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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


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.

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Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 5 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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.


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average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Springfield, Oregon

Great location, great condo!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our time in Puerto Vallarta. This was our first visit, and could not have been happier with our choice. So close to the boardwalk that it was easy to spend a few hours checking out restaurants and shops, head home for few hours on the beach, and then head back to the boardwalk for dinner. The patios were a great place to relax at the end of the day too. Definitely did not need a car, thank you Paulette for that tip. The kitchen was well stocked, but there are so many great restaurants, we ate out almost every meal. Felt so safe that we slept with the windows open to listen to the ocean waves. Can't wait for our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just what we were hoping for. Right on a nice sandy beach, lots of restaurants in the neighborhood, an easy walk to nightlife and shopping. The condo was set up well for our family of young adults. The only thing missing is easy lounging together in the living area, though being on the beach was out priority. Definitely a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely LOVED this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! It is clean, safe and right on the beach so you can fall asleep listening to the waves at night. Several balconies provide a gorgeous view of the PV coast, the bedrooms are sizable, the bathrooms are modern and when you open the large sliding doors on the first floor, the living room and its connected balcony feel like one giant unit. BTW, two of the balconies are completely private, which means you don’t see any neighbors. The beach is clean, quiet and literally a few steps away from the pool plus beach chairs and towels are provided. The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful. Martha, who speaks English fluently answered all our questions and made sure we were comfortable at all times. A car was not necessary as everything was within walking distance. We also felt completely safe because staff is on site 24x7 and being on the 4th floor of the building, we did not even worry about locking the sliding doors. We highly recommend this place and can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Sunsets!!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our stay. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The staff were so helpful and were eager to go out of their way to satisfy every question or request we had. We would definately recommend this property and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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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Property Manager

Paulette Zdanow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


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Punto V
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Marina Golf Club
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Departure Cleaning $130

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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