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Panoramic Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

2 bedroom, 3 bath condo

Walk down to beach

Walk into town

Enjoy the pool

James Pankow/Holly Pearson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About James Pankow/Holly Pearson

Holly and I are both from the Chicago area. She is a software engineer and I currently am in the Restaurant/Bar business. We try to get to Zihua as often as possible, especially during the winter.

James Pankow/Holly Pearson purchased this condo in 2005

Why James Pankow/Holly Pearson chose Playa Madera

We originally looked at another unit for sale in our building on a whim. We fell in love with it the unit had sold. Our realtor found our unit several months later and we purchased sight unseen. (Pictures only) We love our location and the availability to everything.

What makes this condo unique

Our property is centrally located for a quick walk down to the beach, into downtown Zihuatanejo, to several other beaches and local dining.


Playa Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main-Guest
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 has two full size beds with possible sleep on sofa.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews
Boston massachusetts

The view was beautiful

  • 3 of 5

The view is amazing and the location is good. I was not aware that there would be construction in the apartment next door. I had to call the hotel manager everyday due to the banging on walls for demolishion. The water being cut off everyday. It was very unfortunate because I would have enjoyed a very pleasant stay. The condo needs a bit of TLC. Very nice staff and enjoyed my view. But would have rather avoided the demolishion part and not rented if had known. I felt like the owner gave up after a while and stopped emailing me and left it to the hotel manager to deal with. Called and left a voicemail and several email messages and never called me I think they stopped After the 3 day. Would have rather deal with them than calling there manager who kept saying she would stop her demolishion crew everyday and did the opposite. Will probably jut stay here again just to avoid having to call maintenance everyday to fix problems.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had too many choices when trying to find a rental here in Zihuatanejo. It appears we picked the best. We have a beautiful beach with only a short walk into town. The view from the apartment can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious Condo with amazing views & great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo for the last five years and it has been great. Yes, the bad next door neighbors are gone! They were in the process of cleaning out and remodeling that unit when we were there. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous view. Probably the best possible on this beach. Also great location. Walkable to everywh

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous view. Best on this beach probably. Great location. Walkable to everywhere although be prepared for lots of stairs in town and the killer hill. Although this helps work off all the food and drink.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Update on the Neighbours

  • 5 of 5

A great place and I am told that the bad neighbours have now moved on. I hope that this is true so that many more people can enjoy the beautiful location. On hearing this information I have made personal recommendations to stay here to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful condo for us

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 adults, and two elementary school age boys were delighted when we entered the condo and saw the open air views of the ocean. We felt like we were outside all the time with a great view of Playa La Madera (beach). We were there over the Christmas holiday season and while some might have been put off by the large number of Mexicans visiting, it was fun for us to experience the culture, and enjoy the ocean with so many happy people. Our 2 little boys were even able to make friends with little boys their age in spite of the language barrier. The beach was only 77 steps down (up) from our condo building.

We very much appreciated Jim and Holly's detailed pre-arrival instructions, beginning with directions from the airport. Carmen, the apartment manager, was there to greet us when we arrived and she was very helpful and pleasant, including trying to help this 70 yr old grandma get her bag up 3 flights of stairs. Carmen made sure our questions were answered and that we had internet access before she left, leaving us her number if we needed to contact her for anything. Speaking of technology, the internet worked fine and we appreciated the TV only for watching the Packers defeat the Lions on Jan. 1. This condo is not luxurious, but homey and practical, (it's amazing how sand from the beach climbs the stairs) and we had everything we needed. The bedrooms are spacious and air conditioned, though there was such good air flow throughout that we didn't need to use it every night. We did try out the condo pool which was very clean, but the boys preferred the sand and ocean.

Our detailed instructions also included local recommended restaurants, where we could get our laundry done, buy supplies and staples, and hail a taxi, etc. The condo is centrally located with an easy walk to town central, and the great restaurants down the hill on Adelita St. were so convenient, serving wonderful dinners. We always felt safe and security was evident at the condo building most of the time, especially in the evening.

All in all, we loved our weeklong stay, and definitely would stay there again! Thanks Jim and Holly for providing such a great vacation venue!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Las Gatas
Bandido's De Zihua
Amara Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexican Riviera, Mexico
Playa La Ropa Beach
Museo de Arqueologia de la Costa Grande
Mariscos Chendo
Señor Frog ´s
Zorro's Sports Bar
La Perla Restaurant
Eloina's Bar
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Bistro Del Mar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Road to Acapulco
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa La Madera
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

December 21, 2013 - January 4, 2014 $240 per day, $1,500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.