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'Simply Perfect' Glorious Location and View Two-Bedroom Ocean/Beach Front Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Two Bedroom Oceanfront Condo Sleeps 5

'Simply Perfect' is how our first guests described their experience at La Casa de Rosario. We are committed to ensuring it remains so for all our guests. Centrally located on Madera beach, Rosario was fully renovated and updated, newly furnished and freshly decorated in 2014. The condo has a ground level entrance and an elevated, panoramic view of the beach, ocean and pool (one flight down from the unit). It has two bedrooms - king- and queen sized beds, respectively - each with an ocean view, and a spacious living / dining area that is entirely open to the ocean; 1100 square feet overall. In addition to its window opening on the bay, the second bedroom has double french doors that can be opened to the front part of the living area and the view of the bay beyond, giving the room added airiness (for the bedroom hammock) or expanding the living area. Originally designed in the classic Mexican style, the condo is entirely refreshed. The sea breeze and silent ceiling fans constantly freshen the living space which offers a hammock and lounge chairs, a comfortable banquette and wonderful day bed facing the water. Each bedroom is fully contained, private and comfortable with an air conditioner that is rarely needed, but always available.

The condominium has a 3 piece bathroom (with shower) full kitchen with microwave, four burner gas cook-top, convection / toaster oven plus an electric barbecue – fully equipped with small appliances and utensils for those who like to cook. It has a flat screen TV, wireless high-speed internet and a private telephone line. All local landline calls are included in the rental which also includes on-site security, maid service two days per week plus all bed linens, bath towels, utensils, dishware, cookware, cutlery and purified water.

Location and accessibility define the uniqueness of this property. A 15 minute walk to the south is La Ropa beach, and a 10 minute walk north along the seawall brings you to the town site with daily fish and produce markets, restaurant boardwalk, shops, cafes and bars. A full groceries / clothing / liquor and hardware store is a 25 minute walk or short cab ride away. The property is surrounded by a host of dining spots ranging from traditional Mexican to international cuisine. Half a block east is an open Mexican grill with a wonderful cooking school. A few steps south is a small grocery store, across the road from the Aura Del Mar hotel – once a lavish hacienda – with a lovely patio bar overlooking the bay and ocean beyond. To the left of the property, a gentle flight of stairs brings you to the beach where a drink or snack at La Palapa café will afford you shady lounge chairs for your day at the beach, and the Bistro Del Mar will offer you fine dining and excellent service in its charming open-air setting at the water’s edge. Water tours, massages, fishing trips and water craft / sports rentals are readily and comfortably available on the beach. If you would like more information or detail on the condo and Zihuajanero in general, we have a full, illustrated guest guide we're happy to send you.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Chris Kelly

We, Chris and Deb, live in Vancouver, B.C. where we’ve raised two children – now young adults – and several cats and dogs while working for over 30 years as educators / administrators / university instructors. Since retiring six years ago, wonderful new doors have been opened for us, not the least of which has been our discovery of Mexico and Zihuatanejo.

Chris Kelly purchased this condo in 2014

Why Chris Kelly chose Playa Madera

It was a bleak, wet January in 2013 when we decided to run away to somewhere warm and sunny. We’d never been to Mexico, though had wanted to, and close friends / travelling partners had just returned from Zihua with the most alluring pictures and stories, so, we chose this as our run-away destination. Booking 3 weeks late in the season meant we had to book 3 week-long stays, each of which offered its own perspective on the bay and its neighbourhoods; the south slope of La Ropa beach, the middle of Madera beach, then the north end of La Ropa. It was during our time in Bahia Suites on Madera beach that we became truly smitten with this unique place, its owners and tenants, its welcoming Mexican neighbourhood and its beautiful location. Though never intending to own property outside of Canada, after some months of research and conversations with other owners of Mexican properties, we returned to Bahia Suites and lived for the month of November in the condo we subsequently purchased in January 2014.

What makes this condo unique

A spectacular location with easy access to everything of interest or need, comfort, charm, a welcoming, easy-going community, relaxed and friendly fellow travellers, and wonderful food.


Playa Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , hand basin / washstand
  • Three-piece bathroom (with shower); fully updated and modern
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom with king bed and comfortable second bedroom with queen bed; both bedrooms have ocean views, are fully contained, private and air conditioned (if needed).
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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'Simply Perfect' Glorious Location and View Two-Bedroom Ocean/Beach Front Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Fillmore, Ca

Great views, great location, great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Chris the owner was very prompt with all correspondence and has a wealth information about the area and is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Carmen the property manager met us as the condo and throughly explained everything we needed to know about the condo and also met us when it was time to check out. The condo is in a great location and in walking distance to the beach boardwalk, great restaurants and shopping. The condo has security, very nice pool and the unit itself is very cute and wow, what a view. I would definitely recommend this place for your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful town, great location and condo

  • 5 of 5

we just returned from 9 great days at this awesome condo. perfect location for going into town or la ropa beach, steps from Aura Hotel and outstanding 200 peso massages at the foot of the shallow stairs to the beach. Off season a great time to visit as well

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning view from this lovely condo!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our first trip to Zihuatanejo! This condo will provide you with everything you need, from a well stocked kitchen, lovely rooms, AC, a pool and a gorgeous view of the beach from an open air living area. It is well maintained, clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murrieta, CA


  • 5 of 5

This condo is wonderful. All amenities are provided. It's very comfortable. The bedrooms have air conditioners which , for our stay was a necessity. It is very hot and humid in June. The condo is conveniently located an easy walks to town, the beach and nearby restaurants. Some restaurants were closed this time of year . . . But we still found many! Chris was so very easy to deal with and basically a pleasure. Carmen greeted us when we arrived and checked in on us every day. I'm a mosquito magnet, but there was plenty of bug repellent. This is a great place. If we come back to Zihuatenajo....we will stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate this review; the time and trouble our guests have taken to share their thoughts and the knowledge that they enjoyed their time as they did. We'd like to make just one note: mosquitoes can come with the humid weather of June and July, but, when they do, they are easily kept at bay with a bit of prevention, as our guest has mentioned. It is not typical to have mosquitoes during the drier times of the year.
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Amazing Zihuatanejo Bay views, close to all.

  • 5 of 5

Casa del Rosario in the Bahia Suites is a great spot to totally relax. Because, unless you care to fish or snorkel or shop, watching the boats in the bay and folks frolicking on the beach is how you will enjoy spending your time. The nicely decorated, reasonably priced, clean, fully equipped 2 br 1ba unit is perfect for one or two couples. Ceiling fans and sea breezes made our mid May trip enjoyable even though it was warm (85+ f) and humid. We loved the family run "El Arrayan" Restaurant which is right around the corner. Very creative menu in a fun atmosphere. The Super market has everything you could possibly need. Andres (our unit taxi driver) and Carmen (the concierge) were delightfully helpful. We fished two days (inshore) with Adolfo and his son on "Dos Hermanos".

We caught a number of fun-to-catch but not-to-eat fish, but the boat ride was enjoyable and we knew this was not the best time of year for game fishing (try June thru September). An early morning snorkel trip to Manzanillo beach was great with lots of tropical fish in clear water.Weekends will find lots of activity along the Malecon (beachfront walkway) but the week days are lovely and quiet. Unlike many Mexican tourist destinations, there was no time share pressure and vendors cheerfully walked away when you said "no gracias" we would definitely return to this charming village on the beach.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zihuatenajo Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. The incredible calm you feel looking at the view of the ocean from basically anywhere in this well equipped and very comfortable condo. A short walk to La Ropa beach for an early morning sunrise greeting. An equally not too long a hike to town makes this location great. Many restaurants close by and a well stocked local store within two minutes was also appreciated. A hammock on hand to lollygag about in was a well used option also. Great handbook with many hints and information right there for us was also appreciated. We will be going back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
ixtapa / zihuatanejo
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
playa madera
Car: not necessary

This property is perfectly located for easy access to all the features and amenities of the bay, beaches, and townsite. La Ropa beach is a 15 minute walk to the south. The townsite - with restaurant boardwalk, daily fish and produce markets and multiple shops and cafes - is a 10 minute walk north along the beach and seawall. There is a confectionery store half a block from the property and a full groceries / wine and spirits / clothing / hardware outlet is a 25 minute walk or brief cab ride away. The property is surrounded by several cafes and restaurants - ranging from traditional Mexican to international cuisine. Behind the property is a classic Mexican open-air grill which also features a wonderful cooking school. To the left is Aura Del Mar hotel - formerly a lavish hacienda - with a patio bar featuring a panoramic view of the bay. At the foot of the steps to the beach, La Palapa cafe will offer you shady lounge chairs for your day at the beach and a few steps away the Bistro Del Mar offers fine dining and excellent service. Tours, fishing trips, water craft and massages are easily and comfortably available along the beachfront.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Please note:
• Starting December 1, 2015, the High Season rate will increase by C$20.00 to C$180.00 per night due to a corresponding increase in maintenance costs.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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