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Spyglass! The Most Unique and Awe Inspiring Oceanfront Villa On The Market!

Bedrooms 9
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 9+ Bedrooms 11 Baths, (Sleeps 22)

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Welcome to the Spyglass Villa, located in a private gated community just 35 minutes south of the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport.

Simply stated. Spyglass is the largest villa on the rental market and offers the most amenities of any of our competitors hands down! We are also the only villa on the market which includes a dedicated staff of seven. Including a House Manager, Chef, Chefs Assistant, Two Housekeepers, Grounds Keeper, and Night Watchman at no additional charge! (Bartender available upon request) That's just one of the many qualities that make the Spyglass Villa the preeminent vacation rental destination in the entire Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa region.

This 3 acre oceanfront enclave features everything that would expect from a property of this caliber. Coveted privacy, epic views of the expansive Pacific coastline, direct access to the beach, lush tropical gardens and the 12,000 sq. ft. Spyglass villa that sits in the center of it all. Spyglass boasts nine+ bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.Thus making it the largest villa on the rental market! Spyglass is also as unique as it is luxurious. The open air design seamlessly blends the spacious indoor areas with the beautiful splendor of the outdoors at every possible turn. The villa features both an upstairs and downstairs kitchen, a dining room that seats up to 24, an expansive media room, and a fully stocked professional barroom. There's also a second story great room, as well as a large furnished balcony. The entire Spyglass villa has been tastefully decorated with authentic Mexican decor painstakingly collected from throughout Mexico.

Just steps outside the main villa you'll discover a fully furnished sitting pavilion, complete with flat screen TV and sound system. It's a perfect gathering place for everything from whale watching to our spectacular sunsets. By the way, don't miss our custom built bird aviary next to our large organic garden, which supplies some of the fresh produce enjoyed by our guests.

One level down you'll discover a freshwater swimming pool with attached kiddie pool. You'll also enjoy our huge thatched roof pavilion with wet bar, sound system, bathroom and gorgeous outdoor shower. The views from the swimming pool area are simply stunning, as are all the views at the Spyglass villa.

In the mood for a little more adventure? Why not take a stroll down the handcrafted stone stairway, through the lush tropical gardens to the oceans edge. For it's there that you'll be able to savor the exhilarating 12 foot deep infinity edge salt water swimming pool complete with its own waterfall, sun deck and designated bathroom. Perched just above the saltwater swimming pool you'll discover yet another fully furnished pavilion, including wet bar and sound system.

A few steps away just above the ocean you'll witness first hand our spectacular honeymoon master suite. From the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below to the stunning views of endless ribbons of coastline, our honeymoon suite is one of the most romantic and elegant settings to be found anywhere.

Next to the honeymoon suit you'll experience our rustic, seaside relaxation bedroom room. The entrance is comprised a catwalk with rustic rope & pole railings.This room too is perched just above the ocean and has staggering views of it's own. It also features a stunning outdoor taking in all of natures bounty.

The villa's expansive grounds include over 8,000 square feet of terraced patios and lush tropical gardens. The world class vistas and pristine beaches of Spyglass provide intimate settings, privacy, and wondrous adventures for all ages.

Pristine La Barrita beach is five minutes by foot, and three minutes by car. This unspoiled, uncrowded beach features quaint mom and pop restaurants serving fresh locally-caught seafood. The beach is protected by a gentle outcropping of rocks, making it perfect for swimming, boogie boarding, or just working on your tan and sipping a cold beverage.

Wherever your travel plans take you. The entire staff of Spyglass wish you a most wonderful and memorable vacation!

More Details

matthew Duyck
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About matthew Duyck

I was born and raised in Eugene Oregon where I developed a love of nature and and deep appreciation for the outdoors, especially the mountains and the ocean! I first came to Zihuantanejo in 1980 while working for a world renowned artist who owned a second home here. I spent every winter in Zihuantanejo until one day in 2001, while exploring the endless ribbons of pristine beaches in my jeep, I discovered the quant village of La Barrita and the future home of Spyglass. I then spent the next seven years pouring my heart and soul into creating what I believe to be one of the most unique and enchanting villas anywhere to be found. Now it's time to share that experience! While my business responsibilities keep me in East Hampton New York much of the year, I return to Spyglass frequently to enjoy, as well as to oversee the ongoing improvements that make the Spyglass experience second to none!.

matthew Duyck purchased this villa in 2004

Why matthew Duyck chose Zihuatanejo

I found this particular area to be the most beautiful place on all the Pacific Coast and fell in love with it at first sight!

What makes this villa unique

Thanks to our unique geographical elevations, Spyglass is blessed with some of the most spectacular and dramatic views that the Pacific ocean has to offer. Those same unique geographical components also make our site extremely private!

We are also blessed with an artisan well. So unlike many of our competitors, we have an endless supply of fresh water which allows us to maintain our beautiful gardens which are woven into every square inch of our property.

Spyglass truly is, an enchanting place!


Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 queen
  • 9 Bedrooms Total... 9 Queen size Beds 1 Double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Two Fully Equipped Kitchens. One Upstairs and One Downstairs, Both With Pantries. Two Dining Rooms, One Upstairs and One Downstairs. The Larger Of Which Seats 20+ Persons. A Fully Stocked, Professional Barroom, Complete With Two Refrigerators, Dishwasher, Stereo and TV. An Expansive TV/Media Room . An Eight Hundred Sq. Ft. fully furnished Second Story Balcony. Two massage tents. A Second Story Great Room with Spectacular Ocean Views. An OutDoor Cooking StationWith Both Charcoal & Gars Grills, High Pressure Burner, Sink & Refrigerator. An Outdoor Sitting Pavilion with Mini bar, Sound System and Flat Screen TV. A Fresh Water Swimming Pool With Large Pavilion, Wet Bar, Bathroom and Outdoor Shower. An Infinity Edge, Salt Water Swimming Pool At The Oceans Edge, with sun deck, Wet Bar, Honeymoon Suite! Oceanside Relaxation room with auxiliary bathroom. A Five Hundred Sq. Ft. Custom Built Bird Aviary. Full staff, including chef and bartender. Gated Entry, Dedicated Security Station


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Spyglass! The Most Unique and Awe Inspiring Oceanfront Villa On The Market!
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5


We just arrived home yesterday from our fabulous Spyglass vacation! I treat my employees and their families once a year to a vacation to let them knowhow much I appreciate the hard work and dedication. Choosing our vacation destination is a group effort and we had many outstanding destinations from which to choose from. However, when we came across the Spyglass villa with all of it’s magnificent reviews and unbelievable photographs we knew that we had found the perfect vacation rental to suit all of our needs. We wanted a villa where we could stretch out and not be on top of each other. In that department Spyglass was a dream come true. Not only did we have the 10,00o sq. ft. villa which was by far more space that we are accustomed to, we also had balconies, pavilions, wet bars, two swimming pools, an ocean side honey moon suite and relaxation room all with views to die for! Every one had their own favorite spot on the compound and we all gathered each night at the main pavilion to watch the beautiful sunsets which served as a perfect backdrop for sun to splash itself effortlessly into the Pacific ocean. The villa’s beautiful vistas were only matched my the staff members who were among the many highlights of our stay. The fact that the full time staff of six is included in the rental price is virtually unheard of! In other places that we’ve rented in the past there was an extra charge for nearly everything one could think of. The price of the Spyglass villa was all inclusive and there were no hidden fees whatsoever which made the overall rental price extremely reasonable. So I as guess as far as reviews go for the Spyglass villa go, I’m just preaching to the choir at this point! The villa, the staff, the food, the pristine beaches, and Mathews innate ability to make sure that our every need was taken care of was a true delight. If you do rent Spyglass be sure and visit the local nearby town of Petatlan, Porto Vincente and of course the “cliff restaurants. Along with the local village within walking distance to Spyglass, all of these places will give you opportunity to experience the true flavor of Mexico. Which for our group is what it was all about!

PS See you again soon Spyglass!

Jimmy G.

New York

Date of stay Oct. 6th

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Best Vacation To Date!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start out by saying that the word villa doesn’t do Spyglass justice. That’s because Spyglass is really more of a resort that a villa. We have rented many villas in Mexico in the past and we have never come across anything as magnificent as Spyglass. The villa has nine beautifully bedrooms, each with their own theme. (the piñata room was our daughters favorite) (the white room mine) the villa also has 11 bathrooms is you can believe that. It has two kitchens and two swimming pools. One is fresh water, one is salt water. Both have wet bars, pavilions, bathrooms and views to die for. For that matter I don’t think there is one single spot on the whole compound that does’t have a spectacular view of the sweeping 20+ mile coast line. Spyglass also has a ton of amenities! Some of which we’ve never experienced before such as a profession bar room and dedicated massage tents. By the way the massages were very reasonably priced and were some of the best that we’ve ever experienced. Another reason that Spyglass feels more like a resort is that we had a six person staff. We have never been waited on hand and foot around the clock by such lovely, competent and compassionate people. Corina the Chef made us sumptuous meals throughout our stay. Gracia and her assistants kept the villa in immaculate condition and even went so far to wash and iron all of our personal clothing items each day. For a group of 18 that’s saying sometning. Luis, the houseman. who has been with the owner (Matthew) for 24 years took care of our every possible need. The bartender Mitch and the rest of the entire staff couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating! The Spyglass compound is so large that it takes up three levels and there were times when we count even figure out who was where! Aside from the compound, the beach was pristine and beautiful. The beach was never crowded and we enjoyed eating fresh oysters and sipping cold Coronas and Cokes in the shade of the small restaurants while the kids played in the ocean. All and all, I would have to say that Spyglass is the most warm and enchanting villa that we have ever had the pleasure of renting. From our grandchild who is 3 years old, to my Dad who is 84, a great time was had by all. If you get the chance to rent this gem, you are in for a real treat!


As far as security goes, we all felt safer at Spyglass than we do at our own home in Atlanta GA.

Emily T.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best experience we could have asked for

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Matthew and his staff were amazing, the property and location were breathtaking, and the experience left nothing to be desired (other than more time). Their crew made our lives easy. They were fun to be around, spoke great english (for the non spanish speakers in the group), and really added to our experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our most fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our fabulous vacation at the Spyglass Villa will long be remembered as one of our most outstanding vacations ever! After reading all of the Spyglass reviews and talking extensively with the villa’s owner Matthew. We were convinced that this was indeed the perfect paradise at which to hold our annual family reunion! Reflecting back and going over our photographs, I felt obligated to write this review and personally thank Matthew and his fantastic staff for such a lovely and heartfelt vacation! From the moment we we’re picked up by at the Airport until the day we departed it was nothing shy of a dream come true! The villa’s amenities and attention to detail is rivaled only by it’s impeccable staff of eight. The views are to die for, the meals prepared by chef Corinna are sumptuous beyond belief, Luis and Juan Carlos attended to our every need no matter what the hour, and the bartender Mitch was a total delight. We have rented through VRBO many times, however we have never stayed at villa this caliber for such a reasonable price! When I mentioned to Matthew that he could easily charge more money for the rental of this fabulous villa. His response was, (Yes, I know I could. But frankly, the real reward is sharing with others the miracle that I wake up to each day that I spend here with my fiancé, and our four year old boy in between rentals) Let’s see, what else! Oh yes, the beach is perfect and pristine. small restaurants, cold Coronas and warm ocean water! I was also a delight to indulge in fresh seafood. Including, lobsters, oysters, red snapper and octopus all collected by the local divers right out in the front of the villa It was also a very pleasant surprise when the staff set up a surprise piñata party for the youngsters in our group. Very thoughtful indeed! So once again our hats are off to Matthew and his entire staff for a most fabulous vacation. I would highly recommend this villa to people of all ages!

Catherine S.

Date of stay 7/15/17

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our super natural short vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our only one true regret is that when booking the Spyglass villa we had no idea that a three day stay was far to short a time to take in all of the beauty and amenities that the villa has to offer. Three nights was no where near enough time so spend in this sprawling sanctuary! It’s almost as if we passed ourselves on the highway between our arrival and departure! Not nearly enough time to discover at the villa and the surrounding area had to offer. However, having said that, we wouldn’t have traded our experience for anything. The full time staff, the gorgeous setting, the pristine beaches, the sprawling villa, the friendly locals, and the FABULOUS cuisine that the chef Correana prepared daily was a an extra special treat! The porpoises dancing right in front of the villa were a favorite for the kids, while the adults found the enormous humpback whales breaching in the nearby distance equally as fascinating. The two Swimming pools we’re amazing as well! We’ve used VRBO several times, yet none of the villas came with a full time staff at not extra charge. Prior to the Spyglass experience, we were lucky to have a made a few times a week! Believe me when I tell you that a full time staff makes all the difference in the world. If you are lucky enough to find yourself renting the Spyglass villa you will not be disappointed! I fact anything but! On our last day at Spyglass, we insisted on having Spyglass’s fabulous masseuses available to to pamper our bodies and help us to forget that we would soon be leaving paradise, if even for a short while!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream vacation come true!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and several of my friends recently rented the Spyglass villa and whole experience from start to finish was truly phenomenal! In fact, writing this review there’s so much to say that I’m not even sure where to begin. But here goes. First off, the views from virtually every part of the sprawling villa are to die for! The villa is situated up on a bluff so you can see straight down the beautiful coastline for 24 miles. As if that were not enough, behind the coastline you can see the picturesque Sierra Madre mountains. The villa itself is very eloquently appointed and each of the nine bedrooms are decorated in a very distinct style. The vila is also filed with authentic Mexican antiquities which we found fascinating. We drew straws for who got to stay on the honeymoon suit which like everything else at Spyglass was fabulous! The staff was warm and friendly and were attentive to our every needs. The bartender Roberto and the Chef Carina were over the top, was the house manager Luis. The owner Matthew came up to checked on us each day to make certain that all of our wants and desires were being taken care of. You couldn’t ask for a more considerate and friendly landlord! We wanted to visit the neighboring town of Zihuatanejo for an afternoon of shopping and Matthew volunteered to drive us there himself at no charge. He even picked up our check for lunch which was completely unexpected! (Again Matthew, thank you for lunch and the wonderful conversations) There are not one, but two beautiful swimming pools. One is fresh water and the other is salt water Pool. The salt water pool draws it’s water directly from the ocean and then flow over the infinity edge back to the ocean. A truly brilliant idea on Matthews part who designed the pool himself. There is also a wet bar at each pool as well as a bathroom and outdoor shower. There is definitely no shortage of places to just relax and take it easy. Then there’s the beautiful La Barrita beach which is about a five minute walk from the villa. The beach has about a dozen small restaurants that serve up fresh seafood and cold beers. The beach is clean, rarely ever crowded, and is swimmable. . I could go on and on but let me summarize that this was one of our best vacations ever! We also did not encounter one mosquito or one fly at the villa on our whole trip. Matthew said that’s because the small bats that dwell in the rocks eat them all.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
La Bartita
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
HWY 200
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
La Barrita
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
La Barritta
Car: recommended

The quint town of LaBarrita is peppered with seaside mom& pop restaurants that serve a variety of freshly caught seafood and cold beers in a warm and friendly setting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 16.0%

Rates vary for high holidays, holidays, high season, etc. Please contact us for pricing and availability!

Cancellation policy: 50% refund if canceled more than 60 days prior to check in. No refund inside of 59 days.

Reduced Rates Are Available for Smaller Groups!

Spyglass is also makes a phenomenal wedding destination.

The price of the villa includes a staff of five. A houseman, professional chef, housekeeper, grounds keeper, and night watchman.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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