About the property
- Villa12000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Villa, 9+ Bedrooms 11 Baths, (Sleeps 22)
(PLEASE NOTE) For additional information please visit our website at www.spyglassmexico.com
Welcome to the Spyglass Villa, located in a very private gated community just 30 minutes from the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport.
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 full time staff of seven, including a House Manager, Cook, Cook's Assistant, Two Housekeepers, Grounds Keeper, and Night Watchman at no additional charge! (Bartender and massage therapists are available upon request)
If you and your group are looking for the preeminent vacation rental destination in the entire Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa region look no further!
Our 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 our pristine beach, lush tropical gardens and the 12,000 sq. ft. villa that sits in the center of it all. Spyglass boasts nine+ 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 a huge gourmet kitchen, a dining room that seats up to 24, an expansive media room, and a fully stocked professional barroom. There’s also a fully furnished second story great room, including a luxurious balcony with unsurpassed ocean views. The entire Spyglass villa has been tastefully decorated with authentic 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 everyone. Wether it be whale watching, absorbing the profound views of our 24 miles of mesmerizing coastline or just treating yourself to some of the most spectacular sunsets ever imagined, we have it all!
One level down you’ll discover a freshwater swimming pool with an attached children's pool. You can also take advantage or our huge thatched roof pavilion with wet bar, sound system, gorgeous outdoor shower and bathroom. The views from the fresh water swimming pool area nothing shy of stunning, as all of the views from our 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 over 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. The entrance is comprised a catwalk with rustic rope & pole railings. This room too is perched just above the oceans edge and provides yet another private and intimate view of the oceans splendor which is the cornerstone on which the Spyglass villa is based upon!
The villa's expansive grounds include over 8,000 square feet of terraced patios and lush tropical gardens.
The pristine La Barrita beach is a short five minute walk from the villa. This unspoiled, uncrowded beach features quaint mom and pop restaurants serving a fresh variety of 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.
(please note) Security wise, rest assured that the Spyglass villa is one, if not thee most safesets villa on the entire region! We have two gated entrances, both of which have full time gatekeepers, and in an overabundance of caution, we also employ a state of the art security camera system. We are also very proud of the 45 + perfect, unsolicited reviews that our clients have been so gracious to share in regards to their time spent at the Spyglass villa.
Please keep in mind that we offer substantial discounts for smaller groups! This way, everyone the opportunity to share our little slice of our paradise!
Wherever your travel plans take you. The entire staff of Spyglass wish you a most wonderful and memorable vacation!
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About matthew Duyck
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!.
matthew Duyck purchased this Villa in 2004
Why matthew Duyck chose Centro
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!
What makes this Villa unique
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We just returned home from seven days in paradise. We had one of the best vacations ever. After reading all the Spyglass villa reviews on the VRBO and discussing all the details of our trip with Matthew, we were convinced that the Spyglass villa would be a good fit for the 18 people in our party. Seeing the villa in person nearly took our breath away! The views from sprawling Spyglass compound are to die for! The villa itself is gigantic and filled with authentic Mexican antiquities and art, which gives one the warmth and hospitality that only Mexico has to offer! The fresh water Swimming pool with it’s beautiful pavilion wet bar, outdoor shower and dedicated bathroom was another fun hang out spot. Our grandkids loved the kiddie pool. For the grown ups, the real treat was the salt water swimming pool with it’s own bar and relaxation room down at the oceans edge next to the honeymoon suite. The staff of seven from house manger Luis, to Gracia and Esmeralda who did the cooking, to the housekeeping lady’s and Juan Carlos, who attended to our every want and need, all provided truly outstanding service. The meals were fabulous! In addition to the villa’s outstanding fresh seafood, there are also a handful of seafood restaurants on the beach that serve up fresh oysters, ceviche are to die for and the Corona’s are ice cold! La Barrita beach is not crowded and quite pristine. The ocean temperature is perfect and the locals are very friendly. It’s a four minute jaunt to the beach but for my 80 year old father, the staff always drove him. We enjoyed relaxing massages. On our fishing trips we caught all kinds of fish and saw all kinds of beautiful sea life. We felt totally safe on our entire trip! Not only at the Spyglass villa, but on all of our various excursions. If one takes the time as I did, and read all the reviews on VRBO it will put your mind to rest about any safety concerns. Spyglass comes with a night watchman as part of the staff. However, Matthew told me that in the seventeen years of owning the villa, that he personally has never used a night watchman. Because he knows that it’s the safest community in the area. To me, that say’s a lot! I would highly recommend this fabulous luxury villa to anyone of any age group to experience for themselves all that paradise has to offer at a very reasonable price point!
David D. NYC
Fabulous, everything we had dreamed of and more.
This was a trip of a lifetime for our family. Our group of 21 where 5 couples and children ranging in age from 3 1/2 to 16. The accommodation was spectacular with everything as advertised. We arrived to beautifully decorated rooms, pleasant efficient staff, clean pools and lush landscaping.
One of the best things was we were all together for meals and activities but could find quiet space if needed.
We loved the authentic little village of La Barrita, the fun local kids, the friendly beach bars (Corona was 1.00$ a bottle ) the local craftsmen, fishing guides and fun uncrowded beach. It was so laid back and non commercial.
Some special extras were the piñata Birthday party, the baby turtle release, the coconut climbing with Mando and the pool and bar specials for all ages.
Our few concerns might have been the language barrier while at the villa. Mando was our only consistent translater. We also think the set up for paying groceries might be addressed. Possibly a flat rate for children and adults. Given the cost of living in the area our grocery bills seemed somewhat high. The taxi rates were also high. We paid 100.00$ US per van one way.
Aside from these issues our vacation at Spyglass was amazing.
Thanks to Matthew and all your staff. We would go next year in a heartbeat.
Thank you for your outstanding review. It was a pleasure to serve you and my staff spoke very highly of everyone in your group.
We work tirelessly to ensure that we go above and beyond the expectations of all of our guests! This is why we have so many repeat clients.
I would like to address your thoughtful concerns as well. Besides Mando, the house manager, Luis also speaks fluent english. However, Luis does the majority of the grocery shopping and runs all the various errands to fulfill the needs of our guests. I will make it a point to try and keep him around the villa as much as possible in the future so there will be two translators at the villa. As far as the groceries go, we do all the grocery shopping at no extra charge. Our clients just pay for the cost of the groceries when the receipts are presented to them. If you are using US dollars the overall cost of groceries is about 15% less than you would pay in the United States due to the week peso.
Unfortunately the Airport has a taxi union and we are only allowed to offer our clients two complimentary airport runs using our SUV. However, for those who choose not to rent cars. We do offer our clients the use of our SUV’s with drivers for much less than the taxis charge.
Thank you again for choosing Spyglass as your vacation destination as well as your thoughtful insights. We look forward to serving you again next year and will happily give you a 15% discount as a repeat client.
A ONE OF A KIND DREAM VACATION!
Friends of ours had rented the Spyglass villa several months ago and they couldn’t stop talking about it. In fact that’s all they talked about for weeks! They told us all about the gorgeous vill and it's beautiful the gardens, the pristine beaches, how fantastic the staff was, how warm and friendly the locals were and when it came to the honeymoon suite, forget about it! They also mentioned their trip to Ixtapa to go parasailing and play a round of golf during their trip. They proudly showed off photos from their trip, including their fishing excursion out of Puerto Vincent. I must say that the amount and size of the fish they caught was truly amazing! So naturally we were interested in learning more about Spyglass for ourselves. We started out by visiting the Spyglass website, carefully taking in all the information that it contained. The website was very helpful in as it had a lot of useful information about the beaches, the surrounding area, local activities etc. Even more important it had a ton of photos. Not only were their photos of the palacios
villa from every possible vantage point, but there were photos of the beaches, the local towns, the fishing excursions, the wild life and everything in between. While they were down there our friends briefly met Matthew, the owner of Spyglass and he informed them that he had personal taken every photo that’s on his website. We’ve rented other villas before and noticed that some of the photos they show on their website were obviously lifted from the internet! Our family ritual is to spend our winter vacation Cancun, but after reviewing the Spyglass website we started to think twice about that. Then our friends told us to read the reviews on VRBO and that’s what really clenched it for us! The Spyglass has a myriad of perfect reviews. It’s as of everyone who’s ever rented Spyglass had all died and went to heaven! Well, I am here to tell you that everyone one of those review is spot on! Like all of those tenants that came before us, we too, were blown away from the moment we stepped our of our car at the villa until the moment we reluctantly stepped back into the car to catch out flight home. Never before has our family enjoyed such a memorable vacation. Everything about what we now refer to as the “Spyglass Experience” was above and beyond our expectations. I know that for those who’ve had the pleasure if renting Spyglass that I’m just preaching
A Dream Wedding at Spyglass!
What can we say about Spyglass other than that it was the most magical place to vacation and host our wedding ceremony. We landed in Ixtapa and were greeted by Juan Carlos in the Spyglass van. Because we had more people than the van could hold, Juan corralled a taxi van and asked the driver to follow us to the villa. Once we arrived, everyone was completely speechless. Calling this villa phenomenal is an understatement. It’s huge—with a party of 20, it can be easy to feel clustered, but everyone found his/her “spot”—whether it be the salt or freshwater pool, the multiple terraces, or the barroom. Also, the décor was stunning and each room has it’s own theme. My personal favorite was the white room. The rooms were well air conditioned and had their own bathrooms, so my guests were completely comfortable throughout their stay. If you are lucky to stay in the honeymoon suite, just make sure you’re willing to climb the stairs—they are a beast, but there was nothing more amazing than waking up and hearing the waves crashing against the cliff. We used the relaxation room as another bedroom—just make sure whoever sleeps there is fine with being one with nature! As far as food goes, we met with Luis on the first night to plan the menu. My suggestion is to let the chef pick her specialties and go with it (her tamales were spectacular!). Just be sure to see if you can get lobster for a meal—it was the best I’ve ever had! Anything else you need, Luis will get. 14 of us went on a catamaran tour (highly recommend Picante cruises) and Luis rented us a large van to take us into Ixtapa. You just have to ask and Luis is ON it. If Mando is around, ask him to go with you to the local beaches—he arranged for us to try local dishes at the beach restaurants and let me tell you, it was the best fish I’ve ever eaten (thanks, Mando)! For the wedding, just know that most of the arrangements will be made once you arrive at the villa. Luis and his crew will make sure you have everything you need for your dream wedding. They rented speakers for the ceremony and reception and worked with the local florists for my bouquet (I just showed Luis a picture). When my dress ripped moments before I was to walk down the aisle, the main chef magically appeared with a needle and thread and completely fixed it (God Bless that woman).
My wedding was something out of a fairytale and I can't imagine having had it at any other place. Thank you, Spyglass. We'll be back!
TWO DAYS IN PARADISE
Our family had made arrangements to spend a week over the Christmas Holidays vacationing in Zihuatanejo Mexico. We are a large group and we had pretty much settled on a very nice luxury hotel in the Ixtapa area. Then our son in law stumbled onto the Spyglass villa on VRBO. The Spyglass villa looked every bit as nice as the hotel we were contemplating booking and we would have saved a lot of money as well. So we contacted Matthew about booking the villa and although it had already been booked for most of Holiday season he did mention the only days that he had open were Dec. 21st and Dec.22nd. Fortunately, those two days would be the last two days of our week long vacation. , It was our son in law who posed the question, why don’t we do both. Spend the first five nights at the hotel in Ixtapa and the last two nights at Spyglass. We all agreed that this idea would allow us to have two unique experiences while on the same vacation. So, we booked both the hotel and the villa. There is paradise and then there is PARADISE! We had a great time at the hotel. We spent time lounging around the swimming pools, para sailing and enjoying the upscale restaurants. However, all the while we kept looking at the Spyglass website in anticipation of getting down there. Finally, the day arrived when Spyglass sent two complimentary SUV’s to pick us up from our hotel. We knew from moment we arrived at Spyglass that we had mad a very wise choice. After our complimentary cocktail reception, including hors d'oeuvres and a tour of the villa and it’s grounds that we knew for sure that our hotel was no match for Spyglass. The villa’a is simply spectacular! The staff of seven pampered us all day long. The meals were fantastic. The pools were amazing and the views were phenomenal. Believe or not the villa also has it’s own bar room and Matthew added a complementary bartender who’s name was Brian. Brian made better drinks than the bartender at our hotel. The beaches were not crowded and the locals were super friendly. What we soon realized that Spyglass really is a hotel, it’s just on a smaller scale! (and cheeper of course) Our stay at Spyglass villa was a one of a kind experience that we will remember always! Hat’s off to Matthew and his fabulous staff!
Maria & Gerald S.
Enchanting Vacation Experience!
What a joy it was to spend time with family and friends at the Spyglass villa! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The beautifully appointed villa and it’s stunning views were only rivaled by the warmth and dedication of the Spyglass staff. The staff went above and beyond our expectations to make us feel welcome and perfectly at home.
There is certainly no shortage of space in the villa itself which offered more than enough room for our party of 19. The villa is three tiered. On the first tier is the villa itself, the beautiful outdoor sitting pavilion along with a outdoor cooking station and bird aviary. On the second tier there is the fresh water swimming pool with a yet another, very large pavilion, wet bar, outdoor shower and bathroom. On the third tier (which happens to be my favorite) is the salt water swimming pool, bar, honeymoon suit and relaxation room. The greatest thing about the villa is that is something for everyone! We all congregated for meals and of course our daily ritual of watching the sunset together from the upper pavilion. Aside from that, everyone had the freedom to do their thing. Some spent time lounging around the two pools, some spent time swimming down at the beach and enjoying fresh oysters and cold beers, some spent time getting professional massages in the beautiful massage tents, while others retreated to the air conditioned the bar room and watched a football game or two. Some of us also spent time in the small town of Petatlan near the villa buying souvenirs and people watching from the sidewalk cafes. The more adventurous in our group went out deep sea fishing a couple of times from nearby puerto Vincente. (the fishing was fantastic by the way) and the cook served up the fresh fish for for a fantastic dinner. We had children in our group and Luis, the house manager, even threw the kids a surprise piñata party! Considering the amount of guests Spyglass sleeps we also found the villa to be an extremely good value for the price and would highly recommend the Spyglass villa to anyone. The only negative thing that I have to say about Spyglass is that our time spent there was just to damn short!
The quint town of LaBarrita is peppered with seaside mom& pop restaurants that serve a variety of freshly caught seafood and cold beers in a warm and friendly setting.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.