About the property
- Villa8000 sqft
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Casa Monarca, is all green-energy space.5 bedrooms with mountain/ocean views.
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, AC , hammocks and own ensuite bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 adults each. The fifth suite is like a studio, 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, each room is 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 !
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- English, French, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Property Manager
We are a Canadian-Mexican family that love the beach and the spicy food , as well as the warmth and hospitality of mexicans. We would like to share our little piece of paradise in the Pacific Mexican coast. The location is at a similar latitud as that of Hawai, with the advantage that flights are cheaper and the local currency is in pesos and not US dollars.
Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Property Manager chose Zihuatanejo
Spacious brand new Villa with two infinity pools, one of them with a beach-shallow area perfect for kids. The Villa can be rented as a 5 or 3 bedroom configuration depending on your needs. The gardens have fruit trees, such as orange, mango (still young), lemon, guanavana, papaya and grapefruit. Great views of the magnificent "La Ropa" and "Las Gatas" beaches, the stunning sunsets. Both beaches are at a walking distance or short drive and are perfect for kids, small waves, no rip currents...like in Troncones (more of a surfing beach there).
What makes this Villa unique
Tropical warm weather all year round, plenty of restaurants with local food, La Ropa beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, secluded residential area, safe area in the best neighbourhood of Zihuatanejo, small town, no traffic, no stress, friendly people, small airport with international flights, a Golf club is a 10 min drive and several night clubs and restaurants at a walking and short driving distances and probably best of all Zihua is a place where you will experience the true value of your dollar.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning view - fantastic fireworks
We arrived in Zihua on New Years Eve - a family of four. Our experience in Zihua was one of our most relaxing and re-energizing trips. We had just come from Cancun, where we had spent a week with friends at an all-inclusive resort and we had found that we could not relax there due to the numerous night events, including a wedding that we could hear from our bedroom, with the windows closed. We realized that we are at the point where we prefer privacy and quietness we got in Zihua. There were some great restaurants not far from the house, down the hill in playa madera. We also liked the fact that it takes a short drive to get to the beach from the house. The highlight of our trip: the night we arrived, there were two firework shows down at the beach and from the house, we could see both clearly! Awesome!
Hola Nimet, it was a pleasure to have you in my property, I am glad that you had a great time. Hope to see you back in the near future.
La casa ideal para unas excelentes vacaciones!
La casa está increíble, esta en excelentes condiciones y todo perfectamente funcionando, las habitaciones y los baños, cocina etc. Es el lugar perfecto para descansar en familia y los pequeños se divirtieron tanto en su alberca principal que por cierto esta de buen tamaño, la playa está muy cerca, todo muy lindo, hay mucha tranquilidad. Lo mejor de todo es su impresionante vista de la bahía de Zihuatanejo y ser testigo de los atardeceres desde casa monarca será algo inolvidable. Esperamos volver pronto.
This property has an awesome view and pool area, rooms are large with nice bathrooms. Although getting to the property can be a challenge, we had to walk up the hill a few times during our stay because the taxi's could not make it up the hill. The owner does have a car available to use if you wish. The use of the car was not an option for us because there was 8 adults, Taxi's are $10 to Zihuatanejo. We did have many issues during our stay. From running out of water/water pressure, A/C stopping in the middle of the night, garbage not being picked up and spyders. Yes, the owner did respond to our concerns is a timely manner. I feel that there was way to many issue to overcome during our stay. We went on vacation to get away from problems and relax. It is my opinion that I would not recommend this property to a friend or relative.
Thank you for your comments. We are always looking for ways to improve our home and our guest's experience. We have invested in a new water pump and new irrigation controller to help with the water pressure issue. We have also invested in a newer system that will allow the generator run the A/C's on a continous 9 hour cycle. The road to the property is a steep one and we are currently in talks with city officials to see what can be done to improve the road access. We hope you consider staying with us in the future again as we would be happy to welcome you back.
Wonderful and relaxing home away from home!
Beautiful home, with an even more spectacular view!
Wow! What a view!
This place offers privacy from others, yet is close enough to everything you need. It’s very clean and comfortable. The kids loved the pool. I could have stayed here another week! Will definitely be coming back!
Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear your family enjoyed the pools ! We welcome you back anytime.
Limited water (we were without water for 3 out of our 9 day stay). AC runs on gas generator and quits at 2am or so. Internet not working during our stay. Difficult access, especially if someone in your group is older or handicapped. Do a through check for bugs/scorpions before crawling into bed. Maintenance crew did their best, but the maintenance problems should be addressed when there are no guests staying at the house.
House structure is beautiful, but overall systems, i.e., water, plumbing, appliances, and access, did not live up to "luxurious" description.
Thank you for your comments. We have taken these concerns seriously and have purchased a new water pump and irrigation system to help with the water pressure issue, as this seemed to be the main concern. We have also invested in a newer system that will allow the generator run the A/C's on a continous 9 hour cycle. We wish you had let us know of this issue sooner than at your post stay, as we would have worked to ensure you had the A/C's for the night stay. We would love to invite you to stay again with us so we can show you the improvements we have made in the house!
There is an internarnational fishing competition every year, also an international wine & cuisine festival once a year, among other festivals all year round. For more activities please visit "Casa Monarca" on facebook.