(50 5* Review) 8th Flr 2-Bdrm Full Ocean View Video Https://Youtu.Be/Bzgn6acuxzi(50 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
FULLY RENOVATED!! 1,640 sq ft, full unobstructed ocean view, private jacuzzi
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
- 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.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 8
- 1675 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Please be aware that I've been told that it IS possible for small children to squeeze through the patio railing, so please do NOT let them out there unattended. Cribs and playpens are available for rent for a small fee....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
This includes in the unit itself, including on it's private patio. Although smoking IS currently allowed in the common areas of the BVG including on our private beach, this is likely changing in the spring of 2016. Smoking is NOT allowed on the public beach, as it has been deemed a 'blue' (clean) beach....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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....moreless
- DVD Player:
Complete with card tables, no additional charge to use it, though this is subject to change, . Please ask at the front desk, where you'll be required to leave a deposit to get the key card....moreless
In games room / business center, no additional charge to use it, though this is subject to change, . Please ask at the front desk, where you'll be required to leave a deposit to get the key card....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
All 3 TVs have about 60 cable channels, including CNN International in English, and including an 'Adult' channel, at no charge. Living room and Master bedroom TVs both have free USA Netflix too....moreless
- 47" LAN-connected 1080p HDTV with Netflix & built-in 1080p HDTV webcam in livingroom, connected to sound bar & subwoofer. - 32" wi-fi connected HDTV in Master bedroom (Netflix) - 27" TV in guest roo...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
In addition to a ceiling fan in the living room. I'm one of the only owners of all 177 condos in our complex, that will not charge you extra for AC. Most others charge an additional $25 USD / day....moreless
- Clothes Dryer:
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Additional charge of 100 pesos per person per day (about $6 USD) to use the fitness center, plus a (refundable) 500 peso deposit for key. This is a strata charge over which the owner has no control....moreless
- Hair Dryer
Free wi-fi available throughout most of the complex, but because it's sometimes is intermittent in the unit itself, YOU ALSO BENEFIT FROM FREE PRIVATE HIGH_SPEED WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE CONDO ITSELF....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Is the only one in the BVG Residencial that features an 8-foot high solid parota wood and semi-precious Onyx stone dry bar, with a built-in thermoelectric wine cooler, to keep you fine wines cooled....moreless
- Towels Provided:
In-suite Stacking. You'll be given 2 laundry soap 'pods' per week upon checking in (if not please ask for them), to enable you to do 2 loads of laundry per week. Or you can buy your own detergent....moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Brand new parota wood and marble kitchen in December 2015, featuring oversized stainless steel fridge, hot/cold purified water dispenser, 6-burner gas stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker...moreless
The previous guests should hopefully have left you coffee, brown sugar and whir sugar in the airtight containers provided, but unfortunately this is not always the case. Typically leftover alcohol....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Accessible from both the master Bedroom and Living Room. Includes 2 chaise lounges, patio table and chairs for 4, and a stainless steel gas BBQ for which there's an additional charge of $50 USD/stay....moreless
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
There's a stainless-steel marine-grade propane BBQ on the private patio for your exclusive use. There's a $50 USD charge/stay to use it, which covers the cost of propane & dismantling & cleaning it....moreless
- Ski & Snowboard:
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Private Pool:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Spring 2017 Shoulder Season
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay
Spring 2017 Low Season
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Summer 2017 High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall 2017 Low Season
Aug 26 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall 2017 Shoulder Season
Oct 28 - Dec 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall 2017 High Season
Dec 9 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay
New Year's 2018
Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay
Spring 2018 High Season
Jan 6 - Apr 20, 2018
7 night min stay
Spring 2018 Shoulder Season
Apr 21 - May 11, 2018
7 night min stay
Spring 2018 Low Season
May 12 - Jun 29, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
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:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About: 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.
Why Ixtapa, Gro., Mexico:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.
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Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - This is a view looking NW along the beach (playa el Palmar) in front of the condo, from the webcam on the roof of the Barcelo Hotel next door. The image updates every 20 seconds or so. The BVG Residencial is the white building on right edge of frame.
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Jump out of bed and hop into your private jetted tub overlooking the Pacific!
Solid parota wood & solid marble kitchen with oversized faucet, all new in 2016.
Spectacular awe-inspiring view from your living room! Just ocean and sky... :)
Coconut shrimp & fresh mango puree, with Pacifico & limes to ward off scurvy.
Enjoy drinks on your private patio, after a tough day of suntanning!
Typical BVG Residencial poolside sunset, taken on Friday, May 24th, 2013.
Master bedroom with your own private jacuzzi with full ocean view, just outside.
Looking through dining area towards the kitchen, 'Barra Mar Serena' on right.
Guest room 2 twin beds can be joined to make a pseudo-King bed, for 2nd couple.
Exclusive private sundeck, with an umbrella if you so desire, & drink service.
Available poolside, or prepared in the privacy of your suite by my private Chef!
Flag down a Mariachi off of the beach, to serenade you each evening at sunset.
Cocktail hour poolside at the Bay View Grand Residencial. A typical sunset here
Looking through the kitchen into the dining area and living room, towards ocean.
Looking through the dining area & living room, to full unobstructed ocean view.
Looking south from the private patio, with chaise lounges, BBQ & table & chairs.
View from your private patio, showing just 40% of our private pools & sundecks.
Master bedroom at twilight, featuring luxurious 630 thread count Egyptian cotton
Large master ensuite full bathroom with large walk-in shower with seat.
Parota wood & Onyx bar and dining area in foreground, kitchen in the background
Guest ensuite full bathroom includes an illuminated magnified make-up mirror.
The BVG Residencial as viewed from near our beach, 805-S near center of the pic.
Both our onsite snack bar & my private Chef can prepare meals like this for you.
Looking northwest along El Palmar Beach from directly in front of the condo.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017
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