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Amara Ixtapa - Paradise!

Ixtapa, Gro., Mexico
  • Condo2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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.

* A resort fee (also known as a bracelet fee) of 300 pesos per person for the entire stay is EXTRA and is due to the condominium administration at your arrival. This fee is not included in your rental fee.

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



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About 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.

Owner purchased this Condo in 2008

Why 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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Located right on the beach in the midle of Ixtapa Beach.
        • Mountain View
          The rear of the unit faces the mountains and downtown Ixtapa
        • Oceanfront
          A beautiful 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean from our 10th floor unit.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      55" TV, X-box, DVD, Ipod docking station, Apple TV, Netflix
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All bedrooms have personal remote controlled air conditioners.
                    • Elevator
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Shared fitness facility on main floor. Universal weight machine, treadmill, cycle, elliptical and free weights. Air conditioned area.
                    • Internet
                      A patch cable is available to connect your laptop to the router for better signal strength.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Laundry basket is provided.
                    • Parking
                      One stall available.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beachtowels are supplied and must be the only type of towels used at the pool and beach area.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry detergent is supplied.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      This unit is equipped with our own personal WiFi for your use. This connection is much stronger and reliable than the signal provided by the Amara. Amara wireless available through out the property.


                        • Kitchen
                          Granite countertops, mountainside view.
                        • Catering Available
                          Can be arranged on site.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          STandard pots & pans
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Stabdard kitchen dishes & utencils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless steel, below counter standard dishwasher.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Single pot coffe maker.
                        • Microwave
                          Stainless steel.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Some spices, condiments, dry goods
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless Steel Dual door, freezer refrigerator with drinkable water and ice maker with dispenser.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Highchair is available for a nominal rate.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Various books for your use.
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD players are available in Oceanside bedrooms #1 & 2 as well as living room. No DVD's are provided.
                                • Games
                                  Some board games are available as well as playing cards, however they are not guaranteed to be there.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) Internet TV (Apple TV, Netflix) are available in Oceanside bedrooms #1 & 2 as well as living room.
                                • Stereo
                                  Ipod docking station.
                                • Television
                                  (3) TV's located in oceanside bedroom #1, #2 and main living room.
                                • Toys
                                  Some pool and beach toys can be available. Boogie boards can be available. All items are not guaranteed.
                                • Video Game Console
                                  One X-Box 360 is located in the living room and is available for your use. Please bring your own games.
                                • Video Games
                                  Video games are NOT provided.


                                    • Balcony
                                      A glass dining table complete with umbrella and 4 chairs. A cushioned couch with coffee table and two sway chairs are on the patio as well.
                                    • Golf
                                      2 golf courses nearby
                                    • Tennis
                                      Two paddle tennis courts are on the premises.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Boogie boards, pool floats, some snorkleing gear, sand toys are available to use.


                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              3 Pools are available for your enjoyment. The child's wading pool is 18" deep. The large family pool has a beach type entry and is 3'-5' deep. The adults only pool is 5' deep and has an infinity edge.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • shelling
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • boating
                                                        • 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

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  32 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Fantastic Place to Stay!

                                                                  Tiffany R.

                                                                  We stayed as Casa Nova this time for our yearly trip to Ixtapa. We had 4 Adults and 2 Kids (12,7) and were there for 7 days. As usual, the Amara Condos were fantastic. The grounds, pool, palapa bar were all kept exceptionally well. As for Jason's Condo, it was fantastic. We had plenty of room and had every necessity we could need. It was super clean and tidy. He had everything ready for us upon arrival. There was even some cold beers in the fridge! My boys were sooo excited he had an xbox in the living room. It kept them busy during the evenings after all of the swimming they did. The adults would sit on the patio at night and play cards and listen to the ocean. Overall we had an amazing stay. The beds were soooo comfy! Everyone in our party slept like babies every night. It is really nice to have Jason's Condo have 3 king Suites so you can travel with larger parties and everyone has a king bed and there own bathroom. We will definitely be back again and hope to stay at Casa Nova again. It is really easy working with Jason on the booking. He even checks in often to make sure you are truly enjoying yourselves. If anyone is hesitant about going to Ixtapa and staying at Casa Nova, don't be. Its worth every penny. Thanks Jason for the great stay!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was our pleasure hosting your group Tiffany. You guys are the types of guests we love to have - respectful and considerate. Thank you for the kind words and we hope you will come back and stay with us soon.

                                                                  Very nice condo with an amazing view!

                                                                  Paula R.Madison Lake, MN USA

                                                                  I would highly recommend the Casa Nova property and would stay again. You can't go wrong with the location and the amazing view!

                                                                  Jason was great to work with and provided a lot of information/recommendations on things to do and where to go in the area. The local staff, Helena and Claudia, were very helpful while in MX. Mario was a great cab driver and hooked us up with a fishing boat and we hired him to give us a 3-hour tour of the city.

                                                                  The accommodations were very nice and representative of the pictures provided. The only exception to picture representation would be the bedroom off the kitchen. The washer and dryer are located in this room, there is no view, and the bathroom is extremely small. Still a workable bedroom, it's not like you spend a lot of waking hours in there with the incredible view off the balcony!

                                                                  The location was ideal for shopping, eating, and walking the beach. You can catch a cab right outside the premises or a bus across the street.

                                                                  The only complaint would be about the pool rules and bar. You could only be in the pool with a drink on one edge of the pool. There was a security guard making sure you didn't go too far from that one edge of the pool with your drink. Our group of 10 were primarily beer drinkers and the bar ran out of beer daily (sometimes multiple times a day). I think they went across the street to buy more because it was usually on the warm side when the came back to restock.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for your time writing your review. We have added another photo and further description of bedroom #5 to ensure that all our rooms are well represented. The pool rules - as trivial as they may seem - are in place to accommodate all guests. The Amara will be doing an upgrade to the Palapa Bar this low season and will be increasing their fridge capacity to keep up with the demand of the owners and guests. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to you staying with us again.


                                                                  Great Stay!

                                                                  Jean N.Ixtapa, Mexico; Destin, Florida

                                                                  We just returned from a 7 day vacation at Casa Nova. The condo was perfect for the 2 families of all ages that used it. Everything you could need was there. We ate out most meals but it was nice to have the kitchen for snacks or a light breakfast. The beds were super comfortable which is not that common in Mexico.

                                                                  The pool and the grounds were immaculate. The property had an interesting mix of owners, long-term and short-term renters.

                                                                  The people of Ixtapa / Zhua were as charming and gracious as always. Restaurants and shops were nice and busy.

                                                                  We did not hear noise from across the street, only distant noise from the hotels next door when they were having their fiestas and it was over shortly after 10pm and not bothersome at all.

                                                                  We will definitely return to Casa Nova, hopefully for longer than 7 days next time. Jason was great to work with.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm glad our condo met your expectations and we hope to see you again soon. - Jason

                                                                  The Best Of The Best

                                                                  Daryl R.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We were glad our unit met your expectations. You and your family are welcome anytime 😃�.

                                                                  Beautiful Property (Christmas 2017)

                                                                  Carla C.Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada

                                                                  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

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was our pleasure hosting your family Carla. We hope to have you back again.


                                                                  Great condo at the Amara-lots of extras

                                                                  Jennifer T.New Brighton

                                                                  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!


                                                                  Ixtapa, Gro., Mexico

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee

                                                                  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.

                                                                  32 Reviews
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