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The Marlin House- Overlooking La Ropa Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our beautiful home in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Casa de Aguja ' The Marlin House'.

Our gorgeous, condominium is located in the exclusive La Casa Que Ve al Mar condominium complex overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay and La Ropa Beach.

Experience the panoramic ocean view offered by this newly finished condominium from the moment you open the front door. It offers spectacular vistas from the open-air living room, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom. Casa de Aguja,The Marlin House, is a two-bedroom, two full bath contemporary condominium (approximately 1200 square feet). It is located on the fifth floor of the most recently completed third phase of La Casa Que Ve al Mar complex and has elevator access.

We have added a new outdoor terrace to the master bedroom in our condo. We are very excited about this project and feel that it is a great addition to our already lovely condo. Besides enjoying your morning coffee or afternoon sunset cocktail in our open air living room you can now feel like you are sitting on top of the world over looking Zihuatanejo bay and the Pacific ocean from our new terrace.

The unit has handicap access for ease of entry from the upper parking lot. Each bedroom is air-conditioned for your sleeping comfort with king size beds and 600+ count Egyptian linens. In addition, the unit offers a fully equipped kitchen,with a full size microwave, stove with oven and a water purification system. We have ceiling fans throughout the condo, and a washer/dryer. Maid service and bottled purified water are also provided. Both bedrooms are equipped with satellite LCD TV's and DVD players. In the living room there is an IHome and CD player for your use. Free high speed wireless internet service is also provided in the unit

The complex has two beautiful infinity swimming pools for your enjoyment and covered parking should you choose to rent an automobile. 24-hour security and gated access is also provided.

La Casa Que Ve al Mar is located on a hillside where tropical flowers abound and magnificent sea views are everywhere. A five-minute walk down the hill will take you to Playa La Rope, one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches or a five-minute taxi ride will take you to wonderful downtown Zihuatanejo.

If you arrive in the late afternoon, you will have the opportunity to catch Happy Hour (2 for 1) at one of the many breezy palapa restaurants along La Ropa beach. What a better way to unwind from a long flight than drop your bags at the condo and head for the beach? We would like to offer to pay for your first round at Paty's or Eliva's on La Ropa with our complements.

We pride ourselves on our excellent on-site service record and growing list of satisfied clients. We offer the only full time, 24 hour per day resident staff management team in the complex. Our wealth of local knowledge regarding restaurants, shopping and local attractions will save you lots of precious vacation time. We also offer free Airport pickup, provide emergency contact service, can assist in international telephone calling via Skype, Have free high-speed internet service in the unit and can provide photocopy service if needed. We are dedicated to providing you with a pleasant hassle and worry free stay in our beautiful home. From the time you arrive at the Airport until you return home, we are here for you.


* Daily prices are in US dollars.

* We are an authorized property manager and are registered with the Mexican hacienda and only charge the official Mexican room tax.

* Check-in time is 3 PM; checkout time is 11 AM.

* During high season free airport transportation may be arranged.

* If you have a late departure your luggage will be securely stored,

* The team can also arrange Charter offshore and inshore fishing, Kayak trips, Sunset cruises, Snorkeling trips and surfing lessons, will provide restaurant advice and reservations, and are eager to share all our local knowledge accumulated over 10 years in Zihuatanejo.

Beautiful sunsets are provided free of charge to all guests.

We invite you to come and enjoy a bit of tropical paradise in the heart of Zihuatanejo bay.


WOW! We’ll be back-same time next year but longer. Not only is the Marlin House an exceptional place of accommodation, it exceeds the mere words of description on the website.

THE VIEW!! Mother nature created this masterpiece and your place has given us a peek of the beauty seen through her eyes. Josi & Victor, Seattle

The glowing recommendation of your website have been exceeded on all counts. “The Marlin House” has been a dream vacation for us. The view, the pools, the beautifully decorated condo, all just super! We are happy to spread the word on the “perfect” Mexican vacation in Zihua at The Marlin House.

P.S. For the best fishing, go out in their new red and white boat, “The Huntress” with Captain Francisco, the best skipper in Zihua. John & Lyn , Oakville, WA

This has been a “fabulous “ vacation. This is the honeymoon we never had and will definitely be back. The condo is perfect in everyway and beautifully decorated. The view is spectacular; coffee in the morning looking out at the water and boats is breathtaking. The sunsets are beautiful from both the living room and master bedroom. We loved the local restaurants and shopping. Thank you both so much for making this a most memorable stay. We will be back for more.

Gail & Karl, Linthicum, MD

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More Details

Dee Bulkley-Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Dee Bulkley-Owner

We are the only on-site Resident Management Team on the premises. We are available for you 24 hours a day and pride ourselves on our local knowledge. Questions about Dining, Sightseeing, Shopping? Just ask us.

Dee Bulkley-Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why Dee Bulkley-Owner chose Zihuatanejo

A little history about our adventure to this beautiful paradise. We are an avid offshore fishing couple. After fishing here and in many different countries for about 10 years, we decided that we could have the best of all worlds, wonderful fishing, wonderful beaches wonderful weather and best of all, wonderful and sincere people. We found our oasis in this little laid-back unknown town known to the locals as Zihua. We hope that you will be as enchanted as we are.

What makes this condo unique

The Marlin house is located close to good restaurants, within walking distance to town and beaches. La Ropa beach, (Beach of Clothes), is a five minute walk where you will find swimming, boating, para sailing, Hobie cats and kayaks, water skiing, banana boating and casual dining. Las Gatas beach (Beach of Cats) is located across the bay and can be reached by taking a water taxi from the town pier for 40 pesos, round trip. Great beach side restaurants and snorkeling. Sunset and night-time cruise boats, both sail and power are available during peak season. Most renters say that a week is not enough time to see and enjoy all that Zihua has to offer

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo unit is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous sunlight streaming through the open air living room and bedrooms. Beautifully designed bathrooms and completely stocked kitchen.Make sure to book your trip on the Huntress with Francisco as your guide. We whale watched, had dolphins follow alongside our boat, caught 7 Spanish Mackerel and then spent the afternoon on Ixtapa beach where they cooked our catch for us while we waited.

If you're looking for a vacation that is relaxing this is the place.
Mar 2011
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Zihuatanejo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2), Child Cot/Beds (1) pack and play(1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Marlin House- Overlooking La Ropa Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Mount Vernon

Picture postcard views

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views. Property very well maintained inside and out. Loved Infinity pools. Unit very clean, kitchen has most everything needed. Bathrooms: Big showers, great counter space, lots of towels + soaps & shampoos. Washer dryer in unit. Owners excellent source of info for restaurants and shopping. Plenty of affordable restaurants nearby.

More expensive restaurant tips: DO NOT order ANYTHING i.e., 'specials' (not listed or priced on menu) unless specifically described AND PRICED before ordering, either food or drinks.

Many shops and restaurants don't take credit cards, so stock up on Pesos, especially 50 peso notes for taxis. Best exchange rates are at local ATM's, so be sure to bring your ATM card.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for the glowing review. We are so glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay at the Marlin House and Zihuatanejo. Hopefully we can connect in the future. Thank you again and happy holidays
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Try a taste of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The Marlin House puts you in the lap of comfort with a view of Zihuatanejo Bay that is amazing. Prepare yourself to be impressed with the amenities that this suite offers. The on-line description is accurate to a "T" and your hosts (Mike & Dee) are at your service should you need advice, directions, tips, hints and don't even get me going on their knowledge and services with respect to local fishing. They are truly a pleasure to deal with.

Start and end your day on the wonderful deck off the Master bedroom .... coffee in the mornings & a cool drink to watch the glorious sunsets in the evenings. You won't believe it!

Or stay put in the gorgeous, open-air living room and watch the activity down on the bay. It's a panorama that will stay in your memory for a long time to come.

The Marlin House ...... a bit of Heaven before you experience the real thing.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay in The Marlin House was perfect. It was spotless, well equipped and supplied, and the views were incredible morning, noon and night. Owners Dee and Mike were in their unit nearby and that was very helpful. And the fishing trip on The Huntress with Capt. Francisco was great fun. We had some terrific meals in the area, too, especially dinner on the beach with our toes in the sand at Paty's, lunch at il Mare, and breakfast at Casa Que Canta (which requires a rez). The Marlin House is a good value.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fabulous vacation in Zihua

  • 5 of 5

Once again La Casa Que Ve Al Mar (The Marlin house predominantly) proves to be another fantastic vacation. The condo was impeccably maintained and the new terrace is a wonderful addition to the condo. We absolutely love the morning sunrises with the waves crashing on the beach below. The pool was a refreshing spot to hang out after a day of fishing. Fished with Captain Francisco on the Huntress 3 times and were more than successful. A total of 7 Sail Fish, 2 Large Dorado and approximately 20 large Bonita. Not bad for 3 days of sheer fun. Looking forward to next year already. Thanks Dee & Mike!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach

Must stay when your in Zihua!

  • 5 of 5

Dee and Mike are amazing. They do everything to help make your stay that much better. The property is located right above La Ropa (best beach in Zihua). Close walk to restaurants, beaches, and downtown. You won't wait longer than 5 minutes for a taxi if needed. Well maintained and great looking property. The condo is on the 4th floor giving you a top notch view of the bay. Open air rooms with the option to close off the bedroom to keep cool with the a/c. Very clean and extremely nice and comfortable decor. Has 2 infinity pools to chill out and drink some beers and cocktails while watching the sunset over the bay. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Dee and Mike!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful, well kept and had an extroidinary view. We enjoyed remarkable meals on the beach, outtings to several wonderful beaches, the infinity pools, and most of all the lifestyle in this picturesque small village. We felt very safe all around the town and were welcomed warmly by local shop keepers and restauranteurs. We also took a couple of trips aboard the Huntress...amazing! Whale watching and saw a humpback whale mother and her baby. Fishing offshor and caught a blue marlin, sailfish, and mahi. Relaeased the others and kept the Mahi which was cooked especially for us at one of the many fabulous small family owned restaurants nearby. We will be returning for years to come. A 5 star rating seems less than this vacation and this property deserves. The owners were also quite gracious.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International (ZIH)
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Patty's on La Ropa Beach
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
La Ropa Beach five to ten minute walk

We can arrange offshore and IN-shore fishing trips for you. Fishing for Sailfish, Marlin and Dorado is excellent during the high season. Early requests for charters are recommended. We promote Catch and Release on all billfish. We can also arrange surfing lessons and can provide snorkling and sight-seeing trips to the local beaches. For more information please go to our website


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.