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Villa Encantada ~ Oceanfront Villa in Puerto Mio ~ Monto Cristo

Cerro del Almacén, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico
  • Villa10000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

10,000 SQFT 5 Bedroom ~ 6 Bathroom Topical Paridise

NEW SPRING RATES FOR 2018 Limited time offer: 7 nights for $4900 from 1/4/2018 thru 5/31/2018. Holy Week Holiday Excluded does not included taxes and service fee.

Traveling with friends is always exciting. Enjoying a private villa is sublime. This luxurious 10,000 square foot oceanfront villa that features 5 guest rooms, of which 4 have their own private terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Zihuatanejo Bay.

Villa Encantada accommodates 10 guest in sublime luxury. Each guest room has its own ensuite bath. The Palma and Faro Suites feature oceanfront private terraces. The Oceano and Playa rooms have the amazing Sky Lounge over looking Zihuatanejo Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The Jardin Suite is perfect for the late sleeper with a garden view.

Villa Encantada has a Grand Salon over looking a beautiful infinity edge pool. The Grand Dining Table seat 10 guest and is a few steps up next to the Grand Salon. The open air living / dining area is inviting and social.

Villa Encantada includes the services of both a full time chef and maid. Let our staff take care of your every need. We take making your vacation "the vacation of a lifetime" serious with our service. No visit to Zihuatanejo is complete until you have been to the local markets. Pick from the "Catch of the Day" and the fresh "Farm to Market" produce for an amazing meal personally perpared by our chef. Coconut Shrimps, Whole Grilled Red Snapper and Filet of Mahi Mahi are just a few of the specialties of the house.

Enjoy the privacy of a luxury resort all your own. Here you will vacation in paradise without forgoing the conveniences of modern technology. You may watch cable TV in your room and view CNN and other US stations. Relax by the pool and check your email via wireless Internet. Free calling to Canada and the USA to share your vacation with friends and family. Enjoy surround sound music poolside. All rooms are air conditioned and fully furnished, including TV, DVD/CD player, toiletries and mini-fridge. The oceanfront villa is gated and has 24 hour security.

Villa Encantada was designed by renowned architect Enrique Zozaya and beautifully blends modern and traditional Mexican style architecture.


Aharon or Jeannine Chen

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Aharon or Jeannine Chen

I am a fisherman at heart and fell in love with Zihuatanejo on a fishing trip over 20 years ago. The area is wonderful and I come down at least once a month. My villas are labors of love and I take great pride in the pleasure they provide myself, friends and family.

Aharon or Jeannine Chen purchased this Villa in 2002

Why Aharon or Jeannine Chen chose Cerro del Almacén

I met Enrique Zozaya and began building Villa Encanatada in 2002. It took almost two years to complete. In the end what was created is a work of art. It is truly a little piece of heaven that was created here on earth.

What makes this Villa unique

The fourth floor sundeck has amazing views and is a great place to have some private sun tanning time.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Playa Room
        1 king, Oceanfront with private bath and sundeck
      • Palma Suite
        1 king, Oceanfront balcony with sitting area, private bath
      • Jardin Suite
        1 king, Main level suite with garden patio
      • Oceano Room
        1 king, Oceanfront balcony with private bath and sundeck
      • Faro Suite
        1 king, Oceanfront balcony with sitting area, private bath.
      • Air conditioned and fully furnished, including TV, DVD/CD player, mini-fridge and toiletries. Two oceanview suites. Two oceanview rooms with sun deck. One garden suite on main level.


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Main Level Bathroom
        toilet, Pool level restroom
      • Faro Suite
        toilet, shower, Ensuite bath in the Faro Suite
      • Playa Bath
        toilet, shower, Ensuite private bath in Playa Room
      • Palma Suite
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub, bidet, Ensuite private bath in Palma Suite
      • Jardin Suite
        toilet, shower, Ensuite private bath in Jardin Suite
      • Oceano Room
        toilet, shower, Ensuite private bath in the Oceano room.
      • All bathroom have hairdryers and luxury imported towels. All room have private ensuite baths.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Enjoy views off all four beaches,La Playa Principal,Playa La Madera, Playa La Ropa andPlaya de Las Gatas from Villa Encantada
        • Ocean View
          Villa Encantada is an oceanfront villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the bay of Zihuatanejo
        • Oceanfront
          Villa Encantada is an oceanfront villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the bay of Zihuatanejo
        • Water View
          Villa Encantada is an oceanfront villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the bay of Zihuatanejo
        • Waterfront
          Villa Encantada is an oceanfront villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the bay of Zihuatanejo


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Imported luxury cotton sheets
                    • Air Conditioning
                      In bedrooms. No Smoking in AC areas.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Laundry or dry cleaning is available for a nominal charge.
                    • Living Room
                      Large living areas
                    • Parking
                      Parking is only open at the guard house parking area.
                    • Telephone
                      Vonage Telephone Service for free call to Canada and USA.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels too!
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry or dry cleaning is available for a nominal charge.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Dishwasher
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Kitchen
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Microwave
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Oven
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Pantry Items
                          Not provided.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Most rooms have a small refrigerator.
                        • Stove
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada
                        • Toaster
                          Onsite chef will take care of your meals while you enjoy relaxing at Villa Encantada


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Formal and event dining can be arranged with the staff in advance.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  Random books left behind from vacations just like yours.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Most rooms.
                                • Games
                                  Assortment of popular games avaiable
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Local cable service
                                • Stereo
                                  Ipod compatibale
                                • Television
                                  All room have flat screen tvs


                                    • Balcony
                                      Large fourth floor sun deck
                                    • Boat
                                      Available for rent. Staff can make arrangements.
                                    • Golf
                                      Available for rent. Staff can make arrangements.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Available for rent. Staff can make arrangements.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Bar and grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      Available for rent. Staff can make arrangements.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Available for rent. Staff can make arrangements.


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Only in open air areas. Bedrooms are non smoking and other AC areas are non smoking and a smoking fee of $250 per room will be charged for AC services.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Infinity edge pool.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • museums
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • playground
                                                    • rain forests
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • waterfalls

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • My chef is included and will go over meal options before your group goes to the local markets. Food and drinks are not provided by the owner.

                                                                      17 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Relaxation Paradise

                                                                      Fredi H.

                                                                      The most relaxing vacation ever! Beautiful views, a wonderful staff.... And a low key, welcoming town within walking distance. We explored every other day and just relaxed in the pool on our down days. Weather was amazing and home cooked meals made us feel like locals! 8 adults had plenty of room and privacy yet the common areas accommodated everyone with plenty of space. Can't wait to come back a 3rd time!

                                                                      Perfect Place for a Family Vacation

                                                                      Villa Encantada lives up to its name. The setting is lovely, all the bedrooms super comfortable, the pool delightful and the staff wonderful in every way. Even though Zihua is a great little town and only a 5 or 10 minute walk away there was little reason to venture in. We ate most of our dinners in the house and they were frankly the best food we had on the trip. We were 9 adults and a 10 month old infant. Villa Encantada made traveling with her incredibly easy. Thanks for a great time. Hope to return.

                                                                      Not a 5 star stay for the top price we paid. House needs updating and staff description edited.

                                                                      Amber E.San Diego, USA

                                                                      I'll start by saying that this booking was made two weeks before our travel date because we had another 5 star house lost due to fraud. It was peak travel season so I knew we were going to be paying top $. I think that the property and staff were oversold to be a five star stay. When we arrived to the airport we had been told that Carlos would be there to pick us up. He was 2 hours late. When we finally arrived to the property the staff was frantically cleaning the house. It looked as though the house hadn't been stayed in a bit as televisions were off walls, mold was in the bedroom mini fridges, dirty pool, the deck had tons of ants and no hot water. We had visions of a friendly welcome to our vacation after a long day with cold drinks & snacks. The staff did their best getting the house ready and cooking us a late dinner even though it was New Years Eve. We found out they didn't know we were coming. Adrian was sweet to run down to the local market to get us a few cold drinks. Jeannine ended up giving us half of one nights stay refund. It was very nice not to have to cook or clean for a week and the food was good. We gave Carlos money and he did our grocery shopping. In the description of the house it says that Carlos would be available to drive us places and arrange excursions, but he wasn't very open to do this. He took us to the beach and he arranged/drove us to a fishing excursion. Other than that we walked or took the water taxi that was a short walk. Once, our kids took a Jacuzzi bath in one of the bedrooms because there wasn't a hot tub outside. They put the stopper in and filled it and then later all 10 of us took showers. We ended up getting "talked to" by Carlos about using so much water. We felt like we had done something wrong. Don't have a large soaker tub if you don't expect your guests to use it! Be careful getting to the "private beach" you have to trespass onto private property as no one showed us how else to get there. Be aware that most of the house is open to the outside. Each bedroom is fully enclosed and had locks but still a concern when you have kids. The air condition units in the rooms were a necessary amenity to a "5 star" house and once we replaced batteries in the remotes they worked. In the end, If you understand how things are in Mexico and ok with that, this is a nice house with a beautiful but over grown view. It needs updating and added touches to be considered a top $ luxury vacation.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      I was sorry to hear of your rental issue with another villa. However, I provided you a discount due to your "fraud" situation that Homeaway has no record of in their system off the holiday rental rate before booking. We allowed you to have more than the 10 people on your original reservation with us because you booked the ticket at the last minute.

                                                                      The house is not advertised with an outdoor hot tub, nor is it advertised with a full time driver for your use. Those features are noted in other renters reviews. I discussed in detail with you many of the features of the villa. It was explained to you that the villa was occupied by another rental and would be a tight turn to accommodate your last minute request.

                                                                      You requested my staff to take your children to the beach without you. This is not a service I provide. Furthermore, your unsupervised children left the gas oven on all night filling the villa with gas fumes. Maids discovered guest left water running in sinks and showers and A/C units on in unoccupied rooms.

                                                                      After many text and phone calls during your stay I am left to wonder if the other villa didn't cancel your rental.

                                                                      Amazing spot! Amazing house! Amazing staff! What a great Christmas vacation for the family!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                      Genevieve C.

                                                                      The villa encantada was amazing.

                                                                      5 big rooms, every room there own ensuite (shower + toilet)

                                                                      4 of them with a amazing balcony a view over the bay.

                                                                      The infinite pool ..... perfect.

                                                                      Fun to walk to the fish market every morning for the catch of the day! We even got tuna for a big tartare!

                                                                      The chef was good, we ask her specific stuff but most of the time it was classic Mexican food. Ask them to start the charcoal grill, fish filet on that is incredible!

                                                                      Thanks for the amazing week!

                                                                      We will be back

                                                                      Owner's Response:


                                                                      Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again at Villa Encantada. Happy New Year to you and your family.

                                                                      Happy Travels


                                                                      Amazing location, villa, and staff

                                                                      Terry T.

                                                                      Villa Encantada is a jewel perched on several levels on the cliff in Puerto Mio, a 20 minute walk from the north end of Zihua, and about 25 minutes from the market area. The photos are entirely accurate and yet cannot capture the actual breathtaking beauty of the rooms, the decks, the views to the sea, and that astonishing infinity pool.

                                                                      Yet truly it is the staff that make this villa an outstanding and most memorable holiday. It was hard to consider going out for dinner when Socorro and Perla could make sumptuous meals including the famed coconut shrimp, excellent enchiladas con pollo, and puerco con salsa verde. Breakfast treats like soaps, chiliquales, huevos rancheros... Fresh ceviche for lunch, or quesadillas with guacamole and salsa fresca! We were spoiled all week long!

                                                                      Carlos, the Manager, is likewise amazing. His helpful suggestions about massages in the villa, arranging for transport to and from the airport, picking up groceries on our first night, all these as well as arranging a fantastic birthday piñata celebration - he was always there when we needed him. Professional and warm, he was lovely. In sum, Carlos was over the top!!!

                                                                      Adrian too was an excellent addition to the ease of our stay. The pool was well cared for, the grounds well kept, and maintenance attended to. Each of the staff were wonderfully present and available, yet never intrusive.

                                                                      I hesitate to write such a positive review, because selfishly we want to come back to Villa Encantada. Yet when such amazing places filled with great people exist, it is also important to share that experience. Should you book this place, you won't be disappointed!

                                                                      Wonderfully relaxing!

                                                                      Daniel L.

                                                                      Beautifully maintained villa with a superb staff and a fantasic view.


                                                                      Cerro del Almacén, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico

                                                                      The beaches: La playa principal, which is the public beach located in front of the town. The municipal pier is located at one end. The local fisherman beach their skiffs here during the day. They fish at night and in the morning display and sell their catch to the local market and restaurants. Playa la madera “wood beach” gets it’s name from the spanish colony days when it was the shipping point for mahogany, oak, pine and cedar wood cut from the local forests. This beach is reached by walking along a narrow, seaside trail which you can pick up on the other side of the museo arquelógico. Playa la ropa is the longest beach in the area. In the 16th century a spanish galleon called the nao made the mistake of entering the bay, which was then a den for british buccaneers. The pirates fired on the galleon without even having to pull up anchor and the galleon was scuttled. It’s cargo of chinese silk clothing washed up all over the beach, which is how “clothes beach” got its name. To reach this beach it is easiest to take bus from downtown zihuatanejo. Playa de las gatas, which is at the extreme southern end of the bay, is accessible by water taxi from the municipal pier or a footpath along the rocky coast from la ropa. There is no road. According to local legend a tarascan king named iréhpan and his family used this beach as a winter vacation retreat. An invasion of man-eating sharks in the bay prevented his family from swimming. So iréhpan ordered his slaves to build a stone breakwater off of the beach to keep the sharks out. Today this breakwater is overgrown with coral and offers the finest snorkeling and diving in the area. This beach gets it’s name from a species of harmless, whiskery nurse sharks that used to be common in the area. Open air fresh seafood restaurants line the beach and lounge chairs are available for rent. Golf: Palma real golf course: Ranked as one of mexico’s finest golf courses, this 18-hole course was designed by robert trent jones, jr. And has spectacular scenery and natural wildlife. Marina golf course The marina golf course in ixtapa was designed by robert von hagge, renowned golf course designer. This exclusive 18 hole, par 72 course is 6,793 yards long and is situated on 55 hectars of land characterized by attractive landscaping and natural canals requiring 12 bridges. Fishing: Offshore ixtapa zihuatanejo is mexico’s newly discovered, exciting sport-fishing destination and is home to many big game fish such as pacific sailfish, dorado (mahi mahi), black and blue marlin, Wahoo and yellowfin tuna. Inshore species such as roosterfish, grouper, snapper, spanish mackerel and yellowtail jacks are also available throughout the year.

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                                                                      17 Reviews
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