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This is your dream vacation!! Fully staffed Villa with a cook, maid & manager!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Playa Las Gatas Villa Rental Photos and Description

A Gorgeous, Luxury Villa Rental that sleeps 10!

Casa Encantadora is a 4 Bedroom, 5 1/2 Bath Luxury Villa built in 2012 and perched high on a mountain overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay and the Pacific Ocean. A perfect luxury rental for a vacation with family or a group of friends! The views during the day are of the sparkling blue bay, white sand beaches, Sierra Madre mountains and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. At sunset, the lights of Zihuatanejo begin to sparkle across the bay creating one of the most beautiful vista's in the world. Sleeping up to 8 people, your days will be spent under the large palapa living area with a full kitchen, dining room, outdoor bar, living room, built-in lounge bed and the beautiful heated infinity pool that seems to perfectly blend in with the ocean below. A surround sound system with iPod connection and six Bose speakers will allow you to play your favorite music while lounging in the sun.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dan and Rita Delity
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Dan and Rita Delity

We welcome you to visit Casa Encantadora in beautiful Zihuatanejo Mexico. Our mission is to provide you with a luxurious and private escape where you can enjoy the beautiful views - day and night. Casa Encantadora is our dream come true and we want to share this dream with you! Please bring your closest friends and family, sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful views over the Pacific while dining on fresh seafood and sipping a Margarita. We and our staff want to make your stay you best vacation experience ever!

Warm Regards,

Dan and Rita Delity

Dan and Rita Delity purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dan and Rita Delity chose Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo has retained much of its old charm with stunning architecture, cobblestone streets with shops, bars, restaurants, art galleries and open air markets. In Centro Zihuatanejo, most streets are pedestrian only and you can explore the town and take in a free Sunday night concert at the basketball court which serves as the main meeting place in town. In Zihuatanejo you will find four separate beaches, including Las Gatas, which you will access by water taxi. Las Gatas is lined with quaint restaurants, massage tents and watersport rentals. Relax, take in the sun, snorkle and enjoy the fresh seafood. La Ropa, the largest and most popular beach, provides beautiful surroundings, white sand, restaurants, bars, boutique hotels with day services, parasailing, jet skiing, sailing and great massages from $18 for a 1 hour massage.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Encantadora was built by Architect Sebastian Cordova to showcase the native craftsmanship of this special area of Mexico Everywhere you turn you see handcrafted wood beams, woven palm ceilings, in-laid stone design, rock walls and landscaping featuring birds of paradise, bougainvilleas, banana plants, almond trees, mango's, papaya, agave and palm trees. Paintings, sculptures and pottery are all locally made by Zihuatanejo artists and further enhance the beauty of the Casa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I couldn't have found a more beautiful place to celebrate my 50th birthday. I knew from the moment I saw the pictures online that this was the place for me and it was even better in person. The casa is luxury at its best. The attention to detail in the construction of the house as well as the decor was amazing. I spent the first two days at the house by myself without a worry in the world. It was so peaceful. It was hard to pull myself away from the casa and the breath taking views. Throughout the week...I enjoyed spending time in every hammock. Also although I stayed in the master, I couldn't resist taking a shower from two others as the views were amazing. I sooo enjoyed the pool. Floating and taking in the view! I loved the lounge bed next to the pool. It was one of my favorite spots especially after having an awesome lunch. Oh and ... breakfast was fabulous and the staff was great!

My son and I did venture out one day. We walked to the beach and then took a taxi to town. We also enjoyed walking around the subdivision. That alone was good and a good workout going uphill but the best part was the glass church at the highest elevation. We watched the sun set over the ocean from the church. Incredible!

Rita thank you for everything! So glad you and Dan share your home as a rental...My stay was priceless!

Peace, love and happiness,

Jan 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

This is your dream vacation!! Fully staffed Villa with a cook, maid & manager!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Absolutely incredible!

  • 5 of 5

First off Zihuatanejo is an amazing place full of people that are just as amazing, very laid back and genuinely happy people in a happy place. Also if you like being outdoors, there is PLENTY to do.

That being said Casa Encantadora REALLY takes it over the top. It has a view that some people would hike for days to obtain. It's house staff are nothing short of mind blowing, they are so nice. Our group really felt like we were leaving family and hugging everyone as we left and Facebook friending them to keep in touch. Besides feeling like family, the manager is super nice and will go out of his way to do whatever you want to do and knows everything around there. The chef, she will blow your mind and put the weight on you, and the maid will absolutely melt your heart with her kindness and her smile!

Even the neighborhood that the house is in is very nice with a church on top of the mountain that has incredible views. The surrounding area is full of wildlife too, I even seen a group of 6-7 spider monkeys hanging around outside the master bedroom when I ran down to get something! Supposedly I'm the first in the area to spot these guys. Keep a lookout and somebody back me up lol!

Honestly the place is magical with something new like that to blow your mind everyday, whether it's massages by the pool soaking up that wildly incredible view or if you want to trek into town and experience this towns culture.

We stayed for almost a week and it was not long enough for sure. The only reason I could come up with to tell someone not to get to this place ASAP is that when my group gets the chance to go back, we are and I don't want you guys reading reviews of this place booking it up LOL!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you all enjoyed your vacation at Casa Encantadora!! We also love our little town of Zihuatanejo and we are always so excited to share our paradise with folks like you all!! As you commented on our staff, they also said you all are great people and like family!! We can't wait to host you all again!! Thank you so much!!! Rita and Dan
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Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with a previous reviewer...we should keep Casa Encantadora and Zihuatanejo a secret! The views from the Casa are beyond words, the staff is amazing, the food and drinks are delicious, I could go on and on. I literally cannot think of one thing that could be improved. The people of Zihuatanejo are incredibly nice, and we never felt uncomfortable or feared for our safety while in town. Within 5 minutes of walking into Casa Encantadora our group decided to make this an annual trip. Hands down the best vacation I've ever had!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting our paradise in Zihuatanejo, Mexico!!! We are so happy you all had a great time and we can't wait to have you come back!! It's not to early to start making plans for 2017!! Cheers! Rita and Dan!!
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Spring, TX

Lets Keep Casa Encantdora a SECRET!

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Rita, as I sit here and reminisce about our amazing week at Casa Encantadora, I’ve come to realize how hard it is to put into words what a truly magical place this is. There’s a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. I used to believe that saying until I saw the true beauty of Casa Encantadora and Zihuatanejo. Pictures can NOT illustrate how picturesque the views are or how stunning the Casa is. As for the staff, they are second to none! Gustavo, the house manager is a true gentleman. He will make sure all your wishes, wants and needs are taken care of. Herminia is a phenomenal chief who creates delicious authentic meals. We only ventured into town 1 night for dinner out. She was that good! Rufi the house keeper has a million peso smile that just makes you feel good and loved. I’m torn about writing this review. One part of me wants the world to know what an amazing Casa this is and the other part of me is selfish. I want to keep Casa Encantadora and Zihuatanejo a secret, only known to a select few. I believe I’m going to be selfish! Please disregard all of the above!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you all had a wonderful vacation at Casa Encantadora!! We love to share our secret with a select few good people like you all!! Thank you for visiting and we are hoping you come back and see us again real soon!! Rita and Dan
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  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed at Casa Encantadora two times so far, and we have booked for a third. The Casa is architecturally stunning, reflecting the beauty of the natural wonders which surround it. In addition, the owners have paid attention to artistic detail as well as total comfort and pampering. The photos on the website do not fully do the home justice. On top of the perfection of the Casa, Herminia, the outstanding cook, and Ruffie, the meticulous housekeeper, provide a welcoming, warm atmosphere as well as delectable food and spotless rooms. And we must also give a shout-out to Gustavo and Brian, the taxi drivers who work with the house and who made sure we were transported safely, efficiently, and with minimal cost to any one of our desired destinations. Finally, the owners are the best. They checked with us before our trip to find out exactly what type of drinks and snacks we would like on our arrival after our long journey. And our requests were all there waiting for us! In fact, so was the owner waiting for us. He said he was leaving for home (U.S.) but wanted to meet us, and we enjoyed a conversation with him. Welcoming warmth is a centerpiece of this Casa. In fact, the Casa and its people mirror the warmth of the inhabitants of the town, Zihuatanejo. The people are friendly, smiling, and always willing to help. From the shop keepers to the servers in restaurants to the folks on the beach providing activities such as receiving a massage, sailing, jet skiing, inner tubing, parasailing, snorkeling ---- you will meet wonderful, kind people who greet you with smiles. We must not forget to mention being served drinks and eats as you lounge under umbrellas at the beach and watch family and others frolicking in the warm ocean water. In all, Casa Encantadora provides the perfect vacation. We have rented many lovely homes in wonderful places for family vacations, and this is the first home we unanimously decided to return to, now for a third time. It is paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to receive reviews such as this that really points out the beauty of everything in Zihuatanejo!! We also love our little town and love to share it with people like you!! We are happy that you had a wonderful vacation and can't wait to host you again!! Thank you so much!! Rita and Dan!!!
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Staff makes it!

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. Even more amazing than the pictures. Loved watching the people down on the beach during the day, and the night time view is even more amazing. We would walk down to the beach in the morning and take a collectivo back. It is only about a 15-20 minute walk to the beach, and was our exercise for the day. Our thoughts are there are a lot of beautiful houses to rent in Zihua. But what makes this house the absolute best is the staff! Rufi keep our rooms clean, Gustavo and Brian helped us with all our questions, rides and even phoned our order in for pizza one night for us. You don't want to leave as it is so beautiful. Hermina's cooking is beyond what we expected. We had breakfast everyday and lunch only one day as we were down at the beach. But we would ask her to leave us Guacamole and chips and Jugs of Margaritas for our afternoon snacks! We had her cook us dinner 4 nights during our week. They were are best dinners on our trip! And Thanks to Rita and Dan for sharing your house. They were always ready with a quick and helpful response to my many questions. You are lucky to have a beautiful house and staff! We will try to return and let others know what they are missing!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynda and friends!! We hope that you will return to Casa Encantadora again soon!! So glad you all had a wonderful time!! Cheers! Rita and Dan
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Conroe, Texas 77302

Perfection and Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is the first place I have ever visited that I wanted to stay forever. The Casa is even better than the pictures and we fell in love with Herminia, Rufi and Gustavo and Brian.

They were so wonderful to all of us. Everything was so perfect.......the home, the food,

The cleaning, the warmth and kindness shown us, the beaches,

The people, the messages, the shops and restaurants, and on and on and on. The view, especially at night, will be in my heart and memory forever. I love the water and this water

felt so safe and was so clean that I had no fear and stayed in continuously. The infinity pool

at the Casa is fabulous too. The beauty of the Casa, the beaches, the mountains and the people were truly just enfolds you. My love for this place is boundless

and I only pray I can return some day. I could happily be there forever! Nothing will ever be able to surpass it in my heart, thoughts and memory. Thank you Rita and Dan for

this fabulous week. It truly was like being dropped off in Paradise. We are do grateful.

Herminia so wanted our entire family to sure she didn't realize there are

27 of us. The only thing that I could think of that would be a betterment would be an

escalator or elevator........the stairs are beautiful but WOW........we took turns if we needed to go down but even so, it was worth every second and luckily we had a 13 year old with us.

I wish we could go back and back and back! Nothing could ever be better than Casa Encantadora.......the name is perfect as it is enchanted and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! We are so happy that you had a great time in our piece of Paradise and we hope that you can return again, anytime....we would love to have you!! Rita and Dan
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
La Ropa
Car: not necessary

Our property manager can arrange deep sea fishing trips, golfing, kayaking, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling or day trips to surrounding towns and villages.

For a day trip you must visit Las Gatas, you will take a 15 minute taxi ride to the pier, get your tickets for your boat ride and take the boat to Las Gatas. This is a beautiful beach where you can choose from several restaurants (we go to Otilia's and see Franko) they will set you up with a table, chairs/lounger for the day at no charge! The food is delish and if you like to snorkel this is the place! The story is, many years ago a King lived on Las Gatas and his wife and daughter loved to swim but he feared they would get washed out to the sea so he made a manmade reef to protect them!

If you like to golf you can go to Ixtapa which is only a 20 minute taxi ride!

There are also so many wonderful restaurants that you will truly enjoy the food and service. At Casa Encantadora we provide a book that has a lot of information, menus and some of our favorite restaurants!


Rates & Availability

Playa Las Gatas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Nov 5 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017-18
Oct 29 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 29 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

PayPal or CC $45
Pet Fee $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

The prices quoted are for up to 8 people, if you have more than 8 (our limit is 10) the extra cost is 50.00 per person per night

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Playa Las Gatas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Casa Encantadora is staffed by a property manager. Our cook and maid are present from 8 AM to 4 PM each day who will cater to your every need during your vacation. Fully cooked breakfasts and lunches are available and feature items such as huevos ranchero's, Mexican omelettes, stuffed poblano chicken and fresh caught grilled mahi mahi with berry sauce. You choose items from our menu, the staff will prepare and you pay only the grocery bill for the items you consume - saving you hundreds of dollars during your trip. Casa Encantadora is especially perfect to share with your family or a group of friends. Four bedrooms with King Beds, couples could share the cost and spend as little as $139 per night per couple in the high season and less than $104 per night in the low season. The property manager is a licensed travel guide and can arrange deep sea fishing trips, golfing, kayaking, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling or day trips to surrounding towns and villages.

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