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Sea & Mountain View Condo W/ Pool! Short Walk to Best Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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


Its so hard to find that perfect vacation place, that as soon as we found it, we had to buy it -- and share it with you! Casa Curiel is an airy, light-filled and peaceful 2 bedroom/2 bathroom respite within a quieter, condo complex -- complete with gorgeous pool and a rooftop patio with amazing views of the ocean and the mountains. This is also one of the few units in this condo complex that has nice views from the condo itself.

All of this is so well-situated in Zona Dorada -- a few blocks from the best beach on the Bay of Banderas, less than a block from restaurants, convenience store, A big box store, bank, pharmacy and taxi stand.

The condo itself has a fully equipped kitchen with an open concept layout allowing the gorgeous Mexican sunlight to bounce everywhere. In fact, most of the 'walls' to the outside are made of glass patio doors. There is a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a brand new king size bed (really two twins fitted together with a special connector and king size bedding -- you can't find king size mattresses in Mexico!) The second bedroom has two double beds. There is a second bathroom just outside this bedroom. Both bedrooms have lovely views and sliding glass patio doors that open to let the ocean breeze in. For your convenience, there is a washer and dryer in the condo itself.

There is a deck off of the dining room with an outside table and chairs -- a great place to enjoy your morning coffee (yes, there is a coffeemaker) while gazing at the pool.

For lounging in the condo, we have a large (40") flat screen SMART TV, DVD player, and a private internet connection through the telephone company.

And finally, a short 2 flights of stairs above Condo Curiel is a large patio with palapas and incredible views of the mountains and sea. Its a wonderful place to have dinner or watch the sunset.

The beach is a pleasant 7-10 minute walk away. What makes it the best in the Bay of Banderas? The grade is mild (sometimes even flat if you catch the tide right) so you can walk along it comfortably for miles in either direction. The sand is mostly the fine and golden kind that feels great under the feet -- not too many pebbles. And the there are plenty of waves to play in but they aren't too scary big. Don't miss a chance to see the beautiful sun set behind the ocean. We provide you with backpack beach chairs, beach towels, beach toys, a rolling cart to take everything comfortably to and from the beach.

My husband and I used to rent places to stay from VRBO. We tried to include all the things we wished people had included (such as a cell phone for which you can buy minutes at the corner store), so if we didn't mention something, just shoot us an email and ask! Maybe we already have it, or if we think its a good idea, maybe we will get it. We also have a wonderful local manager, Silvia, that can help make your stay comfortable while you are there. She would be happy to make arrangements for maid service or other services you may like.

PLEASE NOTE: I know its rare for Bucerias but we are some of the few folks from the US that have discovered this place. So please note that rates are in U.S. Dollars. You can also pay in pesos.

Keywords: quiet, comfortable, family friendly,

views, great location, roof top patio, Zona Dorada, comforts of home, laid back, relaxing, Riviera Nayarit

More Details

Darcy Haber
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Darcy Haber

Darcy, David, Ariel and Benjy happily reside in Madison, WI except sometimes we get too cold!

Darcy Haber purchased this condo in 2011

Why Darcy Haber chose Bucerías

Spent Christmas vacation here as a family in December of 2010, fell in love with Bucerias, and then with this particular condo, nearby beach and overall location -- walkable to everything! So convenient to vacation without a car.

What makes this condo unique

Perla del Mar is not a big, fancy resort. It is a friendly, personable 24 unit complex for people that know how to relax (or want to learn!). Within the well-maintained complex, there is a big pool, a rooftop patio and a common room within the small complex. Although it is a quiet area there are a few restaurants within a block and several stores around the corner with everything you forgot along with a bank and a pharmacy. We love to wander around this colorful, interesting and friendly town, where we can walk to anything and shop at the local markets. And the nearby beach (a 7-10 minute walk) was kid-approved for not having sharp pointy things in the sand or while wading in. And the surf can be fun, but not crazy huge, scary waves. The parents liked that the beach had a fairly mild grade for nice long walks in either direction. Buses and taxis are available for adventures into Puerto Vallarta, rainforests, Sayulita, and other beautiful points north on Riviera Nayarit. Everything we love in a vacation in one place!


Bucerías Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • no bathtubs though -- not common in Mexico!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Rooftop patio with wonderful views!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Sea & Mountain View Condo W/ Pool! Short Walk to Best Beach!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Ladysmith, BC, Canada

loved it !!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for the month of November, 2017. This was a very comfortable condo, nice deck off dining room, with a breeze most the time, full kitchen which we used for break fast and a few meals, in suite laundry, a plus!! It is central to the main grocery store, the Chedraui, with deli, bakery, produce, fish, and liquor. A nice sized pool in the complex as well, and an upper patio on the fourth floor, where we often viewed sunsets. There were many cafes / pubs as well within a 20 minute walk, and a 5 minute walk to the bus which took you to PVR or La Cruz, San Pancho, etc. and 10 minutes to the beach.

We would return to the same condo and recommend it to any one.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon . . .
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Great summer!

  • 5 of 5

We spend all july there and is a very pacific place, we had a great time!

I loved that we had everything we needed to have a great time, the apartment is nice, clean, comfy and you'll find everything for the everyday life inside and for the beach

Thank you Darcy and Silvia for let us feel like in home!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Come back soon! There are not too many that can stand up to the heat of Mexico's summer!
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The property is well located, central and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The property is close to shopping and restaurants. The kitchen is well appointed and has lots of dishes. The bedrooms are adequate and the housekeeping staff is friendly and efficient. The owners responded quickly to rectify any issues we had. Thanks for letting us use your lovely place. Murray and Sue

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you! Come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5






  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So glad to hear that you were comfortable and that you enjoyed yourselves. I was the next guest, so I can say THANK YOU for leaving the liquor!
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Home from Home

  • 4 of 5

A nice size condo, comfortable and clean. Making this a great home from home. Loved that it had a washer/dryer in suite. The location was easy for local buses and taxis and a short walk to the beach and town square.

Sylvia (local manager) was great, the sky box stopped working and she had someone out with a new one within 24 hrs!

The only down side was the fact the internet was a little hit and miss, so if you need to be connected all the time it might become a problem.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to report that we have since been able to upgrade to have our own private telephone line just for the high speed (still relative) internet! We have not had any complaints about internet connectivity since!
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Love the pool and the condo was most comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our stay in Bucerias, our favourite Mexican place! First time we stayed at this condo and we loved it. It is pretty conveniently located and has everything you could need for a longer stay. The condo was very comfortable, homey, clean and neat with lots of nice handy extras. Sylvia (the Mexican manager) was wonderful and easy to contact if you had any questions. We all really LOVED the pool, the grounds were well kept and the security was great. Thank you Darcy for sharing your lovely condo with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Lori! I'm really glad that you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon!
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Car: not necessary

Just a few blocks to the beach. Right on the edge of a colorful and lively village with lots to see and great restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Easy and very inexpensive busrides away from Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita and other local towns.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Vacations over Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, New Years Day or Easter are a minimum of 5 days and are $175 per night or $1050 per week. Maximum Occupancy is 4 adults and 2 children but pricing is based on 4 adults. If there are also children, it is an extra $25/night for up to 2. This does not apply to long term rentals that cover these periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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