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Luxurious Beach Front Penthouse in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

Amazing 5 bedroom, 2 floor , beachfront Penthouse overlooking the Sierra Madre Mountains in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It has 2 Master Bedrooms with unbelievable views. Condo has 2 large Pools, Tennis Courts and Fitness Center. Located within 20 minutes of Downtown Historic Puerto Vallarta, Championship Golf Courses and Wildlife activities.

Keywords: Luxurious Penthouse, 2 floors,Beach Front, Historic Puerto Vallarta,Marina Vallarta, Shangri La Condominiums

John Panichello
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About John Panichello

I don't always travel but when I do, I prefer Puerto Vallarta. Stay warm my friends.

John Panichello purchased this condo in 2006

Why John Panichello chose Marina Vallarta

I have stayed many places in Puerto Vallarta but Shangrila is the best by far. Its easy walking distance to the Marina, close to the airport but far enough away to enjoy the view of planes taking off without hearing the noise of the planes. The restaurants in the marina are excellent!!! For excitement, its a 20 minute cab ride to downtown.


Marina Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 15
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • The $500 deposit is non refundable if there is a cancellation.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Maids Quarters Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bedroom Bathroom #3 - toilet , shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    1st Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    3rd Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom - 9 child bed , 3 Bunk Beds with 3 Trundle Beds
    Maids Quarters - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (3) Trundle Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious Beach Front Penthouse in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Condo not so much

  • 4 of 5

Location and the condo complex amenities are 5 stars! The condo itself 3 stars. We were a family of 13, arriving on Christmas Day. As the hostess I had contacted the owner, John well in advance to ask for a chef to prepare a Christmas dinner for us, he dropped the ball and placed our request with his management team on Dec 18th. On Dec 21st I was told a chef had been found and the cost for a simple menu would be $850.00. We went to plan B. We asked for management to do some grocery shopping and we planned to cook. We did manage to produce a very nice meal but it wasn’t without many challenges. Broken oven, no propane in the bbq, no mixing bowls, most serving dishes were under sized, no napkins, paper towels or coffee filters. Then no Tupperware to store leftovers. Next the hot water heater was turned off and not able to be turned on until the following day. We went 5 days, half our trip without an oven. Then we went to do laundry- bottom line we could only do wash with cold water. Then a leak from the upstairs bathroom into the bunk room bathtub. Many lightbulbs out, and airconditioning that could not be adjusted down on the first level. Needless to say the condo needs some attention! We found the owner and management team to be fairly unapologetic and less than responsive. I spent the first two days of my vacation stressed due to condo issues for all of my guests. Eventually all of the problems became laughable. Oh and no notebook. I couldn’t find any rules until I inquired, I was told they were in the kitchen drawer, ah- I found them buried under menus and appliance manuals. There’s more but I need to stop..

The condo complex is beautiful! The grounds are beautifully maintained. The pool and ocean are right on property. There is a swim up bar and restaurant with good food. It’s an easy walk to the marina, which has great restaurants to choose from, we enjoyed Victor’s Place. El Tortito, and Porto Bello. Super shopping and spa treatments. The airport is only 15 mins away. We loved to stay at Shangri-la again, just not this condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make our guests vacations at our Penthouse very special and enjoyable. I was happy to make arrangements to have my guests picked up at the airport. I was happy to provided groceries for my guests so that when they arrive, they did not need to do a thing. I was happy to provide a chef for my guests and was sorry to hear that they thought it was too expensive. Guests tell us that the pricing is very reasonable but different people have different budgets. We provide a state of the art gourmet coffee maker that does not need filters. Condo rules are clearly posed in front of the elevators and we keep an extra copy in the kitchen. Providing tupperware for my guests seams an odd request but we will in the future. Sometimes an appliance breaks or a washer needs maintenance and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience but to be able to replace an oven in 5 days over a holiday weekend seems pretty reasonable. We have rented our Penthouse for over 5 years now and it has been a great experience. We have had many amazing guests who have raved about their experience but unfortunately this was our first negative reaction.
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Amazing views of Puerta Vallarta bay!

  • 5 of 5

Every room on the 15th and 16th floors of this wonderful condo is photo worthy! The unit is spacious and perfect for a large party, like our family of 12. The bunk room was a very exciting sleepover for the four grandkids!

The location is away from the bustle of Old Town, but easily accessible via taxi or bus. The marina is down a block, across from the entrance. There you'll find many restaurants, shops, boats to look at, many iguanas and even a resident crocodile, Frank!

The grounds are perfectly maintained and filled with flowers! The four connected pools offer a variety of water activities, as they range from a few inches deep to adult swim depth. The beach is very clean and a great stroll. The staff was friendly, professional and helpful. We highly recommend this property for your family and friends.

We would be remiss if we didn't mention a few challenges. Some of the showers take a long time to get hot-don't give up! The BBQ did not work, but we did not ask for help, so it might have been correctable. We were there during Mexico's spring break, and so were entertained every night by music (a wide variety) from somewhere in the neighborhood from 9-10:30. This would not be a problem for most adults, but little kids are in bed by then. Even with these little problems, the unit is beautiful and well located-book it now!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property is great and location is fantastic

Would recommend to anyone

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids

B-E-A-Utiful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just got back from our trip to PV and it was a fantastic. This condo is immaculate from the second you step off of the elevator. The bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces are all wide open, comfortable and very well designed. Not to mention the Shangri La grounds and pool/amenities that come along with staying in the condo. This is our third time now in PV and I would 100% recommend this location for anyone looking to plan a trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, Texas

Two weeks in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We returned late last night from our trip to PV. It was thoroughly a relaxing, enjoyable time for all. The property suited us perfectly with its size, location and comfort. The marina, located across the street, provides a variety of restaurants to please any palate. The various jewelry shops also located there offer great buys. As before, the staff at the Shangri La was so amicable, helpful, and welcoming. Eduardo, the site chef, prepared a stupendous dinner for us. Juan Palaminos recommended that I speak to the site chef for our anniversary dinner, otherwise I would not have known that it was possible. Teresita met us upon our arrival to the site and gave us an instructional tour of the apt. The printed restaurant suggestions and their phone numbers were helpful, and thank you, John, for providing these. I would most certainly recommend this unit to those planning a trip to PV.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Merrill, wi

Spacious condo with great view

  • 4 of 5

Great view. Great service around the pool. Refrigerator did not cool once food was put in it, had another one brought up for us to use. Toilet seats could be replaced too small for the toilet. Nice location right by the marina. Enjoyed Puerto Vallarta first time there, will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
PVR Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fajita Banana
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Marina Vallarta Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Porto Bella
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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