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Puesta del Sol. Un-paralleled View! Terrace. Indoor/Outdoor Living. Style.

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Don't you want to see Zihua at its best? Indoor/outdoor living.

Enjoy unparalleled views of Zihuatanejo Bay in the comfort of your two bedroom, two bath condominium at Puesta del Sol, Casa Santa Barbara. Enjoy outdoor dining and entertaining on the large 230 sq foot terrace with wet bar and outdoor living area. If outdoor living is important to you when you visit Mexico, you do not want to miss out on this fantastic feature!!

Located in the prestigious La Casa Que Ve al Mar complex, designed by the locally famous architect Enrique Zozoya (La Casa Que Canta).

Escape into the air-conditioned living room/kitchen area, replete with all modern amenities such as flat screen TV, DVD library, wireless internet and full kitchen. But, immerse yourself in authentic Mexico by enjoying our upscale Mexican touches such as Oaxacan pottery, Zapotec rugs and saltillo tile throughout. The master bedroom has its own spectacular view with balcony and both bedrooms/baths are outfitted with hand woven bedspreads and wall hangings from Patzcuaro and are beautifully decorated with Talavera sinks and tiles.

Casa Puesta del Sol (the sunset) is located a five minute walk from from the tranquil beach, la Playa Ropa. Its location above the beach takes advantage of the tropical breezes that blow up into the hillside. Even in the hottest part of the year, you can generally use the ceiling fans provided and will not need to turn on the air-conditioning.

The complex has two infinity pools with lovely views of the bay and gated security. Our Condominium comes with a designated parking spot in the event that you would like to rent a car for your stay.

It is very easy to get around Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa and our condo is conveniently located a 15-20 minute drive from the airport. Our local beach, La Playa Ropa, has four five-star restaurants within a five minute drive of our complex and many other opportunities to take advantage of sun, dining, and fun.

The town, (el Centro) is a short $3 cab ride away with many other opportunities to explore. For nightlife, Ixtapa is a 15 minute, $8 cab ride away.

See our other listing, La Casita, a gorgeous one-bedroom in Casa que Ve al Mar.

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Harriet Garfinkle
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Harriet Garfinkle

Married for 23 years, Bob and Kim Garcia purchased Puesta del Sol in November of 2015. Bob was born in Uruapan, Michoacan but grew up in Sacramento, CA. He first visited Zihautanejo as a child with his family; it has been a dream of his to purchase his own property in this tropical paradise. Kim loves Zihautanejo with its friendly locals, its great food, and its many options for adventure!

Harriet Garfinkle purchased this condo in 2015

Why Harriet Garfinkle chose Zihuatanejo

Just a short walk away from what's considered the most beautiful beach on the west coast of Mexico, this special place has all the creature comforts a person could want to relax and unwind while maintaining the charm of Old Mexico in the architectural details of the building and of the condo interior with its tiled bathroom and kitchen. The panoramic ocean view from the patio will persuade you to make this as your home away from home!

What makes this condo unique

There is fantastic 230 sq foot covered terrace which has a fabulous view and plenty of room to stretch out (has a dining table, wet bar and chairs to lounge in). You will end up spending alot of time there! The infinity pools are wonderful as well!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Puesta del Sol. Un-paralleled View! Terrace. Indoor/Outdoor Living. Style.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

What a peaceful get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Puesta del Sol. You can't beat the view, we spent most of our time outside on the balcony, or in the infinity pool. The furnishings are in line with traditional Mexico with tile and stucco. The bed headboard is also stucco, so be careful not to bang your head, ouch!

There were plenty of birds with their happy chirping. And some kind of bird the other guests called a Mexican Chicken as they tend to wake you up in the morning. We also saw a few gecko lizards and what we hope was gecko poop in various places.

We didn't use the kitchen much as this was vacation :-) But there is a smallish propane grill outside that's good for 1 steak or maybe 4 hamburgers. We went with Cowboy Rib-Eye from Mega-Commercial grocery (40 peso taxi ride).

Most nights we walked down the hill to Pati's. 2x1 between 5 and 7 pm, dinner and drinks for two was about 225 peso, or I think $13 USD. You can't beat that! Also the grilled snapper was outstanding (180 pesos), it's 'whole fish' so the head and fins are still attached (not something I'm used to). You pass the taxi stand on the way back, or just work off your dinner and walk back up the hill.

The driveway and parking lot are a bit bumpy for thongs. We learned to take the stairs next to the first pool, walk down the driveway to the guard, then take the stairs to the stree.

We will keep this place on our list and hopefully return some day.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puesta Del Sol

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time in Zihuatanejo and in the condo! We found it hard to leave the building it was so beautiful. What a fantastic view from the unit. We never turned on the air conditioner and we had the doors open day and night. No bugs and the breeze up the mountain just cooled off the unit wonderfully. We practically lived on the terrace for the week!

We enjoyed our daily walks on the beach and it wasn't too strenuous of a walk back-and-forth each day. We took advantage of the reasonable massages on the beach and went three or four times! We took a taxi into the centre of the city which was no problem at all and was very reasonable. We discovered one restaurant that we really liked and went back to right along the walk in the harbour, Puerto di Mare, great food and wonderful service

We hired a cook to come in one night and cook dinner for us Elizear made the contact. She cooked an authentic Mexican meal it was a great evening!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marc D., For the five star review! Thank you also first sharing your photos with me in an email: you look like a lovely folks. The restaurant you liked is called Porto di Mare (my spell check typed it in Spanish to you rather than Italian). For years we have enjoyed many meals there, especially the gazpacho. In addition to cabs being cheap and easy to get into El Centro, there are also Microbuses that run about every 10 or 15 minutes from the beach to downtown. I think they cost as little as 5.5 pesos. You mentioned wanting to return again next year and we would love to have you: you are wonderful guests. Harriet Booking manager for Puesta Del Sol
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Just like the photos on VRBO

  • 5 of 5

The condo was as promised. Fantastic views of Playa La Ropa from a comfortable terrace. Good privacy and room to spare for two of us. Could have easily shared the space with another couple. As others have commented, good breezes and ceiling fans, and AC if you need it. Inexpensive taxis are moments away, so no need for a car. Staff are friendly and helpful. The grounds and gardens beautifully maintained. While a short walk to Playa La Ropa (and some delicious nearby restaurants), it is uphill on your return. That was fine with my wife and I as we enjoyed the exercise. And the ubiquitous taxis are always an option.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You both were terrific guests. I appreciate your saying it was just like the photos becasue sometimes folks do wonder if what they are seeing on VRBO is what they will get! We, too, enjoy both the pleasant walk to the beach and the more aerobic climb back uphill. There are so many great eateries now within easy walking distance from Puesta del Sol. Some of our favorites are Il Mare, Las Azucenas, Paty's, Gianni's Trattoria, LOOT, El Manglar, Jungle Pizza, Mi Chayito, Rossy's...well, yum. Thanks again! Harriet Booking Manager for Puesta del Sol
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A happy, secure, beautifully maintained condo and complex- first rate!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves so much we might buy in this complex. The condo itself has the most striking view and delicious breezes that start around 10AM. We kept all the doors and windows wide open all the time and used the AC for maybe 3 hours in a week. No problem with mosquitos. There were 4 of us and I think we had maybe 5 bites between us. Kitchen has everything, laundry is really easy to use the unit was super clean. We stayed home 2 nights and grilled octopus and fish on the provided barbecue. The pools are beautiful and the other guests are very friendly, many have been coming back for years. It is a steep 7 or 8 minute walk to La Ropa beach but it is great exercise. We got picked up by Eliezer at the airport who looks after a number of the units. This was very handy after a long day of travel as he'll pick you up and take you right into your unit. And Harriet the booking manager is ultra responsive. Would and will come back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Big Bird, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a reveiw right after your vacation. LOL. I am not surprised to hear that you loved Puesta del Sol and Casa que Ve al Mar....most folks do! I know that we have a gem in our concierge Eleizer. He is the sweetest man and always ready to lend a helping hand. if you do not end up buying (and who could blame you?), please do come stay with us again. We would be thrilled to have you. Harriet Booking Manager
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  • 5 of 5

This condo far exceeded all expectations based on previous photos and reviews. The initial entrance through the door, gazing across the open floor plan out to the expansive inviting deck and beyond to the lush foliage caused a rush of emotion that screamed "YES!, this is awesome, we're actually staying here!?!" The Mexican decor including talavera sinks, tiles and soft rounded corners immediately made you feel comfortable and at home. Contact Harriet was ever helpful and provided all the info to confidently enjoy Zihua's restaurants, beaches, taxis and buses. The invisible staff readily appeared when you needed them and were ever courteous, especially Manager Eliezer. Not one, but two infinity pools presented the opportunity to cool off in the afternoon after a day at the beach and peer over the edge pointing out "We were down there today". It was such a great feeling knowing that whatever adventures we endeavoured that day, we had our condo to come back to. The complex's atmosphere was casual and informal with all the fellow guests friendly and ready to offer advice or a story of their own; not a person came across as the least bit uppity. Playa la Ropa was a short walk down the road and provided the best beach in Zihua and several excellent waterfront restaurant options. Taxis and 'micros' were always available at the entrance to the complex. If you want that high-rise all-inclusive feeling of living in the tourista projects, this is not for you, but if you give this condo a whirl you'll immediately learn the error of your ways and be forever better off for it!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love this review! It made me laugh! Indeed no one at Casa que Ve al Mar tends to be uppity! I love the way you describe staying in a condo vs staying in a hotel. You get much more of the local flavor and experience. I think one also tends to connect more with fellow travelers and with locals alike. You just start to feel 'at home.' Thank you fro being such awesome guests and we love love love it when folks have a good time. That is our goal, actually. Not a bad one at all, since Puesta del Sol is such a great place to stay. Kind regards, Harriet Booking Manager for Puesta del Sol
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Puesta Del Sol for a week and found the condo very comfortable and well furnished. The view was spectacular, the pools and grounds picturesque, and the wonderful patio/terrace was a big plus. Though it was quite warm, we did not use the AC at all... the ceiling fans and open doors and windows provided nice breezes. The condo was very clean, well furnished, light and bright. We found the staff and other guests there very friendly and helpful. The guide to Zihau provided by Harriet was invaluable. We really appreciated the restaurant suggestions...wonderful seafood abounds.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anniversary Couple- We are thrilled that you liked Puesta del Sol so much. We think it iis a very comfortable and friendly condo also: it is so easy to kick back and enjoy yourself! I so agree with you about not using the AC in the winter months. The ocean breeze is fantastic and who needs AC when you can have the waves lull you to sleep? Harriet, Booking Manager
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Rates & Availability

Playa La Ropa Condo Rental Rates

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Green Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Shoulder 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Price includes concierge, maid service and bottled water and WIFI, AC and SKY TV.

Smoking allowed on terrace only.

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Playa La Ropa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
IPod docking station, DVD library, Hairdryer.

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