Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This property exceeded our expectations. The unit has the most amazing views on the bay and it is in a prime location. Very well equipped and comfortable. The size was perfect for 4 people. The owner of the unit was extremely attentive and ensured that we had a fantastic stay. The staff of the building, Jose Luis, Oswald, and Karen were very caring and attentive. Yes, there are some steps that lead to the street and beach access below, however, these turned out to be an excellent way to burn the calories from all of the excellent restaurants nearby.
The condo was amazing, just as pictured! Jose the property manager was great and always answered when we had questions or needed anything! Jim the property owner was always in touch via email and very helpful as well! Will definitely stay here again.
A million dollar view, condo and staff!
We just spent three weeks in PV staying at this condo. The balconies faced the Pacific and we spent many an evening and morning watching the sun set and the ships and boats glide across the calm morning waters. The apartment had all the conveniences necessary for a short or long stay: new stove and oven, new air conditioning units (although since the sliders faced the ocean we barely used it because of the cool air off the ocean), large refrigerator, and microwave. the cable tV gave us all the needed US stations we wanted and then some and the free house telephone connected to the US because our cell phones wouldn't. The condo was spacious and roomy and comfortably furnished. There was enough storage space for clothes and luggage for an army. We never suffered from a lack of hot water for showering and the bathroom was beautifully designed.
Katrina, the housekeeper, and Oswaldo, the building manager, were incredibly helpful and worked round the clock to keep us comfortable. Even when I told Katrina not to come everyday she mopped the floors, washed the dishes and made the beds anyway each day.
The pool was quite cold but we found it very refreshing after coming off the beach. We also felt quite safe in the building because the entire building is iron gated and there is no way to get in except for a key. Spiderman couldn't even get over, through or under it. We often left our entry door open at night because it was so cool and it was also iron gated as were the windows. The building is also located right down the hill from all the restaurants, bars, beach, and shops which was extremely convenient. And there is a small but fully stocked small market at the base of the steps. But the is far enough away from the action to be quiet at night.
The only down side to this condo are the STEPS to get to and from the condo. They were killers. They are steep, and high. There were 212 to get down to the beach and 78 to get to the main street. However, there is a longer route to both the beach and town that only involves hills and there are always taxis everywhere and we never spent more than five dollars to take back and forth. So if you have any health, or walking issues, or you have small children be cautious.
The owner, James, is super friendly and helpful to deal with, and wants to make sure your stay is wonderful so will call and text you throughout your stay to make sure it is. And we had a blast!
Hi Jon, thank you for your review and I am glad you had a blast! I enjoyed swapping restaurant recommendations with you and felt I was in Puerto Vallarta vicariously. Your review hit a lot of pertinent points, which I appreciate. And I couldn’t help but smile at your Spiderman comment! As an association, we know we are in a tourist area with a transient population, so we have invested to ensure that we and our guests are secure.
Our homeowner’s association also partnered with our neighborhood association and the City of Puerto Vallarta to widen the brick walkway leading down to the street, to add safety railings, with vegetation and even a landing along the way. The building is on a hill as you state, more specifically the third building back from the beach, just high enough to offer a bay view and bay breezes wafting through the condo throughout the day. The building is also west of the highway, so no need to cross a highway to get to the beach. While the trek to the cobblestone street or to the beach is not a problem for most guests, I appreciate the walk up can either be a welcome opportunity to work off another fabulous meal or sometimes it just feels good to hail a taxi to bring you right to the front gate. You rightly state that taxis are plentiful in Puerto Vallarta and they are not expensive. Depending on your destination, you also note alternative routes, but absolutely if you have mobility problems, we should discuss.
Thanks again for your comments! I hope that potential guests will find them helpful as they consider a trip to paradise! All the best, Jim
Enjoyed our stay!
Great location, layout, of course the view!!!
Thank you Ken, I am so pleased that you were able to celebrate your 60th birthday in Puerto Vallarta! And I was glad to hear that you appreciated the bottle of sparkling wine I had the staff present to you as a token of the occasion! All the best, Jim
New Years in Puerto Vallarta
First, the owner Jim is an exceptional host. Literally, from the moment you click reserve he is there (virtually) every step of the way to prepare you for the journey ahead. If you are seeking a place to stay near all the action without being in the heart of the scene, this is for you. Plus, the other property owners and guests are friendly in a way that makes you feel like you're in an episode of "Melrose Place" or "Beverly Hills 90210".
The staff is kind and accommodating in every way, from the property manager to the groundskeepers and of course the thoughtful housekeeper; we can't say enough about the awesome team.
The condo is suitable for up to four guests, two couples, but my husband and I prefer space. So, it was just us for most of the trip but we did have friends visit for a few days during our two-week stay.
The apartment is open and airy but with floor-to-ceiling folding windows that close to keep the mosquitos away. :)
Great place to stay.
Oh a few minutes from downtown but much quieter