Best Value on Playa Punta Mita! Private Yet on the Beach!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Emiliano Zapata condo description
Our rates are the lowest for the nicest! Take the time to compare and you will agree. Freshly remodeled with new furniture, we occupy an entire upper floor in the least crowded condominium complex at Playa Punta Mita. Only twelve units here! Its so quiet, we hear only the waves all night long. Right ON the beach!
If you don't want crowds, don't want to be one of dozens and dozens of units wrapped around a lawn or a pool, if you don't want a bridge over a loud street between you and the beach bars and the ocean, then this is the place for you. You won't be disappointed.
Our condo offers completely vast, unobstructed ocean views, with fresh breezes only available this high up. Its one step from the sixty foot lap pool area to the beach. The ocean in front stays shallow with a sandy bottom, perfect for swimming and kids' play. Bigger waves usually break just 100 yards out for all you surfers.
On the fifth floor we have no walkers-by, sunbathers, BBQers, or pool party out front. Its a private space. Leave the curtains open to the ocean all day and all night long! This unit is much more isolated from people and much quieter. Since we get the daily breezes, the air up here is much fresher. and yet our rates are the LOWEST. A private elevator can easily take you from inside our unit to every level, parking or to the pool.
Banderas Bay is really spectacular. In winter months, the tropical blue water offers daily sightings of whales courting and calving. You can watch the surfers out front tearing it up, pelicans diving, local marineros plying the reef, sailing yachts tacking into the anchorage. Enjoy the sea's changing pallete between Vallarta and the nearby Marietta Islands .
Punta Mita is a surfers paradise: Seven surf breaks are within walking distance. Breaks range from beginner to expert level, and the shape is really sweet. The local surf shops can help you with your rental needs as well as provide lessons, and boats are available to take you if you want. You can rent surfboards or stand-up paddle boards here, of course.
The surf magazines are calling this place one of the best paddle board (SUP) spots on the planet. Want to learn to paddle surf perfect 18'-30' waves? This is the place!
If you are into sport-fishing, the area is home to trophy-size black, blue, and striped marlin, yellow-fin tuna, sailfish, dorado, rooster fish, and more. Local charters are available and easily arranged. Charter a boat to the Marietas Islands where you can snorkel in the warm waters and see numerous species of colorful reef fish. Check out the video link below of the Huatchinango (Mexican Red Snapper) boiling right in front of our condo. Its wild!
Not into fishing for fish? We'll connect you with Ubaldo, our man in the fish market. Always the freshest fish, always the locals price. OK,OK, so he ALWAYS gets a 20 peso tip! It makes the world go round.
Our condo is no smoking and no pets, please. Its very clean & sunny with an open floor plan and a modern Mexican, minimalist decor. There are top end stainless steel appliances, granite and marble throughout; the kitchen is fully equipped, with high end kitchenware, lots of small appiances like a blender, coffee maker, salad spinner, citrus juicer & egg poacher. You can really cook here if you want to. We try to leave an assortment of the basics like flour, salt, spices & herb teas. Five gallons of purified, bottled water is provided, you can get another delivered for about a buck.
Children? We like 'em and are ready for yours. We have youth books, toy trucks, inflatable pool toys, boogie boards, and unbreakable dinnerware. Pak 'n Play, high chair on request.
Bedrooms have incense cedar bureaus topped with marble, the guest bedroom converts from king bed to twins if you desire; there is a full laundry room and high speed internet. This two bedroom, two full bath condo is bigger than most comparable condos, 2300 square feet, and the two living room sofas are the size of twin beds.
Its very safe here. 'Restaurant Row' is five minutes down the beach, we walk to and from in the sand. There are classic Mexican seafood palapa cuisine, Italian, and a number of upscale, top end satellite restaurants from Puerto Vallarta. A small Mexican grocery store across the street offers everything from tequila to local yogurt.
Sometimes we just walk down Playa Punta Mita for a couple of hours or more, often starting just before dawn, and take the six peso bus back. Check out the link to the slide show of the beach. Its fantastic.
For golfers, we are close to two tracts in the Four Seasons Resort, including the Nicklaus layout that Golf Digest rated #1 Resort course in the world! Two miles away is Litibu, a great new Greg Norman course. Also in the Vallarta area are seven other courses, some designed by Jack Nicklaus or Tom Weiskoff, and green fees are pretty reasonable.
Locally guided pangs take you on sport fishing, whale watching, sailing or snorkeling at the Marietta Islands. They can pick you up at the beach right in front. It’s common to see dolphins, turtles, and even giant manta rays in the sea nearby. Don't miss the sunset release of hundreds of baby sea turtles at the Nuevo Vallarta Sea Turtle Preserve.
Maybe you just want to relax, enjoy the simple life, hang out by the pool and palapa? That works pretty well around here as well. Its Muy Tranquilo!
Need to keep in touch with the outside world? We offer high-speed wireless internet service, unlimited free VIOP calls to the US & Canada with a California phone number for others to call you. There is a stereo with an iPod dock, and satellite television & music. Watch our DVDs or bring your own. Daily maid or cooking services are available at a small extra cost.
Did we mention that our El Faro Real Condos are right on the water, right ON Playa Punta Mita? Don't be confused with some nearby projects that are across the road and behind the town and still call themselves 'beachfront'. When you visit us, you will be right ON the water.
Keywords: Condominium on Playa Punta de Mita, water's edge, beachfront, surf, paddle board, SUP, EL Faro, Sayulita, Four Seasons, St. Regis
- 2300 sq. ft.
- On floor 5
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Shared Kitchen:
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- World class Stand Up Paddle Boarding and surf site directly in front
ReviewsWrite a review
Stayed in Jim's condo for four nights mid March. Perfect weather, best views of anywhere I've been in Mexico. Amazing seafood fresh from the locals cooked on the six burner gourmet gas stovetop. Very clean, comfortable, sophisticated local decor. Friendly small towns with lots of expats from US. Sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, hanging by the pool, wading out into the gently sloped sandy beach, few small rocks. Totally worth the price. Will go back again and I seldom go to the same place twice. Jim was extremely helpful, not that we needed much. Plenty of good restaurants around if you don't want to cook.
- Guest Jon (San Francisco bay area)
- Date of stay 03/07/12
- Review Submitted 03/17/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Best Views, Great Condo, Excellent Location.
Best Views, Great Condo, Excellent Location.
My husband and I stayed at Jim's condo March-26 through April 2nd. The condo is beautiful and clean. Spacious and comfortable. Big kitchen--we made delicious meals almost everyday. The building was very secure--we had a big deck overlooking the ocean. Big and comfortable couches in the living room--Big bathroom with lots of closet space. There are a few small grocery stores within walking distance and restaurant row is only a 5 minute walk. We recommend Rosa Mexicano, Tinos and Margaritas. Great place for fishermen---only a five minute walk to the Marina. My husband went fishing 3 days with Capt. Lora Vasquez of Fortuna Sport Fishing. The condo is beautiful and well kept--perfect location close to everything. Jim was very nice and helpful answering our questions before and after we arrived. He made sure we had everything to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. We are looking forward to going back to Punta Mita and staying at Jim's condo.
- Guest The Shoemakers (New Hampshire)
- Date of stay 03/26/11
- Review Submitted 04/13/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Awesome condo for an amazing price
Awesome condo for an amazing price
My family had such a great experience at this condo that we are returning this April! The condo itself is gorgeous-it's clean, spacious and comfortable. The views from pretty much every window in the place are incredible-we spent several afternoons whale watching from the balcony. I loved waking up to the sound of the waves crashing. I also loved that it was kid friendly...it really made traveling easy and smooth since I didn't have to bring so much stuff! We spent our time lounging by the pool, making delicious meals and exploring Punta de Mita, Sayulita and other surrounding towns. It was quite the perfect vacation for an amazing price. I highly recommend this place!!
- Guest R (Tahoe City, CA.)
- Date of stay 12/10/09
- Review Submitted 03/23/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Most Relaxing Part of Our Mexico Trip
Most Relaxing Part of Our Mexico Trip
We stayed in the luxury condo for one week when we decided to extend our trip. We came from staying in Sayulita area for 10 days and this was a welcome change, very quite, right on the ocean, and a very comfortable spacious condo. Having an elevator to go up and down was also very nice after walking the stairs a few times and moving groceries and luggage in and out. Being able to walk right out onto the beach or sit in the infinity pool and watch the sunset was such a treat, we definately got spoiled. The condo had everything we needed to cook and the couches and beds were more comfortable than we expected. As we were just learning to surf, this spot was perfect. On a couple days we surfed right out in front of the condo and probably the best beginner surf break in the entire area is a 5 minute walk up the beach. There is also another very fun break about a 1 mike walk down the beach (or 5 minute boat ride) which we did several times and was our favorite surf spot. All in all it was the best part of our trip and probably the best week in Mexico I have had out of the 15 times we have been to Mexico.
- Guest Mario B. (tahoe city)
- Date of stay 01/10/11
- Review Submitted 02/07/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
perfect holiday in a perfect setting
perfect holiday in a perfect setting
I have just returned from a nine day stay at this condo! I graciously write this review as we were truly in paradise and felt the genuine comforts of home south of the border. I never know what to expect from photos on hotel websites and this was my first time renting accommodations on VRBO.com. Needless to say, I was a bit weary. As soon as we set foot into the condo, my jaw dropped in joyful surprise! The azure sea is a primary focal point upon walking in. It is a full floor flat with all rooms opening onto the veranda. The condo is appointed with high end finishings and the wood used for the cabinetry is beautiful! The furniture is very modern and extremely comfortable. In fact, my husband and two friends that stayed with us, want to buy couches just like the ones shown. They were perfect for curling up and watching one of the many top-notch Dvd’s in the owners' collection. I especially appreciate the built-in water filter, as it nearly eliminated the need for us to purchase bottled water for almost the entire nine days. Think of the plastic waste we avoided! The fully stocked kitchen made it a real pleasure to cook nearly every meal we ate in Punta Mita! Not to mention, we dined al fresco on the veranda every occasion! We sourced ingredients from many of the nearby markets in the traditional Mexican village within 2 minutes walk. We found fresh chicken and eggs that would top any Whole Foods purchase for just a few dollars. Fresh mango, papaya, and avocados abound! Even though it did take a bit of searching to find the right markets, they were all very close to the condo. We felt very safe walking around the village and into town, just 5 minutes away. No car was necessary for our stay, although we did use a car service to and from the airport. We got good use out of the pool and appreciated having the option of the ocean so close. Literally, we just walked out of the gate onto the beach! The surfing is perfect for all levels within a stone’s throw away. All of these items made for the most relaxing holiday and we will be sure to return. Jim's condo is exactly the kind of place my husband and I would like to own someday!
- Guest A. Foushee (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 05/30/10
- Review Submitted 06/10/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
Great apartment, best deal around! Very accommodating owners. Our kids loved it!
- Guest Harvey
- Date of stay 02/02/10
- Review Submitted 04/03/10
Low Season .. May 01-Oct 31 .. $125/night !-- PayPal Logo High Season .. Nov 01-Apr 30 .. $175/night Thanksgiving/Easter & Christmas/New Years .. $250/night $40/stay Cleaning fee $200.00 Security Deposit
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- Nearest Airport: Puerto Vallarta at 25 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Punta Mita at Emiliano Zapata
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are a famlly from Lake Tahoe.
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- Primary: 805-218-2546
- Tertiary: 530-318-2806
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Watch the sunrise over Puerto Vallarta
sixty foot pool
There is a pool wading area for kids. The BBQ palapa has a sink & refrigeration.
Just a walk down the beach at La Lancha...
Private elevator directly into unit from street level or poolside and the beach
Watch whales, sailboats anchor, the marineros cast their nets, Marietta Islands
The living room sofas are convertible to full size twin beds if you need them
Extra large bath tub, separate shower in Master Bath. Unlimited hot water!
Our beach, Playa Punta Mita, at dawn is so-o bonita! Click on our slide show!
Too many beach pictures? never!
Boogie boards & beach towels and a nice shallow shoal waterfront for kids
Sunsets can be pretty spectacular as well...
BBQ down by the pool & Beach!
this photo taken right out our gate
our private entry
Fully equipped kitchen has ample dinnerware, modern appliances, track lighting
Modern Mexican minimalist decor. Zapotec wool rugs & incense cedar bureaus
the views are all about Banderas Bay
Its an easy place to relax
Its the entire upper floor! Better views, fresher air and lots of PRIVACY
Fishing charters are great, but otherwise, meet Ubaldo, our local fish monger.
Easy in & out to waves. Your board is safe overnight here at beach level
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