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

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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.

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Property Manager
Chris Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 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 Zihuatanejo

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

'Simply Perfect' Glorious Location and View, Two-Bedroom Ocean/Beach Front Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Home Sweet Home in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My husband and I stayed here with our two boys (ages 6 & 11) for 3 weeks and could not have been happier. The condo is beautiful, clean and perfectly appointed. The kitchen is fully stocked...there wasn't a thing we were missing (and we did our fair share of cooking). The bedrooms are large and air conditioned. The bathroom is small, but completely remodeled and functional. And the VIEW...not enough words to describe the beauty. The condo has a perfect location at Playa Madera- beach access is steps away and the town center is a short walk or even shorter taxi ride. Beach towels, extra sunscreen, boogie boards and a beach umbrella are icing on the condo-cake!

The condo comes with it's very own fairy-godmother: Carmen the property manager! She is so wonderfully knowledgable about not only the condo, but just about anything you may need or want while vacationing in Zihuatanejo. And we used Andres (as recommended by the owner) as our exclusive tour guide and taxi driver. He is kind, honest and speaks english well. And best of all, he's a very safe driver! We went on his tour of historical Zihuatanejo, the archaeological zone, a tile factory where the boys got to make their own clay tiles, and ended at the beach in Barra de Potosi. It was one of our favorite days and very reasonably priced. We highly recommend taking a tour with Andres!

Chris Kelly (the owner) was very accommodating and easy to work with. He responded quickly via email and was very fair with his extended stay rates. He even had a safety fence installed on the railing of the condo to ensure the well-being of our 6 year old. The condo/travelers guidebook he has produced and shares with vacationers is priceless and full of valuable information. In it you will find restaurant reviews and locations, helpful hints about shopping, the best way to get from the airport to the condo, and so much more! I wish more VRBO owners would include a detailed and specialized travel guide!

The condo really provided a wonderful home-base for our extended stay. Whether short or long, if you are planning a stay in Zihuatanejo, rent this condo! You will not be disappointed! Definitely on our top 3 for favorite vacation rentals.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yes--"simply perfect"!

  • 5 of 5

We don't want to repeat all of the glowing comments in prior reviews, so please look at those, too! Let us just emphasize that our own photos look exactly like those in the HomeAway site. We could have happily sat on the balcony and soaked in the salt air and spectacular vistas with a marguerita or Corona days on end. Thankfully, we ventured out to the three closest beaches (Madera, La Ropa, and Las Gatas) on different days and took advantage of the deep knowledge of the area imparted by Andres Rios, the tour guide recommended by the owners. Andres had us all day exploring neighborhoods, beaches, tile makers, and archeological sites. The 20-plus page guide provided by the owners was invaluable and much more extensive than any I have seen in many previous HomeAway stays. Do pay attention to the restaurant recommendations (and DO NOT miss Lety's, tucked away at the end of the municipal strip). Just know that, during the summer (low) season a few of these are not always open. Summer season had its advantages, too--we never spoke to another norte americano until our last day. A true getaway. Stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, well-maintained and well stocked condo.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean, well-maintained and well-stocked condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect...exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

The view is so beautiful we had to tear ourselves away to leave every time! Closer to town than all the hotels on la madera. Pool was clean and with its own stunning view. Carmen, the property manager was sweet and helpful. Zihua is a slow paced town, and this apartment complements that pace perfectly. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed, Refreshed, Revisiting!

  • 5 of 5

The moment you walk in the door of this condo, you will let out a relaxing sigh because you'll immediately feel "vacation mode" taking you over. In your direct line of sight as you walk through the door is a breathtaking view of the ocean, you'll feel a warm breeze welcome you in and you'll be drawn to the blue hammock where we spent most mornings and late evenings. As you look around, you'll see that the condo is clean, comfortable and very easy in which to feel "at home". It has all the necessary kitchen ware if you choose to cook on your vacation, but its location is only a block to what we fondly called "restaurant row", home to many of Trip Advisor's top-rated restaurants in Zihua. We loved being centrally located on La Madera. The access to food, beaches, massages, transportation, etc. was mere steps away. The experience for the price is a fantastic value.

As a 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo we would have been okay sharing with another couple for a week, but it could get cramped for a longer stay. Additionally, I love that the owners designed their view wall to maximize the access to the outside, but I would not have felt comfortable bringing my children under 5 for fear of falling over or through the ropework part of the short barrier.

All in all, this is a 5 star place, and Zihua is a charming town that we'll visit again soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation at Casa Rosario, La Madera Beach, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, MX

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 8 days in Zihua staying at Casa Rosario located in the Bahia Suites complex in La Madera Beach. We had a great time. It was our fourth visit to Zihu. but our first thru VRBO to Mexico. Everything was as promised. We especially loved the "open" concept with no wall or glass obstructing our view of the Bay from the living room. The views were incredible and we were able to keep our windows open for the sea breeze and only used the air conditioner a couple of hours one evening. Chris is extremely easy to work with as was the manager, Carman and we can't forget Andres, the driver that was at our beck and call whenever we needed him. It does sit on a fairly steep hill but a few steps from the front door a taxi can see you & will be there in seconds unless you want to do the short walk downtown. For young people the walk is very easy but for seniors like us (mid-to late 70's) it was nice to have the taxis so close.

One thing that families might want to consider: If you have small children the Casa might not be for you because of the open concept of the living room but, for everyone else, you need to experience this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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

Colonia La Madera Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Should Season: Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season: Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay

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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Colonia La Madera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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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