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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

MY WONDERFUL OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE, which I have named Penthouse Of The Dolphins, is directly on the water overlooking the Malecon.

IT IS LOCATED in the middle of Downtown Puerto Vallarta two blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Principal, and because of that is walking distance to virtually every shop, restaurant and attraction that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

Its perfect for parties of up to five people, and of course is completely air-conditioned. Our building is 4 stories and has both elevator and stairway access. Penthouse Of The Dolphins is located on the 4th floor as is the swimming pool.

THE VIEW IS FABULOUS, looking south all the way down the coast to Cabo Corrientes and north all the way to Punta Mita, the northernmost point of Banderas Bay. The dolphins delight in swimming directly in front of my wraparound terrazas every day (hence the name 'Penthouse Of The Dolphins'), and early in the morning the local oyster divers collect their day’s catch on the rich reef in the crystal blue waters directly in front of my home. With its abundant underwater sea life, snorkeling and swimming are unsurpassed in this area.

BOTH BEDROOMS HAVE OCEANFRONT VIEWS, and the sunsets are truly amazing. If you are like me, you will spend both mornings on my main terrace, drinking your coffee and eating your breakfast watching the divers work and seeing the various seabirds hunt for their morning meal, and your evenings eating dinner at my handmade dining table, that is situated outside under the covered balcony. You will delight taking in the 180-degree view of the ocean and coastline from one end of the bay to the other. Every night there is a fireworks display that is mounted from the Spanish galleon named the Marigalante, and usually the ship passes about 500 feet away from my terrazas when it starts its show.

There Are 2 King-size Bedrooms each with its own connected bathroom, and there is also a third guest bathroom complete with its own shower. All of the bathrooms are all hand-crafted in marble. Both bedrooms have Flat screen cable TV/DVD.

The Washer and Dryer are both located inside the condo.

English speaking Managers and staff.

WE ALSO HAVE Free Wi-Fi High Speed Internet, so just bring your laptop and connect through your wireless connection and you are ready to go surf the Internet at no charge anytime of the day or night.

HAND HEWN GRANITE countertops accent the custom designed kitchen, which is complete and has all the amenities to make preparation of meals a delight. UV Filtered water, Microwave, Blender, Coffee maker, 6 Burner gas stove, Large side by side refrigerator and dishwasher are all there, and various spices are always on hand.

THE SWIMMING POOL is located on the roof of the building next to my condo, so just walk out the front door, take 30 steps and you will be standing next to the pool, and the water is always warm and the view is unforgettable.

Parking is Secured under the building, as my condo has the only underground parking in the city center, and the building has 24-hour security personnel to serve you.

WE ALSO HAVE ONE of the best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta located on the ground floor of our building facing the beach on the new Malecon. Its name is VITEA, and you will be delighted when you have your lunch or dinner there. It is truly a 4 star restaurant and believe me, their Margaritas are the BEST in town!

THINGS TO DO!! Virtually every water sport is available for you here in Puerto Vallarta. Also, there are horseback rides that take you back into the jungle where you will see waterfalls and flocks of parrots flying overhead. Golf is a major attraction here with several world class courses. There are canopy tours in the jungle, you can visit the set of 'Terminator', and you can also swim with the dolphins, race mini cars and go to the local Seaworld, where the kids will have a great time. There are concerts every night by local artists in the main plaza, flea markets galore and special events where the local people from areas outside of Puerto Vallarta bring their local food and wares for you to taste and buy. There are numerous fabulous nightclubs and discos that are open until 4 in the morning, so you can dance the night away every night and never go to the same place twice.

A note about Puerto Vallarta beaches; beaches are not always completely sandy. Although I cannot guarantee that the beach directly in front of our building will be completely sandy upon your visit, there are always plenty of sandy beaches for everyone within a block of our building.

PLEASE NOTE: When you are checking the availability calendar, if PENTHOUSE OF THE DOLPHINS Is not available for your desired dates, please look at my other wonderful home named HOME OF THE DOLPHINS because it may be available for the dates that you want. It is located just one floor below Penthouse Of The Dolphins on the 3rd floor and is simply fabulous! Its listing number is 20700. You will have a great time no matter which of my 2 great properties you choose for your vacation.

If There Is Any Problem at all in the condo upon your arrival please call us IMMEDIATELY so we can fix it for you.

GUEST SERVICES: Our main endeavor to you is to make sure your stay with us is the best it can possibly be. Our property manager is always on call for you and lives nearby. We will happily provide you with any information or help that you need with securing any outside reservations or services that you may desire such as tours or activities, zip lining or snorkeling, etc.

If you have a special need, just call us and we will do everything in our power to see that you have everything that you need;

Restaurants & Night Spot Information

Grocery Shopping

Attractions Information

Fishing Boat Rental Information

Massages/Spa/Salon Services

YOU WON'T HAVE TO bring anything except your Swimsuit and a Smile to have a GREAT TIME!

(Because We Provide The Beach Towels!!!.......)

Gracias from Your Owner!

Michel Rubini

Please note: All monthly rates are based on a 28-night stay. In case of dates crossing different monthly rates the higher monthly rate will apply to the entire period.

More Details

Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About The Owner

Hi, I'm Michel Rubini. the very happy owner of Penthouse Of The Dolphins. I am a musician by trade, and I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old. I came to Puerto Vallarta in 2000 and fell in love with it immediately. I have been blessed with the good fortune to be able to live here with the wonderful Mexican people and share in their relaxed style of living, where everything slows down just a notch or two from the “hurry up” pace of America. To be able to sit on my terrace and view the ocean and listen to the sound of the birds and waves is a wonderfully relaxing experience that I look forward to every morning that I am here. I am very happy to be able to share my little piece of Heaven with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Aloha, Michel

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Centro

When I arrived at my future home, walked through the entrada of the building and looked out and saw the azure blue waters of the Pacific and the incredible view of Banderas Bay right in front of me, I fell in love immediately. Being in the center of this wonderful town, I knew that this was the best location in all of Puerto Vallarta. I couldn't resist it.

What makes this condo unique

I Found Out that I could be just as secluded as I wanted as our building is very quiet, or I could enjoy a bounty of cultural and ethnic delights just by stepping outside. It was just up to me to decide what I would do on any given day, be a sun worshiper on the beach or at the pool, or join in the party that is always going on somewhere in this wonderful old colonial town. The views from my terrazas are unsurpassed, I can see the tourists strolling on the Malecon and I can also look out to the Pacific and see whales, dolphins, and even the oyster divers who like to work directly in front of home here.


Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum Occupancy 5 persons.
  • Please, If You Find Any Problem at all in the home upon your arrival please call us IMMEDIATELY so we can fix it for you. We are there to help you!!
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
  • 3 Full Bathrooms. All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) We also have a PacknPlay for your toddler...., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The 2nd bedroom also has a futon bed for that occasional 5th person in your party.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please Note: If There Is Any Problem at all in the condo upon your arrival please call us IMMEDIATELY so we can fix it for you. • local activities guide • restaurant dining guide • local maps • fitness room • filtered water • linens provided • alarm clock • ceiling fans • staff • safe • hair dryer • paper towels • cold water dispenser • toilet paper • air-conditioning • towels provided • soaps - basic • laundry soap • massage • +++++++++++++++++++++++++ DINING: For the finest in dining, VITEA, one of the very best restaurants in all of Puerto Vallarta is located facing the ocean on the ground floor of our building.


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average rating of 4.9577465 based on 71 reviews

How to have the perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I escaped the frigid winter to spend 3 glorious weeks in PV at this very special condo. Every morning we awoke to the view of the ocean from our bed and of the pelicans diving for their breakfast. We took in the warm sun and the breezes from the beautiful terrace, and watched the action on the Malecon below: the vendors, the performers, the passers-by, the fireworks! The immaculately tended property is centrally located, with everything being between 2-15 minutes' walk, up into the hills, to the church, the restaurants, the beach, the pier, THE SHOPPING! Right beside us, a convenient little corner grocery for fill-ins came in handy. The interior of the apartment is done in true Mexican style: cool terracotta floors, brightly painted walls, a wonderful glass dining table outside on the large wrap-around terrace, three full bathrooms, all accented with Mexican flair. The rooms are spacious and filled with light. I especially loved showering with a view to the ocean beyond. The security guards were so friendly, unfailingly smiling and greeting us as we came and went. Sassia was most helpful, taking care of the few little requests we made, and the affable Michel was always willingly available. He is the perfect owner: concerned, committed, connected. Thank-you, Michel, and thank-you, PV, for a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place!!~

  • 5 of 5

The view is great, the place is well maintained and secure. Close to downtown, restaurants and other shopping needs close by, within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful. The location is perfect - right above the Malecon, within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shops, etc. Sassia and Michel were both very responsive to the couple "hiccups" and those were resolved promptly. We intend to return next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay over New Years

  • 4 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved our stay! The location is ideal and we loved watching the fireworks from the pool area on New Year's Eve!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, bright place with a wonderful view!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here over our winter break. It was a comfortable size for my family of four (with 2 teenagers) and we stayed for a week. We spent lots of time outside reading and whale-watching (my husband letting us take turns watching the water through his binos), even playing our favorite board games during sunset. I can't say enough great things about how open, bright and spacious the condo is. We opened all the curtains on the first day and they stayed like that all week! We did not use the kitchen beyond making coffee every morning, but it is quite large and fully accommodating. The bedrooms were comfortable, both with beautiful bathrooms (the second bedroom has a pullout chair that can accommodate a sleeper, though my teens opted to share the large bed). My husband and I enjoyed sleeping with our sliding glass doors wide open, although I will admit the noise from the boardwalk bars did cause us to close them our last few nights in the condo (We were, however, fully warned about the noise so it was no surprise). While in Puerto Vallarta, we enjoyed walking along the Malecon in the mornings (our daughter was thrilled to find there are Starbucks down there!!), and would recommend restaurants that have seating right on the beach - upon finishing your meal, you can lounge in beach chairs all day, lazily ordering drinks for as long as you want. There are lots of vendors that do approach you as you sit on the beach, but I'd say it's all part of the experience (you can look for restaurants that discourage vendors - Mango's just down the boardwalk has this policy, and was just awesome - food, drinks, and beachside lounging!). One of the vendors even signed us up for the coolest zip lining experience in PV! We went with Los Veranos Canopy Tour, and had an amazing experience (even me, and I did not go zip lining!). While we did not spend much time in the actual condo, it placed us in the most ideal location for all kinds of relaxing and exciting experiences. Last thing - on the roof of the penthouse, practically right outside the door, is a small(ish) pool, and if you watch it for any period of time, you'll be lucky enough to watch a group of swallows skim their bodies across the water over and over again. Very cool. Thanks for such a beautiful experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay in an Unbeatable Location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed Dec 2 - 11, 2017. This condo is in probably the best location on the Malecon, pretty much right in the middle. The views are unmatched. Every day we watched as whales jumped through the water...incredible! And the sunsets every night left us speechless. The condo is very spacious and has everything you need for your stay. Michel and his assistant were very easy to work with and extremely responsive. I do feel that I have to mention the noise though. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation, then this is probably not the place for you. But, if you are looking for a real Mexican experience with the excitement of the Malecon and the ocean at your doorstep, then this is definitely the place for you! The bar on the Malecon does start up its music around 9am, but most days it's awesome Mexican music. In the evenings the bar music can get louder, but follow Michel's instructions in the binder on the counter in the kitchen and just call the bar and ask them to turn it down. We never did this 'cause we were enjoying the music all the time, but the option is there. Grocery shopping was a breeze. About a brisk 10 minute walk away is Leys for groceries. And the restaurants we ate at within walking distance were excellent. Specifically for us, Serrano's Meat House and Andale's for dinner (when you walk out to the Malecon head left for both of these), and Mi Querencia for some breakfasts (when you walk out to the Malecon head right and then almost directly across from the huge "Puerto Vallarta" sign at the arches is Mi Querencia. Overall a very relaxing vacation with unmatched views, great food and all the ambience of Mexico.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
VITEA - Located on the Malecon in our building.
Nearest Restaurant
VITEA - Located on the Malecon in our building.
Car: not necessary

PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES: For those of you who feel like relaxing and stretching a bit, we have a a fine, certified Hatha Yoga Teacher that is available in the privacy of the condo. Just give her a call 24 hrs. in advance and she will sooth your body and mind.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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