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60 SECONDS 2 THE BEACH - OCEAN VIEWS - 6 MINUTE WALK 2 DOWNTOWN - HUGE DUPLEX

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 King + 2 Twins + Full Sofa / 3 Full Baths + Half Bath - Sleeps 8

Hi:) A quick note to everyone.. We have noticed positing’s that state “Downtown Puerto Vallarta” and yet you still need a car or a taxi to get to downtown. We are 100% DOWNTOWN and DIRECTLY on the BEACH so you can walk to everything - NO car/taxi needed, just an FYI.

Completed in 2009 This truly unique and 1 of a kind two story ocean front penthouse features three master bedrooms & 3 and 1 half baths + 3 amazing balconies with ocean and mountain views from the roof top decks.

Located on Camarones beach in downtown Puerto Vallarta and just steps away from the Malecon sits Puerta al mar. This boutique beach front Mexican style building has traditional Mexican finishes. Puerta al mar also offers elevator service, swimming pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, direct beach access, covered parking with attendant and 24 hour security.

Located in downtown Puerto Vallarta, also known as 'Viejo Vallarta,' which is the site of the original fishing village that turned into a world-renowned tourist destination. With cobblestone streets, a pretty town square, and Puerto Vallarta's most famous landmark, the cathedral our lady of Guadalupe, 'el centro' has a unique charm and character of its own. A mile-long boardwalk known as the 'Malecon' runs along the downtown oceanfront street, Paseo Diaz Ordas, where you will find shops, restaurants, galleries, specialty stores and traditional marketplaces facing the ocean.

Paradise may be considered a state of mind, but when visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, one definitely experiences a real life paradise.

Marina Vallarta golf club located in marina Vallarta, 3.6 miles, since most of the fairways are lined with palm trees and guarded by water, a premium is placed on accuracy.

Flamingos golf club located in nuevo vallarta, this traditional-style course enjoys the reputation of being the easiest to play because of its wide-open fairways.

Punta Mita jack Nicklaus signature golf located 40 minutes to the north, there are two 18-hole courses. Pacífico eight picturesque holes bordering the ocean. Hole #3b, called the “tail of the whale,” is a 194-yard, par 3 that plays across the ocean to a rocky island green. Bahía has seven oceanfront holes and is a little more challenging than

Mayan palace golf club located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a fun course, though bunkers and water hazards are everywhere. The #14 signature hole is a beautiful 166-yard, par 3 with the ocean on the left and a lake on the right.

El tigre golf club located in Nuevo Vallarta, this is a lengthy course protected by traps and water throughout. The mammoth finishing hole is the par 5, 621-yard “tiger.” most golfers find it untameable because water runs all the way down the left side and the multi-tiered green is surrounded by sand.

Vista Vallarta this is actually two spectacular golf courses at one location, 5.2 miles, just 10 minutes east of the airport. The Nicklaus course has garnered worldwide recognition since hosting the 2002 emc world cup championship.

More Details

Property Manager
Paulette Zdanow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Amenities

Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On 4th floor
  • Granite counter, marble walls with luxury features
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , on 4th Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 2 on 5th floor/duplex
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double Bed in LR Area
  • Luxury furnishings
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We can offer airport transfers, and/or a private chef, also we can book sightseeing, massage, babysitters, etc. through our building's office, all for a rate. Housekeeper cleans unit twice a week.

Reviews

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60 SECONDS 2 THE BEACH - OCEAN VIEWS - 6 MINUTE WALK 2 DOWNTOWN - HUGE DUPLEX
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Amazing View!!! Friendly staff!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I LOVED our stay!!! The view is amazing and the location is walking distance to everything! The staff was so accommodating and always willing to help us out. The process to book was painless.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chandler
4

Great Location.....beach is steps away.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and teenage daughters had wonderful stay in Puerto Vallarta. PLENTY of room for everyone in this unit. First and foremost I have to thank the owner, Paulette. She was VERY helpful in the rental process. We had some issues with our arrival flights and she was more than flexible to rearrange our rental dates.....thanks again Paulette.

The rental unit had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessary utensils. On the way from the airport pickup the driver was kind enough to stop at Sams Club so we could purchase some groceries....awesome. So we never had to rent a vehicle.

My wife and kids loved that we were about a 10 minute EASY walk to where they could shop and "haggle" for souvenirs. Great time! There were PLENTY of wonderful restaurants to choose from. We ate out for dinner everyday and chose to have breakfast and lunch in the rental unit. One of the staff persons at the complex was very helpful in helping me set up the BBQ grill so we could grill out at the pool area on occasion. Nothing quite like grilling out at the pool while looking out at the AMAZING view of the ocean. Nice!

The property manager and the staff at the unit were all very helpful to anything we might of needed and any questions we might of had. We felt VERY safe and never had any problems with anyone on the beach or around the unit. Plenty of 'locals' on and around the beach who all seemed to enjoy the beauty of the beach as much as we did.

The only issues we might of had with the unit was:

1. The dishwasher was out of order. We mentioned it to the property manager who said they would look into it. No big deal. We just hand washed everything.

2. It rained every night about 5 or 6 o'clock for about an hour...which was beautiful to watch from our balcony....BUT the unit had a 'leaky roof' in a couple places. Again, not a big deal for us. We let the property manager know and I'm sure it will be handled.

3. Finally, we had some issues with a couple of the doors that did not seem to 'lock' properly. The front door and few of the sliding glass doors would not lock right. Although, we always felt safe and it was not a problem for us. I'm sure its just a matter of adjusting the doors a bit. Should be an easy fix for the handyman.

We had a GREAT time in this unit and I recommend it for any family wanting to spend the day with their toes in the sand and sun on their faces.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments regarding the rental procedure. We do have several airline employees that reserve our units and, we have tried to be accommodating, as they always travel "subject to space" . We appreciate your calling our attention to any issues that you might have had. Our maintenance people have checked and taking care of any repairs that might have been needed. We always welcome all of our guests to comment on their experience with us at Puerta al Mar and work extremely hard to provide the best experience possible for everyone which is part of the reason we have staff available 24/7 to assist with the needs of our guests.. Our service is probably more along the lines of a 4/5 start hotel.. Hope to see you again at Puerta al Mar.
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5

Lovely, lovely, lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at Puerta al Mar. Here's what we loved: 1) The wonderful staff who were always ready to help and kept the property safe, clean and enjoyable 2) Birthday cake and a bottle of wine on our arrival. Nice touch! 3) The beach, the pool, the view. It's the whole package. 4) The easy walk to restaurants, the Malecon, bars, shops and real life in Puerto Vallarta. If you don't require an all inclusive, but want the amenities of an intimate, safe and comfortable location with the best views of the bay, this is for you. And the access to real Mexico couldn't be better.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon, USA
5

Perfect location and perfect property!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time at Puerto al Mar. It is right in the middle of where I wanted to be. The condo is exactly as described.

This place give you the benefit of security and service of a resort, and the authentic cultural experience of not having to be stuck in resort town. It is a tropical marine environment, and the building did reflect that a bit. That means, you might end up with a gecko in your bathroom like we did once, which was fun and added to the experience.

Bernice (lobby keeper and concierge), Georges (pool keeper and bell assistance) and Philippe (night security) were all amazingly friendly and helpful. They really made the experience what it was. The beach was a perfect location with a few palm trees for shade if needed. Georges brought chairs and umbrellas out to the sand for us anytime we needed. Bernice helped us book a great adventure, told us where to get some services when needed, and would call a cab anytime. It felt like Philippe took it upon himself to make sure everyone was back home each night. It felt good to have him there just in case.

I didn't really use many of the things in the condo (like the TV) so I cannot comment on that, but it was very clean, well equipped, safe, well kept, and a perfect experience.

Paulette (owner) was very communicative and friendly. Thank you!

We will likely return and stay here again someday. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Fl
5

Beautiful and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Well located, step off pool area right onto the beach sand. Walking distance to lots of shops,restaurants etc. We enjoyed the amenities of the condo immensely. Everyone was super friendly and very helpful. Bernice is a treasure. We would definitely come back again. Well done Paulette:)

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time and Service

  • 5 of 5

Bernice and the staff were great along with the Condo. Unit was very clean and the views were awesome. Everything is so close by, never needed a car. Best place to stay in PV!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Malecón
"Walk only five blocks from the to discover and enjoy the beautiful boardwalk"
Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
"Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport is an international airport located at P..."
Marina Vallarta Club de Golf
"Located in the heart of Marina Vallarta and accessible to hotels, downtown Puerto Vallarta a..."
Gold's Gym Puerto Vallarta
"Gold's Gym, the world’s largest gym chain, has been operating in Puerto Vallarta for 10 year..."
Archie's Wok
"Fabulous Thai Fusion Food "
Barcelona Tapas
"A great Spanish Restaurant that I highly recommend. It is located on the third floor of the ..."
La Leche
"One of the Best Restaurants in Puerto Vallkarta"
Trio
La Dolce Vita
La Bodeguita del Medio
"This authentic Cuban restaurant and bar is known for its casual energy, terrific live Cuban ..."
Cilantro's
"Cilantro’s is an upscale Mexican restaurant with the usual dishes, very nicely done. It is l..."
Playa Camarones
"The nicest and the only certified beach in Puerto Vallarta"
El Barracuda
"El Barracuda is a small restaurant located in the heart of PLAYA CAMARONES, the only Certifi..."
Punto V
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Marina Golf Club
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation: 60 days prior to arrival with a $500 cancellation fee.

After I receive the deposit by credit card or check through PayPal. I send you a letter/contract, a copy of which you return. Then after I've received the rent, I send check-in e-mail with instructions and my local recommendations :) Enjoy!!

Also see our OCEANFRONT Villa in Puerto Vallarta (sleeps 12) - HomeAway # 962737

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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