|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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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 eight! Including a chef, chefs assistant, house manager, two housekeepers, bartender, bartenders server, grounds keeper and night watchman at no additional charge! 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 11,000 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!
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 2001
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!
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!
My husband and I purchased the use of this house at a charity auction. (The owner generously donated the use of the house for 6 nights). We were not seriously thinking of buying the auction item, but rather wanted to keep the bidding going. Obviously, the bidding stopped after our bid was placed. We didn't realize how lucky we were! Our experience at Spyglass was second to none! The home is palatial and beautifully furnished. Extremely clean and well maintained. Beautiful views, incredible food and service! It was a wonderful and relaxing vacation. I highly recommend this gorgeous home!
My family has traveled to many parts of the world and while admittedly Mexico is by far our favorite. Nothing could have prepared us for our most remarkable stay at the Spyglass villa. to be truthful, I do my best to act as liaison between my family needs and what the various rentals have to offer. this helps to assure that my family´s vacation goes off without a hitch. From the moment I made phone contact with Matthew (the owner of Spyglass) everything fell seamlessly int place. he did everything from adjusting his calendar to accommodate my families travel dates, to assisting me in finding the lowest airfares possible! Even though we booked the vill months in advance, Matthew was never too busy to speak with me at any hour in regards to even the smallest detail of our trip. You just don"t find landlords like this anymore.!
From there, things only got better. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the delightful Spyglass staff and before we knew it, we were sipping complimentary margaritas and enjoying a light meal that the chef had prepared ahead of time. All of which took place beneath the outdoor Spyglass pavillion. Which, for the record.Has one of the most extraordinary views that we´ve ever witnessed. I remember thinking to myself. If this is just 30 minutes of our vacation, I couldn´t wait for the next eight days to unfold! The villa is eloquently appointed with Mexican antiquities .The piñata bedroom was our little girls favorite and the oversized TV room with it´s four couches was enjoyed by everyone. we loved the open air dining room, and of course the adults enjoyed watching the sports channel in the air conditioned bar room. Then there´s the gardens surrounding the villa! Simply breathtaking! Wether it´s the outdoor pavillion, the giant pavillion next to the fresh water swimming pool or the honeymoon suite and seaside bar overlooking the infinity edge salt water swimming pool, there´s something for everyone. All of it fabulous! Aside from the villa itself, it was the very gifted staff that really helped to push our vacation over the top! They waited on us hand and foot and always did so with a smile. Oh yes, before I forget, Mom & Pop restaurants on the adjoining beach are excellent. Fresh seafood, cold beers and plenty of friendly locals with big smiles. No tourist trap here!. Just pristine beach, warm water and plenty of swimming and boogie boarding. I would highly recommend this villa to everyone of any age category.
We cannot not say enough good things about this location. The house, the views, the property, the food and the truly amazing staff made this vacation a one of a kind experience. We had a group of 14 people ranging in age from 13 to 70. It was so relaxing and just what everyone needed to get away. The food was fantastic and the staff went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Every single staff member was friendly, kind and an absolute pleasure to be around. We enjoyed relaxing in the pools so much that we never even left the property for an excursion. We loved simply enjoying the location with all its beauty. We would highly recommend this location to anyone looking to get away from it all and unwind.
It was so nice to travel to Mexico and be away from the touristy resorts in what felt like our own little piece of paradise. The surrounding communities of La Baritta and Petatland, which we visited frequently, gave us more of a feel of authentic Mexico than any resort could of! Everything about this trip was so relaxing! Exactly what a vacation should be. We had a fantastic time there, and everyone is wishing to do it again in a couple of years.
In addition to the Villa's great amenities, the fresh and salt water pools, the unbelievable views, La Barrita beach, the amazing food and perfect weather – the staff there are outstanding! They were a huge part of making this trip so incredible.
- Louis made sure we were all set up with any request we had (and made the best mango margarita we’ve ever tasted).
- Nacho is absolutely fantastic. On our excursions, he was very protective of our group and made sure we were safe and not taken advantage of. He also went above and beyond on making sure the 12-year-old girl on our trip was safe and treated like a total princess.
- Henry. Oh my god, what can I say except, Mmmmmm! He would come in early and whip up some snacks everyday, he made us 5 star meals every night and was very accommodating to the picky eaters and allergies. As well as very friendly and thankful. Don’t lose him! Hats off! (To anyone reading this review, request the coconut shrimp. You won’t regret it.)
- Your grounds keeper was there bright and early everyday and did a great job. He went out of his way for us. When we were fishing on the rocks at the salt water and didn’t have any bait, without even being asked, he went to the waters edge to knock some off the rock for us. He just got soaked, then showed us how and where to go. He is a good man.
- Last but not least, the unsung heroes, the ladies that keep everything so beautiful. The house was spotless and those ladies worked so hard, for long days! Never once did they stop smiling. We would make our breakfast in the morning and the housekeeper kept giving us s*** for trying to clean up. Thanks to them I can now make authentic salsa.
So, hats off to a great place and great staff!
A huge thank you to the staff for the coordinating the sea turtle release (twice!). That was a prominent highlight of the trip for everyone. We’re all missing the warm days, the views, and the margaritas and fresh guacamole already!
What a perfect place to bring a group of friends to celebrate a 50th birthday. We had 13 in our party and couldn't get enough of the views, the staff, the food, the sunshine and the beautiful property. One of the highlights of the trip was Henry. He is a a relatively new member of the amazing staff. Henry spent many years cooking in restaurants in America before coming to Spyglass. He was so incredibly talented, preparing delicious lunches and dinners (every meal was elaborate, tasty and mowed down by our group) every day. Seafood, Mexican, Italian, the sailfish we caught - everything was perfect. We loved how well we were cared for by all the staff and will miss them greatly. The staff catered to our every need. We had a well-stocked bar, but they also took special requests. They even brought in a massage therapist for massages, manicures and pedicures. We felt comfortable and safe the entire time. We will also miss the two gorgeous pools, very comfortable rooms, spectacular sunsets enjoyed from countless viewpoints, tasty cocktails and many fun excursions that the staff drove us to experience (including a baby turtle release!). There's no question that we will be back and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for the perfect Mexican villa vacation.
That’s the Spyglass villa’s logo and believe me, that hits it right on the head! From the moment we arrived through the Spyglass gates until the time of our reluctant departure we truly were in Paradise! First of all,
the views from the villa are to die for. Thanks to the elevations, one is able to see the sweeping coastline, and its pristine beaches that stretch on for what must be 20 miles or more! Of course the view of the
coastline is rivaled only by the breaching whales and the evenings spectacular sunsets that we witnessed enjoyed the outdoor pavilion.
Matthew, the owner of Spyglass cautioned me ahead of time that the photos on the website didn’t do the villa justice and he certainly wasn’t wrong about that. One of the truly unique things about the villa is that it’s sprawled across three separate levels.
Our family has never experienced a villa with so many places to explore and hang out. If it’s not one of the swimming pools, it’s one of the pavilions. If it’s not one of the pavilions, it’s one of the balconies. The elders in our party also had a lot of late nights fun in the air-conditioned ballroom watching Netflix movies, mixing up delightful strawberry daiquiris and planning the next days events.
Oh yes, about the staff…. Amazing, is the first word that comes to mind! They took care of our every want and need throughout our stay. You could tell that they truly enjoyed their work because they approached every task with a big smile. Luis, (the houseman) if is reading this, please know that if you ever get tired of working in paradise you are always free to come work for my company up here in Houston. :-) Seriously though, all of the staff was top notch, and towards the end of our stay they began to feel like family more than anything else.
For us, this was a family reunion and the ages ranged from our 4 year old grandson to grandpa who’s pushing eighty-three and the villa, as well as the surrounding area had something to offer to everyone. Whether was deep sea fishing, exploring the endless ribbons of beach on ATV’s or shopping in the quant town of Petatlan, everyone had a ball. I could happily go one on one about what a wonderful vacation our family enjoyed thanks to Matthew and his team, but I’m afraid I’ll easily surpass whatever the VRBO word limit is for reviews.
Janet and Charles.
PS. There are a few little extra goodies that Spyglass throws in for its guests, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise
The quint town of LaBarrita is peppered with seaside mom& pop restaurants that serve a variety of freshly caught seafood in a v warm and friendly setting.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
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.