Puerto Mio Villa Encantada
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Traveling with friends is always exciting. Enjoying a private villa is sublime. This luxurious 10,000 square foot oceanfront villa that features 5 guest rooms, of which 4 have their own private terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Zihuatanejo Bay. Villa Encantada accommodates 10 guest in sublime luxury. Each guest room has its own ensuite bath. The Palma and Faro Suites feature oceanfront private terraces. The Oceano and Playa rooms have the amazing Sky Lounge. The Jardin Suite is perfect for the late sleeper.
Villa Encantada has a Grand Salon over looking a beautiful infinity edge pool. The Grand Dining Table seat 10 guest and is a few steps up next to the Grand Salon. The open air living / dining area is inviting and social.
Villa Encantada includes the services of both a full time chef and maid. Let our staff take care of your every need. We take making your vacation "the vacation of a lifetime" serious with our service. Upon your arrival to Villa Encantada, refreshments and a light appetizer will be waiting. The staff will discuss your meal plan for the duration of your stay at Villa Encantada. The El Mercado in Centro Zihuatanejo is an experience not to be missed. Shopping for the fresh produce and â€œCatch of the Dayâ€ in the â€œfarm to marketâ€ stalls is once in a lifetime adventure. A member of the staff will accompany your group to the market and aid in your shopping. Coconut shrimp, lobster, grilled whole red snapper and fresh filet of fish are just a few of the house specialties at Villa Encantada.
Enjoy the privacy of a luxury resort all your own. Here you will vacation in paradise without forgoing the conveniences of modern technology. You may watch cable TV in your room and view CNN and other US stations. Relax by the pool and check your email via wireless Internet. Free calling to Canada and the USA to share your vacation with friends and family. Enjoy surround sound music poolside. All rooms are air conditioned and fully furnished, including TV, DVD/CD player, toiletries and mini-fridge. The oceanfront villa is gated and has 24 hour security.
Villa Encantada was designed by renowned architect Enrique Zozaya and beautifully blends modern and traditional Mexican style architecture.
Conveniently located with in walking distance to the shops and restaurants in beautiful Zihuatanejo Mexico. Spend your days enjoying the multitude of water sports and outdoor activities including, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing, visiting local beaches, snorkeling or water skiing. Villa Encantada is located in Zihuatanejo, a ten-minute drive from Ixtapa, Mexico by taxi.
Our private beachfront villa, Encantada, is ideal for large families, wedding parties, vacation getaways and other groups.
The beachfront villa is beautifully landscaped and maintained with infinity pool that offer total privacy unlike most hotels in the area.
Our guests enjoy convenient access to the facilities of the Villa Vera Hotel, Puerto Mio Marina and restaurants in beautiful Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexico. Spend your days enjoying the multitude of water sports and outdoor activities including fishing with an on-site boat and captain, scuba diving, wind surfing, visiting the private beach, snorkeling or water skiing. Wonderful shops are located conveniently within walking distance.
The Beaches of Zihuatanejo Bay
La Playa Principal, which is the public beach located in front of the town. The local fisherman beach their skiffs here during the day. They fish at night and in the morning display and sell their catch to the local market and restaurants. At the north end of the beach is El Muelle Municipal (Municipal Pier), one of the townâ€™s most distinctive landmarks. Near the entrance one can find the El Museo ArqueolÃ³gico de la Costa Grande, a tiny museum. The pier is where you can catch a boat to Playa Las Gatas (or where you can find your way to and from your cruise ship). Playa Principal isnâ€™t the best choice for swimming or lounging due to all boats and fisherman and assorted comings and goings, not to mention the fact that itâ€™s at the mouth of the canal where rainwater goes running off into the bay. The beach is reasonably attractive, and certainly interesting, not to mention being part of what gives downtown Zihuatanejo its special, laid back appeal.
A short walk from Playa Principal is Playa La Madera, which means â€œWood Beachâ€ in English. The 2 km long beach is popular mainly because itâ€™s so close to downtown and nearby residential areas, but truth be told it isnâ€™t nearly as attractive and appealing as La Ropa or Las Gatas for more typical beach activities. For one, the sand here tends to be hard and wet and it's very rocky in places. What it is great for is admiring the ocean and the bay from the seaside walkway which is pretty spectacular. The beach itself is a great place to play or bodyboard in the bay's roughest, yet safe waves. The break can be pretty strong. The beach area is a bit rustic, at times stunning, and at other other times just a bit dumpy. As a place to loung and enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, it mainly appeals to locals. While most of the things one finds on other beaches are represented such restaurants, messages, etc., you can certainly do better elsewhere. If you're looking for a spot for an exotic, and often romantic, stroll Playa La Madera is a great place for it. Otherwise, try La Ropa or Las Gatas. Playa la madera â€œwood beachâ€ gets itâ€™s name from the spanish colony days when it was the shipping point for mahogany, oak, pine and cedar wood cut from the local forests. This beach is reached by walking along a narrow, seaside trail which you can pick up on the other side of the museo arquelÃ³gico.
Playa La Ropa is a great spot for swimming, parasailing, fishing, sailing, jogging, doing sports or just taking long romantic walks and enjoying the scenery. This beach is wide, stunningly beautiful, and very inviting. Playa La Ropa in English means â€œClothes Beachâ€. In the 16th century a spanish galleon called the nao made the mistake of entering the bay, which was then a den for british buccaneers. The pirates fired on the galleon without even having to pull up anchor and the galleon was scuttled. Itâ€™s cargo of chinese silk clothing washed up all over the beach, which is how â€œclothes beachâ€ got its name. Though right next door to Playa Madera, the 1 km walk that takes you to Playa La Ropa takes you up some very steep hills along Zihuatanejoâ€™s Scenic Highway and itâ€™s not always pedestrian friendly.
Another of our favorite spots, Playa Las Gatas is a great place for swimming and snorkeling and lounging in the sun. Itâ€™s one of the few spots on the Pacific Coast that boasts the gorgeous turquoise water most often seen around the Caribbean. The view is beautiful and such requirements for a proper day at a Mexican beach such as seafood, beer, and even messages, are available. Playa de las gatas, which is at the extreme southern end of the bay, is accessible by water taxi from the municipal pier or a footpath along the rocky coast from la ropa. There is no road. According to local legend a tarascan king named irÃ©hpan and his family used this beach as a winter vacation retreat. An invasion of man-eating sharks in the bay prevented his family from swimming. So irÃ©hpan ordered his slaves to build a stone breakwater off of the beach to keep the sharks out. Today this breakwater is overgrown with coral and offers the finest snorkeling and diving in the area. This beach gets itâ€™s name from a species of harmless, whiskery nurse sharks that used to be common in the area. Open air fresh seafood restaurants line the beach and lounge chairs are available for rent.
Taking the boat to Isla Ixtapa is one of the most popular daytime diversions for vacationers in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo. The excursion takes you straight to a little beach cove carpeted with light gold sand and, in the right conditions, bordered by crystalline water. Getting there is half the fun. From the Zihuatanejo Municipal pier you can hire a panga, a small, open, motorized boat or join others to take a collective water taxi ride. If you prefer a more personalized experience, hire a guide to take you to the island and show you some of the best spots for swimming, snorkeling, dining and drinking. You can also join locals by hopping a ferry from Playa Linda. Adventure seekers may consider a package expedition by hiring a fishing boat, stopping to fish en route and landing on the island with enough time to snorkel while one of the restaurants grills your catch.
Dining Out in Zihuatanejo - Ixtapa
No matter if you are craving Italian, Chinese, American, French, Seafood, Sushi, Mexican or a good American burger you wont go hungry in Zihuatanejo. There are over 200 restaurants in the local area. Some of the best are off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Even Mexican food being the most popular option offers many different dishes that have yet to make it stateside. A great meal does't have to cost a fortune. Many of the better restaurants are very reasonably priced. A few of the closer restaurants will deliver to the resort upon request for a fee. Pacific Vacation Resort recommends Bandidos, Coco Bahia Botanas & Tapas, El Mediteranneo and Chuleto which are all within walking distance from the resort. Ruben's Hamburgers, Beccofino, Bistro Soleiadio are in Ixtapa a ten minute taxi ride.
About the owner
- 5 King Beds
- 2 Cribs
- Air Conditioning
- High Speed Internet
- Daily Maid Service
- Private Pool
- Beach Chairs
- Full Kitchen
- Linens Provided
- View (Ocean)
- Beach Towels
- Game Room
- CD Player
- Gas Grill
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Coffee Maker
- Refrigerator (Mini)
- DVD Player
- Fax Machine
- Whale Watching
- Grocery Store
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Scuba Diving
- Amusement Park
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Shopping Area
- Movie Theater
- Live Entertainment
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Villa Encantada, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
May 8, 2015
Me and my family rented Villa Encantada for Christmas and New Year's 2014. I can only give a rave review in all aspects: the accommodations, the staff, the food, the location, the swimming pool !!!, air conditioning in the bedrooms, and access to Wi-Fi and television. Luxury in every aspect of the word. We watched fireworks from the third story terrace, loved being able to walk to town, ate several times at the restaurants along the way, swam in the nearby cove, and appreciated having a driver to take us to the beaches on the other side of town. I felt the price was very reasonable for the holiday season. Nothing beats Zihuatanejo for a vacation in Mexica and Villa Encantada is the perfect place to stay. For groups larger than 10, the Villa next door, owned and managed by the same folks, is smaller and just as wonderful.
The pictures DO NOT do this villa justice. There is no way to capture the true beauty that makes Villa Encantada the dream getaway that it is. I have vacationed here a few times over the years and will keep coming back. The staff is second to none and has been with the property for years. Relaxing doesn't get any better than here. This is truly my place to go and get away from it all. I am already booked for another stay. This property was featured a few years ago on the front page of the Washington Post.
Submitted: Nov 17, 2013 Stayed: Oct 2013
This was an A+ 10 day vacation for our family of 10. The beautiful villa exceeded our expectations and was even more beautiful than the photos! The staff was excellent and anticipated our every need, and was almost invisible in carrying our their daily work. Inside the villa, the decor and comfort is superb, and outside, the patio area is comfortable with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and beautiful bay. We've already booked for next year.
Submitted: Jan 23, 2014 Stayed: Dec 2013
This is definitely one of the best vacations we've ever taken. The home itself was amazing - each room well appointed with the indoor / outdoor living room area being the star of the show. The location and staff made it a 5 star experience. This will be an annual event if we can make it happen!
Submitted: Mar 27, 2014 Stayed: Mar 2014
This is an absolutely stunning property with all the old Mexico charm you could ask for. The location is ideal, just a few minutes walk to town, and the staff pampered us like we were kings. The chef Siccoro (sp?) was incredible and everything she made had love in it....I can still taste her homemade salsa Verde over eggs in the morning. We were lucky enough to have the owners Aharon and Jeannine come visit with us our second day...they are an absolute blast! Bottom line, this was hands down and best vacation ever and we can't wait to get back. Highly recommended!!
Submitted: Mar 30, 2014 Stayed: Mar 2014
What a fantastic place to relax and unwind. The villa is absolutely gorgeous - it really captures the casual elegance of mexico. We had big plans every day but ended up in the pool or enjoying the lounge chairs instead the majority of the time because it was just so nice there. Carlos, Perla and Zocoro took great care of us making sure our every need was attended to and their cooking--- WOW!!! Be sure to have Zocoro make her famous coconut shrimp - its not to be missed, but literally everything she and Perla made for us included the freshest ingredients and lots of love. Really a perfect place. Cant wait to go back next year. Thank you Aharon and Jeannine for putting up with our group :)
Submitted: Apr 4, 2014 Stayed: Mar 2014
My wife and I stayed with a few our closest friends at this location and had the most amazing experience. The house is absolutely stunning, the views are amazing, and the staff become a part of your family. The food was incredible with traditional Mexican style flavors and was 100% made from scratch. We look forward to coming back in the future and bringing the kids to enjoy the house and the local culture.
Submitted: Jun 28, 2014 Stayed: Mar 2014
We stayed at this truly luxury villa right after Christmas 2014 and stayed through January 2nd, 2015. Our whole extended family (children, adults and Grandma) were extremely comfortable, pampered and very happy. Carlos, Socorro and Perla made the stay perfect, responding to all our varied needs The food was absolutely unparalleled. The Villa is so comfortable and beautiful. We did a lot of lounging around the pool. Being close to town, we walked downtown every morning to see the fresh catch of the day. The kids parasailed and jet skied to their hearts content at Playa La Ropa. We can't wait to return.
Submitted: Feb 3, 2015 Stayed: Dec 2014
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