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Newer/Roomy Condo w/2 Pools. Madera Area/Short Walk 2 Beaches/Restaurants/Market

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,020 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 1 Bedroom with King Bed and 2 Full Baths. Sleeps 2 Adults

Click on slide 25 to view Youtube virtual walk through tour of Casa Almendro & slides 26-27 for video of Zihuatanejo area. This can be found in the Photo viewing section. Casa Almendro is located in the lushly landscaped gated and very secure complex of La Ceiba Suites in the Playa Madera district. La Ceiba Suites complex is conveniently and centrally located close to the town center of Zihuatanejo so no car is necessary as you are just steps away from all amenities. Despite being so close to town it is an amazingly private and quiet location. Within short walking distance from the condo there are too numerous to count delicious restaurants serving a broad range of tastes and prices, shopping and entertainment. If needed, taxis and buses are available to you just outside of La Ceiba Suites doors for just a few pesos. Playa Madera beach is an easy short 0.2 mile 5 minute walk from the condo and Playa La Ropa is an approximate 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus/taxi ride. La Ceiba Suites complex has a strong Mexican architectural feel with well manicured lush tropical vegetation throughout. Our condo, Casa Almendro, is a very private and spacious 1020 sqf unit found on the 2nd floor of the complex. Casa Almendro has a very spacious open air concept with Mexican architectural influences with rich tropical hardwoods found throughout the unit. There are views of the tropical landscaping from every window and from the additional two spacious balconies found in the condo. The master bedroom has a king bed with nice quality mattress and pillows, over the bed fan, in room air conditioning and in-suite full bath with walk in shower, stone detailing and Talavera ceramic sink. Right off the master bedroom tropical hardwood french doors lead you to a large open private balcony with built in cushioned seating overlooking the lush vegetation and common area below. A second large full bath with stone detailing tub/shower and ceramic Talavera sink is conveniently located off of the main living area. The main living area stays very comfortable with the 3 overhead fans and the open air balcony providing good air circulation. There is a 32 inch flat screen color TV with cable, wireless internet and built in cushioned seating with numerous pillows for your afternoon siesta. The Fully equipped kitchen is perfect for renters who like to cook full meals with a 4 burner gas range, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, large supply of cookware, cooking utensils and storage containers. Off of the living room/kitchen area through accordion style hardwood doors there is a spacious open air covered balcony. It has additional built-in cushioned seating, glass dining table with four chairs and overhead fan. The dining room balcony has a view overlooking one of the two pools located on the complex grounds. Nice quality bed linens, towels & beach towels are provided to our guests. For our guests staying longer than 7 nights, a weekly maid/cleaning service and linen change is provided for no additional fee. Vanessa, our condo manager will greet you upon your arrival to La Ceiba Suites. She will introduce you to our unit Casa Almendro, give you instructions for your stay as well as answer your questions. Casa Almendro is a non-smoking unit, there is a designated smoking area. The complex has two lovely generously sized pools with plenty of seating, tables and loungers. If you are flying into the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo airport, it is an approximate 15 minute taxi ride to the complex.

DISCOUNT RATE: Please check my calendar for availability. A 15% discount will be provided for stays 30 nights or greater. This is automatically generated via VRBO instant quote for your viewing.

We welcome you to Casa Almendro our home away from home in beautiful Zihuatanejo Mexico!

More Details

Property Manager
Shelley Frei
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Shelley Frei

We are a married couple living in Moscow, Idaho. We both are still working full time but have dreams of retirement in Zihuatanejo for the winter months. We have traveled to Zihuatanejo for the last several years and have completely fallen in love with the area and the people. We hope you will come and enjoy Zihuatanejo and Casa Almendro as much as we have. Don & Shelley Frei

Shelley Frei purchased this condo in 2013

Why Shelley Frei chose Playa Madera

We chose to buy in the Zihuatanejo area as we found the relaxing Mexican beachfront environment perfect for what we were looking for. The Playa Madera district is conveniently located close to town, beaches and restaurants with no car needed as everything is within walking distance. It is only a 10-minute stroll along the picturesque waterfront walkway and its many delightful local restaurants to beautiful old-fashioned downtown Zihuatanejo with its open-air market, distinctive shops and authentic Mexican night life. There are many fun activities available including first-class dining and shopping, sport fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, sailing, surfing, and a variety of guided tours. Trendy La Ropa Beach is only a 15-minute walk away, and Ixtapa with its El Palmar Beach, golf courses, shopping centers, and marina is only a 15-minute ride away. We feel completely safe and have never felt a moment of uncertainty in this area. The locals are very friendly, loving & hard working people.


Playa Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Conveniently located off of the main living area
  • 2 Full Sized Bathrooms with beautiful Talavera ceramic sinks. Walk in cement showers with stone detailing
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large Master bedroom with King bed sleeps two, over bed fan, air-conditioning, in-suite cement walk-in shower with stone detailing, Talavera ceramic sink, private toilet, hardwood french doors leading to a large balcony with built in cushioned seating. Plenty of closet space available for clothing and suite cases. .
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is no laundry facility on site. However, there is a drop off laundry service less than one block away. Inexpensive and pay by the kg.


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Newer/Roomy Condo w/2 Pools. Madera Area/Short Walk 2 Beaches/Restaurants/Market
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 17 glorious sun filled days at this bright, comfortable condo. This large condo is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. The condo complex is lush with vegetation and the two pools are sparkling clean and a perfect peaceful place to cool off. The condo neighbours are very friendly and we joined them in a potluck dinner. The location is ideal for walking to town, excellent restaurants and the beach. The property manager, Vanessa, was efficient and always cheerful and helpful. The owner, Shelley, was quick to respond to any questions and contacted us to ensure everything was perfect. This was a great experience and I highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Suzanne and staying with us for 17 glorious sun filled days. I am always pleased to hear when our past renters have great reports on their vacation stays at Casa Almendro. We missed the potluck dinner with all of our condo friends but I saw pictures and it looked like a great gathering. Thanks again for the great review. I hope you and David will return to stay with us again very soon. Shelley
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Casa Almendro is a beautiful home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Zihautanejo is much bigger then I had imagined but Casa Almendro made for easy access to some delicious eateries, the city center, beach and convenience stores with short walks. Taxis were on hand right across the street from Ceiba Suites when I ventured further then a walk allowed. Everyone from Vanessa, the property manager, to cab drivers and the general public was most heplful. And I can't say enough about Shelley Frei, the property owner who did her utmost to make the trip most welcoming.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Rita. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your first visit to Zihuatanejo and found easy access to almost everything you wanted. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. Please keep us in mind if you ever return to Zihuatanejo.
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Great location in Zihuatanejo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Almendro. The condo complex is very nice with 2 pools. The condo is will equipped and a comfortable stay for 2 people. The patio/balcony was a great place to sit and relax and enjoy the tropical weather. The location is great - a short walk to Playa La Madera, restaurants, and shops. It is a short taxi ride to Playa La Ropa. The communication for booking with Shelley was great and Vanessa (property manager) made sure we got settled in. Beautiful condo! Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren & Blair for the great review of your visit to Casa Almendro. Your review is very helpful in explaining to people what type of experience you have had. We are always happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it sounds like your first trip to Zihuatanejo worked out well, great choice! Please keep us in mind for a return visit, we would love to have you back!
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Beaverton, OR

Lovely condo in a very pretty complex within walking distance to beaches, restaurants and shops

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing week at Casa Almendro at Ceiba Suites. The condo is very comfortable with inviting balconies where you can relax and read or just listen to the birds and enjoy the tropical plants surrounding the two lovely pools. With shops, restaurants, and beaches so close we were able walk everywhere. We only took a cab once and that was to La Perla restaurant on Playa La Ropa. There we spent the day under a palapa reading, having refreshments and food, enjoying the ocean breezes, and watching the friendly local families having a great time.

Shelley is very easy to work with and very responsive to our enquiries. Vanessa, the property manager, is so sweet and helpful.

We really enjoyed Zihuatanejo, more than other Mexican vacation spots that we have visited, and Ceiba Suites is the nicest place that we have stayed at in Mexico. This was our first time in Zihua and would love to come back and stay longer. Thank you for making our first visit so restful.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marilyn & Bob for the great review! All the conveniences and comforts you mention are exactly what we love so much about Casa Almendro and La Ceiba Suites as well. Vanessa and I are always pleased to hear when visitors have had a great experience. We have heard it many times that people just love the strong Mexican culture and personality Zihuatanejo provides compared to other Mexican vacation destinations. We hope you can come back for a longer visit and very soon!
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Minneapolis, MN

Second visit as great as the first!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect unit for two people. It is clean, spacious, private (second floor corner unit) and well-equipped. The grounds are lush and well-maintained, and it is within walking distance to many restaurants and the downtown. La Ropa Beach is a short bus or taxi ride away, and it is a beautiful place to spend time relaxing, walking or enjoying the surf.

This was our second stay at La Cieba, and we enjoyed it as much as the first. It is a hidden gem and worth considering if you are looking for a truly Mexican holiday. The people who live in Zihuatanejo are extremely friendly and helpful, but brush up on your Spanish if you want to make your stay even more enjoyable. Last year our visit coincided with Easter and the city was pretty crowded with families on holiday. This year we arrived before Easter, and the city and beaches were fairly deserted until Palm Sunday.

Shelley is great to work with; she responds promptly throughout the rental process. Everything is right about this place including the price!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda & Tony for returning to stay at Casa Almendro. Your kind words and feedback truly mean a lot to us. We strive to make your stay comfortable and a memorable experience. Please come back and stay with us soon! Shelley
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Calgary, AB

happy with our stay

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed our time here. is within easy walking distance of centro and a couple of beach areas. spent most of our time at the unit on the balcony which gets nice cross breezes. quiet. AC in bdrm makes it easy to sleep at night. both owner and property mgr were very responsive. everyone in the complex was very friendly. if we travel back to Zihua would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lloyd for your great review. We appreciate you taking the time to describe to other potential renters what you liked about Casa Almendro and the surrounding area. It really is a great location and so convenient for those who do not wish to mess with a car. We welcome you back any time. Thanks again! Shelley
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Numerous restaurant/Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Rufo's/Margaritas/La Perla/Salvador's & many more!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Playa La Madera Beach (easy walk)
Car: not necessary

It is an easy 0.2 mile (5 minute walk) from the condo to La Madera Beach where you will find a nice sandy beach you can sun bathe, swim, enjoy a beautiful sunset, have a drink, snack, or enjoy a traditional Mexican meal in one of the cafes and bistros located on the beach stretch. From La Madera beach, you can walk along the beach walkway to town to enjoy the numerous restaurants, shopping and entertainment. There is a wide choice of dining in every direction from the condo that cover a broad range of tastes and prices. If you want to get out a bit further, taxis and local buses are readily available outside of the La Ceiba Suites entrance for a very reasonable fee. Find the 'Zihuatanejo Artisans' Market' on Calle 5 de Mayo in downtown Zihuatanejo just one block from the waterfront and beginning across from the church. The market is made up of multiple small stalls for a shoppers delight. For a real taste of old Mexico, take a short walk to visit the open air 'Mercado' off of Benito Juarez. It has a vibrant Mexican feel with a large selection of little shops, restaurants and stalls selling fresh local produce, meats and goods. There are activities galore and numerous beaches to visit locally such as Playa Principal, Playa La Madera, Playa La Ropa and one of our favorites is Playa Las Gatas which can be reached by water taxi from the main pier. However, if you get the itch to get out a bit further for the day there are several small beach communities that are fun to travel to by bus or taxi such as Playa El Palmar in Ixtapa, Isla Ixtapa, Playa Troncones, Playa Larga, Playa Blanca and Barra de Potosi. All of these beach communities have numerous beachfront restaurants with activities available to entertain anyone. If relaxation is your goal, grab a hammock, a good book or a siesta. Zihuatanejo has the old-fashioned charm of traditional Mexican culture. It is a town that sprang up from a handful of families who were mostly fishermen. Fishing continues to be a way of life for a large number of the local families and the the area is a popular sport fishing destination. Zihuatanejo's main attraction is its well-protected bay where traveling boaters often spend the winter months moored in its peaceful bay. The bay offers various beaches for relaxation, recreation, dining, or simply enjoying the abundantly beautiful scenery and laid-back local lifestyle. Zihuatanejo is the ideal vacation destination away from high rise hotels, fast food outlets and big box stores. The main part of downtown Zihuatanejo referred to as 'El Centro' is still rather old-fashioned with narrow streets made of paving-stones and where most people still walk to get around. The Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport is located about 15 minutes from town by car or taxi. It is possible to find direct flights from Canada and the U.S. especially during the peak vacation season between December and April. Zihuatanejo provides a warm and sunny climate year round with a short rainy season between July and October. Most visitors come to the area between mid November and late April but the low season also provides beautiful sunny weather with rains typically in the evenings keeping the areas vegetation lush.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

DISCOUNT: A 15% discount is provided for 30 nights of stay or greater. The discount is automatically generated upon booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Return of reservation fee (less 15% processing fee of the full reservation amount) will be given up to 60 days prior to reserved arrival to condo. Within 30 days of intended reserved arrival date, NO return of fees will be given unless an alternative renter can be found for all dates. If alternative renters are found, (a 15% reservation processing fee of the full reservation amount will be deducted). Reservations made within 30 days of stay will require full payment upon booking. No Refunds for No Shows.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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