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Panoramic Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

2 bedroom, 3 bath condo

Walk down to beach

Walk into town

Enjoy the pool

James Pankow/Holly Pearson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2018

About James Pankow/Holly Pearson

Holly and I are both from the Chicago area. She is a software engineer and I currently am in the Restaurant/Bar business. We try to get to Zihua as often as possible, especially during the winter.

James Pankow/Holly Pearson purchased this condo in 2005

Why James Pankow/Holly Pearson chose Playa Madera

We originally looked at another unit for sale in our building on a whim. We fell in love with it the unit had sold. Our realtor found our unit several months later and we purchased sight unseen. (Pictures only) We love our location and the availability to everything.

What makes this condo unique

Our property is centrally located for a quick walk down to the beach, into downtown Zihuatanejo, to several other beaches and local dining.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main-Guest
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 has two full size beds with possible sleep on sofa.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful Oceanview Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect four our family of four. Breathtaking views...everyday! Playa Madera felt like a more private, local beach and whenever we visited other beaches (La Ropa), we were so happy to come back to this quieter bay. The apartment is spacious, bright and the open windows give you a feeling of being outdoors all the time. All the amenities we needed were in the rental and it is furnished well.

The pool is private, clean and offers beautiful views and the other owners in the building were kind and welcoming to us. The location is a 15 minute walk from the town centre and a 5 minute walk from delicious restaurants. We appreciated the proximity to the market, shops and restaurants - not many taxi's needed!

We loved it in Zihuatenejo! We also loved this rental! Thanks Jim and Holly, we will definitely be back. Adios!

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

The view was worth the walk up the stairs. Once you enter the condo the view, breeze and sound of the ocean greet you. The condo was perfect for 2 couples. Really enjoyed our stay and our time in Zihuatanejo.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Open-air aerie in a great location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Incredible setting.

The bay is surrounded by hills, this building is on a little cobble-stoned street on the top of a little hill right next to the beach. Open-air windows on all sides, breezes blowing through and the sound of the water below. It was really a beautiful and interesting setting because you are perched looking over this bay that feels kind of like an amphitheater, then you have a similarly amazing view in the other direction facing the neighborhoods. You can see the fishermen casting their nets, swimmers doing their morning exercise, water taxis, then all the neighborhood activity on the other side. Lots of real people everywhere. Not pretentious, but beautiful. I would say most of the tourists we saw were mexican tourists - not many anglos. The building had a small pool, which was refreshing and also a pretty setting. The condo is in the perfect location in my opinion, because you could walk five minutes to town, the fisherman beach, the mercado, the water taxi pier, etc, or you could walk an easy and interesting walk in the other direction to playa la ropa to see something else. And of course the Playa La Madeira was the beach directly below the building itself, so you can always pop down there for a quick dip. After walking around a lot, we felt we had chosen our lodgings well and to our taste. there is a little mini-store on a corner nearby, and a few large grocery stores you can walk to, then maybe take a taxi back, for about 2-3 dollars or something.

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, walk everywhere with a view!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, open air, tropical breezes! The pool and ocean view are beautiful! Walk to most everything! Great service from caretaker. We are going back for our second year in a row and can’t wait!!

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous view!

  • 5 of 5

Although we only stayed for one night I would HIGHLY recommend this lovely property. Beautiful view, tons of character and spotless. Carmen greeted us and was nothing short of awesome. I arrived grumpy, late and hot and she turned my attitude around quite quickly ❤️

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view was beautiful

  • 3 of 5

The view is amazing and the location is good. I was not aware that there would be construction in the apartment next door. I had to call the hotel manager everyday due to the banging on walls for demolishion. The water being cut off everyday. It was very unfortunate because I would have enjoyed a very pleasant stay. The condo needs a bit of TLC. Very nice staff and enjoyed my view. But would have rather avoided the demolishion part and not rented if had known. I felt like the owner gave up after a while and stopped emailing me and left it to the hotel manager to deal with. Called and left a voicemail and several email messages and never called me I think they stopped After the 3 day. Would have rather deal with them than calling there manager who kept saying she would stop her demolishion crew everyday and did the opposite. Will probably jut stay here again just to avoid having to call maintenance everyday to fix problems.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
60 Metres
Bistro Del Mar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Road to Acapulco
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa La Madera
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Playa Madera, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$77.79

December 21, 2013 - January 4, 2014 $240 per day, $1,500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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