SUMMER AND FALL DATES. SUEÑO DEL MAR. LET THE WAVES LAP AT YOUR DREAMS. VIEW!

Harriet Garfinkle

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Zihuatanejo Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our gorgeous 2BR/2BA condo at Casa que Ve al Mar is just steps from Playa La Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Our prices include concierge, purified water, WIFI, SKY TV with premium channels,DVD and stereo. Three times a week maid service included.

Do you dream of the perfect view condo so close to the bay, you feel like you could dive right in? Sueno del Mar. Dream of the Sea.

Compare to Casa Que Canta in style, but not in price.

Our inviting condominium features spectacular vistas from the divine open air living room, kitchen, dining room and the master bedroom. From every room in the 1300 square foot sixth-floor condo, you have an eye-popping view of the ocean or the verdant jungle.

Do you enjoy the finer things in life and have an artistic eye? We have carefully selected our handmade furnishings and a colorful folk art collection. You will feel right at home from the moment you walk through the front door!

The al fresco living area is a great place to kick back with a cool drink and enjoy the amazing sunsets over Bahia Zihuatanejo. Relax to your favorite CD because the stereo sound system is wired throughout the house.

Each bedroom has king-sized beds (great mattresses!), 400+ Italian percale linens and air conditioning. The bedrooms feature plasma TV's with satellite TV, DVD, WIFI and writing desks. And the master bedroom has it's own terrace where you can watch the waves roll in.

You will love our a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. We have just about every kitchen gadget you need, including Wusthoff knives: coffee maker & grinder, orange juicer, blender, toaster, microwave, oven, stove-top, Cuisinart cooking pans, handmade Talavera pottery and Mexican glassware.

We have a whole house water purification system. The large wormwood dining table seats six.

We feature ceiling fans, a washer/dryer and elevator access. Our wonderful maid, Yolanda provides complimentary maid service three times per week.

Amble five minutes down to La Ropa Beach, or stay home and enjoy our two infinity edged pools overlooking the bay. El Centro is a short 15 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi or bus ride. Stroll arm in arm down lovely tree-lined cobble stoned streets or along the fisherman's walk.

Please visit our other gorgeous BRAND NEW 3BR/3BA villa at VRBO # 403184 or Google C'est la Vie, Zihuatanejo.

Our mission is to help folks learn to love Zihuatanejo and its surrounding areas as much as we do and to give them the best vacation possible. Harriet has put together an up-to-date 75-page guide to the area to get you acquainted even before you arrive!

*** WE ARE NO SMOKING!! ***

Note: Please contact Harriet for availability: email is best!

Keywords: Zihuatanejo La Ropa vacation rental condo

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
While you may think that title of this review is a bit over the top ... we kid you not. We defy anyone to spend a week at Sueno del Mar and not be completely captivated by its beauty, charm, romance, luxury, and the well being that will envelope you the longer you stay there. The owner Harriet was so easy to work with, very accommodating and so very helpful. The onsite staff were very friendly and helpful. The town also seemed to welcome us with open arms. We laughed, cried, loved, relaxed, lounged, played, slept, swam, read, sailed with Eddie, hiked, explored, shopped, cooked, ate, drank, and allowed the lingering winter cold to steadily drain out of our 50-something bodies ... to be replaced with wellness, no morning stiffness, no aches, no pains. We had no issues with bugs or critters. Yolanda kept the place immaculately clean for us. The only downside of this amazing place ... having to leave.
Mar 2013
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Harriet Garfinkle

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Harriet Garfinkle is a former dancer, a painter and the owner and director of Woodside Pilates.

Ron is Neuro-psychiatrist specializing in treatment of severe brain disorder and schizophrenia who has hidden talents as an artist.

Harriet and Ron went to Zihuatanejo on their first date in 1978. Back then it was a sleepy fishing village, where you could lie on the beach all day under a palapa. You could take an occasional plunge in the gentle surf, sip a piña colada, dine on the freshest fish, and take a nighttime stroll under more stars than you could ever dream up.

That was almost thirty years ago, and hardly anything has changed. It is waking up a little and has more comforts and conveniences, but the construction of Ixtapa twenty minutes away corralled all the high-rise hotels, trendy discos and deconstruction of natural splendor.

Zihuatanejo has kept all of its old world charm and remains one of the most beautiful beaches and bays in the world. They have traveled a lot since then, but Zihuatanejo is the place they always go back to, and finally in 2006 they bought property there.

Harriet Garfinkle purchased this condo in 2006

Ron and Harriet have a strong belief in education and environmental action as a means to heal the world.

With that in mind, for every guest that stays with us, we donate to the Children's Library a Barra de Potosí. The programs help change the world one child at a time. We donate to Friends of Niños Adelante as well.

We also give to S.O.S. Bahia for the rescue and preservation of Zihuatanejo Bay, to raise awareness of the bay as a natural and tourist resource that we should preserve and enjoy in a sustainable manner.

The view. The art. The bay. The people. The food.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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5
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Summer and Fall dates. Sueño del Mar. Let the waves lap at your dreams. View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Oakley, CA
5

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Just a note to thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely condo in Zihuatanejo. We were looking for a beautiful, tranquil place to "breathe" an...
  • 5 of 5
Just a note to thank you for allowing us to stay at your lovely condo in Zihuatanejo. We were looking for a beautiful, tranquil place to "breathe" and we found it at Sueno Del Mar. The condo and views were simply stunning. It was perfect!

Muchas gracias! Jose and Delia
  • Submitted: May 20, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zihuatanejo Guerrero
Chicago, IL USA
5

Beautiful condo on fantastic grounds in lovely Zihuatanejo

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I returned a week ago from a lovely stay at Sueno Del Mar. We spent 5 nights in this beautifully appointed condo. We were immediately taken with the grounds--which are impeccably kept. We arrived on a Sunday, and the concierge graciously made a special trip to check us in. We emailed ahead of time, and he was also able to pick up a few things for us at the Commercial, which was fantastic. Waiting for us at the condo were coffee staples including a fresh bottle of cream and sugar, and a bottle of prosecco, as we requested.

The condo itself is lovely. We were there during green season, so it was quite warm in the open air living room, but no mind, we still enjoyed daily coffee overlooking the bay. The showers in the condo were our favorite part--the bathrooms are gorgeous, and the shower heads were a delight!

We only used the one bedroom--the master. We appreciated the safe for our valuables. We found that the AC in the master bedroom had a bit of difficulty keeping up, but again--it was green season, and it was very, very hot, so this was to be expected. With the bedroom and bathroom doors closed, and the shade pulled, the bedroom stayed mostly cool enough for sleeping. The bed was great--very comfortable. We found the pillows too soft, but that is totally personal preference. We grabbed the pillows from the second bedroom, which helped.

The condo itself is situated quite well in Zihua. Our first day, we didn't know that there were pedestrian stairs down to the street and walked the driveway down to street level. Don't do this! It's dangerous. One wrong step would be a disaster! The next day, we saw the stairs--located just past the guard station. Much better! There's a bus stop at the bottom of the stairs that will take you to El Centro for 80 pesos/pp. Fantastic!

Also convenient to the condo is La Ropa beach and all of its restaurants. I'd say it's a 5-10 minute walk from the condo, albeit a very hilly walk. One does need a bit of cardiovascular endurance for Zihua! Our favorite thing to do was go down to the beach for the day, and then stop off at the gorgeous infinity pools at the condo for a dip to cool off when we got back. The pool is a great stopping point after a hot walk up from the beach!

Harriet has taken great care to stock her condo with all the dishes, cookware, stem ware and utensils you could ever need, along with provided a ton of info about the area--she's a gracious host, and we were very pleased with our stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! LOL. I guess I should include in my 'Welcome to Sueño del Mar' booklet that there are stairs! I have some extra harder foam pillows in the Jungle bedroom closet. I will put that in the booklet as well. I know that everyone has very specific pillow tastes and I try to fill all the needs. I will make sure that future guests know where to look! As you said, I try and make things as comfortable and homelike a possible. I will have the our wonderful concierge Eliezer check the AC. Thanks for letting me know! The plein air living room is great in the winter months with the fresh open breezes coming in. I know that right before a summer rain in Zihua it gets so hot that I will look for any room with AC...and I am not so fond of AC! I prefer the air off the ocean where possible. I am glad that you enjoyed my condo! Thank you for staying with us.
Saludos,
Harriet

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Dreams Really Do Come True!

  • 5 of 5
In my wildest dreams of a vacation rental, I never quite anticipated the beauty and tranquility of this place. Harriet's outstanding information and pictures were totally teasers to what you will find in this home. We were welcomed with opened arms and helpfulness upon arrival. Fresh flowers awaited us the the living area. The linens and showers were just what we needed after a long day of travel. The view was totally breathtaking and mesmerizing. We found ourselves staring at the bay for long periods of time and still found it hard to move away from the view. What to do? Go for a swim in the immaculate pools and view the bay from there!
The beach was a quick walk across the street. Loved beaching at Patty's for the afternoons. Fantastic food is everywhere or try out the completely outfitted kitchen and do your own cooking! It's really fun when you can cook and dine here. Harriet has thought of everything anyone could dream of while in her home. Loved every minute! Thank you, Harriet!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are so kind! I frankly adore having guests like you who are so enthusiastic right from the start. It really makes my week! I do pour a lot of love and care into the condo and it gives me so much pleasure when folks notice that. I have been blessed with many great guests like you, who become like family to me. Thank you for having such a wonderful time! And I agree, Zihua is FULL of the best restaurants in ALL price ranges.

Saludos,
Harriet
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Springfield, Pa
5

Back Again

  • 5 of 5
When you keep going back to the same place each year you know that it must be special. Sueno Del Mar is exactly that - SPECIAL!
From the moment you walk in the front door and see the beautiful surroundings and furnishings to the gorgeous view of the bay, it is a dream. Harriet (owner) is fantastic to deal with and answers any question you may have. The kitchen is fully stocked with every gadget you need and the bedroom is lovely with a breathtaking view of the bay. Sitting out on the deck from the bedroom with a cup of coffee is a great way to wake up each day! An easy walk to the beach or stroll into town -everything is near by. My husband and I look forward to coming back to a wonderful vacation spot each year at Sueno Del Mar and beautiful Zihua.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we keep having to the same folks back again and again, we start to feel like they are family. We are so honored to have you as part of our family. We also try to have a few nice surprises every year, so that you don't get bored. Thank you for loving our place.
Harriet
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Castlegar B.C
5

Book with Confidence, truly amazing property.

  • 5 of 5
Book this rental property with confidence, everything is as shown on the web site.
Spotlessly clean, secure, breathtaking views, the unit is completely stocked to make your vacation just right. A wonderful honest host, who cares about your experience from the time you book this property, to your arrival and check in, to ensuring your security deposit is returned within days of your arrival home. ( our deposit was in our hands in 8 days after our stay). Harriet has a excellent guide book in the condo about Zihuatanejo and the surrounding area, information from where to eat, things to do, pharmacies, doctors, tours, it's all there for you to enjoy. The entire property is spotlessly clean, secure, and in a great location. This is truly a no hassle, worry free vacation rental property. Your only complaint will be having to leave, and thats how it should be.
Thank you Harriet, we had a awesome vacation in Zih. We look forward to booking with you again.
Dan and Penny
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dan and Penny-
Thank you so much for your review! We love our property and we love Zihua and we love helping folks have the best vacation EVER! That is the reason why I take the time to write 'Harriet's Guide: an unofficial and totally biased guide to Zihuatanejo'. t try to visit as many restaurants as possible and write thoughtful reviews of each. Sometimes it is hard to keep current, but I try. Thank you also for mentioning the prompt return of the security deposit. Usually the only thing that will keep me from doing so, is when I myself am enjoying Zihua!

We would love to have you back to Sueño del Mar again. Thank you.

Future renters please note: there are NO hidden fees or extra charges and I NEVER charge extra for cleaning.
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Berkeley, Ca
5

We'll be back!

We'll be back!
  • 5 of 5
Upon arrival we were greeted by Eliezer, who remembered us from when we were staying at La Casa Que Ve Al Mar FOUR years ago. He is extremely friendly and helpful, and gave us a short tour of Harriet's beautiful condo. The property itself is very peaceful, quiet, well kept and has beautiful views of the ocean-and the condo was exactly that. Every inch of this place has been well thought out and is decorated beautifully. The huge living room window looking over the bay is incredible, and we often sat in the living room drinking margaritas and staring out into the ocean for hours. We also spent a lot of time on the bedroom deck, which comes complete with two big comfy chairs. The condo has surround sound which plays in the bedroom and throughout the main living area. There is also a washer and dryer in case you need to do an emergency load. On the first day there we did some grocery shopping at Commercial Mexicana. We made breakfast in the condo almost every morning and ate in for dinner a couple of times. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans, utensils, dishware and all the gadgets you can think of. Unfortunately we were there during tropical storm Manuel-but we were more than happy to have been holed up in Hariett's condo which has TWO flat screen TV's, both with DVD players and cable TV. She even has a good collection of DVD's on hand-we watched Shawshank Redemption for the first time during the storm ;-) The storm was very unfortunate for all of the areas affected, but staff at the condo and throughout Zihua worked extremely hard to get things back in shape as quickly as possible. Both Eliezer and Hariett called us the day after the storm to check in on us and give us updates on the weather (the internet was down for the week so we weren't able to check ourselves). I would most definitely return to Sueno del Mar, maybe as soon as next summer!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You guys were the perfect guests. I was so impressed by how you managed during the tropical storm Manuel that almost became a hurricane in Zihua. You handled it with such aplomb! I am so glad that you are coming back in July and we are thrilled to have you! We welcome you with open arms any time. Eliezer kept saying how nice you are! And when he says it, he means it!
Saludos, Harriet
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Car: not necessary

When we first came to Zihuatanejo, back in 1978, it was a sleepy fishing village, where you could spend all day at the beach lying under a palapa. You could take an occasional plunge in the gentle surf, sip a pina colada, dine on the freshest fish, and take a nighttime stroll under more stars than you could ever dream up. That was almost thirty years ago, and hardly anything has changed. From our condo, La Ropa beach is only a five minute stroll. You can swim, boogie board, get a massage in a tent right on the sand, dine at one of 16 beach front restaurants or hang out under a palapa with a good book. The authentic village of Zihuatanejo offers shopping, spas, yoga, dancing, dining, sunset cruises, an Artisan Market, deep sea fishing or the old world style Mercado Central. To the north and south are open water beaches with world class surfing and Ixtapa has two golf courses. Our condo is the perfect staging ground for a life in paradise.

Other Activities: Boogie boarding, relaxing under a palapa

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Zihuatanejo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season 2014
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$2,400
 
 
Shoulder Season 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
$4,000
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2014-15
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
$5,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes Includes concierge, three times per week maid service, purified water, WIFI, SKY TV with premium channels, DVD and stereo.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Zihuatanejo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Safe
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Elevator
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Computer Available ...
  • PC
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) Both beds are SEALY POSTUREPEDIC king-sized beds of the best quality. I regularly bring HIGH QUALITY pads and linens from the U.S. to keep the beds fresh. The pillows are cozy DOWN AND FEATHER pillows, but we can supply hypo-allergenic foam pillows to those with allergies., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) I have an extra inflatable single bed with linens in case you need one.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Balcony ...
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
Notes:
WHOLE HOUSE WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM (you can even brush your teeth!).
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