1 Homeaway Guest Satisfaction. Prime location, unubstructed ocean views

  • Villa
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 7


5 Star Villa w/Chef, right on Pacific Ocean

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. Very private. It has 9,500 covered ft. plus extensive pool/Jacuzzi-deck and garden areas, including a secluded seashore palapa (shaded bench area) for romantic moments. This is our second home and we find great pride in the Palace, and receive great pleasure in having others enjoy our home.

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

The Palace has:

• Two outstanding master suites (1,130 feet and 800 feet) with king size beds, Jacuzzi, bidet, sitting areas, balcony on higher suite (lower one opens onto pool deck), and magnificent views from every window

• Three additional guest suites with vanities, full private baths, one has a bidet. Two have balconies with unobstructed ocean views and 2 double beds each, the other one sits in a lush garden and has a king bed plus queen.

• 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, phone, wi-fi, library

Pool and Deck

• Outside is a handsome lava stone deck with 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


• Use of our 8-passenger 2016 Ford Explorer van for getting around, to see the sights (gas extra)

• Golf cart for easy access around La Punta

• Free phone service to/from USA and Canada

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


• First-class staff includes a great Mexican chef

• 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 (no extra cost)

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


• Experienced massage therapist on call for instant relaxation

• In-house manicure and pedicure are just a phone call away

• Professional personal fitness trainer and yoga instructor available for house calls

• Portable baby cribs, high chairs, air mattresses


• Work on your handicap at one or all of the 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 and El Corazon.

• Nearby Hotel Las Hadas (made famous in the movie 'Ten') offers deep sea fishing, scuba diving, Jet Ski (brought to our private beach), 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 away

• 4 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.



  • Air conditioning
  • Iron and board
  • Basic soaps
  • Linens provided
  • Clothes dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Wireless internet
  • Paper towels
  • Parking
  • Fax
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Living room
Kitchen and dining
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Lobster pot
  • Pantry items
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice maker
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Television(Tv)
  • Video library
  • Music library
  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Television(Tv)
  • Game room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Pool and spa facilities
  • Communal pool
  • Private pool
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Communal pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa whirlpool
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
Outdoor features
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lanai / Gazebo
On-site services
  • Car available
  • Massage
  • Private chef
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Marina
  • Library
  • Volcano
  • Festivals
  • Reefs
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Eco tourism
  • Horseback riding
  • Beachcombing
  • Whale watchin
Local Services and Businesses
  • ATM/bank
  • Fitness center
  • Hospital
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
  • Babysitter
Location Type
  • Waterfront
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Other Services
  • Staff
Popular Amenities
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Children Welcome
  • Gym
Sports and Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf privileges optional
  • Jet skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving or snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/bay fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Hiking
  • Spelunking
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports and Activities


Season Nightly Weekly Weekend Monthly Min Stay
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Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 28th 2024
- $17500 - - 7
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Dec 7th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024
- $11000 - - 7
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Nov 23rd 2024 - Dec 7th 2024
- $9000 - - 7
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Nov 16th 2024 - Nov 23rd 2024
- $8500 - - 7
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Nov 9th 2024 - Nov 16th 2024
- $6500 - - 7
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Nov 2nd 2024 - Nov 9th 2024
- $5500 - - 7
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Oct 26th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024
- $3500 - - 7
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Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024
- $3000 - - 7
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Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024
- $4000 - - 7
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Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024
- $4500 - - 7
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Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 10th 2024
- $5000 - - 7
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Jul 20th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024
- $5500 - - 7
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Jul 6th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024
- $6000 - - 7
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Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 6th 2024
- $7000 - - 7
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Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024
- $6000 - - 7
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May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024
- $6500 - - 7
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May 18th 2024 - May 25th 2024
- $7000 - - 7
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May 11th 2024 - May 18th 2024
- $7500 - - 7
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Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024
- $8000 - - 7
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Apr 6th 2024 - Apr 13th 2024
- $9000 - - 7
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Mar 9th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024
- $11000 - - 7
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Dec 23rd 2023 - Dec 30th 2023
- $17500 - - 7
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Dec 16th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023
- $12000 - - 7
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Dec 9th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023
- $11000 - - 7
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Mar 24th 2024 - Apr 2nd 2024
- $12000 - - 7
Nov 18th 2023 - Nov 25th 2023
- $9500 - - 7
Additional information about rental rates
  • Extra Person Fee (After 12 Guests ) $385/Per Guest
  • Check In 03:00 PM
  • Check Out 11:00 AM
Rental Notes
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Cancellation Policies

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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Our family had a wonderful and fun stay at the Palace!! The home it's self is very beautiful and the view is gorgeous. The staff was great and the food was outstanding. We will definitely make plans to go back next year!!

I have been delayed writing this review, but given the incredible stay I had at Palace by the Sea, I would be remised if I did not do a formal review before 2015 ends. Let me note that my husband and our two young daughter travel often and do at least two trips a year. I spent many weeks scouring the Internet to decide where we would spend our summer vacation in July 2015. We enjoy all types of trips including escorted land trips, cruises, railway journeys and even plan as we go adventures. This trip, however, I wanted to be relaxing and pampered. Often I return from vacation needing a vacation and this time I wanted true “lazy bliss”. I decided trying a fully staffed vacation home may be the perfect vacation for us. I stumbled across Palace by the Sea when I was searching vacation rental sites. From the first look at the palace I was smitten. Then I read the reviews and watched the video and I was sold. A gorgeous home with a chef preparing all of meals sounded like absolute paradise. I contacted the owners to reserve it and Mr. Alper responded immediately and even honored a lower price that the website quoted. I was impressed from the first contact. Because we have two young daughters (ages 7 and 11 at the time of the trip), I wanted to know about family activities. Mr. Alper put me in touch with his daughter in law, Sonja Alper, and the great service only continued. She was truly a God send and responded to EVERYONE of my NUMEROUS inquires. She made planning so easy and provided me with a lot of information to plan each thing we wanted to do. Once we arrived the palace was even better than the pictures and was truly spectacular. The staff was awesome and were there to greet us. I can’t say enough how much they helped make our trip wonderful. And the meals Pilar made (trust me I am a bit of a food snob) were phenomenal. Upon arrival we were made cocktails (mocktalis for the kids) and had an awesome dinner of authentic Mexican tacos as I requested. Pilar prepared all our meals and breakfast was always wonderful to wake up to the smells of eggs, bacon and tropical fruit. Pilar’s roast chicken and lobster tails were AMAZING. I was there on my birthday and she even made me a cake. The free wifi, house phone to make call back home, laundry service, golf cart and suburban and the amazing view all made for an A+ vacation.

One of the very best vacations we've ever had! Four couples enjoyed golfing, shopping, swimming, ATV and horseback riding. The houseman was there to answer any questions and arrange all our activities. The chef… spectacular! The meals were beautiful and delicious . Our laundry was done daily so no need to pack lots of clothes, of course that left plenty of room in our suitcase for treasures to take home. We differently plan to vacation at the Palace by the Sea again!

Imagine your own private hotel in paradise.... In Dec I rented the Palace for a 8 nights for my husband's 50th Birthday, We had numerous friends joining us throughout our stay and everyone had the same the same response...AMAZING!! From the moment I reached out to the Alper's regarding renting the property until we said a tearful goodbye to the staff our experience was fantastic! The Palace itself is gorgeous (even more so than the photos), but what really made the stay perfect is the phenomenal staff! Every day we were met by smiling faces! Jose was there for every small or large request (there was a lot of liquor restocking :) Pilar is a wonderful Chef! She fulfilled our every request and surprised us with new dishes daily! One of our guests is a Celebrity Chef from New York and he could not get enough of her food- especially her mole and salsas. Paty and Carmen kept the house clean and were so helpful with any questions. I would also highly suggest you get a massage from Cecilia. She is a private massage therapist who comes to the house- there were 3 of us that got 2 massages during the stay!! And, finally a shout out to Albin who cleaned up our crazy messes around the pool after late night fun. I am a travel agent and will definitely be recommending Palace By The Sea to my clients. Hopefully, we will be back SOON!!

It's so hard to come back to reality after an amazing week at the Palace by the Sea. For Christmas, my husband and I took our family of three children and five grandchildren (and one on the way) to the palace for a week. It was the best present we ever gave to our family, and the best they ever received. Presents are forgotten but memories remain. The home is more than the pictures show, I know that's hard to believe because we dreamed over the pictures and video of the palace for months before we left. Upon arrival in Manzanillo airport, we were transferred to the Palace by a great group (HARO) and received a very warm welcome from all the staff with the best margaritas we ever had. The Palace staff is amazing, they are the most wonderfully warm and talented people. They could anticipate every want or need and would bend over backwards to assist in any way they could. Truly amazing people and amazing food. The meals were an event themselves. The best food we had in Manzanillo was at the Palace! The beach at La Punta was awesome, our group rented jet skiis through HARO that were brought to the beach, so convenient. Because there was so much to do and see and our group would want to go in different directions, we also had HARO assist with additional transportation (Luis was our go-to travel guide, he did an excellent job). We want to thank the Alpers for sharing their home with us, allowing us to build great memories of a wonderful time.