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#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean

#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 5, 2015
5.5 Bedroom 9,500 sq ft Villa. Great Chef. Unobstructed 180° view of the Pacific

Exquisite ambiance in elegant, warm Villa, seen on TV's 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' featured on television, film and magazines and highlighted in Mexico's architectural digest 'Casas y Gente'. We are the PREMIER villa - the ONLY 5-star home on La Punta. Palace by the Sea is set on the TIP of the peninsula, RIGHT on shore of the Pacific Ocean. Incredible and UNOBSTRUCTED 180 degree views of Manzanillo Bay and the Pacific provide total privacy. 9,500 covered ft. plus extensive pool/Jacuzzi-deck and garden areas, including a secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments.

All amenities provided - Satellite TV, Surround Sound, Hi Speed Wifi, Free phone to US. & CA, Air-conditioned bedrooms, fantastic devoted staff including Pilar our incredible chef. Daily free laundry service. Large heated pool and jacuzzi. Exercise room, massage room and mini-spa. 4 private tennis courts and seclude private beach and beach club. Free use of our 9 passenger Chevy Suburban and golf cart.

One of Mexico's most prestigious communities, La Punta is an ultra-exclusive residential paradise, coveted by notables the world over. Beautifully situated on a rugged peninsula that separates two majestic bays. Completely secure with 24-hour security and controlled access.

Interior Features:

* Two outstanding master suites (1,130 feet and 800 feet) with king size beds, Jacuzzi tubs, bidets, sitting areas, and magnificent views from every window.

* Three additional guest suites with vanities and full private baths -- one has a bidet. Two have balconies with unobstructed ocean views, the other one sits in a lush garden.

* The living and dining room are spacious and comfortable for lounging and entertaining.

* Lots of space for family reunions.

* Grand double stairway ideal for wedding ceremonies.

* Massage and exercise rooms with professional equipment and full size massage table.

* Media room includes satellite TV, CD, DVD, VCR, iPod dock, surround sound, games, fax, computer with high-speed internet access, library

Pool & Deck:

* Lava stone deck with swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

* Private, unobstructed sweeping 180 degree ocean views.

* Sunshine on pool deck all day long and breathtaking sunsets.

* Whale watching from the terrace.

Bonus:

* Computer with high-speed Internet line for e-mail.

* Special phone allowing free phone service to/from USA and

Canada, including Alaska and Hawaii.

* Golf cart for easy access to Beach Club, tennis courts, and around La Punta.

* Secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments, and margaritas and snacks at sunset.

Staff:

* First-class staff includes our great chef (everyone wants to take her home) who has been with us for 20 years. She is Mexican and expert in Mexican food, also in Italian and French cuisine. She worked for an Italian neighbor for 6 years before joining our staff, and her Italian food is spectacular. We also had a French chef for 5 years who taught her all his French cooking skills.

* Our well-trained staff of six will spoil you with margaritas on the pool deck and all kinds of snacks.

* Your meals will be expertly prepared, your bed will be turned down, your clothes laundered and ironed exactly as you request.

* Their only job is to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

Amenities:

* Experienced massage therapist on call for instant relaxation.

* An in-house manicure and pedicure are just a phone call away.

* Professional personal fitness trainer available for house calls.

* Nine-passenger Chevrolet Suburban for getting around and to see the sights (gas not included).

* Portable baby cribs.

Activities:

* Two world-class golf courses in the area: Isla de Navidad, a spectacular 27 hole secret gem and El Tamarindo, laid out to take full advantage of stunning tropical jungle vistas, as well as beautiful El Corazon and Las Hadas.

* Nearby Hotel Las Hadas (made famous in the movie 'Ten') offers deep sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing and sunset cruises

* You can go hiking, biking and kayaking with an experienced guide.

* Spend an evening out dining on local fare at one of the many excellent restaurants just minutes from Palace by the Sea.

* Four lit tennis courts with full-time pro.

...and much more!

Private Beach and Clubhouse:

* Sunbathe or snorkel at our private beach, rated as one of the world's top private beaches by Condé Nast.

* Swim in the full-size pool or enjoy a champagne lunch served by our staff at the clubhouse.

GETTING TO MANZANILLO - Nonstop from Los Angeles (Alaska Air, Aero Mexico), Mexico City; and in winter Phoenix (USAirways), Houston (United), direct to Manzanillo International Airport, which is a 30 minute drive to our villa. If you wish, plan to spend a day or two in Guadalajara and/or Mexico City on the way or returning - it'll break up the trip and make it more interesting.

Many travel agents are not familiar with the nuances of getting to Manzanillo -- including feeder airlines. Therefore, feel free to discuss with us, as we may be able to provide helpful hints.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

About the owner: Frankie and I built our villa, use it, love it and it shows. She named it 'Palace by the Sea' when she first saw it completed, and the reasons will be obvious when you see it. Don’t expect merely “rental quality” décor. This is our second home; we use the finest, and are constantly improving the Palace. If you’d like to know more about Howie Alper, please google Alper Services, Chicago.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sonja and Howie:



I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a great time we had at your Palace. You were true to your promise that we would have the time of our lives. The Palace was magnificent, the food was delicious, the staff was fantastic, and the area was breath taking.



It was very hard for us to say “good by” to the Palace and staff. We are totally spoiled. We look forward to a many return trips. Thanks again for a most memorable vacation.
Jul 2009
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32 Reviews

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#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7002917
-(312) 961-9244 (Illinois, USA)
Manzanillo Colima State
Illinois
5

Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5
There aren't too many things in life that can be called "perfect", but the week we spent at The Palace was just that...perfect! From the minute we arrived at this gorgeous location everything was just wonderful. The meals that Pilar prepared for us were the things dreams are made of - I'm STILL thinking about them. Jose and Patty took wonderful care of all our needs, including freshly laundered clothes each day. The Palace itself is beautiful - the living and dining rooms are outdoors so you don't miss any of the magnificent scenery.
It was the most relaxing week I've ever enjoyed and have been telling everyone I know to try and get there for a vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7002917
-(312) 961-9244 (Illinois, USA)
Manzanillo Colima State
Mexico City
5

True Palace By the Sea!!! Wonferful!!

  • 5 of 5
This house is a true palace by the sea, gorgeous location in a super safe gated community in La Punta Manzanillo. This house has it all, you have a 5 people staff with an incredible chef that will amaze you with exquisite food. Large and spacious suites for all the family, ask for anything and staff will do their best effort to make you happy. House is impeccably maintained, everything works exceptionally well. In La Punta you can enjoy your own private beach, one of the best beaches I've ever been, no vendors. no quads, etc... House is for total relaxation. I really recommend this house for a family vacation, wedding or travel with friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our villa. Our program is to constantly improve the Palace for our Guests' enjoyment. Frankie takes great pride decorating the home, she really loves it and puts her heart into every detail and it shows. Hope we'll have the opportunity to provide you a special vacation again. The staff -- including our fabulous chef of almost 20 years - would welcome you back!

Howie and Frankie Alper
business
#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7002917
-(312) 961-9244 (Illinois, USA)
Manzanillo Colima State
West, Texas
5

Beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful time at the Palace. Jose’ and the staff were accommodating in every way. Jose’ and the staff especially took to the needs of our young grandchildren. There was always snacks and fruit and they made the kids special drinks every afternoon. The food was beyond excellent, and always punctual. Prior to arriving, we were asked to create a menu that we would like to have cooked. Everything was so good, by the second day we asked her to cook her favorites. Her favorites became ours. Having the Suburban and golf cart available made it easy to take excursions within the gated community and out in the surrounding area. Jose’ helped line up the opportunity for the family to take advantage of massages, fishing and shopping. Having young ones swimming all day and night, it was nice to always have dry towels. Every morning our clothes were washed and folded. Anything we needed was instantly taken care of.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7002917
-(312) 961-9244 (Illinois, USA)
Manzanillo Colima State
5

Our Great Time at the Palace

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Palace by the Sea was the definition of a luxurious vacation. The attention to detail is impeccable.
Escorted from the airport by limo, we were greeted by a fabulous staff who carried our luggage into a gorgeous, spacious, and well-appointed room.

The villa's living room is an enormous open atrium overlooking the ocean. All views are grand - visions from a beautiful dream. Favorite areas were the large pool, jacuzzi, outdoor lounging and dining, the exercise room and the media room. Complete with indoor and outdoor music systems we relaxed to smooth jazz, danced when wanted. At sunset we watched the incredible views serenaded by the waves and the breeze.

Chef Pilar serves meals fit for a king. The fresh Margaritas, courtesy of Jose, are to die for. Twice we arranged for a delightful massage from the local massage therapist, Cecilia, who came to the villa. Everything is provided in the most thorough, loving, and exquisite way. You never have to lift a finger. The entire staff is kind, friendly and always accessible. They made our stay totally enjoyable and relaxing. Our special occasion was gloriously celebrated. We simply let them know and watched the magic happen. At the end of our stay, we wanted to hug every staff member.

Our time at Palace by the Sea was a treasure and we look to return soon. We highly recommend The Palace to anyone who demands the best.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7002917
-(312) 961-9244 (Illinois, USA)
Manzanillo Colima State
5

OUR GREAT TIME AT THE PALACE

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Palace by the Sea was the definition of a luxurious vacation. The attention to detail is impeccable. Escorted from the airport by limo, we were greeted by a fabulous staff who carried our luggage into a gorgeous, spacious, and well-appointed room.

The villa's living room is an enormous open atrium overlooking the ocean. All views are grand - visions from a beautiful dream. Favorite areas were the large pool, jacuzzi, outdoor lounging and dining, the exercise room and the media room. Complete with indoor and outdoor music systems we relaxed to smooth jazz, danced when wanted. At sunset we watched the incredible views serenaded by the waves and the breeze.

Chef Pilar serves meals fit for a king. The fresh Margaritas, courtesy of Jose, are to die for. Twice we arranged for a delightful massage from the local massage therapist, Cecilia, who came to the villa. Everything is provided in the most thorough, loving, and exquisite way. You never have to lift a finger. The entire staff is kind, friendly and always accessible. They made our stay totally enjoyable and relaxing. Our special occasion was gloriously celebrated. We simply let them know and watched the magic happen. At the end of our stay, we wanted to hug every staff member.

Our time at Palace by the Sea was a treasure and we look to return soon. We highly recommend The Palace to anyone who demands the best.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
#1 in GUEST SATISFACTION. Tip of La Punta peninsula, directly on Pacific Ocean
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7002917
-(312) 961-9244 (Illinois, USA)
Manzanillo Colima State
5

We were blown away!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about this place is five-star: the location, the facilities, and the staff. Each morning we were greeted with dazzling array of fresh fruit with our breakfast, and every evening a fabulous, romantic sunset dinner. And in lovely lazy hours in between, we were treated to some of the most uncanny and intuitive service we've ever experienced: at one point, while swimming in the pool, I wondered silently to myself if it was too early for a beer and when looked up, there was a bucket of baby Coronas on ice giving me the answer. I would recommend this to anyone ready to enjoy the royal treatment in a real palace.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

One look says it all. We offer beauty, outstanding service, unparalled location, all amenities, convenience and security. Please read our guest testimonials and review the pictures of our spectacular spot which we are delighted to share with you. We love our La Punta Villa and your will too.

Activity and Interests

Activities:

* Three world-class golf courses in the area: Isla de Navidad, a spectacular 27 hole secret gem and El Tamarindo, laid out to take full advantage of stunning tropical jungle vistas, as well as Las Hadas, the championship course designed by Pete and Roy Dye and Club Santiago.

* Nearby Hotel Las Hadas (made famous in the movie 'Ten') offers deep sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing and sunset cruises

* You can go hiking, biking and kayaking with an experienced guide.

* Spend an evening out dining on local fare at one of the many excellent restaurants just minutes from Palace by the Sea.

* Four lit tennis courts with full-time pro.

...and much more!

Private Beach and Clubhouse:

* Sunbathe or snorkel at our private beach, rated as one of the world's top private beaches by Condé Nast.

* Swim in the full-size pool or enjoy a champagne lunch served by our staff at the clubhouse.

Availability

From $4,000 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Palace By the Sea
Weekly rental (Sat-Sat)
Please, inquire about our rates, which vary based upon number of people, length of rental, rental dates desired, and time remaining until rental begins.
Security deposit: $ 2,000
We also offer 'Last Minute Specials' 4-6 weeks prior to arrival date!

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Amenities

From the Owner

We are the PREMIER villa - the ONLY 5-star home on La Punta. Palace by the Sea is set on the TIP of the peninsula, RIGHT on shore of the Pacific Ocean, with incredible and UNOBSTRUCTED 180 degree views of Manzanillo Bay and the Pacific. 9,500 covered ft. plus extensive pool/Jacuzzi-deck and garden areas, including a secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments. All amenities provided - Satellite TV, Surround Sound, Hi Speed Wifi, Free phone to US. & CA, Air-conditioned bedrooms, fantastic devoted staff including Pilar our incredible chef. Daily free laundry service. Large heated pool and jacuzzi. Exercise room, massage room and mini-spa. 4 private tennis courts and seclude private beach and beach club. Free use of our 9 passenger Chevy Suburban and golf cart. One of Mexico's most prestigious communities, La Punta is an ultra-exclusive residential paradise, coveted by notables the world over. Beautifully situated on a rugged peninsula that separates two majestic bays. Completely secure with 24-hour security and controlled access.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathroom 7

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Amenities: * Experienced massage therapist on call for instant relaxation. * An in-house manicure and pedicure are just a phone call away. * Professional personal fitness trainer available for house calls. * Nine-passenger Chevrolet Suburban for getting around and to see the sights (gas not included). * Portable baby cribs. Bonus: * Computer with high-speed Internet line for e-mail. * Special phone allowing free phone service to/from USA and Canada, including Alaska and Hawaii. * Golf cart for easy access to Beach Club, tennis courts, and around La Punta. * Secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments, and margaritas and snacks at sunset.

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