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Casa Sandbar - Oceanfront luxury condo with stunning infinity pool

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 60 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury oceanfront 1-bedroom condo

Casa Sandbar is carved into the oceanfront cliff halfway between two world class beaches (La Ropa and Madera) in Zihuatanejo.

The bedroom is air conditioned or can be left open to enjoy the on-shore breeze assisted by ceiling fans. King size bed, huge closet, in-room safe and the highest quality linens.

The fully appointed chefs kitchen has a gas oven, microwave, fridge, and all of the dishes and cooking utensils required to inspire your culinary skills.

The suite is a total of 650 square feet. An outdoor concept bathroom features a rain shower and a personal infinity pool with views to downtown and Madera beach.

The pool deck is highlighted by an amazing salt water infinity pool perched some 80 feet above the gentle surf break. The stunning view is west across Zihuatanejo Bay.

Original handpicked art from local and regional artists enhances the modern Mexican architecture, and all furniture was crafted by local woodworkers using parota (teak) and bamboo.

A state of the art wireless internet system provides signal everywhere on the property so you can stay connected. Daily housekeeping (except Sundays), blow dryer, amenities, drinking water, iron, towels and beach/pool towels are all provided.

Staff can arrange just about anything including wedding planners, private chefs, spa services, yoga, fishing, golf, sight-seeing excursions and more. If you can think of it, we can make it happen. Alternatively, if you want to be left alone just sit back and relax.

More Details

Owner
Barry & Sandra
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About Barry & Sandra

Our dream of waterfront property in Zihuatanejo was realized in 2012 when we purchased the land, designed and built Casa Sandbar. We are long time residents of Vancouver, Canada and we look forward to sharing this special place in paradise with you!

Barry & Sandra purchased this condo in 2015

Why Barry & Sandra chose Playa La Ropa

Zihuatanejo is a laid back, traditional fishing village. The Bay is ringed with 4 beaches that each have a unique personality. Our waterfront property faces west providing 180 degrees of unobstructed view.

What makes this condo unique

Casa Sandbar is just far enough away to feel the tranquility of isolation, but close enough to step into the vibrancy of Zihuatanejo. Two beaches are within an easy ten minute stroll. The choice in Zihuatanejo is having a great view which leaves you facing steep hills and stair climbs, or being close to the beaches. We love how accessible both La Ropa and Madera beaches are - just a 250 yard stroll. But the view is what sold us. It truly is magic.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Casa 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Rain shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Casa 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Casa Sandbar - Oceanfront luxury condo with stunning infinity pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Paradise at its finest.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sandbar is an amazing place to stay, glad we found it, the view and sunsets are things you only see on TV and in magazines. Right next door is one of the finest places around to eat and that’s to the left not the right. The Sandbar is in amazing shape, the staff help with our every need. We walked to town and the beach everyday, the walk isn’t for everyone but we found it refreshing. The only drawback on this trip has been a few of the locals, we learned very quickly to ask if your taking a cab before you enter, how much. The cab prices are all over the map. All in all the Sandbar is our new place to stay, a solid 5 stars of relaxation.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our pleasure to have you stay with us David! We're happy you found us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful - very clean and well maintained. The view of the bay is amazing with incredible sunsets every night.Loved relaxing on the deck and using the plunge pool to cool off when it got too hot. It was nice to have air conditioning in the bedroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful from carrying groceries to calling for a taxi or whatever your needs were.

Barry and Sandra were on-site to welcome us and give a tour of the facilities and some excellent pointers and advice. Truly wanted to make sure we had everything we needed and were able to relax and enjoy our vacation. The info sheet they sent ahead of time was very helpful.

Thank you so much for sharing your Mexico home.

Mike and Jill

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our staff are amazing! They work with great pride and attention to detail. We're thrilled that you felt relaxed and looked after. Casa Sandbar is all about what you want it to be. The pools, view, deck and sunsets are special here. Thanks for being our guests!
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5

What a Fantastic Experience! You will feel right at home, if your home is in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Everyone at Casa Sandbar is truly dedicated to making sure your experience in Zihuatanejo is unforgettable. From the hosts Barry and Sandra, whom I am convinced are the luckiest people on the planet to live there. To Carmen your personal shopper and the whole staff which are the kindest and most accommodating people.

The location is perfect over the top of the ocean listening to waves over the rocks, you can't help but relax. You won't want to leave your place when you do it is in a great location, quite yet close to everything. It's a lovely walk to 4 or 5 great restaurants, two beaches, and the vibrant non-touristy town.

The rooms are all amazing with cooling pools on the decks over the top of the ocean. Slip a margarita from your well-equipped kitchen and enjoy the open spacious room without a care in the world.

You will want to book your next trip before you leave.

Thank you Barry, Sandra, Carmen and especially Letty for the memorable trip. See you next time.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience Rick! We've passed on your comments to the staff who were thrilled to hear from you. Our goal is to provide the type of experience you describe - unpretentious luxury in a great location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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5

Amazing view, amazing location, awesome hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The words from the owners, Barry and Sandra, explain it all nicely. They really have created a paradise here.

"Casa Sandbar is just far enough away to feel the tranquility of isolation, but close enough to step into the vibrancy of Zihuatanejo. Two beaches are within an easy ten minute stroll. The choice in Zihuatanejo is having a great view which leaves you facing steep hills and stair climbs, or being close to the beaches. We love how accessible both La Ropa and Madera beaches are - just a 250 yard stroll. But the view is what sold us. It truly is magic."

I can add that they (and their staff) have a way of making you feel special, and are truly gracious hosts. They really make an effort in making your stay a special one. And it will be if you stay here. Again, the view is amazing. I think it would be quite difficult finding a nicer one. You can spend hours watching the view at different times of the day and night and always find something interesting that catches your eye. We were able to see what I believe were small schools of fairly large mahi mahi in the shallow, clear turquoise waters just below the hotel, and in the pools created by the rock formations. As a fisherman I was tempted to try my luck.

As far as location goes, we really liked the location as there are many nice restaurants within walking distance. actually, just next door on either side are a couple of really nice restaurants. and the beaches are also easy to get to. We did a lot of walking the first couple of days but after realizing how easy catching a cab is and how reasonable they are, it only makes sense to cab if going a bit farther, like downtown to shop. I don't think we were charged more than 60 pesos to go downtown where the shopping is (mercado) and you can be there in a few minutes by taxi.

And the accommodations here are as others have mentioned, very clean and secure. And really tastefully decorated. Everything about the accommodations will make your trip an enjoyable one.

Only regrets we have are not staying a few days longer. Next time we will though! Barry and Sandra, thxs for making our trip one to remember!

Erich and Belinda

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you discovered Casa Sandbar and the very addictive Zihuatanejo! Your relaxation and enjoyment are the focus of our incredible staff and they were very happy to hear your comments. Everyone here looks forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5

Honeymoon in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The toughest part of our honeymoon was having to leave this incredible home away from home. It properly describe all that is offered at this luxury condo would wear the reader out and I still wouldn't be able to capture all of it. Many people have written 5 star reviews about Casa Sandbar and as I read through them I found myself agreeing with almost everything (all but finding Carman nasty!)

The condos are beautifully appointed, well maintained and a pleasure to return to in the evenings - if I am not mistaken we did manage to leave the grounds every one of our 9 days there albeit reluctantly some days.

The view is simply amazing from early morning watching the fishermen returning home after the nights work to the sun filling the bay, shining down on the sailboats and a variety of other boats. There was much to watch with divers just below the building to fisherman on the rocks. The sunsets were spectacular as well!

We used the kitchen for breakfasts and the occasional lunch as there are so many great restaurants to explore in the area. The beaches as great - one on each side of the hill and a good snorkelling beach a quick 45 peso boat ride away.

I look forward to our next visit to Casa Sandbar and the wonderful town of Zihuatanejo! Our hosts Sandra and Barry are a delight and provided much needed guidance for the area.

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy your honeymoon was perfect! Zihuatanejo is a great romantic destination and it was our honour that you chose Casa Sandbar to start your life together.
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5

Amazing View!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sandbar was an amazing escape from reality. Beautiful view! Close to beaches! Well equipped kitchen. We spent 9 days and cooked our meals every second day. The walk to the market was close for fresh fish, fruit and veggies. Great restaurants close by. Very clean, secure home. Barry and Sandra were really great hosts. Wifi was exceptional! We will be back

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to seeing you again next year! Thanks for your insight and comments Bev. Lety and Juan Jose will be happy to read your "clean" comment as they work hard and take great pride in their work here.
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo ZIH
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Palma Real or Marina Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Il Mare Restaurant
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
La Ropa or Madera
Car: not necessary

Casa Sandbar is located in Zihuatanejo, in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero. Guerrero is famous for it’s beautiful beaches, year round tropical temperatures and the amazing Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains that provide the incredible backdrop to the stunning views.

Zihuatanejo Bay is ringed by multiple beaches, each with it’s own charms and personality. The bay itself was once a hide out for Pirates that patrolled these waters searching for Spanish galleons to plunder. Prior to that it was a getaway for the royalty of the sophisticated indigenous tribes that inhabited the area.

During the 60’s and 70’s it became a refuge for the stars with John Wayne and many others enjoying the anonymity they had here. The tradition continues today with occasional “rumors” of celebrities being in town, but always with that wink of “We don’t bother them...”

Zihuatanejo, also known as Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for the neighboring tourist destination of Ixtapa, was formerly a sleepy fishing village and little known destination. These days it has a slightly more updated feel, boasting fine dining, live music and an abundance of activities. However, it still has its core laid back atmosphere. You can still buy fish, fresh from the water, in the early mornings along the waterfront. Relax in a beach front restaurant while Mariachis serenade you with traditional Mexican ballads. Wander the Mercado and buy fruits and vegetables that were on the vine just the day before and be greeted everywhere you go with warm, welcoming smiles.

Casa Sandbar is just far enough away to feel the tranquility of isolation, but close enough to step into the vibrancy of this traditional Mexican town.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2018 - Nov 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$190
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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