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Pool Looking up to Condo's 600 Sq.Ft. Flowering Terrace with a 270° Pano


Last updated: 10/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Alánamar is in the preferred front building of Casa Que Ve al Mar with an unobstructed 270° dazzling view into Bahia Zihua and the Pacific Ocean - just minutes from Playa la Ropa. Walk to town in 20 minutes or take the local bus from the front of the property for peanuts. Taxis are also available and plentiful for a little more than peanuts. To reach our web site scroll down this page to 'Links to more information:' and then click on: 'CLICK HERE - For Website with Video'

New Rental Policies
Effective immediately Alánamar is no long being made available for rent as we have endeavored to do in the past. We are limiting our guests to friends, family, and those individuals who choose to support qualified charitable organizations in both our community, in Mexico, and in the communities in which such persons may reside.

A qualifying charitable contribution is based mostly on our past rental rates of some $300/night – high season and $150/night low season. Your contribution could be more or less. Obviously we will be selecting from the higher of the offerings should we experience multiple inquiries. To be able to visualize how this could work for you and your family or friends let’s set up a hypothetical example.

First off let’s assume you are coming down to Zihua for one week in “high season” and want to secure a reservation for a specific period of time well in advance. The total suggested charitable contribution would be around (total – no extras) $2100.00 USD. The deposit amount would be 50% or $1050 USD.

To confirm your reservation you write TWO separate personal checks (USD transactions) or two separate money orders (CAD transactions) for one half (1/2) of the deposit amount of $550 USD - $550 – each check. One check is made out to your favorite charity and the other is made out to my favorite charitys’ auditor which is a Charitable Contribution Clearing House, TAMARINDO, which audits both eligibility of having been certified 501c3 status and which audits the overhead with which my charities operate limiting a maximum of 15% of all funds received allocated to overhead – no more.

TAMARINDO correspondence may be addressed to 6114 La Salle Ave. Suite 354 Oakland, CA 94611. Include a letter to your favorite charity requesting a confirmation of receipt of funds and obviously the mailing address. Upon receipt of your check made out to your designated charity and your letter, the clearing house will forward both to your favorite charity. They will cash your check or money order made out to TAMARINDO and will forward the funds less 5% on to the several charities which we support. They take 5% of the gross amount to cover overhead of checking out the legitimacy of any such designated recipient of donated funds.

That said: one check or money order made out to your favorite charity and one check or money order made out to TAMARINDO which is the Charitable Contribution Clearing House which we utilize to assure the money is going to good and worthy causes.

Good news and not so good news: most likely the contribution directed to your favorite charity would be fully tax deductible under US tax law; the funds allocated to the Charitable Contribution Clearing House would not be deductible as TAMARINDO is a for profit corporation which does not operate under the IRS rules of 501c3 institutions.

For the curious among you we would share with you we are currently directing the larger portions of the contributions to youth organizations here at home which support 18 -25 year old youngsters as they exit the foster care programs in which they have been participating, an extremely fragile collection of young people deserving an opportunity to get on with life. We also support the Zihuatanejo SPCA program which has a spay and neuter program plus an aggressive adoption program. Good results come from caring people such as you.
Please feel free to e-mail us with any unanswered questions or need for more information or clarification.

Our 2,000 Sq.Ft. condominium / 600 square foot terrace, positioned on the third floor but level in from the parking lot, features two bedrooms each with luxuriously upholstered king-size beds, two bathrooms with walk in showers, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, a 'whole house - no worries' water purification system (yes, we drink the tap water), dining area with seating for six, spacious living room with satellite served 40' Sony Bravia LCD TV, Sony Blu-ray disc player, stereo music system, iPod docking station, and laundry.

Unlimited bottled purified water is provided gratis. High speed DSL service inside the condo; bring your lap top, Skype phone, MagicJack!

Check out our web page by typing ZIHUATANEJOCONDOS dot NET into your address bar or type ALANAMAR into any search engine's browser. Maid service is provided at no extra charge. We have a gas-fired barbecue out on the 600 Sq. Ft. terrace in addition to a 58' diameter glass top dining table with six chairs, a classical Mexican hammock, casual seating for seven, and an 'outdoor' shower. This condominium, as well as all interior spaces, is wheelchair accessible.

Fully-equipped, two-bedroom, two-bath condominium with gourmet kitchen and laundry, immense private terrace, air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout . Daily prices are in US dollars and do not include the 16% IVA and 3% hotel tax.

Weekly rentals only except monthly and broken week rentals are available in low season. There is a 10% discount to rent the condominium as a one bedroom/one bath.

High season is November 15 through April 30; low season is May 1 through November 14. Holiday weeks are Thanksgiving week, week before Christmas through week after New Year's, and Easter week.

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday only. Check-in time is 4 PM; check-out time is noon. If you have a late departing flight your luggage can be securely stored in our common areas and you can enjoy the pools until your taxi arrives to take you to the airport. A common area bathroom is provided for changing from your pool attire into your flight attire.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Level in - no stairs - no elevators...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • King size beds (1) We have superior quality Eastern King (76'x 80') size beds in both bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower is conveniently located on the terrace....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Swimways® Pool Floats, 24 Hour Security. Please do not confuse Alanamar with other condos in the 'La Casa Que Ve al Mar' development which are substantially smaller and have limited views. Our 600 Sq. Ft. terrace offers a 270 degree sweeping vista....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Some CDs on hand but we DO HAVE A iPOD Docking Station for your use....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Lot's of English speaking stations...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40' Sony Bravia TV in Living Room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A whole drawer full of DVDs await you....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    And you will be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the sea....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    An ever changing picture of swimmers, boats. ships, birds, and more....moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Each bedroom has a 1-ton unit and the living area has a 2-ton unit,...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Enjoy our exclusive broadband service right in the condo at the desk so bring your laptop....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Somple and convenient clothes line on the terrace. ...moreless

  • Covered Parking: is covered!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Never needed in Zihua!!!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi inside the condo. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Only the very highest quality available here in the states and then transported to Zihua for your ultimate comfort....moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered parking for one vehicle....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    And it is off the street in a secure area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free telephine for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels only. Bring your own beach towels if desired....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is in the unit - very large capacity - very new....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    This can be arranged given adequate advance notice....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Gourmet assortment of everything you will need to prepare a nice little intimate (romantic?) dinner at home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Many of our neighbors have no oven. We have two! Plus a microwave....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yep! We've got ont of those....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven in range + a toaster oven and micro-wave....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The absolute biggest we could fit through the door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four bunner glass top range with oven....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Our INDOOR - OUTDOOR living allows you to enjoy all of the comforts - stretch out on the 8' sofa or relax in our genuine Mexican hammock - all on our 600 Sq T. terrace with a 270° unimpeded view into the Pacific....moreless

  • Golf:

    Two golf courses await you in nearby Ixtapa....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outdoor gas grill on the terrace for all of you who love to BBQ while on vacation....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis can be arranged at the nearby Hotel Viceroy....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Actually there are two such pools and we supply two 'Swimways®' floats for your relaxation....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$2,100 $9,000
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,050 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 10/22/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 200
0.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa la Ropa

Car: Not Necessary

To see our web site go to Google and type in: To see our exact location highlight and copy these coordinates; then go to GOOGLE EARTH and paste them into the 'Fly To' window: 17 38' 02.29'n 101 32' 43.24'w

Want to get a flavor of typical rural life in Mexico? We can assist you in planning a trip into the Sierra Madre where you will have an opportunity to meet with the indigenous peoples there who can trace their ancestry hundreds or years back in time. You will see native handicrafts and you will hear music only heard there in the mountains. And if you are lucky, you may be treated to some native dance in the Zocalo in the early evening hours.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Our condominium is absolutely the most enjoyable piece of rental property we have ever owned and operated and there have been many. We live in California so getting to Zihua is a snap. Our two grown children and their kids really love the two pools, the beach, swimming in salt water, and going home with a great tan. And here is a picture of me (Susan) headed to the beach on my 250cc scooter. Yep! This old retired school teacher can still play like a kid here in Zihua!

Why the Owner Chose Zihuatanejo:
After having searched the west coast of Mexico from Puerto Escondido all the way up to Cabo San Lucas, Zihuatanejo just stood out as the place to call home. There is just this wonderful small community there with a very laid back atmosphere but anything you really need or forgot to bring can be found in any one of the many stores which seem to never close. Shop keepers to taxi drivers seem only to want to bs sure you are having a great experince in their home town.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We have the best of all worlds. No elevators, no stairs - yes, level in which is such a treat in this hillside community. And space to spare in a environment cooled with the natural sea breezes from the ocean, or turn on any one of six ceiling fans, or close yourselves in and click on the air conditioning. Our 600 square foot terrace, the epitomy of outdoor living, features a 270 degree view and is equipped with custom made rattan furniture, a rope hammock, a gas fired grill, and even an out door shower so you can cool off without going down to one of the two infinity pools one flight below. Life at the pools or on the beach is one of the best examples of the sense of 'community' you will ever experience. New friendships and friend of friend hookups are common place. You will never stay in a more friendly environment. Every guest receives a complete 'get acquainted' book well before scheduled arrival which enables them to hit the ground running. No false steps - no blind allys. Where to shop, where to eat out, getting around in 'centro' is child's play with our directions and colorful maps.

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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Pool Looking up to Condo's 600 Sq.Ft. Flowering Terrace with a 270° Pano

    Pool Looking up to Condo's 600 Sq.Ft. Flowering Terrace with a 270° Pano

  • Terrace Lounging Area

    Terrace Lounging Area

  • A December Sunset from the Terrace

    A December Sunset from the Terrace

  • Guest Bedroom with King Bed, closet, and Love Seat

    Guest Bedroom with King Bed, closet, and Love Seat

  • View from terrace over pools into Bahia Zihua

    View from terrace over pools into Bahia Zihua

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Area with 27" TV, iPod dock, stereo, weather center, and more.

    Living Area with 27" TV, iPod dock, stereo, weather center, and more.

  • Three stage "Whole House - No Worries" water purofication system.

    Three stage "Whole House - No Worries" water purofication system.

  • Gas Grill on Terrace

    Gas Grill on Terrace

  • Infinity Pool Overlooking Bahia Zihua

    Infinity Pool Overlooking Bahia Zihua

  • Terrace Dining

    Terrace Dining

  • Our large well equipped kitchen with all the gadgets + oven-cook top-range hood

    Our large well equipped kitchen with all the gadgets + oven-cook top-range hood

  • View from lobby area.

    View from lobby area.

  • Interior dining area with table and seating for six.

    Interior dining area with table and seating for six.

  • One of two small drop safes for your valuables.

    One of two small drop safes for your valuables.

  • Map showing condo location with red mark ~ 5 minutes to beach on foot.

    Map showing condo location with red mark ~ 5 minutes to beach on foot.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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