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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

Welcome to Alma de artista (soul of the artist)! Located on the hillside overlooking Playa La Ropa beach and the Zihuatanejo Bay, Alma de Artista is a delight for the senses. Surrounded by fragrant gardens, my home is a unique al fresco palapa structure encouraging harmony with nature. Neighbors are local hummingbirds and butterflies.

Nestled in the upper half of a large lot with only two neighboring houses the compound is secure and fenced for privacy. A turquoise infinity edge swimming pool is located steps from your bed and is shared with only one other unit.

The home is the summertime retreat of an ex-pat artist who draws inspiration from being with nature. Alma de Artista is perfect for artists and those looking to refresh their soul.

The space is constructed on two levels. The bedroom suite with king size bed faces the bay and the sky. Breakfast in bed will never be the same again. A tropical hardwood desk space and WiFi are available to connect with your friends and family.

Hidden under a pergola is an open air rain shower with river rock flooring. Adjacent is a private enclosed toilet. The vanity features a re-purposed African bowl used for the sink.

The lower level incorporates a large al fresco living area with guest nest perched over a natural rock. Kitchen amenities include a full size refrigerator, microwave, counter-top convection oven and hammered copper sink. All utensils, cookware and dishes are provided. Drinking water is delivered as needed. Daily housekeeping is included.

Ceiling fans, 20' ceilings and ocean breezes provide a comfortable environment. A washer and dryer are available for guests use. Linens and towels are included.

The owner lives at the far end of the land and is available for any questions you might have. No pets as the owner has a dog and cat on the property. Street parking is available. The entry stairway descends through tropical forest to arrive at my home. As you walk through the gate one first encounters an enclosed Zen garden leading down to the pool area and house. My home is not handicapped accessible as there are stairs.

One can walk to the beach which is about a 15 minute walk. Or via taxi which is available 24 hours a day.

Come experience the sensuous, romantic atmosphere of Alma de Artista. It will be an experience you won't soon forget.

Beds: 1 King Bed

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 5252627

About the area

Located in Zihuatanejo overlooking the bay and La Ropa Beach. Beautiful tropical hillside retreat

Owner profile

Michael H.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


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Yes, smoking allowed



  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


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


  • 1 Full bath

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Our stay was simply AMAZING. My wife and I loved every aspect of Michael's place. The views, the colors, the sounds and the seclusion make this a special place. On top of that, Michael is a great host with information about Zihua and the BEST food. We look forward to our next visit!

Perfect. Just perfect.
My two daughters and I spent 10 wonderful days at Alma de Artiste... what a wonderful, exotic, soulful home. The location is perfect for late afternoon lounging away from the hubub of la ropa and las gatas... the evenings are absolutely magical in this amazing perch... with the lights of Zihua sparkling like diamonds across the bay. Michael has crafted a singularly delightful experience that integrates seamlessly into the surrounding environment ... you are immediately connected to something beyond "vacation". Michael's art fit's the space perfectly and elevates the experience even further. We will return to this special place many times in the future. Thank you Michael for creating such a wonderful place and making it available to us.
Stayed: December 2015Submitted: January 8, 2016

Great Romantic Place
We had a great week at Michael's place. The view, pool, shower, and the neighbourhood was absolutely what we needed. Michael was always ready to help and give us information about the town, restaurants, and cool spots. Zihua is beautiful with friendly people. Beaches are clean and safe. The open concept really makes Artist's a great romantic spot to just relax, have a drink, listen to the birds, and enjoy the blue sky.

Through out the week, our place was always clean, lots of towels, and we had all the essentials in the kitchen.

We're already thinking about visiting Zihua & Michael's place again.

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Wonderful vacations
We had an incredible week of vacation at Michael's place. The view of the bay of Zihuatanejo is wonderful and you don't want to leave the pool or the living area from breakfast to after dinner. This open-air retreat in the hills of Zihua includes all the essentials to make your stay comfortable. Michael is also attentive to the guest comfort and created, with his art, a very elegant and cosy place to live. We felt very safe at all time on his property and also all around in Zihuatanejo. We have been many times in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area and this is really a place of choice if like us, you like to avoid the beach resort crowd.

Wedding Retreat
As I lay in the bed, gazing out of the vast "picture window" that is, in fact the whole front side of the home, open to the elements, I realized that I had realized a long held desire to be in such a location. The white linens, the lush foliage and tropical flowers, hummingbirds and gorgeous parrots flying from tree to tree, added further magic. The Retreat is just that - having been immersed in intense social activity in preparation for my daughter's wedding, I was ready for a few days' break. It is a magical place and beautifully designed. All of the visitors who stopped by to see it, were in awe. Michael was a gracious and helpful "host" and I am so pleased he has rented out his home so others can enjoy its uniqueness. If you like "luxury camping" then Alma de Artista is a perfect location. I would absolutely stay again.
Stayed: January 2015Submitted: January 22, 2015

Relaxing stay in elegant atmosphere
My husband and I had an amazing stay at Alma de artista. We were looking for a romantic getaway and found it in Zihuatanejo. We loved the open air space with the incredible bay view. The host, Michael, was welcoming and helped orient us to the town while also giving us enough privacy. The bed was comfortable and plenty of amenities to make our stay comfortable. The pool was close by and we had it to ourselves most of the time. All in all, a great stay in a beautiful environment. Highly recommended!
Stayed: November 2014Submitted: December 30, 2014