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2-in-1 Condo Above Playa La Madera with an Amazing Bay View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

1 or 2 Bedroom Condo + Pull-out sofa, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

"Wow! What a view!" is the first thing guests say when they arrive at our condo on La Madera Beach in Zihuatanejo.

Our condo has no windows on the south side that faces the Bay—it’s totally open—so you can enjoy a lovely breeze and excellent visibility. It’s sort of like being on a ship. In case you've never been to Zihuatanejo, you'll want to know that the temperature rarely goes below 75º at night. In "winter" daytime temperature in our apartment goes up to about 85º max. So the open air and nice breeze is welcome and comfortable.

The condo building is directly above the beach and access to the soft sands and is just a few steps out the door of our building and down about 72 stairs. It's a short and easy oceanfront walk to downtown markets, shopping, restaurants and events.

Our property is unique because we actually have two light, airy and spacious condos that are connected by a private hallway. We rent them as a "combo" or the Bayside condo only or the Town-side condo only. Both apartments have air-conditioning, cable TV, paperback libraries and wireless high-speed Internet access. The rates on this website are for the combination of both Bay and Town-side apartments only. Ask us about other options.

On the Bayside you can settle into a comfortable wicker chair, rocking chair or lay back in the hammock to and watch boats of all kinds, lots of birds, swimmers, boogie-boarders, parasailors and local fishermen casting nets. Look for fish jumping or swimming in schools that create cool looking ripples and shadows in the water. There are colorful birds flying bye at eye level. It's different all day every day.

From the bedroom you can sit up in bed and see the bay. There is an east-facing window that opens to bring in fresh air and gives a glimpse of the beach. There are wooden shutters surrounding the bedroom that can remain open or you can close the shutters and turn on the air conditioner. There's a small work desk perfect for a laptop. The apartment has both a full bath and a half-bath. There is a spacious kitchen area and a beautiful oval glass-top dining room table that seats up to 6 people. The gorgeous wood counter has seven elegant bar stools with comfortable cushions so guests can sit and sip margaritas and munch chips and guacamole. Almost every light in the living room is on a rheostat so you can create a soft, romantic mood while you listen to the waves.

Our Town-side condo is very spacious, light and airy and overlooks the city of Zihuatanejo and the mountains to the north. There are small balconies in both the living room and the bedroom.The very large bedroom has a king-size bed. The living room couch has a "trundle bed" that rolls out to provide an extra sleeping space. It has an efficiency kitchen and a glass dining table that seats up to 4 people. There are two full baths in this apartment.

Both the Bayside apartment and the Town-side condo have a two-burner electric stove, a toaster oven and a microwave oven. The Bayside has a full-size refrigerator; the Town-side has an apartment-size refrigerator. Other appliances include a blender and coffeemaker as well as nice tableware, glassware and cookware. There are 5-gallon bottled water dispensers in each kitchen.

One of the best features of our condos is good water pressure. Those who have been to Mexico beach areas know that this is very good news. We have a water storage tank with an automatic pump in each apartment to ensure as good pressure as possible. The downside is that when the pumps work to draw water there is a rather loud noise for about 10 seconds. After a while, you don't notice it and it's a little price to pay for a big pay-off.

Our apartments are equipped with in-line water heaters because electricity is extremely expensive, water is in short supply and after a day on the beach, a warm-to-cool shower is all most people want. The hot water lasts "long enough" but don't expect it to be constantly hot as it typically would be in the U.S. or Canada.

Every year we make a trip to Zihua in the fall to make sure everything in the condos works, and that the apartments are clean and classy looking so that our guests will be as comfortable as possible. We did a major refurbish, renovation and repair project. in 2012 and every year since then we have done things such as replace air conditioners, ceiling fans, televisions and light fixtures. We've had furniture reupholstered and walls re-painted. Of course there is always more to do and we welcome any suggestions.

The building’s swimming pool overlooks a "jungle" and the bay. Imagine sitting in a lounge chair reading your book, or floating on an air mattress under a clear blue sky with a cold drink and being able to lift your eyes and see Zihuatanejo Bay.

Zihuatanejo is our a tropical paradise and we hope you will love it as much as we do.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About The Owner

We live in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 7,000 feet. It's an amazing place that is a wonderful destination for visitors, especially in summer and fall. However, it gets darn cold in the winter so we've been taking trips to the tropics for all of the 30+ years we've lived in the mountains.

We fell in love with Zihuatanejo in 2002 on a weeklong vacation. We had been to many other beaches in Mexico, along the Pacific and around the Yucatan, but Zihua has everything we love about Mexico. It's a small town, easy going and beautiful.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2004

Why The Owner chose Playa Madera

Bahia Suites is right above La Madera beach. Walk out the front door, turn right then take the stairway down to the beach. It's that simple.

There are only about 22 condos in the building so it feels like a home more than a big high-rise would. It has a very nice swimming pool and amazing views.

The architecture is very esthetic -- sort of art deco -- with arched doorways, rounded corners, lots of gorgeous dark wood from native trees and excellent use of tiles, light and shade.


Playa Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bayside - toilet , shower
    Bayside Half Bath - toilet , pedestal sink and toilet
    Town-side Living/Dining Area Bath - toilet , shower
    Town-side bedroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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2-in-1 Condo Above Playa La Madera with an Amazing Bay View
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful One Day Perfect the Next

  • 5 of 5

Zihuatanejo never disappoints. The people, the beaches and the restaurants just offer so much, that we find ourselves back there time after time. Our trip this time was three weeks and we didn't want to leave. Doug and Ruth's place in Bahia Suites provides us with everything we need for a great relaxing vacation, not the least of which is the view from the Bayside condo open air living space. It always takes our breath away when we walk in and you just never tire of it. It is such a great complex to stay in. It is clean, well managed and its location is the best in Zihuat. Carmen takes care of your every need and the cleaning/security staff are so accommodating and friendly. There is no doubt we will be planning another vacation in the Bayside condo, Bahia Suites, Zihuatanejo.E

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a good time and love the place as much as we do. Thank you!
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Tropical Bohemia

  • 5 of 5

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to actually live in a Mexican beach community, this condominium apartment is as close as you’ll get to authentic experience. Unlike many vacation condo rentals – where you get bare bones décor and few kitchen utensils -- this apartment is completely furnished, outfitted, and decorated with everything you need to move right in. We thought of it as our “tropical bohemian” paradise. Situated in the middle and above Playa Madera, it boasts arguably the best view of Zihuatanejo Bay on the entire coastline. The ocean below provides continuous waves to watch and lull you to sleep. Sounds from people below drift up at just the right level – so you can watch and enjoy without disturbance. Maid service twice a week insures everything is kept tidy, and the property manager is responsive, caring, and just a phone call or email away. It’s an older building, completely open to the elements, so don’t expect perfection – but do expect comfort, a terrific swimming pool, and a spectacular living space large enough to share evenings with friends. But don’t invite too many – they won’t want to leave!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our Zihua home. Since we love to cook and entertain we make sure to have everything we need to prepare and serve meals and snacks. We make fresh guacamole just about every day we are there because the avocados are so big and beautiful. If we forget anything (usually chips or bubble water) we just pop down the hill to La Rana convenience store and voilá! We are so fortunate to have this wonderful place and we're delighted to be able to share it with others.
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa La Madera
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Because of the configuration of our condo we offer three rate options. Please email us for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.