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Charming, Comfy And Cozy Little Pad To Make You Feel At Home ...All Year Long!

Bedrooms 1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Our 1 Bedroom Has All You Might Need To Accommodate On Your Upcoming Vacation.

*Even if the dates on our calendar appear booked on the dates you are requesting, drop us a line. We have been known to have last minute cancellations and in the worst case scenario, might have options available to accomodate you, so do please insist!

Our 1 bedroom apartment was originally built in the lower floor of our 5 story tower to accomodate extra guests if ever needed. Once we finished remodeling it, we fell in love with this space and realized it could work out as an independent apartment or a guest house rather than just 'extra rooms', so we decided to go out on a limb again and created a space that is unique and autonomus. It actually resembles a private hotel suite. Although we have invited guests over since we finished the apartment, the problem now is we barely get to see just install themselves and don't want to come out of there anymore!!!!

As mentioned before, our tower is in a gated community, and has all that you may require to spend a week, a month or your full winter season.

It is nicely located behind the El Tesoro Hotel. There is a cab station or you may ride the bus into town. They are both at the entrance of the complex. 24 hour security is provided and for your information, the Santiago Peninsula is considered a safe area to live in. *As in every country or city in the world however and for your own safety, we ask that you handle yourself wisely and keep clear of obvious dangers.

The apartment is equipped with air conditioning, a full bathroom, a private balcony, a kitchenette with a medium sized refrigerator, filtered water, sink, appliances, a microwave, a small oven, a portable stove top, crockery, utensils, towels, bed linen and a practical closet with a number coded safe deposit box. There is WIFI service available at no extra cost and the Television set's programming is acquired via Internet through ROKU. You literally have access to thousands of channels and if you are not familiar with the system, it is quite easy to use and get hooked on (and off the grid when you go back home) did!!!

The apartment has a completely independent entrance. There is a street below, so you can come and go at leisure.

There are stairs from the street that lead you up to the apartment entrance, but the apartment itself is all in one level. If you were to have a car, you are entitled to use a parking space in the general parking area at the entrance and its a short walk from there. In most cases however, the assigned spots are not used throughout most of the year and can be 'loaned' with permission of the manager.

You get a key to the swimming pool and we do ask that you bring along beach towels, since those are not provided. We do include however, a cleaning service twice a week. This basically covers the thorough cleaning of the apartment, washing of towels, cleaning of bathroom and change of bed linens once a week. It does not include dish or utensil washing.

In order to always keep our apartment flawless and spotless for you and everybody to enjoy, we have a very strict 'NO PETS-NO SMOKING' policy. Absolutely No smoking-or pets are allowed in the apartment or even on the premisses.

This cozy little space was originally conceptualized for a single person, a couple and at the most, a couple with 1 small child. We would always want to keep it this way for your own benefit.

More Details

Jon Michael Bischof
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Jon Michael Bischof

My wife, daughter and myself are world travelers. We found out about VRBO through our multiple travels and decided to put our property up after having experienced VRBO on the other side (as users). We have had nothing but great stories to tell from every place we have gone to and every rental we have made. Mostly, have been privilidged to have met some of the greatest people out there! Our home base is Guadalajara, where our daughter attends school. My wife and I both work. She owns a Spa and Post-Op clinic and I am the CEO of a Cattle Feed operation and manage a small Agave plantation, as well. We look forward to hearing back from you so you can have a taste of the mexican hospitality we have come to love so much. Kindest Regards,

The Bischof's.

Jon Michael Bischof purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Jon Michael Bischof chose Penínsulas de Santiago

My wife and I both love the beach. We have travelled all over to catch a wave or two and living in Guadalajara, a small ways from the ocean, we had only 2 logical options available to us farely close by; Puerto Vallarta or Manzanillo. Knowing we wanted to one day live full time in the ocean, there was an honest question that needed to be answered: Do we want a busy and trendy beach city where yes, we will go out, dine-out, play-out and probably never see each other or our daughter until it is time to go back home, (be it night clubbing or off and away with friends) option 2: A more laid back, traditional, family oriented environment where we could spend precious time together. Eyes closed, we came to the conclusion that family and leisure time were above anything else for us. We arrived at our property by fluke. I spent months negotiating and when all was said and done, almost 2 and a half years went into refurbishing, remodeling and At the end, we have what we wanted. We can call it can call it home. Proximity to the main city and the excellent highway access was prioritary to us as far as decisive points are concerned. This in itself gives us the opportunity of enjoying our property as much and as often as we want to but more importantly, lets us keep a closer grip on things so that they may run smoothly for us and for you, our guests. Manzanillo has its own special kind of magic. It is very unique and trendy in its own ways. The people are great and the weather is to mention the food, the golf, the fishing, the culture and everything else that comes with it! We love it and hope you can get the feel for it too! Let us know if we can be of help. We are always an e-mail away.

What makes this apartment unique

When I first saw this property I saw the potential in it, but also was aware of the fact that I had a major challenge in front of me. It had lived a life of its own and needed lots of TLC. I mean lots! I first tore into its guts and realized it was aching for a full make up. I re-designed it, changed the layout, took away, added, did it over again (and then some more) after 2 and a half years and God knows how many check what we set out to accomplish in the first yes, I would do it all over again...


Penínsulas de Santiago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom features an all glass sink, toilette and a glass enclosed shower stall with a shower head and a shower phone extension. It also has a built in Body spray panel. The bathroom includes the essentials: 2 hand towels, 2 face towels and 2 standard Bath towels which we ask you keep in the apartment at all times. We do remind you to bring along your beach towels with you as those are not provided. There is soap in both the sink and the shower and and extra roll of Toilette paper.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The Bedroom is in the rear end of the apartment. It is done very simple in Mediterranean style and features a King Size Bed. It has a small closet area where you can hang things and space to put clothing in; a Television fed via Internet and a Safe deposit Box. The combination to both the safe deposit and the WIFI, will be mailed to you upon receipt of payment.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming, Comfy And Cozy Little Pad To Make You Feel At Home ...All Year Long!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

very nice clean safe in gated community

  • 3 of 5

Great people we had to leave early for medical reasons but Jon Michael will honor the rest of our time when we return in February plus he meant us at the airport on arrival took for a short tour and got us settled in who else does that

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Awesome little place. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This place was all it claimed to be and more! Small and large in many ways! Perfect location and easy "to-from". Would like it for a long term stay but work kills that option! Can't wait to retire and then we'll become long term regulars. Property is very well kept and Sandy the cleaning girl is great! Didn't meet the owners but dealing with them on the phone and through e-mail was a breeze. Very polite and propper people. I can vouch for this place and highly recommend it. Cute and romantic!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cassandra, I don't know why VRBO put this review under a previous guest's name but in any event, I am glad your husband and you had a great time! Maybe in your next trip down here we can make ends meet. Sandy said you were great! Sorry we missed you but be advised that "This is your home any time you wish to come back and visit". Nice people are always welcome!
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

This was our life saver this past Easter and I have to admit that "Charming" is an understatement!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a confirmed reservation for two weeks at the El Tesoro All Inclusive Hotel to celebrate our anniversary. Upon arriving, it was Havoc!!!! This was our first time ever here and wouldn't recommend Manzanillo during Easter week; better said, at least not at this hotel. The place looked like a small town bus station! Rooms were filthy dirty and hideous, service non-existent, food horrible and I can go on and on! I requested a refund and when I realized that wasn't going to happen, I had to look for options. I rented a computer at the Lobby to go on line (no WIFI either).

Lucky for us, I found this option through VRBO (it was a block away)! We contacted the owner who mentioned he was in town finishing up some last minute touch-ups on it. We packed up, walked out and moved in. I have to admit it is the cutest little thing. Simple but in great taste and we actually were the first guests to ever stay there. Our first impression: Peace and quiet! We didn't get the All inclusive service, but looking at it in the bright side, we weren't going to get it anyhow! We immediately after grabbed a cab and went to the supermarket, filled up the fridge and then Jill and I took turns falling in love and impressing each other with our cooking (We have been married for 38 years now). The place was very confortable and convinently located, had WIFI and all that could be needed. We used the pool every day and moved around freely on cab and towards the end of our stay, on bus also. The owner suggested a few restaurants and I can only say, we had the best time. After Easter, Manzanillo emptied out and we had it all to ourselves. So much for improvising. At the end of our 2 weeks it seemed like we needed more time. We are hoping we can go back next year. We highly recommend this place. Practical, comfortable and a very accessible. Your own private Royal suite for a dime.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dick and Jill, I was thrilled to have you as our first guests and was sorry no to be there personally to say goodbye. Glad everything worked out for you and we look forward to having you back!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Manzanillo PLAYA DE ORO (ZLO)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
4.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: not necessary

Our cozy little rental apartment is located inside a gated community. It is at the bottom floor of a 5 story tower which also belongs to us. It has a private entrance and we have access to a shared swimming pool. It is actually like being in your own private hotel suite. We are close to the Las Hadas Marina where you can wine and dine and as a plus, Manzanillo has a full array of restaurants for all sorts of tastes and budgets. In general, it is a very laid back, calm area. Manzanillo is Not hot on spring breaker's lists, which in itself, is a plus if you plan to chill out and relax, although Manzanillo does have a lot to offer. There are 4 major supermarket chains (COMERCIAL MEXICANA, SORIANA, WALMART, SAM'S CLUB) as well as a large number of small convenience stores. Food on the beach is great and the selection of restaurants in and out of town will let you thrive on local and international cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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