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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.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 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 Colonia 5 de Diciembre

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.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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On the Beach, Unobstructed Views of Banderas Bay
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous and can't wait to go again

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful dealing with the owner who was very helpful before we left. We had 11 people there and all had a great time. Location is fabulous with lots of stuff to do nearby and places to eat and shop. Fireworks every night! Balcony was great for those who couldn't be in sun due to cancer still being able to watch the others on the beach and be included. We all can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time here! Chica is such a nice person and was eager to help us get acquainted with the area. The house was incredibly spacious and we never felt as though there wasn't enough room or privacy! You can't beat the location: on the beach and just two blocks from the malecon!

If you are looking for a rental vacation house, look no further. This place has everything you're looking for including the amazing view and proximity to the fun!

We will definitely be booking this house again in the future.

Gracias por tu ayuda Chica!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: January 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.
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have special pricing packages for SCUBA, whale watching, water-borne sightseeing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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