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(Every) room with a view. Upscale. Gorgeous. Hand-made. La Ropa Oasis.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 BRS, 2 BAS , Palapa Roof, Marble floors, Deck, WIFI *Optional 3rd BR,BA

Our prices include concierge, maid service, purified water, phone, WIFI, SKY TV with premium channels, DVD and stereo.

Our gorgeous 2BR/2BA villa at Ensueño 10 hangs like a jewel above Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico on Calle Delfines.

* Third bedroom available for an additional fee of $50/night.

C’est la vie. This is the life. Extraordinary villa at Ensueño 10 overlooking the bay, where French farmhouse meets Costa Grande villa. Ensueño means ‘daydream’ and this villa is a dream both day and night.

Our luxurious condo villa with a rock wall a foot thick (think castle) features spectacular vistas from every room. It is one of just six condos in the compound.

The al fresco living area with its soaring palapa roof is a great place to kick back with a cool drink and enjoy the amazing sunsets over Bahia Zihuatanejo. It features an onyx dining table for 6, a copper topped coffee table, ample couch and chair seating. The breeze flows off the bay though the Parota wood shutters to keep you comfortable and cool.

There is no shortage of lounging available. The terrace/deck has a ‘Bali Bed’ under one palapa, which is really a comfortable double outdoor bed for lying and watching the boats dancing on the bay or the stars flying by. We also have a comfy hammock on the Coco Vista bedroom terrace.

The kitchen features an 6-burner stove, granite counters, ample storage, double sink, microwave, Henckels knives, gourmet cooking pans, coffee maker & grinder, blender, toaster, orange juicer, mini-Cuisinart and numerous chef’s tools. We love to cook!

The dish ware is gorgeous blue and white hand-painted Talavera from Puebla and our glassware is Mexican hand-blown glass. The silverware is beautiful heavy stainless. We also supply you with a filtered water dispenser at the sink.

Each of two the upstairs bedrooms have king-sized beds (great mattresses!), 400+ Italian percale linens and air conditioning, terraces and views! The pillows are Pacific Coast feather and down pillows.

The two upstairs bedrooms have sliding doors with shutters and screens and bed canopies, so you can sleep with the sound of the waves lapping at your dreams. If you would rather, you can close the glass doors and use the AC (we almost never do).

Both bathrooms feature onyx sinks and appointments. The master bath has the most beautiful bathroom with an outdoor shower and a tropical garden and a view to the bay. We have luxury towels and hair dryers in each bathroom.

The casa features in-house WIFI, Satellite TV and DVD player in each upstairs bedroom, a house phone and a portable Bose docking station for your favorite tunes. We have our own washer and dryer, iron and ironing board. We supply beach towels.

You will be happy here.

* Third Bedroom/bathroom suite with separate entrance is available for $50/night additional.The third detached bedroom suite is just seven steps to the pool has a king bed, TV and DVD, mini fridge, coffee maker and bathroom. Its bathroom is nestled right into the bedrock of the hillside. It is extraordinary.

Note: Ensueño 10 is a smoke free environment. Smokers will be asked to leave to property to indulge in their habit.

NOT suitable for children under 12 years of age.

Includes THREE TIMES A WEEK maid service.

Please NO children under the age of 12. If you book instantly and have children under 12, then the reservation will be cancelled.

More Details

Harriet Garfinkle
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Harriet Garfinkle

Harriet Garfinkle is a dancer, a painter, a writer and the owner and director of Woodside Pilates. She also loves to you will see!

Harriet Garfinkle purchased this villa in 2012

Why Harriet Garfinkle chose Playa La Ropa

View. View. View. Access to beach. Comfort and luxury. Easy living.Small complex. Right above the pool.

What makes this villa unique

I believe in the sensory experience, and for this reason the villa is a delight to the senses: to the eyes, ears and to the touch.

The acid-washed red Puebla marble floors under your bare feet, the touch of flamed granite counters, the smooth onyx bathrooms and a view terrace that spans the width of the condo.

Ensueño 10 has a lovely green salt-water pool overlooking the bay. The pool area features ample lounge chairs and a fiesta-sized shaded palapa (palm frond roof) with a barbecue and seating.

There is parking for your rental car if you chose to have one.A funicular ascends the hillside to the front door. The air-conditioned gym is outfitted with treadmill, elliptical and free weights.

My mission is to help folks learn to love Zihuatanejo and its surrounding areas as much as we do and to give them the best vacation possible.

I have put together an up-to-date 75-page guide to the area to get you acquainted even before you arrive!

Come enjoy the joy that is Ensueño 10!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! We cannot say enough about your place, we have rented others and by far yours surpasses the others hands down. it’s your attention to detail. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a well-stocked kitchen. it almost made me want to cook all the time. Even our friends that joined us for supper one night commented on it and asked if it was as nice as the unit we were in last year. I told them that your unit was so much nicer.

Any fun things- we’ve been coming to the area for 8 years and this year we decided to take a tour to La Chole. it was very interesting and our kids loved it. As for food we really didn’t eat anywhere new this year besides the Captain’s Daughter. We thought it was good so we did bring our kids there when they arrived.

I know you asked me about Las Gatas and it we had gone, we had a discussion with Lynda and told her that we really didn’t like it because of the fact the restaurant people were always hounding us so we were very reluctant to take your gift. All I can say about that was WOW our minds have changed we loved Thierry’s not only will I recommend it: we will be back.

The staff- We loved Eddie, he is such a nice guy can‘t say enough good things about him. On our last day he even brought us ice cream from his future father-in-law’s ice cream shop. He is a super nice guy and always had a smile and a friendly way about him. I forgot the older security guards name but he was also great and made sure we had the cab pick us up and drop us off at the door always making sure to get the cab number and the name of the driver. Lynda was an absolute dream to work with. She is such a nice lady you are really lucky to have her along with the others mentioned. The cleaning gal also did a great job.

The funicular- we only used it twice once when Eddie put us in it and the day we left we placed our luggage in it and sent it down stairs. We thought we could walk faster that it moved so we just used the stairs but is sure is handy if you have trouble with stairs, lots of groceries or luggage.
Feb 2013
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Playa La Ropa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Onxy and stone.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Coco Vista - 1 king
    Bahia Vista - 1 king
    Piedra Suite - 1 king , * $50/night additional.
  • King size beds (1) Each of the two upstairs bedrooms have Sealy Posturpedic King mattresses and LED TV. * The optional downstairs bedroom has a Sealy king bed, a mini fridge and coffee maker.$50/night additional.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a Pack 'n Play Porta Crib and a bouncer chair.


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(Every) room with a view. Upscale. Gorgeous. Hand-made. La Ropa Oasis.
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Lovely view in paradisiacal setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2-wk stay at C’est La Vie. Highlights include: early morning forays to buy fresh fish off the boats, colorful sunsets, fresh squeezed juice from Maria Isabella, a day fishing and snorkeling, swimming in the ocean and infinity pool, and walks to downtown and the beach. The condo could be featured in House Beautiful magazine. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare gourmet dinners, the beds were very comfortable and the decor was exquisite. Lynda was very helpful and Yolanda did a great job cleaning. Despite the proximity to the beach it was very quiet and private. Air conditioning in the bedrooms felt divine as the late afternoons were very warm. Did I mention the view?? It was mesmerizing. We hope to visit again for a winter sun break. Gracias!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary Beth, thank you! What a great review! You summarized everything that I feel about C’est la Vie: I have tried to endow it with all the comforts of home –YOUR home for the two weeks! I am quite fond o f the fact that you can see the breakers on the beach and hear them caress your ears like la mer, la mere that she is. I am blessed to have both Lynda and Yolanda on staff. They have both worked with me for many years. House Beautiful? I LOVE that! I, too, am quite fond of my décor. LOL. I actually have had a house of mine in Better Homes and Gardens before, so there you go! Please come again! Kind Regards, Harriet Owner
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I wish there were 7 stars...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the beginning of December 2017. The pictures do NOT relate the beauty of the space. We loved our stay. Lynda is perfect. The staff was awesome. Harriett made our stay the best vacation e.v.e.r. We can't wait to return. You need to reserve your time ASAP. The pool was a highlight of our trip. We enjoyed the other owners/ visitors making friends immediately. Far enough away from the bustle and bustle of the tourist area and close we enough to the real Mexico. Book now!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dave N.- Wow. Your review blew me away. Thank you so much! LOL. I am here now trying to get some photos of the great details like the onyx tables and bathrooms and the local art. I love that you love my place. I try to have the casa be as graceful and warm and inviting as possible. I know that details like fresh flowers, the gorgeous hand-made talavera dinnerware, good knives and heavy cutlery make a huge difference to the day to day experience. I want to make C’est la Vie as gracious and lovely as home…or even better. You were fantastic guests and I know that Lynda enjoyed having you here as well. We are eager to have you back! Warm Regards, Harriet
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Beautiful home with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

C’est La Vie is in the perfect location for a visit to Zihuatanejo. It is an easy walk to the beach and restaurants but just far enough away to remain a tranquil setting offering an escape from the festivities of the beach and town.

The condo and the whole property are beautiful and well maintained. Lynda, the on-site manager, is incredibly helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael- Thanks so much for liking Ensueño 10 and Casa 2 (C'est al Vie). I try very hard to make you feel at home. Luxury and comfort. And I am glad you did feel at home, since you stayed at C'est la Vie for nineteen nights! I know: I am so lucky to have a gem like Lynda working on-site. You were great guests. Please come join us again! Warm regards, Harriet
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It was wonderful, once again

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent another wonderful week in paradise! We enjoyed coming back two years in a row because we knew what to expect and were comfortable exploring the restaurants, beaches and El Centro. The condo is fabulous and the pool is just steps away and great for cooling off after another long day at the beach. Most important - every single person we had interactions with were extraordinarily kind, helpful, friendly and HAPPY!

Me encanta Mexico y especialmente la gente mexicana encantadoro!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Querida Shirley N.- Thank you most especially for loving my place enough to return for two years running! I, too, appreciate the proximity of the pool , the view and all the special touches. I do not hide any of my good stuff away: I share it with all my guests. I also, have a great fondness for the Mexican people, especially Los Guerrerenses. Please come join us for the good life again. Saludos, Harriet
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Great location and view. Best appointed vrbo unit I've stayed in

  • 5 of 5

Great unit - views, pool, and accomodaions. Lynda very helpful

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I like it too! I lOVE that...Best VRBO unit...I really do try for that. I try to make the user experience easy and have every amenity of home.
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Slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The views are simply beautiful. I started each day with coffee on the deck, before heading out for a walk on the beach. Our family of 4 enjoyed having the 3 bedrooms, all with large, private baths with showers. On three evenings we gathered around the stone dining table for scrabble! We wanted for nothing, Lynda bought us groceries upon arrival and was over the top accommodating, from coordinating tours, taxis, and hunt for non-alcoholic beer! Harriett's guide was our go-to for everything and I appreciated all the time and effort she put into it. The condo is fully stocked from cookware, linens, beach towels, iron, hairdryer, safe, etc. You will not be disappointed! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maura A.- Oh, I just love it when folks enjoy themselves! So thank you for having a great time. I think my place is a slice of heaven also. What a nice way to put it. And thank you also for noticing what a great job Lynda does. I am very blessed to have her. Please come stay with us again! Saludos, Harriet
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Includes concierge, maid service, purified water, WIFI, SKY TV with premium channels, DVD and stereo.

$500 Damage Deposit may be required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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