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

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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

"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.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    On the Bayside you would have to keep a very close eye on toddlers or young children because of the openness of the living/dining area. There is a low wall with only rope railing and we're two flights up from street level....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There is no elevator in our building. The condo is two flights up a curving stairway. It could be a challenge for anyone with mobility issues....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books in both Bayside and Town-side....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our Bayside condo is right above Playa la Madera on Bahia Zihuatanejo (Zihuatanejo Bay). ...moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View:

    The town side of our condo has excellent views of the mountains to the north of Zihuatanejo as well as the town. It's nice to sit on the balcony, enjoying a nice breeze and looking at the twinkling city lights....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Bahia (Bay) Zihuatanejo is directly in front of our Bayside condo and you can see the mouth of the bay where it meets the Pacific Ocean. You have a front row seat to watch boats of all kinds, birds, local fishermen, fish (jumping or in schools that ripple the water), even the occasional cruise ship (in high season) that anchors in the Bay and tenders passengers into town and beaches....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Room air conditioners in Bayside bedroom and Town-side living/dining area and bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Town-side only: A "vintage" apartment-size stacked washer/dryer that's very old-school basic (see washing machine description). ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have cable TV/Internet and WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Town-side only: A "vintage" apartment-size stacked washer/dryer. Very basic, one-speed fast spinning that's rough for some items. Please, please, please no sandy clothes or towels. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

    Bayside: We cook a lot when we're in Zihua so the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, blender, mixer, etc. Spices, too! Town-side: Efficiency kitchen. Blender. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Bayside: regular countertop size Town-side: small,"dorm-room" size ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Bayside: large toaster oven Town-side: small toaster oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Bayside: full size refrigerator Town-side: apartment size, under-the-counter refrigerator ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Both Bayside and Town-side have two-burner electric stoves. When we're there we use both apartments, so when we entertain we can use both stoves to cook a big meal....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Open only to guests in our building....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Sep 14, 2016
1 night min stay
$160
$875 $3,000
Shoulder Season
Oct 1 - Dec 14, 2016
1 night min stay
$180
$1,050 $3,600
High Season
Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$225
$1,400 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Notes:

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


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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ixtapa
Colonia La Madera (La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico)
Nearest Beach
Playa La Madera

Car: Not Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: 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.

Why Colonia La Madera (La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico):
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.


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Photos

  • The Bayside condo at sunset.

    The Bayside condo at sunset.

  • A hammock's eye view of the bay.

    A hammock's eye view of the bay.

  • Living and dining area. Comfortable, sturdy furniture including a rocking chair

    Living and dining area. Comfortable, sturdy furniture including a rocking chair

  • Sit in bed and enjoy the view of the bay or close the shutters & turn on the AC

    Sit in bed and enjoy the view of the bay or close the shutters & turn on the AC

  • Bayside full bath. Bedroom has a half-bath.

    Bayside full bath. Bedroom has a half-bath.

  • Bayside kitchen area

    Bayside kitchen area

  • Town-side living dining area as night falls and city lights appear.

    Town-side living dining area as night falls and city lights appear.

  • Town-side kitchen looking north toward living/dining area and town.

    Town-side kitchen looking north toward living/dining area and town.

  • Town-side bedroom with balcony and great view of Zihua and mountains.

    Town-side bedroom with balcony and great view of Zihua and mountains.

  • Our building's private swimming pool overlooks the Bay.

    Our building's private swimming pool overlooks the Bay.

  • Early morning view out the east-side window in living/dining area.

    Early morning view out the east-side window in living/dining area.

  • A beautiful autumn sunset photo of the bay, taken from our condo.

    A beautiful autumn sunset photo of the bay, taken from our condo.

  • The view from our Bayside condo

    The view from our Bayside condo

  • Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the view

    Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the view

  • The evening view as you enter the apartment. "Beehive" light covers above bar.

    The evening view as you enter the apartment. "Beehive" light covers above bar.

  • Bayside condo has 7 barstools around a curved counter, perfect for entertaining

    Bayside condo has 7 barstools around a curved counter, perfect for entertaining

  • Looking at the Bayside kitchen from living/dining area.

    Looking at the Bayside kitchen from living/dining area.

  • Town-side condo living/dining area. The couch has a roll-out trundle bed.

    Town-side condo living/dining area. The couch has a roll-out trundle bed.

  • Town-side kitchen looking south across the private hallway toward the bay.

    Town-side kitchen looking south across the private hallway toward the bay.

  • Town-side condo living room has double doors opening to a large bedroom.

    Town-side condo living room has double doors opening to a large bedroom.

  • View from town-side balcony: thunderheads over the mountains.

    View from town-side balcony: thunderheads over the mountains.

  • Early morning view of the pool from our condo.

    Early morning view of the pool from our condo.

  • Our building is the white one on the far right with the peak on the roof.

    Our building is the white one on the far right with the peak on the roof.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

Colonia La Madera (La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico) #383135

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