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Amara Ixtapa - Paradise!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths & 1 Half Bath (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to Ixtapa and our little slice of paradise! The Amara is a privately owned luxury beachfront condominium resort. This luxury 2200 sq .ft. unit provides amazing views and spectacular sunsets, while the calming sound of the ocean waves will sooth you to sleep every night.

The Amara has the best location on the beach, and is just a few steps away from great restaurants, shopping, local markets, grocery stores, movie theatre, and the unique Ixtapa nightlife! The Amara is just 10 minutes away by cab from Zihuatanejo, and only 20 minutes from the airport. No need to rent a car as everything is easily accessible by foot or by a short taxi ride.

Our unit is located on the 10th floor, is one of only 90 within this quiet, gated complex, with 24 hour security. Being on the 10th floor offers spectacular 180 degree views of the ocean and coastline, with mountain and golf course views out the back.

Tastefully decorated, our unit is finished with the highest quality materials. The main living/dining room area has floor to ceiling glass doors that slide open on to your private balcony. The living room has a 55' LED TV, DVD player, Xbox gaming system, Apple TV with Netflix and our personal WiFi for your enjoyment. The balcony has a patio table for 4 and a comfy seating area with a couch, two swivel chairs and table. the perfect area to enjoy the sunsets or drink your morning coffee.

The three master bedrooms (two on the ocean side - bedroom 1 & 2 and one on the mountainside - bedroom 3) all have king size beds and attached ensuites. Bedroom 4 on the mountainside is uniqually equipped with a queen bed, a twin bed and a second lofted twin bed. Although this room is intended for children, it can comfortably sleep 3 adults and one child. Both mountainside bedrooms are outfitted with dual pane windows to reduce the evening noise to ensure you have a comfortable undisturbed sleep. Bedroom #5 is located off of the kitchen and is equipped with a queen size bed and has an attached half bath. Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom and all have control of their own air conditioning unit. The owners master bedroom has a 47" LCD TV with DVD and Apple TV with Netflix. The second ocean side bedroom has a 46" LCD TV and DVD with Netflix and apple TV. In total, the unit can sleep 12 comfortably. All towels and linens are provided, and daily maid service is available on request. A child's playpen and high chair are also available.

Your kitchen is fully equipped with first class stainless steel appliances - gas oven/range. dishwasher, and double refrigerator w/ filtered water and ice. Additional appliances include: microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, blender, as well as all the utensils, plates, pots, pans, etc... needed to satisfy the cook in your party. Or just walk across the street to any of the many excellent local restaurants available for your dining pleasure.

The beautifully landscaped grounds include three pools - one huge pool with beach style entry for families, another infinity pool for adults only, and a small wading pool for kids. Guests can enjoy very reasonably priced drinks and snacks at the palapa bar. Walk down just a few steps and through the private gate out to one of the most beautiful beaches you will every see, where private palapas and lounge chairs await you for a relaxing day on the beach.

A personal chef and daily maid service can be arranged when you arrive on site for an additional charge.

Other amenities include: paddle ball courts, fitness facility, private parking stalls, and a business centre. Wi-Fi wireless internet service is provided throughout the property.

We welcome you and hope that you enjoy our little slice of paradise as much as we do!

Jason Novakowski - Owner

* Our unit can accomodate a maximum of 9 adults and 3 children. There is an extra nightly charge for each person over 8 guests.

Keywords: Condominium, Amara, Luxury Condo, Family Condo, Ixtapa Home Rental, Rental,

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Ixtapa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Ensuite (attached) - toilet , shower , His and Her sinks.
    Guest Ensuite (attached) - toilet , shower , Single sink.
    Guest Bathroom (detached) - toilet , shower , Single Sink. Bathroom is accessed off the main hall.
    Spare Ensuite (attached) - toilet , shower , Single sink.
    Bathroom 5 - Attached half bathroom with toilet and sink.
  • The master and 3 guest guest bathrooms have a combination adjustable shower wand and fixed rain shower head. extra storage cabinet space for toilettries and towels. Hair dryers are not guaranteed.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest King Bedroom - 1 king , Guest Bedroom - Mountainside, Full ensuite
    Master King Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom - Oceanside, Full ensuite with dual sinks.
    Guest King Bedroom - 1 king , Guest Bedroom - Oceanside, Full ensuite
    Kid's Guest Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lofted twin above a queen bed and a second twin.
    Spare Guest Room - 1 queen , One queen bed. Attached half bathroom. Sink and toilette.
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2) Bedroom #4 is primarily used for children as it is equipped with one queen bed and has 2 twin beds (one lofted). This room can sleep a maximum of 3 adults and one child (in loft)., Twin or Single Beds (2) These twin beds are located in bedroom #4. One twin bed is lofted above a queen bed. See the queen bed description for more details., Baby Cribs (1) A collapsible playpen style crib is available if necessary., Bedroom #5 off of the kitchen has (1) guest queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Amara Ixtapa - Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

The Best Of The Best

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this amazing condo with our family from Canada and had family from Mexico City for a few days. We were all so impressed with the condo, the building, the grounds, the pool and the staff. We are frequent renters, actually came to Amara after three weeks at another condo on the beach. We needed more room for family and Amara was above expectations. Jason is an amazing owner to deal with and equips the condo as if it were his home. Nothing needed that can't be found in the condo. The beds were so comfortable and everyone agreed on that fact. The clubs across the street were not a noise concern.

Our one year old grand daughter loved the pools, she slept on lounges poolside for naps. The pool is so relaxing and beautiful.

We will return to Amara but only to Jason's.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were glad our unit met your expectations. You and your family are welcome anytime 😃�.
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Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada

Beautiful Property (Christmas 2017)

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Ixtapa! The weather was great and the condo was superb. The location of your condo is great, close to all the restaurants and in the middle of the beach. (we walked the beach everyday) The waves didn’t seem as big in front of the Amara as some of the other hotels and the sand beach was much wider. There were 9 of us and we had lots of room, the beds were comfortable and it was great having all the bathrooms. We didn’t do much cooking but was great having a dishwasher for the numerous glasses we used and the fridge to keep the beer cold! The washer and dryer were a bonus especially after the quad tour. Everyone had such fun on that trip but were fairly dirty. (their tans washed off) We spent a lot of time on the deck in the evening when the sun went down, it was great having the comfy couch and chairs  Thank you so much from all of us for sharing your condo with us! We hope we are able to go again one day!

The Crozon and Ogren Families

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure hosting your family Carla. We hope to have you back again. Jason
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New Brighton

Great condo at the Amara-lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

If you already reading reviews you probably already know the Amara generally is a great place to stay. Great location on the main beach, beautiful grounds and pool, peaceful and well appointed condos. I've stayed in a few different condos there depending on what was available for my dates of travel. So why should you stay in this one? Jason is a great owner to work with--everything is simple and easy to book and he has a great packet of info if you've never been to Ixtapa. The condo itself is nicely furnished and has lots of extras over other condos at the Amara. Keyless entry--which may not seem like a big deal but if you are traveling with kids (who are old enough to up to go to the condo themselves) or other couples its nice to not have to deal with keys, separate wifi for the condo, fully stocked kitchen (not only pots and pans but spices, condiments etc.) and access to the owners closet with pool toys, beach toys (noodles, floats, sand toys, boogie boards, snorkel gear, cushions) so you can pack light. He's also got lots of electronics (ipod docking station/speaker in the main room, tvs in the main room and main bedrooms--and lots of cords--if you happen to forget one he's probably got one). If you really want a condo that has everything you can think of (and probably things you haven't), this is the one!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ixtapa is a must!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 10 day stay at Jason's condo. We were a family of nine with 6 adults and 3 children.

The condo is very spacious and there was plenty of room for everyone. The beds are very comfortable!! This was a bonus as we have stayed in other condos with very uncomfortable beds. Another bonus was how clean the condo was and the amenities that were provided. The Amara is in a great location with spectacular views and easy access to all the shops and restaurants. Everything is within walking distance, you can easily get around Ixtapa without taking taxis. Dealing with Jason was very easy and he always responded in a timely manner. We definitely want to return and hopefully it will be sooner than later. Thanks for everything Jason!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudsonville, MI USA


  • 5 of 5

Jason's condo was absolutely perfect for our family of 6 adults and 3 children. It had everything we needed from a fully stocked kitchen to beach and pool toys for the kids! The family pool is perfect for kids and the palapa bar is great for a quick snack or refreshing drink. We spent every morning and evening on the balcony - the view is amazing! We will definitely go back and hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Creston, Bc Canada

Beautiful spot, mouth dropping view.

  • 5 of 5

Spending a couple of weeks with friends, we knew we were at the right place. We each had our own space. Jasons place is at the best location, close to great restaurants and stores. The views were beautiful and the pool area has lots of greenery and spots for shade. We would definitely recommend for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About The Owner

I own my own business in Calgary Canada. My family and I love to come to our home in Ixtapa and we visit here often. We enjoy sharing our home with family and friends.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Ixtapa

We chose Ixtapa for the weather (a very consistant 30+ degrees year round!) and we chose Amara because of the individual unit sizes and its location in Ixtapa. You can't beat Amara's location - directly off the main area of downtown Ixtapa and in the middle of Ixtapa beach.

What makes this condo unique

We travel with our 3 children and we have found it very difficult to find accomodations that suit our lifestyle and provide us with enough individual space to truly relax. We like the comforts of home and what better way to have them when you travel then to have your own place. We have outfitted our unit with many upgrades and with only the finest furniture and beds for our casa. We like the conveniences that TV and WiFi bring and I love to send my business associates views from my 'office' when i'm working remotely from the balcony in Ixtapa!


Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $393.24
Departure Cleaning Fee $78.65

The resort fee (often called the bracelet fee) is 300 pesos per person, per stay fee and is charged in Pesos. It is NOT INCLUDED in your rental price or rate.

For example: If 4 people are staying in the condo, the total resort fee will be an ADDITIONAL $1,200 PESOS total (4 x $300 Pesos) and will be due at check-in and payable to the condominium association administration.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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