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Old Town Vallarta Large Private Apartment on Rio Cuale Charm of Old Mexico

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Riverside Old Town Pto Vallarta LARGE, Light, Airy, Rare Charm of Old Mexico

CASA DEL PUENTE right on the River Cuale in the old town/ Downtown Pto Vallarta.
One of a kind charm in the heart of Vallarta.
Location is right in the center of "Downtown & Old Town" you'll be on the river - not on a busy noisy street & no hills! Super location - out your windows is the river and the trees along the island. Just walk out entrance to curb and you’re 3 blocks to the Malecon (no hills).
Casa del Puente was designed by Fernando Romero one of famed Mexican Architects who created what is known as the 'Vallarta' architectural style. The house is designed to take in the river, island and hillside views and natural river breezes along the Rio Cuale. Perfect if you’re looking for the charm of 'old' Mexico”. Fully furnished, well equipped kitchen. Large & Spacious, open living room, high ceilings, lots of natural light, vistas of river and surrounding hillsides, patios overlooking the river and trees below.
Includes M-Sat maid service, all utilities and fastest fiber optic wifi available in downtown Vallarta.
We are located on the Rio Cuale right in the heart of "old town". Three blocks to Vallarta's waterfront famous malecon (seawall), four blocks to the Main Plaza/Church, great restaurants, groceries, bank and super easy to catch Taxi's as well.
Large bedrooms with either a King or two twins and en-suite bath. Option to make up couches in living room for sleeping.
Fully equipped kitchen. Cable TV, Fridge, stove, blender, toaster oven , coffeemaker & coffee grinder, microwave, nice silverware, dishes and pots and pans + etc.
Great views of the river and the surrounding hillsides from the bedroom and living room areas. High ceilings with lots of light from the wall of windows overlooking the Rio Cuale including occasional close up views of the Iguanas that live in the surrounding trees.
Nicely furnished & well-appointed with the charm of old Mexico. Quality bedding, pillows and towels. Enjoy the river views, lush trees right in the heart of Old Town but quiet and peaceful. Situated right on the river vs. a street or main road so you will not hear the street noise of buses or trucks . Easy walking distance to many of the best restaurants in Vallarta and the main Malecon/Boardwalk.
Quotes from recent guests:
July 2014 - Beautiful, tranquil, perfect - A wonderful place to stay, especially if you are looking for the flavor of Mexico. (as opposed to cookie-cutter resort living.) LARGE with fully equipped kitchen. In the center of Old Town and close to everything you might need. I am a solo woman traveler and felt 100% safe. The Casa del Puente is a rare find.

2012: “Location A+; Cleanliness A+; Privacy A+; Price A+!” This was probably our seventh visit to Casa del Puente. It's like coming home - a warm welcome, you get a key to the front gate, there is a grocery store a block away, and so many good restaurants and things to do. The price is eminently fair, and the service is delightful. You have a full kitchen - blender for margaritas, coffee maker, stove with all utensils, and plenty of books left by previous happy visitors. You don't have the stuffy hotel feeling (it's right on the River Cuale, with iguanas in the trees and the river sounds to lull you to sleep). This place will be one that you will remember and wish that you had spent more time here
May 2016 "second visit"
Even better than the first time. Enjoyed the serenity and privacy of the upper floor apartment. After 5 days it truly felt like home. We had a girls retreat for my 40th birthday, Casa Del Puente is my happy place and I thank the owners for sharing their home.

Oct 2015
My daughter and I went to PV to attend a Spanish immersion class. We wanted to stay somewhere that would augment our experience and this place was perfect. We rented the 2 bedroom apartment and this is no slick, modern condo, this place was a throwback to a simpler and romantic time but also has WiFI and a big screen TV. The architecture is classic and with the rustic stucco walls, cool tile floors, colorful ceramic décor and bright fabrics covering the furniture and beds, this is the quintessential Mexican experience.

April 2014 – A great escape, Mexican elegant chic - From the minute we arrive, we just couldn't get over how incredibly beautiful the place was. We had read the reviews, and seen the photos, but it was really much more than we ever expected. Everything about the apartment was airy, open and conformable. The views of the mountains & foliage are stunning. The apartment had everything you could need for a long stay. We were there for a week. It is located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. We could walk everywhere , Beaches, clubs, some really incredible restaurants .(Joe Jack's Fish Shack).
The staff was very sweet and friendly.
Our trip and stay at Casa Del Puente, was the real deal. A great relaxing Mexican vacation.
Quote from Puerto Vallarta Handbook says it all- Moon publishing:
'Antiques and art adorn the spacious, high-beamed-ceiling rooms, while outside its windows and around the decks great trees spread, tropical birds flit and chatter, jungle hills rise, and the river gurgles, hidden from the city hubbub nearby.'

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Events Allowed
  • Pets Considered:

    Small well behaved pre-approved pets are considered....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3-4

  • Main - King size can be split into two twins: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Twin sze built in couches have custom matrress to sleep...moreless

  • King bed can be made into two twins: 2 king

    Twin sze built in couches have custom matrress to sleep...moreless

  • King size bed, King can be converted to Twins Add'l sleeping option we can make up built in couch which has a twin mattress if needed. Quality bed linens and bathroom towels. Beach towels available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • En suite Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    En suite bath with shower/tubs ...moreless

  • En-Suite Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


Other Amenities

  • Fully furnished apartment including, Full Kitchen including coffee maker, blender, toaster & Cooking Utensils, All Linens provided, Pets allowed with prior approval...moreless


  • Books:

    extensive lending library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some games plus puzzles & cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV's with English Cable New York ABC, CBS, NBC LA - KTLA, CNN as well as Spanish programming - some movie channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the lush tropical hills...moreless

  • Water View:

    Rio Cuale is your front yard - All sorts of birds and often Iguanas in the trees across the river...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the Rio Cuale in the center of old town Puerto Vallarta. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Each apartment has a dining table that seats minimum of 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Add'l fee of $10 US for AC...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Personal Laundry service provided for snominal fee-laundry for linens is included in rental...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two of the three apartments happen to have fireplaces - It's Vallarta and very unlikely needed....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free High Speed Wireless - Fiber Optic :-) ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    all linens provided free of charge including beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious open airy living rooms - high ceilings...moreless

  • Parking:

    street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local phone for Local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Personal Laundry service provided for nominal fee - laundry for linens & bath towels is included in rental...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free High Speed Fiber Optic Wireless Included ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker & Coffee Grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    well outfitted with all you need for cooking - pots and pans, knives, etc. Housekeeping will clean kitchen daily....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glassware, pots, pans etc ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Although we don't have a dishwashers - the housekeeper will do the dishes....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Each apartment has Full Kitchen, Fridge, Stove/Oven, microwave, Blender, Toaster & Coffee Maker, coffee grinder. Well outfitted with dishware and glasses as well as pots and pans for cooking....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Each apartment has a microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Each of the apartments has an oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Each of the three apartments has a full size refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Each of the three apartments has a stove/oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Riverside patio for viewing the river as well as the local birds and iguanas!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill available for use upon request...moreless

Building Type

  • Villa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

May - Oct 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Nov 2017
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$770 $2,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Dec 1-22 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2017
6 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

X-NYE 2017-2018
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Jan -March 2018
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

April 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


At time of reservation a deposit of 50% is due. 60 Days before arrival 50% balance is due.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1968

About the owner: Mollie Muir is the owner of Casa Del Puente. Her first visit to Vallarta was in 1962 on vacation with her parents, Evelyn and John and her three children Jay, Susan and Maria. They fell in love with Vallarta which at the time was a sleepy little fishing village. So much so that Mollie's parents decided to build a second home in Vallarta. She is the grand niece of John Muir, Naturalist.

Why the Owner Chose Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico:
Puerto Vallarta is just charming and beautiful. The climate is fantastic. The location of Casa Del Puente allows you to walk anywhere with minutes, the beach, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping - all within three blocks. Casa del Puente was designed by Fernando Romero who is one of the famed architects of what is known as the Puerto Vallarta Style. These apartments are very unique in itheir design of space - open and airy enjoying the views and breezes of the Rio Cuale.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
It's like being in 'old mexico' and you're in the center of town. Also, since we're right on the river you don't get the street noise you would get elsewhere. The views of the trees and the nice sounds of the river are quite unique.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living room upstairs

    Living room upstairs

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Living room upstairs

    Living room upstairs

  • Kitchen


  • Patio upstiars

    Patio upstiars

  • Entrance


  • View towards patio from living room

    View towards patio from living room

  • Bedroom upstairs with en-suite bath

    Bedroom upstairs with en-suite bath

  • Porch in front of bedroom upstairs

    Porch in front of bedroom upstairs

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living room upstairs

    Living room upstairs

  • View from patio upstairs

    View from patio upstairs

  • Patio


  •  Bathroom Downstairs

    Bathroom Downstairs

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Patio upstairs and entrance to bedroom with en-suite bath

    Patio upstairs and entrance to bedroom with en-suite bath

VRBO #36688

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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