Spyglass! The the Most Extraordinary Oceanfront Villa on the Market!

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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Welcome to the Spyglass Villa, located in a private gated community just 35 minutes south of the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport.
Simply stated. Spyglass is the largest villa on the rental market and offers the most amenities of any of our competitors hands down! We are also the only villa on the market which includes a dedicated staff of six, including a professional chef ,and house manager at no additional charge! That's just one of the many qualities that make the Spyglass Villa the preeminent vacation rental destination in the entire Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa region.

This 3 acre oceanfront enclave features everything that would expect from a property of this caliber. Coveted privacy, epic views of the expansive Pacific coastline, direct access to the beach, lush tropical gardens and the 11,000 sq. ft. Spyglass villa that sits in the center of it all. Spyglass boasts ten bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.Thus making it the largest villa on the rental market! Spyglass is also as unique as it is luxurious. The open air design seamlessly blends the spacious indoor areas with the beautiful splendor of the outdoors at every possible turn. The villa features both an upstairs and downstairs kitchen, a dining room that seats up to 24, an expansive media room, and a fully stocked professional barroom. There's also a second story great room, as well as a large furnished balcony. The entire Spyglass villa has been tastefully decorated with authentic Mexican decor painstakingly collected from throughout Mexico.

Just steps outside the main villa you'll discover a fully furnished sitting pavilion, complete with flat screen TV and sound system. It's a perfect gathering place for everything from whale watching to our spectacular sunsets. By the way, don't miss our custom built bird aviary next to our large organic garden, which supplies some of the fresh produce enjoyed by our guests.
One level down you'll discover a freshwater swimming pool with attached kiddie pool. You'll also enjoy our huge thatched roof pavilion with wet bar, sound system, bathroom and gorgeous outdoor shower. The views from the swimming pool area are simply stunning, as are all the views at the Spyglass villa.

In the mood for a little more adventure? Why not take a stroll down the handcrafted stone stairway, through the lush tropical gardens to the oceans edge. For it's there that you'll be able to savor the exhilarating 12 foot deep infinity edge salt water swimming pool complete with its own waterfall, sun deck and designated bathroom. Perched just above the saltwater swimming pool you'll discover yet another fully furnished pavilion, including wet bar and sound system.

A few steps away just above the ocean you'll witness first hand our spectacular honeymoon master suite. From the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below to the stunning views of endless ribbons of coastline, our honeymoon suite is one of the most romantic and elegant settings to be found anywhere.

Next to the honeymoon suit you'll experience our rustic, seaside relaxation bedroom room. The entrance is comprised a catwalk with rustic rope & pole railings.This room too is perched just above the ocean and has staggering views of it's own. It also features a stunning outdoor taking in all of natures bounty.

The villa's expansive grounds include over 8,000 square feet of terraced patios and lush tropical gardens. The world class vistas and pristine beaches of Spyglass provide intimate settings, privacy, and wondrous adventures for all ages.

Pristine La Barrita beach is five minutes by foot, and three minutes by car. This unspoiled, uncrowded beach features quaint mom and pop restaurants serving fresh locally-caught seafood. The beach is protected by a gentle outcropping of rocks, making it perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, or just working on your tan and sipping a cold beverage.

Wherever your travel plans take you. The entire staff of Spyglass wish you a most wonderful and memorable vacation!

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 11000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are most definitively welcome at spyglass!...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outdoors only!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The 1st floor contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms, main kitchen, dining room, media room, barroom and can be accessed by wheelchair!...moreless

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 22-24

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two Fully Equipped Kitchens. One Upstairs and One Downstairs, Both With Pantries. Two Dining Rooms, One Upstairs and One Downstairs. The Larger Of Which Seats 20+ Persons. A Fully Stocked, Professional Barroom, Complete With Two Refrigerators, Dishwasher, Stereo and TV. An Expansive TV/Media Room . An Eight Hundred Sq. Ft. fully furnished Second Story Balcony. A Second Story Great Room with Spectacular Ocean Views. An OutDoor Cooking StationWith Both Charcoal & Gars Grills, High Pressure Burner, Sink & Refrigerator. An Outdoor Sitting Pavilion with Mini bar, Sound System and Flat Screen TV. A Fresh Water Swimming Pool With Large Pavilion, Wet Bar, Bathroom and Outdoor Shower. An Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool At The Oceans Edge, with sun deck, Wet Bar, Honeymoon Suite! Oceanside Relaxation room with auxiliary bathroom. A Five Hundred Sq. Ft. Custom Built Bird Aviary. Full staff, including chef and bartender. Gated Entry, Dedicated Security Station...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    multi changer DVD Player...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Our media room doubles as a game room....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Spyglass has four different independent televisions....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Yes, we have several stereos...moreless

  • Television:

    Spyglass has four flatscreen TV's...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Spyglass has a video library with just under one hundred DVD's!...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 24 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All enclosed rooms are air conditioned with remote controls....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Spyglass has a dedicated laundry room....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Spyglass has covered parking for three vehicles....moreless

  • Internet:

    satellite internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are orivided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We have auxiliary parking for up to 10 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Spyglass has a separate parking area for RV's, boats, etc....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Yes, via internet....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide both bedroom and beach towels which are laundered on a regular basis by our full time housekeeper....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Spyglass has a dedicated laundry room. Although since we are fully staffed you'll probably never see the laundry room!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, we have wireless internet...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers and one cappuccino machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (3) There is one dishwasher in each of the kitchens, and another in a the barroom....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) SpyGlass has two fully equipped kitchens, both with pantries. One upstairs, one downstairs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There are two microwaves. One upstairs and one downstairs,...moreless

  • Oven:

    We have two ovens in the villa....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Two pantry's ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (3) Spyglass has 7 refrigerators! One in each of the kitchens, two in the Barroom, one at the outdoor cooking station and one at each of the swimming pools....moreless

  • Stove:

    We have two stoves in the villa....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two toasters. ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    There's a 900 sq. ft. beautifully decorated balcony on the second floor with four adjoining bedroom suits!...moreless

  • Boat:

    There are fishing boats available for charter....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Spyglass features a 3,000 sq. ft. patio on the first tier surrounding the main villa, and a 1,500 sq. ft. patio surrounding the pool on the second tier!...moreless

  • Golf:

    There are two beautiful 18 hole golf courses located in Ixtapa which is a 45 minutes North of the villa....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a large lanai next to the fresh water swimming pool with it's own wet bar, bathroom and outdoor shower!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Aside from the flower gardens, the villa also boasts a 2,000 Sq, ft. organic vegetable garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The outdoor cooking station features both a gas and a charcoal grill, as well as a seperate burner, sink and refrigerator....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    (2) Spyglass has two swimming pools! One is fresh water! One is salt water!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2016
7 night min stay
New Years
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay
High Season
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 16%


Rates vary for high holidays, holidays, high season, etc. Please contact us for pricing and availability!

Cancellation policy: 50% refund if canceled more than 60 days prior to check in. No refund inside of 59 days.

Reduced Rates Are Available for Smaller Groups!

Spyglass is also makes a phenomenal wedding destination.

The price of the villa includes a staff of five. A houseman, professional chef, housekeeper, grounds keeper, and night watchman.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Bartita
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
HWY 200
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
La Barrita
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
La Barritta

Car: Recommended

The quint town of LaBarrita is peppered with seaside mom& pop restaurants that serve a variety of freshly caught seafood in a v warm and friendly setting.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: I was born and raised in Eugene Oregon where I developed a love of nature and and deep appreciation for the outdoors, especially the mountains and the ocean! I first came to Zihuantanejo in 1980 while working for a world renowned artist who owned a second home here. I spent every winter in Zihuantanejo until one day in 2001, while exploring the endless ribbons of pristine beaches in my jeep, I discovered the quant village of La Barrita and the future home of Spyglass. I then spent the next seven years pouring my heart and soul into creating what I believe to be one of the most unique and enchanting villas anywhere to be found. Now it's time to share that experience! While my business responsibilities keep me in East Hampton New York much of the year, I return to Spyglass frequently to enjoy, as well as to oversee the ongoing improvements that make the Spyglass experience second to none!.

Why the Owner Chose Petatlán, Gro., Mexico:
I found this particular area to be the most beautiful place on all the Pacific Coast and fell in love with it at first sight!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Thanks to our unique geographical elevations, Spyglass is blessed with some of the most spectacular and dramatic views that the Pacific ocean has to offer. Those same unique geographical components also make our site extremely private! We are also blessed with an artisan well. So unlike many of our competitors, we have an endless supply of fresh water which allows us to maintain our beautiful gardens which are woven into every square inch of our property. Spyglass truly is, an enchanting place!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • The Spyglass Main Villa.

    The Spyglass Main Villa.

  • Our Beautiful Fully Furnished Outdoor Sitting Pavilion.

    Our Beautiful Fully Furnished Outdoor Sitting Pavilion.

  • The Spectacular View Of Our 24 Miles Of Pristine Coastline.

    The Spectacular View Of Our 24 Miles Of Pristine Coastline.

  • Bar Room

    Bar Room

  • Upstairs Great Room And Kitchen.

    Upstairs Great Room And Kitchen.

  • Upstairs Balcony.

    Upstairs Balcony.

  • One of the Many Master Suites.

    One of the Many Master Suites.

  • Fresh Water Poll & Pool Pavilian.

    Fresh Water Poll & Pool Pavilian.

  • Infinity Edge, Saltwater Swimming Pool, Wet Bar, Bathroom And Honeymoon Suit.

    Infinity Edge, Saltwater Swimming Pool, Wet Bar, Bathroom And Honeymoon Suit.

  • Our Twelve Ft. deep, Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool And Terraced Lounge

    Our Twelve Ft. deep, Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool And Terraced Lounge

  • Our Deluxe Honeymoon Master Suite.

    Our Deluxe Honeymoon Master Suite.

  • The SpyglassMain Villa & Roundabout.

    The SpyglassMain Villa & Roundabout.

  • Inside The Sitting Pavilion.

    Inside The Sitting Pavilion.

  • Spyglass Main Entrance.

    Spyglass Main Entrance.

  • Our main Dining Room.

    Our main Dining Room.

  • Our Expansive Media Room.

    Our Expansive Media Room.

  • Upstairs Sitting Area

    Upstairs Sitting Area

  • Just One Of The Many Master Suites.

    Just One Of The Many Master Suites.

  • Bird Aviary.

    Bird Aviary.

  • View From Our Fresh Water Swimming Pool Pavilion.

    View From Our Fresh Water Swimming Pool Pavilion.

  • 12ft. Deep Salt Infinity Edge Salt Water Swimming Pool.

    12ft. Deep Salt Infinity Edge Salt Water Swimming Pool.

  • Wet Bar Overlooking The Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool.

    Wet Bar Overlooking The Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool.

  • Our Beautiful Pristine Beach, Featuring Several Mom & Pop Seafood Restaurants.

    Our Beautiful Pristine Beach, Featuring Several Mom & Pop Seafood Restaurants.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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