44 reviews

1 / 54 Sun drenched pool, jacuzzi, deck and pacific ocean



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

7 Full baths

Description from owner


Palace by the Sea is set on the TIP of the peninsula, RIGHT on shore of the Pacific Ocean, with incredible and UNOBSTRUCTED 180 degree views of Manzanillo Bay and the Pacific. Very private. It has 9,500 covered ft. plus extensive pool/Jacuzzi-deck and garden areas, including a secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments.

One of Mexico's most prestigious communities, La Punta is an ultra-exclusive residential paradise, coveted by notables the world over. Beautifully situated on a rugged peninsula that separates two majestic bays. Completely secure with 24-hour security and controlled access.

Interior Features:

Two outstanding master suites (1,130 feet and 800 feet) with king size beds, Jacuzzi tub, bidets, sitting areas, and magnificent views from every window

Three additional guest suites with 2 double beds each, vanities, full private baths, one has a bidet. Two have balconies with unobstructed ocean views, the other one sits in a lush garden and has a king bed plus queen mattress.

Living and dining room are spacious and comfortable for lounging and entertaining

Lots of space for family reunions

Grand double stairway ideal for wedding ceremonies

Massage and exercise rooms with professional equipment and full size massage table

Media room includes satellite TV, CD, DVD, VCR, iPod dock, surround sound, games, phone, computer with high speed internet access, wi-fi, library

Pool and Deck:

Outside is a handsome lava stone deck with pool and Jacuzzi

Private, unobstructed sweeping 180 degree ocean views

Sunshine on pool deck all day long and breathtaking sunsets

Whale watching from the terrace


Use of our eight-passenger Ford Explorer for getting around and to see the sights

Golf cart for easy access around La Punta

Computer with high-speed internet line plus wireless access

Free phone service to/from USA and Canada

Secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments, and margaritas and snacks at sunset


First-class bi-lingual staff includes a great Mexican chef (everyone wants to take her home) who has been with us for over 20 years.

Our well-trained staff of six will spoil you with margaritas on the pool deck and all kinds of snacks

Your meals will be expertly prepared, your bed will be turned down, your clothes laundered and ironed exactly as you request...

Their only job is to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.


Experienced massage therapist on call for instant relaxation

In-house manicure and pedicure are just a phone call away

Professional personal fitness trainer and yoga instructor available for house calls

Portable baby cribs, high chairs, air mattresses


Work on your handicap at one or all of the World Class Golf courses in the area: Isla de Navidad, a spectacular 27 hole secret gem and El Tamarindo, laid out to take full advantage of stunning tropical jungle vistas, as well as Las Hadas and El Corazon.

Nearby Hotel Las Hadas (made famous in the movie 'Ten') offers deep sea fishing, scuba diving, Jet Ski (brought to our private beach), sailing and sunset cruises

You can go hiking, biking and kayaking with an experienced guide

Spend an evening out dining on local fare at one of the many excellent restaurants just minutes away

4 lit tennis courts with full-time pro

and much more

Private Beach and Clubhouse:

Sunbathe or snorkel at our private beach, rated as one of the world's top private beaches by Condé Nast

Swim in the full size pool or enjoy a champagne lunch served by our staff at the clubhouse

Many travel agents are not familiar with the nuances of getting to Manzanillo -- including feeder airlines. Therefore, feel free to discuss with us, as we may be able to provide helpful hints.


We do not include gratuity in our rates, please inquire about our suggestions. Thank you.

Beds: 3 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Double Beds, 2 Cribs

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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

Getting here

Most guests like us to arrange for airport transport. Please advise flight arrival details (airline, flight# and time) 2 weeks before.

Interaction with guest

Our staff will welcome you with margaritas and snacks. To fund your food, beverages, car gas and transport from/to the airport we need you to send us a $1,000 check for a "purchases bank" which will be given to our house manager prior to your arrival. Please, advise us of special food requests, also what you’d like for first dinner and breakfast. And let us know what kind of beverages you’d like to have at the house. When this advance "bank" is used, our house man, Jose, will give you a detailed accounting, and request you to provide additional cash for future purchases. Figure about $150 p/p p/w depending on what you actually consume. We don't mark anything up like most other villas do.

Owner profile

Howard/sonja A.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $2,000.00
Yes, smoking allowed



  • 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
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


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


  • 7 Full baths

Reviews (44)

44 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

Owner's reply: We loved the opportunity to host your family again. Our staff looks forward to welcoming you back again for another wonderful and relaxing vacation next time. Thank you. Howie and Sonja Alper


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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