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This condo is named 'Topacio' which means Topaz . . . and it is truly a gem. Topacio is located in the charming village of Melaque and only a half hour from the Manzanillo Airport. The unit is one of 4 condos that comprise 'Casa Amatista'. Situated on the second floor, it overlooks a lush garden and pool below. It has its own private entrance from the street and is therefore quite separate from the other 3 units. The neighborhood is quaint and tranquil. . . and the best part is that Topacio is only a block from the beach.
Topacio features a spacious deck with a palm frond palapa roof that provides shade in the afternoon. The open floor plan of Topacio makes it an ideal place for entertaining and the large kitchen is a dream to work in. The living room with its high vaulted dome above provides the perfect place to watch TV, read or simply relax. The colorful and authentic Mexican decor make it a fun and fabulous place to vacation. Its amazing architecture and several stone walls add to the rustic flavor.
With the beach just down the street and a private pool to enjoy . . . it is the perfect getaway. We love the neighborhood and feel we are truly in Mexico. There is a nice mix of Mexican and North Americans who live there and lots of convenient stores and restaurants nearby. Most people walk or ride bikes and there are bikes on the property to share with other guests. Long stays are encouraged and it is an ideal place for those who are retired or semi retired. You may not want to leave!
directions for stereo and dvd player are in the unit. there is a docking station for your i pod player ...moreless
TV can only be used for playing CD's, DVD's and I pod. Playing the I pod your playlist will appear on the TV screen and you can then select your music
There are movies in cabinet for you to enjoy...moreless
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About the owner: My husband and I live in Kelowna, British Columbia. I am retired now and my husband is still working but we still manage to get to our place in Melaque every year. We LOVE all thing MEXICAN!
My husband and I enjoy learning about and experiencing the Mexican culture. We also love having people visit us there and watch their expression when they enter our colorful Mexican Hideaway.
Why the Owner Chose Melaque: My husband and I met in Puerto Vallarta when I was working there in the 80's. We travelled at that time to the Melaque area and fell in love with it. We have been travelling there off and on ever since. When we decided to buy vacation property in Mexico several years ago we wanted somewhere that wasn't tainted by the commercialization of many beach resorts. Melaque still maintains that simple charm and beauty that it did years ago.
Our property is located in a wonderful little area of town called 'Villa Obregon' and we feel part of the neighborhood with Mexican, Canadian and American friends. We were attracted to the property because of its fabulous garden area with its palm trees and bouganvillia. We built this particular unit in 2006 and I decorated it with all the color and artifacts that depict the Mexican culture. We love entertaining in our beloved 'Topacio' and everyone remarks on the beautiful decor and warm feeling they experience when they are there. Our deck is amazing and we eat all our meals out there. It is truly our home away from home.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: The unique benefits include:
1. The architecture and vibrant Mexican decor make you feel happy. The comfortable living areas and wonderful kitchen make it easy to want to stay home and relax or entertain.
2. The private pool is a great feature and it is only shared with the people from 3 other units so it is relatively private.
3. The separate entrance from the street provides extra privacy and makes you feel you are the only ones in the small complex.
4. You have everything you need in this lovely Mexican neighborhood: restaurants, laundry, small grocery store across the street. We are about a 15 minute walk to downtown and ride our bikes many times to get around. The town is safe and friendly and easy to get around.
5. Our typical day is having a wonderful breakfast (all that fresh fruit!) on the deck, head downtown to shop for fresh produce or go to the flea market and then in afternoon grab our beach chairs, a good book and take that one minute walk to the beach.