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Spectacular Penthouse W/ 30ft High Thatched Roof, on the Beach

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Relax in a comfortable lounger on the seabreeze balcony overlooking the beach

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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CALL OR EMAIL US FOR LAST MINUTE AS AVAILABLE STAYS IN THIS MARVELOUS PENTHOUSE CONDO WHICH IS GETTING RAVE REVIEWS FROM OUR GUESTS!!
BUCERIAS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VACATION!!!

Welcome to our oceanfront penthouse Condo Albatros, a vacation rental in charming and quaint Bucerias, Mexico right on the beach of Banderas Bay on the Mexican Riviera. We think this condo and its beachside location are utterly spectacular, and we surely hope that our guests do as well!
Our condo is one of only five, full floor units located right on the wide and sandy beach in the Golden Zone of Bucerias. We have a totally unobstructed view of the ocean! Here the water is clean and clear, and the beach especially near us is only spotted with people. Our place is perfect for couples or for families. From any window in the condo you have marvelous views. You are sure to see pelicans, fisherman in their boats, spectacular sunsets—and if you are lucky, you might even spot dolphins and whales. Many birds fly right by at eye level, and the palm tree tops gently rustle outside of the window or balcony. With our superb location, you are only a short beach walk right into the fishing village of Bucerias.
Our condo is very user friendly. It has approximately 2600 square feet of living space and an additional large, ocean- front balcony extending across the entire back of the unit. The unit is brand new, almost totally unused to this point. The floor to ceiling sliding glass doors fully open across the entire back of the unit onto the large balcony, overlooking the pool, the beach and the blue ocean. Very expansive views!

Our building is exclusive and unusual because it only has only a total of five units, one unit per floor and all units are oceanfront. The building has an elevator. Our complex is very private (gates help provide privacy and security.) A beach door near the pool takes you directly onto the beach from our property. Adjacent to the building is a secure, covered parking area providing each unit one space to park a vehicle.
The entire condo has just been newly painted and is in tip-top shape! It has been used only a handful of times. The master bedroom, living room area and dining room area all have full ocean views. Gentle breezes and the sound of the surf complete the picture. The 30 foot high palapa roof/ceiling with its beautiful hanging Mexican crafted lights and chandeliers help keep the breezes flowing through the condo. How nice to have natural AC! We also have ceiling fans in the common areas for the warmer days.

Our condo has three bedrooms, all with King beds, dressers, and spacious closets. Each bedroom has overhead fans and air conditioners with controls in each bedroom. Beautiful handmade Mexican onyx lamps gently light the rooms on the bedside tables. Paintings in the condo were done by our Mexican friend and painter, Blanca Borbolla, including a sunset scene from the balcony of the master bedroom. In addition to the beautiful decorations, each bedroom has its own palapa-roof balcony accessible through sliding glass doors. They afford spectacular views both day and night. The master bedroom has an ensuite tiled bathroom; the other two bedrooms also each have their own tiled baths, outside of each bedroom door. All bathrooms have granite countertops. Open the shower windows to hear the sound of the crashing surf. A real treat!

Our condo is equipped with everything you could think of in modern conveniences, luxury and comfort. The common living area has a comfortable living room section next to the large sliding doors. Our living room wall is decorated with lovely Mexican plates, artfully arranged in a wave-like pattern. There is also another area for 60inch TV watching, with a comfortable couch. Artwork throughout the condo has been carefully chosen by the owners and purchased from local artisans, such as the sparkling and colorful stained glass mirror.

The condo’s kitchen has all brand new stainless steel appliances as well as granite countertops. There is a dishwasher and water purifiers have been installed in the kitchen. The kitchen is very well appointed. Enjoy a drink using the lovely Mexican glasses seated at the breakfast bar. Or, enjoy making a simple snack or a full Mexican dinner – there are even cookbooks to use!
Adjacent to the kitchen is a conveniently located washer and dryer for the convenience of the guests. These appliances are also brand new.
There are many spots to enjoy your meals and drinks in the condo. Take your glass or plate and enjoy the privacy of your bedroom deck. Or, sit at the breakfast bar in the kitchen and watch a chef prepare a full Mexican feast for you. (Arrangements can be made through our property caretaker and your host.) For a group of eight, sit at the large, square, glass top dining room table next to the open balcony. Or, of course you can enjoy the ocean breeze and spectacular views as you dine on the oceanfront balcony!
The grounds of Condo Albatros include a large, grassy area in the back of the property, a covered eating area in the front near the pool, and a convenient outdoor bathroom close to the pool. The pool is situated right next to the beach, and is surrounded by lounge chairs, drink tables and umbrellas. It is just steps down to the beach through the private beach door. Secure parking is adjacent to the condo.
Folks ask us if a car is a necessity while staying at Condo Albatros. While nice to have, we do not feel that it is a necessity to rent a car. We do have the aforementioned parking space for one car if you decide to rent one. On foot you can reach a mini-super (Mary Paz) just two minutes away where you can buy just about everything you might need. In addition, there are fruit and veggie shops in Bucerias as well as fish and meat markets. Delicious bakeries abound. All of these places are accessible by foot and are fun to go to for food and goodies. For larger shopping needs, it is easy to take the local bus to Mega Supermarket, a large grocery store just five minutes away on the bus. It is easy and entertaining to ride the Mexican buses, and it is a close walk to the bus stop from our condo to get on a bus which will take you to points north and south, of course including Puerto Vallarta.

Consider coming to Bucerias and staying in our condo during the summer months of May through October. Then the pace is slow. The restaurants and shops are less crowded and the beaches are empty. It is also a lot less expensive –money goes further! Enjoy a Mexican summer vacation!

We consider ourselves very lucky to have a wonderful Mexican man, Jorge, as our property caretaker. He will personally greet you, and he will help you settle in. He can guide you in your restaurant selection and give you tour suggestions, or help you find medical care in the unfortunate case you need it. He can arrange for transportation or even find a chef to come to Condo Albatros and cook up a feast for you. He is easily and readily available as he lives and works very close by.

Bucerias is a village that has retained its Mexican charm, filled with great folks, and a friendliness and “laid-backness” second to none. It has the most wonderful sandy beach that stretches for miles and is sparsely populated, and the beach is dotted with a whole variety of beach-side restaurants. Bucerias has a genuine small town, Mexican flair with its market, Sunday night family night on the town square, the first day of spring children’s parade , its lovely community church—really too many things to mention here. All can be found in Bucerias – coffee shops, churro stands, tacos in the square, art galleries, mini super markets, meat and fish markets, bus stops going north and south, pharmacies, English speaking doctors and dentists, and a large grocery store a mere five minutes away. All these things are well within easy walking distance of our condo.
Come and stay with us at Condo Albatros and enjoy the ambiance of Bucerias, with its cobblestone streets and sandy beach, delicious food, friendly folks, gorgeous flowers and marvelous culture. You will be glad to be here!

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Property Type

  • 5 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • Elevator : Takes you directly to the front door of the unit

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 21 unless accompanied by adults. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Out of consideration to the other guests, we ask that all children under the age of 14 be accompanied when on the condo property. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Guests can smoke outside in the back garden area. Out of consideration for other guests we ask that guests do not smoke on the balconies. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Regretably we cannot have pets out of respect for the other guests. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a ramp from the parking area that takes you directly to the elevator. It is only a few steps from the elevator to the condo's door. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Thatched roof balcony.Town and beach views. Big closet. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Expansive doors to balcony. Fabulous views. Huge closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Thatched roofed balcony, beach and garden view,big closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Marble tile, rain shower head, glass doors, en suite....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Same as bath 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Same as bath 1 and 2...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our property caretaker is available to arrange for special services, such as a chef for a special meal at the unit. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games available. ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Large, 55 inch flat screen television next to the kitchen. This is a separate area from the living room. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Pool is literally right on the beach. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sierra Madres Mountains visible from all balconies. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Full view of the beach and ocean from every bedroom's balcony as well as the fully opening sliding glass doors at main living and dining areas....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The gentle surf is a few feet away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Lovely, square glasstop table with seating for 8 near the sliding glass doors. Superb view of the ocean. Comfortable chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All of the bedrooms have individual AC units and overhead fans. Ocean breezes cool the dining/living and kitchen areas. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located directly off of the kitchen in the pantry. Dryer is brand new. ...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Takes you directly to the front door of the unit ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless code provided by manager at check-in. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality linens provided ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for six in the living room situated next to the large sliding glass door. Mexican style furniture with bright color accents. Plate decorations on wall form a wave like motif. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is one parking spot available for the condo. It is located adjacent to the property behind two locking gates. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls are free. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    In addition beach towels are provided for the guests. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located directly off of the kitchen in the pantry. Machine is brand new. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder also provided. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishware for 8. Lovely Mexican wine and cocktail glasses. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new stainless steel dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large well-equipped. Granite countertops and brand new stainless steel appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Brand new gas stove. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fully equipped with many kitchen utensils. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with full freezer and ice maker. Brand new stainless steel. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove top. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    All three bedrooms have their own balconies. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a large deck that extends across the entire back of the condo. In addtion each bedroom has its own balcony. All balconies have thatch-covered roofs. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Flamingos Golf course is less than a 15 minute drive away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Information on rentals can be obtained from our property caretaker....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A sitting area outside of the condo door has a view of the back garden area. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A brand new Weber grill is located on the main balcony of the unit. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 boogie boards and a cooler are available to our guests. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Beautiful, large pool at ocean edge. Surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs and tables. Covered area close to the pool for eating. Shower available. ...moreless

 

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included

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Last updated: 03/09/2015
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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Marks
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Flamingos
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sandrinas, Marks, Red Apple
Bucerias
Nearest Beach
Located directly on the beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We, Dency and Jim Dokoozian, reside in Anchorage, Alaska We are both still working. Jim is a civil engineer/construction manager and Dency is a teacher of the deaf and owns her own private tutoring business. We have two special shih tzu dogs and two grown children. We have been traveling to Mexico for many years, and having visited many Mexican places But one night we fell in love with the town of Bucerias while on a visit to Puerto Vallarta to attend an International Living seminar. In 2003 we bought a two casa Mexican home ( VRBO #11642) located almost directly behind our new condo. We love the area ! The folks who live in our neighborhood are friendly. We love being part of a commmunity of both expats and local folks. It is very wonderful being a stone's throw from the clean and very quiet white sand beach. Buying fresh produce off the trucks that pass by each day is special and great tasting. We have chosen to retire part of the year to Bucerias and enjoy our property and our new friends. We hope that you enjoy Bucerias as much as we do!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Relax in a comfortable  lounger on the  seabreeze  balcony overlooking the beach

    Relax in a comfortable lounger on the seabreeze balcony overlooking the beach

  • Condo  personally , professionally decorated by a local srtist friend.

    Condo personally , professionally decorated by a local srtist friend.

  • 30 foot high thatched palapa roof lets  in sunshine and cool ocean breezes

    30 foot high thatched palapa roof lets in sunshine and cool ocean breezes

  • View of the five unit building from the beach. Penthouse unit is brand new.

    View of the five unit building from the beach. Penthouse unit is brand new.

  • Sunset from the balcony. Can often see whales, dolphins, pelicans and fishermen.

    Sunset from the balcony. Can often see whales, dolphins, pelicans and fishermen.

  • Gorgeous sunsets can be seen from the balconies as well as the 6th floor sundeck

    Gorgeous sunsets can be seen from the balconies as well as the 6th floor sundeck

  • Pool is right beside the beach. Gate from pool gets you directly on the beach.

    Pool is right beside the beach. Gate from pool gets you directly on the beach.

  • Master bedroom has balcony overlooking the water and a huge side window as well.

    Master bedroom has balcony overlooking the water and a huge side window as well.

  • Owner Dency enjoying herself by the pool. Quiet beach affords few distractions.

    Owner Dency enjoying herself by the pool. Quiet beach affords few distractions.

  • Master bedroom with painting by local artist friend; locally made onynx lamps

    Master bedroom with painting by local artist friend; locally made onynx lamps

  • Television area with comfortable sofa and beautiful shell painting.

    Television area with comfortable sofa and beautiful shell painting.

  • Mexcian crafted hanging lights add ambience to the main living area

    Mexcian crafted hanging lights add ambience to the main living area

  • A large, refreshing pool right at beach edge. Shared by only four other units.

    A large, refreshing pool right at beach edge. Shared by only four other units.

  • Large glass dining room table and kitchen spaces flow under high chandeliers.

    Large glass dining room table and kitchen spaces flow under high chandeliers.

  • View from the back main balcony showing master bedroom thatched roof balcony

    View from the back main balcony showing master bedroom thatched roof balcony

  • Large, grassed garden area at the back of the building with flower planters.

    Large, grassed garden area at the back of the building with flower planters.

  • Wide, uncrowded white sand  beach which can be walked for miles each way.

    Wide, uncrowded white sand beach which can be walked for miles each way.

  • View from the main balcony. Huge  sliding glass doors open fully -amazing views

    View from the main balcony. Huge sliding glass doors open fully -amazing views

  • Breathtaking view as you open the door to the condo. Cool breezes await you!

    Breathtaking view as you open the door to the condo. Cool breezes await you!

  • View from the side window in master, Spectacular sunset and twinkling lights.

    View from the side window in master, Spectacular sunset and twinkling lights.

  • Lovely new mirror of stained glass made by local artisan, more art coming soon.

    Lovely new mirror of stained glass made by local artisan, more art coming soon.

  • Overall living area of the unit showing large sliding doors  at back.

    Overall living area of the unit showing large sliding doors at back.

  • Beautiful brand new kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless appliances

    Beautiful brand new kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless appliances

  • Blue and gold home on street behind the condo with same owner. VRBO 11642

    Blue and gold home on street behind the condo with same owner. VRBO 11642

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
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