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Delightful New Hillside Condo W/ Stunning Views of Bay & City

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Perched along a city-side hill to allow for stunning views of Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay, but only a 7 minute walk to the closest beach, this luxury and modernly equipped condo offers the best of both worlds. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by our gracious and knowledgeable concierge service. Entry to the complex is through a gated front entrance where you'll pass by a quiet courtyard, hot tub, pool, and exercise gym.

Upon entering our vacation home, Llave del Corazon at Los Altos Villas, you'll first notice the travertine floors and granite counter tops in a chef's gourmet kitchen. Next, your eyes will take in the most striking feature of our home away from home: the VIEWS. You’ll be amazed by how many hours of your stay will be spent sitting on the large and private balcony, mesmerized by the awesome views of the bay and Puerto Vallarta! Enjoy meals, botanas (snacks), or beverages at the patio dining table, or just kick back and relax with a good book and music. The incredible views are worth the walk up the hill. Inexpensive taxis are plentiful on every street corner, as well, to shuttle you home after a fun day of exploring. While car rentals are not necessary for our location, a secure, covered, and deeded parking space comes with the unit.

During the day take in the myriad of boating traffic going by: cruise ships, tour boats, whale watchers, and fishing boats. Parasailers abound in the distance. If you need a day away from the beach, simply venture down 4 floors via the elevator to the courtyard and take a refreshing swim or soak in the hot tub. In the evening, enjoy the 'pirate' ships and their nightly fireworks display, as do many areas along the Banderas Bay coastline. And, the bonus is that you can watch it all while sitting comfortably outside on the private balcony!

5 de Diciembre (the neighborhood in which our vacation home is situated) boasts some of the best and most famous restaurants in Puerto Vallarta - within easy walking distance - as well as numerous art galleries which host weekly walking and wine foot tours. Artensanias and other local shops are easy walking destinations from our location - situated only blocks from the beach, the famous Malecon (boardwalk), downtown, buses, shopping, restaurants, performing arts center, and athletic fields, our location is perfect for those wishing to experience authentic Mexico at its best.

The condo boasts nearly 1,400 square feet of comfortable living space, including a fully equipped modern kitchen, which has stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch gas range and oven. While Puerto Vallarta enjoys some of the cleanest water in all of Mexico, the kitchen and refrigerator water and ice maker are filtered for extra peace of mind. The kitchen is stocked with everything to please any cook; however, the restaurants in Puerto Vallarta are plentiful and wonderful! Laundry needs are met with new washer and dryer adjacent to the kitchen.

Furnished with comfortable furniture throughout, the living area includes high speed internet, an HD television with external speakers, cable, personal (iPod) player, and DVD player (Region 1, US Canadian, and universal DVDs). Air conditioning is in each room, but with the hillside ocean breezes, ceiling fans most often suffice.

The master bedroom has a comfy king-sized bed, with plenty of closet and storage space, and also includes a safe for valuables. The guest room has two twin beds, which can easily be converted to a king-sized bed and it has a connecting bathroom.

All linens, towels, beach/pool towels are included.

Weekly maid service is included, and additional visits are available at a nominal cost.

Keywords: Puerto Vallarta Condo

Condo Rentals Puerto Vallarta

5 de diciembre

ocean view

More Details

Property Manager
Scott and Amy Chase
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Scott and Amy Chase

We are a family of 5 and live outside of Denver, CO. We love to hike 14'ers, run 1/2 marathons, spend time in the mountains and our family is inundated by sports including Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball and Football. When our schedules permit, we head South of the Border to enjoy the surf and sun, as well as gracious culture, of MEXICO!!

Scott and Amy Chase purchased this condo in 2014

Why Scott and Amy Chase chose Downtown (Viejo Vallarta)

We have traveled extensively in Mexico from Cuernavaca to Mexico City to Riviera Maya/Cancun to Cabo San Lucas to the small towns of Punta de Mita and Sayulita. We ultimately knew that we wanted to put down roots in Puerto Vallarta due to it's close proximity to the Western States, great sunsets, beaches with waves and the vibrancy of the city. We looked at many, many condos for sale in the entire Riviera Nayarit Region, and found that Los Altos Villas had everything we were looking for: great views, close to the water and boardwalk, pool and hot tub, easy to fly to from the US, and modern amenities. It’s a place we know we, as well as others will enjoy for years to come. PV has so much to offer and each time we are there, we always run out of time to do the new things we want to do. Puerto Vallarta and Los Altos provides this mountain and outdoor-loving family a fantastic alternative to our every day surroundings and affords us, and others, the opportunity to experience true Mexican life with beautiful beaches, while still enjoying all of the modern amenities we have become accustomed to back in the States.

What makes this condo unique

Views that are to die for, 7 minute easy walk to the beach, the best street tacos anyone could hope for, no car necessary while you stay with us, close proximity to local sports fields to watch soccer (futbol) on any given night of the week, fireworks from the balcony nearly every night, modern amenities, and only 15 minutes from the PV airport. Welcome home to your home away from home!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks in PV at Jim and Melissa's beautiful condo at the Los Altos complex. We loved the location - you’re in a traditional Mexican neighborhood yet just a stone’s throw from the heart of PV. A few blocks downhill and you're at a huge grocery store (Ley) as well as buses heading north or south. Walk a couple blocks south from there and you're on the Malecon - perfect! Coming home, the last couple of blocks are uphill but that's what affords the beautiful view of the bay once you get there. We actually enjoyed a little bit of exercise after overindulging in all the great food and drink that PV offers. Otherwise, taxis are everywhere for very little. We also enjoyed getting acquainted with the neighborhood. There are many good local restaurants, an open air market and the public recreation facility (track, baseball/soccer fields, skate park) is close by. One afternoon, we walked over and watched part of a baseball game before walking a few more blocks to the Happy Lobster restaurant for some great seafood. The condo itself is absolutely beautiful and very well equipped. It looks exactly like the pictures only so much better! A special thanks for the comfy bed. The balcony is to die for - so much space and such a fabulous view. Much time was spent there relaxing and watching the activity on the bay. The Los Altos complex is new and very nicely maintained. The pool area is lovely and very quiet. We spent many lazy afternoons by the pool and usually had the place to ourselves. All in all, this was a perfect vacation experience. Jim and Melissa were wonderful to work with and their property managers are great too. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) These twin beds can be attached to each other with a center pad to make a king size bed, Queen sized high end air mattress is also available for additional guests
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Shared gym with brand new equipment

Reviews

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Delightful New Hillside Condo W/ Stunning Views of Bay & City
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews
4

Great view

  • 4 of 5

Sad that Angel was on vacation, he was certainly missed as the concierge

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of the ocean!!! Extremely updated accommodations. I can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this property. The concierge service was responsive and helpful, and the apartment is even nicer than it looks in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortably condo

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a lovely vacation in this condo. There is an amazing view from the deck, master bedroom and livingroom. The kitchen in very modern and well-equipped (although we choose to eat out at all the great restaurants in town). Amy was super responsive, as was the management company that answered all our questions. They arranged a great driver to take us to the airport for a very fair rate. The place is up the hill - we are walkers so we did not mind the walk up the hill from the beach or dinner. There are taxis on every corner (not expensive) if you want to avoid the hill. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We walked everywhere!

  • 5 of 5

We were two adults enjoying some time away from the cold. We loved the condo!! The views are every bit as other guests had described - breathtaking!! Well appointed condo with all accommodations we needed. High end linens, beach towels included, gas stove top with everything we needed to cook a few meals at home. Staff around the building as well as the property concierge, Angel, were gracious, friendly and so helpful. Angel even arranged for a chef to come one evening, as well as made our tour reservations. We walked everywhere. Beach and beach clubs are right at the bottom of the street, grocery store 3 blocks away, under 10 minutes to the Malecon, and delicious street taco vendors on not only Panama street but Honduras street as well. Thank you so much - we hope to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 4 of 5

The condo was just as described in the listing - amazing views of Bandaras Bay and the surrounding area. The condo was well equipped and had everything we needed to make a very enjoyable stay. We had a couple of problems the first few days (leaks from washing machine and toilet supply lines, and pilot light on water heater kept going out), but we were able to get the concierge company out eventually to fix the problems and clean up the leaks. Otherwise, the condo was great.

A couple of things to be aware of - the amazing views are due to the fact that the condo is up on a hillside, and it is quite a steep walk to get up to it. There are a couple of ways to walk up, and some are a bit longer but less steep, as well as taxis are cheap and plentiful if the walk seems too much. Also, the neighborhood is nice, but there are several families with dogs that barked almost constantly, day and night. Closing the patio doors didn't help much with the noise, and cut off the cooling breezes. I suggest you bring some ear plugs to cut down on the noise of the barking dogs and keep the patio doors open. Overall a nice, if a bit noisy, visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
6 Blocks from your front door
Car: not necessary

Puerto Vallarta's athletic fields are within easy walking distance. There are facilities for walking, running, basketball, baseball, tennis and just about any sporting activity you can think of.

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Rates & Availability

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
$900
$2,300
 
 
Winter season
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,250
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Please provide your airline and arrival information as soon as possible so we can inform our property manager and concierge service. Rates are subject to change and there will be no compensation for posted discounts online nor will you be charged for any increased posted rates after your reservation confirmation has been given.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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