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matthew Duyck

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Zihuatanejo Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 9 Bedrooms 11 Baths, (Sleeps 22)

Welcome to Spyglass. We are located in a private gated community, just 35 minute south of the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. This fully staffed, two acre oceanfront enclave, features all the amenities of a first class resort destination. Epic views of the Pacific ocean, coupled with lush tropical gardens, serve as the perfect backdrop for this 10,000 sq. ft. villa situated in the middle of it all! This nine bedroom, eleven bath villa, comes fully staffed, and is as unique as it is luxurious. The villas open air design seamlessly combines the grander of the indoors with the splendor of the outdoors at every turn! The villa has two full kitchens; one upstairs, one downstairs, two beautiful dining rooms, an expansive media room, and a fully stocked professional barroom! There's also a second story Great room, and a large, furnished balcony.

Just steps outside the main villa you’ll discover our fully furnished sitting pavilion, complete with its own flat screen TV and sound system. The sitting pavilion is a perfect gathering place for family and friends who enjoy everything from whale watching to our world class sunsets.

When it comes to sumptuous meals, our chef is fully prepared to satisfy your every need. Wether it's an traditional Mexican meal served from our spacious main kitchen, or mouth watering fresh lobster and grilled Calamari prepared at our outdoor cooking station. Either way, you can rest assured that your dining experience will be a memorable one.

For the nature enthusiasts, including the kids, we have a custom built bird aviary. Located adjacent, is our large, organic garden, which supplies an abundance of fresh produce for our guests.

One level down you'll discover our freshwater swimming pool with an attached kiddie pool. You are also welcome to enjoy our huge thatched roof pavilion with it's own wet bar, sound system, bathroom and beautiful outdoor shower. The views from the pool area are uncompromising as are all the views at the Spyglass villa.

In the mood for a little more adventure? Just follow the beautiful stone stairway down through the lush tropical gardens directly to the ocean’s edge where you can savor the exhilarating 12 ft. deep, infinity edge, salt water swimming pool, complete with it's own waterfall, sun deck and designated bathroom.

Perched just above the saltwater swimming pool, you'll discover yet another fully furnished pavilion, including a wet bar and sound system.

A few steps away, situated just above the ocean you'll discover our spectacular honeymoon master suite. From the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below, to the stunning views of our endless coastline, our honeymoon suite is one of the most romantic and elegant settings to be found anywhere!

You're also invited to experience our seaside relaxation room nestled into the hillside just adjacent to the honeymoon suite. This room was built by hand, using all natural materials and includes a catwalk with a rustic rope & pole railing. This is just one of the many private areas of the Spyglass villa where one can relax, read a book, meditate, or even just take an old fashioned nap.

The villa's expansive grounds include over 8,000 sq. ft. of terraced patio, and a myriad of lush tropical gardens. The world class vistas and pristine beaches of Spyglass provide a private refuge for the famous, intimate settings for the romantic, and wondrous adventures for all ages.

The beautiful, pristine La Barrita beach is five minutes away on foot, and three minutes away by car. The unspoiled and uncrowded beach features several quant 'mom and pop' restaurants who pride themselves on serving up fresh, locally caught seafood. Our beach is also protected by a gentle outcropping of rocks to the south which makes it perfectly suitable for swimming, boogie boarding, etc.

Wherever your vacation plans take you, all of us here at Spyglass wish you a wonderful and and memorable vacation!


More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
matthew Duyck (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About matthew Duyck

I was born and raised in Eugene Oregon where I developed a love of nature and and deep appreciation for the outdoors, especially the mountains and the ocean! I first came to Zihuantanejo in 1980 while working for a world renowned artist who had a second home Here. I spent every winter in Zihuantanejo until one day in 2001, while exploring in my jeep, I discovered La Barrita, the future home of Spyglass. I then spent the next seven years pouring my heart and soul into creating what I believe to be one of the most unique and enchanting villas anywhere to be found. Now it's time to share that experience! While my business responsibilities keep me in East Hampton New York much of the year, I return to Spyglass frequently to enjoy, as well as to oversee the ongoing improvements that make the Spyglass experience second to none!.

matthew Duyck purchased this villa in 2001

Why matthew Duyck chose Zihuatanejo

I found this particular area to be the most beautiful place on all the Pacific Coast and fell in love with it at first sight!

What makes this villa unique

Thanks to our unique geographical elevations, Spyglass is blessed with some of the most spectacular and dramatic views that the Pacific ocean has to offer. Those same unique geographical components also make our site extremely private!

We are also blessed with an artisan well. So unlike many of our competitors, we have an endless supply of fresh water which allows us to maintain our beautiful gardens which are woven into every square inch of our property.

Spyglass truly is, an enchanting place!

Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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based on 20 traveler reviews

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Spyglass! ~The~ Most Extraordinary Villa On The Market!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Fabulous Fun Filled Trip

  • 5 of 5

There was 20 of us celebrating a 30th and 55th birthday. Loved the privacy and how we felt so safe yet far away from everyone else. The small towns around us were fun to visit. Everyone had such a blast and they haven't stopped talking about this trip. Highly recommend to families or many couples. The staff was very nice and helpful. Cab;t wait to return. A good 40 minutes from airport but we rented cars to get around and that was easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rye, New York, USA

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

Spyglass sits high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific and a never-ending beach to the west.  It’s a world-class view with some of the most spectacular sunsets you’ll ever see.  That view and the crashing of the surf on the rocks below are present from almost everywhere on the property, and those images and sounds will stay with you long after you’ve left.  We rented in October with a group of 10 friends.  The villa is perfect for getting together for drinks in the bar, playing games in the sala or tv room, having meals together in the dining rooms, or for finding your own private spot for some quiet reading or whatever.  The bedrooms are spacious, comfortable, and nicely air-conditioned.  The two pools are clean and well-situated on the hillside overlooking the ocean.  The salt water pool, just above ocean level and fed by the ocean, is marvelous, with its own bar and two one-bedroom suites nearby for relaxing.  The staff is extraordinary: helpful, friendly, and efficient.  All you need to do is tell them what you need and expect, and it’s done.  We highly recommend Chef Alexandro, He’s a true professional, and he also makes the best margaritas and pina colatas we’ve ever tasted.

Beaches are close by, to the north and south of Spyglass.  They are quiet and good for boogy boarding and body surfing.  Zihuateneo and Ixtapa are within an hour’s drive away.  Both places are touristy but fun.  The closest town to the villa is Petatlan, about 20 minutes to the north.  It is authentic Mexico with interesting shops and restaurants.  Fishing is available in a small town half an hour to the south.  Basic, but successful for us at least, as we caught 10 fish in an hour or so.

This is an extraordinary property, clearly a personal project of Matthew, the owner, and his care, attention to detail and good taste are evident everywhere.  The house is beautifully constructed and furnished, perfectly situated to take full advantage of the views.  The hillside down to the ocean, with its steps, pools, bars, bathrooms, and bedrooms is just amazing and so much fun.  The grounds are kept beautifully, and the whole place is completely private and safe.  We feel extremely fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to rent  such a remarkable place.

Dave and Dede  Oct 2014

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA

A most remarkable vacation

  • 5 of 5

Speaking on behalf of my husband and our entire family, I can honestly tell you that our time spent at the Spyglass villa was the best vacation that we've had to date. (I'm 59 years old). It was everything that we could have hoped for and more! From the moment we passed through the gates of the Spyglass villa until our reluctant departure, the experience was nothing short of magical. The villa itself is absolutely spectacular. The spacious and well appointed rooms, coupled with the stunning views of the Pacific ocean from nearly every vantage point left us almost breathless at times. Then there's the staff!!! Since there were 21 people in our extended family, Matthew (the owner of Spyglass) increased the staff from 5 people to 7 people as a courtesy to us. He said he does this with larger parties just to ensure that everyone is well taken care of during their stay! Needless to say, like Matthew, his staff was as hardworking and gracious as could be. Staff member Juan Carlos cut down fresh coconuts from the palm trees and the bartender, Jose, made us fresh coconut daiquiris right on the spot. Rita, the housekeeper, along with her assistant Julia, worked around the clock and their smiles lasted from one day into the next! Luis, the house manager, is a real gem as well. He payed attention to ever detail and was always one step ahead of us in anticipating and providing for all our needs. In fact, after seeing Luis in action, my two sons's suggested that maybe I needed a houseman for our home in Seattle!

The beaches surrounding the villa were absolutely gorgeous and between surfing, fishing and just plain relaxing, there was something to do for everyone. We signed on for two of the Spyglass excursions and both were incredible. The first was the waterfall park. It was there that we spent the afternoon cooling off in the river, taking lots of beautiful photos and enjoying a gourmet meal while relaxing on a huge deck overlooking a beautiful waterfall. The second trip was the deep sea fishing adventure which everyone loved. We caught Dorado, Sail Fish and Spanish Mackerel. When we weren't busy catching fish we were busy marveling over the sea birds, sea turtles and playful dolphins that surrounded our boats for much of the day!

In closing, I would like to express my immense gratitude to you Matthew! Thanks to you and your lovely staff, our vacation will be one for the record books... We'll see you again next year!


The Ivory Family

Seattle, WA

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Magical Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Surrounded by beauty Spyglass Villa is the perfect place to unwind and totally relax.

We spent 10 magical days sitting in the outdoor living space enjoying our morning coffee

and evenings watching the amazing ocean sunsets and views.

It's surroundings are relaxing and gorgeous with all the colors of nature. A place one can truly

relax and unwind in a peaceful setting.

The Villa with all its Mexican architecture and landscaping is spacious and comfortable. Our room was

decorated with local culture and was beautiful, spacious and very clean. You feel immersed in the local culture

with the open air rooms, great views from multiple rooms or locations on the property. One feels like your at a

resort but without all the crowds. With 6 couples there was more than enough space on the property to find quiet time,

meditate or socialize. The 2 separate pools and surrounding garden areas were absolutely gorgeous and offered a combination of sun, shade, hammocks for siesta's

and ocean views that are truly unbelievable . Perched just below our beautiful palace on the hill are the splendid beaches of La Barrita. The beaches are pristine, the ocean is warm and inviting and ambiance of the local seaside restaurants remind you of what makes Mexico so special in the first place!

The staff was willing to offer suggestions or fill our every want/need. They gave us great suggestions

on places to visit or adventures to try. From lunch at the waterfalls to deep sea fishing we were never disappointed

by their ideas. The fishing trip was fun for us all. From watching sea turtles, dolphins and whales to catching

sail fish, we had a delicious fish dinner that night.

Chef Carmen not only made delicious food for us, a true foodie experience, but also was very gracious in taking

the ladies into Petatlan for a local shopping adventure. We visited the local Catholic Church, and the surrounding plaza.

We also had the adventure of shopping the local open air markets filled with meats, fruit, spices and handmade goods.

A sensory overload of so many exotic smells! At the Villa our meals were made from local foods either from the

market or grown at the Villa. Our meals were a feast for our eye's and palate.

We have traveled to Mexico many times to different areas and this experience was so much more

enjoyable. It was hard leaving this magical place and saying goodbye, heading home to the busyness of life

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Christmas in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Posting for our hostess who sometimes needs some online assistance:

As Head Mom of the Hull Clan, I want to let you know what a wonderful time we had at Spyglass over Christmas week. No one wanted to leave !

It is a gorgeous setting high on the rocks with the ocean spread out

before you and flowering plants at your feet ! We've all been to

great locations before but this one is choice and having all our immediate family

gathered, made it extra special. We felt most welcomed by your staff,

all of whom went out of their way to make us feel at home and to provide literally everything we could possibly desire. I think our littlest girls tested their skill and also provided them with constant entertainment.

Our very own Christmas tree with sparkling lights day and night added a great deal to the fun, and we gathered around it on Christmas morning to open all your gifts and a few we brought ourselves. Thanks for the tasty chocolates ! There were ample for us and for the staff. You have a keen sense of age-appropriate toys; Matilda's pong-ball was a good challenge and Penelope started right in on making play-dough pizzas. The pools were perfect size and warmth for the very young (and the eldest) and the long beach was all day destination for everyone in between age, no question.

All in all, it was a memorable vacation, Matthew, just as you wished for us at the start. Julie did a great job arranging for all sixteen of us and asking you what ever needed to be asked, while I just sat back and delighted in being there and watching all the people I love most in this world having a fabulous time.

I wish you a Happy New Year ! Good heath and good cheer !

Gretchen H.

P.S. Forgot to mention that the pinata was a huge success ! Lots of whacking and whaling at the Beast and no one cheated with the blindfold !

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle, WA

Newlyweds In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared the remarkable pleasure of spending our honeymoon at Spyglass. An exceptional staff accommodated our stay and the exquisite ambiance of the villa coupled with its surrounding nature proved to be one of the most enjoyable places that we have ever visited.

Spyglass is a paradise of its own. The views are breathtaking and local activities are abundant and can be tailored to suit individual interests at any level. Unlike the local resorts- at Spyglass, people aren’t bombarding you wherever you go, trying to sell trades or shortcomings. In between outings, which were guided by Spyglass’ professional staff, we spent our stay relaxing by the saltwater pool and mixing cocktails below our honeymoon suite, fully exposed to the prestigious ocean, with full-scale amenities, bothered by no one.

The villa is truly brilliant and methodically constructed-- the intricate detail incorporated into the design and architecture captures the true history and tradition of the region. The villas interior also unveils many treasures of its own; rich mahogany molded into prestigious archways that glow golden-red as the sun sets, vibrant tile mosaics that are lively and colorful, with old world relics and paintings that fill every nook and corner, accentuating a presence that no resort or hotel could ever fulfill. After sunset, the ocean is illuminated with lantern lights from local fishermen-- and if you’re as lucky as we were-- fireflies dance through the hallways of Spyglass, lighting up antiquated oil paintings and artifacts as if they were giving you an executive tour.

As an avid traveler, having stayed in some of the most prestigious hotels in the world, from Croatia to Budapest, Venice, and Paris, I have not experienced a place more interesting, accommodating, and perfect in its own location. I would confidently recommend this villa for anyone interested in getting away from the beaten path and closer to paradise; whether it’s for an executive party, family getaway, or romantic adventure-- I’m certain that Spyglass can accommodate all. It’s comfortable, clean, undoubtedly professional, and you have the whole region at your fingertips. We will be re-visiting as soon as possible!

Thank you, Spyglass!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
HWY 200
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
La Barrita
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
La Barritta
Car: recommended

The quint town of LaBarrita is peppered with seaside mom& pop restaurants that serve a variety of freshly caught seafood in a v warm and friendly setting.


Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per night

Zihuatanejo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Feb 3 2015 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 16.0%
Notes Rates vary for high holidays, holidays, high season, etc. Please contact us for pricing and availability!

Low season 7 nights and the eighth night is on us!

Reduced Rates Are Available for Smaller Groups!

Spyglass is also makes a phenomenal wedding destination.

The price of the villa includes a staff of five. A houseman, professional chef, housekeeper, grounds keeper, and night watchman.
One half of the rental amount is due upon the signing of the contract and the balance is due 60 prior to the date of check-in
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Zihuatanejo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • 9 Bedrooms Total... 9 Queen size Beds (1) twin bed!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two Fully Equipped Kitchens. One Upstairs and One Downstairs, Both With Pantries. Two Dining Rooms, One Upstairs and One Downstairs. The Larger Of Which Seats 20+ Persons. A Fully Stocked, Professional Barroom, Complete With Two Refrigerators, Dishwasher, Stereo and TV. An Expansive TV/Media Room . An Eight Hundred Sq. Ft. fully furnished Second Story Balcony. A Second Story Great Room with Spectacular Ocean Views. An OutDoor Cooking StationWith Both Charcoal & Gars Grills, High Pressure Burner, Sink & Refrigerator. An Outdoor Sitting Pavilion with Mini bar, Sound System and Flat Screen TV. A Fresh Water Swimming Pool With Large Pavilion, Wet Bar, Bathroom and Outdoor Shower. An Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool At The Oceans Edge, with sun deck, Wet Bar, Honeymoon Suite! Oceanside Relaxation room with auxiliary bathroom. A Five Hundred Sq. Ft. Custom Built Bird Aviary. Full staff, including chef and bartender. Gated Entry, Dedicated Security Station

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