Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

On the Beach, Unobstructed Views of Banderas Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Casa Mar Y Sol is located just two blocks north of the Malecon. This is a two-story home whose front door faces the beach. Each floor of the house has two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, a dining room, living room and a covered deck area. This listing is for the entire house which has over 3300 square feet. The second story views are absolutely the best. The house is at the focal point of the bay so you see the bay and sunsets to the front, the lights of the new hotels and condos to the north and the lights of the Malecon and other structures to the south.

The house is a very short walking distance to some of the best restaurants in town such as the Blue Shrimp, Barcelona, El Arrayan and the Agave Grill. You can enjoy all the activity of the city and the Malecon and then retire to the relative quiet of Casa Mar Y Sol. Come back and enjoy the sound of the waves and spectacular views.

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About The Owner

I am retired and have been coming to Puerto Vallarta for almost 20 years. For me, it has the best and most reliable winter weather of any place I have ever visited. Add on top of that, the variety of restaurants, outdoor activities and friendly people and you have my reason for selecting Puerto Vallarta as my second home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Downtown (Viejo Vallarta)

I had been looking for a residence in Puerto Vallarta for several years. I wanted a view of the bay and I did not want to worry about someone building in front of me. When I found Casa Mar Y Sol it met all my requirements. It is located right on the bay. The water is less than 20 steps from my front door. The view is spectacular and no one can build in front of me!

What makes this house unique

I never get tired of the view from the second story deck. In the morning you can watch the pelicans glide by as they prepare to go 'fishing' In the evenings the sunsets are simply breathtaking. All over PV people will pause to watch nature's show. And finally, nothing is more romantic than watching a full moon shed its light on the water at night. Plan your trip around a full moon if you can.


Colonia 5 de Diciembre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Maid service Monday through Saturday.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

On the Beach, Unobstructed Views of Banderas Bay
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Lovely House, Perfect for Beach Access and City

  • 4 of 5

I stayed for a week with my family; 6 adults and 1 child. The house is very spacious and can easily host a large group. It is a bit rustic. We really loved the second story deck overlooking the beach and ocean. The location is great as it is right in the city and easy to walk to the grocery store, restaurants, the bus route and the Malecon boardwalk. There are hotels and resorts to the north and south but the beach right in front is somewhat quiet. At times we noticed a few sketchy characters, so I would recommend locking the doors and not leaving belongings unattended on the beach. We did have one security issue where a robber actually entered the upper floor of the house and we are not sure how this happened as the doors were locked. Thankfully they didn't take anything except a knife block from the kitchen, but they did threaten the two women that were upstairs with a knife and told them not to call the police. No harm and I am sure this is a random, isolated incident. Overall the house was great; clean and well kept!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We had an investigation of the break-in and they reported no evidence of a forced entry. It appeared to them, that neither the downstairs nor upstairs security gates were locked. We will advise all future guests to always lock all the doors and gates.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great location!! And beautiful views of the bay.

  • 3 of 5

Layout of the villa was perfect for our big group of several families. Downstairs appliances didn't work while we were there, and the Wifi doesn't reach to downstairs bedrooms. Otherwise, fantastic accommodations for a New Year's celebration!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

New Years week family get together

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a very enjoyable week with my wife, parents, and sister and brother and law and their toddler nephew. Beautiful house, very comfortable and great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
San Francisco

perfect beach house for a big family!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mar y Sol is amazing!

From booking to arrival to departure, our experience with this house was fantastic. The owner, Dan, responds promptly to emails. Within a few hours of my initial email, we had already booked a week and had instructions for the deposit!

Upon arrival (flexible check in/check out! So great) we were blown away by the beauty of the house and the primo location, just two blocks off the Malecon. The four bedrooms are spacious (2 each had 3 beds) and well maintained. Everything was clean and tidy. The house is a bit of a mix between vintage and updated, with some older appliances and some new, which worked out fine for us.

By far my favorite part of the house was the 2nd floor balcony - breezy, shaded, a table for breakfast, and lots of chairs for lounging. In the words of my 5 year old nephew, sitting out on the balcony, "Everything here is so beautiful! And we can hear the waves."

Chica, the housekeeper, kept things clean and even helped us out when we thought that the water was broken (it was an easy fix, thank goodness!) We were pleased with how secure the house was, even though it required using about 5 different keys.

If possible, we'd love to stay here again and would wholeheartedly recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Vancouver Washington

Best Best Best Rental I have ever been to!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at this house and am never disappointed!!! The owner Dan is a pleasure and quickly responds with all sorts of information! Chica the housekeeper is the sweetest Lady who works hard and tries to make sure everyone is happy! Beautiful views, great location to shopping, restaurants, the Malecon (main drag), taxi's, and of course doesn't hurt to have the beach 2-steps out the front door! Both times that I have stayed I have seen turtles lay/hatch eggs at about 3am, what a cool experience! I just celebrated my 40th birthday there! Awesome time! I always feel safe and comfortable when staying at this rental! My girlfriends had never been there and now all would come back with or without me to rent this place for their vacations! I just can't say enough good things! I will never stay anywhere else when going to Puerto Vallarta!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Without doubt the best location in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

I will try not to review the town itself (which was amazing) and stick to Casa Mar y Sol (which was amazing). The 2 story house itself is everything we could have hoped for and more. I don't think that the photos do it justice. The four bedrooms are very spacious and have comfortable beds and more than ample closet space. Each of the four bathrooms are large, clean and have reliable hot water (which can be considered a luxury in Mexico). Each of the 2 kitchens are complete with coffee machines and refrigerators as well as all of the other staples that you would expect a kitchen to contain. The living areas are plentiful and enormous. There are 2 televisions, cable TV, VCR (complete with videos to watch), books, iPod dock music station and cable internet. We didn't require the internet while we were there but I saw the modem and I'm sure that it was functional. Perhaps ask for instructions if you intend on using it.

After reading the other reviews I can happily inform you that the water pump did not make a single noise during our stay. I also read that the beach was dangerous. We found that whilst the beach periodically had some big waves, it did not have any dangerous currents or rips. Like with any beach, make sure you are careful when in the water, but within 100meters of the doorstep you will be able to find a more gentle part of the beach if you do not like playing in bigger waves. We also noticed that the beach was patrolled by a lifeguard but I don't know how regularly or during what months this happens.

The housekeeper, Chica, was helpful, courteous and happy to negotiate the time at which she would come to clean for us. She was very friendly and I can not compliment her enough.

The location of the house is unrivaled. The Malecon is where all of the action takes place in Puerto Vallarta and Casa Mar y Sol is the closest beachfront house to the Malecon. After staying in such a brilliant positon and in such a beautiful house I don't think I could return to Puerto Vallarta and stay in any other house/hotel/resort.

I also found Dan (the owner) to be very helpful during the reservation process and his instructions about how to get there from the airport and local tips, such as where the supermarket was, were extremely useful.

You simply will not find a better place in Puerto Vallarta. I much prefer a house to a condo/apartment, and if you are like me, there is no better place that Casa Mar y Sol.

Do yourself a favour and stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Thomas, for the great review. Fortunately, the new Malecon is making a difference for all the visitors to Puerto Vallarta. Please come again.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


We have special pricing packages for SCUBA, whale watching, water-borne sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

Colonia 5 de Diciembre House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties