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Dreamy View of Playa La Ropa & Bay + Luxury Style!

Sherwin & Peg Harris

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, un pocito Español
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Sherwin & Peg Harris

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, un pocito Español
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2015
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Dreamy View of Playa La Ropa & Bay + Luxury Style!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Zihuatanejo Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Casa Del Arbol Cantando (“House of the Singing Tree”) is a beautiful 3-bedroom luxury condo on the peaceful Mexican Riviera, less than a 10-minute walk to Playa La Ropa, with a spectacular view of dreamy Zihuatanejo Bay from two terraces, both facing the bay and graced with tropical plants and outdoor seating.

Recently renovated by husband & wife designers, this spacious 3 bedroom apartment, with 3.5 baths was crafted by some of the finest local artisans, using rich local woods, handmade terra cotta tile & fine stonework. A brasilia tree dramatically centers the entry stairway, rising up two floors.

With almost 3,000 square feet, this luxury condo is perfect for 3 couples or a family. The fully-equipped kitchen, with gas stove, has a lovely view of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Bottled purified water is provided.

Every room has a ceiling fan and air conditioning is available. Every bedroom has a king bed with 400-thread count linens and its own bathroom with rain showers & smooth pebble floors.

There is a lovely pool (large enough for laps) fed by a man-made waterfall, off-street parking & 24-hour security.

A truly magical spot in beautiful, peaceful Zihuatanejo.

This is the best time to secure your vacation for next year, while it's still available.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sherwin & Peg Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, un pocito Español
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2015

About Sherwin & Peg Harris

Sherwin & Peg are both artists/designers from New York. Sherwin is a semi-retired art director & graphic designer who came to Zihuatanejo in 2001, after being coerced by a good friend. 'Let's go to Mexico,' he said. He stayed on La Ropa and moved over to Las Gatas and camped out with local legend Owen Lee. Week after week passed and the original return home date was a distant memory. The playwright and poet Anna Della Marina Rego even wrote a play about the experience, called 'The Man Who Failed to Fly,' which has been performed in San Miguel de Allende.

The following year, his future wife Peg (aka Margarita), an interior designer and senior associate at a renowned architectural firm followed him down to make sure he came home, and she too fell in love with Zihua. (Who doesn't?) It is a magical place that resonates deep within the soul.

They've met amazing folks here and continue to expand their circles. It's been a richly rewarding experience. And the weather!! That word Paradise pops into everyone's vernacular. They love the fact that it is NOT a high rise resort or a Spring Break destination.

Sherwin & Peg Harris purchased this condo in 2010

Why Sherwin & Peg Harris chose Zihuatanejo

With gorgeous views of the Zihuatanejo Bay from the hill on the south end (their favorite) of Playa La Ropa, the casa is just a short walk down to the beach and restaurants, and a short cab ride to town ('El Centro') for 50 pesos (under $4 US). There is fantastic flora & fauna to be found, with hummingbirds, herons, chakalakas, geckos, iguanas and many many more exotic birds and beasts, not to mention lush tropical plants and flowers everywhere. Heaven!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Dreamy View of Playa La Ropa & Bay + Luxury Style!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Punta Marina, LaRopa, "Casa del Arbor Cantando"

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo with all the amenities and then some. The view is exceptional day and night. Staff is very accommodating and helpful, the condo is very clean and tastefully decorated. We always had a nice ocean breeze or used the ceiling fans or air conditioners to stay comfortable. WiFi and in house stereo was appreciated and used daily...we had an exceptional stay.

The beach was a short hike and the pool area was real close. The only caution I would add is if you have bad knees or hips...there are stairs to climb in the Punta Marina complex. If using a cane or crutches your vacation will seem long

We would highly recommend this property for a beautiful, relaxing vacation getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful and Relaxing Week in Zihuatanejo!

  • 5 of 5

This little gem was a great find! The condo is beautiful and spacious, even for the 6 adults that we had in our group. The kitchen was well equipped cooking in. The beds were all very comfortable, the view was spectacular, the terraces were both lush little tropical paradises loaded with plants and comfortable lounge furniture. The pool on the property is also a nice option for some sun if you don't feel like going all the way down to the beach. We walked down to Playa Ropa twice each day (the semi steep climb back up which included stairs was embraced as a hall pass for drinking extra margaritas!), and it takes less than 10 minutes. But the few times we decided to take a taxi and go into town, it was only about 50 pesos each way. Once we took at panga from Playa Ropa to the Zihuatanejo marina (right downtown), which was less than a 10 min boat ride, and I think it was 40 pesos per person.

We took a long walk to a grocery store the first morning, just because we felt like walking, then came back in a taxi, which was 70 pesos (right now, about $5 USD).

There were only two small hick-ups. One was that there was some road construction on the main road, which caused some traffic when driving, and a taxi driver told me the construction is expected to take another 3 months. The other was that for some reason (probably hair dryer combined with AC), we tripped the breaker for the hot water. We realized it and called the property manager, and it was a fast and easy fix.

The entire experience was VERY convenient, and very comfortable. I definitely recommend this beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bonnie. Glad you enjoyed your vacation. The good news is that that road construction which was a minor pain recently will mean that next season the road to our casa will be better than ever! Look forward to seeing you then!
5

Magic in Zihuatanejo

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from Casa del Abrol Cantando and our hearts remain. This is a knock-out beautiful home overlooking the Zihuatanejo Bay. A big space designed with authentic details that continued to surprise and delight us. There are two outdoor patios with lush plants, magical lighting and all a short walk to the beach. Sunsets here are stunning. Sherwin and Peg Harris are wonderful hosts and have created the perfect Mexican respite.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words of appreciation, Catherine. We really enjoyed sharing our home with you and your family. So glad that you had such an wonderful time here. See you again soon!
Seattle, WA, United States
5

The perfect place to stay in Zihuatanejo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Del Arbol Cantando for two weeks and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It's as nice as is depicted in the description and photos. The owners, Sherwin and Peg, are very nice people and were a pleasure to work with in planning our stay at their place. They are both designers and completely renovated the condo when they bought it. The attention to detail and design can be found in every room and outdoor space. Great art throughout!

The three bedrooms are spacious and each has a comfortable bed, built-in desk, ensuite bathroom, A/C, and ceiling fan. There is a new washer/dryer off the half-bath in the hallway. We enjoyed the stereo system and the playlist connected to it. The living areas are comfy and large.

Cooking is something we really enjoy and the large gas range/oven was more than large enough for making dinners for six people. We were never without the proper utensil as the kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed. The refrigerator is also large and the ice maker is fed with bottled water. There is also a bottled water dispenser on the counter.

As for getting food to cook, a quick cab ride to Commercial Mexicana will get you everything needed. There are always cabs there to get home and the fare each way was 50 pesos +/- each way (just over $3 US), excluding tip.

Walk down the hill from the condo and you're at the south end of La Ropa beach. There are many restaurants all along the beach and you can easily walk to the north end of La Ropa in 15 minutes +/-. There are activity vendors on the beach for fishing, wave runners, parasailing, paddleboards, etc. The water is warm and wonderful.

The condo pool is surrounded by tropical foliage and is mostly out of the hot sun in mid-late afternoon - nice and refreshing, especially after being in the hot sun at the beach.

The housekeeper, Gloria, comes often, is very sweet, and does a great job of keeping the condo clean and tidy. Her husband is a taxi driver and she offered to arrange transportation for us. Sherwin stated that Gloria is a fabulous cook. We like to cook ourselves, but if you don't, ask him for details on how to arrange for her to cook for you.

The sum this all up, we would definitely like to come back to this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ¡Muchas Gracias! Very kind of you. We were happy to have you stay in our home and are delighted that you had such a great experience there. We did/do put a lot of love into it; and since we are sharing not merely a rental property, but our home, we want our guests to have an experience befitting, well, guests in our own home! Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again!
5

True Zihua style

  • 5 of 5

By Zihua style, I mean beautiful view, nice indoor/outdoor access and everything that goes with it. Everything in the listing description is accurate. Place is huge and terraces are great. The service from Sherwin was impeccable, and I would has no hesitation recommending this to friends. Because it was rainy season (which we like) and so hot and humid, activities limited to walking the town, shopping and eating. Sherwin has prepared a great guide to town and we dedicated ourselves to eating thru his restaurant list [we have been to Zihua about 15 times but were many we had not tried]. Bottom line, if he likes it, you will like it. Won't tell you our two favourites because even in low season (and September is DEAD) they were full. We are going to shamelessly steal some of the décor ideas that you do not realize are simple but great until someone else has done it. We used the driver Luis recommended and service was just great. Can't wait to get back to the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful Views!!!! Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place to stay in Z! Sherwin and Peg have a beautiful 3 bedroom condo with 4 bathrooms, and 2 amazing balconies. The property is situated a short distance from the far end (further from town) of La Ropa beach. I found this to be perfect since we loved to go to Rosey on that end of the beach. Although I've been to Zihuatanejo many times and even got married there, I never went to the market and cooked myself, the kitchen had everything I needed to make amazing fresh tuna and shrimp. Of course not every night since there are so many great restaurants in town.

It was surprisingly so easy to get a cab to and from town. They were outside waiting within a couple of minutes and it only cost around 50 pesos.

The condo is beautifully decorated and well maintained by Rosario (Housekeeper). She is a lovely person who made sure we had everything we needed.

Pool was a really nice treat after we were at the beach all day, so refreshing and really clean.

Although you are there to get away from it all the condo had Wi-Fi and TV.

Overall, It was such a great place. It truly has everything you need to have a great relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Courtney. We are very happy that you had such a great time and that everything was to your liking. We strive to make it easy and relaxing for our guests. That's the point. We don't feel that you should need a vacation when you get back from one. Hope to see you again soon!

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Car: not necessary

Zihuatanejo is a charming fishing village at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Madres, that has become a highly desired tourist destination in the Mexican Riviera. The pace is still leisurely, but there is plenty to do, if that is your desire. Golf, tennis, biking, sailing, sport fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, horseback riding are but a sampling of the activities, although most are always drawn back to the beach. Casa del Arbol Cantando at Punta Marina Condominiums is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to Playa La Ropa, our most beautiful beach, and just around the corner from the treasured Playa Las Gatas, where there is snorkeling and scuba diving available.

This year, our paradise has hosted the Zihua Sailfest, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, the Food & WIne Festival in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo as well as colorful local carnivals & other festivities.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,365 Per week

Zihuatanejo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2015 Green
Apr 26 2015 - Nov 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
2015 Peak
Nov 8 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
2014-15 Holidays
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
2016 Peak
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
2016 Green
May 1 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes One week minimum stay. 6 people maximum. Visa, Mastercard & Discover accepted. Taxes & gratuities not included.
Peak Season / Holidays: AC + Housekeeping (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday) is included.
Green Season: housekeeping is included twice a week on Saturdays & Tuesdays. Air Conditioning is +$25/day this season only.
Other special services are available, including private chef and/or driver.
50% Deposit is required to reserve your dates.
Payment by check, MasterCard, Visa & Discover. 3% will be added to cover charge cost.
Remaining 50% + tax + $500 fully refundable damage deposit is due 30 days prior to reservation.
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Amenities

Zihuatanejo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2775 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Mountain Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cueva Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Baño de Servicio - toilet
  • All guest bathrooms have rain showers embedded in palm and bamboo, with floors of soft stones. The master bathroom has a clear glass sink, and the others are hand-painted Talevera. There is a laundry room behind the baño de servicio (powder room).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Mountain Bedroom - 1 king
    Cueva Bedroom - 1 king
  • All bedrooms have king beds with 400 thread-count linens, ceiling fans, quiet efficient air conditioners, private bathrooms, closets dressers and writing desks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking on the terraces only please. Our sound system has speakers in the living room, kitchen, master bedroom and both terraces. (However, only 2 zones can be used at a time. More zones can blow the amplifier, for which you will be responsible. We also encourage you not to use the speakers outside, unless it is on low, so as not to disturb your neighbors.) We have a Bluray player that plays both Bluray discs and DVDs with the TV. Please read the Punta Marina Condominium Guidelines, and respect them. They encourage good relations and comaraderie in our paradise. Our wonderful housekeeper Doña Rosario comes on Saturdays (included). She is also available Tuesdays & Thursdays for 250 pesos a day ($20 US). She can also make you a Mexican breakfast, with advance notice, by paying separately for the food. Our horticulturist Lulu comes Mondays and Thursdays to tend to our beautiful tropical plants.

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