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**2 Bdrms/2 Baths**ON THE BEACH**Cute and Affordable**

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

***For less than $700/week, $2400/mo for 2 people, you can be on the beach in Manzanillo***even lower rates May through Oct***

Tired of the huge resort areas with their multitude of vendors and timeshare pitches? Then Manzanillo on the Mexican Riviera is the place for your next vacation!

Not ready to pay resort prices? Our little place is comfortable and cute - located right on the beach named Playa Azul in the middle of Manzanillo Bay. It has two baths, two bedrooms (one king-size bed, and two double-size beds, one folding cot), fresh paint and an eclectic collection of Art, including regional Folk Art. The kitchen is remodeled, with tiles handmade locally. It is fully equipped with all the things people need to 'cook in': pots and pans, cooking utensils, cutting boards and good knives, microwave and blender, dishes and glasses. Bath towels and linens are provided. Housecleaning and linen laundry service are provided at the end of your week, but you can request mid-week service for an extra fee.

This second-floor unit has two private balconies, each with a view of the grounds and the ocean. It's in an eight-unit complex with a pool, sunning patio, palapa (cabana). Go through the gate in the seawall, and you are on the beach! Walk 2 miles in either direction. Email for more photos and special current Season and long term rates.

This location is GREAT - out the front door, is the main local bus line - or hail a taxi - with easy access to everything you want to do. Or walk, within 3 to 4 flat blocks find cafes, restaurants, small markets, pharmacias, laundries, little stores. It is a well kept secret, but this has always been one of the safest areas for tourists. Colima boasts the lowest crime rate in all of Mexico, due to high employment for the locals. For more information about this charming and safe area of Mexico, check the web for Manzanillo and Colima sites. Closest airport is Manzanillo International - ZLO. Puerto Vallarta PVR and Guadalajara GDL are each about 4 hours away by bus or car.

Our personal representative, Roberto, will check you in and answer all your questions. He speaks excellent English and some French. He can arrange fishing and scuba trips for you. He has snorkeling tours, tours to the plantation/ jungle, caves, hiking, Barra de Navidad or Colima City, to the black sand beach and turtle sanctuary, more! Because you will contract with him personally, he is able to give a discount from what travel agencies charge. He is the best tour guide we have found in all of Mexico!

I notice my detailed Rates seem to be missing, $695/week, $2400/mo for 2 people. Discounts available. Quotable rates are generally incorrect, as they don't take my discounts into account or the user fee for 3rd and 4th person. Please contact owner for an accurate quote for your party/ your dates. Also, I know many other owners in town, even if your dates are unavailable, please inquire, I know of a few units that have High Season '17 to '18 dates open at this time.

Please Note: This ad was first published on this site in October 2002. If you read any other ads that are similar to this one with exact or similar wording they were copied from my text. Mine is the original ad.

Keywords: Condo beachfront affordable

More Details

Richard and Dana Bungay
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Richard and Dana Bungay

We started travelling to Mexico in the 90's. We fell in love with the people, the culture, the ocean and decided right away that eventually we wanted to have a little getaway there.

Richard and Dana Bungay purchased this condo in 2002

Why Richard and Dana Bungay chose Playa Azul

We traveled to many of the usual resort areas, on both coasts of Mexico, but they were all too touristed for us. Too many vendors and other hawkers between us and the local experience we wanted. In 2000, we ventured to Manzanillo, and knew immediately this was the authentic Mexico experience we were craving!

A year later, we returned and started shopping, learning about the different neighborhoods around the 2 Bays. We decided we wanted to be On The Beach, but in one the local neighborhoods, with lots Mexican charm.

What makes this condo unique

Drinking coffee in the morning or eating dinner on the balcony while watching the waves, and a wine salute to the sunset from the seawall are our favorite things to do here. This unit is large enough, with 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths, that we have shared it with many of our friends over the years. Having a car is nice for going on day trips, but this location has great access to local transportation. Little cafes, markets, stores are within 2 to 3 flat blocks. It is possible to walk 2 miles in either direction on the beach

Guestbook comments from the owner


Dolores and I,want to thank you for the use of your apartment, Garzas Playa # 3 during the month of January. It certainly was the best equipped of the many we have stayed in through the many years. Also, the location is great as it lies near so many good restaurants. We especially liked Mohala (?), which is only 5 doors down. Of course, Rock Food is really wonderful. Thanks so much and take care.
Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Azul
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tacos Ramon
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Bird/Wildlife Viewing, Beach Walking, Water Park--

Within 1.5 hr drive, Historic Colima City, View the Volcanos, Archeological Site, great Museums, Turtle Sanctuary, Black Sand Beach, Barra de Navidad, Melaque, Cuastecomate.


Playa Azul Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom contains a sink, toilet and shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This has ensuite bath and balcony with a view of the ocean
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Folding cot for a child is available. Please request this item if you need it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TV/DVD player, Full Kitchen has Microwave, Stove with Oven, Dishes and Glasses, Plasticware for outdoor use, Cooking and BBQ Utensils, Blender, Toaster, Coffeemaker, Folding Cot. Safe in Unit, Air Conditioners in both bedrooms for sleeping, Ceiling fans (total 4) and Floor fan in Living/Dining areas or bedrooms, No Smoking in Unit (Please smoke on balcony or in common areas).


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**2 Bdrms/2 Baths**ON THE BEACH**Cute and Affordable**
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Great location with TV from home!

  • 4 of 5

I liked this place the minute I walked in.

I have stayed in several resorts in Mexico before, and it didn't even feel like I had left Canada.

This unit has the ideal mix of Mexican charm using authentic colours, furnishings and artwork, combined with home comforts like unlimited hot water form an on-demand unit, loads of fluffy white towels, crisp bed linens, Shaw TV and wifi from a dedicated modem.

There are newer air conditioning units in both the bedrooms and huge American fans in the Living areas.

We ate pretty much all our meals at home on the balcony to enjoy the fantastic sea view. There is a nice common area with pool and patio area under a new palapa.

The location was ideal being Beachfront for the view and the breeze and Central for familiar shops like SAMs club, Walmart etc as well as restaurants for all tastes and budgets. My personal favourite is Tacos Bricio for economical real Mexican food,

just a ten minute flat walk away.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa

Off season travelers!

  • 5 of 5

We have driven about the whole western coast of Mexico except Colima and Michoacan. We finally were able to explore Colima! From the condo as a home base we explored the surf breaks, Colima, Comala, the volcano and then drove north to some of places we had visited before! The condo was a perfect home base for us! We were there off season and there were no bugs and really no people except another group that we met later one evening and enjoyed the beach and some great conversations. ( them Spanish mostly, us English mostly) Our car was safe, the condo was exceptionally clean, cheerful and well decorated and the beds were comfortable! The price was so reasonable, we had money to spare to go north and play some very very expensive golf!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here last November. The condo was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed to start our vacation. The location was excellent, easy access to buses, and taxis, and well within walking distance of tons of great restaurants and stores. Roberto provided great service, and was extremely informative about local activities and culture. We strongly recommend taking one of his tours. We would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great low key getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billings, MT USA

Great Manzanillo Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this condo was great. All the information about it was accurate and it was clean and well maintained. It was great to have good working internet and T.V. from American sources. It was nice to get up in the morning, go out the back gate and walk on the beach. The rent on this condo was well worth the money and I definitely would recommend it to a friend or a relative.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Next time you're sick of the Montana Winter, you know where to find me!
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the way the condo was decorated we like to personally thank Roberto for all his help the beach was so refreshing. Hearing the waves.we will definitely returning .we would like to thank the owners for all their help.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ron. Let me know when you're ready to go again.
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Abbotsford, B.C. Canada

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

This place is at a great location and is a lovely condo. The beach isn't great for swimming due to the surf action, but is great for walking for miles in either direction.

I'd recommend this condo to anyone; it is well equiped and comfortable with great neighbours!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $250

~~All Rates are for 2 people. Due to new user fee, $10 ea night ($50 per week, $150 per month) for each extra person, 4 max. During Slow and Low Seasons, add $30/week for electricity ~~ PayPal available ~~ Email for long term rates~~ Contact Owners for Other Payment Methods and Cancellation Policy ~~ This is a private home ~~ 1 to 4 night bookings are NOT available in any season~~

50% required to hold dates, Balance plus Security Deposit due 30 days before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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