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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 secure 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

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 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us. We loved the open air in the living space and the air conditioning in the bedroom at night was required at this time of year. 92 stair steps to the beach where the many beach restaurants served delicious and inexpensive meals. 1 hour good massages for 200 pesos were right there! I have stayed at many fancy condos and hotels in Ixtapa, I prefer this authentic real and humble Mexico experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this building a few times before but never in this unit. Love, Love, Love the location!! You can walk absolutely anywhere in town in less than 20 minutes. La Casa de Rosario is street level ( a blessing after walking up the hill) and has a fantastic view. It was terribly hot while we were there in October and the air-conditioning was a godsend. Beds are extremely comfy, water pressure in the shower is strong, l beach towels are plentiful and Carmen is there to help with whatever you need. Pool and grounds are kept extremely clean. Was nice to have a local phone for restaurant or massage reservations. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Chris and Deb and we hope to return to Zihua - and this unit again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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