FANTASTIC! BEAUTIFUL 2 bdm 2 bath CONDO IN GOLDEN ZONE! ACROSS FROM THE BEACH!
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My husband Bill and I always wanted a little bit of heaven to get away a few times a year and maybe to stay the winters away from wet and cold Vancouver when we finally retire..(it has not happened yet! We fell in love with our condo, the fantastic location and all that it has to offer and we love to share it when we are not there !
Lola purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Lola chose El Encanto
The amazing location of our condo will make you so happy! Everything you ever wanted during your vacation is at your fingertips yet you can get away from it all in seconds to the spacious, bright and happy heaven that is our condo.. This home has no equal !
What makes this Condo unique
Across the street from the beach, surrounded by all amenities and conveniences and only minutes from everywhere you may want to go...taxis at the door or easy walks to best restaurants, shopping, hotels, attractions, golf, tennis, pool side bars, patio live entertainment...and then come home to a quiet, huge, sunny and beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom condo in a gated building , with fun and friendly people enjoying their own vacation away from the colld, just in time for winter !
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
I am finally home from Maz. And able send this review on how disappointed we were with your condo … it is in need of updating and the pictures on your sight make it look sooo much nicer then it is What a rip off charging us USA fees when the property is in Mexico and you live in Canada. Seen and spoke to others in your complex that were charged In pesos and much more updated then your place. For what your charging you should be able to update the place… felt like I was in the 70’s. the twin beds were hard as rock we had to use the cushions off the couch for more comfort … the pillows were filled with old foam chunks .Balcony windows were filthy , showers had dirty grout , there were not enough towels for 4 women … and your maid was very lazy … taking our towels on a Saturday and not returning till Tuesday after we were able to finally talk to someone in the office . We were not impressed that the front building locks at a certain time leaving women having to walk in a seedy back alley at night not safe at all. Bands on the corner of the building playing every other night and barking dogs in the back alley … need a vacation from the vacation to catch up on sleep . the stove knobs are filty with grime as well as the cabinet handles, when we opended the untensil drawer thought it was going to fall on our feet big gaping holes in them you can stick your finger in them . Disgusting for what we paid ! and what an ugly view from your balcony staring on top of a bunch of broken concrete and some weird tower thing . The maid told us replacement water was 50 pesos yet no one else that rents pays that … was she pocketing the money ?? there was no contact person or number left for us . The admin office was a hit and miss on when they were open. Ive rented other condos in other places …. PVR Hawaii Las Vegas palm springs ect but never had I seen such a mess as your place . so while your charging us 2800.00 usa and going to spain we sat in a dive !!!!! We were able to look at other condos in the same building and so much nicer ... updated and clean .
It is unfortunate that you have chosen to write an anonymous review as I can not verify who you are.... It is also unfortunate that, if you are referring to our condo as there are severe discrepancies that make me doubt your comments as legitimate and not "mean spirited", you chose to not say anything during your stay so that, if needed, we could have taken the necessary action to satisfy you.
Here are some facts that may help as response to some of your comments:
I do not have any guests that paid, as you said, $2,800US for a 2 week stay which is the term of your stay according to your review. If you were a group of 4 you paid a total of $1,790US. which is less than $30 a night per person...amazing value! I am not even going to imply that perhaps one of your friends pocketed the rest of the money as you so unkindly suggest that our maid may have done with the few cents difference in the water you purchased , not from us. Our maid has been with us for almost 10 years and she is a trustworthy and kind hearted person who works very hard....we always leave the extra few cents as a tip for the delivery man who carries the water on his shoulder up to the apartment. We actually usually leave an extra 1-2 new jugs for guests.
Regarding the towels. There are over 20 towels in the apartment and we have never had any concers about the number of towels. On the contrary, our guests normally thank us for the great number of towels and linens in the closets...
It is unfortunate that you chose to look down to the roof below instead of the great expanse of first class hotels, palm trees, & even water & island views which you can see from our balcony instead of focusing on the negative.
The gates of the shops, bank etc. on the ground floor are closed after 7 pm., however the "alley" as you call it, is actually the well lit street used by our very well to do neighbours to access their very expensive homes. Our building also has a night maintenance/doorman that starts at 7pm till 7am & you should have met him nightly as you entered the building. Super safe!!
The pictures actually do not do our condo justice, the twin beds have very good mattresses, kitchen updated 3 yrs ago & our vacation home is clean, beautiful & comfortable. No other rental condo in the building has been updated. Our website clearly says that all charges are in US $ (as all of our costs are paid in US $.) All groups are given not only names but also contact cell numbers.
Love this condo!
I Love this condo and actually was really surprised to see the PP review. My family books this condo every year and we absolutely love It! It's spacious and very authentically and beautifully decorated in traditional Mexican style with a touch of modern (Flat screen tvs, and other great conveniences). I came on this site to show my friend the Condo to book and saw what the PP wrote which prompted me to write mine. I'm just sorry I never did before as it's such a lovely condo and so conveniently located right in the middle of the tourist zone and activities! The couple who owns the condo are great people and so nice! Always very helpful and informative. We want to thank them for their hospitality all these years and opening their beautiful home to us! We really look forward to our yearly holidays there and my family loves the convenience of the Pools, beach and shopping right across the street! I really wonder if PP mistakenly thought they were at a hotel with front desk service and daily maids not a personal condo and home which always makes our stay so pleasurable, convenient and lovely.
Thank you so much ! It is a pleasure having you guys at our home !
Bill and Lola
Love this place!
We absolutely love this condo! We went for our honeymoon 2 years ago and just went again with another couple and it was perfect. The location is amazing! Right in the centre on the Golden Zone, you can walk downstairs and have the worlds best coffee, cross the street and walk along the oceanfront, or walk a few hundred meteres to the golf course.. and so much more! The condo itself is spacious and clean, lots of room, free wifi, plenty of dishes and towels for all for of us. The housekeeper was very sweet too, checking on us every few days to tidy up and make sure we had enough water. We absolutely love this place and can't wait to go back again next year!
It was such a pleasure to have you back at our condo this year ! We hope you come back soon...thanks for the great review !
Bill and Lola
Absolutely in love with this Mexican style vacation home. We rented this beautiful condo twice already,it's just perfect,very spacious clean and well equipped.The location is amazing,right in the middle of the tourist zone,walking distance to shops,restaurants,golf course and pools.The owners are nice and friendly,always make us feel comfortable and welcomed. I would like to thank them for sharing their home with us, looking forward to go back soon.
We look forward to your return! Thanks so much!
Bill & Lola
Great Place, Excellent Location
This was my first time paying online for a vacation rental. We were extremely pleased with the location, the cleanliness, and the staff. The staff was very attentive and responded quickly to our requests (for example, the lightbulbs were burned out in many spots on the way to the condo and it was difficult to see at night. They fixed it right away). We felt very comfortable in this place and very secure. It was great to just cross the street and be on the beach! We tried Rico's cafe and loved it, and the little market downstairs was very convenient for all the little things we needed. One recommendation to U.S. renters-- send a cashier's check via FedEx-- it is a lot easier and faster than wiring money! Thank you Lola, we will be in touch next time we go to Mazatlan!
As stated in our owner submitted review, we absolutely LOVED this place. Getting a vacation rental is definitely the way to go. Lola was so professional throughout the whole transaction. I was very comfortable in the process. At first, I was concerned about using an online rental place, but she quickly eased my fears. She gave us great advice and directions, we were able to get to the place without a hitch. Once there Alicia and William met us, and explained everything to us. They were so nice and friendly! The condo has a great view and is in walking distance of everything you need. We spent multiple nights just sitting on the porch chatting and watching the sunset. The condo is also stocked full of pamphlets, booklets, and information of the surrounding area. The phrasebook definitely came in handy when we wanted to go see the lighthouse. :) It was a FABULOUS TRIP and I definitely attribute this to Lola, Alicia, and William. Thanks!
Thank you both for your kind words. Alicia and William enjoyed meeting you as well and send you greetings. It was a pleasure having you at our home and we are glad you enjoyed it.
Take good care,
Lola and Bill
Our beautiful condo is right across the street from the beach. 300 yards from El Cid Golf club, tenis next door. Surrounded by upscale hotels, beach front swimming pools, restaurants, pubs, shopping, banks, 24 hours clinics, doctors, pharmacy..everything you ever wanted for a fabulous vacation. The location, right in the middle of the Golden Zone, is fantastic and convenient to do anything that you want. Our condo is beautiful, bright, extra large ( 1,200sq. ft.) and has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Fully appointed with linens, towels, washer and dryer, kitchen and dinner wares, cable TV. wireless internet , the list goes on! Spotless and maintained by our maid twice/week so that you can relax during your holidays! ! Walk to best restaurants, shopping, the beach across the street or take
a short ride to the old historic Mazatlan, the cathedral, The old market, the Theater and the Plaza Machado with it's stunning architecture and fabulous restaurants under the stars, with live Jaz and other music. Write us now and let us know if you have any other questions. We will be happy to get back to you right away. Lola and Bill!