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Magnificent Ocean / Beach Front Penthouse Condo on the Malecon

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to my Luxury Ocean Front Penthouse Condominium on the world famous Malecon in downtown Puerto Vallarta

This historic two bedroom, two bath Penthouse condo is conveniently located right in the “corazon” (heart) of Puerto Vallarta.

The building was once one of the first luxury hotels in Puerto Vallarta. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Frequently stayed here when it was the hotel..

It has been recently renovated to create a contemporary condo has all the modern amenities . It is a beautiful blend of traditional and present day Mexican décor.

This home is beautifully appointed and has everything that you might need, including wireless internet access, cable TV, and stunning views of the bay, the Malecon, and the city.

Sitting on the terrazza you can look for dolphins and whales breaching in the bay; or treat yourself to a Sunday night dinner there watching families parading by in their 'Sunday best' .

Fishing and diving charters are just up the street. Old town, the mercado, the beach; art galleries, the cathedral; many of the best restaurants in town; are all right outside your door. If you do want to venture out a little further, you'll never wait more than two minutes for a cab here. Feeling adventurous? The bus stops nearby as well.

I Welcome you to my Fabulous Luxurious home in Puerto Vallarta !

quote from a neigbour...

'I live across the fifth floor lobby from this lovely condo. Over the past few years, I have watched the owner of this meticulous condo reinvent a lovely rental unit. She has sought out local artisans and furniture designers to compliment the already beautiful Mexican tile work, expansive kitchen and comfortable bedrooms to prepare an enjoyable stay for her guests. The condo has lovely views, looks down on the nightly activity on the Malecon and some nights you can hear the local free musical events taking place in the Ampitheater and 'Lighthouse stage'. It's a combination of Mexican music, crashing of waves, disco music, crowds applause and general night life activity. A moonlight cocktail at 11 PM is lively, sunrise mornings on the balcony with a cup of coffee watching the pangas come in with their catch is a treasure. Rock and roll, country western, mariachis, jazz and salsa is the beat you hear and your ear drums may need ear plugs if you're a light sleeper ...not to miss the sounds and great smells from the nearby fabulous'll want to be out among them.

Keywords: Condo ocean beach front luxury penthouse view malecon downtown

center of town

More Details

judi lesta
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About judi lesta

Hi there, I purchased this condo in March 2009

It is in a small 11 unit building that was converted to condos from one of the first hotels in PV and has recently been renovated to first class and updated with beautiful new furnishings.

The people that live in the complex are like family, friendly lovely folks who look out for each other !

judi lesta purchased this condo in 2009

Why judi lesta chose Downtown (Viejo Vallarta)

I live in Boulder, Colorado and have been traveling to Puerto Vallarta for many years to enjoy the warmth of the sun, the ocean and the wonderful local friendly people

What makes this condo unique

Describe the unique benefits travelers will enjoy

Tell travelers what Oceana Plata condominiums have once been the famous hotel near the original light house on the malecón. This was a building in the early 1960’s where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor hung out with famous and non-famous friends in the restaurant and bar.

In-town living in Ocean Plata gives an occupant the ability to view the malecon‘s art galleries, in particular Bustamante’s “In Search of Reason” The bronze pillow -headed mother and her two children symbolize the classic story of children venturing out from the security of their mother’s care, while she is imploring them to “use reason.”

Living in the heart of the city, you experience its pulse. You are a customer of the knife sharpener man, the bread man. You walk to buy tamales for home, also stopping to purchase home-made camote for an evening dessert or tomorrow’s breakfast with cold milk. You experience the art scene, including ever-changing sand sculptures. Fireworks are frequent celebrations of light and color in front of Guadalupe Church and the town plaza.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at this lovely apartment for 5 days in January. The accommodations are just as they appear in the pictures. The owner has blended traditional and Mexican decor and artwork, to create a welcoming, comfortable apartment. The condo is located right on the Malecon where you can hear the crashing waves, people watch, and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean and gorgeous sunsets. Beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets are right out the patio doors.

Judi was a very gracious host, helping us get settled and giving lots of tips for enjoying our time in beautiful P.V.
Jan 2017
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Centro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Magnificent Ocean / Beach Front Penthouse Condo on the Malecon
average rating of 4.5666666 based on 32 reviews

Stepping into this condo was truly a "pinch me, I'm dreaming" moment.

  • 5 of 5

Stepping into this condo was truly a "pinch me, I'm dreaming" moment. Amazing artwork and unique Mexican folk art decor sweeps through out the space.

The two bedrooms can each enjoy the warm breezes from the patio doors that lead onto a small palm filled balcony. The master suite is spacious with an ensuite and a second sink in the bedroom. Plenty of closet space and fluffy towels are provided.

Terra cotta decorating spills into an open concept and tastefully decorated living room and kitchen. Bringing the outside in, enormous terrace doors leads to a generous balcony with 180 degree view of the Pacific where we were entertained by Humpback whales, cruise ships and simply people watching. After a day of touring and sightseeing, we put our feet up and from the balcony we had a front and centre view of Puerto Vallarta's amazing sunsets.

Location, location, location. The condo is right in the heart of the Malecon. The boardwalk is vibrant with shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the Cheeky Monkey next door serves $1.00 margaritas and beer. Bonus!

Judi was very helpful in giving us advice, tips of the area and local customs. She was honest and easy to arrange her accommodations with us

My only negative....I have a return ticket home.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Pleasure. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to visit sometime..judi
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  • 5 of 5

Where to begin listing the five star plus quality of care and consideration one recieves when they chose this amazing stunning condo smack dab in the middle of this beautiful cluture that is waiting to be shared with you. Ocean view off the veranda morning, day, and night. Simply beautiful. Walking distance away from everything. I was blown away with how well I was taken care of by Judi and her staff. Recommendations, directions, assistance of any kind, your needs will be met. The condo is decorated with local artistic beauty. My experience both inside and out of the condo, I wont look anywhere else to stay when returning to Puerta Vallarta. Gracias Judy, Angel, Francisca for making my stay a warm, welcoming, and an adventurous one… See you all REAL soon!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Pleasure ! Looking forward to meeting up with you again in the near future .
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Charming Malecon Condo

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely apartment for 5 days in January. The accommodations are just as they appear in the pictures. The owner has blended traditional and Mexican decor and artwork, to create a welcoming, comfortable apartment. The condo is located right on the Malecon where you can hear the crashing waves, people watch, and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean and gorgeous sunsets. Beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets are right out the patio doors.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit. It was my pleasure..!
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It doesn't get much better than this!!

  • 5 of 5

Man the VIEW is awesome. You get to listen to the sound of the ocean every night. The neighbors in the bldg are really nice. The location is PERFECT!! Walk out the door and on the Malecon. 5 minute walk to another great part of downtown just south of the condo.

Judi is a great host!! We could NOT have been happier staying there. I will definitely be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Pleasure to have you stay Gabe ! I'm so pleased you had a fabulous time and that you enjoyed the condo . Hope to see you again sometime !
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  • 1 of 5

The views and location are outstanding but I stayed there with my Son and his wife and we went without hot water for 5 days. The owner did have her maintenance come up three time before it worked. My son and his wife were very amenable and tried their best to work with the situation. On our last night there we were locked out. Apparently the neighbor locked the main door to the 4th floor and we were not given a key. We stood outside for 45 mins ringing his door bell until he woke up to let us in. The condo is rundown. The appliances are old, coffee pot barely works and the linens are old musty and do not fit the beds. To top it off we all came home with bed bug bites. I would never rent here again

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello..I am so sorry my beautiful home did not meet up to your expectations. I sincerely appologize about the water issue.I do have statements from my technician that it was WORKING the whole time.. just not as hot as you liked. Again I am sorry about this. As far as they key.. My neighbour told me you were locked out for at the most 10 minutes.He locked the main outside door by mistake... an unfortunate situation. However I must add something to the end of this response.. CHECK MY REVIEWS..I take much pride in my home.The art is collected from all over Mexico and so are the furnishings.. The condo is beautiful, clean, spotless infact. I live there myself most of the winter and am so careful about who I rent to that I usually chat with prospective renters beforehand.I rarely have a negative situation such as this. All the sheets, lines are new and so are the mattresses and all furnishings...NEVER EVER are there any kind of bedbugs. I told these people that they had mosquito bites which is normal for the beach area. I am disgusted that they are allowed to write lies in a review...infact take a look a the review from the people that arrived the same day these people left. They had not one issue. I checked in with them daily to make sure they were not in need of anything.. as I always do with people that stay in my home. I wish you good fortune in any future stays in Mexico.maybe next time it would be best to stay in a modern hotel.
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Breathtaking !

  • 5 of 5

The first impression of the condo was breathtaking. The view was incredible! I felt spoiled staying there. The location was perfect for exploring the city, which is exactly what we wanted for our vacation. I 100% will recommend this condo to friends, and can't wait to come back!!

Judi , Thanks again for everything, and being so helpful with all the info before and during the trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

I have my own contract. I have a 25% NON refundable deposit upon booking..please email for more info..


01/04/2017 04/30/2017 $399 $2,650 $9,995
05/01/2017 10/31/2017 $249 $1,690 $6,500
11/01/2017 12/20/2017 $399 $2,650 $9.995
12/21/2017 01/03/2018 $450 $3,000 $9,995
01/04/2018 04/30/2018 $399 $2,650 $9,995
05/01/2018 10/31/2018 $249 $1,690 $6,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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