For the Security Minded/Close to Beach, Town & Gourmet Alley(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Condo, 2 Bd/3 Ba, (King sized beds in both bedrooms)
It is located in the Playa Madera district between the famous La Ropa beach & “El Centro“ or downtown areas. And just around the corner on Calle Adelita - dubbed “gourmet alley” by the locals, are at least nine small great mom & pop restaurants. “Mom & Pop” in the sense that they care about building a return customer base…a far cry from the larger impersonal restaurants found in some other areas.
Playa Madera (‘playa’ = beach in Spanish) is a short two minute walk away and La Ropa beach is an 8-10 minutes walk. The town center, a short 8-10 minute stroll away, is a bustling, vibrant area for food, farmers & artisans markets, and also with many local restaurants. This also has everyones favorite shopping experience-the Mercado Municipal where everything you can imagine is sold, including a fabulous seafood market with only the freshest fish, shrimp, lobster and octopus are sold at very reasonable prices. The El Centro beach area has a fishermen’s market and is fringed with even more small quaint restaurants. In the mornings you can buy fish right from the boats as they slide up on the beach. There is a central square or 'zocalo' which hosts many local activities such as bands, dance shows and sporting events.
The condominium complex (La Ceiba)has a unique look with modern Mexican architectural influences utilizing tropical hardwoods, river stone accents and polished concrete. The condominium (1,500 sq/feet) comprises 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite baths, a den (offering a third full bathroom downstairs) and a complete and deluxe kitchen for those who really love to cook fine meals. Also a large private patio - your covered outdoor living/dining space with a large table. Unlike so many of the condos in Zihuatanejo, here you will find almost no steps from the street to the front door, and just a dozen to the two upstairs bedrooms. The furnishings are designed for your comfort and visual delight with a contemporary Mexican feel. Your condo's kitchen is complete with nice cookware, blender/ toaster/coffee maker, microwave oven, unlimited purified water and full sized fridge/freezer.
Upon arrival you will be met at the gate and shown your vacation hide-a-way by an English speaking property manager or me. She (Almendra) will be your daily contact should you need something for the unit or just directions. She is easily found on the property daily and your condo is equipped with a phone should you need to call her or me as I live 5 minutes away.
Fortunately, Zihuatanejo has maintained its’ very Mexican feel with no high rise buildings & no American hotel or fast food chains. There is a nightlife scene with live, mellow music but it folds up early by gringo standards. For those who are after the all-night disco and bar scene, twenty minutes away by taxi (about five bucks to get there) is the tourist development of Ixtapa. Here you can party all night if you wish at Senor Frogs/Carlos-O’Brian’s and the like. And here the Marina has an array of sports-fishing opportunities as well. Snorkeling / diving outfitters & trips to local beaches & beauty spots are available, as well as a first-class golf course.
Zihuatanejo has direct links with major US cities at the airport ten minutes by car from the city. Taxis are cheap and plentiful so you can forget about the rental car if you are not planning to explore outlying areas -just come and relax.
For those who wish to venture to the north, a 30 minutes drive can get you to Troncones beach- a first class surfing beach 5 miles long with a few sand floor restaurants. And 30 minutes to the south is Barra de Potosi. There you will find kayak rentals to explore the large lagoon and a dozen shaded sand floor restaurants for lunch, hammock time, and lounge chair beach watching to spend the days as many folks do.
My wife and I have lived here for the last three years and fully enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and close-in location, however do to a medical condition she has developed trouble with the bedroom stairs. We have purchased a one level unit nearby that solved the stair issues. If you are not “stair-challenged” and wish a full ocean/beach view, please see our other La Ropa beach condo listing in VRBO- enter #192186 in the VRBO search field . Thanks for looking!
This La Ceiba unit has few 'guest testimonials' because it has not been in the rental market until now, but you can read how vacationer's have been cared for at our other VRBO rental as noted above. We think we know how to offer a clean well maintained property and the service you expect for a great vacation.
To lock in your Zihuatanejo vacation dates we ask for a 50% deposit. Your final payment would be due 30 days prior to arrival. At that time I also ask for a $250 security deposit which is promptly refunded after departure. You may also use a credit card through the online payment system know as PayPal. If you wish to do so I ask that you to cover their service fee. When using PayPal the security deposit is refunded the day you depart also using the PayPal online payment system. If you are not using PayPal I can send you an invitation to join free and it just takes a few minutes.
RATES: There is a 10% discount for stays 10 days or more. Minimum stay is five nights, and a seven night block of time over Christmas/New Years. Weekly rates shown are based on five nights. For stays of 30 days or more, please contact owner for special rates. Weekly maid service included for stays of more than 10 nights. Cancellation policy- 100% time credit for future stays up to 90 days prior to arrival/ time credit is offered after 90 days prior to arrival.
If you have questions that an email won't handle, we always have the option to reach me at 520-207-4816.
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Happy Travels, Jim
Keywords: condo, apartment, central location, spacious, great shopping,
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Member since: 2008
- On floor 1
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 21, 2017
5 night min stay
7 Nights Holiday
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
7 night min stay
7 Nights Holiday
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Your $250 security deposit is returned within 7 days after departure. If using PayPal your deposit return will be on the day you depart.
We ask for a 50% booking deposit to lock up the dates requested. The final payment is due 30 days before arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Car: Not Necessary
A number of close-by 'on-the-beach' restaurants have lounge chairs and umbrellas for day use. If you order a beverage now and then, usually the chair and umbrella is of no charge. These places are a great way to spend the day reading and/or people watching at the surfs edge. Given you are only a short block and a half away, you are
close to kayak and boogie board rentals. Another fun thing is to take a ride on a 78' catamaran called Picante. Their 3 hour sail includes lunch and drinks. But as I talk to vacationer's, time and time again they rave and rate Zihua's many restaurants as on top of their lists. There are many restaurants where you can have a nice dinner and beer for about ten dollars.....and many upper end fancy restaurants run around $20-25 with wine and tip. Here at the La Ceiba complex you will fine many friendly folks around one of the pools at 'happy hour'- another way to spend your time and share travel tips with other travelers and fulltime residents.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: After years of sailing Mexican waters we retired fulltime in Mexico first on the Baja peninsula in 2000. As the years went by we started looking for another clean safe area but now one with very good medical care available. Zihuatanejo answered the call.
Why the Owner Chose La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico:
Zihuatanejo has a world-class airport, is safe and clean and has five great hospitals should they be needed. Especially nice are the clean uncrowded beaches with a very gentle surf.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Location-location-location....our 28 unit condo complex is so perfectly located. The downtown 'Centro' area is five minutes walk/two minutes walk to the beach/and a row of small gourmet restaurants right around the corner. Inside the locked gate of the La Ceiba complex is peace, quiet and private atmosphere to long remember from your well earned vacation.
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The kitchen is fit for someone who loves to cook- first class!
More of the kitchen. Keep those fans-a- buzzing.
Covered dining room seating six
The 'other' other bedroom
Great beds are a blessing.
den with the full bathroom in the back ground
Balcony off the bedroom is great for morning coffee and private reading or WiFi.
Each bedroom and livingroom have full spacious bathrooms
OK kids...you have your own pool so you won't bother us old folks in ours.
Location-location-location! Close to shopping, restaurants, beach and gated door
Fisherman's beach- buy them right from the boat if you want.
This local restaurant is a 5 minute walk- dinner is five bucks!
Taken from the stairs. Back side of the breakfast bar has tons of drawers.
You will love the dinner table in the outdoor patio.
Showing the great handrails leading to the upstairs bedrooms from the kitchen.
The 'other bedroom' and full bath.
King bed- both bedrooms are much the same with full bathrooms in each.
The back patio has a great BBQ off the den. Great for the fresh fish here.
Downstairs livingroom/den and full bathroom
This is for adults only (16 YO+ only). Kids have their own large pool.
Our 'Party Patio' is a great fun place for potluck parties...do your own!
When's the last time you were sung to when shopping?
How fresh do you want your fish?
Nuff said huh!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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