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

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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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Best Ocean Views in Manzanillo 180 degree view from king size bed all amenities
average rating of 4.756757 based on 38 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

It was a relaxing, inviting, and comfortable apartment. I felt reinvigorated by the end of my stay. The host was generous with her time and available when we needed her. The booking and reservations went smoothly and Ayelet was very responsive to any questions we had. We loved it and will be back again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pam! You guys were awesome. We look forward to having you back soon!!
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  • 4 of 5

Dear Hermalinda and Ayleta, Thank you so much for making our vacation exceptional in Manzanillo. The accommodations were fabulous and for all other readers this a a must experience place. First off, Hermalinda picked us up at the bus station and was all smiles. She waited patiently while we shopped for groceries and answered all our questions. Thank you for the cooking lesson Hermalinda and for the fabulous meal! The view made me smile first thing every morning, the pool and palapa was clean and our daily hang out before and after walking down the hill and exploring the beach etc. We met some wonderful people while staying at this villa and the staff always so pleasant! I could live here. We will be back!

Rita & Steve

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rita. It was great having you guys at our place!! We look forward to having you back soon!!
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Comfortable, clean property with stunning views of Santiago Bay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived for our 3 week January 2016 stay at Casita Santiago Hills we felt at home. From the airport arrival pickup by Hermolinda - the property manager - to the end of our trip and drop off at the airport, we felt spoiled by her attentive and accommodating manner. She helped us book tickets for an event, took us to the Saturday Market (fabulous fresh fruit and vegetables!) and the local meat and fish shops, and when needed, called us cabs. We as well had her prepare, for us and 4 friends, an authentic Mexican meal that was a highlight of our stay! The price was very reasonable and the quality of the food as good as meals we had at some of Manzanillo's best restaurants.

The suite/loft itself was spotless, comfortable and even without air-conditioning was cool in the evenings with the ocean breeze. At times it sounded like the surf/beach was right outside our door as we could hear the waves crashing, even though the location is a considerable way up the hill. The bed was comfortable and the couches perfect for stretching out and watching some T.V. off the satellite dish.

We enjoyed the space but at times when we were cooking up a storm at dinner we found the counter space somewhat limiting in the loft. But then when we were able to have that same dinner sitting under the spacious and well appointed Palapas (internet access, sink, sound system, couches, tables, chairs) with a fantastic sunset view of the bay it did not seem so bad. :) Most meal times found us sitting on the private balcony right off the kitchen, enjoying the fresh air and the view.

One should be aware as noted in other reviews that the property is at the very top of the hills overlooking Santiago bay and therefore walking out the door to the beach/market/town square and back does not lend itself to being a routine excursion. Though we made the trip down the hill often, we typically then caught a cab for the trip back up - especially if we had groceries or the heat of the day was on. Part of the time we rented a car for some trips out of Manzanillo (Colima, La Manzanilla, Barra Navidad) and that certainly made the hillside location much more accessible. Yes one also needs to know that occasionally there is an evening/early morning contest between the area dogs and roosters to see which can cause the most noise.

Overall our stay at Casita Santiago Hills was excellent value and we are sure to consider it when planning our next visit to Manzanillo.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daryl, is a pleasure having people like you staying at our place! We look forward to having you back next year. Best. Casitas Santiago Hills
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Our Borrowed Home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Well, we had an amazing month in Santiago. The apartment is exactly what you see in the photos. The king bed overlooks the ocean view with a series of windows that slide into one at each end. We never closed them. The kitchen is small, but quite manageable for the two of us. The fridge was ample for our needs. We never used the living room as we lived outside, but it is well equipped with TV, videos, etc. Wifi is very good and can be used out at the far end of the palapa. The pool is well maintained and literally 7 steps from the back door! We used it every day numerous times!

We also fell in love with the dogs, "LaLa" and "Sombre". We took them on their walk every day, which they eagerly anticipated. They spent the day with us at the pool and are two loyal dogs!

We went shopping in the small village almost everyday for our fresh veges, fruit, and breakfast tacos! We got to know the shop keepers and they us, even though our Spanish is almost non-existent. They would teach us the names of items we were buying and how to pronounce them correctly.

We fell in love with Hermelinda, the manager. She made us feel like royalty and would do anything for us. We had her cook our 31st Anniversary Dinner, and it was delicious! She also taught us to cook a few Mexican favorites!

We would highly recommend staying here, rather than Manzanillo. This is the real Mexico, and you will get to know and love the delightful people of this area! Very safe....NEVER felt threatened, on the contrary, WELCOMED by everyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a great time. 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
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Colinas de Santiago Villa Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning turnover $150

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

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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:
  • 129 m²
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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