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River and Ocean Views Minutes from Picturesque Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Enjoy your holiday in Puerto Vallarta like a local in your own gracious home in the heart of 'Gringo Gulch' just minutes from the village, island park and the romantic zone.

This fully equipped home has a kitchen to please any gourmet cook, but if you don't want to cook you will find some of Puerto Vallarta's finest restaurants just a short distance from your doorstep.

View ocean and sunset scenes from the entertainment palapa on the roof top. There is a wet bar and gas fired paella cooker for the perfect party venue.

Delight in viewing the birdlife and the majesty of the mountains from the balconies.

Your own pool will provide a refreshing getaway. If you are a golfer or tennis aficionado, there excellent golf courses and tennis courts close by.

Keywords: House & or Studio

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

About The Owner

I have lived in Puerto Vallarta since 1965, when I married my architect husband, who had moved here from Mexico City. We lived and raised our children here. Although Puerto Vallarta has grown it is still a jewel on the Pacific coast.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Cerro

I have lived in Puerto Vallarta almost my entire adult life. when I was researching where to relocate in Mexico I explored all over Mexico, but like Dorothy, I came back to what I consider home and where My children were born and raised. The key is the people of this lovely city. The people of Puerto Vallarta are the kindest and warmest and they adopt you as a friend for life. The location of our home is ideal. One need never have a car. The shops, galleries and restaurants are so close. There are times however when I never leave the house, because it is a wonderful space to relax and just do nothing. I particuarly enjoy the bird watching along the river and observing the arrival of the rains come down the canyon of the River Cuale from the balcony or roof top.


Cerro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Detached Unit - 1 queen , The studio rents separately for $50 U.S. a night.
  • King size beds tempurpedic mattress (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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River and Ocean Views Minutes from Picturesque Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A great place to stay in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

There were 5 of us - 2 parents, plus 21, 23 & 25 years old "children". We rented the studio too.

The place was very comfortable and was a nice place to come back to after a tough day at the beach - the porches and rooftop are great to just sit and hang out. The decor, art and all that is great, but ultimately it was just a comfortable place. The pool is nice for a refreshing dip. The views are all territorial, but nice - you can see the sun set, at least in December.

The location was very good, with the beach, the old town and the "centro" all within a few minutes walk. There is some up/down to get to all these, but that would pretty much be the case almost anywhere in PV near the center of town.

We were there over Christmas, and the night of the 24th is just a big party by the all locals in PV and there was no doubts you were in town and part of the local scene here -- the party went till about 2:30am Christmas day. If you want a resort experience, stay at a resort - this is an in-town experience. We'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter and family thank you so much for the kind comments. I think you got the vibe of living in a home in central Pto. Vallarta and I am delighted that you enjoyed it as opposed to a "resort" and I would welcome you and your family anytime. Cheers and Happy New New Year!
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Much more spacious than the pictures in the profile show. About a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Malecon. Was very comfortable there.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew So glad you enjoyed our home and appreciated the fact that we are close to the heart beat of the town. I would welcome you anytime in the the future should you want to return. Bienvenidos Jane Favela
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Portland OR

Low key with amazing art

  • 5 of 5

enjoyed my stay immensely - great location if you like Gringo Gulch

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brant thank you for your kind comments and I am so glad you got the concept of being in the essence of Puerto Vallarta. We welcome you anytime. Happy New Year
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So much more than we expected!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I both just want to thank Jane so much for the use of her beautiful home. We had a great time as usual, but staying in this home really added to our enjoyment. An absolutely stunning place, we loved it! The decor and the kitchen are well beyond what you would normally expect from a rental property. The rooftop sitting area gives a wonderful view of the town, especially at night. The lanai off the living/dining rooms is a wonderful place to spend coffee time in the morning, watching the iguanas in the trees and all the colourful birds. We loved the area as well. All the walking did us both alot of good and kept us in shape in spite of all the delicious meals we ate. 10 minutes walking from the Malecon and 5 minutes from Old Town and El Centro. Thank you so much, Jane! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Beautiful and luxurious mexican style home...close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! If you are seeking much more than a hotel, this is it! Tile work, wrought iron...all the Spanish flairs that make this home special. It's situated overlooking the river running through town, and only a very short walk to get to Downtown, Old Town, and the Romantic area. Just walk down the cobble street 5-10 min, and you are in the hub of the finest restaurants and wonderful food carts.

The house itself is #10 spectacular, and a quiet oasis so very close to downtown. The décor and artwork is an added plus. Many things to look at....books to enjoy, etc... The kitchen is spacious w/ wine cooler, formal dining area, and living room w/ two sets of French doors leading to patio overlooking the river. Grab your margarita and put your feet up! The master bedroom... my favorite. Spacious, w/ sitting area, and French doors that open for a wonderful breeze while sleeping. You will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the river, and the comfort of the tempur-pedic mattress:) Make sure you take advantage of the pool and roof top terrace. Great views and perfect place to entertain!

In summary, I can't think of a better place to stay. The house is beautiful, and you can't get any closer to the best parts of Puerta Vallarta. It's also perfect for families given the space, and even has a separate studio you can rent. My family and friends have been alerted, so book before they do!


Katie Light

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, elegant, perfect location, and dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house on numerous occasions. We usually rent the main house which is perfect for two couples, but if you have more people it is also nice to rent the downstairs studio. We also really appreciate that we can stay with our dog, and there is always parking inside the gate or next to the house on the street. The house is located in the historic center within walking distance to everything, but also on a quiet street so you can avoid the hustle and bustle if you prefer. There are balconies on every level that face the river and have great views of the mountains and town. My partner is an avid birder, so he loves to sit and watch all the birds that fly up and down the river and perch on the nearby tropical trees. I enjoy scouting iguanas on the tree limbs from the roof terrace while sipping coffee in the mornings or margaritas during sunset! It is easy to just stay in the house because you can enjoy the town views and sounds without leaving this peaceful space. There is also a small private pool, wifi, cable tv, and a gourmet kitchen (even a wine chiller). However, it is also a great place to explore the historic core, the public market, shops, restaurants, cafes, and malecon (boardwalk) which are all within a 15 minute walk. If you want to feel like a local and have all the charms of old Vallarta within reach, and stay in an elegant and comfortable house, then this is the place for you! (Just don't try to book when we're there ;-)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The studio can be made available for an additional $375 a week or $50 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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