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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 BRS, 2 BAS , Palapa Roof, Marble floors, Deck, WIFI, Housekeeping,

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.

* 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 DAILY 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

Owner
Harriet Garfinkle
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Harriet Garfinkle

Harriet Garfinkle is a former dancer, a painter and the owner and director of Woodside Pilates.

Harriet Garfinkle purchased this villa in 2012

Why Harriet Garfinkle chose Zihuatanejo

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

What makes this villa unique

We 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.

Our 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.

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

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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Amenities

Playa La Ropa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Onxy and stone.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We have a Pack 'n Play Porta Crib and a bouncer chair.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

(Every) room with a view. Upscale. Gorgeous. Hand-made. La Ropa Oasis.
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews
5

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: Mar 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
5

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: Mar 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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5

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: Mar 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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5

Spectacular views!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week and chose C'es la vie because it looked so beautiful. Although only the two of us, the views justified the extra space we had and probably didn't need because the condo is very roomy. We were not let down. Just spectacular! We spent hours on the balcony just looking down towards La Ropa. However, the outside views did not distract from how truly beautiful this condo is. The furnishing are wonderful and quite comfortable and we slept well each night.

Everyone we met while there was very nice and the security guard was super helpful & friendly. We didn't need anything but we knew if we did, we could call Lynda and she would be there for us.

What can I say, we loved everything about it, even the steep (but short!) walk back from the beach. It made it easier to justify the wonderful meals we had on La Ropa and in town.

Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn J.- Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. LO. Although C'est la Vie will accommodate more folks, I think it is so comfortable with just a two folks also. It is roomy enough to feel open and airy and plus you can lounge anywhere you want. I love furnishing in Mexico: there is much much great art and artesania to buy. My only issue now is that I am running short of space! Please join us again. Saludos, Harriet
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5

Perfect spot for wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

As first time visitors to Zihua, we were a bit nervous about our trip. Harriet responded to every question we had in a timely manner and in such a way that I felt I could ask anything. In addition, her helpful booklets provided a wealth of information. Lynda, the manager, greeted us when we first got there. Oh, my goodness, we were so relieved, excited and thrilled at what was to be our home for 6 nights. We are three couples, in our mid 60's, but still managed to navigate the hill down to beautiful La Ropa Beach and if we were too tired or lazy to do so, taxis were easily found. As other reviewers stated, the art work helped this condo stand out. The ex-art teacher among us stated it was so much fun and we all snapped many pictures of Harriet's furnishings. Two bedrooms have their own terrace, both with king beds, and reported to me as being very comfortable. The third bedroom, also comfortable, was a separate unit at pool level. It is smaller than the other two bedrooms, but this was not an issue for us. We had access to the house, and the palapa next to the pool provided a comfortable sitting area. In fact, I fell asleep for several hours on one of the oversized chairs, as the ceiling fan created a soft breeze. Lynda was the best house manager whose presence and availability added to the comfort of our trip. She helped set up a tour for us and was always so gracious with our many questions. One can not find a more responsive owner, manager, beautiful condo with full kitchen accessories. I will remember the beautiful view overlooking the bay for many months. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, my! Your review gives me goosebumps! I don't teach art, but I am an artist , a dancer and a writer. I so appreciate folks who appreciate the things that I cherish! Thank you also for noting that Lynda is a fantastic concierge. It is always great to see her beautiful smile. Please come back again! Kind regards, Harriet
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Salt Spring Island
5

A very elegant vacation home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautifully constructed and decorated with original works of contemporary Mexican art. Harriet, the owner, and Lynda, the local manager, did everything possible to make us at home and to put us in touch with the best of local services and restaurants. The pool, palapa and bbq are a delightful place to spend a day if you don't want the hustle and bustle of La Ropa beach. Everything calms down at sunset, so it is a quiet place for a good night's sleep. Fully deserving of all 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ted- Thank you so much! I really do love my condo and love that other folks love it as well. I am especially fond of the stone walls that are two feet thick. LOL. I feel like I own a castle. I get a big rush out of helping folks have a great (and undoubtedly well-deserved) vacation. I enjoy 'researching' the local restaurants for my 'Harriet's guide.' Come visit again! Saludos, Harriet
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Rates & Availability

Playa La Ropa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season 2 BR
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$4,200
 
 
Shoulder Season 2 BR
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
$4,800
 
 
Winter Holiday 2 BR
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
April on Sale 2 BR
Apr 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
$4,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
$7,500
 

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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