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Luxury beachfront condo on the 5th floor of Tower 1. Unit has all brand-new, lovely Miami-South-Beach-style furnishings & contents imported from the USA in 2012. Two bedrooms (queen bed in master, twin beds in 2nd bedroom), 2 full bathrooms, private laundry room with washer & dryer, kitchen, two large balconies. On the first balcony there is a conversation furniture set - loveseat & two chairs, all with deep comfortable cushions, coffee table and side table. On same balcony: a full-size stainless steel BBQ with full-size propane tank. On the 2nd balcony: 2 full-size chaise loungers.
For an additional rental fee, our guests can have access to our personal mountain bikes and/or kayaks. Having bikes and kayaks available during your stay can really enhance your vacation experience! We have 3 mountain bikes, 2 single green enclosed kayaks, a brand new red double-person ocean kayak (2013), plus 2 new blue single-person ocean kayaks (January 2014).
Our condo complex is located on Flamingos Beach, the most beautiful beach in the area. It is the longest and widest beach on Banderas Bay; you can walk or run for miles in either direction. Enjoy wading out into the ocean for a good distance while still finding yourself in waist-deep, bath-temperature water.
Each morning wake up to the sight and sound of the ocean surf hitting the beach. Evenings enjoy the lively and festive sounds of music and nightly entertainment as heard from the Samba Resort next door.
Take the elevator down to the giant infinity pools & lap pool where you'll find yourself just steps away from the beautiful beach & ocean. Dig your toes into the sand while relaxing on the beach, or lounge pool-side on lovely chaises or in individual cabanas (w/large outdoor couch cushions w/matching pillows beneath white canopies). As evening approaches, go upstairs to blend up frosty Margaritas, then bring them down to the beach, sit on the sand and view breathtaking sunsets.
Bring your laptop & enjoy free wi-fi internet both inside our condo and down by the pools. This free internet service is provided by our HOA. We will provide you with the Acqua password. Our unit has Shaw Direct cable TV service from Canada.
A bus stop is located right across the street from our complex, with bus service every half hour. For just 16 pesos (as of January 2012, 1 USD = 13.4 pesos) the bus will take you into Puerto Vallarta where you can dine at a wide variety of restaurants, go souvenir shopping, or walk along the Malecon (1-mile-long, beach-front boardwalk) that was newly remodeled end to end in November 2011.
We highly recommend that you rent a car so you can sightsee, explore, and drive a short distance to the small neighboring towns of Bucerias, La Cruz, Sayulita, and Punta Mita (all located to the north), or drive south for 20 mins to beautiful downtown Puerto Vallarta, or to Mismaloya and beyond. In Mismaloya there is a zoo where you can hold wild baby tigers, and buy $5 USD bags of food to feed all of the animals. You may pet the majority of the animals as you feed them, to include monkeys, hippos, zebras, giraffes, antelope, goats, donkeys, birds, etc.
Book fun excursions from top-notch tour operator Vallarta Adventures, located right in Nuevo Vallarta. Tours include luxury sailing excursions, catamaran trips to areas located only by boat that include lunch and open bar, canopy zipline tours deep within the jungle, ATV tours, etc. Book a day trip suitable for both adults and families on the Pirate Ship (out of Marina Vallarta in PV), or book the Pirate Ship's evening cruise which is for adults only and includes open bar, dinner and entertainment. In front of the sprawling neighboring resorts just down the beach from us, independent operators offer banana boat rides, jet ski rentals, parasailing, horseback riding, henna tattos, etc. On the beach directly next to our condo complex there's a small independently owned & operated activity hut that rents out jet skis for $500 pesos for 1/2 hour, and single-person kayaks for $100 pesos for 1/2 hour. (These prices were quoted during their low season.)
On the beach next to our condo complex there is a large tent set up with massage therapists offering their services. There are also other massage tents set up along the beach.
Several world-class golf courses are located in our neighborhood as well as in the general area. There are several new and modern movie theaters in the area; Cineopolis is just across the highway & down a bit to the south in the Walmart complex, others are in PV. Newly-released Hollywood movies are shown in English with Spanish subtitles, or are offered at separate times in English and in Spanish. Movie tickets are approximately $1.90-$3.20 USD. Two large waterslide parks are just a short 10-minute drive away. Surfers flock to Sayulita, which is a 20 min drive north. We invite you to pack up your rental car with our plush beach towels, folding beach chairs, and the ice chest with wheels, and set out to explore the many beautiful beaches and coves found all along the coast.
There are many really great restaurants right in our Nuevo Vallarta neighborhood. Or walk down the beach to Bucerias to enjoy many additional dining options, or make the short drive to La Cruz and eat at Tacos on the Street, which has the best street tacos in the area, and is packed nightly with American and Canadian tourists and expats. Enjoy nightly dining and sunsets beneath a giant luxury palapa at Peppers in Punta Mita which is perched on a cliff overlooking the beach. Enjoy world-class gourmet dining at the many superior high-end restaurants in PV, or frequent American-owned Nacho Daddy which is located about 5-7 blocks after you walk over the Malecon's pedestrian bridge. You will find that Puerto Vallarta is a vibrant and fun place to visit during the day and evening. Nightclubs are gorgeous, with several located right next to each other along the Malecon. At night's end, retreat back to our condo in nearby Nuevo Vallarta to relax away from the crowds, and listen to the ocean waves as they roll in and out, away and toward the long, wide beach. In front of our complex the beach feels very private, as only condo owners, guests and resort occupants are allowed through security guard shacks located at entrances to our neighborhood. Although all Mexican beaches are public, to reach our spectacular beach outsiders must inconveniently arrive either by boat or on foot, which for us results in an uncrowded, peaceful, long stretch of pristine beach that has the feeling of seclusion.
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ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED. NO SMOKING INSIDE CONDO. NO SMOKING ON BALCONIES. Our smoking policy is firm as we have several family members with asthma and allergies, and we want to ensure that when they arrive for future visits they will have a safe and comfortable stay with no smoke residue in the furnishings or in the general environment. If there is any indication that there has been smoking inside the unit or on the balconies, this will result in your deposit being used for a whole-house deep cleaning of walls, ceilings, window coverings, all furnishings, etc. Any decorative pillows, outdoor seat cushions, or fabric items that cannot be laundered will need to be replaced....moreless
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE. NO BABIES OR YOUNG CHILDREN. NO EXCEPTIONS. Our condo is not suitable for babies or for young children's rough play; the sliding glass doors that line the back side of the unit are not tempered glass. Additionally, our 5th floor balcony railings are not childproof - a small child can easily slip through the railings and fall downward. The condo is decorated with expensive breakable items, many of them glass. With open shelving throughout, there is no way to effectively child-proof the condo. The two instances in which we made exceptions for families with young children, there was breakage/damage. So we are very firm on our policy about no babies or young children. Our property manager reserves the right to view passports of children to verify ages upon check-in at the front security gate....moreless
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED! Acqua HOA rules do not allow renters or guests to have pets inside the complex or in any of the condo units. This policy is strictly enforced. Only the actual condo owners can have pets, and those owners must register their pets with the HOA office, have tags on their pets, and keep current vaccination records on file at the HOA office. Owners' pets are only allowed to walk on the main walkways of the complex and must be on a leash at all times. Owners' pets are NEVER allowed to be in the pools or the garden areas. There is a specified area by the overflow parking lot where owners are allowed to take their pets for bathroom necessities....moreless
Several boogie boards are stored on a shelf in the laundry room. A beach volleyball is stored in the closet of the guest bedroom. A beach volleyball net is set up on the beach, in front of the lap poo...moreless
Huge movie collection that includes new releases. Collection will be updated yearly. Movie catalog shows the color picture of each DVD & full movie description. Catalog organized by genre and rating....moreless
Ocean view from the front door, from the master bedroom, from the master bathroom, from the kitchen and living areas, and from both balconies. From inside our condo you can glance out and see parasailers, cruise ships, and other watersport activities going on....moreless
Dining table seats four. Additional four stools at kitchen countertop for extra seating. Coffee table lifts up via an air piston to table height with four pull-out ottomans for extra seating....moreless
MEXICAN CELL PHONE. Simply load minutes on at the cashier when purchasing your groceries at nearby MEGA supermarket or at any of the great number of OXXO stores (like 7-Eleven convenience stores)...moreless
Super capacity washer imported from California. Panel selections are in English. It has extra features, including a steam cleaning option. Available for guests' use inside our private laundry room....moreless
Frost-free refrigerator/freezer. Water dispenser on door has 2-liter refillable tank to fill w/purified water to cool. Counter-top ice maker sits on atop a new beverage fridge purchased in Sept 2013....moreless
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Standard Weekly Rate: $1250 / Holidays: Christmas, New Years & Easter - $1500/Week
Monthly Rate: $2450 / Discount Rate for 2+ Months: $2300 FIRM
High-Season Preference: 2+ Months
Utilities & Cleaning Fee Included (Excessive Electric Usage Will Incur Extra Charges!!!)
NO SMOKING / NO PETS / CHILDREN MUST BE AGE 14+ / MAX OCCUPANCY: 4 PERSONS
** NUMBER OF GUESTS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT FRONT GATE **
BOOKINGS REQUIRE: Signed Contract & Non-refundable Booking Deposit in USD
Booking Deposit: 50% of Rent
Balance of Rent & Refundable $550 USD Damage Deposit: Due 60 Days Prior to Arrival
Payment Methods in USD: Money Order, Check, Bank TSF, PayPal (Renter pays service fee)
Optional Rental Items Available for Extra Fee: Kayaks & Mountain Bikes
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Down at the beach, right next to our complex, an independently-owned & operated activity shack rents out kayaks & jet skis, along the beach on both sides of the complex right in front of the grand resorts there are always independent operators offering parasailing & banana boat rides, Vallarta Adventures, a top-notch tour operator located right in our neighborhood offers swim-with-the-dolphin- and sea lion programs, adventure tours, luxury sailing excursions, canopy zip-line tours, catamaran excursions w/lunch & open bar, ATV off-road trips, etc., restaurants & souvenir shopping is a short 25-min walk down the beach to the town of Bucerias, a huge MEGA supermarket (just like a Super Walmart) and owned by Costco is a short 20-min walk away, next to MEGA is Piks Club, a small satellite Costco store offering various Costco products, world-class golf is nearby, 20-min drive to PV and the Malecon (1-mile-long beach boardwalk) with numerous nightclubs, restaurants, bars, activities and more
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Our family loves traveling abroad both together and on separate explorations. Collectively we have been to Paris, Italy, Monaco, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, to many states in the USA, and several resort destinations along both the west and east coasts of Mexico to include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Rosarita, Ensenada and Puerto Vallarta.
Why the Owner Chose Acqua:
KAYAKS AVAILABLE FOR RENT (FOR ADDITIONAL FEE): * ONE DOUBLE (2 PERSON) OCEAN KAYAK (New 2013) * TWO SINGLE-PERSON OCEAN KAYAKS (New 2014) * TWO SINGLE-PERSON ENCLOSED KAYAKS MOUNTAIN BIKES: 3 mountain bikes available to rent In 2011, the magazine Conde Nast Traveler named Puerto Vallarta 'The Friendliest City in the World', ranked it number 8 out of 10 top foreign cities in the world to visit, and gave it a score of over 90% for ambiance. Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta is the undisputed #1 destination for American retirees. In 2010, The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) named Puerto Vallarta the Top Retirement Destination Overseas. In addition to the area's residents being so wonderful, helpful and inviting, the area is extremely safe, vibrant and fun! After all of our travel experiences we decided to purchase a condo in Nuevo Vallarta so that our family can enjoy taking relaxing vacations here for years to come. Prior to purchasing, we stayed numerous times at the Riu Resorts that are next to our condo complex, and each time we felt like we were vacationing in paradise. Frequent vacationers who love Hawaii say it's just like Hawaii - only better - and our family agrees! We invite you to come and experience the beauty and magic of this location for yourself.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our condo is furnished with brand new contents. We set it up as a fully-functional second home with many of the same comforts and amenities of our home in California, NOT as a typical rental condo with cheap furniture and throw-away basics. Financially we do not need to rent out our condo for extra income, but as a family we have decided that we want to share this gem and the beauty of Mexico with others, to include our family, close friends, and new friends like you! We hope and fully expect that those who rent out our condo will treat it, as well as all of its furnishings and contents, with the same love and gentle care as you would your own home. If we find that the first few renters who enjoy our condo are gentle on it and leave it in good, clean condition, then we will make the choice of continuing to offer it here on VRBO for rent so that more vacationers can enjoy its beauty and amenities and come back year after year for relaxation and fun.
The moment you open the door to our condo you see sweeping ocean views!
50-in plasma TV, lrg movie library, Brookstone stereo/speakers, 10 games, books.
Filtered Water Tap, Bunn coffeemaker, Vitamix blender, Toaster Oven, Microwave
Kitchen Drawer #2: Ziplocks, napkins, dish towels, potholders, BBQ tools.
Other items: KitchenAid hand mixer, specialty glasses, pitcher, grater, chopper
Guest Bedroom: Clothes hamper, folding luggage rack, Sony Boombox in closet.
Hallway. Beautiful wall art and designer touches throughout condo.
In addition to good closet space, his & her chests of drawers. Ensuite bathroom.
1st Balcony: Set up as outdoor livingroom. Full-size stainless steel propane BBQ
Private laundry room for our unit ONLY. Has 7 boogie boards & 6 beach chairs.
Entrance to our condo. The door on the left is our private laundry room.
Living area opens onto both balconies for lovely indoor/outdoor living.
Across from kitchen area.
Kitchen Drawer #1. Even more kitchen tools are in a counter-top LeCreuset crock.
Kitchen Drawer #3: High-quality cookware. Cuisinart waffle maker in cabinet.
EACH bathroom: Wall-mounted hair dryer, fluffy bath/hand/wash & beach towels.
Sweet, comfortable guest room: Full-length mirror, golf umbrella, beach totebag.
Master Bedroom: Has resort safe for valuables. See/hear ocean waves from bed!
2nd Balcony: Has wall-mounted stainless steel drying rack for swimsuits/towels.
Outdoor living room on first balcony, along with full-size stainless steel BBQ.
Gorgeous Acqua Flamingos! Giant infinity pools, lap pool on the sand, cabanas.
Kayaks for Rent: 2 blue single/open , 2 green single/enclosed, 1 red double/open
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