Casa Monarca was built with unique characteristics to provide comfort with a low carbon dioxide footprint. For those interested in a simple lifestyle, but still efficient and healthy way of living, please visit us and enjoy your stay.
Nestled in the steep hills of Zihuatanejo, this villa provides unobstructed views of both Las Gatas beach and La Ropa beach, while giving the convenience of being only 1 km (0.7miles) from the beach. Five ensuite bedrooms are spread across a large multi-leveled 700 m2 lot with lots of green space living between. The secluded location provides with privacy and natural beauty. Once fully grown, the gardens will provide with local fruits such as papaya, lime, mango, guanavana, banana, pomegranate and orange. Casa Monarca has two pools, terraces and green areas for maximum relaxation during your stay, not to mention the tropical weather all year round with average temperatures around 25-30˚C during the coldest months.
Casa Monarca has five bedrooms. Each suite is uniquely decorated and designed with tranquility in mind. The master suite is a large bedroom with a queen size bed, vaulted ceiling, a cozy living room with resting area, t.v., fans, AC and two twin size sofa beds, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children/teenagers comfortably. Ensuite bathroom contains a double sink countertop with a double shower. This bedroom has its own private infinity pool with a terrace featuring a 180 degree view of Zihuatanejo Bay, playa "La Ropa" overlooking the vast Mexican Pacific Ocean. This is a second floor suite with stair access only. A second medium size bedroom is located in the main house area with direct access to kitchen, living room, main pool and terrace. This room features a king size bed, vaulted ceiling, fans, AC and own ensuite bathroom with a double sink. Sleeps 2 adults. This room has the advantages of being in the main living space, where the living room offers a TV, stereo (ipad, iphone) and DVD player. Two more suites are located under the main pool, these are medium size bedrooms with double queen beds, fans, ACs, hammocks and own ensuite bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 adults each. The fifth suite is like a studio with fans and AC, it features one queen bed, a futon and a kitchenette, perfect for a family of 3 and it is located at the back of the property.
We are please to provide a smoke-free environment. A $200.00 usd fee will be applied to any room that has been smoked in.
We highly recommend renting a car to access the Villa due to the steep topography of the area.
A 5 passenger car with AC is NOW available for your comfort and it is optional. The car is INCLUDED when renting the house, however a valid driver license is mandatory and a signed letter ( ask Miguel for the letter when receiving the car keys) that allows the house damage deposit to be used for car insurance purposes in case of accident . A penalty fee will apply if the car is parked in prohibited areas or the gas tank is left empty.
RENTAL OF THE PROPERTY EXCLUDES ANY TYPE OF SERVICE ASSOCIATED WITH CLEANING OF THE PREMISES, COOKING, USE OF A DRIVER. If you wish to add these or other services, please contact the manager, Miguel. He can arrange for services to be provided by locals, and financial arrangements and concerns would need to be made directly with these people, as they are not affiliated with Casa Monarca in any way. Use is at your own discretion.
You can also find a variety of services provided in Zihua at Casa Monarca's facebook page.
Please read the following before requesting a booking
We welcome you to stay at our home. Please note, we are not a hotel. We have built our home to encompass our strong beliefs in conserving energy and leaving as small of a footprint as we can to preserve the environment for our future generations. We, personally, do not have daily housekeeping services or an onsite cook. There are many boutique hotels in the area that can accommodate these types of requests. We can, however, put you in touch with locals who can provide these services, should you request them.
Our home is built to rely completely on solar energy to run the electrical aspects. Although we have a lot of energy, it is unlike traditional power that is unlimited. We only have what is stored. We therefore encourage that if you stay at our home, you follow the same ideology as we do, i.e. turning off the lights and fans when not in the room.
We have 5 rooms in total. Two of which have ocean/pool views and three which have garden views. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom and can accommodate between 3-4 people. Although we normally sleep using fans only, all rooms are equipped with A/C units. Keeping with our philosophy, the units are on a timer to conserve energy. We do have a crib also available.
Our home is on a steep hill (one of the steepest in Zihua), which affords us a beautiful view of the waterfront, but does require a car with a good automatic engine. We do offer our own personal car for use when at the house, and ask only that you treat it as you would your own. The land surround our home is currently not build on, which gives great privacy and surrounds the property with a lush jungle. The area is home to many different species, including a variety of birds, geikos, and insects. It is not uncommon to see insects and birds come over the wall to drink the water from the pool, as it is the only source of water in the area.
Finally we ask that you treat our home as you would your own and hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!
Recommendations for families that have not traveled to Zihuatanejo before and have not rented with us.
Spread indoor insecticide in all rooms in a daily fashion to keep the bugs away. Our weekly fumigation may not be enough.
Let Miguel know when the red lamp (water sensor level) located by the trash cans in the garden turns on because it is time to call the water truck or "Pipa de agua".
Let Miguel know if internet data has run out, so he can purchase some more.
Let Miguel know if you need assistance with cleaning of the house and/ or cooking traditional Mexican food.
Please Turn OFF the lights / AC / Fans of any EMPTY room.
Enjoy your stay !