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Pamper Yourself! Affordable Ocean View 1 Bdrm~2 blks - Los Muertos Bch~Rom. Zone

Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
  • Condo900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights

1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-4)

Our 'casita' sits within a gated complex w/24 hr. security, 2-3 minutes from Playa Los Muertos Beach & Pier. The home, completed in 2008, is in the heart of Puerto Vallarta's famous Zona Romantica, a short, Mexican block from popular Olas Altas street, where you'll find PV's wonderful, European-style, wrought-iron sidewalk cafe's, numerous art studios, indigenous 'Huichole' art items, & the popular 'Flea Market'. Walk along Isla Cuale to have lunch, and look at 'one of a kind' handmade art and gifts. Treasures for both the upscale or bargain shopper can all be found within 6 blocks of your front door.

The casita has 1 BR-2 BA(about 900 sq ft.), is air conditioned, has an ocean view of the Bahia de Banderas off the large, window-surrounded 12' x 13' patio, that you enter from either the living room or bedroom. You also have a very nice view of our gardens from your private bedroom balcony, The Bay, and city can be seen from your living room & kitchen. Sorry, but absolutely NO SMOKING is allowed inside the residence!! It is permitted outside on the patio and in public areas. We sit on a slight rise, 3rd fl., so we enjoy not only western views of the Bay, but a wonderful view of the 'el Centro' area. The Sierra Madre Mountains are to the east. Only steps away from everything.... you'll save $'s not needing to take taxis to get to the best restaurants, shopping, beach-combing & swimming.

This small home is equipped with everything you'll need to relax & enjoy your vacation. The decor and colors were picked to reflect the ocean and trees of blues, deep greens, light yellows, & rich woods. All the furnishings are comfortable, & though lovely, they're designed to be used, rather than stared at. Spectacular sunsets & the evening fireworks from the 'Pirate Ship Marigalante' (about 9 pm) are just 2 of the daily treats you'll enjoy from your patio. In the distance, the cathedral bells ring during the day and are a charming reminder of a simpler time. The palm tree sways beside your bedroom balcony & large patio, providing local birds an ideal spot to rest & occasionally you can hear them sing. Mature gardens & flowers encourage a range of local (harmless!) wildlife, from iguanas to hummingbirds.

One of the best 'Infinity' pools you will ever see offers expansive views to the bay, city, mountains & beyond. There is a hot tub, community Bar-B-Q & kitchen, a large palapa, a private gym with A/C & windows to the pool & city, with modern workout equipment. There are also all kinds of activities in the vicinity. Sports bars, nightclubs (some with shows), restaurants, shopping, numerous art galleries, the famous 'Flea Market', within walking distance (2-6 blks.), and entertainment for people of all persuasions. But remember, leave the noisy party at the nightclub when you return home, as we are not a 'Spring Break' hotel! Relax, and enjoy Puerto Vallarta at it's finest!

Keywords: 1 Bdrm-2 BA Condo w/ Ocean View

Owner

Christina Fahey-Matias

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
70%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018
About Christina Fahey-Matias

When I can't be in PV, relaxing on the patio and looking out onto the beautiful Bay, you can find me at my home office in Vancouver, on medical insurance billing (exciting, right?!) I enjoy sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, art, theater, music, dancing, hiking, red wine, and of course, Puerto Vallarta! I traveled quite a bit as a child in a military family, and those experiences led to a life-long interest in other cultures and people. Mexico is such a wonderful blend of different cultures, that I never cease to be interested in learning more about it and visiting with it's friendly people. I'm in my 60's, andsingle. I hope to someday live in PV 9-10 months out of the year.

Christina Fahey-Matias purchased this Condo in 2008

Why Christina Fahey-Matias chose Emiliano Zapata

With the types of interests and hobbies we enjoy, Vallarta is one of the few places we've been to that can offer it all, and at a reasonable price. The weather is beautiful, the Bay of Banderas is amazing with all it's water activities to enjoy, the food is fantastic. Our small home is located in a natural setting which was carefully designed, and then built around all the existing landscaping-trees and walking paths set in flower gardens. You'll feel as if you've almost stepped into the proverbial 'Garden of Eden' kidding! You'll be able to see the Bay, day and night, from the veranda. How does it get any better than that?

What makes this Condo unique

Broadband internet, and 2 seperate phone services: local service for Puerto Vallarta, AND a 2nd phone service (with unlimited minutes) to the USA and Canada.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold down, futon style double bed.

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
          • Master bath w/ large bathtub and shower. Full 2nd bath w/ large shower.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              You can walk to the Los Arcos amphitheater, Plaza & El Centro in about 5 mins. Its only 4-6 blocks. :-)
            • Mountain View
              The lovely Sierra Madre Mts are 2-3 miles away, & easily seen from the patio.
            • Near The Ocean
              Our complex is less than 2 blks from the beautiful, new Los Muertos Pier & Beach!
            • Ocean View
              2-3 blocks away lies the Bay of Banderas & the ocean, which can be seen from the patio.

              Theme

                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          2 Large units, in Bdrm. & Living Rm.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Stackable- full sized W/D.
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Private gym with workout equipment and weights, A/C, next to our lovely pool.
                        • Free Long Distance
                          Magic Jack/computer fone to the USA-Canada. Unlimited minutes.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Broadband Access
                          20 Mgs. DSL ...works well for everything, even streams movies from Netflix without problems.
                        • Linens Provided
                          Sheets, blankets, and throw rugs for bathrooms and by the bed.
                        • Parking Off Street
                          There is a dedicated parking space for the condo, but it is street accessible, so is not within a locked/gated area, tho our 24 hr. security does continuous rounds, at night, to check on our vehicles.
                        • Telephone
                          Local service to businesses or cell phones in Mexico.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath & beach towels, kitch. towels, etc.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Stackable- full sized W/D.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Use your tablet or laptop anywhere in the condo, or out on the patio while you watch the ocean.

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                              12 Cup drip style coffee maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              More dishes than you will ever use.
                            • Kitchen
                              Everything! Probably more than you'll ever need. Also, there's a purified water system on the kitchen counter, by the sink, so you'll NEVER have to worry about running out of drinking water! :-D
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                              Electric hand mixer, if you feel the urge to bake!
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size, with no frost freezer.
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven AND a small toaster.

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  Table to seat 4 adults, w/ folding sides for compactness when not in use. But there's additional seating on the large patio for 2-4 more additional persons, if guests arrive to join you. :-)
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      Books, books, and more BOOKS! Guests read their favorites and leave them for others to enjoy!
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      This is a regular, NOT Blu-ray, player.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV- numerous channels in both Spanish and English. Local service.
                                    • Stereo
                                      Radio/CD player
                                    • Television
                                      New 26' LED TV with HDMI hook-up cable. Take your laptop and hook it up to watch your Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu Plus shows!
                                    • Video Library
                                      10-12 DVD's in English/Spanish...you can choose!

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          Private, viewing West to the ocean, from the airy master bedroom. A palm tree sways just to the right of it, and you can sometimes see our local birds as they take an occasional 'siesta' there, .
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          The condo has a big patio w/views West, North & East. Use Wi-Fi while having your coffee & eating breakfast, all w/lovely ocean, city, & mountain views. That wonderful aroma? The bakery .5 blk away!
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Large palm covered palapa by pool in the common area., AND FREE Wi-Fi while your lounging by the pool or hot-tub! NEVER miss an important message or call...or you can also just turn it ALL off!
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Selva Romantica has lovely gardens EVERYWHERE you look!

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                              It is a 3rd fl. unit with 2 verandas, children under 5 are not recommended.
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Gorgeous Infinity Pool with swim-up bar to sip your beverage...IN a plastic cup, of course!
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Shared Hot Tub

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • boating
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  11 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great location and nice and neat condo

                                                                  Haroutune A.

                                                                  The condo is centrally located and at walking distance from shopping, beaches and restaurants. It's modestly furnished but clean. The hostess Sharon and her brother Bob were very helpful settling us in. Very responsive and efficient. The common infinity pool is beautiful and relaxing. The gardens around are very well taken care of and clean. The only reason I give it a four star is because couple of the nights there were a great deal going on in town and the music got to be loud until 2-3:00am. All in all we enjoyed our stay and loved being where we were.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi, Mr. & Mrs. Armenian,

                                                                  I'm very happy you had a nice stay at the condo & enjoyed your time in Puerto Vallarta! My condo complex, Selva Romantica, is the absolute best in the entire Romantic Zone, with it's mature gardens, palms, & 100 yr. old higuera trees. The architect actually designed the entire project around the existing foliage, & his care certainly shows. Your trip happened to coincide with the Spring Break crowd from the USA...so the weekend party folks probably were more noisy than usual, sorry about that! All in all, the Romantic Zone area is the absolute best, as you can walk everywhere; to cafes, galleries, shopping, parks & beaches in less than 3-5 mins., without needing to pay for taxis.

                                                                  Thank you so much for your nice review, & for staying at my condo. I look forward to your return to Vallarta, someday! :-)

                                                                  Sincerely,

                                                                  Christina Fahey-Matias

                                                                  The Good Life

                                                                  RobinRChicago

                                                                  We had the most fabulous time at Mangos 6. Christina is great to work with and very helpful with everything down to the finest detail. Selva is such a wonderful complex: the pool area, palapas and people can't be beat. It was comfortable and homey. The views from Christina's unit are nice, as we also appreciate the mountains and the energy of the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta. The complex is located in the most desirable area of Zona Romantica - the center of the restaurant, art and nearby beach scene. I also had to spend time working during our stay and the internet and phone in the condo and complex were top notch.

                                                                  Thank you for providing us with a memorable stay and all the comforts of home!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Rosensteins,

                                                                  I'm so happy you had a wonderful stay....that's the whole point of a lovely vacation, and definitely my mission for clients! Please don't hesitate to give me a call whenever you wish to take some time for yourselves and run off to PV. I'd love to have you as guests, anytime! Enjoy the rest of your summer! :-)

                                                                  Beautiful full amentity condo

                                                                  JoeIowa

                                                                  I had the most wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta and the condo couldn't have been better. It came equipped with a full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a balcony, and washer and dryer. Although I spent most days at the nearby beach, I enjoyed the beuatiful complex pool area overlooking the city. The grounds were emaculately tended and kept safe by administrative/security staff. I will definitely return.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much, Joseph, for the kind review...I DO try hard to make sure guests have a lovely vacation! You're welcome back anytime...just let me know when, and if there's anything else you can think of to make a guests stay more pleasant, please don't hesitate to write and tell me! Have a wonderful summer, and I hope to see you again, soon! :-)

                                                                  Anther wonderful stay in Paradise...

                                                                  kevinPalm Springs CA

                                                                  Again, what can I say ??... Not sure if there are rules against posting another glowing review of a truly perfect property for me.. But here goes... This fabulous property has just enough of all the things I really need, and very little of the things I can do without !!... Plenty of space for rest & relaxation... Yet right within reach of all the things that make me want to return year after year to the great Southside of Puerto Vallarta !!... My stay this year was for a "short" 5 weeks... But my apologies for not leaving a great review for my stay of 2 months last year (2011)... Thank you so much Chris for having Casa Chantico ready for me whenever I need it most... See you in 2013 !!... All the best to you !!... Cuidate mucho !!...

                                                                  Relax in selva romantica

                                                                  Jerry G.San Francisco

                                                                  Great condo with Mecixcan charm, The property was clean and well maintained. Wonderfull pool area (Its better than in the pictures). The owners where helpfull with all the tips abaout the area. Its close to bars, clubs and retaurants, Will recomend it to my friends and will stay there again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Jerry,

                                                                  I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! And you're so right, I really DON'T have enough pictures of our beautiful Infinity Pool, and it IS gorgeous.....AND heated! :-) Thank you for taking the time to write a small note for others to see, so they can decide if the unit is a good fit for them. Any time you feel the need for a little break, please don't hesitate to give me a quick call and I'll do everything I can to accomodate you and your friends, and make your vacation a good one!

                                                                  Can't wait to go back

                                                                  BarbIllinois

                                                                  We spent 3 weeks at Los Mangos 6 and are already set up for next year. The location of this condo is perfect....just as the description states....it's a short walk to the beach, restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. The complex is designed very well.....lots of trees and lush plantings along the paths between the condo buildings that all lead to the beautiful infinity pool and common area. As for the condo itself, we loved it. We were fortunate enough to meet Chris (the owner) as soon as we entered the condo. She was up on a stool cleaning and tightening the blades of the ceiling fan! Chris is committed to making everything right and was in contact with us throughout our stay. There were a couple issues that came up and she was right there to correct them. The condo is light and airy and had everything we needed. Many times condo rentals have just the bare minimums, but that's not the case with this condo. There's plenty of dishes, glassware, appliances, and a great laundry room with a drying rack that we used every day. She's thought of everything to make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. We spent a lot of time out on the large patio.... a perfect place for morning coffee, meals, reading and napping in the afternoons, evening cocktails with friends, and of course, fireworks at night. It was perfect for us and we can't wait to get back next year!! Chris, you're a joy to work with! Thanks for everything!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Mark & Barb,

                                                                  Thank you so much for the gracious comments. I'm absolutely tickled you had such a great time, and didn't faint when you entered the unit and found me perched on a stool, way up in the air fixing that silly fan! I really DO care that my guests have a care-free vacation and I want them to feel like they truly got their moneys worth and that they'll want to return, again. I'll be looking forward to seeing you both next year, and if there is any way I can possibly make your stay even better, please, don't hesitate to send me your suggestions!

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

                                                                  You just have to try the 'Canopy Tour' zip-lines! These are heavy duty steel cables that cross thru the jungle and over crevasses and canyons. You 'zip' along them in strong mountain climbing harnesses and it's a blast! There are 3 of them in the Vallarta area, and the easiest one has it's office only a few blocks from our location. AND....the Pirate Ship Marigalante!! It's a lunch or sunset affair which includes dinner and the neatest show you've ever seen, with Pirates swinging from the masts and ropes on the sailing ship...the evening show has great fireworks and it's ALL done out on the beautiful Bay of Banderas! Worth the $'s, for sure!

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. **In / out cleaning service is included. Additional weekly or bi-weekly cleaning can be arranged at $16 US per cleaning. Guests are responsible for own toiletries (shampoo, soap, toilet paper).

                                                                  $111avg/night
                                                                  11 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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