Casa Lagartija is a lovely Mexican style house with 3 spacious flats. One on each floor.
It is located in the historical La Madera neighborhood, centrally located and within easy (5 to 10 minutes) walking distance to both the beaches and town.
Casa Lagartija is located a top Cerro de La Madera in the historical Colonia La Madera neighborhood. Centrally located, it is less than 5 minutes by foot to the beach and and about 10 minutes walking to the center of town.
Apartment #2 offers a spacious living area with a lovely terraza off of the living room looking out towards the bay. It has two bedrooms, each with a king sized bed. One bedroom also has two separate twin beds, with a pull down shade for privacy. The master bedroom has a lovely balcony that looks out through the trees over town and the surrounding hills. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, and one bath with separate shower. Maid service 3 times a week, linens and towels (changed once a week), and drinking water are provided.
Guests have complete and private access to the whole floor the apartment is on.
Interaction with Guests
I live here at Casa Lagartija, and am available should you need anything. Upon your arrival I will meet and greet you, help you with any questions you may have, and give you your keys. During your stay, if you need anything I am just upstairs. If I'm not home I can be reached by cell phone or email.
I am totally flexible about check-in and check-out times if nobody is leaving before you, or coming in right after you.
La Madera is one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Zihuatanejo. Casa Lagartija is located on the hill between the beaches, and the shops and restaurants of Calle Adelita.
It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from Casa Lagartija into the center of town. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk down to Madera Beach, and about 20 minutes to walk to La Ropa Beach. Adelita Street, with it's nightlife and numerous restaurants is just down the hill.
There are numerous buses and taxis available at the bottom of the hill. Zihuatanejo is a very easy city to access by foot. Everything is walkable within minutes from Casa Lagartija
Other Things to Note
I am very flexible about check-in and check-out times, just ask me. If nobody is leaving before you, or coming in after you what time you would like to check-in or out is absolutely, no problem.
Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only
Please respect the neighbors and keep the noise level down between 11pm and 8am.
Please treat the apartment kindly, as you would your own home!
Small pets allowed with pre-approval
Casa Lagartija is perfectly situated for a visit to Zihuatanejo. It's close to the downtown and the beaches. The neighbourhood, La Madera, is charming and bustling. The unit itself is very spacious. We were 4 (Three adults and a teenager) and we never felt that we were on top of one another. The unit is well-appointed, clean and comfortable. Joa and Carlos are a fountain of knowledge about Zihua and the surroundings They made us feel welcome and were very helpful in providing information.
We would return!
N. Joa's advice helped us a lot. From the time we landed until we left everything worked out. The location is above 2 beaches and the central shopping and dining area ....all accessible by a short walk. The apartment suited our needs very well... We prepared our own breakfasts and lounged out on the balcony with coffee in the mornings. Lots of birds, squirrels and geckos around the area....good neighbors as well. Very pleased to recommend this apt. to anyone.
My fiancé and I stayed for 4 days at the end if July. Joa was delightful. She met us at our unusual arrival time of 8.30am and showed us in. The apartment was actually a lot bigger than I anticipated from the photos. The view from the kitchen window over looks the city which is kinda cool, and even though we were there in the hottest months, the apartment wasn't too hot as it gets a great cross breeze from the little balcony through to the kitchen. From looking at the map I thought it might be a small mission into town, but it was a lot closer than I thought. It might take 6 minutes of slow walking to get to town, but it is a delightful walk along the foreshore.
Highly recommend, great value!
My husband and I visited for a beach getaway and it was more than enough room for us. Casa Lagartija is safe and situated in a great location right above La Madera beach. Joa is very accessible prior and during your stay. There's no AC but the fans kept it pretty comfortable. If you want to experience Zihua with just enough of authenticity but still enough comforts from home, this is a good spot for you.
Great location! Joa and her husband are helpful with anything you will need. The place is clean and airy! Good experience overall. Would recommend this place.
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Originally from California (San Francisco), I have lived in Zihuatanejo for 13 years now. In addition to our rentals, my husband Carlos and I also have a great local bar in downtown Zihua with lots of live music. Carlos has lived here for just about 30 years, so between the two of us, we can share tons of info on Zihua and the surrounding area.