Spectacular Views of famous
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2250 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Tropical, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Steps away from the golden sands of Playa La Ropa; the most famous beach on the Mexican Riviera. 2,200 square feet including a huge terrazza with a dipping pool overlooking "another day in paradise".
Stay at home and BBQ on the deck, or choose from one of over 25 restaurants on or near the beach. Many water sports to chose; or do nothing!
Spectacular Views of famous
Zihuatanejo, Mexican Riviera-Pacific Coast, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Made famous in movie: "The Shawshank Redemption", Zihuatanejo is an old time fishing village grown up. (The fisherman still ply their trade). Walk into town and shop for fresh fish caught daily, (or catch a cab for about $4). The property is 10 minutes from the airport, (Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa), and overlooks the entire beach of La Ropa. Or amble past the large swimming pool, and head down a flight of steps, right on to the Beach. The closest reference point on the satellite map above is "Las Gatas".
Location Type Beach, Tropical, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$235||$250||$1,395 - $2,995||$4,500 - $6,000||3 nights|
|Feb. 25 2012 - Apr. 7 2012
|Apr. 7 2012 - Nov. 3 2012
|Nov. 3 2012 - Apr. 6 2013
|Dec. 15 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
Peak season (Christmas)
|All Other Dates||$200||$200||-||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other - additional cleaning @ $20 per session
- Damage deposit - $0 / stay - Security Deposit
- Tax rate - 0% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
50% Deposit required with Booking, balance due 60 days prior to travel.
Optional cleaning during stay @ $20 per clean (full day).
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 18, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great View - Nice accomodation - Don't Swim In the Ocean
We had the pleasure of finding this property through Tripadvisor and connected with the owner who was very accomodating, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and fair.
We booked last minute and the owner even gave us a reduction on the nightly rental rates - which was a bonus for us. The place was quite large, stunning view from the balcony, very comfortable although it's time to put some money toward renovations.
2 things that did stand out for us: 1) it was advertised with high speed internet. It most definitely does not. In fact, the condo does not even have it's own wifi router. We were advised to use the neighbour's connection which was less than adequate and the owner did advise us of this but after we had paid. Nonetheless, when I ran into problems with this issue, the owner reacted very quickly, provided some options for us but still not what we had expected. 2) the dishwasher hasn't worked since this current owner bought it. We were informed of this after we had paid. Not a big deal but another unwelcome surprise.
We had a rat visit us one day. We found our bananas had been pillaged by some rodent. After having a quick look around I cornered the rat and was going to dispatch it but my daughter insisted I didn't. In any event, the rat departed the condo in the same way it accessed it - through an 1.5" gap in the doors in one of the bedrooms.
I need to underscore that the owner was very helpful, quick to reply to emails and arranged other options for wifi - but still not what we had in mind. Also important to remember that high speed in Mexico is not high speed in Canada and perhaps some of the frustration comes from that.
There have been reports of ocean water quality issues in Zihuatanejo and although we had found some mention of this problem in some threads, it was never identified as being a significant problem.
While we were staying there, the Mexican Government released their report on water quality of beaches. The World Health Organisation puts the level at 200 enterococci / 100ml. The main beach in Zihuatanejo was pegged at 233 with water sampling done in early December.
We noticed garbage in the ocean, green foam, smell of sewage, unclear water all leading us to believe that the water quality was well above the who Standards making all the beaches unsafe to swim in. After we did further research (on our slow connection) we determined not to go swimming at any of the beaches in Zihuatanejo which was a shame.
Mexicans from Mexico City and other cities, flock to Zihuatanejo each weekend and particularly during the time we were there - Easter break. The crowds on the beaches were overwhelming. the Mexicans do not bother to throw their garbage out, so most of it remains on the beach and then around 10am or so, some clean up crews arrive to remove some of the garbage.
It's fair to say that the smell of rotting garbage on a beach is not what we bargained for. Neither did we expect to share the beaches with thousands and thousands of people.
We also were told that Las Gatas beach is a great place to snorkel. Well it's not. The visibility is terrible, and nothing terribly interesting to see.
We will not be returning to Zihuatanejo.
Response from Robin Hill - 04/05/2013
Thank you for your review:
Hi-speed internet in Mexico, as you point out, is not the same as North America. I always use my computer while there with no issues at all (even with Skype). You're on vacation - have a little patience!
In our property details, we admit that the dish-washed doesn't work, and never has. (We would have replaced this, except that d/w are apparently impossible to find there).
In Tripadvisor, their web site disagrees with your assessment of the swimming at La Ropa. Check the reviews.
We love the fact that the Mexicans use their own beaches at the w/e. As to "thousands and thousands" - that is ridiculous! Hundreds on a Saturday night, yes.
We found paradise in Zihua...
When we were considering a spring break destination, it was hands down Zihua. A variety of ages, ranging from 17-70, four of us left the Vancouver rainforest and one left chilly Toronto and got together to spend a couple of weeks in paradise.
Senor Robin' fabulous casa boasts very clean surroundings, provides ample amenities and its furnishings and architecture authentically Mexican with tropical flowers abounding. The beautiful and comfortably spacious terrazza provides a spectacular view of Zihua Bay including Playa La Ropa. The staff are very pleasant and humble. It's best to brush up on a bit of Spanish albeit entertaining just learning as you go...
Our days consisted of hikes to Las Gatas, boogie boarding, snorkeling, swimming, walking to town via La Ropa Beach (fave), visiting the old village, trekking to Ixtapa and Isla Ixtapa, having meals at a variety of eateries(La Perla is a fave!), grocery shopping at Commercial Mexicana twice and the corner store, reading and meditating at the terrazza,para-sailing, renting a catamaran and a jet-ski, amazing massages by Deisy and simply enjoying beach after beach after beach especially the sunsets. Needless to say, there are lots to do or not, if you are so inclined.
We're so looking forward to our return :D
Charming & Authentic
My husband and I had a lovely romantic stay in this condo set on a hilltop with the most stunning view of playa la ropa. The ambience is authentically Mexican and we were very comfortable. We enjoyed eating on the patio in the peaceful morning and staring at the stars over dinner in the evenings. The pool was a refreshing treat after some of the adventurous days we had. There is so much to do in Zihuatanejo and the area. The condo is a 5 minute walk to the lovely beach and you can even walk into town along the beach and through some characteristic streets. I highly recommend staying here - and I also recommend going to the restaurant "Bandido's" in town - amazing food, excellent service, and live music.
Incredible views + Great Vacation!
The weather was excellent, the location and authentic Mexican furnishings, made you feel like you were really in a Mexican Casa!
The walk to the beach, and along the beach most mornings, with yoga and breakfast was worth the effort and great exercise.
At first, we weren't sure about the walk to Las Gatas along the rocky path, but it was easy, and well worth the effort once there, (7 or 8 minutes). (Great snorkelling, swimming, cervezas and a very special beach).
We enjoyed having a local Mexican lady come in and cook for us one night. Also, she shopped, cooked and cleaned up for 8 people - for $300 pesos (or $25) plus food costs! - can't wait to go back!
We had a brilliant time at Robin Hill's place overlooking Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo. It was close enough to town to walk there everyday, drop down and stroll the beach, but far enough to be very peaceful.Dinners on the huge patio were great. The view at night is quite dramatic.
It was comfortable, easy, and very relaxing.I would definitely recommend staying there, and will do so again.
Amazing Location - Great place for 3 couples!
I was not keen on going to Mexico as I wanted a more "authentic" vacation experience but was talked into it by my partner and friends. Staying here was a great mix of both the luxuries of home (the place is all fitted out for great cooking/bbqing/dinners on the terrace) with the charm of being within walking distance of a great beach and town that was not full of american fast food chains and hotels. Family operated restaurants along the waterfront, fisherman selling their catch at the beach, a local grocery store where the locals shop - it did have the feel of staying in a community as opposed to a tourist destination. All in all - a great place to vacation.