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“Perfect Getaway for Couples or Family”
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Infinity Pool, Casa del Platero, overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay
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Infinity Pool, Casa del Platero, overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay
Guests enjoying La Ropa Beach - right out our front gate Lower House Living Room - our mask collection on the wall
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Infinity Pool, Casa del Platero, overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay
Guests enjoying La Ropa Beach - right out our front gate
Lower House Living Room - our mask collection on the wall
Lower House Living Room - different angle
Lower House kitchen - 1
Lower House Kitchen - 2
Lower House Kitchen - 3
Lower House Master, 2
Lower House Master, 2
Patio off the Master Bedroom, Lower House, with views of the Sierra Madres and Zihua  Bay
Outdoor seating area, looks onto pool and bay
Lower House Dining Room - seats 8
Lower House dining room with bay in distance, different tablecloth, same room
Lower House porch overlooks the bay
Examples of our art work - local carvings
Upper House Living Room - view of Zihuatanejo Bay. My absolute favorite place!
Upper House living area - different angle
Upper House living area - another angle
Upper House Master - 1
Upper House Master - 2
Upper Hse second bedroom
Upper House patio,  panoramic view of the Bay. Enjoy the sun or shade. Ceiling fan over the hammock
Corner of our Upper house patio, looking down on La Ropa Beach
Our infinity pool
Guests enjoying the pool!
Lower house second bedroom
Our cook, making tortillas
Gorgeous sunset!
Looking at downtown Zihuatanejo at twilight, from our Patio
Walking on La Ropa
Las Gatas Beach - short walk from the house
Statue made by local artists on our patio
Our favorite rock at the end of La Ropa Beach - we leave our flip-flops here when we beach walk
Walkway to the beach from our house
Baby tortoise-just hatched on La Ropa
Massage on La Ropa beach
Dona Celia's purple tortillas in Pantla
Barra de Postosi
Guests enjoying the infinity pool and the view
Early morning pelican feast in the Bay
Golden sunset from our window
Green Palms, blue sky on La Ropa Beach
Young guest with parrot at El Refugio
Panga - a fishing boat on Playa Larga
Traveling Mariachis-They'll serenade you! Just ask!
Another fabulous sunset...as seen from our house
Tentaciones Restaurant - for that special dinner! It's near the house
This seat is waiting for you!
Guests enjoying La Ropa Beach
Fresh red snapper at the mercado
La Ropa Beach
Para-gliding over the Bay
another shot of La Ropa...great for morning runs
A local fisherman at Barra de Potosi
Catamarans can be rented on La Ropa
More scenes from La Ropa beach
Spend the day on the beach! For the price of a coke you can 'rent' a chair all day
The view from Amuleto, one of our favorite restaurants
Have dinner on the beach...a few minutes walk from our house
Percebes - or barnacles. A local specialty at Leo's Marisqueria in La Noria
A bit of shade to relax under at Playa La Madera
Freshly caught Mahi Mahi...with my foot in the photo for perspective. Delicious!
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Zihuatanejo, Pacific Coast

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richardcS...
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Perfect Getaway for Couples or Family”
Reviewed 16 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

This was our third stay with our travel friends at this wonderful house. The setting is idyllic with fabulous views of the bay and the beautiful sunsets. The patio and infinity pool are perfect, and the beach is literally steps away. The caretaker couple, Laco and Mireya, made sure we had everything we needed. Private, comfortable and relaxing. We'll be back again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ColoradoE...
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
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“Definitely the best lodging on the best beach!”
Reviewed 24 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Absolutely perfect! The location of this lovely villa steps from the BEST beach in Mexico (and we have been to all) is just one of many reasons you should stay at Casa del Platero. The layout of the house is perfect for groups of friends or families - you can have privacy but perfect areas to gather to party or relax. The infinity pool (which you will LOVE) and seating areas have a view of the bay that is exquisite, while being surrounded by beautiful palm trees and lovely garden areas. Steps away you can walk the beach (if you can tear yourself away from the peaceful beauty of the house), about a mile stroll to the opposite end - and it is a great walking beach. Swimming, or just hanging, in the ocean is a favorite pastime with the gentle waves. When you find yourself back in the house, which is such a great combination of traditional and updated, you will find so many interesting pieces of artwork - we especially enjoyed the paintings and the masks. All together, we can't imagine any reason to ever spend a Mexican beach vacation elsewhere - access to fishing, snorkeling, massages, etc allows everyone to enjoy their favorite activities. By the way, the town of Zihuatanejo is so superior to other glitzy beach resorts, offering wonderful restaurants,l shops and friendly locals - a fun walk or cheap taxi ride away. But no need to eat there if you have the staff prepare your meals - perfection! They are simply the best caretakers, and we miss them!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Apr 2017
Loved having you! Thank you so much for your continued patronage. We have loved building a world-wide family of returning guests who have become part of our extended family in Zihua. You make paradise even better:). Melissa and Dave
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Jeffrey H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Pure Relaxation”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We are a life long "Northern Michigan Cottage Family" fondly known as Camp DOWHATCHAWANNA and we found DOWHATCHAWANNA South!

The Hampton's lovely home is filled with character. The views are incredible only topped by the amazing care of Mireya and Laco the lovely caretakers of this paradise.

Lovely pool, an easy walk to the ocean, wonderful restaurants nearby (but with Mireya's cooking who needs then!) and quick cab ride to the Village!

We hope to return again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
Love the new name for Casa del Platero...Downhatchawanna South! We do appreciate your kind comments about the house, a labor of love for us and yes, Laco and Mireya, our staff, are a treasure - they put their hearts into caring for guests and we agree that Mireya's cooking can't be beat! We'd love to see you again at Casa del Platero:)
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csmarks54
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
“This was truly a trip of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 3 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Having been to Zihua. 30yrs + ago I was concerned about over development that might 've ruined the magnificent bay & quaint town,the laid back vibe of Playa de Ropa-when we 1st. stepped into the gate ,the feeling of "ahhh,it's perfect"told me that we had mde the right choice!tThe design of the house takes perfect advantage of the site &the views w/maximum privacy,but always open to the views &the wonderful breezezs.The pool is fabulous, the staff couldn't be more friendly & the food was great!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
! We love that you felt that special Zihua vibe and you're so right that it hasn't changed much in 30 years. Thank you so much for your kind words about our staff - they are fabulous - and the house. We think Zihua is one of Mexico's best kept secrets:) We hope to see you again at Casa del Platero!
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Susan G
1 review
“Paradise overlooking La Ropa Beach”
Reviewed 16 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our group of 8 family and friends were looking for a house to stay on our first visit to Zihuatanejo. Casa del Platero was the perfect fit for us. The house is beautiful. We rented the entire house. Our days were spent enjoying coffee in the morning either on the upstairs patio or around the pool. Mireya cooked us a wonderful breakfast every morning. Every afternoon either after being on the beach or doing some excursion we would be back enjoying the infinity pool. Laco was so helpful with helping us with shopping, getting places, scheduling snorkeling trips and surf lessons not to mention the great margaritas he would make for us. Watching the sunset from the upstairs house with the huge living room windows open was great. There was plenty of room for us, the one bedroom upstairs is pretty open with not much privacy but that was not a problem for us. We felt like we were at home, Laco and Mireya were wondeful. The setting is beautiful and so peaceful. We loved it there and plan to return.

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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
Thank you for your kind words about our wonderful staff. We agree, they are awesome! And of course watching the sunsets is also one of our favorite pastimes:) We look forward to welcoming you again to Casa del Platero!
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