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Spectacular View of the Bay of Zihuatanejo & Playa La Ropa

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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Casa Del Arbol Cantando (“House of the Singing Tree”) is a beautiful 3-bedroom luxury condo on the peaceful Mexican Riviera, less than a 10-minute walk to Playa La Ropa, with a spectacular view of dreamy Zihuatanejo Bay from two terraces, both facing the bay and graced with many lush tropical plants and plenty of outdoor seating.

Completetly renovated by husband & wife designers, this spacious 3 bedroom apartment, with 3.5 baths was crafted by some of the finest local artisans, using rich local woods, handmade terra cotta tile & fine stonework. An exotic Brasil tree dramatically centers the entry stairway, rising up to two floors.

With almost 3,000 square feet, this luxury condo is perfect for 3 couples or a family. The fully-equipped kitchen, with gas stove, has a beautiful view of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

There is excellent cross-ventilation and every room has a ceiling fan and air conditioning available. Every bedroom has a king bed with 400-thread count linens and its own bathroom with rain showers & smooth pebble floors.

There is a lovely pool (large enough for laps) fed by a man-made waterfall, off-street parking & 24-hour security.

A truly magical spot in beautiful, peaceful Zihuatanejo.
This is the best time to secure your vacation for next year, while it's still available.


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 2775 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    10 and older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    OK on the terraces only...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    10 and older please...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Mountain Bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Grotto Bedroom: 1 king

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  • All bedrooms have king beds with 400 thread-count linens, ceiling fans, quiet efficient air conditioners, private bathrooms, closets, dressers and writing desks....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Mountain Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Grotto Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Baño de Servicio: toilet

    (Powder Room)...moreless

  • All guest bathrooms have rain showers embedded in palm and bamboo, with floors of soft stones. The master bathroom has a clear glass sink, and the others are hand-painted Talevera. There is a laundry room behind the baño de servicio (powder room)....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bottled purified water is provided. Smoking outside on the terraces only please. Our sound system has speakers in the living room, kitchen, master bedroom and both terraces. We encourage you not to use the speakers outside, unless it is on low, so as not to disturb our neighbors.) We have a Bluray player that plays both Bluray discs and DVDs with the TV. Please read the Punta Marina Condominium Guidelines, and respect them. They encourage good relations and comaraderie in our paradise. Quiet time begins at 11 pm. Our wonderful housekeeper Gloria comes on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (included). During the Green Season she comes Tuesdays and Saturdays and is also available Thursdays for 250 pesos a day ($20 US) extra. She can also make you a Mexican breakfast, with advance notice, by paying separately for the food. Our horticulturist friend Lulu comes Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays to water and tend to our beautiful tropical plants....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Plays Bluerays & DVDs...moreless

  • Games:

    Playing cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Mixed CDs. iPod/iPhone/iPad connection...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Speakers available in the living room, kitchen, master bedroom & both terraces (+ subwoofer) with speaker selector....moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung flat screen 32' No cable channels, however Apple TV is provided, in order to access movies & TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVDs and Blurays....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    from the kitchen/cocina & the mountain bedroom...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View:

    View of the Bay of Zihuatanejo...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Please use sparingly, as electricity is very expensive here. Turn off when leaving the house. AC included in during Peak + Holiday Seasons. During the Green Season, it is +$25/day extra....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Covered parking available, with notice....moreless

  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls only....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet:

    free wifi...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We have wonderful cooks, if you desire....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    with ice machine (fed by purified water)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove & oven, with grill top...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) 2 good-sized terraces, with outdoor seating...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    No lawn, but many lush tropical plants on property....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    2 garden terraces with many lush plants on both....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    large enough for laps man-made waterfall cleaned daily...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Green Season
May 1 - Nov 11, 2016
7 night min stay
$190
2016 Peak Season
Nov 12 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay
$285
2016-17 Holidays
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay
$460
2016 Peak Season
Jan 7 - Jan 13, 2017
7 night min stay
$285
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$285

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 3%

Notes:

One week minimum stay (except where noted). 6 people maximum. Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted. Taxes & gratuities not included. 3% convenience fee will be added for online booking or credit cards.

Peak Season / Holidays: AC + Housekeeping (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday) is included.

Green Season: Housekeeping is included twice a week on Saturdays & Tuesdays. Air Conditioning is +$25/day this season only.

Other special services are available, including private chef and/or driver.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Zihuatanejo is a charming fishing village at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Madres, that has become a highly desired tourist destination in the Mexican Riviera. The pace is still leisurely, but there is plenty to do, if that is your desire. Golf, tennis, biking, sailing, sport fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, horseback riding are but a sampling of the activities, although most are always drawn back to the beach. Casa del Arbol Cantando at Punta Marina Condominiums is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to Playa La Ropa, our most beautiful beach, and just around the corner from the treasured Playa Las Gatas, where there is snorkeling and scuba diving available.

This year, our paradise has hosted the Zihua Sailfest, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, the Food & WIne Festival in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo as well as colorful local carnivals & other festivities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Sherwin & Peg are both semi-retired artists/designers from New York. Sherwin, an art director & graphic designer who came to Zihuatanejo in 2001. He first stayed on La Ropa, then moved over to Las Gatas, where he befriended local legend Owen Lee. Week after week passed and the original return home date was a distant memory. The playwright and poet Anna Della Marina Rego even wrote a play about the experience, called 'The Man Who Failed to Fly,' which has been performed in San Miguel de Allende. The following year, his future wife Peg (aka Margarita), at the time an interior designer and senior associate at a renowned architectural firm in New York, followed him down to make sure he came home, where she too fell in love with Zihua. (Who doesn't?) It is a magical place that resonates deep within the soul. Being semi-retired allows Peg & Sherwin more time in their paradise. They've met amazing folks here and continue to expand their circles and be creative. It's been a richly rewarding experience. And the weather!! That word 'Paradise' pops into everyone's vernacular. They love the fact that it is NOT a high rise resort or a Spring Break destination. You will too!

Why the Owner Chose Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico:
With gorgeous views of the Zihuatanejo Bay from the hill on the south end (their favorite) of Playa La Ropa, it is just a short walk from the condo down to the beach and restaurants, and a short cab ride into town ('El Centro') for 50-60 pesos (a little over $3 US). Beautiful, exotic flora & fauna to be found, with hummingbirds, herons, chachalakas, parrots, pelicans, geckos, iguanas, crocodiles (in safe confines) and many many other exotic birds. Lush tropical plants and flowers abound. Mangoes, bananas, papayas grow all around. Heaven!


Contact us

Speaks: english, un pocito Español

 

Photos

  • Spectacular View of the Bay of Zihuatanejo & Playa La Ropa

    Spectacular View of the Bay of Zihuatanejo & Playa La Ropa

  • Stairway to heaven ... our casa

    Stairway to heaven ... our casa

  • Kitchen, looking toward the living room and North Terrace

    Kitchen, looking toward the living room and North Terrace

  • Living Room, late afternoon.

    Living Room, late afternoon.

  • Kitchen island, a great place for entertaining, with the Sierra Madres outside.

    Kitchen island, a great place for entertaining, with the Sierra Madres outside.

  • View just before dawn of the Sierra Madres from the kitchen & Mountain Bedroom.

    View just before dawn of the Sierra Madres from the kitchen & Mountain Bedroom.

  • Grotto Bathroom. All showers have soft rain shower heads & soft stone floors.

    Grotto Bathroom. All showers have soft rain shower heads & soft stone floors.

  • Every bedroom has a writing desk made of solid perota wood, with cedar closets.

    Every bedroom has a writing desk made of solid perota wood, with cedar closets.

  • Master Bath, with a killer view of the Bay from the shower!

    Master Bath, with a killer view of the Bay from the shower!

  • Less than a 10 minute walk down to the beautiful La Ropa Beach.

    Less than a 10 minute walk down to the beautiful La Ropa Beach.

  • Another gorgeous sunset from Playa La Ropa.

    Another gorgeous sunset from Playa La Ropa.

  • Evening on the North Terrace.

    Evening on the North Terrace.

  • Cool off in our pool here at Punta Marina. Our 2 terraces are on the top right.

    Cool off in our pool here at Punta Marina. Our 2 terraces are on the top right.

  • Looking toward the living room from the foyer

    Looking toward the living room from the foyer

  • The Mexican Riviera and the stunning Bay of Zihuatanejo from the North Terrace.

    The Mexican Riviera and the stunning Bay of Zihuatanejo from the North Terrace.

  • The new pergola, a delightful place to dine.

    The new pergola, a delightful place to dine.

  • Looking toward the foyer from the kitchen.

    Looking toward the foyer from the kitchen.

  • Mountain Bedroom with a view of the foothills of the Sierra Madres.

    Mountain Bedroom with a view of the foothills of the Sierra Madres.

  • Cozy Grotto Bedroom. All beds are king size.

    Cozy Grotto Bedroom. All beds are king size.

  • Master Bedroom, with private entrance to the terrace Garden & view of the Bay.

    Master Bedroom, with private entrance to the terrace Garden & view of the Bay.

  • Margaritas on the north terrace, with a spectacular view of Zihuatanejo Bay.

    Margaritas on the north terrace, with a spectacular view of Zihuatanejo Bay.

  • Playa La Ropa. Our beach.

    Playa La Ropa. Our beach.

  • Enchanting entryway at night, centered with a Brasil tree.

    Enchanting entryway at night, centered with a Brasil tree.

  • Magic under our pergola on the south terrace at night.

    Magic under our pergola on the south terrace at night.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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