Clean and comfortable, 2-bedroom 2-bath corner condo in the center of the Gold Zone with the 7th and 8th floors overlooking the ocean and islands just offshore. The living area and master bedroom face the beach with full ocean views. Our condo sleeps, 8 people. Small but well-supplied kitchen and nice dining area which seats 8. Walk to many restaurants right on the beach or conveniently catch the bus, taxi or Uber right in front of the building to explore the city. Nice pool area (pool is heated and small) with a small but nice restaurant onsite for breakfast, lunch and full bar. Our unit has been recently upgraded with new floors, windows, toilets, and furniture upholstery.
2-bedroom, 2-Bath Corner Unit with Full Ocean Views and Beach Below
Annette or Rob Hunter
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 20, 2019
About Annette or Rob Hunter
Owners: Rob & Annette Hunter (managers); Joel & Leah Gates Annette and Rob were born and raised in Los Angeles but have lived the past 30+ years in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Joel and Leah are natives of Colorado and also live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We have been friends for many years. Rob & Annette met in high school and have been married over 40 years. They have 3 married children and have been blessed with 9 grandchildren. Annette speaks Spanish. We brought our family to Mazatlan in 1997 for the first time. We fell in love with Mazatlan and have been returning each year for the past 20+ years. Joel and Leah also met in high school and have been married 20+ years and have two beautiful teenage daughters. They return to Mazatlan twice a year to enjoy the beach and share the condo with family and friends. We love people and if the timing works out, we would love to meet you and introduce the city to you!
Annette or Rob Hunter purchased this Condo in 2000
Why Annette or Rob Hunter chose El Encanto
This property is about 40 years old, it is simple, well-maintained, warm, friendly staff and has everything you need to live comfortably, including maid service! We think it's the nicest location for just hanging and walking everywhere easily. We now look down on the pools and grounds of "The Local", the brand-new hotel next (south of us) door. A sweet addition to the already nice view.
What makes this Condo unique
We love the sunsets, long walks on the beach north or south and the nearby and onsite restaurants close by and on the beach. You'll be welcomed and made to feel at home at Joe's Oyster Bar, Chili's Pepper, El Capitano, and many other beachfront hangouts. Taxi, Uber and bus transportation is directly in front of the condo. The 24/7 front desk is very helpful and can assist you with suggestions/reservations, etc.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Incredible condo, perfect location!
This condo is perfectly located in the Golden Zone, right on the beach, and we had an incredible family vacation here with our parents and children. The kids loved the private, heated saltwater pool, and we spent a lot of time playing in the ocean every day. The front office staff was incredibly helpful when we needed anything, and William's restaurant poolside kept us fed and happy! The condo is nicely appointment with updated bathrooms and huge, beautiful windows that allow you to see both the sunrise and sunset. We will definitely be staying here again!
We are so happy you had a marvelous time. It sounded magical. Reminds us of all the family vacation we had at Islas with kids, parents, and friends over the years. We love the saltwater pool. And yes William is the best. We remember when he was a kid and first worked there now he's married with kids and owns the place. What a nice guy and good food too. Look forward to having you back soon.
rob and annette
Islas del Sol 801—Great Experience!
It is a wonderful place to stay. I’d have to say the accommodations were perfect. We would highly recommended it.
Thanks, it was great to have you. Look forward to seeing you again!
rob and annette
Es un lugar hermoso, limpio, bien ubicado, pero sobre todo cuenta con todo lo necesario para si vienes en familia para cocinar, la alberca dentro del hotel y la playa a unos pasos, cuenta con vistas espectaculares!!!
¡ Estamos muy contentos de que hayas disfrutado de nuestro lugar tanto como nosotros! Esperamos poder acogerle de nuevo en algún momento pronto.
Our stay was nice, comfortable and convenient. The condo itself is a little old and outdated. I went during a slow season so there was not much going on, which is what i was looking for so it was fine for me. I do recommend highly replacing the headboard in the master bedroom as it is kinda disgusting, we took it out during our stay since there are some mysterious odd looking stains on it, i didn't even want to touch it. Overall, we had a nice stay. the best part is the direct access to the ocean and the quiet pool with bartender service at the pool.
Thank you for your recent stay with us! You are surely right the building is in fact 40 years old. Though I believe it is well maintained, it doesn't have all the amenities of a new building. But there are some cool twists to being old like being nearer the ocean than any of the newer buildings can be (the current setback being 100's of feet further from the ocean)! We have recently updated our unit with new floors, all new window, shower, toilets, furniture coverings etc. But we do have lots more we look forward to doing. Funny you mention the headboard because it was just refinished last year and it looked great when we left, I'll have to check on the discoloring you speak of when we get to Maz next week. I'm sorry about your feelings and the inconvenience. We're big on reusing and maintaining (for the sake of the environment) so we chose to go retro and work with the existing rattan furniture. I know it doesn't suit everyone's taste. It feels beachy to us. Anyway, blessings to you and I hope you will be our guest once again.
Magical, welcoming, delightful, amazing!
The property is breathtaking. The room my husband and I stayed in had a delightful view of the ocean, and even though it was on a higher floor, we could hear the waves crashing very clearly. It made for a pleasent and peaceful sleep.
The pool was well kept, and the fresh lemon aid you can get right by the pool, which is also right by the ocean, was also very wonderful! What a taste and a view! Housekeeping was surperb, and the workers were always very pleasent and welcoming. We had the best honeymoon thanks to all the hard workers and wonderful astablishment. My husband and I would like to say thank you, for making our experience and the start of our marriage so beautiful, memorable, welcoming and breathtaking. We will be sure to come back and recomend it to everyone!
Great place on the beach!
Amazing view! Sleeping to the sounds of crashing surf is fabulous. Master bed was great. Apparently the other beds are not that comfy. A better kitchen would have put it over the top.
Great to have you! Thanks for your review. We are working on making the beds comfier. It's hard in Mexico because the mattresses are inherently very hard. We bring 3" mattresses toppers from the states to make them like the Master Suite bed that is indeed the comfiest. We remodeled much of the condo last year but have not got to the kitchen yet, you are right it needs it and we have planes for doing that soon. All new tile going on the upstairs floor to match the lower floor soon too. We should have it all done by the next time you come.
rob and annette
Mazatlan is a 'down home' Mexican resort...a great value. Restaurants and attractions are very reasonably priced and the service everywhere is great.
The city has a good economy based on many industries besides tourism, in fact, tourism makes up only a small percentage of the economy. The result is you feel a part of real Mexico while you are there.
The beaches are wonderful and plenty...reminding me of the coast of Southern California. The old historic center of town is a fascinating step back into old Mexico with great restaurants, music, shops, theater, art, and much more.
Getting around in taxi's, palmonia's, Uber, or buses is fast and easy. Uber is now a great way to get around. Or you can just walk to everything in the Golden Zone and hang out there...there are more than 2.5 miles of unobstructed coastline to walk and collect shells on in the Golden Zone alone.
The surf is nice and often good for body or board surfing. The weather from November to May is moderate and warm for northerners.