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For the Security Minded/Close to Beach, Town & Gourmet Alley

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is one condo complex where 'location- location- location' really fits. Your Zihuatanejo vacation hide-a-way is in a new small gated condominium complex very close to the beaches, central shopping, restaurants & nightlife areas. Here you will find the vegetation is lush & tropical with an abundance of flowers.
It is located in the Playa Madera district between the famous La Ropa beach & “El Centro“ or downtown areas. And just around the corner on Calle Adelita - dubbed “gourmet alley” by the locals, are at least nine small great mom & pop restaurants. “Mom & Pop” in the sense that they care about building a return customer base…a far cry from the larger impersonal restaurants found in some other areas.
Playa Madera (‘playa’ = beach in Spanish) is a short two minute walk away and La Ropa beach is an 8-10 minutes walk. The town center, a short 8-10 minute stroll away, is a bustling, vibrant area for food, farmers & artisans markets, and also with many local restaurants. This also has everyones favorite shopping experience-the Mercado Municipal where everything you can imagine is sold, including a fabulous seafood market with only the freshest fish, shrimp, lobster and octopus are sold at very reasonable prices. The El Centro beach area has a fishermen’s market and is fringed with even more small quaint restaurants. In the mornings you can buy fish right from the boats as they slide up on the beach. There is a central square or 'zocalo' which hosts many local activities such as bands, dance shows and sporting events.

The condominium complex (La Ceiba)has a unique look with modern Mexican architectural influences utilizing tropical hardwoods, river stone accents and polished concrete. The condominium (1,500 sq/feet) comprises 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite baths, a den (offering a third full bathroom downstairs) and a complete and deluxe kitchen for those who really love to cook fine meals. Also a large private patio - your covered outdoor living/dining space with a large table. Unlike so many of the condos in Zihuatanejo, here you will find almost no steps from the street to the front door, and just a dozen to the two upstairs bedrooms. The furnishings are designed for your comfort and visual delight with a contemporary Mexican feel. Your condo's kitchen is complete with nice cookware, blender/ toaster/coffee maker, microwave oven, unlimited purified water and full sized fridge/freezer.
Upon arrival you will be met at the gate and shown your vacation hide-a-way by an English speaking property manager or me. She (Almendra) will be your daily contact should you need something for the unit or just directions. She is easily found on the property daily and your condo is equipped with a phone should you need to call her or me as I live 5 minutes away.
Fortunately, Zihuatanejo has maintained its’ very Mexican feel with no high rise buildings & no American hotel or fast food chains. There is a nightlife scene with live, mellow music but it folds up early by gringo standards. For those who are after the all-night disco and bar scene, twenty minutes away by taxi (about five bucks to get there) is the tourist development of Ixtapa. Here you can party all night if you wish at Senor Frogs/Carlos-O’Brian’s and the like. And here the Marina has an array of sports-fishing opportunities as well. Snorkeling / diving outfitters & trips to local beaches & beauty spots are available, as well as a first-class golf course.
Zihuatanejo has direct links with major US cities at the airport ten minutes by car from the city. Taxis are cheap and plentiful so you can forget about the rental car if you are not planning to explore outlying areas -just come and relax.
For those who wish to venture to the north, a 30 minutes drive can get you to Troncones beach- a first class surfing beach 5 miles long with a few sand floor restaurants. And 30 minutes to the south is Barra de Potosi. There you will find kayak rentals to explore the large lagoon and a dozen shaded sand floor restaurants for lunch, hammock time, and lounge chair beach watching to spend the days as many folks do.
My wife and I have lived here for the last three years and fully enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and close-in location, however do to a medical condition she has developed trouble with the bedroom stairs. We have purchased a one level unit nearby that solved the stair issues. If you are not “stair-challenged” and wish a full ocean/beach view, please see our other La Ropa beach condo listing in VRBO- enter #192186 in the VRBO search field . Thanks for looking!
This La Ceiba unit has few 'guest testimonials' because it has not been in the rental market until now, but you can read how vacationer's have been cared for at our other VRBO rental as noted above. We think we know how to offer a clean well maintained property and the service you expect for a great vacation.
To lock in your Zihuatanejo vacation dates we ask for a 50% deposit. Your final payment would be due 30 days prior to arrival. At that time I also ask for a $250 security deposit which is promptly refunded after departure. You may also use a credit card through the online payment system know as PayPal. If you wish to do so I ask that you to cover their service fee. When using PayPal the security deposit is refunded the day you depart also using the PayPal online payment system. If you are not using PayPal I can send you an invitation to join free and it just takes a few minutes.
RATES: There is a 10% discount for stays 10 days or more. Minimum stay is five nights, and a seven night block of time over Christmas/New Years. Weekly rates shown are based on five nights. For stays of 30 days or more, please contact owner for special rates. Weekly maid service included for stays of more than 10 nights. Cancellation policy- 100% time credit for future stays up to 90 days prior to arrival/ time credit is offered after 90 days prior to arrival.
If you have questions that an email won't handle, we always have the option to Skype call.
Happy Travels, Jim




Keywords: condo, apartment, central location, spacious, great shopping,

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children are welcome if controlled well. The fulltime owners/residents will not tolerate children running wild. One of the pools is set aside for children and one pool is for adults only....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE the complex- not in the pool areas or any common area- PERIOD..STRICTLY ENFORCED by management. NO SMOKING IN THIS RENTAL UNIT INCLUDING IN THE BACK BBQ AREA....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • King size Beds (2). The downstairs den has a double sized futon that can be used for 1-2 kids. There is available bedding you can use to make up. There is a full-sized bathroom off the den as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There are two nice swimming pools surrounded by shaded tables- one set aside for adults only. Off the pool area is a shared charcoal bbq in a public area + you have your own in the back patio of your unit....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There is a great and large book exchange in the party patio at the front gate....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Note the large carved table on the front covered dining patio. You will love this!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom + the den is air conditioned but you may never use them as every room has great ceiling fans so will not have to close windows and doors....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Are you kidding!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Highspeed cable...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Included is housekeeping service every seven days to change beds etc. Daily maid service can be had for an additional $15/day...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We call it the den. There is a double futon for seating, a full bathroom and AC if needed....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes for local calls- pizza, my property manager, me....etc....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both regular and beach size....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    If you bring your own computer you will have WiFi in the kitchen/patio dining and bedroom areas as well as at the poolside tables....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with everything needed to dine in comfort- good cook ware and well set up for those who love to fix fancy dining experiences....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Small...moreless

  • Oven:

    Yes...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    One upstairs bedroom has a balcony with plant-filtered views to the pool area. A great place for morning coffee and reading in private with a chair and table there for your use.....moreless

  • Boat:

    Easy to find day charters for pleasure or fishing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Off the kitchen is an outdoor dining patio area open on one end to a planted area. This is shown in the photos....moreless

  • Golf:

    First class course in Ixtapa- 20 minutes by taxi...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rented on the beaches...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have a great common public party area with coal BBQ and sink area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    You will have your own gas BBQ in a small patio area off the den...see photos....moreless

  • Tennis:

    You can play with a guest pass at the Viceroy Resort- a 10 minute walk....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two pools- one for adults 16+ ages and a large kids pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Nov 1, 2015
5 night min stay
$89
Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2015
5 night min stay
$130
7 Nights Holiday
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,160

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $166 Nightly

7 Nights Holiday
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,160

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $166 Nightly

Winter
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$130

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Your $250 security deposit is returned within 7 days after departure. If using PayPal your deposit return will be on the day you depart.

We ask for a 50% booking deposit to lock up the dates requested. The final payment is due 30 days before arrival.


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Location

4.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
ZIH is 4.5 miles away/10-15 minutes drive
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ixtapa- ride by taxi or city bus

Car: Not Necessary

A number of close-by 'on-the-beach' restaurants have lounge chairs and umbrellas for day use. If you order a beverage now and then, usually the chair and umbrella is of no charge. These places are a great way to spend the day reading and/or people watching at the surfs edge. Given you are only a short block and a half away, you are

close to kayak and boogie board rentals. Another fun thing is to take a ride on a 78' catamaran called Picante. Their 3 hour sail includes lunch and drinks. But as I talk to vacationer's, time and time again they rave and rate Zihua's many restaurants as on top of their lists. There are many restaurants where you can have a nice dinner and beer for about ten dollars.....and many upper end fancy restaurants run around $20-25 with wine and tip. Here at the La Ceiba complex you will fine many friendly folks around one of the pools at 'happy hour'- another way to spend your time and share travel tips with other travelers and fulltime residents.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: After years of sailing Mexican waters we retired fulltime in Mexico first on the Baja peninsula in 2000. As the years went by we started looking for another clean safe area but now one with very good medical care available. Zihuatanejo answered the call.

Why the Owner Chose Zihuatanejo:
Zihuatanejo has a world-class airport, is safe and clean and has five great hospitals should they be needed. Especially nice are the clean uncrowded beaches with a very gentle surf.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Location-location-location....our 28 unit condo complex is so perfectly located. The downtown 'Centro' area is five minutes walk/two minutes walk to the beach/and a row of small gourmet restaurants right around the corner. Inside the locked gate of the La Ceiba complex is peace, quiet and private atmosphere to long remember from your well earned vacation.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The kitchen is fit for someone who loves to cook- first class!

    The kitchen is fit for someone who loves to cook- first class!

  • More of the kitchen.  Keep those fans-a- buzzing.

    More of the kitchen. Keep those fans-a- buzzing.

  • Covered dining room seating six

    Covered dining room seating six

  • The 'other' other bedroom

    The 'other' other bedroom

  • Great beds are a blessing.

    Great beds are a blessing.

  • den with the full bathroom in the back ground

    den with the full bathroom in the back ground

  • Balcony off the bedroom is great for morning coffee and private reading or WiFi.

    Balcony off the bedroom is great for morning coffee and private reading or WiFi.

  • Each bedroom and livingroom have full spacious bathrooms

    Each bedroom and livingroom have full spacious bathrooms

  • OK kids...you have your own pool so you won't bother us old folks in ours.

    OK kids...you have your own pool so you won't bother us old folks in ours.

  • Location-location-location!
Close to shopping, restaurants, beach and gated door

    Location-location-location! Close to shopping, restaurants, beach and gated door

  • Fisherman's beach- buy them right from the boat if you want.

    Fisherman's beach- buy them right from the boat if you want.

  • This local restaurant is a 5 minute walk- dinner is five bucks!

    This local restaurant is a 5 minute walk- dinner is five bucks!

  • Taken from the stairs.  Back side of the breakfast bar has tons of drawers.

    Taken from the stairs. Back side of the breakfast bar has tons of drawers.

  • You will love the dinner table in the outdoor patio.

    You will love the dinner table in the outdoor patio.

  • Showing the great handrails leading to the upstairs bedrooms from the kitchen.

    Showing the great handrails leading to the upstairs bedrooms from the kitchen.

  • The 'other bedroom' and full bath.

    The 'other bedroom' and full bath.

  • King bed- both bedrooms are much the same with full bathrooms in each.

    King bed- both bedrooms are much the same with full bathrooms in each.

  • The back patio has a great BBQ off the den.  Great for the fresh fish here.

    The back patio has a great BBQ off the den. Great for the fresh fish here.

  • Downstairs livingroom/den and full bathroom

    Downstairs livingroom/den and full bathroom

  • This is for adults only (16 YO+ only). Kids have their own large pool.

    This is for adults only (16 YO+ only). Kids have their own large pool.

  • Our 'Party Patio' is a great fun place for potluck parties...do your own!

    Our 'Party Patio' is a great fun place for potluck parties...do your own!

  • When's the last time you were sung to when shopping?

    When's the last time you were sung to when shopping?

  • How fresh do you want your fish?

    How fresh do you want your fish?

  • Nuff said huh!

    Nuff said huh!

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