|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Located in Porto Ixtapa, an exclusive development in the Ixtapa marina.The villa is at garden level and a few steps away from the yatch docks. This beautifully appointed 1930 sq.ft. villa has plenty of windows and views of the marina and garden areas. The floorplan includes:
• A master bedroom with a queen size bed, terrace facing the marina, closet, TV and a full bathroom.
• A junior bedroom with 2 twin beds, closet, and a private balcony terrace.
• A TV room that can be converted into a third bedroom (with 2 twin beds).
• The Junior bedroom and TV room share a second full bathroom.
• Indoor and outdoor dining areas
• Fully equipped kitchen
• Living room with an extra-high ceiling facing the garden and connected to the outdoor dining terrace with jacuzzi.
• Washer and drier
• Ceiling fans and AC in all bedrooms
• Assigned parking spot
Daily maid service included.
This property is also for sale by owner. Inquire also here.
Guests have access, within Porto Ixtapa, to various swimming pools, tennis courts, and a very affordable club house restaurant and bar with delicious food. Nearby golf course fees range from $75-$90 depend- ing on the season and reservations can be arranged from the Porto Ixtapa main office.
Daily maid service is included. Nanny and cook services can be arranged for a small extra fee.
Friendly administrative office can assist in booking access to nearby golf club or to reserve a dock in the marina, as well, as recommendations to local attractions.
Ixtapa is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. It sits facing west on a beautiful bay, close to the Zihuatanejo town (where the locals live) and a 30-minute ride from the airport. It was developed in the ‘70s in a well-planned manner, so it is not at all big or crowded like Acapulco or Puerto Vallarta. Its atmosphere is casual, relaxed and sporty (famous triathlon happens in May) and people are nice and helpful. Tourists include families, couples and honeymooners, mostly Mexicans but gradually more Ameri- cans and Canadians are discovering this beautiful place (due to various convenient direct flights from the US)
What To Do
Besides relaxing, swimming, strolling at the beach and enjoying the most gorgeous sunsets, Ixtapa has all kinds of aquatic sports: sailing, fishing, scuba, skiing, parasailing, as well as 2 golf courses. some jungle activities and a ‘swimming with dolphins’ center.
Ixtapa has a whole range of restaurants, from casual to fine dining. Authentic Mexican food and seafood are excellent along with multiple other cuisine options like Italian, Japanese, International and French. There are a few clubs, and good options for shopping; yet Ixtapa is not overly developed or crowded.
Nearby is Zihuatanejo, where the famous Casa que Canta Hotel, restaurant and spa is located (featured in “Travel & Leisure” as one of the top boutique hotels in the world). Also, there is plenty of shopping (crafts, silver, seashells, etc) in the old part of town and along the Playa de las Gatas promenade. For excellent seafood (lunch or dinner), La Perla restaurant in Playa de la Ropa, has wooden tables on a beautiful sandy beach. Any destination in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo can be reached by taxi (fares are fixed).
When To Go
Average 300 sunny days a year, tropical weather year-round: dry season in Spring, rainy season in the Summer (sporadic rains, mostly at night).
Multiple daily flights from Mexico City to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (ZIH) with Aeromexico, Click, and Mexicana (average round trip approximately $120)
Direct flights from the US from Houston, San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix (fares start at $300 and up according to the season).
Airlines with flights to ZIH from North America include: Conti- nental, Alaskan Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Northwest, Air Canada and West Jet.
Airport taxis or vans for groups from the airport to the marina are safe. Also, Hertz, Alamo and Thirfty car rentals are available at the airport.
This villa has been our beach home since it was built. My mom made a lot of improvements and tasteful decorations to make more special, comfortable and beach friendly (aka, wet clothes, sand)
I have been in charge of it for the last four years and have continued to update and improve the villa, most recently I installed, new wooden blinds, new A/C and gave a thorough maintenance pass to plumbing, jacuzzi, doors and windows).
Ana Bianchi purchased this villa in 1997
I grew up enjoying this villa and Porto Ixtapa in general and now we try to visit as often as possible. It is a great place to go with the family (my toddler girl loves it) because there are several swimming pools a few yards away. I love going because Ruby, my house keeper makes me feel really pampered with how she keeps the house and with her fabulous food.
It is a safe and comfortable place to enjoy a calm vacation but is also close to a lot of restaurants in the main Ixtapa area and the admin office is also very helpful in helping book sport activities in the area.
The house itself is very beautiful and comfortable for 6.
Bright and sunny, next to the garden, next to the water.
Porto Ixtapa is full of stairs but his villa sits at garden level so it is easy access the gardens, pools, restaurant.
All the staff is gracious and helpful.
The terrace with the jacuzzi is a great place to have meals al fresco with views of the marina.
The Porto Ixtapa restaurant is walking distance and it's food is very good and fairly priced, you can open a tab for your whole stay so no money needed each time you need something. Free wifi.
This villa is a perfect vacation home: spacious, bright, comfortable, quiet yet close to fun activities.
Pasamos dias muy tranquilos y agradables com mi familia en esta villa, tiene una bonita vista de la marina y esta comoda, muy serena. Hay una alberca cerca que casi no tiene gente y una magnifica panoramica. Servicios sencillos pero los necesarios. Sobre todo para quien quiera estar en un ambiente mas aislado y exclusivo alejado del bullicio de la zona hotelera. Buen mantenimiento de la casa y areas comunes.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
If you wish any additional services such as baby sitting, cooking, etc. that will be paid directly to the nanny, cook, etc