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Zihuatanejo Paradise

"Our family has thoroughly enjoyed another beautiful trip to Casa del Arbol. The staff goes out of their way to be sure we are cared for in every way making this a truly relaxing vacation. The home is so uniquely designed to allow for togetherness or privacy. Fourteen of us vacationed for a week in total harmony and comfort. Thank you so much for another experience in Zihuatanejo Paradise! We hope to return!" Jennifer Gastineau
Bothell, WA USA
December 2012

Soft Breezes and Extraordinary Views

"If you want a romantic get-a-way, Casa del Arbol fits the description. The soft breezes and extraordinary views won’t disappoint. If you are looking for a place to unite friends or family, this is your place. Each unique room blends with the environment in an artistic and special way, so that no one will be disappointed. On our most recent trip to Casa del Arbol we brought our three kids. A few friends thought this was not the best parenting move and that a resort would be a better option. I’m so glad I didn’t listen. Casa del Arbol was an amazing family vacation. Like most kids, ours loved the pool and hot tub best. We played rounds of cards while sitting at the underwater table and dangled our feet from the living room deck…straight into the water! All the kids practiced their Spanish with the staff and argued over which specialty drink was the best. However, we didn’t have to worry about family squabbles much, the house has hidden spots to relax and hide from pesky siblings. My youngest loved sitting by the koi pond, my son stretched out on one of the many hammocks, and our oldest tested out the lounge chairs on every balcony to rate each view. In the end, she couldn’t decide which was the best. They were all spectacular. The short walk to the beach provided a great parasailing adventure, but the kids also enjoyed the trip to the animal refuge. Where else can you hold a baby armadillo? It’s a secret gem, about 15 miles north of town near a beautiful stretch of beach. The second secret gem we found was right down in town. Instead of the craft mercado, take a morning walk to the food market. It’s filled with ripe avocados, juicy mangos, fresh bread, and plenty of local flavor. Zihuatanejo is your chance to experience Mexican culture at its best, and Casa del Arbol provides the perfect place to kick back and relax." Carrie Brown
Silverthorne, CO USA
April 2012

Favorite Travel Destination

"This was our third trip to Casa del Arbol and Zihuatanejo in as many years. Each time we discover more of this beautiful city. We found unique and gorgeous jewelry at Albertos (the local jeweler) and had an exquisite dinner, while watching the sunset, at Kau Kan which is only a short walk from the house. The local beaches are full of activities and very tourist friendly. This has most definitely became our favorite travel destination abroad! We all ready have our dates set aside for next year." Theron Tony
Point Place, OH USA
March 2012

Pleasant Staff

"The house was beautiful with an equally pleasant staff. My overall experience was great and my needs were met easily. I would recommend this house to all my friends and family. It's a wonderful place to vacation and soak up the sun. I hope to return again very soon!" Brandon Kent
Seattle, WA USA
December 2011

Favorite Place

"Overall I had a great time, and I cannot wait to come back!! We have stayed all over Mexico and this is our favorite place by far!" Hannah Gastineau
Bothell, WA USA
December 2011

Stunning

"A truly amazing place to stay. The setting of the Tree House is stunning. Loved the IPad music set-up for all the rooms. The view over the bay is breathtaking. Every comfort is considered from the bathroom to the common lounge area. The hardest decision to make when staying is which seat to lounge on." Vicki Wikohika
Tauranja, New Zealand
November 2011

Perfect Place

"This was a perfect place for two families to meet and become very good friends. The location was excellent; the facilities exceptional. I was very happy with staying here and would come back." Rowan Wikohika
Los Angeles, CA USA
November 2011

Trip of a Lifetime

"An amazing house and a great staff both made our stay here a trip of a lifetime. It was truly fitting to stay here and be our base for my daughter's wedding. We held a reception for 50 people and the most common reaction was one of awe!" Mike Geremia
Sacramento, CA USA
November 2011

Over the Top

"It was an absolute dream! An absolutely amazing property that allowed our family to be together but still have enough space to feel as if we had our own villa! The overall experience was over the top. Any problems I could find would just be searching, as they were almost non-existent. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs, and they were very prompt to satisfy us." Matthew Geremia
Singen, Gaden-Wuittenburg, Germany
November 2011

Feast for the Senses

"In one sentence, Casa del Arbol is a Feast for the Senses!

The moment we walked into Casa del Arbol we were blown away by all of the visuals!
Not to mention we were greeted by the staff who were waiting with Mojito's and warm wet hand towels to wash away the travel.

First of all, the house is amazing with high end features mixed with beautiful artistic touches. Everywhere you look there is some kind of artwork, from the sculpture of the Whale Tail, the custom sinks and faucets, the hand carved bar, to the "one of a kind" granite dining table. The open floor plan, I mean literally, the open floor makes you feel like you are living in a tropical garden complete with the sounds of nature and a pond full of koi.

I personally did not see the unbelievable view for the first hour because there was so much to see and discover in the house and on the grounds. After I wrapped my brain around the fact that I was staying in this amazing place for a week, I turned around and saw the 270 degree view of the ocean, bay and the precious town of Zihuatanejo. This view was amazing during the day, but the real beauty was the transformation of this view as sunset began, darkness fell, and the lights of the city sparkled.....oh my gosh, EPIC! Every night was more beautiful. Did I say EPIC?!

Each morning started with the soft sounds of the ocean and the yummy smells of breakfast. All of the food was incredible...a wonderful delicious mix of traditional Mexican food and other gourmet entrees. Everything was de li cious!

The Sonos surround sound system that is throughout the entire property is an integral part of the experience. We played music every waking minute of the day, including background music for breakfast time, massage time, party music for happy hour time and dance time;) We ladies had massages arranged by our wonderful house manager and I thought they brought their own music. No, it was the Sonos system playing relaxing tranquil music as we looked over the bay from our massage tables. ahhh

We ventured off the property a couple of times to check out the town. Zihuatanejo is a small fishing village and is clean, comfortable, and we felt completely safe. The taxi driver told us that the city was sprucing up the area in an effort to attract more tourism which is nice to know that they are happy to have visitors. Check out La Perla restaurant on the beach and have a cocktail while you sit with your feet in the sand.

My husband and I have vacationed in Mexico many times, and we have never experienced a more relaxing, beautiful vacation. Our stay at Casa del Arbol in Zihuatanejo will be at the top of our list for a long long time.....or until we return! Truly Magical! " Brad and Carrie Hobson
San Diego, CA USA
January 2011

Slice of Heaven

"A true slice of heaven high in the hills of Zihuatanejo. Meals were delicious, and the staff was solicitous and friendly. It was well situated—close to the beach and a good hike downtown. We loved it!" James Sie
Los Angeles, CA USA
April 2010

We Love Every Minute

"We love Casa del Arbol. Three years in a row and we still love every minute of our visits. The chef is our favorite on your staff. She is a superb cook—delightful in every way. Our friends that accompany us have very particular palates and your staff bends over backward to accommodate them." Mr. and Mrs. Frank Piccolo
Houston, TX USA
March 2010

Luxurious Yet Comfortable

"We had high expectations for this vacation. They were exceeded! What a fantastic overall experience- the staff was gracious, professional and fun. The food they prepared was out of this world. The property itself was one of the best we have ever seen-luxurious yet comfortable, stunning views, every detail considered...just plain magnificent. We will be back!" Jeff Vilker
Madison, WI USA
February, 2010

Perfect for Groups

"2010 marked my 2nd year at Casa del Arbol. It was more magical the 2nd time than the 1st. It is so perfect for groups. Can't wait to return." Chris Barnett
Santa Clara, CA USA
December 2009

Enchanting Experience

"It was an absolutely enchanting experience. The staff was gracious and helpful at all times and the grounds absolutely spectacular. Thank you for respite from the chaotic pace back home." Kathleen Thomas
San Jose, CA USA
December 2009

Fantastic Experience

"My overall experience at Casa del Arbol was fantastic. I was very impressed with the facilities and the staff. The website viewed prior to my visit looked awesome, but actually being here is 100 times better. Upon my arrival the staff was very warm and polite. The kitchen staff was impressive. All meals were on-time and the food was better than I have had at 4 star restaurants. It is authentic and fresh and very tasty. I will definitely come back to Casa del Arbol and recommend this place to my friends and family." Jon Gies
Ladera Ranch, CA USA
April 2009

We Loved It

"From the moment we walked across the koi pond, we were blown away by the unique, and truly special design of the house. From the beautiful sculptures & artwork throughout the house to the bathroom sinks, the overall affect of the house is perfect. We felt so lucky to experience Mexico in such an authentic, yet luxurious, environment. All of the rooms in the main house & tower are extraordinary and so comfortable. Our guests were completely happy with their accommodations. We had plans to get out and do things each day, but the house was so beautiful and comfortable that we found we were more than happy to just stay and relax by the pool and listen to music! We did manage to get into town and do some shopping and found the town to be quaint, friendly, and clean. And the people are very welcoming and nice to talk to, even when our Spanish was pretty rusty. Basically, we loved it! It was a great trip and our friends were very happy to share it with us. We will always remember my 40th birthday and our 10th anniversary at Casa Del Arbol. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a special place to stay in Zihuatenejo, or Mexico for that matter. We hope to get back to sit under the shade of the Whale Tail sometime again." Beth and Bill Hager
Chicago, IL USA
July 2008

Splendid!

"The truth is that it gives us great pleasure to have this level of care and service in Mexico. It is also the first occasion that the reality surpasses the photos, because the house is splendid, but definitely the kindness and the service the staff offered to us all - especially Doña Ine - are a plus! We have already recommended the house and hope that we can return in the near future. Thank you again." The Dragan Family
Puebla, MX
July 2008

Ultimate Get-Away

“Our recent vacation experience at Casa del Arbol can only be described as the ultimate get-away destination. The accommodations and the property itself were so exceptional there was little need to leave. And that's saying a lot given how much there is to do and see in cities and beaches of Zihuatanejo (walking distance) or Ixtapa (15 minute taxi ride). The attention to detail is incredible, from the wireless streaming music system, to the pool-side lounging furniture and decorum, to the expertly manicured tropical landscaping. The view of the bay is gorgeous from virtually every room, patio, deck or balcony.

The entire staff took exceptional care of us from the moment we arrived. Meals were very authentic and simply outstanding. When we did venture outside of Casa del Arbol, the property manager made great recommendations. We also really enjoyed riding on horseback through a coconut plantation to the beaches of Playa Larga.

In a word, Casa del Arbol is ‘amazing’. Everything about our visit exceeded our highest expectations.” Mark and Helen Lira
Chicago, IL USA
July 2008

Stunningly Superior

“When I plan either a vacation or an event, I feel that the people I am dealing with can and will perform in the manner they have promised, and that such performance, like all other work product, should not come as a shocking surprise. However, your location, your house and your staff are so stunningly superior to anything that I could have expected, that I cannot let my appreciation and gratitude go unexpressed.” Bill Travis
Los Angeles, CA USA
April 2008

Unforgettable

“Your staff is fantastic and always professional. I continuously marveled how immaculate they maintain the property - we didn't encounter a single insect, inside or out! We all felt completely at peace and everyone agreed we will be returning. Your home is an unforgettable, special place. The photos will be beautiful, but they cannot capture the property's true essence... Casa del Arbol is an experience in itself. You must visit to truly understand.” Arlette and Jose Chavez
San Francisco, CA USA
April 2008

A Beautiful Experience

“Our stay at Casa del Arbol was a beautiful experience we will always remember. We hope to bring friends and family back to CDA for a future visit.” Amy and Ryan Gruss
Brooklyn, NY USA
March 2008

A Wonderful Time

“We had a wonderful time during our recent stay at Casa del Arbol. Sometimes I find that a second visit does not live up to the memories of a first visit. Not the case! It was even better than our first visit. The entire staff was accommodating, discreet and gracious.” Diana Shuman
Houston, TX USA
March 2008

Paradise

We spent four magical days at Casa del Arbol; it was "Paradise!” The chef was extremely gentle, agreeable, always available. Bruno Mantelli
France
December 2007

Relaxing

“Thanks so much for the help getting our visit set up. All of the details worked out perfectly. We are hoping to make this trip an annual tradition! Casa del Arbol could not be a more relaxing, renewing, beautiful place to re-charge and re-connect with friends.” Alexandra Kole-Kegley
Manhattan Beach, CA USA
December 2007

Loved the Pool

“It is the most beautiful location possible! Loved the pool, the pond, the room and the view.” Susan Rodgers
Tucson, Arizona USA
February 2007

Serenity And Hospitality

“The home is absolutely stunning with beautiful views and amazing architecture. The accommodations are first class and the staff is marvelous. The meals we enjoyed at Casa del Arbol were delicious ---- after sampling a few dishes we didn’t want to go elsewhere!!! We’ve had the most wonderful vacations at Casa del Arbol ---- nothing can compare to the serenity and hospitality of this place! We are looking forward to next year. Gracias!!!!” Dawn and Dean Condotti
Burr Ridge, Illinois USA
February 2007

Zen-Like

“By day and by night, it was magical, surpassing all our expectations! I loved the zen-like, artistic quality of the home and the constant perfect temperature. Someone was always using the pool or jacuzzi, and the food was awesome! The beaches and the friendly village of Zihua likewise exceeded our expectations, and we hope to return soon! My husband remarked while looking across the beautiful bay, that it all seemed like a dream, and I have to agree.” Gretchen Stansfield
Carmichael, California USA
February 2007

Never Been More Relaxed

“The staff was wonderful, the home indescribable, and the stay was good for the soul. This experience brought strangers together and made them friends. We've never been more relaxed or at peace... it was an event that no one will ever forget... we've embraced the house as our own. We will return.” Mike and Sarah Bird
Denver, Colorado USA
November 2006

Wonderful Staff

“We all agreed it is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. Your staff is wonderful.” Diana Shuman
Houston, Texas USA
June 2006

Once In A Lifetime

“It was a once in a lifetime experience for us! It was our favorite vacation to date. The sites are beautiful and the food is wonderful.” Holly and Mike Holliday
Milford, Ohio USA
October 2005

Incredible!

“Our trip to Casa del Arbol and Zihua was incredible! We all said over and over again that the view, amenities, and architecture were exceptional. Our week in Zihua had such a great blend of relaxation, experiencing the local culture and activity, not to mention the great food.” Brian and Tanya Hubers
Loveland, Ohio, USA
July 2005

First-Class!

“Our stay at Casa del Arbol was positively first-class! The service of the staff was excellent. They went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The house and the grounds are absolutely stunning. The view of the bay is magnificent. This is by far the best vacation we have ever taken. Thanks very much.” Bruce and Wendy Smenner
Toledo, Ohio USA
January 2005

Breathtaking

“Our week-long experience at Casa del Arbol was simply indescribable and like no vacation we’d ever taken. The staff was superb making sure our stay was perfect with authentic Mexican food, drink and hospitality. The view of Zihuatanejo Bay was breathtaking overlooking the infinity pool where we spent the majority of our time relaxing and drinking up the beautiful weather. The actual house was so comfortable and unique we have a hard time explaining it to friends as it has no front door or back door yet is simply amazing nestled high on the side of a mountain! We hope to be able to sneak away again as this was, by far, our best vacation. We now know why Tim McGraw sings, “That’s Why God Made Mexico!” Daryl and Lori Smith
Toledo, Ohio USA
January 2005