Two Bedroom Oceanfront Condo Sleeps 5
About Chris Kelly
We, Chris and Deb, live in Vancouver, B.C. where we’ve raised two children – now young adults – and several cats and dogs while working for over 30 years as educators / administrators / university instructors. Since retiring six years ago, wonderful new doors have been opened for us, not the least of which has been our discovery of Mexico and Zihuatanejo.
Chris Kelly purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Chris Kelly chose Colonia La Madera
It was a bleak, wet January in 2013 when we decided to run away to somewhere warm and sunny. We’d never been to Mexico, though had wanted to, and close friends / travelling partners had just returned from Zihua with the most alluring pictures and stories, so, we chose this as our run-away destination. Booking 3 weeks late in the season meant we had to book 3 week-long stays, each of which offered its own perspective on the bay and its neighbourhoods; the south slope of La Ropa beach, the middle of Madera beach, then the north end of La Ropa. It was during our time in Bahia Suites on Madera beach that we became truly smitten with this unique place, its owners and tenants, its welcoming Mexican neighbourhood and its beautiful location. Though never intending to own property outside of Canada, after some months of research and conversations with other owners of Mexican properties, we returned to Bahia Suites and lived for the month of November in the condo we subsequently purchased in January 2014.
What makes this Condo unique
A spectacular location with easy access to everything of interest or need, comfort, charm, a welcoming, easy-going community, relaxed and friendly fellow travellers, and wonderful food.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Paradise with beach views
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The ocean views & breezes are spectacular. Carmen was there awaiting our arrival and went above & beyond for us, even helping us find a carpenter to make a special box for artwork we purchased. It’s a special place and there is a team of attendants ready at your service. We would stay here again in a heartbeat! It’s paradise.
Great space, highly recommend, difficult communication
Let me start by saying that the property is exactly as described. It's centrally located on Playa Madera, walking distance to everything. The unit is in a secure and 24-hour guarded building, the pool is fantastic and well maintained and the views are breathtaking. We had plenty of space, loved being there and would go back.
On the con side: The communication with the owner was difficult and we never got (even after reaching out to him on email) check-in instructions via text, the ap nor on email and had to call him after arriving at the airport. That was frustrating, and he had us call someone else to find the unit and get check-in instructions (so everything was verbal with non-English speaking cab drivers). If we didn't speak Spanish, this would have been pretty difficult. That being said, he did apologize, his site manager was fantastic, and we loved our stay. It wouldn't keep me from staying here again, I would just make darn sure I reached out to the owner a couple of days in advance.
The unit is not brand new, but has everything you could ask for, fully equipped to cook- just bring food (check out the market, it's WELL worth the visit). The hammocks are a dream, the day bed and queen bed are super comfortable, there is an in-room safe, the security staff could not be nicer and you're on vacation! Enjoy!
What a great experience! Loved the place, love Zihua!
Very nice place! With the totally open view you feel like the bay is inside the unit! Very well appointed. Carmen is great and very helpful. That said., there are two steps for anyone who has trouble with them. The bathroom is one step higher than the bedrooms, kitchen and living room. Very nice experience overall!
Would love to keep this place a secret but too nice not to share!
While it's been a few months since our stay at La Casa de Rosario, and we had hoped to keep this gem a secret, our better judgement (need to share) prevailed. My best friend and I celebrated our 50 years of friendship by staying here the first two week of April, 2018. Right from the start, the owners, Chris and Deb were helpful in our planning. The welcome packet they provided us with was by far the most through and thoughtful one we have ever received. Not only did it assist us in getting familiar with the condo, but gave us a ton of information on the history, surrounding area, shopping, sights, etc. Carmen Nunez, the Property Manager and her staff could not have been more helpful. Carmen provided us with helpful information, was patient with our many questions and was always available by phone if we needed her (which we are happy to report we did not!) Her kind an easy manner helped us feel very "cared for" and her entire staff could not have been any more patient while assisting to our needs. La Casa de Rosario is a jewel. Beautiful, airy, comfortable, quiet (except for the waves that will lull you to sleep), with everything we would need and no detail was left behind. They even had a nice "in house" library which we fully took advantage of! We found everything within walking distance. Would highly recommend getting up early and heading down to "Centro" to watch the fishing boats come in; quite an awesome experience. While there are several restaurants close by that our excellent, our favorites were "El Arraayan" and Porto Di Mare. The fish market, and surrounding food markets has everything you need with the help of La Rana (half block away) to create your own fresh meals. Shopping was awesome! This condo and it's surrounding community is a very special place. Our plan is to return as soon as we are able. When Carmen first opened the door and said "Welcome to Paradise," she nailed it. Our sincere "Thank You" to Chris and Deb for the privilege of allowing us to stay in their piece of Paradise.
Beautiful days, tropical nights. 🌴�Accommodations were more than expected .......Would definitely return! Carmen and her staff were fabulous. “Bent over backwards”...
Wonderful view with everything needed for a terrific vacation
We really enjoyed our stay in Casa de Rosario. The owners
provided the most complete and useful information package
that we have ever encountered. The kitchen was functional
and the beds were comfortable with nice soft pillows. The ever
changing view of sea and cruising boats was entertaining.
We enjoyed swimming in the sea and the pool. The service
in Bahia Suites was friendly and accommodating. If in Zihua
again we would definately try to stay here as the location is
close to a beach but also walking distance to town.
This property is perfectly located for easy access to all the features and amenities of the bay, beaches, and townsite. La Ropa beach is a 15 minute walk to the south. The townsite - with restaurant boardwalk, daily fish and produce markets and multiple shops and cafes - is a 10 minute walk north along the beach and seawall. There is a confectionery store half a block from the property and a full groceries / wine and spirits / clothing / hardware outlet is a 25 minute walk or brief cab ride away. The property is surrounded by several cafes and restaurants - ranging from traditional Mexican to international cuisine. Behind the property is a classic Mexican open-air grill which also features a wonderful cooking school. To the left is Aura Del Mar hotel - formerly a lavish hacienda - with a patio bar featuring a panoramic view of the bay. At the foot of the steps to the beach, La Palapa cafe will offer you shady lounge chairs for your day at the beach and a few steps away the Bistro Del Mar offers fine dining and excellent service. Tours, fishing trips, water craft and massages are easily and comfortably available along the beachfront.