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IXTAPA BEACHFRONT CONDO -100% 5 STAR RATED -14th FLR -4BDRM/BA -SEE TESTIMONIALS

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Multi-Couple Dream Rental! 2 King & 2 Queen Suites with Privacy & Luxury For All

WELCOME TO PARADISE!

Pictures of paradise are just pictures, but they are all we have to show you. That's why it is so important for you read our testimonials. 100% FIVE STARS. What better way is there to really know that your stay will be exactly as advertised?

PARADISE is an experience, or rather, a mix of experiences that involves memories, emotions, and all the senses. Ixtapa shares the same latitude as the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Welcome to the Tropics! As you browse through our pictures, please add your own seashore soundtrack, the feel of tropical breezes on your skin, and the bouquet of lush tropical gardens. Imagine slipping into one of our blue-tiled infinity pools or settling down with a good book, in the shade of a poolside pergola or at one of our private palapas on the beach. Imagine hooting with abandon as you dash into the warm, crystal-clear, Pacific, or holding hands as you stroll barefoot on Ixtapa Beach, on a balmy, moonlit night. Its all here.

AGAIN, READ OUR TESTIMONIAL. Some start with “Wow!” and wow is about right. After six years, three vacations per year, we still find ourselves thinking “Wow” every time we open the front door. You will too. WE PROMISE.

AS YOU ENTER, you realize that the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, glass doors plus the glass balcony walls, completely blur the line between being indoors and outdoors. This is true of our beachfront suites as well. ONLY 12 OF 90 AMARA CONDOS have balconies that extend to the bedrooms, and of these, only 6 are on the 14th floor, tucked in the tropical shade of the penthouse patios above. Only a few of these 14th floor condos are available for vacation rental and, of these, ours is centered, away from the large hotels at either end.

THINK OF THIS PLACE as an open-air, 2,200 sq ft, observation platform. Here, you can watch the sunset from the living room couch, from a King-sized bed in a master bedroom, from a lounge chair on the balcony, or from a seat at the dining room table. And please, don't forget our sparkling sunrises, and impossibly romantic moonsets.

BEST OF ALL, the condo is continually awash in fresh onshore ocean breezes (daytime) and cool, earthy, offshore breezes (nighttime). Since the Amara has no hallways (hence the private elevators), the ocean breezes come in through the oceanfront glass doors and leave through the mountain view windows in the kitchen and Queen bedroom suites. You control the amount of breeze flowing through all the rooms, simply by narrowing the openings of the mountain view windows. Imagine that!

More Details

Owner
Sandy Baird
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Sandy Baird

Sandy and I just love this place. We share it with our friends and family and we share it with people who will appreciate and preserve what we have here; a uniquely private, quiet, luxurious, hideaway midst one of Mexico's most sought after (by Americans, Canadians and Mexicans) vacation regions.

Zihuatanejo is a great place to visit, dine, window shop, and shop for necessities, but we breath a sigh of relief EVERY time we take the short, beautiful, drive back home to Ixtapa where the open ocean water is crystal clear and the sea breeze keeps the tropical sun at bay and the air clean. Sorry to say, Bahia de Zihuatanejo, one of the most miraculous bays you will ever see, has been overwhelmed by 75,000 permanent Zihuatanejo city residents and a million tourists per year. The long narrow bay with its spectacular, mountainous perimeter and narrow ocean outlet, traps smoke, dust, contaminate waters, and exhaust inside the bay, creating daytime smog and night-time inversions that never allows the breeze off the Pacific to chase away the evening heat.

Locals will not get in the water within 24 hours of a significant rain because of ear and skin infections. Heartbreaking for me because my first (surfing trip) visit to Zihuatanejo was in 1970, when a rocky creek bed was the only route from Highway 200 to the bay, and the only place to get a cooked meal was at a corrugated steel shed, right above the high tide line. Playa Las Gatas, now lined with restaurants and served by a steady stream of launchas and pongas, used to be a fun little right hand break, now ruined by a breakwater and landfill.

Gosh...

Sandy Baird purchased this condo in 2007

Why Sandy Baird chose Guerrero

The Amara is one of the nicest, most exclusive, uncrowded, well-run, secure, pristine condominium complexes on the Mexican Riviera. Our guest testimonials leave little doubt that our 14th Floor condo is one of the most, spectacular, best equipped vacation rentals around.

What makes this condo unique

Nothing could be more unique than Amara. It is the perfect place to vacation. You can be in the hustle an bustle of Zihuatanejo in less than 10 minutes by car, bus, or taxi. When you have had enough, and you will get your fill, you can escape to peaceful Ixtapa and simply relax. If you love to eat, Ixtapa offers restaurants that are on a par with many of the best restaurants in Zihuatanejo, and without the street vendors, traffic, parking dramas, exhaust fumes, and the stifling heat that is trapped on the bay each evening.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely perfect! A beautiful setting with all the comforts of home. How wonderful to have top of the line kitchen appliances for making breakfast to be enjoyed on the balcony while the sun rises over the mountains, and dessert in the evening watching exquisite sunsets. The layout of the condominium with four bedrooms and four baths is roomy yet intimate and totally convenient at the same time. The furnishings are luxurious yet casual and comfortable. The décor perfect for the setting. This was a working vacation for me and a relaxing get-away for my husband. I had room to set up office, have wireless internet access and a fabulous view at the same time. When I wanted to forget about work, all I had to do was close a door. There wasn’t a thing that we needed during our stay that we couldn’t find. The owners have it so completely equipped which made our stay effortless. After vacationing for years in hotels, what a bonus to have the washer and dryer. For that and every other well thought out detail, our sincere thanks to the owners! Even for two people, the accommodations are absolutely perfect and a tremendous value!
Dec 2008
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Amenities

Ixtapa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , SAFE water, mirrored, marble-top vanity, glass shower w/wand
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , SAFE water, mirrored, marble, two-sink vanity, glass shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , SAFE water, mirrored, marble-top vanity, glass shower w/wand
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , SAFE water, mirrored, marble-top vanity, glass shower w/wand
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite! Prvt. Bath has dbl. marble sinks, glass-walled shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite! Pvt. Bath has marble sink, glass-walled shower, wand
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Suite! Prvt. Bath has marble sink, glass-walled shower, wand
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Suite! Adjacent bath has marble sink, glass-walled shower
  • The two beachfront suites each have balcony access through wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass doors. Beds have premium, medium-firm, pillow-top, mattresses. The Mountain View bedrooms each have one, premium quality, pillow-top, Queen size bed. The larger of the two Queen suites has a platform couch that is convertible to a single bed simply by removing the throw pillows. All bedrooms have closets with shelved and hanging areas. All bedrooms their own bath. Each room has window screens, ceiling fans, individual A/C with remote control, shade and black-out roll up screens (for night-time privacy and light sensitive sleepers). THERE ARE NO MAID'S QUARTERS IN THIS UNIT.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Airport – 25 minutes by automobile, taxi, or airporter. Zihuatanejo – less than 10 minutes by bus, taxi or automobile. Harbor Activities – Gorgeous Ixtapa Marina is less than 5 minutes by car (many prefer to walk there via the beach) and offers rental slips for blue water cruisers, individual and charter dinner/sunset cruises, snorkeling/dive boats, restaurants right on the water, and retail shops. Shopping – Grocery Store and native arts and clothing boutiques all within easy walking distance Beach Activities – Ixtapa beach features a smooth sand bottom and is suited for many ocean activities. All beach/water goers are advised to use caution whenever the surf is up! For those with more daring, parasailing rides and jet ski rentals can be obtained right outside Amara’s beach gate. Personal Health – Local spa and beauty services are available nearby. Ocean massage tents are a short walk down the beach. Golf – The north-facing suites in our condo feature golf course views.

Reviews

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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

If you looking for a low key Mexican vacation with incredible views, great atmosphere, and fantastic food, come here. The view from this 14th floor condo is amazing and the beach below is one of the best I have walked. However, this is not a place with wild partying or crazy night life. Take advantage of the guest chef for the best dine in experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Ixtapa many times, but this was our first time renting a condo instead of the usual hotel on the beach. We will never stay at a hotel again! This condo is beautiful! The views are spectacular, the pool is warm and not crowded and the beach is steps away.

We had a little confusion when we arrived - we weren't sure exactly where to go, but the staff at the facility quickly found our contact person and got us into the condo. The owner, Sandy, was available via email as well as someone local should a problem arise. We had a woman come and cook for us each day that we were there - it was much cheaper than all of us going out to eat every day and the food was spectacular.

This place is truly paradise. I really hated leaving - hopefully, we can stay here again next time we visit Ixtapa. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home :)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Mexican Vacation Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo---the location, condo # beds/baths, and Claudia offered great tips.

We had six adults and two grandkids and the condo worked out excellent.

We hired the maid nearly every day and she cooked two fantastic dinners with any food of our choosing.

The south/southwest balcony and living room views for PM suntanning and great sunsets could not be beat. When we mentioned to others that we were staying at the "Amara", everyone replied that is was the best spot on the beach for quality, quietness, and pools set-up.

The condo air conditioning and large living room, table, and sliding doors to the double-length deck were wonderful.

The pool palapa bar servers were fantastic and the prices very reasonable. Save pesos when you check out and pay your bar bill.

This condo is in a prime location across from many restaurants, liquor store, ice cream store, and a quick taxi to Z.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great time. Thank you for reviewing your trip!
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5

WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE?!?

  • 5 of 5

After many stays at various locations in Ixtapa, we can't wait to return to your condo. It was perfect for us! We loved the open air living space and the roomy deck. The two bedrooms overlooking the beach were great; the sound of the waves, the stars and the sea breezes offered an unbeatable view and peaceful backdrop for sleeping. Everything worked perfectly and Claudia was easily accessible for the few questions we had. The pool, the staff and the beach were most enjoyable and we felt very secure. Easy access to shopping, taxis and bus made the location ideal. The weather was great, the food incredible and the people happy and helpful. It's why we always return to Ixtapa/Zihua and why we will return again to your great condo. Thanks so much for a most enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. WE look forward to your return!
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San Clemente, California
5

Excellent family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The reviews on this place are all true. This is an extremely nice resort and an absolutely beautiful condo! We had teenagers and little ones and they all loved this vacation site. We were there in the last days of July, and town is definitely hot, but we could always come back to the air conditioned luxury of Sandy and Steve's beautiful home. The property manager, Claudia, was so gracious and helpful. We opted to have a meal ready the evening of our arrival and it was delicious; steak and chicken tacos and such great guacamole! Claudia also arranged for our return taxi to the airport when leaving. She was always available to call or assist us. The pools are lovely, the servers at the palapa bar so courteous and attentive, the food very good. Security was excellent. I can't say enough and hope that we can make a return trip next year. Thank you, Sandy and Steve. It was truly lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukie, Oregon
5

The perfect family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Ixtapa and the Amara were the perfect place with our group of 8, ages 7 to 74. Having the 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and the fabulous deck across the 4 rooms in the front of the condo just added to having a great time. The view was extraordinary. The weather, the pool, the beach, the parasailing, massages, swimming with the Dolphins, wonderful restaurants, all were highlights. Claudia was there whenever we needed her and made sure everything was running smoothly. Mario, our taxi driver also added to a wonderful experience. We loved going into Zihautanejo. These 2 weeks were truly magical. We loved our experience in Mexico. We will be returning

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH)
Nearest Barpub
Amara's Private, No Cash, Beachside Cabana Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Las Palmas-Campo de Golf (Robert Trent Jones, Jr.)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 200 (Main Coastal Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Good Restaurants Within a Short Walking Distance
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Playa Ixtapa (The Gem of the Mexican Riviera)
Car: not necessary

On our beach we have, parasailing, banana boat rides, jet ski rentals (go early for smooth jetting), massage tents, plus a sparkling clean ocean with a clean sandy bottom and beach. At the marina you can go deep sea fishing, scuba diving, or dine right above the water. At the Amara, we have an air conditioned weightlifting/aerobics gym, paddle tennis courts, full tennis courts next door (by arrangement at Sunscapes), and three crystralllne, blue-tile swimming pools with a private poolside bar and grill. At Playa Quieta, take a water taxi to Isla Ixtapa for a day of hiking, tidepooling, swimming snorkeling, sunning and dining. Or, take the Picante Sunset Cruise out of Zihuatanejo. Ixtapa has nice beachy boutiques, great restaurants, bars, clubs, atms, car rentals, bike rentals, scooter rentals, bike paths, grocery stores. In short, all the conveniences. While in town, swim with some dolphins at the Dolphinarium, cool off at the water slides, go horseback riding, scootering, and bicycling with your kids. But best of all, just hang at the Amara. You will find it tough to leave the shade of the poolside pergolas. The ocean breeze, the garden fragrances, the sound of the surf, a good book, and a nice cold beverage can zap the wanderlust right out of you.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

A renter bracelet is payable at the Administration upon arrival. They are good for the time of your visit and apply to all renters.

Cleaning Fee, security deposit and 1/2 of the rental fee due upon signature of the contract. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Cleaning fee is $150.00 US

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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