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Top Floor Corner Penthouse 1 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo on BEACH! #1744

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Treat yourself to a private penthouse aerie on your next visit to Puerto Vallarta. This 17th floor corner unit has two balconies that take in an unobstructed 240-degree view of the Sierra Madres mountains, Old Vallarta, and the Bay of Banderas. Decorated in a harmonious melange of Rustic Mexicana antiques accented with sleek granite and stainless. An efficiency kitchen has just what you need for your sunset cocktail parties. Limestone surfaces in the walk-in shower, and a marble vessel sink appoint the spa bath.

The two comfy queen beds have views out of both balconies. The Smart Android TV has satellite service along with a DVD/VCR and lots of movies if a stray rain shower happens your way. There is also a CD/MP3 player for your enjoyment with many CD's. Free in-unit WiFi, resort-wide WiFi is also available, and cell coverage is excellent. New AC keeps you chill'n!

Located in the SunScape Resort, the property has been totally remodeled in 2016/17. SunScape All-Inclusive Resorts & Spas have new restaurants, bars, and floor shows that make for a refreshing new experience. Our guests can decide if they'd like to take advantage of the $50/pp all-inclusive Day Pass.

With two malls and countless fabulous restaurants all within easy walking distance, options abound.

Enjoy the amenities of a Resort with the privacy and personal appointments you'd find in a private home. Be way above the noise, smells, and mosquitos enjoying the delightful trade winds wafting through. All tap water is double filtered for your enjoyment.

The pool and beach are directly out front. Fishing boats are right there for charter. Beach and water activities are also located right out front. Everything is the most convenient it can be. The Resort also has many modest boutique shops and a mini-phamacy for those little emergencies. There is also a resident doctor on 24 hour call that makes house calls at ridiculously reasonable rates.

Enjoy Puerto Vallarta like a local!

Keywords: Condominium, Resort, Beach, Ocean, Sea, Bay, Pool, Penthouse,

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Hotel Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 17
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has the sink and vanity separated by a door from the shower and toilet. Hair dryer and amenities are provided as well as an iron and beach products stored in the large baskets under the vanity.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom enjoys spectacular views of both sunrises and sunsets. Two Queen-size beds with pillow-top mattresses. The bedroom is in a sleeping alcove, there is no door. The bedroom also has a flat screen SmartTV and DVD with a selection of movies just in case of rain. Please see floor-plan in the photo gallery for the layout.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Top Floor Corner Penthouse 1 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo on BEACH! #1744
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews
Mint Hill, North Carolina

Not as advertised!!!!!!!!

  • 2 of 5

This condo is NOT a penthouse, it is not on the top floor of the building. This small unit rates a 5 out of a possible 10!! The furnishings are uncomfortable and dated, the only remarkable thing about the kitchen is it's tiny size. The so called Juliet balcony, in our opinion is unsafe and we did not dare use it. The one bright spot is the magnificent view from the living room balcony. We really enjoyed sitting there in the evenings.

As far as the condo compex goes the whole building is in dire need of a complete upgrade. The three elevators in the main building were never working at the same time and while we were there all three of them were broke down at one time or another. Another major problem is that they do not have enough pool and beach chairs. Believe me this creates a number of problems. Keep in mind that Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful place to vacation and that there are many nice places to stay there, this place is not one of them!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, I’m sorry that despite the efforts of our superb on-site management, and personally arranging things for you continually during your stay, you still wrote a negative review. Firstly, I do apologize for the problem with the elevator. Unfortunately, for a few days there were issues with one of the three (now fixed). Recently, the condo building and adjoining resort have had a significant sum of money pumped into remodeling both. Repeat guests give very positive feedback to all of the changes and improvements. The difficulty in your finding seating at the pool is a testament to the building’s popularity! I am sorry if you chose a busy time to go down and the pool and beach were in high demand. The condo is normally comfortable and cozy for a family of four so perhaps your group of 4 adults (2 couples) not used to traveling together made it feel cramped. The Guests that stayed right after you contacted us to say that they were overjoyed and thought everything “just great”. That’s the kind of response is typical. We pride ourselves in having nice comfortable beds with sheets that are fresh and not worn out, baskets with items like sunscreen & lotions, as well as a kitchen with spices, coffee, and lots of pots, pans, and quality silverware. We furnished and decorated to suit us then invited others to enjoy this, our “second home”. Our listing provides: many accurate photos, detailed floor layout drawing, and extremely precise size measurement. Only two condos on this side have the “Juliet” balconies that combined with the water-side balcony, give over 270 degree views. If being “out there” 17 floors up makes you dizzy you can still enjoy the view that this extra balcony provides. We regularly hear from guests that the view is “spectacular”! Our unit is on the top floor and the legal description refers to it as a “penthouse”. The very small add-on casitas on the roof were added as an afterthought, are set-back, and pale in comparison. If you didn’t look at all of the information that we provide ahead of contacting us, you cannot say that we misrepresented. We even have a full view of the building that clearly points out our unit. While bending over backward during your stay, those of us serving you quickly realized that you went on vacation to find people to yell at and to be condescending to. Every minor issue that you could dream up was met swiftly with a more than sufficient remedy. As a guest in our home, we did our best by you. That is our “standard”.
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Excellent vacation condo & location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are close to 80 years of age and really appreciated the well appointed condo. The views couldn't be better and the condo was furnished with quality appliances, furniture, towels and sheets. We did not have to rush out and buy anything. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Two Balcony Condo, with beautiful Views.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the SeaRiver Condos, at Sunscape Resort. I have stayed at this resort many times. This is the nicest condo by far. Lovely furnishings. Two balconies with astonishing views. One day we watched a mother whale and her calf playing in the bay, not far off shore. She kept slapping the water with her tail for about 20 minutes. Heidi ( the owner) was such a pleasant and helpful person, and so quick to answer any questions we had. Sandra, from housekeeping was so attentive. From the moment we arrived, we felt well taken care of, no disappointments. It is so wonderful and obvious that Heidi wants the best experience for her guests. And that is remarkable and appreciated. We plan to come back soon. Thank you for this very special time I got to spend with my mom.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful penthouse with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

look out 1 balcony u are on the beach looking at the sun, look out the other balcony you see the mountains and town, fantastic. If you have heard the expression don't leave home without it, this unit has it, everything u can imagine and more. Absolutely would stay here again, the owners pride themselves in taking care of you.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Paso, TX

"Another great stay in PV"

  • 5 of 5

I travel to PV at least once a year. This time we decided to stay in a private condo vs a mega resort. We loved this place ! Million dollar view and private. Just a few steps to the beach. The location is more than perfect and it has easy access to public transportation. Taxis are waiting at the entrance or there is parking available if you are renting a car. This is an old building, but this condo has been fully renovated, it is contemporary and comfortable. Kitchen is small, but well equipped to be able to prepare a good meal with fresh shrimp from the city market and a frozen margarita, which we did only one day, since there are many restaurants offering an outstanding gastronomic experience. Staff was very efficient and always happy to help.

Heidi, Thank you for renting your amazing apartment. The pictures do not do justice by far. Your place is amazing. Service wonderful. Cannot ask for a better vacation. Thank you and cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Not worth what we paid for

  • 2 of 5

Booked thinking that it was going to be a great place and it really is a tired old hotel. Old elevators take you to the 17th floor are old have cracked lighting, no air movement and make a terrible humming as you are going up. The humming you hear in the room is the service elevators also that are just outside the room and to the left. Walking from the elevators to the room you have swallows coming and going as they are nesting above the door ways of the rooms. Looking at the condition of the hotel is is bad also with bird dropping and the stucco falling off the outside walls, the alarm hanging by two wires and stained floors.

Coming in to the room is nice. However there is no water cooler there, I have never rented a place in Mexico that didn't have a water cooler. The counter space is nice if you are fixing a drink other then that it's hard to make a meal, the two burner counter top stove is so small that you can't cook to things at once unless you are using very small pots. One was cloth and a drying towel is somewhat of a mystery to us as everywhere we have stayed has had more. Everything is in the kitchen to make a meal and it it with and on.

The bed sheets were something that we couldn't under stand as they didn't fit the bed and in the middle of the night you would have to get up and pull the sheets down. I know the owner says something about the sheets but we have had better ones that fit at other places. No mat to wipe your feet seemed to be missing, with sand and what not around the resort it would have made sense to have had one at the side of the bed so you were not dragging it in the bed. Bed was comfortable no complaints there.

The air conditioning was on but didn't really throw that much coolness to the room, thankfully they had a fan there otherwise it would have been hell to sleep at night. We went to watch TV one night to see what movies are on but there was only one English channel so we just turned it off and never turned it on. WIFI did work fine.

The bathroom area was nice but again for some reason we got 4 towels for showering, once more the other places we have stayed have given the renters tons of towels. No mat in the shower also, can't figure out why there would not be one, I have never stayed at a place that didn't have one. We talked to the manager and got one when they cleaned and then the next time they cleaned they took away again.

The view is a great one but hearing what others were paying not worth the money.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh Rob & Wendy, your review really surprises us. We had established such a wonderful rapport prior to your vacation and we didn’t hear a peep from you during your trip. We had hoped you’d feel comfortable contacting us if any issues came up. With the Resort being halfway through a remodel, we have been nervous that there might be problems with the Resort, but your issues with our condo caught us by surprise. Our on-site management company is always standing by 24/7 to help. If Guests need more towels or amenities, they will deliver pronto. Our web site has dozens of photos, a video, and a floor plan to show our Guests precisely what to expect during their visit. While our kitchenette is small we have enjoyed many meals created there by our private chef. He selected the stainless cookware and fittings himself. Our condo enjoys double filtered water making a water cooler rather redundant. Our goal is for our guests to have the best vacation of their lives. It pains us to find out too late that expectations were not met. If a bathmat, 20 towels, and two more feet of counter-top would have made life glorious, we would have moved heaven and earth to make that happen. As it is our second home, perhaps we assume others live as we do, and we need to reassess with fresh eyes. The Resort property has changed Branding and completed Phase I of the remodel. Phase II of the remodel will be completed this summer (2016) and will specifically address the shortcomings in the condo building you pointed out. Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback. We will be back there in a few weeks and will go over your critique point by point.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sea River Condo 1744
Car: not necessary

Beach actives are available right in front of our condo! Charter a fishing boat, go parasailing, ride the Banana, jet ski rentals, beach-side massage, volleyball, or just chill under a palapa.

Lots of restaurants within easy walking distance. Three shopping malls all within walking distance. The perfect central location in Puerto Vallarta.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Once per week maid service is included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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