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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 4 - 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:
September 17, 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.

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HOME OF THE DOLPHINS - OCEANFRONT Luxury in the Center of Town.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 126 reviews
5

My husband Preston and I had such a wonderful time, we plan to return very soon.

  • 5 of 5

Home of the Dolphins is such a beautiful place to stay, you will not need anything, it is so equipped with everything. Staff is very professional and friendly. The security is so safe, we were so impressed, day and night. The home is right on the malecon (boardwalk). The pool has a panoramic view of the city and ocean. We walked in the a.m., ate at restaurants, toured via boat, there is everything to do and see. You will not be disappointed. The owner, Michell is very in touch -- what a wonderful experience. We also went into the city and explored the whole coast. Truly a relaxing and enjoyable time. We highly recommend this property to you. My brother and I are going to plan a trip here soon. You will not be disappointed. Joyce and Preston, Tijuana, Mexico

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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The Woodlands, Texas
5

Absolutely Stunning Condo and Views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely relaxing five nights in "Home of the Dolphins". WOW does not even describe it. While the pictures of the place are amazing they do not compare to the actual beauty you will find. When you open the door to the condo you cannot get out on the patio fast enough. The views from the spacious patio are exactly what you want with an ocean front spot. The rooms are very good sized with abundance space to put your belongings. The furnishings are very classy and functional along with the good sized kitchen makes for a home away from home. Everything you could ask for this place has and all in working order. Very clean and well maintained with plenty of cooking items if you like to cook your meals which we did three nights and then watched the storms roll across the Bay.

Perfect location on the Malecon with numerous restaurants, bars and shopping and yes there is some noise, but mostly all gone by 11 PM when the Malecon starts to die down from vendors.

Michel was excellent to work with from the moment we made the reservation. Fast responses and so much great information he gave us. The building is very well maintained and the pool on the roof is one of the cleanest ever seen. We met some great folks at the pool before the lighting shut it down a couple of days, yet there was never more than three people using the pool. Everyone is so very helpful and provide a welcoming smile and "hola".

Highly recommend "Home of the Dolphins" when you are in PV. We've stayed in the Marina Vallarta area numerous times, but this will be our new spot as you can walk everywhere in 15 minutes or less.

Thank you Michel for opening up your beautiful spot in paradise, we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson, Ohio, U.S.A.
5

Great condo in unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

Michel: We are back home after a wonderful week in PV; thank you for sharing your place. We enjoyed watching the views from the condo’s balcony, the sunsets, the beach, the restaurants (La Palapa was our favorite), the craft shops; too many things to do in one week. We will come back some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Safe, clean & very well stocked w/neccesities

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! 1st time in PV w/ my Family of 4 (2 kids ages 14&20) Home of the Dolphins is the place to stay if you are looking for a safe, clean, well stocked, close to almost everything place. The “roof top” pool was also clean. The front door security guard was very attentive to who came & left. The condo was very clean. The balcony has very comfortable chairs (& table) to sit on for watching the sunset or sunrise. It is well stocked w/necessities if you decide to cook. The beds were comfortable. We also used the laundry facility (for a reasonable fee) which machines were also clean. We would definitely stay there again & recommend this condo to all my family & friends. I do have one comment/suggestion for thought-the toilet paper holder in the non-master room, place it somewhere else other than under the bath towel holder. If you place a wet towel or bathing suit, the toilet paper gets wet. As for Michel, he was very quick to respond to every question I had before our arrival and to the question I had the moment we walked into the condo.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

2nd stay at the Home of the dolphins! Just as nice as our 1st stay! Has all the amenities! Comfortable beds, mini splits in all rooms! Gourmet kitchen at the ready. No need to pack heavy, laundry room is across the the hall. Rooftop pool is very refreshing with great views! IMO location cant be beat. Great for people watching right on the malecon! Short walk to the los muertos pier!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Sarasota, Florida
5

A Fantastic Condo,Central Location,Amazing View !

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Condo with another couple for a week. We were blown away by the view, the decor and the location. Everything we wanted or needed was just within a few minutes walk. Restaurants, shops, art galleries, and of course the vibrant Malecon were steps away. Every night the sunset was setting right in front of us over the Bay of Banderas as the pelicans flew by our balcony. The security staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions we had, as well as assisting us in getting taxis. Some folks in previous posts commented about the noise. We only had two noisy nights, Sat & Sun. To us, it lent to the festive atmosphere of being right in the heart of the Old Town. For those nights, we brought some ear plugs, so it was no problemo ! We would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience the real PV and not the touristy Hotel Zone. It was evident Michel has pride of ownership. He also answered any questions we had promptly. For sure, we will be back and recommend it to all our friends who plan on visiting Puerto Vallarta !

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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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