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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:
March 20, 2018

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 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy to discover that the pictures reflected the reality . Sometimes what looks like a condo on the beach isn’t. So we were very pleased with our spot over looking the ocean. Plus the grounds, the pools and the beach which is safe for swimming we’re all beautifully kept up. However I’m sad to report that the pebble beach below our room had a lot of plastic trash ie cups bottles bags etc. We picked up over 8 bags of trash and left the beach as it should be, beautiful. It’s a steep walk down and isn’t safe for swimming so I guess the groundskeepers don’t feel a need to maintain it. But it was disappointing to see. However we loved the place and the surrounding community . We will be back !!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca for coming and for your review. I didn't know the beach below was so littered, and thank you for drawing attention to it. Nobody really goes down there so sadly the litter is coming from the ocean, not from people using it. I will let the management know, not sure what their policy is on cleaning it up. Appreciate you doing your bit for the environment though, thank you!
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great view; well maintained

  • 5 of 5

great view! place is great easy to get to from the airport. parking was simple. appliances all work well. grounds are beautiful and very well kept. cliff pool was beautiful!

if you're looking to beach all day this is not the place for you. but if you want to just relax and hang this is the place! super quiet and relaxing. great steakhouse and Italian food on the main drag about 20 min.

access to the beach club was fantastic 10 min drive great food and drinks!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views, clean & comfortable apartment !

  • 5 of 5

You have to have been there to understand how wonderful this little part of Mexico is... :-) Rachael was a great and very flexible host, accomodating all our needs!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Attila for returning and hope you enjoyed your stay again! Attila is great guest, giving us good feedback and leaving the apartment in great condition. Thank you and best wishes for the New Year. Rachael
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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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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.




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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