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Spectacular, Beach Front 2 Bedroom Condominium

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths,(Sleeps 4-6)

Keywords: ground floor, pool-side, infinity pool, beach front, panoramic, unobstructed ocean view, Huatulco, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel, Pochutla, Canadian owned, surfing, skim boarding and boogie boarding

Property Manager
Joyce Lawrence
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2017

About Joyce Lawrence

Six years ago two couples dreamed of retirement and a tropical retreat....... a place to walk barefoot in the sand and appreciate a slower paced lifestyle.

After long Canadian winters and raising our children, we decided it was time to trade in the fascination of watching the Zamboni circle the ice for the mesmerizing sound of the waves and a picture perfect locale. Our husbands are self-employed while our professions have kept us on a strict time and holiday schedule making extended vacations difficult. Our lives have been hectic and all about our children. As retirement is quickly becoming our reality we look forward to more time spent in Zipolite, our home-away-from-home. We are fortunate to have the best of both worlds, amazing vistas in both south eastern British Columbia and Mexico, albeit miles apart.

Joyce Lawrence purchased this condo in 2008

Why Joyce Lawrence chose Mexico

Mexico has always been a destination of choice and we have been fortunate to holiday on both the eastern and western coastlines. When an opportunity arose to purchase this property, we all agreed that it was a worthwhile venture. After six years of planning and construction we are proud to invite you to our 'casa'.

What makes this condo unique

While sitting on the deck, overlooking the infinity pool and out into the ocean, we fall in love with Zipolite over and over again. Every day the beach evolves as the surf carries the sand over the two kilometer stretch. Every morning while walking the beach we are met with 'hellos' and 'good mornings' in many languages. The locals are gracious and hospitable and we feel very safe and at home. Zipolite is certainly our destination of choice!


San Pedro Pochutla Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
blender,food processor, kettle, coffee maker, hand mixer, large and small cooking pots, iron, six burner butane range with full oven,


4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Spectacular, Beach Front 2 Bedroom Condominium
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Condo located on beach in Zipolite. Oaxaca, Mexico approx. 2 hours from Huatulco. Condo and premises maintained very well. Manager Jorje was very pleasant, spoke English and helpful with suggestions when asked. Property has a nice ,well maintained pool,and only steps to the ocean and beach.

Condo has 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with all furnishings needed for our 2 week stay. We ate all our meals at a host of restaurants in Zipolite and surrounding towns. Meals were low priced for most meals. The pool and the great sand beach were the main attractions. The local residents in town and the condo complex were friendly and we had a good time.

Noteworthy is that swimsuits are optional on the beach with a small percentage choosing to do so. The ocean is also dangerous for swimming so be careful out there!! We felt safe walking on the beach or downtown at night. If you want the higher end tourist attractions this is likely not the area for you. I think this adventure is closer to real world Mexico.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

South with the Butterfly

  • 4 of 5

Recently, I very much enjoyed a week of vacation time at Monarca Condominiums in Zipolite Mexico.

The setting for this newly built, private condo development, truly is spectacular. Being right on the beach, you can drift-off, poolside, to the sound of the surf just a few meters away.

The pool-side unit we stayed in had a full ocean view, as did all eighteen units of the Monarca complex. It was spacious and well appointed. And with four of us sharing the two large bedrooms - each bedroom with it’s own full bath - the cost was little more than a bottle of local tequila per night.

The Monarca staff were friendly and helpful and the people of the village of Zipolite were warm and gracious. In this small town setting - it is worth noting, that we did not experience any of the aggressive hustle from merchants or vendors, often prevalent in other Mexican destinations.

For meals: we chose to prepare a few in the condo’s fully equipped kitchen - using local produce that was readily and inexpensively available. Mostly, however, we chose to try the local fare - at some of the the more than 20 restaurants that are within a 2 to 10 minute walk of Monarca’s back door. Each one we tried, was rated by our group as: good to very good; with several scoring exceptional.

The beach at Zipolite was postcard picturesque. It was never busy and our early morning and late evening walks - when the temperature was coolest, were among our best memories - of our time at Monarca in Zipolite Mexico.

We shall return!


Vancouver, Canada

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

San Pedro Pochutla Condo Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $26
Refundable damage deposit $300

There is a four page contract that I need to get to you which out lines our rules and regulations as well as a sheet which will include your names and addresses etc. and a signature page which confirms the resignation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Golf
34 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
numerous locations
Nearest Beach
Zipolite Beach front
Nearest Point of Interest
Monarca Condominium
Car: not necessary

The Monarca Condominium complex in Zipolite derives it's name from the Monarch butterfly, the only butterfly of its kind to migrate from north to south. Centrally located between Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, Zipolite has been an international destination for over 40 years for those seeking a relaxed, unspoiled and authentic Mexican retreat. Easily accessed from both Canada and the United States, visitors can fly directly into the international airport at Huatulco or into Mexico City and then into Huatulco via a number of smaller commuter airlines. Our condominium is a brand new and recently completed three story complex offering well appointed, superior accommodations while appealing to the adventurous looking for an alternative experience. Our location will also appeal to those looking for rest and relaxation and a well-deserved retreat. While sitting at the pool or on the beach, visitors will be delighted and entertained. People watching, whale spotting and unforgettable sunrises and sunsets make Zipolite appealing to those of all ages. Within walking distance is the Solstice Yoga Studio, with an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean and classes catering to both the novice and experienced. A visit to a delightful beach front bakery only steps away is a perfect start to the morning after a sunrise walk on the beach. Zipolite offers a myriad of restaurants, ranging from street vendors and ocean-front cafes with graceful palapas to fine establishments serving Italian and French cuisine. For those wanting to cook their own meals, Zipolite has several small markets that offer fabulous fresh produce, some frozen commodities, assorted sundries and a great selection of beer and wine. Fresh fish can be delivered to the back door of the condominium or an early morning trip to nearby Puerto Angel to purchase fish from the locals is always an event. Deep sea fishing excursions in both Puerto Angel and Huatulco are easily arranged. There is local laundry service located on main street, only a minute walk away. Further afield and only a few kilometers to the north of Zipolite are the not-to-be-missed beach towns of Mazunte, and San Augustinillo. Mazunte is home to the turtle sanctuary and museum, while San Augustinillo is a picturesque and pristine village. Only a short drive from San Augustinillo is Ventanilla and the famed alligator reserve. While even further north, the city of Puerto Escondido is a world-class surf destination and offers excellent shopping experiences. The public market in Puerto Escondido has an exciting array merchandise and fresh food. To the south of Zipolite and only one kilometer away is the port and fishing village of Puerto Angel. The Monday market in Pochutla is a must! Vendors travel for miles to display and sell their wares. On market day the streets and sidewalks overflow with fresh produce, housewares, salted fish and an abundance of assorted flowers. Pochutla is a bustling and vibrant community offering all modern conveniences. Further south is the city of Huatulco, the city hub of the region, is notable for its all inclusive hotels, eco-tourism, mud baths, culture and magnificent beaches. Huatulco is also a port-of-call for many cruise lines and offers a deep water port and marina.

Zipolite is uniquely juxtaposed in the center of the Mexican Riviera, offering the best of Oaxacan and west coast living. Watch the sunrise and sunset from our condominium and revel in the tranquility of our perfect location. This is 'serendipity' at its best.


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