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Spyglass! The Largest And Most Exclusive Oceanfront Villa On The Market!

Bedrooms 9
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 9+ Bedrooms 11 Baths, (Sleeps 22)

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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 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.

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

More Details

matthew Duyck
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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!


Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 queen
  • 9 Bedrooms Total... 9 Queen size Beds 1 Double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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. Two massage tents. 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


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Spyglass! The Largest And Most Exclusive Oceanfront Villa On The Market!
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Dream Wedding at Spyglass!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

Atlanta GA

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Vacation Experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

G.B. Fla.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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traditional hacienda feel with touches of luxury

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay here and just as wonderful as the first time. It's away from the touristy Zihuatenejo with the traffic and crowds. This peaceful setting is just what we needed to relax and re-energize. We love to explore and found new adventures. So many memories were made here. This would be the perfect wedding venue some day, it even has a honeymoon suite!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


We just arrived home yesterday from our fabulous Spyglass vacation! I treat my employees and their families once a year to a vacation to let them knowhow much I appreciate the hard work and dedication. Choosing our vacation destination is a group effort and we had many outstanding destinations from which to choose from. However, when we came across the Spyglass villa with all of it’s magnificent reviews and unbelievable photographs we knew that we had found the perfect vacation rental to suit all of our needs. We wanted a villa where we could stretch out and not be on top of each other. In that department Spyglass was a dream come true. Not only did we have the 10,00o sq. ft. villa which was by far more space that we are accustomed to, we also had balconies, pavilions, wet bars, two swimming pools, an ocean side honey moon suite and relaxation room all with views to die for! Every one had their own favorite spot on the compound and we all gathered each night at the main pavilion to watch the beautiful sunsets which served as a perfect backdrop for sun to splash itself effortlessly into the Pacific ocean. The villa’s beautiful vistas were only matched my the staff members who were among the many highlights of our stay. The fact that the full time staff of six is included in the rental price is virtually unheard of! In other places that we’ve rented in the past there was an extra charge for nearly everything one could think of. The price of the Spyglass villa was all inclusive and there were no hidden fees whatsoever which made the overall rental price extremely reasonable. So I as guess as far as reviews go for the Spyglass villa go, I’m just preaching to the choir at this point! The villa, the staff, the food, the pristine beaches, and Mathews innate ability to make sure that our every need was taken care of was a true delight. If you do rent Spyglass be sure and visit the local nearby town of Petatlan, Porto Vincente and of course the “cliff restaurants. Along with the local village within walking distance to Spyglass, all of these places will give you opportunity to experience the true flavor of Mexico. Which for our group is what it was all about!

PS See you again soon Spyglass!

Jimmy G.

New York

Date of stay Oct. 6th

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
La Bartita
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
HWY 200
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
La Barrita
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
La Barritta
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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