Q: Where is the Casa Piazza luxury villa? Which airport serves the area?
This luxury vacation rental home is located on Mexico's Pacific Riveria about 150 miles South of Puerto Vallarta and 350 miles North of Acapulco in an exclusive gated development called La Punta. The port city of Manzanillo is just a few minutes away and guests fly into the Manzanillo airport (code:ZLO) Airlines serving Manzanillo include , , , and others. Upon arrival, our houseman calls for your party at the airport and brings you to the property.
Q: How big is the vacation home? How many people does the villa sleep?
Casa Piazza features 8000 square feet of living space in the home, with 5 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in a spacious Mexican and Mediterreanean-style multi-level floorplan. The rental house accommodates about 10 people plus children comfortably. Additional bedding is available for children.
Q: How old is the rental villa? Who owns it?
The casa was custom built in 1998 and is owned by Scott and Mary Piazza of San Francisco, California. It's a beautiful 8000 square foot multi-level blending of Mexican and Italian Mediterranean architecture. Created by Scott and Italian designer Paolo Cressini, Casa Piazza has an open, airy floor plan designed for relaxed tropical living and lively entertaining. It is flawlessly maintained by a permanent on-site staff.
Q: How is the villa rented? Is there more than one party at a time in residence?
Minimum rental is one week, Saturday to Saturday. You will have exclusive use of this marvelous property during your stay.
Q: What's your policy on children at the villa?
Children are welcome here. The Mexican culture is quite family-oriented, and our staff has a great deal of experience in caring for younger guests. A baby bed, crib, special diets and babysitting services are available upon request. The villa has lots of toys and games including a ping-pong table and croquet. Please note that the villa is not childproof per se, so infants and very young children under 7 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Q: Is the villa air conditioned? How is the weather?
Casa Piazza was designed to be efficiently cooled by natural sea breezes but all bedrooms are air conditioned, and there are high-volume silent ceiling fans in every room. The property has high ceilings, abundant windows and extensively shaded outdoor living areas. Manzanillo, Mexico is located on the same latitude as Hawaii, and enjoys the best weather along Mexico's Pacific Riveria.
Q: How big is the pool? Is there a Jacuzzi at the villa?
The blue-tiled heated pool is 26 feet long by 14 feet wide and ranges in depth from 4 feet to 5.5 feet. The Jacuzzi is located on the luxurious rooftop palapa and is superb for stargazing during warm Mexican nights.
Q: Can we walk to the beach from the villa?
It's an easy four-minute stroll to our very own La Escondida Beach Club which has an 800 feet long beach with ocean & bay frontage, a lap pool and gym. Much of the time you will be the only one on this hidden gem of a beach. There's a stunning view of Manzanillo in the distance, plus great snorkeling or sunbathing on our floating pontoon just offshore. The Manzanillo area has many excellent beaches along the coast just a short drive from the casa.
Q: What does the staff do?
There are 4 on-site staff members: a manager, a chef, a maid and a houseman.
They are dedicated to making sure your every request is fulfilled and that you are comfortable and happy during your vacation. The staff leaves mid-evening and returns in the morning so your privacy is respected at night. The staff cooks, cleans, shops, washes dishes, tends to laundry and bedding changes and is dedicated to making sure your needs are met promptly and efficiently.
Q: Will my electric shaver work in Mexico?
Our electrical current is identical to the US and your rental villa uses American-style plugs so all your devices-shavers, hot rollers, CD players, etc.- will function correctly.
Q: Can I send and receive email from the villa? Faxes?
Yes. The vacation home has both an internet email connection and a fax machine.
Q: What sorts of activities are available during our vacation?
Please see our for listings and tips on extensive range
of activities available in the Manzanillo, Mexico area.