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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Comfy private room with private bath, A/C + WiFi. Overhead fan, dresser, queen size bed and hanging closet. Make the most of your stay with my comprehensive local guide to activities, restaurants and bars, fun day trips, Spanish immersion and more!

The space

Welcome to Zihuatanejo and my pad just steps from La Madera beach and a quick walk from downtown! This is a great base to explore this lovely quaint and friendly little beach town. I´ve lived here over 10 years and have put together a comprehensive guide to local activities, restaurants, fun day trips, Spanish immersion and more! Make the most of your stay here with someone who has lots of local knowledge and who loves giving guests a true local experience!

Zihuatanejo offers all kinds of fun activities and I put my guests in touch with reputable local service providers as well as often guiding trips myself!

** Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
** Surfing Trips & Surf Lessons
** Yoga Classes
** Stand Up Paddle Board Tours & Lessons
** Mexican market tours & Cooking Classes
** Spanish Immersion Lessons
** Sailing, hobie cat, jet skiing and parasailing
** Fishing (big and small catch)
** Day trips to the waterfalls, hot springs, caves, archeological site, Mexican temazcal (sweat lodge), natural reserve and more!

My Place

I have a large second story apartment in a quiet residential complex made up of mostly Mexican families and a few expats. My apartment is home to a couple of lovely kitties (and a foster kitty and foster rescue pup) who are very chill and split their time between running around outside and lounging around the house.

The room is quite large with a queen size bed, dresser and hanging open closet. Overhead ceiling fan and A/C will keep you nice and cool for sleeping. The room has it´s own private bath and shower. I provide guests with clean sheets, bath towel and bath essentials. I have beach towels for rent at a minimal cost. Guests can use the kitchen and common areas and have WiFi access. There is off street parking within the complex if you are arriving by car.

The area is a few blocks from La Madera beach and a quick walk into downtown Zihuatanejo. It´s a great base to explore the town and within walking distance to all beaches within the bay (La Ropa, La Madera and Las Gatas).

Nearby is downtown "el centro" with many restaurants, farmers market (as well as a weekly organic market), shops, cafes, bars and banks. If you prefer to get a ride to the beach, you'll find plenty of taxis and frequent mini-buses that shuttle back and forth between beaches and downtown, just a block from the apartment. Renting a car is not really necessary.

If you are interested in language exchange programs, cooking classes, surfing, scuba, snorkeling, yoga, cultural excursions, etc, I've lived in the area for over 9 years and am happy to provide insider info and recommendations on what to do and where to go! Ask me about the local hot springs and waterfalls ... these are places even some long time Zihua residents have yet to find ;)

Our international airport is only a fifteen minute ride from my place and you can either opt for a private taxi, local collectivo van or I can arrange to pick you up for a minimal charge.

If you want to have an authentic Zihua experience, meet the locals and get a real taste for the area, you should definitely come stay with me !!

Bienvenidos a Zihuatanejo !

Guest access

Guests will have access to the kitchen, dining room and living area.

Interaction with guests

I will be present during my guests stay to help orient them here and get them set up with any kind of activities they might be interested in.

Other things to note

I have two kitties (and a foster kitty and foster pup) who will be in and out of the apartment. They are very affectionate and friendly but if you have allergies or don't like animals this may not be the place for you.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price: $40 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM

The rules of the house are pretty simple. Renters are free to use the common areas and the kitchen. I prefer to rent to non-smokers but there is a garden area outside if you do smoke.

I work from home so I'd be around but mostly working on my computer and listening to music with my headphones on. Basically I just ask that renters keep their area tidy and respect appropriate noise levels (listening to music is fine but blasting pantera at 2am would be pushing it).

There's no curfew, but obviously if you are going to go out and party just try to be quiet when coming back to my place. Oh and please no friends or strangers over.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

43 Reviews

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Brenda User Profile
April 2017
This place is very good value for money. I wasn't expecting luxury for the price but the flat is nicely decorated and has good airflow, so it was easy to sleep at night. I didn't have to use the AC, just the fan overhead. The amenities are basic but that is what you are paying for. The people in the rest of the apartment complex are very friendly. Maura was away when I was there but her friend was very helpful whenever I had questions. He checked in with me on most days to see if I had everything I needed. I highly recommend Maura's flat as good value for money. It's a great area, lots of restaurants and a short walk to the centre of town and the beach. The location can't be beat.

Michael User Profile
April 2017
Residential area. Nice fan. AC available that I didn't need. Good wi-fi. Safe and secure. Friendly neighbors and businesses.

Jan User Profile
February 2017
Maura's knowledge of the area was so helpful to us, as first time visitors to this area. She afforded us plenty of privacy and space. Although we thought we used water sparingly the emphasis on water conservation seemed a bit out of proportion and made us uncomfortable. Her place is very centrally located and secure.

Suzanne User Profile
February 2017
Maura is an awesome host with tons of info and a willingness to always help with suggestions and information. She even facilitated getting us a camera charger which really helped us out. As well her cats are lovely and we loved having them around in the apartment. The place was very clean and neat and had lots of space for us. Maura always made us feel welcome in her home. The complex is very close to the central area of town so we really liked the location. As well Madera Beach is a quick walk away and Armando's is a great place to spend days on the beach. If you want to go further afar taxis and buses are plentiful. The laundry service, Oxxo convenience store, pharmacy and tons of restaurants are also very close by. Have breakfast at lovely Nora's which is just outside the complex and across from the fire station (no sign - just tables and a stove)! We loved our time in Zihua and with Maura.

Louise User Profile
January 2017
I found the apartment a bit dark

May User ProfileMay is a superhost.
November 2016
Maura was out of town when I stayed at her place but she made sure I got in okay! It was easy to walk to town and the beach from her home and I enjoyed staying there! Thanks Maura!

Dave User Profile
November 2016
Maura's place is exactly what I look for when I travel. It was comfortable, clean , and she made you feel right at home instantly. The location is within short walking distance of the center of town, the beaches, and multiple wonderful restaurants. Maura is the nicest hostess you could ever find , she has been down here many years and knows the area extensively , and has a multitude of suggestions and guidance. I really enjoyed her company and she was a pleasure to spend time with. With any luck, I'll be back someday, and I hope to pay a visit to Maura's. It's nice to have a friend in such a beautiful location.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico · Joined in March 2011
Maura User ProfileMaura is a superhost.

I'm originally from NYC but have been living in this pacific coastal paradise for 11 years! I love to surf, scuba dive, sail, snowboard and travel. Basically anything involving the ocean or the mountains is where I am most happy. I have been hosting people and traveling through the airbnb website and I am really enjoying the experience. The place where I live is a real paradise and I look forward to giving guests insider tips and recommendations on local spots and things to do!!

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