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Our Little Slice of Paradise / ~The~ Amara

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


We are located on the 4th floor of the Amara overlooking the palm trees to the beautiful sea.

Beautiful sunsets every evening.

We are in the heart of Ixtapa Beach just walking distance to great restaurants, luxury shopping and groceries.

Each room is individually temperature controlled for your comfort.

A personal cook is available upon your request.

2 master suites on the seaside: one king bed, one queen bed.

2 bedrooms facing the beautiful mountains and golf course: both queen beds.

All bedrooms have their own bathrooms. (total of 5)

We have 2 wide screen TV’s, 1 in the living area, 1 in the master suite with cable service.

Fully equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer.

24 hour security.

Private gate to the beach from the pool area.


We have three swimming pools: large infinity pool for everyone, children’s wading pool and an adult’s only pool. There is a poolside bar that serves pretty much anything you can think of to drink! And our bartenders are great.

On the beach, we have private palapas with lounge chairs.

We have 2 paddle tennis courts on site for guests.

There is parking inside the gated property.

15 minutes from Zihuatanejo Mexico

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Sandi Kemps
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


Ixtapa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath with shower and view of mountains and town
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful view of the beach and bay. Private bathroom/shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of the beach and bay. Private bath/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , View of the mountains. Private bath/shower
  • King size beds (1) In 1st master suite, Queen size Beds (1) In 2nd master suite and both bedrooms on the mountain view side.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our property is gated and guarded from the main road and from the beach. No one gets in without the guards knowing you belong there. Its very safe. The staff that works at the Amara are wonderful polite people who are a delight to be around.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Our Little Slice of Paradise / ~The~ Amara
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this condo at the Amara. Once again, it lives up to it's title: "Our Little Slice of Paradise". We love the location, the beach, the private pool areas, the quietness, the amenities in the condo and the people. The condo manager, Claudia, is available all the time for questions, and has the answer to everything!! One night we had a fabulous cook, Lilianna, do an amazing Mexican dinner for us. The restaurants are located across the street and there are plenty!!! Right out the front door is an amazing walking/biking path that goes from Ixtapa to Playa Linda, through a National park. We rented bikes and had a great few hours of biking. I would highly recommend this condo!!!

Dianne F.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

This condo was awesome. Four couples from around the country met here in Ixtapa for 2 weeks in February and loved the unit. Very conveniently located right on the beach with 3 pools ( adult) and one ocean. The pictures of the unit are accurate and we found it very comfortable.

There were a few problems with things breaking down but the management at Amara had someone there to fix the problem almost before we hung up the phone.

There were only two negatives...first the kitchen was a little small (of course we had 4 couples sharing the kitchen).

The second was something out of the owner's control...the hotel next door held parties and events 3 or 4 times during our stay where they cranked their speakers up so loud we could barely hear each other talk. Most times it was evenings and ended by 10 but in one instance they started the noise before 8 in the morning. However, in talking to people staying on other parts of the beach, noise seems to be a minor problem in most areas.

Despite that, if you have never been to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo you are missing one of the best beaches in Mexico. Between the 2 mile beach and surf of Ixtapa and the real Mexican town of Zihuatanejo, (a $5 cab ride) it is a perfect vacation spot and has almost none of the blatant "tourist traps" that you find in places like Cancun and Cozumel.

Two of the couples with us were 1st time visitors and are already talking about returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at this condo in the Amara. Once again, it is such a beautiful place to be. Not only is this condo wonderfully kept and spacious, the people that work at the Amara are wonderful. This is located on the 4th floor so has a wonderful view of the beach area and the never-ending gorgeous sunsets. The condo itself, is well equipped with anything that you need on a vacation and is located close to wonderful restaurants and grocery stores. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious with beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Two families of 4 shared this spacious unit at the Amara. There was plenty of room and having 5 bathrooms was much appreciated! The unit is nicely appointed and tastefully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed for preparing meals. Wide views of the beach and sunsets in the evening made it the perfect beach retreat. The service from the staff was great whether ordering drinks from the pool bar, arranging taxis or just asking for recommendations on local things to do. The beach is approximately 3kms/2miles long and is perfect for morning walks and afternoon plunges into the surf - there can be a fairly strong under tow so be careful with small kids or weak swimmers. We have no problem recommending this property to anyone looking for a relaxing beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midwesterners Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sandi's condo for 7 days in February. Sandi Kemps was wonderful to work with. She was prompt in responding to emails and made the rental process easy. The condo is located right off the beach and the view was amazing. It is large enough to accommodate a big group. The sunsets off the balcony are beautiful. The Amara complex is well maintained and staff are very friendly. Restaurants are within close walking distance. We would definitely rent from Sandi again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family / Cousins Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sandi's condo for 10 days and found the Amara to be everything as described. The view is unobstructed and amazing! The condo itself is well outfitted with amenities and the kitchen is very well stocked. The beds are a tad firm for my liking but that seems to be a Mexico thing. Everything was clean! We were even provided one unexpected complimentary housekeeping service halfway through our stay! The grounds and pool are well cared for and clean as well. Right out front of the condo you can jump onto Ixtapa's cycling and trail system that runs 10 K north of there! For runners, walkers, cycling enthusiasts this is an awesome location!! Restaurants and shops in abundance right across the street, too. We hope to be back! Thank you Sandi for a GREAT stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review...happy that we were able to provide a wonderful place for your reunion. We hope you return someday soon. Sandi
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Playa La Ropa Beach
Bandido's De Zihua
Museo de Arqueologia de la Costa Grande
Frank's Bar & Grill
El Faro
Restaurante de Mariscos Lety's
Ixtapa Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
There is a 450 peso charge per person for rental bracelets. This charge will be paid at the time of check in and the current exchange will apply for American dollars.

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. We use pay pal and if you are in the US we will accept checks. One half is due to hold your reservation and the remainder is due 2 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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