Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

7 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4885085

About the area

Manzanillo is a premier destination for vacationers who seek sea, sunshine and the authentic traditions of southern Mexican culture. It is the ideal destination for deep-sea fishing and watersports, tennis, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, zip lining, bird watching and so much more. Palace by the Sea is near two world-class championship golf courses, shopping and fine dining. Close by (a 10 minute drive from the Palace) are 3 golf courses: Las Hadas - 18 holes with great ocean views in the midst of scenic tropical vegetation, El Corazon - 18 holes with great views and Club Santiago - 18 holes, more like a city course. A 50 minute drive will bring you to Isla Navidad - 27 holes with spectacular ocean, lagoon and mountain views - a well-kept secret. A 70 minute drive and you can swing the club at El Tamarindo - 18 holes with jungle and breathtaking oceanfront views in midst of a spectacular abundance of nature.

Getting around

Free use of our eight-passenger Ford Expedition (gas charge only) for getting around and to see the sights Golf cart for easy access around La Punta (no charge) Hire car with driver

Owner profile

Howard/sonja A.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: King bed Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Full beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 Full beds
    Beds in other rooms:


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 7 Full baths

Reviews (38)

Excellent – based on 38 reviews Excellent
38 reviews

“Time for appreciation”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2016

I'm not sure that in all my travels I have stayed in a more beautiful setting. It has changed my way of thinking about how to spend my free time. Everything from the service to the food, the staff, and the accommodations is exemplery


Reviewed 6 Jan 2016

Imagine your own private hotel in paradise.... In Dec I rented the Palace for a 8 nights for my husband's 50th Birthday, We had numerous friends joining us throughout our stay and everyone had the same the same response...AMAZING!! From the moment I reached out to the Alper's regarding renting the property until we said a tearful goodbye to the staff our experience was fantastic! The Palace itself is gorgeous (even more so than the photos), but what really made the stay perfect is the phenomenal staff! Every day we were met by smiling faces! Jose was there for every small or large request (there was a lot of liquor restocking :) Pilar is a wonderful Chef! She fulfilled our every request and surprised us with new dishes daily! One of our guests is a Celebrity Chef from New York and he could not get enough of her food- especially her mole and salsas. Paty and Carmen kept the house clean and were so helpful with any questions. I would also highly suggest you get a massage from Cecilia. She is a private massage therapist who comes to the house- there were 3 of us that got 2 massages during the stay!! And, finally a shout out to Albin who cleaned up our crazy messes around the pool after late night fun. I am a travel agent and will definitely be recommending Palace By The Sea to my clients. Hopefully, we will be back SOON!!

“Pampered Beyond Belief”

Reviewed 27 Dec 2015

I have been delayed writing this review, but given the incredible stay I had at Palace by the Sea, I would be remised if I did not do a formal review before 2015 ends. Let me note that my husband and our two young daughter travel often and do at least two trips a year. I spent many weeks scouring the Internet to decide where we would spend our summer vacation in July 2015. We enjoy all types of trips including escorted land trips, cruises, railway journeys and even plan as we go adventures. This trip, however, I wanted to be relaxing and pampered. Often I return from vacation needing a vacation and this time I wanted true "lazy bliss". I decided trying a fully staffed vacation home may be the perfect vacation for us. I stumbled across Palace by the Sea when I was searching vacation rental sites. From the first look at the palace I was smitten. Then I read the reviews and watched the video and I was sold. A gorgeous home with a chef preparing all of meals sounded like absolute paradise. I contacted the owners to reserve it and Mr. Alper responded immediately and even honored a lower price that the website quoted. I was impressed from the first contact. Because we have two young daughters (ages 7 and 11 at the time of the trip), I wanted to know about family activities. Mr. Alper put me in touch with his daughter in law, Sonja Alper, and the great service only continued. She was truly a God send and responded to EVERYONE of my NUMEROUS inquires. She made planning so easy and provided me with a lot of information to plan each thing we wanted to do. Once we arrived the palace was even better than the pictures and was truly spectacular. The staff was awesome and were there to greet us. I can't say enough how much they helped make our trip wonderful. And the meals Pilar made (trust me I am a bit of a food snob) were phenomenal. Upon arrival we were made cocktails (mocktalis for the kids) and had an awesome dinner of authentic Mexican tacos as I requested. Pilar prepared all our meals and breakfast was always wonderful to wake up to the smells of eggs, bacon and tropical fruit. Pilar's roast chicken and lobster tails were AMAZING. I was there on my birthday and she even made me a cake. The free wifi, house phone to make call back home, laundry service, golf cart and suburban, great staff and the amazing views all made this one of our BEST vacations ever,

“Fabulous Vacation at the Palace by the Sea!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2015

One of the very best vacations we've ever had! Four couples enjoyed golfing, shopping, swimming, ATV and horseback riding. The houseman was there to answer any questions and arrange all our activities. The chef... spectacular! The meals were beautiful and delicious . Our laundry was done daily so no need to pack lots of clothes, of course that left plenty of room in our suitcase for treasures to take home. We differently plan to vacation at the Palace by the Sea again!

Owner's reply: Thank you, Linda and Ralph. We're looking forward to see you next April. Howie


Reviewed 26 Mar 2015

There aren't too many things in life that can be called "perfect", but the week we spent at The Palace was just that...perfect! From the minute we arrived at this gorgeous location everything was just wonderful. The meals that Pilar prepared for us were the things dreams are made of - I'm STILL thinking about them. Jose and Patty took wonderful care of all our needs, including freshly laundered clothes each day. The Palace itself is beautiful - the living and dining rooms are outdoors so you don't miss any of the magnificent scenery. It was the most relaxing week I've ever enjoyed and have been telling everyone I know to try and get there for a vacation.


Reviewed 8 Jul 2014

The Palace by the Sea was a very relaxing paradise complete with house manage to take care of our every need. We were met with a welcoming staff with a tray of requested drinks on our arrival. Not to mention one breathtaking view of the ocean! We were treated to wonderful meals each day and our room & clothes were always cared for. Jose the house manage arranged everything for us that we asked for including our deep sea fishing trip. A very family friendly place! Our 4 grand children were even spoiled with attention by the staff. We were able to enjoy massages during our stay and had access to Suburban & large golf cart to explore the surrounding area & beach. We enjoyed shopping and always felt safe & secure in the area. Jose made sure that all our needs were taken care of and arranged our transport back to airport at the end of our week's stay..

Owner's reply: A pleasure to care of wonderful Guests like the Harrington's! Frankie and Howie Alper


Reviewed 17 Jun 2014

Our stay at Palace by the Sea was the definition of a luxurious vacation. The attention to detail is impeccable. Escorted from the airport by limo, we were greeted by a fabulous staff who carried our luggage into a gorgeous, spacious, and well-appointed room. The villa's living room is an enormous open atrium overlooking the ocean. All views are grand - visions from a beautiful dream. Favorite areas were the large pool, jacuzzi, outdoor lounging and dining, the exercise room and the media room. Complete with indoor and outdoor music systems we relaxed to smooth jazz, danced when wanted. At sunset we watched the incredible views serenaded by the waves and the breeze. Chef Pilar serves meals fit for a king. The fresh Margaritas, courtesy of Jose, are to die for. Twice we arranged for a delightful massage from the local massage therapist, Cecilia, who came to the villa. Everything is provided in the most thorough, loving, and exquisite way. You never have to lift a finger. The entire staff is kind, friendly and always accessible. They made our stay totally enjoyable and relaxing. Our special occasion was gloriously celebrated. We simply let them know and watched the magic happen. At the end of our stay, we wanted to hug every staff member. Our time at Palace by the Sea was a treasure and we look to return soon. We highly recommend The Palace to anyone who demands the best.

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