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Romantic Zone, Altavista, penthouse with Big Private Pool and Sun Deck

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo-House, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 2)

After an 1 year rental this Gorgeous BRAND NEW Renovated 1 Bedroom, 2 level Condo/house, Casa Aventura Vallarta is very STRAIGHT FRIENDLY AND GAY OWNED, overlooking the Bay of Banderas and Old Town Puerto Vallarta. This little house has a independent entrance and a big PRIVATE sun deck and big pool with lounge area, sun beds, outside dining table, grill and a big pool, overlooking the the Romantic Zone and the oceon. The sun deck and The pool are not shared with other users, just for this condo. This newly constructed Condo/house, offers modern design with crisp clean lines... a quaint and cosy hideaway. Full equipped kitchen with granite counter, 2 burners, small grill/oven, microwave, coffee maker and fridge, dining area and a living room with partial view of the Pacific Ocean. As you descend the circular staircase, the lower level of this home offers the main bedroom with 1 queen size bed, walk-in closet, bathroom with shower and counter-top vessel sink. Brushed by cool breezes, the spacious rooftop terrace in this Extended Stay is perfect for soaking up the sun, relaxing while reading a book, view fantastic sunsets or the evening fireworks at the ocean.This little independent house also offers, satellite TV and DVD player, air conditioning, personal safe. Just in front is a little mini supermarket and a Taco stand.

Puerto Vallarta is truly a vacationer's paradise. It is blessed with a seemingly endless number of beautiful beaches, the most popular of which is Los Muertos beach, just a short walk from the condo/house. All (gay) bars are close by also restaurants.

Our rates are based on double occupancy, we charge for a extra person 25 US, if you like to rent the Condo/house for long term please contact us for a special monthly rate.

We are looking forward to welcome you!

Please note:

The penthouse unit has no elevator, so you have to climb up stairs to the 4 th floor. For handicapped or older guests with limited shape, it is not suitable.

Sorry, but we don't take dogs anymore, because of many bad expierences.

Please also see also our vrbo listings for 1 and 2 bedroom condos# beach front condos you find on our webpage on vrbo listings: 449680, 458078, 630335

More Details

Owner
Andreas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Andreas

We are both in our 50ties. Javier is Mexican and is architect. I’m (Andreas) born in Germany living 20 years in Mexico. I studied business law and journalism. So I open my own press and promotion agency on the side. I had my own columns in different newspapers and magazines. The promotion for hotel chains broth me also to Mexico. Playa Del Carmen was at that time a little fishermen’s village and here I dripped in to Javier. So we build our first hotel in Playa del Carmen (Hotel Aventura Mexicana) and opened 3 restaurants. My partner and I sold in 2006 and we were looking around for a change. So when we came to Puerto Vallarta, we said: Yes welcome to the real Mexico with culture and very friendly, open minded locals and a great scene. So we moved with our 2 dogs to Puerto Vallarta. We love it here and made in a short time a lot of friends.

Andreas purchased this condo in 2011

Why Andreas chose Alta Vista

Puerto Vallarta has a charming small-town feel, cosmopolitan lifestyle, privileged climate. Just over the River Cuale bridge, and only a few blocks from the Malecon, this part of town has a unique charm and character of its own. With a colorful blend of the old and the new, Puerto Vallarta offers an unrivaled combination of simple pleasures and sophisticated charms. Fine dining restaurants, art galleries, upscale shopping centers, internet cafes and nightclubs peacefully coexist alongside taco stands, street-side vendors selling Mexican handcrafts, traditional open air markets and strolling mariachi bands. The people are very friendly and open minded and here are a lot of opportunities for people with a different lifestyle. Gay bars and clubs are close by and also the famous beaches 'Playa Del Los Muertos' what is a meeting point for people all over the world. Nobody has to be in a closet, in Puerto Vallarta you are free to enjoy yourself and make new friends.

What makes this condo unique

You have your privacy, private large pool and sun deck with grill. Shopping, beaches, clubs and bars nearby and for sure we are open minded and gay friendly. Very close to all gay bars. Brushed by cool breezes, the rooftop terrace boasts amazing views of the Bay of Bandera's including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the picturesque rooftops of the town.

Cool off in the private swimming pool, soak up the sun, relax on the double-size lounge under the shade arbor, read a book in the hammock, or view a fantastic sunset and the evening fireworks. The dining table at the sun deck can accommodate up to 6 people all these, covered patio with sitting area, a Grill and on the sun deck. THE SUN DECK AND THE POOL IS PRIVATE AND WILL BE JUST BY YOU.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Andreas,

I am sorry that you took much of my review as a negative! It was not meant that way. We were fully aware of the stairs when we rented your condo and took it on as a challenge. Our health is good and we are from Colorado where we hike a lot.

We purposely choose to stay in Old Town rather than the Marina or the Hotel Zone so that we can experience a more authentic Puerto Vallarta. The big resorts have no personality and could be anywhere!

I can tell that I have offended you and that was not my intent. The price charged for your condo is more than reasonable and the patio/pool area make up for any inconveniences. 

I would definitely consider renting from you and Javier again. Javier was most gracious and helpful in answering our questions.

Thank you,

Barbara
Feb 2018
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Amenities

Alta Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Double Beds (1),
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This little condo/house has a big private roof top with the sun deck and the pool with a beautiful view to the Romantic Zone and the ocean. This newly constructed 520 sq ft condo/house with 1 bedroom is decorated in a modern design with crisp clean lines... a quaint and cosy hideaway.The main floor of condo/house is comprised of a full equipped kitchen, dining area and a living room with view to the pool, sun deck and the Pacific Ocean. As you descend the circular staircase, the lower level of this home offers the main bedroom with 1 queen size bed, walk-in closet, bathroom with shower and counter-top vessel sink. Brushed by cool breezes, the spacious rooftop terrace (were smoking is allowed) in this Extended Stay is perfect for soaking up the sun, relaxing while reading a book, view fantastic sunsets or the evening fireworks at the ocean.This little independent house also offers, satellite TV, air conditioning, personal safe, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and fridge

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Romantic Zone, Altavista, penthouse with Big Private Pool and Sun Deck
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
5

Everything we expected

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo. It was conveniently located and was a good central location for exploring old town and the Malecon. The outdoor space with its private pool was amazing with several seating options depending on whether you wanted sun or shade. Thank you to Javier who was easy to contact if we needed anything - even helping us with our luggage on arrival and departure.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thanks a lot for you beautiful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed our penthouse. It was a pleasure to had you as our guests and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon again in one of our properties. ( ocean front VRBO 449680, 458078, 630335) All the Best! Andreas & Javier
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FRUITA
4

Off the beaten path in Zona Romantica

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I are in our 60s and I must say that the stairs to the front door were a challenge. By the end of the week we could walk up them without stopping! This may be the first vacation we have not gained weight!! The most outstanding feature of this property is it's lovely patio with pool. Nice shaded areas if you want out of the sun also. I enjoyed the little bed several days for an afternoon siesta. The room amenities are good, but this is not a cook's kitchen. I recommend you eat out. You do not want to carry groceries up those steps! You will awaken to roosters crowing and the sound of a community at work. My husband is a builder, so he was fascinated watching the construction on the high-rise a couple blocks away. Really enjoyed a dip in the pool every night before bed. If you want some exercise and to stay in "real" Puerto Vallarta, then I recommend this property. If you want to be on the beach and steps away from restaurants, then I recommend you look at the hotel zone.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Barbara, Thanks for your review. Like the stairs was a challenge for you means you have not readed the discription for this condo, because there is written we don’t recommend this property to guests there are not in good health shape or handicapped. There is also written that the penthouse is at the 4th floor and no elevator. You alright stating it is a authentic Mexican neighborhood. The downtown is a American tourist geto and is called by the locals “Gringoland”, so people they stay in downtown have to deal with the traffic noise from buses and cars, with many construction noise, it is so rounded by many big constructions, the laud music from the restaurants and all night with the incredible laud music from the discos till 6 am. If a big town tourist stays there, he also can stay home. Also the condos in downtown cost 3 times more from what you paid and they don’t have a private big pool and sun deck witch a shadowy lounge area and sun beds in case they like to get some sun. Sorry, don’t feel offended, but like we live in the same house, we walking max. 10 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes (3 blocks) to the Main Street with all kind of restaurants. We think the kitchen is sufficient equipped, but for sure not if you want invite a lot of people, anyway the restaurants are very affordable and it is cheaper to it out than to go food shopping, you pay more and you have the work of dish washing. You should be happy now, you don’t gain wait and now you a in a good shape, because of the stairs. Maybe you should rent next time one of our beach properties VRBO # 449680, 458078 or our penthouse on the beach 630335, but for sure they cost much more, because of the location and size and they have an elevator. Sorry for pushing you to exercise. Cheers Andreas & JavierDear Andreas, I am sorry that you took much of my review as a negative! It was not meant that way. We were fully aware of the stairs when we rented your condo and took it on as a challenge. Our health is good and we are from Colorado where we hike a lot. We purposely choose to stay in Old Town rather than the Marina or the Hotel Zone so that we can experience a more authentic Puerto Vallarta. The big resorts have no personality and could be anywhere! I can tell that I have offended you and that was not my intent. The price charged for your condo is more than reasonable and the patio/pool area make up for any inconvenience . Iwould definitely consider renting from you and Javier again.
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5

Great private space

  • 5 of 5

First a reality check. It is up a steep hill and there are stairs. And a rooster or two. You won’t be surrounded by gringos. If this turns you off read no further.

We stayed here on a whim when my wife said there was a private pool. “For that price, no way”, I said. But there was. And it was spectacular.

It was exactly as advertised. If you want a place with a great outdoor space with a local flair , this is for you. (My extremely limited Spanish was no barrier). The host(Javier) was gracious and accommodating.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, Thanks a lot for for your nice revie. We appreciate your opinions about the penthouse a lot. You both are very kind and easy going guests. It was a pleasure to had you as our guests. We hope to see you soon again. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year with Health, Happiness and Success. Andreas & Javier
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property. The pool and deck is amazing. Had a great stay and would stay again

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

First Class Vacation Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the Altavista penthouse condo was excellent and beyond my expectations. I enjoyed very much the unit with the lovely appointed interior and surrounding outdoor living area with the patio and beautiful flowers and plants. The early morning and late evening swims with the gentle warm breezes only added to the relaxing atmosphere of the unit. The sunrises and sunsets were fabulous. The service and assistance by Javier and his staff were second to none. This condo is certainly first class and is in a tropical paradise to be enjoyed by anyone staying there. I am recommending it to family and friends and am planning to come to stay again when visiting Puerto Vallarta.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisabeth, Thanks for you kind review. We appreciate that you gave other guests a idea what to expect. It was a pleasure to had you as guest and we hope to welcoming you soon again. Andreas & Javier
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5

This unit was a delight.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely unit provided the get away I craved. From the time of checking in to a very early time for checking out, I had no unpleasant surprises. Unit was well equipped and well cared for by the property manager, gardener and housekeeper. Pool was fantastic, grill worked perfectly, the sun shone and life was good.

This unit is very convenient to Basillio Badillo in the Romantic Zone. From Basillio Badillo to the unit door is uphill and then there is the stairway to heaven to climb. Great for those fit and young at heart and those wanting to work off a margarita or two.

There is no real grocery store in the Romantic Zone. Judging from how full restaurants are at all times of day, most people eat out. I enjoyed a simple breakfast on the lovely balcony and used the grill one night, but it required a shopping expedition to the northern end of the Malecon.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
many
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Beach down town
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
many
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Playa de los Muertos
Car: not necessary

Close by are the best restaurants in town and the famous beach 'PLAYA DE LOS MUERTOS' and bar's perfect location for gay people

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

The rental deposit, less a $100 processing fee is refundable until 90 days prior to the arrival date. Cancellations between 61-90 days of arrival are subject to a 50% surcharge of the rental. Cancellations between 31-60 days of arrival are subject to a 75% surcharge of the rental. Cancellations less than 30 days of arrival or for X-mas and New Year are subject to a 100% surcharge of the rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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