Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
About Vic Franck
I live in the The Woodlands, Texas (north of Houston) and I own several vacation condos on the Florida Gulf Coast and Mexico.
Vic Franck purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Vic Franck chose Ixtapa
I wanted to have a paradise getaway - away from work and the stress of everyday life. And Ixtapa is the perfect excape to relax and unwind.
What makes this Condo unique
This Bay View Grand condo is located on the best section of the Ixtapa beach and is conveniently located across the street from the Ixtapa marketplace. My condo is managed by the most respected rental management company in Ixtapa (Best Properties).
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What a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation!
The location of the property is second to none. Very short walk to anything you need. The views from the balcony are wonderful. We enjoyed our morning coffee each day out there. The condo itself is fantastic. Plenty of room for our family to spread out and have our own space. The kitchen had everything we needed while we were there. The living room was very spacious and comfortable. There was plenty of comfortable furniture, but not so much that it felt crowded. The property manager was very helpful! She set us up with a cleaning lady who cleaned the condo while we were there for about $20USD. Having laundry right there was fantastic. We were able to pack less because of this. The entire complex is very secure. We felt very comfortable letting our kids wonder on their own. The pools are wonderful. Even though we were on the younger side of the crowd there, and we had kids (not many kids around) everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The owner was very responsive and helpful answering questions and giving useful information to help us enjoy our stay. We most definitely would like to return again, and again! If you book a stay here, you will not be disappointed!
Relaxing Stay at an Exceptional Beach and Property
We had another wonderful stay at this beautiful and well appointed BVG condo (this was our 4th). A visit to Ixtapa is well worth the travel. A fine white sandy beach that stretches for several miles from end to end, it is inviting for all family members. Whether an early morning or late afternoon walk, kids building sand castles or throwing balls or frisbees, playing in the surf or in one of the two pools, or simply lounging on one of the many beach or pool side chairs, this beach can accommodate anyone. The ocean can have some larger waves but the BVG tends to be on the calmer side of the beach and the waves are no problem for decent swimmers. The waves toward the middle of the beach or the BVG Marina are much rougher and depending upon swimming ability can make an ocean swim virtually impossible.
As for the condo, it is within one of the most impressive structures in Ixtapa. All units have nice views but located at the end of one of the wings, this unit commands impressive views of the ocean, as well as sunrises and sunsets. The patio stretches the length of the unit and can accommodate all guests at the same time, whether eating an outdoor meal or simply watching the day pass quietly by, it is an ideal place to sit. Each of the three bedrooms have ample space and privacy, as well as their own connected bathrooms. The pictures on the website are accurate but do not quite do justice to the overall size of each room's space. The kitchen is a nice size, with all needed accessories and has ample counter space. The open family room/dinning room is massive and the furniture very comfortable. Located on the 5th floor, the unit is easily accessible by elevator or for those who want a little extra exercise, walking up the internal staircase. One note must be made that as the unit is located on the southside, it sits above the hotel next door and one can hear the sounds or the somewhat nightly shows performed there - but they end at 10:00 and the noise is not overly loud in any event.
The last aspect of the BVG itself is the location. Situated across the street from a local market, one can shop and haggle for local souvenirs. A slightly longer walk - but still very quick - brings one to a 7/11 type convenience store to one direction, and a large shopping area in the other direction. This shopping area contains scores of wonderful restaurants, offering a variety of different cuisines.
Lastly, Vic is a joy to work with. Can't recommend more.
I love this location in the world. Ixtapa is beautiful and the weather is always the same.
We had lots of issues with our condo and that made everything very frustrating in the beginning. Best properties did what they could to rectify the many issues. Lucky thing we were there for a month and did get to enjoy some of our time.
Our guests raised issues during their stay, but these issues were remedied promptly by the Best Properties management company. There was a hole in one of their sheets, and these sheets were replaced. One of the guests broke a chair and tore the fabric of the seat cover (this chair was not reported as broken by previous guests or Best Properties), and this chair was repaired, at our expense. And there was a clogged drain in the kitchen caused by the dishwasher, and this drain was cleaned out. But I believe the real reason which caused our guests to nitpick at these issues was that these guests originally booked their reservation for 2 people to stay at our condo. Then later, they requested for one of their children and family to join them. We generously agreed that they could, which increased the number of guests to 6 people, even though we had to pay the additional resort fees. But the real problem started when, right before their arrival date, the guests contacted me and said that they had made non-refundable flight reservations for 11 guests to come to Ixtapa and stay at our condo! I immediately told them this was not possible, because the condo Association rules restrict the occupancy of our condo to 9 people. This was upsetting to the guests, but it would be illegal to have 11 people. In the end, we generously allowed the guests to have the maximum of 9 guests stay at our condo, and we paid the additional resort fees for the additional people without charging the guests. But the guests had to book and pay for other accommodations for their excess guests and they were not happy about this. So I guess no good deed goes unpunished!
Spring Break with my family
My family and a few friends came down for Spring Break to enjoy a week at this unit, and experience Ixtapa for the first time. The owner was extremely helpful in recommending restaurants, attractions, etc and guiding us through everything from exchanging money to airport transportation.
The BVG Residencial is truly the best place to stay in Ixtapa. The staff are very friendly and helpful, my mother said she had the best massage of her life in the spa downstairs, my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the pool, drinks and lunch were always ready to go poolside. In short, we intend to return frequently.
This unit is huge. We found ample room for 6 people to spread out and be comfortable for a weeks' stay. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy it!
Amazing Stay at BVG
My husband and I stayed at the BVG for a week and loved every minute of it. The staff were very helpful, the bar food was good, the views were amazing, the pools and deck were relaxing and the condo was clean, beautiful and spacious.
We spent the mornings sleeping in and then ventured across the street to eat or into Zijuantinejo for the day. We had the best food and wine we've ever had while staying Ixtapa. The people of Ixtapa were some of the friendliest and nicest people we've met while traveling.
I would recommend this condo for anyone who wants some peace and quiet and families with children. The pools and facility were very child friendly and the condo was big enough for everyone to spread out.
I thoroughly enjoyed my s...
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Ixtapa and the Bay View Grand condos (Unit S-501). The condos are right on the beach, have a beautiful pool area and grounds, and are in walking distance to local shops and restaurants. The condo was nicely decorated, very spacious, had a bathroom for each bedroom, a full kitchen, and a large balcony with hot tub and a beautiful view of the ocean and pool area. It was very relaxing to sit out there, and the weather was great. My room even had a smaller private balcony of its own. The other condo owners and guests were very friendly. I would highly recommend staying there for a relaxing and enjoyable time.
Swimming with the Dolphins, Aquatic Park, Deep-Sea Fishing, Night Clubs, Tours and other Activities