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Best Ocean Views in Manzanillo 180 degree view from king size bed all amenities

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,388 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Loft 1 Bed 1 bath + Pool + 600 sqft Palapa with hammocks

Welcome to Casitas Santiago Hills!

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but no picture can describe the breathtaking views this private beautiful 1 bedroom apartment has to offer, from the beautiful city lights of Manzanillo during the night, to the amazing multicolored hues of the sunset reflecting over the sea.

This spacious apartment is perfectly designed to use all the natural energy the world has to offer so your stay is always full of natural light and is naturally cool.

During the day the sea breeze blows directly into the loft offering a much cooler stay than any other place below the hill at sea level.

During the night the wind blows from inland over the mountains coming directly into the loft.

Specially designed windows allow for the cool wind to recycle constantly inside the house creating a fresh atmosphere, and if you feel you need a little more cooling the multiple ceiling mounted fans, will take care of that for you; as well as the waterfall like fountain located inside the living room.

Forget the traffic, noise and neighbors, enjoy life above it all, Santiago Hills is perfectly secluded and just above the life of this amazing town.

Enjoy the beautiful pool & stunning palapa that offers views of the ocean and city.

Stop thinking about it! only 25 minutes away from the Airport of Manzanillo, 5 minutes from La Punta and 20 minutes from the Port of Manzanillo. **WE OFFER FREE AIRPORT PICK UP**

You may reach us in the USA with the phone numbers given.

*Home made breakfast, lunch, and dinner available at additional cost which varies according to dish selection and season.

*Maid Service offered 3 times a week. Washer and Dryer in the unit.

Also check our other unit within the same complex, these two units share the common areas: vrbo #389781

Keywords: Private loft - Open Floor Plan.

More Details

Ayelet and Sean
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Ayelet and Sean

Manzanillo Lovers.

We have been to every beach in Mexico, and Manzanillo wins because of its pueblo feel, affordability, privacy, and its not a big PARTY TOWN, making it very nice and quiet, exactly what we want when we retire.

Ayelet and Sean purchased this villa in 2008

Why Ayelet and Sean chose Manzanillo

We actually built the whole complex from scratch, it was an empty piece of land and now its a 4 house complex. Its all brand new construction in 2008 & 2009.

The benefits we see its that its a very small town, with no major international tourism keeping things pretty quiet and relaxed. Being only a couple of hours away from Los Angeles direct flight from LAX to ZLO and also the house is located just 20 min away from the airport, pretty much at the very beginning of the town. The house is located on a hill very secluded from the noise and traffic and everyone else, so its quite private.

Our families have been coming to this town to vacation since the 60's so we decided to make it our second home.

What makes this villa unique

Perfect weather, amazing views, its cooler than most properties at sea level since we are on a hill.

We can just walk down the hill to the beach with our dogs; also to the convenience market just below the hill we could buy basic necessities as well as beer/ wine.

We recommend that you either rent a car from us for only $35/ day + Fuel or one at the airport for $60USD/ day + miles + Fuel.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Javier and I are doing fantastic but a little blue, it was just soo relaxing that we didn't want to come back! Manzanillo is truly paradise and I hope to visit again. The loft is everything I expected and more. The pictures do not justify the beauty that you see there and the waves you hear at night! Please say hello to your mom for us. She was awesome! People like that are hard to come by now a days. I am truly grateful that we met her. We hope you and your family are doing well.

Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!
Nov 2008
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Colinas de Santiago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1388 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft
    Attached Unit - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sofa bed futon or optional twin single bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Located in an attached unit, this room is optional for renters at additional fee. (this room can be rented separately)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Waterfall Fountain indoor. InSink-E-Rator Garbage Disposal Unit. 5 ceiling mounted fans for cooling HDTV DVD collection binoculars with tripod beach/pool towels,


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Very Relaxing Spot With Great View

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic place to hang out in the pool, palapa or hammocks, great view of the harbor. Special thanks to property manager, Hermelinda (Linda), for her dedication to make sure we had everything we needed, fix what was broken and provide information on places to go and things to do. We did a day trip with her to Colima and area, excellent. Our unit was comfortable, nice breeze flowing thru with very basic but adequate dishes, utensils, pots and pans.

Sombra, her dog, was a constant companion every day, hanging out on the deck, in our unit or taking her for walks. Caretaker, Benito, was always around, cleaning the pool, cleaning the deck area, painting and helping as required. Having the Housekeeper twice a week was a nice luxury.

The long and steep hill leading up to our unit was challenging but easier with each descent and climb back up. the back trail on the left side was easier but tricky with dirt and rocky section and ample supply of barking dogs. Using the stairs thru the lower unit was easiest. Of course, using very reasonable taxis was always preferred.

The beach below is very easy to walk as long as you care, walked many times to Oasis for refreshments and meals. Check out their happy hour times and entertainment.

Great eating places, favorites include Pacifica Del Mar, La Forgon, Jack's, Oasis, and for basic cheap food and drinks, hostel at the bottom the the hill. A unique experience was Bar Social, by Soriano, you pay for drinks and food is free.

Local Saturday market is intriguing for finding Mexican crafts, cloths, jewelry or fresh vegetables and fruit. Major grocery stores in Manzanillo include La Comer, Walmart and Sorieno, very reasonably priced and cheap booze too.

Highly recommend day trip or two to Maleque and area as well as Colima to see the active volcano.

Pleasant surprise was the need for a dentist to make a night guard, Dr. Guillermo Brambila Meda in Santiago was very accommodating, funny and cheap, 1/10 the cost compared to home.. Highly recommended if needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Priceless view and amazing vacations

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at this Manzanillo rental, we were blown away by the view and the location. Located at the top of the hill, this location has an amazing terrace with a view of a million bucks, where you can BBQ or simply lounge during the sunset. If you go with small children like we did, you will have a hard time getting your kids our of the pool.

The apartment is very cozy with lots of natural light during the day. At night you can see the ships in the ocean and you can still hear the ocean waves crashing – simply amazing.

Food and hospitality in Manzanillo has no match. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful.

If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. We will definitely come back. Hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We loved having you at our place and look foward to having you back in your next vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, offering a breathtaking view. The bungalow, pool and patio were well maintained and cleaned everyday. The loft we stayed in was absolutely perfect, we loved every minute of our stay. The hostess was so kind and thoughtful. We can not wait to return. We met so many wonderful local people enjoyed meals on the beach and in town. We shopped the markets and local grocery stores.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you back! Amazing tenants as yourselves are always a pleasure to have!
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Ideal Casita For Two

  • 5 of 5

Casita de Santiago is a superb vacation accommodation for a couple, located atop a nice residential area in the Santiago Hills, a suburb west of the primary tourist, commercial and industrial areas of Manzanillo. As advertised, it has outstanding views of Bahia de Santiago and cooling ocean breezes. Our Hostess, Linda, lives on the property and was gracious in attending to our every request. The pool is literally a few steps from the casita entry, and while small, is perfect for cooling off in the afternoon. The casita has its own private terrace when seclusion is desired, but our favorite place was relaxing in a hammock under the palapa on the expansive terrace shared by the guests of the three-unit complex, chatting with new friends, enjoying adult beverages while watching the sunset. The casita has its own gated parking space for your rental car, which is recommended unless you are avid hill climbers. We always drove into town for shopping and for walks on the beautiful Playa de Santiago, especially its western end. We felt perfectly comfortable driving in Manzanillo.

(Signed): A Contented Couple from Boise, Idaho

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the near future! You are amazing tenants!!
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Wonderful Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful two weeks at this lovely property, which is just as shown, clean, comfortable and all the necessities to have a great vacation. It also boasts luxuries like a refreshing pool, fantastic outdoor space in the palapa which offers amazing views of the bay and surrounding areas. The beach is nearby and the swimming is great, you can walk for miles or stop at the beach club for a cold one and a great lunch under an umbrella to watch the ships come and go.

The public transportation by bus, cab or motor coach for longer distances are close, safe, affordable. Go to Barra Navidad or Melaque for the day, you won't regret it. There are lots of great places to eat and shop. The best thing about the loft is the lady who lives beneath it, Linda. She was a gem, so helpful and generous. We were also fortunate to be able to spend time with Ayelet, Sean and their family, who made us feel so welcome.

Our time spent here will be very fondly remembered and we recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from the resorts and enjoy the beautiful country of Mexico.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Karen! We are happy to hear you had a good time. We were lucky to have the opportunity to meet you in person and spend some great conversations! We hope to have you back in the near future! Best, Ayelet, Linda & Sean
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Lugar Increible / Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Al principio cuando vi las fotos en la página no tenía la certeza de que fuera real el lugar.

Me ha sucedido en ocasiones anteriores en que ponen fotos y cuando llegas al lugar no cumple las expectativas mostradas en las fotos.

Cuando llegamos a la propiedad todo fue exactamente igual que en las fotos.

Es un lugar increíble, todo el complejo, la alberca, la terraza, la vista al mar inmejorable, todo muy bien cuidado, limpio.

Un lugar para descansar y desconectarte de la vida diaria.

La atención de la señora Linda excelente.

A mi familia y a mí nos encantó el lugar, queríamos quedarnos más días.

Ya estamos contando los días para volver.

Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

At the beginning when I saw the pictures in the webpage I did not have the confidence that the place was real.

In other occasions I had bad experiences seeing other beautiful properties on line, but when you arrive to the place, it does not meet the expectations created by the pictures.

When we arrived to this property it was exactly the opposed, the real place exceed my expectations.

The place is amazing, the swimming pool, the chalet, the ocean view is unbelievable, everything is clean and in good shape.

Great place to get disconnected from the normal life.

The attention of Mrs. Linda was great.

My family is looking for the next vacation here.

I recommend it wisely.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias Ivan!! It was a pleasure to have you and your family at our loft.we look forward to having you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Manzanillo international zlo
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Oasis beach club
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Juanitos and oasis beach club
Car: recommended

Nearest attraction is the Ola brisa botanical garden featuring palms and plants from all over the world and Mexico.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $55 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

If pay with credit card additional fees might apply. The cleaning fee of $75.00 USD is per a week stay. For a month is $150.00 usd

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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