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Our Little Slice of Paradise / ~The~ Amara

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


We are located on the 4th floor of the Amara overlooking the palm trees to the beautiful sea.

Beautiful sunsets every evening.

We are in the heart of Ixtapa Beach just walking distance to great restaurants, luxury shopping and groceries.

Each room is individually temperature controlled for your comfort.

A personal cook is available upon your request.

2 master suites on the seaside: one king bed, one queen bed.

2 bedrooms facing the beautiful mountains and golf course: both queen beds.

All bedrooms have their own bathrooms. (total of 5)

We have 2 wide screen TV’s, 1 in the living area, 1 in the master suite with cable service.

Fully equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer.

24 hour security.

Private gate to the beach from the pool area.


We have three swimming pools: large infinity pool for everyone, children’s wading pool and an adult’s only pool. There is a poolside bar that serves pretty much anything you can think of to drink! And our bartenders are great.

On the beach, we have private palapas with lounge chairs.

We have 2 paddle tennis courts on site for guests.

There is parking inside the gated property.

15 minutes from Zihuatanejo Mexico

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Sandi Kemps
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Ixtapa, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath with shower and view of mountains and town
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful view of the beach and bay. Private bathroom/shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , View of the beach and bay. Private bath/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , View of the mountains. Private bath/shower
  • King size beds (1) In 1st master suite, Queen size Beds (1) In 2nd master suite and both bedrooms on the mountain view side.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our property is gated and guarded from the main road and from the beach. No one gets in without the guards knowing you belong there. Its very safe. The staff that works at the Amara are wonderful polite people who are a delight to be around.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Our Little Slice of Paradise / ~The~ Amara
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Eagan, MN

Everything you need in a vacation rental - near perfection

  • 5 of 5

We rented this space from Mike and Sandi and it was everything they advertised and more. The view was even better than the pictures. There are 4 large sliding glass doors that open up to the large balcony and make it one large space - all the chairs, lounges, couches were comfortable. We had 3 other couples with us and it was never crowded, except for the kitchen at times, but we managed with it. Each room comes with its own a/c unit, but with the nice breezes, we rarely needed to use them. The unit had every amenity that you could image - it's rare to find that in a rental. All the couples loved their room. The beds were comfortable, private bathroom, ceiling fans, plenty on space to put away your gear, and lots of hangars! The administration office was always available for any questions or issues we had. They supplied a bottle (7 gallon) of water for the water tank any time it needed replacing. The fridge has an icemaker (with a filter) that is safe for your drinks. We also took advantage of hiring a chef for an evening to cook us an authentic Mexican meal. She bought all the food, prepared it, served it, and cleaned up - truly fantastic and recommended. The entire complex is also very secure and safe. The pools were also very comfortable - plenty of chairs and if you wanted shade, no problem finding it. There was a pool bar that also cooked some light food - burgers, etc. The unit has over a dozen beach towels and plenty of bath towels. This is our second time in Ixtapa, and we plan to rent this space again, if Mike and Sandi will have us!!

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis Missouri

Our winter escape in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting at Amara, but won’t be our last! We have been coming to Ixtapa for more than 10 years and found Sandi&Mike’s condo the best of the best! Unbelievable view and beautifully furnished. Thank you Sandi&Mike for letting us share your “little slice of paradise”

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La grande vie

  • 5 of 5

Une vue magnifique, un comfort de grand hotel, un équipement complet, un accueuil chaleureux, que demander de plus. Nous sommes prêts à y retourner dès notre prochain séjour à Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Merci à la famille Kemp de nous avoir laissés profiter de "leur petit coin de Paradis"

Louise, Adeline, Bernard Guay

  • Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Condo in Ixtapa!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time at this very comfortable condo. 4 bedrooms, each with own bathroom was a perfect layout for us. The condo furnishings are lovely, beds are firm and the building is well placed - on the beach and walking distance close to restaurants, banks for cash, small grocery store, liquor stores and other amenities. Spectacular view. This area has many all-inclusive resorts which I have stayed at before. I found renting this condo much cheaper and being able to make my own breakfast and choose to go out or cook was much better suited to our tastes. The development across the street and down at the Marina allowed us to eat at different restaurants every night. The building has lovely pools and comfortable lounge chairs with a decent bar (food from there - not so much) and a gym. Gym could use a good clean but had a decent amount of equipment that did the job.

FYI - a renters fee of $21 US dollars per person was charged by the building upon checking in. We knew about this before arriving but only after we had booked. Also a tab of 1000 pesos was required at the start of our rental time for the bar. Easily used that up with drinks by the pool but it was good to just hand them the cash so best to have it on hand when checking in. There is a Property Manager who speaks English which made the briefing on the condo easy.

Taxis are normally plentiful right out of the secured gate. The guards will give you a hand hailing one if there are none in sight. About 100 Pesos will get you into ZIH where you can hire a boat to go fishing, snorkelling, stroll thru the Artisan Market or grocery shop at the bigger market - Mega.

There is only one thing that I would change if we could. That would be the noise from the Krystal, the resort next door. If you are booking over New Year's Eve, as we did, you will need to keep in mind that they, have a massive outdoor party for a couple hundred people. Live band until 2 am right outside our window. Too bad we aren't bigger party animals because it was something. Double insulated windows kept out quite a bit but that night the noise was impossible to sleep through.

I would highly recommend this condo and will definitely be booking again. We enjoy this location and find Ixtapa/ZIH to be a wonderful spot for a quick, sunny holiday from Western Canada.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Canada


  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this condo at the Amara. Once again, it lives up to it's title: "Our Little Slice of Paradise". We love the location, the beach, the private pool areas, the quietness, the amenities in the condo and the people. The condo manager, Claudia, is available all the time for questions, and has the answer to everything!! One night we had a fabulous cook, Lilianna, do an amazing Mexican dinner for us. The restaurants are located across the street and there are plenty!!! Right out the front door is an amazing walking/biking path that goes from Ixtapa to Playa Linda, through a National park. We rented bikes and had a great few hours of biking. I would highly recommend this condo!!!

Dianne F.

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

This condo was awesome. Four couples from around the country met here in Ixtapa for 2 weeks in February and loved the unit. Very conveniently located right on the beach with 3 pools ( adult) and one ocean. The pictures of the unit are accurate and we found it very comfortable.

There were a few problems with things breaking down but the management at Amara had someone there to fix the problem almost before we hung up the phone.

There were only two negatives...first the kitchen was a little small (of course we had 4 couples sharing the kitchen).

The second was something out of the owner's control...the hotel next door held parties and events 3 or 4 times during our stay where they cranked their speakers up so loud we could barely hear each other talk. Most times it was evenings and ended by 10 but in one instance they started the noise before 8 in the morning. However, in talking to people staying on other parts of the beach, noise seems to be a minor problem in most areas.

Despite that, if you have never been to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo you are missing one of the best beaches in Mexico. Between the 2 mile beach and surf of Ixtapa and the real Mexican town of Zihuatanejo, (a $5 cab ride) it is a perfect vacation spot and has almost none of the blatant "tourist traps" that you find in places like Cancun and Cozumel.

Two of the couples with us were 1st time visitors and are already talking about returning.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Ixtapa, Mexican Riviera

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$638.05

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
There is a 450 peso charge per person for rental bracelets. This charge will be paid at the time of check in and the current exchange will apply for American dollars.

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. We use pay pal and if you are in the US we will accept checks. One half is due to hold your reservation and the remainder is due 2 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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