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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Cares Melt Away While Dreams Come True at La Vida.... La Vida is 'The Life' And you will realize it as soon as you set down your bags, breathe in the ocean air of the tropics, and enjoy the spectacular view.

From the morning's first rays of light peeking over the mountains to the last glowing embers of the sun slipping into the sea, a panoramic bird's eye view is yours and is truly stunning.

One of the nicest features of this spacious 2 bedroom condo are the stacking glass doors spanning the entire front living area and when open offers an unobstructed view of the gentle, curving bay of Zihuatanejo. Casa La Vida's special location provides excellent vistas but is located very close to the protected bay. Enjoy great swimming and snorkeling without all the crowds.

You will feel like you are on top of the world but the soft, golden sand is only steps away from your door.

Inside Casa La Vida, the outstanding amenities include king size beds with mattresses that are truly comfortable. Lots of pillows and sumptuous Egyptian cotton sheets. This adds to the pleasure of being lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves lapping at the shore. Wake in the master bedroom in what could be described as an infinity bed, another spectacular view of the bay with the ocean beyond. The guest bedroom also has a comfortable king and opens to a small private terrace.

You will enjoy preparing meals in our sparkling new, quality crafted kitchen. Granite counter tops provide ample room and modern appliances include a refrigerator providing cold, drinkable water and ice at the push of a button. In fact you can feel confident about drinking water from all the taps as the entire complex has a state of the art water filtration system.

Both bathrooms are quite luxurious, huge showers feature built in marble benches and the towels are thick and fluffy.

The restful breezes of the bay are always pleasant but if you want to cool down a bit more, there are fans and quiet air conditioning in all rooms.

When leaving the condo you can feel secure. There is a built in safe for your valuables and the building has electronic locked gates, an intercom system and private elevator.

At the beach you can engage in a multitude of sun, sea and sand activities or you can just leisurely stroll along the waters edge. The many beachfront restaurants allow you to enjoy quite an assortment of gourmet culinary delights while wiggling your toes in the sand. A different dining experience for each day of the week is possible. Some of our favorites are Paty's where fresh fruits and vegetables accompany a large variety of seafood and traditional Mexican dishes. Try a glass of fresh squeezed orange,papaya or pineapple juice with breakfast. Paty's also offers morning yoga classes upstairs.Friendly waiters, Arturo and Raul are always happy to see you.

Arrive in late afternoon and you will have the opportunity to catch Happy Hour at one of the many breezy palapa restaurants along La Ropa beach. What better way to unwind from a long flight than drop off your bags at the condo and head for the beach?

The Coconut shrimp at Elvira's is heavenly and the after dinner Kahlua and cream is a nice touch. La Perla is a little farther down the beach, the breezy open-air bar stocks different varieties of tequila just right for sipping or made into one of the best Margaritas on the beach.

Second only to the view from La Vida's terrace, the beach restaurants are all wonderful spots to watch the sunset.

There are also many things to do just a taxi drive away. Many of the drivers speak excellent English and arrangements can be made for quick trips or all day excursions.

Some of the water activities you can enjoy on the bay are jet skis, kayaks, parasailing or riding the banana boat.For something extra special, book a snorkeling or sunset cruise on the catamaran The Picante. Even water skiers get out on the bay in the mornings when the surf is calm. There are open aire tents at the motels on the beach for massage. It's a very relaxing treat to be pampered with the sound of the waves, the soft breeze and skilled hands.

Ixtapa (just over the hill)offers the nightlife and there are two top notch golf courses. While Troncones (about a 45 min. drive )is popular for surfing and long quiet stretches of beach to gather shells or stop in at one of the many restaurants for lunch or just a cool drink.

When you stay at the Casa La Vida you are part of an exclusive complex of only 6 units. Some of the other residents are there full time, there are no crowds. Respect for the tranquility and privacy enjoyed by all is of the utmost importance. Casa La Vida is a non-smoking condo. The tranquil nature of La Vida is such that it is more suited to adults, we do not allow children under sixteen.

Check-in time is 3pm Check-out time is 12:00, If you have a late flight you are welcome to store your luggage and use the pool, there is a shower, bathroom and changing area.

Our large infinity pool is never crowded and is located down a short path just below the condo. It's a great location to take a quick dip, lounge the day away or celebrate with a toast at sunset. Another wonderful day in paradise.

Bienvenidos a 'La Vida'

Keywords: ocean view, condo, beach, private relaxing paradise tranquil quiet exclusive luxury

More Details

Rich Norris
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

What makes this condo unique

You can swim in the bay, walk everywhere and enjoy fresh gourmet meals at home or at any one of the casual restuarants near by.When we are at Casa La Vida, it is private, quiet and relaxing.And I honestly don't think there is a better place to enjoy the sunset than our own terrace.


Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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  • 5 of 5

Property better than the picture. So nice !!! We really enjoyed

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning view! Complete paradise! Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to all the obvious Mexican beach towns but Zihuatanejo is by far my favorite. In this, my 14th visit to Mexico and 3rd visit to Zih, I have found the perfect accommodations. This condo is an ideal home away from home in so many ways but most importantly is the superb floor plan and it's spectacular view! Nestled high up the junglesque hillside, there is no need to go "out" to the balcony to experience the view because the panoramic view of the bay, the big sky, and the outdoor fresh air with its ever-present light breeze simply intertwine with daily life inside this comfortable home. Cooking was a joy because we felt as though we were "one" with the outdoors! When we opened the huge, glass wall/door (which I had never seen before) there was really no reason to ever leave! The view and lovely breeze are the same from the master bedroom! The photos can not possibly do justice to this amazing indoor/outdoor open living floor plan! The decor may seem slightly dated in the photos, but in reality it all flows together beautifully! Adding to the brilliant design of this unit... the gorgeous infinity pool is a few well-placed steps away. There are only six condos in this building and we had the entire place nearly to ourselves. The spacious and well-designed bathrooms and closets are perfect. The kitchen had everything you would ever need or want. LaRopa Beach is a pleasant 8 to 10 minute walk (albeit a steep one) away - along with small stores, restaurants and bars. We also walked to and from El Centro and to Las Gatos Beach. I highly recommend walking there if you are fine with hiking through a rocky path for a short section. However, taxis are everywhere all the time and super inexpensive. Forgot a book to read? No worries. Plenty to choose from. Who knows if the tv works? Why would anyone turn it on in paradise? Wifi was easy and troublefree. I can not recommend this place highly enough! However, if you are the type who likes to be in the middle of a lot of action, this is not the place for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo with World Class View

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks staying at this wonderful property. The condo is exactly as the pictures show! I cannot imagine what could be done to improve upon it... it was FIVE STAR all the way! It has a breathtaking view (totally open to the veranda), very luxurious finishes and was completely stocked. Very quickly it became my home away from home! The town of Zihuatanejo is very quaint and Mexican authentic...without the crowds. The beaches were lovely and Playa La Ropa is one of the nicest beaches I have ever seen and just a short 15 minute walk down hill. Speaking of "the hill"... there is a steep incline (200 yds or so) to get to this magnificent view but taxi's are abundant and there is no need to climb the hill if you are not keen on working up a sweat. We were very impressed with the amenities in town and the restaurants were really excellent. We felt very lucky to have been able to stay at this property. The manager, Filberto is a pro. He made our landing seamless and was very helpful getting us all stowed away. My favorite part was meeting our taxi driver, Andres, who took very good care of us, day or night (I believe he comes with the condo...ha ha). It was like we had our own personal chauffeur! The grounds are well maintained, and it was fun trying to speak Spanglish to the care-taker Noe, who also was just a really nice guy. The linens were immaculate, and the house-keeper, Aurora, does a great job of keeping everything spotless. Many thanks Rich for sharing your little piece of paradise. Fingers crossed, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So special you will not want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Zihuatanejo is such a very special place it brings us back year after year. This is actually our fourth visit to

Casa La Vida and we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to stay in this lovely condo owned by Rich. For us

the view is so important and it has one that is breathtakingly beautiful. To wake up every morning to the sounds of the waves and the view of the boats in the bay is heavenly. This lovely condo is well equipped and we eat in quite a lot because it has such a great kitchen and the fresh produce available at the market is incredible. The condo is clean, very spacious and nicely decorated. We have always felt safe in Zihua and this small and very desirable building is secure. Playa La Ropa is very near and it is a lovely walk into the charming town or a bus or inexpensive taxi ride away. We absolutely love Casa La Vida it is like a 2nd. home to us and we would not hesitate to recommend it. Once here you will not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

La Vida top notch-great view-best area in Zihuatanejo

  • 5 of 5

Wow! were the first words out of our mouths upon arrival. All the pictures are fantastic but it's even better in person. The overview in the description of this listing is precisely accurate. The view from the condo is out of this world. Words alone doesn't describe the beauty and luxury of La Vida. Located atop a steep but short driveway and only a 10 minute walk down to the best beach La Ropa; with numerous restaurants and wateringholes at your disposal. Plenty of watersports: parasailing, jet skiing, water taxis to La Gatas Beach, a short distance away. Located about a mile south of town, is a great walk with numerous restaurants along the way and tons more in the town itself, or take a taxi, which are plentiful for your service. The owner Rich and property manager Filiberto are so helpful with all kinds of information and tips for your enjoyable stay in Paradise. The infinity pool is the best I've ever experienced with very comfortable water temperatures. We spent mornings, afternoons, and evenings cooling off in the pool between our excursions. The condo is well furnished and has everything you would need. 2 wonderful bedrooms with a huge master bath with large tile showers and overhead shower fixtures, and a good-sized walk-in closet and another desk-like area with a safe for your valuables.

Also, another bathroom next to the 2nd bedroom, with like-shower amenities as the master. The accordian folding, exterior wood-framed, glass-paneled doors are a wonderful highlight for letting in the breezes. There are several ceiling fans to keep the air circulated, with AC, if needed. The Casa Zih is a 5 unit, with a locking gated, condo complex and a very quiet atmosphere. I highly recommend La Vida as a top-notch vacation rental and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Doesn't get any better...

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and we can't say enough about how wonderful it is. Owner & property manager are both professional, responsive and friendly. It's a small complex, set up on the hill overlooking the bay. The view, which is second to none can be enjoyed from master bedroom, kitchen, living/dining room and the accordion door/window wall opens the whole space up to provide the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. Climb the hill from the beach and slip right into the infinity pool to cool off and relax while looking back at the bay below. Other renters and owners that we have met have always been like minded - mature, quiet & respectful. There are lots of restaurants to walk to or a cab will cost you a few dollars to almost anywhere. Given the option of staying on the beach or here...I would always stay here - without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

La Ropa Beach is the nicest beach on the bay, only a few minutes walk from the condo. Close to restaurants and water sports. Also has lagoon with cocodrillos and nearby is a turtle hatchery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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