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BVG Residencial 8th Flr 2-bdrm FULL OCEAN VIEW (See VIDEO adjacent to pictures)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,583 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

AVAIL April 6th & 2nd condo (12th FLOOR 2-BDRM NORTH) AVAIL all of April $4,500

** Extras incl private free wi-fi, free unlimited direct-dial calling to Canada/USA (friends can call by dialing Canada), free USA Netflix, 60 free cable channels, free Skype/webcam built into TV, Patio BBQ, Patio Jacuzzi, free maid service, Chef. You'll have NO problems getting by here w basic English. **

1 - The Bay View Grand Complex

2 - The Condo

3 - Why This is THE Best Location to stay in Ixtapa

4 - Area

5 - Weather

1 - The Bay View Grand Residencial Complex:

The 9-year-old BVG Res complex features:

-just 25 mins by taxi from Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH)

- 10-15 minutes and a 10 peso (60-cent USD) bus ride or 72 peso ($5 USD) cab ride to Zihuatanejo

- 24-hour gated security from the road & 24h security on the beach

- a secure, gated and free outdoor parking lot for your use

- impeccably landscaped grounds and gardens

- parasailing, jet-ski rentals, boogie-board rentals and of course gorgeous swimming conditions, in front of the BVG

- 2 Infinity pools surrounded by chaise lounges

- several chaise lounges under private palm-frond palapas on the beach directly in front of the condo

- 2 hot tubs (in addition to the private jacuzzi on your private patio)

- free Wi-fi in the lobby area, on all pool decks, and usually accessible from several of the chaise lounges under the palm frond palapas on the beach (+ private wi-fi in-suite)

- full service pool bar/restaurant, with friendly wait staff to serve you. Because they're offered as a strata-council-run service for the residents, the prices are exceptionally reasonable (22 pesos = $1.33 USD for a Corona on ice with limes...)

- men's and women's spas (with masseurs on staff to pamper you)

- 1-hour full-body massages cost $18 USD in either the Bay View Grand spa, or in one of the 2 privately-run massage studios on the beach in front of the hotel, on either side of it

- well-equipped exercise room with steppers, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers, weight machines and free weights (better than you'd expect) ** THIS GYM COSTS 100 PESOS PER PERSON PER DAY THOUGH, ABOUT $6 USD, PLUS YOU NEED TO LEAVE A 500 PESO DEPOSIT WHILE YOU HAVE THE KEY. **

- golf at the incredible Robert Trent Jones 18 hole 'Palmar Real' Golf Course, located across the street, or at the other local course near the Marina.

- on-site business center

- on-site children's playground (like a Jungle-Gym)

- lots of shopping, restaurants, services like car rental agencies and banks and ATMs, right across the street

- so close to Zihuatanejo, that going there for dinner is practical

- the property management company, Best Properties, is directly across the street, to help you check in and check out, to arrange for maid cleaning services, private cook services, private grocery-shopping services should you desire, or to help you should you encounter any problems or otherwise need any help or local recommendations during your stay

2- The condo itself:

Relish in your own private 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury 8th-floor beachfront condo. This unit is a south-facing condo in the south tower of the BVG Residencial complex, near the south end of famous El Palmar Beach (not to be confused with the 'BVG Marina' condo complex). This unit is 1,640 sq. ft. (148 square metres), including the patio which includes a jacuzzi tub overlooking the ocean, immediately off of your Master Suite. Watching day break over the ocean from this private tub, while sipping your locally-grown morning coffee, is a great way to start your day.

The unit is decorated with original art from all over Mexico, most of which is softly illuminated at night.

The condo is one of few in the entire BVG, that features it's own private high-speed internet (wi-fi), in addition to the free public strata-run wi-fi

The ever-present sound of the waves crashing on the sand will relax you by day, and will lull you into a peaceful sleep by night as you watch the waves from your bed. Because this condo fronts only the beach and ocean, all you'll hear are waves, winds and the occasional sea bird.

This well-equipped condo has two bedrooms, two full baths (one an ensuite off of the Master suite), a fully-equipped kitchen, in-suite stacking washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, hair dryers & a safe.

The patio is equipped with 2 chaise lounges, table & chairs for 4, and a stainless steel propane BBQ, which is completely dismantled and thoroughly cleaned after each stay. If you wish to use it during your stay (regardless of the length of your stay), there's a $50 USD charge that will cover the cost of propane, plus the costs of thoroughly cleaning the BBQ for the next guests.

In the rare event that you tire of the spectacular view, the livingroom has a wi-fi-connected LG 47' SMART LED Full HDTV with a built-in 1080p full HD webcam (enabling you to Skype in full HDTV or to watch YouTube etc.) and includes free USA Netflix plus over 60 cable channels (incl. English CNN), plus there's a 32" Wi-Fi connected flat-screen TV (incl. Netflix) mounted on the wall in the Master bdrm & a smaller TV in the Guest room. The cordless phone allows you to make unlimited direct-dial phone calls to Canada/USA, plus you can receive calls.

Master suite features a King-sized bed, ensuite bath with illuminated magnified make-up mirror, & a huge walk in closet with built-in safe.

Guest room features 2 twin beds (can be joined together prior to your arrival to make a 2nd King-width but slightly shorter guest bed).

If you're sleeping 6, then a self-inflating mattress bed will be made up for you prior to your arrival as well.

Ample linens are supplied for all beds, many of them 630-thread-count Egyptian cotton.

The parota wood & solid marble kitchen (Dec. 2015) features full sized stainless fridge/freezer, icemaker, 6-burner gas range/oven, microwave, hot/cold purified water dispenser, electric slow cooker (Crock Pot) and ample dishes, utensils, pots, pans, serving dishes etc. Dining room table seats 6; marble breakfast bar in the kitchen seats 2 on barstools.

An illuminated, glowing, solid semi-precious Onyx stone & parota dry bar was added Nov 2015, with built-in thermoelectric wine cooler for your fine wines.

3 - Why is this the best location in Ixtapa?:

-The stretch of El Palmar beach directly in front of BVG Res, is usually the calmest/safest stretch of the entire 4km-long beach, as compared to the beach near the Marina, which is sometimes better suited to surfing than to swimming. Consider this if you're bringing kids with you

- directly across the street from 'downtown' Ixtapa, offering shopping, banks & ATMs, car rentals, a 'Deposito' (in which you can buy 50 cent Coronas), & restaurants

- enough restaurants in Ixtapa, that you don't really need to leave, however there are at least 20 times more restaurants in Zihuatanejo, just 15-min cab or bus ride away

4 - The area:

-Ixtapa-Zihua is a refreshing and welcome change from most other 'American-ized' Mexican resort destinations such as Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. It's an undiscovered gem where you'll find the 'real' Mexico, the Mexico that tourists in these other destinations have sadly not seen for 20 years. Here you're never more than 15 minutes away from either the idyllic charm of Zihuatanejo, a small Mexican fishing village that seems to have been frozen in time, or from the modern amenities and 5-star luxuries of the Fonatur-created beach resort of Ixtapa. Because of the close proximity of two such different and diverse towns, this area truly offers 'the best of both worlds'. And yes, indeed it IS Zihuatanejo where Morgan Freeman 'escaped to', at the end of 'The Shawshank Redemption.'

In 'Zihua', what you won't find (yet) are McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Home Depot and over-priced designer clothing stores. Instead, you'll find quaint narrow streets lined with interesting and inexpensive independent shops, cafes, bars and restaurants frequented by the locals, actually not a lot different than the first time I visited over 20 years ago. Do you want to watch the fisherman lay their fish out for display on the beach at the outdoor fish market every morning adjacent to the Zihuatanejo fishing pier, as they've done for decades? You'll find that here. Do you want to spend an afternoon shopping in clothing boutiques for $7 jeans, $5 tops and $4/pound local coffee, followed by a delicious, authentic and inexpensive dinner? You'll find THAT here too. Or would you rather pamper yourself surrounded by all the luxuries, restaurants and amenities only available in a modern, tourist-destination city surrounded by manicured gardens? You'll find all that and more in Ixtapa, where after a day of soaking up the sun beside the pool, depending on the time of year you might be asked to help to release newly hatched baby sea turtles into the sea. Only in Ixtapa-Zihua...

5 - The weather:

Daily high temperatures are usually 85-93F (29C-34C), & night time temperatures drop to approximately 70F (21C), though temperatures can drop temporarily and rarely down to 55F (12C), but typically only during thunderstorms. These temperatures are pretty consistent year-round, with only the humidity changing noticeably, increasing as the summer wears on.

From early to mid November, through the end of May, it is usually sunny and clear almost all day, every day, aside from the odd thunderstorm blowing in off of the Pacific. These storms often stay offshore though, and are just spectacular to watch from the beach, and help to clear up the humidity.

June through mid-October bring a lot more rain and cloud cover, but usually only for part of the day, meaning that you'll still enjoy ample sun.

Local ocean temperatures warm over summer to 90F (34C) in Nov, then gradually cool to 80F (23C) in Feb & 79F (22C) in April. 86F is a lot warmer than most heated pools, the clean, clear water feels just heavenly, especially while standing on the silky sand.

More Details

Property Manager
David Wiederhold
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About David Wiederhold

My name is Senor David, and I'm a Professional Electrical Engineer with a background in renewable energy technologies.

I currently work during the week all over the USA, mostly in Houston, Denver and South Carolina.

Most of my time is spent working, but when not working, I enjoy sailing, motorcycling, long-distance bicycle touring, running, weight training, skiing, hiking and drinking Coronas.

Casa Senor Dave has a unique history in that the idea of it was conceived on one of my many bicycling trips down the Pacific Coast of North America, from Vancouver, Canada, to Zihuatanejo. After camping multiples times alone on EVERY beach between Canada and Zihua, it finally dawned on me that playa el Palmar, right in front of the BVG, is THE nicest beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico. So I eventually decided that I'd like to share its pristine natural beauty with others, in the hopes that they will enjoy it as much as I do. Behold... Casa Senor Dave, which my friends & I call 'Dave's Happy Place.' We hope it becomes your happy place too.

David Wiederhold purchased this condo in 2012

Why David Wiederhold chose Ixtapa

If I had to describe it in 2 words: 'The Beach'. The beach in front of the BVG Residencial, is the epitome of a Corona beer commercial, with the fine sand, palm trees, waves softly lapping up on the beach, and an oh-soooo-relaxed mood...

I feel like I'm in a better position than most to comment on which towns & beaches in Mexico are the nicest. In addition to having been multiple times to the usual tourist destinations of Mexico City, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, La Paz, Los Cabos, Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Hermosillo, etc., I've been on or camped on virtually every single beach (developed and otherwise) down the west coast of Mexico between Mazatlan and Zihuatanejo, on my several solo bicycle tours down the Mexican coast.

I first fell in love with 'Zihua' in 1988, during a 3-day trip there. I then bicycled from Victoria, BC, Canada, 4,500km to Cabo San Lucas in 38 days in 1993, followed by the same trip again but broken up into pieces a few years later. Since then I've bicycled 1238.8km from Mazatlan to Zihuatanejo twice, and the 728.5km from Mazatlan to Manzanillo 5 times.

All of these trips have given me the unique opportunity to have seen ALL the beaches on the West Coast of Mexico as far south as Zihua, and I can assure you that Ixtapa Beach is the best. The sand is fine, the water is clear, calm and warm, almost hot at times. The beach has remained unspoiled , mostly undeveloped and quiet, yet so close to so many amenities. For years now I've wondered when this beach will be 'discovered', selfishly hoping that it never will be.

The best thing about Ixtapa, and about the Bay View Grand Residencial, is the location. You truly can enjoy 'the best of both worlds', enjoying the luxurious lifestyle that only a modern resort like this can offer, yet never more than 15 minutes from the charm and authenticity of the picturesque Mexican fishing village of Zihuatanejo.

What makes this condo unique

You'll benefit from my extensive knowledge of not only Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, but also of the surrounding coastline. Having spent so much time in the surrounding area, I'll be happy to give you extra insight into where to go if you wish to rent a car to explore some of indescribably beautiful coastline and beaches that lie to the north. I can point you to some great restaurants in both Ixtapa and Zihua, and I'll be happy to help you to arrange fishing trips or other excursions. You'll always be able to reach me directly by phone, and I'll take the time to get you comfortable with what to expect, prior to your departure.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi David,

I went to to site and could not find any place to leave a comment. It was a fabulous place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a little luxury in their holiday!! You can add this comment to your site with my name. It was a great holiday. Sorry to disappoint you regarding the review..If I could have figured it out I would have given you a 5.

Happy New Year
Dec 2013
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Ixtapa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1583 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please see my cancellation policy in the rental agreement, as I DO try to refund deposits wherever possible for cancellations subject to re-renting it
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , Incl. magnified/illuminated make-up mirror, & hair dryer.
    Master ensuite bathroom - toilet , shower , Incl. magnified/illuminated make-up mirror, & hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , They can be joined into 2nd large bed the same width as King
  • Full and unobstructed southwest ocean view from this Master suite, which includes a private jacuzzi tub on a private balcony. A self-inflating air mattress can be requested if you are sleeping 6.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Each stay includes a midweek condo cleaning (maid service), and additional cleanings can be purchased for $25/each. A private chef is available for a nominal extra charge. Use of the gas BBQ on the patio is available for unlimited use during your stay for just $50 USD to cover the cost of propane and cleaning.


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BVG Residencial 8th Flr 2-bdrm FULL OCEAN VIEW (See VIDEO adjacent to pictures)
average rating of 4.946429 based on 57 reviews
Tucson AZ


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo! The staff was very helpful. Nicely appointed, great view, walk-in showers, and A/C! Netflix and a few English TV channels were enjoyable. The pools and grounds are maintained meticulously. Our toaster went out and a new top shelf one was delivered in 20 minutes...that just doesn't happen!

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe, Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, for the benefit of future prospective guests. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed yourselves, and that you mentioned our helpful staff, all of whom truly go 'above & beyond.' And I'll pass on to our gardeners what you said about the gardens and pools, which they clean every morning before anyone is up. And regarding the toaster, it helps that we keep a full complement of brand new replacement appliances on hand in the on-site locked storage, for occasions such as these, to be able to respond quickly if something breaks. After all, you're on vacation, so you shouldn't have to stress about anything. :) We look forward to welcoming you back soo! Sincerely, Senor Dave
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Awesome Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome piece of paradise!!! Our stay was absolutely amazing from the moment we arrived until the day we left. (We really didn’t want to leave). David you really know how to treat people and make them feel right at home. The staff working at this complex are just wonderful. We can hardly wait to return. Thanks again for the awesome stay!!! 😎😎

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, for the benefit of future prospective guests. I'm so glad you all had such a great time, and I'm glad you mentioned the staff, as ALL the BVG staff, from groundskeepers to snack bar staff & waiters, to cleaners to front desk staff, truly go 'above & beyond' to make guests (and owners') vacations unforgettable, as do ALL of the 'Best Properties' staff & my fix-it contractors, whom I cannot compliment enough. I will pass your kind words on to all of them. You're welcome back any time, and we look forward to your return next year. :) Sincerely, Señor Dave
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Dave's place at BVG Residential Ixtapa is beautiful and will not disappoint. The unit has everything you need and more. Close to dining and night entertainment as well as groceries and beverages. The pool staff and restaurant are top notch. Thanks señor Dave! Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kenneth, You and your family are welcome back any time. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, for the benefit of future prospective guests. And thanks for pointing out our proximity to so many amenities and restaurants and groceries, right across the street, about as close as one can get to downtown Ixtapa, whilst being on the beach. Sincerely, Senor Dave
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Perfect week in Ixtapa

  • 5 of 5

We rented Davids condo last week in Ixtapa and it was just perfect. The view from the balcony and to hear the ocean at night is wonderful. The condo is very safe and secure. It is very clean and well stocked with everything that you may need for being away from home. The washer and dryer are an added plus, you can pack much less and wash a few things as needed. We loved the location to various restaurant's we enjoy in the area. Check-in was a breeze and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The staff does an awesome job maintaining the pools and outside grounds. It was very nice to have a restaurant/ bar to enjoy in the morning for breakfast and afternoon for lunch or drinks while at the pool and beach. I also had a massage at the spa on site and it was amazing. We are looking forward to our vacation next year! Thanks for sharing your beautiful condo with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bethany, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your vacation, and thanks for taking the time to leave a review for the benefit of future prospective guests. Thanks for pointing out the great job that our maintenance team does thoroughly cleaning our grounds and pools etc. starting early every morning, as they do not get enough credit. I'm glad you enjoyed our on-site snack bar! I look forward to your return next year. Sincerely, Senor Dave
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Beautiful condo and property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Condo is extremely well equipped and in a perfect location. We'll be back. Thanks Senor David! You have a little piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Beverly Heaven it IS indeed, and you're welcome back any time. I'm so glad that you had such a good time. Dave
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property. Great poolside service and snack bar. The condo was well laid out and had all the comforts of home. Very nice. We were welcomed by both Antonio and David the owner upon our arrival. Great stay and hope to return(SOON)

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Ed. I'm so glad that you and your family had such a good time, and we look forward to welcoming you all back next year. And I'm glad you mentioned our on-site snack bar, which offers great breakfasts, lunches, snacks and drinks, and at such reasonable prices, far less than one would expect. Dave
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
playa el Palmar
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Prices in USD.

** All guests will be required to buy a guest wristband upon checking in, costing 300 pesos (about $15 USD) per adult & 150 pesos (about $7.50 USD) per child under 12 (excluding babies, who don't require wristbands). These can be purchased from our front desk, and if you lose them you must buy a new one, but if they're merely damaged, they'll be replaced at no charge. It is the guest's responsibility to get a receipt for them, either when they're purchased, or else the next day between 9am and 6pm, if you arrive after hours such that our front desk is closed. **

50% deposit due upon booking (most pay via personal check, bank draft, bank wire transfer or email payment). If you end up having to cancel after having paid your deposit, IF I can re-rent it at the same rate, I'll refund 95% of your deposit. But if I can only re-rent it at a lower last-minute rate, you'll receive only a portion of your deposit back. If I cannot re-rent it, your deposit will be forfeited.

Balance due at check in (most bring USD or pesos cash) Receipts issued immediately for all payments. You can also pay your balance via a personal check, bank draft or wire, in advance of your trip.

7.5% surcharge for credit cards.

A $300 USD (or Mexican peso equivalent) cash damage deposit is collected at check in when my property manager does a thorough walk-through checklist with you to ensure all is in good order. As you check out, you'll do the walk through again, and (assuming no damage nor loss) your damage deposit will be refunded in the form of cash as you leave.

Ask about our discounts for: (i) paying 100% at time of booking or (ii) staying 2 weeks or longer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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