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Robin Hill

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Fabulous views, overlooking beautiful La Ropa Bay; steps from the beach.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Cerro del Vigia Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to “ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE” - Imagine looking out over the Bay & Town of Zihuatanejo far south on the Mexican Riviera; you first see the sun rising on the fishing boats, catamarans and the occasional cruise ship before dwelling on famed Playa La Ropa. After hours of enjoying consistent 25+ Celsius/85 Fahrenheit, (and a dip in the beckoning pool), it's back to the pleasant shade of the large “terraza” in time to watch the sun setting on hills surrounding Zihuatanejo Bay and finally in to the azure of the Pacific Ocean.

The magic of the fabulous views looking out over famous Playa La Ropa Beach, with your tastefully decorated Casa having many accents uniquely Mexican. The approximately 2200+ square feet of space includes living/dining area, supported with a very functional kitchen for those that want to self-cater; there is also a barbecue and wine/beer fridge on the 700 square foot deck with hammock & tropical plants. All rooms have ceiling fans as well as air conditioning.

Zihuatanejo information:

This relaxing fishing village is now a vibrant yet quiet retreat for holiday makers. Most cruise ship lines used to include Zihua in it's destinations for good reason. To this day you can wander down to the fish market every day and buy dinner caught that morning. (Or rent a boat and skipper to catch your own bounty of the sea)!

Surrounding area

Within a 15 minute taxi ride there is the drama of over 10 kilometres of beautiful beaches, local 'Enramadas', (outdoor cafes); $1 beers; beach-side massages and body surfing. Or grab the clubs or tennis racquet and head for nearby Ixtapa for a round or a set.

Playa La Ropa

This local beach is just steps away from Agave Blue; where warm waters for swimming and snorkeling abound. Choose from about 20 beach-front restaurants from budget to 5 star. Discover the gem of Las Gatas, (Cats Beach), for a day of secluded tanning and water activity in this compact reefed bay with crystal clear blue/green water. Walk there over the rocks or take a water taxi for about 20 pesos.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Robin Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Robin Hill

TRYING TO RETIRE!

LOVE TO TRAVEL - MOSTLY TO ZIHUATANEJO.

Robin Hill purchased this condo in 2006

Why Robin Hill chose Zihuatanejo

FABULOUS VIEWS, CLOSE TO THE BEACH.

FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE ALL INCLUSIVE HIGH-RISE HOTELS IN IXTAPA.

What makes this condo unique

A cooling Jacuzzi infinity pool right on the Terrazza, (patio). Sip a cocktail while watching the sunset from your own seat in the dipping pool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Robin! First, we just wanted to say how AMAZING our stay was! We loved it loved it loved it! And want to go back!

How do we go about booking for next year? How much notice do you need? What would the cost be for two weeks?



Thanks!



Jaye
Mar 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Fabulous views, overlooking beautiful La Ropa Bay; steps from the beach.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 25 reviews
Tacoma, Wa
5

Loved the Location

  • 5 of 5

We and one other couple stayed a week. The deck is probably one of the best features of the Punta Marina condos and Robin's is one of the best, because of its relative seclusion, furnishings and dipping tub . We ate all of our breakfasts and most dinners there, played bridge, barbequed and looked at the views, including ever changing activity on La Ropa.

We have stayed in other locations in Zihuatenejo , including a new condo above the other end of La Ropa beach, and at hotels across the bay. This has the shortest walk to the beach and to public transportation to the town center. Even so, cab fares in Zihuatenejo are a bargain compared to other Mexican resort towns. During our stay here, we made frequent stops at our favorite bakery, Panaderia Antiqua, which is near the plaza by the bay and had lunch at the little Quesadilla restaurant which is located on the outside of the central market. Our favorite restaurant was El Agave, a small European type second story open air restaurant. Try their Mexican red blend wine.

We definitely hope to stay in Robin's condo when we return to Zihuatenajo.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review; and the excellent tips on eating places that you found. (In some cases - new to me)! Looking forward to the next time. Robin
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5

un oasis de calme

  • 5 of 5

My first time with Homeaway. I was honestly nervous... We discovered a wonderfull mexican apartement , nicely decorated , spacious , a balcony with lots of flowers and room for a living-room, a dining space and a big spa.We practicly lived on the balcony since the hard sun arrived only in the late after noon. The view was amazing! There is a big pool where you could do laps!

All this near a superb beach , lots of restaurants , nice city-mercado-fish-market and activities. But for us the best was how calm this place was and how safe and friendly(respectfull) the people from Zihua are. Mr Hill really made everything easy for us!He did more than answer our questions!

Je recommande ,sans aucune retenue, ce petit paradis à quiconque veut se ressourcer , profiter du soleil et bien manger! Ça ne peut pas être plus facile!

Appartement chaleureux , propre , décoration locale , belles salles de bain , superbe vue d'un immense balcon comprenant salon-salle à diner-spa . M. Hill a été beaucoup plus qu'un propriétaire pour nous avec ses très bons conseils.

Merci encore ++ on y retournera certainement!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Beaucoup, Pascale!
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks at robin's condo in January of 2016. Robin is a great owner/host. He was very easy to deal with and very responsive. For example the air conditioner in the second bedroom quit working. Robin had a new unit installed within 2 days. He has Freddy on site who is an absolute bonus for guests. He is very personal and really looks after robins guests. Freddy's wife is the housekeeper so it all works seamlessly. The condo is very comfortable, large, and the sun deck has left some great memories. The view is second to none. The proximity to la Ropa beach is a short 5 minute walk. Would we stay here if we return to Zihuatanajo.......hands down.....u bet.....thanks Robin it was great

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dale, Come back anytime!
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Vancouver
5

Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two weeks in this fantastic condo! To start with, Robin was wonderful to deal with and full of helpful tips and suggestions. Although this was our 4th trip to Zihua it is always good to get someone else's idea's and opinions. The condo itself was perfect, with three bedrooms which all had their own washrooms with an additional 4th one in the hallway. The patio itself is the best part as it is huge, has very comfortable furniture and the most gorgeous views. We sat there every night sipping our end of day cocktails! The dipping pool on the patio was wonderful especially after climbing the 77+ stairs to the condo daily! We went to the beach or town every day so by the time we left everyone had excellent calf muscles lol! The kitchen has all you need to create all your meals and a blender for additional treats. We only ate out twice and both times were disappointing so having a totally stocked kitchen was a bonus. As others have suggested Fredy is always available, helpful and quick with responses to any queries. All in all an excellent time had by all, we would strongly recommend this place! Thank you again Robin, it was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you VERY much for the stellar review, Colleen.
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5

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Agave Blue is a true gem. You never really know until you get to a vacation rental if it is going to be as billed but this was everything and more. I had a great feeling because of how attentive Robin, the owner, was in setting up the booking and being available. Went with our family for a week over spring break and it was fantastic. 3 rooms, all clean with their own bathrooms. Infinity pool was great and staff, especially Freddy, was fantastic. The condo even comes with a "local" cellphone so you can make local calls if needed. Kitchen is well equipped, wifi is fast, deck is amazing, condo pool quiet and well maintained. Easy walk to Playa Ropa and all the fun. We also went to Carmelita's in Zihua Centro--unbelievably good. Went off the beaten path to El Tiberon de la costa in Ixtapa--best seafood in a place with amazing seafood (we had a rental car which makes this place easier to get to). This is the place we will come to for our next trip to Zihua!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter!
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5

The "Best Terraza" in Zihuatanejo!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 adults (50ish and 60ish) staying at Casa Agave Blue for 3 weeks and had a very comfortable and relaxing vacation. The condo has everything we needed and has more than enough room for all of us.......it's quite large. Beds are comfortable and each bedroom has it's own bathroom with shower. We had our own washer which we loved and our clothes dried in no time on the drying racks on the deck. The terraza is absolutely amazing and huge. There is never a time of day when you can't find either sun or shade. The wicker lounges and chairs had very thick cushions and were so comfortable to relax in. There are 2 large umbrellas also that we didn't even need. We played cards every morning and evening and ate all our meals (when we cooked) on the large dining table on the terraza. It was perfect and you never get sick of the view of the bay. The dipping pool is AMAZING and could easily have accomodated all 5 of us at once. Yes, there are 77 stairs, plus a bit more level path going back up to the condo from the beach, but we all managed fine and it got easier after a couple of times. Great excercise! Walking along LaRopa beach was great with lots of bars and restaurants along the way.We took a bus to Barra de Potosi....the beach there is awesome. Our favorite beach by far was Las Gatas beach, which we could easily walk to over the rocky path to the left. You can also take a water taxi there and back and book the time you want to be picked up. The water is so clear and the beach is beautiful. Lots of bars and restaurants there also. We caught a bus down by the beach when we wanted to go into town and if we didn't want to walk the stairs back up to the condo, we took a taxi home which took us right to our door. Don't pay more than 50 pesos from downtown to the condo! I suggest you go downtown much later in the day when it's a bit cooler. It also gets much more livelier then. If we had any questions or issues in the condo, Fredy would respond quickly. He's very nice! Robin will email you also now and then to make sure everything is fine and he's got lots of tips for you. We loved Zihat and when we do go back, we will give you a call Robin. Thanks for having us.

The Kelowna Crew

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Girls & Guys, that's very kind of you, and I'm truly delighted that you had such a good time. Best regards, Robin
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
ZIHUATANEJO
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Rossy
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Marina in town
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
CAMEO REAL
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
#200
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
LA GAVIOTA
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa La Ropa & Las Gatas
Car: not necessary

Spectacular, Fabulous views of famed Playa La Ropa Beach, (just steps away). 10 minutes to airport; 10 minutes to Ixtapa. Come visit us - and yes, you are now in the Tropics! Zihuatanejo lies about 250 kms north of Acapulco. Yes, the area is safe - this is one of the most popular stops for cruise ships in the entire Mexican Riviera. This is the beach made famous in the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption' - (for good reason)!

Golf: Two great courses within 15 minutes. (Robert Trent Jones and Marina Golf Course). Reasonable rates.

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Rates & Availability

Cerro del Vigia Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2
Apr 10 2016 - Oct 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
Highest Season1
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Highest Season2
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
High season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
Easter Period 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
$245
$1,695
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $20

Christmas & New Year times negotiable from Dec 18th to Jan 8th. $345 per night (7 night minimum)
Housekeeping service available at $18 per day. Authentic Mexican cook available at $18 per dinner plus food cost.

Deposit of $500 with booking; 50% required 3 months before travel, with balance payable 30 days before travel. Payment by bank transfer or personal cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cerro del Vigia Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double hand basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , hand basin
  • All bathrooms decorated with classic Mexican hand painted ceramic tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeps 6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms. Air-conditioning all bedrooms & Living areas. Master bedroom has fantastic views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large dipping pool/jacuzzi on terrazza. Smoking allowed on the terrazza only. Filtered drinking water in kitchen only. Security guards on duty 24 hours. Universal wireless internet available Summer 2015. Wheelchair access at entry level; living space on same level; Pool 1 level down. Best dining opportunity on terrazza with seating for 8 people. (Barbecue).

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