|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Condo Bella Vista is part of the Condominio El Faro complex sitting more than 300 feet above Santiago Bay and the warm, blue Pacific. Our west-facing balcony is a perfect place to watch whales or enjoy spectacular sunsets over the water. But this is only half the view, because the 600-square-foot balcony wraps around this top-floor condo providing 270 degrees of breathtaking scenery, including sunrise over the inland mountains that surround the city of Manzanillo and the lights of the city beneath sparkling star-filled nights. Newly renovated, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath contemporary unit is a perfect getaway for two couples or a family of four to five. The 14-foot ceilings and large windows throughout give the 1776-square-foot unit a bright, open feeling that draws in the spectacular outdoors, giving you the feeling you are living on top of the world. For the cost of an average hotel room, you get a private, 5-star experience that you'll remember a lifetime.
Growing up in Texas, we've traveled throughout Mexico. We honeymooned in Ixtapa, experienced hurricanes near Tulum, explored the mountains above Puerto Vallarta, and enjoyed family beach homes on the Sea of Cortez. When we first visited Manzanillo in 2007, we fell in love because it's a wonderful mix of ocean beauty without the tourist hype...a relaxing place to escape work and, hopefully, the place we retire to one day.
Jack Trlica purchased this condo in 2008
We thought we wanted an oceanfront condo. But when we walked into Condo Bella Vista, the views literally took our breathe away. The beach is nearby and accessible. But the views of the ocean and surrounding mountains are just too awesome. We knew we were home at Condo Bella Vista.
Condo Bella Vista at El Faro is an ideal location. The end unit on the top floor of building one is completely private. No one in the complex can see us. And because there are no neighbors, you have the feeling you are all alone on top of the world. At the same time, you have access to the ocean and wonderful neighbors to interact with when you want.
Traveling from Vancouver, BC, to meet our parents from Alberta and Pender Harbour, BC. We joined one set of parents here at El Faro because my brother and his in-laws own a condo here and they recommended this beautiful condo to us. They were here for the holidays with my brother and his wife, Zoe.
We decided sometime this spring that we'd all come down to celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve since Zoe and Andrew were expecting a baby one week before my husband and I were (incidentally, his name is also Andrew). In short, both new babies were in tow: Annie, my brother's beautiful baby girl, and our baby, Jasper, 8 days younger than his cousin.
With my in-laws at Barcelo and Zoe's parents, along with several extended family members here, including her brother and sister, their partners (staying in the condo below), we celebrated Annie and Jasper's first Christmas with 29 people around the pool, 3 turkeys, all the trimmings, and some Mexican flare...spicy appetizers of margaritas and fresh prawn ceviche!
Jasper and Annie banked many hours poolside and at the beach. Both slept through the incredible fireworks display viewed from the pool/tower here at El Faro.
The condo was a great place to gather and we loved the gorgeous sunset views from the patio. What a memorable, special trip!
Another highlight: a private Mexican cooking lesson held right here in the kitchen!
Nancy and Andrew, Vancouver, BC
We booked our trip to Manzanillo 6 weeks prior to leaving and we had very little time to find accommodations. We came upon Condo Bella Vista and the pictures seemed great and the views stunning. Jack managed our request quickly and professionally. Upon arrival the condo looked exactly like the photos on the website, but the views were breathing taking. Every night we sat outside enjoying the spectacular views, sipping wine and playing cards. We walked down every morning to one of the beaches, relaxed, rented boogie boards and enjoyed wonderful food. The red food truck downtown and the stand near the market had the best fish and chicken tacos. We taxied back up to the condo some days, but walking is manageable with proper footwear. We rented a car one day and drove to Barra de Navidad, took the boat taxi to the island and enjoyed fresh seafood at Maria's. It was excellent!
Overall our trip was fantastic. There were very few tourists and the experience felt more authentic than many places in Mexico we have visited. The condo was beautiful, the grounds and pool immaculate and the staff extremely helpful. Thank you Jack for renting the condo, it was perfect!
What a fantastic choice for our 2013 holiday! The property is well situated on a hill summit with incredible views of both the ocean and the town of Manzanillo. Picture a growing storm of billowing grey clouds moving in from the north, bolts of lightening seeking distant peaks contrasted with the colorful sunset over the Pacific in shades of blue, purple, orange, pink and red. Watching the New Year's Eve celebration from the Condo Bella Vista balcony we saw basketball sized candle flame powered "balloons" rise above the city glowing softly as they drifted in the breeze. For our family of four adults (parents and two children) the Condo Bella Vista was as much an attraction as the beach, the surrounding communities and the night clubs. It was a comfortable home to return to after a day of exploring or sampling restaurant cuisine. For home cooked meals the kitchen provided a convenience for four people with different tastes in food. The expansive layout of the property allowed privacy and escape when each of us sought solitude.
Owner Jack was professional in his administration of the property and assisted us when asked about some specific logistics. The condominium management were helpful and the woman who cleans the property twice a week knows what clean is!
I do suggest that if guests are arriving by their own car that directions be available from some landmark in Manzanillo to assist finding the property.
If you are concerned about not being located directly on the beach, don't be. There are multiple beach locations to check out depending upon the type of activity you want. Don't miss beach town of Barra de Navidad about 40K north. Laid back and friendly, good food and "bar" kiosks along the walkway. They got surf too! A distinct difference from Manzanillo.
Thanks Jack and Condo Bella Vista for helping us enjoy a wonderful family vacation.
We spent a fantastic Christmas holiday at Condo Bella Vista. The large, well appointed Condo was our little piece of heaven during our week long visit to Mexico.The panoramic view was amazing, something we took advantage of as much as possible, especially during sunset. We also enjoyed the refreshing daily dips in the pool. I highly recommend Condo Bella Vista to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. You will not be disappointed.
Since our original visit to Condo BellaVista in 2009 we have visited Manzanillo and returned to Condo BellaVista annually. Each time on our return we find that our hosts have continued to make improvements to the condo to make it even more luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. Changes have included small things like kitchen appliance upgrades or decorative touches, to major improvements such as new terracotta flooring throughout the condo and major bath remodeling. It's obvious that Jack and Cindy take pride in making sure that their guests are treated to the very nicest of accommodations during their vacation in Manzanillo. We plan to return and continue to highly recommend Condo BellaVista for your vacation in Manzanillo.
Our trip to Manzanillo was our first time in Mexico and we can't wait to go back! We had no idea what to expect, but Condo Bella Vista was absolutely wonderful. Spacious, clean and comfortable, with amazing views. We spent a lot of time on the porch just relaxing and taking in the scenery.
It really felt like a home away from home. There is wifi (very important to us!). The kitchen is fully equipped and fully functional and grocery shopping is very close by. Guidebooks and maps are provided and really helped us get our bearings. The owners were very responsive answered all of our questions before and during our stay. The beds are comfortable. What more could you ask for?
The condo is in close proximity to so many different beaches, each with its own personality. Some of them are walkable, but we rented a car and were able to visit even more. When we weren't interested in the beach, the pools at the condo complex were great. Everyone we ran into at the complex was very friendly and helpful.
With all the beaches, the pools, a day trip to Colima, shopping and restaurants, our trip to Manzanillo flew by. We definitely will stay at Condo Bella Vista when we return - and perhaps bring some friends!
What a stunning place. So big, spacious, airy and comfortable. The views are fantastic and although Manzanillo is a great place to visit I could have spent my whole vacation in the condo and at one of the 3 fabulous pools. The ocean breezes keep the whole place cool even on the hottest days. And the maps, menus and booklets provided at the condo were so helpful for someone who had never been in this area before. We loved our time at Condo Bella Vista.
Condo Bella Vista is located 300 feet above the ocean atop Santiago Peninsula overlooking Santiago Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Views of the water and surrounding mountains are spectacular. Two public beaches are located within a quarter mile. Plus, we are located within a few minutes to restaurants, supermarkets, and shopping.
Other Activities: ATV trips into mountains
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Holiday Rates - Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and Easter - $1,550.00 per week
50% sixty (60) days before arrival with balance due fourteen (14) days prior.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.