2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4 people
About Jack Trlica
Growing up in Texas, we've traveled throughout Mexico. We honeymooned in Ixtapa, experienced hurricanes near Tulum, explored the mountains above Puerto Vallarta, and enjoyed family beach homes on the Sea of Cortez. When we first visited Manzanillo in 2007, we fell in love because it's a wonderful mix of ocean beauty without the tourist hype...a relaxing place to escape work and, hopefully, the place we retire to one day.
Jack Trlica purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Jack Trlica chose Del Faro
We thought we wanted an oceanfront condo. But when we walked into Condo Bella Vista, the views literally took our breath away. The beach is nearby and accessible. But the views of the ocean and surrounding mountains are just too awesome. We knew we were home at Condo Bella Vista.
What makes this Condo unique
Condo Bella Vista at El Faro is an ideal location. The end unit on the top floor of building one is completely private. No one in the complex can see us. And because there are no neighbors, you have the feeling you are all alone on top of the world. At the same time, you have access to the ocean and wonderful neighbors to interact with when you want.
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Buena Vista - I'll say!
The property was amazing... the views are, indeed, beautiful. The condo was well appointed with nice attention to detail - Mexican in flavor and modern in its amenities. We truly enjoyed the approach that foretold what lay ahead: the fragrance of a curry plant, the lazy iguanas on the palm fronds overhead, the buzz of the hummers...
There was air conditioning available, but we never needed it - gentle breezes took care of us. The wrap around terrace afforded some of the best views we've ever enjoyed in a vacation spot.
Beverages from coffee to cocktails were enjoyed on said terrace while listening to the surf, watching the sun set over the mountains above the coast, while the other vista on the wrap around gave us the city lights glittering below.
The restaurants and beach spots we visited added more stars than we are allowed for rating!
The pools were all gorgeous and the entire property is beautifully landscaped with an attentive staff to help with everything! Such a very relaxing experience. On our 'go back' list!
Rebecca and Gary, thank you for your review of our condo. Jack and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back soon!
A week in paradise!
We totally enjoyed Condo Bella Vista. The sunrises are spectacular, and we greeted them with a cup of coffee and the quiet chirps of the hummingbirds which flock to their feeder. We enjoyed gorgeous sunsets overlooking the ocean and mountains while sipping our favorite cocktails with hors d'oeuvres from the wrap around veranda of this beautiful condo (one of our most favorite parts of the day)! The views here are breathtaking from the lovely, breezy veranda with comfortable, mediterranean blue furniture....the vistas of the ocean surrounded by mountains, the town, and the palm filled golf course! Paradise! As we entered the front door, our expectations were exceeded; the colors of Mexico abound in the lovely, colorful decor, the gentle breezes flow freely with the sliding doors all open to view the spectacular surroundings. We slept with the doors open to hear the ocean waves through the night. Just steps away, the gorgeous pools are another paradise. The views and surroundings are so inviting; the vibrant blues of the sky and cool water of the saltwater pool, the terra cotta terrace, the tropical flowers abound, and they all pop with the crisp white architecture of the buildings that surround. Aaahhh,,. paradise! This condo has everything you need to feel at home.....lovely towels, tableware, glasses, bedding, and furniture. Just minutes away are wonderful restaurants and beaches. We enjoyed lunches with margaritas and cervezas on the beach, and we dined al fresco with delicious fresh fish dishes while watching the sunset. Aaahhh... paradise! We hope you will discover and enjoy this 5 star Mexican paradise for yourselves. It is LOVELY!
Thank you, Kim, for sharing your stay at your Condo Bella Vista! We are very glad you enjoyed the condo as much as we enjoy our Mexican home! Please come back soon.
Cindy and Jack Trlica
Top of the Hill
You open the door of this "penthouse" to cathedral ceiling rooms and spectacular ocean views. The condo is comfortable, immaculate and nicely stocked with bath & kitchen equipment. The property manager speaks excellent English and goes out of her way to help. The other guests/owners are friendly and the pool is warm and glamorous. Cabs are easy and reasonable to take you down the mountain to any of the many restaurants. Seafood nd sunshine-what's not to like? We will return and highly recommend Bella Vista to others who like being on top f the world.
Thank you, Connie, for your review! We love sharing our second home with wonderful travelers like you!
The property is beautiful, the condo is spacious and comfortable and the views are stunning! I could sit on the veranda all day from morning coffee to late evening night cap.
Loved loved having Liz stay at Condo Bella Vista!
Beautiful views, clean ,spacious, well equipped and very comfortable.
Fabulous condo - highly recommended
A wafting night breeze that gently caresses, rhythmic ocean waves, a comfortable bed and morning bird song all contribute to longer and better sleeps than normal. The plentiful, clever and humourous artwork make this place feel like a home rather than a rental unit. With a well-stocked kitchen and a good book, there is little to entice one away from the balcony with its ever-changing vistas and gorgeous sunsets. But, alas, going out is a must. The local bus and taxi systems provide efficient and inexpensive transportation, even without a car. Our favourite beaches for full day outings and lunch were Miramar, Boquita and Santiago. Don't miss the small veggie and fish vendors in Santiago in lieu of the mega-stores in Manzanillo. We had worthwhile trips to Barra de Navidad, Colima and Comala, and snorkeling. Trip Advisor led us to a surprising number of good restaurants.
We have been to a number of magical places in Mexico, and in this condo Manzanillo was among the best.
Many thanks to Cindy and Jack.
Condo Bella Vista is located 300 feet above the ocean atop Santiago Peninsula overlooking Santiago Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Views of the water and surrounding mountains are spectacular. Two public beaches are located within a quarter mile. Plus, we have three resort pools onsite. The entire complex is gated and fenced with a 24 hour security guard on duty. Lastly, we are located within a few minutes to restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping.
Other Activities: ATV trips into mountains, kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, fishing.