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Quiet Elegance in a Tranquil Garden in the Heart of Romantic Zone--Heated Pool

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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 6 persons - 2 Bedrooms (4), Queen Murphy Bed (2); 2 Shower Baths

Located two blocks from the Los Muertos Beach Pier. A precious few low rise buildings nestled in a large tranquil garden setting with stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and city make up this quiet retreat just steps from great restaurants, shopping, convenience services and entertainment. Zero entry heated pool with infinity edge, Jacuzzi, workout room, large shaded palapa area on pool deck with WI-FI, secure parking and magnificent landscaped grounds complete this treasure. The condo is beautifully appointed throughout in a casual elegant Mexican style with custom touches, high end appointments and numerous upgrades. Comfortable seating, custom made American sized and quality pillow-top mattresses, luxury linens, a fully equipped granite and stainless kitchen and 2 balconies plus a large private outdoor patio with grill and covered dining are only some of the amenities provided. Over 1750 sq. feet of private indoor and outdoor space.

This is our home away from home and we furnish it for our comfort and that of our guests. You will find gauzy drapes gently moving with the breezes off the Bay of Banderas and the Sierra Madre mountains and comfortable chairs and sofas in carved wood, woven natural banana leaf fiber and plush upholstery. Saltillo tile floors, stucco walls, arched doorways, Mexican handicrafts, and perrotta wood detail throughout provide a distinctively Mexican feel. In the kitchen, granite counters, tile, and perrotta cabinets continue the style while up-to-date modern fixtures and appliances provide all the convenience you would expect. The beautifully landscaped two level patio is unique to this unit as it is very large and very private with a gas grill and comfortable furnishings. The patio and balconies have a view of the city's famous Cathedral. You can watch the sky turn bright pink at sunset and see the fireworks from across the bay. In unit secure free WIFI and unlimited VoiP Canadian/US phone plus local landline phone.

The complex: Our home is part of a magnificent condo complex where you will be surrounded by beautifully maintained tropical flowers, plants, & trees. The low-rise low-density buildings artfully tuck into the perimeter of what seems like a botanical garden. In the center is the fabulous HEATED zero-entry, infinity-edge pool with spa, and large pool deck with breath-taking views of mountain, city, & ocean, pool deck WIFI, workout facility, kitchen, and washrooms. There are handmade tables and chairs under the large palapa and padded lounge chairs & umbrellas for sun and relaxation. This peaceful oasis is set right in the middle of the liveliest part of town, called the Zona Romantica, Old Town, or Los Muertos Beach area. You are 2 blocks from the best beach in PV and 3-10 minutes walk to lots of great restaurants, lively bars & entertainment, shops, banks, ATMs, buses, taxis, quickmarts, liquor stores, bakeries, drug stores, a full grocery store, the River Cuale, and the Malecon.

Zona Romantica/Old Town/Los Muertos Beach: We love this part of town. The cobble stone streets and natural beach are alive with people having a great time all day and half the night. You can play in the sand or swim; go parasailing; fish in the surf; go to sunset cocktail hour on the beach and then have a terrific inexpensive dinner in bare feet; arrange a tour; dine at an upscale restaurant; watch the whales playing on the Bay; have Peking duck made by a Beijing chef; buy handcrafted silver jewelry and local handicrafts; listen to live music; see the Pirate Ship's fireworks display on the Bay at night; take a water taxi to a nature reserve; be serenaded by a mariachi band of little boys; catch a show at Blue Chairs; take the bus cross town for a few pesos to the Marina and look at the yachts or to Wal-Mart to stock up on cheap groceries & sundries; buy fresh tamales for tomorrow's breakfast at 8 p.m. from a street vendor; browse the art and artisan shops. A 10-15 minute walk along the waterfront to downtown will bring you to the Main Plaza and Guadelupe Cathedral.


Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to groups of singles under age 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Well supervised children will enjoy Alegria as much as our grandchildren do. You may bring your own portacribs for babies as long as you are within the 6 person maximum occupancy rule....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking in outdoor areas only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeping


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Guest Bedroom: 1 king

    (Bed converts from King to 2 Extra-Long Twins)...moreless

  • Library converts to 3rd sleeping space. Additional Charge.: 1 queen

    Queen Murphy bed with deluxe thick mattress in Library...moreless

  • Custom made American size and quality pillow top mattresses, silky quilts, extra pillows, blankets and luxury linens are provided for your sleeping comfort. Pleasant cross ventilation, ceiling fans, and cool evenings during winter months and air conditioning during summer months when the evenings stay warm make for a restful night. Both bedrooms have ample closet space - the Master Bedroom has a walk in closet. Charming and comfortable furnishings and drapes with a subdued tropical motif provide an inviting and private retreat at the end of a perfect day. Alarm clock radios, nature sound machines, and reading lights in each bedroom. The Guest Bedroom has a king bed which can be converted into two extra-long twin beds. Deluxe conversion kit and linens make the converted king indistinguishable from a standard king bed. Queen Murphy Bed in sitting area off private patio has the same luxury mattress & linens. There is a charge for use of the Murphy Bed. Contact owner for fee....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    double sinks, two person shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Thick Turkish towels, Inox bath appointments, spa-like rainfall and euro shower heads, talavera sinks and tin mirrors provide Mexican charm with upscale amenities in the two private baths. Double sinks and a two-person oversized shower in the master bath are a plus when everyone is getting ready to go do something fun. Extra large pool/beach towels are also provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Contact owner for nightly charge for Murphy Bed use. Nearby professional property manager ensures your stay is problem free. Maid service is provided 2 scheduled days per week. Extra days of maid service are available for a housekeeping fee of $300 pesos per day plus gratuity. Mini-split air conditioning is available but generally not needed other than during off-season. Strong box for valuables in the unit--large enough for your laptop, camera, etc. You may wish to bring your own padlock. Shaw satellite TV with US and Canadian channels, local landline phone, VoiP US and Canada phone, & high speed wireless internet. You may wish to check with your local cellphone provider for activation of service while in PV and rates....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Shaw Satellite with hundreds of Canadian and US TV and music channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of Beach from Pool Deck...moreless

  • Monument View:

    From Unit and Pool Deck: View of Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, city lights, fireworks....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    2 blocks to Los Muerto Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From Pool Deck: 270 degree view of ocean, bay, city, mountains....moreless

  • Town:

    A hidden quiet paradise right in the Romantic Zone...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Outdoor dining on our private covered patio...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini-split in each bedroom and in front room...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Free in unit...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens & towels, extra pillows & blankets, large beach towels. Kitchen towels & tablecloths....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:


  • Telephone:

    Local landline phone. Unlimited VoiP US/Canada phone calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Free in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed WIFI in-unit and poolside...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped with towels, hot pads, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, barware, cutlery, utensils, drip coffee maker, toaster, blender, stove top espresso maker, mixer, bowls, pitchers, miscellaneous kitchen gadgets, BBQ utensils, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Full size stainless steel....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel kitchen with granite counters & custom tile work, double Franke sinks, purified running water spigot, Bosch 6 burner gas stove with oven. Well equipped to handle your culinary needs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    1000 watt stainless steel....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large stainless steel....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) Chairs & table...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large double deck private patio with covered dining & grilling area, lounge chairs, tables, etc....moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill located on unit's private patio....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Located on pool deck...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 1-4 persons
Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


All rates are for 1-4 persons. Contact owner for additional cost for parties of 5 or 6. Cancellation policy: 80% refund if reservation is cancelled prior to 60 days of arrival date, 90 days prior required for any reservation with a Holiday Season date. Cancellations with less than the above time frame shall be subject to full rental charges unless for any of the days the property is re-rented. In that case a 70% refund will be given for those re-rented days. All rates in US$. Personal check preferred method of payment.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 02/16/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Puerto Vallarta International
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Joe Jacks Fish Shack
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Los Muertos Beach Pier
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Punta Mita/Mismaloya Hwy
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Freddy Tucan's
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
Los Muertos Beach

Car: Not Necessary

In this Old Town, Zona Romantica, area of Puerto Vallarta, there is a micro-climate of cool evenings and sunny warm days in high-season, with warmer wetter days in off-season. We find it perfect. You can roam the cobbled streets to find wonderful restaurants, artisan shops, lively music and colorful shows, art galleries, jewelry shops, Mexican handicrafts, and fun bars. Los Muertos, the best beach in PV, is just 2 blocks away from Alegria with water sports and parasailing available. You can catch a water taxi there to quaint Yelapa or fish for your dinner. Or you can stroll down the beach to the Malecon to take in the sites downtown--the Church of Guadalupe, live performances at the Main Plaza, etc.. There's something for everyone here. You can soak up the sun at our heated pool or walk down to the lively beach, shop to your hearts content or go for a whale watching sail on Banderas Bay, take a canopy tour in the rain forest, or go gallery hopping.

Other Activities: Pet the Baby Tigers at the Zoo; Swim with the Dolphins, Visit the Botanical Gardens


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are self-employed baby boomers who have purchased this property to share with guests as a home away from home.

Why the Owner Chose Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico:
This is an extremely unique and beautiful recently redeveloped condominium complex, laid out within the original gardens of the former property, overlooking the Bay of Banderas and Puerto Vallarta but just steps from the Beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You will be in a beautiful oasis of flowers and trees just steps from all the action of fun Puerto Vallarta. You are 3 minutes walk from the beach, the bars, the nightlife, great restaurants, shopping, and art galleries, without sacrificing privacy and peace and quiet.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/16/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Spacious with Private Outdoor Space

    Spacious with Private Outdoor Space

  • Library with Queen Murphy Bed in Cabinet

    Library with Queen Murphy Bed in Cabinet

  • Master Bedroom with King pillow-top mattress

    Master Bedroom with King pillow-top mattress

  • Beautiful Master Bath with Rainfall  & Euro Shower

    Beautiful Master Bath with Rainfall & Euro Shower

  • Infinity Edge View

    Infinity Edge View

  • Ocean View from Pool Deck

    Ocean View from Pool Deck

  • View from Pool Deck

    View from Pool Deck

  • Big Palapa

    Big Palapa

  • Gym


  • Flora and Fauna

    Flora and Fauna

  • Los Muertos Beach

    Los Muertos Beach

  • Aztec Dancer - Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Aztec Dancer - Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Spacious and Comfortable

    Spacious and Comfortable

  • Fully Equipped Modern Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Modern Kitchen

  • Guest Bedroom - King or Twin beds Option

    Guest Bedroom - King or Twin beds Option

  • Alegria's 2-Level Patio with Outdoor Dining & Weber Grill

    Alegria's 2-Level Patio with Outdoor Dining & Weber Grill

  • Pool


  • Cathedral View from Pool Deck

    Cathedral View from Pool Deck

  • Pool deck Palapas with View over Infinity Edge

    Pool deck Palapas with View over Infinity Edge

  • Recreation Building with Observation Deck

    Recreation Building with Observation Deck

  • Gym


  • Old Town Mural Wall

    Old Town Mural Wall

  • 2 Blocks to Los Muertos Beach

    2 Blocks to Los Muertos Beach

  • Pool


VRBO #124965

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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