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Newer Spacious Condo w/2 Pools Close to Beaches,Restaurants,Town Center & Market

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights

About the property

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

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. Please contact me for further questions and a quote.

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

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Property Manager
Shelley Frei
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Shelley Frei

We are a married couple living in Moscow, Idaho for many years. 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. An opportunity came up to purchase the property and we couldn't turn it down. 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 Zihuatanejo

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Newer Spacious Condo w/2 Pools Close to Beaches,Restaurants,Town Center & Market
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Casa Almendro...stunning! Very relaxing and accomodating...

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this beautiful property from 12/29 until 1/6/2017. The unit is spacious, beautiful and accommodating. There is art everywhere! The colors are serene, soft and inviting. The unit has all the gadgets that a family might ever need and all the appliances worked perfectly. The only drawback I could think of is that since the water is collected and distributed via a tank on the roof, the water pressure is somewhat lacking and the hot water might take a little bit to warm up...but again, you are on the Mexican Riviera, who needs hot water? Also, there was no iron to press our clothes when going out, but a friendly neighbor came to our rescue immediately. Overall, it is a beautiful unit, spacious and inviting, Would like to recommend a nice, relaxing hammock on the main porch overlooking the pool might invite the guests to take a siesta and relax. It is a nice unit and we had a wonderful time. The residents were very friendly, chatting and it felt like if they knew us for a very long time, we enjoyed many afternoons on the pool making memories with the residents. The staff are the best, from the maintenance guy, the cleaning ladies and Vanessa, the administrator. She was accommodating, searched for tours and even planned the rosca de reyes get together! We went to the other unit and mingled with the other neighbors at La Ceiba...had a nice time. The unit is withing walking distance of nice restaurants, shopping areas and the local mercado, and to mention which is right in front of the local taxi stop. The amenities in the condominium unit include a very clean adult pool and another one for children and families. We walked everywhere, had wonderful food and the prices are not so bad!!! Also, local bus transportation is very cheap and took very cultural enlightening trips to Ixtapa and Petatlan. Casa Almendro is a gem in Zihuatanejo and has so much to offer from the artful, colorful and whimsical decor, lovely accommodations, a book filled with excellent advice regarding restaurants, tours and precautionary tidbits to remain safe while in Zihua. The owners spared no expense in order to allow guests to feel welcome and relaxed in this unit. We highly recommend Casa Almendro for your stay in this lovely piece of paradise and thank the owners for allowing us to stay in their home while we celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. Great place, lovely surroundings, nice people and unforgettable memories were made in Casa Almendro!! Thanks Ms. Shelly!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rod & Nita. Thank you for the wonderful review on your recent visit to Zihuatanejo and staying at Casa Almendro. I am delighted to hear your visit was so enjoyable with lots of fun adventures, relaxation and good memories. I am pleased we could be a part of your 38th wedding anniversary celebration. What a perfect place to celebrate! I hope you will return to visit Zihuatanejo and stay with us at Casa Almendro again very soon. Shelley
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The condo is centrally located and is close to the beach and the Central District

  • 4 of 5

The 2nd story condo is located at La Ceiba Suites and is in the center of a small development that features two pools, and is beautifully landscaped throughout. It is spacious and feels very private. We had everything we needed and Vanessa the property manager was very helpful and went out of her way to ensure our needs were met. I would return again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, thank you for your very nice review following your vacation at Casa Almendro. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our accommodations spacious and private. Thank you for your kind words about Vanessa, her dedication is a big part of our success. We hope you return again some day soon.
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A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently visited Zihuatanejo for the first time and stayed in Shelley and Don's condo, Casa Almendro. As described, it is a lovely, clean, well-appointed home that is close to everything - beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, and the downtown. It is a large one-bedroom, two bathrooms, second-story unit. We loved that as we felt it was both private and safe; we routinely felt comfortable leaving our windows and doors open during the day and evening hours. Everyone within the complex, both staff and other renters, was extremely friendly and accommodating. We divided our time between lounging at one of the two beautiful pools and enjoying the beaches of Playa Madera (nearby) and Playa La Ropa (a short 7 pesos bus ride away).

There is no need for a car! We were able to walk to many wonderful nearby restaurants, enjoy all the activity and food in the downtown as well as the many shops and restaurants at the Paseo de Pescador. We walked to the Comercial Mexicana, a large grocery store, for our week's worth of provisions and cash, but there are a number of smaller groceries throughout the area for quick trips. If your destination for the day isn't within walking distance, cabs are conveniently located right outside the complex.

We would recommend three "must" restaurants: Mito Restaurant and Wine Store in downtown Zihua, La Terracita on Calle Adelita for a delicious breakfast, and Ristorante Il Mare for a beautiful sunset dinner high above Zihuatanejo Bay.

We rarely stay in the same place twice, but this complex is so lovely and comfortable that we have already made a reservation for next year. Thank you Shelley and Don for sharing your condo and introducing us to the delights of Zihuatanejo!

Linda and Tony

Minneapolis, MN

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Linda & Tony. We are so pleased to hear that you had a fabulous first time visit to Zihuatanejo and found Casa Almendro your "little slice of Heaven". We strive to make your visit a positive and memorable experience and couldn't be happier that you plan to stay with us again next year. Looking forward to having you back! Shelley
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Santa Fe, NM


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of February 2016 and would be happy to stay here again. The condo is large for a 1 bdr. Two full baths! It is as well-furnished and attractive as the beautiful pictures on the website. The manager, Vanessa, was at La Ceiba to meet us on a Sunday afternoon and show us to the condo. Her young niece and nephew helped us bring up the luggage. It was clean and well-equipped. We had nothing but good experiences with the owner and the manager.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce & Anne for the nice review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit staying at Casa Almendro. We would love to have you back on your next vacation to lovely Zihuatanejo! Shelley
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Vancouver, B.C, Canada

Very enjoyable stay in a fabulous suite !

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a 3 week stay at Casa Almendro and had a wonderful & relaxing time. It is probably the nicest suite we've stayed in since we started coming to Zihua a few years ago. Shelley and Don’s beautiful spacious home is exactly as described with lovely tiles and bright colours everywhere. Shelley is extremely organized and it’s evident in every aspect of this suite. We particularly appreciated the very well-stocked kitchen with lots of useful gadgets and all the spices and condiments which had been so thoughtfully laid out for her guests. Other little thoughtful touches such as the frosted mugs in the freezer were much appreciated, especially with the unusually hot weather in Zihua this year. The condo is in a great neighbourhood with wonderful restaurants just a few feet away. It’s also within a 15 minute walk to the large grocery store Comercial Mexicana where we usually go for all our provisions. The lush grounds and pool area of La Ceiba are lovingly maintained by Jesus the gardener and the whole complex is very safe and secure. We slept with our windows and doors open most of the time and never had any cause for concern. Communication with Shelley and Vanessa (the property manager) was always professional and they responded quickly to any questions we had. Vanessa even had a 6 pack of Coronitas waiting for us when we arrived so that was a delightful welcome treat. Thank you so much again Shelly & Don for sharing your “muy hermosa casa” with us – we will definitely recommend Casa Almendro to all our friends. Until next time….!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Amy & Reg for the fabulous review of your stay at Casa Almendro. We try very hard to provide a great experience to our renters. Hope to have you back in the near future. Shelley & Don
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A Very Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

The condo lived nicely up to the pictures that were posted, the kitchen is fully equipped so cooking is easy - It was very hot and humid during our stay so the pools were a wonderful respite from the heat - La Madera is a good safe area with lots of amenities close by - 15 minute walk along the canal to the big grocery store - 25 minute walk to Playa La Ropa - there is big hill to deal with though if you are not inclined to walk up there are taxis and buses everywhere -less than 5 minutes to Playa La Madera - we were very pleased with our 2 weeks at Casa Almendro - dealing with Shelley was easy and Vanessa the site manager was charming

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments and property review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back to stay with us again in the near future. 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 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

Colonia La Madera Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season-2016
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season-2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season-2017
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season-2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season-2018
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Low Season-2019
May 1 2019 - Oct 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season-2019
Nov 1 2019 - Apr 30 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

DISCOUNT: A 15% discount is provided for 28 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.

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Colonia La Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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