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Puerto Vallarta, Beachfront luxury with largest pool in old town, Romantic Zone

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, interior & exterior living and dining areas.

Exceptional Puerto Vallarta Vacation home in the prestigious and luxurious Residencias Molino de Agua. Located on Los Muertos Beach in Zona Romantica of Old Town, just steps away from world class restaurants, galleries, shopping, beaches and nightlife.This luxurious suite was tastefully furnished and decorated with top of the line furniture and art pieces. It features 50 inch screen T.V. with I pod dock, Bluray DVD, surround sound. Central computer with high speed wireless Internet. Vonage phone line if you need to call home or the office. 32 inch TVs, Ipod docs, individual safes in all 3 bedrooms. Interior kitchen has all the devices you could need including dishwasher, gas cook-top & oven, microwave, s/s refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, blender, etc. Exterior kitchen features Chef quality 'Wolf' BBQ & wet bar sink. Central air conditioning with 5 individual zone controls. The complex features the largest heated pool in Old Town with amazing landscaping. The building has an amazing modern architectural design. 24 hr gated security.

Owner- Steven Martin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Owner- Steven Martin

Born in Canada and live there full time. Business owner since 1995. Love to travel and have been to many places around the world.

Owner- Steven Martin purchased this condo in 2008

Why Owner- Steven Martin chose Emiliano Zapata

I had been looking for a location for eventual retirement somewhere in the US or Mexico. I decided on Puerto Vallarta due to the amazing climate almost year round. Once I set foot into Molino de Agua, I knew this was the place for me.

What makes this condo unique

The fact that the suite is 3,200 square feet all on one floor and the complex is on flat land was a huge benefit for my eventual retirement. I didn't want to be climbing stairs when I get into my 70's and 80's. The fact that we are right in town and can walk to just about everything was great. I didn't want to be stuck in the hillside and feeling trapped. Yes, they have great views up there, but not so easy when you just want to grab a cup of coffee and be social.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve,

Just wanted to send you a note to thank you very much for the opportunity to stay at your condo again. We had an awesome time as usual. John really needed this holiday and the relaxation, Hopefully he feels recharged. I was kind of worried about him before the trip, this holiday was what he and I both needed. You have a little piece of heaven there but I'm sure you know that. It was nice to see your other condo as well it is also beautiful you guys did a great job. Thanks again Steve for everything we both really appreciate it, I hope you know that.

Apr 2014
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Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All guests must be of age 14 or older.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Towels, shampoo and soap supplied.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Towels, shampoo and soap supplied.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , walk out balcony, towels shampoo and soap supplied.
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers and additional make-up mirrors. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bathroom with jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , bathroom across hallway
  • Top of the line mattresses and linens, TV's , alarm clocks with Ipod docks, safes in all 3 bedrooms. Walk in closet in grand master bedroom and walk out balcony from en suite bathroom. Both master bedrooms have full length mirrors.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Events are limited to 20 guests. Individual safes in each bedroom. Smoking on terrace only. Children between the ages of 14 to 21 are allowed if accompanied by parents.


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Puerto Vallarta, Beachfront luxury with largest pool in old town, Romantic Zone
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 104 reviews

Excellent location, excellent property, excellent management

  • 5 of 5

This condo has it all....centrally located to food, nightlife and services, few steps to the beach, largest heated pool we have encountered with expansive lawn area to relax in the sun or shade (I recommend the hammock for an afternoon). The entire complex is immaculate and secure along with the well appointed and spotless unit with a great kitchen to cook-in (or a chef) that has everything you will need to enjoy your stay. The property management team that Steve has on-board was top-notch.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you very much for the great review. It was wonderful to meet you briefly during your stay in our home. I am glad to hear that you and your friends continued to have a great vacation. Thank you for mentioning almost all that we love about our home in Puerto Vallarta. Steve
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Perfect location for anyone wanting a treat!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Molina de Agua a few times I am always left with an impression of "just a little more than expected" . Both my husband and I have travelled to Mexico several times and myself over 40 times so I've seen the good, the divine and the funky that parts of Mexico can offer. Molino de Agua is a relatively new building right on the Rio Cuale (hope I spelled that right) which means it is in a great area for both walking to almost all points of interest both downtown and the Romantica Zone (the old, charming part). Most of our favourite restaurants and our friends cabaret, shopping, beaches, farmers market on Saturday are all very close.The building is always kept immaculately clean and the features are lovely. Our unit was like most of the three bedroom units very large with almost too much space to roam around in for one couple...but we managed! Very well appointed for those who like to cook in and entertain on the large balconies which in this unit being on the floor basically 2nd floor right by the pool made it super easy access to the pool and laying on the patio felt like being right at the very large and beautiful pool but with more privacy. This particular unit has very nice furnishings and some lovely artwork all strategically placed in their proper places so it is definitely more upscale than a traditional Mexican décor flavour. Beds were very comfortable and towels/linens were plentiful. Having a full size washer and dryer meant not having to lug a huge suitcase down south. (trust me.....this is great!) Security in the complex is very good. A great place for two or three couples to rent or treat yourself to a bit of glam in the sun....why not?!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milpitas, Ca

Beautiful condo, but nervous owners

  • 4 of 5

My grown daughter and I enjoyed our stay here, our third in different condos at MDA. The condo was lovely, with very nice furnishings. The kitchen was outfitted with everything we could have possibly wanted. It was nice to see that they now have a bartender and small, but good snack menu at the swim up bar. The chicken quesadilla was so good that I had to ask how they made it. So nice to be able to spend the day at the pool without going up to our room for drinks or out for lunch. The only drawbacks were that the owners are a little nervous about renting. I'm used to an agent handling everything, so I never usually interact with the owners. They made their concerns known that they were particularly worried about their artwork, which they didn't want damaged ( or stolen..?) Every villa we've stayed in had beautiful artwork, but I have never been pressed about being careful around it. I can't imagine that anyone who can afford to stay here, is not conscientious about damaging other people's property. They also said we would be charged for overuse of electricity, which they charged a second but refundable deposit for. He even related stories about previous guests who over used electricity. I can't remember the amount they said we could use that was included, but I found myself worried about it often. I don't know how to figure out what we were using, or how to check. But we didn't want to be seen in a bad light, so we were always conscious of it. I would have gladly paid for it, but I felt a little restricted, worrying about these these things while on vacation. Something I have never thought about in the past. Our favorite villa has so many art objects from around the world, it could have been a museum, lol, yet they never expressed concern the three times we've stayed there. Just saying I want a stress free vacation. Otherwise, it was a nice condo, maybe a tad lower floor than I usually like. But still very nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, I must thank you for the mostly wonderful review that you wrote. However, I must say that I am very surprised that you would complain about my being worried about renting our our beautiful place since before renting you sent me approximately 8 emails and I explained why we insisted on insurance which is more for our original artwork and the security deposit is more for some guests that go over the allotted electricity use. I even explained how hardly nobody goes over the allotted amount since we are very generous with the amount. After that many emails before accepting to rent, I don't know why you still wanted to rent from us if you didn't think you would be comfortable. You have to keep in mind that you are renting a million dollar condo for only a few thousand dollars a week. I'm not sure that you wouldn't be a little nervous yourself if you were the owner. You mention that your grown daughter stayed with you and yet when you booked, you said two of you would be staying in the condo ages 54 and 67 and you mentioned the name Ron, is your daughter truly only 13 years younger than you and with the name of Ron or did someone else stay in my home?? We have been renting our home for 10 years now and yes, we have had some incidences, so yes I can imagine someone paying these kind of prices and damaging someone else's property. I am glad that you have stayed at other beautiful properties since I guess in future, you will be much more comfortable staying there than in our home ever again. Steve BTW, you might also want to read the over 100 wonderful reviews from people who truly have appreciated our home and a lot of them for return visits.
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The property is beautiful - breathtaking! Loved it so much we booked for 2 weeks for 2019!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Canada from PV after spending a week at Steve's piece of paradise. It was wonderful & more than we expected. We were greeted at the door by Joel who was super friendly and showed us around the condo. Steve, Fernando and all of the others were very easy to reach & any of our questions were quickly answered. The condo is simply beautiful - very, very clean, spacious, had any supplies you would ever need, the beds were very comfortable, the showers are fantastic and the furniture and décor is elegant, tasteful and very welcoming. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the beautiful view - pool, ocean, malecon, etc. The grounds are very clean, well kept and very safe. Friends visited and were always stopped at the gate and we had to accept them before they could enter. It is in the best possible location - within walking distance to amazing restaurants (food was delicious), great bars, museums, farmers market, etc. We were two couples and really were in awe throughout the week. My husband and I have travelled for the last 17 years and we never book at the same place because we like to try new things out. However, we were all so impressed that the four of us booked with Steve for 2 weeks next year. PV, old town, romantic zone is really the perfect place to enjoy the beach, taste fabulous food, explore the city, visit museums/markets, embrace the culture, etc etc & Steve's home really is the perfect place to make this happen. Thanks Steve for making our vacation so easy & enjoyable. We are already so excited about next year. Mary & Mike; Lois & Ron

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, Wow! What an amazing review. I am so glad that you all had an amazing time in our home and I truly look forward to welcoming you back next year. Guests like you truly make sharing our home with others a pleasure. Steve
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Excellent! Superb! Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time and loved staying in this condo. Management was very helpful and quick to respond to every concern we had. The owner's promise that you only need to pack personal items is absolutely true - everything was provided from toilet tissue, paper towels, and laundry supplies to shampoo and body wash!

The property is beautiful and spacious. It was wonderful to be able to open the glass walls and feel as if we were actually living outside. The superb location allowed us to walk to many wonderful shops and restaurants. We always felt safe - security staff screened everyone entering the gated condo property and were very helpful arranging taxis and giving walking directions. Dining out was fantastic - delicious inexpensive meals prepared with the freshest of local ingredients. The Saturday market was just a couple of blocks away - such fun to visit. Overall it was a 5 star experience. Thank you so much for sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Mavis, Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review. I am so glad that you and your family had such a wonderful vacation. As we are entering our 10th year of vacation rentals in our home, it is wonderful to still get these amazing reviews from our guests. It is great to have our guests confirm everything I advertise our home to be. Looking forward to your return visit. Steve
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One of the most beautiful places I have stayed

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful and modern place. It is so spacious and the decor is gorgeous. The staff and security are very courteous and helpful. I got the pleasure of meeting Steve and he is very nice and personable. We are in the heart of this beautiful town so we walked everywhere. The people are so friendly. In town you need to go to my family's restaurant Archies Wok. Amazing food. Ribs and banana leaf fish are to die for!!

Thank you for being a part of our magical experience in Puerto Vallarta. I highly recommend staying here.

The Alpenia Family - Archies Wok

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Stephanie, I am so happy that you had a wonderful stay in our home and that we were able to accommodate your needs, especially your need of an additional day. It was nice to be able to showcase our home to the Archie's Wok Restaurant family, especially since we have been clients of theirs for so many years and have always been impressed with their food and service. It was also nice to meet Archie's third child since I always thought there was only two. I look forward to welcoming you and your cousin again in the near future. Steve
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta International (PVR)
Nearest Barpub
9 Metres
Cheeky Monkey
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
No Way Jose
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Los Muertos Beach (complex fronts on beach)
Car: not necessary

This amazing complex sits on Los Muertos beach in Old Town Puerto Vallarta in the area of Romantic Zone. It is so close to shopping, restaurants and nightlife activities that you will never need a car. The 'Malecon' boardwalk is directly in front of the complex and is great for leisurely walks or really good power walking first thing in the morning. Even though our kitchen is completely equipped, don't forget to try out the abundance of incredible restaurants with world renowned chefs. The cuisine in Puerto Vallarta is very international, so you can get a lot more than just burritos! The residents and staff of our complex are very friendly, so if you need help in finding something, just ask.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99

For reservations of 28 days or more, please contact me for a discount.

If cancellations are made before the 60 day or 120 day policy, we will return your deposit less 20% administration fee. For cancellation of less than 60 day notice for In season and Low season or less than 120 day notice for Peak Season, you will not receive any refund. You are allowed 100 Kilowatts per day of electricity, anything above will be charged at $0.50 USD against security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund