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Pacific Gold Coast Ocean View Condominium, Mexico

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 4, Private Veranda Facing Ocean

Get away from it all in this beautifully maintained gated condominium complex with spectacular ocean views. Be lulled to sleep as you listen to the pounding of the waves below. The recently renovated one bedroom apartment faces the ocean and has a king size bed, two convertible sofa beds in living room, two full baths with shower, a fully equipped kitchen, A.C., T.V. Linens and towels are provided. This is a non-smoking unit and parking available at no extra charge. Laundry service and maid service in the complex is available at extra cost. Vida del Mar has two swimming pools, a seasonal restaurant and another close by within walking distance. WiFi available in unit. This is a very safe community with 24/7 security.

Property Manager
Rachael Palacios
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Rachael Palacios

This is my father's property, he lives in Mexico and I live in the U.S. My sister and I are helping him manage this.

Rachael Palacios purchased this condo in 2008

Why Rachael Palacios chose Manzanillo

He owns a house in Club Santiago and bought this as an extra place to have on hand when there were too many of us to stay at the house.

What makes this condo unique

This is a unique, quiet complex that is away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough if you want to go into town and eat at the restaurants in Santiago (Juanito's is a favorite) or Manzanillo.


Manzanillo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite bathroom to the bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second bathroom off the living room/kitchen area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed with en suite full bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Pacific Gold Coast Ocean View Condominium, Mexico
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Place is better than I thought, my wife fell in love with the the place.can way to come back

  • 5 of 5

Place is clean and comfortable. Beautiful sunsets. It’s great

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Another beautiful oceanfront getaway, listening to the waves and enjoying the cliffside pool. There really is nothing like Vida del Mar and Rachel's place is the best.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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World class view - immaculate grounds

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for the month of February, 2017 - the view is as shown and the waves breaking on the beach is incredible. We really enjoyed our stay. My review reflects the fact that I am 76 yrs and have a problem walking. Having said that, this complex is built on a series of hills and everything is either up a hill or down a hill on cobblestone roads.

I "assumed" that unit 103 would be a ground floor - unit is built on the side of a hill and it is three flights of stairs to go down to it. The closest swimming pool is approx. 200 yrds away, but again it is up a hill, down a hill and then up another steep hill.

You must have your own cell phone - without one there is no contact with reception office, call taxi, contact friends.

There is no restaurant within reasonable walking distance (mile to 1 1/2 miles)

The owner was very quick to respond to several minor issues when we first arrived - unit is clean and well equipped (washing machine is a dish washer - could not find dishwasher detergent anywhere - even Walmart).

If you want a quiet laid back, friendly location this is it - would recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best condo to rent at Vida del Mar

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at Vida del Mar from December 28, 2016 to January 4, 2017. We have been coming to Vida for several years and this is the best unit we have rented. The view is spectacular and the condo was very well equipped. The air con in the living room and bedroom were great to have, as were the blinds on the patio at the height of the day. The kitchen was very well equipped with lots of pots, pans, utensils, plates, glasses, etc. We did more cooking here than at other units we have rented as the kitchen was so great to use. The king bed was very comfortable and the futons in the living room were also fine for sleeping. It was nice to have the satellite TV, and the wifi also worked well. The water pressure is great, and there is lots of hot water in the showers. As on every trip to Manzanillo, the weather was perfect every single day. We swam in the pool every day and also snorkelled from the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you will return for a future visit. Kind regards, Rachael
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for close to 3 weeks by myself and enjoyed every minute of it. The deck is right on the ocean and amazing. The place is large, very clean and well furnished with great appliances that seem brand new. It was more than ample space for me and any guests that stopped by. The view is beautiful and the sound of the ocean is very calming Vida Del Mar has changed a little since I visited last around 20 years ago. The restaurant is closed now and there is nothing that close to the resort in terms of places to eat or shop. I had a wonderful stay but would recommend renting a car if you are staying at Vida Del Mar.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing place to be not too far from the city

  • 5 of 5

This condo was so great experience, the owner has everything if you want to prepare your own meals. Ocean Front, I enjoyed the ocean, have the windows open and relax with the waves. Its so private with security guard 24hrs and they do not let other people get in the community. Wireless internet, great restaurant close by with great food and great price. I was going to complain about the road but on our way out, they were fixing it, so we got exited to come back to this beautiful and peaceful place! They have a public beach close by where you can go shop for items of the region! This is one of the places where you want to come back over and over!

Este condominio fue una experiencia reliosa, los dueños tienen todo por si quieren preparar sus propias comidas. Enfrente del oceano para escuchar el mar, esas olas que golpean las piedras hasta ganas dan de dormer con las ventanas aviertas. Siempre hay seguridad y no dejan pasar a nadie si no esta autorizado. Internet en el condominio para poder comunicarse. Esta un restaurant cerca muy rico y buen precio. Tiene una playa publica muy cerca para ir a comprar las cosas de la region. Este es uno de los lugares que uno regresa una y otra vez....!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Playa de Oro International Airport, Manzanillo
Nearest Barpub
21 Kilometres
Santiago (seasonal Restaurant/Bar on property)
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
Club Santiago
Nearest Restaurant
21 Kilometres
Santiago (and seasonal Restaurant/Bar on property)
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
La Boquita, Santiago
Car: recommended

Manzanillo is a well-known resort destination in Mexico and was the first shipping yard in Latin America, built in 1531. Today it is Mexico's most important commercial seaport and a popular port of call with cruise liners. Known as the Sailfish Capital of the world, the port is host to many national and international competitions. Manzanillo consists of two large bays and boasts an average of 350 sunny days a year. You don't have to be a fishing aficionado to enjoy all Manzanillo has to offer. It has several resorts, the most famous of which is Las Hadas of Dudley Moore and Bo Derek '10' fame. Club Santiago is also a favorite spot with the foreign set, particularly in the winter months. Vida del Mar, the complex in this listing, is situated beyond the Club Santiago, set high on a mountain side with ocean views. It is not on the actual bay of Santiago and the small beaches of Vida del Mar are considered open ocean. The complex is therefore not recommended for young children and is best suited for adults who mainly enjoy relaxing by the pool, going into town for shopping or a nice meal, or exploring all the region has to offer. Vida del Mar has two pools and a restaurant, L'Recif that is open in the high season. The restaurant is poolside with a bar and has fantastic views of the ocean below.

But if sitting by the pool is not enough for you, there is plenty to do around Manzanillo.

There are golf courses nearby, at Club Santiago, or other hotel resorts in Manzanillo, or further away at Barra de Navidad. A trip to La Culebra and eating Pescado Sarandeado by the lagoon is highly recommended. You can catch a boat there that will take you past the Ritz Carlton resort to Barra de Navidad, a favorite spot with the more bohemian crowd.

About an hour southeast of the port is Cuyutlan, famous for the Ola Verde beach, home to some of the best surfing in Mexico.

Ecotourism is available at Manantlan Biosphere Reserve where there is a 100 ft. waterfall. People can swim, hike, mountain bike and go abseiling. Arrangements for these trips can be typically done through the local hotels.

Colima, the State capital is inland, about an hour away past the Sierra Mountains. There is an active volcano aptly named Volcan del Fuego that is known to spew lava/smoke when in a foul mood, making a perfect dramatic subject for the avid photographer. A dormant volcano next to it, Volcan Nevado de Colima forms part of the national park where you can go hiking, see the crater lake, spot wildlife, etc. Wise to check on conditions before going.

Just outside Colima is the Pueblo Magico of Comala, known for its painted white adobe buildings. About a mile outside of Comala is the Nogueras Cultural Center, housed in a former sugar hacienda.

How active you want to be is up to you. If you prefer to stay in Vida del Mar and enjoy the views poolside, or meditate to the hypnotic sound of the crashing waves in the privacy of the apartment, you will be sure to return rejuvenated.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit required.

If booking for more than two weeks payment schedule flexible.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to a month before the date of rental.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to a month before the date of rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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