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Huge Penthouse. View from Top of the World. Private pool.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

.Every moment of your day at The Zihua Penthouse at Casa que Ve al Mar can be spent taking in the sweeping view of Zihuatanejo Bay with the Pacific Ocean just beyond, the surrounding Sierra Madre mountains and downtown Zihuatanejo.

In the quiet misty mornings, the calm water is a crystal clear Santorini blue that is almost indistinguishable from the dazzling blue sky. As the sun comes up, track the fun below on Playa la Ropa, with families staking out their spot in the sand or at one of many popular beachfront restaurants.

Watch the sailboats bob in the water while small panga boats dash back and forth across the bay. Parasailers will glide in front of the expansive living room and common area and you’ll be tempted to pop down to the beach to join in the fun… or you might just choose to settle down with a cold cocktail in the private pool and enjoy your perch on high.

The golden hour of sunset is truly magical, dusting the entire penthouse with a rosy glow, adding romance and whimsy to those last few moments of the day. At night, you’ll still hear the roar of the waves as you look out to see the lights twinkle from the boats on the bay and beyond in Zihuatanejo Centro.

The Zihua Penthouse at Casa Que Ve Al Mar is not just a stunning panoramic view, though!

It is a luxurious 3-bedroom condominium that is the perfect rental for your private getaway. The condo sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms that have king-size beds and en suite bathrooms PLUS a den with twin daybeds and an additional full bath.

The spacious layout of over 2500 square feet, fully stocked gourmet kitchen and open-plan common areas makes The Penthouse ideal for friends or family to share and enjoy this unique space comfortably.

Casa Que Ve Al Mar is one of the premier condominium developments in Zihuatanejo. Located above Playa la Ropa, it was designed by acclaimed Mexican architect, Enrique Zozaya.

The common areas at the front of the complex include 2 large infinity pools overlooking the bay, a bar and lounge area as well as lush gardens heavy with bougainvillea and other Mexican flowers.

The onsite administrative and 24-hour security staff are excellent, ensuring a quiet and safe stay while also providing concierge services to make your vacation unique and memorable.

features & services at La Casa Que Ve Al Mar

* 2 infinity pools overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay

*24 hour security

*beautifully landscaped grounds

*off street parking

*easy access to Playa la Ropa (a 200 meter walk)

*bilingual onsite administrative staff

*guest services office

Includes DAILY maid service.

Please NO children under the age of sixteen. If you book instantly and have children under sixteen, then the reservation will be cancelled

More Details

Property Manager
Harriet Garfinkle
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Harriet Garfinkle

From our home in the UK, we visit our penthouse two or three times a year to meet up with friends and enjoy the local beaches & fresh seafood!

Harriet Garfinkle purchased this condo in 2005

Why Harriet Garfinkle chose Centro

Sun - Sea - Sand in an authentic Mexican fishing village. We love the slow paced life & friendly people Zihuatanejo.

What makes this condo unique

Our 2500 square foot penthouse with stunning sunset views & a private pool is regarded as the best condo at Casa Que Ve Al Mar & one of Zihuatanejo's finest also!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very spacious, 3 bedrooms, large well equipped kitchen (the knives need to be sharpened). Superior library, I could have spent several more weeks there reading. The elevator opens directly to the suite giving a certain exclusive feel. The media room at the rear of the condo looks out to forested hillside and is a wonderfully cool place which can be important in Zihuatanejo.

We found the lighting could be improved with dimmer switches and more comfortable chairs for sitting in the evening. Also perhaps a large plant against the wall by the private pool. Casa Que Var al Mar is the most attractive of any condos that we have seen in Zihuatanejo and we have been visiting the area for 5 years. If finances permit this unit will not disappoint.
Dec 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Centro, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms are ensuite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please NO Children under sixteen years of age. Management Office On Site, Private Property Manager & Maid Service, 24 Hour Security Gated Community.


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Huge Penthouse. View from Top of the World. Private pool.
average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews

Incredible Views

  • 4 of 5

We spent 9 days in this fabulous penthouse with it's amazing views. It is in a good location and well maintained. The only downfall was dealing with the resident bats that would appear at night which prevented us from fully enjoying the open living room area. Also, I didn't like having to clean up bat droppings in the morning which had to be swept daily. On site management sent in exterminators, however, nothing changed. Despite the bats we did have an awesome stay.

  • Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view!

  • 4 of 5

Nicely appointed penthouse apartment. The location was perfect for walking to the beach or into town. The staff from the pool guy to our housekeeper were wonderful. The only complaint we had was the late afternoon heat. Because the living area is open we all ended up sitting in our bedrooms to escape the heat. Beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well appointed, laundry handy.

Bats at night took a bit of getting used to but we did. Overall a lovely complex that I would like to come back to.

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view and much more!

  • 4 of 5

Spent 12 days in this property with family (all adults) in Zihuatanejo over Christmas and New Years. The condo is very well laid out and is in a great location in the La Ropa area with an amazing view. It was extremely well equipped and everything was top notch. Approximately 5-10 minute walk to the beach and many great restaurants (steep downhill to get anywhere, and obviously steep uphill to get back). In our view it was too far to walk to the central area of the town; luckily we had a car which we used to get to town, the Mega grocery store, Ixtapa for workouts and a yacht rental, and other further away beach areas such as Playa Linda, Troncones and Soliditas (the most charming and uncrowded of all!). The grounds and pool area are well maintained and lovely. The staff on the complex were pleasant and helpful and the cleaning people were friendly and efficient. Our only complaints were with respect to the resident bats and the ants in the kitchen. Someone came by to measure for bat nets but they weren't installed during our stay. Even when we left the lights on overnight, we still had to sweep up the droppings every morning. We also had to keep spraying Raid in the kitchen to keep the ants away - it appeared they were coming down the walls from the roof, which is, I suppose, what you should expect in an open-air condo. It was a bit annoying but certainly didn't spoil our holiday. We had perfect weather and enjoyed the condo and the area immensely.

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol- Thank you for taking the time to write an extensive review. It is fantastic that you ventured out beyond Playa La Ropa. We too love Playa Linda, Troncones and Saladitas for surfing. And we also love Barra de Potosi for kayaking in the lagoon with hundreds of seabirds! LOL. I walk to town all the time. It is about a 20-minute walk, but I never do it in the heat of the day. In fact, a fun excursion is walking early morning to the where the fisherman bring in their catch on the Playa Principal…or to the Mercado Central (a Mexican–style market) to shop for edibles or a variety of household items. As far as the animals (bats and ants) in the condo, you are in the tropics. It is a constant struggle to keep the jungle at bay, but that is also what we love, no? As you mentioned, we do the best we can. The good news about bats is that they eat mosquitos, which are the main carrier of disease in the tropics. So, bats = good news! We love the Zihua Penthouse and we love the views of the bahia and the serene feeling of being above it all. Please come join us again! Harriet Booking Manager
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Fabuloso! Would highly recommend. We will be back.

  • Submitted: 8-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great We look forward to having you again!
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Beautiful views, well stocked kitchen, very clean, excellent maid service,

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in the penthouse and already are planning a return trip soon

  • Submitted: 21-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back!
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Fresh Air, Amazing View, Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful. As two younger couples without children we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciated it as the best place I've ever stayed at on vacation. We loved the open air-living room; being from the Pacific Northwest, I was a little worried about it beforehand; but it ended up being my favorite thing. It provided a lovely way to experience Zihua and gaze at the view while still be protected from the sun after being burned - it wasn't even a bummer to have to stay out of the sun. We enjoyed the private infinity dipping pool from dawn til after dusk. The AC at night in the bedroom made it easy for us to sleep, we enjoyed using the kitchen, the Wi-Fi and just kicking back. I would recommend it to any adult couples looking for a place to stay.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! The best place you have ever stayed is quite a compliment. We love it also and happen to agree with you! The open air living room with its soaring ceilings is a jewel. We also think that the Zihua Penthouse is spot on perfect as an above the world retreat for two couples. I also love that you took full advantage of 'Harriet's Guide' and hired a recommended driver to take you further a field for even more fun and adventure. Thanks again for having such a great vacation: it tickles us when folks have such a great time.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy. 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hotel Catalina
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
La Ropa
Car: not necessary

Yoga classes on the beach, private in-penthouse massage service, private tour guide available, private cook can be arranged


Rates & Availability

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

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$638.05

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Please NO children under 16 years of age.
Rate includes daily housekeeping.
3% VAT tax not included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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