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Spectacular View! Oceanfront Condo at the Grand Venetian

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Plan your Mexico vacation in this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 full bath beachfront property in the Grand Venetian condominium. Reside in the center of activity only minutes from the airport or city. This unit features comfortable yet high style design with all the modern conveniences. This 11th floor balcony captures an incredible ocean view, and seen to your left is the curve of the Bay of Banderas which provides a spectacular 'city lights' view at night.

Fireworks shot from the Pirate ship and hotels can be seen from the balcony several nights most weeks. A second balcony shared by the two rear bedrooms provides an impressive view of the Sierra Madre mountains and city.

Guests say the photos do not do the unit justice! The apartment is appointed with cable TVs in all 3 bedrooms plus a 40' flatscreen in the living room. Original artwork and high quality prints decorate the walls. All three walk-in showers are unusually deep and roomy, and two of the three bathrooms feature twin sinks. The kitchen is amply appointed with quality cookware and probably every tool or amenity you have at home.

The dining room buffet is stocked with games for your use. The washer and dryer are in the unit and only for your use. Ample towels, beach towels, and linens are supplied. The apartment including balconies measures over 2,000 square feet. Each room has vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. Other high-end features include halogen lighting, kitchen and bath granite countertops, extra pillows, local and imported furnishings, stylish bed coverings and linens and more.

Maid service during your stay is available for a nominal charge as is grocery shopping in advance of you arrival. One parking space is allotted for those who have a car. There is easy access to both taxis and buses in front of the building, and our security personnel will summon a taxi right up to the lobby for you. My local property management service is only a phone call away in the event you have any needs at all.

The Grand Venetian has excellent features. You proceed up a beautiful driveway lined with planted urns from the main street up to the condo tower at the ocean. A waterfall entry greets you at the tower's lobby entrance. You enter the building into the open air, high tropical style lobby. Enjoy the property's sprawling river-like infinity pools with hot tubs as well as the condo tower's own pool, all oceanfront. There is an excellent sit down pool-side restaurant and bar, and pool side waiter service with ample menu.

You can use the Condo's game room with card and pool table, a 12 seat movie room, fitness center, and a spa that offers massages, facials and similar luxury services. All of the above are conveniently located in my tower.

The Grand Venetian neighbors the La Isla outdoor shopping plaza that includes a Starbucks, several restaurants, and ice cream and a frozen yogurt store, a dine-in deluxe movie theatre with movie choices in both English and Spanish, and many retail stores. The Peninsula Plaza neighbors our three towers to our right and has two banks which is great for making safe withdrawals and changing the larger bills to smaller denominations. On our left side is the Sunscape resort.

Within a 5 minute taxi ride or short walk are several grocery stores, a Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, the Galleria (high end) mall with many stores including the Liverpool Department store, restaurants, a large cinema including movies in English, and activities.

Credit card or bank transfers accepted via VRBO or PayPal.

Why Puerto Vallarta, Mexico? No other destination has the charm of the 'boardwalk' Malecon area, and all the activities of a friendly, happening city yet the relaxed and peaceful nature of a beach resort. There are ample restaurants at every price point and many international cuisines. Enjoy the city or the marina area, or just stay home and take advantage of the amazing property, balconies and apartment.

Shop for beautiful items including pewter, ceramic, and silver. Enjoy the many tour companies providing great venues with excellent customer service and attention to detail. Most visitors to this city become enchanted regulars. It's just not your ordinary location or vacation!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About The Owner

I fell in love with Puerto Vallarta upon my first visit in 2002. I returned in 2003 for several weeks and again in 2005 for several weeks. To this day, the city feels like 'home' with its friendly people, both locals and American and Canadian tourists and owners. The charm of the city, Malecon and Old Town are uniquely its own. You can find great food at every price point, great art, lots of activities, or just hang out on property and enjoy the pools, balconies and views.

Why The Owner chose Hotel Zone

One day I would like to be a 'snow bird' and spend my winters here. I could also see being a 6 or 9 month resident as well. I chose this property for the location on the hotel zone which gives you a very deep sand beach and spacious grounds, and the landscaping here with its flowering bushes, palm trees and manicured grass which most hotel zone condos do not have. I love our location because we're so close to the city, yet removed enough to have the spacious grounds and resort feel. Our 'river-like' pools can't be beat and its a beautiful setting for a vacation or to reside.

What makes this condo unique

A good friend of mine is professional interior designer and helped to choose the wall colors, fabrics, art and furnishings. We went for a more stylish and upscale look that is still comfortable and with a down to earth feel. We wanted it to be more of a special experience and more like a high end hotel than of a typical beachside apartment. The result is a condo where you feel comfortable to put your feet up, yet you enjoy the look, feel and art around you. Modern amenities also make it special with TVs in every room, a Bose bluetooth wireless speaker to connect to your personal devices and music, internet phone for free calling to the US and Canada, and a kitchen that's probably nearly as well stocked as yours at home.

Amenities

Hotel Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom also has two sinks and a very large shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Mountain view bath also has 2 sinks and large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Colored walls, coordinating towels and washcloths and large walk-in showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Opens onto the oceanfront balcony and integral bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Mountain view bedroom with walk in closet and integral bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Two full-size beds, integral bath, opens onto balcony.
  • King size beds (2) The oceanfront master bedroom and the mountain view master bedroom both have king beds, Double Beds (2) The third bedroom houses two full-size (double) beds. All bedrooms have TVs, integral baths and open onto balconies. Subtle wall colors coordinate with bed covers and sheets. Extra blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 zones central AC, Flat screen TVs, New Stainless Steel Appliances, Free internet phone calling to the US and Canada, Multiple swimming pools, Vaulted ceilings, 24 / 7 security, Gated property, Bose blue tooth wireless speaker, Fitness center, Game room, 2 hair blow dryers.

Reviews

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Spectacular View! Oceanfront Condo at the Grand Venetian
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 88 reviews
5

Unbelievable

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure which adjective to use to describe Lee's condo. I don't think a single adjective can do the justice. It's unbelievable, spectacular, breathtaking, beautiful and more.

Looking out the window of our taxi from airport, we were very skeptic on what to expect at the condo. But as we approached the building we were pleasantly surprised. Water fall at the entrance of the building was very nice. As soon as we got off our taxi, manager greeted us and condo staff asked us if we needed cart for our luggage. The property was very clean, staff was always available for help. Manager took us to the condo and did the walk-through. After that there was only one place our family wanted to go, it was at the beach front gallery. I don't think pictures can do justice to the view you see from this gallery. It's breathtaking. I don't think anyone can get tired of this view.

As for the condo, it's very well maintained. It's clean, everything was working properly, we didn't use everything, but toaster, fridge, washer, dryer etc was working as well as very clean. All rooms and bathrooms are bigger than average. Beds are comfortable to sleep. The living room has plenty of seating. WiFi is available and fast enough for multiple streams (but not too many) and water is purified for drinking. As stated above, the building is also clean and well maintained. There are multiple very clean (infinity) pools as well as multiple Jacuzzi available for you to swim. There is also a hot water Jacuzzi. All the pools are located right on the beach. The property is near many restaurants, banks and a new mall right outside of the gate which includes full service theater which plays american movies. It's also quick taxi ride away from Malecon, Marina and Downtown. Before your journey begins, Lee will send you plenty of info about the condo as well as quickly answer any questions you have.

Overall, this was perfect home away from home for my family. We will definitely stay at Lee's condo again if we ever go back to Puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you and your family! I'm so glad you loved the appointments and view. I agree that the restaurants in front of us in the new La Isla outdoor mall and the three immediately across the street are both excellent, and a huge convenience! Please do come again.
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5

So much to love! Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 just got home from 10 days in PV. It was the best vacation. Perfect weather. Amazing view. Beautiful beach. Gorgeous pools. Clean & roomy condo stocked with everything you need. Location is quiet, yet central to everything. The owner was responsive, gracious and helpful. Unit and grounds were secure. We didn't want to leave....and we will definitely be back. THANK YOU Lee. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Much more than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

Lee's condo was the perfect spot for our family vacation. The view was amazing and we spent many hours sitting on the patio...the sound of the ocean in the morning with a cup of coffee and the sounds of people having fun on the beach by day. We were even treated to fireworks on many of the evenings.

The condo had every amenity you could hope for and was very clean. It even had purified water for drinking and an ice maker which we made good use of. There are ceiling fans in each room which was nice so we barely made use of the AC. The beds were comfortable and there was lots of closet space. It was more than enough space for the six of us that stayed there.

The pools and grounds were beautiful and clean. We used at least a couple pools every day. There are a number of shallow spots for young children to play and we were surprised at how much space we had to ourselves, often there was only a couple people in each pool. We had a 4 and 6 year old with us and felt very safe. Each of the entrances are monitored by staff to ensure only residents and guests have access. Even the restaurant by the pool was great! On our first night we were too tired to go anywhere or make dinner so we went down to the restaurant. The food was great and prices were quite reasonable.

It's a great location, only 10 min taxi to the Malecon and often the taxis were waiting downstairs to take right away. It was only a 10 min walk to the grocery store which we made good use of. The mall with the grocery store even has a little bowling alley which made for a fun afternoon! We loved how close we were to the Marina (5min taxi or 20 min walk) to take the kids on the pirate ship, also to the estuary where you can take a boat ride through the mangroves and see baby crocodiles and so many birds, definitely a highlight of our trip!

Right next to the condo is a new mall with restaurants, a movie theatre and even a small amusement park with a few rides for young kids. We tried out one of the restaurants when we felt too lazy to go very far and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was.

Lee was a great host, very responsive to questions we had before and during our trip. We would definitely recommend this condo and we are hoping to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Will Definitely Be Back

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at Lee's Condo. Everything was fabulous from the ease of arranging all the logistics of our stay, to the beautiful property, to the condo itself. The resort is perfectly located 10 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from the Malecon and 5 minutes from Marina Vallarta. There is also plenty of nice shops and restaurants located within walking distance, as well as, a grocery store. The condo was well appointed and had everything we needed during our stay. It is spacious and comfortably fit our family of 7 including 3 young kids, so we never felt on top of each other. The view from the balcony is to-die-for and there were multiple days where we could see whales breeching the water. The resort grounds are meticulously kept and the staff was always friendly and accommodating. The pools and beach area were beautiful and were not overly crowded. We enjoyed a couple of lunches and dinners from the on-site restaurant and the service and food was spot-on. I really can not think of one complaint we had, except we wish we could have stayed longer. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SECOND TIME HERE!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful property twice now, both in December of 2016 and 2017. The Grand Venetian and this condo are both very beautiful. The views cannot be beaten. All you need to know is the beds and furnishings are very comfortable and the unit comes with absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay.

The complex itself is very safe, with 24-hour security at all entrances. You don't need to bother with renting a car. Taxis are cheap, the bus stops right out front, and you can always Uber. There are two Soriana grocery stores within walking distance and they have the most incredible hand made flour tortillas we've ever had. The Wal-Mart is also a short distance but I'd recommend a taxi to and from there.

Lee Colker is a fantastic host who has always been very gracious to us. We even communicate via text and e-mail throughout the year just to say hello. You will not regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you back, you and your family are a pleasure to work with! Unlike last time, the La Isla open air plaza right out front adds five more restaurants to the immediate vicinity, as well as our own on-property excellent restaurant and bar! So glad you like my interior. My decorator friend and I emphasized high style but comfortable! Come again!
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5

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

We really liked our stay at Lee's condo. It is top notch. Super clean, stylish, and modern. It's got an amazing view from the balcony where you can sit in the hot tub sipping your margarita! Lee gave us detailed guidance on getting from the airport to the condo in the easiest and quickest way. He had a very nice property manager who met with us upon arrival who explained how to use all the devices in the house. The security and restaurant staff at the grand Venetian were so friendly and helpful. When you need a taxi you can just ask security to call one up. I wish we could have stayed longer and next time we will!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to having you back again! You and your family were wonderful to work with. Glad you enjoyed the property and condo's amenities, and yes, that view can't be beat!
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
PVR
Car: not necessary

Zip-lines, swim with the dolphins, Pirate ship adventure, Sierra Madre expedition, Las Caletas, casinos, ATV tours

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Electric <= normal usage $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%

Peak holidays have higher rates including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter. Peak holiday rates can range up to $400 per night or $2,800.00 per week. Contact me for an exact quote.

Stays of less than one week have higher rates. Contact me for an exact quote for your dates.

A fee is charged to defray the costs of utilities, taxes and maid service at end of trip. The amount is based on the number of days. A typical week's charge ranges from $150 to $300 based upon cool / hot season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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