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Luxury Beachfront Condo in The Amara!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Spacious Condo With Both Ocean and Mountain Views!

Welcome to paradise! This luxury vacation property is located within The Amara; a stunning beachfront gated condominium complex with 24/7 security in Ixtapa, Guerrero. This condo is a 10 minute cab ride from Zihuatanejo, 20 minute cab ride from the airport, and within easy walking distance to numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs, boutique shops, jewelers, grocery and drug stores. 



With over 2200 sq. ft. of beachfront luxury - consisting of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this beautiful unit comfortably sleeps 9. Located on the 3rd floor, the condo has 4 spacious bedrooms; two master suites with king size beds face the gardens and ocean with their own private access to the spacious balcony. Both master bedrooms are equipped with flatscreen TVs with access to Netflix. One has an Apple TV box. A third bedroom with a double and a single bed, and a fourth bedroom with a queen size bed face the scenic mountains. All bedrooms have individual remote controlled air conditioning units, ceiling fans and their own bathrooms. A fifth room off the kitchen has a single bed, a full bathroom (service quarters - no a/c), and also houses the full size washer and dryer.

For travellers with small children, the unit is equipped with a playpen and high chair.

The private kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances - gas range, dishwasher and refrigerator equipped with ice maker and filtered water dispenser. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessities such as pots/pans/plates/cups, utensils etc.

The spacious living area has a large sectional sofa and is equipped with a flatscreen Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player, and wireless Bluetooth speaker. The large dining table seats 8 next to the bar area.

Free WiFi is available throughout the whole complex and this unit has it's own private wifi for higher speeds.

There are large sliding glass doors which open up to the balcony creating an open-air feel. The balcony has an outside dining space, beautiful Bali bed, planters and two lounge chairs outside of each master bedroom. There are two parking stalls (tandem) available for guest’s use, though when you stay at the Amara, you do not need your own transportation. Everything is within walking distance and it is a short cab ride to Zihuatanejo.

The building has a resort feel to it with:

- air conditioned fully equipped gym

- 2 paddle tennis courts

- 3 pools (toddlers wading pool, family infinity pool and adults only infinity pool) with lounge chairs

- poolside palapa bar serving inexpensive food and drinks.

- private beach palapas with lounge chairs

- parasailing and jet ski for hire

Local Activities and Attractions include: Ixtapa Island (great for the whole family),swimming with the Dolphins at Delfinity, surf and paddle board school, tennis, golf, snorkelling, parasailing, bike rentals, zumba, karate, yoga, hiking, scuba diving, yacht cruises, massages, excellent shopping and some of, if not the best sport fishing in Mexico.

Everything has been set up with your enjoyment and comfort in mind. Please enjoy our Casa in the sun!

More Details

Owner
Mark and Heather Walker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Spanish translator available upon request.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Mark and Heather Walker

We are a family from Canmore, Alberta Canada. This condo has been in our family for about 10 years. Every winter we visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and have absolutely fallen in love with the area and people.

Mark and Heather Walker purchased this condo in 2006

Why Mark and Heather Walker chose Guerrero

After owning a condo in another nearby complex, we soon realized that we wanted to purchase in the Amara. It is central to the beach and town and is situated on what we think is the most beautiful beach in the world.

What makes this condo unique

Being on the 3rd floor affords a fantastic view of the ocean through the palm trees and gardens, and you also have the option of taking the stairs or the elevator. It's family friendly and close to so many great restaurants, bars etc.

Amenities

Ixtapa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , beside bedroom door
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , ensuite, double sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , located in service quarters off kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Mountain view, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Facing ocean (garden view). Balcony access. Private bath. TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Mountain view with private bathroom just outside door.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Facing ocean (garden view). Balcony access. Private bath. TV
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The condo is professionally managed by a local property management company in Zihuatanejo. The property manager speaks both English and Spanish, and can at your request provide concierge and extra services with an additional fee. These services include: Stocking fridge, daily maid service, cooking services for breakfast lunch and dinner (subject to availability). The property manager can also assist you with: -Booking tours such as Picante (catamaran cruise), Delfinity (swim with dolphins), Xiguacan Ruins, and fishing trips. -Restaurant reservations -Coordinating transportation -In house spa services. Please contact us for concierge inquiries. Maid Service is included in the booking every 3 days and upon departure.

Reviews

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5

Spacious condo beautifully furnished.

  • 5 of 5

I spent 8 nights with girlfriends the first week of May. Wonderful home away from home. Very comfortable furnishings and has everything you need. Pools and grounds very clean and well maintained. Staff was very helpful and professional. The condo is in a great location. You can walk to shops and restaurants. Lots of day trips to do in the area. The patio doors opened up to include the balcony in the living space and there was a lovely breeze through the whole unit when you ooen the windows. Fans and air conditioners in all the rooms ensured comfort. Enjoy listening to the ocean from the balcony. The waves were too high to swim in the ocean but lots of beach front to walk and splash in. This condo is in a beautiful area and well worth staying in. Definitely worth a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing condo in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week with my parents at Heather and Mark's condo, and their condo made the vacation. It's huge and beautifully decorated, including a full collection of beautiful paintings that feature local landscapes. Full of high-end extras like gas stove, glass patio and remote lights, blinds, ceiling fans and A/C. Had everything we needed to cook delicious meals with the local chorizo, fish, seafood and vegetables that could be bought easily in Zihua. The condo is located on a main street across from shops, bars, and restaurants, access at the gates to buses to all the nearby tourist Hotspots. Mario, the complex's contracted taxi provider is friendly, funny, trusted and knows everything you could ever need to know about the area. Taxis from the condo were cheap, rates to Zihua were only 220 pesos plus tip return.

Pools were clean and warm, and security staff were plentiful and diligent. The Amara palapa served cold drinks and simple meals perfect for a quick bite. All staff were gracious and helpful.

Heather's travel guides and condo info were thorough and took the guesswork out of choosing activities...it was full of great ideas and she even helped me and my partner plan a romantic evening of food, sightseeing and adventure in Zihua.

On the plane we had to stop telling people about our trip because it was bumming out those who went all-inclusive. You'll love this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the Amara as a group of 7 - 4 adults and 3 kids aged 4, 4 and 6. The owners were very helpful and accommodating during the booking process. Claudia, their property manager, was also very helpful and arranged for the condo to be stocked with groceries prior to arrival.

It was very busy as we were there over Easter, however we didn't have issues finding a place by the pool. The pool itself is well maintained, and the beach is beautiful. The palapa had decent food for the kids for lunches, and we enjoyed the drinks from there. Stores and restaurants are conveniently nearby.

The condo itself is very well maintained, with everything you could need in there including pool floaties and sand toys. The housekeeping is very good, and they have double windows in the back bedrooms, which kept noise from the disco to a minimum. Although it is on a low floor that was actually quite handy as we were in and out a lot with the kids. The only downside is the proximity to the neighboring property, which was quite loud over the weekend.

Overall this property was great. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canmore, AB , Canada
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Amara was nothing but perfect. The condo unit was perfect for our family as well as the other family that joined us. Great layout, each bedroom has its own bathroom. Being steps from the pool and beach was really handy with young kids. The location is picturesque. A ton of great restaurants all within walking distance and if we ever wanted to go somewhere else transportation was super easy thanks to Mario and his taxi service. Our 3 1/2 year old hasn't stopped talking about our holiday in Ixtapa. We are so excited to go back again next year. Highly recommended this property to a family with kids or without.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN. USA
5

Wonderful for so many reasons!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this Amara condo exceeded all our expectations. The owners have been incredibly helpful and gracious, as this was our first time using VRBO and we had some hesitations. Not only did they provide detailed information before our trip but they were quick to respond to our questions while there. They have a wonderful property manager who also was available al times. The condo is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed to prepare food and enjoy our stay. The kids had a blast and the huge pool was perfect for them to play without bothering others. Additionally, the beach was amazing. We saw whales splashing about, witnessed sea turtles hatching and scrambling to the water and took in every magical sunset. It was fantastic.

Lastly, we felt completely safe and comfortable in Ixtapa and Zihuantinejo. The locals are very kind, helpful and trustworthy. We had several incidents of our own making, in which the kind nature of locals helped us out.

I write from the perspective of traveling throughout the world (Europe, Asia and Africa) for both adventure and pleasure. This was a fabulous vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okotoks, Alberta
4

Amara Beach Front Condo

  • 4 of 5

The Amara condo was in a fantastic location - right on the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. The condo was beach front with an amazing view. Beach was incredible - could walk 30 minutes in one direction and 15 minutes in the other direction. The only 2 negatives were that the kitchen didn't have air conditioning and was very warm cooking dinner but would be a non-issue for people going for dinner and the resort next door was quite loud in the evenings - could have been louder due to being around New Years. Over all a great vacation and would recommend for any family wanting to stay together!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We are glad you and your family had a great time. Yes, there is no air conditioning in the kitchen or maids quarters which is the norm for the Amara. We find that when the sliding doors on the deck are open, the kitchen window is open and the kitchen swinging door is open you get a wounderful cross breeze and it is very comfortable for cooking. Yes, New Years can be a busy time for the resorts along Ixtapa beach. Thankfully the Amara itself is much quieter than the resorts. Thanks again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Across the street (drinks also at pool palapa)
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Compo de Golf Palma Real Ixtapa & Marina Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Across the street (also some food at pool palapa)
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa El Palmar
Car: not necessary

Welcome to paradise! This luxury vacation property is located within The Amara; a stunning beachfront gated condominium complex with 24/7 security in Ixtapa, Guerrero. This condo is a 10 minute cab ride from Zihuatanejo, 20 minute cab ride from the airport, and within easy walking distance to numerous restaurants, bars, nightclubs, boutique shops, jewellers, grocery and drug stores.

The building has a resort feel to it with:

- air conditioned fully equipped gym

- 2 paddle tennis courts

- 3 pools (toddlers wading pool, family infinity pool and adults only infinity pool) with lounge chairs.

- poolside palapa bar serving inexpensive food and drinks.

- private beach palapas with lounge chairs

- parasailing and jet ski for hire

Local Activities and Attractions include: Ixtapa Island (great for the whole family), surf and paddle board school, tennis, golf, squash, snorkelling, parasailing, bike rentals, zumba, karate, yoga, hiking, scuba diving, yacht cruises, massages, excellent shopping and some of, if not the best sport fishing in Mexico. 



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Rates & Availability

Ixtapa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. The Amara Condominium Association charges a non-refundable resort fee of 450 pesos (approx. 30.00 US) per person, as well as a 1000 peso (approx. 80.00 US) deposit for the palapa, which allows charges for drinks/food. Both are payable upon arrival at the Amara and any remaining funds from the palapa deposit will be refunded at check-out.

50% of the total rent is payable immediately to secure the booking. The remaining 50% of the rent and damage deposit will be due in full 30 days prior to arrival.

*Should you require daily maid service, this can be arranged for a charge of $25 US per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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