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Stunning Bay-Ocean-Beach Vu 2 BR/2 Bth Split Level Condo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 BR 2 BTH, (Sleeps 4) Outside View Terrace Kichnette

Five *****Star Overjoyed Client Reviews Speak for Themselves!! We are confident that you'll be back yearly! We have enjoyed Zihua for 30 years we will make sure that you will too. You will love the views, breezes & surf's serenade from our hilltop perch above Playa Madera only steps to the sand. Reserve & we will fill your 'Welcome Basket' per your requests!!!

You deserve everything from hammock relaxation to stunning bay & ocean views. Our 'It's Always 5 o'clock' terraza bar will serve your Happy Hours or provide you with the best office of your life while checking your emails.

ROMANCE, READ & RELAX will redefine the 'Three Rs'. Unbeatable Location so you are steps down to the beach and only minutes from town. The unique neighborhood cuisine is unsurpassed. Your waiters are our 'amigos'.

2 large split-level bedrooms and quality baths (enhanced water pressure & temperature) offer privacy and come furnished with the ubiquitous views of Zihua. Comfort large beds and quality linens are the finest. Cool down at our beautiful pool. Our hillside breezes and the ever-present surf will have you dreaming more than ever. Our handmade Rattan furniture, authentic Mexican art by Frida and Diego and Mexican colors will surround you.

Beach activites run the gamut from 'Banana Rides' to parasailing. swimming, snorkling or just lounge at the beach Palapa restaurants. EZ access to Las Gatas, Manzanillo Beach. Walk, bus or taxi to Playa La Ropa.

As Mexiphiles, we will share our insight of Zihua and the many Colonial jewels of Mexico. No extra charge. We highly suggest Paztcuaro, Morelia and Guadalajara (Tlaquepaque) for a truely well-rounded Mexican experience. The same holds true with your air and land travel. It's really easy and fun. We've done the research. We can help you from the plane to our hideaway ' Querencia' with an easy stop for refreshments and groceries en route.

As San Diegans, we know quality and will make sure that you get the best. As they are fond of saying, 'We are MexiCANS' not Mexican'ts'. 'Gracias', 'Buenos Dias' 'Hola' Por Favor' is about all of the Spanish needed. Mgr will meet, greet & always be on call. Send us your activity list & our recommendations will follow. Email for Zihua info pkg. Contact us for insider recommendations for shopping/fishing & cuisine.

Keywords: condo,apartment, ocean view, bay view, beachfront, walk to all, central location,fishing village, quiet, cuisine,, restaurants,relaxing, quaint, tranquility, all beach activities, Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Madera Beach, La Ropa Beach, warm & safe swimming waters.

More Details

Property Manager
Suzzette or Rick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Suzzette or Rick

We are San Diegans, via NY & MN, who LOVE Mexico especially the people. We have been going to Zihua and most of Mexico for 30 yrs. Suzzette is a nurse and Rick is an attorney (estates/taxes/real estate). Our 'children' are Golden Retrievers and a Siamese. We are very active and also love sports,history and the social aspects of our travels. We are more than willing to help you enjoy Mexico as we have. Suzzette is the best 'travel agent' so no matter where you are from or want to go in Mexico, always feel free to call or email.

Suzzette or Rick purchased this condo in 2011

Why Suzzette or Rick chose Playa Madera

The warmth of the people, water and air of Zihua. The food is outstanding and healthful. The Coronas are great too! Beach soccer is a great tradition at Madera. So close to town! A nice little colonial neighborhood with the best restaurants (wide range)!!

What makes this condo unique

The views, breezes, surf and proximity to all is the key. We aim to make this your annual special treat. From the outset, you will know that you are special to us & this is our 'pride & joy'.


Playa Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 baths/Nice hot water & pressure. Plenty of room & storage. Safe for valuables in master closet. Hot water & pressure upgrades. Artfully handpainted Mexican deco-sink. Spacious.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) Spacious & private. Parrotwood bookshelves & cabinetry throughout. Plenty of closet space. Ceiling fans. Reading areas. Handmade Rattan furnishings. TV in master BR. Wi Fi thru out. Panoramic Views from all rooms.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchenette',' Terrace Wet Bar',' Spacious Split Level Privacy ','Merida Hammock',' Handmade Rattan Furniture',' Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Art Throughout',' EZ Walk to Town/ Excellent Restaurants/Safe-swimmable Beaches','Maid Service available/Laundry close & cheap. Taxi close.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Stunning Bay-Ocean-Beach Vu 2 BR/2 Bth Split Level Condo
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Great open floor plan with 180 degree view from king bed and kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, spacious, gorgeous view! It's very easy to relax here! Friendly staff and close to the central part of town. House is stocked with pool toys too! Not recommended for a family with young children for they could fall through balcony railing.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta

Excellent location and views of the bay!

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately the heat in Zhihauntanejo (which is pretty much year round) made it almost unbearable to not have AC in this unit. It felt like we were living in a sauna. Imagine having coffee in the morning, trying to get ready for an evening dinner, sleeping...all while sweating and feeling that sluggish nausea from heat. We spent an afternoon just looking at local nearby hotels to get a decent nights sleep with some cool air blowing. The heat also just made everything feel dirty & grungy in this unit. The kitchen is quite inefficient so budget to eat out every meal. You can do a basic breakfast here but make sure it’s early. The only reason this review isn’t 1 Star is because of the lovely staff at the building, the fact that there was a pool for the building to cool off in, and the overall location - Playa Madera is proximity to everything - downtown, restaurants, the Malecon & marina, taxi stand, airport, other beaches, etc. The people are so friendly and we will hopefully go back to this area one day.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zihuatanejo for 10 days

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 10 days at this location, having been to Zihuatanejo many times over the past 16 years. Best location, near all beaches, Comercial, downtown. Spectacular views, just above Playa Madera, many great places to eat within walking distance. Two bedrooms, two baths, kitchenette fully stocked, pool on premises. Carmen is manager and is extremely helpful with any issues and recommendations. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful service at Bahia Suites

  • 4 of 5

Carmen, the condo manager was outstanding. Our daughter, son-in-law and 6 month old grandchild arrived a few days after us. Carmen assisted us to pick them up at the airport and provided an excellent crib for the baby!

Carmen visits the condo complex daily and was always friendly and most helpful, she made our stay at Bahia Suites most enjoyable. Carmen speaks perfect English and was always available via cell phone.

The condo layout worked well for our family. Privacy for all.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna, Canada

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 week at this condo and enjoyed every minute. The open view and casual Mexican feel made it relaxing and enjoyable. As I'm learning Spanish I had many opportunities to converse with the locals as some smaller restaurants had waiters who didn't speak English, as well as Zihua being a vacation destination for Mexicans. On Avenida Adelante amongst the numerous restaurants there was a small rock band on Sat. nights who sang in English but could not speak it. A large gathering of tourists would expand into the street singing and dancing until 10pm when the group would TRY to quit. A few more tips encouraged another song or two.

We found there were great well-marked cycle paths in Ixtapa, one of which took us to Playa Linda - 9 or so K. We rented pretty decent bicycles in Ixtapa and discovered there were no restaurants open to the public as it's mainly all-inclusive resorts. We found a spot for a refreshing break at the marina. At one spot the new cycle path was interrupted for a few yards by the old cobble stone path until the new one resumed.

Playa Linda is easily reached by local buses, 12 pesos, and is where you take a water taxis to Isla Ixtapa for beaches, swimming, snorkeling, etc. We were advised to get off the taxis at the 2nd beach and walk about 200 yards across the island to coral beaches for good snorkeling. All 3 beaches have restaurants where the chair rental is included with food or drinks.

We found most everything we needed - Banks, market, bus stop for Ixtapa, on Avenida Benito Juarez and found Scotiabank most convenient and secure. We tried most of the restaurants recommended by our hosts and were not disappointed.

The manager of the codo is Carmen, who speaks excellent English. She is a wealth of information on how to get wherever you wish to go, where to catch buses, etc. She arranges for additional water, and repairs if needed. The two cleaning ladies came promptly at the arranged date and did a good they spoke no English. The pool was always clean and was adequate size for the 8-10 people who enjoyed a late afternoon dip. There was a security guard every evening and, I believe, throughout the night. Mostly it was very friendly Jose Miguel, who spoke convenient English and enjoyed a little chat each time we passed.

Each of our three married children and spouses spent a week with us, totally enjoying the whole experience, including watching the stars from there very comfortable bed.

We would all go again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter,son in law and I stayed in the condo from Feb.15-26 2105. Absolutely wonderful, best view in Zihua. All the ammentities are there (unless you're planning on hosting a Thanksgiving dinner.) The walk to town was short and the cab ride home was about 35 pesos (about 2.50 in US dollars.I slept better at Rick & Suzzette's condo than I do at home. We are all hoping to return next year for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beach delight with all activities. Colonial cities nearby with easy luxury bus service. Neighborhood cuisine unsurpassed. Calm swimming in warm bay waters. EZ stroll to all the fun!! Cheap taxi stand 100 meters from condo. Laundry service 2 blocks-they deliver. Maid service available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates for Christmas/Easter higher. Lower rates negotiable for extended stays & seaonal rates apply for shoulder/summer. Rates quoted are for 2 adults. Always contact us for help even if we are occupied. Additional rate for additional occupants. Please feel free to phone us in San Diego. All subject to negotiation.

1/2 to reserve 1/2 30 days prior to arrival plus $100 refundable security deposit. All payable in USD

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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