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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

MY WONDERFUL HOME, which I have named Home Of The Dolphins (Casa De Los Delfines) is directly on the water overlooking the Malecon.

IT IS LOCATED in the Middle of Downtown Puerto Vallarta 2 blocks from the main plaza, Plaza Grande, 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 4 people, and of course is completely air-conditioned. Our building is 4 stories and has both elevator and stairway access. Home Of The Dolphins is located on the 3rd floor.

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 terraza every day (hence the name 'Home 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 on the covered balcony. The colorful waterfall fountain on our balcony can only accent the delight you will experience while 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 balcony when it starts its show.

There are 2 bedrooms each with its own separate bathroom. The bathrooms are all hand-crafted in marble. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, and the second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have cable TV/DVD.

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, just one floor above me, 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 HOME OF THE DOLPHINS is not available for your desired dates, please look at my other wonderful home named PENTHOUSE OF THE DOLPHINS because it may be available for the dates that you want. It is located just one floor above Home Of The Dolphins on the roof and is simply fabulous! Its listing number is 116585. You will have a great time no matter which of my 2 great properties you choose for your vacation.

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.

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

Owner
Owner
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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About The Owner

Hi, I'm Michel Rubini. the very happy owner of Home 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 2004

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.

Amenities

Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum occupancy 4 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
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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!
  • 2 Full Bathrooms. All Towels Provided and We Provide The Beach Towels!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), We also have a PacknPlay for your toddler....
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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 • 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. ******* I know that there are many Mexico vacation rentals, vacation condo rentals, pet friendly vacation rentals for you to look at, but I hope that you can see how wonderful my home truly is. It is my pleasure to help you in any way that I can.

Reviews

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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
average rating of 4.8991594 based on 119 reviews
5

Couldn't be more beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks (January 13 to 27) in the condo and totally enjoyed every day. The view from the condo overlooks the ocean and the boardwalk. Each morning we spent hours on the decks taking in the beautiful sound of the ocean in front of us. People watching was a highlight of the day and evening. Went to some great places to eat within walking distance of the condo. Try the roasted lamb at Vitae located just beneath the building. Had breakfast at Roberto's or Vitae every morning. The condo is beautifully decorated and we immediately felt right at home. Everything you would ever need to provided for you. Hope to return to this lovely place. Thank you so much Michel for making sure we had a great time. We always felt safe and the doormen were fabulous in answering our questions and providing information. We will always remember how gracious and helpful you have been. Thank you so much

Helen Dixon, Jim and Mary Griffith ---Cold Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great condo and had a wonderful time in PV!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is lovely—looks just like the photos! Plenty of room for 4 people. We sat on the veranda often at all times of day. Beautiful ocean view and great people watching on the Malecon. We loved being in the heart of PV. We felt like we were part of the community and not just around American tourists. Easy to find things to do and places to eat. Everyone we talked with was so nice. We’d all go back and stay here again. Michel was very responsive when I had a couple of questions. A little noisy at night, but the waves are great cover. :) Besides, that’s just part of being in town! I give this place my highest recommendation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Totally Superb and Highly Recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Not our first stay. Absolutely excellent in every way. Love the location, the malecon is a blast. Home is just great with a super nice and well equipped kitchen although there are so many great places to dine including in the same building (Vitea, a truly great restaurant). We made an interesting discovery. Although AC is available we found that if we kept the front (entry) door open along with the big glass doors that open onto the deck, a delicious sea breeze flows through condo. Even with temperatures in the high 80's we much preferred it to AC. It was like a tropical haven, the air so clean and fresh. While we were there we had a nice sea breeze, seemingly prevailing, from the SW. Just loved it. Met a lot of people in the building and to a person they were delightful and more than willing to offer guidance about myriad local questions, suggestions, recommendations, etc. We also found the same to be true of most all of the ''expats'' we met away from the property. I can see why most of Michels guests are repeats. There really aren't enough superlatives to describe our experiences at Michels Home of the Dolphins.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice place to stay on the Malecon

  • 4 of 5

Home of the dolphins is a great place to stay on the Malecon. The condo is decorated very tastefully with everything you need for cooking. Restaurants are walking distance and a beautiful beach about 5 min walk. Beach chairs would have been nice but we were able to rent some on the beach. Pool is small and cold but the view on the rooftop is gorgeous. The Malecon can be very noisy at night so if your a light sleeper bring earplugs. I give this condo a 4 our 5 star. Always room for improvement. We would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best location in el centro!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect in this beautiful condo. Stayed seven days in early February. You can walk everywhere and if you are a people watcher, the Malacon is a delight! Watched a mother whale and her calf from the balcony two days in a row. Super stay! Thanks Michel. Carl Wallin , Royston B.C.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Just like home

  • 5 of 5

The condo presented beautifully. Everything is clean, orderly and obviously cared for. The sliders were a bit sticky and the master bedroom doors would not open. Having lived in Coastal Florida, this is typical. The salt air really kills the aluminum. One email to Michel and he was on it to get them repaired. I believe he would do nearly anything to make his guests feel at home. I would not hesitate to stay there again. Great location with loads to see within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
PVR
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.

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.5%

Regular Holidays: $350/nt (Spring Break Included)
Easter Week: $350/nt
Thanksgiving Week: $300/nt
Christmas/ New Years: $500/nt with a 7 night minimum.
---5 NIGHT MINIMUM PLEASE---

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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