3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6
Sherwin & Peg Harris
- English, Un poquito Español
About Sherwin & Peg Harris
Sherwin & Peg are both retired artists/designers from New York. Sherwin, an art director & graphic designer who came to Zihuatanejo in 2001. He first stayed on Playa La Ropa, then moved over to Playa Las Gatas, where he befriended local legend Owen Lee. Week after week passed and the original return home date was a distant memory. The playwright and poet Anna Della Marina Rego wrote a play about the experience, called 'The Man Who Failed to Fly,' which has been performed in San Miguel de Allende. The following year, his future wife Peg (aka Margarita), at the time an interior designer and senior associate at a renowned architectural firm in New York, followed him down to make sure he came home, where she too fell in love with Zihua. (Who doesn't?) It is a magical place that resonates deep within the soul. Being retired allows Peg & Sherwin more time in their paradise. They've met amazing folks here and continue to expand their circles and be creative. It's been a richly rewarding experience. And the weather!! That word 'Paradise' pops into everyone's vernacular. They love the fact that it is NOT a high rise resort or a Spring Break destination. You will too!
Sherwin & Peg Harris purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Sherwin & Peg Harris chose Playa Las Gatas
With gorgeous views of the Zihuatanejo Bay from the hill on the south end (their favorite) of Playa La Ropa, it is just a short walk from the condo down to the beach and restaurants, and a short cab ride into town ('El Centro') for 50-60 pesos (a little over $3 US). Beautiful, exotic flora & fauna to be found, with hummingbirds, herons, chachalakas, parrots, pelicans, geckos, iguanas, crocodiles (in safe confines) and many many other exotic birds. Lush tropical plants and flowers abound. Mangoes, bananas, papayas & limes grow all around. Heaven!
What makes this Condo unique
We wanted to feel that we were living outdoors, but with the conveniences of a real roof over our heads. So we created a jungle feel on the terraces, which continues into and through the house, with many tropical plants, and cozy places to curl up with a book or take a siesta. We are blessed with excellant cross ventilation, so the lovely sea breezes waft throughout the house. Fully adjustable lighting allows you to set the mood: bright and cheerful or soft and romantic.
Pool / Spa
OK on the terraces only
Children not allowed
10 and older please
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a pleasure!
We enjoyed our stay at this property. The property is cleverly and comfortably decorated and the views are fabulous. The maid was absolutely lovely and added some special preparations for our arrival! The owner was readily available. We will definitely return!
It was a pleasure to share our home with you, and your family. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and Gloria, our housekeeper. We think a he is wonderful too. See you next time!
We just spent 8 days at this condo and had a wonderful time. The location was perfect and the accommodations were nothing less than fabulous. Right when you stepped in, you could tell this was a place that was very well taken of and we felt fortunate that we got to share this home. Every morning and evening we would sit outside and take in the view of the water, the beach and the town. We found it very easy to catch a taxi by walking down to the beach (5 minutes) if we wanted to go into town. Downtown is a short taxi ride and you can also walk in if you prefer. There are many restaurants that are close by but the kitchen had everything we needed if we wanted to stay in and cook. At the beach we found there were enough activities to entertain us throughout the day. A wonderful place to visit!
Thanks Tegan. We're so glad you enjoyed your time in our home. We are blessed to have it and to have guests like you who appreciate it. We look forward to having you back. All the best! ~Sherwin & Peg
Beautiful condominium overlooking Zihautanejo Bay
We were thrilled to spend 8 days in this amazingly beautiful condominium. The view is spectacular and it's location at the far end of La Ropa Beach creates a feeling of calm and serenity. The condo is beautifully designed, with lots of interesting artwork, local crafts, lovely furniture and lots of plants. We look forward to returning next year to spend another vacation at this wonderful haven of peace and serenity.
Thanks Ron. It was a real pleasure to share our sanctuary with you and Nancy. You get it! See you next year!
Gem of a condo above La Ropa
My family of 6 just returned from this lovely condo where we spent a fabulous week over the holidays. We all had a fabulous time from the moment we arrived. We were greeted at the condo on our arrival with beer in the fridge and fresh guacamole and salsa along with a fruit platter. We were able to enjoy this on the fabulous deck overlooking La Ropa Beach.
The entire condo is a delight. There is lovely artwork throughout as well as exquisite stonework in the floors and ensuite. There are also gorgeous plants in the condo as well as on the decks creating an oasis of green.
The furniture was comfortable as were the king size beds.
The walk to the beach was about 10 minutes and very manageable although due to the climb home and the heat a dip in the refreshingly cool pool was appreciated on our return.
JoseLouis was the driver Sherwin hooked us up with to pick us up from the airport. He was a knowledgable and friendly man who also acted as a local guide. We booked a couple of excursions with him including an afternoon of kayaking in a nature reserve where the bird watching was spectacular. He also drove us out to a local beach for an afternoon of surfing.
We all loved our week in Zihuatanejo and could not have chosen a better spot to be. Thanks Sherwin and Peg!
Thanks Lynn. We are so glad you loved our home and Zihuatanejo. José Luis is un buen hombre. We are blessed to have a good team. There are so many wonderful things to do in the area. We're glad you got to enjoy some of them. Happy to have helped you have a great vacation. Come back anytime!
Beautiful and Relaxing Week in Zihuatanejo!
This little gem was a great find! The condo is beautiful and spacious, even for the 6 adults that we had in our group. The kitchen was well equipped cooking in. The beds were all very comfortable, the view was spectacular, the terraces were both lush little tropical paradises loaded with plants and comfortable lounge furniture. The pool on the property is also a nice option for some sun if you don't feel like going all the way down to the beach. We walked down to Playa Ropa twice each day (the semi steep climb back up which included stairs was embraced as a hall pass for drinking extra margaritas!), and it takes less than 10 minutes. But the few times we decided to take a taxi and go into town, it was only about 50 pesos each way. Once we took at panga from Playa Ropa to the Zihuatanejo marina (right downtown), which was less than a 10 min boat ride, and I think it was 40 pesos per person.
We took a long walk to a grocery store the first morning, just because we felt like walking, then came back in a taxi, which was 70 pesos (right now, about $5 USD).
There were only two small hick-ups. One was that there was some road construction on the main road, which caused some traffic when driving, and a taxi driver told me the construction is expected to take another 3 months. The other was that for some reason (probably hair dryer combined with AC), we tripped the breaker for the hot water. We realized it and called the property manager, and it was a fast and easy fix.
The entire experience was VERY convenient, and very comfortable. I definitely recommend this beautiful place!
Thanks Bonnie. Glad you enjoyed your vacation. The good news is that that road construction which was a minor pain recently will mean that next season the road to our casa will be better than ever! Look forward to seeing you then!
Punta Marina, LaRopa, "Casa del Arbor Cantando"
Beautiful condo with all the amenities and then some. The view is exceptional day and night. Staff is very accommodating and helpful, the condo is very clean and tastefully decorated. We always had a nice ocean breeze or used the ceiling fans or air conditioners to stay comfortable. WiFi and in house stereo was appreciated and used daily...we had an exceptional stay.
The beach was a short hike and the pool area was real close. The only caution I would add is if you have bad knees or hips...there are stairs to climb in the Punta Marina complex. If using a cane or crutches your vacation will seem long
We would highly recommend this property for a beautiful, relaxing vacation getaway.
Zihuatanejo is a charming fishing village at the base of the foothills of the Sierra Madres, that has become a highly desired tourist destination in the Mexican Riviera. The pace is leisurely, but there is plenty to do, if that is your desire. Swimming, golf, tennis, biking, sailing, sport fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, surfing, parasailing, horseback riding are but a sampling of the activities. Most continue to be drawn back to the beach. Casa del Arbol Cantando at Punta Marina Condominiums is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to Playa La Ropa, our most beautiful beach, and just around the corner from the treasured Playa Las Gatas, where there is snorkeling and scuba diving available.
Each year, our paradise has hosts the Zihua Sailfest, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival (early March), recently the Food & WIne Festival in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo as well as colorful local carnivals & other festivities.