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Casa El Conde: A Luxury Oceanfront Paradise w/ Stunning Views- Sleeps Ten

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms, SLEEPS 8; African Decor.

Casa El Conde is the perfect place to escape from it all for a relaxing, tropical getaway in charming Zihuatanejo.

This beautiful villa is located within the Monte Cristo gated community. Nestled in the hills overlooking the stunning Zihuatanejo Bay, the impeccably decorated paradise features 5 air-conditioned bedrooms and sleeps 10 comfortably. Three-tiered infinity pools are at the center of the property.

Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV and safe, as well as an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, and oceanfront balcony.

The large open-air Palapa sits adjacent to the pool, and houses a bar, seating area, and dining area. Large dining room seats up to 16 with breathtaking views. Bar seats 8 with large flat screen TV, complete stereo system, including iPod dock, XM radio and DVD player. Fully equipped kitchen with 2 refrigerators and Wolf range. Outdoor grill. Entertainment Room with 58' Flat Screen TV and stereo system. Included in your stay is a house staff of two.

Other services, including a private cook or chef, driver, and spa services on site, available upon request.

- Great for Groups

- Romantic Couples Getaway

- No Smoking Indoors, eCigarets included

- **No More Than 10 Guests Allowed

- No small children

- No Events or Parties Allowed on Premises without prior notice and approval.

More Details

Elsa Sale
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Staff speaks NO English.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2018

About Elsa Sale

Chuck Sale- Born in Indiana, lives in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Retired, married to Elsa.

Elsa Sale- Born in Guatemala, lives in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Elsa Sale purchased this villa in 2008

Why Elsa Sale chose Zihuatanejo

After cruising the Mexican Riviera for years, seeking the perfect spot to build our home, we arrived in Zihuatanejo Bay, and instantly knew that we had found it!

What makes this villa unique

It is inside a large gated development with a handful of other custom-built homes, with maximum 24/7 security and privacy. Our home faces the beautiful mountains beyond the bay, daily spectacular sunrise views, early fishing boat traffic, as well as front-row seating for enjoying nature's never ending beauty and sounds.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Zihuatanejo in Zihuatanejo de Azueta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Entertainment Room Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bar Palapa Bathroom - Toilet
    La Condesa Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Master Bathroom w/ Dual Sinks
    El Patron Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    La Princesa - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    El Huesped de Honor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Los Gemelos Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • La Condesa Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bath w/ Dual Sinks, Outdoor Shower. Sitting Area. Balcony.
    El Huesped de Honor Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King w/ Sitting Area. Dual Chaise Balcony. Outdoor Shower
    El Patron Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King w/ Desk and Seating. Outdoor Shower w/ Views. Balcony.
    La Princesa Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King w/ Large Sitting Area. Outdoor Shower w/ Views. Balcony
    Los Gemelos Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Queen Beds. Outdoor Shower. Balcony w/ Dual Chaise Lounge.
  • Each bedroom has en suite bathrooms with outdoor shower and a balcony with views of the bay.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private cook available upon request for one week, or daily if available. For groups larger than six, an assistant to the cook will be needed at guests' expense. An additional housekeeper will be provided by owners; she will also assist in the kitchen as needed. A full-time housekeeper and maintenance person are a part of our staff. Tipping is very much appreciated. Based on past experience, the Chef/Cook is generally tipped $100+per week; his/her assistant and other staff members, $50+. Please note that our staff does not speak English. The owner is always available via telephone or email to translate or answer any guests' questions; please feel free to call as often as necessary. Property manager can coordinate masseuse or other spa service upon request. Private driver also can be arranged upon request. Guest transportation NOT included; house car not for guest use. Restaurants reservations and activities can be arranged with House Manager.


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Casa El Conde: A Luxury Oceanfront Paradise w/ Stunning Views- Sleeps Ten
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
San Diego

Front row views of Zihua's beautiful bay

  • 5 of 5

Just spent an entire month at Casa el Conde. The house (and it's staff) exceeded all expectations. Elsa (the owner) took every opportunity to make our trip memorable. We mentioned to staff one evening that we were looking for a "crockpot" to prepare a special dish. The next day we were surprised to find one in the kitchen. Elsa had sent someone down to the market (unbeknownst to us) to pick one up. Over the years we have stayed at several of the homes surrounding Zihua's picturesque bay. Casa el Conde is the top of the food chain. The views, furnishings, bedding are all five star. I can not articulate properly how special this place is. Truly special....

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! It is a pleasure to have guests like you and your family, who appreciate the efforts of our staff and treated our home as if it were your own. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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Magical Oasis in Zihuatanejo!

  • 5 of 5

Photos don't do this place justice. It is bigger and even more beautiful than the photographs show. We were only there for 7 days but it was 7 of the most relaxing days, I have ever had.... the Staff was perfect, attentive when needed and discreet and away when not. Chef Lidia kept us full day and night... we absolutely LOVED her cooking! Elsa, our host, was easy to communicate with and addressed all our concerns before arrival and our needs during our stay. She went above and beyond by helping us to book a boat excursion and dinner reservations... seriously, I can't say enough good about this place. It was pure PARADISE, I hope to go back again one day!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Worth, TX


  • 5 of 5

Wow, wow, wow! That is basically all I said as I entered the front door when we all (10 total) arrived to celebrate our long-time friend's 50th birthday. It was difficult to decide which room was "the best" because they all were pretty spectacular. I really loved the décor of the house as it wasn't the traditional "Spanish" décor but it had an African theme. In each room, Elsa (the owner) had a book explaining the story of how she chose this décor. Loved it! The pool was relaxing and clean. There were always plenty of clean towels to use while hanging out in the pool or just laying down soaking in the sun and beautiful scenery.

The staff was awesome too. It was great to have the opportunity to use my Spanish that I had been taught many years ago. Some may find the language barrier a challenge, but I personally like experiencing the culture of where I am visiting. The staff and our group all did a fine job communicating, so we had no problems. I would recommend utilizing the cook and staff (Diana and Jessie) to prepare the meals while staying. The table was always decorated beautifully whether it was for breakfast or for dinner. (We did our own thing for lunch) I personally felt that the meals we had at the house were better than any of the places we went to in town. Juanita and Rosario, the housekeeping staff, were like little fairies coming in and cleaning the rooms each morning. I always wondered how and when they got in to clean the rooms, but the bed was always made and fresh towels were placed in the bathrooms without us ever seeing them! Nestor, the house manager, was also very good about offering help whenever needed and always with a smile!

I am sorry to say, but I would have been completely happy staying at the house the whole week! We did go to La Ropa beach for the day and into town for a few trips to the store, but I longed to be back at El Conde, sitting by the pool and looking at the beautiful view. (Oh! I almost forgot! They had a telescope that we could look at boats and people in the water which was very cool the morning of the fishing derby!)

If you want to experience a relaxing time and feel like you are in a 5-star place, make your plans to come here. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, indeed, two reviews from the same group! A first at Casa El Conde, thank you!! We are so glad your group had a good time, enjoying long-time friendships. We appreciate your compliments to our staff, our home, and to our beautiful Zihuatanejo Bay. And, to have front-row seating to view the fishing derby, must have been special! Thank you again for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon! Our Best to you all, Elsa Sale
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Little piece of Paradise !!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure where to start. From the beginning of booking the villa through our departure, Elsa was extremely responsive and helpful in setting everything up and working out the details. The house is absolutely breathtaking!!!! The minute you walk through the gate you can see the pride in ownership and stunning beauty this house offers. Each room is decorated with such attention to detail and offers complete privacy for the guests. Our biggest hurdle of the week was deciding on which room to choose as they are all so beautiful. Her staff is absolutely wonderful. Nestor, the house manager watches over everything to ensure a seemless visit. Juanita and Rosario work so hard behind the scenes keeping the villa spotless and keeping the rooms fully stocked. We had Diana and Jessie to cook for us and would recommend them over and over again. Of all the meals we had while in Zihuatanejo the ones we had cooked by Diana and Jessie were the best. They created a different masterpiece each night with the table setting and the food presentation, it was beyond compare. Elsa and Chuck, thank you so much for opening up your beautiful home and letting us enjoy a little piece paradise ♥️

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for choosing our home to be your home while visiting beautiful Zihuatanejo! I will pass on your kind words to the staff; they appreciated all your compliments (en Español!), and generosity during your visit. We hope to see you again very soon. Have a wonderful summer. Our best to all of you. Elsa and Chuck Sale
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Don't think twice, BOOK IT!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this place is absolutely breathtaking. We visited Casa El Conde after raving reviews from friends and were so thankful we did. From the moment you enter the gated neighborhood, you feel like you're in a movie. The entrance into the home feels like a dream. The open layout and beautiful thoughtful decor makes you never want to leave. I typically like to explore a lot when I'm on vacation but I had a hard time wanting to leave the home. The rooms are so peaceful and relaxing. So pretty! The outdoor bathrooms are dreamy. The staff was so sweet and made us delicious food and even freshened up the space with new floral bouquets each day.I could go on and on about all the things I loved about this home. We hope to be able to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys! Thanks for the wonderful review! It was fun working with you and are glad you had a great time at our home. My staff thanks you for kind comments as well. We hope to see you again soon; until then, we wish you all great health! Best, Elsa Sale
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St. Louis, MO

Less than adequate

  • 1 of 5

We encountered many non-working bulbs, fans, room safes, TVs, and spotty internet. Bathrooms aren't air conditioned and 2 bathrooms are outside, meaning you must use toilets, brush teeth, ..., while swatting flies, lizards and other unwanted pests, in high humidity. The pool was cold and nearly unusable because of a broken heater.

Stairs were a big issue. We weren't told about the number of stairs. From street level, you must walk down 31 stairs to the landing level, 17 more stairs to bedroom 1, and 22 and 26 more stairs, respectively, to the other bedrooms. It's 12 stairs from the landing to the dining area. One in our group was handicapped which made walking the stairs painful. Another fell down the ill-lit stairs one night, head first. There are 60 MORE stairs, many without a handrail, from the last bedroom to the jagged rocks 12 feet above the sea. From the rocks to the ocean is treacherous. One of our group got multiple sea urchin stings trying to make the jump from the rocks, which we were assured was completely safe. None of the rest of our even took the chance of walking the jagged rocks.

We were told the staff was new, having replaced the former staff, fired for stealing, making the lack of working safes alarming. Only once in 7-days did the staff lock the front door. The house included a staff of 6; 4 as part of our rental and 2 hired by owner at our expense to cook meals. That none of the 6 spoke English was problematic. The staff was clearly undertrained. We had to constantly ask for things we were told would happen seamlessly, from laundry being done to fungibles such as bottled water, Coke, etc. being replaced to food purchased but never offered. Even the laundry service was poor, with multiple items of clothing ruined because of bleach use on colored items, while other items came back torn.

As to food, we were told certain items would be included in daily menus but promises went by the wayside. Meals were sparse and portions meager. Some of our group developed stomach ailments, likely because of unsanitary food preparation, non-refrigeration and ever-present insects.

Lastly, you might wonder whether we expected too much. A fair question but I suggest for the money spent (nearly $2,000/day plus funds for two food preparers, food and beverages), we should have received a stress-free, nearly flawless, 'dream' vacation. Even at half that price, we would have expected none of the issues described above.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa La Ropa Beach
The main beach in Zihua. Book jet skis, parasailing, windsurfing, or catamaran rides.
Bandido's De Zihua
This is where all the American expats hang out in town. Shows American sports, plays America...
Playa la Saladita Surf Break
THE surf spot. People come from all over to surf this break.
Nearest Airport
14.3 Kilometres
Ixtapa-Zihautanejo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
2 courses in nearby Ixtapa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Marisqueria Leo's
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
La Ropa 15 minutes.
Car: necessary

Home sits atop rocks; there is no beach. Nearest beach is La Ropa, across the bay, fifteen minutes by car. La Ropa Beach offers various beach activities, such as parasailing, hobie-cat sailing. No surfing on this beach---it's a bay.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £188.42
Damage Insurance £74.62
Damage Deposit £74.62

***Single Rooms may be for available dual occupancy at $650 per night with a 3 night minimum except for Holiday and High Seasons. Contact owner for availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.