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Beachfront, Penthouse Level Condo with Panoramic Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our condo is an open-floor plan design for easy socializing between the kitchen, dining and living room areas. The dining table seats 6 and the kitchen banquette has seating for 3 people. From the living room overlooks the Bay of Banderas. For the best panoramic views, access the balcony from the living room or the master bedroom. The master suite has a king size bed, TV with a DVD, a writing desk and a full bath with double sinks and large walk-in shower. The guest bedroom, which has views of the Sierra Madre foothills, has twin beds that can be put together to make another king sized bed. The guest bathroom is accessible from this bedroom or the main living area.

Property Manager
Janet Greenbaum
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Janet Greenbaum

My late husband and I traveled annually to Mexico, always visiting Puerto Vallarta. Prior to his death, he was a physician with the Permanente Medical Group, also known as Kaiser Permanente, for 44 years before retiring in 1999. He was always referred to as Dr.Jerry and could be counted on for excellent medical advice. In addition to practicing internal medicine, his specialty was Travel Medicine in which he provided advice on precautions to take while traveling; immunizations that were required and other pertinent information about the travel destination. I was associated with Wells Fargo Bank beginning in 1977 working in a variety of positions, mostly in the institutional trust area and risk management perform on behalf of the bank. I retired in January 2014, I have 4 adult children (2 sons and 2 daughters) and 6 wonderful grandchildren (one grandson and 5 granddaughters). We are quite a group when together - and all enjoy Puerto Vallarta as much as I do!

Janet Greenbaum purchased this condo in 1992

Why Janet Greenbaum chose Emiliano Zapata

We were thrilled when we heard about a condominium complex to be built where the River Quale meets the Bay of Banderas. It had a beautiful white sand beach and lots of open space and, at that time, was a more quiet end of the beach. Having stayed in many different locations over the years, my late husband and I knew this is where we wanted to be. The resulting Villas Vista del Sol is a beautifully maintained complex and is in the heart of Puerto Vallarta; close to dining, art galleries, beaches and shopping - exactly what I enjoy today!

What makes this condo unique

Aside from the great central location where you can walk to anything you want to do, there is nothing so special as sitting on your balcony watching the sun set every day. The sound of the ocean lulls you to sleep and the sound of the vendors and birds wake you each morning. What could be better?!


Emiliano Zapata Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Double sink in the Master Bath; single sink in the guest bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) These can be made together as a king or separated.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
There is maid service 6 days a week, except on Sunday. They have access to the fresh linens/bedding so please let them know if you would like any refreshed. In addition, there is a container with fresh bottled water in the kitchen. A replacement bottle of water may be requested from the front desk.


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Beachfront, Penthouse Level Condo with Panoramic Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Fabulous condo.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. Walking distance to all the great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view.... fairly well updated, terrific maid service

  • 5 of 5

A few suggestions: other units have smart TVs with Netflix.. the tiny tv in second bedroom is kind of useless... minor issues... beautiful condo.. best view

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peggy - thanks for the review. Some of the renovations planned for this summer will address some of your comments. Best, Janet
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, furnishings (however, need more than one hand towel in bath and alert that you must bring beach towels) Owner easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynda - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the good review! Janet
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The Unit was Great . . .

  • 5 of 5

The unit was great. Everything worked. Did have a small problem with the handle on the Master Toilet. Spoke with admin and it was taken care of same day. Its was very nice to be walking distance to the pool, instead of having to wait for the elevator. The maid did a great job of keeping everything need and tidy. The porch was wonderful and has a great view. We also enjoyed the owners art that is on the walls and around the unit. Really, there was nothing I can complain about. One comment my wife made was that the microwave was too high for her . . She would have liked to have it a bit lower. Great to have the opportunity to use this

unit and looking forward to another time in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in the condo and I look forward to your return!
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Great Custom Condo

  • 5 of 5

With ocean front beach views, and amazing sunsets Vista del Sol #912 is a beautifully appointed Condo. It is on the sea walk surrounded by great restaurants and plenty of activities, and shopping. A friendly staff, large roof top pool with amazing views, and a secure building made this so enticing. We had a great time here in #912.

I would recommend this Condo to anyone wanting a great vacation dwelling.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you, my friend for the great review! You know you are welcome to stay any time. I look forward to seeing you later this month! Best Regards, Janet
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Great views!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a week-wish we made time

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My beachfront, penthouse condo is located in the heart of the Zona Romantica within walking distance to many great restaurants, art galleries and shops. There are so many daytime outdoor activities - you're sure to find whatever you like. The nightlife offers something for everyone whether it's taking in the gorgeous sunset at a beachfront dinner, the festivities and people-watching along the Malecon or checking out one of the numerous bars or clubs. There is a car rental agency just a few doors down from our building which makes doing day trips easy. We've enjoyed seeing the old mining town of San Sebastian in the mountains, visiting the fun beachtown of Sayulita to the north and the near-empty beaches of the Costalegre to the south - and of course have just enjoyed the drive, exploring along the way.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cancellation Policy - The initial deposit of 25% paid at the time of rental is non-refundable. If you have remitted the balance due and you must cancel your reservation, 50% of the balance due amount will be refunded. Also, I rent Saturday to Saturday only during the high season. Other arrangements may be made during the slower months of the year ONLY after discussion with the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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