About This Listing
Our four bedroom condo has a beautiful & elegant style, yet provides relaxing space that will meet the highest expectations of a great stay. Located in the most exclusive beach complex on the Mexican Pacific coast, at a 3 minute walk to the beach.
At the main (top) floor of the condo you will spend most of the day. There is a spacious living room, a dining room, a terrace and a small pool...with a great view from everwhere.
The rooms are all spacious and bright, decorated with an elegant coast style. The master bedroom and bedroom 2 have both one king size bed, a twin bed/sofa, Sky TV and private bath. Both have a gorgeous terrace with resting chairs and hammocks facing the ocean. Bedroom 3 has three twin beds, an additional pull-out twin bed and private bath. Bedroom 4 has also three twin beds, one of which is a bunk bed, and a bath. All bedrooms have A/C, ceiling fans and wifi.
My favorite place is the top floor where there is a huge open space with the living room, dining area, small pool, terrace, sofas, outdoor table and an incredible view. Here you will enjoy life! It also features A/C in case you want a cool environment that can be closed with glass sliding doors (without sacrificing the great view). You have wifi everywhere. In the living room area there is a 50" TV with high definition Sky TV.
Our cleaning lady Ari is also a great cook! She comes everyday (except Sundays) during your stay to prepare all your meals, serve you drinks, clean, and keep everything running smoothly (9am-5pm). Her assistance is included in your fee. For more than 6 guests, she will bring another person to help her with all the daily chores (addt’l fee will apply).
Located in the gated community Punta Ixtapa, in the Veleros section, you will have free use of the luxury resort's 2 clubs and 4 private beaches:
- 'El Morro' beach club with 2 large infinity pools, a great restaurant, and a private beach with kayaks and lifeguards. It takes 3 minutes to walk from our condo to El Morro.
- 'Las Cuatas' with 2 private beaches and an beautiful gym overlooking the ocean.
- The fourth beach is called Playa Quieta and it also has a private club with a pool and a restaurant.This beach is great for jogging, walking or water skiing.
The clubs have an incredibly high level of service: they provide you towels, beach umbrellas, and bar and food service (drinks just keep coming!). The restaurants have a top notch Mexican chef who creates fresh and delicious dishes, at incredible low prices (restaurants are non-profit services).
Our condo has 2 new hybrid bikes that you can freely use to bike around Ixtapa. By the way, Ixtapa is famous for its 'ciclopista', it is a +20km (12 miles) paved path that goes along all Ixtapa an into Playa Linda, where people bike, jog, walk and skate. There are lots of free additional things to do on premises to have everyone happy: tennis, paddle-tennis, bicycles, kayak and workout gym by the beach. There are two golf courses in Ixtapa which are located at a 10 min drive. You can freely use our tennis racquets (2), sets of golf clubs (2), surf board, beach balls, etc. Also, you can get surf lessons right at the El Morro beach (40 usd/hr), get a professional massage at the condo (45 usd/hr), and many other activities (golf, fishing, scuba diving, sailing…) which are listed on a service directory that we provide you.
If you want you can use our car, a GM Suburban, to move around the Ixtapa area, go to other beaches, or to have dinner in Zihuatanejo town (a $20 daily fee for your stay will apply). Also, we can arrange to have a driver from the condo staff to take our GM Suburban and pick you up at the airport. There is no cost. The airport is ~15 mins away from our condo.,
If you provide a grocery shopping list, the condo management staff will buy it and have it ready for your arrival.
Note: our property is in a private area of Ixtapa, not in the (too) crowded area where most of the huge buildings with apartments for rent are located (like Bay View Grand -BVG-, Tesoro, Palmetto, etc.)
Interaction with Guests
During your stay, the condo management staff will make sure everything runs smoothly. We only call once or twice during your stay to make sure you are having a great stay.
The house is set to host maximum 12 guests.
No smoking inside the condo (allowed at the terraces)
Pets are not allowed
We stayed at Rene and Karin's condo the first four nights of our honeymoon and it could not have been any better! Rene was very helpful in answering questions before our arrival, and when we arrived the condo staff and Ari (who is an excellent cook) were very hospitable.
Originally we were going to stay at Capella Ixtapa, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the condo was so near, and included so much more than the hotel would have.
The private beach closest to the condo, El Morro, is one of the best beaches we have been to; the view is breathtaking.
I highly recommend this condo and Rene and Karin as host. If we come back to Ixtapa, we will not look to stay anywhere else!
Rene and Karin's place was not just a lovely home for rent, but also an exclusive tropical resort experience. Prior to arrival Rene communicated with me by phone and e-mail and Karin also by e-mail with some choices for menu selections to be cooked by their housekeeper/cook, Ari. We were picked up at the airport in their car by Roberto, a delightful staff member of Punta Ixtapa and taken immediately to the condo.
Let me first tell you that we are frequent renters of vacation rentals, and this was by far one of the, if not, the best place we've stayed. To get to the condo you walk up a lovely curved staircase, and then enter into a grand entry hallway complete with a bench and lighted art niche display with wing sculptures. You then enter a separate and lockable door into another large hallway with a pretty metal sculpture in another niche leading to three of the four bedrooms with bathrooms, two with king beds and extra twin bed, and one with three twin beds. The two king rooms share a large porch with lovely views and two hammocks for relaxing. The upstairs is accessed by another curved staircase with beautiful underwater photographs we learned were taken by Karin's brother, a professional underwater photographer (many of his photos are nicely displayed throughout the home.) Upstairs is a large comfortable open room with living area with built-in seating and a t.v. and dining area with a large table. Past the dining area you enter the well-stocked kitchen through swinging doors. There is also a laundry room behind the kitchen. At the top of the stairs there is another bedroom with two twin beds and a bunk bed and another bath serving the upstairs. The large porch has an infinity edged pool, outdoor lounging couches, and a comfortable al fresco dining table. The condo was very comfortable for the two of us, and could comfortably accommodate several more couples or family members.
Ari is a very good cook of local regional fare, and cleaned our room and made our bed daily. Although she does not speak English we communicated with our limited Spanish and notes, lots of smiles and laughter.
The resort, Punta Ixtapa, is, in itself, a destination. We were pleasantly surprised to find that you could hear the ocean at night and that it was a short walk from the condo through a palm lined paved trail to the private beach with a beach club with two pools, a bar, and a restaurant. The tropical foliage is beautiful and you find all of the plants we have as houseplants in the US, including poinsettias, ti plants, philodendrums, elephant ear plants, maidenhair ferns, and palm trees. We walked and biked using the condo bikes throughout the resort going to three private beaches and a public one shared with Club Med. The workout room is amazing- right on the beach! We swam in the warm ocean every day. An amazing vacation!
Rene was an amazing host; extremely accommodating and responded quickly to all messages. We were in touch throughout the stay! His condo is beautiful with stunning views, the car helped us going to playa quieta with the whole family and made it very convenient for us. There were bicycles and canoes for us to use as well. The two helpers that were with us throughout our stay were friendly and cooked us delicious meals breakfast through dinner! Ari's peacado a la veracruzana was so good as well as her sopes for breakfast. I highly recommend staying at Rene's luxury condo!! The service was exceptional, the condo was very comfortable and I appreciate all that Rene did for us. Thank you for hosting my whole family and I!!
This condo and the private club and beach are amazing. You must come here! We were picked up by Lesbia at the airport, she took us in and showed us everything about the property. Rene arranged a cook for the entire week for only $30 per day. She was wonderful. Ask for Arinel. She made awesome fresh meals and would shop each night for anything we wanted to eat the next day. The condo is clean, enormous, and beautiful. The beach club has a wait staff who will bring you great poolside food. The beach was empty except for our family. An amazing private experience.
About the Host, Rene
Karin is a real state broker and I am IT businessman. Both Mexicans. We really love to travel and do it as much as we can. Specially we enjoy getting to know a city on a bicycle; perfect speed and freedom! We also like doing sport activities like running, windsurf, tenis, squash (ups that sounds old), water and snow ski, ... and even ping pong!