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5 Star Mexican Retreat at the Residencias on Playa La Ropa.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

3bedroom3baths with top of the line ammenities. Beautiful Garden views

This property is the nicest unit available for rent in The Residencias Villa Del Sol.

From the moment your plane touches down you will know how special this vacation is going to be. Concierge pickup at the airport will take you to your “vacation home”. The Residencias is the only place that offers the security and amenities of a luxury resort and all the privacy of your own home. As you enter down the walkway with palm tree arches you will know how special “Celito Lindo” is. This special home opens up to gardens filled with tropical flowers and Palms many swimming pools and the amazing beaches of Playa La Ropa. Lupita the maid will make fresh Guacamole, fresh OJ and if you like shop and prepare meals for you. She is a great cook.*

The beds have all been upgraded and are soft and comfortable. The master bedroom has its own private patio and lovely en-suite bath with marble tile and inlaid stone work. There is a 'bunk' room with 4 beds and an ensuite bath as well. Each room has it's own TV and DVD palyer. There is enough separation for privacy. Throughout both these units the quality is apparent. The private Jacuzzi that overlooks the amazing Gardens and Pool are just one element that makes this spot so special. There is a fully equipped kitchen, open floor plan with living room, patio, and dining room that seats 8. There is a second unit that can be opened up for a total of 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, perfect for two families or more. We have a Bose music system, and many different games. I love to play dominoes, Mexican train is a favorite.

We are constantly upgrading to make our home comfortable for the discerning traveler. We have some outstanding artwork that we hope compliments the style of our home. The patio in the living area has doors that slide open so you can enjoy the warmth of Mexico, hear the birds, sip a drink while the sun goes down over the ocean. I love watching all the different varieties of birds in the trees.

If you prefer, meander down through the gardens lined with hibiscus, bougainvillea, and palm trees to one of the restaurants on the beach! The food at The Viceroy is outstanding and you can eat with your toes in the sand. The restaurants also offer more formal dining. The Viceroy, formally Villa Del Sol, is recognized as one of the outstanding hotels in Mexico by Conde Naste, Travel and Leisure and Esquire.

Please inquire for rates and details to add the unit next door for 3BR/3BA.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Rich Carbajal
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2018

About Rich Carbajal

My Husband and I met at a local parade. I am lucky enough to have lived abroad and my Husband studied in Mexico City as a young man. We both love to travel but also love the Town of Zihuatanejo.

I have been visiting Zihuatanejo since 1984, My husband and I were married in Zihuatanejo at the church in town in 2002. When we got married we decided that rather than buy a large home we would get a place in Zihuatanejo so we can always come down when we want and hope to retire here one day..I have been a Realtor for 23 years and my husband is a flooring contractor. We have one black Lab. We love coming here with our friends and spending a fun filled week or two. My husband loves to sport fish and recently won a small car in the local annual fishing tournament for the biggest Marlin caught.

We both graduated from UCSC after attending different Universites. I went to Colorado College, and my husband was at UCBerkley after returning home from Viet Nam. We are lucky to find a spot that is so soothing for both our busy lives.

Rich Carbajal purchased this condo in 2009

Why Rich Carbajal chose Zihuatanejo

It is only a 4 hour flight and then you are on the beautiful beaches. It has warm weather, amazing food and drinks. Zihuatanejo has great restaurants and lots of fun shopping and galleries but maintains the Mexican Culture and is a small fishing village. It offers some of the best sport fishing in Mexico and the warm water is wonderful for swimming and snorkeling. My husband and I were married in the small church in town. We have been coming here for 16 years and we love it.

What makes this condo unique

Great outdoor activity, excellent sport fishing, beautiful beaches and warm water. The walk through the tropical gardens to the beach is so lovely. The resort is completely secure and worry free. Which makes it Relaxing and fun. It provides amenities for every age and every desire, from being fully pampered to being left alone completely to read a book. Every need is met yet there is more privacy than staying in a hotel. We love getting up in the morning to take a long walk along the beach, swim and then have a breakfast of fresh papaya, mango and melons.


Zihuatanejo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walls of glass enclose the shower. Rock floor, and windows
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walls of glass and marble, and rock floors.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • These are beautiful bathrooms with marble sinks, rock floors windows and glass showers so they are light bright and sparkle.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Total of 4 beds with en suite bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , All the mattresses are of the highest quality. Luxury sheets
  • King size beds (2) The owner has made sure of your optimal comfort by having top quality beds and luxury sheets.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full maid service, concierge service, drivers available, private 'in your room' massage, room service, guided tours, tennis and tennis lessons, boutiques, art gallery, couples dinners on the beach, catering, business center, Private sport fishing, private Jacuzzi pool, tropical gardens with pools and streams fountain pool and more. 4 different swimming pools, Top rated restaurants. Full beach service.


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5 Star Mexican Retreat at the Residencias on Playa La Ropa.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

All that and more!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic on every level. The home is comfortable. I felt safe and secure and well taken care of. This was one of the best vacations ever.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, Clean and Gorgeous Condo in Zihua

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo for a week in January. I simply cannot say enough good things! The colors and interior decor of the condo are breathtaking. Instantly felt like I was on vacation the moment I opened the door. The condo has its own small private pool (the size of a hot tub) which was such a treat. The deck/balcony areas had wonderful, cozy furniture which was perfect for lounging and reading books. There is even a mini fridge in the balcony for easy access to a beer or soda! The beds were extremely comfortable and the a/c worked wonderfully after a long day at the beach. The bathrooms were clean and had all the amenities you would need. The private beach is only a few steps away. If you call the concierge, they will set up chaise lounges and towels for you on the beach. Plus they will serve cocktails and food right to your chair. The pools are very clean and lovely. There are so many things to do in this area. Many cute beachside restaurants and bars just 5 mins from the condo. It isn't too crowded which is nice as well. There are some incredible 5 star restaurants within 5 min taxi drive of the condo. It was very easy to get a taxi - the concierge helped with that too. I honestly cannot say enough about this property. It's gorgeous and such a treat!! I consider myself a pretty tough cookie when it comes to accommodations. I cannot think of one area for improvement here. The owners are also an absolute delight to work with. Very helpful with suggestions. Oh and there is a sweet cook who will make you breakfast in the morning. Best chorizo and eggs I ever did eat :) Don't miss out on this experience in Zihua! It was my first trip but I will definitely go back and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zihua Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had the most wonderful week at Katy's condo in the Villas del Sol. Everything was perfect - Miriam was so helpful (fridge was stocked full of the groceries we requested), Lupita was so sweet (and patient with us while we practiced our Spanish), and the condo was gorgeous (it really looks even better than the photos). It was also the perfect location - short walk to the beach, and very easy for us to walk to all of the wedding activities we attended next door on the Viceroy property. The pool is quiet, too; never more than 1 or 2 people there during our stay. Town was a 5 minute cab ride, and the Villa Del Sol office will arrange the taxi for you - very easy! We would love to come back to Zihuatanejo again, and absolutely would stay at Katy's place. Gracias Katy, Rich, Miriam, Omar, & Lupita!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we were headed for a wedding in zihuatanejo and we were fortunate to hook up with rich and katy and the use of their condo....what a great location and for us the perfect vacation. katy and rich's condo was beautiful and a "short" walk to playa la ropa. property managers miram and omar could not have been more accommodating and lupita (maid) was the best. the town of zihuatanejo was just a short taxi ride away - fine restaurants and "shopping". or you could just walk on the beach for some great beach front meals. the condo is in a great location within the complex....great for rest and relaxation. 5 star....we will be back!!!! darlene and patrick watsonville, ca

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland, WA USA

Five Star Luxury and Service with MUCH more space and privacy than resort rooms!

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of never being able to book this beautiful condo again I am writing this review because we absolutely loved our recent stay in this unit. The owners are very helpful and the condo is even more spacious and pretty than the photos describe. The unit directly overlooks the large swimming pool dedicated to the condos and was almost always empty. Sun loungers surround and there are outdoor showers, restrooms, and shady areas poolside as well. Behind the unit and up a few steps is a smaller pool with views over the lush resort to the bay; my husband and I were the only ones at this pool for a week. The large plunge pool with surround interior seating on the condo terrace is lovely for a late afternoon dip and if you want additional privacy while cooling off there are roll down blinds to completely screen off the area. The sliding doors and windows do have screens although we did not see a bug all week. The kitchen was well appointed; we made breakfast there most mornings and snacks in the afternoon. The Mega grocery store is a $4.00 taxi ride away in town; the security guard calls taxis for wherever you'd like to go. It would be easy to make dinner in the condo but we preferred to walk up the beach five minutes to La Perla most evenings to watch the sunset over the beach activity and a margarita. It's a two minute walk thru the lovely resort grounds to put your toes in the sand and you're right in the middle of the arc of mile long Playa la Ropa beach with easily surf for swimming and all kinds of water sports. The bed was super comfortable, linens were lovely, shower water pressure was awesome with plenty of hot water. Miriam, the property manager was there to meet us with the keys, a full orientation, and had stocked the fridge with requested wine and treats for just the price of the groceries. Lupita the maid is darling and does a great job. Hope you have as great a vacation in this condo as we did!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA

Wonderful Vacation Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is Amazing!!! We had a wonderful vacation - relaxing, swimming, reading and shopping in the town of Zihuatanejo.

The units are spotless, well maintained and very comfortable. I brought my Ipod to hook up to the music system - great sitting on the patio overlooking the gardens with the private jacuzzi listening to music - This is the Life!

The owners were very helpful with our needs and very knowledgeable about the area. Very safe and comfortable.

We would highly recomment these units to our friends and family.

Looking forward to returning soon!! Best vacation!!! A+++++

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa airport is a 20 min cab ride
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Ixtapa is 20 min. cab ride and has two courses
Car: not necessary

The owner can arrange top sport fishing excursions, jungle tours with zip line, kayaking in game reserve or on the Ocean. There is amazing snorkeling and scuba diving for all levels of expertise. Paddle board, boating and sailing of all types, Jungle tours and ECO tours. For the fitness minded there are different yoga, pilates and exercise classes offered on the beach. Great shopping in the town of Zihuatanejo that features local artists. Food and Wine does a festival here in March. There is also a music festival held in March where hundreds of world class musicians come and play in local venues. You never know what sort of music you will encounter from the gardens at the various restaurants and spots in town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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