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Delightful Condo with Authentic Mexican Decor, Deck & Pool

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Relax in the Garden and Pool


Last updated: 02/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-14 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

This condo is named 'Topacio' which means Topaz . . . and it is truly a gem. Topacio is located in the charming village of Melaque and only a half hour from the Manzanillo Airport. The unit is one of 4 condos that comprise 'Casa Amatista'. Situated on the second floor, it overlooks a lush garden and pool below. It has its own private entrance from the street and is therefore quite separate from the other 3 units. The neighborhood is quaint and tranquil. . . and the best part is that Topacio is only a block from the beach.

Topacio features a spacious deck with a palm frond palapa roof that provides shade in the afternoon. The open floor plan of Topacio makes it an ideal place for entertaining and the large kitchen is a dream to work in. The living room with its high vaulted dome above provides the perfect place to watch TV, read or simply relax. The colorful and authentic Mexican decor make it a fun and fabulous place to vacation. Its amazing architecture and several stone walls add to the rustic flavor.

With the beach just down the street and a private pool to enjoy . . . it is the perfect getaway. We love the neighborhood and feel we are truly in Mexico. There is a nice mix of Mexican and North Americans who live there and lots of convenient stores and restaurants nearby. Most people walk or ride bikes and there are bikes on the property to share with other guests. Long stays are encouraged and it is an ideal place for those who are retired or semi retired. You may not want to leave!

Keywords: bungalow, apartment,


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/18/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 bikes available to use


  • DVD Player:

    A number of DVD movies are stored under the TV along with games and books to read....moreless

  • Games:

    backgammon cards cribbage board dominos (Mexican train)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We don't provide cable TV but you can play DVD's on the TV as well as CD's. We have a sound system set up and TV screen provides info on what is playing if your I pod is plugged in....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD's are available for use...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Block and a half from the beach...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    just a block down the street...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View of the ocean from the terrace and front part of the unit (kitchen and dining room)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    euipale dining set overlooking the pool area. Most people eat on the deck however....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    free wifi and code will be given on arrival...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For stays of 2 weeks or more an extra set of sheets will be provided. It is up to guests to launder linens during stay. Laundry service just around the corner. Very convenient....moreless

  • Parking:

    parking can be on street if people need it...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls can be made. Phone is shared between 4 units so guests usually only use it to call a taxi....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For stay of more than 2 weeks and extra set of towels will be provided. It is up to guests to launder towels during stay. Beach towels provided and 2 beach chairs...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    lots of non breakable dishes and pottery dishes, cutlery and lots of pots and pans...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen equipped with microwave, stove, coffee maker, blender, lots of dishes, cutlery etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    small oven but quite suitable for needs ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    a few basics, salt, pepper, some spices and sometimes some non perishable items...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Because the unit is located on second floor it feels like a balcony from the deck area...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    male and femail bikes. They are old bikes but they will still get you around town. I lock and key provided for bikes and they need to be locked up when shopping ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very spacious deck with table and chairs for 4 peopleThere are lovely flower pots and view of ocean. It is a great place to entertain....moreless

  • Golf:

    Isla Navidad Golf Club is located across the lagoon from Barra de Navidad. It is a 10 minue cab ride from Melaque....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool is shared between the 3 other units on the property but it is never crowded....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2017
14 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$630 $1,481
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Departure Cleaning Fee $37.03
  • Taxes Not included


A 30% deposit is due at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is cancelled prior to 60 days before arrival a full refund is due less an admin fee of $100. Bookings cancelled within the 60 day cut off will be subject to losing the 30% deposit unless owner can rebook for those same dates.

A brief agreement outlining our policies will be sent to you once final payment is received. This agreement needs to be filled out and sent back with your arrival and departure info on it. We will also be sending important Welcome Info to you prior to arrival and our manager will be going over all of this with upon arrival.

A 40% surcharge is applicable for the Christmas season from December 15- January 1

Rates are based on double occupancy. Anything over 2 guests must be approved by owner. Maximum of 4'guests. A $15 US per person per night fee is applicable for 3 rd and 4 th guest

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 02/18/2017
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Manzanillo airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Grand Bay Resort

Several outdoor restaurants are just around the corner. Laundry services 1 minute walk away. Several convenience stores a half a block away with fresh items, snacks, beer and sundry items


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My husband and I live in Kelowna, British Columbia. I am retired now and my husband is still working but we still manage to get to our place in Melaque every year. We LOVE all thing MEXICAN! My husband and I enjoy learning about and experiencing the Mexican culture. We also love having people visit us there and watch their expression when they enter our colorful Mexican Hideaway.

Why the Owner Chose Melaque, Jal., Mexico:
My husband and I met in Puerto Vallarta when I was working there in the 80's. We travelled at that time to the Melaque area and fell in love with it. We have been travelling there off and on ever since. When we decided to buy vacation property in Mexico 10 years ago we wanted somewhere that wasn't tainted by the commercialization of many beach resorts. Melaque still maintains that simple charm and beauty that it did years ago. Our property is located in a wonderful little area of town called 'Villa Obregon' and we feel part of the neighborhood with Mexican, Canadian and American friends. We were attracted to the property because of its fabulous garden area with its palm trees and bouganvillia. We built this particular unit in 2006 and I decorated it with all the color and artifacts that depict the Mexican culture. We love entertaining in our beloved 'Topacio' and everyone remarks on the beautiful decor and warm feeling they experience when they are there. Our deck is amazing and we eat all our meals out there. It is truly our home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The unique benefits include: 1. The architecture and vibrant Mexican decor make you feel happy. The comfortable living areas and wonderful kitchen make it easy to want to stay home and relax or entertain. 2. The private pool is a great feature and it is only shared with the people from 3 other units so it is relatively private. 3. The separate entrance from the street provides extra privacy and makes you feel you are the only ones in the small complex. 4. You have everything you need in this lovely Mexican neighborhood: restaurants, laundry, small grocery store across the street. We are about a 15 minute walk to downtown and ride our bikes many times to get around. The town is safe and friendly and easy to get around. 5. Our typical day is having a wonderful breakfast (all that fresh fruit!) on the deck, head downtown to shop for fresh produce or go to the flea market and then in afternoon grab our beach chairs, a good book and take that one minute walk to the beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/18/2017

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  • Relax in the Garden and Pool

    Relax in the Garden and Pool

  • Living Room Opens to Kitchen

    Living Room Opens to Kitchen

  • View of Topacio and Private Entrance from the Street

    View of Topacio and Private Entrance from the Street

  • Rainbow Painted Gate that Leads to Garden & Pool

    Rainbow Painted Gate that Leads to Garden & Pool

  • Bright and Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Bright and Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with Colorful Decor

    Master Bedroom with Colorful Decor

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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