Beachfront 8th Flr 2-Bdrm Bvg Residencial. Private Wi-Fi. $1,120 Usd Nov 1-8!!!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Ixtapa condo description
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1 - The Bay View Grand Complex
2 - The Condo
3 - Why This is THE Best Location to stay in Ixtapa
4 - Area
5 - Weather
1 - The Bay View Grand Residencial Complex:
The 9-year-old BVG Res complex, the classiest property in Ixtapa, features:
-just 25 mins by taxi from Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH)
- 10-15 minutes and a 9 peso (75-cent USD) bus ride or 72 peso ($6 USD) cab ride to Zihuatanejo
- 24-hour gated security from the road & 24h security on the beach
- a secure, gated and free outdoor parking lot for your use
- impeccably landscaped grounds and gardens
- parasailing, jet-ski rentals, boogie-board rentals and of course gorgeous swimming conditions, directly in front of the hotel
- 2 Infinity pools surrounded by chaise lounges
- several chaise lounges under private palm-frond palapas on the beach directly in front of the condo
- 2 hot tubs (in addition to the private jacuzzi on your private patio)
- free Wi-fi in the lobby area, on all pool decks, and usually accessible from several of the chaise lounges under the palm frond palapas on the beach (plus private wi-fi in-suite)
- a full service pool bar/restaurant, with friendly wait staff to serve you. Because the restaurant and bar are offered as a strata-council-run service for the residents, the prices are exceptionally reasonable (22 pesos = $1.69 USD for a Corona on ice with limes...)
- men's and women's spas (with masseurs on staff to pamper you)
- 1-hour full-body massages cost $18 USD in either the Bay View Grand spa, or in one of the 2 privately-run massage studios on the beach in front of the hotel, on either side of it
- very well-equipped exercise room with steppers, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, weight machines and free weights (better than you'd expect) ** THIS GYM COSTS 100 PESOS PER PERSON PER DAY THOUGH, ABOUT $8.50 USD, PLUS YOU NEED TO LEAVE A 500 PESO DEPOSIT WHILE YOU HAVE THE KEY. **
- golf at the incredible Robert Trent Jones 18 hole 'Palmar Real' Golf Course, located across the street, or at our other local course, both of which offer very reasonable rates.
- on-site business center
- on-site children's playground (like a Jungle-Gym)
- lots of shopping, restaurants, services like car rental agencies and banks and ATMs, right across the street
- so close to Zihuatanejo, that going there for dinner is practical
- the property management company, Best Properties, is directly across the street, to help you check in and check out, to arrange for maid cleaning services, private cook services, private grocery-shopping services should you desire, or to help you should you encounter any problems or otherwise need any help or local recommendations during your stay
2- The condo itself:
Relish in your own private 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury 8th-floor beachfront condo. This unit is a south-facing condo in the south tower of the BVG Residencial complex, near the south end of famous El Palmar Beach (not to be confused with the 'Bay View Grand Marina' condo complex). This unit is 1,640 sq. ft. (148 square metres), including the patio which includes a jacuzzi tub overlooking the ocean, immediately off of your Master Suite. Watching day break over the ocean from this private tub, while sipping your locally-grown morning coffee, is a great way to start your day.
The unit is decorated with original art from all over Mexico, much of which is softly illuminated at night.
The condo is one of few in the entire complex, that features it's own private high-speed internet (wi-fi), in addition to the free public strata-run wi-fi
The ever-present sound of the waves crashing on the sand will relax you by day, and will lull you into a peaceful sleep by night as you watch the waves from your bed. Because this condo fronts only the beach and ocean, all you'll hear are waves, winds and the occassional sea bird.
This well-equipped condo has two bedrooms, two full baths (one ensuite off of the Master suite), a full kitchen including a dishwasher and microwave oven, and in-suite stacking washer and dryer, as well as an iron and ironing board.
The patio is also equipped with a stainless steel propane BBQ, which is completely dismantled and thoroughly cleaned after each stay. If you wish to use it during your stay (regardless of the length of your stay), there's a $50 USD charge that will cover the cost of propane, plus the costs of thoroughly cleaning the BBQ for the next guests, after you leave.
In the rare event that you tire of the spectacular view, the livingroom has a brand new (Jan 2014) wi-fi-connected LG 47' SMART LED Full HDTV with a built-in 1080p full HD webcam (enabling you to Skype in full HDTV or to watch Youtube etc.) and includes free USA Netflix plus over 60 cable channels, plus there are flat-screen TVs mounted on the walls in the Master bedroom & Guest room. For longer stays, you can order the TV channel package of your choosing (though we get English CNN).
The Master suite features a King-sized bed, an ensuite bath and a huge walk in closet.
The guest room features 2 twin beds, which can be joined together (prior to your arrival) to make a 2nd King-width (albeit slightly shorter) guest bed.
If you're sleeping 6, then a self-inflating mattress bed will be made up for you prior to your arrival as well.
Ample linens are of course supplied for all beds, many of them 630-thread-count Egyptian cotton.
The kitchen features a full sized fridge/freezer, a gas range/oven, a microwave oven, an electric slow cooker (Crock Pot) and ample dishes, utensils, pots, pans, serving dishes etc. The dining room table seats 6 people.
We also feature a table and 2 chaise lounges on the patio.
3 - Why is this the best location in Ixtapa?:
-The stretch of El Palmar beach directly in front of the BVG Residencial complex, is usually the calmest and safest stretch of the entire 4km-long beach, as compared to the beach near the Marina, which is sometimes better suited to surfing than to swimming. You may want to consider this if you're bringing your kids with you
- The location is directly across the street from 'downtown' Ixtapa, which offers shopping, banks & ATMs, car rentals, a 'Deposito' (in which you can buy 50 cent Coronas), & restaurants
- there are enough restaurants in Ixtapa, particularly in the high season, that you don't really need to leave, however there are at least 20 times more restaurants in Zihuatanejo, just a 15-minute cab or bus ride away if you want more variety
4 - The area:
-the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area is a refreshing and welcome change from most other 'American-ized' or 'Canadian-ized' Mexican resort destinations such as Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The area is an undiscovered gem where you'll find the 'real' Mexico, the Mexico that tourists in these other destinations have sadly not seen for 20 years. Here you're never more than 15 minutes away from either the idyllic charm of Zihuatanejo, a small Mexican fishing village that seems to have been frozen in time, or from the modern amenities and 5-star luxuries of the Fonatur-created beach resort of Ixtapa. Because of the close proximity of two such different and diverse towns, this area truly offers 'the best of both worlds'. And yes, indeed it IS Zihuatanejo where Morgan Freeman 'escaped to', at the end of 'The Shawshank Redemption.'
In 'Zihua', what you won't find (yet) are McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Home Depot and over-priced designer clothing stores. Instead, what you WILL find, are quaint narrow streets lined with interesting and inexpensive independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants frequented by the locals, actually not a lot different than the first time I visited over 20 years ago. Do you want to watch the fisherman lay their fish out for display on the beach at the outdoor fish market every morning adjacent to the Zihuatanejo fishing pier, as they've done for decades? You'll find that here. Do you want to spend an afternoon shopping in clothing boutiques for $7 jeans, $5 tops and $4/pound local coffee, followed by a delicious, authentic and inexpensive dinner? You'll find THAT here too. Or would you rather pamper yourself surrounded by all the luxuries, restaurants and amenities only available in a modern, tourist-destination city surrounded by manicured gardens? You'll find all that and more in Ixtapa, where after a day of soaking up the sun beside the pool, depending on the time of year you might be asked to help to release newly hatched baby sea turtles into the sea. Only in Ixtapa-Zihua...
5 - The weather:
Daily high temperatures are usually 85-93F (29C-34C), and night time temperatures drop to approximately 70F (21C), though temperatures can drop temporarily and rarely down to 55F (12C), but typically only during thunderstorms. These temperatures are pretty consistent year-round, with only the humidity changing noticeably, increasing as the summer wears on.
From early to mid November, through the end of May, it is usually sunny and clear almost all day, every day, aside from the odd thunderstorm blowing in off of the Pacific. These storms often stay offshore though, and are just spectacular to watch from the beach, and help to clear up the humidity.
June through mid-October bring a lot more rain and cloud cover, but usually only for part of the day, meaning that you'll still enjoy ample sun.
The local ocean temperatures warm over the summer to 86F (30C) in November, then gradually cool to 80F (23C) in February and 79F (22C) in April. 86F is a lot warmer than most heated swimming pools, the clean, clear water feels just heavenly, especially while standing on the silky fine sand on the bottom.
- 1 story
- On floor 8
- 1675 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Each stay includes a midweek condo cleaning (maid service), and additional cleanings can be purchased for $25/each. Guests are responsible, immediately prior to departure, to: (i) arrange and pay $25 for a check-out cleaning & (ii) wash & dry all bedding and linens, and make up all beds. If you so choose not to wash/dry the linens, you can pay $25 (over and above the $25 for the cleaning) to have all of this taken care of for you....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Private Pool:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall 2014 Low Season
Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
7 night min stay
Weeks Before & After XMas
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
7 night min stay
Jan 3 - Apr 3, 2015
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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50% deposit due upon booking, remaining 50% balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
HOLIDAY weeks including the week of Christmas, week of New Year's, week before Easter & week after Easter (3/23-4/6 in 2013): $2,600 USD / week.
Ask about our discounts for: (i) paying 100% at time of booking, (ii) staying 2 weeks, (iii) staying 3 weeks, or (iv) booking a full month.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About: My name is Senor David, and I'm a Professional Electrical Engineer with a background in renewable energy technologies including photovoltaic energy, wind energy, fuel cells, biomass energy and ocean wave energy. I 've lived and worked in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada, and in Connecticut, USA for many years, also having worked in France, Denmark, Germany, U.K., Russia, United Arab Emirates and Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. I currently work during the week all over the USA, mostly in Houston, Denver and South Carolina. Most of my time is spent working, but when not working, I enjoy sailing, motorcycling, long-distance bicycle touring, running, weight training, skiing, hiking and drinking Coronas. It is my several solo bicycle trips down the west coast of Mexico, that have enabled me to single out Ixtapa Beach as THE nicest beach in Mexico. My friends & I call Ixtapa, 'Dave's Happy Place.'
If I had to describe it in 2 words: 'The Beach'. The beach in front of the BVG Residencial, is the epitome of a Corona beer commercial, with the fine sand, palm trees, waves softly lapping up on the beach, and an oh-soooo-relaxed mood... I feel like I'm in a better position than most to comment on which towns & beaches in Mexico are the nicest. In addition to having been multiple times to the usual tourist destinations of Mexico City, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, La Paz, Los Cabos, Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Hermosillo, etc., I've been on or camped on virtually every single beach (developed and otherwise) down the west coast of Mexico between Mazatlan and Zihuatanejo, on my several solo bicycle tours down the Mexican coast. I first fell in love with 'Zihua' in 1988, during a 3-day trip there. I then bicycled from Victoria, BC, Canada, 4,500km to Cabo San Lucas in 38 days in 1993, followed by the same trip again but broken up into pieces a few years later. Since then I've bicycled 1238.8km from Mazatlan to Zihuatanejo twice, and the 728.5km from Mazatlan to Manzanillo 3 times. All of these trips have given me the unique opportunity to have seen ALL the beaches on the West Coast of Mexico as far south as Zihua, and I can assure you that Ixtapa Beach is the best. The sand is fine, the water is clear, calm and warm, almost hot at times. The beach has remained unspoiled , mostly undeveloped and quiet, yet so close to so many amenities. For years now I've wondered when this beach will be 'discovered', selfishly hoping that it never will be. The best thing about Ixtapa, and about the Bay View Grand Residencial, is the location. You truly can enjoy 'the best of both worlds', enjoying the luxurious lifestyle that only a modern resort like this can offer, yet never more than 15 minutes from the charm and authenticity of the picturesque Mexican fishing village of Zihuatanejo.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You'll benefit from my extensive knowledge of not only Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, but also of the surrounding coastline. Having spent so much time in the surrounding area, I'll be happy to give you extra insight into where to go if you wish to rent a car to explore some of indescribably beautiful coastline and beaches that lie to the north. I can point you to some great restaurants in both Ixtapa and Zihua, and I'll be happy to help you to arrange fishing trips or other excursions. You'll always be able to reach me directly by phone, and I'll take the time to get you comfortable with what to expect, prior to your departure.
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- CLICK HERE - This is a view looking NW along the beach (playa el Palmar) in front of the condo, from the webcam on the roof of the Barcelo Hotel next door. The image updates every 20 seconds or so. The BVG Residencial is the white building on right edge of frame.
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BVG Residencial complex as viewed from the beach
2 pools and hot tubs as viewed from the condo's patio, just 1/2 of the pools.
Typical BVG Residencial poolside sunset, taken on Friday, May 24th, 2013.
One of several similar notes in the condo's guest book. Ask to see the others.
FREE Netflix & Skype from wifi-connected LED SMART TV w built-in HDTV webcam
Master Suite with luxurious 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens & Jacuzzi.
Enjoy your own fresh Coconut from the front yard...
Looking north along El Palmar Beach from directly in front of the condo.
Walk 500m down the beach & take the cablecar to 'el Faro', to enjoy this view.
View from the Master Suite. Note the jacuzzi tub on your private patio
'We wanted for nothing!' - How could anyone NOT have a good time here?
Kitchen including a dishwasher, microwave, gas oven/range and full sized fridge
Typical sunset as viewed from the beach right in front of the condo
Cocktail hour poolside at the Bay View Grand Residencial. A typical sunset here
Jump out of bed and hop into your private jetted tub overlooking the Pacific!
Decorated with several illuminated original pieces of Mexican artwork.
Follow the path and scent of fresh red rose petals to a romantic week...
The view from the Living Room and from the Patio.
Looking from the living Room towards the dining area and well-equipped kitchen
Looking south along El Palmar beach from directly in front of the condo.
View through living room to private patio. Note the wifi-connected LED SMART TV
Looking past the dining area toward the kitchen, from the living room
Dining area to sit 6
Well equipped gym just off of the lobby area
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