
Sueno del Mar .... Beautiful view and lovely furnished apartment
Sueno del Mar .... Beautiful view and lovely furnished apartment
Two couples spent a very pleasant week staying in Sueno del Mar. The apartment has an unsurpassed view of the bay, the interior is equally enjoyable with paintings and fun art objects. The two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room and kitchen were perfect for our needs. While the apartment is just a short walk away from the activities of La Ropa, beach we also enjoyed lounging in the complex's two infinity swimming pools that overlook the beach. A dip was a great way to end an evening.
- Guest John M. (-)
- Date of stay 11/05/13
- Review Submitted 11/18/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you, John! We spend almost every sunset at the pool. I know we miss 'happy hour' at the bars, but we feel the sunset in the infinity pool is the happiest hour. It is the greatest way to end a long day a the beach. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Harriet
This was our 2nd time staying at Sueno Del Mar and it was just as fantastic as the first time. Harriet is so easy to work with by answering all of your questions and is prompt is getting back to you. The pictures don't do justice to how awesome the condo really is. Beautiful and tastefully done in all the fine craft and workmanship of Mexico - right down to the hand made dishes and beautiful pictures. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the gadgets, blenders, coffee maker, juice presser - you name it you got it! There are 2 infinity pools to relax and spend a day gazing at the ocean and small ships passing by. And the balcony (right off the master bedroom) is a great place to watch the sun set as well as sit and have your favorite cocktails after a day at the pool or beach. The condo is squeaky clean and well maintained. Zihua is a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and Mexican food and there is no other place to stay than Sueno Del Mar.
- Guest BJ (Springfield, Pa)
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Owner response: You are among our favorite guests. You are always so positive and friendly. It is a joy to have you: thank you for loving Sueño del Mar!
Life Changing ...
Life Changing ...
While you may think that title of this review is a bit over the top ... we kid you not. We defy anyone to spend a week at Sueno del Mar and not be completely captivated by its beauty, charm, romance, luxury, and the well being that will envelope you the longer you stay there. The art in the condo is so very perfectly chosen; it was this and the view that first took our collective breath away. The owner Harriet was so easy to work with, very accommodating and so very helpful. The onsite staff were very friendly and helpful. The town also seemed to welcome us with open arms. We laughed, cried, loved, relaxed, lounged, played, slept, swam, read, sailed with Eddie, hiked, explored, shopped, cooked, ate, drank, and allowed the lingering winter cold to steadily drain out of our 50-something bodies ... to be replaced with wellness, no morning stiffness, no aches, no pains. We had no issues with bugs or critters. Yolanda kept the place immaculately clean for us. The only downside of this amazing place ... having to leave.
- Guest SandLance (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Wonderful - Simply Beautiful
Wonderful - Simply Beautiful
We can't say enough about how gracious Harriet was and how much we enjoyed her beautiful condo. The condo is 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a full washer and dryer in the second bedroom closet/storage area. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, and a private balcony that allows you to sit in bed and look out over Playa la Ropa. I am very particular and fussy, and this place met every expectation. The condo is fully stocked with everything you need - a full kitchen with all appliances and miscellaneous items (coffee maker, grinder, juice blender, you name it). Harriet was in Zihuatanejo and stopped by to say hello. We were getting ready to go to the grocery store, and Harriet gave us a bag of great coffee beans when she found out that we couldn't find any coffee in the condo unit. This place was fantastic!! 5 stars all the way.
- Guest Sean M.
- Date of stay 03/03/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Dear Sean- Thanks for the great review! The coffee was Peet's coffee form California.There is great local coffe at several stores downtown. Caracol is one of my favorites...the strong beans of course! I loved having two exuberant happy couples staying in my place. I loved watching Angela in the mornings cruise effortlessly down the sand on a run. You were excellent guests. I know you are great at finding the best places to stay so I was honored that you chose us.
It's true! This place is amazing!
It's true! This place is amazing!
We had the privilege of calling Sueno del Mar "our home" for two weeks in January for our first trip to Zihuatenejo. This condo is even more beautiful than the pictures on this website, and what the pictures can't convey is the beauty of nature you'll experience from this place: the sound of the surf, the wonderful breezes and the drama of the sunsets. Everything in the condo was of excellent quality and in perfect working order. The art and accessories in every room are a delight and a beautifully equipped kitchen was an added treat. The rental process was great and the owner provided both an excellent guide to the condo and an "insiders''" guide to Zihuatenejo that was invaluable. I would absolutely recommend this property! During our stay, we enjoyed eating at lots of local restaurants: Paty's Mar y Mar and La Candela on La Ropa, La Casa Vieja and La Gula at La Madera, and Los Braceros and Coconuts in Zihua. We spent one Sunday evening with lots of local folks at the basketball court in Centro Zihua and ate some wonderful food from the street vendors. We enjoyed cocktails and sunsets at La Escorella and Las Brisas del Mar (though our condo was hard to top for this!) and music at Daniel's (Jimmy Mamou), Bandido's (Michelle La Valle) and La Casa Vieja (a charming pianist/singer whose name I've forgotten.) As for outings, we enjoyed and would recommend: we took a panga from the pier in Z to spend the day at Playa Las Gatas twice, took the bus to Playa Linda in Ixtapa then a panga to Isla Ixtapa for another day of hanging out. We enjoyed a great sunset cruise on the Piquante catamaran and rode buses to Barra de Potosi where we took a wonderful boat tour of the lagoon with Avi "Shark Boy." Bottom line: we loved many things to see and do in Zihua, but most of all, we loved coming home to Sueno del Mar!
- Guest PVT (South Portland, Maine)
- Date of stay 01/06/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Awesome Vacation Sueno del Mar
Awesome Vacation Sueno del Mar
It's difficult to express just how beautiful Harriet and Rons' condo Sueno del Mar is!! The view is breathtaking and the condo is amazing. We had a wonderful vacation, Everything from restaurant and excursion tips found in Harriets guide book, the beach, the pools, the neighboring vacationers in other units,,,all was just fabulous. Harriet is so helpful and easy to communicate with, answering all our questions promptly either by phone or e-mail We are definately telling friends and family about this wonderful vacation location and are also looking forward to returning!
- Guest Bonnie and Bill (Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/04/11
- Review Submitted 04/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
Sueno Del Mar is just what its name implies! The condo itself is absolutely gorgeous. As you drive up the steep stone driveway to the condo entrance, the magnificent Pacific Ocean is to your left, and the perfectly sculpted Casa Que Ve al Mar to your right. The condo complex itself is a mix of beautiful terra cotta and iron dirt red. Smiling faces are always ready to greet you at the gate and as you walk past the bougainvillea to the elevator, the sweet smell of flowers begin the relaxation experience immediately. Walking into the condo does not disappoint! The west facing wall is a large open window, looking directly at the ocean. The kitchen is quaint, but fully stocked with all necessities; coffee maker, Tupperware and lime juicer. The master bedroom has an amazing view, accompanied with a private lanai. Harriet has done a wonderful job placing plants appropriately to create optimal privacy. Unlike most vacation rentals I have found online, the photos are NOT deceiving. The condo is exactly as it is advertised…a Dream. The beach is a few minutes away by foot. The laundry room has all kinds of fun water toys and beach bags. Everything you need is provided. The beach was perfect for swimming, sun tanning and the consumption of beverages….but find somewhere else to eat. We usually had brunch in El Centro (town). I have enough Spanish to get by, but if my significant other had been left on his own, there would have been issues with getting a taxi to pick us up at the room. Harriet has an amazing guide book with all kinds of advice. The 35 peso water taxi rise to Las Gatas is absolutely worth it. We spent two days with Frank at Otilia’s on Las
- Guest Tory
- Date of stay 10/19/10
- Review Submitted 11/12/10
May in Zihuatenajo
May in Zihuatenajo
We thoroughly enjoyed a week at Sueno del Mar in early May 2010. The photos do not do justice to the beauty of the condo. Harriet Garfinkle has decorated it with astounding Mexican art that fits perfectly with the décor. Her guide to Zihuatenajo, over 70 pages, was full of interesting information and tips that made our stay much more enjoyable. We felt that we really got to know the area in a short visit thanks to her guide. The staff at the condo could not have been nicer or more accommodating. All in all, a most enjoyable vacation.
- Guest Pnavyc (Carson City NV)
- Date of stay 05/07/09
- Review Submitted 06/26/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Wow, thank you, Charles and Eileen. I have sort of made it my mission to introduce my guests to the joys of the area, to the experience of being a 'local'. Thank you so much for all your kind comments! Harriet
THANK YOU so much for allowing us the opportunity to stay at your beautiful and amazing condo this past week during our honeymoon. Your personal touches made us thankful everyday that we did not stay at a hotel. Waking up every morning to the sound of crashing waves and the view of the bay does wonders for those hoping to recharge their batteries. Your guide was perfect, and helped us navigate our stay! We love what we saw of Zihua and hope to come back in the future. The food was amazing in almost every restaurant. What we loved the most was the pace of life and the ease of being in Zihua. We walked everywhere, and the people were so friendly. The yoga at Paty's is great! In addition, we treated ourselves to Massages at Sotavento on the Beach. It was $30 for an hour and was one of the best massages either of us have ever had. Mark got a 30 minute massage where two therapists worked on him, and I had an hour massage which included a variety of techniques - would HIGHLY recommend this! We spent one date at Los Gatos and to be honest preferred La Ropa. Los Gatos seemed like a tourist trap to us, and we preferred the style and pace of being at La Ropa beach. This was a perfect honeymoon for us in so many ways. The views from your condo are breathtaking! You can tell the care you have put into the place, and the decorations are beautiful. I especially loved those stars that you had hanging from the Balcony and would love to get some for our new house in Baltimore! Your kitchen was stocked with everything we could have needed, and we filled it with just a few essentials for the 7 days. Yolanda provided us with wonderful service, and Eliezar was available for any questions we had. We came on this trip with grand expectations of all the things we were going to see and do, and we ended up staying close to home the whole time which was perfect. The biggest decisions we made were beach or pool and where would be like to eat? - SUCH a treat for 7 days! It was so nice to come "home" at the end of everyday, and we ended all of our days with a dip in the infinity pools just before sunset. We met quite a few people who live in the complex, and who were renting, and everyone was so nice and accommodating! Thank you, Harriet and Ron!
- Guest msd22 (Orange County, California)
- Date of stay 04/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/09/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
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Includes concierge, three times per week maid service, purified water, WIFI, SKY TV with premium channels, DVD and stereo.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Harriet Garfinkle is a former dancer, a painter and the owner and director of Woodside Pilates. Ron is Neuro-psychiatrist specializing in treatment of severe brain disorder and schizophrenia who has hidden talents as an artist. Harriet and Ron went to Zihuatanejo on their first date in 1978. Back then it was a sleepy fishing village, where you could lie on the beach all day under a palapa. You could take an occasional plunge in the gentle surf, sip a piña colada, dine on the freshest fish, and take a nighttime stroll under more stars than you could ever dream up. That was almost thirty years ago, and hardly anything has changed. It is waking up a little and has more comforts and conveniences, but the construction of Ixtapa twenty minutes away corralled all the high-rise hotels, trendy discos and deconstruction of natural splendor. Zihuatanejo has kept all of its old world charm and remains one of the most beautiful beaches and bays in the world. They have traveled a lot since then, but Zihuatanejo is the place they always go back to, and finally in 2006 they bought property there.
Why the Owner Chose Zihuatanejo:
Ron and Harriet have a strong belief in education and environmental action as a means to heal the world. With that in mind, for every guest that stays with us, we donate to the Children's Library a Barra de Potosí. The programs help change the world one child at a time. We donate to Friends of Niños Adelante as well. We also give to S.O.S. Bahia for the rescue and preservation of Zihuatanejo Bay, to raise awareness of the bay as a natural and tourist resource that we should preserve and enjoy in a sustainable manner.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The view. The art. The bay. The people. The food.
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Zihuatanejo condo rental with a delightful open air living room. view of La Ropa
Every nook is beautifully Mexican in style...a visual delight!
You will love all the art and artesania and the mable inlaid floors.
Crisp morning at the infinty-edged pools.
You can cook and watch the sunset at the same time in our gourmet kitchen!
Lovely art from the highlands of Michoacan.
Twenty condos in our beautiful building at Casa que Ve al Mar.
Enjoy a morning stroll along Playa La Ropa in the fine white sand.
World class catch and release fishing.
Amble down the quaint streets of El Centro.
Sand art on La Ropa
Zihuatanejo luxury vacation rental condominium...the view from the living room!
Awaken your dreams with the view from the master bedroom.
La Bahia Bedroom.... a romantic hideaway....
You are not watching the sun set. You are watching the world turn. Two pools.
The festive La Selva bedroom with hand painted furniture looks onto the jungle.
Looking out from one of our two infinity pools.
The turquoise waters behind the breakwater of Las Gatas on Zihuatanejo Bay.
Okay...what more can I say? Killer sunsets abound.
Turtle release on the beach at Buena Vista.
Kayaking in La Barra de Postosi.
Fresh Pacific lobster
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